Posts tagged "TV"

She turned the world on with her smile: TV Icon Mary Tyler Moore dead at age 80

She turned the world on with her smile: TV Icon Mary Tyler Moore dead at age 80
There is nothing worse, in my opinion, than losing an iconic figure in your life. 2016 was rife with this phenomenon, from David Bowie to Carrie Fisher, and the more optimistic of us thought that we would get a slight reprieve in 2017. Sadly, that was not the case. Mary Tyler Moore, feminist pioneer and icon... Read more »

Steven Appreciates... The Beverly Hillbillies! (or "Lets all hop in the cee-ment pond with Miss Jane and Granny!")

Steven Appreciates... The Beverly Hillbillies! (or "Lets all hop in the cee-ment pond with Miss Jane and Granny!")
After a devastating election cycle and months of anxiety, I have decided to steer this blog back to what it was created for – a celebration of things I adore and want to analyze with my own brand of caustic wit. I always abide by that old adage attributed to writer Dorothy Parker: “The first... Read more »

Law & Order Syndrome: When too much of a good thing becomes "fatal"

Law & Order Syndrome: When too much of a good thing becomes "fatal"
Law and Order: 457 episodes Law and Order Special Victim’s Unit: 411 episodes (and counting) Law and Order Criminal Intent: 195 episodes Law and Order Trial by Jury: 13 episodes Law and Order Los Angeles: 22 episodes Law and Order UK: 53 episodes (and counting) (Source: IMDB) The above are just the raw facts of... Read more »
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Steven's Book Reviews: Baking with Amy (a cookbook) by Amy Bouzaglo of Amy's Baking Company fame

Steven's Book Reviews: Baking with Amy (a cookbook) by Amy Bouzaglo of Amy's Baking Company fame
“I don’t believe in twisting yourself into knots of excuses and explanations over the food you make.” – Julia Child Mrs. Child could have been talking about Amy Bouzaglo when she uttered that brilliant quote. I was first introduced to Amy Bouzaglo, along with many others, when she appeared on Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay’s TV... Read more »

The Death of The Character Actress: Doris Roberts, Celebrated Actress of Stage and Screen, is Dead at Age 90

The Death of The Character Actress: Doris Roberts, Celebrated Actress of Stage and Screen, is Dead at Age 90
Memories of Everybody Loves Raymond are sporadic for me, as I was a preteen during its prime. I remember my grandmother roaring with laughter at the show, mostly because I think she really identified with the character of Marie, the over-bearing, critical mother of the title character. Memories of that character have come to an... Read more »