I'm still working on wrapping up my favorite stories of 2015. This post focuses on stories from TV, film, radio. With television, I didn't watch as much as I have done in past years. Though, going by all the many end-of-year lists by various media outlets, there was just an absolute glut of wonderful new shows. … Continue reading 2015: A Year of TV, Film, Radio
[Richard II, first play in The Hollow Crown series, aired on PBS on September, 20th, 2013] While I love reading Shakespeare for his stories and language, I am rarely able to sit through an entire play performance unless it's Kenneth Branagh doing something weird and wonderful with them on film. So the main reason I … Continue reading TV Review: The Hollow Crown (Richard II)
Poirot was so well-loved, despite his annoying, self-centered pomposity, that, when Christie finally released her last novel, Curtain, killing him off after more than 5 decades, he received a front-page obituary on August 6, 1975 in the New York Times.