June 17, 2022

Around the dial

Xnly four this week, but it's quality, not quantity. Let's start off right, with the latest Hitchcock Project presentation by Jack at bare-bones e-zine. It's the fourth season episode "The Diamond Necklace," the last of Sarett Rudley's contributions to the show, and features wonderful performances by the great Claude Raines and Betsy von Furstenberg.

At Cult TV Blog, John continues his fascinating series on The Prisoner, viewed through the prism of Number 6 (Drake? Smith?) being in an asylum. The latest: "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling," which I've always enjoyed because the title leads you to think it's some kind of Western, and of course there is an episode of The Prisoner that's set as a Western, but this isn't it. Anyway, another thought-provoking writeup. 

At The Hits Just Keep On Comin', JB looks at an odd, sobering bit from the recent Kids in the Hall revival, with Dave Foley as a DJ who keeps broadcasting after the end of the world. It's a jumping-off point for a reflection on being behind the mic in times of stress, and what to do when the end comes. It reinforces the comments I made a couple of weeks ago in that RFK article, and just how intimate radio can be.

The blog Television Obscurities has been on the sidebar almost since the very start of this blog, and this week Robert celebrates 19 years of obscure television. The only further thing I could wish for is that he would blog more, but he took a well-earned step back a few years ago, and believe me, I can't blame him for that! TV  

1 comment:

Thanks for writing! Drive safely!