Rose’s Swedish cousin is visiting, because he is getting married to some his parents set him up with. Once again, it’s a merry-go-round of bedrooms. Have any of these ladies heard of making their guests sleep on the couch? Speaking of sleeping, and bedroom, what do you make of Teresa Halback’s RAV4 key found in […]Read more "Season 3, Episode 9: “A Visit From Little Sven” by someone who just binge-watched ‘Making a Murderer’"
How are we supposed to feel about Stan Zbornak? Is he a lovable goof? A soul mate for Dorothy, and this is a will-they-won’t-they as heated as Sam and Diane? (Yes, I know they get back together briefly, later.) Here is what Stan’s got going for him. He’s tall. (Obviously they cast someone taller that […]Read more "Season 3, Episode 8: ‘Brotherly Love’ or the deal with Stan, what is it?"
We’re all talking about this circus that is the 2016 presidential elections. How did our democracy’s most important feature turn into such a farce? Well, I’ll tell you, things are not like they were in 1986. And the most important races? Local city council races. That’s where the real work gets done. Street permits. Garbage […]Read more "Season 3, Episode 7, ‘Strange Bedfellows’; The gals do politics, Blanche does the politician, maybe?"
It’s only season three, are the writers really out of ideas at this point? What was the pitch for this show even? “Rose has the mental capacity of a nine year old?” Yea, we already know that. Speaking of mental, Sophia is trying to do magic for some variety show for some other super cool […]Read more "Season 3, Episode 6: Letter to Gorbachev"
Okay, okay, I’ve been MIA because I wasn’t sure how to recap this one- I actually needed to go back and rewatch it, but I never did. So I became paralyzed by my own fear of getting it done. SO THE TITLE IS FITTING. Anyway, fuck it because I just want to get this one […]Read more "Season 3, Episode 5, “Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself”; or Hey I Really Fucked Up"
Let’s talk again about Coco, the elusive gay man who cooked Dorothy’s enchiladas. What happened to him? Did he quit? Did Blanche try to seduce him, and mad that a man rejects her, she stuffed him under the house? Did Rose literally bore him to death with stories about Herring and snow? So apparently they […]Read more "Season 3, Episode 4, “The Housekeeper”; or, Why Don’t They Just Bring Back Coco? Also, where’s Coco?"
Previously on the Golden Girls….. You are receiving a call from an animal at ….a farm in Minnesota…. What can happen to animals in an instant, especially when they live half across the country? How can we really tell what they are feeling? Especially if they are a nice animal, and everyone says so. I […]Read more "Season 3, Episode 3: “Bringing Up Baby” as reviewed by the Serial Podcast"
This was early in March. During the next three months there was much secret activity. Rose Nyland’s speech had given to the more intelligent animals on the farm a completely new outlook on life. They did not know when the Rebellion predicted by Rose would take place, they had no reason for thinking that it […]Read more "Season 3, Episode 2: “One For the Money” reviewed by George Orwell"
We’re at Season Three already. How time flies! Speaking of time, there’s time travel. Speaking of time travel, something also science-fictiony is alternate dimensions. I learned in the movie Coherence that different versions of reality can still, temporally and spatially, interchange (or interfere) with each other. That means at any given time, there are infinite […]Read more "Season 3, Episode 1: “Old Friends”, Or The One With the Alternate Dimension"
Well, it’s always nice to see tv writers tryout some new things. Sitcoms can start to feel stagnant, and it’s always nice to take a risk on some new developments. For writers, it’s a creative exercise that is necessary to continue to challenge themselves in the realm of creativity. And ultimately, television is the most […]Read more "Season 2, Episode 26; “Empty Nests” or An Abomination of Television"