Portrait: lazy private eye

Meet: mostly-discount yet slightly-hard-boiled and certainly-unlicensed private eye nurses a vending machine coffee after an all-night stake out

“Thorvald Aronson, Private Lazy Eye” coming soon to an already-defunct or consolidated branded entertainment consortium nowhere near you – like The Rockford Files for a different sports-jacket or Magnum PI with a better mustache… the reboot is already in planning, title role to be played by an AI facsimile of Steve McQueen, astigmatism not included.

Bonus: from the inevitable spin off comes the international duo investigators in which are schlepply proto-protagonist is joined by a thoughtful and wise Japanese father figure with deep knowledge of strategy through years of Shogi.

Whatcha think?