Of the many fine offerings on Netflix “Damages” – with Glenn Close playing a ruthless attorney with a lot of skeletons in her closet – remains my favorite.
The show’s large cast of flawed but lovable characters was often filmed “talking while walking” amid a dark, gritty storyline. It was bold – and it worked. Continue reading “Hill Street Blues (1981-1987)”
“Wonder Years” parallels my childhood adolescence (late 60’s/early 70’s). As such I related to practically everyone and everything in it – a gem of a show. Continue reading “Wonder Years (1988-1993)”
30 Rock was wonderful in so many ways, including how it introduced new words and phrases (Twofer, Bottoms-Up-Day, jagweed, lizzing, MILF Island). Continue reading “30 Rock (2006–2013)”
“Mad Men” paid incredible attention to detail in the story of an ad agency in the 1960’s – when office supplies included pads, pencils, bourbon, and gin.
Ken Burns shows how the 18th amendment was an epic failure in terms of moralistically good intentions leading to tragically unintended consequences. Continue reading “Ken Burns’ “Prohibition” (2011)”
The best president in my lifetime? Obviously, it’s Jed Bartlet (in the photo above – top row, far left) as portrayed by Martin Sheen in the memorable series “West Wing”. Continue reading “West Wing (1999–2006)”
I fell hard for EVERYTHING in “Downton Abbey”: landscapes, buildings, costumes, manners, accents, dialog, relationships, music — you name it. Continue reading “Downton Abbey (2010-2015)”
No show every topped Sullivan’s in its amazing range of performers: actors, comedians, crooners, acrobats, opera singers, rock groups, ventriloquists. Continue reading “Ed Sullivan Show (1948-1971)”
The Tonight Show may be the longest-running – and most durable – franchise TV history with only 6 hosts during the course of its more than 60-year run. Continue reading “The Tonight Show (1954 – present)”
Simply put, I think everyone in my generation who watched TV “loved Lucy” — and for good reason. Continue reading “I Love Lucy (1951–1957)”