Tag Archives: 1970s

‘Disaster on the Coastliner’ (1979): Shatner leads fun, silly, TV disaster thriller

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

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Secret Stories of Hitler: ‘Swastika’ & TV documentaries highlight DVD collection

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

‘Dallas’ (Season 2): A cheating, double-crossing, backstabbing legacy begins

It’s been 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. It’s also been about a year since I looked at Dallas’s premiere miniseries/season (time flies here at the high-flying Drunk TV offices). So…it’s high time this site hits another “unique visitors” gusher—here’s our Dallas season two appreciation of the horniest, back-stabbin’-est, power-hungriest, double-dealin’-est drama to ever cross the airwaves. Continue reading ‘Dallas’ (Season 2): A cheating, double-crossing, backstabbing legacy begins

‘Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown’ (1975): Emotional & engaging, one of the best Peanuts specials

Not pulling any punches, 1975’s Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown successfully translates cartoonist Charles M. Schulz‘ conflicted feelings about love and romance within the standard Peanuts TV special framework. It took guts to put something out there that might make little kids sad—as well as giving the adults watching pause for thought. Continue reading ‘Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown’ (1975): Emotional & engaging, one of the best Peanuts specials

‘Medical Center’ (Season 1): Sexy, dreamy Chad Everett solves your medical & romantic issues

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

‘A Flintstone Christmas’ (1977) & ‘A Flintstone Family Christmas’ (1993): One gift, one lump of coal

Hey, Santa’s little helpers! Did you wake up this morning and discover your favorite Christmastime toon has been taken off the airwaves because 4 Twitter snowflakes found it “problematic?” No problemo—the “Season’s Bleatings” goon squads haven’t erased every offending DVD out there (yet), so let our cheery, slightly inebriated Drunk TV staff recommend some fun Christmas cartoon DVDs you can still order online. Hurry, though—your betters are watching you! Continue reading ‘A Flintstone Christmas’ (1977) & ‘A Flintstone Family Christmas’ (1993): One gift, one lump of coal