Monday, June 26, 2006

Spellbound

It seems while I've been away that the world lost one of its most creative geniuses. Yes, I am talking about the passing of Aaron Spelling. Columnist Tom Shales gives a fitting tribute to the man in the Washington Post, mentioning his numerous hit series, such as Dynasty, Charlie's Angels (which brought us "Jiggle TV"), Beverly Hills 90210, and Melrose Place. But let us also not forget Hart to Hart, T.J. Hooker (with a young Heather Locklear), Starsky and Hutch (one of the earliest television shows I can remember), and best of all, The Love Boat. I remember our family gathering around the tube on Saturday nights, watching the crew of the Pacific Princess set sail for another adventure (carefully broken down into comic, romantic, and dramatic subplots). Afterwards it was off to bed and listening enviously to the theme of Fantasy Island emanating from the living room. To this day I wonder how much more I could have learned, had I watched that show.

4 comments:

Superdude said...

Don't forget Kindred: The Embraced!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Vic...your comment about being sent to bed after Love Boat just took me back 1978 or so...crawling out of bed and listening to Ricardo Montalban from the top of the stairs I knew I was missing something BIG...thanks for taking me back...

Anonymous said...

"To this day I wonder how much more I could have learned, had I watched that show."

Vic, LOL. I have the same deficit as a result of not being ableto watch Charlie's Angels. FX

Anonymous said...

focus instead of what you lost from not seeing Fantasy Isle but what you gained from Doc, Gopher, and the crew.

Alan