Tag Archives: television

Mystery: It was a Dark and Stormy Night…

Roswell Incident (July 2, 1947) The History Channel has a new take on this (by now) very old, and very debunked, episode in UFO history. Part I was shown last night, and I listened very carefully for any ‘different’ clues. … Continue reading

Posted in history, paranoia, spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A British Term that has Foreigners Scratching their Heads

Don’t Get into a Tiswas “Today Is Saturday: Watch And Smile” This was a children’s television program on ITV between 1974 and 1982. I never saw it. tiswas in British English (ˈtɪzˌwɒz) NOUN a state of anxiety, confusion or excitement Collins English Dictionary The … Continue reading

Posted in history, showbusiness | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

When You’ve Got Nothing, You’ve Got Nothing to Lose

New Amsterdam (2018 – Present) New Amsterdam follows Dr. Max Goodwin as he becomes the medical director of one of the United States’ oldest public hospitals, aiming to reform the neglected facility by tearing up its bureaucracy to provide exceptional … Continue reading

Posted in showbusiness | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Saw an Angel, Of That I’m Sure

You’re Beautiful (2004) My life is brilliantMy love is pureI saw an angelOf that I’m sureShe smiled at me on the subwayShe was with another manBut I won’t lose no sleep on that‘Cause I’ve got a plan You’re beautifulYou’re beautifulYou’re … Continue reading

Posted in personal | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Like “Northern Exposure” but Without the Humour

Virgin River We starting binge-watching this series on Netflix last night. Almost immediately I got the “Northern Exposure” vibe. But, to be honest, this one is more like a Hallmark movie. The mountains in the background weren’t fooling me: the … Continue reading

Posted in showbusiness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Image of the Interfaith Beliefs of an Afterlife

Lost Finale: “The End” – Stained Glass Window It was an inspired bit of theatre: having a stained glass window displaying six symbols of the world’s main religions. No doubt the producers wanted to be inclusive of all faiths when … Continue reading

Posted in showbusiness, spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How a Jingle had to Adapt to Change

Cellino and Barnes I knew that these two lawyers were not getting along for years, but I never grasped how far it had gone wrong until last year. Until then, the Buffalo TV channels were still running their joint advertisements. … Continue reading

Posted in showbusiness | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Family Trees: Where We’re From; How We’re Growing

Who Do You Think You Are? I’m not sure how long this program ran, because there are earlier versions. But it was a pleasure to watch because the double whammy of a celebrity guest and any historical period was enticing: … Continue reading

Posted in reviews, showbusiness | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Canadian, and Proud of It!

Drama, Canadian Style (from The Book of Unusual Knowledge) Most people know that William Shatner, Michael J. Fox and Mike Myers are Canadian. In fact, Canada has long been a great source of actors and entertainers, as this list shows. … Continue reading

Posted in history, showbusiness | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Finally, an Insight into the Term “Kemosabe”

The Lone Ranger and Tonto I was reading a story of a young First Nations boy who went out on a vision quest (a time-honoured rite of passage into adulthood). He had been told that he would meet seven totem … Continue reading

Posted in history, showbusiness | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment