This is a writing challenge because I cannot say enough good things about "The Detectorists" (from the BBC). It's simply the best television show I've seen in years. I won't compare it to other TV shows I really love (or loved, because all of the ones I really loved were years ago). I won't compare… Continue reading The Detectorists
No wonder people don't watch TV much anymore. Network TV treats us like we're dummies. We must have fast cutting clips to keep us interested. Rather than focusing on content with depth, they offer up talking heads who say one or two things quickly--then cut to commercial. I was watching The Today Show, and got… Continue reading Why Morning TV Sucks: A Tale of Two Women with Doctorate Degrees
I'm okay with how The Sopranos ended, and here's why: 1. David Chase is the writer. The writer is "the decider." He gets to decide how it ends, regardless of the usual television convention of wrapping things up in a neat package. (In most of television, the writer is not the decider. Thanks to HBO… Continue reading The Sopranos
I enjoyed watching The View when Rosie was on it. 'Enjoyed' is putting it mildly. I planned my day around it. I needed to see Rosie get pissed off about the war in Iraq and say the things out loud in the mainstream media that I say to no one in particular when I'm doing… Continue reading Rosie
If you didn't get enough already, go to the Academy Award website. You can watch lots of video...I'm a particular fan of the "thank you cam."
Ponder these words: Live Mega Doppler 7000 HD Hmm. It used to be called "the weather." By the way, is there a raindrop scale? You know, something that measures and names the size of raindrops?
The one thing we all want to see during the Super Bowl is funny commercials. Yesterday's batch--they weren't funny. They really weren't funny the first time around, and seeing them again this morning I began to think they were kinda funny...but then I realized I was just feeling sorry for the advertisers. Sure, I liked… Continue reading Super Bowl Commercials