Saturday, June 26, 2021


I will confess that we watch a lot of TV.  Pandemic, heat, everything can be delivered - even though things are opening up and our whole family is vaccinated, we're very aware that we live by a packed shopping mall (that we walk through to get to the metro) and take an ever busier metro system (where masks are required), work in offices with some folks who still aren't vaccinated, and COVID variants are coming stronger and faster than we're prepared for... so, staying home is still where it's at.  Ian has a new personal project, I have a couple books I'm working on as well as a few projects, Jonathon does his thing, and we all enjoy the view of the outdoors from the comfort of home - I guess it's a lot like reverse winter, huh. Oh right, and we had a cicada season that no one really wanted to be out and about it.  They are quite the fliers, it surprised me that we had them on our balcony 11 floors up.  But now they are gone. Seeya BroodX in another 17 years.

So, TV.

I tried "The Sopranos," I really did, because Ian though I'd like it if I gave it a few episodes.  I gave it a whole season and after just about every episode I reiterated just how much I didn't care about a single character. I watched, I asked questions, but I just. didn't. care. Sorry, Tony. I'm pretty sure I'll never watching "Breaking Bad" for the same reason.

On the other hand, he encouraged me to watch "Deadwood" and I'm hooked.  What a great show to sink into with its scene setting, acting, and stories. The characters are wonderful and several are based on real folks which makes it that much more intriguing.

Jonathon suggested we try "Twin Peaks."  Neither Ian nor I watched it when it was first on in 1990, and... wow, it's weird. Just plain weird.  From the bird in the intro (a varied thrush, we looked it up) to the limited and odd music themes, to the odd cadences of speech, it's just all weird. Thankfully we've finished the first 8 episode season and have now plowed into the second 22 episode season. That's it though, so the weirdness won't last too long.

We've restarted the new "Battlestar Galactica" - always great.  It still holds for acting, storyline and effects.

And our weekly fun, "Loki," now that we've seen "WandaVision" and "Falcon and Winter Soldier."

Which brings me to the MCU... we've tasked ourselves with watching the MCU movies in timeline order from Captain Marvel to Spiderman Far From Home. One movie on Saturdays and one on Sundays, so.... a lot of weeks, and it was a lot of fun.

There you go. Pretty much caught up. 

Stay inside, wear a mask, be safe.


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