Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.
This Week: Murder, She Wrote‘s “A Christmas Secret”
Tread Perilously continues with a trip to Cabot Cove for the Murder, She Wrote episode called “A Christmas Secret.”
It’s Christmastime in Cabot Cove, and this year, the well-to-do Forsythes are welcoming their soon-to-be son-in-law Charlie to their clan. His appointment to the local real estate firm rubs some people the wrong way. though. Charlie also has a secret, and one of the town hall secretaries aims to blackmail him. Or does she? Either way, when she turns up shot, Charlie becomes the prime suspect, and it’s up to Jessica Fletcher to clear his name. Will she unwrap the Christmas Secret in time?
Erik and Justin immediately get lost in the Mainer accents. Jason Scott Lee gets stuck in Justin’s mind. The Batman returns, once again, as a villain. Bane also resurfaces as the people’s champion. The George Clooney sitcom, E/R, once again factors into the proceedings. Erik totally gets mid-1970s Elliott Gould. He also tries to understand late ’80s “Firm Culture.” Stephen King ends up becoming important. The pair envision Brian De Palma’s Batman. CW actors get credit for working impossible schedules. Erik confirms his allegiance to giallo lighting, and Justin imagines Charlotte Rae in The Handmaid’s Tale.