Friday, June 7, 2013

Likes, Dislikes, And Other Foolishness


On Google News I just read, "... rave reviews and decent audience return throughout the first season, NBC have announced that the new series Hannibal has been picked up for another run. The network broke the news in an official statement saying 13 new episode will be aired on the network by the end of the year."

This surprised me since I watched the entire first season and found the program to be exceedingly boring, terribly acted, irritatingly directed, and wholly uninteresting.

But that could just be me being me, I suppose.

Note: Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford? "yuk!"

Oh well . . .

No more Hannibal watching for me. Which is a good thing. The show begins at 9 p.m. (Tucson Time) Thursday night and that is the same time that another show, Doc Martin (one of my favorites) airs on my local PBS channel 6.1. Now I will not have to give up laughing at the villagers' antics that so vex and disturb good old Doc.

Doc Martin is a British television comedy drama series starring Martin Clunes in the title role. It was created by Dominic Minghella after the character of Dr. Martin Bamford in the 2000 comedy film Saving Grace.

The show is set in the fictional seaside village of Portwenn and filmed on location in the village of Port Isaac, Cornwall, England, with most interior scenes shot in a converted local barn. Five series aired between 2004 and 2011, together with a feature-length special that aired on Christmas Day 2006.

I stayd up later than usual last night and watched Doc (from 9 till 11) put up with the ignorance and stupidity of the masses. And I don't regret it.

I don't know why I like this show so much. It's a mystery to me. As much a mystery as were two of the earlier shows from BBC America that I became addicted to: Keeping Up Appearances (I loved Onslow) and As Time Goes By.

Onslow And Daisy
Keeping Up Appearances
Maybe it's my British ancestry.

Or, more probably, again it could just be me being me.



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Dean Martin
(June 7, 1917 - Dec. 25, 1995)
Dean Martin, born Dino Paul Crocetti was an American singer, film actor, television star and comedian.

He was a member of the "Rat Pack" and a star in concerts, recordings, motion pictures, and television. He was the host of the television variety program The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974), and subsequently The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (1974–1985).

Martin's relaxed, warbling crooning voice earned him dozens of hit singles including his signature songs "Memories Are Made of This", "That's Amore", "Everybody Loves Somebody", "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You", "Sway", "Volare" and "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?".

Tom Jones
(born 7 June 1940)
Tom Jones, born Thomas John Woodward, is a Welsh singer. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the British Invasion. Since the mid-1960s, Jones has sung nearly every form of popular music – pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul and gospel – and sold over 100 million records.

Jones has had thirty-six Top 40 hits in the United Kingdom and nineteen in the United States; some of his notable songs include "It's Not Unusual", "What's New Pussycat", "Delilah", "Green, Green Grass of Home", "She's a Lady", "Kiss" and "Sex Bomb".

Liam John Neeson
(born June 7 1952)
Liam Neeson is an Irish actor best known for his roles in Schindler's List, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Michael Collins, Taken, Kinsey, Batman Begins and Darkman.

Jessie Alice "Jessica" Tandy
(June 7, 1909 - Sept. 11 1994)
Jessica Tandy was a British-born stage and film actress, who spent most of her 67-year career in the United States. She appeared in over 100 stage productions and had more than 60 roles in film and TV.

Born in London, she appeared in a large number of plays in London's West End, playing roles such as Ophelia, opposite John Gielgud's legendary Hamlet, and Katherine, opposite Laurence Olivier's Henry V. She won the Tony Award for her performance as Blanche Dubois in the original Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948. she appeared in the film Cocoon in 1985.

She became the oldest actress to receive the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Driving Miss Daisy in 1989, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Fried Green Tomatoes (1991).


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