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What to Watch

TV shows and movies

  • Seeing Book Club the Movie with my Book Club
    Books,  Family & Friends,  What to Watch

    Seeing Book Club (The Movie) with My Book Club

    Tuesday night was the scheduled night of our May book club meeting.  We decided we should use this time, instead of discussing this month’s book, to see the new movie “Book Club”.  If you haven’t seen the movie, you should.  I think you’ll like it. What’s it about? This movie is about four women who’ve been lifelong friends and started their book club years ago.  I’m not sure how old they are supposed to be in the movie – maybe their late 60s/70s?  (The actresses are all over 70 except for Mary Steenburgen, who’s 65.)  They’re all very successful but are at different points in their lives, which is typical of…

  • Hooked on Food Network
    In the Kitchen,  What to Watch

    Hooked on Food Network

    I became hooked on Food Network in the early 2000s. I loved watching the cooking shows on the weekends and learning new techniques and trying new recipes. But the shows have changed over the years. It’s more about entertainment now than about actually learning how to cook. I still watch, just with different expectations. The beginning I started watching on the weekends.  Saturday mornings were full of “how to cook” shows.  I would wake up early (6:30) and turn on the TV while I was still in bed and watch whatever was on.  My favorite was “Everyday Italian” starring Giada de Laurentiis.  I liked her approach and learned a few…