DARK

DARK

Kim Greene
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03 Dec 2017, 15:08 #1

Netflix just dropped its first original German-language series called DARK, which is about what happens when strange, eerie things start happening in a small town. Being European, that automatically means it's going to be dark (i.e.,the title) brooding, and atmospheric. Sounds nice and creepy,lol:

The Verge---Netflix's Dark is hard to watch
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Kim Greene
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07 Dec 2017, 17:11 #2

Just caught a TV show I'd never heard of the other day called THE INVISIBLE MAN, a 27-episode British series that lasted from 1958-60, and was picked up by CBS. Saw it on the DECADES channel earlier this week during its daily old-school show binge, in which an entire show's run is shown throughout the course of the day (or night.) It's been changed from the film----the invisible man this time is a scientist (played by possibly different actors under the bandages, but voiced mainly by actor/voice-over artist Tim Turner) who accidently makes himself invisible, but instead of turning into a crazed homicidal maniac, he uses his newfound power to fight criminals and to protect people targeted by those same criminals. This low-budget but entertaining show is pretty fun to watch---'50s style special effects and all, but they made it work. This seems to have been the first, or at least the earliest TV series based on the H.G. Wells story. Here's some episodes to peep at---it's on DVD also:

"The Invisible Man"---1958 TV series

"The Invisible Man" at IMDB

As part of the DECADES channel's spotlight on what they called "Forgotten TV", I got to check out an episode of one of the very first TV anthology series called STUDIO ONE IN HOLLYWOOD, which was a radio program that transitioned into a show that lasted a full decade (1948-1958.) I watched a 1952 episode called "The Kill", featuring a then-unknown Grace Kelly (REAR WINDOW, DIAL M FOR MURDER) as the second half of a couple with a child living out in a rural area with her husband (Dick Foran, a former singing cowboy Western star of the '30s & '40s.) One of their neighbor keeps messing with their water pump and doing something to the water to make it undrinkable,so the husband warns him about it, while the couple is dancing at the local get together place. Meanwhile, a woman (Nina Foch, MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS, JOHNNY ALLEGRO) who's wanted the husband for quite some time, and tells him to leave his wife for her. He's not even into her, and lets her know that right away. He decides that both he and his wife should leave with the quickness. Shortly after, the husband discovers his neighbors creeping around messing with the water pump again, and end up knocking one of them out. Not too long after, a whole bunch of his neighbors stomp into his yard armed with shotguns and accuse him of murdering the guy he gave a smackdown to. He insists that the man was alive when he left him, but his cries fall on deaf ears,since his so-called friends have been riled up into a mob practically howling for his punishment. He quickly goes into hiding to survive. Pretty good episode---I can't find it on the tube, but a number of episodes of the show are on there:

Studio One episodes


Studio One in Hollywood at IMDB

The director of this episode, Franklin J. Schaffner, would go to have a long career in TV, until he switched to films, and directed such classics as the original PLANET OF THE APES,PATTON and the Steve McQueen prison drama PAPILLION (which was just remade this year.)
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08 Dec 2017, 07:56 #3

Here's a brief interview with twin comedians Keith and Kenny Lucas,who had their own loopy,surreal and funny animated cartoon show (with a refreshing African-American point of view) called THE LUCAS BROTHERS MOVING CO. which lasted from 2013-2015. Enjoyed their show---it was part of the Fox channel's "Animation Domination High-Def" program block shown on late Saturday nights, but it's since been canceled:

The Lucas Brothers---Comedy Is Therapy
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08 Dec 2017, 13:21 #4

Some good news----actor Matt Ryan, formerly of the now-cancelled NBC supernatural series CONSTANTINE, will be making a couple of appearances on the upcoming new season of the CW's genuinely fun (and funny) superhero series DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW as the one called John Constantine,or course---It would be nice if they would just go ahead and make him a regular part of the cast:

TV Series Finale---The Return of Constantine

Here's another article which says that Constantine is possibly going to be his true chain-smoking bisexual self on LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, and that he's going to hit on a main character, which sounds like fun,lol:

We Got This Covered
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12 Dec 2017, 00:10 #5

Here's Spike Lee, who's never been at a loss for words on any subject, talking some more about his new series based on his debut film SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT, how this around the series is mainly being written by female scriptwriters (his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, is the show's executive producer) and how he feels that actor/director Nate Parker (BIRTH OF A NATION) was treated due to the sexual assault accusations against him versus another actor accused of sexual harassment:

The Daily Beast----Spike Lee on past and current controversies

Also, here's an interview with Frankie Shaw, the creator/star of the new Showtime drama SMILF, on writing about sexual harassment in the #MeToo age:

The Cut-----Frankie Shaw on SMILF'S episode on sexual assault

Comedian/former talk show host/actress Rosie O' Donnell, who's doing her first real dramatic role in SMILF, talks about her career so far, how being slammed by a certain person in the WH for years prior to the election smeared her reputation, and what it's like doing her first serious sex scene (the actor she did it with was nervous about it too, which helped:)

The Cut----O'Donnell Revisits Her Battles With the Clown Fool
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