Letters to Tuvia Y2/#sol17 Day 21: Late to the Party (3-21-17)

Morning T and Slicers,

I’m grabbing a few minutes in between coffee #1, early news and then the shower, dressing…and then I’m off to visit Jack at his school- a morning in a school.  Slice #22…

But for now,  This is Us has taken me over.  Yes, of course I’m still glued to the TV,especially yesterday, when Comy was being interviewed for 5 hours.

BREAKING NEWS: Trump and his gang are under investigation for their ties with Russia. and  there is no evidence that Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped. DUH!!!

Cheers to Representative Adam Schiff for his powerful presentation connecting the Russia/ Trump dots, inspired by Rachel?

 

BUT… I just can’t live on the fight for freedom alone.Distractions are essential for sanity. This is Us, binging is working.

I don’t know why I’m late to the party, the buzz has been good and  my sister-in-law has been raving about the show all season. Finally, last week, during my Blizzard sleep over in Ellenville we watched the last episode together.   Quietly, I pledged to go home and give it a serious chance to take me over.

I clicked around and found it for free on On Demand. It didn’t take long to grab  and hold me: a wonderful story, great acting, music and a clever construction moving from present to past, to mid past, to present. Just a  simple story…a young couple in love creating a family…. growing together with the usual obstacles and conflicts, but it’s FRESH and it’s TV.

I have to slow down now… I’m up to episode 8 and soon I’ll be joining the fans impatient for season 2 to begin again next Fall.

Yes, Tuvia, I think you would have loved it too. We did some great tv binging… an all nighter once for the first season of 24.

Thanks Marla, you win.

Bonnie S.

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8 thoughts

  1. The first episode left me confused, but after talking to friends, it untangled. What a clever concept to move from present to past so seamlessly. I love this show and the story it is weaving. Glad you gave in and found it. It’s something to reach the heart during the times when news leaves you with a gut-ache.

  2. Last week I posted about mourning the final episode of the season. Yes indeed it is a much needed distraction from the “event” around us. No matter if you are late to the party – you now know the power of This is Us!

  3. I discovered a few years ago that binge watching shows is my favourite! It started with “Lost”, which I had never watched when it was on TV. Every time I sat down to feed my infant son I watched an episode. I finished all the seasons in one month. Now this has become my July tradition: pick a show and watch it all! I usually save this for summer, but spent most of February and March watching “Once Upon a Time”. Just finished last night. I think I can go back to reading now!

  4. I haven’t seen it either, Bonnie, but maybe now! I just cannot watch MSNBC all the time, but it’s hard to pull myself away!

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