In anticipation of reviewing the recent DVD release of the cult 70s TV courtroom mystery, Petrocelli, starring Vanishing Point’s Barry Newman, we thought we’d first look at the two movies that directly led to the creation of that fondly-remembered NBC series, beginning with director Sidney J. Furie’s big-screen The Lawyer, from 1970.
Anchors aweigh and get another bottle of bleach: they don’t call it “The Love Boat” for nothing!
Keep ‘em locked and loaded, ladies. Ballsy, unapologetic rape revenge meller, with that sick, patented Stephen King black humor.
Bionic babe captures reviewer’s heart…all over again.
Strange, cold, perverse thriller from the golden age of disaster movies.
We like our 80s prime time soaps here at Drunk TV. Oh yes we do.
Oh, it’s the same alright. Nothing’s changed on The Love Boat this sophomore season except the guest passenger list and the ever-morphing rationalizations for the rampant sexual harassment plaguing the Pacific Princess. And ain’t you glad they left it alone?
Only a little more than halfway over, 2017 has been a terrible year for vintage TV lovers, with stars Roger Moore, Mary Tyler Moore, Roger Smith, Adam West, Martin Landau, and Don Rickles passing away, as well as a particular boyhood favorite of mine, Mike “Touch” Connors. Continue reading ‘Mannix’ (Season 3): A man’s (& woman’s) perfect fantasy
“Let’s get wet, huh?” Continue reading ‘Sea Hunt’ (Season 1): Glamorous, exotic ’50s action-adventure
It’s Love, American Style on water! Or, Nine Years of Constant Nautical Fornicating and Not One Sexual Harassment Law Suit! Continue reading ‘The Love Boat’ (Season 1): TV for the true TV lover
When I heard recently that actor Richard Hatch had died of pancreatic cancer, Continue reading ‘Deadman’s Curve: The Story of Jan and Dean’ (1978): A true rock tragedy
Did You Know: The Naked Gun movies actually began life as a revival of a short-lived ABC TV series? Continue reading ‘Police Squad!’: Six 30-minute Naked Guns
A guilty pleasure that leaves you wanting more than the less-than-30-minute run time of the episodes. Then again, that could be what makes it work. Continue reading ‘Californication’ (Season 1): Adults fail at adulting
A charming, not-quite-Cheers spinoff that gradually gets better following a short 6-episode first season. Continue reading ‘Wings’ (Seasons 1 & 2): Bridging ’80s & ’90s situation comedy
Turns out, this is your grandmother’s soap.
The 3-disc DVD release of The Royals: The Complete First Season from Lionsgate shows that you can indeed go back to the nighttime soap well for more fun, albeit in smaller doses. Continue reading ‘The Royals’ (Season 1): E!’s throwback to an earlier era