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Murdoch Mysteries (season 11)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Not everything’s a puzzle, Murdoch. Sometimes people are just crackers.” — Inspector Brackenreid Murdoch Mysteries season 11, aired in 2017-18 William has been framed for murder, Julia has been kidnapped. and Inspector Brackenreid is missing. George, Henry, and Jackson have all been shot. The ones who are left must work together in secret to […]

Garfunkel and Oates (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “You know, I’m not really good at saying no when I don’t want to do something. That’s usually Riki’s job so, um, yeah, totally!” Garfunkel and Oates season 1, aired in 2014 Kate and Riki do a corporate gig, but it turns out the person who hired them is quitting. Riki tries dating a […]

Second Foundation

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “If a sizable group of human beings learned of  key details of the Plan, their actions would be governed by that knowledge and would no longer be random in the meaning of the axioms of Psychohistory. In other words, they would no longer be perfectly predictable.” Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov, published in 1953 […]

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Guess it ain’t self explanatory, then.” Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, released in 2017 Mildred’s daughter was raped and killed a year ago, and the police haven’t arrested anyone. In utter frustration, she rents 3 billboards that highlight the fact that the police, and specifically Chief Willoughby, haven’t arrested anyone. She even gets on […]

Black Mirror (season 4 episode 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Press any button, they’re all the same.” Black Mirror season 4 episode 1, aired in 2017 Nanette wakes up and finds herself seemingly aboard a starship, like in “Star Trek.” She soon finds out that her boss at work, Robert, has stolen her identity and plans to force her to do his bidding in […]

La La Land

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “No, Jamal. You be trippin’.” La La Land, released in 2016 Mia is trying to become an actress but so far her auditions aren’t going very well. Sebastian is a jazz pianist who keeps playing things his boss doesn’t want to hear and getting fired. Mia hears Sebastian play and thinks it’s amazing but […]

Four Ways to Forgiveness

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “Peace was the true life, the life of working and learning and bringing up children to work and learn. War, which devoured work, learning, and children, was the denial of reality.” Four Ways to Forgiveness by Ursula K. Le Guin, published in 1995 In “Betrayals” Yoss’s daughter and her family have gone off world […]

Omni (Winter 2017)

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

{5/5} “From brutal genocides, to generations of slavery, to famines, the tragedies endured by our ancestors may linger in our bodies and influence the outcome of our lives. Now scientists are saying that this kind of trauma can alter expression of our genes — including those that cause cancer and control stress in the brain.” […]

Major Crimes (season 6)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “It’s great that you understand the way Commander Raydor thinks but it might be better for… well, everyone, if you let her talk first. I mean, since she’s in charge.” Major Crimes season 6, aired in 2017-18 Rusty was a witness at Philip Stroh’s trial years ago. Stroh later escaped custody, and Sharon believes […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Impressive. Every word in that sentence was wrong.” Star Wars: The Last Jedi, released in 2017 Rey wants Luke Skywalker to train her, but he isn’t interested after what happened with Ben Solo — who became Kylo Ren. Meanwhile, the Resistance is on the run from the First Order. When General Leia Organa is […]