I hate reality TV. But after seeing all the half-naked contestants in promos for Love Island on CBS, I’m gonna give it shot. Continue reading ‘Love Island’ (Season 1): US opens border, allows in UK smut
Perfectly acceptable first-run syndicated tripe, as Xena meets Baywatch in the Disney/M-G-M Studios Florida jungles. Continue reading ‘Sheena’ (Season 1): 2000s take on jungle heroine an agreeable time-filler
Why waste 6 episodes of a perfectly good Canadian “event” series? Continue reading ‘The Disappearance’ reappears on American cable
Another entertaining Hart to Hart reunion movie. Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart: Crimes Of The Hart’ (1994): Alluring leads make for light, entertaining mystery
Mill Creek Entertainment has released a DVD and digital download combo pack of Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart, Continue reading ‘Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart’ (1993): Solid performances in true crime dramatization
A sweet, low-key little surprise. Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart: Home Is Where The Hart Is’ (1994): A laid-back, meditative mystery for the Harts
As God is my witness, it was better than I had any right to imagine…. Continue reading ‘Scarlett’ (1994): Sequel miniseries to ‘Gone with the Wind’ a gussied-up Harlequin Romance novel
They’re back!…26 years ago. A little birdie told us at the Drunk TV offices (yep…just like Song of the South) that our favorite Blu-ray/DVD company, Mill Creek Entertainment, is releasing a package of all the Hart to Hart reunion movies from the 1990s. Well…sign us up for that nostalgic grab-bag of sophisticated TV thrills! Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart Returns’ (1993): Reunion film as nostalgic as the series it’s based on
So. It’s getting late and I don’t want to screw around. 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
“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, light, early 80s fantasy/sci-fi fluff. Continue reading ‘The Powers of Matthew Star’: Cute 80s sci-fi/fantasy diversion
It’s been over forty years since CBS’ Dallas, in its sophomore 1978-79 season, moved to Friday nights and started its run as the highest-rated TV series of the first half of the 1980s. Continue reading ‘Dallas’ (Season 2): A cheatin’, double-crossin’, backstabbin’ legacy begins
Spinning the dial the other day (which is a neat trick with a remote…), I noticed not for the first time that the daily soap opera pickins is mighty slim, shall we say: just four left on the Not So Big Anymore Three (five if you count reruns of the sublime The Doctors on Retro TV, which I never miss). Why, back in my day…(cue nursie: Gramps is at it again). Anyway, if you grew up when your Grammy’s “stories” were still the queens of daytime, you may have heard of—or been lucky enough to catch it yourself—TV’s strangest daily serial: ABC’s supernatural gothic horror romance, Dark Shadows. Continue reading ‘Dark Shadows’ (The Beginning, Vol. 1): What was it like before vampires & werewolves?
Dreamy Dr. Joe Gannon can crack my chest open anytime. In fact, he already did…when he first flashed those cold, cold baby blues at me…. Continue reading ‘Medical Center’ (Season 1): Sexy, dreamy Chad Everett solves your medical & romantic issues
When Daryl Dragon, the keyboards half of the smash pop recording duo, Captain & Tennille, passed away on January 2, 2019, we decided to take a look back at one of the group’s popular ABC TV specials: Captain & Tennille in New Orleans, which originally aired April 3rd, 1978. Continue reading ‘Captain & Tennille in New Orleans’ (1978): Skip the comedy, get to the music!