Saturday, July 9, 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
The Summer in The Hampton’s has ended.
Who knew that a show about a doctor making house calls to the rich and needing would be good but Royal Pains was just that and a joy to watch each week.
Let us take same time to remember the fun times with the gang from HankMed…
There was our leader and namesake Henry “Hank” Lawson played by Mark Feuerstein. An E.R. doctor who was fired for saving a kid over a rich investor. No matter what the problem was from a broken born to a undiagnosed illness Hank was there to save the day, Even if he didn’t have the right medical tools he found a straw and a rubber band and Macgyvered the situation.
Hank didn’t do it all alone he had his brother Evan R Lawson played by Paulo Costanzo as CFO of HankMed it was his idea to bring concierge medicine to the Hamptons. He moved in with Hank and from Boris’, played by Campbell Scott (who I was lucky enough to spend a day with during a Lake Placid film festival and reason I started watching series) guest house a “company” was born. As kids their father (Henry Winkler) left and their mother died so Hank raised his younger brother Evan. They were always there for each other, even when they fought there was nothing that could keep them apart. Eventually Evan would fall in love with and marry Paige (Brooke D’Orsay) and she too would became part of HankMed.
But they couldn’t have done anything without PA Divya played by Reshma Shetty. She was with HankMed from day one and whenever the boys needed her she was there to help with a patient when Hank couldn’t. The true heart of the group.
And last but not least there was Jeramiah played by Ben Shenkman who may have not had the best bed side manner but was a good doctor and an even better man.
Goodbye beach fun, parties and pool side drinks-Hello Fall.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Created by Jonathan Nolan, I started watching POI when it premiered in 2011 mainly because I became a fan of Caviezel after the film The Count of Monte Cristo and have seen every episode since.
Each week the machine, which was meant to be used as a device for the government to find terrorists before they stuck, used every piece of technology it had throughout the city to “send” Harold, who recruited Reese on a task to stop the threat. Without knowledge of the machine or even how Reese knew what was about to happen Carter soon followed by Fusco and stepped in to help. It was a surprise when Carter died (and became Cookie Lyons on Empire) but the full time addition of Root and Shaw made the series still worth watching, even if the story went from a weekly procedural to a serial in which another all ominent machine called Samaritan began fighting against and wanted to kill our good guys.
Although at times Person of Interest was an intense show to watch it also gave the viewer hope and good always triumphed over evil.
And while the actors were wonderful in each role it was The Machine itself that was the most important character in the show and on a personal note I have to say I came to care for “her” and was sad when Harold and Root lost (as if she died) “her” for a bit early in the last season.
So here’s to the cast, crew and guests stars of POI you had one heck of a good show and I will miss seeing Jim Caviezel each week but not as much a Bear the adorable and wonderful Belgian Malinois. Good luck to whatever comes next for all!
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Our hero’s story continues as Captain America aka Steve Rogers played by the enticing Chris Evans is watching from a tall building in some foreign country as Falcon aka Sam Wilson played by the talented Anthony Mackie and Scarlet Witch played by Elizabeth Olsen locate and chase the bad guys through a busy market place. Cut to Tony Stark aka Iron Man played by the always worth watching Robert Downey Jr. in the middle of a crisis of conscience. Tony assembles those Avengers he can and a decision must be made, one that pits the group against each other as alliances are made and secrets are discovered.
Along with the first movie appearance of Black Panther played by Chadwick Boseman, Captain America: Civil War is an exciting ride full of action, humor and realness that will have the viewer wondering what will happen next!
It is a story of friendship and what it means to be loyal to a fault (and a choice between the two as Rogers wants to help Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier played by the superb Sebastian Stan even if it means hurting Tony). The chemistry between Downey Jr and Evans is flawless at portraying a friendship on the rocks as they argue over what the right thing to do is and encounter in hand to hand combat. I held on tightly to my action figure when it was time for the climatic fight scene. I watched as two sides of the same coin clashed in an amazing epic battle that includes appearances by a young untested Spiderman (Tom Holland) and new comer to the Marvel movie universe, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). Between the crazy good special effects of buildings collapsing and cars “flying” there are slow and perfect moments of sweetness and sadness throughout the film.
Vision (Paul Bettany), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), War Machine (Don Cheadle) and Emily VanCamp also star in this continuation of the best superhero film franchise I have come across. High praise for directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo and writers Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely and Mark Miller.
If I am being completely honest this film is the perfect example of escapism as the 2 and ½ hours flew by and I actually forgot Donald Trump was running for President.
The title says it all as Captain America: Civil War is everything you want it to be in a (almost summer) popcorn flick and is a joy to watch from beginning to end.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Along the way Alicia met Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) her first”boss” since law school, who would come to be an ally and friend. There was Cary Argos (Matt Czuchry) who started the same time she did and would butt heads in and out of the courtroom (for a short time they had their own law firm). Kalinda (Archie Penjabi) who started as a PI for Alicia and the firm but would become a true friend. Last but not least there was Will Gardner (Josh Charles).Will hired Alicia and had been in love with her his entire adult life, Alicia would fall in love with him but there relationship was cut short when Mr. Gardner was shot and killed during a trial (a real surprise to viewers). One final time we thank Will for showing Alicia that she could fall in love again and will never forget him.
Others who crossed Alicia’s path included- Eli Gold (Alan Cumming), who was Peter’s campaign manager and confidant for Alicia. Howard Lyman (Jerry Adler) and David Lee (Zach Grenier) the other two names on the law firms letterhead. Louis Canning (Michael J Fox) a worthy adversary in the courtroom for Alicia. Lemond Bishop (Mike Colter) one of Alicia’s many clients, a drug lord and all around bad guy. And Lucca (Cush Jumbo) who only appeared in the last couple of seasons but came into her own and was a good character to watch.
Thank you to the husband and wife team of Robert King and Michelle King for one amazing show and the well written, fascinating characters who we were allowed to follow season after season. The cast put everything they had into each episode and never disappointed. The Good Wife will forever be a Great Show