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Lonesome Dove
Wednesday, November 13, 2019      5 comments

Lonesome Dove, 1989, 4 part mini-series on CBS. Based on the 1995 Larry McMurtry novel of the same name. It was widely credited for bringing back both westerns and mini-series. Set during the twilight years of the Old West, old friends, now reti... Read more
Planet Earth
Wednesday, November 13, 2019      12 comments

Planet Earth, 2006, BBC Produced by the BBC Natural History Unit. They filmed for 5 years, the first to be filmed in high definition & at the time was the most expensive documentary ever made. I didn’t watch all of the series - too much clash ... Read more
Band of Brothers
Monday, November 11, 2019      14 comments

Band of Brothers, mini-series began on 9 Sept 2001 for 10 episodes. Executive Directors Steven Spielberg & Tom Hanks(who had collaborated on Saving Private Ryan, a 1998 WWII movie). It was based on the book, Band of Brothers, written by histor... Read more
12 O’Clock High
Sunday, November 10, 2019      11 comments

12 O’Clock High, 1964-67, ABC Based on the 1949 movie of the same name. Set in WWII, the show followed the exploits of the (fictitious) 918th Bombardment Group (Heavy) of the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF), equipped with B-17 Flying Fortress hea... Read more
Blue Bloods
Saturday, November 09, 2019      12 comments

Blue Bloods, 2010-present, CBS Multi-generational NYC police officers (& 1 prosecutor) in the Reagan family. Police Commissioner Francis (Frank)Reagan is played by Tom Selleck (still working that mustache!). Retired Police Commissioner Henry ... Read more
Charmed
Saturday, November 09, 2019      10 comments

Charmed, 1998-06, on the WB The 3 Halliway sisters find out they are hereditary witches. They are called the Charmed Ones, & are the most powerful good witches ever. Their power is increased as they had have “the Power of Three”. The sisters ... Read more
Game of Thrones
Friday, November 08, 2019      14 comments

Game of Thrones, 2007-2019, HBO An American fantasy drama, based on a series of books by R. R. Martin, collectively known as A Song of Ice and Fire. The first book was Game of Thrones, from which, obviously, they took the name of the show. Se... Read more
Bill Nye, the Science Guy
Wednesday, November 06, 2019      14 comments

Bill Nye the Science Guy, 1993-98, PBS Described as Mr. Wizard for a new decade, Bill Nye was billed as a Comedian/Scientist.. Each 30 minute episode had a specific topic, ranging from the human heart, ecology, physics, etc in a snappy, enter... Read more
S. w. A. T.
Wednesday, November 06, 2019      14 comments

S.W.A.T. - Special Weapons and Tactics There have been 2 S.W.A.T. shows. The original was shown 1975-76. The new one started in 2017 & is still going - it’s based on the original. According to the official Los Angeles Police Department, the conc... Read more
Sliders
Monday, November 04, 2019      12 comments

Sliders, 1995-00, 3 yrs on Fox, last 2 onSci-Fi Channel The premise is cast were able to “slide” between parallel universes (on Earth), via a handheld wormhole opener. The device was supposed to return them to home after the first slide, but ... Read more
Medium
Sunday, November 03, 2019      10 comments

Medium, the show ran from 2005-2009 on ABC, with the last 2 years on CBS (2009-2010). It was based on a real person, Allison Dubois, who worked with the Phoenix, AZ police. The show starred Patricia Arquette as Allison. I enjoyed the show, & am ... Read more
The Time Tunnel
Saturday, November 02, 2019      15 comments

The Time Tunnel, 1965-66, ABC A sci-fi series about time travelers. Jame Darren played Dr. Tony Newman & Robert Colbert was Dr. Douglas Phillips. They worked on a top secret project (Project Tic-Toc), working on time traveling. In comes the S... Read more
Roseanne
Friday, November 01, 2019      11 comments

Roseanne, 1988-97, ABC The Conner Family - Rosanne Barr as Roseanne as mom, John Goodman as dad, Laurie Metcalf as Roseanne’s sister, 3 kids. The family tended to struggle for adequate employment - they went through many jobs. Per Wiki, “Ma... Read more
Supernatural
Friday, November 01, 2019      9 comments

Supernatural, 2005-present, on The WB (later on The CW) The Winchester brothers, Dean (Jensen Ackles) & Sam (Jared Padalecki) has an unusual upbringing - their mother burned to death in a house fire 22 years before the start of the show. Late... Read more
Ghost Hunters
Wednesday, October 30, 2019      11 comments

Ghost Hunters, 2004-16, SyFy Channel Since 2019, on A&E How about a paranormal reality show? Apparently, there are several. I haven’t watched any of them. This one stars Jason Hawks & Grant Wilson, members of The Atlantic Society (TAPS). Fo... Read more

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