Since then, he has written on television in publications like TV Guide and The New York Times. He discusses what's new and noteworthy on TV as well as the series that are on his radar for the upcoming week in his Primetimer column.
Love. thrilling and novel... The first few lyrics of this iconic opening theme will be instantly recognisable to TV viewers over a certain age. You may imagine the Pacific Princess travelling to Puerto Vallarta or other far-off places. The Love Boat was ready to set sail on ABC every Saturday night at nine o'clock. That lasted 40 years.
He's a nice man, Jerry. I've had the pleasure of speaking with him on several occasions. I support him. Although I've never met Rebecca, his wife, she is a stunning woman with a number of excellent accomplishments. I wish them both the best, but the nicest thing about this new series is that it offers me a reason to discuss how the title was chosen.
For its time, the original Love Boat was a great television programme. A classic by Aaron Spelling. No one on a Saturday night took it seriously, even from the Jack Jones opening theme. The team is beyond tacky. The guest stars were frequently past their prime. Everyone got the joke (barring a pre-fame Tom Hanks, of course). It was entertaining innocuously.
Captain Merrill Stubing (Gavin McLeod of Mary Tyler Moore fame), who oversaw the ship's crew, regularly invited distinguished guests to dine at his table.
For everyone on board, slick bartender Isaac (Ted Lange) had a snap and point. The primary cast was completed by Julie McCoy (Lauren Tewes), who played the amiable cruise director. Making the trip enjoyable for all of the passengers was their basic goal.