Now, I’m really going to display my inner geek for this weeks MM installment. I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer. More importantly there is one character that I instantly fell in love with, the 200+ yr old vampire Spike. Yes, while everyone was fawning over Angel it was clear that Spike was the most badass on the show. So much that he was actually a regular cast member by the third season. It took me by complete shock that he is from California and not from England as his character suggests. His late 70s flashback scene might be one of my favs, in his quite accurate Billy Idol inspired outfit. I mean come on who could resist a vampire from England, who likes punk with bleach blonde hair, and has insannne cheekbones? Move over Edward from Twilight, you can sit down now.
Since the end of Buffy James Marsters has appeared on Angel, Torchwood, and Smallville just to name a few. Now he can be seen guest starring on tv shows, doing various appearances at Comic Con events, and also working on his music career.
if you’re a big fan of the show, here’s a nice montage of Spike’s best moments. You’re welcome.
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I had no bigger wish when I was young than to be Alyssa Milano. This probably stems from my 80s obsession with the tv show, “Who’s the Boss?”. She played Samantha, the tomboy daughter of Tony Danza. Soon after she starred alongside Reese Witherspoon in “Fear”, another amazing 90s movie. And I mean amazing. During my high school years she played Phoebe in “Charmed”, a story about three sisters who discover their destiny as witches. Always known as a 90s vixen back in the day, and we love her for it.
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It seems that Amanda Bynes is all over the headlines for her quite bizarre behavior lately but man she is one funny chick. She first got her start on Nickelodeon’s “All That”, which was probably one of the funniest kid sketch comedy shows in the 90s. Then she got her own show appropriately titled “The Amanda Show”. Yes, I even enjoyed the films ‘What a Girl Wants” and “She’s the Man”. After her run on “The Amanda Show” she starred in the television sitcom “What I Like About You” with Jennie Garth and Simon Rex. I really hope she makes an awesome comeback soon cause I can’t wait.
Here is a recent photo of her. I personally think this outfit is pretty awesome.
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I know that I’m probably going to get some flack about this post. Or maybe I will awaken the inner Joshua Jackson fan that lives in you out there. During the 90s it was really all about JJ. He first starred in The Mighty Ducks movies about a community hockey team of misfits. Of course throughout most of my high school years he was Pacey Witter on “Dawson’s Creek”, one of my favorite night time dramas. During the 98-99 times he was blonder for roles in “Urban Legend” and one of my other favs, “Cruel Intentions”. Now he stars in the television show “Fringe” , a showthat I have been meaning to watch for some time now. Until then let’s take a trip back to days wishing I was married to Pacey. I saw him once on the street in NYC, I almost fell into a puddle on the street.
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Does anyone remember MTV’s 120 Minutes? It was a great show in the 80s and 90s showcasing the most innovative and independent artists in rock. The original show hosted by Dave Kendall, aired from 1986-2000 but then was reformatted to air on MTV2, although never like the original. I’ve included some of my favorites from the show, dug up from the video time capsule we now know as YouTube.
This is one of those times in history that I wish could be rewound just for me to experience now. I now feel like an old fogey yelling about how music and everything was so much better back in “my day”. Let’s be real, I’m totally right.
Found this little gem on 1992 in Alternative Music…Def worth a watch!
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One of the best things about television is it’s ability to distract you from your actual life. I loved watching sitcoms in the 90s because it seemed that each premise was even crazier than the next. A true departure from reality.
This is also where most of my junior high boy crushes were first birthed. Ahh the memories. In true throwback fashion here are some of my fav sitcoms from the 90s.
Boy Meets World
Cory Matthews, perpetual do gooder and his wacky family were such a classic 90s staple. I however was obsessed with Shawn Hunter, aka. Rider Strong who played Cory’s best friend. Of course Cory had the annoying older dumb brother, and yes the class weird girl known as Topanga ultimately became Cory’s main squeeze as the show continued. Also, I love how Topanga was so ahead of the time with her fashion sense. 90s Boho anyone?
Saved by the Bell
I mean…If you don’t know why Saved by the Bell was one of the best shows on television then I just don’t know where to start. The fashion in this photo explains it all. Zack Attack!
It really doesn’t get much more 90s than Blossom. Since the day this show premiered it hasn’t left my brain. Apart from Blossom having the best wardrobe ever, she also had the dopest best friend named Six. Yep, Six. Also where would we be without Joey Lawrence famously saying “Woah!” in almost every episode. If you don’t know about Blossom, it’s on DVD.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
What would this list be without a little imagination? After Melissa Joan Hart left Clarissa Explains It All the sitcom world was dying for a teenage girl just discovering magical powers from her two crazy witch aunts. Yes, the show comes complete with high school boy crush, best friend, and mean girl classmate. Oh let’s not forget the awesomely bad late 90s fashion too.
Step by Step
Think of the Brady Bunch but in the early 90s. Set in Wisconsin with two sets of kids from each parent, there were seriously endless story lines to come from this gem of a show. From the surfer slacker named Cody living in a van in the driveway to Andrew Keegan randomly guest starring as a potential boyfriend for one of the girls, it had it all. Let’s face it, the best part of this show was the cheesy intro and the fact that it was on ABC TGIF night.
To be honest I was really into this show because JTT (that’s Jonathan Taylor Thomas) for all the non- 90s teenage girls out there. He was the best thing since sliced bread and apparently he’s making a comeback to tv. The show revolved around the tool-obsessed Tim Taylor, his wife, and their three sons. Comedic genius.
Two Words. Kimmy Gibler. Yeah, I know she wasn’t a main character but her annoyance alone made this show worth watching. Centered around a single dad, his friends who live at his house, and his kids makes for an intriguing show to say the least. Yes, this is where the Olsen twins made their mark on the world.
3rd Rock From the Sun
One of the greatest shows in the 90s was arguably 3rd Rock from the Sun. Armed with a sardonic script and one of the best ideas ever for a show: What if aliens had to adapt to our society with hilarious results? Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is one of my favorite actors ever played Tommy the youngest of the clan in age but really an 80 yr old man by thought. This show is a classic waiting to happen.
This show is really one of my first memories of wanting to live in California. I do wish that I could have been a teen here in the 90s just so that I could relive my “California Dreams” if you will. These appropriately 90s fashion clad teens formed a soft rock band in high school (didn’t we all) and played gigs and also dealt with the usual teen problems. It sounds really cheesy now but this theme is literally still one of my favorite intros ever.
Hope you enjoyed this flashback into some 90s sitcom tv culture!
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