Sunday Cinema – "Kid Nation"

What happens when you bus in 40 kids from all walks of life to a deserted ghost town in the middle of nowhere? You get a crazy reality show where the kids aged 8 through 15 try to run a town. Think “Survivor” in the old west.

It lasted one season and had some serious issues plaguing the show from the release the parents signed (basically absolving the network/production company from any/all liability arising from the show involving their kids including “acts of God”) to a traumatizing event involving having to kill chickens (where do you think chicken tenders come from?). Some kids even drank unlabeled bleach by accident & were treated.

Someone posted the entire season so you can see this madness first-hand…

Sunday Cinema – "I Wanna Marry Harry"

Fox tried to revive their “Joe Millionaire” angle from the early 2000’s (premise was that a supposed “millionaire” is looking for love, trouble is Joe is broke as a joke) in 2014 with a doppleganger for Prince Harry. Ryan Seacrest was a co-creator of the show.

Trying to get “The Bachelor/The Bachelorette” type viewing numbers, this show featured 12 American women who thought they were vying for a place in British royalty by bagging a prince. It wasn’t until the final episode that the ladies were told he was not in fact Harry…

Someone posted the first episode online, check it out for some bizarre situations…

Sunday Cinema – "Mr. Personality"

“Mr. Personality” – a reality show that begs the question, “Are looks that important when it comes to finding true love?” Think of it as “The Bachelorette” with masks.

Hosted by Monica Lewinsky (!), 20 suitors dressed in masks covering their faces competed to win the heart of one female contestant. It was one of many canceled Fox shows trying to cash in on the “reality TV game show” craze of the early 2000’s.

The show lasted only 5 episodes before being cancelled. Someone posted the final episode online so you can see this train-wreck of a show…

Stealer's Wheel

This is the video I showed Dan the Man off-air. What do you think?

Stealer’s Wheel

In a world where technology is invading every area of life, it was only a matter of time before the sports world took advantage. Back in 2017, the Red Sox were accused of relaying signals via Apple watches

Good grief, news that James Corden doesn’t actually drive during his “Carpool Karaoke” segments is really a shocker?

Drink a beer, adopt a dog

The city of London is using real-time facial recognition technology in areas of serious crime activity within the city. This technology can be apparently be defeated using makeup & even cellophane tape according to a quick online search…

Calling the cops because a “big black college student” refused to change seats in class? Really?

The Coronavirus is getting so bad in China they are closing facilities where people tend to congregate in large numbers including movie theaters and Shanghai Disney

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The Last Precinct

Quirky 1980’s television shows is the theme for “Sunday Cinema” this month. These shows lasted less than a season due to poor ratings, some concepts probably would have done better today and would have become longer series…

Another excuse by a network to cash-in on a popular movie franchise, The Last Precinct was essentially a television version of the Police Academy movies. The LAPD decided to drop all of their misfit officers into one precinct. There’s the Elvis-impersonator cop, the transvestite cop, the gay-ethnic cop, the fat bumbling mess of a cop, and of course there’s Adam West (of Batman fame) as the commanding officer. Rick Ducommon, Ernie Hudson, & Randi Brooks are all a part of this weird show. It was canceled after 7 episodes…

Someone found this gem on an old VHS tape and uploaded it for posterity…

The Phoenix

Quirky 1980’s television shows is the theme for “Sunday Cinema” this month. These shows lasted less than a season due to poor ratings, some concepts probably would have done better today and would have become longer series…

Bennu of the Golden Light had awoken in Peru by some archaeologists who inadvertently destroyed his mission information. Left to survive on earth, he does his best to avoid authorities who want to worship & study him while searching for his long lost love who arrived on the planet 40,000 earlier.

Cut short at 4 episodes, this premise was way ahead of its time and probably would have found a home with a streaming service today.

Someone posted the extended pilot online for all to enjoy…

Horrible, Just Horrible

Horrible, Just Horrible

Here’s a recent take on the ending for “The Sixth Sense” similar to the documentary on the original DVD…

On top of a “Jaws” reboot with the original director involved, apparently a “Scream” remake & “Swamp Thing” remake are in the works…

“The Mandalorian” gets some of its roots from Japanese cinema (much like the “Star Wars” franchise), “Lone Wolf & Cub” is a heavy influencer

Someone posted the “2 Legit: The MC Hammer Story” VH1 movie, check it out to see the scene Dan the Man spoke about.

Detroit has the worst record for all 4 pro sports teams

Can higher minimum wage lower suicide rate? One report says yest it can…

Something you shouldn’t do, blindside the Queen of England

“We truly have forgotten…” – anonymous response to the Washington Post calling Qasem Solemani “Iran’s most revered military leader“…

B.A.D. Cats

Quirky 1980’s television shows is the theme for “Sunday Cinema” this month. These shows lasted less than a season due to poor ratings, some concepts probably would have done better today and would have become longer series…

2 race car drivers are hired by the LAPD to be a part of a task force commissioned to deal with auto thefts. The task force name? B.A.D. C.A.T. (Burglary Auto Detail Commercial Auto Theft). It only ran for 10 episodes but did star a young Michelle Pfeiffer.

Someone found the pilot on VHS and digitally transferred it so everyone can bask in it’s interesting glow…

The Original Max Talking Headroom Show

Quirky 1980’s television shows is the theme for “Sunday Cinema” this month. These shows lasted less than a season due to poor ratings, some concepts probably would have done better today and would have become longer series…

What first started out as a character in a British television movie, “Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future” blossomed into a 2 season television show followed by a Christmas special and a late-night talk show on Cinemax.

Basically a satire of then-current late-night talk shows, Max’s biting commentary & oddball guests coupled with strange skits made the show a bit ahead of its time and it was canceled after 6 episodes.

Someone posted the first episode online for all to wonder in all its 1980’s glory…

Happy New Year, Junkies!

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This past year has been filled with ups and downs (as of late it’s felt like a damn teeter-totter) but we want to take time to thank all of our fans & listeners for your support!

If you’re looking for something to do on this New Year’s Eve while waiting for new episodes, check out some “Sunday Cinema” entries from the past to tide you over!

See you in the new decade and here’s to better things in our future!

MattyV & Dan the Man