One of my favorite TV-shows in the '80s was Moonlighting, a comic drama about a detective agency, which starred Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd. My favorite episode, because I'm a hardcore junkie for new versions of Shakespeare, is the one based on Taming of the Shrew, but otherwise I also had a ball following private eyes David and Maddie, a pair who beautifully evoked the screwball comedies of the '30s, as they solved quirky cases and got on each other's last nerves. Even more than the Sam and Diane relationship on Cheers, the David and Maddie partnership defined sexual tension, and of course like many other shows, Moonlighting eventually "jumped the shark" when the characters finally did it.

Now, after nearly twenty years, Willis is very interested in updating the show for the big screen. And I am right there with him on the idea. The actor is apparently only able to play two roles, and we're all about tired of John McClane, so the time is ripe to resurrect David Addison. Hopefully the two of us aren't the only ones who think so. Of course the movie could only work if Shepherd is interested, and it would also be a shame if they can't get Allyce Beasley and Curtis Armstrong on board, as well. And one more thing: No way can David and Maddie do it again.

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