THE DRAWING ROOM #48: DS EPISODES 446-450

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These episodes of Dark Shadows originally aired March 11-15, 1968.

In this installment of The Drawing Room:

  • I, Vampire
  • The Economy of Language
  • “Oh my God, I can’t believe this is really happening…”
  • Secret Passageways
  • The Pain in the Neck Patriarch becomes the Voice of Reason
  • Makeup! Lights! Camera! Action!
  • The marriage, the money and the maniac
  • A lack of joint decisions puts the new marriage out of joint
  • The dark side of Nathan Forbes gets even darker
  • The Poster Child for Naivete
  • No more pretty dresses for Millicent
  • Supernatural Supreme!
  • Does it take a witch to summon a witch?
  • Who’s that knocking at my door?

AND

mapes1Bathia Mapes

damsel3Barnabas, that’s not very cousin-ly of you…

faceWait!! WHAT???

tower4Best not to conduct your secret business in a TOWER…

comeout2Oh, my son…my son…

ex3OUT, damn spirit!!

seance2“Strange things may happen. Ignore them.”


Barnabas comes out to Joshua


Does Naomi miss her cue?

ux42On comics stands this week

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THE DRAWING ROOM #47: DS EPISODES 441-445

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These episodes of Dark Shadows originally aired March 4-8, 1968.

In this installment of The Drawing Room:

  • Barnabas the Bricklayer: Hero or Villain?
  • Trask, you can’t HANDLE the supernatural!
  • Robin Hood on steroids
  • Chrissy psychoanalyzes the vampire
  • Atonement is a bitch, and Reputation is king!
  • Trask & Forbes: a curious alliance
  • The best laid plans…work out just fine!
  • Jeeves would not approve…
  • The Narrator knows all!
  • Whatever happened to Andre Dupres?
  • The houseguest that will never leave
  • Assault with a deadly cane
  • Russ throws Chrissy a softball
  • “A maid will answer the door” ROTFL!!
  • Something old, something new…
  • Three Bells…but is the geography well?

AND

Note: Chrissy’s Synopsis this week is accompanied by music from Hold On To Me, from Placebo’s latest CD, Loud Like Love.

LINKS TO DARK SHADOWS PRODUCTS AND OPPORTUNITIES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE’S “NEWS” SEGMENT:

Dark Shadows Festival Caribbean Cruise

Monster-Mania Dark Shadows Reunion

Round 2 Models – Dark Shadows Model Kit

Dynamite Comics Dark Shadows Comics trade paperback (pre-order)

aaasign1Barnabas gets the upper hand…

aaanat3…and Natalie sees the handwriting on the wall

aaafanBefore there was Facebook, people communicated on…Fan-book…

aaadresses2Collinwood Fashions

aaadream4♫ “Girl ‘o My Dreams…” ♫

aaabook2“This…can’t be good…”

aaablackmail1 - CopyThe Faces of Blackmail

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THE DRAWING ROOM #46: DS EPISODES 436-440

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These episodes of Dark Shadows originally aired February 26 – March 1, 1968.

In this installment of The Drawing Room:

  • It’s not the end…yet!
  • When all else, fails, tell the truth
  • The Paranormal Paradox
  • “And then I woke up…”?
  • Special Effects Fest on Wednesday
  • Is Reverend Trask practicing the evil art of Feng Shui?
  • Barnabas botches it badly
  • Is it Quittin’ Time for Ben?
  • “I hate. And I can do something about that hate.”
  • Emo-Vampire joins The Avengers
  • Internet Tough Guy
  • A Tale of Three Detectives
  • Verbal Swordplay
  • Props for the use of props
  • The debonair and powerful vampire…drops his cane
  • Foreshadowed is forewarned…or is it?
  • Best Slap of the Series

Also

  • Would you like to fly in my beautiful balloon?
  • Tote bags, bobbleheads and discount coffins

adockThe neck, Barnabas!! Aim for the neck!!

acomfortComfort in a Difficult Moment

acaneThis…means….SOMETHING!!

afraidBe afraid, Trask…be VERY afraid…

amaudeThe Lovely Miss Maude Browning

Batman199-00This week in comics…

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THE DRAWING ROOM #45: DS EPISODES 431-435

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These episodes of Dark Shadows originally aired February 19 – 23, 1968.

In this installment of The Drawing Room:

  • He sends her away because she’s ugly
  • One simply does not bite one’s family members
  • Ben and the boy—Runaway kindred spirits?
  • The Book of Prophecy, According to Daniel
  • In what universe is it okay to tell colonial children that people will fly?
  • I am Naomi, hear me roar!
  • Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Vicki’s trial is not going well
  • Chrissy is not on Team Nathan
  • What motivates the dead Angelique?
  • Devil! Devil! Devil!
  • “If you didn’t love her, then you hated her enough to kill her.”
  • Pacing…prob…lems con…tinue…

Also

  • Epic TV cancellations
  • Mr. Rogers comes to your neighborhood

xbetrayedBetrayal

xdanielcollinsYou say David, I say Daniel…what’s the diff?

xopen3Gasp!

xdead2Abigail Dies of Fright…

xfangs…Not Bite

xfight7Bradford and Forbes…Fight Fight Fight

xtribunalThe U.S. Constitution takes a beating

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THE DRAWING ROOM #44: DS EPISODES 426-430

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These episodes of Dark Shadows originally aired February 12 – 16, 1968.

In this installment of The Drawing Room:

  • Another frantic search?
  • A vampire’s denial
  • Pleading, dragging, weeping, dragging…
  • Your Collinsport Defense Law Team: Wacky, Wacky, Dramatic and Wacky
  • Why Insanity is your friend
  • Always stay on the good side of an unstable woman yielding a letter opener
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Abigail is absolutely convinced…and absolutely incorrect!
  • There’s nothing like a good scream
  • Pacing issues, pitfalls and epiphanies
  • Peter Bradford, Esquire: great, or grating?
  • Trask: Fraud or Fanatic?
  • Besmirched! Let’s duel!
  • The secret room within the Secret Room
  • Chronology Botches

AND

  • What is your emergency?
  • Chrissy gets Whimsical!
  • “Life moves on but Collinwood never changes.”

44barngrave2Alas, Poor Josette!

44millMillicent appears so sweet and innocent…

44knife4UNTIL SHE COMES AFTER YOU WITH A LETTER OPENER!!!

44flubExit Stage Right…and right onto another stage


Merry Christmas from Collinsport

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