‘I Dream of Jeannie…Fifteen Years Later’ (1985): 60s sitcom makes 80s appearance

Funny actor Bill Daily passed away in 2018. Pulling the rare trick of appearing in two iconic TV comedies–I Dream of Jeannie and The Bob Newhart Show–Daily was one of those actors lovers of vintage television took to their hearts like a cherished friend. In that spirit, let’s look at one of his later outings: I Dream of Jeannie…Fifteen Years Later. Continue reading “‘I Dream of Jeannie…Fifteen Years Later’ (1985): 60s sitcom makes 80s appearance”

‘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!”

‘Magnum, P.I.’ (Season 5): Quintessential 80s detective show still delivers

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”

‘Malibu Express’ (1985): 80s clichés abound in kickoff to (G-)string of Sidaris B-actioners

What, you didn’t expect to see Regis and Joy Philbin in a sleazy exploitation flick?  I say…good for them! You could do worse than appear in one of the fun, silly, sexy films of the late Andy Sidaris, he who put the female action star front and center while poking fun at his bumbling male leads in a comedic twist on the usual 1980s action/detective/spy film genres, as seen in 1985’s Malibu Express. Continue reading “‘Malibu Express’ (1985): 80s clichés abound in kickoff to (G-)string of Sidaris B-actioners”