COULD 70’S-STYLE TV SLEUTHS HELP THE POLICE PR PROBLEM?
The rumor that actor Mark Ruffalo might be playing the role of Lt. Columbo for a remake of the popular detective TV series from the 70s has been around for years. It’s easy to see why. Not only does the actor share a similar scruffy, “aw shucks” affability that distinguished Peter Falk in his titular role, but both actors usually convey a steeliness underneath such charms. And speaking of charms, is it possible that a reboot of COLUMBO could help rehabilitate the reputation of police departments in the wake of all their sins cataloged in just the last few years? It couldn’t hurt.