TV Stations and Shows Links
TV Stations and Shows Links

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TV Stations - watch past and present TV shows for free online. In addition to having Internet connection and plenty of bandwidth, the following are required to view the content properly: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.22 or above; Internet Explorer 6.0 or above; Firefox 2.0 or above, or Safari 3.0 or above; Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later, Macintosh OS X 10.4 or above, or Linux; and enabling both JavaScript and Cookies.

Turner Classic Movies - TV channel known for airing mainly older, classic and hard-to-find movies that you're unlikely to find elsewhere, be it on other television stations, DVD, or video.

TV Shows

Alias (2001-2006) - Show info, listings, episode guide, etc. for the spy-fi series. I've watched this show since its second season (to this day, I have yet to see the first season) and though it had its ups and downs, notably in the third and fifth seasons, it has been quite a ride.

Battlestar Galactica (1978-1979 original series, 2003 miniseries, 2004-2009 re-imagined series)
Battlestar Wiki, - News and Events, and Galactica Station & Ragnar Anchorage - One of the few cases where a re-imagining of an original is just as good or better. In the original 1978-1979 series, the 2003 miniseries and the 2004-2009 re-imagined version after the robotic Cylons destroyed all 12 colonies of Kobol the remaining human survivors flee into several space carriers and make the journey to the mythical 13th colony Earth. Though the original series was cancelled, the adventures continued in the much shorter-lived and maligned Galactica 1980. (The only episode worth seeing in that spin-off is its last episode "The Return of Starbuck.") Attempts to revive Galactica were made (among them the mock movie trailer Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming, which can be found on YouTube) but became a reality with the miniseries. Following its success was the re-imagined series, which was met with opposition from most of the original series fans at first but some of those fans ended up liking the new series. After the new series ended, the Galactica series continued with the 2009 TV movie The Plan (taking place mainly in the new series' first two seasons, told from the humanoid Cylons' view) and the 2010 prequel spin-off series Caprica, which is one of the 12 colonies of Kobol.

Card Captor Sakura - Mahou shoujo (magical girl) anime series about 10-year-old Sakura Kinomoto who stumbles on a book called "The Clow" and accidentally unleashes the cards in the air. With the help of a teddy bear with wings named Kero-chan, the guardian of "The Clow," Sakura recaptures all the lost cards. The series uses role-playing game elements such as previous experiences and current items to acquire more items in Sakura's quest. At the same time, the series spoofs magical girl cliches such as heroine or team of heroines in cute outfits (Sakura's friend Tomoyo created outfits specially for her friend's card capturing) and talking animal sidekicks like the aforementioned Kero-chan.

The Detectives (UK 1993-1997) - See third paragraph on the two Robert Powell links listed on this site under Actors and Actresses.

Doctor Who (1963-1989, TV movie 1996, 2005-present) - Long-running British sci-fi series on the adventures of a mysterious man known as The Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey time-traveling in a blue police call box called the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimensions In Space), which is bigger in the inside than on the outside. The Doctor has been played by, to date, 11 actors (more if you count the specials, spoofs, and films), and is always accompanied by one or more companions who come and go throughout the series' run. Since late 2007, I've watched both the old and new Who starting with the 2005 series starring Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor, then the 1996 TV movie with Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor, the 2005-2010 series with David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, and a few Classic Doctor Who story arcs with Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor, Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor, William Hartnell as the First Doctor, and Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor. The show is, to quote the Ninth Doctor, "Fantastic!" and I'm itching to see more of Classic Who along with New Who, especially for the 2010 series featuring Matt Smith as the Eleventh and current Doctor.

Firefly (2002) - Short-lived sci-fi/western series that earned a huge fan following strong enough for the show's creator Joss Whedon to produce the film Serenity (2005). In the year 2517, a crew of nine fly through the universe in the spaceship Serenity (a Firefly-class ship because its tail end lights up like a firefly) and these people are willing to take any job just to keep themselves going, even if it involves illegal cargo or seedy areas. The future in that series takes place after a civil war was fought that involved the Independents fighting the Alliance, the latter which is a central federal government consisting of two superpowers, the United States and China. Because of the fusion and perhaps to get away with profanity on TV, the characters speak Mandarin Chinese.

Two Evil Monks - Firefly - Subsection of Two Evil Monk's website covering a few TV shows such as the A&E Horatio Hornblower series (see link under the "Movies, TV Miniseries, and Direct-to-Video Series" of Entertainment Links)

Wikipedia: Firefly - Comprehensive entry on the show on Wikipedia.

Get Smart (1965-1970) - Very informative web site on the 1960s spy spoof TV series with Don Adams as Agent 86 Maxwell Smart. Adams, who also voiced Inspector Gadget, passed away on September 25, 2005.

The Golden Girls (1985-1992) - One of my favorite shows, which airs on the Lifetime Network. For a few weeks in the summer of 2005, Lifetime aired reruns of the show's short-lived spinoff "The Golden Palace" (1992-1993) and while that was pretty good when I saw it again more than 10 years after its original broadcast, the original is and always will be the best. Not to mention all four golden girls are fantastic, especially Sophia.

Hannay (UK 1988-1989) - See second paragraph on the two Robert Powell links listed on this site under Actors and Actresses.

House, M.D. (2004-present) - In this medical investigation drama series, cantakerous but brilliant Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) heads a team of doctors in diagnosing and treating patients stricken with baffling and seeemingly unexplained illnesses. They have to quickly solve said strange illnesses through trial and error, leading to surprising twists.

Official House Site at Fox Network

House M.D. Official Soundtrack at - Listen to several samples from the show's official soundtrack, most of them which are songs recorded specifically for the show and never released until now. Charity rock group Band From TV, featuring actors Hugh Laurie, Bob Guiney, Bonnie Somerville, Greg Grunberg, and James Denton, performs their cover of The Rolling Stones "You Can't Always Get What You Want" for the soundtrack.

Life on Mars (UK 2006-2007) and Ashes to Ashes (2008-present) - Mindbending police drama and speculative fiction (similar to sci-fi) come together when Detective Chief Inspector Sam Tyler (played by John Simm, best known as the Master from the new Doctor Who series) is struck in a hit-and-run accident in 2006 and somehow awakens in 1973. Working in his new rank Detective Inspector, Sam deals with police procedures of the time and where and how he actually ended up there. Throughout the show's run, both Sam and the audience are unclear if the former is insane, in a coma, or did travel in time. Although the police cases themselves are compellling in their own right, the paranormal aspects on Sam's part heighten the drama and the ambiguity. The series only ran for two seasons (total 16 episodes) not because it was canceled like its short-lived American remake that aired on ABC from 2008 to 2009, but because the showrunners took the concept as far as possible and decided not to overstretch it futher. Sam's story may have wrapped up but the success led to the spin-off Ashes to Ashes, which featured female police officer Alex Drake (Keely Hawes) in the Sam role but finding herself in 1981 and with some of the same colleagues Sam worked with.

Lost (2004-2010) - While this drama series from Alias' creator J.J. Abrams may have sci-fi and horror elements, I consider it drama and even then, it does not quite conform to that genre's conventions as it blends in other genres into the mix. Not everything is answered and though some questions are answered in the next episode or season or anytime, more questions arise. Part of the show's appeal is keeping everything in the dark enough for viewers to draw their own conclusions. The first half of season three lacked the punch of seasons one and two but picked up in quality by the third season finale and continued to do so in the fourth and the fifth seasons. Let's hope the quality will be sustained in the show's sixth and final season.

Official Lost Site at

LOST Official Site - Not to be confused with the official site at (see link above). Latest version of Macromedia Flash required.

Night Court (1984-1992) - Set in a New York City night court, this comedy series features the most off-the-wall clients to enter the courtroom. Matching the bizarreness and zaniness of the atmosphere is the staff, headed by magic-loving, Mel Torme fan Judge Harold T. Stone. Having not seen this show in more than a decade, I now remember how incredibly funny it was and at some points had me laughing out loud. Seasons one and two were good but the show greatly improved during seasons three through six. The seventh and eighth seasons had some good episodes but lost steam around mid-eighth season to the end of the ninth and final season.

Pretty Soldier Sailormoon - Links related to the mahou shoujo (magical girl) series.

Saber Marionette - Covers the Saber Marionette J TV series, J Again OAV, R OAV, and Z manga incarnations.

Saturday Night Live (1975-present) - Although I have not seen the show in recent years, I have seen it rather frequently back around 1990-1993, the near end of SNL's "renaissance" period from 1986 to around 1993. That period, along with the early years 1975-1980, are the best of times for the show.

The Simpsons (1989-present) - Though I have not seen any of the recent episodes of the long-running animated series, I still enjoy watching it every now and then especially when I see the older episodes from 1989 to around the mid-to-late 1990s.

Star Trek (1966-1969) - Star Trek was a huge favorite of mine, having watched repeats of The Original Series and The Next Generation (1987-1994), a few episodes of Deep Space Nine (1993-1999), Voyager (1995-2001), and Enterprise (2001-2005) and all 10 Trek movies. But from the mid-1990s to 2009 Trek's overall quality faltered for two reasons, both strong enough to make me lose interest: oversaturation from Trek spin-off shows and movies running at the same time and the diminishing quality of the overall writing and presentation. I was skeptical if the 2009 Star Trek movie will rejuvinate the franchise with the help of Alias and Lost creator J.J. Abrams but after seeing the movie, all doubts were put to rest and I had a great time watching it, something I had not experienced with Trek in a long time. Though I am not the Trek fan I used to be, I am happy to see Trek has become good again and the 2009 movie created a new generation of fans in the process. To this day, I still consider TOS a classic, James T. Kirk THE best and handsomest captain, movies 2-4 and 6 superior to the The Next Generation-era movies, the second movie The Wrath of Khan a favorite, and Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton a fun ride and sorely missed.

Memory Alpha - The place to look up anything Trek.

Star Trek Profile: Fan-Writer-Producer Ronald D. Moore, part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, and part 7 - A 7-part interview originally published on Cinescape between Jan. 10 and Feb. 2, 2000, long after Moore left Star Trek: Voyager (1995-2001). This may explain Trek's diminishing quality that occurred sometime in the 1990s. Moore's last lines in the seventh and last part of the interview summed up my view on Trek: "I love STAR TREK. And to coin a phrase, I want it to 'live long and prosper.' All I ask is that it tries harder to live up to its own reputation for quality drama and storytelling."

24 (2001-2010) - Real-time action series starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terroist Unit agent Jack Bauer trying to prevent domestic terrorist attacks in a 24-hour day period. Each season is set in real-time with the episodes depicting 24 hours of the season's story arc. Best to watch the show right from the first episode, preferrably on DVD, given the serialized storylines for each season and its many twists and turns. The first 5 seasons were overall impressive, despite that the first half of season 3 started off slow but gradually picked up as it progressed. By season 6, however, it started off strong but quickly faltered. Although the 2008 prequel TV movie 24: Redemption and most of season 7 was solid, the show continued to slag into season 8 and on March 2010, the showrunners announced the 8th season will be the show's last.

Unsolved Mysteries (1987-1999, 2001-2002, 2008-present) - Though I've heard about this show for years, I only tuned into the show in October 2002 and though I haven't seen much of it lately, it is probably the only reality show worth watching. It is still scary whether watching it with the lights on or off and host Robert Stack, who is dearly missed, rules.

Official Unsolved Mysteries Site - Consists of various cases profiled on the show, ranging from homicides, lost loves, unexplained phenomena, you name it. Some of the mysteries profiled have been solved, others remain unsolved. (in the voice of Robert Stack, complete with trenchcoat) "Perhaps you may be able to solve a mystery."

Unsolved Mysteries Online - for fans of the Robert Stack hosted reality-based tv series - Unoffical fansite for "Unsolved Mysteries" fans. Also includes a message board for the show's fans (link below).

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Unsolved Mysteries - Forum for fans of the show.

The Untouchables (1959-1963) - The original 1959-63 tv series starring Robert Stack as treasury agent Eliot Ness. Series is based on the real-life story of how Ness and his men known as The Untouchables brought down Al Capone in 1930s Chicago. This show inspired the 1987 film and the short-lived 1993-94 remake tv series.

Saturday Night Live: The Untouchables (1959-1963) and Saturday Night Live: The Untouchables (1987) - Two sketches on SNL that parodied the original tv series and the infamous baseball scene in the 1987 film

"The Untouchables" (1959) [Internet Movie Database]

The Untouchables - 1959-1963 ABC-TV

The Untouchables (from The Museum of Broadcast Communications)

The Untouchables (from TV Party)

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (1991-1996) - A great, fun, and educational children's game show on PBS where three young contestants ("gumshoes") answer geographical/ historical/cultural questions to track down and capture one of criminal mastermind Carmen Sandiego's crooks who have stolen famous loot. When I caught some full episodes and clips of the show on You Tube recently, I had forgotten how I loved this show so much as a kid. I loved the interactions between the Chief (played by the late Lynne Thigpen) and host Greg Lee and the music of vocal band and comedy troupe Rockapella. The skits and comedy bits were wonderful too.

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