Tag Archives: TV Movies

‘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: Harts in High Season’ (1996): Penultimate reunion film clunky, but enjoyable

A worthy villain for the Harts and some spiffy Australian locales smooth over this bunglesome retread mystery. Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season’ (1996): Penultimate reunion film clunky, but enjoyable

‘Hart to Hart: Two Harts in Three-Quarter Time’ (1995): Innocuously sedate, fitfully amusing mystery

The Harts return…courtesy of televangelist Pat Robertson! Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart: Two Harts in Three-Quarter Time’ (1995): Innocuously sedate, fitfully amusing mystery

‘Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart’ (1995): A snappy mystery, one of the best Hart reunions

Okay…are we friends again? Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart’ (1995): A snappy mystery, one of the best Hart reunions

‘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

‘Hart to Hart: Crimes Of The Hart’ (1994): Alluring leads make for light, entertaining mystery

Another entertaining Hart to Hart reunion movie. Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart: Crimes Of The Hart’ (1994): Alluring leads make for light, entertaining mystery

‘Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart’ (1993): Solid performances in true crime dramatization

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

‘Hart to Hart: Home Is Where The Hart Is’ (1994): A laid-back, meditative mystery for the Harts

A sweet, low-key little surprise. Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart: Home Is Where The Hart Is’ (1994): A laid-back, meditative mystery for the Harts

‘Scarlett’ (1994): Sequel miniseries to ‘Gone with the Wind’ a gussied-up Harlequin Romance novel

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

‘Hart to Hart Returns’ (1993): Reunion film as nostalgic as the series it’s based on

They’re back!…26 years ago. A little birdie told us at the Drunk TV offices (yep…just like Song of the South) that our favorite Blu-ray/DVD company, Mill Creek Entertainment, is releasing a package of all the Hart to Hart reunion movies from the 1990s. Well…sign us up for that nostalgic grab-bag of sophisticated TV thrills! Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart Returns’ (1993): Reunion film as nostalgic as the series it’s based on

‘I Dream of Jeannie…Fifteen Years Later’ (1985): Eden & Co. try to rekindle magic in mid-80s reboot attempt

Sad news: funny actor Bill Daily passed away this week. Pulling the rare trick of appearing in two iconic TV comedies–I Dream of Jeannie and The Bob Newhart Show–Daily was one of those actors lovers of vintage television took to their hearts like a cherished friend. He’ll be missed. So…in that spirit, let’s look at one of his lamer outings: I Dream of Jeannie…Fifteen Years Later. Continue reading ‘I Dream of Jeannie…Fifteen Years Later’ (1985): Eden & Co. try to rekindle magic in mid-80s reboot attempt

‘Payback’ (1997): Mary Tyler Moore, Ed Asner reunite

Good ‘ol Mare. I had to poke around all the way up into the 1990s to find a TV movie where Mary Tyler Moore is menaced (apparently she was too good to do cheap actioners during her series’ heyday…): ABC’s Payback, from 1997, with Fredric Lehne, Adam Scott, and guess who? ‘Ol Lou Grant!

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‘Night Terror’ (1977): Valerie Harper changes gears in tense suspenser

Next up on our hit list is Rhoda! Now, you can find Valerie Harper’s 1977 NBC made-for-TV movie, Night Terror, for sale on various public domain discs, but make sure you type in Night Drive, because somehow, somewhere, this spiffy, creepy little actioner was re-titled.

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‘Dying Room Only’ (1973): Cloris Leachman’s deadly vacation

Available through Warner Brothers’ Archive Collection (a real rarity, considering how few MTVs from this era have made it onto disc), ABC’s 1973 telemovie, Dying Room Only, directed by Philip Leacock, written by the master, Richard Matheson, and starring Cloris Leachman, Ned Beatty, Ross Martin, and Dabney Coleman, is a model of efficient, effective suspense.

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