Monday, May 31, 2010

Second Noah (1996) TV series 1996-1997

A relatively short-lived series that spanned less than two complete seasons. It was a family drama that featured two married adults, Noah(a zookeeper) and Jesse (a writer), who adopt ten children.




AVAILABLE EPISODES
Stormy Weather
Season 1, Episode 4
26 February 1996

Second Noah (1996) TV series 1996-1997
Cast: James Marsden, Betsy Brantley, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Erika Page

South Bank Show, The (1978) TV series 1978-2009

A television arts magazine show, originally made by London Weekend Television (now part of ITV Studios), presented by Melvyn Bragg, broadcast on ITV1 and seen in over 60 countries worldwide — including Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Sweden and the USA. Its stated aim was to bring both high art and popular culture to a mass audience.

In May 2009, ITV announced that the show was to come to an end. Although it was originally reported that the show was ending due to Bragg's retirement, Bragg later made it clear that he decided to leave after they ended the show, and thought ending it was a mistake; according to him, "they've killed the show, so I thought, I'll go as well."

On Monday 28 December 2009 the final edition was broadcast featuring The Royal Shakespeare Company as its subject. Melvyn Bragg announced on this programme, after the final South Bank Show Awards in January 2010, there would be a series of ten 'South Bank Show Revisited' programmes transmitted in early 2010 featuring updates on previous South Bank Show subjects.

AVAILABLE EPISODES
Andy Warhol
Season 11, Episode 4
25 October 1987

The South Bank Show (1978) TV series 1978-2009
Host: Melvyn Bragg

Spinal Tap Reunion, A: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out (1992) (TV)

They're back, Tap-ier than ever.











A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out (1992) (TV)
Cast: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer

Surf II (1984)

Evil Nerd Menlo wants to get revenge on some surfers by selling a bad batch of soda called Buzzz Cola which turns people into mutant zombies. My all-time favorite Corinne Bohrer in an early role, great movie!




Surf II (1984)
Cast: Eddie Deezen, Morgan Paull, Ruth Buzzi, Lyle Waggoner, Cleavon Little, Linda Kerridge, Carol Wayne, Peter Isacksen, Biff Manard, Tom Villard, Terry Kiser, Eric Stoltz, Fred Asparagus, Jim Greenleaf, Corinne Bohrer, Lucinda Dooling

Reunion (1989)

Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart.









Reunion (1989)
Cast: Jason Robards, Christien Anholt, Samuel West, Françoise Fabian, Maureen Kerwin, Dorothea Alexander, Frank Baker, Tim Barker, Imke Barnstedt, Gideon Boulting, Alan Bowyer, Jacques Brunet, Rupert Degas, Robert Dietl

Purlie (1981) TV Movie

In the early days of the civil rights movement, Purlie comes home as a preacher who will shake things up and bring freedom to his people.







Purlie (1981) TV Movie
Cast: Robert Guillaume, Sherman Hemsley, Rhetta Hughes, Melba Moore, Clarice Taylor, Brandon Maggart, Don Scardino, Linda Hopkins

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Naked Truth, The (TV Series) 1995–1998

After a messy divorce with her very rich and powerful husband, Nora Wilde refuses to accept his offer.




 




AVAILABLE EPISODES
Season 1, Episode 5
Sex Crazed Sitcom Zombie Gropes Shutterbug (In Midnight Morgue Orgy)!
18 October 1995

Season 2, Episode 13
The Source
14 May 1997

Season 3, Episode 11
Hooked on Heroine
26 January 1998

Season 3, Episode 15
Day of the Locos
25 May 1998

The Naked Truth (TV Series) 1995–1998
Cast: Téa Leoni, Darryl Sivad, Holland Taylor, Tom Verica, Mark Roberts, Jonathan Penner, Jack Blessing, Amy Ryan, David Lee Smith, George Segal, Mary Tyler Moore, Chris Elliott

Next Joe Millionaire, The (2003) TV series

A better than average reality offering hosted by Samantha Harris. This was actually lots of fun.








AVAILABLE EPISODES
Season 1, Episode 2
27 October 2003

The Next Joe Millionaire (2003) TV series
Host: Samantha Harris

Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976)

Filmed without the benefit of cages or mechanical sharks to offer protection!

A man accidentally learns that he has a mystical connection with sharks, and is given a strange medallion by a shaman. Becoming more and more alienated from normal society, he develops an ability to communicate with sharks telepathically, setting out to destroy anybody who harms sharks.

Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976)
Cast: Richard Jaeckel, Jennifer Bishop, Buffy Dee, Harold Sakata, John Davis Chandler

Murder Can Hurt You (1980) TV Movie

Spoof of TV crime dramas. Someone is murdering all the great detectives and cops, and it's up to the remaining few to find the killer and stop him. Very, very, very corny. Some of the worst spoofs ever.




Murder Can Hurt You (1980) TV Movie
Cast: Gavin MacLeod, Jamie Farr, John Byner, Tony Danza, Victor Buono, Don Adams

Madman of the People (1994) TV series 1994-1995

Jack "Madman" Buckner is an old-school newspaper editor: he speaks his mind, makes lots of enemies and doesn't sweat the little details. Dabney is the usual but the best part of this show was Cynthia Gibb. Love the Gibb.


AVAILABLE EPISODES
Season 1, Episode 4
Guy Just Wanna Have Fun
13 October 1994

Season 1, Episode 8
Jack Has Left the Building
1 December 1994

Season 1, Episode 11
What a Big Mouth You Have Grammy
29 December 1994

Season 1, Episode 15
Anytime, Anywhere
10 June 1995

Madman of the People (1994) TV series 1994-1995
Cast: Concetta Tomei, Cynthia Gibb, Dabney Coleman

Man of the People (1991) TV series

Meet Jim Doyle. He's got all the qualifications to be a successful politician... And he's just been appointed City Councilman. He's a con man. He brings lots of "con" fidence to everything he does. He's a gambler. He likes a good race, especially if it's run by competitors with four legs. He's a hustler. Not necessarily one who'll make 12 campaign stops a day. Jim Doyle's a hustling politician who's been around the block...from the Pool Hall, all the way to City Hall. "If the race can't be won, fix it." - Jim Doyle In his time, Jim Doyle has done it all. Now, thanks to a bizarre turn of events, he's about to add City Councilman to a resumé that includes big-time pool player and "small-time grifter." Jim's past also included a failed marriage to a crusading city councilwoman who was beloved by the entire community. With her unexpected death, City Hall suddenly needed a suitable replacement. Someone with just the right background, which in political terms meant someone they could control. Jim Doyle seemed like the perfect choice, or so they thought. It turns out, Jim's been around enough unsavory characters to know when he's being hustled, and he's enough of a betting man to welcome a good challenge. So against his better instincts, and with the reluctant help of his ex-wife's loyal personal assistant, he accepts the position of City councilman. Almost instantly, he wins the people over, playing politics his own special way. In the weeks and months ahead it becomes increasingly apparent that whoever said "you can't beat City Hall" never met Jim Doyle. (NBC)

AVAILABLE EPISODES
Season 1, Episode 1
Pilot
15 September 1991

Season 1, Episode 3
The Pool Hall
29 September 1991

Season 1, Episode 4
Here's to You, Mrs. Lawrence
6 October 1991

Season 1, Episode 5
Of Cars and Kids and Cads
13 October 1991

Man of the People (1991) TV series
Cast: James Garner, Corinne Bohrer, George Wyner, Romy Windsor, Taylor Nichols, Kate Mulgrew

M.Y.O.B. (2000) TV series

A teen runaway searches for her birth mother and develops a relationship with a snooty aunt who works at a high school.








AVAILABLE EPISODES
Season 1, Episode 4
Basic Instinct
27 June 2000

M.Y.O.B. (2000) TV series
Cast: Steve Moreno, Lauren Graham, Katharine Towne, Paul Fitzgerald, Amanda Detmer, Colin Mortensen, Dan Bucatinsky, Mike McIntosh

Mission: Monte Carlo (1974)

From the "The Persuaders!" series. English Lord Brett Sinclair and American Danny Wilde are both wealthy playboys, they are teamed together by Judge Fullton to investigate crimes which the police can't solve. These two men are complete opposites, but become great friends through their adventures and constantly risk their own lives for one another.

Mission: Monte Carlo (1974)
Cast: Roger Moore, Susan George, Tony Curtis

Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show (1991) (TV)

And now it's 20 years since this show! How the time goes by. Tons of fun for us fans, MTM was and is the reigning queen of TV comedy.






Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show (1991) (TV)
Cast: Edward Asner, Georgia Engel, Valerie Harper, Ted Knight, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lady of the House (1978) TV Movie

A dramatization of the life of Sally Stanford, who operated a bordello in the northern California town of Sausalito, and eventually went on to be elected mayor of the town.






Lady of the House (1978) TV Movie
Cast: Dyan Cannon, Armand Assante, Zohra Lampert, Susan Tyrrell, Jesse Dizon, Maggie Cooper, Anthony Charnota, Colleen Camp, Kim Hamilton, Sam Freed, Melvin Belli, Charlie Murphy, Christopher Norris

Poker Alice (1987) TV Movie

Alice Moffit, 'Poker Alice', has been disowned by her Boston family because of her incurable penchant for gambling.








Poker Alice (1987) TV Movie
Cast: David Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor, George Hamilton, Liz Torres, Richard Mulligan, Tom Skerritt

Public People, Private Lives (1988) (TV)

Long form celeb interview show hosted by Sarah Purcell.









AVAILABLE EPISODES
Mary Tyler Moore, Kristian Alfonso, Randy Quaid
December 1988

Public People, Private Lives (1988) (TV)
Host: Sarah Purcell

Pacific Station (1991) TV series

A police station in Venice Beach, California is the setting for this sitcom. Short-lived but in retrospect EXCELLENTLY cast, including Richard Libertini as an openly gay detective and the late, great John Hancock as the chief.


AVAILABLE EPISODES
Season 1, Episode 3
A Man's Best Friend
29 September 1991

Season 1, Episode 5
Friend of the Devil
13 October 1991

Season 1, Episode 8
Bob's Son
20 December 1991

Pacific Station (1991) TV series
Cast: Robert Guillaume, Richard Libertini, John Hancock, Joel Murray, Ron Leibman, Megan Gallagher

Polly: Comin' Home! (1990) TV Movie

Broadway style songs are used to tell this interesting story of an ingenious orphan.



 




Polly: Comin' Home! (1990) TV Movie
Cast: Anthony Newley, Celeste Holm, Debbie Allen, Dorian Harewood, Phylicia Rashad

Promised Land (1996) TV series 1996-1999

When Russell Greene loses his job, he decides to go on the road with his family.









AVAILABLE EPISODES
Season 1, Episode 24
Stealing Home (1)
13 May 1997

Promised Land (1996) TV series 1996-1999
Cast: Celeste Holm, Gerald McRaney, Wendy Phillips

Michael Jackson Talks to... Oprah Live (1993) (TV)

Michael Jackson's interview with Oprah, watched by over a 100 million viewers around the world.








Michael Jackson Talks to... Oprah Live (1993) (TV)
Cast: Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jackson

O. J. Simpson - Reading of the Verdict (1995)

Watch in awe as history is made. Would be funny if it wasn't so tragic. Not only is this the worst offering in all of television history, it's a depressing, demoralizing look into the utter depravity of the human soul. Watch the "Dream Team" and think about Robert Shapiro the next time you hear or see a LegalZoom commercial. Look at the WTF look on Kardashian's face. From wikipedia.com; "By the end of the criminal trial, national surveys showed dramatic differences between most blacks and most whites in terms of their assessment of Simpson's guilt." No kidding.

One hour live broadcast including; verdict read, post verdict, going home.

Nightkill (1980)

The wife of a wealthy industrialist finds herself caught-up in a web of intrigue & murder created by her own deceit.

Nightkill (1980) 
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jaclyn Smith, James Franciscus, Mike Connors, Fritz Weaver, Sybil Danning

Tournament of Roses Parade, The (1993) (TV)

Held on New Year's Day, Saturday, January 1st, 1993. Hosted by the threesome of Marc Summers, Sarah Purcell, and LA icon Bill Welsh. A favorite float was the bungee jumper, this guy did this the entire parade route!


The Tournament of Roses Parade (1993) (TV)
Hosts: Marc Summers, Sarah Purcell, and Bill Welsh

Friday, May 28, 2010

Tracy Morgan Show, The (2003) TV series 2003-2004

Tracy Morgan plays a married owner of an auto-repair shop with two kids. Tamela Jones from "Head of State" plays his wife and rapper Heavy "D" plays one of the mechanics.






AVAILABLE EPISODES
Season 1, Episode 6
Coach Tracy
6 January 2004

Season 1, Episode 8
The Value of Money
20 January 2004

The Tracy Morgan Show (2003) TV series 2003-2004
Cast: Tracy Morgan, Tamala Jones, Marc John Jefferies, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Heavy D, John Witherspoon, Katt Williams, Bre Blair, Tracy Morgan Jr., Myzel Robinson, Debra Jo Rupp, Keesha Sharp

Subaru - World Rally Championship (1995)

The late, and truly great Colin McRae wins his first WRC in 1995. McRae died in a private helicopter accident in September 2007 which also claimed the lives of his young son and two family friends. A great man, a great racer, he is missed.

This is dubbed from a promotional VHS videotape distributed through the Subaru dealer network to celebrate the winning of the WRC.

Subaru - World Rally Championship (1995)
Host: David Richards

Shootdown (1988) TV Movie

KAL Flight 007 was a Korean Air Lines civilian airliner shot down by Soviet interceptors on 9/1/83, over the Sea of Japan, near Moneron Island just west of Sakhalin Island over prohibited Soviet airspace. All 269 aboard were killed, including Lawrence McDonald, a sitting member of the United States Congress. The aircraft was en route from NYC via Anchorage to Seoul when it strayed into prohibited Soviet airspace because of a supposed navigational error.

Shootdown (1988) TV Movie
Cast: Angela Lansbury, George Coe, Kyle Secor, Molly Hagan, Jennifer Savidge, Diana Bellamy, Alan Fudge, Booth Colman, Richard McKenzie, John Cullum, Robin Curtis, Terri Hanauer, Haunani Minn, Paul Linke, Richard Green

Footsteps (1972) TV Movie

A football coach is hired by a small college to shape up its football team, and he finds himself in trouble with local gamblers who don't want the team to improve.






Footsteps (1972) TV Movie
Cast: Richard Crenna, Joanna Pettet, Forrest Tucker, Clu Gulager, Ned Beatty, Mary Murphy, Beah Richards, Bill Overton, Allen Garfield, Al Lettieri, Robert Carradine, Lou Frizzell, James Woods, Jack Colvin, Jennifer Lee

Ike: The War Years (1980) TV Movie

Five Emmy nominations were bestowed upon the TV miniseries Ike, which first aired May 3, 4, and 6, 1979. Later, these three two-hour installments were boiled down to two and retitled Ike: The War Years. Robert Duvall stars as General Dwight D. Eisenhower, with Lee Remick co-starring as Kay Summersby, his official driver, confidante, and (it has been said) lover. Part Two of The War Years finds Eisenhower, now the supreme commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, dealing with political tangles involving Winston Churchill (Wesley Pitney) and General DeGaulle (Vernon Dobtcheff). The film concludes with Eisenhower's supervision of D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. Two directors were credited for Ike: The War Years Boris Sagal handled the scenes filmed in England, while Melville Shavelson helmed the scenes set in the US and North Africa. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Ike: The War Years (1980) TV Movie
Cast: Joe Altieri, Dana Andrews, J.D. Cannon, Robert Duvall, Paul Gleason, Laurence Luckinbill, Darren McGavin, Lee Remick

My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance (2004) TV series

The best/worst of reality TV. Of all the worst, this was the best.









AVAILABLE EPISODES
Season 1, Episode 1
Pilot
6 July 2004

My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance (2004) TV series
Host: Claudia DiFolco

Tribute to Harry Chapin (1991) (TV)

Tribute concert held in 1987 at Carnegie Hall (and later televised on PBS), commemorating Harry Chapin.



Tribute to Harry Chapin (1991) (TV)
Cast: Assorted

Twin Peaks & Cop Rock: Behind the Scenes (1990) (TV)

A promotional television special aired to prepare new viewers of ABC's shows "Twin Peaks" (for the second season), and "Cop Rock" (for the first season). It includes clips from "Twin Peaks"' first season and explanations on each of the main characters, as well as interviews of actors and creators of the series.

Twin Peaks & Cop Rock: Behind the Scenes (1990) (TV)
Cast: Alan Thicke, David Lynch, Mark Frost, Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Peggy Lipton, Steven Bochco, Barbara Bosson, Ronny Cox

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments (1999) (TV)


"The Trouble with Tribbles" . . . "The Best of Both Worlds" . . . "Trials and Tribble-ations" or "Scorpion." Which one is the greatest Star Trek episode of all time? Tonight, you decide! Take a hilarious journey through Federation space with Captains Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway and the bravest crews in the galaxy. From dangerous villains to outrageous one-liners, this all-encompassing retrospective captures the greatest moments in Star Trek history. Challenging trivia questions and never-before-seen outtakes make Ultimate Trek the ultimate ride. Get ready to experience entertainment at warp speed!

Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments (1999) (TV)
Host: Jason Alexander

My Life and Times (1991) TV series

Ben Miller was an elderly man living in a nursing home in the year 2035, who frequently reminisced about his past life in this critically acclaimed series. Each episode was set in a different year, and detailed Ben's days as a college student, his courtship with wife Rebecca, and other important moments in his life.

AVAILABLE EPISODES
Season 1, Episode 1
April 9, 2035
24 April 1991

Season 1, Episode 2
Jessie
1 May 1991

Season 1, Episode 3
Our Wedding
23 May 1991

My Life and Times (1991) TV series
Cast: Tom Irwin, Megan Mullally, Helen Hunt, Matt McGrath, Harriet Medin, Timothy Stack, Sean Baca, Emily Ann Lloyd