Category: TV Recap

MacGyver “Pilot” (part 4 of 4)

“Yep, that’s pretty much all there is to it: every week, MacGyver finds himself in some kind of crisis situation and has to save himself (and generally a plucky kid or an attractive woman or a villageful of ethnic peasants) with nothing but his Swiss Army Knife and various convenient bits and bobs he finds along the way. I warn you now: the word ‘convenient’ will crop up a lot in these recaps.”

MacGyver “Pilot” (part 3 of 4)

“Yep, that’s pretty much all there is to it: every week, MacGyver finds himself in some kind of crisis situation and has to save himself (and generally a plucky kid or an attractive woman or a villageful of ethnic peasants) with nothing but his Swiss Army Knife and various convenient bits and bobs he finds along the way. I warn you now: the word ‘convenient’ will crop up a lot in these recaps.”

MacGyver “Pilot” (part 2 of 4)

“Yep, that’s pretty much all there is to it: every week, MacGyver finds himself in some kind of crisis situation and has to save himself (and generally a plucky kid or an attractive woman or a villageful of ethnic peasants) with nothing but his Swiss Army Knife and various convenient bits and bobs he finds along the way. I warn you now: the word ‘convenient’ will crop up a lot in these recaps.”

MacGyver “Pilot” (part 1 of 4)

“Yep, that’s pretty much all there is to it: every week, MacGyver finds himself in some kind of crisis situation and has to save himself (and generally a plucky kid or an attractive woman or a villageful of ethnic peasants) with nothing but his Swiss Army Knife and various convenient bits and bobs he finds along the way. I warn you now: the word ‘convenient’ will crop up a lot in these recaps.”

Pink Lady... and Jeff “Episode #1” (part 2 of 2)

“Most of you have never heard of this show, and with good reason. They only made six episodes, of which only five ever aired, and despite the involvement of the legendary Sid and Marty Krofft, and the fact that it gave ensemble member Jim Varney his big break, there is not one human being in existence who puts this show on their résumé.”

Pink Lady... and Jeff “Episode #1” (part 1 of 2)

“Most of you have never heard of this show, and with good reason. They only made six episodes, of which only five ever aired, and despite the involvement of the legendary Sid and Marty Krofft, and the fact that it gave ensemble member Jim Varney his big break, there is not one human being in existence who puts this show on their résumé.”

Family Ties “Help Wanted” (part 2 of 2)

“Unlike the Tom Hanks appearance, ‘Help Wanted’ cannot be classified as a ‘very special episode’ in any sense of the term, because it deals with absolutely no touchy subjects. In fact, this is one of those rare Family Ties episodes that’s genuinely funny, thanks mostly to Geena Davis’ warm and lovable screen presence.”

Family Ties “Help Wanted” (part 1 of 2)

“Unlike the Tom Hanks appearance, ‘Help Wanted’ cannot be classified as a ‘very special episode’ in any sense of the term, because it deals with absolutely no touchy subjects. In fact, this is one of those rare Family Ties episodes that’s genuinely funny, thanks mostly to Geena Davis’ warm and lovable screen presence.”

Knight Rider “Knight of the Phoenix” (part 4 of 4)

“Way back in the early 1980s, producer Glen A. Larson was the king of television, with seemingly dozens of series running on practically every network. Accounts vary on how exactly he came up with the idea of a series about a talking car, but this pilot is the genesis of a show that lasted four years, and spawned several follow-on TV movies, and another, less successful series in 2008. The original Knight Rider was the first series to air opposite Dallas and survive, which is pretty impressive. This is how it all started.”

Knight Rider “Knight of the Phoenix” (part 3 of 4)

“Way back in the early 1980s, producer Glen A. Larson was the king of television, with seemingly dozens of series running on practically every network. Accounts vary on how exactly he came up with the idea of a series about a talking car, but this pilot is the genesis of a show that lasted four years, and spawned several follow-on TV movies, and another, less successful series in 2008. The original Knight Rider was the first series to air opposite Dallas and survive, which is pretty impressive. This is how it all started.”