From ze Hotline blog: To quote the great Black Flag in their 1982 punk classic “TV Party”: “We’ve got nothing better to do, than watch TV, and have a couple of brews.”
Almost 30 years later, we’ll trade in sarcasm for suggestion when Monday night rolls around, as the Brattle Theatre, now with that sparkling new beer and wine license, hosts “TV Party,” a two-hour collection of television clips and episodes, all circa 1984. Even if we *had* something to do, this clearly is a better option. We’re talking shows like “Who’s The Boss,” “Transformers,” “V,” ”Miami Vice,” Punky Bewster” and others. It’s a part of the Brattle’s totally awesome Summer of 1984 series, which features screenings of films “Spinal Tap,” “The Neverending Story” and of course, “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.”
Forget about the LFO reunion at the Middle East — this is where the party’s at! It gets started around 9:30 p.m., and tickets are $9.50. Here’s official word from the Brattle Theatre:
Repertory Series! The Class of 1984, TV Party 1984 at 9:30pm Tickets
(1984) dir various, [120 min]
Aside from all the great movies released in 1984, there were some truly memorable television as well. To name just a few: Transformers, Miami Vice, The Cosby Show, Punky Brewster, and V. There are many more shows that you may remember – or want to forget. We’ll be putting together a special program of clips and episodes of some of 1984’s best and worst TV.