This is a really cool vintage ad that combines the telephone with the television. It’s like a hardware-based solution for Zoom back in the day. I am a big fan of retro-tech like this.
Finale Friday On The TV
On the TV tonight is the season finales of some great TV shows.
Star Trek: Picard – the season two finale has some great action and surprises. I have been impressed with the stories of this series.
Moon Knight – this Marvel Studios production is a real trip to Egypt and back. It produced some interesting television.
Blue Bloods – season 12 wraps up and it never ceases to amaze me that a show about a family of Irish Catholics who is in law enforcement has lasted this long. It’s quality TV.
Vintage Ad Of The Day – Ads/Promos For the 1986 TV Season
The new television season is upon us and this compilation of new shows for the 1986 U.S. TV season seemed appropriate. You will find some familiar faces in these promos which makes it even more fun. Enjoy!
Big Bang Theory Series Finale – Thank You For Twelve Great Seasons #bigbangtheory
After twelve seasons The Big Bang Theory concludes its run tonight on CBS TV. The show is a family favorite and has produced its own cultural buzz as other shows that came before it. The difference here is that it advanced nerd culture and science as being something special, worth while and accessible. It showed how this quirky, diverse group of people became family.
This show also exposed people to so many fascinating people who were smart in their own sort of way and brought you into a the world of nerds that is awesome. Beautifully it unraveled the mystery of how people, space, knowledge and time if allowed to grow and develop can become something fascinating and wonderful.
I will miss this show very much because it gave me a little hope that the heart and the mind can operate as one. It all started with that Big Bang.
Little Women, Strong As Hell
I have seen lately two adaptations of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” and have enjoyed the story very much. Granted I am not much of a reader so I am learning more from the TV and Movie presentations I have seen. What strikes me is this story is about strong women taking care of business and family during the Civil War era. It also is a reminder of how good Men have had it in terms of social advantage and status.
Women in my mind are strong and fierce. They know how to survive. The little women of this story are truly giants who want to make contributions to family and the world. They survive by relying upon one another and do whatever they can to make their family thrive under the circumstances of the time.
Women are strong as hell and these women in this story prove it. Sure they have their moments of vulnerability and tragedy but it can only make them stronger. One thing these women can do is love strongly, which is inspirational. I appreciate this story reminding the world that if given an opportunity women rarely miss their shot in life.
The 2017 Television Season Is Upon Us
Today is the official beginning of the 2017 Television season in America. Returning shows are continuing their stories while new shows are making their first runs in hopes of being picked up for a full season and beyond.
I am excited for The Orville, Big Bang Theory, The Goldberg’s, Blackish, This Is Us, Bull, NCIS, Blue Bloods, The Voice and more. Call me old school but I like broadcast network shows the best because they have to be creative while being under scrutiny of censors.
Television is an important part of life everywhere and there is something about watching the same show at the same time as everyone else in a country. You can’t duplicate that with streaming service.
Happy viewing everyone!
Televisions Finest Celebrated At The Primetime Emmy Awards #emmy #CBS
The most coveted award in American television is the Emmy which is presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Tonight the awards will be given out in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theatre. You can see lots of stars looking like they own the red carpet. Stephen Colbert will be hosting and I am looking forward to his comments on the events of the evening and current events.
Here is a link to this years nominees from Emmys.com
Farewell Orphan Black – #cloneclub
The TV series Orphan Black ended its 5 year run and it was an amazing ride featuring four of many clones. These women were as unique and individual as you can find. The way they came into being and the story of their lives was one where they wanted the right to live their lives on their own terms without fear from the group who created them. Life can come in different forms and regardless of how these clones were brought into the world they also have the right to live and love who they wanted. Yes this is fiction but it tells a larger story and an important narrative. Super actress Tatiana Maslany played all the clones and she has reminded me of how the future is indeed female. Clone club forever.