Closely Connecting History and Scifi: The Time Tunnel (TV Showcase #29)

I’m a huge fan of time travel, and the intricacies that lie within. I even like reading about real-life consequences should time travel ever become a reality. So when I heard about this show, I really wanted to try it out. And the show’s explanation of time travel rules was pretty legitimate for the 1960s. On the other hand, I know that alot of people enjoy time travel adventures for the first-person look at history. And this show also did very well in that area. So let’s take a trip to the past as we ourselves enter “The Time Tunnel”. Gosh, that was cheesy.

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Assuming an Audience’s Level of Maturity: Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends (TV Showcase #28)

I have only fond memories of watching this show while it was still airing. So fond, in fact, that I bought the first season to see if I’d still like it. And I did. Part of it was the memories of enjoying the show so much. But part of it is also something I hadn’t observed until this second rewatch of the series. After watching season one, I went on to watch all the other episodes too, and the show never really declined in my opinion. Why am I raving so much about a kid’s show, and a Cartoon Network production at that? Let’s take a quick visit to¬†“Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends”.

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Exposing the Culture in Your Own Backyard: Green Acres (TV Showcase #27)

There’s not much more charm someone can have than when they come from the country. We can probably all think of a stereotypical slick country boy with a Southern drawl, but who is a perfect gentleman, and who holds to higher standards. And in the same breath, we can also think of a million ways to make fun of the backwoods hillbilly. Why do these two completely different dynamics have the ability to describe the same kind of person? Well, we’re going to explore that today, with a dive in to the world of “Green Acres”.

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Wrapping Up a Story Arc Too Early: Knight Rider 2008 (TV Showcase #26)

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about Glen Larson, it’s that the dude doesn’t give up. He’s had more one or two-season shows than I’ve seen anyone else put out, and yet he still kept pumping out new ideas right up until his death. He especially didn’t give up on his “Knight Rider” franchise. He was responsible for “Team Knight Rider” nine years after the original series, and now, another ten years after TKR, along comes his next reboot idea: “Knight Rider” 2008.

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Making the Cast Too Big: Team Knight Rider (TV Showcase #25)

Nine years after the cancellation of “Knight Rider”, a pseudo-revival of the show came to the air. Now, besides the fact that I think that nine years is a little too soon for a reboot, “Team Knight Rider” did something else which I think is the main reason it didn’t make it. But it’s an interesting concept to consider, so here’s what this show has to bring to the table.

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Putting the Audience in Touch with Their Inner Kid: Knight Rider (TV Showcase #24)

I got this series for Christmas one year, and I was intrigued. I’d heard of it, but I’d never considered watching it. I don’t watch much from the 80s, but I was excited to give this one a whirl. I was just finishing the last of the 800-plus-episodes of “Doctor Who”, and I’d never had culture shock towards my own culture until I started watching this David Hasslehoff classic immediately after the huge amount of time I spent in the British Whoniverse. But there’s something I noticed about “Knight Rider” that made me sit back and observe the show from a whole new perspective once I looked at it that way. So, buckle down, because we’re taking a ride in a souped-up Trans Am. Yes, okay, I know how insanely cheesy that was.

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When Your Audience Deems Itself a Collection of Professional Critics: Doctor Who (TV Showcase #23)

Yes, that little doodle up there was drawn by yours truly. It’s about the best drawing job I’ve ever managed to pull off. But since there are so many Doctors and companions and title logos, I thought I’d just stick with my interpretation of the show. In case you’re wondering, that’s the first Doctor, who was my first Doctor. That’s right, folks… I’ve watched the entirety of “Doctor Who”. And although the title pertains to my main topic of conversation, a show this long is just gonna have a long blog post. So grab some popcorn, because we’re going to be here for a while.

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Breaking the Rules Well: Galavant (TV Showcase #21)

Where do I even start with this show? I started watching it because it was advertised as a musical comedy, and since I love musicals, I decided to give it a whirl, and subsequently discovered this hidden gem of the small screen. There’s a ton to bring up from this show, as it goes against the grain of what most showrunners would consider to make up a good TV show. So, without any more confusion and delay, here’s what I think about “Galavant”.

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Making Mystery Interesting: Sherlock (TV Showcase #20)

For the first time in this Schowcase, I’m writing about a show that’s still airing. And what’s more, it’s super-popular. So I hope I do it justice with this humble post. There’s alot to say about it, from the acting talents of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, to the writing of Steven Moffat as compared to “Doctor Who”, its consistency with Sherlock Holmes continuity, or any other number of things. But I’m going to talk basics here, both something I like and something I’m not a big fan of. So, without further ado, this is “Sherlock”.

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