T.V. shows from the 1980s.

Some more of my favorites.

I got the images from Wikipedia.

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Magnum P.I. was pretty cool. Tom Selleck was likeable as Thomas Magnum and the storylines were interesting. The banter between Magnum and Higgins was funny too.

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Murder She Wrote was a great show. Angela Lansbury played the part of Jessica Fletcher with class and intelligence.

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Data was reason enough to watch Star Trek: TNG, although I liked the rest of the cast a lot too.

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Quantum Leap will always be special to me. It was a show with a positive message and the main characters, Sam and Al (Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell) had a marvelous chemistry. Sam was one of the kindest, most unselfish characters in T.V. history, and although Al was a little rough around the edges, he had a kind heart too. It’s a shame it only lasted five seasons.

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T.V. shows: 1960s-1970s

Some of my favorite shows when I was a kid back in the (gasp!) late 1960s-1970s were:

 
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I loved the Monkees, especially Davy Jones.  I think he was my first crush.  I was probably six or seven though, what does an 6 or 7-year-old know?

 

I liked some of the Sci-Fi shows.

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Lost In Space was worth watching just to hear Dr. Smith and the robot argue.

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Kirk, Mr. Spock and Bones…’Nuff said.

I liked medical dramas. Especially if they happened to have cute firemen.

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Emergency! was a must watch.  I still love it. It documented the beginning of the paramedic program. Of course a lot of the information is out of date now, but it’s interesting to see how the paramedic program started and how far it has come since then. This show was one of the first modern medical shows. There were other medical shows before it but Emergency! explored an important change to the medical profession that has saved a lot of lives. There was enough comedy to offset the dramatic rescues; some of the banter between the characters (especially Johnny and Chet) was hilarious. Johnny Gage was my favorite character, although I liked all the actors.

 

I liked cop shows.

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Adam-12 paved the way for future cop shows.

Adam-12 was on the air during the same time as Emergency!.  It started and then ended several years before Emergency!. The cast of Adam-12 and Emergency! guest starred on each other’s show a few times. The overall atmosphere of Adam-12 was a little more serious (although there were some humorous moments) than Emergency!  This was an engaging show that followed what the main characters, Pete Malloy (Marty Milner) and Jim Reed (Kent McCord) had to deal with as police officers. 

And I liked comedies.

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Mork and Mindy was a wonderful show thanks mostly to Robin Williams, although the rest of the cast was good too. You could relate to Mork trying to fit into life on earth and learning about humans.

Mork and Mindy was actually a spin off from Happy Days…I liked Happy Days a lot too. It was set during a time that was simpler, and how could you not love Fonzie? The interaction between the whole cast was excellent though.

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I’ll talk about shows from the 1980s next time.

I got these images from Wikipedia.

Iron Man

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I like me some Iron Man. I’ve seen all three of them. The one above is the first one. (I got the images from Wikipedia).

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The second one.

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And the third. I think Robert Downey was a big reason the films are so fun. I can’t imagine anyone else as the Tony Stark character. Tony is a jerk in many ways, but he’s likeable too. He is flawed but realizes it and makes an effort to correct that. He actually is capable of caring and treating others (specifically Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts character, and the little boy, Harley Keener, played by Ty Simpkins) with compassion and understanding.

And of course Tony was a hit in The Avengers. What’s not to love?

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Thor

Went to see Thor 2 today and enjoyed it a lot. The story line was interesting though a bit complicated. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston had good chemistry. The underlying story about the conflict between Thor and Loki was well done. There is a lot of baggage there, but the brothers help each other and stick together through thick and thin. The rest of the cast did a wonderful job, but the relationship between Thor and Loki is a central part of the movie.

And of course there is the threat to Asgard and Earth that must be dealt with. Thor has matured and is behaving more the way a future king would behave and is determined to save Asgard (and everyone else) from the bad guy, Malekith. Loki is still up to his trickery. There is quite a bit of humor in spite of the dark theme.

I also liked the interaction between Thor and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), the woman who was waiting for Thor to come back to her.

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The Asgard set was appropriately mysterious, dark, beautiful and majestic.

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There was plenty of action, both on Asgard and on Earth. Thor and Malekith have one heck of a fight, bouncing from realm to realm. They left things open for another movie very nicely. I’m looking forward to the next installment.

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I liked the first movie a lot too by the way. I got the images from Wikipedia.

Miley Cyrus to Lead US Attack on Iran

This is a very funny blog about Miley’s VMA performance. Love it.

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By Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes

Miley Cyrus proved herself above and beyond the call of duty as she completed the final phase of her CIA training at the Video Music Awards. After schooling with veteran Bangkok hookers, her task was to utterly befuddle the entire audience and perform moves that would make even a Congressman blush and would have gotten her arrested had she done them on a busy sidewalk rather than an awards stage. Outstanding job, Miley!

Prior to the show, an unnamed Pentagon insider alerted Bayard & Holmes to startling information about an imminent US attack on Iran. Our informant told us that the Pentagon prefers to keep its strategies Top Secret until the operation is well underway. The Obama administration is concerned about how the UN will respond to the first use of a Weapon of Mass Revulsion.

However, in one of the few secret documents…

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