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Over twenty years have passed since Full House ended its original run, but it's still freakishly easy to reenter the Tanner universe. The first episode of Fuller House finds newly widowed DJ Fuller (C…
As a single man with few responsibilities, Harry Hooperman is accustomed to living life on his own terms. He goes to work and plays his sax, but he can pop downstairs to his landlord's apartment whene…
Dean Sanderson (Rob Lowe) is The Grinder, or at least he used to be. We meet Dean when he's more of an out of work actor who used to play a smooth lawyer (The Grinder) on TV. At loose ends, Dean retur…
If you've seen Season One of Family Ties, you'll be happy to pick up where you left off with the Keaton family. Season Two finds Alex taking speed supplied by Mallory (OMG!), alcoholic Uncle Ned (Tom …
It seemed to me that Seasons 1 and 2 of Family Ties approached perfection, and yet, I love Season 3 even more. When Meredith Baxter Birney's real-life pregnancy is written to the script, we find the K…
Gimme a Break! was one of the first shows to enter my childhood TV viewing schedule, though I simply referred to it as "Nell" for many years. I watched the episodes when they first aired, I watched th…
When I was little, I thought Mork and Mindy was the funniest, edgiest show on TV. I felt like I had a very important date every time it was on, and I made a pointed effort to mention it at school, jus…
Television can be a pretty bleak landscape these days, but if I look at it from a kid's perspective, I actually feel kind of sick. When I was a little, you didn't need cable to find age appropriate pr…
The Simpsons have become such a ubiquitous part of pop culture that it's easy to forget that new episodes are still being made, deliberately, with the same edgy humor and attention to detail as ever. …
Goofy as The Muppet Show may be, it serves as an amazing time capsule for the late 70s and early 80s. As I peeled the plastic off the DVD edition of Season 3, my heart started to thump. I knew there w…
The only thing making this set of three DVDs a "collection" is the flimsy cardboard sleeve, and the loose theme of comedy (I ask you: Is there such thing as a John Cleese drama collection? Think about…
The only thing making this set of three DVDs a "collection" is the flimsy cardboard sleeve, and the loose theme of comedy (I ask you: Is there such thing as a John Cleese drama collection? Think about…