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!”)?Continue reading ‘Shogun’ (1980): NBC’s blockbuster miniseries premiered 40 years ago
Sorry about that, Chief.Continue reading ‘Get Smart’ (Season 1): Silly comedy spoofs 60s spy mania
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.Continue reading ‘Quark’: 70s sci-fi spoof is short-lived, but hugely memorable
Surprisingly deft, low-key mystery entertainment.Continue reading ‘Father Dowling Mysteries’ (Season 1): Calm, undemanding little mysteries
Good Lord the “Joe Hamilton” cuts are finally here! Continue reading ‘Mama’s Family’: Underdog sitcom a flyover country favorite
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
Of course…now disco makes sense! Continue reading ‘Dark Skies’: Revisiting the best conspiracy of the 90s
Thank God…and Bless This Mess. Continue reading ‘Greatest Heroes of the Bible’ (Vol. 1): Schick Sunn Classic production a perfect stand-in for lost Easter
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
A wonderfully lurid, pulpy TV actioner. Continue reading ‘M Squad’: Lurid, late ’50s actioner forever packs a punch
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
Mill Creek Entertainment has released a DVD and digital download combo pack of Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart, Continue reading ‘Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart’ (1993): Solid performances in true crime dramatization
Enjoyably simple, light, early 80s fantasy/sci-fi fluff. Continue reading ‘The Powers of Matthew Star’: Cute 80s sci-fi/fantasy diversion
Yes. I’m going to write that word in this review. Continue reading ‘Sanford and Son’: When sitcoms were edgy & controversial
Flashbacks, flash forwards, alternate realities…no, this isn’t a review of Lost.
A continuance has been granted, pursuant to improved ratings, for Petrocelli’s second season. Too bad about Starsky and Hutch, though….
Fans of the Wayans brothers rejoice!
A charming, not-quite-Cheers spinoff that gradually gets better following a short 6-episode first season. Continue reading ‘Wings’ (Seasons 1 & 2): Bridging ’80s & ’90s situation comedy
Timeless, one of NBC’s upcoming fall shows, is sending its protagonists back to the past to thwart a villain intent on changing history.
Sound familiar? Continue reading Can ‘Timeless’ change history on NBC?