Category Archives: Television

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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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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