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I Married Joan
Wednesday, February 05, 2020      10 comments

I Married Joan, crank up the way-back machine for this one. It ran from 1952 - 55 (I was alive, but only3 when it started!) Joan Davis, a vaudeville, radio & film comedian played the ubiquitous Joan, married to a mild mannered judge, Bradley St... Read more
Training Day
Tuesday, February 04, 2020      11 comments

Training Day was a crime -thriller TV show based on the 2001 movie of the same name. The show ran on CBS from 2 Feb to 20 May 2017.The movie covered 12 hours with a young LAPD officer, Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawkes) on a literal training day with a d... Read more
Shark Week
Monday, February 03, 2020      11 comments

Shark Week is a weekly series of documentaries about, wait for it, SHARKS! It has been shown on Discovery Channel every summer since it was first shown in July, 1988. The actual series show time varies sometime in July or August. The date for 20... Read more
The Honeymooners
Monday, February 03, 2020      11 comments

The Honeymooners was shown on CBS 1952-56. It starred Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden, a NYC bus driver, Audrey Meadows as his wife, Alice, & Art Carney as his best fried, “Norton, a plumber. The show actually came from skits on the Jackie Gleas... Read more
Topper
Saturday, February 01, 2020      11 comments

Topper (1953-55 on CBS) was another sitcom that was based on a movie (1937) based on books (by Thorne Smith). The premise was a young, fun loving married couple, George & Marion Kirby (played by actual married actors Robert Sterling & Anne Jeff... Read more
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Friday, January 31, 2020      10 comments

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, first season on NBC (1968-69), the on ABC for its second season (69-70) & cancelled after the second season. It was based on the 1947 movie of the same name, which had been based on the 1945 book by R. A. Dick. I loved ... Read more
The Glades
Friday, January 31, 2020      12 comments

The Glades, a police drama set in the Everglades in Florida. A&E ordered the series, which ran from 2010-13. The premise is Chicago PD Detective, Jim Longworth (played by Matt Passmore) was shot in the buttocks by his captain (who wrongly though... Read more
The Jerry Springer Show
Wednesday, January 29, 2020      11 comments

The Jerry Springfield Show, the acme of elegance & decorum - in the first year only. Can you believe he had interviews with serious pundits like Jesse Jackson& Oliver North? It was basically a localized broadcast, & the producers apparently want... Read more
Cavemen
Tuesday, January 28, 2020      8 comments

Cavemen, based on the GEICO commercials, ran from 2 October to 13 November 2007. Only 6 of the recorded 13 episodes were shown. The premise was cavemen have survived through the years as a subspecies of human, fully integrated into the Homo sap... Read more
Death Valley Days
Monday, January 27, 2020      12 comments

Death Valley Days started as a radio show, from 1930-45 (I missed these). Then came television! From 1952-70, with syndication lasting until 1975. (I didn’t watch all of them, but I did see a bunch over the years). The stories were actually bas... Read more
Space 1999
Sunday, January 26, 2020      10 comments

Space 1999, 1975-77, a sci-fi show brought to us by a team of British & Italian company. Now, this is Chutzpah, trying to design a future setting of this world, only 22-24 years ahead! Where is my habitat on the moon? Why aren’t they using smart... Read more
Coach
Saturday, January 25, 2020      12 comments

Coach was a sitcom that ran on ABC from 1989-97. Craig T. Nelson played Hayden Fox, the football coach of the “Screaming Eagles” for the “Minnesota State University”) (The last 2 seasonS, he & his support staff coached the “Orlando Breakers”.) C... Read more
Timeless
Saturday, January 25, 2020      12 comments

Timeless was a time traveling show shown on NBC. It started in 2016. NBC cancelled the 2d season, then us uncancelled (is that a word?) 3 days later. NBC cancelled it again, then a approved a month later for a 2 part finale to wrap it up. The ... Read more
Planet of the Apes
Thursday, January 23, 2020      15 comments

Planet of the Apes, based on the 1968 movie & sequels. It aired on CBS, & used Roddy McDowall from the movie series as Galen, a chimpanzee. Roddy played Cornelius in the movies. This was another no-starter, cancelled after half a season, due t... Read more
Three Moons Over Milford
Wednesday, January 22, 2020      14 comments

Three Moons Over Milford, 2006, cancelled after 8 episodes. The premise: Just before the show started, an asteroid struck the moon, breaking it into 3 pieces. Milford is a small town in vVermont. No one knows if 1or more chunks of the moon wil... Read more

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