Even better than flying toasters

When the husband wanders off for a distraction free phone call, I pause whatever we’re watching in out rare hour of together while awake and not too busy time. With the pause, comes the screensaver. I love the Roku pink and purple movie iconography screensaver that feels like being inside a rotating image lamp. They […]


Season one and two of Legion were darkly beautiful. Season three of Legion was a blotter filtered orgy of excess. It was television as art. Legion screamed the difference between comic books and graphic novels. In a genre where time is a plate of spaghetti with endless chances to find a better outcome, Legion sang […]

The Rook

When I read The Rook, it made my skin crawl. The book is creepy and fascinating while the sequel book is chaotic and satisfying. After the first trailer for the TV adaptation, I knew they were going to make it action-adventure. I’m still going to watch every last minute of it. Sometimes, adaptations are very […]

The year is half over

I failed to post my book count at the end of May because IRL has been busy. Four of the children celebrated their birthdays. One of the children now has a driver’s license. There have been checkups and extra Doctor visits for sprained wrists and tick bites. Summer camp supplies were gathered, packed, used, scrubbed […]

TV ramblings

While I hope everyone involved in the dumpster fire that is Inhumans is sitting on a time-out bench, thinking about what they did, I am loving The Gifted. The world they’re building and the characters inhabiting it are deliciously absent the sad trope of good and evil. Still, there are some directions they seem to […]

reading goals

While the tv stays off during the day, evenings used to be for watching shows and movies. After more than a decade of this routine, the husband has become unable to waste time on television. As he sits at his computer every night, I realized that there are zero shows I watch without him. Every […]

Iron Fist (spoiler free)

Luke Cage > Daredevil > Jessica Jones > Iron Fist In a perfect world, all seasons of episodic television would be presented in their entirety on subscription services like Netflix. Watching the full season in one night or spread out over several weeks would be the viewer’s choice. The ultimate reward is knowing that even […]

TV talk

Watching Flash season finale: “I knew that was who was wearing the metal mask!” “This is perfect!” “Nooooo! Barry ruined it.” Watching Castle series finale: “Are they dead?” “No, but that would make more sense than this.” Watching Gotham season finale: “I know I shouldn’t, but I love this show.” “Best. Villains. Ever.” Watching the […]

Blind men & the elephant

Granny: “We’ve been watching a show you might like. Quincy Jones and the Mod Squad girl’s daughter is in it.” Child: “She was on that show with Joy from Inside Out.” Me: “Oh! Rashida Jones from Parks & Rec. I’ll add it to the watchlist.”

be smarter

I want my “smart” television with built-in apps to automatically adjust the volume during scenes without dialogue so that I don’t jump out of my skin every time they stop talking on the screen.