Period television: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

It’s no secret ’round these parts that I love films and television set in the midcentury almost as much as I love the films made in the midcentury. Mad Men, plus cancelled-too-soon series like Manhattan, Bomb Girls, Pan Am, and Good Girls Revolt have been among my favorite TV creations in recent years. Speaking of Good Girls Revolt, I’ve been pretty mad at Amazon for … Continue reading Period television: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Period television: Good Girls Revolt, Season 1

Based on Lynn Povich’s book of the same title, Amazon’s original series Good Girls Revolt tells the story of a stagnant environment in a time of social change: the newsroom workplace in New York, 1969. America was experiencing a cultural revolution, but the women working as researchers for the country’s largest news magazines were less lucky, putting in most of the work but receiving none … Continue reading Period television: Good Girls Revolt, Season 1

Distractions in July

July was a pretty good movie month for me, with 26 screenings, but I also found myself distracted from the world of classic cinema on a couple of occasions. Here are TMP’s distractions from July! Felicity on Hulu I watched maybe two episodes of this series in its original run, and I very clearly remember the public outcry over Keri Russell’s hair cut. Mid-month I needed a … Continue reading Distractions in July

In Memory of Garry Marshall: Five Favorites

News broke last night that Hollywood has lost another of its greats: Garry Marshall passed away at the age of 81. News like this is always sad to hear, but Marshall’s passing hit me particularly hard because his work has been an ever-present constant in my life, from the re-runs of his classic TV shows that I’ve watched since toddler-dom, to those Princess Diaries films … Continue reading In Memory of Garry Marshall: Five Favorites

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 27 – 32

With this post, we reach the end of the Recap and React series for The Dick Van Dyke Show! Because I love this show so much, I’m considering on making a few more posts about it — ranking each season’s episodes, making a list of my favorites, or ranking the seasons. Let me know if you’d be interested in reading this! Until then, let’s take … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 27 – 32

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 11 – 15

Season 5, Episode 11: “Body and Sol” Directed by Jerry Paris Written by Carl Kleinschmitt and Dale McRaven Originally aired November 24, 1965 Recap: After learning that Sally had lunch with his old Army pal “Boom Boom,” a prizefighter, Rob reminisces on his boxing matches when he was in the Army, including one against Boom Boom. Reaction: Leave it to The Dick Van Dyke Show … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 11 – 15

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 6 – 10

Season 5, Episode 6: “Draw Me a Pear” Directed by Jerry Paris Written by Art Baer and Ben Joelson Originally aired October 20, 1965 Recap: Rob and Laura decide to attend an art class together in the evenings, but things get complicated when the teacher seems interested in Rob for more than just his artistic talents! Reaction: Episode 5 showed us jealous Rob, and this … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 6 – 10

Collection Update: March 2015

Movies/TV DVD Downton Abbey, Season 2 – on sale at Target Original UK edition. Special features include Fashion & Uniforms; Romance in a Time of War; House to Hospital Downton Abbey, Season 3 – from the Amazon marketplace Original UK edition. Special features include Behind the Drama; Shirley MacLaine at Downton; The Men of Downton; Downton in 1920 Downton Abbey, Season 4 – on sale … Continue reading Collection Update: March 2015