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Northern Exposure
Monday, December 23, 2019      12 comments

Northern Exposure aired on CBS from 1990-95. It was set in (fictional) Cicely, Alaska, population about 215. Dr. Joel Fleischman (played by Rob Morrow), a young NY Jewish lad, freshly graduated from medical school, knew he owed the state of Alas... Read more
Death in Paradise
Sunday, December 22, 2019      12 comments

Death in Paradise, a joint French & British crime show set in the fictitious Caribbean island of Saint SddMarie ( the island is played by French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe). The show was first shown in 2011, & still going. In the first seas... Read more
Inspector Morse
Saturday, December 21, 2019      11 comments

Inspector Morse, a British police police detective show starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse. Morse was brilliant, not the most social person, liked to drink (a lot) of ale, did crossword puzzles in ink, loved Opera music, gruff, made mist... Read more
Rizzoli & Isles
Saturday, December 21, 2019      13 comments

Rizzioli & Isles, a police procedural based in Boston. It ran from 2010-16 on TNT. Jane Rizzoli was a Homicide Detective. Her BBFF (brainy best friend forever) was Maura Isles, a pathologist for the Boston PD. The series was loosely based on the... Read more
Castle
Thursday, December 19, 2019      14 comments

Castle, 2009-2016, on ABC, a combination crime-comedy-police Show. Premise: Richard ‘Rick’ Castle, is a successful crime writer, played by Nathan Fillion. He was bored with his main character, Derick Storm, & kills him off. A copy cat seria... Read more
Are We There Yet?
Wednesday, December 18, 2019      12 comments

Are We There Yet? was a sitcom on TBS, loosely based on the 2005 movie of the same name. I vaguely remember the movie, but not the show. The show ran from 2010-13. The premise is Suzanne Kingston-Persons (Essence Atkins) is a divorced mother of ... Read more
Cannon & more
Wednesday, December 18, 2019      11 comments

Cannon was a private detective show staring William Conrad, from 1971-76. A tv film, Return of Frank Cannon, aired in November 1980. Conrad was a WW2 fighter pilot, a radio announcer-writer-producer- actor, etc! He played the heavy (pun intentio... Read more
Laramie
Monday, December 16, 2019      10 comments

Laramie, set in Wyoming, 1959-63, NBC. The first 2 seasons were B&W, but in the 3d season, they switched o color. (The debut episode was also in color, according to Wiki.) The main characters were Slim Sherman (John Smith) & Jess Harper (Robert ... Read more
Young Sheldon
Sunday, December 15, 2019      13 comments

Young Sheldon, spin off or prequel? After The Big Bang Theory had been on for a while, someone thought, “I’ll bet young Sheldon was a hoot when he was young. Maybe people want to see how he started out!” Well,, we did. TBBT & young Sheldon bot... Read more
Reba
Saturday, December 14, 2019      10 comments

Reba, staring Reba McEntire, ran from 2001-06 on The WB, then 1 year on CW. She played a divorced mother of 3 In Houston, TX. Her ex -husband, Brock, a dentist, got his hygienist, Barbara Jean (B.J.) pregnant. Reba tries to co-parent with Broc... Read more
Last Man Standing
Saturday, December 14, 2019      13 comments

Last Man Standing, ABC 2011-17: then Fox 2018-present Tim Allen stars as Michael Baxter, director of marketing for Outdoor Man chain, in Denver, CO. He’s married to Vanessa, a geologist @ the start of the show. They have 3 daughters, & a grand... Read more
The Bernie Mac Show
Thursday, December 12, 2019      12 comments

The Bernie Mac Show, on Fox for 4 seasons, 2001-06 Bernie Mac was a stand up comedian, part of the Original Kings of Comedy . (He passed away in 2008). In the show, he played a fictionalized version of himself. Both in real life & reel life,... Read more
Stomach Flu?
Thursday, December 12, 2019      13 comments

Been feeling yucky yesterday& today. “Stomach flu”, or gastroenteritis. On the mend, just wanted to sleep most of the day. Coconut, 1978,H... Read more
Heroes
Tuesday, December 10, 2019      13 comments

Heroes, 2006-10, NBC, Science fiction Ordinary people start developing extraordinary abilities. The show follows how they developed & tested their abilities, how it affected their lives, & how they came together to save the world. Where ther... Read more
My Wife and Kids
Monday, December 09, 2019      12 comments

My Wife and Kids, 2001-05, on ABC, heavily syndicated from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Damon Wayons played Michael Kyle, father to a boy & 2 girls. He’s married to Janet (Jay). The family is semi-dysfunctional, upper middle class & Black. I just f... Read more

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