Inventing Anna, or the American obsession with money and power

Inventing Anna, a Netflix mini-series about the rise and fall of a fake socialite from creator Shonda Rhimes, is fascinating and compelling television. I took it as a parable about the rot at the heart of the American psyche. It’s a classic tale of good and evil, truth and lies, reality and illusion.

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Brain Dump: Rise, For the People, and Station 19

It’s a brain dump day. I plan to empty my head completely of thoughts about Rise, For the People and Station 19.

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Brain Dump: Collateral, Rise, For the People

Welcome to the scattered thoughts swirling around on the way out of my head in what I charmingly call a brain dump. This edition will talk about Collateral, Rise, and For the People. Continue Reading: Brain Dump: Collateral, Rise, For the People

6 Observations on 7 Years with Nurse Jackie

Nurse Jackie ended in 2015 after 7 seasons. This half-hour show on Showtime was widely considered on of the best shows on television, and for good reason. At a half hour, it may have been considered a comedy. In my mind, it was a serious drama with a bit of comedy included.

Because I don’t have Showtime, I never watched Nurse Jackie until I noticed all 7 seasons were available on Netflix. It took a while, but I’ve now seen every episode. Let’s talk about 6 reasons why it was so good. Mild spoilers ahead.Continue Reading: 6 Observations on 7 Years with Nurse Jackie