November 6, 2020

Around the dial

The blogosphere has been a bit quiet this week—unless you're writing about politics, I guess. Fortunately, we don't do that gig here, unless you want to see about ten hours of NBC's coverage of Election Night 1960; it might be a tad presumptious of me, but I'm going to assume you're not in the mood for that.  Therefore, let's see if we can find something a little more fun.

OK, well, one exception. Run over to Michael's TV Tray and click on the Mary Tyler Moore first season episode in which Lou puts Mary in charge of the station's election night coverage. I'll let you be the judge as to whether or not this is an improvement over what passes for news today.

In the absense of political noir, The Last Drive In kicks off Noirvenber with a look at some noir classics that are well worth your time. If you can't find something to watch from that list, you aren't really a noir aficionado. 

My first introduction to Sean Connery was through the Bond movies that ran on ABC for so many years, and I've been a fan of both since. The definitive Mr. Bond died last week at 90, and Terence has an appreciation at A Shroud of Thoughts.

At bare•bones e-zine, Jack's Hitchcock Project continues with "Bonfire," the second Hitchcock script from Alfred Hayes. Again, I'm not this far along in watching the Hitchcock series, so all I can tell you is that it stars Peter Falk and Dina Merrill, and Jack's writeups are always worth your time.

From last week, it's F-Troop Friday at The Horn Section, and "Here Comes the Tribe" features everything you'd want, including the "kidnapping" of an Indian maiden, and how Captain Parmenter may have to suffer the consequences.

And at Shadow & Substance, Paul takes another look (pun intended) at one of the most beloved TZ episodes, "Time Enough at Last," with Burgess Meredith as Henry Bemis. Find out what the secret is.  TV  


  1. What's the story behind the piccy? It looks like the kids are watching LBJ's (or Elvis') TB

    1. I don't know, but I wish I'd had one of those in my living room.

  2. thanks for the shout out Mitchell!


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