Welcome to the fourth DVD voyage of The Love Boat’s Pacific Princess, where the hook-ups are plentiful and the penicillin shots are always free! Continue reading “‘The Love Boat’ (Season 4): 1980-81 docks highest-rated season”
‘The Jeffersons’: Norman Lear sitcom disrespected, but we love it!
The strangest thing: my younger kids think television coming over our old aerial—complete with commercials and limited choice of channels—is the coolest thing now (high tech burnout was inevitable). And one of their favorite digital channels is our local MeTV outlet, with its old timey sched of classic television fare (yes, they have taste, but of course, I’m shilling for a potential job offer, too…). So the upcoming “Summer of Me” programming change this Monday should be a lot of fun for them—and for you, too, particularly since The Jeffersons will be movin’ on up into the primo 6:30pm (Eastern) timeslot (now you don’t have to watch the fake news!). Continue reading “‘The Jeffersons’: Norman Lear sitcom disrespected, but we love it!”
‘Dynasty’ (Season 2): Joan Collins to the rescue!
Ah, yes…round two of the original Dynasty: the bastard child of night-time super-soap Dallas. Continue reading “‘Dynasty’ (Season 2): Joan Collins to the rescue!”
‘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”
‘Falcon Crest’ (Season 1): Get drunk on wine & intrigue, ’80s style
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 World of Strawberry Shortcake’ (1980) & ‘Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City’ (1981): Charming kids fare
‘Happy Birthday to Me’ (1981): Twisty early 80s slasher
Wanna feel stupid, like you can’t properly follow the plot of a simple 80s slasher film, only to have the ending spell it out for you? I’ve got a movie for you! Continue reading “‘Happy Birthday to Me’ (1981): Twisty early 80s slasher”
‘Ghost Story’ (1981): Early 80s attempt at refined, classic horror
Ghost Story, the glossy, high-end 1981 horror flick from Universal and director John Irvin, makes its Blu-ray debut thanks to Shout! Factory’s Scream Factory line. Continue reading “‘Ghost Story’ (1981): Early 80s attempt at refined, classic horror”