It’s the return of the 90’s TV Babies! Susan and Sharon welcome back Serita Fontanesi, Megan Ruble and Sergio Perez to get their 90s TV take on “Remington Steele”.   We asked them to watch three episodes and share their thoughts:The pilot: “License to Steele”Episode 121, “Sting of Steele”, featuring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. as Steele’s mentor Daniel Chalmers – and Beverly Garland, making a return appearance as Laura’s mother, Abigail HoltEpisode 203, “Red Holt Steele” – you know, the one where Laura’s house blows up and she almost sleeps with Remington… The 90s TV Babies loved “Scarecrow & Mrs. King” – what will their verdict be about “Remington Steele”? Let’s find out!
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The Conversation

  • Why are 80s TV shows SO SLOW?! Or are they?
  • Who knew Pierce Brosnan was SO skinny? Did James Bond fans think he wasn’t “man” enough to be 007?
  • What’s more compelling? An intricate plot – or the “feels” between Laura and Remington?
  • Was the villain in the pilot based on John DeLorean – or Elon Musk??
  • Everyone knows Pierce Brosnan – but Sergio shares the joy of discovering Stephanie Zimbalist for the first time!
  • Hey – why doesn’t Laura even know his real name?
  • Where does the Venn diagram of beloved media overlap for Serita and Sergio?
  • And what would a Season Six with no Pierce Brosnan look like?
The 90’s TV Babies (with help from the 80’s TV Ladies) dig deep into the romantic comedy soul of “Remington Steele”, discussing intersectionality, feminism, issues of identity and voice – and why can’t the show be just a little more like “Grey’s Anatomy”?! 

PLUS – Listener Questions! “Remington Steele” writer Robin Bernheim sends us answers to your questions about the casting of Tony Roselli, and whether Laura Holt would have evolved differently as a character if women had been running the show? 

AND -- New segment:  “80’s TV Ladies Salute” where we recognize the ladies (and men) of 80’s TV who we recently lost.

Our Audio-ography

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80s TV Ladies™ Episode 115 – “The 90’s TV Babies Take On Remington Steele”
Produced by 134 West and Susan Lambert Hatem.
Hosted by Susan Lambert Hatem and Sharon Johnson.
Guests: Serita Fontanesi, Megan Ruble and Sergio Perez.
Sound Engineer and Editor: Kevin Ducey.
Producer: Melissa Roth.
Associate Producer: Sergio Perez.
Music by Amy Engelhardt.
Copyright 2022 134 West, LLC and Susan Lambert. All Rights Reserved.