FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (2016)

What I watched: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) How I watched it: 3D in cinema Snacks: Popcorn & root beer Synopsis: Seventy years before Harry Potter enters Hogwarts, English wizard Newt Scamander stumbles around the secret world of New York’s magical community chasing after a suitcase of animals he has unwittingly set loose in the volatile city. Why […]

QI: “England”

What I watched: QI: “England” (original air date: November 16, 2007) How I watched: YouTube Snacks: white chocolate toffee crackle Synopsis: BBC panel series hosted by Stephen Fry who poses questions to which the right answer is not necessarily the best answer, but an exchange of “quite interesting” facts and tidbits is prized. Why I watched: This is […]

Chef’s Table: “Dominique Crenn”

What I watched: Chef’s Table: “Dominique Crenn” (original air date: May 27, 2016) How I watched: Netflix Snacks: Candy cane ice cream Synopsis: Each episode of this series looks at a different internationally renowned chef, examining in particular their approach to cooking and their restaurant and where that approach comes from. Why I watched: I have […]

Vicious: “Stag Do”

What I watched: Vicious: “Stag Do” (original air date: June 22, 2015) How I watched: Streamed Snacks: Brownie Synopsis: As Stuart begins wedding-planning, Freddie feels the pressure to bring in more money for the event by landing a high-paying acting gig on a television drama. Meanwhile, Ash is charged with planning the stag do. Why I watched: I […]

Vicious: “Ballroom”

What I watched: Vicious: “Ballroom” (original air date: June 15, 2015) How I watched: Streamed Snacks: 1/2 bagel with cream cheese Synopsis: Ash and his new girlfriend Jess have joined a ballroom course and the entire gang decide to spice up their own lives by joining as well. Why I watched: I watched the first series of this […]

THE OX-BOW INCIDENT (1943)

What I watched: The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) How I watched it: library-rented DVD Snacks: Tea Synopsis: All the men in a small western town ride out to try and find the killers of one of their community’s beloved ranchers, and to exact their vengeance upon the supposed murderers. Why I watched: I knew nothing about this film except that […]

QI: “Noble Rot”

What I watched: QI: “Noble Rot” (original air date: November 11, 2016) How I watched: YouTube Snacks: None Synopsis: BBC panel series hosted by the freshly appointed Sandi Toksvig who poses questions to which the right answer is not necessarily the best answer, but an exchange of “quite interesting” facts and tidbits is prized. Why I watched: This is one […]