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THE PROPOSAL The Proposal is the new dating game on ABC and proof that we live in the darkest dimension.  It’s hosted by failed NFL quarterback Jesse Palmer and features a mystery bachelor choosing between ten women. STRUCTURE This program is basically Tinder the show; if swiping right ending in

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AIRWOLF To be honest, I never watched Airwolf when I was a kid.  Yes, contrary to popular belief I did have a life.  I didn’t just sit around and watch television shows all day.  I also made water balloons. This was a suggestion from a reader and I just have to

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ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT For those of you who are unaware, Arrested Development was a Fox television show in the early 2000s.  It follows the plight of the Bluth family, wealthy homebuilders who run afoul of the law. It’s possibly the funniest show ever aired.  But low ratings led to its cancelation

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OUT OF THIS WORLD Out of This World was a bonkers show.  Airing from 1987 until 1991 the show focused on Evie, the daughter of a human woman and an alien father.  On her thirteenth birthday, Evie developed powers that allowed her to freeze time by touching her index fingers together.

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UTOPIA Utopia is a British television series that ran from 2013 until 2014.  It’s a taut thriller about a drug company, a graphic novel, and a mysterious goon looking for information. THE WRITING Most television shows are made or broken by their writing and this one is no different.  The

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ALF If you were a kid in the ’80s then you remember ALF.  You also, likely, remember the nightmares that the show produced. Far from being cuddly or cute, ALF was a pock-marked nightmare who looked like shag carpet and sounded like the man who lured you into his van.

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THE AMERICANS For those of you born before 1980, it may be difficult to envision the world that I (and a lot of other people) grew up in. The Soviets were our mortal enemies and they permeated every aspect of society.  From the go-to bad guys in every action film

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MR. BELVEDERE What a show Mr. Belvedere was.  Airing on ABC from 1985 until 1990, the show focused on the titular Mr. Belvedere, a high-class English butler working for a middle-class Pittsburgh family. The show is known for its theme song, Bob Uecker and featuring a young Jake Gyllenhaal. Now I

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ROSEANNE ABC today has made the decision to cancel the Roseanne reboot.  The show was a ratings hit but that didn’t protect the star from going on a racist Twitter rant. The VJ in question is Valerie Jarrett a former Obama adviser who is black. Barr apologized for the tweet,

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13 REASONS WHY If you’ve never heard of it, 13 Reasons Why is a Netflix show that focuses on some pretty heavy issues.  In their first season, they dealt with a teenager, Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) committing suicide.  This season they’ve upped their game and take on ALL THE ISSUES!!!!!

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