Do you recognize this family? It is the Ingalls Family from the Little House on the Prairie television show starring Melissa Gilbert and Michael Landon, popular from 1974—82. Laura Ingalls Wilder was a real author who wrote stories about her life, starting with Little House in the Big Woods. See what you remember about that book by answering the following trivia questions.
Fall…that special time of year. It’s what some of us have waited for! I’m not talking about my love for the big yellow bus whisking teenagers away to give us six hours of solitude every morning at 6:38 a.m. I am talking about the television season premieres! During the summer TV hiatus burning questions have plagued us, or some of us…ok, me. For example, how can Glee function in different cities? What will Puck do now that he has lost the title of the oldest High School Student ever? Will Booth find Brennan in time to save her?
We recently switched cable providers at home, and we decided to save a little by not getting receivers for each room. I decided to start watching videos instead of live TV while I worked out in the basement, since there’s not a receiver down there now. I thought, maybe, it would be fun to watch some of my old favorite TV shows, and I was delighted to find that the Library carried almost all of them.
Recently, when bored one Sunday night, I was stumbling through Netflix, and I found a television show: Parks and Recreation. I had heard many good things about the show, but had no idea what I was in for.
On September 28, 1987, my world changed forever. I watched the premiere episode of Star Trek: the Next Generation show named " Encounter at Farpoint." (This television series is still my favorite of all time). I was nine years old when this show premiered. I was able to "explore strange new worlds" and life through the eyes of the characters. It was the most imaginative and exciting show I had seen. It was a can’t miss event in my household.
Are you a Downton devotee? As the new season gets ready to debut, there are a lot of Americans who are waiting anxiously for the next twists and turns in this historical soap opera. The popularity of this British import should come as no surprise to those of us who have admired the quality of their television for years. But this is one of the first times that a show made by our cousins across the Atlantic has garnered the amount of attention that Downton Abbey has. Is this the beginning of a new British Invasion?
So you've probably figured out from my last blog that I like funny stuff and television. Put the two together and what do you get? I Love Lucy (thought I was gonna say funny television, didn't you)! Hey, folks, that's the funniest television show ever in my opinion. I watched many sitcoms growing up, but old reruns were my favorite. And out of those old reruns, Lucy was my all- time favorite and still is. I never get tired of watching that show, even though I've seen every episode numerous times and can recite the lines along with the actors!
I have a confession, I'm addicted to fiction. It doesn't matter what medium: television, movies, books, or audiobooks. I spend a significant amount of time discussing make-believe people with anyone who will listen. In fact, the only thing that makes a story better (in my opinion) is a British accent. Clearly, you can see why Downton Abbey has my heart all aflutter. My obsession runs so deep that I managed to get a hold of the entire 3rd season on DVD a few months ago (it's a long story that involves a region-free DVD player and a trip to London).
You’ve probably heard about the Netflix original series House of Cards by now. The series is not just unusual because of its A-list stars like Kevin Spacey as House Majority Whip Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife, Claire. It’s not just unusual because it’s a Netflix exclusive. One of the most interesting things about this series was the decision to release all thirteen episodes of season one on the same date.