Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
A review of the films I've seen this past week.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
After I did my 100 Movie Things post, which I had followed Jaquandor in doing, I thought to myself, Now I need to do a list of 100 TV things. Almost immediately after thinking that, I saw Jaquandor had done one as well. So now I HAVE to.
In no particular order, 100 memories, impressions, and things I like (or don't) about a life spent watching far too much television.
1. Well, I had to steal this one from Jaquandor, because I remember the excitement every time I saw this:
2. Rip Torn as Artie on The Larry Sanders Show. I've been watching the reruns on IFC the past few months. I hadn't seen the show since it originally aired, nearly 20 years ago, and had forgotten what a brilliant show it was. But Artie was always my favorite. One of my all-time favorite TV characters.
Why this one particularly? I'm not sure. I remember watching the premiere with my parents and, for some reason, it seemed grown-up to me to be watching a sitcom with my folks. And I love the song (I miss TV theme songs). I don't know, this is just classic to me and fills me with anticipation somehow.
Speaking of local commercials, the Victory Auto Wreckers commercial will forever be my favorite. This ad--although the voiceover here is updated by Chicago's most overrated film critic, Dean Richards--has been playing since 1980. And, of course, the telephone area code was originally 312.
48. Dick Van Dyke. I used to love his show--well, I still do--when I was a kid and used to pronounce it "Dickanike." I still love that man.