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Ever since its premiere back in March 2016, I have been a major fan of "UNDERGROUND", the WGN cable series about a group of Georgia slaves who attempt the journey to freedom in antebellum America. Read more... )
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Below is a list of my top favorite episodes from ABC's 1989-1992 Western television series called "THE YOUNG RIDERS". Created by Ed Spielman, the series starred Ty Miller, Josh Brolin, Stephen Baldwin and Anthony Zerbe: Read more... )
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"BAND OF ANGELS" (1957) Review

I have been a fan of period dramas for a long time. A very long time. This is only natural, considering that I am also a history buff. One of the topics that I love to explore is the U.S. Civil War. When you combined that topic in a period drama, naturally I am bound to get excited over that particular movie or television production. Read more... )
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Below are images from ABC's 1989-1992 Western television series called "THE YOUNG RIDERS". Created by Ed Spielman, the series starred Ty Miller, Josh Brolin, Stephen Baldwin and Anthony Zerbe: Read more... )
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Below are images from "BAND OF ANGELS", the 1957 adaptation of Robert Penn Warren's 1955 novel. Directed by Raoul Walsh, the movie starred Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo and Sidney Poitier: Read more... )
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Below is a list of my five favorite episodes from Season One of the WGN series, "UNDERGROUND". Created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, the series stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge: Read more... )
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"LINCOLN" (1974-76) Review

During the first half of the Twentieth Century, poet and historian Carl Sandburg wrote a six-volume biography on the life of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Years passed before David Wolper ("ROOTS", "THE THORN BIRDS", and the "NORTH AND SOUTH" TRILOGY) produced a six-part miniseries on Lincoln's life and career, based upon Sandburg's work. Read more... )
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Below are images from the WGN series, "UNDERGROUND". Created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, the series stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge: Read more... )
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"A FAMILY SCANDAL IN THE 'NORTH AND SOUTH' TRILOGY"

I love John Jakes' "NORTH AND SOUTH" Trilogy. Honestly, I do. I love it so much that I have copies of the novels published between 1982 and 1987 that make up the trilogy. I love it so much that I have also copies of the television adaptations (1985-1986; 1994) of the novels, produced by Wolper Productions. Unfortunately, the trilogy has a few narrative problems. And I feel that one of its biggest problems centered around a particular painting. Read more... )
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"THE ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN" (1993) Review

Looking back, I realized that I have seen very few movie and television adaptations of Mark Twain's novels - especially those that featured his two most famous characters, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. I take that back. I have seen a good number of adaptations, but it has been a long time since I have viewed any of them. Realizing this, I decided to review the 1993 Disney adaptation of Twain's 1885 novel, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".Read more... )
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Recently, the WGN Network began airing a new series about a group of Georgia slaves who plan and conduct a daring 600 miles escape to freedom in the Northern states called "UNDERGROUND". However, it is not the first television production about American slaves making a bid for freedom. Below is a list of previous productions that I have seen over the years: Read more... )
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"BARBARY COAST" (1935) Review

I have seen a good number of television and movie Westerns in my time. But I find it rather odd that it is hard - almost difficult - to find a well known story set during the California Gold Rush era. And I find that rather surprising, considering many historians regard it as one of the most interesting periods in the history of the American Old West. Read more... )
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Below are images from "THE ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN", the 1993 Disney adaptation of Mark Twain's 1884 novel, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". Directed by Stephen Sommers, the movie starred Elijah Wood and Courtney B. Vance: Read more... )
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"THE MANIONS OF AMERICA" (1981) Review

Back in early 1981, ABC Television aired a miniseries about the lives of an Anglo-Irish immigrant family called "THE MANIONS OF AMERICA". Starring Pierce Brosnan and Kate Mulgrew, the miniseries aired in three parts and was marketed as the Irish-American version of the 1977 miniseries, "ROOTS". Read more... )
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Below is an article the popular holiday dessert, Pumpkin Pie. Read more... )
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Below are images from the 1981 miniseries, "THE MANIONS OF AMERICA". Directed by Joseph Sargent, the three-part miniseries starred Pierce Brosnan and Kate Mulgrew: Read more... )

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