Miniseries Marathon
The miniseries and I were made for each other, long-winded and going on forever!

Archive for December, 2010

Windmills of the Gods (1988)

In the first roughly ten minutes of “Windmills of the Gods,” which we know will be a corker because it’s based on a Sidney Sheldon novel, we learn two very important things: First, deep in Finland, in a cabin about as rickety as that of Abraham Lincoln’s, a super secret agent led by mouthpiece Ian […]

Why a Miniseries Marathon?

The American miniseries between roughly the mid-70s and the mid-90s was a unique format of television, one that burned bright for a short time and then died.  It was a perfect representation of the times: excess, glamour, extravagance.  They started in the Carter years, but the heyday was the Reagan years, the years when nighttime […]

Alice in Wonderland (1985)

If “Alice in Wonderland” has never been a hit movie by some of the most creative minds in entertainment history, it sure as hell was not going to work with some of the laziest.  The powers-that-be behind this one seem to be Steve Allen and his friends.  Not a bad crowd, mind you.  Sammy Davis, […]