Happy Labor Day! I’m weighing in on one of our controversial workplace topics … ok, not really. I’ve rewritten this post a couple of times now – the first draft was turgid, the second preachy. Let’s hope the third time is the charm. You might ask why I just don’t move on to another topic. After all, this is really not the most pressing labor issue of our time. Well, that’s a fair question and at first, I didn’t understand what kept bringing me back, but now I get it ….Continue reading
Can we say “Holy bad decision, Batman?” Wow, who knew hiring a new Jeopardy! host would be so fraught with errors! Or that this would be such a crazy week! Or that I would be using so many exclamation points!!
The search for a new host (see my prior post) was one part interesting, one part fun and eight parts bittersweet. Alex hosted Jeopardy! with such ease that it was only when others stepped in that the required skill set became apparent.Continue reading
I love Jeopardy! With Alex Trebek’s death in November, the search began for his replacement. There have been a series of guest hosts and the internet is abuzz over who is the best and who will replace Alex. One of the things people tend to overlook is that it’s not clear which guest hosts would actually like to make the hosting gig a permanent one. Some of the guest hosts seem to consider their opportunity as a bucket list item or a fun lark or a tribute to Alex. There are really only a few who have said they would like to be considered a permanent host, at least from what I’ve read.Continue reading
Let me get this last post on The Crown out of the way – I like to complete things! It now strikes me as odd that I’ve spent the most time writing about the season I liked the least! Oh, well …. Maybe in preparation for season 5 I’ll rewatch and add more about the other seasons. Anyway – here is the last of my season 3 thoughts.Continue reading
My previous post made it seem like I dislike The Crown (or at least season 3), but it is still a good show
So, what was good about season 3 of The Crown? There were several really good episodes.
I’ll make a blanket statement that I wish they had left the season 1 & 2 cast in place through the 1966 episode and added at least two of the first three episodes to season 2. QEII was about 38 years old in 1964 (end of season 2/beginning of season 3) and 43 in 1969 (starting at season 3, episode 4). Clair Foy was about 35 years old in 2019 when the season was shot and Olivia Coleman was about 45.Continue reading
So, I’m back again! It’s been an interesting year. More of that to come in future posts.
I started this post months ago, shortly after I finished season 3 of The Crown. It was an interesting season in that there were some parts that were very intense and other parts that were, dare I say, a little boring. If seasons 1 and 2 were more uniformly good, IMO, season 3 was a bit of a mixed bag. Mom and I are starting the series again, so may have more comments on seasons 1-3. I’m also watching season 4 with friends. It will be a bit of a smattering of thoughts, I’m afraid!Continue reading
Following up on my post about The Crown, Mom and I have watched the first two seasons and started season 3. For her, season 3 is a bit easier to follow – they are more like stand-alone episodes so she doesn’t have to remember a story arc. I have mixed feelings about season 3 … for the same reason. Continue reading
The Crown has become a bit of a lifesaver to me. Not literally, of course, but in two ways it has become a welcome port in the storm. Continue reading
I watched and loved House, the TV show with the wonderful Hugh Laurie playing the obnoxious Dr. Gregory House. Or at least I loved the first, maybe, five seasons – it went off the rails for me at some point around season six.
As crazy as some of the plots and relationships were on House, my biggest surprise with the series is that my mother actually enjoyed it! Granted, we didn’t watch many episodes and they were all season one – I think The Crown, season 2 became available and we switched to that. Continue reading
Father Brown and Agatha Christie’s Poirot are two of our favorite shows. It’s not surprising, as both showcase smart and amusing fellows who just happen to find a lot of dead bodies. At first, Mom was skeptical – she was not a mystery buff, after all. Continue reading