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McMillan & Wife: 10 Reasons You Should Watch

McMillan & Wife: 10 Reasons You Should Watch

I’ve been watching a lot of McMillan & Wife lately. Netflix was suggesting it to me for quite sometime, but I kept brushing it off like a stubborn teenager. Every time I logged on, there it was: staring at me, nagging me, tugging on my sleeve, over and over and over again. Relentless. Finally, one evening I succumbed and, boy, was I happy. Why did I wait so long to watch this show? I’m fully aware that I have an addiction to 70’s and 80’s crime shows: Columbo, Kojak, Magnum P.I., Remington Steele, Moonlighting, Simon & Simon – you name it. I love ’em all. I guess it was only a matter of time before I accepted McMillan & Wife’s advances and now I’m ready to go all the way, baby.
This show is awesome. It has all the comforting elements that I love about shows from this era. The color schemes, the music, the who-dunnit predictability… basically, I’m in heaven. I’m also kind of in love with Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James. Their interactions are adorable. They’re constantly giggling and laughing at each other and their dialog seems really free and easy. I’m thinking these two must have gotten along really well and truly liked being around each other. Either that or they are just the most amazingest actors to have ever been in the universe. Have I sold you yet? Let me break it down for you:

  1. Rock Hudson’s mustache:
  2. Susan Saint James’ hair:
  3. Rhoda‘s mom is their housekeeper:
  4. Sgt. Enright never gets to finish his sandwich (but you really want him to):
  5. There are rooms like this:
  6. The clothes are awesome (and sometimes Susan Saint James dresses like David Cassidy):

  7. This is a nightgown:

    No, really. It really is a nightgown:
  8. Sally & Mac are pretty adorable together:

    and they make out A LOT:
  9. They drive around in a classy car:
  10. There are culottes:

I could go on and on, but you get the picture. The rest is up to you. Make me proud.

Angie (143 Posts)

Angie lives in a house with a Greg, two cats, and some plants. She works in an office doing officey type things. In her free time she enjoys playing music, drawing, and fantasizing about unicorns, zombies, and werewolves. You can find more of her writing at kissthechicken or follow her on twitter: @kisstheechicken


  • I will! I WILL! I am going to ignore my children, my job, my husband, and my bills, and just watch this all day. Thanks!

  • I’m so happy to find this post! I recently discovered “McMillan & Wife” and am glad I’m not the only one that’s hooked. I actually started a Tumblr of all things McMillan (cause there seems to be a Tumblr for everything else so why not that, too?) so will be posting this blog on there. 🙂

    • I’m not alone in the universe! Bless your heart for starting a Tumblr dedicated to all things McMillan & Wife. I think it goes without saying that I’ll be following!

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