Aging Is Amazing

The Golden Girls

If a concept like the one of Golden Girls (a sitcom about older women) would be pitched nowadays to any major studio, there are little to no chances of being seen through. And that is because, basically, Golden Girls was also about coming close to an end. Basically, it was also about dying. And now […]

God and the Duke

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“What’s this I hear- you got religion?”  John Wayne studied the man’s face for his reaction to the straight-forward question.  Duke had become acquainted with Stuart Hamblen when Hamblen had appeared in Duke’s 1945 film, “Flame of the Barbary Coast.” Even by then, Hamblen had become a well known womanizer, gambler, and alcoholic.  But something […]

Suffer the Little Children

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Caution: contains spoilers. The slow transformation of Carl’s character has been both disturbing and profound. At the beginning of the series, he is innocent, scared, and dependent upon the adults around him for reassurance and stability. When he is shot by Otis, his parents keep a nearly constant vigil by his side. Although we still […]