Imagine my dismay when, right in the middle of working my way through season 12, Netflix unceremoniously dropped Murder, She Wrote from their lineup.
One of the greatest, and most successful programs to ever air on network television — as evidenced by a 12-season run, four made-for-TV movies and a spin-off series, The Law and Harry McGraw — Murder, She Wrote is, for many of us, one of the crown jewels in the Netflix catalog.
I couldn’t care less about watching shows like The Walking Dead or Breaking Bad, but give me truly great television like mystery writer Jessica Fletcher solving murders, or private investigator Thomas Magnum running down the bad guys in Magnum P.I., and I’m one happy girl.
I decided to take matters into my own hands today and contact Netflix to inquire as to whether or not they intended to add Murder, She Wrote back to their lineup. I wasn’t sure if it was a program leasing dispute, or what.
After engaging in an instant chat with one of Netflix’s superb customer service agents, Zanika, I learned that the issue was simply that there were some content streaming issues with the problem and they had pulled the show down while they worked to resolve the problem.
Here’s my favorite part of the chat, where she assures me the show will be back in the queue in no time flat:
Me: Thank you so much for the update. So I suppose that means I can expect my favorite show back up on Netflix sometime in the near future?
Netflix Customer Service rep: Oh yes, as soon as the glitch is fixed it will be back up and running.
So, my fellow Murder, She Wrote fans, rest easy! We’ll be back to solving those mysteries with Jessica faster than you can say ‘Cabot Cove.’