Episode 34: We’re Bonkers for Beller!

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We’re back, and so soon (Amy, soon!). On this episode we give a lot of love to one of our favorite small screen leading ladies, Kathleen Beller and discuss No Place to Hide (1991) and Deadly Messages (1985). There’s romance, twists and turns, gaslighting, betrayal, crimped hair and one damn nice pizza guy! Enjoy!


And just a reminder: Are You in the House Alone? A TV Movie Compendium: 1964-1999 was nominated for a Rondo Award! If you are so inclined, please send your votes to taraco@aol.com.

And, as I mentioned on the podcast, Bill Ackerman from Supporting Characters and I recorded a Blu Ray commentary for Arrow’s upcoming release of Wes Craven’s Last House on the Left! It’s dropping in May, but you can pre-order in the UK via Arrow, or through Diabolik DVD here in the states.

Be sure to send feedback for our next episode. We’re talking propaganda telefilms and so we’ll be watching Go Ask Alice (1973) and Mazes and Monsters (1982)! We’ll most likely be recording around the middle of April. So excited!

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Talking Patty Duke with Bill Jankowski

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We’re back with a very special episode dedicated to one of our favorite Queens of the TV Movie, Patty Duke! We’re discussing the wonderful new book In the Presence of Greatness: My Sixty Year Journey as an Actress, which was written by Patty Duke and Bill Jankowski. Bill joins us to talk all things Patty and we had a blast! Enjoy!


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And buy Bill’s book:

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Also, follow Bill on the facebook page he has, or check out this website for the book.

Episode 32: Supernatural Romance!

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I managed to get an episode up in a timely manner! And just in time for Valentine’s Day. On this episode, Dan and I discuss small screen romance… with a supernatural twist! Titles on tap are the 1971 remake of Death Takes a Holiday and the 1995 Lifetime Original Movie Deadly Love! Spoiler: They are awesome. Enjoy and remember to only speak of love!

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Our next episode will be devoted to the lovely Kathleen Beller and we’ll be looking at No Place to Hide (1981) and Deadly Messages (1985). Remember to send feedback!

Episode 31 is Here! Snowbound Terror is Waiting for You!

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I can’t believe I got this online. My computer hates me… But we’re here with episode 31 and it’s all about winter-set scares as we discuss the classic Snowbeast (1977) and the not-a-classic-but-pretty-dang-fun Ski Lift to Death (aka Snowblind, 1979). So let’s hit the slopes!

 

We’ll be back so very soon with a new episode (recording either February 7th or 8th), and again, as we did last  year, we’ll only speak of love. But this time it’s supernatural love, as we watch and discuss Death Takes a Holiday (1971) and Deadly Love (1995). Send feedback!

Episode 30 is here! Male Strippers Galore!

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Thanks to a crazy schedule, a long term sickness, the holidays and other chicanery, our male strippers episode had to get in the back seat (ha!) for a while. But it’s edited (sorta) and ready for your ears. So now what was originally supposed to be episode 29 is episode 30, ya dig? There’s some popping in the background on this one, and issues overall with the general quality of the show. But I could spend forever tooling with this, so I finally bit the bullet and got it online. We’re discussing For Ladies Only (1981) and Ladykillers (1988) and some of it won’t make sense, some of it will. Be kind.

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Episode 29: A Little Game… followed by a little game

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Well, it’s that time of year again! And does anything say holidays like a kid with a shotgun… I thought so…

We welcome back Christmas television expert Joanna Wilson to discuss the 1971 (maybe) holiday thriller A Little Game, and then we play a little game ourselves. We had a great time recording (even though there was a crapload of technical issues), and we hope you enjoy listening! Thank you for making 2017 an incredible year for the gang at the Made for TV Mayhem Show and Happy Holidays!


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We’re also super excited about next month’s episode, where we’ll keep it all snowy and winter fresh with Snowbeast (hooray!) and the awesomely titled Ski Lift to Death! You can watch Ski Lift under it’s aka Snowblind on Amazon Prime, but please be aware of the absolutely horrid quality of the transfer! But you know, if you can watch along and send feedback, we’ll be your best friends!

Happy Thanksgiving: Special Minisode!

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Happy Tofurkey day! Because I wasn’t able to get our next full episode online before the holidays, I thought I’d put together some old podcast TV trivia segments I created for the Movies About Girls Show. I grouped the segments by topic and decided to make the first one all about small screen actresses! Hope you enjoy! Please keep in mind that I was not great at this, and I talk a little fast and the sound isn’t perfect. Who am I kidding, it’s uncomfortably awkward. But my heart was there, and BOY did I research the stuffing out of these! I also ended with a little tribute to David Cassidy, whom we lost this week. We love you DC!

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