Oh My God! They’re Turkeys!

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Richard Sanders as Les Nessman during the ‘Turkey’s Away’ episode

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. It’s when we gather with friends and family and give thanks for what we have. Some of us have large family dinners with turkey and side dishes. We also watch football on TV. The holiday also falls during the November TV sweeps period so many shows have episodes that have a Thanksgiving theme. My all time favorite is an episode of the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati titled “Turkeys Away”.
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Who Knew Ocean Blue Was From Hershey, PA?

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Proof I bought the album

Whoa! Blast from the past. While looking for a different song I stumbled across Ocean Blue again. I knew I had one of their CDs from back in the day and sure enough in my Box-O-CDs I found their debut album from 1989. The first track “Between Something And Nothing” is why I bought it. It sounded like Echo and the Bunnymen and Cocteau Twins and I just found out Ocean Blue wasn’t from the UK they were from Hershey, PA
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Wedding Band – Could It Be More Than The Title?

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image of Wedding Band show logo 2012TBS premiered a news series Saturday night titled “Wedding Band” starring Brian Austin Greene and Peter Cambor. It is billed as a comedy drama but it isn’t jokey jokey but more in the same vein as the previous TBS show “The Boys”. The pilot didn’t bowl me over but it wasn’t terrible. It actually has a great cast but I’m concerned about the show being an hour for each episode and the concept doesn’t seem like it could last more than a season if that.
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Castle Episode Made My Head Hurt

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Nathan Fillion, as Richard Castle, shooting a gun

I’m a fan of Castle on ABC. I like the tone of the procedural with bits of funny sprinkled within well thought out plots that keep me guessing. That was until the episode this past Monday 10/29 titled ‘Probable Cause‘. While the funny was still around, the plot of the episode as well as the ending just didn’t meet the usual level I expect from the show.
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Mockingbird Lane – If Twin Peaks Was A Sitcom

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Mason Cook, Eddie Izzard, and Charity Wakefield in Mockingbird Lane

NBC did something unusual Friday night October 26th. They broadcast the pilot of a rejected series titled “Mockingbird Lane” as a one off special since it fit in with the coming Halloween holiday. I was interested to see it since networks hardly show pilots of rejected shows anymore. I also wanted to see what the reboot did to a classic series I still love. I was pretty disappointed how it turned out and agree with NBC that the effort missed as a series.
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I Don’t Get Chelsea Handler

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Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler is a writer, stand-up comedian, actress, TV host, and producer who’s big claim to fame is her late night talk show Chelsea Lately on the E! channel. I like late night TV shows (well except for the Tonight Show) yet I don’t like Handler’s show. I’ve tried to watch it several times over the years – usually to see a particular guest. I just don’t think she or her show his funny. I guess I just don’t get Chelsea Handler.
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Nashville Has Been Seen Before But Connie Britton Is Great

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image of the poster for the ABC show NashvilleWednesday night had the debut of a new drama on ABC called Nashville. It stars Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere as dueling country music singers. While I loved Britton and some of the other cast members, there is nothing really new in the stories offered in the pilot.
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Arby’s Tries Stupid Ad Campaign

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Bo Dietl in Arby’s ad

Fast food chain Arby’s has a new campaign called ‘Slicing Up Freshness‘ where it claims that their sandwiches are better than competitors, like Subway, because they slice their meat in their stores. Only low information consumers would think such a claim was true or that it even matters.
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