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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Shameless Self-Promotion: TV Time at ClassicFlix!
My new article is up at ClassicFlix, and this month I continue my exploration of the top-rated TV episodes of the 1960s. A few of these are obvious and are bedrock pieces of television history, but some may surprise you.
Last time, we began an exploration of the highest-rated television episodes of the classic era, as reported by Wesley Hyatt in his excellent book Television's Top 100: The Most Watched American Broadcasts 1960-2010. This month we continue our journey in chronological order. As mentioned in Part 1, to avoid repetition, each series only gets one entry in Hyatt's book. Also, for the purposes of this piece, we are excluding specials, movies, and sporting events.
Some travel agents in Minnesota are warning Vikes fans to be careful around Eagles fans, saying they should even consider removing their Minnesota jerseys and apparel. One admits the warnings sound "like we’re almost talking about gangs."
I don't know, if I had, like a viking spear and a helmet, I think I'd hang onto those.
*I love when Hulu just suddenly gets a show like ER. It reminds us that anything can happen and that even those big lists that circulate each month about what's coming to streaming services are not comprehensive.
*Finally saw The Room, and it was a life-changing experience as expected. Now I think I'm ready for The Disaster Artist.
*"Green-skinned with strap thingies on his head" Braniac will always be cooler than robot Braniac.
*Ain't no way Oprah is gonna run for anything, folks, unless she is prepared to be a whole lot more forthcoming about her personal life.
*There's one episode of Dark Mirr0r in particular I really want to watch, but I feel compelled to watch the other 3 seasons first, even though it's an anthology series. Am I nuts?
*Facebook put together a video for my year in review that it hopes "reflects the love and care in my life." It consists mainly of Honeymooners and Eight Is Enough screengrabs. Seems about right.
Cultueshark's Top 5: 5 Bowl Games I Miss Most
Optimist Bowl (only happened one time decades ago, but still)
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