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

Archive for the year 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, […]