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

Archive for January, 2012

ESSENTIAL TELEMOVIES: The Count of Monte-Cristo (975)

There are a lot of filmed versions of Dumas’ “The Count of Monte Cristo,” which is one of the world’s greatest novels, for my money, perhaps the best French novel (no offense to Proust or Balzac, but this one is, a mon avis, so absolutely perfect that even translations of it keep it fully intact […]

Princess Daisy (1983)

Get out your schmaltz shovels, my friends, we’re back in the land of Judith Krantz. This time, we shall spare ourselves the introduction by Krantz herself and take our chances that somehow, collective brains working overtime, we will find a way to understand “Princess Daisy” without her.  I know, it will be a challenge, but […]

The Sacketts (1979)

(Note: When “The Sacketts” aired, the run time was approximately six hours, but the video and DVD releases are only three hours; these notes are based on the DVD release.) It’s actually surprising that there were not more miniseries based on Louis L’Amour novels.  After all, he wrote about 6,000 books each year of his […]