Can you believe it's almost February? I sure can't. February
sweeps just started, too.
you watch the "Parenthood" finale? I heard it was good.
That's a show I didn't watch regularly, even though I know
it was good. I saw the first few episodes. My brother Pat
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I hope you all got to see the HISTORY miniseries "Sons of
Liberty". I have it recorded but haven't watched it yet...
it looks awesome. I love some of those actors, especially
Michael Raymond-James. I loved his show "Terriers" on
FX way back when. I already loved him before that on "True
Blood" and then he was awesome on "Once
Upon a Time", too. I'm still sad that they killed off
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I don't normally watch talk shows. I used to watch them
back in the 70's. The few times I've seen them in the past
30 years, the segments with the guests are really short.
They seem to only care about sharing some amusing anecdote
and plugging their work, and then they're gone. The shows
used to be an hour and a half and now they're shorter. So I
was really happy to see that Regis Philbin was filling in
this past week at "The Late Late Show" because he had on
some really great guest-stars, and they actually talked for
quite a while. The night I tuned in, he had Martin Short,
Alan Alda and Susan Sarandon. Wow! These are all people I
grew up watching, so it was great to see them. They
should give Regis a show like that. Maybe TVLAND can do it,
since they seem to care more about us older folks than the
other networks do.
Speaking of TVLAND, I'm still sad that "Hot in Cleveland"
is ending. It's not always hilarious, but it's always at
least cute and has great guest stars. Sometimes it's really
funny. I thought this last one was very good, where Joy fell
for Bob. McKenzie Phillips was on very briefly at the end of
the show...I wish they'd done more with her. I used to watch
"One Days at a Time" back when I was in high school and
This week's "Gotham"
was just fabulous. Great ending but the whole thing was
terrific. I thought it was funny when Bullock introduced Jim
to Flass. The dialogue was "Flass. Gordon." Like
"Flash Gordon"? LOL! Wrong superhero.
If you love "CSI",
then you should go on Twitter and tell everyone that! Make
sure to use the hashtag
The talk show "Home and Family" on Hallmark Channel had a
"Dynasty" reunion this week. If you missed it, you can see
it on YouTube.
opening was cool, just like Dynasty. Then they
interviewed some of the actors that they could get (no
Joan Collins, though - too bad!). If you're a cable
subscriber, you can watch
the whole episode.
I was watching an episode of "General
Hospital" the other day (I have it on in the background
while I run the transcripts, with the sound down, but I can
read the closed-captioning), where Luke and Helena are
planning a big explosion to kill off their enemies. I had a
sense of Déjà vu, and then I realized why. In 2001, when
they brought back Stavros from the dead (the first time), he
had planned a big explosion. It was supposed to be the end
to this story where he was fighting with Luke and Laura.
Well, they had to change that at the end because in real
life, the 9/11 bombings of the Twin Towers and the Pentagon
happened. They decided, I guess, that we wouldn't want to
see an explosion on GH (maybe they were right, I don't
know). The whole story was pretty bad, anyway. I love
Robert Kelker Kelly, but he hams it up a lot as Stavros. He
was a great romantic character with Laura, but they made him
crazy/psycho. I liked him a lot better on "Another
World" and on "Days
of Our Lives" as Bo. Anyway, it struck me as odd
now that they're doing another Cassadine massive explosion.
Let's hope the current terrorists are not taking their cues
from GH! LOL!
It's not as if we haven't had MANY explosions on GH, of
course, but they're not usually involving Luke and Helena.
It's usually Sonny and one of his other mobster people.
Although, last year, Victor Cassadine did blow up
Crichton-Clark, but only he and some day players died.
Everyone else--Lulu, Maxie, Nathan, Dante, Helena, Robin,
Anna, Obrecht (did I leave anyone out?) all got out alive.
That's GH for ya, lots of shootings and explosions. You'd
think they'd realize by now that viewers don't want to see
that stuff. It's not exciting when it's done all of the
time. It's just boring. Show us more romance, please!
It's a shame that they had to find another actor to play
Kevin this week on GH, too. It's good for Jon Lindstrom
because he's filming the second season of HBO's "True
Detective". It was supposedly a one-time thing, but they
rarely have Kevin show up. If they used him more, he would
I'm glad to see "The Americans" back this week on FX! I
love that show. I have a bunch of episodes to watch that
they sent me. I'm so far behind on everything, it's not
I caught up on the last two episodes of "The
Flash" this week, and they were great. I just love
it. I still need to catch up on "Arrow",
"Musketeers" (BBC America) came back and I'm still behind on that, too,
although I've got it recorded on DVD. You'd be shocked if I
told you how many DVD's I have to watch from shows I've
recorded just in the past 2 years!
"Family Guy" has been pretty good this year, so far. Some
episodes are better than others. It's always been an uneven
show, but as long as there are at least a few good jokes per
episode, we enjoy it. Last week's even had an "Ask Jeeves"
joke, which was hilarious since I used to work for that
company and our good friend David started it! I emailed him
about it, and he got a kick out of that.
We've pretty much given up on "The Simpsons". They were
funny for a while, but now they're back to being unfunny
again. What a shame!
We still watch "The Daily Show" and "The Nightly Show"
Monday through Thursday, and they're both funny, in varying
degrees. We also watch "Real Time with Bill Maher" every
Friday on HBO. Love his opening jokes and "New Rules".
We're glad to hear that John Oliver's show is coming back
next weekend, too! Yay!
The second part of the "Elementary" two-part episode was
really good. I'm sad to see Kitty go, though. She was an
interesting element to this season. I'll be curious to see
what happens now and what Joan does.
I've really been enjoying these "Grantchester" mysteries
on Masterpiece Theater Sundays. I see there's another one on
Sunday! Yay! I didn't used to watch "Masterpierce Theater",
but I put it on my DVR last year and I've enjoyed most of
the shows they have.
Since it's February sweeps, I expect that all of this
coming week's shows will be new, and not re-runs. I'm glad
that "Forever" will be back with new shows!
"How to Get Away with Murder" came back tonight, but I
haven't watched it yet. That one needs my full attention
because it's so intricate and involved. I have to make sure
I'm not trying to do anything else with my brain, like type
on the computer, because I'll miss something important.
Hopefully I can watch it tomorrow.
I did watch it the next night. Wow, it's just always so
great. Great writing. Always unexpected and leaves you
I read a good interview with the actor who plays Cho on
"The Mentalist". He couldn't really say too much about the
ending of the show, of course. I hope they don't kill him
off. Sounds like he's working on something else already that
he'll be producing and starring in. He's so good. They all
are. I'll really miss that show.
I read that David Tennant is going to play a villain in
some Netflix Marvel comics show. Darn it, I guess I'll have
to watch it. I love him. I hate watching shows online. I can
watch Netflix on my Roku but then I have to move the HD
cable from my DVD player to my Roku instead. That's a First
Word problem, I guess! My TV only has two HD outputs so one
goes from the cable to the TV and then I have to use the
other one for the DVD player, the Bluray player AND the Roku.
Next TV I get is going to have multiple HD inputs!
Hmm, maybe I just need to get a
Wow, Friday's "General Hospital" was fantastic,
especially the ending. I'm jumping for joy because I guessed
this (or part of this) back in early January! Read our
Prediction & Rumors page to see what I'm talking about. Way
to go, GH writers. Even though I predicted it, I didn't
think they'd ever actually do it. For once, they surprised
me! Great Friday cliffhanger.
Speaking of soaps, I noticed that this weekend, a lot of
the Hallmark channels are featuring soap actors and
actresses like Genie Francis, Rena Sofer, Allison Sweeney
and Greg Vaughan. Check it out!
I was chatting with some friends on Twitter about "Young
& the Restless", even though I don't watch it regularly
any more. We all agree that the show's pretty boring.
Ever since they started recasting everyone, it got boring. I
definitely lost interest. I had already mostly stopped
watching (was far behind) and then they lost Billy Miller
(ex-Billy) and Michael Muhney (ex-Adam). They did bring back
the old Billy (David Tom), but then they didn't do a good
writing job, and they recast him with someone who's not very
charismatic, so I stopped watching altogether. I'd already
lost interest because of all of the recasts and the boring
I've seen it here and there as I run the
our site, so I can see how bad it still is. Having Devon
sleep with Neil's wife is horrible (it was all contrived
because Hilary and Neil never made a believable couple). I
love Cady McClain, but she was just too different after
Cynthia Watros and making her into a mean person didn't
help. She did have some chemistry with Peter Bergman,
though, but then they ruined that by having Phyllis
return...with a completely different actress. All of the
actors do an admirable job but the scripts don't live up to
I'm looking forward to this week's "Constantine". Only
two more episodes left after that! The guy who played Dickie
from "Justified" is a guest-star!
I don't follow football (not a sports fan) but if you
are, have fun watching the Super Bowl this weekend!
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