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changed my mind

Had to write and say – I’ve posted enthusiastically about Law and Order SVU, but now I regret it. The latest shows have taken a turn for the worse, way worse, unwatchably manipulative and violent. Someone else must be writing or directing, or else the producing team got pushed to extremes for some reason. Ratings? Really?

So, thank heavens I won’t waste time with it any more. It reminds me of when I was raving about the British series Sherlock, brilliant and witty, so Ruth said she’d watch. Unfortunately, she watched the last episode which was vile, nothing like the others, nauseatingly violent and stupid. She wondered what the #@# I was talking about. Don’t want you to do that too.

I just started to watch the Golden Globes and the host is unbearable, insulting, I turned it off. Am I getting too old and crabby for TV? No, because soon I’ll watch All Creatures Great and Small. If there’s violence, it will be a sick cow or a dog bite. That I can take.

It snowed, at last, and it’s pretty. Walked in the ‘hood, so lovely with the Christmas lights. As I may have said before, I am fond of where I live.

And … today’s chuckle — every editor’s silent mantra.

Tiggy and I are sitting by the fire. Over and out for today.



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