I’m reading “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen. It’s a Pulitzer Prize winning novel about a spy – a communist sympathizer living in America after the end of the Vietnam war.Continue reading “The Vulnerable Tissue of His Brain”
It’s a brain dump day. I plan to empty my head completely of thoughts about Rise, For the People and Station 19.
I watched the 2018 Benji in honor of my daughter. Tearjerking dog stories are not my normal genre, but my memory of her watching the original Benji in the late 1970s is so strong, I had to watch it. Continue reading “Review: Benji”
Station 19 is a spinoff from Grey’s Anatomy. There may be some cross over between the two because Dr. Ben Warren (Jason George) from the Grey’s Anatomy cast has given up surgery to become a firefighter. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Station 19”
Grey’s Anatomy started off season 14 with some new interns. The intern Casey Parker is played by Alex Blue Davis. I was absolutely thrilled by Casey Parker and the way he came into the story. Continue reading “Grey’s Anatomy Adds a Transgender Character”
Netflix first Spanish project is Cable Girls (Las Chicas Del Cable). I’ll review the 8 episode season 1 of this female-powered drama. Minor spoilers ahead.
Continue reading “Review: Cable Girls (Las Chicas Del Cable)”
Me, Myself and Her (Io e lei in the original Italian) is a 2015 romance from Italy. It features two women in love, which some reviews I read consider a revolutionary idea for an Italian film. Continue reading “Review: Me, Myself and Her (Io e lei)”
I haven’t done a brain dump in a while. My definition of a brain dump is sharing a few thoughts about several things at once. This time it’s Thursday night on ABC with Grey’s Anatomy, Notorious and How to Get Away with Murder on my mind. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Thursday Nights on ABC”
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. This year the major nominations feature many women led films and series with either lesbian or female transgender characters helming the lead roles. Continue reading “Women Led Media Dominate the GLAAD Awards Nominations”
When I wrote about what I wanted for the way Kalinda would exit The Good Wife, I knew it would be miles from whatever the writers dreamed up, and it was.
But it was perfect.
Kalinda Sharma, played by the wonderful Archie Panjabi, personifies mysterious. She keeps everything carefully guarded and holds her secrets close. That’s the way she departed.
She just left.
No explanations. No obvious goodbyes.
It was perfectly Kalinda.
Well, she may have told Alicia (Julianna Margulies) goodbye. The reason Alicia burst into tears after reading a note from Kalinda at the end of the episode was not clear. Alicia breaking down into tears is extraordinary. I cannot wait to find out what the note said.
Well done writers Michelle King and Robert King!
And, damn it all, I’m really going to miss Kalinda.
I hope any new show Archie Panjabi has lined up is a huge hit and makes us all glad she gave up Kalinda to take the new role.
A Newsy Footnote
Entertainment Weekly says Kalinda will make one final appearance on the show in the season 6 finale, but doesn’t explain if it will be a return visit or what. Much as I’d like to see her hug it out with Alicia, I actually hope for a series of flashbacks. Grey’s Anatomy just used a series of flashbacks to honor Patrick Dempsey’s years on that show. I don’t want The Good Wife to feel like an imitation of that. Yet, while everyone is discussing what happened to Kalinda and why she disappeared, it seems like a perfect time for a series of flashbacks of Kalinda’s prime moments.