August 28, 2020

Around the dial

Not a lot of new material this week, but what there is is well worth reading, so let's get right to it.

The Hitchcock Project at bare•bones e-zine is always a good place to start, and this week Jack continues his review of the work of Harold Swanton with the sixth-season episode "Museum Piece" a nasty little story that's worth your time.

You may recall that last week at Comfort TV, David offered a challenging quiz on characters from classic TV shows—this week he gives us the answers. How did you do?

At Classic Film & TV Café, Rick looks at one of Clint Eastwood's first post-spaghetti movies, Hang 'Em High, a staple of cable television for years. Whenever you're looking for something to watch on a Sunday afternoon, you can almost always find a Clint flick to entertain you.

Television's New Frontier: The 1960s is back with a very good, in-depth look at the 1962 edition of Dr. Kildare, comprising the last part of Season 1 and the first part of Season 2. Find out about the guest stars that went a long way toward making this show such a hit.

I'm not on the latest episode of Eventually Supertrain, but hey! that might make you more likely to listen to it! Anyway, some good talk with some good people, so listen to it here.

And at Shadow & Substance, it's a close-up look at an expensive but most interesting book, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: The Art of Darkness, Scott Skelton and Jim Benson's coffee-table book featuring all of the paintings and sculptures that featured in the gallery. It sounds terrific.

Not a bad week at that, eh? TV  

1 comment:

Thanks for writing! Drive safely!