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TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

May 31, 2021

This week Ken welcomes author of Prince of Thieves (which became the film The Town), co-author of The Strain series and a ton of other amazing stuff, and fellow Massachusetts citizen Chuck Hogan.

Ken and Chuck discuss space travel while sitting in your house, time shifting, streaming, the church like experience of experiencing something day and date, Spenser for Hire, James at 15, shooting things in Boston, The Brinx Job, Vincent Price and Milk, Stephen King, Square Pegs, drug scares, the bitchy anonymity of TV Guide, exposes, the nature of fame, Saturday Night Live, doing your best to stay up late, Mr. Bill, TJ Hooker, Claude Akin, The Love Boat, Didi Conn, National Lampoon's Class Reunion, NY Hot Trax, Solid Gold, Night Flight, MTV, the world changing event of getting cable, Facts of Life, Gimme a Break, musicians gust starring on sitcoms, Bloopers, Angel Dusted, Jerry Lewis' replacement show for Thicke of the Night, Gloria Loring, The A-Team, Missy Gold: Licensed Therapist, how Hart to Hart is like Batman but without everything that makes Batman good, talking your way into rebooting the Six Million Dollar Man, The Duck Factory, early Jim Carey, SCTV's final season on Cinemax/Superchannel, going down rabbit holes, House by the Cemetery, Lucio Fulci, Fangoria, horror movies shot in Massachusetts, Gates of Hell, City of the Living Dead, Pieces, Boston Mobster making movies, the Benson cliffhanger, and the horrors of Assaulted Nuts.