I should probably have better anticipated what was coming here. Within moments I could not but think that Succession is based on the Murdoch clan crossed with the Trumps.
Appropriate today, I think for a “repost.” Aside from the very end, I originally posted what follows on November 28, 2017…
I have learned over the years that writing “sex” is tremendously difficult. The fundamental problem is trying to put sex into words: I write such scenes over and over…
You may know I try mostly to keep a relaxed tone here. I’m not interested in being contentious. However, there are times when even a romance-history-fiction novelist has to speak … Continue reading My Novels, My Characters, My Business
Yesterday, we watched the first two episodes of Big Little Lies starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman: Within moments as the first episode opened, this program felt gratingly familiar. If … Continue reading Little Big Annoyances
We’ve been watching the political-melodrama U.S. TV series Madam Secretary. But you don’t need to know the details of the program to get this post. I thought I’d use it … Continue reading Viewed From This England
Have you been watching Victoria? We set up to record it before we went off to France. We came home to find the first three episodes happily awaiting viewing. I … Continue reading Victoria Again Reigns
Caught up in writing and other life matters, I had somehow totally missed promos for this new BBC series. I learned of its existence only last night just after the … Continue reading Starring Not That Louis
The other day, we had a vital Amazon delivery: It arrived while I had been doing bits of work around the house. My London-born wife was out. That’s one of … Continue reading It’s Not Just About Enjoying “Downton Abbey”
The other night Sir Bruce Forsyth was a guest on the BBC’s One Show. He has been best known most recently as host of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. The … Continue reading Talking With The Cast
My novelist uncle in Rhode Island was messaging me again yesterday. It wasn’t about writing or books, which I actually find useful. This time is was about the NFL’s New … Continue reading An NFL Team In London?
The USA Eagles are 2500-1 underdogs to win the Rugby World Cup 2015. So what? Only 20 countries play in the final tournament – which is being held here in … Continue reading USA Eagles In The Rugby World Cup 2015
While watching several West Wing episodes again recently, it struck me once more. Remember when President Bartlet’s daughter, Zoe, had the French boyfriend? Jean-Paul? He resembled Rafael Nadal. He was … Continue reading Crazies And Villains (A Nationality Predictor)
I sat through the 4th episode of The Affair. He took her to Block Island. Ugh. They’ve ruined Block Island now, too. You may have already read my reactions to … Continue reading Blockhead On Block Island
It’s Friday. Yesterday was “heavy.” Let’s have some fun. Before you read on, if you missed the earlier post on this subject, you may want to click here. The caveats … Continue reading What Did Montauk Do To Deserve This?