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DALLAS – Season 2, Episode 20: “Call Girl”

Who rips up $500? This call girl! You can NOT buy Veronica Hamel! Suddenly, I like racquetball. I don’t know why. Bobby and J.R. are playing racquetball, which of course they were. How on trend for that time! Bobby looks amazing, sweaty and sleek in a tank top and some super short shorts. J.R. just looks sweaty.  An employee tells Bobby that Ray has called and really ahs to speak to him. I assumed Bobby left the court to talk on the phone, but no,…

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Wonder Woman – Season 1, Episode 10: “Judgement from Outer Space, Part 1”

Whoo hoo! I love an alien-testing-Earth scenario and here’s one of my faves! Watch as Andros visits Earth and Wonder Woman has to convince him humanity is worth saving (HINT: they probably aren’t … cats, dogs, ducks, dolphins, etc. — I’ll fight to the death for their right to flourish in the universe, but human history leaves me … unimpressed a lot of the time) ! Oh, the Unfortunate Neckwear! Put on your magic bracelets and let’s enjoy a Judgement from Outer Space! You are…

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DALLAS – Season 2, Episode 19: “Sue Ellen’s Sister”

Oh, yes … The SECOND Kristin Shepherd is here and she’s got her sights on another Ewing … and it ain’t Lucy (though that opens up a wealth of story possibilities)! Plus … possibly the largest collection of Unfortunate Neckwear Choices to date! Let’s see what’s happening on the ranch! Game Night at SouthFork! It’s a quiet evening after dinner at SouthFork and J.R. is playing backgammon with some woman we’ve never seen before. This, of course, is Kristin 2.0, and J.R. is delighted that…

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Wonder Woman — Season 1, Episode 9: “The Last Of The Two Dollar Bills”

Plastic surgery, a school for learning American customs and counterfeiting money is this week’s Nazi plan to win the war. But my biggest problem with this episode is the poor characterization of Diana and Wonder Woman. And Steve. Heck, not even the extras or the villains are written or directed well. Still, this episode debuts the Tiara Throw® and has some … funky choices in storytelling. Let’s get to it, shall we? “Go-go Tiara Throw®!” A sub off the coast of the North Atlantic can’t…

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DALLAS – Season Two, Episode 18: “The Red File, Part II”

Julie’s dead, Cliff is in jail, but we still don’t have access to what Julie hid somewhere … what has she done with the Red File? Let’s get right to it in this week’s Dallas recap! This paper is really invested in the Barnes/Ewing feud. It’s a beautiful, SouthFork morning and Miss Ellie is pruning some plants as Jock wonders if Bobby is going to stay locked up in his room all day. His wife did just tell your whole family off and left him…

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Wonder Woman – Season 1, Episode 8: “The Pluto File”

The dad from The Brady Bunch as a suave terrorist? Dr. Bellows as a scientist who creates earthquakes? The Bubonic Plague? Oh, my we are in an oddly prescient episode of Wonder Woman today. Shall we dive in? Cigarette holders – Eeeevil. At a secret testing facility, Dr. Bellows from I Dream of Jeannie is setting off explosions to make fault lines move. Now. I am not a scientist, nor do I understand the intricacies of plate tectonics. HOWEVER. Planting bombs near fault lines SEEMS…

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DALLAS — Season Two, Episode 17: “The Red File, Part I”

Oh, my! I love and hate this episode. I wish Julie had stuck around longer, but when you cross J.R. AND the Cartel … well, clearly your life expectancy on this show (in fact your life expectancy, period) goes down! It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood … Julie and J.R. are having a lovely stroll on a pier and apparently, they’ve been strolling and “inspecting offshore rigs” (clearly code for “banging each other senseless”) for three days. Julie wants to know if J.R. is…

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Wonder Woman – Season 1, Episode 7: “Wonder Woman vs. Gargantua”

Ready for some damn, dirty apes? Or maybe just one?  It’s possibly the first season’s craziest episode … and we’ve already seen Wonder Woman win a beauty pageant! Strap into the invisible jet … we are heading to Africa to start this week’s Retro Recap! Dr. Zaius? The captions tell us we are in Nazi-held Africa and Wonder Woman is walking with a whistle around her neck. Sadly, it’s not a magic whistle from Paradise Island that makes you tell the truth or a feminum…

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DALLAS — Season Two, Episode 16: ” Julie’s Return”

Is Jock having an affair? Did J.R. forge his daddy’s will? Are we about to see what’s REALLY in the Red File, once and for all?!?! Let’s saddle up and down to SouthFork! Décor For Gold Diggers, By Julie Grey We don’t waste any time building up Julie’s reappearance. She’s on the phone to Victor at the Cattleman’s Club asking him to tell her the next time Jock comes to lunch. Did people do this sort of thing? Was a maitre’ d expected to give…

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Wonder Woman — Season One, Episode 6; “The Feminum Mystique, Part II”

After the build-up of last week’s introduction to Drusilla/Wonder Girl, this week, we dive right into the action as we wrap up “The Feminum Mystique, Part II!” Younger readers may not be aware of The Feminine Mystique, the 1963 book by Betty Friedan, which is recognized as helping kick off the second wave of feminism in America. So, there’s some learning for you in your weekly recap of 70s superheroics. “Why that’s the latitude and longitude of … Paradise Island!” Diana is worried about her…

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