When I was a child, my Nanny and Granddaddy—my mother’s parents—had a few magnets on their refrigerator. You know the type I mean. They are a staple of grandparent chic. I remember that one of my grandparents’ magnets said something like “Smile. People Will Wonder What You’re Thinking” which is as true today as […]Read more "Refrigerator Magnets (on hobbies and memories)"
I don’t make New Years resolutions anymore. Instead, I generate lists of goals I plan to achieve, or things I’m just looking forward to. The plans don’t always stay the same, and the goals aren’t always achieved. It’s the planning that’s the important part. That, and the looking forward. Which I’ve become convinced, more than […]Read more "Looking Forward (February 2019 Update) — Happiness Is . . ."
Welcome to my rewatching of the original 79 episodes of the series that launched the franchise. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching “Catspaw.” On this date in history: Lulu’s “To Sir With Love” is still burning up the charts in the US, while the Bee Gees’ “Massachusetts” reigns in the UK. […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.7 “Catspaw” – (Original air date: Friday, October 27, 1967)"
There are SPOILERS in this post. You have been warned. At the end of Season 1, Sam, Dean and John Winchester were involved in a serious car accident. As Season 2 opens, Dean is in a coma, possibly dying. Sam and his father John have suffered minor injuries. Dean has an out-of-body experience and a […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 2 — a review"
The words epic, legendary, and saga leap instantly to mind when thinking about the story of Vikings so far. The words unflinching, brutal and bloody aren’t far behind. I am a fan of heroic fantasy, of the type written by George R. R. Martin and, especially, David Gemmell. Swords, knives, blunt bashing instruments, shields, armor […]Read more "Vikings: Season 2 — a review"
I’ve been letting my feelings about the first season of Castle Rock marinate for a while. I finished watching the series around Christmastime. Since then, at odd hours of the day (and night), I’ve thought about the show. I’ve thought about what I would say about it when I finally got around to typing these […]Read more "Castle Rock: Season 1 — a review"
New Girl waited a year to go into its sophomore slump. After two seasons of rooting for Jessica Day and Nick Miller to become a couple, it was a bit of a letdown when they did choose to become romantically involved. Jess and Nick run off to Mexico together after the debacle of Cece’s aborted […]Read more "New Girl: Season 3 — a review"