But in TV land, the sisters were doin' it for themselves and finally getting respect as cops, war nurses and working moms; iconic shows like 'Hill Street Blues,' 'St. Elsewhere' and 'L.A. Law' would forever change (for the better) cop, medical and legal dramas; and no idea was too high concept to fill a primetime spot (time-travelling physicist? check; housewife-turned-CIA op? check; New York City beauty in love with a subterranean monster? check).
The bottom line: They all add up to 10 years of fine channel surfing -- and our awesome list of the 40 best series of the 1980s.
Here are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.
- 24 - Season 1 (Special Edition)
- The Bill Engvall Show - Season 1
- Charles in Charge - Season 3
- Exes and Ohs - Season 1
- Gomer Pyle, USMC - Season 4
- A Haunting - Season 3
- JAG - Season 6
- The Jeff Corwin Experience - Season 2
- The Muppet Show - Season 3
- Nimrod Nation - Complete Series
- Penn & Teller's Bullshit - Season 5
- Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Hour - Complete Series, Vol. 1
- Square Pegs - Complete Series
- Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles - Season 5
- Tom Selleck Western Collection
- Young Maverick - The New Maverick
An acquaintance of mine used to ask me if I ever listened to The Sound of Young America, and I told her I didn't like it. As it turns out, I had it confused with some low-rent internet podcast with a similar name I cannot recall at the moment.
Anyway, Jesse, the fellow who helms Sound of Young America, recently had a couple great interviews with some very funny women. First, he interviewed Anne Beatts, who was the first female editor of National Lampoon, wrote for Saturday Night Live when that show first started, and created Square Pegs. Major TV nerd points to those of you who remember Square Pegs.
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