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Sep 12, 2017
Gary Holmes

The Impact of “Twin Peaks”

Twenty-six years ago David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” broke the mold for what a television series could be. No one had ever seen anything like it, but in the ensuing 26 [...]

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Sep 12, 2017
Gary Holmes

To Binge of Not To Binge

Last year Deloitte reported that 73 percent of Americans binge on television programming.  This report was dutifully publicized by the media despite being either: 1) obviously wrong, or 2) meaningless. [...]

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Sep 12, 2017
Gary Holmes

Here’s Looking at You Kid — Casablanca Turns 75

“Casablanca,” that quintessentially Hollywood concoction of romance, intrigue, cynicism, idealism, quips and patriotism, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.  Frankly this comes as a surprise because when I originally saw [...]

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Sep 12, 2017
Gary Holmes

Can This Marriage be Saved? Try TV Therapy

There used to be a saying that “The family that prays together stays together.” In other words, regular church attendance was thought to be good for stable, happy families.  When [...]

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Sep 12, 2017
Gary Holmes

So Much Comedy, So Few Laughs

Feeling a little down about the state of the world?  Wouldn’t it be great to turn on the TV and spend an hour just laughing?  Well, forget that.  TV has [...]

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Sep 12, 2017
Gary Holmes

Those Hazy Lazy Crazy Days of Summer

When people look back and romanticize the summers of their youth, they usually rhapsodize about swimming holes, the beach, boardwalks or picnics, but for me, what I most remember about [...]

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Sep 12, 2017
Gary Holmes

Happy Birthday Henry David Thoreau — A Dozen Great Quotes From “Walden”

July 12, 2017 is the 200th birthday of Henry David Thoreau, the godfather of the Green movement, the original proponent of civil disobedience, a likely virgin and one of the [...]

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Sep 12, 2017
Gary Holmes

The Violent World of Prestige TV

With the season finales of “Fargo” and “Better Call Saul” behind us, the prestige TV season is almost over.  There’s really only “Twin Peaks” to keep us going until next [...]

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Sep 12, 2017
Gary Holmes

Rethinking Twitter

Like a lot of people, I’m beginning to suffer from Twitter-fatigue and wondering whether I should just dump the whole thing.  Oh, for the old days, when the biggest complaint [...]

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Sep 12, 2017
Gary Holmes

Wondering About Wonder Woman

In the most recent “Wonder Woman” movie, the main character is never called “Wonder Woman.”  She’s “Diana.”   I hope that’s not a spoiler and if you’re worried about major [...]

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