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Hazel
Tuesday, October 08, 2019      15 comments

Hazel, 1961-66 Shirley Booth played Hazel Burke, a live-in maid for the Baxter family. She ran the house with humor & competence. If she & “Mr. B” disagreed on anything, she usually won by serving him tiny portions of her mouthwatering dessert... Read more
The Wonder Years
Monday, October 07, 2019      16 comments

The Wonder Years, 1988-93, ABC The coming of age story of teenagers growing up in middle class suburbia in “Anytown, USA” from 1968-73. Fred Savage (who earlier was the little boy in the movie The Princess Bride) played Kevin Arnold. Kevin is ... Read more
Sex and the City
Sunday, October 06, 2019      11 comments

Sex and the City, 1998-2004, HBO Based on the 1977 book of the same name by Candace Bushnell. Four women in NYC - 3 in their 30’s & 1 in her 40’s are BFFs through the good times, bad times & multiple lovers. Sarah Jessica Parker (as Carrie) wa... Read more
The Blacklist
Saturday, October 05, 2019      12 comments

The Blacklist, 2013-present, NBC A high profile criminal, Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) was a US Naval officer, who turned to the dark side. The very first episode had Red surrendering to the FBI after avoiding capture for decades. H... Read more
The Office
Friday, October 04, 2019      9 comments

The Office, 2005-13, NBC. Adapted from the BBC show starring Ricky Gervais. (I think I actually saw more BBC than NBC episodes. I didn’t even realize they were mockumentaries.)Steve Carell starred as Michael Scott, regional manager of the Dunder... Read more
House
Thursday, October 03, 2019      12 comments

House (sometimes called House, M.D.), 2004-12, Fox network An abrasive, jerk of a brilliant addicted doctor played by Hugh Laurie, solves medical mysteries. He orders up standard and esoteric labs and procedures, arguing with his colleagues a... Read more
Parks and Recreation
Thursday, October 03, 2019      12 comments

Parks and Recreation, 2009-15, NBC This is a show I missed, don’t know why. Maybe other shows I watched instead? Seemed like a funny show ... Anyway, Parks and Recreation was set in the small town of Pawnee, Illinois. The main cast were civil... Read more
Boston Legal
Wednesday, October 02, 2019      14 comments

BostonLegal, 2004-08, ABC A spin-off of The Practice, with many of The Practice cast & guest stars just moved in to Boston Legal. Starred James Spader as Alan Stone, William Shatner as Denny Crane, & Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt. They wor... Read more
Sherlock
Monday, September 30, 2019      11 comments

Sherlock, 2010 - 2017, BBC in the UK, PBS in the US) Another incarnation of Sherlock Holmes, set in modern times (like yesterday’s blog “Elementary “), but back on the right side of the pond. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Sherlock, with Martin... Read more
Elementary
Sunday, September 29, 2019      11 comments

Elementary, 2012-19, CBS Another twist to the Sherlock Holmes story. It’s set in New York City. Johnny Lee Miller is Sherlock, & Lucy Liu is Dr. Joan Watson. They met when Sherlock completed a drug rehab program, and Joan is first paired with ... Read more
Burn Notice
Saturday, September 28, 2019      14 comments

Burn Notice, 2007-13, USA network Michael Weston (Jeffrey Donavon) is “burned” by the CIA - discredited, cut off from his funds & support. He supports himself by doing small investigations while he tries to find out who burned him & why. His s... Read more
Modern Family
Saturday, September 28, 2019      12 comments

Modern Family, 2009-present A mockumentary about three interrelated families, all living in the Los Angeles area. Patriarch Jay Pritchett, divorced from first wife, is now married to a & living with a much younger woman, her son from a previo... Read more
How I Met Your Mother
Friday, September 27, 2019      14 comments

How I Met Your Mother, 2005-14 Ted Mosby (Josh Radner) & his gang of friends in Manhattan in that present time. Ted, in 2030, narrates episodes of his life to his children (A boy & girl) of his long search to find his wife. Frankly, I would no... Read more
Cops
Thursday, September 26, 2019      14 comments

Cops, 1989 on Fox network. Moved to Spike TV in 2013(now called Paramount Network). The 32d season premiered in 2019. The premise is a camera crew was assigned to closely follow a team of city, county, state, etc police personnel - unscripted,... Read more
Mom
Wednesday, September 25, 2019      19 comments

Mom, 2012-present A dysfunctional daughter and her mother are sober, attending AA, after years of estrangement during which they both suffered from addiction. Oddly enough, this is a comedy. The mother, Bonney Plunkett, is played by Allison Ja... Read more

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