“Designated Survivor” – A great educational tv political action conspiracy thriller

Designated Survivor

Summary: The TV show Designated Survivor has all the elements of great TV -- good acting and writing, skilled cinematography -- and something powerful but rare. It shows us something about ourselves, about modern America. This is a powerful TV show. Dramatic, with episodes often ending on powerful cliff-hangers. Excellent acting, with Kiefer Sutherland as a … Continue reading “Designated Survivor” – A great educational tv political action conspiracy thriller

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Review of “The Force Awakens”: a film for Boomers. It’s about us.

Summary:  The new Star Wars film shows how well Hollywood understands us. Not just what we want in a film, but the deeper themes that appeal to us. As such it provides a valuable mirror of early 21st C America, one well worth studying. There are spoilers. Lots of them. ------------ Spoiler Alert!  ------------ Star … Continue reading Review of “The Force Awakens”: a film for Boomers. It’s about us.

The unspoken issue of the election: America’s descent into darkness

Summary:  Perhaps the most valuable information, & the most difficult to obtain, is not that about the world, but about ourselves. Hence these posts seeking "mirrors" in which we can see how we have changed and what we've become. This post looks at the results of the war on terror. Not the effects on the … Continue reading The unspoken issue of the election: America’s descent into darkness