So I saw this movie Jack of All Trades on Netflix yesterday…

I hadn’t planned on watching Netflix yesterday – but I was looking for something that I could watch while I was doing something else.  And what I found on Netflix was a rather intriguing documentary. The film, Jack of All Trades, is a documentary about the son of a baseball card store magnate and how…

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The Evolution of Harley Quinn

I think that Batman: The Animated Series was one of the best made-for-TV cartoons ever produced.  The show featured amazing artwork, detailed storylines, and character concepts that just completely worked.  Plus, Kevin Conroy’s gravel-throated voice of Batman set the standard for future animated Batman projects. And a character from that original TV series – the…

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Life in the Doghouse on Netflix – watch it or don’t?

Yesterday, one of my Facebook friends posted a trailer for a documentary on her FB wall.  It looked intriguing.  So last night, I decided it would be worth watching. The documentary, Life in he Doghouse, follows the life of Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta, two experts in equestrian dressage training who developed a passion for…

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Oh come on … Not the Banana Splits, too …

As a child of the 1970’s, I feasted on Saturday morning programming.  And I had a serious feast for the Saturday morning creations of Sid and Marty Krofft.  Their puppet / live action series were inventive and creative and fun.  I’ve already written in the past about how Joy the Bugaloo was one of my…

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NBC’s The InBetween – “I see dead people…”

There was this great Australian soap opera drama called Love Child, a period piece about unwed teen mothers in the late 1960’s.  I really enjoyed it, and although I hoped that Love Child would somehow make it to an American broadcast (it would have done well on PBS Masterpiece or maybe as a Netflix import),…

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 7 SPOILERS!

I’ve watched Game of Thrones for the past eight seasons.  And although it seems that last Sunday’s episode, “The Iron Throne,” was listed as the series finale, for some reason my Apple TV listed an extra episode.  Maybe it was an accident, maybe it was an Easter egg. But sure enough, apparently HBO made one…

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Roosevelt Franklin – the forgotten Muppet of Sesame Street

Growing up with Sesame Street has been a rite of passage for millions of kids.  We learned our letters and numbers, we learned concepts of sharing and cooperation, and we enjoyed the antics of Jim Henson’s Muppets. I mean, let’s face it – if you asked someone today who their favorite Sesame Street character was,…

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My thoughts on The Simpsons’ “Upstate New York” song

Truth be told, I haven’t watched The Simpsons on a regular basis in a very long time.  But after what appears to be a record amount of vitriol over last Sunday’s episode, “D’oh! Canada”, I found the episode on my AppleTV subscription and watched it. Apparently … here’s the parody song in the video that’s…

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Hanna-Barbera’s 1960’s Superheroes and Super-Adventure

At one point in time, the Hanna-Barbera studios produced the lion’s share of animated Saturday morning fare – especially in the 1960’s.  Now of course there were plenty of animated slapstick cartoons out there – mostly The Flintstones and Atom Ant and Secret Squirrel and Top Cat and boy oh boy am I showing my…

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What keeps me hooked on Doom Patrol?

Today, the DC Universe streaming app will air the seventh of fifteen episodes of the surreal sci-fi superhero series Doom Patrol, a show about a team of super-powered misfits who barely understand their powers and how they interact in a very, very surreal world. And God help me, I’m hooked on this show. To understand…

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