1. The delightfully cheerful opening theme
There is nothing foreboding about this jovial jingle. The theme was composed by British film score composer John Addison, for which he won an Emmy.
2. The reliable formula of death, sleuthing, and satisfying discovery
In J.B. Fletcher’s hometown of Cabot Cove (and everywhere else she travels), someone always kicks the bucket, and the mystery novelist-turned-amateur detective always hunts down the killer.
10. The parade of before-they-were-famous cameos, including:
As well as Eddie Albert, Andy García, Elliott Gould, Joaquin Phoenix, Marcia Cross, Julianna Margulies, Megan Mullally, Cynthia Nixon, Billy Zane, and more.
14. J.B. Fletcher’s crew of sidekicks, including:
15. J.B. Fletcher’s Adorable Closing Laugh
The end of almost EVERY EPISODE features a screenshot of Jessica having a giggle. Hurray for justice!
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