Versatile character actor John Hillerman passed away in 2017, so we thought we’d dig out a Magnum, P.I. season five review, featuring Hillerman in his most recognizable role as the indomitable Higgins. Continue reading “‘Magnum, P.I.’ (Season 5): Quintessential 80s detective show still delivers”
With the death of Robert Guillaume in 2017, we thought it would be a nice tribute to go back to the first season of Guillaume’s best-remembered role, Benson. Continue reading “‘Benson’ (Season 1): Scene-stealer Robert Guillaume now front & center”
Having suffered through the CW’s way more Hispanic, way more gay Dynasty reboot in 2017, why don’t we go back to the all-white, just a tad gay original ABC primetime soap opera that debuted in 1981. Continue reading “‘Dynasty’ (Season 1): Nighttime soap in search of a villain”
We like our prime time soaps here at 80s Talk. Oh yes we do. Continue reading “‘Falcon Crest’ (Season 1): Get drunk on wine & intrigue, ’80s style”
The Complete Hammer House of Horror is perfect Halloween viewing for anyone interested in 80s UK horror and the Hammer Films studio: the scripts are tight, the direction nimble, and the performances spot-on…with plenty of gore and slight nudity to keep you tuned in. Continue reading “‘Hammer House of Horror’: UK anthology sports tight scripts, nimble direction”
Anchors aweigh and get another bottle of bleach: they don’t call it “The Love Boat” for nothing! Continue reading “‘The Love Boat’ (Season 3): Everything great & terrible about escapist TV”
No Priscilla Presley or Ricardo Montalbán. No O.J. Simpson. But these 30-minute episodes are still pretty funny, even if the funny bits are mixed in with some dated (and suspect) gags.