Occupied (Norwegian TV Series and beyond…)

TV Series If you haven’t watched Occupied (Season one is on Netflix.), you are missing a great Norwegian TV series! In the storyline, Norway has invented an abundant, clean, renewable energy source they are willing to share freely with the world. So, as responsible world citizens, they stopped their oil production. Russia, determined to have the European Union dependent on… Continue reading

The Borgias

I rarely write about television programs. Most of them bore me to death. But occasionally I find a series that really compels me to engage with it. The Borgias, a historical-fiction drama created by Neil Jordan (created for Showtime), that aired from 2011 – 2013, is such a TV series. You can find it on Netflix. Originally conceived as a… Continue reading

Offered without Comment

I honestly have nothing other than just sadness once again that we have to peer into the abyss of the depraved violence that we do to each other and the nexus of a just gaping racial wound that will not heal, yet we pretend doesn’t exist. And I’m confident, though, that by acknowledging it, by staring into that and seeing… Continue reading

TV Theme Songs Sherlock; House of Cards

Last night I was watching the awesome BBC series, Sherlock. The moment I heard the opening title sequence, I was convinced I knew who had written it. The musical style sounded very similar to the style of the music in the opening sequence to House of Cards. The HOC theme is considerably more dissonant/bi-tonal, which I love, but the two… Continue reading

Binge Watching

Maybe, as a child I spent too much time running around barefoot on the sun-scorched, red clay roads of the Deep South, or heard one too many superstitions, sermons, or tall tales. Maybe it was the sounds of the frogs and the saccades, or the wind rustling softly through the low-hanging moss in the ancient oak trees, or perhaps the… Continue reading

Crystal Surround Air Track = Cool Beans

I’ve spent the past week-and-a-half putting together a little condo in Decatur. Pictures are coming soon, but not too soon so as not to spoil the reveal! (I feel like a renno TV program or something.) One of the purchases: a Samsung Series 7 7100 LED TV. I love Samsung’s SmartTVs! They are so thin (less than an inch deep),… Continue reading

Brilliant Television Returns to PBS: Downton Abbey Season Two

Masterpiece Theater will debut season two of Downton Abbey in 2012!  I just can’t wait.  The first season was fantastic: stunning acting, cast, costuming, sets, and period! Related articles The Stylish Obsession is Back: Downton Abbey (apartmenttherapy.com) PBS Triumphs at the Emmys With ‘Downton Abbey’ (aoltv.com)… Continue reading

The Week in Review

Lots of interesting odds and ends this week; so, I thought I’d share… I Said I Never Would!  I always said I would never join Facebook, and, well, I did.  I always insisted I would never get a tattoo, and, well, when in LA …  So, what do you think? * [polldaddy poll=5239476] Sarah Palin’s Movie Opens in limited distribution… Continue reading