Category Archives: Television

Bad Movie of the Week

Number 27 of a series An irresistible force drew me to Amazon Prime Video in the hunt for a bad movie review. This one jumped right out. The title shouts “bad movie.” It’s The Horror of Party Beach. Right there … Continue reading

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Wednesday Bad Movie

Number 30 of a series This is a grim tale, loaded with suspense and noteworthy action, much of it manufactured. It’s Switchback from 1997, featuring headline stars and streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Details are from Wikipedia. Dennis Quaid as Special Agent Frank … Continue reading

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Executive Action

It is only coincidence that I am posting this review of a show about the decapitation of the United States Government on the very day somebody had a go at such an abortive plan. In any event, this morning I … Continue reading

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The Tie That Binds

This is about Internet television, how it came to be, and what’s wrong with it. Start with some history. Fifty years ago, when I first became acquainted with cable television, the concept was quite simple. You wanted TV, you put … Continue reading

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The Man Who Saved The Union

Last year, on the 150th anniversary of the conclusion of the Civil War, I reviewed Jay Winik’s book April 1865. Winik recounts the events leading to the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, in April 1865. The book … Continue reading

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Rapid Fire Drama

I like to brag a lot about being too upstanding to ever watch television drama, but this is one I really caught onto when it came out in 1958. I would have been in my senior year in high school, … Continue reading

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Drama Without Words

I recently dumped cable TV, for the second time in my life. That opened a different world for me, and one part was the collection of odd video clips available on the Internet. I have a YouTube channel and a … Continue reading

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