Friday, June 5, 2009

Netflix Fridays: What Are We Watching Now?

OK - let me say this about Noam Chomsky. He's brilliant, frustrating, thought-provoking, maddening... but he's certainly not succinct! Manufacturing Consent was at times enthralling as well as mind-numbing and at a total running time of 2 hours & 45 minutes, we had to take two nights to complete it... and those two nights were 5 days apart. Ooof! We also finished Bones season 3 this week (great, but the stupid writers strike rushed an already unsatisfying ending). Born into Brothels was amazing and a definite must-see for all of us spoiled Americans who sit in our huge houses, eating our 3-squares a day, watching our cable TV in a house with clean water coming to us through indoor pipes and yet complain about how poor we are (Sean & I included). It's one thing to know that you are still better off than a lot of people, but it's quite another to see it presented so graphically for you. Truly, we are blessed.

So that leaves us with, you guessed it: Battlestar Galactica- Season 4, Disc 3. We always seem to shift this series down to the bottom of the pile. And to add insult to injury, Disc 4 just came in the mail! Yikes! The good news is that I do believe these two discs represent the end of this season and then we need only wait until Season 5 is released to complete the series. Don't get me wrong, we really do enjoy the show, but it always does seem to be a bit of an effort to begin a disc.

We are also expecting The Ultimate Carson Collection, Disc 2. We loved Disc one, which featured the ultimate Ultimate Carson moment: Ed Ames throwing the tomahawk. I have come to revise my opinion of Carson a bit. I grant that he was a master of improvisation and relating to his guests in a natural and spontaneous manner - but I still don't care as much for his scripted jokes or bits. Sue me.

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