Hey, it's blog post #150. Woo hoo! That's pretty good...I've
had the blog for a while but posted infrequently until
October last year.
I've been lazy today, but I need to start doing work on
the weekly news pages. I'm still running yesterday's
transcripts, too, and it's very late!
I was very happy to learn tonight that our "On Demand"
channel on TWC finally has The CW. Yippee!
I finally finished watching all of the DVD's that they
sent me lately to
review for our site...I'm sure there will be more soon.
the meantime, I've been catching up on shows I recorded last
year on my bedroom DVR, like "Revolution" and "Sleepy
Hollow". I hope to catch up on the ones I really like. I
really missed "Revolution", and I'm so sad that they
canceled it. It's very sad to see Stephen Collins on the
show... he's such a good actor and plays
such a likable old guy! Such a shame that he's so screwed up
and that it ruined his life and his career (not to mention
any of his victims). I had planned to make a section on our
site for "Revolution" but now I have to wait because it's
not a current show. I try to concentrate on current ones.
course Bill Cosby has been in the news lately... it appears
that he's guilty of heinous perverted crimes, too. Lucky for
him, there's no audio tape of his confession, so perhaps
some people still think that he's innocent (not me).
He had a new show, but they decided not to proceed with it.
I grew up watching "I Spy" and "The Bill Cosby Show"
(1969-1971) where he played a high school basketball coach.
We listened to his records; everyone in my family loved his
comedy. I watched the "Fat Albert" cartoons every Saturday
morning. One summer (1974), a friend of mine and I saw
a double-feature of "Skin Game" (with James Garner and Lou
Gossett, Jr.) and "Uptown Saturday Night" (starring Cosby
and Sidney Poitier). We figured out that if we stayed in the
theater, they wouldn't kick us out, so we watched it MANY
times. We loved both comedies. Later, I did watch Cosby's
famous show, and the one he did after that, which was less
successful (with Madeline Khan). I always thought he was
funny. Too bad he's so twisted and sick.
hard to believe that such beloved figures, people you
watched on your TV and movie screens, can be so awful. I
know they're HUMAN, sure, but human is one thing; being a
predator is another. Some might even call them "evil". It
turns my stomach. I still do love those old shows, though. I
would definitely watch "I Spy" if they showed it again. I
loved Robert Culp in that. Cosby was cool, and good-looking
back then, but I never really had a crush on him the way I
did Culp, or Sidney Poitier, or Garner, or many others. Who
knows why? However, I have always loved Stephen Collins. He
was sure gorgeous in "Star
Trek: The Motion Picture" (a terrible movie). But
mostly, they both played father figures -- the type of
people you want to hang out with, or have as dad. Until now.
I have to wonder if other people in Hollywood knew this
and if so, why
they didn't say anything? I hope Sidney Poitier didn't know.
I can't take yet another of my childhood heroes being
tarnished. This is why I don't read biographies much or read
gossip columns. Either they're about actors that I truly
don't care about (or almost-actors like the Kardashians), or
they tell me things about actors that I like, that I really
don't want to hear. That's the problem with idolizing
people, or putting them on a pedestal. They'll usually
Anyway, I still enjoy the shows these awful people are
in... I don't think that because a bad person was in
something that the shows are now unwatchable. They're two
separate things. I can understand people not wanting to go
to, say, a Roman Polanski film, because he'll directly
benefit from your money. Perhaps the same is true from
re-runs of "7th Heaven". I don't know. I'm sure that Bill
Cosby no longer gets residuals from "I Spy" at this point. I
don't know about his later shows or movies. Well, I just
checked, and it looks like you can still buy "7th Heaven"
and "Revolution" on Amazon, so I guess they don't care
whether Stephen Collins profits or not from those... I guess
the TV networks that pulled re-runs of "7th Heaven" were
worried about getting angry letters or low ratings.
It's great that some of the "Revolution" actors are on
other shows... I hear that Billy Burke is going to be on
"Major Crimes" again, so that's awesome. I just wish he
weren't playing a bad guy. I really loved him as Miles (and
in the "Twilight" movies, of course).
was so fun!! All the old west jokes, especially when they
had the titles that were like the old "Bonanza" and other
Western shows. So much fun! I love their funny episodes.
I don't watch any of the
more (no time!), but I was excited to hear that next week's
"NCIS: New Orleans" will have Dean Stockwell as a guest
star! Scott Bakula stars in the show, and he and Stockwell
were the stars of "Quantum Leap" years ago. That will be a
fun reunion! I'm so glad that Bakula is on a successful show
again. He's been a great actor for many years (especially in
the wonderful "Men of a Certain Age" on TNT), and he seems
like a really really nice guy, so I'm glad he's gotten
got to interview him once and he was really super nice. Of
course, as noted above, you can't really tell what anyone is
like, can you? But I talk to a lot of them, and he seemed
nicer than most. Stockwell was also fantastic in "Battlestar
Another great reunion next week is when Greg Grunberg and
Merrin Dungey both appear on "CSI".
They were both on "Alias".
She's also joined the cast of "Once
Upon a Time" as Ursula!
I've seen a few episodes of "Young
& The Restless" this week, including the episode where
Victoria gave birth. I had to laugh because her baby came
out looking so clean and dry (newborns are covered in blood
and other fluids), even though she gave birth in a closet,
with no nurse. LOL!
was some very good news this week - "Longmire" was
renewed for a 4th season, picked up by Netflix! Yay! I love
that show. I wish they could save more shows, like "Dallas".
They tried but couldn't get anyone else to pick it up.
This week's "Supernatural"
was fabulous!! A really humorous episode. "South
Park" was also very funny. They did this great twist on
cock-fighting and Magic the Gathering. Very odd but clever.
It was great seeing Robert Wagner on "Hot in Cleveland".
He's still so handsome, even at age 84. Speaking of old
shows from the 1960's, like "I Spy", Wagner starred in
another great old show from back then, "It Takes a Thief".
Then he was in a good show in the 70's called "Switch" with
and Sharon Gless, and then the show he's probably most well
known for "Hart to Hart". He's always been great and has a
fun twinkle in his eye. He showed his humor on HIC.
They announced that HIC is being canceled, too. That's
too bad, but it did have 6 seasons, which is a long time for
a sitcom on cable. I enjoyed the show, but it was rarely
laugh-out-loud funny. I like the characters and the
guest-stars, and Betty White always had the best lines, but
a lot of the jokes were the same ones over and over again.
How many times can we
watch Melanie be insecure, Joy be drunk or needy (or
bickering with Elka) or Victoria be selfish? They relied way
too much on these things instead of coming up with new ideas
or better jokes.
I fear that this last season of "Two and a Half Men" has
gone the same way. It's just not very funny this season. I
used to love it... that's too bad. "Big
Bang Theory" is still hilarious, though. It was great to
on tonight's episode!
Saturdays are not as much fun without "Doctor
Who"! Fortunately, there's a Christmas special on
Christmas Day! I can't wait. See the teaser and other news
Doctor Who Spoilers Page.
This week's primetime news and schedule page
will be here this weekend!
Come join our
Facebook group Talkin' TV. We have 400 members now!
Thursday I had an enjoyable conference call
handsome Keegan Allen from "Pretty Little Liars" on ABC
Family... Their Holiday Special is 12/9!
I'm really looking forward to
NBC's Peter Pan
Live! on November 26. That should be great fun. I'll at
least tape it and hopefully get to watch it at some point.
New shows! We'll be reviewing most of them on our site.
Game BBCA (premiered 11/5)
*The Missing Starz (premiered 11/15)
*State of Affairs NBC (premiered 11/17)
*Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Bravo 12/2
Suave Says VH1 12/3 (reality)
*One Child Sundance 12/5
Pizza Masters The Cooking Channel 12/5
*The Librarians TNT 12/7
*The Red Tent Lifetime 12/7 (2-part miniseries)
Wake Up Call TNT 12/12 (reality)
*Marco Polo Netflix 12/12
*Ascension Syfy 12/15 (3 part miniseres)
*All Hail King Julien Netflix 12/19 (animated)
*Galavant ABC 1/4
*Marvel's Agent Carter ABC 1/6
Polka Kings Reelz 1/6
Expedition Unknown Travel Channel 1/8
*Togetherness HBO 1/11 (only 8 episodes)
*Eye Candy MTV 1/12
*Younger TVLAND 1/13
*12 Monkeys Syfy 1/16
*Grantchester PBS 1/18 (6 part mystery)
*Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations The Travel Channel
*Allegiance NBC 2/5/15
*Dig USA 3/5
I'm most looking forward
to "Galavant" and "The Librarians"...
Here's a good list of shows that have been renewed or
great that "Batman" is finally coming out on DVD! Wow! It's
Speaking of that, this
was awesome and it was great to meet the new Harvey Dent.
He's a little crazy. That's fun. I can't believe next week
is the Fall finale already.
sent me a DVD of their new show "12 Monkeys", so I'll be
watching that this week and reviewing it. I'm also expecting
some other new DVD's like "The Wonder Years" Season 1,
"Midnight Special" collection and "Motown 25" (a great
special that aired in the 80's - I have it on VHS
Don't forget to
vote for the People's Choice Awards!
Have a great week!
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