Ken Reid and Sofiya Alexandra

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October 18-24, 1997

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This week Ken welcomes comedian, writer, actor, podcaster and all around entertainer Sofiya Alexandra.

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Ken and Sofiya discuss the horrors of 2020, happy sad birthdays, growing up in Ukraine, moving to Hollywood, America’s ego, being amazed by Santa Monica, Supermarkets, fine Russian Chocolates, Odessa, old dirty Hollywood Blvd, Halloween, the sick joke of candy corn, Wonder bread, a love of horror, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, how horror is female, Frankenstein, understanding fear, mindfucking, teenage girls, The Net, The Lawnmower Man, Baby’s Day Out, Bad to the Bone, murder and adultery, Dangerous Minds, teenage hormones, forgettable movies that were HUGE, Ally McBeal, Beverly Hills 90210, private schools, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Birdcage, representation, Over the Top with Annie Potts and Tim Curry, problematic pasts, drag, how quickly we become an outdated model, Party of Five as a show full of snacks, the sad cruel trick played on Jennifer Love Hewitt’s music career, Living Single: The greatest show of the 90s, Martin, Goldeneye, Wonder Years, Teen Angel, TGIF, The National Treasure Movies, and visual comfort food.

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About Ken Reid

I’m Ken Reid, a stand up comedian from Boston, MA and a life long television fan. I’ve been twice nominated as the Best Stand up in Boston and I have been featured on Comedy Central, NPR, Nerdist, and MSN. I own every issue of TV Guide. Each week a guest chooses an issue at random, picks their viewing choices from that week and the show is our discussion of the tough viewing choices of our past. We get into stories about growing up, people’s relationship with television, some cultural/media studies dissection and I spit out a lot of trivia.

Note: The Ken Reid TV Guidance Counselor Podcast is rated PG-13 and may contain mild language.

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