Tyler Sage lives in Los Angeles and works in the film industry. You can find his other work at tylersage.substack.com. His novel "The Committers" is available on Amazon.
45 Years Ago: ‘The Love Boat’ Perfects Escapist TV
Aaron Spelling's hit show proved the theory that most people watch TV to get away from real life.
45 Years Ago: ‘CHiPs’ Bridges the Gap Between ’70s and ’80s TV
Show's action-comedy formula proved to be deeply influential.
How ‘The Fugitive’ Proved TV Shows Could End Successfully
The last episode proved it was possible to complete in a way that was both satisfying and profitable.
50 Years Ago: ‘The Midnight Special’ Changes Music Entertainment
Show brought live music to a national audience on late-night TV for the first time.
40 Years Ago: Queen Releases a Minor Gem in ‘Back Chat’
Once written off as an attempt to get funky, the song now evokes much of what made the new wave era so fun.
40 Years Ago: Queen’s Dance-Influenced ‘Staying Power’ Disappoints Fans
This was a slap-in-the-face reminder that a new decade had arrived and was pulling everything into its gravitational field.
45 Years Ago: ‘The Deep’ Almost Bellyflops
Film turned a profit thanks to a major marketing campaign, but its near-fatal mediocrity is clear in retrospect.
10 Reasons to Celebrate ‘Halloween: Resurrection’
Often reviled by fans as the worst in the franchise, the film is actually a lot of fun.
35 Years Ago: The ‘Nerds’ Franchise Starts To Spiral With ‘II’
What was once a sly statement of anti-mainstream sentiment had already been co-opted.
‘Revenge of the Nerds’ Movies Ranked
Franchise coincided with the ascent of nerd culture in real life.