Welcome to our second installment of What We’re Reading – How ‘Bout You? It’s our virtual book club, and Rebecca (in purple) and I (in green) have some great books to tell you about. Kitchens of the Great Midwest – by J. Ryan Stradal I fell in love with this book. I’m not a fast […]
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GAISEADH TIGHINN!! (That’s Scottish Gaelic for SPOILERS COMING because we’re back in Scotland!!) So you all know the drill. Watch episode 208, “The Fox’s Lair” before reading this, please! Hot on the heels of the news that Starz is moving Outlander and other original programming to Sunday nights (click here to read more), we’re going—wait, what’s that […]
Read More Outlander 208: What Does the Fox Say?
Are you ready for a summer full of awesome novels and entertainment? You should be. Between June and July a number of books are hitting the silver and small screens. There’s still time lounge on the beach with one of these best sellers in hand before they premiere. First up, we’ll be reviewing the movie […]
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Okay, friends. Fortitude. We’re going to get through this one together. (Even though as I sit down to watch it, I’m already crying.) Let’s do it. Oh, right—um, SPOILER ALERT, SPOILER ALERT. Watch episode 207, “Faith,” before reading this. (Then watch it again when you can hear the dialog over your own crying.) First off, […]
Read More Outlander 207: (You Gotta Have) Faith
And… SPOILER ALERT. Watch episode 206 before reading this, please. Let’s dive right in, shall we? This episode is called “Best Laid Schemes,” because Claire and Jamie have quite of few of those here, and we’re going to find out just how well they work. There’s a lot of plot in this episode that […]
Read More Outlander 206: Worst Laid Schemes
Can you believe Claire died in this episode? I’m kidding. Nobody died in this episode. That was your spoiler alert. Watch episode 205 before reading this, please. So this episode is called Untimely Resurrection, of course, because somebody is going to be resurrected, and it ain’t Jesus. Guess who it is? Well, okay, you know who […]
Read More Outlander 205 AKA: The Dark Lazarus Awakens
Ever since this year’s Oscar season and #OscarsSoWhite, I can’t shake my nagging observation about the current state of the film and television industry: that TV, the item once relegated as “furniture” on my high school drama teacher’s T-shirt, is now the forerunner of the two mediums. Lately, the studios are content to churn out […]
Read More Diversity in TV: Is the Small Screen Better?
Important plot point, important plot point—oh, wait—SPOILER ALERT! So definitely read this after watching Outlander 204: La Dame Blanche. We all good? Great, let’s get started. So Outlander always starts with an opening image that hints at what is to come, and this time it’s a man replacing a faulty wheel on a carriage, something […]
Read More Outlander 204: La Belle Dame Avec Merci