Top Five Fridays: Favorite TV Couples

5. Zack and Kelly from Saved by the Bell No other couple exemplifies the early 90's quite like Zack and Kelly. Whaaaaat was going on here? Sometimes they were dating, sometimes she was dancing with older men at The Attic, and sometimes Zack was secretly making out with Lisa in her bedroom (what a bitch!).... Continue Reading →


Character Spotlight: Sue Ellen Ewing

by Beal Show: Dallas Character: Sue Ellen Ewing Actress: Linda Gray Essentially: Emily Post's got nothing on this bitch. A former Miss Texas, Sue Ellen is the most proper southern belle you'll ever come across. She has impeccable manners and is probably the most polite individual ever. That is, until she gets a snoot full... Continue Reading →

NTO DVD: Dallas Season 4 (1980-1981)

by Beal This is a cry for help. I have a problem, and I'm willing to admit it, but unwilling to get help. I completed yet another season of Dallas in record time, because every episode was spectacular. This season, which is actually season 3 on television (DVD box sets consider the Miniseries to be... Continue Reading →

Top Five Fridays: TV Births (Continued)

by Beal 5.  ER - Chloe gives birth to Baby Susie in "Motherhood" (May 11, 1995) A lesser TV authority would never have included this on their list. A main character's sister gives birth and it makes a Top Five list? Who does that? Well, I do, and here's why. First of all, we're talking ER... Continue Reading →

NTO DVD: Dallas Season 3

by Beal I was hesitant to post this. In fact, I have waited two weeks to finally admit that I watched yet another season of Dallas in less than two weeks time (and then immediately ordered Season 4). I mean, I have always known exactly how much time I spend watching television. It's copious and... Continue Reading →

Next Time On DVD: Dallas Seasons 1 & 2

by Beal I recently developed a voracious appetite for late seventies melodrama and the only thing that satiates it, is Dallas. This epic prime-time saga, the Holy Grail of serialized dramatic fiction, ran for 14 seasons. I however, have only made my way through seasons one and two, whose 29 episodes and bonus features have... Continue Reading →

Siblings & Suds

by Beal I've racked up about a third of a season of Brothers & Sisters on my DVR, and although I gave it my best effort yesterday, I barely put a dent in it. I feel like this program is of a bygone era. The super "serious" melodrama is reminiscent of powerhouses like Dallas, Dynasty or Knots... Continue Reading →

The Intro

Although it is occasionally overlooked, especially in the era of modern television where Tivo or DVR can fast forward through it, and DVD's allow it to be clicked past with the touch of a button, the INTRODUCTION is still as crucial as it ever was in initiating the program you're about to watch. Intro's come... Continue Reading →

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