imited time for me to look around the blogosphere this week, but that doesn't mean there's a limit to the interesting things out there.
"Isabel" is the latest episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour to receive the "Hitchcock Project" treatment from Jack Seabrook at bare-bones e-zine. I'm never sure how much of the synopsis I should read when I haven't seen the episode yet - but as far as I've gotten, this one sounds very good.
At Classic Film and TV Cafe, Rick gives us the five toughest tough guys of the '70s.* You know it's a tough decade when John Wayne only ends up in third place. But you oughta see the two ahead of him! Not sure about number five, but I wouldn't want to argue about it...
*I know they're all movie stars, but interestingly enough four of the five starred in their own television series at one time or another.
Cult TV Blog has some second thoughts on the British series Sherlock, with Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch as the famed sleuth. I'm glad he's warming to it; I was very skeptical of it myself until I saw the first episode, but if you're willing to view Sherlock Holmes through the lens of Doctor Who, I'd say you'll love it.
It's F Troop Friday at The HORN Section. I've mentioned in the past that I watched F Troop when I was of age; even had one of the TV tie-in books, as I recall. The show was worth it for Larry Storch alone, and he shines in this wild episode that includes a guest appearance from General Grant himself. I think this one was on MeTV not that many months ago.
At Comfort TV, David takes a look at The Price is Right, and makes some very perceptive comments on the importance of the relationship between a show and its viewers. His look back brings back memories for me, not only of Price but all the daytime game shows from that era. And I love his comment that Dian Parkinson "was Cinemax before that was even a word."* Well played, sir!
*He also mentioned that no one ever wore a bikini better; as I recall, she "unwore" it pretty well also.
Another week, another TV Guide review at Television Obscurities. The issue of January 30, 1965 includes yet another plea by former FCC Chair Newton Minow to improve TV, a profile of Inger Stevens, a new William Shatner series, and more. I really enjoy reading these recaps, particularly when it's an issue like this, one that I don't have. But even when they're ones I do have, Robert always has a perspective that adds to my appreciation of the issue.
Sorry to link and run, but we'll be back tomorrow, right?