Tag Archives: 1970s

‘The Boy in the Plastic Bubble’ (1976): Impossibly hopeful teen romance scores big

Uh…they couldn’t just adopt?

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‘The Rookies’ (Season 1): ’70s police actioner holds up well today

Looking out the window (and ducking), it’s probably a good time to revisit the first season of The Rookies, one of the best-remembered cop shows from the “golden age” of network TV police series (Sony put out a DVD set for this a few years ago…and it’s worth some bucks now).

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‘The Courtship of Eddie’s Father’ (Season 1): Understated performances keep sitcom fresh & touching

“When you were a little boy, did you want to be what you are now?”
“No.”
“How come, Dad?”
“Well, because I guess when I was a little boy, I didn’t know that one day there would be a little boy like you that I would be the father of.”
“Is that the most important thing you are? A father?”
“That is the most important thing I am.”

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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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‘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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‘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 4): We wanted Shelley Hack…but got Tiffany Welles instead

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‘Greatest Heroes of the Bible’ (Vol. 1): Schick Sunn Classic production a perfect stand-in for lost Easter

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‘Charlie’s Angels’ (Season 3): Will difficult Kate Jackson survive the season?

Business is getting done in this third season of Charlie’s Angels, courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment’s classy Blu-ray Complete Series set. Continue reading ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (Season 3): Will difficult Kate Jackson survive the season?

‘Christmas Television Favorites’: A look back at 7 animated specials

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‘M*A*S*H’: A remarkable artistic achievement – thanks to its early years

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Mice, cavemen, & Garfield: 3 forgotten animated Thanksgiving specials

With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approaching, you know what I’m thankful for? Continue reading Mice, cavemen, & Garfield: 3 forgotten animated Thanksgiving specials

‘The Paul Lynde Halloween Special’ (1976): KISS, Carol Brady join Lynde for one wacky show

A deliciously camp, waking nightmare. Continue reading ‘The Paul Lynde Halloween Special’ (1976): KISS, Carol Brady join Lynde for one wacky show