Jan. 30th, 2017

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Jan. 30th, 2017 04:00 pm
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Ah, I see they were prepared to have "The Leftovers" end with the second season. The main protagonist, that Garvey guy, makes it back home to find all his family and loves there. That would not have been a bad ending for the series, though one has to wonder why he enjoyed so much life-saving divine intervention. But it looks like, after a bit of a delay, they won an opportunity to have a third season that will air in a few months. However, while I love the idea of having another slate of shows to watch, I am kind of worried that they will not be able to maintain their pace and poetry. Then, it should be admitted, I recently felt bitten by the final season of "Rectify". The first three seasons of that show were masterpieces, I believe, but they somehow dropped the ball when they got their fourth season, and there was nothing salvageable in it. It felt like they tried hard but just couldn't find the rhythm and the purpose. In the event that I ever feel like going another round with "Rectify", I will conveniently forget that there was a fourth season. I am hoping that "Leftovers" will not meet that same fate, but that the writers will prove to be truly inspired, perhaps even divinely inspired. ... ... Prediction tweet: "it will not get better but worse as power intoxicates Trump & co. & probably end in calamity". That does not look like a bad bet. ... ... David Frum: 'In an online article for The New York Review of Books, the Russian-born journalist Masha Gessen brilliantly noted a commonality between Donald Trump and the man Trump admires so much, Vladimir Putin. “Lying is the message,” she wrote. “It’s not just that both Putin and Trump lie, it is that they lie in the same way and for the same purpose: blatantly, to assert power over truth itself.”' [The Atlantic] ... ... We already have a sort of mini-Saturday Night Massacre going on with Trump. He has fired his acting Attorney General for refusing to defend his controversial immigration ban. Trump's White House spokesman Sean Spicer said, “These career bureaucrats have a problem with [Trump's agenda]? They should either get with the program or they can go.” [NYT]

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