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Heroes
Tuesday, December 10, 2019      11 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      11 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
Brooklynn Nine-Nine
Monday, December 09, 2019      10 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a comedy police show, set in NYC’s Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct. It ran for 5 seasons on Fox, starting in 2013. Fox cancelled it in 2019, but NBC picked it up the next day for 2 seasons (so far). Andy Samberg plays Jake Peralta... Read more
Meerkat Manor
Saturday, December 07, 2019      13 comments

Meerkat Manor was a British tv show which ran on Animal Planet International from 2005-08 (4 seasons). They used traditional animal studies techniques kwith narration. Oddly enough (to me, anyways) was, in the UK, Bill Nighy narrated the progra... Read more
Captain Kangaroo
Friday, December 06, 2019      16 comments

Captain Kangaroo, long running children’s morning show (1955-84) 5 times a week on CBS. The “Captain“ got his name from the large pockets on his jackets.per Wiki: 1993. The show was conceived and the title character was played by Bob Keeshan,... Read more
Roller Games
Thursday, December 05, 2019      12 comments

Roller Games, a one season show, 1989-90 . It was a theatrical version of Roller Derby. I had to look it up, as I’ve never watched a real game. I didn’t see Roller Games, either. I’ve only seen bits as part of other TV shows. Per Wiki, the te... Read more
The Saint
Wednesday, December 04, 2019      11 comments

The Saint was a mystery spy thriller from the UK, shown from 1962-69. It was based on the 1920’s books by Leslie Charteris about Simon Templar. Templar helped people that couldn’t get justice from conventional means, sometimes skirting the law.... Read more
The Rockford Files
Wednesday, December 04, 2019      11 comments

The Rockford Files, 1974-80, NBC Starred James Garner as Jim Rockford, with Noah Beery as his father, ‘Rocky’. Rockford had served 5 years in San Quentin Prison due to a wrongful conviction. He was cleared, & set himself up as a private dete... Read more
McMillan & Wife
Monday, December 02, 2019      11 comments

McMillan & Wife, 1971-77, 3D of the major shows that rotated in the NBC Mystery Movie (the other 2 were Columbo & McCloud. NBC would throw a 4th in to try them out). Rock Hudson starred as San Francisco Police Commissioner Stuart McMillan. Susan... Read more
McCloud
Sunday, December 01, 2019      11 comments

McCcloud, 1970-77, on NBC as part of its NMC Mystery Murder series (including Columbo & McMillan & Wife). McCloud was described as “a cowboy in the big city”. Dennis Weaver played Deputy Marshall Sam McCloud, from the New Mexican town o f Taos.... Read more
Columbo
Saturday, November 30, 2019      14 comments

Columbo, 1968-78 on NBC. Set in Los Angeles. The twist in this show was that the audience would see at the beginning “who dun’ it”. Frequently, the perpetrators were high society, &/or highly intellectual, who thought they could get away with ... Read more
Fantasy Island
Friday, November 29, 2019      12 comments

Fantasy Island, 1977-84, ABC This show started out as 2 TV movies. Ricardo Montalbán starred as the mysterious Mr. Roarke. For the first 5 years. his trusty little sidekick , Tattoo, was played by Hervé Villechaize. Many episodes began with T... Read more
Alright
Thursday, November 28, 2019      12 comments

I love this song - he’s so happy (dare I say, grateful?) with what he has. I hope everyone had a peaceful, happy day with friends & family. ... Read more
People My Age
Wednesday, November 27, 2019      13 comments

People My Age, John Gorka, 2001 People my age Have started looking gross I cannot say all And I shouldn't say most I've seen 'em in t... Read more
I’m Not Getting Older, I’m Getting Better
Tuesday, November 26, 2019      14 comments

Well, my friends, this is the last day of my 6th decade. Yay ... but considering the alternative, I’m doing OK. Been kicking up the prescription on my trifocal glasses for (mumble) years. Still have all of my teeth, but have a lot of crowns, & ... Read more

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