Miniseries Marathon
The miniseries and I were made for each other, long-winded and going on forever!

Archive for the year 2015

To Be The Best (1992)

“Don’t go far, there’s a third coming soon.” I wrote that on August 12, 2012, having finished our discussion of Barbara Taylor Bradford’s “Hold The Dream.”  Before that, we had Barbara Taylor Bradford’s “A Woman of Substance.”  Now we have Barbara Taylor Bradford’s “To Be the Best.”  Is it?  Compared to what? Don’t answer that, […]

World War III (1982)

Well who didn’t love the Cold War?  Fifty years of scare tactics and on-purpose misunderstandings, not to mention bunkers and gender-undefinable East German Olympians, what’s not to love?  It was a loony period in world history.  To quote Mr. Sondheim, “everything was possible and nothing made sense.” And that brings us to “World War III.” […]