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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
Under the Dome
Saturday, February 08, 2020      11 comments

Under the Dome, a science fiction-mystery show based on Stephen King novel. It started in June 2013, ending after the 3d season in 2015. Premise: Nothing ever happens in sleepy little Chester’s Mill. Well, there was that little incident in 1988,... Read more
The Lost Blog :(
Saturday, February 08, 2020      13 comments

I just spent 2 hours trying to do a blog on TV show Under the Dome, 2013-15 on CBS. Well, shoot. Had to keep searching for a song to use, but couldn’t find the lyrics. Found others, couldn’t find a YouTube recording. LOST THE BLOG! I quit. Will ... Read more
The Last Ship
Thursday, February 06, 2020      9 comments

The Last Ship was an action-drama series, shown on TNT 2014-18. It was loosely based on the 1988 book by William Brinkley. The premise was a US Navy guided missile destroyer, the USS Nathan James, was on a research mission to somewhere in the A... Read more
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

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