DVD Review: Pioneers of Television

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In this age of 500 channel, cable, satellite and HD TV, it’s easy to forget that television itself is just over eighty years old. Originally invented by Philo Farnsworth in 1927, television took more than twenty years to become a …

DVD Review: Gunsmoke: The Second Season, Volume 1

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During its first season on CBS, Gunsmoke wasn’t in the top thirty in the television ratings. It was during the series second year that that the show caught on, eventually becoming the year’s seventh most popular program. From then on, …

DVD Review: The Odd Couple: The Third Season

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Based on the Neil Simon Play and the 1968 hit film, in 1970 Garry Marshall and Jerry Belson developed The Odd Couple into a successful television series. Tony Randall plays the proper, fastidious photographer Felix Unger and Jack Klugman portrays …

DVD Review: Hawaii Five-O – The Third Season

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Hawaii Five-O which ran from 1968-1980 on CBS remains one of the most popular police dramas in television history. Jack Lord’s steely portrayal of Five-O’s man in charge, Steve McGarrett, makes the show worth watching. Played by Jack Lord, McGarrett …

Music Review: Mary J. Blige – Growing Pains

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From the time of her first album back in 1992, Mary J. Blige digs into the deepest corners of personal emotion on every song. She takes listeners through her struggles with addiction, depression and finding love. Now, happily married and …