Psyche and the Mentalist are both shows that have detectives who are very good observers. People watching them think they have esp. Of the two show I like The Mentalist more. Simon Baker projects a wonderful benevolence. Psyche while it has the wonderful Dule Hill as Gus. The lead James Rodale just comes across as brash. I must it is nice to see TV shows that debunk esp rather than giving the character super powers.
As the reader of this blog I know I posted some dumb comments about the show Monk. I wanted to draw reader's attention to the latest episode which has the wonderful actress Gina Rowlands in it. She is wonderful. The show continues to be beautifully written. All of the regular cast is good.
The musical Gypsy which has had a revival has closed. This one was with Pattie La Pone. La Pone played Momma Rose Gypsy's mother. I think musical actresses who reach a certain age get to do Momma Rose. Pattie was very good and won a Tony.
Best Political Event: The Heller Decision by the Supreme Court. Restrictions on the right to bear arms have been given a great blow. The Supreme Court recognized the right to bear arms as an individual right Worst Political Event: The loss of divided government at the Federal level. Obama's election is both good and bad. We are transcending race which is good. Obama has many bad ideas which the Democrats in Congress may enact which is bad. The Silliest Effort From the Obama Election: T
Most Interesting Cable TV show: Dexter on Showtime. The season just completed was very well done. Best New Network TV show: The Mentalist with Simon Baker on CBS Worst Trend on TV: The continued "reality" shows. They are not "real". Best Long Running TV Show with better scripts: Law & Order on NBC Sam Watterson and Linus Roach are great fun to watch as they fight to become the most important man in the DA's Office.
Best movie I've seen: The Singing Revolution. The Singing Revolution is a documentary about the resistance to the Soviet Union's take over of Estonia and the way the Estonians used their love of choral singing. Worst movie I've seen: Don't get to many movies. Worst piece of News about Objectivism: The cancellation of the 2009 TAS Summer Seminar. Best Book President Elect Obama should read: The Forgotten Man about how FDR prolonged the Great Depression. Best Political Book: Liberal Fasc
I saw the original with Frank Sinatra and Janet Leigh. I have not seen the remake. The original is a good movie with Angela Lansberry's best role as Raymond's mother. Raymond's mother is the original mother from hell and Angela has great fun with the role. Lawrence Harvey is not as good as Raymond. Brainwashing would not work as successfully as it does in the movie. After John Kennedy's assassination Sinatra withdrew the film but at some point he allowed it to be shown. I can understand
This is title of wonderful article by David Kelley some years when there was in-fighting between TAS and ARI. It is going to my position on the question of whether Obama is a natural born citizen. I have better things to do.