This just in: Broken Badges, wasn’t a very good show. Which might explain why it only lasted a little more than a month in late 1990. But it did have four great actors in it with Miguel Ferrer, Eileen Davidson, Charlotte Lewis and Ernie Hudson. Who’ve all had long successful acting careers in Hollywood.
Eileen Davidson being one of the top soap opera actresses/actors, ever really. With her roles on both The Young and The Restless on CBS where she currently works and also on NBC’s Days of Our Lives.
Miguel Ferrer ( the son of Jose Ferrer, RIP the father and son ) had a long successful career mostly as a character actor doing a lot of action/comedy, as well as dramatic comedy. Crossing Jordan on NBC was his last major role.
Ernie Hudson, if you’re familiar with the HBO tense drama about a maximum security prison OZ in the late 1990s and early 2000s, played the warden of that prison. He also did Ghostbusters, Law & Order and several other things.
Charlotte Lewis has mostly guest starred on TV shows and has been a character actress in several movies.
Just the whole premise of the show and series, if you want to call seven episodes a series explains why the show didn’t even make it through a season. It’s basically about four outsider cops, who’ve all has their issues with their police department and have struggled to follow the rules there and end up getting released or demoted from their positions. Who get discovered by a police detective sergeant ( played by Miguel Ferrer ) who is looking to put together a new undercover police unit. That sort of works in and outside of LAPD. One of the characters ( Toby Baker ) is a kleptomaniac. This show just doesn’t make sense and is not believable. CBS after being the number one network in America for like forever, started going downhill and losing to both ABC and NBC in the ratings starting in the mid 1990s and Broken Badges might have been the start of that.
But it did have a good cast and some of the episodes are fairly entertaining. And besides, I can watch Eileen Davidson in basically anything, because she’s hot and she’s adorable, and funny. Miguel Ferrer should be in the character actor Hall of Fame ( if there is one ) with great comedic timing as well. Reminds me a little of Don Johnson from Miami Vice with his serious tough guy demeanor, but with a great ability to crack jokes about anything anywhere with a real wiseass streak. And he along with Eileen, are very good on this show that has a weak premise and some very cheesy writing and cheesy characters and some episodes that are fairly entertaining.
Barb Wire is not my favorite movie of all-time not even close, (no kidding) but its a very entertaining movie and pretty funny as well with a lot of good action scenes in it. With Pamela Anderson in a lot of good scenes as a very sexy rebel biker chick. This is the best I’ve ever seen Pam look, she was of course alway gorgeous and baby-face adorable with her sweet voice as always. But she showed me something that I haven’t seen from her before. A sexy body, not just from top up but a lower body as well. She looked incredible in her black leather suit, she filled out those black leather jeans very well and look great in the black leather biker boots.
I’m a guy who will watch a mediocre, even a bad movie, if it has a sexy woman in it. Or several sexy women in it and without Pam Anderson in Barb Wire and replace her with an average looking lead actress. (Juliane More) Barb Wire would be a mediocre movie, even if the lead actress does a great job. But Pam Anderson didn’t just look great in the movie, but she did a great job in it as well. As a charming women, but someone you don’t want to mess with because she’ll kick your ass. In the late 1990s when she was in VIP, she played a character that came off as somewhat clueless and a stereotypical blonde bimbo.
But Pam Anderson in VIP her character owned and ran the protection agency. But in Barb Wire she played someone who was clearly in charge and someone who ran the show and knew exactly what was going on and could defend herself as well. Barb Wire is clearly not a great movie, but its a very entertaining movie with a very sexy lead actress in it. Who also does a very job in and is worth watching.
I believe the most memorable performance from The Doors, at least for Jim Morrison. Live at The Hollywood Bowl from 1968, in Los Angeles, 90 minute performance and in color. Perhaps not even half of the footage of Jim Morrison and The Doors was shot in color. Which is a damn shame considering how great and creative of a performer that Jim Morrison was and how popular he was. And probably was not The Lizard King’s best performance as far as delivering the vocals, but it was still an excellent job as far as acting out the scenes in the songs which was mostly off from improv from Morrison. Like with song The Unknown Solider where he crashes to the ground. He gets distracted with seeing a caterpillar on the stage floor and gets down and picks the insect up and makes a comedic scene out of it. Also a very sexy performance on his part with the brown skin-tight leather jeans and all the closeups of The Lizard King, especially in his crotch section and with Morison playing that to the hilt with the dancing and even inviting the closeups of his midsection.
Dyan Cannon would 75-76 at this point and still looks better than women in their sixties, fifties, forties, thirties, twenties even and good look women as well. I mean she was born during the Great Depression, pre-World War II even and she still has guys, young guys checking her out wherever she goes. And still fills out denim jeans and boots as well or better than women young enough to be her daughter and even half her age. The woman is not just a goddess who lives in Hollywood because she’s an entertainer, but she’s a true Hollywood Goddess. Who should be in the Hollywood Hall of Fame, if there’s such a thing. A great actress, very funny, still gorgeous and baby-face adorable and has a body that makes guys young enough to her grandson want to check her out. But other than these things, just an ordinary women. Sorry I brought her up.
Certainly one of the most memorable concerts from The Doors. Because it was in Hollywood, at The Hollywood Bowl, it was in color, summer of 1968. Part of a very crazy and chaotic year and chaotic decade (at least the late 1960s) and The Doors, certainly Jim Morrison represented this era, time and generation as well as it could be represented. America was in transition in the 1960s from the Leave it To Beaver 1950s where men were expected to work, get married, have kids and continue to work. Where women were expected to just get married and then stay home and raise their kids. But by the 1960s the Baby Boomers started coming of age and becoming young adults. And didn’t want their parents Leave it To beaver lifestyle and didn’t see everything in black and white, including most of the entertainment. And wanted to break out and create their own American culture and lifestyle. Ways of doing things and living and Jim Morrison I believe almost perfectly represents what this generation was going through back then.
Spanish Caravan is not one of my favorite songs, even from The Doors. But their 1968 performance at the Hollywood Bowl, is very memorable. And part of that being that Jim Morrison was little off his game and acting somewhat distracted. Perhaps because his girlfriend Pam Courson shows up at the concert with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, but you would have to ask them that. Morrison’s voice and delivery was somewhat off, but he was still The Lizard King in this performance. Showing up in his favorite skin-tight brown leather jeans and concho belt and starting off the concert with an Indian vest. Rare you see The Lizard King in his brown leather jeans for a concert performance, a 90 minute performance in color. He generally wore his black leathers when performing in color. If you watch the PBS film When You’re Strange about Jim Morrison, the narrator Johnny Depp, was talking about Morrison’s wardrobe. And said that he put together his own wardrobe. Including the leather jeans and said that Morrison wore the the leathers and concho belt, to accentuate his crotch. You watch this concert and you’ll see what that is exactly about with all the closeups upfront of The Lizard King.
I’ve seen this concert several times and I’m no music expert, but I am a pretty big fan of The Doors especially Jim Morrison and I disagree with the critics about this concert at least to this degree. I don’t believe Morrison was as off as the critics believe he was. I think he did a great job with the vocals and how he entertained the audience in general especially the women. With how he danced and moved around and played around with his leather jeans.
If you watch the PBS film from 2010 about The Lizard King there is this line in it about how Morrison picked out his clothes. That his skin-tight leather pants which were leather jeans and concho belt were about showing off and showcasing his crotch. And you see him messing around with his pants all through the concert and the camera zooming in on his crotch, butt and legs in those skin-tight jeans throughout the concert.
Not the best Doors concert and not Morrison at his best. But it was classic Lizard King on the vocals dancing around and showing himself off. And a great chance to see Jim Morrison and The Doors live and in color and I just wish there were more opportunities for that. Especially since they were big in the late 1960s when color TV and movies were very common if not expected by then. It would’ve been nice had they filmed more of their concerts in color.