Pop Culture, our new focus here at Mind of Modern Man, has always been based in the world of television for me. I am a former member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. My website TwoCentsTV was read by thousands of readers a month. I got to meet some of my favorite celebrities, chat with television royalty and interview many many familiar faces. I got … Continue reading As A Former TV Critic – What Do I Watch Now?
Hey gang! The internet is FULL of fun remembrances of our childhoods – every Friday, we’ll share our #FlashbackFridayFunday thoughts on something from the deep recesses of our memory. This week – I’m remembering the ThunderCats-esque cartoon called SilverHawks! Who else remembers this 1986 classic? Little known fact – this series was developed by Rankin/Bass! Yeah, the people behind Rudolph brought us SilverHawks AND ThunderCats! … Continue reading #FlashbackFridayFunday – Remember SilverHawks?
I LOVE TV. I do. I’ve pointed it out here may times and if you read my bio here, you’ll even see I was a member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association for a while. Growing up, I loved TV too. Like many of you Modern Men, TGIF was a staple in our home. Family comedies would get us all around the television on weeknights. … Continue reading Can We Still Laugh At The Cosby Show?
Recently, I’ve noticed that all the shows my kids watch have catchy theme songs. Too catchy if you ask me .. as I sing Daniel Tiger here in my office. But our shows? The shows we watch – nothing. No lyrics. Nothing to sing along to. But, you take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts … Continue reading New Video – Top 10 Favorite TV Theme Songs
I loved The Karate Kid growing up. I’m pretty sure my brother and I fought each other after every viewing, back in 1984. I was 9 years old and watched that video tape often. I always love a good underdog story, standing up to the bully. Daniel was a loner and just trying to stand up for himself. I loved the theme about balance. Even … Continue reading Sweep The Leg! Cobra Kai Crane-Kicks Us In The Nostalgia on YouTube
Some of us do. Sure! Two Modern Men follow along with the antics of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) – Steve and myself! But why? We get asked that question a lot, especially by our bewildered wives. It is a good question. With TV in its prime, professional sports on every other channel and the ability to binge watch The West Wing whenever we want … Continue reading Do Modern Men Like Professional Wrestling?
There is currently a documentary, Jim & Andy, on Netflix about the time when Jim Carrey played Andy Kaufman in the movie Man on the Moon. It is uncomfortably fascinating. Back in the 90’s Milos Foreman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) directed this film about the life of comedian and entertainer Any Kaufman and he cast Jim Carrey to play Kaufman or so he … Continue reading What To Watch – Mat Recommends Jim & Andy on Netflix
My son is going on 4 years old and I was so excited to show him It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. It aired on ABC at 8:00pm – too late for H to stay up. So, we waited the day for it to be on ABC On-Demand and all piled into bed to watch last night. It ended and he turned to me and … Continue reading A Quick Take – Why Do We Love It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown?
The other day KP expounded on the wonderfulness of some of ThinkGeek’s back-to-school items. A Firefly Flash Drive, Hogwarts’ Stationary Set and Harry Potter Composition Notebooks, too! These are more fun than they should be for school supplies. We got some great feedback from our readers about how kids will love this stuff, and of course – so will the parents! So, we teamed up … Continue reading Back to School GIVEAWAY with ThinkGeek, Harry Potter and Firefly
Road One: I watch TV and I review it for TwoCentsTV.com. That’s what I do. Road Two: I spend time with my kids who are 3 and 1. That’s what I do. “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…” and I took both. Of course my kids watch TV. I don’t see how a TV critic could get away with his kids not watching TV. … Continue reading Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel