Category Archives: Television

My Year in Movies: 2014

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The thing about being friends with serious movie buffs is that they can be pretty demanding. Here I am thinking I know a thing or two, but I’m not so much the Ringo Starr as the Pete Best … Continue reading

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“The Cosmopolitans” (2014)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Because I am ‪#‎hardcore‬, I stayed up until midnight so I could watch Whit Stillman’s potential series pilot THE COSMOPOLITANS as soon as it went live on Amazon. The show opens with Joan Osborne singing “What Becomes of the … Continue reading

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Five Things I Learned From Watching 37 Episodes Of “Yes, Minister”

Eddie Pensier writes: Illness has struck the Pensiers: at least two members of our household have spent the last six days walking around in various states of poor health. To fill up the gaping maw of daylight hours while I … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “The Making of ‘West Side Story'”

Eddie Pensier writes: Bit of different to our normal Showtune Saturdays, rather than one number, this is a 90-minute documentary on the making of the 1984 recording of West Side Story. Astonishingly, it was the first time that Leonard Bernstein … Continue reading

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The Mike Tyson Mysteries

Eddie Pensier writes: From our good friend Raymond Padilla of RPAD.TV, comes this epic trailer of the upcoming Adult Swim series. Your reaction will probably fall into one of two general categories: a) This is a harbinger of the downfall … Continue reading

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“Orange is the New Black” Notes, Season 2, Episode 2

Blowhard, Esq. writes: 1. Ahhh, the old peanut butter and dog story. A staple of suburban folklore. 2. Doesn’t that mousy female CO, Fischer, look a lot like Kate Micucci from Garfunkel and Oates? 3. I really like Healy’s arc. He … Continue reading

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“Orange is the New Black” Notes, Season 2, Episode 1

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Everyone else does TV recaps, so why not me? I just started season 2 of the Netflix series and I know a few other URers are fans, so I thought I’d blog it as I go along. Without … Continue reading

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