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 →

Crisis Averted

Perhaps I've mentioned it before, perhaps everyday, but I like to watch The Golden Girls each night from 1 am to 2:30 am on the Lifetime network. It's the perfect wind down from an otherwise turbulent day of searching for something great to watch on television. I've also gotten myself into the habit of watching... Continue Reading →

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