The Masked Singer

The Masked Singer

TV Shows
OK, so there is this show on right now that actually sort of hurts me to watch. If you haven't seen "The Masked Singer" the idea is that "celebrities" dress up in elaborate costumes and then sing. The judges try to figure out who is under the mask. It is terrible. There really isn't any way to sugar coat it. It is not a good show. So why am I writing about it? Well I had in my head some sort of biblical point about the nature of celebrity and how our culture idolizes the wrong things. But when it came to actually writing it the whole thing just seemed forced. So I guess I just wanted to say that The Masked Singer is a terrible show.
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The Pluto Files and Why Netflix hates me

My Life, TV Shows
I have set up an old computer as a Netflix/Hulu box to sit beside my desk. I used to have a TV sitting here, but I moved it back into my bedroom. I didn't foresee the change from cable TV to Netflix causing me problems, but it does. Late night television isn't very good, so I got into the habit of having something on the television for background noise and tuning it out while I worked. Now I want some sort of noise in the background so I like turning on Netflix, but the problem is that I am picking what I want to watch with Netflix. This means that it isn't just "something that is on" but "something I want to watch." And that distinction means that I stop…
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X-Men Animated (1992) and TV Sass

X-Men Animated (1992) and TV Sass

My Life, Random Thoughts, TV Shows
Because of Netflix I am able to revisit shows from my past and share them with my 5-year-old son. I never really watched the X-Men cartoon when it originally aired, but I did catch it from time to time. When we were flipping through the Netflix kids list last week (looking for VeggieTales I think) Nathan saw this X-Men and wanted to watch it. So I thought we would give it a shot. I saw two things in that first episode 1) the themes really are too much for him to understand and 2) I would much rather him watch this than the horrible "Super Hero Squad" show that is aimed more at his age. I tried to watch the Super Hero Squad  show with him a few times, but…
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