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The Odd Couple
Tuesday, August 06, 2019      14 comments

The Odd Couple, 1970-75 Jack Klugman played slobbish Oscar Madison, & Tony Randall played OCD Felix Unger. A tdivorced man, Oscar took Felix in when his wife threw him out. The show was based on the 1968 play by Neil Simon and the 1968 movie. ... Read more
Quincy, M. E.
Monday, August 05, 2019      14 comments

Quincy, M.E. (frequently called just Quincy), 1976-83 Jack Klugman played Dr. Quincy, the Medical Examiner for Los Angeles County. According to Wiki, his character was loosely based on Los Angeles' "Coroner to the Stars" Thomas Noguchi. (I did... Read more
Miami Vice
Sunday, August 04, 2019      14 comments

Miami Vice, 1984-89 Undercover cops, Miami, cdigarette boats, drugs, fast cars ... wow! (The cars and boats came from seized properties of drug miscreants) Johnson as James “Sonny” Crockett & Phillip Michael Thomas as Ricardo “Rico” Tubbs. Rea... Read more
The Rifleman
Saturday, August 03, 2019      15 comments

The Rifleman, 1958-63 Chuck Conners starred as widower Lucas McCain, with his preferred weapon of choice (a Winchester model 1892 modified to be able to cock and fire by swinging the rifle in a circle, or by pumping the rifle). Johnny Crawford... Read more
Leave ItTo Beaver
Saturday, August 03, 2019      17 comments

Leave It To Beaver, 1957-63 Ah, life in the 50’s. Nuclear family, mom at home in pearls & heels to clean the house, dad in a full time out of the house job. Kids in school. Parents, June & Ward Cleaver, brothers Wally & Theodore (the Beaver).... Read more
Teen Wolf
Thursday, August 01, 2019      10 comments

Teen Wolf, 2011-2017 A sophomore social outcast, Scott McCall, is bitten by a werewolf & turns into one. He & his best buddy try to keep his predicament hidden. The show lasted 6 seasons, with the lads discovering a fair amount of his school m... Read more
Hogan’s Heroes
Wednesday, July 31, 2019      13 comments

Hogan’s Heroes, 1965-71 A comedy set in a POW camp in Germany during WWII. Bob Crane was Colonel Robert Hogan. As the ranking officer, he commanded an international group of POWs. This wasn’t your typical POW camp, with harsh treatments and ab... Read more
Home Improvement
Wednesday, July 31, 2019      13 comments

Home Improvement, 1991-99 Tim Allen starred as “Tim the Toolman” in this show within a show. He had a home improvement show, Tool Time, where he would talk about projects (usually proclaiming “more power!”). His long suffering assistant, Al, ... Read more
The Waltons
Tuesday, July 30, 2019      17 comments

The Waltons,1973-80, with several follow up movies. Based on the book ‘Spencer’s Mountain’ written by Earl Hammer, Jr., and a movie (72) based on the book. The tv show was placed on a fictional Walton’s Mountain, in fictitious Jefferson Co... Read more
CSI Franchise
Monday, July 29, 2019      12 comments

The CSI franchise - they used just one verse of the theme songs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 2000-2015. The big daddy that spawned the rest of the franchise. Also called just CSI or CSI: Las Vegas. Does anybody NOT know this show & seri... Read more
Kung Fu
Saturday, July 27, 2019      12 comments

Kung Fu, 72-73 Set in the mid-1900’s. David Carradine played Kwai Chang Caine, an orphan from an American man & a Chinese woman. He entered the Shaolin Monastery and was trained as a Shaolin priest and in martial arts. When his mentor, Master ... Read more
Walker, Texas Ranger
Friday, July 26, 2019      13 comments

Walker, Texas Ranger, 1993-2001 This was another of the shows that the tv in the break room would on when I had time to go there. Watched snippets. As portrayed by this show, Walker & his band of Rangers were non-drug users, had high mor... Read more
Two and a Half Men
Thursday, July 25, 2019      13 comments

Two and a Half Men, 2003-2015 This show started with a hedonistic Jingle writer, starring Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper. His brother, Jon Cryer as Alan, and Alan’s son, Angus T. Jones as Jake. I liked it the first couple or so years, but th... Read more
The King of Queens
Wednesday, July 24, 2019      12 comments

The King of Queens, 1998-2007 Doug (Kevin James) & Carrie (Leah Remini) Heffernan lived in Queens, NY. Doug drove an International Parcel Service (IPS) delivery van, while Carrie worked as a secretary. Arthur (her father) lived in the basemen... Read more
Everybody Loves Raymond
Tuesday, July 23, 2019      15 comments

Everybody Loves Raymond, 1996-2005 Ray Romano played Raymond Barone, a sports writer living on Long Island with his family. Patricia Heaton played his wife, Deborah. His parents, Frank & Marie, were played by Peter Boyle & Doris Roberts, and o... Read more

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