Category Archives: Television

Real-People Video: SoulfulT

Paleo Retiree writes: It’s been a couple of months since the last time I watched a feature film, fiction division — easily the longest time I’ve gone without watching a feature film since the late 1960s. Given that I was … Continue reading

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The Art of the Opening Title: The Americans, Season 4

Blowhard, Esq. writes: An interview with an animator who created it. He also worked on the opening titles for TRUE DETECTIVE.

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The Art of the Opening Title: True Detective, Season 1

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A new series where I share some of my favorite TV opening titles. Sometimes I love the show, sometimes I don’t, but I think each montage captures the spirit and tone of the show in an entertaining way. … Continue reading

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The Russians Return!

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Just when I think I’m done with the Cold War, it pulls me back in. What I’m WATCHING now: THE AMERICANS, season 5. Also BETTER CALL SAUL season 3 and THE UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT season 1. What I’m … Continue reading

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“The Night Manager” (2016)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Finally caught up with this wonderful BBC series. If Guy Ritchie’s THE MAN FROM UNCLE does classic Bond better than the recent Bonds, then THE NIGHT MANAGER does realistic Bond better than the recent Bonds. All of the … Continue reading

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“Wild France”

Paleo Retiree writes: Six short episodes, which my wife and I watched on Netflix. The show’s writer/producer/host, Roy Mears, is smart, articulate and enthusiastic in a goofy-naturalist kind of way, picking up rocks and smelling tree branches and saying “Wonderful, … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Things in 2016

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Aging crank that I am, like the others in this group I gave up following whatever’s current a long time ago. Why bother when 90% will be forgotten in a few years anyway? So, as my selections show, … Continue reading

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