14 March 2010

Top Five SHEEN Performances in Television History

5. Martin Sheen on The Mod Squad (1970): a twice recurring role, on the hippest of all cop shows

4. Martin Sheen in The West Wing (1999-2006), as President Josiah Bartlett, whom millions of Alzheimers patients in 2035 are going to remember as the best U.S. president ever.

3. Martin Sheen in The Missiles of October (1974), as Bobby Kennedy (which prepared him for his role as JFK in 1983's mini-series Kennedy, his uncredited narration in 1991's JFK, and the aforementioned West Wing.)

2. Martin Sheen in The Execution of Private Slovik (1974)

And the TOP Sheen performance in television history is.........................

1. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen in Life is Worth Living (1952-1957)...see if you can catch one of these shows on EWTN sometime and marvel at the fact that everybody was watching this Ctaholic priest/former philosophy professor talk about faith and Kant and Heidegger and Sartre and Marx and poetry ON NATIONAL PRIMETIME TELEVISION! (I must admit I prefer him in black and white.)

(PS: if you were expecting anything by Charlie Sheen, you haven't read this blog enough to know better! In fact, I'd probably list every Sheena Easton performance on Solid Gold before him and his Three Men and Half a Baby.)

1 comment:

  1. You may watch the show live via the itnernet today at 10:30 on CatholicTV.com There are a few of the Sheen videos on CatholicTV.com whcih may be seen on-demand at CatholicTV.com