When I Get Tired Of All The Crazy Stuff On TV

I choose an old show that I can always count on. The show is Mannix which starred Mike Connors as private investigator Joe Mannix. Joe was the kind of detective that never got rich, but was always there to help the common man. But the common man often looked like a woman who was 10 to 20 years younger than him.

Mike Connors and Gail Fisher

My favorite part of this show was his secretary Peggy Fair played by Gail Fisher. It was great to see someone like me in this role. She was intelligent and witty who was able to speak her mind. I thought Peggy might as well had been his partner because she brought her own strengths into the relationship and helped solve as many cases. She constantly stepped outside of her role as a secretary and made partner like decisions. It was groundbreaking in the late 1960s to have an African American woman play a role like this on television.

And the crazy thing about Joe was he was always getting knocked out. He was a tough guy with a soft jaw and a melon head. The bad guys always caught Joe off guard. And no matter how many times I try to tell him to watch out. He never does. He is always knocked out or tied up somewhere. But He always gets the bad guy in the end.

The middle to end seasons are the best. but check out Mannix. He is one of those old timey detectives that make you route for him. He is currently being showed on FETV and METV.

This Was Really Interesting

I hope it gets a second season cause I want to know what happens. Season 1 ends with a big ol cliff hanger which is dangerous on any of these streaming services.

AND I won’t get to talk about this one on the podcast cause Regina is not into sci-fi or fantasy.

The Wheel of Time is a series currently on Amazon. The story is complex and it starts a little slow for me. The characters are as complex as their relationships with each other, a little annoying and sometimes telegraphing the story. But who cares. It is interesting. It is a multiracial cast with all types of ups and down.

I recommend it.

It Is A New Season

In Season 4 of TV Talk with the Sistas we talk about some of the new shows that started in 2021. Lots of new shows started in 2021, but probably won’t last. The season is affectionally titled, New To Us because they are new to us and we take on some of he best of what was released. We don’t hold back. We tell you what we think.

There is a format change because we shortened the length of the podcast to 15 minutes. We focus on one show and no longer compare with another. Let us know what you think about it.

Episode 1

This Netflix show is a comedy that brings an African American family to the screen. It adds something new to funny but does it work? The Sistas tell you what they think works and if anything needs to change.

The Upshaws

This is one of those stories…

There are millions of stories in the city and Law and Order has covered them all. The long running series about crime and punishment has told countless stories in the US and UK.  Ripping pages from the headlines and current events, Law and Order has put its spin on some of the most heinous and unusual crimes in the world. 

There are millions of stories in the city and Law and Order has covered them all. The long running series about crime and punishment has told countless stories in the US and UK.  Ripping pages from the headlines and current events, this new Law and Order has put its spin on some of the most heinous and unusual crimes in the world. Our Law and Order experts (Sistas!) tell you if the latest one is a hit or miss.

Episode Law and Order

Artist of the Week

Selma Hortense Burke was an American sculptor and a member of the Harlem Renaissance movement. Burke is best known for a bas relief portrait of President Franklin D. Roosevelt that may have inspired the profile found on the obverse of the dime.

Selma Burke was born on December 31, 1900, in MooresvilleNorth Carolina, the seventh of 10 children of Reverend Neil and Mary Elizabeth Colfield Burke.[6][7] Her father was an AME Church Minister who worked on the railroads for additional income. As a child, she attended a one-room segregated schoolhouse, and often played with the riverbed clay found near her home.[3][8] She would later describe the feeling of squeezing the clay through her fingers as a first encounter with sculpture, saying “It was there in 1907 that I discovered me.”[9] Burke’s interest in sculpture was encouraged by her maternal grandmother, a painter, although her mother thought she should pursue a more financially stable career.[10]

Selma Burke died at the age of 94 on August 29, 1995 in New Hope, Pennsylvania, where she had lived since the 1950s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selma_Burke

Christmas Movie of the Week

I love the traditional movies, like White Christmas. Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. They sing. They dance. They make you laugh. This is available on Netflix and you can rent it on Prime.

Debuted in 1954

A cute new movie is A Castle for Christmas. This little movie stars Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes. It is available on Netflix. I like this movie because of the actors, but the story was fun and quirky.

2021

What Are the Ingredients of Solving a Murder?

Style. Class. And an X chromosome.  These are the ingredients for a successful detective. 

Phryne Fisher and Jessica Fletcher.  dynamic crime fighters whose attention to detail have foiled the plans of many criminals

These damsels are not in distress they are in fact applying stress to all who dare to break the law. Listen as the Sistas explain what makes them so good.

Episode She Murdered It