April 4, 2013

Around the Dial

Quick hits on the stories you should be reading:

Noir and Chick Flicks has a piece on 25 films featuring strong women.  You can catch most, if not all, of these movies on TV.  I do tend to like strong women in films - my preference is for Bette Davis and Barbara Stanwyck, as opposed to, say, Katharine Hepburn and Lauren Bacall.  And don't forget some love for Veronica Lake!

As part of his latest post, Thrilling Days of Yesteryear has some good info on the latest in classic DVD releases.  The final season of Perry Mason is a given for me; I'll probably take a pass on Sugarfoot; and one of these days I'll have to invest in a well-remembered show from my childhood, Combat!

The Broadcasting Archives at the University of Maryland reminds us that the new season of Mad Men is approachingAs I've written in the past, Mad Men is one series I've never taken the time to get into, despite the fact everyone assumes it must be my favorite show.  Perhaps one of these days, after I've exhausted the DVD sets on which I've already fallen hopelessly behind.

Yesterday was National Chocolate Mousse Day and nobody told me about it!

Finally, at The Classic TV History Blog, Stephen Bowie covers the "other" ABC war drama of the early 60s, The Gallant Men.  I've heard about this show before but never paid that much attention to it, but Stephen's article does something only the best articles do - it intrigues me, perhaps enough to check it out on DVD. 

Be sure and check these blogs out, but don't forget to come back here on Saturday for this week's TV Guide review!

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