Character Spotlight: Alex P. Keaton

by Judi Show: Family Ties Character: Alex P. Keaton Actor: Michael J. Fox Basically: The '80s sitcom Family Ties revolved around one key theme- liberal parents of the '60s raising their children in the money-hungry Reagan era. Elyse and Steven Keaton had three children when the series began in 1982- boy-crazy Mallory, tomboy Jennifer and... Continue Reading →


Top Five Fridays! Today’s Topic: Very Special Episodes

by Beal Like it or not, the Very Special Episode is a staple of American television. It’s intention is to teach the audience a SERIOUS moral lesson or bring a controversial social issue to life on screen, but the end result is more often than not, a campy, nearly un-watchable display of poor acting followed... Continue Reading →

Must See TV 2.0

Why NBC, you've done it again! I had lost all hope in you when your Thursday night lineup slummed to Joey, Will & Grace, The Apprentice and ER. It was like, just because Friends and Seinfeld had played out, you didn't have to give up completely, but you did. I believe it was your shit Thursday that singlehandedly took your... Continue Reading →

The Batemans Speak Out

  Turns out it really WAS a zany mix of Silver Spoons and Family Ties at the Bateman's house in 1980's. I wish I could have been the mop-topped kid sister who appeared in 30 seconds per episode, or maybe I was born late in the series, newborn one season, kindergarten the next!  NOTE: People who... Continue Reading →

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