July 24, 2020

Around the dial

W
henever we're browsing through an antique store, I always stop whenever I see one of the many board games that were based on television shows of the 1960s and '70s, and there were a lot of them, including shows that you would never think could be reimagined as a game. David looks at a few of them in the latest entry at Comfort TV.

Although David doesn't mention it, I believe there was a Charlie's Angels board game as well, which is a nice lead-in to Realweegiemidget's review of the 1980 Angels episode "Toni's Boys," a backdoor pilot starring Barbara Stanwyck as a female Charlie with a trio of males ("with dodgy haircuts") trying to protect our heroines from a killer.

Jodie is taking some well-earned time off at Garroway at Large, but I thought I'd link to it this week just for that picture. They look how I feel.

It's been awhile since we've seen a Maverick Monday at The Horn Section, but this week Hal takes a gander at "Two Tickets to Ten Strike," a 1959 Bret episode (and no, it has nothing to do with bowling, although if it had, I wouldn't have been surprised) featuring guest appearances by Connie Stevens and Adam West, which alone makes it worthwhile.

It might be too late to play if you're trying to win, but if you want to compete for the fun of the game, I'd suggest checking out the July edition of the Movie -TV Connection Game at Classic Film & TV Café, where Rick always has some dandy pairings.

The frequent forays into Westerns over at Television's New Frontier: the 1960s is a reminder of how prevalent that genre still was as we transitioned into a new decade, and this week it's a look at The Rifleman 1962, including attempts to introduce a romantic interest for Chuck Connors' Lucas McCain.

One of my favorite movies of last year was Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and one of my favorite aspects of that movie was the "alternate reality" populated by Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio). In a wonderful piece at A Shroud of Thoughts, Terence takes a closer look at some of the shows populating that realityTV  

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