SNL from home
Hulu will be airing last night’s SNL from home today. Tom Hanks hosted. I am curious about how they filmed it. According to the above linked article, they had no makeup crew and did a lot with no video.
I can’t wait for it to be released on Hulu, but parts of it are on YouTube already.
I came across the above linked article on St Patrick’s Day. I started looking at them and realized that I hadn’t seen The Commitments in years. I tried to find it on Netflix, but it’s not available unless I rent it. I did end up finding the series Derry Girls which is pretty entertaining. I’ll probably get that finished before the social distancing is finished.
Fifty years ago yesterday, according to the above linked article, Sesame Street debuted Rubber Ducky. It’s still a song that everyone seems to know. What would we do without this catchy tune working its way into our brains on occasion? Happy anniversary!
Fifty shows to watch this winter
I have heard of some of these, and some of the descriptions make them sound less than interesting, but some are fairly decent.
I have watched the show that Awkwafina has started, and I enjoy it. It doesn’t take a lot of thought, but it’s humorous. I am interested in AJ and the Queen, but I need to find out when it’s on.
I am curious to know what they did with Little Fires Everywhere, since I did enjoy the book.
I am not going to take the time to watch all of these, but some of them are worth it, I think. I also think that some of them are going to flop, and quickly.
‘Party of Five’
‘AJ and the Queen’
‘Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector’
‘The New Pope’
‘Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts’
‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’
‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’
‘9-1-1: Lone Star’
‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’
‘AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange’
‘Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens’
‘Star Trek: Picard’
‘Miracle Workers: Dark Ages’
‘Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer’
‘Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet’
‘The Good Lord Bird’
‘War of the Worlds’
‘Year of the Rabbit’
‘Sacred Lies: The Singing Bones’
‘Better Call Saul’
‘Dispatches From Elsewhere’
‘The Plot Against America’
‘Little Fires Everywhere’
‘Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker’
‘Call the Midwife’
Modern Love essays
I watched the recent Amazon Prime series, Modern Love. The above linked article has 25 essays related to the show, written by various authors.
I loved the series and I hope they do more episodes, but the final one pretty much tied it up. A girl can hope, though, right?
If you like The Crown on Netflix
The above linked article talks about The Crown on Netflix. These books are recommended if you’re a fan of the show.
- The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 2 Robert Lacey
- The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1 Robert Lacey
- Elizabeth the Queen Sally Bedell Smith
- Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen Dexter Palmer
- Victoria & Abdul (Movie Tie-in)Shrabani Basu
- The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II Karen Dolby
- Our Rainbow QueenSali Hughes
- ClementineSonia Purnell
On tv, there are ads for the Halloween event at the local theme park. Unfortunately, they seem to come on late at night. Things popping out and scaring you.
Why do they put them on tv at night when you’re trying to relax to get ready for bed? Why do they put the scary parts on at all? I try to look away when they are coming on, but I am not always paying enough attention to know it’s coming.
While I’m on the topic of ads, cigarette ads were banned from tv years ago. Why are we suddenly seeing ads for vaping products on tv? Shouldn’t they fall under nicotine products and be banned? They put a disclaimer on before the commercial, so they know that children shouldn’t be seeing the ads. Why haven’t the ads been banned yet?
The 21st season of Big Brother started this week. I missed the first day, though. I couldn’t be bothered to look it up on demand. I am sure I can catch up quickly.
I don’t really watch reality shows, but I’ve watched this one since my oldest child was only a few months old.
There are already different games this season. I haven’t heard any new rules, but I’m sure there will be some. I’m sure there will be several twists and surprises this season. I look forward to them.
I am excited for a new season, even though it takes up several hours a week. I can read during commercials.
I was watching Dr Oz at the nail place. The closed caption was on instead of the volume. The cooking segment came on and I was half watching. I see “and now for the piece to resist aunts… Moscato!” Is this like an apple a day keeps the doctor away? A glass of Moscato a day keeps your aunts away?