The Twilight Zone: (Steel - Season 5, Episode 2) Lee Marvin characteristically gives this performance his all: As Sam "Steel" Kelly, he perfectly balances tough determination with emotional resignation that conveys an unforgettable deeply felt pathos. This is perhaps Richard Matheson's best written contribution to the series.
Season 2: Like season 1, the overall intensity, performances and some of the brilliantly staged action scenes were amazingly accomplished. The quieter, more intimate moments were mesmerizing, really drawing us in. On the downside, the plot became more frustratingly diffused and convoluted as each episode progressed, increasingly adding characters and side-related incidents until it finally just imploded, leaving most of its shredded strands incomprehensible.
▶ Ernie Kovacs' Nairobi Trio - Ernie Kovacs created a sketch comedy series in the 1950s that was innovative and hilarious. Its influence was seen in many different comedy series' to come. This little routine features 3 performers in monkey suits miming to "Solfeggio" (used as a teaching tool for sight singing).
▶ With humour dryer than a California tumbleweed, The David Letterman Show comes to a close with this terrific star-studded Top Ten List: Celebrity Top Ten Things I've Always Wanted to Say To David Letterman
"Away We Go" - This was a summer replacement series for 'The Jackie Gleason Show' in 1967 starring Buddy Greco, George Carlin and Buddy Rich. All three had such a good time, it was highly infectious, fun and entertaining. Rich and Greco aside from their musical talents proved to be quite naturally comedic as well. In the comedy department of course, Carlin needed no introduction!
The Twilight Zone: (Walking Distance - Season 1, Episode 5) Gig Young visits his home town and magically steps back in time to his youth in this incredibly intelligent and emotionally heartfelt episode abetted by Bernard Herrmann's sensitive and poetic score.
Television's Ray Donovan - ('Walk This Way' Season 2, Episode 7) now enters 'Breaking Bad' territory: Previous episodes' deliberately paced reveal of distinctively damaged personalities and their conflicting self interests are here, inventively confined and masterfully juxtaposed before colliding in maximum overdrive. The inspired collaborators skillfully cut like a surgical team into each character, revealing... www.thecinemacafe.com
The show is 'American Ninja Warrior' and its star attraction is Kacy Catanzaro, a little dynamo who completes this outrageously impossible obstacle course without breaking a sweat. Listen as the commentator repeatedly yells "She's not human!" After watching this, I need a long nap.