After twelve seasons The Big Bang Theory concludes its run tonight on CBS TV. The show is a family favorite and has produced its own cultural buzz as other shows that came before it. The difference here is that it advanced nerd culture and science as being something special, worth while and accessible. It showed how this quirky, diverse group of people became family.
This show also exposed people to so many fascinating people who were smart in their own sort of way and brought you into a the world of nerds that is awesome. Beautifully it unraveled the mystery of how people, space, knowledge and time if allowed to grow and develop can become something fascinating and wonderful.
I will miss this show very much because it gave me a little hope that the heart and the mind can operate as one. It all started with that Big Bang.
I have seen lately two adaptations of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” and have enjoyed the story very much. Granted I am not much of a reader so I am learning more from the TV and Movie presentations I have seen. What strikes me is this story is about strong women taking care of business and family during the Civil War era. It also is a reminder of how good Men have had it in terms of social advantage and status.
Women in my mind are strong and fierce. They know how to survive. The little women of this story are truly giants who want to make contributions to family and the world. They survive by relying upon one another and do whatever they can to make their family thrive under the circumstances of the time.
Women are strong as hell and these women in this story prove it. Sure they have their moments of vulnerability and tragedy but it can only make them stronger. One thing these women can do is love strongly, which is inspirational. I appreciate this story reminding the world that if given an opportunity women rarely miss their shot in life.
Today is the official beginning of the 2017 Television season in America. Returning shows are continuing their stories while new shows are making their first runs in hopes of being picked up for a full season and beyond.
I am excited for The Orville, Big Bang Theory, The Goldberg’s, Blackish, This Is Us, Bull, NCIS, Blue Bloods, The Voice and more. Call me old school but I like broadcast network shows the best because they have to be creative while being under scrutiny of censors.
Television is an important part of life everywhere and there is something about watching the same show at the same time as everyone else in a country. You can’t duplicate that with streaming service.
Happy viewing everyone!
The most coveted award in American television is the Emmy which is presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Tonight the awards will be given out in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theatre. You can see lots of stars looking like they own the red carpet. Stephen Colbert will be hosting and I am looking forward to his comments on the events of the evening and current events.
Here is a link to this years nominees from Emmys.com
The TV series Orphan Black ended its 5 year run and it was an amazing ride featuring four of many clones. These women were as unique and individual as you can find. The way they came into being and the story of their lives was one where they wanted the right to live their lives on their own terms without fear from the group who created them. Life can come in different forms and regardless of how these clones were brought into the world they also have the right to live and love who they wanted. Yes this is fiction but it tells a larger story and an important narrative. Super actress Tatiana Maslany played all the clones and she has reminded me of how the future is indeed female. Clone club forever.
Nothing says Memorial Day weekend like a Harry Potter Marathon on TV. Here’s to all the wizards and witches who gave all at the Battle of Hogwarts. #Hufflepuff #Magic
Watching a movie with a modest amount of profanity on basic cable TV is kind of funny when they edit the profanity out. Yeah I am still a fan of regular cable TV and have not cut the cord yet primarily because of over the air signals are hard to get where I live. So when you watch a movie that has curse words and even tasteful nudity edited out it is almost comical. I guess it’s what you have to do to show some movies to a wider audience. I have thought about swearing and think it’s OK if you are showing extreme emotion but if it’s used in a way that it becomes just something to say because the writer couldn’t figure out something else to say then it loses it’s intended effect. It’s really surprising what doesn’t surprises us these days. Cussing on TV is one of those things that has made us a little desensitized to the whole world of profanity.
Dammit, I forgot to use an actual curse word in this whole post on profanity! How dare me.
Viewing the two most recent Star Trek movies is a must to prepare for the new movie “Star Trek: Beyond”. I hope to be seeing it tonight. This is the opening sequence from the original TV series.