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I just watched "Whitney: Can I Be Me". I waited to do it, because I had the pleasure of meeting her Mom through friends in AL when Whitney was still a relative unknown. I knew it would be hard to watch after hearing stories about Whitney growing up. Yep, it got me. Definitely shed some tears. Fame is an evil mistress. It makes me worry about some of my Bama athletes as fame changes their lives :(

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I feel like that way about the Mr. Rogers movie..It's going to be an emotional experience. I wonder if in 20 years there is going to be a Blues Clues version.

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If you don’t want to wait, I have a close friend who still works with Steve Burns & can probably introduce you. Years ago, just after he left Blues Clues, I wound up spending a morning touring Green Wood Cemetary with him, my friend & spouses. Lives in Bklyn.

By the way, Burns wrote the theme song for the current sit-com “Young Sheldon” (which I seriously don’t recommend watching — after the theme song ends, that is).

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If you don’t want to wait, I have a close friend who still works with Steve Burns & can probably introduce you. Years ago, just after he left Blues Clues, I wound up spending a morning touring Green Wood Cemetary with him, my friend & spouses. Lives in Bklyn.

By the way, Burns wrote the theme song for the current sit-com “Young Sheldon” (which I seriously don’t recommend watching — after the theme song ends, that is).

 

I may have seen him somewhere a few times but, I couldn't say where

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I'm enjoying No Passport Required, hosted by Marcus Samuelsson. Each week he visits a big city and highlights the food and culture of a large immigrant community in that city. He has highlighted Vietnamese food in New Orleans, Mexican food in Chicago, and Middle Eastern Food in Detroit, to name a few. Next week (Tuesday at 9PM on PBS) he highlights the roots and cuisine of the Indo-Guyanese community in Queens (including Trinidadian roti, a cross-cultural bush cook, and the preparation of a traditional Guyanese chicken curry). It's nice to see a positive show about hard working immigrants, and the amazing food that they make.

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Last night watched "Boys of '36" on PBS (American Experience #2807). an adjunct to the book Boys in the Boat. Expected little but there was a good amount of extra material and certainly photos and movies of this extraordinary crew. A lot to be gleaned from this story re natant talent, will, trust and not least hunger in all its forms.

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I'm enjoying No Passport Required, hosted by Marcus Samuelsson. Each week he visits a big city and highlights the food and culture of a large immigrant community in that city. He has highlighted Vietnamese food in New Orleans, Mexican food in Chicago, and Middle Eastern Food in Detroit, to name a few. Next week (Tuesday at 9PM on PBS) he highlights the roots and cuisine of the Indo-Guyanese community in Queens (including Trinidadian roti, a cross-cultural bush cook, and the preparation of a traditional Guyanese chicken curry). It's nice to see a positive show about hard working immigrants, and the amazing food that they make.

 

I kept meaning to post about that. It's a really good show, and he has the potential to be a worthy (US-focused) successor to Bourdain, with Samuelsson's added insights from being a couple-times-over immigrant himself.

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Watched the first Patrick Melrose episode. Haven't read the books. I did find it very funny. Drug humor worthy of HST. I wonder if I'm too old to be laughing at drug humor?

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Better Call Saul, 4th season, episode 1. Basically an establishing episode putting the pieces on the board. On the basis of this alone, you must consider Jonathan Banks for awards, whatever. The guy is amazing.

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Started watching sharp objects at the in laws and just as quickly stopped watching sharp objects. I could only say Ive read the book to Alicia so many times until i lost interest.

 

Actually, she said after episode two, let me guess what happens and then but an end to it. But really, its too hot to watch tv in the tv room in our house so, we havent watch tv all summer

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Interestingly, Amy Adams quit Sharp Objects. I guess she wanted to stop pretty quickly, too.

 

The show’s subplot of self-harm casts light upon an often misunderstood condition. But there won’t be another season; Ms. Adams, citing nervous burnout, has quit.
“Amy doesn’t want to live in this character again and I can’t blame her,” said Casey Bloys, HBO’s programming president.

 

 

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Anyone else watching Succession on HBO? I plowed right through it. Loved the family dynamics, and the oldest son was fantastic. Wonder where he got his inspiration :rolleyes:

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Anyone else watching Succession on HBO? I plowed right through it. Loved the family dynamics, and the oldest son was fantastic. Wonder where he got his inspiration :rolleyes:

I was ready to quit watching after the first episode, since there was not one likeable character, but I stuck with it, and am glad that I did. The acting was very good all around.

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