Category Archives: television

anne with an “e”

I watched all seven episodes of season 1 on Netflix this week.  What a wonderful production!  I cannot recommend it enough.   I don’t know how long we’ll have to wait for season 2, but I hope it won’t be a year.   … Continue reading

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fortitude

Amazon has a new series. Set in a fictional Arctic island settlement, “Fortitude” is a sci-fi thriller with an interesting set of characters, a defrosting mammoth that may or may not contain deadly toxins that turn nice people into murders … Continue reading

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bordertown

“Is there a show we can watch?” I’ve heard this particular question from Banjo Man for months now.  Life is easier, I’ve learned, when we are starting or in the middle of watching a new series on dvd or Netflix … Continue reading

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centuries of television

Sunday night was an epic night on the Giant Couch. First up?  The 1600’s, with King Louis XIV, in “Versailles”.  If you are watching that series, check out this website, http://partylike1660.com/, which gives all sorts of historical information about the … Continue reading

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wild in france

We discovered a new miniseries last night. We had no expectations.  We were both tired, but at 6:15 it was too early to go to bed.  We had a few hours to kill before collapsing (Banjo Man had had a … Continue reading

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outlander, season 2

It has been a good week on the Giant Couch.  Son #1 and Amber (our dear daughter-law) gave us season 2 of Outlander on dvd for Christmas. We’d been saving it for a time when we could immerse ourselves in … Continue reading

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worst football party ever

It wasn’t the worst party because of the game, though it was dismal.  Nebraska, with injured players and obviously out of its depth, couldn’t beat Tennessee. It wasn’t the food.  I’d made a vat of chili in my new 14 … Continue reading

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election food

Last night Banjo Man and I (both political junkies) ate our way through Election Night. We started off with Italian sausage-potato-kale soup from our Crock Pot at 6:00.  As the evening wore on we moved to ice cream bars.  Doritos.  Peach … Continue reading

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the crown

I cannot stop watching this!  Yesterday I spent hours on the couch while stitching velvet pumpkins.  There are ten episodes and I watched six of them.  A true binge on a Sunday afternoon that was not dominated by Patriots’ football! … Continue reading

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because it’s tradition, that’s why

And the question is, why would a woman make two huge crock pots full of chili today? As the song from “Fiddler On The Roof” goes, “TRADITION!!!” Of course I will not be able to eat 14 quarts of chili.  Three … Continue reading

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