So. It’s getting late and I don’t want to screw around. I don’t want “good” TV or “fine television” (blech), and I don’t want what everyone else wants, like GOT (this country, no question, is doomed). I want old timey stuff from my youth, with grown-up actors and actresses whom I recognize, in plots I can predict within 30 seconds. Continue reading ‘Disaster on the Coastliner’ (1979): Shatner leads fun, silly, TV disaster thriller
“What’s the matter with you? All you think about is gimmie, gimmie, gimmie. Get, get, get!”
Continue reading ‘It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown’ (1974): Sweet, light, sometimes amusing, but no more
“Oh, Elders fleet and strong and wise, appear before my seeking eyes.” Continue reading ‘Shazam!’: Positive & upbeat, Filmation’s 70s series is always worth revisiting
Mill Creek Entertainment has taken three Adolf Hitler-themed documentaries (one feature length, and two long-form TV outings), and put them together in a newly-monikered set, Secret Stories of Hitler. Continue reading Secret Stories of Hitler: ‘Swastika’ & TV documentaries highlight DVD collection
Not-bad-at-all mid-80s indie miniseries, based on the international bestseller. Continue reading ‘The Key to Rebecca’ (1985): Intrigue, suspense & threesomes power indie spy miniseries
This review is an exercise in pure laziness and crass curiosity. Continue reading ‘Baby Looney Tunes’ (Volume 3): Puddle Olympics: Why ‘baby-fy’ these classic adult characters?
Enjoyably simple and light early 80s fantasy sci-fi fluff. It could have been better, but staggering competition at the other networks spelled low ratings and a mid-season thematic shift likely left casual viewers confused, leading to its first season also being its last. Continue reading ‘The Powers of Matthew Star’: A cute, 80s sci-fi/fantasy diversion