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Remember BECKER?

25 Jan

Hey, I wanted to add a new post to my “Classic Guilty Pleasures” section because my tv provider just started showing old reruns of BECKER and I couldn’t be happier, it’s like I’m discovering it all over again! As many may remember, BECKER was a sitcom that aired in the late 90’s and early 2000ths; it revolved around the live of this guy name John Becker, who was a brilliant doctor that had a run-down practice in the Bronx. Becker was know for -above being a great doctor- being a royal pain in the ass. He was an abnoxious and rude misanthrope that loved leting everyone know his every opinionated thought. But beyond his crude exterior, he was a concerned doctor that cared about his patients and people’s wellbeing. Familiar? yes, this character seems to have been the inspiration for a new found ‘leading man archetype’, everpresent on the 21st century.

I used to watch BECKER when I was in my eary teens and I remember I enjoyed it -that’s pretty much all I remember-, but I have found an incredible pleasure in seeing it again, with new older eyes and …well… better memory. And I think I owe it to the show and Ted Danson to watch it again, and share it with everyone so that maybe more people look back on it because I think characters like Perry Cox and Greg House wouldn’t have existed without him, and what a sad world that would be, wouldn’t it?

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SORRY FOR THE ABSENCE

23 Nov

Hey! For the ones reading, I just want to say I am VERY sorry for not posting anything this past week but I’ve been so busy, I have found it impossible. I promise to pick it back up and start writing again!!!! SO SORRY!

I LOVE MANKIND… its PEOPLE I cant stand!

24 Oct

Hi! so I just wanted to share this strip… this is my all time favorite quote! I love peanuts! Grew up with it and think it’s brilliant… I have NO idea how disney thought those depressive kids where a positive thing for little girls and boys to watch but I love it with all my heart… it gave me something to think about from an early age.

 

Oh, and Im obsessed with Linus Van Pelt! For a weird little girl who couldn’t stop sucking her thumb with her ever present blanket, he was always conforting 😀

LINUS: “I cant live without my blanket! I cant face life unarmed!!!”

FRENCH STEWART (3rd rock FT Sun) on COMMUNITY as : … FRENCH STEWART

19 Oct

Hey! so cool news! Remember French Stewart? The guy who played the radio-alien on 3rd Rock from the Sun? He has landed a guest spot on one of my all time favorite shows: COMMUNITY. The coolest part is that he will actually be playing himself; well, he will be playing a guy named Vincent, who just happens to be a great French Stewart impersonator.

For those of you fans of the show, it looks like good fun coming our way… for those who couldn’t have less idea of what I’m talking about, I seriously suggest you sit down right now and have a long Community marathon. It is an amazing show that does the impossible: it creates deep meaning and paints a thorough picture of human experience through pure comedy. Its creators clearly have great understanding of film and television theory, which they use to their advantage, to play with pre-established concepts in the viewers’ heads and create a completely unique and innovative experience.

READY or NOT?

5 Oct

Someone asked me about an old tv show she couldn’t put her name on, about two girl teens, best friends but complete opposites, just trying to survive school. I think she was talking about READY OR NOT remember that show??? I post a couple of pictures to refresh the memory of anyone who grew up with the Disney Channel

INCOMING MESSAGE from the BIG GIANT head

3 Oct

Ok, so I originally thought that the first tv show I’d post about on the ‘classic guilty pleasures’ would be Seinfeld, but I got a post that mentioned 3rd Rock from the Sun and I just had to choose that one. I think many of you out there remember this show, but for those who don’t, it was a sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 about four aliens sent on a mission to Earth. They live disguised as a very unconventional family. The show started out following the group’s interaction with Earth as a form of study for their mission, but the characters got personally interested with Cleveland very soon and their work got set aside. The humor of the show is great. I love French Steward’s character, you can’t help but smile when an incoming message came in and he switched into radio mode. The teenager of the family is actually the oldest of the extraterrestrials, which is also very fun to watch as he struggles with being a teen. The character called Mary Albright, a human that works with the ‘father’ of the family and his love interest during the show, is just what is missing to complete this group and make the aliens’ life even spicier. So anyway, I hope the people who don’t know it can give it a try, and maybe those who’ve seen it and have forgotten about it can rediscover its laughs.

“transmission ending in three … two … one …”

CLASSIC GUILTY PLEASURES for your relentless appetite

2 Oct

The last category I’m gonna start is this, Classic Guilty Pleasures. The tv shows past and gone that I can’t help but watch over and over again.