1980s

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Z is for Zack Morris

That’s right: Saved by the Bell’s Zack Morris, for those of you who remember the Saturday morning TV show. I know, it’s his first name, which is hopefully not a cop-out. But deciding on a topic for Z was hard! From TV.com: “Saved by the Bell focused on Zack Morris and his friends: Samuel “Screech” … Continue reading

T is for Trash TV

As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I watched a lot of TV as a kid. More than I do now, anyway. In fact, the TV habit didn’t really stick around into my adult life, which became busy with school and work, sometimes both at the same time. These days, I actually watch … Continue reading

R is for Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption

This Stephen King novella inspired the 1994 movie The Shawshank Redemption, which starts with S, but Lynn and I are alternating letters and I got R, so I thought this was perfect. I could kiss Stephen King for writing this story. For an author who was, at that time, known primarily for his horrific fiction, … Continue reading

O is One Hit Wonders

Today’s O topic addresses One Hit Wonders, particularly from the 80s. You know, those musical acts that achieved fame with one great hit, but failed to follow-up with anything else significant enough to give them staying power. Still, these are the songs (and artists) that most of us probably remember fondly and, unless I’m the … Continue reading

L is for The Lost Boys

It was hard for me not to write this post about LOST (my favorite TV show EVER) or Life is Beautiful (my favorite movie EVER). Been there, done that. Instead, I’m trying to stick with the more obscure 80s stuff, and a lot of my posts are asking “where are they now?” The Lost Boys … Continue reading

J is for Just Like Heaven

To follow up Lynn’s awesome “I” post from yesterday…I also have a music video. “Just Like Heaven” is a fun song by a great band (well, maybe not one of music’s greatest, but fun to listen to nonetheless). Is there a song that makes you happy every time you hear it, regardless of what’s going … Continue reading

F is for Footloose

You can talk smack about cheesy 80s movies all you want, but I’ll love them forever and Footloose is probably my favorite. I can’t even estimate how many times I’ve seen it, but it’s more than enough times to have it practically memorized. Just a note: I have not seen the recent remake, nor do … Continue reading

E is E.T.: The Extra-Terrestial

1982 was a good year for movies. Tootsie, Annie, An Officer and a Gentleman, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. (That last one is the reason I have an irrational fear of things crawling into my ears.) And E.T.: The Extra-Terrestial. I loved this movie as a kid, and until I started working on … Continue reading

D is for Doogie Howser, M.D.

Like my B post, this one’s also about a television show. Apparently I watched a lot of TV as a kid, which is interesting because I don’t watch too much today. In fact, I actually have a very low tolerance for most of the crap that they try to pass off as entertainment these days. … Continue reading

B is for Belle and Sebastian

Welcome to Day 2 of the A to Z Blog Challenge! Day 1 is HERE. This year we chose the loose theme of entertainment and media, and (for me, at least) it started turning into a list of obscure or favorite shows, movies, et cetera, usually from the 1980s. Lynn and I are children of … Continue reading

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