‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ (Season 1): Fish-out-of-water comedy laughs at everyone

“Females are strong as hell!”

And they’d have to be to survive an underground doomsday bunker for 15 years. But does it suck as much as viral social media attention and learning to use a smartphone?

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‘Shogun’ (1980): NBC’s blockbuster miniseries premiered 40 years ago

Now, what’s a Drunk TV virtual Fall TV season..without some special event television (“We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming tonight because of the f*cking actor’s strike to bring you an NBC Movie Event!”)?

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‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ (Season 1): It’s back to school—70s style

Welcome back,
Your dreams were your ticket out.
Welcome back,
To that same old place that you laughed about.
Well, the names have all changed since you hung around,
But those dreams have remained and they’ve turned around.
Who’d have thought they’d lead ya,
Who’d have thought they’d lead ya,
Back here where we need ya?
Back here where we need ya?
Yeah, we tease him a lot,
‘Cause we got him on the spot,
Welcome back.
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.

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‘Dennis the Menace’ (Season 1): Comic strip-turned-sitcom remains delightfully fun

A genuine delight.

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‘Scarecrow and Mrs. King’ (Season 1): Fun, Romantic, Reagan-era spy adventure

A few years ago, Warner Bros. released Scarecrow and Mrs. King: The Complete First Season, a 5-disc, 21-episode collection of the 1983-1984 premier season of the light, charming action/adventure comedy/romance series starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.

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‘Quark’: 70s sci-fi spoof is short-lived, but hugely memorable

A long time ago, at a DVD review place far, far away (in terms of quality), I wrote a review for Quark, the NBC sci-fi spoof from 1977 that developed a tiny but intensely loyal cult following.

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‘Mama’s Family’: Underdog sitcom a flyover country favorite

Good Lord the “Joe Hamilton” cuts are finally here! Continue reading ‘Mama’s Family’: Underdog sitcom a flyover country favorite

‘Sapphire and Steel’: Remarkable, obscure, British sci-fi

“All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension. Transuranic, heavy elements may not be used where there is life. Medium atomic weights are available: Gold, Lead, Copper, Jet, Diamond, Radium, Sapphire, Silver and Steel…Sapphire and Steel have been assigned.” Continue reading ‘Sapphire and Steel’: Remarkable, obscure, British sci-fi

‘The Odd Couple’ (Season 1): The absolute apex of the sophisticated adult sitcom

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‘The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams’ (Season 1): Charming & innocuous—primitively fun viewing

Have you grown during your deep state-imposed lockdown? Not your waist size. I mean…personally grown? Continue reading ‘The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams’ (Season 1): Charming & innocuous—primitively fun viewing

‘Charlie’s Angels’ (Season 5): Introducing Tanya Roberts – the last original Angel

Screw Gidget—Charlie’s Angels Goes Hawaiian and for five crank it-worthy episodes the fifth and final season of the ABC female detective series is nothing short of a frenzied whack-fest Continue reading ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (Season 5): Introducing Tanya Roberts – the last original Angel

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