Category Archives: TV

Mickey Mouse: Merry and Scary (2016 and 2017) – reviewed by George

This DVD contains two episodes of the new Mickey Mouse show on the Disney Channel: a Christmas episode form last year and a Halloween episode from this year. 1. The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Spooktacular During the credits … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 6 “Putting It Together (1980-2004) – reviewed by George

Hosted by Julie Andrews, Written by Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon, Directed by Michael Kantor. Topics: “The Producers” (2001): Mel Brooks brought his 1968 film to Broadway. Which gives the creative team on this program an opportunity to examine producers … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 5 “Tradition (1957-1979)” – reviewed by George

This episode seems rushed, as though the airdate caught up with the folks who write the labels for the pieces of film – because people whose faces you recognize and whose names you know are not identified at all. Even … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical – Episode 4: “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ (1943-1960)” – reviewed by George

Hosted by Julie Andrews, Director Michael Kantor, Written by JoAnn Young. Topics: Oklahoma! – was the show that made story the most important element in a musical. No longer would Broadway productions automatically be called “Musical Comedies”. But isn’t that … Continue reading

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Peter Cushing is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1968), Episode 28, “The Blue Carbuncle” – reviewed by George

This is the last episode of this TV series, whether you are counting the shows in the total series, or only the shows that survive. So how great that it’s the very best of the survivors! Dramatised by Stanle Miller … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 3: “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’ (1930-1942)” – reviewed by George

Here we are again with Episode 3 of 6, and I was planning on doing another summary of the history recounted in the show. But my fear is that if I tell too much about each milestone of the years … Continue reading

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Peter Cushing is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1968), Episode 27, “The Sign of Four” – reviewed by George

Holmes and Watson (Peter Cushing and Nigel Stock) are relaxing with their pipes, and Holmes is reading the mail. A note from a Miss Mary Morstan (Ann Bell) asks for help, and they leave for an interview at her place … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 2: “Syncopated City (1919-1933)” – reviewed by George

As in my review of Episode 1, there are many. many talking heads here with gems of information to impart. I apologize to all of them: there is simply not enough room to name them all. Last time I did … Continue reading

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Peter Cushing is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1968), Episode 18, “The Boscombe Valley Mystery” – reviewed by George

In a farming community in the Boscombe Valley a young man has been accused of killing his father by striking him squarely in the forehead with the butt of his rifle, but Sherlock, reading the newspapers, sees only circumstantial evidence. … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 1: “Give My Regards to Broadway (1893-1927)” – reviewed by George

This is a six-episode series hosted by Julie Andrews, which was broadcast on PBS. Most stories are told about people, and this series tells its tale of Broadway history by concentrating on the most influential people of the time, who … Continue reading

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