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 →


Character Spotlight: Celia Hodes

by Beal Show: Weeds Character: Celia Hodes Actor: Elizabeth Perkins Basically: At the surface, Celia Hodes is your stereotypical can't-mind-her-own-business-wants-to-control-yours bitch neighbor who seeks power (in the PTA and the City Council) not so much because she wants to get her way, but because she wants others NOT to get their way. However, despite her schadenfreudian... 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 →

Season Premiere: Weeds (Ugh)

by Beal I don't know why I do this to myself. I get so invested in a television program that the only place it can take me is to disappointment town, which the fifth season premiere of Weeds did in droves. What happened to the simple premise of suburban-widow-slings-pot? Ohhh right, she got involved with L.A.... Continue Reading →

Let’s Further Ease the Pain

by Beal I'm with Judi. May brings both joy, as seasonal affective disorder has finally run it's course, yet, sadness, because my favorite programs go on MONTHS LONG hiatus (hiatuses?). However, then I remember that some of my all time favorite shows began as summer trials (Do Beverly Hills, 90210 or It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia ring any... Continue Reading →

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