“Peyton Place is more complicated than you think.”
With the death of Robert Guillaume today, we thought it would be a nice tribute to go back to the first season of Guillaume’s best-remembered role, Benson.
As we await the CW’s way more Hispanic, way more gay Dynasty reboot this October, why don’t we go back to the all-white, just a tad gay original ABC primetime soap opera that debuted in 1981.
Anchors aweigh and get another bottle of bleach: they don’t call it “The Love Boat” for nothing!
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?
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
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