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Ironside
Wednesday, August 28, 2019      13 comments

Ironside, 1967-75 Ironside was introduced as a 2 hour TV movie. Chief of Detectives for the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD). He had been on the force for over 20 years. While on vacation, he was shot by a sniper, and paralyzed from the... Read more
Get Smart
Monday, August 26, 2019      11 comments

Get Smart,1965-70 Don Adams played the bumbling Agent 86, Maxwell (Max) Smart & also worked as a director on the show. His more adept girlfriend, Agent 99, was played by Barbara Feldon. They worked for CONTROL, the “evil” conglomerate was KAOS... Read more
Dragnet
Monday, August 26, 2019      13 comments

Dragnet, 1951-59 “This is the city, Los Angeles, California. I work here, I carry a badge." Detective Sargent Joe Friday. It began as a radio show, then television. The radio show ran from 1949-57, so it was on the radio & TV for years! Jack W... Read more
Beverly Hills, 90210
Sunday, August 25, 2019      15 comments

Beverly Hills,90210;1990-2000 Twins Brandon (Justin Priestly) & Brenda (Shannen Doherty) Walsh moved from Minnesota to the Beverly Hills zip code of 90210. Immediate culture shock. Large teenage cast, many of who became famous. The show docum... Read more
Lost
Saturday, August 24, 2019      18 comments

Lost, 2004-2010 A commercial passenger plane, flying from Sydney to LA crashes onto an unknown Pacific island. The survivors struggle to continue to survive the lack of most modern amenities - electricity, indoor plumbing, refrigerators, etc.... Read more
The A-Team
Thursday, August 22, 2019      14 comments

The A-Team,1983-87 I enjoyed this show, despite how silly it actually was. https://binged.it/321gZq
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The Outer Limits
Wednesday, August 21, 2019      11 comments

Yesterday, I thought I was either in the Zone or past my Limits. My iPad screen had some cracks a couple of weeks ago - they were getting worse. Went to the Apple Store in ABQ Uptown. Ever been in one? NOISY!Waited for nearly 3 hours until it wa... Read more
Perry Mason
Tuesday, August 20, 2019      13 comments

Perry Mason, 1957-66 The tv series was based on the book series by Erle Stanley Gardner. Perry Mason was a criminal -defense lawyer in Los Angeles. Most of his clients were innocent (of course). Raymond Burr played Perry. His secretary, Della ... Read more
Daktari
Sunday, August 18, 2019      12 comments

Daktari (Swahili for Doctor), 1996-99 Veterinarian Dr. Tracy (Marshall Thompson), his daughter Paula (Cheryl Miller), and staff run the (fictional) Wameru Study Centre for Animal Behaviour in East Africa. The show was based on the movie, “Clar... Read more
Chuck
Saturday, August 17, 2019      10 comments

Chuck, 2007-12 Chuck Bartowski, (Zachary Levi) is a mid-20’s tech nerd working for the big box store, Buy More. Chuck really is a nerd, he makes visits to set-up and repair e-toys - as part of the “Nerd Herd” - not to be confused with Best B... Read more
Quantum Leap
Friday, August 16, 2019      12 comments

Quantum Leap, 1989-93 Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula), a brilliant physicist, theorized time travel within one’s own lifetime. The experiment went awry, & Sam is trapped in time, in strangers’ bodies. The person whose body Sam is in goes to a h... Read more
Full House
Friday, August 16, 2019      16 comments

Full House, 1987-95 3 men & kids. Widower Danny Tanner, (Bob Sages), his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolos (John Stamos), & his best friend Joey Gladstone(Dave Coulier) are raising Danny’s little girls - oldest D.J., middle child Stephanie, and... Read more
Cybill
Wednesday, August 14, 2019      14 comments

Cybill, 1995-98 Cybill Shepard starred as Cybill Sheridan, a 40 something wanna be actress. (She had some commercials, & bit parts, but never got her big break.) she was twice married & divorced, with a daughter from each husband. Her ex’s sti... Read more
Murphy Brown
Wednesday, August 14, 2019      18 comments

Murphy Brown, 1988-98 (with a one year reboot in 2018) Starred Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown, an on-air journalist. We met Murphy after her stay at the Betty Ford Clinic for alcoholism. Brilliant, sarcastic, brilliant, and out spoken - I want... Read more
Newhart
Monday, August 12, 2019      13 comments

Newhart, 1982-90 This time, Bob Newhart played Dick Loudon, an author, who bought a small Vermont hotel. His wife, Joanna, was played by Mary Frann. And, talk about quirky residents of the area! There was Larry, his brother Darryl and his o... Read more

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