Impressions: The Twilight Zone- The After Hours

The After Hours is the 34th (35th?) episode of the first season of The Twilight Zone. It starts with Marsha White in a department store looking for something. We get our usual Rod Sterling introduction, and then we are in The Twilight Zone. The story follows Marsha as she is looking for a gold thimble for her mother. As she walks around the store, she … Continue reading Impressions: The Twilight Zone- The After Hours

Impressions: M*A*S*H- The Party

The Party is the 26th episode of the 7th season of M*A*S*H and is one of my all-time favorites. Amidst the camp needing to bug out, BJ comes up with an idea for the camp’s families back home to get together. A reunion of sorts. What plays out is possibly not the funniest or more profound episode of M*A*S*H, but it is sweet and has … Continue reading Impressions: M*A*S*H- The Party

Impressions: The Mary Tyler Moore Show- Where There’s Smoke, There’s Rhoda

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Rhoda is the 21st episode of the 2nd season of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and is all about a well-known reality. One that many of us have had experience with. Living with your friend is not all it’s cracked up to be. It’s a pretty hilarious episode, and while I don’t enjoy watching Mary and Rhoda fight, it is done … Continue reading Impressions: The Mary Tyler Moore Show- Where There’s Smoke, There’s Rhoda

Impressions: The Twilight Zone- Shadow Play

Shadow Play is the 26th episode of the 2nd season of The Twilight Zone. In my last Impressions of The Twilight Zone, I mentioned that most of the episodes have a twist or some sense of irony to finish off the story. The impact this has on the episode really changes the overall feeling of each one. Some present a different emotion, some give us … Continue reading Impressions: The Twilight Zone- Shadow Play

Impressions: Dark Winds

Dark Winds is AMC’s short-run series based on the Tony Hillerman Leaphorn and Chee novels, as well as Hillerman’s daughter’s follow-up to the series after his death. The series is six episodes long, focusing on one of the books, but takes inspiration and direction from a few different ones. It’s a six-episode arc produced by Robert Redford, George RR Martin, and Anne Hillerman. My experience … Continue reading Impressions: Dark Winds

Impressions: M*A*S*H- The Smell of Music

The Smell of Music is the 16th episode of the 6th season of MAS*H. It is far enough into the 6th season that Charles has become a more established character, and we are seeing the differences between him and Frank more clearly. It is also a good episode but might give viewers a bit of whiplash because the A plotline is rather hilarious, but the … Continue reading Impressions: M*A*S*H- The Smell of Music

Impressions: Gravity Falls- Summerween

Summerween is another in the “Mabel and Dipper are confused and have different opinions about growing up” episodes. I like these episodes, although I find them a bit bittersweet. I held onto my own youth in some ways and ignored it in others, and wish I could do it all over again… but that’s what growing old and looking back is. Either way, this is … Continue reading Impressions: Gravity Falls- Summerween

Impressions: King of the Hill- Good Hill Hunting

In my first Impressions of a King of the Hill episode, I talked about how there were different types of good episodes for this show. Some were funny, and some were more meaningful. This one, while funny, is in the more meaningful category. Season 3, episode 8 of King of the Hill is focused on the “rite of passage” of hunting. The episode starts with … Continue reading Impressions: King of the Hill- Good Hill Hunting

Impressions: The Mary Tyler Moore Show- Love is All Around

Love is All Around, aside from being the theme song for Mary Tyler Moore, was also the name of the first episode. First episodes of shows can be… rough, to say the least, but this is one of the better ones I have ever seen. It sets up the show very well without having much of the stiffness that a lot of first episodes can. … Continue reading Impressions: The Mary Tyler Moore Show- Love is All Around

Impressions: M*A*S*H- The Young and the Restless

The Young and the Restless is the 19th episode of the 7th season of M*A*S*H. It gives a look at both Potter and Charles’ characters and is a rather amusing episode. I have only one real issue with it, but I am getting ahead of myself. The episode kicks off, showing us that Potter is hurting, then we move to a lecture with the doctors. … Continue reading Impressions: M*A*S*H- The Young and the Restless