Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Emmy Award show last Sunday night

OK, I watched the Emmy ceremony for the first time in about 10 years last Sunday.

I wasn't rooting for any one show in particular - my favorite shows (The Office, Bones) weren't even nominated for anything.

I tuned it just for curiosity's sake. It was interesting to see so many big-time movie stars win Emmys, such as Michael Douglas, Jeff Daniels, and James Cromwell.  Ellen Burstyn also won an Emmy for a TV movie I've never heard of nor will ever see. Speaking of veteran stars, it was nice to see Bob Newhart and Diahann Carroll make appearances. It's always great when some legends of the medium pop in and give the show some character.

The tributes to the fallen stars were nice too. I liked the personal touch of the speeches that Robin Williams gave for Jonathan Winters and that Rob Reiner gave for Jean Stapleton. I think this was a better idea than to show clips of their career. I wonder if showing clips has gone out of style; I mean, anyone can go on YouTube nowadays and see tribute montages on their own.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Valerie Harper on Dancing with the Stars

Normally I don't watch Dancing with the Stars but I tuned in tonight to see Valerie. She did a great job dancing out there in front of millions. Next Monday night is another dance before someone is eliminated. I hope it's not her!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Love Boat on ME-TV

I'm really excited that ME-TV is now airing THE LOVE BOAT on Sundays! I don't think I've seen a full episode in about 30 years. I always thought of this as a fun and exciting show.

The very first episode (from September 1977) aired last Sunday on ME-TV, and it was fun to watch!

The guest stars included Bonnie Franklin, Suzanne Summers, and Jimmie Walker.

Can't wait to watch more episodes!