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Doc - TV Shows
The 1st season of this show was about an aging family physician (Barnard Hughes), his wife, their daughter and son-in-law (John Harkins). Moosie Dryer played his grandson, with Mary Wickes as his nurse. Funny show in season one, good enough to be renewed. The 2nd season was a complete disaster. Everyone was written out. Doc's wife was killed off. The rest of his family apparently moved away, although I can't remember their absence being explained. Mary Wickes came back for maybe 2 episodes before she also left. Also, Doc no longer had his regular practice, but now worked in a clinic where David Ogden Stiers played the administrator. It was never clear why this level of "re-tooling" was done, but it's usually a sure sign the show is headed for cancellation. It alienates what viewers it did have, and almost never brings in any new viewers. Who's going to watch a show they weren't watching to begin with because it was "retooled"? It's like delaying the inevitable. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 18, 2014, 4:47 pm

Dancing With the Stars - TV Shows
dah-nah-nah-nah....nah-nah....nah-nah [I can't watch this!] dah-nah-nah-nah....nah-nah....nah-nah [I can't watch this!] -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 18, 2014, 4:31 pm

Cold Case - TV Shows
Never boned, but I find the lame sub-plots involving the main characters' personal lives excruciatingly annoying. We're watching to find out "who done it", not "who's doing who". The static between Lily and her dysfunctional mom and sister gets old really fast. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 18, 2014, 4:24 pm

Bonanza - TV Shows
It jumped for me when Pernell Roberts left, but the all time worst episode has to be when Hoss sends away to China for fireworks and gets Marlo Thomas as a mail order bride instead. Really stupid plot and resolution at the end. Made me think it was filmed for no reason other than to complete the season's episode order because everyone phoned it in. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 18, 2014, 4:10 pm

Best of the West - TV Shows
For anyone interested, episodes of this are now on youtube. Not sure for how long. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 18, 2014, 3:58 pm

Abbott and Costello Show - TV Shows
I think I liked this show better than their movies, but not necessarily every one of their movies. I don't really care for the musicals they appeared in. It seemed the plots were constantly being interrupted just so the singer co-starring in the movie could have yet another excuse to break into song. I watch A&C for the comedy, not the cheesy hit songs of the day sung by singers trying to act, if in fact they even were hit songs. When they stuck to comedy, their films were good stuff. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 18, 2014, 3:45 pm

Little House on the Prairie - TV Shows
Yeah, the rape episode is kinda creepy......and they made it a two-parter no less. I saw the first part when it was first run but to this day have never seen the second. If it wasn't for google, I probably still wouldn't know who the rapist was, or his fate. I also don't like how his identity wasn't revealed until after he was shot dead.....so we don't get to see him confronted, arrested, tried or hanged......just bang bang and it's over. Nice and neat and tidy as this series so often was. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on April 24, 2013, 2:28 pm

Hot l Baltimore - TV Shows
Maybe you're both right. My recollection of this show was that while I saw certain eps, I really didn't understand much of what was going on having been elementary school age at the time. My old man thought the show was OK. My mom hated it. That was applying their 1970s standards. Who knows how they would view this today? -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on February 20, 2013, 1:43 pm

D.C. Follies - TV Shows
Yes, well, at the time this aired, I would have known little to nothing about British programming. The puppets were incidental to the actual jokes being told, which really made the show. Case and point, I hated "Land Of Confusion" and thought Genesis should worry about their own problems on their own side of the pond instead of focusing on what they perceived as ours by dissing our President and his wife. Even without that, I doubt the British are able to lampoon American politics the way Americans can. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on February 20, 2013, 1:40 pm

To Tell The Truth - TV Shows
Yeah, I know Pelirojo. That was sorta the joke. Obviously a guy smart enough to get away with hijacking an airplane isn't going to be dumb enough to show up on "To Tell The Truth" just because he wants to be on TV. Besides, this will probably spawn a debate, but the real DB Cooper is probably dead or about 100 by now. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on November 19, 2012, 9:56 am

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - TV Shows
Superman reboots are just not for me. The more of them get done, the more Superman bones the fish. I'll take the TV series with George Reeves and the first movie with Christopher Reeve, but after that....pass! -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on October 9, 2012, 4:42 pm

L.A. Law - TV Shows
Overall decent, but there were some dumb episodes here. Who remembers the one about the famous play producer who had a nervous breakdown after the death of his wife and Jill Eikenberry walks in on trying to ride his desk chair like a horse in his underwear? That was an "interesting" scene. How about the "Salamander", a washed up superhero who couldn't get past his identity crisis and almost kills himself trying a courtroom stunt in character? "Salamander Salamander Onward Ho!" It guess that would be kinda funny if the premise wasn't so sad. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on October 9, 2012, 4:14 pm

Just Shoot Me - TV Shows
I didn't think David Spade was that bad in this. I thought the whole "George Segal is his pretend dad" thing was kinda funny, especially when you see what his real dad is like (played to a fault by Brian Dennehy). -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on October 9, 2012, 4:03 pm

Joanie Loves Chachi - TV Shows
OK, "most" people agree this show skd from day one, but what about specific stuff that you hated about it? I recall that one of the members of their "band" was this frizzy-longish-haired space cadet. Seeing this guy all I could think was "Good God! Don't tell me they're going to try to inject the drug culture into a show revolving around Happy Days characters!" Thankfully it didn't last long enough for that. Even "The Wonder Years" knew enough to make that only a passing reference most of the time. In the proper context it's OK, but to have it just for the sake of having it is a bone......kinda like the AIDS storyline in "Life Goes On". -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on October 9, 2012, 4:01 pm

Jeffersons, The - TV Shows
"Musical Lionels" didn't kill this show, but it sure stole from its credibility. "Replacement Lionel" was so one-dimensional they ended up writing the character out altogether rather than continue the travesty. How can you replace Mike Evans as Lionel? He played it so perfectly, even if his funniest, edgiest bits were on All In The Family and not really this. Fortunately, when "Lionel" later returned, it was with Mike Evans, which is how it should be. R.I.P. Mike Evans. He died young. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on October 9, 2012, 3:57 pm

Baby, I'm Back - TV Shows
Pelirojo, wasn't the long suffering wife the same actress who played Harriet DeLong, Carroll O'Connor's love interest on "In The Heat of The Night"? She was still beautiful even by then. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on October 1, 2012, 3:32 pm

Little House on the Prairie - TV Shows
I thought the football episode took place during that period when they lived in Winoka, not Walnut Grove. At least if it's the episode I'm thinking of where the kids who went to school in a barn played against the rich kids at the private school, including Mr. Standish's son. Didn't the barn kids win when a blind student, who was also strong as an ox, boosted / catapulted Albert over the goal line, thus "inventing the forward pass" (not really, but that's how they tried to spin it)? Maybe there were two football oriented episodes. I know baseball was around back then. The Brooklyn Dodgers franchise goes back to the 1870s. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on October 1, 2012, 3:30 pm

NFL Today, The - TV Shows
Had to add this. I recently got "NFL Network" added to my cable service, and they were showing some old footage of a guy getting interviewed on NFL Today by......Jayne Kennedy! First time I'd seen her since her gig ended back when.....surreal.....mere days after I mentioned her below. Wonder what she's up to now. It was an old clip to be sure. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on October 1, 2012, 3:19 pm

Homefront - TV Shows
Thanks Pelirojo. I read in the wiki article that Dear Abby and some others engaged in a letter-writing campaign to get this renewed for a 3rd season, as if this was "Star Trek TOS" or something (yeah RIGHT!). I have to wonder what it is about a patently unrealistic show that warrants such vehement support. Apparently this was also the reason TV Land chose to run it....it's cult "popularity". Maybe the reason it only had "cult" popularity was that most people saw it for the BS it was. It really bugged me too the way "Joan of Arc's" (perfect nickname for her) out of wedlock pregnancy was treated so matter of factly in the 1940s. I mean if that's how you want to treat it, DON'T SET THE SHOW IN THE 40s! This is why I SMH whenever someone who was born after 1980 tries to give me a history lesson. They're being taught a false version of the past in the hopes they won't repeat it, when in reality the way to avoid repeating it is not to forget what it was like! BTW, I saw plenty of critical comments about this show on the site that cannot be named. I think toward the end comments showing up in general got very "hit or miss". -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on October 1, 2012, 3:13 pm

Homefront - TV Shows
In case you didn't catch it up top: I thought this was a crummy show with a hypocrite for a main character / matriarch....an uber-Catholic widow who gets pregnant from an affair with a Jewish atheist in the 1940s. Say WHAT? How did this nonsense ever last two full seasons? Making matters worse, she's constantly moralizing (straight out of Catholic dogma no less) on her "near adult" offspring, even as her out of wedlock baby bump gets bigger by the week. Then she refused to marry the father (more uber-Catholic hypocrisy) because he's an atheist. Maybe before she slept with the guy without using protection (in the 1940s that's what I'm inclined to believe regardless of whatever else the writers of this tripe may try to put across) she should have checked for such deal breakers? I'm sorry, but I have a very low tolerance for "stupid", even when it's on the so called "idiot box". This show is insulting to Catholics, but the biggest insult is to people's intelligence. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 24, 2012, 11:23 am

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