Pippi Longstocking – With Great Power…

Pippi Longstocking

When uttering these words, with great power…, nobody will ever think about Pippi Longstocking, the very special girl from the Swedish TV series. Even more, I can say that your mind will automatically complete the sentence with, … comes great responsibility. But it wasn’t so in 1969, when the series was aired. It was more […]

Knight Rider’s KITT

Knight Rider's KITT

Knight Rider debuted on NBC in 1982, where it was aired until the series finale in 1986. The premise was as easy as it comes: a self-made billionaire rescues a nearly-killed police officer after being shot, gives him a new face and a new name, and transforms him into a weapon against injustice. In the […]

The Tudors: When Changing History Works

Henry VIII as depicted in The Tudors

While named after the Tudors dynasty, the Showtime series followed specifically only the reign of Henry VIII, a king for almost 40 years known for separating the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church and, more importantly perhaps, for his six marriages. Why do I say that a private matter from the king’s life […]

The Jeffersons: The Rise And Fall

The Jeffersons

The Jeffersons debuted in 1975 and was one of the longest-running TV series at that moment. And who would have believed that, especially when the show was actually a spin-off of another popular show (All in the Family)? Even more, it wasn’t even the first spin-off, the spot being taken by Maude. So why was […]

Bewitched: The Secret of The Twitch

Bewitched

In immemorial times, twitching your nose meant only one thing: God Bless! But all of that changed 50 years ago, when Bewitched was aired on ABC: from then on, for as long as the earth will last, every woman will want to do that. Twitching isn’t a spasm, but it is magic! And it is […]

The Munsters: The Meaning of Beauty

Marilyn Mundane/Munster

In a week’s time we will celebrate 50 years since the first episode from The Munsters was aired for the first time on CBS. It wasn’t at all an original concept (since The Adams Family debuted just a week before), but the smaller details made it a cult classic. The series borrowed many things from […]

Gone with the Wind – 75 years later

Gone with the Wind

Who would have thought 75 years ago that Gone with the Wind would be one of the cinema’s greatest? The answer is quite easy: only one person. The story goes that David O. Selznick bought the rights of the homonymous book from author Margaret Mitchell for the record amount of $50,000. If we are to […]

Johnny Cash: about our own Folsom Prison

Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues

Everybody knows now the story of Johnny Cash’s famous Folsom Prison Blues (with its 3 stages, how it was received, and so on), but I believe that it is nowadays its meaning has the most resonance with all of us. Everybody knows the famous line I shot a man in Reno/Just to watch him die, but […]

Walker, Texas Ranger – A Matter of Faith

Chuck Norris in Iraq

If Walker, Texas Ranger would win an award, Kanye West would hide under his seat. Of course, you might say that this is the most facile way to begin a piece about a show with Chuck Norris. But at the same time it is also a more casual way of talking about a show that […]

Elvis Presley: The Karate King

Elvis Presley

There are quite a few legends circulating around about Elvis Presley, and the most well-known and desired to be true ones are those concerning his death. While these ones are wishful thinking, some of these “rumors” do have a little truth to their core. Just like the rumors concerning the King’s black belt. Elvis was […]