Sunday, June 25, 2006

Donna Martin's Dad Graduates to the Big Studio in the Sky

Like millions of children of the 80s, am mourning the loss of Aaron Spelling, the television producer extraordinaire who passed away yesterday at the age of 83.

From The Love Boat to Fantasy Island to Charlie's Angels he owned TV in the late 70s and most of the 80s. Shows such as Hart to Hart and TJ Hooker were ok but he really hit paydirt with Dynasty which basically defined a generation.

Once the 80s were over he hit a lull before bouncing back with Beverly Hills 90210 where he infamously cast his daughter's nose as in the series before ultimately deciding to include the rest of her body as well.



Then Melrose Place came and defined the early 90s and he finished off with Charmed and 7th Heaven. He did so well for himself that Tori is going to find quite a nice Yerusha coming her way.

Once what Aaron made of the current climate where Reality-TV reigned supreme. His shows which were based on high production values and elegant story lines.
Maybe it was his type of shows which caused Reality-TV to emerge.

All of his shows featured hot ladies whether they were Heather Locklear, Farrah Fawcett, Alyssa Milana or a very young sizzling Jessica Biel.

Either way, not sure we will see the likes of his kind again; at least not for some time.

3 Comments:

Blogger tafka PP said...

Can't believe you forget Saved By The Bell!

6:08 PM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

Parrot - That's because he didn't have anything to do with SBTB!

11:10 PM  
Blogger RR said...

I think the whole generation of us who were kids in the 70's in the USA spent Saturday nights watching Love Boat and Fantasy Island.

What a prolific man. And what I could do with 1/100 of Tori's yerusha....

12:54 PM  

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