Nov 15, 2019
Hi! My name is Terry J. Aman and this installment marks my 57th episode of "VideoFuzzy," my twice-monthly progress report on cataloging more than 2,800 VHS transfers and digital recordings. In this installment, titled "Cutting that LVAD Wire," I feature Alan Ball's HBO project "True Blood."
In Cross Connections, there's no "Studio Six Feet Under" competition on "True Blood," given "Six Feet Under" series creator Alan Ball's direct connection. Rather, I traced connections from a couple significant episodes of "Boston Legal," Kurt Sutter productions "The Shield" and "Sons of Anarchy," "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," "Rescue Me" and "Monk," and I premiere a Golden Thread segment with Dean Norris, tracking his appearances in shows throughout my collection.
In my Classic VHS-to-DVD Collection, I found a pivotal episode of "Grey's Anatomy" along with comments on the series finale of "Dead Like Me," the 2006 Amnesty International fundraiser "The Secret Policeman's Ball," the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, the 2008 Emmy Awards, "The Office," "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," the Spanish Inquisition pops up in "Monty Python's Flying Circus," and from "The Daily Show," in Jon Stewart's Wacky Lists of Things, I break down the "network of gay staffers" conservatives were attributing as somehow responsible for Rep. Mark Foley's allegedly untoward texts and emails to young male pages.
In VideoFuzzy at the Movies, I ran into copies of "Fracture" and "Michael Clayton" in my Classic Collection, and from my Current Collection, I chat about H.G. Wells' 1936 "Things to Come," which aired on community access.
In my direct-to-DVD Current Collection, comments on "Bob's Burgers," "Superstore," "The Good Place," "Supernatural," "American Horror Story 1984," "Will & Grace," "Cake" and Twitter teases involving "Perfect Harmony" and "Doctor Who."
Finally, in What I've Been Watching, some thoughts on the fourth season premiere of "Mr. Robot." Enjoy!