a detective. out of any definition. slices of humor. intelligent birth of truth. and fascinating solutions for each case. Columbo is a strange synonym for Superman. nothing beat him, nothing disappointed him, a murder is only a puzzle who needs some patience. Peter Falk makes not a character but a legend. and his performance is only subtle lesson about life. insignificant, he has key of each crime. dusty, ugly, ridiculous, he is master of each case. a cartoon character. and good example of great performance in a role far from great ambitions. Columbo is not a TV show but a chain of sentimental memories. a trip. not in crimes circle but in a special definition of good guy victory. and it is more important than every crime TV series.