I have watched so much TV in the last two weeks that my eyes and bottom are both sore. I truly enjoy watching the political conventions every four years. I have to tell you that I was very worried and then scared to death last week. I’m glad I came back to watch this week’s convention because it inspired me and gave me hope. I’ll admit I had tears in my eyes several times. I’m very grateful to be an American.
Besides watching the conventions, I’ve been giving PBS and my Netflix account a workout this summer. I’m a big fan of Inspector Lewis and I’ve been anticipating the new season (Season 8) coming next week. So before that begins I went back and watched Season 7. I particularly like the character of Sergeant Hathaway. He started out wanting to be a priest, but detective work suits him better. It’s the murder part that conflicts with his soul. Check your local PBS station for the schedule.
Something else connected with Inspector Lewis I’ve been meaning to watch for a long time was Inspector Morse. I finally bit the bullet and started in watching. During the thirteen seasons of that show Inspector Lewis is actually Sergeant Lewis. (It’s the same actor in both series.) Inspector Morse, usually called Morse, is quite the character. He’s Oxford educated, loves opera, crossword puzzles, and has a first-rate mind when it comes to detecting.
Another favorite of mine is the Great British Baking Show. We are now up to Season 3 for the US. I’ve seen seven episodes so far and that has included cake, biscuits(cookies), bread, desserts, pastry, and something called Alternative Ingredients. If you’ve missed the previous episodes, you can watch them online here. I usually have a couple of bakers that are my favorites, but not this year. I like them all.
Lily Tomlin came to town to do her one-woman show. It reminded everyone about her latest TV series, Grace and Frankie. I had never watched it, but decided to just preview a couple of episodes. I was hooked at the pilot and just kept going through the two seasons. The two women, in their 70s, are played beautifully by Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. They are funny, but they’re more than funny. They were so real that I could identify with them. They have broken age-old stereotypes about older women that I am so grateful for. It’s available on Netflix.
What would we do without TVs? What did we do before TV? My parents stubbornly held out against buying one until I was 15, so I do remember those pre-TV days. Books, radio, games and lots of talking took place the. Now it’s obvious I’ve watched too much TV this summer, but I can honestly say I don’t want to go back to the olden days. What have you been watching this summer?