August 15, 2017

Five Sitcom Characters Who Wanted to be Actors

I’ve talked before about how sitcoms have universal occupations that it seems like every show has at least one character who fills it. While Mike Brady as an architect was unique, how many teachers have there been in sitcoms? Or nurses? Or lawyers? But by far one of the most common careers we seen on these shows is the actor wannabe. You know, someone who has decided he would be the best actor in the world even though they have no talent or training. Then we spend a large majority of the series laughing at their exploits. This is so common it goes all the way to I Love Lucy, where Lucy did anything to be in Ricky's show despite her lack of any talent. Or how about on “Coach”, Hayden’s daughter tried to become an actress (subconsciously trying to get Hayden’s attention) but was so awful she ended up giving up and going into advertising in New York.

August 11, 2017

Top 10 Favorite Episodes of “The Brady Bunch”

August 6, 2017

Underrated Trek:Dramatis Personae (DS9)

Welcome back to Underrated Trek, where I take a special look at Star Trek episodes that I love…which may not be the most popular or even liked by most. If you follow this series you know I have done a ton of TNG and TOS articles and a few though not enough Voyager. DS9 is the one I have slighted the most because I simply don't have much to say about it. The bad episodes are, well, bad. But even more than that, I am a Next Gen fan and DS9 was way to dark for my taste. Bad? Heck no! But I never could get into to it. I have noticed a trend that people who grew up with and love DS9 for it's darker tone look down on the more cerebral Next Generation. But Next Generation paved the way for DS9 and did some very good things especially when it focused more on character and less on story. So I decided to do a DS9 article since my last was much to long ago. I wanted to focus on Season One since that was a rough year. It was still a "TNG" show and hadn't found it's way yet. There were a few good episodes, like this one episode I always liked:

A first season episode that isn't to bad? Let's discuss....

August 2, 2017

Five Forgotten 80’s Franchises I Grew Up With