Tag Archives: Warner Archive

‘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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‘Yogi’s First Christmas’ (1980): A smarter-than-the-average holiday special

Last week, in a rather desperate bid to fend off my irate editor (his is a simple process:  no review from me…no booze for me), I fobbed off a quick look at 1982’s Hanna-Barbera animated holiday TV special, Yogi Bear’s All Star Comedy Christmas Caper.  Well, imagine our collective shock when 100s and 100s of readers clicked on it.  A veritable bonanza of eyeballs!  So…in an unashamedly naked, crass attempt to repeat that fluke, we’re offering up even more Jellystone Christmas cheer, this time with 1980’s syndicated romp, Yogi’s First Christmas!  

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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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‘Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels’: Is this Charlie’s Angels: The Animated Series?

Yes, you didn’t read that clickbait headline incorrectly: we have MORE Charlie’s Angels review action coming your way! Yes! The original show! Another season! The sixth! Well, not the sixth exactly, but still the original! Well…maybe not the original show, but pretty close! Pretty close! Almost the same thing! I mean, well….

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‘Falcon Crest’ (Season 2): Melodrama & glamour ramp up in 2nd season

“Falcon Crest is a cancer; it contaminates everybody it touches!  Get away, if you can!”

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‘The Courtship of Eddie’s Father’ (Season 1): Understated performances keep sitcom fresh & touching

“When you were a little boy, did you want to be what you are now?”
“No.”
“How come, Dad?”
“Well, because I guess when I was a little boy, I didn’t know that one day there would be a little boy like you that I would be the father of.”
“Is that the most important thing you are? A father?”
“That is the most important thing I am.”

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‘Lace’ (1984): Everything that was wrong with 80s television—and oh so right

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‘Knots Landing’ (Season 2): Long-running series premiered 40 years ago

Do you remember on Dallas when J.R. would sneer about “losers” whose yearly salary wasn’t enough to buy one of his trademark Stetsons? Continue reading ‘Knots Landing’ (Season 2): Long-running series premiered 40 years ago

‘Medical Center’ (Season 1): Sexy, dreamy Chad Everett solves your medical & romantic issues

Dreamy Dr. Joe Gannon can crack my chest open anytime. In fact, he already did…when he first flashed those cold, cold baby blues at me…. Continue reading ‘Medical Center’ (Season 1): Sexy, dreamy Chad Everett solves your medical & romantic issues

‘The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn’t’ (1972): The forgotten tradition of holiday specials

Since you’re not watching the NFL this Thanksgiving…how about some vintage Hanna-Barbera holiday fun?

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‘Falcon Crest’ (Season 1): Intrigue, drunk on wine

We like our 80s prime time soaps here at Drunk TV. Oh yes we do.

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