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Dean R. Koontz’s Odd Thomas Film Adaptation

Odd Thomas is a thriller novel by American writer Dean Koontz, published in 2003. The novel derives its title from the protagonist, a twenty-year-old short-order cook named Odd Thomas. Dean Koontz has a few Odd series novels out which are Odd Thomas (2003), Forever Odd (2005), and Brother Odd (2006). A third sequel, Odd Hours, was released on May 20, 2008 and a fourth sequel, Odd Apocalypse, was released on July 31, 2012. Two graphic-novel prequels, In Odd We Trust and Odd Is On Our Side have also been released. Who knows if this movie is a success maybe he will think about making his other Odd novels into films!

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Groovy Fads of the 70’s! Part 1

Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with some groovy 70’s fads…

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Downton Abbey TV Series

This British Television Series is simply superb (IMHO)! I started watching this show from it’s debut in January 2011 and we are currently on season 3 here in the states. The show was created by Julian Fellowes. Some of you may be familiar with him from his days on another brilliant British Television Series called Monarch of the Glen (Another one of my favorites!). He played the part of Kilwille.

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The Young and the Restless (Soap Opera) Part 2 – Snapper Foster

Dr. William “Snapper” Foster Jr. was an original character since the show went on the air in 1973, the role was played by William Gray Espy from March 26, 1973 to July 1975, and David Hasselhoff from 1975 to May 1982. Espy briefly reprised the character from February 28, 2003 to March 5, 2003, and Hasselhoff briefly reprised the role from June 15-21, 2010.

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Jerry Lanning was on the Dick Van Dyke Show in 1962, the episode was called “The Twizzle” where he played Randy “Twizzle” Eisenbauer, a young man who invents a new dance craze called the “Twizzle” (an obvious reference to a popular dance of the day). Do any of you remember Jerry at the bowling alley performing the song The Twizzle, and those moves he made to the song, (I now have the song stuck in my head, lol! it was a rather catchy tune). That episode was just on and I thought the guy guest starring on it was Jerry but I was not sure until I googled it! Sure enough it was him, he was all of 19 years old.

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The Young and the Restless (Soap Opera) Part 1

I have been watching this show since the 1970’s…my favorite character was Paul Williams (Doug Davidson)…to this day he is still on the show. I was realizing a lot of the characters from the past are still on or have returned from time to time to reprise their roles for special occasions…that is what I love about this show…feels good to turn it on and see familiar faces.

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I Love TV Commercials – Part 4 *Wrigley’s Doublemint Gum*

Doublemint Gum has been around for a long time, since 1914 made by the Wrigley Company. Doublemint Gum commercials are famous for using real life twins…

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Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)

Beauty and the Beast will begin October 11, 2012 on The CW, it stars Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville”) as Catherine Chandler and New Zealand actor Jay Ryan (“Terra Nova”) as Vincent Koslow. It is described as a modern-day romantic love story with a procedural twist. The 1980’s version that ran on CBS starred Ron Perlman as the mythic man beast and Linda Hamilton as the object of his affection.

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Homeland (TV series)

Doesn’t it feel like ages ago since the Season 1 finale of Homeland? Well folks here we are, finally!, it’s almost time for Season 2 (September 30) with more intrigue and suspense! This Showtime edge-of-your-seat series, is (in my opinion) one of the best thrillers on American TV. What a fantastic cast and the acting is superb! Homeland manages to be both an addictive espionage thriller and a compelling character study.

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Favorite Cartoons of the Past – Part 3 *The Jackson 5ive*

The Jackson 5ive was an animated cartoon that premiered on the Saturday Morning Cartoon line-up on September 11, 1971 It was directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass. It lasted until 1973 with 23 episodes, but had a comeback in 1984-85 in syndication, due to Michael Jackson’s immense popularity as a solo artist.

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