Tag Archives: 1980s

‘Charlie’s Angels: The Animated Series’ features trio’s 6th season of crimefighting

Yes, you didn’t read that clickbait headline incorrectly: we have MORE Charlie’s Angels review action coming your way! Yes! The original show! Another season! The sixth! Well, not the sixth exactly, but still the original! Well…maybe not the original show, but pretty close! Pretty close! Almost the same thing! I mean, well….

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‘Portland Wrestling Series Vol. 1’: A look at the Pacific NW territory in the 80s

Hey old timers, remember pro wrestling’s territory days? Back when wrestling was fun? Here’s a nice reminder.

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‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson’: Unflappable, supremely confident, with laser-precision timing

Just a minor administrative note before the review: Drunk TV has a new official mascot for the foreseeable future. Enjoy!

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‘Highway to Heaven’ (Season 1): A powerful, spiritual drama for the 80s

“Who’s your boss?”
“God.”

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‘Falcon Crest’ (Season 2): Melodrama & glamour ramp up in 2nd season

“Falcon Crest is a cancer; it contaminates everybody it touches!  Get away, if you can!”

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‘Shogun’ (1980): NBC’s blockbuster miniseries premiered 40 years ago

Now, what’s a Drunk TV virtual Fall TV season..without some special event television (“We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming tonight because of the f*cking actor’s strike to bring you an NBC Movie Event!”)?

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‘Scarecrow and Mrs. King’ (Season 1): Fun, Romantic, Reagan-era spy adventure

A few years ago, Warner Bros. released Scarecrow and Mrs. King: The Complete First Season, a 5-disc, 21-episode collection of the 1983-1984 premier season of the light, charming action/adventure comedy/romance series starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.

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‘Mama’s Family’: Underdog sitcom a flyover country favorite

Good Lord the “Joe Hamilton” cuts are finally here! Continue reading ‘Mama’s Family’: Underdog sitcom a flyover country favorite

‘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

‘Charlie’s Angels’ (Season 5): Introducing Tanya Roberts – the last original Angel

Screw Gidget—Charlie’s Angels Goes Hawaiian and for five crank it-worthy episodes the fifth and final season of the ABC female detective series is nothing short of a frenzied whack-fest Continue reading ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (Season 5): Introducing Tanya Roberts – the last original Angel

‘Lace’ (1984): Everything that was wrong with 80s television—and oh so right

“Incidentally…which one of you bitches is my mother?” Continue reading ‘Lace’ (1984): Everything that was wrong with 80s television—and oh so right

‘Charlie’s Angels’ (Season 4): We wanted Shelley Hack…but got Tiffany Welles instead

Hack attack smacks Angels off-track with thwack to Nielsen nut sack! Continue reading ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (Season 4): We wanted Shelley Hack…but got Tiffany Welles instead

‘Knots Landing’ (Season 2): Long-running series premiered 40 years ago

Do you remember on Dallas when J.R. would sneer about “losers” whose yearly salary wasn’t enough to buy one of his trademark Stetsons? Continue reading ‘Knots Landing’ (Season 2): Long-running series premiered 40 years ago

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

If you’re like me (poor you), you keep your remote handy to check out the local digital stations that air old-timey television, Continue reading ‘M*A*S*H’: A remarkable artistic achievement – thanks to its early years