5 Awesome Facts of Chuck Norris

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Chuck Norris is one amazing fellow, especially with the high-energy martial arts moves on Walker, Texas Ranger. While most people recognize Chuck Norris from his days as a Martial arts actor, he is an author as well. There are five other facts about him that will make your scratch your head. Some of his most […]

A Word About Walt, Jr.

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Walter White is a name that inspires a wide variety of conflicting emotions, thanks to its association with one of the most dynamic characters ever written for television.  Lest we forget, however, it’s a name that is shared by another character, one who is often overlooked amongst the gallery of more colorful personalities that surrounds […]

Walter White: Power Addict

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Walter White, aka The Great Heisenberg, is an addict.  Not a drug addict, of course; he may be the manufacturer of the highest-quality methamphetamine on the market, but he never touches the stuff himself, as we all know. Despite this fact, he is an addict, nonetheless.  Even if his own unbelievably pure, crystal blue product […]

A Farewell to Mike

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Before we plow ahead into the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad, it seems like a good time to pause and say a fond farewell to a character who will not be continuing with us. I’m referring, of course, to clean-up expert, hired gun, and business advisor Mike Ehrmantraut, whose exit at the end of […]

Breaking Bad: A Tragedy in Five Seasons

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When I first saw the poster for the fifth season of Breaking Bad, featuring Walt enthroned in the middle of his “fat stacks” with the caption “All Hail the King,” I saw it as confirmation of something I had suspected for some time: the story of Walt’s rise to power is a modern-day Shakespearean tragedy. […]

Three Classic Perry Mason Episodes

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Perry Mason was always one of my all-time favorite television series.  Watching Perry, Della Street and Paul Drake solve their cases each week was totally enjoyable viewing.  Here is just a glimpse into three of their shows: “The Case of the Fickle Fortune”, 1961 An honest (if not too bright) civil servant, Ralph Duncan goes […]

Three Favorite Kojak Episodes

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A good way to spend some time relaxing  was watching a “Kojak” episode.  I would sit down, prop my feet up and  enjoy a dish of ice cream while I watched the program. Telly Savalas and his fellow cast members  always provided thought provoking entertainment.  Theo and Crocker and Capt. McNeil were  on the job […]

Rockford Files – Favorite Supporting Characters

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The Rockford Files series starred private investigator Jim Rockford (played by James Garner) who is far from your average, everyday PI. The main character doesn’t make the whole show, however. The fact is that some of the longest-standing shows today don’t just have interesting leads but also interesting supporting characters. The Rockford Files definitely featured […]

Dragnet: Just The Facts Ma’am

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Just the facts is a phrase associated with Joe Friday from “Dragnet” We remember too Joe Friday saying at the beginning of each show “This is the city: Los Angeles, California. I work here I carry a badge. “Dragnet” was a realistic police drama starring Jack Webb as Joe Friday and Henry Morgan as his […]

Several Favorite Episodes of Columbo

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There really are no Columbo stories I haven’t enjoyed watching and I think I‘ve probably seen them all.  It was hard to choose, but here are a few of my favorites: “Lovely But Lethal”, Season 3, 1973 co-starring Vera Miles and Martin Sheen. The Beauty Mark cosmetic empire is run by Viveca Scott an extremely […]