Luke Cage Family Matters

It’s been over a week since Marvel’s latest series hit Netflix in the form of Luke Cage. Originally Iron Fist was supposed to be the next superhero in the series line-up leading to The Defenders, but after Mike Colter proved to be popular with audiences after his introduction in Jessica Jones, the folks at Marvel decided to shift their plans and give the Hero for Hire his due diligence.

Reviews have been mostly positive on the show, though it’s not perfect. Of course, none of the Marvel shows are, though they do appear to be hitting their mark for the most part. But what if Luke Cage was something different entirely? No, we don’t mean what Quentin Tarantino wanted to do with the characters in a movie he considered making in the 90s. But what if Luke Cage took inspiration from another popular show from that decade. What if Luke Cage was more like Family Matters? Read More »

See A 'Family Matters' Cast Reunion In Lifetime's Flight Before Christmas

We will probably never get a Family Matters reunion, although if the Full House sequel/spin-off tv series Fuller House does big numbers, you never know. So for now, the closest thing we’ll get to a Family Matters reunion is the Lifetime television movie Flight Before Christmas that premieres this weekend.

The made-for-tv movie features Reginald VelJohnson (best known as  Carl Winslow on Family Matters or Sgt. Al Powell in the early Die Hard films) and his former television wife Jo Marie Payton (who played Harriette Winslow). As you may have guessed from the title of the movie, the story follows a woman (played by Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory an) who gets dumped by her boyfriend right before the holidays and meets a guy (Ryan McPartlin of Chuck) on a flight home for Christmas. Watch the Flight Before Christmas trailer now embedded after the jump.

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Family Matters

Didn’t get enough jokes on April Fools Day 2013? Here’s one of the better batches that popped up, on Funny or Die. The comedy site jumped on — or attacked — the Veronica Mars bandwagon and made Kickstarter pitch videos for movies based on classic ’90s TV shows. Shows like Sliders, Family Matters, Darkwing Duck, Wings and Dinosaurs. Check out the videos below. Read More »

Kagan McLeod created this illustration featuring the mant actors and actresses from the past years of multi-camera sitcom history. How many of the 50 characters do you reccognize? Answer key on the National Post.


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Cool Stuff: Idiot Box Art Show

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You probably remember Gallery 1988 as the Los Angeles-based art gallery which hosts the pop-culture infused Crazy4Cult show every year. We’ve featured artwork from their exhibitions in previous editions of cool stuff: Beastie Boys Inspired Art, Crazy4Cult 2, and Stan Lee Tribute. From April 2nd to April 23rd, Gallery 1988 is celebrating their 5th year anniversary with the Idiot Box art show. 100 Artists take aim at television’s guity pleasures. I have included 15 of my favotires after the jump.

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