Two and a Half Men on DVD June Cleaver book

Carol Burnett Show on DVD Land of the lost on DVD Twilight Zone on DVD Fat Albert on DVD Good Times Season 5 on DVD Soupy Sales DVD
TV Shows on DVD/ / / / / / / Classic TV/ / / / / / / Punk Book/ / / / / / / Obscure 70s Music / / / / Holiday Specials on DVD / / / / / / Classic Commercials


2009 TV Shows Reviews

The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi

KennedyWith the recent military re-focus on Afghanistan in our global war on the globe have you ever wondered what the war looks like from the other side? A few intrepid but overwhelmed journalists have ventured to the blurry frontlines to give us some insight. This documentary focuses on a brave young Afghan, Ajmal Naqshbandi, who worked as a fixer for foreign journalists, in other words facilitating their meeting with tribal leaders and ordinary citizens. That's not so simple when you can't tell the Taliban from the farmer from the student from the local gangster and anyone can go from friendly to hostile at a moment's notice.

There are rules in war however, but not that everyone gets the playbook or even abides by the same tenets. In an incident that made world wide news an Italian journalist is kidnapped by the Taliban along with his driver and fixer - Ajmal Naqshbandi. They're held for ransom and what happens next is a tragedy on so many levels it's hard to comprehend.

Like myself you may hold the outdated idea of what a modern beheading is - a quick slice with a sharp sword to separate the head from the body, right? Not so, as will become apparent at one point in this film. It's horrifyingly brutal, the entire film is difficult to watch.

For one thing there are subtitles throughout and it's the most subtle use of text on screen I've ever seen. And seeing the war from the perspective of the people on the other side of our guns isn't all that easy either. Never has been, except in fiction. The worst part is coming to know and like Ajmal, someone that would have had a bright future in other circumstances.

But you'll come away smarter and more informed when this is over, especially after the interview with Naqshbandi's world weary father who explains the conflict in a way anyone can understand.

After watching this bleak documentary you may be left with a notion of how lucky we were to be born here and not there - but you might also feel more than a tinge of guilt about the whole mess we've been creating for the last several generations.

FIXER: THE TAKING OF AJMAL NAQSHBANDI premieres Monday, August 17th at 9:00 pm ET/PT—only on HBO - here's the trailer:

2009 TV Shows Reviews

The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi

Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech

Jesse James Is A Dead Man

Sit Down & Shut Up

Thrilla In Manila

Osbournes Reloaded

Important Things With Demetri Martin

Lie To Me

24 - Season 7

Taxicab Confessions: New York 3

By The People: The Election of Barack Obama

The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant

Youth Knows No Pain

Nine Lives of Marion Barry

Boy Interrupted

Teddy: In His Own Words

Prom Night in Mississippi

Teddy: In His Own Words


Reno 911 Seaon 6

Death on a Factory Farm


Hell's Kitchen Season 5

Cat Dancers

Simpsons Treehouse of Horror

Chocolate City

Sarah Silverman Program

House - Season 5

Bones - Season 4

Real Vice Cops Uncut

Kung Fu Killer

The Gong Show

Reality Bites Back

Ganja Queen

Hard Times at Douglass High

Roman Polanski:
Wanted and Desired

Carlos Mencia - Performance Enhanced



A Colbert Christmas

24: Redemption

Sunday Night Animation Domination

Do Not Disturb

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Season 2

Prison Break Season 4


Kitchen Nightmares 2008


Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal

Thank You Mr. President - Helen Thomas At The White House

Big Ideas


The Academy: LASD Class #368

John Oliver: Terrifying Times

TV on DVD Reviews:

TV  on DVD Reviews

TVparty is Classic TV on the internet!

2009 - TV Show Reviews
The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi

TV show Reviews

Reviewed by Billy Ingram,
as seen on VH1, Trio and Bravo.

Author - TVparty: Television's Untold Tales music charts


FIXER: THE TAKING OF AJMAL NAQSHBANDI begins with the relationship between Naqshbandi, a young Afghan journalist, translator and coordinator, and one of his clients, Christian Parenti, an American journalist (and one of the film's producers). Over the course of six months, their paths converge, and then separate. Naqshbandi is subsequently kidnapped by Taliban forces, along with Italian reporter Daniele Mastrogiacomo and Afghan driver Sayed Agha, who is immediately beheaded. As foreign powers increase pressure to bring a fast resolution to the kidnapping, the Afghan government bungles its response, leaving Naqshbandi's family with mounting frustration. The Taliban release Mastrogiacomo after weeks in captivity, but Naqshbandi is later killed.

The documentary provides a harrowing inside look at today's Afghanistan, where dissent and violence from both inside and outside forces continue to ravage the state. With the Taliban increasing its grip on the country, the government is riddled with corruption, and most of the people live in poverty. As a result, many Afghans question the competence of their leaders, not to mention the goodwill of the international community, while Ajmal's family and friends are left wondering why a foreigner was set free, but a native Afghan was murdered.

FIXER: THE TAKING OF AJMAL NAQSHBANDI is an HBO Documentary Films presentation of a G Films and Subdivision Productions Film; directed, cinematography and edited by Ian Olds; produced by Nancy Roth and Christian Parenti & Ian Olds; co- producer, Gabe Maxson; interviews and additional photography by Christian Parenti.

Saturday Morning Cartoons 1970s V1 on DVDSaturday Morning Cartoons 1960s V1 on DVD

Auto huren makes it possible to compare all car rental companies all over the world!

Compare the top sellers of Instagram followers on Buy instagram followers reviews!

An overwiew of guides and gutscheincode with the best tips and tricks to save money! on Ebookers.

After School Specials on DVDHoney West on DVD

TV Shows on DVD
Holiday Specials on DVD

TV Commercials on DVD

Classic Commercials on DVDTV Commercials on DVD music charts


Classic TV Blog

TV Show Reviews

TV Shows on DVD

Classic TV DVDs

Specials on DVD

Movies on Blu Ray

Kid Shows on DVD

Movies on DVD Reviews

Everything you're looking for is here:

Shop Amazon's New Kindle Fire


Local Kid Shows / Movie Stars on TV / Saturday Morning Shows / Video Vault / TV Goodbyes / Fabulous Fifties / Unseen Scenes / Game Shows / Requested Forgotten TV Shows / The Super Sixties / The New * * Shows / 1980's Wrestling / TV Blog

TVparty! Classic TV
Classic TV on the Internet!

TV's Embarrassing Moments / Action Shows of the Sixties / TVparty Mysteries and Scandals / Variety Shows of the 1970s / The Eighties / The Laugh Track / 1970's Hit Shows / Response to TVparty / Search the Site / Add Your Comments

Superman on DVD / 1950's TV / 1960's TV / 1970's TV / Lucy Shows / Classic Cars / John Wayne / Gene Roddenberry / Star Wars / KISS / Lancelot Link / Saturday Morning Cartoons / The Magic Garden / Wonder Woman / Classic Comic Books / Andy Griffith / Cher / TV Shows on DVD / Outtakes & Bloopers / 1967 TV Shows / Romper Room / ABC Movie of the Week / The Goldbergs / Daws Butler Commercials / Saturday Morning Commercials / Captain Kangaroo / Chicago Local Kiddie Shows / Boston Local TV / Philly Local TV / NYC Local Kid Shows / Amos 'n' Andy / Electric Company / Bette Davis / Judy Garland / Christmas Specials / Redd Foxx / Good Times / Sitcom Houses / What's Happening! / Winky Dink & You / Sonny & Cher / Smothers Brothers / Commercial Icons of the 1960s / Soupy Sales / TV Terrorists / Irwin Allen / The Untouchables / Bette Davis / Judy Garland / Christmas Specials / Redd Foxx / Good Times / Sitcom Houses / What's Happening! / Winky Dink & You / Sonny & Cher /  Smothers Brothers /  Commercial Icons of the 1960s / Soupy Sales / The Carpenters / Route 66 / Bozo / The Carpenters Christmas Specials / Local Kid Shows / Death of TV's Superman / Wonderama / Sesame Street / Bob Hope Specials / Little Rascals / 1980's Retro Gay T-Shirts / 1980's TV Wrestling / Fess Parker / Howdy Doody / TV Blog / Lost In Space / Pinky Lee / 1980's Punk Rock / Alex Toth Book / TV Terrorists /  Irwin Allen / The Untouchables / Carol Burnett Show / Batman TV Show / Green Hornet / Today Show History / big brotherOur Gang / Doris Day Show / 1970's Commercials For Women / Bill Cosby in the 1970s / The Golddiggers / Lola Falana / 1970s TV Shows / David Bowie on TV / Hudson Brothers / Jackie Gleason / Hollywood Squares / Match Game / Andy Williams /Carol Burnett Show / Celebrity Commercials / Rudolph / Movie Posters / DC Comics on DVD / Lucy's Lost Christmas Special / Classic Christmas Toy Commercials / Cricket On The Hearth / 1950's Holiday Shows / Amahl and the Night Visitors / A Christmas Carol on TV / The Yule Log / Celebrity Commercials / Rudolph / Movie Posters & More! 

Fractured Fairy Tales on DVD Good Times season 3 on DVD Twilight Zone on DVD Andy Griffth Show
Classic Commercials on DVD
Soupy Sales DVD Tennessee Tuxedo on DVD
Looking for classic TV DVDs? See below:
TV Commercials on DVD Wrestling DVDs Classic TV Books
Jim Longworth Christmas Specials TV Shows on BLU-RAY