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I recently added a Roku box to my television. I like it a lot and use it with Netflix. I trialed Hulu Plus, but it does not have the shows that I watch. (AMC is nowhere to be found on their playlist.)
I used it to watch Parks and Recreation Seasons 1-2. I had watched the pilot but was not impressed. I heard that it got better, so I gave it another try. Love it.
While looking for another series I missed, I came across Battlestar Galactica – another show I’d been told I would like. Love it, too. Except for that doctor guy. Annoying as frak.
*** Yes, I did watch Star Trek: TNG. How did you know? ***
My sister and I are in a strange place in our relationship where we are having to create a new balance after past hurts. Things may never be the same, but they are getting better as we pick up where we left off.
We are two very different personalities who don’t share many common interests except for really bad Lifetime movies – and not just any bad Lifetime movie. It has to be that deliciously cheesy “so bad it’s good” Lifetime movie.
I don’t typically watch anything off Lifetime or its movie channel other than Project Runway. I do, however, scan the TV Guides synopses of its movies. If I see something that looks promising, I’ll DVR it for us to watch together later.
Our last to watch was “The Craigslist Killer”, and it was a huge disappointment. Not funny bad. Sad bad. I have “Nightmare” waiting for the next night we have free together. Here’s IMDB’s summary:
A mind-body disconnect – that’s what causes sleep paralysis, a terrifyingly real experience in which someone awakes momentarily made of stone. Molly Duggan is determined to discover a treatment, because in rare cases, it can kill: Her mother was one of its victims. But what science can’t explain is why Molly suddenly starts experiencing episodes herself and during them, feels a sinister presence surrounding her. So she turns to legends, and that’s when her real nightmare begins. Haylie Duff stars in this pulse-pounding chiller.
Key words: Haylie Duff. I’m excited.
We were disappointed to miss out on the premiere showings of “The Perfect Teacher.” It plays again February 9th… in case anyone is interested.
* Mary Parker Follett (1868-1933)
I was hoping it would be good, but so far it’s just like every other bad drama on TV. Everything is exaggerated to the point of ridiculousness.
(Though I totally understand New Nurse’s frustration with Foreign Doctor’s accent. I had to take verbal orders – over the phone – for a patient’s dialysis treatment the other day. It basically consisted of MD giving order, me repeating what I thought I heard, MD correcting me, me repeating what I thought I heard…. )
I’m still annoyed by the role Jada’s CNO plays in her hospital. It would have been more realistic if she had been a unit or department manager. Or, better yet, a house supervisor. Someone straddling the line between nurses and upper administration. Someone not quite so removed from nursing care in the real world. At least I see my nurse manager and house supervisor.
I don’t want to watch an idealized world. I want to watch someone striving and reaching for ideals in the real world. That’s something I can relate to.
I wasn’t that impressed with the premiere of TNT’s “HawthoRNe”, but I’ll be watching. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t terrible. More than I can say for most shows. And I liked the characters well enough even if my CNO could in no way be mistaken for Hawthorne because she would actually have to be seen by staff in the first place to be mistaken for anyone else. ( I hope Jada tones down the cheesiness. “Don’t die on me!”?)
Also, because my mom liked it and wants to watch it with me. I love my mom.
I’ve read posts that criticize the show (click here to see promo) as yet another poor portrayal of nurses. I’ve finally seen the promo, and I have to say – I’ll be watching.
She has some rather glaring flaws (including addictions and questionable ethics), but I’m glad to see that she is not simply another angelic handmaiden. Her knowledge base is evident, and she tries to advocate for her patients. One of my favorite moments in this promo was her reaction when she caught a potentially fatal mistake of hers. This is a person who truly cares.
For those in an uproar over those addictions and questionable ethics, they need to remember that this is a television show. Of course that behavior is unacceptable (and illegal), but this is a television show. There would be no show without conflict within herself and between herself and others.
I’ve only been a nurse for a year and a half, and I’ve known of nurses who’ve abused. I’ve known of nurses who’ve bent the rules. I’ve seen (or heard) of inappropriate workplace behavior. This show isn’t making anything up; it’s simply dramatizing behavior that can be found in any workplace.
That’s pretty cool.
** In response to The Nurse Practitioner’s Place…
NBC has a new show out this fall about nurses. It seems to star three stereotypical nurse roles: the newbie nurse, the tough-as-nails experienced nurse, and the sexy nurse, but their featurette video looks promising. Here’s hoping it doesn’t go the way of “Grey’s Anatomy.” (Of which I’ve only seen the first episode of the first season, and that was more than enough for me. Heck, I knew just from the opening credits that it was going to be another bad soap.)
I caught this movie (starring Jean Arthur and Lee Bowman) one night this week on TCM. I fell asleep before it was over, but I remember being surprised that this movie hasn’t been remade. Or maybe it has, and I just don’t know what I’m talking about. That’s very likely.
Anyway, the movie is about a guy and girl who meet and get married quickly before he is shipped off to war. He comes home a year or so later a changed man, only to find that she isn’t the girl he remembers either. With the additional complication of a jealous male boarder who likes her and feels like he’s more of a father to their baby boy, the two decide to get divorced. The judge, on the advice of her father, orders them instead to recreate their brief courtship so they can remember why they got married in the first place. Off they grudgingly go, and they reenact every moment they spent together. This is about where I fell asleep, so I’m a little fuzzy on the rest of the details.
It would be a timely recreation. Aside from the whole judge actually ordering the reenactment, I could see this working in a modern setting. There are so many themes to explore (for example, the effects of war on the human psyche.) I would like to see it done in a minimalist style similar to “You Can Count On Me.”
Although I wouldn’t be surprised if it became a fluffy romantic comedy starring Mandy Moore.
I was flipping through the channels when I was stopped by this green hoodie worn by Kate Hudson in “Alex and Emma.” (Great jacket, not-so-great movie.) This is the best picture I could find.