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Fear The Walking Dead: Pilot

When the producers of a hit TV show with a loyal and discerning fan base announce a spinoff , viewers tend to give it a little side eye.  Better Call Saul is an example of a show that lived up … Continue reading

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Notes From The Widow’s Walk

Grief is a sneaky son of a bitch.  It lulls you into a false sense of security, lets you think you’re doing okay and then pushes you right off the ledge.    It happens over and over, like some cruel remake … Continue reading

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The Real Housewives of New York City – New House, Old Grudges

The ladies spent most of the time in the Hamptons.  Bethenny arrived, eventually.  You see,  what’s happened is that Dr. Amador morphed into Matt Foley and Bethenny has been living in a van down by the river.   It’s sad, really.  … Continue reading

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Taking Care

I’ve been writing this for weeks, maybe months.  It’s on scraps of paper, notes to myself and in my head.  It’s my life now – our life.  There’s a new rhythm to our marriage that wasn’t what we wanted but … Continue reading

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Sons of Anarchy – Gemma

  There are only two episodes left in this seventh and final season of Sons of Anarchy and it appears that Gemma Teller-Morrow is about to receive her punishment for being the worst mother to ever grace our television screens.  … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead – Coda

coda – noun 1.(music) the final, sometimes inessential, part of a musical structure 2.concluding part of a literary work, esp a summary at the end of a novel of further developments in the lives of the characters Before this episode … Continue reading

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion – Part 3

Jim is seen in some clips – a sort of The Best of Jim Marchese – many of which feature him explaining how important he is to the Federal and State of New Jersey legal systems.  He doesn’t really need … Continue reading

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion – Part 2

Andy wants to know if Teresa’s changed so he shows a clip of her talking about getting bigger boobs.   She says that she’s a better person with better values.  The twins roll their eyes.  A lot of us did.  Teresa … Continue reading

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion – Part 1

There was a huge brouhaha during the filming of this reunion.  Dina didn’t want Ashley/Ashlee anywhere near her and tried to have her removed from the site, even though Ashley/Ashlee was there to do hair and makeup for a couple … Continue reading

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Mark Sanford’s Facebook Share

People share all kinds of things on Facebook – pictures of their families, recipes, political commentary and events in their lives.  My personal favorites are videos featuring cute animals doing adorable things.  Famous figures also share on Facebook, so when … Continue reading

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