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Miracle on 34th Street
Saturday, December 28, 2019      12 comments

Miracle on 34th Street, another classic Christmas season movie, from 1947. Shown in the UK originally as The Big Heart. Synopsis: Kris Kringle, hired as a Macy’s Thanksgiving Santa, & then a Macy’s department store Santa, tells others he IS San... Read more
Insomnia is a bitch
Friday, December 27, 2019      16 comments

Last night, I got to bed by midnight. Couldn’t sleep by 0200. Got up, had some warm milk & Belvida cookies. Bad idea! Didn’t settle - burping & burping ALL night. ... Read more
It’s a Wonderful Life
Thursday, December 26, 2019      15 comments

It’s a Wonderful Life, a1946 fantasy movie starring James Stewart as George Bailey & Donna Reed as his wife, Mary. When it first came out in the theaters, it didn’t get as much attention as hoped - apparently there were a lot of good movies out ... Read more
Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Wednesday, December 25, 2019      15 comments

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - spoiler alert! per Wiki, carefully explains: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a fictional reindeer created by Robert Lewis May.” RLY? Does adult believe 1) reindeer can fly? 2) zThat Rudolf had a shiny nose,... Read more
The Grinch That Stole Christmas
Tuesday, December 24, 2019      15 comments

Since 1966, How the Grinch Stole Christmas has become a classic animated tv family show. I prefer this version to the 2000 Jim Carey one (although I’ve seen that version several times, too). Based on the book by Dr. Seuss. Is there anyone who do... Read more
Northern Exposure
Monday, December 23, 2019      12 comments

Northern Exposure aired on CBS from 1990-95. It was set in (fictional) Cicely, Alaska, population about 215. Dr. Joel Fleischman (played by Rob Morrow), a young NY Jewish lad, freshly graduated from medical school, knew he owed the state of Alas... Read more
Death in Paradise
Sunday, December 22, 2019      12 comments

Death in Paradise, a joint French & British crime show set in the fictitious Caribbean island of Saint SddMarie ( the island is played by French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe). The show was first shown in 2011, & still going. In the first seas... Read more
Inspector Morse
Saturday, December 21, 2019      11 comments

Inspector Morse, a British police police detective show starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse. Morse was brilliant, not the most social person, liked to drink (a lot) of ale, did crossword puzzles in ink, loved Opera music, gruff, made mist... Read more
Rizzoli & Isles
Saturday, December 21, 2019      13 comments

Rizzioli & Isles, a police procedural based in Boston. It ran from 2010-16 on TNT. Jane Rizzoli was a Homicide Detective. Her BBFF (brainy best friend forever) was Maura Isles, a pathologist for the Boston PD. The series was loosely based on the... Read more
Castle
Thursday, December 19, 2019      14 comments

Castle, 2009-2016, on ABC, a combination crime-comedy-police Show. Premise: Richard ‘Rick’ Castle, is a successful crime writer, played by Nathan Fillion. He was bored with his main character, Derick Storm, & kills him off. A copy cat seria... Read more
Are We There Yet?
Wednesday, December 18, 2019      12 comments

Are We There Yet? was a sitcom on TBS, loosely based on the 2005 movie of the same name. I vaguely remember the movie, but not the show. The show ran from 2010-13. The premise is Suzanne Kingston-Persons (Essence Atkins) is a divorced mother of ... Read more
Cannon & more
Wednesday, December 18, 2019      11 comments

Cannon was a private detective show staring William Conrad, from 1971-76. A tv film, Return of Frank Cannon, aired in November 1980. Conrad was a WW2 fighter pilot, a radio announcer-writer-producer- actor, etc! He played the heavy (pun intentio... Read more
Laramie
Monday, December 16, 2019      10 comments

Laramie, set in Wyoming, 1959-63, NBC. The first 2 seasons were B&W, but in the 3d season, they switched o color. (The debut episode was also in color, according to Wiki.) The main characters were Slim Sherman (John Smith) & Jess Harper (Robert ... Read more
Young Sheldon
Sunday, December 15, 2019      13 comments

Young Sheldon, spin off or prequel? After The Big Bang Theory had been on for a while, someone thought, “I’ll bet young Sheldon was a hoot when he was young. Maybe people want to see how he started out!” Well,, we did. TBBT & young Sheldon bot... Read more
Reba
Saturday, December 14, 2019      10 comments

Reba, staring Reba McEntire, ran from 2001-06 on The WB, then 1 year on CW. She played a divorced mother of 3 In Houston, TX. Her ex -husband, Brock, a dentist, got his hygienist, Barbara Jean (B.J.) pregnant. Reba tries to co-parent with Broc... Read more

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