Elementary (season 5)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “I now value the work that we do, first and foremost because I do it with you.” — Sherlock, to Joan Elementary season 5, aired in 2016-17 Sherlock agrees to solve a murder for a drug dealer — and then finds out that a vanished metal box contains a priceless Chinese antiquity. Sherlock and […]

Children of Time

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “It should have seemed just days before, according to his personal waking history but, as he had noticed last time, there was clearly something imperfect about suspension. Certainly, Holstein could not feel the centuries that had passed since they abandoned Earth, but something in his mind acknowledged that lost time: the sense of a […]

Agents of SHIELD (season 4)

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{5/5} “I know no one wants to hear they’re just an avatar in a digital prison, but sometimes that happens and here we are.” Agents of SHIELD season 4, aired in 2016-17 SHIELD has a new director, and the old team has been broken up. Coulson and Mack are field agents, and May is training […]

Modern Family (season 8)

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{5/5} “Luke somehow beat me in the election for president, and I still can’t get over it. Not to be hyperbolic, but humans are a decade away from fighting apes on horseback.” — Manny Modern Family season 8, aired in 2016-17 Phil and Claire secretly stay in New York instead of going to a closet […]

Once Upon a Time (season 6)

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{4/5} “Love is the most powerful magic of all.” Once Upon a Time season 6, aired in 2016-17 Emma is having visions of the future, Hyde thinks Storybrooke is his, and Gold goes inside Belle’s dreams to wake her up. The Evil Queen is back — she and Regina have separate bodies now. Hyde brought […]

The Big Bang Theory (season 10)

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{5/5} “I’ve never really lived by myself. What if I become strange and eccentric?” — Sheldon The Big Bang Theory season 10, aired in 2016-17 Leonard and Penny are having a second wedding ceremony so that their families can attend — of course, Leonard’s parents don’t get along and Penny’s brother just got out of jail. […]

Blue Bloods (season 7)

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{4.5/5} “If there’s a conversation you’ve been avoiding, then that’s the one you need to have.” Blue Bloods season 7, aired in 2016-17 The case of Danny’s killing of murderer Thomas Wilder is reopened when new evidence is found. Anthony finds out that his aging mother has given all her money to a con artist. […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “O, Canada!”

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of music

I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert titled “O, Canada!” The pieces were all by Canadian composers — in fact, all by living Canadian composers — to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. Here’s the program: The Gift — Russel Wallace Bawajigaywin — Andrew Balfour Miigwetch — Justin Lapierre from Six Canadian Folk Songs — Derek Healey […]

Major Crimes (season 5)

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{4.5/5} “Then I decided that I would be completely honest, because that’s my new philosophy about marriage… having tried everything else.” — Provenza Major Crimes season 5, aired in 2016-17 Flynn is thinking about buying a house but when he’s showing it to Provenza and Buzz they find a dead body in the pool — […]

Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

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{4/5} “Marshal Ray Carter. I’m Alex Munday. I’ll be your rescuer today.” Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, released in 2003 Data about people in the witness protection program is stored on two rings — you have to combine them to get the data. They’ve both been stolen. The angels are hired to track down the rings […]