Category Archives: Television

“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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Juxtaposin’: Old Spice

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Notes on “Occupied”

Fenster writes: Occupied (or Okkupert in the original) is a Norwegian mini-series, a 10-part political thriller on the subject of a Russian occupation of Norway.  With a budget of $11 million, it is the most expensive mini-series to be produced … Continue reading

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“Seinfeld” Notes

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A few thoughts and observations after watching all nine seasons of SEINFELD, which were recently released on Hulu Plus. 1. A lot of episodes focus on clothes and fashion: the puffy shirt, the red dot on the cashmere … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Fredric Wertham Lives!

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Comics nerd and intersectional feminist Laura Hudson thinks that “Rape Scenes Aren’t Just Awful. They’re Lazy Writing”: A small but terrifying study conducted on college-age males earlier this year found that around one in three men said they … Continue reading

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“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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