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Twin Peaks Now Available on Blu-Ray

07/30/2014

Somehow, I missed Twin Peaks. It was on TV at a time when I wasn’t watching much TV. I was living in France, and, as a rule, I didn’t watch TV series dubbed in French (which was the case for most of them in the 90s, before TV by satellite and ADSL). When I heard […]

DVD Notes: The Forsyte Saga

07/27/2014

A few years ago, I watched the 2002 TV adaption of The Forsyte Saga with Damien Lewis. (Amazon.com, Amazon UK) I was impressed by this series, which looks at an upper middle-class English family and the events that unfold as people in the family stop conforming to tradition. From a trilogy of novels by the […]

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17 People (West Wing)

05/21/2014

If you’re a West Wing fan, 17 People – episode 18 of season 2 – is arguably one of the best episodes. In fact, it starts a run of several great episodes at the end of the season, culminating with the Emmy-award winning Two Cathedrals, that ends the season (with a cliffhanger; but it’s obvious […]

Amazon Introduces Amazon Fire TV

04/02/2014

Amazon has introduced the Amazon Fire TV (Amazon.com), a tiny Apple TV-like box that you can use to stream Amazon Prime Video, and video from other services. Amazon describes the $99 box as follows: Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box that connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment. With a huge selection […]

Is Edward Snowden Really Saul Goodman?

03/10/2014

Check for yourself. Here’s Snowden talking at the SXSW conference today: And here’s Saul Goodman: Take Saul, add the stubble and glasses, and I’m convinced. Better call Snowden!

The iTunes Store Goes TV Marathon

01/14/2014

Netflix has shown that people want to watch TV series in marathon viewings, and has released a number of the series it has produced – such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black – to meet this demand. Instead of letting episodes trickle out one a week, they give you an entire […]

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