The Connection between Schitt’s Creek and the National Basketball League of Canada

I know, I know, I’m late to the party. I just started watching Schitt’s Creek a week or so ago. I’m actually watching it as a Netflix double-feature with another Canadian sitcom, Kim’s Convenience, which is quite funny in and of itself. But there’s something about Schitt’s Creek that has a connection to the Canadian…

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Rebel Wilson hosts a dog-grooming competition show. I’m good with this.

First off, I think Rebel Wilson is funny as hell. She’s got a snarky, self-deprecating sense of humor, and she can turn on the glam and the charm in an instant as needed. In 2019, Rebel Wilson hosted a competitive dog grooming TV show in her native Australia, a program called – yes – Pooch…

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TV Pixx – the benefits of screaming at your TV to win prizes.

Back in the day, local TV stations would offer their own interactive game shows. Those shows were either set in one of two formats – there would be a “Bowling for Dollars” type of program, where a local viewer would randomly have a postcard pulled out of a bin, and that person would win money…

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The Galloping Gourmet – the cooking show you forgot about

Quick, right now – name five TV cooking show hosts. Julia Child, Gordon Ramsay, Racheal Ray, Emeril Lagasse, Nigella Lawson, okay, okay. But does the name Graham Kerr ring a bell? No? Really? See, at one point in time, Graham Kerr was one of the most popular TV cooking show hosts, with a program entitled…

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Woody Allen’s early association with children

It’s hard to watch the HBO Max documentary Allen v. Farrow and see these stories that are being told. Whatever your opinion of Woody Allen – director, actor, New York City scion, pederast – this documentary is frightening. To hear Dylan Farrow describe the grooming and mental manipulation she dealt with from Woody Allen ……

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WandaVision versus Doom Patrol … who you got?

Honestly, it’s been tough for me to follow the various permutations of the Marvel Television Universe and the DC Television “Arrowverse” programs. I watched Supergirl for about a year and then gave up on it. I watched Daredevil and Jessica Jones for about one episode each, and took both of them off my subscription list.…

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Xena, Warrior Princess for the win!

During the 1990’s, there were two fantasy TV shows that drew a tremendous amount of loyal fans – Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Xena: Warrior Princess. For me, they weren’t always “appointment television,” in that if they were on, I’d watch them, and if they weren’t, I didn’t. I mean, certainly you’ve watched them at…

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Captain Kangaroo – the children’s TV show you forgot about…

It’s morning in America, and you turn on the TV. Today, the mornings are populated with a plethora of news and talk shows. But just imagine a time when, at 8:00 every weekday morning, there was an hour-long children’s show. With a genial host. And cute puppets. And entertaining and informative short segments. Welcome to…

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Willingly watch a Lifetime movie? Are you out of your clucking mind?

It is a very, very rare moment when I will willingly sit in front of the TV set and watch a Lifetime motion picture. And by “willingly,” I mean by myself, with no one else in the room. Now, in the past, I have chosen to watch a Lifetime film. The biography of the Clark…

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