Newest Binge-watching: “The Leftovers”

I am sitting in a semi-dark room.  It’s 10:07 pm.  I want to hurry and finish my blog for tonight so I can go watch television.  We are binge-watching “The Leftovers” and we are midway through Season 2.  I think there are 3 seasons.  I would say this show has a compelling premise, which is…

Grace and Frankie: Worth Watching

I have just finished watching the first and second seasons of Grace and Frankie with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. I realize I am late to the G and F party, but I’d like to put in a good word for this original HBO series. It is funny, topical and, of course, well-acted. Martin Sheen…

Nurse Jackie: Learning As I Watch

Ray has returned from Texas and this evening we will be celebrating by binge watching more of Showtime’s Nurse Jackie starring Edie Falco. For those of you who are also late to the game in terms of watching this Emmy award-winning series (2009 – 2015), I can say that it takes a hard look at…

What’s Good about “Six Feet Under”

Ray and I are down to the last four episodes of the television series Six Feet Under, which aired from 2001 to 2005. (Yes, I know we are slightly behind the rest of the modern world.) I have a few thoughts on this series before I view these last episodes. I may not feel a…

Off to See Where the Famous Are Buried

Today my cousin, his wife and I went to Westwood Village Memorial Park at 1218 Glendon Avenue in Westwood to see the cemetery where many Hollywood stars are buried. The most famous is Marilyn Monroe. Below are tombstones of a few people who are familiar to most of us. It’s a great small cemetery directly…

Great Television: Better Late Than Never

Ray and I have finished all of Friday Night Lights – yes, that’s like 65 episodes – and now we have begun Six Feet Under. Who knew television could be so good? We watched episode one tonight. We are also watching the second season of True Detective, which is also excellent. One of the main…

Back Home

Tonight we are back home in LA in a quiet house. We have been very busy working and traveling and entertaining for the past several weeks so the calm of our home feels good. We have returned to our guilty pleasure at present: binge watching older television series. Right now we are watching the 1st…

Binge-Watching Again

Ray and I have begun the next TV binge-fest. This time it is Bloodline. We are only about four episodes in so I don’t quite know what I think, but it is definitely intriguing. The most interesting aspect of this family drama so far is the slow revelation of how far-reaching dysfunction can be in…

Binge-Watching Admission

Okay, I have to admit it. Ray and I have started binge-watching the television show, Parenthood. We must have watched 5 episodes yesterday on our day off. That meant staying up to 12:30 am to watch “just one more.” The series which went from 2010 – 2015 is about the Braverman family, which is composed…

Discovering “Sherlock”

Ray and I started watching the series “Sherlock” last night for the first time via Roku and Netflix. This is the British series that stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson. Though we are coming to the series late – it is apparently in its 4th season – the rest of…