Tag Archives: NBC

‘The U.F.O. Incident’ (1975): Fact, fiction, or Hollywood entertainment?

Can’t some bug-eyed outer space piece of sh*t abduct me the hell out of what passes for America today? Oh, well…one can dream. 

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‘Frankenstein: The True Story’ (1973): Miniseries brings Mary Shelley’s classic monster to life

It’s Shock-tober, everyone! That’s right—time to take out a second mortgage to pay for your groceries this week. So, let’s lighten our loads by doing what I’ve been since I was in a playpen: escaping reality by obsessively watching TV. And what better way to block out the possibility of six more years of the Didy-in-Chief, than to watch one terrifying horror movie after another until one’s senses are completely numb.

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‘I Dream of Jeannie’ (Season 1): Classic sitcom will always please its Master – the audience

When are they coming for I Dream of Jeannie? I mean…the word “master” is thrown out at least ten times an episode by that scantily-clad genie slave Jeannie. Hasn’t this by now aroused the ire of some pajama-clad soy latte-drinking non-binary “pop culture author” who needs their “they/them” tantrum to be noticed today on Twitter? Isn’t a reckoning coming for this racist/sexist sitcom, and for all those who participated in it and who watch it today? Can’t someone please cancel 90-year-old Barbara Eden before it’s goddamn too late?

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‘The Deadly Tower’ (1975): Questionable—but suspenseful—re-telling of real-life Texas killings

In a post-holiday mood for something light, I happened upon an older Warner Bros. Archive Collection disc of The Deadly Tower, NBC’s 1975 made-for-TV movie with Disney alumnus Kurt Russell starring as infamous University of Texas sniper, Charles Whitman.

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‘Billionaire Boys Club’ (1987): True crime miniseries is a forgotten gem

Creepy, chilling true-crime miniseries.

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‘The Beasts are On the Streets’ (1978): Hanna-Barbera’s family-friendly disaster flick

Well…if everything else seems to be a disaster right now, it couldn’t hurt to watch some disaster flicks, now could it?

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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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‘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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‘Quark’: 70s sci-fi spoof is short-lived, but hugely memorable

A long time ago, at a DVD review place far, far away (in terms of quality), I wrote a review for Quark, the NBC sci-fi spoof from 1977 that developed a tiny but intensely loyal cult following.

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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

‘The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams’ (Season 1): Charming & innocuous—primitively fun viewing

Have you grown during your deep state-imposed lockdown? Not your waist size. I mean…personally grown? Continue reading ‘The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams’ (Season 1): Charming & innocuous—primitively fun viewing

‘Greatest Heroes of the Bible’ (Vol. 1): Schick Sunn Classic production a perfect stand-in for lost Easter

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‘Seasons of the Heart’ (1994): Good performances lift film about awful people

Sometimes you just need some soap-opera suds to kick off the holidays. Continue reading ‘Seasons of the Heart’ (1994): Good performances lift film about awful people

‘Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die’ (1994): Disappointing reunion film not up to standard

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