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"Death in Paradise."  Good junk food TV.  A procedural set on the invented Carribean isle of Saint Marie.  Cast members change but someone always gets murdered and the culprit caught.  Steel drum and reggae music is heard.  On various cable channels.

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1. Friday Night Lights. I'm gonna start shilling like crazy for this show. When I first heard they were turning the movie into a TV show, I figured it would end every week with the team hitting the

oh, damn, i didn't know that. now i'm depressed--i really liked that show.

Here you go -   At the time I wrote that the show was being broadcast on WLIW. It appears to be out of the rotation right now but should be available on Netflix.

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Just started watching the 4-hour HBO documentary "The Crime of Century" about the Sacklers of Purdue Pharma and their greed in pushing Oxycontin onto the US, based on Patrick Keefe's book Empire of Pain. I have a personal interest in this, in that I worked on a project for Purdue and Oxycontin years and years AFTER the terrible problems with Oxy became known.  I'm convinced that this project was the last gasp of damage control Purdue was doing.  I've already recognized at least one person who I worked with directly.  It remains the only medical writing project I'm ashamed to have been associated with.

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Remember video rentals? Back in the '90s, I guess, I had little problem renting Pather Panchali, but had to go to some lengths to track down the other parts of the Apu trilogy.

And now the Criterion Channel has uploaded an Satyajit Ray collection to makr his centenary, and I am wallowing in it. The Music Room and The Big City so far. Looks like a dozen more features to watch that I haven't seen before, and of course I could re-watch Apu.

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After watching the intense 5th episode of "Mare of Easttown" I am uncertain why 2 more episodes will be needed to wrap things up.  Could be interesting.  Winslet does not disappoint.

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 Last night we watched “Above us Only Sky,” about the making of John and Yoko’s Imagine. Some great footage, and a little hard too see some of the people involved 50 years ago and how they have aged. Of course, they’re doing better than the ones who didn’t age.

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So, "Mare of Easttown" did wrap up last night and most all of the many loose ends were tied up.  And there was a twist.  Through it all Kate Winslet carried the weight of life in the small town with enough grace to win several awards.

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Just started watching the Netflix series "High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America", based on Jessica B. Harris' book of the same name.  It's a history of African American cooking, narrated/hosted by the chef Stephen Satterfield. In the first episode, Harris guides Satterfield through the markets of Benin, and goes to restaurants focused on strictly traditional cooking and ones focused on traditions through a new lens of French-born or -trained chefs who've returned to Benin.  Woven throughout are the two venturing to locations where people were captured, marched to the port, and then detained before they were sent on the slave ships.

Looking forward to the next episode, the first set in the New World.

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That sounds good.

I'm enjoying "Hacks" on HBO Max. A young comedian is hired to write jokes for an older "legend" who plays 100 shows a year in Vegas. Funny, and also making me curiously nostalgic for the hundreds of miles I've walked through smoky Vegas casinos.

 

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I was quite prepared to be glib about Master of None Season 3, because the cinematography is very self-conscious. There's a bathroom shot in the first episode that I'm pretty sure is supposed to look like an imaginary - or maybe real! my memory sucks - Klimt. But the last 10:00 of that episode are honest and wrenching and now I don't care if Ansari cares to indulge his #painterly impulses. It works.

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On 5/31/2021 at 1:26 PM, hollywood said:

"Mare of Easttown"

I am late to this party and just watched the first two episodes tonight. I resisted the series because I was sure I'd seen this story a bunch of times before. And I have! But it's still good. Unfortunately, I know a bunch of spoilers on account of having been alive for the past few weeks, but I don't mind not being surprised.

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On 6/2/2021 at 10:45 PM, small h said:

I was quite prepared to be glib about Master of None Season 3, because the cinematography is very self-conscious. There's a bathroom shot in the first episode that I'm pretty sure is supposed to look like an imaginary - or maybe real! my memory sucks - Klimt. But the last 10:00 of that episode are honest and wrenching and now I don't care if Ansari cares to indulge his #painterly impulses. It works.

this season's storyline is compelling. Naomi Ackie is wonderful to watch and Ansari has grown some as a director. I do wish Lena Waithe ("Denise") would drop the toxic masculine posing because she forced me to spend too much time shouting at the screen to "Alicia" that she could do better. enjoying seeing talented artists bring their visions of contemporary stories of Black and Brown people to the screen. 

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