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…

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…

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…

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…

Distractions in June

A lot of you who read TMP are fellow bloggers, so you all know how much time and effort it takes to keep a blog running. I tend to spend most of my free time watching and writing, drafting new posts for the blog whenever I have a spare hour or two. This is something…

Mad Men Memories: Season 1, Episodes 1 – 6

The series finale of Mad Men aired last month, and I have yet to fully recover. Naturally, this has led me to begin re-watching the series from the beginning. “Mad Men Memories” is a new series on the blog where I’ll simply be sharing my favorite moments from each season, in the form of screen…

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;…