The Bear Saturday, Jun 25 2022 

Jeremy Allen White shines as the principal character in this behind the scenes view of the frenetic life of a restauranteur in Chicago. After his brother’s demise – he inherits said restaurant with all its troubles. The pace of this show is right on. People are working very intensely and at a fast clip. I’ve admired Mr. White’s work in Shameless and I’m not disappointed here. He has a look about him that reminds me of a young Robert Mitchum. Don’t miss this. It’s only 30 minutes and I wish it were longer.

scenes from a marriage Thursday, Oct 7 2021 

The first thing that comes to mind is that this is extremely well acted and directed. It is so much “all there” that it is almost too painful to watch. I’m sure that it was exhausting for the actors to make. It is refreshing to see work like this that captures the elements of the original version that sheds glimmers of new light on the piece. I must say that I felt more removed from the first version – sort of like a train wreck that you’re not on. This version involves you more.


Condor Tuesday, Mar 23 2021 

Another series that successfully reconfigures the work in the movie – past. In this case “Six Days of the Condor”. Max Irons is engaging as the lead – He has good genes in his favor. William Hurt adds a touch of class as well as other veteran actors. Good writing, great pace. Action adventure fans – rejoice!

Clarice Saturday, Feb 13 2021 

Wisely the individuals behind this project chose to stick with a lot of the creative decisions that made the film “Silence of the Lambs” such a critical success. The tone of this new program carries on where the film leaves off. The lead actress also seems to have gleaned good information from the movie. This is the best new offering that I have seen so far on network television.

Nurse Ratched is Wretched Saturday, Sep 26 2020 


I’ve put up the previous Nurse Ratched since I do favor this version of the character – it is more human in the negative sense and in some ways more believable than the current offering of Nurse Ratched. First of all, I have no qualms with the acting work of any in the current version. Judy Davis and Cynthia Nixon shine in what they are asked to do in the script. It’s all just too campy and over the top in tone – like that of a cartoon. That’s the purview of designers and directors and decision makers. The colors are too perfect and fashionable compared to the stark reality of the first film. But as my dear husband says – that’s entertainment.

Newsroom Monday, Jul 1 2013 

We only get HBO of the premium channels and are catching up on the first season. Jeff Daniels is superb. No airhead anchor here. Bravo. Always thought provoking and on the dime of reasonably current events. Sam Waterston doesn’t disappoint either, elder statesman that he is. He is superb. And when Jane Fonda does brief appearances  it is special. And of course everyone is great in the supporting cast. GREAT television. Mr. Sorkin has a winner after the West Wing….. Can’t wait for season 2.

Downton Abbey Sunday, Mar 31 2013 

This was a special week on Comcast and we were able to catch up on Season 1 and 2 of this terrific series which we have missed. Words cannot express how much I love this series. Each character is so finely etched and with human strokes. Fate deals its blows to us all whether gentry or cook. I find it refreshing that indiscretion happens and yet the indiscreet person has many valuable human qualities. Nobody is totally black and white. Maggie Smith is so great as the Dowager. There is sisterly competition and cattiness, as well as kindness. I hope you have been able to view this special TV offering.

House update Thursday, Feb 2 2012 

Well, we are back to the old tested and true formula, but after last year, one yearns for more surprises… Maybe they are yet to come. Don’t get me wrong, I really admire Mr. Laurie and his work. I’m happy with everyone, including Taub and his “Daddy” troubles. Chase is fleshing out a bit more. And Dr. Adams is a great shot. Nice to see some wacky locations for whatever reason. Monday night is still “House” night over here and shall remain so.

Perils of Paranoia – House episode Wednesday, Dec 7 2011 

Yes, I saw this episode late. It was worth the wait. Hilarious interaction with House and Wilson. Surprises, big belly laughs. An interesting disease. Lots of good character interaction ,with House working on Dr. Park’s head regarding her popularity. By the way, I like Dr. Park. There’s a wait now for more…. they are on a hiatus… Patiently waiting.

last night’s House Tuesday, Nov 15 2011 

Improvement is the word….. sort of like the concept of everybody is screwed up to some degree by their parents. After all, parents are human and do make mistakes sometimes. More growth in Odette A’s character, more interaction with Wilson and food…. Cool belly laughs and House is back in all his irascible glory. I even like Taub better. I like everyone better this week. Hope the show goes on beyond this year.

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