Enjoyably simple and light early 80s fantasy sci-fi fluff. It could have been better, but staggering competition at the other networks spelled low ratings and a mid-season thematic shift likely left casual viewers confused, leading to its first season also being its last. Continue reading “‘The Powers of Matthew Star’: A cute sci-fi/fantasy diversion”
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!”
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!”
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”
Early 80s hot house tramp Morgan Fairchild naked? Automatic “recommend” for The Seduction. Continue reading “‘The Seduction’ (1982): Morgan Fairchild stars in vintage early 80s sleaze”
Frequently silly but entertaining hostage crisis nail-biter…which needed a whole lot more mamba. Continue reading “‘Venom’ (1982): Exploitation flick needs more hiss”
A snazzy little psychological slasher/giallo, where a photographer becomes (or does he?) the killer of his beautiful models.
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.