Daniel Boone—The Complete Series is perfect family entertainment for young and old…and that’s next-to-impossible to come by these long, hot summer days. Continue reading ‘Daniel Boone’: ’60s & ’70s adventure series still perfect family fun
What a gay day! Hey listen, now that that guy down the street doesn’t have to bake your cake, you can always pop in one of Network DVD’s discs from the Region 2 collection, Shut That Door! Larry Grayson at ITV, an exhaustive 3-disc look at the beloved 1970s camp TV comic’s work for England’s ITV Channel Television. Continue reading ‘Shut That Door! Larry Grayson at ITV’: ’70s British comic, master of the double entendre
The strangest thing: my younger kids think television coming over our old aerial—complete with commercials and limited choice of channels—is the coolest thing now (high tech burnout was inevitable). And one of their favorite digital channels is our local MeTV outlet, with its old timey sched of classic television fare (yes, they have taste, but of course, I’m shilling for a potential job offer, too…). So the upcoming “Summer of Me” programming change this Monday should be a lot of fun for them—and for you, too, particularly since The Jeffersons will be movin’ on up into the primo 6:30pm (Eastern) timeslot (now you don’t have to watch the fake news!). Continue reading ‘The Jeffersons’: Norman Lear sitcom disrespected, but gets the love
You thought it was a giant toy commercial, and it was. But there was more than meets the eye…especially if you were in the target audience. Continue reading ‘The Transformers’ (Season 1): More, in ’84, than meets the eye
“If you want to know the truth, you make it up.” Continue reading ‘Nichols’: James Garner & Co. have fun in Rockford warm-up
Tripped-out Saturday morning cartoon groove. Continue reading ‘Mission: Magic!’: Rick Springfield’s trippy animated ’70s toon rocks on
Peyton Place, that puritanical New England hot-bed of sex, scandal, class conflict, repressed emotions, and tasteful suffering, is back! Continue reading ‘Peyton Place’ (Part 3): 9 years later, DVD releases resume!