Our missiles have always been shinier than our schools.Bradley Whitford, Actor from “The West Wing”
Music and Television when put in the right mix can bring forth emotions that are hard to come out otherwise. A TV show I was watching tonight did that to me and I needed it. Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has dealt with the impending death of the lead character’s father.
The season finale Zoey’s dad passed away and it brought back a lot of memories and feelings to when my own dad passed away in August 2019. The same struggle at the end and all the things that went along with his final days were portrayed very poignantly here.
I hadn’t cried a lot since then and it was a little healing and cathartic when I wept tonight. Grief is a weird thing and it can be on you at any time. I am glad to have been able to have a little release. I didn’t know it was needed. There will be more times when that will happen again.
This commentary from David Carroll who is a news anchor for a local television station and he’s a great storyteller based here in Chattanooga. He has a great take on 2020 and the past few years here. There’s something in this commentary that will resonate with you. Check out his video.
Tonight one of my favorite TV shows on The CW Network says its farewell as “Arrow” has its series finale. For eight seasons Stephen Amell played the title character of Oliver Queen who donned a mask and picked up a bow and arrow to bring justice to Star City. He was known as a vigilante but he along with his team displayed bravery, honor and loyalty to their city and one another. This series gave birth to other shows such as “Legends of Tomorrow” and “The Flash”. I will definitely miss this show but its legacy is solid and it will always be remembered.
Okay, let’s see what the hype is about. It’s a different sort of story with familiar elements. Disney Plus is also pretty cool.
This is from the TV Show Battlestar Galactica from the Crossroads episode. Jimi Hendrix covered this in the 1960’s and was arranged for BSG by Bear McCreary.
This is from the actual episode where Lee “Apollo” Adama encounters Kara “Starbuck” Thrace who has returned from the dead so to speak.
I am a big fan of TheCW Network’s DC superhero shows. Next week t they will have a 5-episode massive crossover event called “Crisis on Infinite Earths” featuring Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, Black Lightning, Legends of Tomorrow and the show that started it all on the network Arrow. Joining along will be Superman in two forms and so many more heroes. I am so looking forward to this TV event because crossovers are a great way to have some big-time action and adventure.
We need heroes in reality and fiction to keep us going and to give us a sense of security and safety. Everyone needs rescuing sometimes in their lives and TV shows like this one reminds us of that.
This is a fun thing happening on Twitter, name six television shows (I guess you could do movies too) new and old. Usually its 3 new and 3 old. I challenge you all to do the same.
Here are my six shows old & new
- Dragnet – old
- Battlestar Galactica – old
- Saved By The Bell – old
- Murdoch Mysteries – new
- Survivor – new
- Call The Midwife – new