Who Watches The Waltons Nowadays?

The Waltons

One of the iconic TV shows who fascinated the public throughout the 1970s, The Waltons remains one of the most re-watched Hallmark series. There is really nothing to object to this superbly realized family drama. Seeing how inspiring it is to countless viewers, the slightest attempt to bring it down is exposed as a superficial […]

The Grim Narrative behind The Honeymooners

The Honeymooners

There seems to be a consensus of opinion about The Honeymooners: a classic comedy show from the 1950s, ranking exceptionally well in both viewers’ preferences and all-time tops of such productions. On top of that, most sitcom aficionados see in The Honeymooners a predecessor of nowadays comedy shows which embrace a highly praised theme: nothing […]

What Does It Take to Love Lucy Nowadays?

I Love Lucy

In a number of ways, I Love Lucy was a successful effort of innovating the art and craft of TV shows back in the 1950s. Two of the most quoted merits of the show are the fact it was the first to be shot in front of a live audience. Also, it brought unprecedented attention […]

From John Wayne to John Wayne – The Circle of Career

James Arness's Matt Dillon

For James Arness, starring in Gunsmoke was the chance of a lifetime. The merits of Arness’s acting aside, Matt Dillon was not only the best thing that happened to Arness: it was also the longest-standing character he impersonated. The longevity of the show – two decades, which made it one of the lengthiest American TV […]

Funny Golden Girls Comebacks

Sophia of Golden Girls

Ladies of the Evening Sophia: Arrested for prostitution! I can’t believe it! Blanche: Sophia, we’re innocent! Sophia: I know that. I can’t believe these dumb cops would think people would wanna pay money to sleep with you! Flu Attack Blanche:  I treat my body like a temple. Sophia: Yeah, open to everyone, day or night! […]

Funny Firefly Moments

Firefly cast

While brief, Firefly did have its funny moments, funniness which comes from the many lines which can be quoted over and over (such as weird and unexpected expressions to stating the obvious). But which of these scenes/quotes are the funniest ones? In War Stories, there is a scene in which Zoe prevents the crew for […]

Lonesome Quotes

Lonesome Dove

Sure, Lonesome Dove is a critique brought to the myth of the Old West, a critique brought to the way people thought and looked at cowboys – they aren’t the supernatural-like heroes, they are men just like everybody else. But that doesn’t mean at all that Lonesome Dove doesn’t include scenes just like one would […]

Best Moments With Andy Griffith

Andy and Opie

The fact that there are no color episodes included in here is not strange at all – not just the critics, but also the fans, believe that the Andy Griffith Show completely changed after they switched from black and white to color. For example, Andy himself went from being calm, strong and wise to being […]

Between Declared Feminism and Hidden Misogyny

Wonder Woman

Back in the ‘30s, the screen appeared to be taken over by male superheroes. William M. Marston thought he should challenge the status quo, and created what proved to be his most treasured legacy: Wonder Woman (well, that and some key elements of the nowadays polygraph, but that’s not the point here). His creation inspired […]

The Birth of Barnabas

Barnabas Collins

The teenagers went nuts when we brought Jonathan on. That’s when the show took off. This is what Joseph Caldwell (one of the original writers of Dark Shadows) said about bringing Barnabas Collins as a main character. According to the writer, the producers wanted a vampire that would appeal to the teenagers, which would get […]