We were in Clacton-on-Sea for a long weekend when I came across an advert for new TV channel CBS Drama. It launched last week, and they were making a big deal about screening Dynasty, when I noticed they’re also showing every episode of Moonlighting from the start – news that had Chef in raptures. This is the cult show that starred Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as David Addison and Maddie Hayes, hapless private investigators at the Blue Moon detective agency.
Arguably the pinnacle of postmodern TV – in a later series Maddie asks David where he’s been as they walk past a Die Hard standee in a video store window – there’s plenty of wandering off set and in show production references, along with a full complement of shaky cases and 80s outfits. More fun than balloons – all I need to do now is get Sky. Chef’s Kiss!