August 29th, 2010

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Character of the Month: Ralph Paton

It's that time of the month again. When I look at the calendar and realize it's the last Sunday of the month. :) August's Character of the Month is Ralph Paton, a character who is probably more of an ass on paper, but thanks to Jamie's performance you can't help but to forgive his transgressions.

Title: Poirot: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Original Airdate: January 2, 2000
Availability: DVD

Synopsis: Renowned detective Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) has retired to a country village where he becomes involved in the murder of successful industrialist Roger Ackroyd. Where Poirot goes, murder follows. He's a lot like Jessica Fletcher in this way. Jamie plays Ralph Paton, Ackroyd's stepson.

Worth Watching? This is early work of Jamie's I can actually recommend! Suchet makes an excellent Poirot. The supporting cast is good. The story is engaging and, as with most of Agatha's Christie's stories, there is a surprising twist or two.

Does he live or die? They keep you guessing. So will I!

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Coming up Next Month: Because, after several months, I had the idea to make a schedule for the rest of the year, I can tell you zegeekgirl will be sharing her thoughts on Detective Sargent Matt Devlin next month in honor of the return of Law & Order: UK. :)