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25 March 2007 @ 09:54 pm
First of all, I wanted to thank you all...  
...for your helpful comments and suggestions in my last post. I've modified the pages a little and have sent the links off... We'll see what happens. :)

I know that I haven't been speaking about my Grandmother a lot lately, but there really hasn't been a whole lot of news on that front (and no news is good news, right?) Sadly she's still in a lot of pain and they're trying to convince her to do the surgery, but she doesn't want to do it... She thinks because she's 94 she doesn't need it - everyone has tried to talk her into it, but she's a stubborn woman... My Mom is going to be up there this week spending time with her and I know she'll try to talk her into it. I should know more as the week progresses. If you can, please continue to think good thoughts for her.

On a completely separate note, I got my Mom addicted to "Six Feet Under"!! The best part is that she's fallen in love with the David and Keith storyline!! :) I finished watching Season 5 quite a while ago and I have to say... I cried through the entire last three episodes. What an amazing show!! I'm SO sad that it's over! :(

Some theatre related things I loved about the show:
  • David singing "Blow Gabriel, Blow" from Anything Goes in the episode entitled "The Silence" in which David and Keith sneak into Durrell's play.
  • Jason Graae makes a guest appearance as the LA Gay Men's Chorus director in season 3.
  • Amy Spanger (then wife of Michael C. Hall) appeared in the episode entitled "Static" as the sister of a war veteran who took his own life.
  • Harriet Harris guest starred as the battered wife of a boating accident victim in an episode in season 2.
  • David's obituary on the HBO site says that he went on to perform in dozens of local theater productions, including Weill and Brecht's "Threepenny Opera," Rossini's "The Barber of Seville," and as Ebenezer Scrooge in Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." :)
I really, really need to find a new TV series to watch... does anyone have any suggestions?

Tried watching "Brothers & Sisters" because I love Ken Olin's directing and I thought any show with Rachel Griffiths in it had to be good... But I saw the first episode and all the characters were so "pretty and perfect" and I just couldn't get into it... Does anyone watch the show? I only saw one episode, but it didn't grab me enough to want to see more.

If I didn't have such a thing about violence, I'd probably want to try watching "Dexter" - if only to gaze at Michael C. Hall some more... But Mark watches it and warned me that it's pretty gruesome and disturbing, so I think, at least for now, I should stay away.

Anyway, I should run and try to get more work done... Hope you've all had a nice weekend. And thanks SO MUCH again for all your comments and suggestions on my last post. HUGS to everyone!! :)
 
 
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Sheri: David & Keith #4shutterbug93 on March 26th, 2007 08:22 am (UTC)
Not too sure why "Brothers & Sisters" didn't grab me either, because I usually love Ken Olin's work. I wonder if the cast is just too big? It seems that with a show with a huge cast, sometimes it's hard to get into the various storylines. I still love Rachel Griffith, but her character in B&S is a bit too normal.

I've never seen "Desperate Housewives" or "Ugly Betty". I really haven't been watching very much TV at all, but I do think I need another series to watch to fill my "Six Feet Under" void. ;)

Thanks for your comment!!
waytoocoolrevwaytoocoolrev on March 26th, 2007 11:43 am (UTC)
You may like Brothers and Sisters more if you try again - they're not really perfect at all, in fact, they're quite a mess! I'm easy though; I watch CSI and Stargate SG-1, so there's always a show on that I like! I also have kept up with Grey's Anatomy, and really like Bones. House too, because Hugh Laurie is great, but he's so mean, I have mixed feelings about it.

Will Keep your Grandmother in prayer.
Sheri: David & Keith #2shutterbug93 on March 26th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
Hmmm.... maybe I'll give "Brothers & Sisters" another try. :) I have to admit that I only watched the pilot and admittedly there's not a whole lot that can be told from the pilot... If I had only seen the SFU pilot, I wouldn't have continued watching, I think...

I liked all the mix of characters in B&S, but they seemed too "nice" - if that makes any sense... The youngest son seemed to be the rebellious, wayward son, but he doesn't seem half as messed up as Claire... The gay son seemed to be at peace with himself and not conflicted at all, so unlike David - who spent the entire first season of SFU tormented and in the closet from his family because he was a Christian and was internally battling his own inner homophobia.

And you and my hubby like the same kind of shows!! The two of you would get a long really well. :) Mark loves CSI and all variations of Law & Order (it's ALWAYS on at our house) and Stargate SG-1. He also loves Heroes and Criminal Minds.

I've never been able to get into "Grey's Anatomy", I'm not really sure why...

Thanks for your prayers for my Grandmother!!
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on March 26th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
I definitely will continue to think good thoughts for your Grandmother!

I'm sorry, I'm not helpful in regard to the TV series. What I lately watched is "Dr. House" called here because Hugh Laurie caught me when I watched it for the first time. Still, he is very sarcastically and cynical and the time they show it is inconvenient for me. What means, with all the advertising I either can't watch the end or have to go very late for the last walk with Micki. And that is not so really my thing - not that I really had to fear that something bad could happen then (it's quiet here where I'm living) it's just my feeling.

And I always love to look at your pages. Hope one likes one of them. Big *hugs* to you, Sheri! :)
Sheri: David & Keith #5shutterbug93 on March 27th, 2007 09:02 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the good thoughts for my grandmother, Sabine! I really appreciate it! :)

Lots of people I know have been raving about "House" - I know that a reason I'd love to see it is for Robert Sean Leonard - who I've had a long standing crush on since I was 19 or so... :) Maybe I'll try to watch a few episodes. I really do need something to keep me occupied now that I whipped through "Six Feet Under"... :) And I've been spoiled by that show... others seem a little pale in comparison.

Thanks for the good thoughts on the web stuff, Sabine!! Big HUGS to you!!
lindasings on March 27th, 2007 05:30 am (UTC)
Oooh, I love Dexter (proof positive that I'm a teensy bit sick!)

Have you seen "Slings and Arrows"? I guarantee you'll love it. It's a Canadian show that airs on The Sundance Channel. DVD's are out for the first 2 seasons. Season 3 will be the last and those of us who love it are very, very sad.
Sheri: Michael C. Hallshutterbug93 on March 27th, 2007 09:07 am (UTC)
Ahhhh!!! You have great taste in TV shows!! Mark loves "Dexter" - and I love... well... Michael C. Hall. ;) My fear is that he's too great of an actor and I'll be a bit too disturbed watching him play a psychopath... I'm thisclose to saying heck with my adversion to violence and just start to watch it already... *SIGH*

I've never seen "Slings & Arrows", but I'm going to google it now - sounds great!! Thanks, Linda!!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 27th, 2007 09:15 am (UTC)
Okay, I just Wikipedia'd "Slings & Arrows" - any show that was created by Bob Martin, I just have to see!! Thanks for letting me know about it, Linda!!
karmastyxkarmastyx on March 27th, 2007 08:47 am (UTC)
I will keep your grandma in my thoughts.

As far as a show... a new series just started called The Riches on FX. It's only three episodes in. It's on Monday nights with encores on Saturday and Sunday. I really like it so far.
Sheri: David & Keith #7shutterbug93 on March 27th, 2007 09:11 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for your good thoughts for my Grandmother, Laura!! I really appreciate it. :)

I've heard of "The Riches!" Is that the one that stars Minnie Driver? I've seen the previews for it and Mark was just talking about it this past weekend - it sounds really good. :) Thanks for the suggestion!! :)

In a way, I wish I didn't rip through "Six Feet Under" so fast -- I should've probably stretched it out at least a bit longer, but it was SOOOO good that I had to keep watching!