Category Archives: Television

“Filthy Cities”

Paleo Retiree writes: I recently enjoyed (if with some reservations) the three-part BBC documentary series “Filthy Cities,” which recently became available on Netflix Instant. Medieval London, revolutionary Paris and industrial-age New York City are the filthy cities covered by the … Continue reading

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Mad Men Notes: S7, Ep11 — “Time & Life”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: 1. Nice to see that this episode was directed by Jared Harris. And speaking of dudes coming off the bench, I’ve noticed that Robert Towne has been named a consulting producer in the closing credits. I wonder if … Continue reading

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Mad Men Notes: S7, Ep10 — “The Forecast”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: 1. Don has sold his penthouse — for $85k, or $492k in 2015 dollars — and is now homeless. “This place reeks of failure,” his real estate agent says. Pardon me, but I’ll take a half mil “failure” … Continue reading

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Mad Men Notes: S7, Ep9 — “New Business”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Lots of people are disappointed with this episode, but I enjoyed it. What’s wrong with an action-packed installment filled with hook-ups, rebuffs, and comic interruptions? Does every episode have to be slow and ponderous? 1. Betty is going … Continue reading

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Mad Men Notes: S7, Ep8 — “Severance”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Someone once said that TV recaps are the lowest form of writing — which is probably true — but why should that stop me? Therefore, I’ll be spouting random opinions and observations about the last half season of … Continue reading

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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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