Columbo diaries

December 2020: during the time of Covid

Some climb mountains. Others cover great distances in the only way they know how. I’m watching every episode of Columbo*.

* not in order, and mostly not for the first time

Pilots

  1. Prescription: Murder
  2. Ransom for a Dead Man

Season 1

  1. Murder by the Book
  2. Death Lends a Hand
  3. Dead Weight
  4. Suitable for Framing
  5. Lady in Waiting
  6. Short Fuse
  7. Blueprint for Murder

Season 2

  1. Etude in Black
  2. The Greenhouse Jungle
  3. The Most Crucial Game
  4. Dagger of the Mind
  5. Requiem for a Falling Star
  6. A Stitch in Crime
  7. The Most Dangerous Game
  8. Double Shock

Season 3

  1. Lovely But Lethal
  2. Any Old Port in a Storm
  3. Candidate for Crime
  4. Double Exposure
  5. Publish or Perish
  6. Mind Over Mayhem
  7. Swan Song
  8. A Friend in Deed

Season 4

  1. An Exercise in Fatality
  2. Negative Reaction
  3. By Dawn’s Early Light
  4. Troubled Waters
  5. Playback
  6. A Deadly State of Mind

Season 5

  1. Forgotten Lady
  2. A Case of Immunity
  3. Identity Crisis
  4. A Matter of Honor
  5. Now You See Him…
  6. Last Salute to the Commodore

Season 6

  1. Fade in to Murder
  2. Old Fashioned Murder
  3. The Bye-Bye Sky High IQ Murder Case

Season 7

  1. Try and Catch Me
  2. Murder Under Glass
  3. Make Me a Perfect Murder
  4. How to Dial a Murder
  5. The Conspirators

Season 8

  1. Columbo Goes to the Guillotine
  2. Murder, Smoke and Shadows
  3. Sex and the Married Detective
  4. Grand Deceptions

Season 9

  1. Murder: A Self Portrait
  2. Columbo Cries Wolf
  3. Agenda for Murder
  4. Rest in Peace, Mrs Columbo
  5. Uneasy Lies the Crown
  6. Murder in Malibu

Season 10 and specials

  1. Columbo Goes to College
  2. Caution: Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
  3. Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star
  4. Death Hits the Jackpot
  5. No Time to Die
  6. A Bird in the Hand
  7. It’s All in the Game
  8. Butterfly in Shades of Grey
  9. Undercover
  10. Strange Bedfellows
  11. A Trace of Murder
  12. Ashes to Ashes
  13. Murder with Too Many Notes
  14. Columbo Likes the Nightlife