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).Continue reading ‘The Rookies’ (Season 1): ’70s police actioner holds up well today
They’ve apparently 86’d the nipples. Continue reading ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (Season 2): Sexy Cheryl Ladd joins squad as Farrah moves on
I knew it, I knew it. The minute I start making friends…. Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die’ (1994): Disappointing reunion film not up to standard
Hey, bro—you tired of your girlfriend making you wear matching pink pussy hats, snuggling on the couch watching Grey’s Anatomy while she whines that the President’s mean? Continue reading ‘S.W.A.T.’ (Season 1): ’70s adult action still fun today
Classic TV fans will no doubt want to cut a slice of birthday cake today for Stephen J. Cannell, the prolific creator of such muscular, iconic tube fare as The Rockford Files, Baretta, Baa Baa Black Sheep, The A-Team, Riptide, and 21 Jump Street. For a birthday treat, let’s look at the first season of Cannell’s critically acclaimed cop/mob series, Wiseguy.
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.
Only a little more than halfway over, 2017 has been a terrible year for vintage TV lovers, with stars Roger Moore, Mary Tyler Moore, Roger Smith, Adam West, Martin Landau, and Don Rickles passing away, as well as a particular boyhood favorite of mine, Mike “Touch” Connors. Continue reading ‘Mannix’ (Season 3): A man’s (& woman’s) perfect fantasy