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Yogi Bear
Sunday, February 23, 2020      15 comments

Yogi Bear is described as an “anthropomorphic bear” (just in case you thought real bears wore neckties & hats, spoke with other animals and people, & stole pic-a-nik baskets). Now, everyone understands this is a cartoon show, right? Yogi was a b... Read more
Mysteries of the Missing
Sunday, February 23, 2020      13 comments

Mysteries of the Missing is a show on Science Channel. It started in August 2017. The host is someone who has some history of being missing mysteriously - Terry O’Quinn (he was John Locke on Lost) The premise of the hourly show is investigating ... Read more
Tales of the Darkside
Friday, February 21, 2020      14 comments

Tales of the Darkside was a horror anthology show. The pilot showed in 1983, the series ran from 1984-88. Each show was a stand alone show, many ending with a twist. The stories ranged from horror, the macabre, fantasy, & science fiction. ... Read more
Dr. Who
Thursday, February 20, 2020      14 comments

Doctor Who has been a long-running sci-fi series on BBC, which originally ran 1963-1968. It was rebooted in 2005 & continues (with occasional breaks) today, after 12 incarnations with various men, & with the first woman doctor! Premise: “The ... Read more
Hope & Gloria
Wednesday, February 19, 2020      13 comments

Hope & Gloria only lasted 2 seasons on NBC. One reviewer classified it as “pleasant”, not a great recommendation ... Premise: Hope, a television producer, leaves her philandering husband after 10 years. Street wise single mother Gloria & her k... Read more
Alien Nation
Tuesday, February 18, 2020      13 comments

Alien Nation television show was based on the movie of the same name, with James Cain as Matthew Sykes & Mandy Patinkin as Sam Francisco. In the tv show, Gary Graham playing Sikes & Eric Pierpojnt as Sam “George” Francisco. Yeah,Anyway, the prem... Read more
A Million Little Things
Monday, February 17, 2020      12 comments

Set in Boston, A Million Little Things is the story of a group of close friends. The first episode had one of them committing suicide. The rest of the group begin to reassess their lives, to live life more fully. It has a large ensemble cast. ... Read more
This Is Us
Sunday, February 16, 2020      14 comments

This is Us has been shown on NBC starting in 2016. The story covers the lives and friends of 2 parents & their 3 children. The time setting flips back & forth from the children as babies, triplets, to the present setting. & in between. Of the 3 ... Read more
Highway Thru Hell
Saturday, February 15, 2020      13 comments

Highway Thru Hell is a Canadian documentary about the heavy duty rescue and recovery businesses. (Initially, it centered on Jamie Davis Motor Trucking, but other companies joined the lineup in later seasons.) The show began in 2012, & is still h... Read more
My Funny Valentine
Friday, February 14, 2020      14 comments

My Funny Valentine, a show tune from 1937. It was written by Rodgers & Hart, for the movie “Babes in Arms”. Many, many singers have recorded it. ... Read more
Barney and Friends
Friday, February 14, 2020      13 comments

Barney and Friends was a children’s show (ages 1-8), on PBS from 1992- 2010. I was well out of the target audience, & didn’t watch - but,, it was inevitable that I caught glimpses. When grown-ups were around, Barney was a stuffed purple Tyrannos... Read more
7th Heaven
Wednesday, February 12, 2020      12 comments

7th Heaven was on air from 1996 on WB for 10 seasons, with a l last season on the CW (when the WB & UPN merged to make CW). Premise: Reverend Eric Camden (Stephen Collins), a Protestant minister, & his wife, Annie (Catherine Hicks), lived in (f... Read more
Farscape
Wednesday, February 12, 2020      11 comments

Farscape was a joint Australian - American science fiction series shown on the Sci-Fi channel. It ran for 4 seasons, starting in 1999. The Jim Henson Company was responsible for the special make-up & prosthetics. Two of the characters were anima... Read more
Babylon 5
Monday, February 10, 2020      13 comments

Babylon 5 was a space opera which started in February 1993 with a movie. It did so well, the series came out the following January. The show was designed for 5 seasons, with well developed arcs & as a “video novel.” By golly, they did just that!... Read more
Homeland
Sunday, February 09, 2020      14 comments

Homeland, an American spy-thriller, began broadcasting on Showtime in 2011. This season will be the last. Clair Dane plays Carrie Mathison, a bipolar CIA agent. Damien Matthews is Nicholas Brody, a USMC sniper. He had been captured & held by th... Read more

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