Gilligan’s Island: A Will, A Hunter and Vegetables

The Hunter 1967

A Will, A Hunter and Vegetables.  What do these have to do with Gilligan’s Island?  They are each the theme of one episode of the series.  Perhaps you remember these shows which are some of my favorites: “Pass The Vegetables Please”, 1966 One day when Gilligan is out fishing he hooks a crate of vegetable […]

Touched By An Angel Three Classic Episodes


Touched By an Angel is always an uplifting show.  The angels, Monica, Tess and Andrew devote themselves to trying to help their assignments find their way.  Here are a few of my favorite episodes: Till Death Do Us Part, 1999 Jordan Avery is about to turn 40 and his wife Molly plans a birthday party.  […]

Review: The Walking Dead Compendium One


Chapter One: “Days Gone Bye” As an avid comic book collector in my youth, I was eager to check out The Walking Dead collection.  As a writer who has adapted prose to screenplay format and vice-versa, I couldn’t wait to compare the graphic novel to the television series.  Being only one (albeit lengthy) chapter in, […]

Della Street, The Perfect Secretary

della street

Beautiful, intelligent, efficient, charming, loyal, well dressed.  These are only a few of the words which could be used to describe Della Street (Barbara Hale).  As you know, Della was confidential secretary to the famous attorney Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) in the TV series “Perry Mason”. During the late 50s and early to mid-60s Della […]

The Jeffersons Movin On Up

cast the jeffersons

Remember the adorable little strut when George Jefferson walked into a room?  What about the way he usually referred to his wife as Weezy? George Jefferson (Sherman Hemsley) and his wife Louise (Isabel Sanford) were an upper middle black family living in New York City with their son Lionel.   The show was a spin-off of […]

Mayberry’s Aunt Bee

aunt bee

Many of us delighted in watching Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) on the Andy Griffith Show and later on Mayberry R.F.D.  Aunt Bee was the beloved maiden aunt of the widowed Andy.  After his housekeeper left to get married Aunt Bee moved into the house to take care of Andy and Opie. Even though she never […]

Loveable Deputy Barney Fife of Mayberry

barney fife

He was only allowed to have one bullet for emergencies.  He was supposed to carry this one bullet in his shirt  pocket.  Somehow it would find its way into the gun and often the gun would “accidentally” go off. We are, of course, referring to Barney Fife (Don Knotts)  the fictional deputy sheriff of Mayberry […]

The Munsters An Average American Family!

the munsters

The Munsters was a family comedy show in the mid 1960s.  They were a blue collar family of strange monsters who thought they were pretty normal people.  The family was made up of Herman (Fred Gwynne), the father, Lily (Yvonne De Carlo), his wife, their son Eddie, Niece Marilyn  and Grandpa. My personal favorite was […]

Perry Mason, Attorney Extraordinaire

perry mason

Probably the most successful defense attorney on TV to grace a court of law was Perry Mason (Raymond Burr)  Over the course of his career he lost very few of his almost 300 cases.  The original Perry Mason Show played on CBS from 1957 to 1966 and was based on stories by Earl Stanley Gardner. […]

Why I Loved Angelique Bouchard!

angelique bouchard

I was already attracted to the horror genre as a young child in the mid ’80s, so you can imagine my joy when I discovered reruns of the classic television series “Dark Shadows.” The shows were timed perfectly so that I could watch them after school, and my parents were glad that I was finally […]