Lion of the Blogosphere

Where did the time go?

Watching a high school drama, and Luke Perry is in it, but he’s not playing a high school student, he’s playing the father of a high school student.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 13, 2017 at 11:03 pm

Posted in Television

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  1. In theory, he could be the grandfather of a college graduate. The majority of Americans now were born after Reagan’s 1980 election (which is further in the past than D-Day was in 1980). The new voters in 2020 will have been born after 9/11. The man on the moon is as far back as Amundsen’s Antarctic expedition was in 1969. Those candy-colored iMacs were released further in the past than the IBM PC was at their release.


    snorlaxwp

    September 13, 2017 at 11:34 pm

  2. You should have mentioned that he is playing the father of Archie of Archie Comics

    ScarletNumber

    September 13, 2017 at 11:45 pm

  3. The Hobbit

    This thing all things devours:
    Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
    Gnaws iron; bites steel;
    Grinds hard stones to meal;
    Slays king, ruins town,
    And beats high mountain down.

    Time marches on.

    JW Bell

    September 14, 2017 at 12:09 am

  4. riverdale is a great show. I liked Archie comics when i was young

    Smitty

    September 14, 2017 at 12:17 am

  5. Riverdale is awesome.

    The women are yummy.

    But, if you are a man over 40 and want to bed women that young and that beautiful, your most realistic option is call girls and porn stars.

    JA

    September 14, 2017 at 12:28 am

  6. Yes. I thought Natasha Kinski, Ally Sheedy, Jennifer Beals, Demi Moore and Phoebe Cates would never be out of the limelight. Now most all, with the possible exception of Moore are mere memories.

    Curle

    September 14, 2017 at 1:01 am

  7. So then you’re watching Lifetime.

    Dain

    September 14, 2017 at 1:20 am

  8. Luke was always like the Fonz, he was way too old to be hanging out with high schoolers.

    BJ dubbS

    September 14, 2017 at 12:29 pm

  9. “What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” — Crowfoot, Blackfoot Chief

    ice hole

    September 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm

  10. Riverdale was originally on the CW, where it went…largely unnoticed. Netflix front-paged it a while ago and it has become very popular. Everyone in it is either handsome or beautiful. It is a sort of Gothic Archie, set in the pacific NW instead of the midwest.

    dbp

    September 14, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    • I checked IMDB to see who this appeals to:

      Females under 18………………….. 8.9
      Females aged 18-29………………..8.0
      Males under 18……………………….8.0
      Females aged 30-44………………..7.9
      Males aged 18-29……………………7.8
      Females aged 45+…………………..7.4
      Males aged 30-44……………………7.3
      Males aged 45+………………………7.1

      Richard

      September 14, 2017 at 10:28 pm

  11. Lion should check out (if he can find it) Luke Perry’s breakout post 90210 role in “John From Cincinnati”. This was the series David Milch took up that led in a long series of disputed and convoluted events to Deadwood’s cancelation. Perry plays a cynical and sleazy (but in a laid back Southern California way) professional surfing agent who founded his own Surf gear company. The series also marks Ed O’Neil’s first successful role since “Married with Children”. Making people forget Dylan McKay and Al Bundy isn’t easy, but the actors both manage to make us forget their previous characters within minutes of their very first scenes. The powerful performances catapulted both back in to the business, Ed O’Neil in far more lucrative way than Perry. Fittingly, Zack Morris from “Saved by the Bell” comes in to play Perry’s late season foil. It is a interesting and totally bizarre series that was canceled after just one ten episode season, but well worth a watch nonetheless. Milch at his most Milchean.

    Also features Joel Strummer’s best post-Clash song as the opening theme:

    PerezHBD

    September 14, 2017 at 6:49 pm


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