Everything is Terrible Let’s Talk About TV

1. Or look at pictures about TV. Mike Denison is drawing a picture of Bea Arthur every day for a year (again). 2.  Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later is now on Netflix. It is, as expected, completely ridiculous and has crammed so many movie parodies into it, that it's frankly impressive. Bonus points for... Continue Reading →

Top Five Friday: Christmas Episodes

Ohhh The CHRISTMAS episode. Will it be heartwarming? Will it remind me of how important family and friends are? Will I learn that expensive presents and lavish parties should take a back seat to helping mankind? Or for once, will I be glad I'm not a fiasco/tragedy/calamity prone TV family whose belief in the spirit... Continue Reading →

Character Spotlight: Sophia Petrillo

by Beal Show: The Golden Girls Character: Sophia Patrillo Actor: Estelle Getty Basically: Sophia is the sharp-tongued octogenarian of the group. Fresh out of the home (Shady Pines) she lives with her daughter Dorothy, and her two roommates Blanche and Rose. Her speech has no filter, a side effect of a previously suffered stroke and... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Fridays: TV Weddings

by Beal Back in 1981 Luke and Laura set the bar pretty high for television weddings, drawing nearly 30 million viewers--the most ever for a daytime drama. That said, be aware that the following nuptials do not begin to compare--in total viewers, quality or emotional impact. I now pronounce these, my favorite television weddings of... Continue Reading →

Rest in Peace, Pussycat.

I have spent the past week sitting Shiva for Bea Arthur, and I think it's finally time I quit mourning the loss of her life and instead, celebrate it, which I will begin to do right here. I first met Bea as a child, in the late 1980's on the prime-time hit The Golden Girls.... Continue Reading →

The Sound You Hear is Not Silence

It is DEVASTATION. The last few days have been terrible. There is a black curtain over my television, there is a pall over my TiVo. There has been sniffling and the smell of BenGay. Someone left a casserole and a TV Guide on my doorstep. Thank you, whoever you are. Bea Arthur is dead. I'm... Continue Reading →

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