‘The Love Boat’ (Season 4): 1980-81 docks highest-rated season

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 Yellow Rose’: Primetime soap could have been a contender

All that talk in 2017 about the 40th anniversary of Dallas’s debut got me thinking about one of the many pretenders to its prime time network soap opera throne—NBC’s The Yellow Rose—right around the time I saw that actress Susan Anspach had passed away. She was quite good in this expensive, all-star outing from NBC, so in memory of Miss Anspach, let’s look back at The Yellow Rose. Continue reading “‘The Yellow Rose’: Primetime soap could have been a contender”

‘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”

‘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”

‘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”