'Reservation Dogs,' 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,' 'Only Murders in the Building,' and much more accompanies your author's return to action
Wait...you wrote a book? How have you not mentioned this before?
Yes, great to see you. Oh, wishing you the very best.
Thank you for talking about Lonesome Dove. Even though I was a teen when it came out, I braked and watched with my parents. I treasure that memory. Now they’re both gone, I think I’ll appreciate revisiting it even more and thinking fondly of their reactions to Gus & Call & the gang. (My new side patio old time band name I guess lol.)
I think you’re right about the Gorn and that isn’t just my ecology degree talking.
Speedy healing to you.
We are in fact glad to see you! Wishing you good health news. 🙏
Deer Lady was pretty incredible, and on the OC, the revisit timing is funny because I’ve had Chuck on in the background lately and after hearing you talk about Adam Brody it made me think about how Chuck felt like a continuation of that character in some weird ways
Welcome back! Sorry to hear you’ve been dealing with health issues—wishing you a speedy and total recovery.
SO excited for your OC book. Even after the lovely and impressively thorough cast podcast there’s so much mystique around that show! I’m curious whether you get into the bullying comments from Mischa?
Glad to have you back, Alan! :)
Wishing you good health soon!
Every time a show begins with a scene and then a graphic that says "five months earlier" (or something like that), I think of you (see: "Billions"). Wishing you good health.
Best of luck with your recovery Alan!
I hope it is not inappropriate to say your Ozymandias recap from the hospital was the stuff of legend, like Kirk Gibson's walkoff home run. I hope your future review efforts don't come to that. But we're pulling for you.
Glad to see you're back, Alan! Here's hoping that your health issues are kept at bay.
Welcome back, I hope you make a full recovery soon. I missed the newsletter but I was reading chuck's old reviews (I think it's the last of your recommendations that I was missing) and once again you made me discover a great show. Best of luck!!!
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Alan, and hopefully this recent stint in the hospital is your last. I was in the hospital this summer and ill equipped entertainment wise. My God is flipping channels on cable dreadful. The highlights ended up being Golden Girls repeats and CNN during the bizarre Russian coup attempt. By the end of my stay I was watching Never Have I Ever on my phone like finding a glass of water in a desert.
I have never watched The OC! So I seem to be getting the message I should rectify that. Like you, I have enjoyed teenage TV shows despite being out of the demographic.
I have watched the first two episodes of Reservation Dogs but will be sure to read your recaps while I get to the third episode. Glad you’re back!
Welcome back and best wishes for continued recovery. Just hope you can find other ways of self-healing besides a Yankees turnaround.
Lonesome Dove has been a long time favorite. Watching 1883 made me want to compare and I just loved it again. Enough to own the blueray set.
Alan, just want to wish you all the best health wise. I first discovered you back in your old blog days, and I've followed you from stop to stop, since IMHO you're the best in the business. Thanks for all your great work, and I hope you have indeed been able to put your problems behind you.
Very happy to see you back. All the best on the health front.
The photo of James Garner reminded me that the Dean Devlin/Christian Kane collaboration - Almost Paradise - could use a plug. It's a wonderful throwback to the traditional weekly hourly show like the Rockford Files transported to the Philippines. (Sounds like the show's PR pitch, but it is a good description.) Devlin's shows are always fun and Kane always a delight in them. While my favorites are Leverage and the Librarians, this one is well worth the time. A new season dropped without much fanfare recently. A nice summer snack amongst the meatier fare.
Looking forward to catching up with Star Trek. Can't turn down a musical episode.
Always happy to see you - and wishing you a successful recovery.