Category Archives: Television series

Another Visit to the Theatre

My foreign flick frenzy continued unabated on Tuesday evening, when I watched The Wave, (the Norwegian title for which is Bølgen).  Unlike some of the previous flicks, this one cannot be accused of being in the same state, much less the same … Continue reading

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Foreign Cinema and Series

I did not intentionally seek out foreign films and television series. It was as if the Netflix series sought me out. First, I stumbled upon Fauda (which means “chaos” in Arabic), an Israeli television series political thriller that captured my … Continue reading

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The Newsroom

Thanks to my sister-in-law, I watched the first two episodes of The Newsroom in the last couple of days.  Oh my god, what an incredibly riveting program!  The writing is superb, the acting excellent, and the story lines are utterly … Continue reading

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Television Taste

My wife and I came late to the game.  Only a few weeks ago did we start watching Downton Abbey. Just last night we completed watching season 1.  I was hooked by the end of the second episode.  After hearing … Continue reading

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Shadows of Liberty

I try to avoid being manipulated.  I try to avoid being led by people whose leadership is geared toward advancing their own agendas, meant only to serve their own self interests. I try.  But I cannot always tell whether I’m … Continue reading

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Anarchy

The depth of my enjoyment of the FX network’s Sons of Anarchy series surprised me. The show revolves around a California motorcycle club involved in gun-running, drugs, pornography, and other sorts of illicit activities that have no place in my … Continue reading

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A Homicidal Mood

For months, my wife and I were devouring episode after episode of Homicide: Life on the Streets.  We would get at least two DVDs at a time from Netflix, watch one, then send it back immediately so its successor would … Continue reading

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