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  • A Million Little Things

    2/17/2020 11:39:08 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Set in Boston, A Million Little Things is the story of a group of close friends. The first episode had one of them committing suicide. The rest of the group begin to reassess their lives, to live life more fully. It has a large ensemble cast. Both Sides Now, Joni Mitchell, 1970 (Sun... Read more

  • This Is Us

    2/16/2020 11:18:37 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    This is Us has been shown on NBC starting in 2016. The story covers the lives and friends of 2 parents & their 3 children. The time setting flips back & forth from the children as babies, triplets, to the present setting. & in between. Of the 3 premature babies, one died. The parents adopted a Black... Read more

  • Highway Thru Hell

    2/15/2020 11:15:31 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Highway Thru Hell is a Canadian documentary about the heavy duty rescue and recovery businesses. (Initially, it centered on Jamie Davis Motor Trucking, but other companies joined the lineup in later seasons.) The show began in 2012, & is still happening. The focus of most of the episodes are on the ... Read more

  • My Funny Valentine

    2/14/2020 11:17:02 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    My Funny Valentine, a show tune from 1937. It was written by Rodgers & Hart, for the movie “Babes in Arms”. Many, many singers have recorded it. My Funny Valentine My funny valentine Sweet comic valentine You make me smile with my heart Your looks are laughable Unph... Read more

  • Barney and Friends

    2/14/2020 12:15:23 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Barney and Friends was a children’s show (ages 1-8), on PBS from 1992- 2010. I was well out of the target audience, & didn’t watch - but,, it was inevitable that I caught glimpses. When grown-ups were around, Barney was a stuffed purple Tyrannosaurus Rex doll. When the children were alone with their... Read more

  • Step up

    2/13/2020 10:11:44 PM, by JDEKAY22

    Had my annual checkup today (it's been years!) And they got on me about my BMI, I've been the same weight forever. I realized I need to stop eating those late night junk foods and take it like step at a time!... Read more

  • 7th Heaven

    2/12/2020 5:26:59 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    7th Heaven was on air from 1996 on WB for 10 seasons, with a l last season on the CW (when the WB & UPN merged to make CW). Premise: Reverend Eric Camden (Stephen Collins), a Protestant minister, & his wife, Annie (Catherine Hicks), lived in (fictional) Glen Oak, Ca - with their 5 children (making ... Read more

  • Farscape

    2/12/2020 1:06:05 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Farscape was a joint Australian - American science fiction series shown on the Sci-Fi channel. It ran for 4 seasons, starting in 1999. The Jim Henson Company was responsible for the special make-up & prosthetics. Two of the characters were animatronics by Jim Hensen Company. The premise was an Ame... Read more

  • Babylon 5

    2/10/2020 11:46:16 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Babylon 5 was a space opera which started in February 1993 with a movie. It did so well, the series came out the following January. The show was designed for 5 seasons, with well developed arcs & as a “video novel.” By golly, they did just that! The show was set between 2267-62. Earth has managed to... Read more

  • Homeland

    2/9/2020 9:25:14 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Homeland, an American spy-thriller, began broadcasting on Showtime in 2011. This season will be the last. Clair Dane plays Carrie Mathison, a bipolar CIA agent. Damien Matthews is Nicholas Brody, a USMC sniper. He had been captured & held by the al-Qaeda for 8 years before being rescued. Carrie was... Read more

  • Under the Dome

    2/8/2020 10:58:58 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Under the Dome, a science fiction-mystery show based on Stephen King novel. It started in June 2013, ending after the 3d season in 2015. Premise: Nothing ever happens in sleepy little Chester’s Mill. Well, there was that little incident in 1988, when some weird meteor carrying an “egg” (that wold de... Read more

  • The Lost Blog :(

    2/8/2020 12:22:11 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    I just spent 2 hours trying to do a blog on TV show Under the Dome, 2013-15 on CBS. Well, shoot. Had to keep searching for a song to use, but couldn’t find the lyrics. Found others, couldn’t find a YouTube recording. LOST THE BLOG! I quit. Will try again tomorrow. Stephen King wrote the book it was ... Read more

  • The Last Ship

    2/6/2020 6:59:24 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    The Last Ship was an action-drama series, shown on TNT 2014-18. It was loosely based on the 1988 book by William Brinkley. The premise was a US Navy guided missile destroyer, the USS Nathan James, was on a research mission to somewhere in the Arctic for several months. A research physician was on b... Read more

  • I Married Joan

    2/5/2020 11:12:26 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    I Married Joan, crank up the way-back machine for this one. It ran from 1952 - 55 (I was alive, but only3 when it started!) Joan Davis, a vaudeville, radio & film comedian played the ubiquitous Joan, married to a mild mannered judge, Bradley Stevens, played by Jim Backups (you may remember him as ... Read more

  • Training Day

    2/4/2020 11:14:46 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Training Day was a crime -thriller TV show based on the 2001 movie of the same name. The show ran on CBS from 2 Feb to 20 May 2017.The movie covered 12 hours with a young LAPD officer, Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawkes) on a literal training day with a decorated training officer , Alonzo Harris, played by De... Read more

  • Shark Week

    2/3/2020 11:37:57 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Shark Week is a weekly series of documentaries about, wait for it, SHARKS! It has been shown on Discovery Channel every summer since it was first shown in July, 1988. The actual series show time varies sometime in July or August. The date for 2020 hasn’t been announced yet, as best I could tell.Orig... Read more

  • The Honeymooners

    2/3/2020 12:28:28 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    The Honeymooners was shown on CBS 1952-56. It starred Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden, a NYC bus driver, Audrey Meadows as his wife, Alice, & Art Carney as his best fried, “Norton, a plumber. The show actually came from skits on the Jackie Gleason Show & theCavalcade of stars. Ralph had some anger i... Read more

  • Topper

    2/1/2020 11:36:26 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Topper (1953-55 on CBS) was another sitcom that was based on a movie (1937) based on books (by Thorne Smith). The premise was a young, fun loving married couple, George & Marion Kirby (played by actual married actors Robert Sterling & Anne Jeffreys) were swept away by an avalanche & died. Also caug... Read more

  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

    1/31/2020 10:37:03 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, first season on NBC (1968-69), the on ABC for its second season (69-70) & cancelled after the second season. It was based on the 1947 movie of the same name, which had been based on the 1945 book by R. A. Dick. I loved the movie & enjoyed the show, but it was bounced around... Read more

  • The Glades

    1/31/2020 12:27:57 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    The Glades, a police drama set in the Everglades in Florida. A&E ordered the series, which ran from 2010-13. The premise is Chicago PD Detective, Jim Longworth (played by Matt Passmore) was shot in the buttocks by his captain (who wrongly thought Longworth was having an affair with the captain’s wif... Read more

  • The Jerry Springer Show

    1/29/2020 10:36:49 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    The Jerry Springfield Show, the acme of elegance & decorum - in the first year only. Can you believe he had interviews with serious pundits like Jesse Jackson& Oliver North? It was basically a localized broadcast, & the producers apparently wanted conflict, yelling, women’s boobs flashed, men moonin... Read more

  • Cavemen

    1/28/2020 5:36:02 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Cavemen, based on the GEICO commercials, ran from 2 October to 13 November 2007. Only 6 of the recorded 13 episodes were shown. The premise was cavemen have survived through the years as a subspecies of human, fully integrated into the Homo sapiens (us folks). In the opening montage, cavemen were s... Read more

  • Death Valley Days

    1/27/2020 11:49:27 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Death Valley Days started as a radio show, from 1930-45 (I missed these). Then came television! From 1952-70, with syndication lasting until 1975. (I didn’t watch all of them, but I did see a bunch over the years). The stories were actually based on true stories! (I didn’t know that) Originally, th... Read more

  • Space 1999

    1/26/2020 8:53:15 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Space 1999, 1975-77, a sci-fi show brought to us by a team of British & Italian company. Now, this is Chutzpah, trying to design a future setting of this world, only 22-24 years ahead! Where is my habitat on the moon? Why aren’t they using smartphones? Anyway, there are 311 people working in Alpha M... Read more

  • Daily Soul Quote for 1/26/2020

    1/26/2020 7:33:35 AM, by SILVER1369

    Music is nourishment to the soul. It brings people together. It drowns out the negative thoughts in our heads. It heals our souls and let’s us know we’re not alone. Even if you can’t hear it, you can feel the vibrations of the beat or read the lyrics and experience a connection. No matter what you’r... Read more

  • Coach

    1/25/2020 10:15:46 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Coach was a sitcom that ran on ABC from 1989-97. Craig T. Nelson played Hayden Fox, the football coach of the “Screaming Eagles” for the “Minnesota State University”) (The last 2 seasonS, he & his support staff coached the “Orlando Breakers”.) Coach Fox was (somewhat) helped with his team of associa... Read more

  • Daily Soul Quote for 1/25/2020

    1/25/2020 9:38:07 AM, by SILVER1369

    I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. — Groucho Marx Sometimes relationships require reaching out to your loved ones, but you s... Read more

  • Timeless

    1/25/2020 12:06:43 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Timeless was a time traveling show shown on NBC. It started in 2016. NBC cancelled the 2d season, then us uncancelled (is that a word?) 3 days later. NBC cancelled it again, then a approved a month later for a 2 part finale to wrap it up. The premise was a prototype time machine (the Lifeboat) has... Read more

  • Daily Soul Quotes for 1/24/2020

    1/24/2020 9:19:10 AM, by SILVER1369

    When the waves crash hard and you’re struggling to reach the shore, dive below the chaos swim beneath the tides. Sometimes you can’t fight the current, but you can carry yourself along until you’re able to find another way forward. Just keep swimming. You haven’t failed when you fail to meet... Read more

  • Planet of the Apes

    1/23/2020 11:53:17 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Planet of the Apes, based on the 1968 movie & sequels. It aired on CBS, & used Roddy McDowall from the movie series as Galen, a chimpanzee. Roddy played Cornelius in the movies. This was another no-starter, cancelled after half a season, due to competition from Chico & the Man and Sanford & Son. L... Read more

  • Daily Soul Quote for 1/23/2020

    1/23/2020 8:39:21 AM, by SILVER1369

    The power of loving yourself is that when someone treats you wrong, you’ll recognize it and know that you deserve better. Keep building up your self love! Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. — Thich Nhat Hanh... Read more

  • Three Moons Over Milford

    1/22/2020 11:30:43 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Three Moons Over Milford, 2006, cancelled after 8 episodes. The premise: Just before the show started, an asteroid struck the moon, breaking it into 3 pieces. Milford is a small town in vVermont. No one knows if 1or more chunks of the moon will fall & possibly destroy the world. Some people are “b... Read more

  • Daily Soul Quote for 1/22/2020

    1/22/2020 8:57:29 AM, by SILVER1369

    Healing takes time. As wonderful as it would be to press a button and suddenly be healed, the journey of rejuvenation is not so easy. Be patient with yourself during times of healing, friend. No one gets over great loss or pain without the passage of time to aid them. Allow time to soothe the ache.... Read more

  • Soggy days

    1/21/2020 11:20:00 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Kind of a slow day - raining off & on ... ALL DAY! Got a lot of steps @ the house, but I was determined to get the pups out. Sharona had both her indoor & outdoor sweater (chihuahua/Boston cross). Samurai (Papillon) refused a sweater. Tiny Shiloh was wrapped up & in her carry-bag. It drizzled the ... Read more

  • Challenge - Day 6 - Blog Time!

    1/21/2020 10:39:48 AM, by CARLYCHAT

    Slow and steady wins the race! It took me years to put on the weight and this time and I am going with the perspective that it will take me years to take it off! But by using the SparkPeople site and sticking to it, I know that is not true, and that will take months not years and that's OK, I am no... Read more

  • The Incredible Dr. Pol

    1/20/2020 11:05:34 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    The Incredible Dr. Pol is a reality show on NatGeo Wild since 2011. The show highlights the Dutch-American veterinarian, his staff, patients & their people, & his family. Dr. Jan Pol was born in September 1942. He & Diane have been married for 50 years. He works in rural Michigan, originally for lar... Read more

  • Daily Soul Quote for 1/20/2020

    1/20/2020 11:02:51 AM, by SILVER1369

    Our yesterdays can become pretty heavy if we don’t ever put them down. Release your grasp on the past so that you can fully embrace your future. You’re allowed to let go of that heavy burden, friend. Losing a battle doesn’t mean you’ve lost the war. Keep fighting. Learn whatever lesson come... Read more

  • Downward Dog

    1/19/2020 11:49:33 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Downward Dog was a short lived sitcom about a dog (Martin) & his person (Nan). The show was a mid season replacement, but ABC cancelled after 8 episodes. The premise was that Nan’s job cut into the time she had with Martin, & Martin would philosophize. The audience could hear what Martin was thin... Read more

  • Daily Soul Quote for 1/19/2020

    1/19/2020 9:29:47 AM, by SILVER1369

    Take what you need and give it back to others tenfold. Do you need hope? Be a beacon for others. Do you require patience? Be generous with your time. Do you lack motivation? Support someone else in achieving their dream. By helping others, you can find what you need and refuel your own soul.... Read more