Episode 215: “Celebrities, Crushes and Comics with Bryan Edward Hill

Susan and Sharon welcome writer, producer, filmmaker, pop-culture philosopher and good friend Bryan Edward Hill. Bryan has spent the better part of the last 40 years processing the hundreds of TV shows and movies he watched as an only child – then later, creating his own work –- and then reflecting on how the two experiences speak to each other.
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The Conversation

  • How writing for TV is like being in grad school!
  •  RAISED IN WAYNE MANOR: After losing his dad at age 7, comic books became Bryan’s refuge – and a place to learn how to be a man.
  • CRUSHING IT: From Kate Jackson (“Scarecrow & Mrs. King”) to Jane Badler (“V”) to Susan Dey (“L.A. Law”) to Jackée Harry (“227”) – young Bryan in love!
  • Why TV was better before social media – when you only got to see your favorite shows and stars once a week.
  • How Lynda Carter taught Bryan to be a feminist – and how Roger Moore taught him how to be polite.
  • CHILDREN WILL LISTEN: How TV lets kids hear adult conversations they’d never hear from their own parents.
  • The challenges of writing movies and TV and comic books – and which one is the hardest.
  • Meeting Pierce Brosnan – and making James Bond laugh.
  • How watching “Casino Royale” is great training for working in Hollywood!

So join Susan and Sharon – and Bryan – as they talk “Miami Vice”, Mark Harmon, 80’s banter – and helping Lucy Lawless find the pretzels!

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80s TV Ladies™ Episode 215: “Celebrities, Comics and Crushes with Bryan Edward Hill” Produced by 134 West and Susan Lambert Hatem. Hosted by Susan Lambert Hatem and Sharon Johnson. Guests: Bryan Edward Hill. Sound Engineer and Editor: Kevin Ducey. Producer: Melissa Roth. Associate Producer: Sergio Perez. Music by Amy Engelhardt. Copyright 2023 134 West, LLC and Susan Lambert. All Rights Reserved.