The West Wing! Just recently added to HBO so you can watch it all straight through for the millionth time! It’s smart, it’s funny, it’s pretty, and it’s soooooooooooooooo romantic. Cannot recommend it enough. Except for those other parts that are so stupid they make me want to throw something at the TV.Continue reading
Monthly Archives: January 2021
DCIB Book Club: In THREE Weeks, Siva Purana; In ONE Week, Shakuntala
Check it out, I’m gonna make you read two Indian thingies! Both of them very easy reads, and short, don’t worry, and I am giving you more than enough time.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: The Blue Castle! How Much Did You Love It?
I am so thrilled to share this book with you!!! It’s this little hidden gem, and more people need to know about it.Continue reading
Another True Crime Show That Could Be a Hindi Movie, Including a GREAT Role for Jennifer Lopez!!!
I’m still watching bad true crime, so sue me. I am addicted to terrible reenactments and serious talking heads from “relationship experts”. Anyway, great plot ideas for Indian movies!Continue reading
Betsy-Tacy and Leslie Knope, the Love Story of the A Student
Thank you DilDeewana for giving me permission to write about the Betsy-Tacy series! And thank you My Own Mind for putting together how Betsy and Leslie Knope have the same romance.Continue reading
Saturday WatchAlong: Bobby Jasoos!!! 7:30am Chicago Time!
You know the best part about doing the early Saturday Watchalong? I have to walk the dog sooooooooooo early that no one else is on the street and I don’t have to wear a mask. Such a treat.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Do Another Puzzle!!!!
Yaaaaaay, Saturday!!! I get to watch a movie with y’all, and then maybe spend the day doing a puzzle, or reading a book. Not a book to Learn Things and Be Productive, but just for fun. Isn’t that a crazy idea?Continue reading
Reminder! Saturday WatchAlong Tomorrow Morning 7:30am Chicago Time! Bobby Jasoos!!!
Looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow morning for an absolutely delightful short fun movie!Continue reading
Not-Blogging-As-Much Update! I am Doing Things in THE WORLD!!!!
Y’all have been so nice about helping me not blog as much, I thought I should give you a report on the benefits I am getting from it.Continue reading
Why “Perfect” “Predestined” Heroes are Boring, Inspired by Agatha Raisin
Okay, it is entirely possible that only Popka and I have actually seen the TV show Agatha Raisin. But don’t worry, if you haven’t seen this then you have seen something similar where the authors created a Perfect romantic lead for the heroine and the end result is just really really dull.Continue reading
Help Me Pick Albie’s Adopt-a-Versary Gift!!!!
So exciting! Coming up on year 2 of having Albie dog!!!! It’s easy to remember, because the shelter really pushed for me to pick him up on the last day of February so they could fluff up their monthly numbers (February being the shortest month, their adoption total was always low).Continue reading
Watch a Video of My Dad Teaching My Grandpa How to Add Subtitles to Columbo!!!!!
I am just so proud. Dad figured out how to use his Roku, and then he figured out how to record on his cell phone, and then how to send the video to Grandpa! And now Grandpa can do subtitles himself! And most importantly, I AM THE PERSON WHO RECOMMENDED COLUMBO AND ROKU TO DAD AND GRANDPA!!! AND THEY LOVE THEM BOTH!!!! HA! I WIN ALL!!!!Continue reading
Anne of Green Gables, a Heroine Who Shows that Happily Ever After is a Little Dull and That’s Okay
Woot! Anne of Green Gables!!!! I love this series, have loved it almost my entire life since my Mom first read it aloud to me when I was 6. And in many ways it defined my identity as a woman and my life goals, spoke to something no other text does. Mostly, it spoke to the beauty and happiness of every day woman’s work.Continue reading
Chatty Check-in Post: Which of These 5 Lockdown Irritations Do You Find Worst?
Not talking big problems, but the minor secondary irritations. Which are still SO DIFFICULT!!!!Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong on SATURDAY!!! Bobby Jasoos!!!! 7:30am Chicago Time SATURDAY!!!
Yaaaaaaaaaay, Bobby Jasoos!!!! It is such a super fun movie. And also, SHORT! So don’t be late because you will miss a lot of it, and also feel free to make Saturday plans because it won’t take long.Continue reading
Thinky Discussion Post: Wonder Versus Assume Versus Reject, Stereotypes Versus Cultural Awareness Versus Racism
I’m not gonna really dig into this idea, I just sort of want to outline it and then throw it out there for us all to chew over. Because you are all really intelligent deep thinking people, and many of you are dealing with cultural awareness in terms of watching films from a culture that is not yours, so I think you will have good ideas.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching: What Are You Reading and Thinking and Watching and Listening to This Week?
Happy Wednesday!!! Halfway through this bleak snowy week. Chicago is not being a fun city this week.Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong: Bobby Jasoos, Preity Something, Varun Something?
What should we do for our Friday watchalong this week? It’s Preity’s birthday, so I’d like to do something for her. But it’s also Varun’s wedding week. And I want everyone to see Bobby Jasoos just because it is good.Continue reading
Why Murder She Wrote is the Feminist Show For People Who Don’t Think of Themselves as Feminist
Yaaaaay, a non-Indian review/recommendation! And I swear, this is so good that you will enjoy it even if you are all snobby and “I only want to watch Indian stuff”.Continue reading
What Non-Indian Movies/TV Shows/Whatever Would You Be Interested in Me Reviewing?
After almost a year of lockdown, my brain is not functioning. Also, there simply aren’t that many new movies out there, and I’ve already reviewed every single old Indian movie I feel like watching. Which means if I am going to write new reviews, they have to be of non-Indian stuff I’ve already seen. Lay it on me! What could I write about?Continue reading
Help Me Keep My Resolution! Don’t Let Me Post Too Much!!!
Well, I am a failure. I made this big announcement about not doing things I don’t want to do for the blog any more, because it is just a blog, and the only point is to build a community, not treat it like a job. And then I immediately went back to treating it like a job. HELP!Continue reading
White Tiger Discussion Space
I really really don’t want to see this movie. So, I’m not gonna! No matter how much you ask me to! But I will put up a post space for those of you who did see it to discuss.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Day After VARUN AND NATASHA GOT MARRIED!!!!
Happy Monday!!!! It is grey and overcast and horrible here, after a full weekend of sunshine, so y’all are in charge of cheering me up! Ask me happy things!Continue reading
Alert Alert! Varun and Natasha Are Married!
I’m so happy for them! I love this couple.Continue reading
3 Unbreakable Truths I Have Learned From True Crime Shows
I am now on day 4 of watching true crime. I am either no longer seeing the world in a realistic fashion, or I am finally seeing the TRUTH. Probably I am finally seeing the truth.Continue reading