I am 31 and for all intents and purposes, my life has paralleled the age of television. I am a veteran of "Car 54, Where Are You?," "My Mother the Car," "Gilligan's Island," etc., and "Hollywood Wives" was the first show that truly offended me. To offend someone with as little taste as myself is really remarkable. Congratulations.
Mike Doheny, Pacific Palisades
The almost uncontrollable laughter brought on by the first episode of "Hollywood Wives" was a treat indeed. Who cast Suzanne Somers? Two hours of unbridled lust with poor old Steve Forrest? And those hairpieces! My ribs, fellas, please.
Yvonne Brown, Los Angeles
"Cheers" to Nicholas Colasanto. We'll miss him.
Steve Goldstein, Northridge
"Two Fathers' Justice" was Hollywood at its worst. It was riddled with misconceptions and failed in every way to come to grips with the material. The dialogue was as sappy as you can get and the two fathers were a couple of chumps--and so were their wives. The movie was a simple exploitation flick.
Jack Spiegelman, Beverly Hills
David Warner's portrayal of Reinhard Heydrich in "Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil" was the best performance of the entire cast. He should be nominated for an Emmy.
Sally Ann Wall, Los Alamitos
"Cagney & Lacey" is just simply the best on TV. The Feb. 18 episode was a tear-jerking tour de force. Kudos to all concerned for a movingly poignant treatment of the subject of breast cancer, and the courage of cops fighting virtually impossible odds. How little we bother to really know them!
William S. Koester, Upland
Egads! Now I've seen everything. A poker-faced Anne Murray superimposed on the TV screen with the likes of David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Sting and Mick Jagger? Who's kidding whom? Spare us this mediocrity. "Anne Murray: The Sounds of London" should be relegated to ABC's "Life's Most Embarrassing Moments."
Lori Bowman, Santa Monica
One of your recent correspondents wrote that Alex Trebek of "Jeopardy" is lacking in charisma and suitability as a host. I beg to differ! I consider Trebek to be sharp, clever and intelligent; he moves the program along at a great pace, never stumbling, and his enunciation is beautiful. He is a perfect host for this excellent program.
Mina F. Kurowski, Moorpark
It was a blessing for my family and myself to watch "Pippi Longstockings" and "Pippi in the South Seas" on KTLA. They were truly filled with fun and adventure that the whole family could enjoy.
Gerald Steven Tlapa, Los Angeles
The credibility of local TV newscasters is eroded by their: (1) giggles, (2) puns and attempted witticisms accompanied by laughter, (3) ungrammatical batting of the news back and forth in a bull-session manner with biased analysis and (4) dishonesty. Honesty is forsaken when an item is introduced "Today it was reported" when the item had been in the newspapers for several days.
H. L. Fouts, Beverly Hills
"Obnoxious." That is what Ted Wu (Viewers' Views, Feb. 10) called "Fame." I can't believe it. "Fame" actually shows teen-age kids who care about each other and who help each other with their problems. This is something I found lacking when I was in high school. "Fame" depicts real kids facing very real problems and overcoming them together.
Kathy M. Semar, Orange
How about changing the name of "Wide World of Sports" to "Wide World of Ice Skating"? I am sure other viewers are as tired of it being on practically every week as I am.
John Richardson, Carlsbad
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