I thought Brie Larson was phenomenal in the AppleTV+ limited series Lessons in Chemistry. The 1950s period drama is based on Bonnie Garmus' 2022 novel and includes not only a brilliant pair of scientists in love, sexism, homophobia, racism, cooking, a legal battle over eminent domain, Beau Bridges, and dastardly Christians, but several scenes about rowing and a homemade erg. And don’t even get me started on the dog’s point of view episode. <chef’s kiss>
Sportico published a great article this month that should really drive home just how much American football dominates television broadcasting right now. NFL Swallows TV Whole, With 93 of Year’s Top 100 Broadcasts details the stranglehold the NFL has on the country’s advertisers. And three of the remaining top 100 were college games! So really 96 out of 100 broadcasts last year were football.
Every month I get a worthless email from DirecTV touted as my “snapshot”. It’s just a marketing email with links to pay my bill!
It would be really awesome, though, if they actually sent me a summary of my viewing habits for the month instead. “You watched twelve hours of American Ninja Warrior,” for example. Or, “Your living room DVR played 37 hours of the smooth jazz music station this month.”