‘Benson’ (Season 1): Scene-stealer Robert Guillaume now front & center

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”

‘Dynasty’ (Season 1): Nighttime soap in search of a villain

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”

‘Hammer House of Horror’: UK anthology sports tight scripts, nimble direction

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”

‘The World of Strawberry Shortcake’ (1980) & ‘Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City’ (1981): Charming kids fare

It’s berry berry good! Continue reading “‘The World of Strawberry Shortcake’ (1980) & ‘Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City’ (1981): Charming kids fare”

‘The Love Boat’ (Season 3): Everything great & terrible about escapist TV

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”