Wednesday night’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” was an uplifting homage; a sweet valentine to TV in the ’70s. If you’re old enough to have watched these classic sitcoms back in the day, then this night was for you. I could have just looked
First off: I am not a Game of Thrones fan, so this is very much a review by somebody who, while he has sat on the throne, barely knows the series. Nevertheless, here goes. PLEASE READ NO FURTHER IF YOU’VE BANKED BUT NOT YET SEEN THE FINALE. Sunday’s much-anticipated series finale of TV’s No. 1
Well, that was no Newhart. Neither, however, was it a Seinfeld. The hour-long series finale of The Big Bang Theory was simply two more episodes that will run forever in syndication and not stand out from any that went before them — which is exactly the way executive producer Chuck Lorre must have wanted it.
As someone old enough to have watched Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In back in the late ’60s, early ’70s, I was horrified by the shoddy salute Netflix dumped into its streaming service Tuesday. It was offensive and abysmal, and, as Edith Anne used to say, “That’s the truth. PFFFFT.” The original Laugh-In (1968 – 73) was
All together now (to the tune of the theme from The Brady Bunch): Here’s the story/of a man named Marshall/who grew up within three feet of the TV/Now his son sits/right beside him/forced to watch the entire run of The Bradys… This is also the story of Marshall Jay Kaplan and his son Ben Kaplan,
There was something very Cold War creepy and “of its time” about The Twilight Zone. The classic CBS series, which ran from 1959 to 1964, was a perfect fit in a black and white era where no colour ever distracted from the stark reality at the heart of all good science fiction. Somebody, someday, will
Tonight marks the season — and now the series — finale of Street Legal the reboot. CBC announced over the weekend that the law drama starring original cast member Cynthia Dale would not be returning for a second season. It was a surprising decision coming as swiftly as it did, but, in my opinion, the
For me, The Beatles’ 1964 classic “A Hard Day’s Night” is how I measure singer-songwriters and comedy chops. Take Ringo Starr for instance. Just turned 24 the month the film was released, the fab drummer steps in front of a camera and before you can say, “Act Naturally,” he does. He’s walking by a riverbank,