My Top 5 TV Show Spinoffs I Would Greenlight If I Were Calling The Shots (in no particular order)

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How I Imagine The Past Lives Of Russians That I Meet In America

Have you ever gotten that weird feeling of displacement when you meet a recent immigrant from another country and they are working a service level job and then you find out that they were like a scientist or doctor in their old life, but they came here to have a fresh start for their families and have to start all over again and work their way back up? I get those feelings all of the time and then in I can’t help but imagine what that old life was like.

This is what goes through my mind when I meet recently arrived people from Russia. I blame Hollywood.

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Noah – Movie Review (as a comment thread on Facebook)

I have seen Noah twice now and think it is a heady, beautiful film that finally gives the Noah story some substance beyond the kind of Sunday School/Bedtime children’s tale it has become in the last 100 years or so. I also realize it has turned out to be a fairly polarizing film for a variety of reasons. So, instead of writing a review of it, or even doing it as bullet points, I thought I would just post the comment thread from my FB page. (Nicole wins best comment.)

It all kicks off with my Twitter Review (which I cross-posted to FB). Continue reading