Category Archives: Netflix
Darn you, Netflix.
You gave me thirteen episodes of Grace and Frankie all at once, forcing me to decide what the hell to do.
Do I binge or not?
I finished Season 3 of Grace and Frankie last night. The third season became available on March 24, so I do not feel that I binged.
Grace and Frankie is one terrific series, and I hope there is a fourth season.
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, and Sam Waterston. What else is there to say? These four skilled actors are superb.
What grabs me the most are the characters these four actors play. And, of course, the characters are persons of a certain age (like my age, okay?). Grace, Frankie, Robert, and Sol are real. They are all intelligent, caring, flawed, quirky, and damned lovable.
Season 3 started out slowly for me, but the story soon gained some steam and then things got serious FAST. Blew me away. Made me cry, and scared me to death. All of a sudden, I discovered the characters were in crisis.
My fictional friends were hurting, so I was in pain also.
I get really emotional about my stories, in case you haven’t noticed!
Grace and Frankie is a great story about four older adults who love each other (most of the time, anyway). It’s about marriage, divorce, family, love, and loss.
It is also about aging, a subject that is an interest of mine right now!
Kudos to Netflix.
When does season 4 start?
Even if you have a cold.
I slept in this morning, watched a movie (the Jane Eyre 2011 edition), watching the Castle marathon on TNT, drinking tea with lemon, and playing on my ‘puter a bit.
Here’s what Castle is about:
I’ve also had time to check out what’s going on in the world:
Interesting article at CNN Money about Netflix stock taking a dive. This is a surprise?I didn’t give up my Netflix account because of the price–I’ve not been happy with DVD delivery, mainly because any mail service blows these days. So I signed up for the Netflix streaming account. Except the streaming choices were crap all of a sudden. Not a good deal for me! So I beefed up my cable television services and divorced Netflix.
And, if you happen to meet Henry Winkler (aka “The Fonz”) congratulate him on being awarded an OBE from Queen Elizabeth. Henry’s been traveling around the U.K., educating folks about learning disabilities.
Tacoma, Washington teachers, ordered back to work via a court order, just said no and continued their strike..
More tomorrow, I’m sure.
I’ve got to sign off and continue to savor the sweetness of being off work for a few days.
And here’s proof of how old I am:
Hope you are all doing well.
PLEASE NOTE: Season 2 spoilers follow.
As I wrote before, I’ve become a Fringeophile.
That’s my word describing my current addiction to the television series Fringe
Until this spring/summer, my interest in Fringe was sporadic.
Somehow, I got hooked at the end of the second season.
Thanks to Netflix, I’m just about through with season one.
Season two is available on Netflix September 14, just before the new season debuts on September 23.
Here’s what I’m wondering about the first hour of season three (“Olivia”):
- Does Peter know, somehow, that it wasn’t “the other” Olivia he knew (from Walter’s world) who crossed back with him?
- How will Olivia from the other side react when she sees the sister and niece who live in “the other” Olivia’s world?
- What in the Sam Hill happened to William Bell?
That’s all for now.
Knowing the work of J.J. Abrams, though, I will probably realize after watching the season three premiere that my questions are 100% inconsequential.
And I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Asthma and coughing spells kept me up most of last night, so I stayed home from work today.
I’m still not able to sleep much, but I’m on the mend and plan to be at work tomorrow first thing.
I’m getting caught up on my Netflix movies today.
Ms. Shelly, who wrote, directed, and co-starred in the movie, was murdered as she was finishing this sweet and refreshing film [This is an unclear sentence; I meant she was murdered around the time she was finishing the movie, not as she was finishing it].
My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Now, I’m going to watch disc one of Firefly.
I sure hope that I can sleep tonight.
I just finished watching the scariest vampire movie, thanks to Netflix.
Written by Eric Red and Kathryn Bigelow, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, I liked this movie a lot but was really repelled by parts of it.
Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, and Adrian Pasdar were in it (and all three were a LOT younger then), among many other faces I recognized.
If you like scary movies, this is one to watch.
I heard about this movie last weekend, while watching ‘True Blood’ on HBO. After the program, there was a special on about vampires, movies and books, and this film by Kathryn Bigleow sounded interesting.
The next movie I’m going to watch, probably tomorrow, is the Martin Scorsese film “Shine a Light,” which is a documentary about The Rolling Stones.
But not tonight, because I need to read “Palace Council” a bit more.
I can feel my personal battery starting to recharge!