My wife and I just binged Fleabag on Amazon Prime Video. Easy to do, since the two seasons add up to a total of 12 episodes (or about half of what a single season of network television used to be). Easy to watch, since the dialogue was brilliant, frank, witty, and hilarious—not to mention that it all takes place in London (our second favorite city, after New York, where we live).
Myfanwy meets her sister in The Rook 1.6 -- assuming she is her sister, real family. This in contrast to Checquy, who act as if they're her family. Checquy is certainly as dysfunctional as many families, we'll give them that. (I like how each of the Checquy pronounces their name slightly differently, you notice that?)
That's what Roger Ailes says in The Loudest Voice 1.6—"television has replaced the political party."
Years and Years had an especially powerful finale last week. In part because it was, in effect, a two-part finale. In part because each part was so strong.
The headline of the second part of the Second Democratic Presidential Debate on CNN last night is that Joe Biden did a lot better than he did in the First Democratic Presidential Debate on MSNBC last month. He was still a little inarticulate at times, and a little too prone to let the moderators interrupt him, but he was very impressive. And so was just about everyone else on stage in Detroit tonight.
I thought the first part of the second 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate, on CNN last night, was much better than the first part of the first 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate on MSNBC last month. By "much better," I mean that almost every candidate on the stage expressed her or himself better than what we saw last month.