Category Archives: TV Shows

These are TV shows that will probably not be available abroad or on tablets and such, These are imports from Hulu and some other sites that either require a flash player or a US location.

See also the classic movie section with the collection of early television commercial free from Retrovision,


Lou Grant – Christmas (1977)

Two stories — one on a homeless family, and one on a politician — take unexpected turns. Season One, Episode 13 of the Lou Grant show, starring Ed Asner. This was a spinoff of the Mary Tyler Moore show.


Mary Tyler Moore Show-Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid (1970)

Mary’s elaborate holiday plans are cancelled when she learns she must work on Christmas Day.


Star Trek New Voyages (2011-)

It’s hokey. So was the original Star Trek really. It’s Star Trek New Voyages. It’s a fan fiction organization that lives on what you’ll donate to them on a Home Depot card. This show wouldn’t further the franchise commercially, but most Star Trek fan fiction is so bad that it hurts. This production is the brain child of professional Elvis impersonator, James Cawley. Is it Captain Kirk or is it Elvis? Sometimes this show gets really stupid, but it is a well done production given it’s done by a bunch of fans. This looks like fun. Unlike a lot of the fan fiction stuff, this show doesn’t chroma key things. The sets are real, including a replica Enterprise bridge.


Blacklist, The (2014)

The Blacklist is pretty violent and not for kids, but I’ve become a fan. James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington, a ruthless villian or hero, it’s hard to tell which it is on this show from NBC which premiered for a second season last Sunday. The premise for the show is that Raymond “Red” Reddington, […]


Damo (2003)

This is a fairy tale, mixed with Kung Fu, romance, serious subjects and a little slapstick comedy that usually looks like a training session at the Bejing Circus school. It’s not oversexed, overly violent, or gory. It’s fun.


Exploration of the Planets (1970)

The solar system consists of the Sun and the other celestial objects gravitationally bound to it: the eight planets, their 166 known moons,three dwarf planets (Ceres, Pluto, and Eris and their four known moons), and billions of small bodies. This last category includes asteroids, Kuiper belt objects, comets, meteoroids, and interplanetary dust.


Vladimir Lenin – Voice of Revolution (2007)

Vladimir Lenin was the Bolshevik Leader of the 1917 October Revolution, and the first Head of State of the Soviet Union. Called treacherous, deluded, out-of-touch, insane, Lenin might have been a minor historical footnote but for the Russian Revolution, which catapulted him into the headlines of the 20th century.


American Experience: The Great Famine (2011)

In the wake of World War I, there was an American relief effort organized by Herbert Hoover to save the starving Russians. This makes Herbert Hoover the man who saved the most lives of anyone in history. The Great Famine is a documentary about the worst natural disaster in Europe since the Black Plague in the Middle Ages. Five million Soviet citizens died. Half a world away, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by Herbert Hoover, director of the American Relief Administration.


Young Riders, The (1989-92)

Saddle up for fun and adventure with “The Young Riders.” Set in the early days of the Pony Express, the series tells the fictionalized story of a group of young riders for the express in Sweetwater, Kansas, who just happen to include a couple of dudes who would one day go down in real-life history as two of the west’s most notorious names: “Buffalo Bill” Cody (Stephen Baldwin) and “Wild Bill” Hickock (Josh Brolin). In charge of the bunch is ex-Texas ranger and all-around eccentric teaspoon hunter (Anthony Zerbe).


Andy Griffith Show (1960-68)

Barney tries to play Cupid and succeeds, but he doesn’t like it.

Barney tries to play cupid, but doesn't like Andy's final choice.


McHales Navy (1966)

uring World War II, Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale (Borgnine) is the commanding officer of the U.S. Navy PT boat-73 stationed at the Pacific island base Taratupa. In the late spring of 1942, the Japanese heavily bombed the island, virtually destroying the base. Only 18 out of the 150 Navy aviators and Marines assigned to the base survived. With the Japanese patrols in the region too heavy for the Navy to mount a rescue mission, McHale and his men were forced to survive by hiding on the island. Assisted by the native tribes whom they befriend, the sailors live a relatively paradisical island existence.


My Mother the Car (1965)

Lawyer Dave Crabtree’s troubles begin with the purchase of a decrepit 1928 Porter that claims through the radio to be his mother. Starring Jerry Van Dyke.