I’m trying to watch the West Wing again, which I used to love, but it is just so detached from our current reality that it seems like science fiction.
Tonight, it’s Medium Cool, hold the BGinCHI.
Not to worry, BG will be back to Medium Cool on January 17. I don’t want to name names, but someone has some book finishing to do. I am holding down the fort in the meantime.
Tonight, let’s talk about some great shows that were cancelled too soon. Firefly is at the top of my list. What are your top 5 shows that were cancelled after a season or two? Tell us about some great shows that never really got the chance to play out like they should have.
Don’t even get me started on the not-so-great shows that have gone on too long! We can talk about those, too.
Are there any shows that got it just right?
Reminder: next week we’ll be talking about The Wind of Change podcast. There’s still time to catch up on the 8 episodes if you’re interested.
Y’all. I think this is a real thing that happened:
This romantic moonlit scene in RUDY: THE RUDY GIULIANI STORY absolutely murdered me. I am dead. pic.twitter.com/eRZuxM0iMI
— Marie Bardi (@mariebardi) November 24, 2020
What’s the worst movie you’ve ever seen? Me: “The Man Who Loved Women,” starring Burt Reynolds. I was a fucking CHILD, and I walked out of the theater because it was so bad.
I also hate the sports drama movie “Rudy” and ridicule my husband for liking it. But now I know it’s not even the worst movie called “Rudy.”
This guy is good:
A little treat for fans of #TheCrown!
— Kieran Hodgson (@KieranCHodgson) November 20, 2020
I’ve already binge-watched Season 4, which was pretty good, IMO. The mister and I also just finished up The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix — highly recommended. (It’s about chess, not royalty.)
Did a grocery run earlier to lay in supplies for a two-person Thanksgiving. I’m making Ina’s turkey roulade, green beans, mashed potatoes, rolls and pumpkin pie. Plus extra stuffing and fresh cranberry sauce. It will be way too much.
It’s dark and cloudy today. The forecast calls for rain, but it’s just clouds and mist so far. The weather will likely deter us from taking a boat ride, but we did yesterday and saw this pretty anhinga in a tree:
That’s all I’ve got. Open thread!
Look who is going to be on TDS tonight:
Don't miss @DesiLydic's special tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg featuring @ewarren, @rtraister, @katekendell and Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady). Tonight at 11/10c on Comedy Central! pic.twitter.com/pgpUnivYzk
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) October 30, 2020
They grow up so fast.
Good afternoonish time, everyone! What are we all doing to stay sane these days? Myself, it’s the usual–reading, writing, TV, video games, wishing a plague upon my enemies. I’ve been hitting the Pratchett pretty hard lately, and I started watching Grimm, which is kind of dumb but a fun distraction.
But my number one diversion right now is video games. Specifically Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, which is just a blast if you’re into JRPGs with very deep leveling systems. I also want to put in a plug for The Outer Wilds, one of the finest video games I’ve ever played. Weighing in at ~twenty hours of nonviolent exploration and puzzles, it’s got a great story and is just a joy to experience. Think Subnautica in space, and without the monsters.
I have, lastly, been taking solace in these fine playlists of Japanese 80s music.
What about you all? I’m also accepting recommendations for some horror movies to watch. My favorite lately were Annihilation and Midsommar.
— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) August 8, 2020
One of the minor tragedies of the pandemic is that witless, exploitative crap gets dug out of the virtual garage and dumped on a desperate public.
I really thought this was a twitter joke, but no: Genuine Hollywood professionals took the money to make this into a movie, which sounds every bit as witty and attractive as a rubber dog turd. But at least you can scoop out the base of a rubber turd and use it for a key hider…
This was announced 3 years ago and this was the initial poster. LOOK AT IT. pic.twitter.com/wmYyNtZxhH
— your favorite little trash boy (@hottrashboy) August 8, 2020