Well, first an announcement: The male stripper episode might not be available until January 2018! So sorry for the delay, but my schedule is such that I just haven’t had time to edit the darn thing properly.
Alas, Christmas is knocking on the door, and I want to get a holiday episode up and running before the big day. So, we’re doing something a little different and a little the same this year. First of all, we’re welcoming back our BFF Joanna Wilson of Christmas TV History! We love Joanna, and are so excited that she’s going to be hosting another one of our TV movie games! And, then we’re going to discuss the 1971 tele-thriller A Little Game, which is Christmas set, but isn’t necessarily a holiday film. We chose this one because it came up during our Halloween episode and because I recently reviewed it for the upcoming book Yuletide Terror. It’s been on the brain folks, so let’s get it out there. It’s such an underrated gem. Plus, it stars Diane Baker and Ed Nelson. So. Good.
We’d love to hear from you, either about the TVM we’re discussing, or anything else you’d like to talk about. Reach us through one of our many contact options. We’re recording December 13th, so we’ll need to hear from you by the 12th. C’mon. We love you. Say hello!
It’s November, and as we enter into the chilly wintertime I thought it might be fun to heat things up with a look at the male stripper TVM! We’ll be covering For Ladies Only (1981) and Ladykillers (1988). We’re looking at recording some point during the week of November 13th-17th, and I will update the social medias when I know for sure. But for now, if you’d like to comment on this thing known as male exotic dancing and its love affair with the small screen, drop us a line! We’d love to hear from you!
Yes, I know our ABC Afterschool Special episode hasn’t gone out yet, but we’re recording our next episode very soon and we need YOUR help! We want you to let us know what TV horror movie marathon you would plan for Halloween. Contact us with 3-5 TVM titles. You can just send just the names of the movies or give us a sentence or two letting us know why you chose those telefilms. We haven’t set the exact recording date but it’s sometime before he 12th, so please drop us a line!!!
So totally stoked over our upcoming special episode where we’ll be discussing two Lance Guest Afterschool Specials, Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom (1981) and Between Two Loves (1982, aka Two Loves for Jenny). Lance was kind enough to answer a few email questions about working on the ABC Afterschool Special, as well as reflecting on some of his other TV work, and I’ll be hosting this Q&A over at my blog! I’m so super thrilled he took the time to do this!
We’re scheduled to record on the 28th of September, so if you have any thoughts you’d like to share on the Afterschool Special or the CBS Schoolbreak, please have all feedback to us by the evening of the 27th. You can contact us by several different methods, and we are also accepting MP3s now! We’re almost modern over here!
Double, double, toil and trouble, indeed! The telefilm has cast a spell on us this month as the gang takes a look at two fun occult themed flicks: Crowhaven Farm (1970) and Bay Coven (1987).
We’re hoping to record on August 24th, so if you’d like to discuss these two TV movies, or any kind of TV related item that your heart desires, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you!
Are you ready for the summer?
I hope so, because unfortunately, it is summer (at least here in Austin, Texas, where it was, like, 103 today!). Is there a better way to beat the heat than with a couple of fun teen TV movies that embrace all those things about summer I think I might enjoy in a parallel universe? And, that’s simply the long way of saying that our next episode is dedicated to those winsome days of yore, and we’ll be covering the classic telefilms High School USA (1983), and Poison Ivy (1985)! Hooray!
This also means that we’ll be giving Michael J. Fox a huge amount of love, which he deserves anyway! So excited for this one!
We’ll be recording sometime during the last week of June. You know the drill… There are several ways to contact us, so click on that link and drop us a line! And remember, you can comment on the film picks, past episodes, or, if you so desire, anything small screen related. We’d love to hear from you!
I have returned from my trip to London, given a talk on TV movies, sold some more copies of my book, Are You in the House Alone? A TV Movie Compendium: 1964-1999, and now I’m ready to get back to the real world… which means more TV movie discussion! So happy, and excited to rejoin Dan and Nate and look back on the proto-slashers Five Desperate Women (1971) and She’s Dressed to Kill (1979). We’re recording May 25th, so send us any feedback about these films, or any TV movie you please by the 23rd, by contacting us through one of many convenient social media channels. We’d love to hear from you!