Did you know there used to be a cult following for this show? Yes, seriously. That surely can’t be the case now, can it?Continue reading ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Season 1): Laughably straight-faced ’80s fantasy
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.Continue reading ‘Scarecrow and Mrs. King’ (Season 1): Fun, Romantic, Reagan-era spy adventure
I was aware of Christy when it originally aired on CBS back in 1994, but I never tuned in.Continue reading ‘Christy’: Fan base for 90s period drama remains strong today
Don’t you miss the 80s? Don’t they seem like an incredibly free time now?Continue reading ‘Simon & Simon’ (Season 1): Breezy detective series survives early 80s
As a warm-up, you might say, to our commitment here at Drunk TV—and believe me: “commitment” is the correct word— Continue reading ‘Wanted: Dead or Alive’: Steve McQueen’s hit Western leads to big-screen stardom
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
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
With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approaching, you know what I’m thankful for? Continue reading Mice, cavemen, & Garfield: 3 forgotten animated Thanksgiving specials
2019 marks the 42nd anniversary of the death of The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll: Elvis Presley. Continue reading ‘Elvis: The Miniseries’ (2005): Slick production tiptoes around big questions
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
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
“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
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
2018 marked the 40th anniversary of the premiere of Dallas, the CBS prime time soap opera that ran for 14 seasons, Continue reading ‘Dallas’ (Season 1): 5 episodes & a BBQ – a taste of what’s to come
Classic stop-motion Christmas fun, SpongeBob-style!
Sad news: versatile character actor John Hillerman passed away the other day, so we thought we’d dig out a Magnum, P.I. season five review, featuring Hillerman in his most recognizable role as the indomitable Higgins.
We like our 80s prime time soaps here at Drunk TV. Oh yes we do.
Remember what they said about all those Saturday Night Live skits they turned into 90-minute movies? How they said there’s just not enough “joke” there to span the length of a feature film?
When I heard recently that actor Richard Hatch had died of pancreatic cancer, Continue reading ‘Deadman’s Curve: The Story of Jan and Dean’ (1978): A true rock tragedy