Remembering 90s TV Shows

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Posted on : 30-Aug-2010 | By : Jim | In : Programming, TV Shows

Remember the 30-minute comedy “Home Improvement?” Tim Allen did a number on me there with his inability to use tools on the Detroit TV Show he hosted on the use of tools in the series. I loved the character Wilson who never showed his face on camera except for his voice and the miniature picket he kept holding over the fence.

Another 90s TV Show that will forever live in our memories is the 7th Heaven TV show that revolved around the lives of a very loving family who tried to live by traditional Christian values. It explored many serious issues and the kids’ reaction to these issues brought out the essence of the show. This family included a father who was a minister, a stay-at-home mom and 7 children from kindergarten to High School. The teen drama Beverly Hills 90210 kept me up as well. This drama series revolved around the lives of rich Beverly Hills kids. The show gave us a glimpse of the lives of rich kids living in the 90210 zip code. It showed the comparisons of family ties between the less rich and the neglected kids with super rich parents reminding us that money does not buy happiness. With 10 packed seasons, it is one show that will forever live in our memories as well.

The Actress Kate Winslet

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Posted on : 27-Aug-2010 | By : surfnwho | In : Actors and Actresses, Careers, TV Stars

Kate Winslet’s first break in movies came at the age of seventeen when she took the role of an obsessive teenager in “Heavenly Creatures” released in 1994. Although the film got a lukewarm response at the box office it was highly acclaimed by the critics. Still a novice to Hollywood she attended a cattle call audition for Ang Lee’s “Sense and Sensibility” in 1995. Kate Winslet who outperformed hundreds of other aspirants immensely impressed the film’s star Emma Thompson. She played the character of plucky Marianne Dashwood. She was rewarded for her difficulty sleeping due to hard work, with a British Academy Award and also an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

In the record-breaking movie “Titanic” in 1997. The role won her an Oscar nomination again for the best actress once again creating a record to get nominated twice in Oscars at the youngest age. Winslet was over the cloud nine after the resounding success of Titanic, which made her the star in demand. She played the role of adventurous soul searchers in “Hideous Kinky” in 1998 and “Holy Smoke” in 1999. Her association with period never seems to be over when she was back with a period film again in 2000 in “Quills”. There was no dearth of Oscar nominations for Winslet as she was nominated to Oscar for best actress for the movie “Iris” but the luck eluded her once again and she lost it to Jennifer Connelly for “A Beautiful Mind”.

70s TV Shows That Changed the Medium

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Posted on : 20-Aug-2010 | By : kliu888 | In : TV Shows

Since the advent of television, each generation has been defined by what they watched. In the 50’s radio stars become sitcom stars. Variety shows dominated and Bishop Sheen beat Uncle Milton in the ratings. In the 60’s westerns were king and farcical fantasy sitcoms like “The Beverly Hillbillies” and “I Dream of Jeanie” where escapist remedies for the turbulent times we were living in. But beginning in 1972, 70s TV shows grew up almost overnight when “All In The Family” premiered on CBS.

Within weeks of its debut, Archie Bunker became a household word. Played by veteran character actor Carol O’Conner, Archie was by all accounts a bigot who had no trouble expressing his outrageous views. As the nation was diving head first into the Watergate scandals, Archie was desperate to hang on to the good old days. He found a constant foil in his liberal son-in-law played by Rob Reiner. And when a black family moved in next door, Archie was forced to confront his long held stereotypical beliefs. Did he change and grow over time? Perhaps but the honesty that was expressed with issues such as racism, breast cancer, menopause, infidelity and patriotism was presented in “All In The Family” set a brand new tone for 70s TV shows.

“Maude” was actually one of the successful spin offs from “All In The Family.” (the other two were “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times.”) Whereas Archie was a staunch conservative, Maude was best described as a bleeding heart liberal feminist. And like Archie, Maude had no trouble expressing herself. An early episode dealing with Maude having an abortion set off a furor and national debate.

Although not nearly as issue oriented as “Maude” or “All In The Family” the “Mary Tyler Moore” show opened up a new avenue for 70s TV shows. Mary Tyler Moore starred as news producer Mary Richards, an attractive single woman in her 30’s. It seemed that Mary was more concerned with her career then what was the traditional expected role of women. She became the model not only for several other sitcom heroines to follow but also for many women who were inspired to enter into the workplace.

Rounding out the iconic and impactful 70s TV shows was “M*A*S*H.” Based upon the hit movie of the same name, “M*A*S*H” was about a group of doctors treating the wounded during the Korean War. Many saw this show as a metaphor for what was happening in Viet Nam. “M*A*S*H” didn’t pull any punches when it came to showing the horrors of war. And this was supposed to be a half hour comedy. At the end of their third season, they even killed over beloved character Henry Blake. As a result of their efforts to elevate the medium, “M*A*S*H” went on to become one of the most awarded shows ever and it’s final episode still stands as the most watched television program in history.

There were many other 70s TV shows that certainly had an impact on our society. Hits like “Happy Days,” “Dallas,” and “The Love Boat” became cultural touchstones. But the brutal honesty and thought provoking realism of “All In The Family,” “Maude,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and “M*A*S*H” are what truly defined the era of 70s TV shows.

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Dog The Bounty Hunter-a costume?!

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Posted on : 13-Aug-2010 | By : Alyssa Marie | In : Cable, Reality TV, Satellite, TV Shows, TV Stars

So i was rummaging thru my local costume outlet. And i came across a dog the bounty hunter Costume. Seeing As me and my children love that show, i had to buy it! My son, Hunter, looked so adorable on halloween. His blonde wig bouncing up and down running door to door hoping to get that king size snickers bar.I was so thrilled when i found this costume, that i had to get myself a Bounty hunter Costume.

In conclusion i highly recomend these costumes to anyone who loves this show Because you will feel like a real bounty hunter, and the whole family can get a costume.

Watch Live Cricket On Internet Match

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Posted on : 10-Aug-2010 | By : Connie Wilson | In : Online TV, Pay Per View

Cricket is an unpredictable sport. With a single ball the direction of the entire game changes sometime. For this reason, the ones who enjoy and love this game must know the news of every ball. When you cannot manage it on tv or voice media, the best you can find out the details of your favorite cricket match is the internet. With a few clicks you can know what is happening in the game so that you can enjoy it just as you would in case you get to watch it live.

As cricket lovers cannot afford to miss a match, the live cricket on internet score enables them to stay in touch with their favorite sport. No matter if they are busy in some important work or if they are not getting converge of a particular match in their area, they no more have to worry. Live cricket score of almost any match can be viewed from the internet. Be it world cup cricket, test series or other important championships, you can check out the live cricket score of almost all matches online.