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The West Wing
Sunday, September 15, 2019      13 comments

The West Wing, 1999-06 An American political series with a large ensemble cast. Martin Sheen starred as President Josiah Bartlett. The West Wing of the White House is where the Oval Office and the offices of the senior presidential staff work.... Read more
Survivor
Sunday, September 15, 2019      13 comments

Survivor - The American version started in 2000. (There were International versions since 97.) A group of strangers, 18 or so, are chosen from applicants to be put in an isolated setting, with meager supplies for 39 days. They are formed into gr... Read more
Jeopardy!
Friday, September 13, 2019      15 comments

Jeopardy!, since 1964, in various reincarnations. The TV game was developed by Merv Griffin. The trick? The answer is given, & the contestants buzz in to give the question. ‘I’ll take “Hosts” for $200. ... This game show host has hosted Je... Read more
In the Heat of the Night
Thursday, September 12, 2019      12 comments

In the Heat of the Night, 1988-95 Based on book (65) & movie (67). Carol O’Connor played Sparta Police Chief Bill Gillespie. Howard Rollins played Virgil Tibbs. They met when Gillespie wanted to arrest Tibbs as a suspected murderer. In reel... Read more
The Mentalist
Wednesday, September 11, 2019      12 comments

The Mentalist, 2008-15 Patrick Jane (played by Simon Baker) is an admitted fake psychic. Because of his skills in cold reading people, he is a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation. He started working for the CBI after a serial... Read more
My Name is Earl
Wednesday, September 11, 2019      15 comments

My Name is Earl, 2005-09 For most of the first season, & intermittently in the following seasons, Earl, played by Jason Lee, would would begin with this premise introduction: You know the kind of guy who does nothing but bad things and the... Read more
Knight Rider
Monday, September 09, 2019      13 comments

Knight Rider, 1982-86 Police Detective Lieutenant Michael Knight (played by David Hasselhoff) was nearly killed on duty by a shot to the face. Eccentric bazillionaire Wilton Knight saves his life, including a new face (reconstructive surgery),... Read more
Biscuits
Monday, September 09, 2019      13 comments

I listened to this when I walked the dogs tonight. I was busy all day out of the house, & walked them around 8:30 pm for an hour. Fed the critters, then me. Tried to find a show to tag this with, no joy. Biscuits, Kasey Musgraves, 2015 ... Read more
Veronica’s Closet
Sunday, September 08, 2019      14 comments

Veronica’s Closet, 1997-2000 Kirstie Alley stared as Ronnie Chase, who had her lingerie company in NYC. Cheating husband, divorce, people trying to steal her company ... but still amusing. ... Read more
Wings
Saturday, September 07, 2019      14 comments

Wings, 1990-97 The Hackett brothers, Joe (Tim Daly) & Brian (Steven Weber), run a small airline company, Sandpiper, on Nantucket Island. The supporting characters are quirky and funny. This show is set in the same ‘universe’ as Cheers, so t... Read more
Six Feet Under
Thursday, September 05, 2019      10 comments

Six Feet Under, 2001-05 The life, loves & friends of the Fisher family, & their funeral home in LA. The patriarch, Nathaniel Fisher, died at the beginning of the show, but appeared in flashbacks & dream sequences. The oldest son, Nate (Peter K... Read more
The Munsters
Wednesday, September 04, 2019      12 comments

The Munsters, 1964-66 A loving family, just a little weird - Father, Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne) was a Frankenstein type monster. Mom, Lily Munster (Yvonne DeCarlo) was a vampire, as was her father, Grandpa (Al Lewis). Their son, Eddie (Butch... Read more
Downton Abbey
Wednesday, September 04, 2019      14 comments

Downton Abbey, 2010-15 (plus a movie afterward, scheduled to be released 13 September 2019 in the UK & 20 Sept in the US.) All of the fevered followers (are they called Downtonians?) must be dancing in the streets. The series follows a Briti... Read more
Midsomer Murders
Tuesday, September 03, 2019      10 comments

Midsomer Murders *97-present Based on Caroline Graham’s Chief Inspector Barnaby book series. Set in the lovely rural small towns of England, viscous murders happen. But the people are so refined &/or salt of the earth. This is the first sh... Read more
Circus Boy
Sunday, September 01, 2019      14 comments

Circus Boy, 1956-58 Young Corky, played by Micky Dolenz (billed as Micky Braddock), lost his parents when they died in a trapeze accident. He was adopted by Joey the Clown & the entire circus. Corky was put in charge of the baby elephant, Bimb... Read more

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