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The Joy of Painting
Friday, January 10, 2020      11 comments

Bob Ross was a wonderful, happy man that wanted to teach all of us how to paint oil pictures. He had a 30 minute show, The Joy of Painting, on PBS from 1983-94. He would start with a blank canvas, then, in the 30 minutes, he’d demonstrate how... Read more
Chicago Med
Thursday, January 09, 2020      11 comments

The final entry in the Chicago franchise is Chicago Med, since 2015. Set in the fictional Gaffney Chicago Medical Center Emergency Department. Some crossovers with Fire & PD. The trials and tribulations of the staff, patients & visitors. Huge ... Read more
Chicago PD
Wednesday, January 08, 2020      12 comments

Chicago PD was a mid-season replacement for NBC in 2014, still running. It was sort of a spin-off from Chicago Fire, but in Fire, this police unit was corrupt. When it was decided to have the spin-off, the cop fairy came down, sprinkled forgiven... Read more
Chicago Fire
Tuesday, January 07, 2020      12 comments

Since 2012, NBC’s Chicago Fire has been entertaining us with stories about Fire House 51 - its firefighters, paramedics, their private, not so private & professional interactions. I watched it the first couple of years, then got tired of figur... Read more
Criminal Minds
Tuesday, January 07, 2020      11 comments

Criminal Minds, a police procedural drama based on an alphabet salad. Er, I mean based on the real FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation’s ) NCVAC (National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime) using the BAU (Behavioral Analyst Unit). They ... Read more
Benson
Sunday, January 05, 2020      12 comments

Benson, on ABC, 1979-86, was a spin-off from Soap. On Soap, Benson DuBois (Robert Guillaume) was the Butler for the Tate family. He served as a wisecracking voice of reason. Somehow, Benson went to work for one of Jessica Tate’s cousin, a govern... Read more
Early Edition
Saturday, January 04, 2020      8 comments

Early Edition, a fantasy Comedy-drama, 1997-2000, CBS. A recently divorced man (thrown out of the house) moves to the Blackstone Hotel. Gary Hobson (played by Kyle Chandler) mysteriously gets tomorrows Chicago Sun-Times. A ginger cat accompani... Read more
Soap
Friday, January 03, 2020      13 comments

Soap was a night-time parody of, well, daytime soap operas. It ran on ABC from 1971-81. They told the twisted, outlandish story of sisters Jessica Tate and Mary Campbell and their families. Alien abductions, multiple serial bedmates, accusations... Read more
The Virginian
Thursday, January 02, 2020      11 comments

The Virginian, based loosely on the book by Owen Wister in 1902. It was set near Medicine Bow, Wyoming @ the Shiloh Ranch, in 1898. It starred James Drury as the ranch foreman, “The Virginian” (in both the book & the series, we were never to.d... Read more
The Ed Sullivan Show
Thursday, January 02, 2020      13 comments

The Ed Sullivan Show (originally The Toast of the Town) was a 60 minute variety show that ran on every Sunday from 1948-71. Ed Sullivan was an entertainment columnist. Originally in black & white (because nobody had color televisions back then!)... Read more
Happy New Year!
Tuesday, December 31, 2019      16 comments

Raise Your Glass, Pink, 2010 Right right, turn off the lights, We gonna lose our minds tonight, What's the dealio? ... Read more
Due South
Monday, December 30, 2019      13 comments

Due South was a Canadian comedy/crime/drama that ran from 1994-99 on CTV (Canada) & CBS (USA). Premise: RCMP Constable Benton Fraser (Paul Gross) is assigned to Chicago to hep investigate the murder of his father. Naturally, the CPD agrees, ho... Read more
Twelve Days of Christmas
Sunday, December 29, 2019      13 comments

So, most of us know the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, even if we fake singing along until ”FIVE GOLDen Rings!” , yada yada ...” But, do you know when the 12 days are, & why? Per Wikipedia, the first day of Christmastide and Twelvetide ar... Read more
Miracle on 34th Street
Saturday, December 28, 2019      12 comments

Miracle on 34th Street, another classic Christmas season movie, from 1947. Shown in the UK originally as The Big Heart. Synopsis: Kris Kringle, hired as a Macy’s Thanksgiving Santa, & then a Macy’s department store Santa, tells others he IS San... Read more
Insomnia is a bitch
Friday, December 27, 2019      16 comments

Last night, I got to bed by midnight. Couldn’t sleep by 0200. Got up, had some warm milk & Belvida cookies. Bad idea! Didn’t settle - burping & burping ALL night. ... Read more

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