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  1. That is the fabulous Zoe Wanamaker you speak of, who I first noticed back in 1991 when she was AMAZING in the very first "Prime Suspect" (the show that also introduced me to the fabulous Helen Mirren.) This show is not short on talent. The cast is really terrific.
  2. Just quoting this to say, "Ditto." I really WANT to like this show but I found it all so hard to follow that it just frustrated me. Maybe it will all sink in better if I do a re-watch right before the next season starts. Or maybe they should have stolen the Game of Thrones tactic of showing a map at the beginning of each episode or maybe an opening text crawl (like Star Wars) or an opening voiceover (like Highlander). Just throw me a rope show-runners!
  3. Was it though? I thought the Fold came out when he deliberately uttered a spell -- one he was frantically looking for. So while he may not have known exactly what he was conjuring I sure got the sense he did it on purpose (and not as some out-of-control magic-created, physical manifestation of grief.) But I don't trust my recollections, having only watched once. I'm going to have to re-watch this whole season in one go because I'm really having trouble following it / retaining the details. I'm even confused by the references to character names that I see in the discussion here on this bo
  4. Well, I'm enjoying this so far but I'm not gonna lie . . . it's confusing. I actually went back and re-watched the first two episodes, thinking that doing so would help me set the stage and "lock in" this fantasy universe a bit better but, alas, it didn't really help. Yeah, that was awesome. So . . . I guess have have to make peace with the fact that Ben Barnes' character is EEEEEvil. Well darn. I was enjoying the view. Now I have to ignore the pretty and despise him.
  5. I have mixed feelings about this episode. On the one hand I agree with those who say it's a bit mean to ask bakers to do construction. On the other hand, the tasks have to be challenging or else there would be little visual drama. Seeing the failure of one rocking horse makes us appreciate the skill behind the other rocking horse all the more. And putting this task at the beginning when there are more contestants (and thus more variety in skill level) virtually ensures that SOMEONE is going to crash and burn . . . which makes for good TV.
  6. I'm hoping you've found it by now but one thing to keep in mind is that on Netflix it's knows as The Great British Baking Show instead of The Great British Bake Off due to the words "Bake Off" being trademarked in the USA by Pillsbury.
  7. Sam has a new gig! James Nesbitt, Sacha Dhawan, and Sam Heughan To Star In Crime Series 'Suspect'
  8. I'm delighted for Caitriona . . . delighted and surprised. Did we know she was pregnant? If I have heard that info during the past year it slipped right out of my head. So either I have Pandemic brain (a definite possibility) or they kept it quiet. Well, if she wanted to keep it a secret and was successful I say good for her. I wonder if the Pandemic ended up being a blessing in disguise for her by creating a much longer hiatus between filming seasons and allowing her to keep out of the public eye for much longer than usual. Well anyway, hooray for the happy family!
  9. Story in EW on Outlander https://ew.com/tv/sam-heughan-shares-outlander-anniversary-photos-of-caitriona-balfe-napping-with-dead-body/?fbclid=IwAR2GMbnZwZZO5uaqPt5scTnC0ETNj2-_7zkba69oEp0IfIeUQZExVjprPiU&utm_campaign=entertainmentweekly_entertainmentweekly&utm_content=manual&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=61116153e532d9000143d769 "Sam Heughan celebrates Outlander anniversary with photo of Caitríona Balfe napping with a dead body" Okaaaay, they have officially run out of stories to run during the hiatus.
  10. Aaaaaaand another era of late night television has come to an end. I have to say, Conan's show ending during a Pandemic, filmed in a studio they had to borrow, with a final guest (Jack Black) who injured himself during rehearsal so that they had to cut the bit he was rehearsing and just do an interview with Jack wearing an orthopedic boot . . . well that's just pretty much par for the course with Conan, isn't it? Don't get me wrong -- I've always enjoyed him and his show occasionally rose to the level of comedy gold. But it also occasionally teetered on the brink of disaster. Ah well -
  11. I'm very glad that they decided to add this final episode to the series so that we could see the killer actually sentenced to multiple lifetimes in prison, thus ensuring that he will never be let out. I'm sure some people would have preferred that he be sentenced to death but I agree with the person in the documentary who said that a death sentence would have been appealed and the surviving victims really wanted closure now. I also loved that there was a camera in his cell showing that his pretense of being frail and needing a wheelchair at his sentencing hearing was all an act. (He clim
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
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