“Let’s face it, James: this family ain’t Ozzie and Harriet.” Continue reading ‘Good Times’: Enjoyably messy! A fondly remembered 70s sitcom
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
Do the things they call “TV series” today have Christmas episodes? Continue reading ‘Merry Sitcom! Christmas Classics From TV’s Golden Age’: A yuletide DVD collection
Fans of forgotten single-camera 2010s sitcoms can rejoice – you finally got your happy ending!
Yes. I’m going to write that word in this review. Continue reading ‘Sanford and Son’: When sitcoms were edgy & controversial
The strangest thing: my younger kids think television coming over our old aerial—complete with commercials and limited choice of channels—is the coolest thing now (high tech burnout was inevitable). And one of their favorite digital channels is our local MeTV outlet, with its old timey sched of classic television fare (yes, they have taste, but of course, I’m shilling for a potential job offer, too…). So the upcoming “Summer of Me” programming change this Monday should be a lot of fun for them—and for you, too, particularly since The Jeffersons will be movin’ on up into the primo 6:30pm (Eastern) timeslot (now you don’t have to watch the fake news!). Continue reading ‘The Jeffersons’: Norman Lear sitcom disrespected, but gets the love
2017 continues to be a terrible year for vintage TV lovers Continue reading ‘Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.’ (Season 1): R.I.P. Jim Nabors
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.
Did You Know: The Naked Gun movies actually began life as a revival of a short-lived ABC TV series? Continue reading ‘Police Squad!’: Six 30-minute Naked Guns
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