Category Archive: Recommended

I Can Recommend: Gardening Edition

I Can Recommend: Gardening Edition

Monty Don I sometimes wonder what it is about British TV that we find so entertaining. Sure, there are charming hosts with funny aphorisms and accents. But the sheer abundance of quality shows that are unlike anything we see in the US is confounding. My guess is that...

I Can Recommend… Meat Thermometer Edition

I Can Recommend… Meat Thermometer Edition

I realize some may scoff at the use of a thermometer when a "real" chef can just feel when meat is up to temperature. I prefer data. I use meat thermometers near the end of the cooking process and place the probe into the meat and leave it there until it reaches...

I Can Recommend: Movies to Stream

This week I have three very different movies to recommend. In fact, you could say that the theme of the week is variety. Stowaway (Netflix) A team of three is on a mission to Mars and discovers that someone else is on the ship. I enjoyed this movie because it's well...

I Can Recommend: Octopus Edition ๐Ÿ™

I Can Recommend: Octopus Edition ๐Ÿ™

Octopuses are having a moment right now and I admit to being fascinated by them. If you're wondering, the plural of octopus is not octopi because the word comes from Greek and not Latin. Anyway, here are my recommended octopus stories in four forms: โ€‹My Octopus...

I Can Recommend: Triggered (the Movie) ๐Ÿ’ฃ

I Can Recommend: Triggered (the Movie) ๐Ÿ’ฃ

The recommendations below also appeared in my weekly newsletter: Ready for Rain, Issue #97 โ€“ SMASHBURGER! Triggered (Hulu) - Triggered is not a good movie in terms of minor things like acting. It's clearly low budget and many elements seem overdone, from the make-up,...

I Can Recommend: Behind Her Eyes, Midnight Diner

I Can Recommend: Behind Her Eyes, Midnight Diner

The recommendations below also appeared in my weekly newsletter: Ready for Rain, Issue #96 โ€“ The Sticky Notes Charleston, SC My friend Dave, a Ready for Rain subscriber, recently asked how we can watch so many shows with day jobs and all that is going on with building...

I Can Recommend: 2-8-21 โœ…

I Can Recommend: 2-8-21 โœ…

The recommendations below also appeared in my weekly newsletter: Ready for Rain, Issue #92 - Hibernating in the PNW The theme for this week's recommendations: school girl comedies and con artists. Derry Girls (Netflix) - A comedy about Catholic school teenagers in...

I Can Recommend: 2-2-21 โœ…

I Can Recommend: 2-2-21 โœ…

The recommendations below also appeared in my weekly newsletter: Ready for Rain, Issue #91 - Because It's Cool We've been re-watching movies from the not-so-distant past, so that's my focus this week. Lost in Translation (Amazon) - A top ten movie for me. Scarlett...

I Can Recommend: 1-26-21 โœ…

I Can Recommend: 1-26-21 โœ…

The recommendations below also appeared in my weekly newsletter: Ready for Rain, Issue #90 - What Does It Want To Be? Hotel Mumbai (Hulu) - A gripping and action-packed film that recounts the true story of terrorists who took over the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai...