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  1. I think you are right, which is why the binge-watch I just did was all the more eye-opening. Today I watched (via YouTube) all the episodes from the final week of Craig Ferguson's late night show, and I was really surprised to see that the person he chose as sole guest for his final show was . . . Jay Leno. I had forgotten that. This was in 2014 and Leno had already left The Tonight Show and been replaced by Jimmy Fallon. Now that I think about it, I can recall how surprised I was, back then, that THAT was who Craig chose as his last guest. One might have expected Craig to be a Letterman
  2. If anyone is curious here is Craig Ferguson and the late great Robin Williams touching oh-so-carefully on the departure of Conan from The Tonight Show and the return of Jay Leno (at the 24:56 mark of this VERY long compilation of Robin Williams visits.) Craig, in particular, seems to want to avoid the topic.
  3. I have read both of the autobiographies that Craig wrote -- "American on Purpose" and "Riding the Elephant" -- but I can't remember what, if anything, Craig said on this topic. Possibly he said nothing because -- as you say -- he had no interest in taking that job and may have been entirely satisfied with the "Late Late Show" gig. Still, I may just have to flip through those two books again. But if I do so it will be AFTER I finish reading "The Late Shift" -- which is a book by Bill Carter (one of the people interviewed in the CNN special), which chronicles the whole "who will replace J
  4. I keep waiting for this show to mention Craig Ferguson. Wasn't he ALSO an important part of the late night scene during this period? I don't understand why he gets no mention whatsoever. I'm guessing that it's because there was never any drama with him. Unless I'm mistaken, David Letterman's company -- Worldwide Pants -- produced The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Craig and David always had a good relationship. So . . . no drama. Still, you'd think that a documentary devoted to the late-night TV wars would at least mention Craig's contribution to that era of television.
  5. Here's an article about what the author binge-watched to get through the Pandemic (after her doctor-husband started sleeping on their houseboat in order to keep her and their children safe) and NATURALLY just about the first show she binge-watched during her social isolation was . . . Outlander. https://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2021/05/27/covid-pandemic-binge-television-sara-shukla?utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=nprnews&fbclid=IwAR3GiUMBRLoWKXEwzaDSyuOIQMhyuaEZbZEKAkhFc-gNGwScD-huiAgGVk4
  6. You're doing the Lord's work! 😄
  7. The comment below could be considered a spoiler about another Joss Whedon show so I'll put it behind spoiler bars:
  8. OMG, the radiant Aeryn Sun (a.k.a. Claudia Black) is IN DA HOUSE!!! Can I get a”Hell Yeah!” from the Farscape fans? I am ridiculously amused by the fact that Stripe (played by 5’8” Claudia Black) is frustrated to find her “self” ensconced in the body of Amalia True (played by the 5’4” Laura Donnelly.) That’s all I have for now. I’ve only watched once and this is clearly an episode that has to be watched two or three times. But color me frustrated that the season is over. I’m glad that we got a BIT of an explanation for the mention of a “Galanthi” in the prior episode but serious
  9. That was a fantastic video and now I am feeling all kinds of smug because I actually noticed the pronounced swagger that Laura Donnelly used to walk up those stairs and I wondered about it. NOW I understand that she was doing what is necessary to walk up stairs in a long skirt without using your hands (or tripping).
  10. It would be interesting to learn how one winds up in the role of "intimacy co-ordinator." Do you think they hire people who have worked in porn because they have experience making sex look sexy on camera? Or do you think they hire an older, comforting, maternal type who hands out bathrobes and modesty pouches as needed and makes the actors very comfortable that no bits will be shown on camera that were not contracted to be shown.
  11. As far as I can tell, Amalia can see flashes of the future. It's been implied that Amalia is something "other" -- someTHING that took over the body of a suicidal Londoner at the moment of her death. It's still unclear to me if the entity-that-is-animating-Amalia's-body is an alien or a time-traveler (or both.) I don't think she knows her opponents' moves in advance. I think she has supernatural fighting skills (rather like Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and therefore she is able to kick the asses of the men who attack her. I also think that she is sad and lonely due to her having ended up inha
  12. I've just re-watched the first three episodes and I'm very glad I did. This show is DENSE! I love a good SciFi/Fantasy/Steampunk/GirlPower show and I LOVED "Buffy" and "Angel" and "Firefly" (and I even liked "The Dollhouse") but . . . damn, you REALLY have to pay attention in this Whedon-verse. I watched twice and paid close attention and I'm still a bit befuddled. Like, is that creepy doctor lobotomizing the touched women he captures at the fake safe-haven, and then sending them to work in the "mine" helping to dig out the big, glowing orb? I think lobotomy was a known thing at this time
  13. I am also watching The Nevers and I just watched a featurette on HBO-Max that shows the behind-the-scenes work by Laura Donnelly as she films a fight, in a LAKE, with a HUGE MAN, who has the advantage of being able to WALK ON WATER. (I promise that sentence makes sense in the context of this fantasy show.) I'm going to post the link below and hope it works. I am very much enjoying Laura's work on this project. https://play.hbomax.com/page/urn:hbo:page:GYICTeweHCZSmpAEAAAC1:type:extra
  14. Well, this episode was not as much fun as prior episodes, for obvious reasons. Any fan of the show (Outlander) knows the significance of the Battle of Culloden, even if -- prior to the show -- they were not familiar with it. It's sad to think of the near-destruction of the Highlander way of life exemplified by the Battle of Culloden. But we know, with the benefit of hind-sight, that although the Clan political system was broken, the Highlander culture did not die. It went underground, was transplanted to America and, eventually experienced a resurgence in Scotland, as evidenced by the even
  15. In this time of trouble and strife I am particularly grateful for any show that makes me laugh, and Sam and Graham consistently make me laugh. This episode was no exception. (The wee dram of Laphroaig -- Sam's favorite scotch whiskey -- that I was sipping during the episode may have also had an impact.) I was a bit confused to hear that the MacDonalds had a beef with the MacLeods because the feud that I was the familiar with was the MacDonalds and the Campbells, which began with the Glencoe Massacre. Hmmmmm. Seems like those MacDonalds were just a cranky bunch. And since I'm a big f
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