Saturday, October 27, 2007

Mini-DVD Review: Tales from the Crypt Season 7; Solomon's Weekly Rant: Roseanne Spin-Off?; Why Does The World Series Only Affect Sunday Night Football

It is Saturday, so that must mean it is time for mini-DVD reviews and Solomon's Weekly Rant! First up of course is the mini-DVD review. Today we take a look at Warner Home Video's Tales From The Crypt -- The Complete Seventh Season. Tales From The Crypt of course is the popular '90s HBO series...that was spooky but cool. See skees53's mini-DVD review of Tales From The Crypt -- The Complete Seventh Season, just in time for HALLOWEEN:

Tales From The Crypt -- The Complete Seventh Season (Warner, $39.98) brings the final lucky 13 episodes of the hit HBO series from the '90s together in a three-disc set right in time for Halloween. The Cryptkeeper is determined that he won't die without a fight though, as he brings more tales that are sure to make your spine tingle (and some that are just absurd) to your TV screen.
Among the episodes this season, we many great episodes. In "Last Respects," a cursed monkey paw is able to grant wishes--now who would really want those wishes? Ewan McGregor guest stars in "Cold War," where we discover who wins that ultimate fight between zombies and vampires (as if we ever wondered!). A man invents a way of reading memories of the deceased in "Report from the Grave," and it ends with "grave" results. What can a safecracker do when he can no longer hear? Find out in "Ear Today... Gone Tomorrow." And the series ends with "The Third Pig," which is an animated (and more humorous than scary) take on the story of "The Three Little Pigs." Brad Garrett even plays one of the pigs. Once again, the set features just one special feature, a tale from the comic book that the series was based upon, narrated by the Cryptkeeper himself. This time, the tale is "Fatal Caper."
The series began to tape episodes in England this season, meaning that we get lots of tales with British characters... but don't worry, it doesn't "kill" the horror. The only thing it really does to the series is dramatically reduces the number of well-known guest stars, but the series stays true to what it is supposed to be--horror stories. Sure, the earlier seasons were better and the show was ready to end by this time, but don't be mistaken, because there are still some jewels left in the tomb for this season. All of you boils and ghouls out there need to scare up enough money to treat yourself to this DVD set in time for Halloween!
-- Reviewed by skees53
(4/5 stars)

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Solomon's Weekly Rant
Saturday, October 20, 2007
"Roseanne Spin-Off?; Why Does The World Series Only Affect Sunday Night Football?"
By Solomon Davis

The show The Big Bang Theory has been enjoyable until the actress Sara Gilbert showed up as a guest and her character was intimate with the Leonard character, played by fellow Roseanne alum John Galecki. I have not seen these two together for years since on Roseanne and have no interest in watching them together again on a new show in 2007. Sara Gilbert could have easily guest starred without hooking up with the Leonard character which seems like a Roseanne spin-off called "Revenge of David and Darlene." Laurie Metcalf was another Roseanne actress who appeared as Sheldon's mother and I just want CBS to know that Roseanne ended 10 years ago so what is up with the recycling of old Roseanne cast members? It is too funny because it is not really fresh.

Sunday Night Football is always affected when the World Series starts and I just can't understand why because Monday Football will be on Monday against Game 4 of the World Series. So why wasn't Monday Night Football preempted like Sunday Night football is all the time against the World Series? Every NFL fan doesn't watch the World Series so there really needs to be some kind of adjustment there so that SPORTS FANS can still have a option of watching the World Series or Sunday Night Football. I thought Bye weeks were only for NFL teams not the NFL Sunday Night Football schedule.

My Weird TV Moments of the Week:
Sunday, October 21, 2007: The ESPN Sunday Night Interview between Chad Johnson and Keyshawn Johnson
Monday, October 22, 2007: On Regis and Kelly, all-week guest host Jimmy Kimmel jokes to Kelly, "My goal this week is to get you pregnant."

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, March 21

The Goldbergs - "The Scrunchie Rule" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Beverly gets a glimpse into a soon-to-be empty nest, she replaces her kids with the Mellor brothers, nursing Coach Mellor back to health after falling off the rope climb. Meanwhile, Erica and her college roommate get on each other’s nerves in their dorm room, especially when Valley Erica puts a scrunchie on the door and kicks Erica out.

Speechless - "N-O-- NOMINEE" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
JJ travels to a film festival where he’s been nominated for an award but is upset when he learns the real reason he’s being honored. Jimmy stays home and struggles to protect Dylan from the truth about an impending eviction. And Ray takes an unlikely and painful route to basketball stardom in hopes of winning back Taylor.

Modern Family - "Wine Weekend" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family goes on a wine tasting trip and stays in Haley’s new boss’ country house where the only rule is: Don’t touch the tiara! Meanwhile, Gloria and Mitch are invited to a party at Oprah’s house but can’t bring anyone else.

American Housewife - "It's Hard to Say Goodbye" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Katie and Greg struggle to help the kids accept loss as a family friend suddenly passes away and as their pet pig, Hans Gruber, must be returned to his natural habitat.

Schitt's Creek - "The Gesture" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David looks for a way to reconcile with Patrick after spending time away from him; Moira pitches the idea of a singles week event.

grown-ish - "Crew Love" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The crew prepares for Freshman Formal; Jazz revels in a new relationship.

Alone Together - "Property Management" (Freeform, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Benji and Esther get swept up in the allure of retirement life.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 19)

Wednesday, March 21

  • Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Luis) - Watch Charlie on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Henry appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina is a musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Keri visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kim Matula (LA to Vegas) - Kim stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mila Kunis (That '70s Show/Family Guy) - Mila appears The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) and Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Jenna and Oliver are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie visits The Wendy Williams Show and Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones and Natalie Zea (The Detour) - Jason and Natalie are guests on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Eric Christian Olsen (The Loop) - Eric appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie opens up about his alcoholic father's rough childhood – and why he doesn't hold anything against him today on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jason George (Eve) - Jason talks about Station 19 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Kyle MacLachlan (Sex and the City) - Kyle talks about Portlandia on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie) - Dove talks about Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Liv Hewson (Santa Clarita Diet) - Liv talks about Santa Clarita Diet on the BUILD Series at 4pm.