Tuesday, June 21, 2005

What? No "CPO Sharkey"?

Note: Not much blogging today because I'm trying to finish a project. I picked up a summer research job with a criminology/public policy professor at University of Maryland. Maybe I'll make enough to buy a new washing machine (ooh, the wild ambitions of the thirty-somethings). Anyway, here's a post I wrote last week and forgot to publish.

Lest I become too preciously relevant with all this political stuff:

MSN lists the ten coolest TV shows not yet on DVD. I agree with most of them: who wouldn't want to spend an evening with our old friends from "WKRP in Cincinnati"? I was too young at the time to stay up 'til ten for the groundbreaking "Hill Street Blues" or "St. Elsewhere," so those would fill in a vital blank space in my TV-watching canvas. And of course, no David Lynch fan's repertoire would be complete without the second season of "Twin Peaks."

I was going to suggest "Northern Exposure," but hurrah!! just in time for my birthday, the first three seasons have finally been released.

So instead I'll add "Bosom Buddies." Sure, it was a ripoff of Some Like it Hot, but it featured good slapstick and a young Tom Hanks in a wig--what could be better? I confess, I had a crush on Peter Scolari, replaced by Michael Keaton the following year (I cried when "Report to Murphy" was canceled).

What show would you add to the list?


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