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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.
*Well, much to no one's surprise, the arrival of ESPN+ on Roku means a lot of the "free" content on Watch ESPN is gone. It's not enough ESPN has to get 8 bucks from every cable subscriber. Now it has to take away the content it was giving those subscribers and charge an extra 5 bucks per for it.
*Can we talk about how Magic Bullet replacement mugs are way too expensive? Uh...they really are way too expensive. That's pretty much all I had to say.
*I was excited to watch The Little Hours until I realized Dave Franco was in it, and I don't know even why I feel this way. Does he have to be in every damn movie Alison Brie is in, though? I have Dave Franco fatigue despite not knowing for sure if I have actually seen him in a movie.
*3 "Pitch Perfect" movies already, yet 30 years later, no "Megaforce" sequel.
*You ever fire up a DVD of a movie, check the running time, and just laugh when you see how short it is?
*Hyped for people pretending to like "Roseanne" because the main character is apparently a Trump voter.
*Saw a headline reading "'Small' Comeback" with a pic of Kathy Griffin and thought she was playing Vicki in some kind of "Small Wonder" reboot.
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