FRIDAY is my last day editing Bizarre TV, a column I launched two years ago to cover all the best telly gossip, news and interviews. I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s been a dream job for me because, other than food, TV remains my great passion in life. But don’t worry, Bizarre TV is not going anywhere. The Sun’s TV Editor Andy Halls will take over on Monday and I’m launching a new column as The Sun’s Executive Editor. It will feature big exclusives and bold opinions every Saturday. But to mark my last day, I wanted to share my top ten TV shows of all-time to give you the opportunity for a binge watch in the weeks to come — or so you can send me emails pointing out how ridiculous my choices are. Thank you for being such loyal and engaged readers. READ ON FOR MORE OF DAN WOOTTON'S BIZARRE TV COLUMN 1: Mad Men (Sky Atlantic) I cried when it started. I sobbed when it ended. The show that truly changed my life – and I can’t … [Read more...] about Dan Wootton shares his top 10 telly favourites of all time as he says goodbye as editor of Bizarre TV
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Did you know that it's the year 2018, and that 1998 was 20 years ago this year, and that 20 years is, like, two decades? Kind of makes you think, right? Anyway, there was a time, 1998, when The World-Herald, like every other paper in the country in 1998, wrote extremely 1998 headlines and 1998 stories: about Beanie Babies and Blockbuster Videos, about Furbies and the Internet, about Monica Lewinsky and Y2K. Berets were a thing, and so was Better Than Ezra.What follows are 16 extremely 1998 headlines from 1998, which was a year that was 20 years ago this year. Close 1 of 16 Fans Line Up for 'Titanic' VideoPublished Sept. 1, 1998Fans of the movie "Titanic" were standing in line at some Omaha-area video outlets by 11:30 p.m. Monday, waiting for the videotape to go on sale at 12:01 a.m. today.Twenty people waited at Hollywood Video, 633 N. 46th St., 15 minutes before the release, a manager said.Thirty people lined up outside the electronics … [Read more...] about 16 *extremely* 1998 World-Herald headlines from 1998, which was a year that was 20 years ago
If TV shows had godparents, Ally McBeal's would have been Melrose Place and The Practice. Without those two series, chances are Fox's groundbreaking dramedy about a lawyer and her crazed life might never have happened. During the 1997 pilot season, Fox was searching for a companion series to follow its fading favorite Melrose Place. Writer-producer David E. Kelley obliged, creating the quirky Ally for a fall launch. However, he balked when the then-head of the network, Peter Roth, suggested they hold off premiering it until spring 1998 so as to avoid the usual glut of fall debuts. Still stinging from ABC's reneging on a deal to give The Practice a guaranteed time slot, Kelley insisted Ally McBeal stick with its premiere on Sept. 8, 1997. His insistence paid off. The series would become a top 20 hit, capturing an average of more than 13 million viewers at its peak and winning a pair of Golden Globes and an Emmy. (The dramedy made TV history as the first, and only, hourlong program … [Read more...] about ‘Ally McBeal’ at 20: Calista Flockhart, David E. Kelley and More on Dancing Babies, Feminism and Robert Downey Jr.