And speaking as we were last week of the great Patti Smith -- a certain Shady Dame and I have been binge-watching The Killing, the extremely grim forensic crime series based on, apparently, an even grimmer Danish original.
And in episode one of the final fourth season -- what to our wondering eyes should appear the other day but said Patti Smith as...an emergency room surgeon(?!).
It was barely one step above a cameo, but Patti was nevertheless a total natural; I'm surprised she hasn't done more acting.In any case, Patti and the divine Joan Allen in the same episode -- it doesn't get any better than that.
The series, of course, is on Netflix, and I recommend it (with reservations). The Danish original -- charmingly monikered Forbrydelsen (which apparently translates as Wolf Who Stands in Grape Juice) is available on DVD over at Amazon, but only on European format discs.
Okay, I made up that bit about the title translation.