Masked singer twists
Season 4 is underway! I am so excited. Unfortunately, because of safety and social distancing, the audience will be virtual. The article above doesn’t make it clear about how they will be doing the voting. It sounds like the producers aren’t quite clear about it, either.
I am glad they are continuing such a fun, light-hearted show for another season. According to this article, the show will air September 23.
The costumes have been released, and there’s going to be a sneak peek show on September 13, according to this article.
I am ready for it!
A league of their own series
I look forward to the series mentioned in the above linked article. The movie is one of my favorite movies, and I look forward to hearing new stories based on the female baseball players. It seems to be coming out on Amazon Prime Video, but I can’t seem to be able to tell when it will be coming out.
The series Pitch was short-lived, but I loved that, too. I hope that women in baseball becomes more prominent. Not just as announcers.
I started watching this series after I got multiple recommendations from various sources. I sat down and watched the first episode. It had a lot going on, and I wasn’t too sure that I was going to like the series. I gave the second episode a shot, because I figured that there are so many people watching it and recommending it, it must be good. I was hooked at the second episode.
I have just started the third season, after loving seasons one and two. I love how each episode has a different main character, and the story flows from his or her point of view.
There is still a lot going on and there are a lot of characters to keep track of, but it is definitely worth watching. The little mysteries that come up every season are worth it, and mostly not silly. They aren’t like Scooby Doo type mysteries, but they keep your attention while you are trying to figure them out.
The series is well worth watching!
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