These are web pages dedicated to subjects that come to us, primarily,
through that idiot box that we call a television. Still, despite the
rather unflattering name, there is some useful and.or entertaining
programming to be seen.
Prevue Guide - Ok, not technically
the preview guide, but close enough for government work.
A&E and the History Channel - Quality
programming, including some classic detective shows from the 70s and 80s,
British import mysteries, classic movies, some great documentaries,
especially those related to real events of the past.
The Discovery Channel and TLC: The
Learning Channel - Heavier on non-fictional programming. Includes
documentaries, science programs, James Burke programs (on TLC), lots of
very interesting, and educational, programming.
Bravo - Bravo! Bringing culture
and enlightenment to the boob tube for quite a few years now.
American Movie Classics - Owned by
the same company as Bravo! however, they focus on old movies put out
by that star factory "Hollywood". Their motto seems to be "If it's an
old movie, it must be good."
Comedy Central - The final
amalgam of the original two comedy networks (Ha! and The Commedy Channel),
oddly enough, the combination of the two seems to have forgotten entirely
how to be funny. They still have occasional funny programming though,
which they manage to squeeze between SNL marathons.
Nick at Nite - Classic TV played
through the night on the same network that runs children's programming
during the day.
- The Dominion - The Sci Fi Channel's Web
Site - Very good site. Has lots of information not only about their
own programming, but about science fiction in general. Fun site.
- Turner Classic Movies
- Don't know much about this channel, but my cable service is adding it
at the beginning of April, so I'll check it out then.
- VH1 - Kinda like MTV for people with half
a brain in their heads. The videos are older, but better, the
supplementary shows are more intelligent, and in general, I like the
channel a lot more than MTV.
- Babylon 5
- Cheez and then some
Hercules, the Legendary
Journeys - I like to call this Hercules, Prince of Thebes,
because on this show, Ancient Greece bears a striking resemblance to
Sherwood Forest. Very campy, very silly, and produced by Sam Raimi,
what more could you possibly want?
- Xena: Warrior Princess
- MCA/Universal Official
Site - A spin-off of Hercules, the Legendary Journeys. If
possible, this show is even cheesier than its predecessor.
Stars Lucy Lawless, as Xena.
Xena fandom - A fan-run web site that uses frames, but since
it is run by fans, it is infinitely superior to the
official web site at MCA/Universal.
- Saturday Night is Something Else on USA
Weird Science -
Technically a spinoff of the movie of the movie, but this show
is much better. Written and produced by Peter Ocko and James
Barr (of Parker Lewis Can't Lose fame), the show has the same
sense of humor, and a very similar format.
Duckman - An unusual
cartoon featuring the voice acting talents of Jason Alexander,
and Dweezil Zappa. Duckman is rude, obnoxious, self-centered, and
politically incorrect. He's incompetent as a detective, which is
okay, because not only is he rarely called upon to do any
detecting, but his partner Cornfed, is very competent.
- The Gargoyles
- Lois & Clark: The New Adventures
of Superman - I've been a fan of this show since the first episode.
I like it because of the portrayal of Superman who, in many ways, behaves
as I would given those superpowers.
- Parker Lewis
Can't Lose - Ran on Fox about the same time that the Ferris Bueller
TV Show was running on NBC. Parker Lewis was infinitely superior, had
a longer run, and was just in general very cool.
- Sliders -
Sliders started out as a summer replacement show on the Fox network.
Apparently it did well, since it has surfaced again as a midseason
replacement for Strange Luck.
- Strange Luck - Speaking
of Strange Luck, here is a web page dedicated to that show. It's rather
unusual (the show, not the page), but I like it.
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