I understand! I usually read them but the other day I just didn't feel like it and figured if they really wanted me to know they'd have said the words! I did read one the other day that was fairly integral to the plot.
Not sure if it was a Christmas show but did anyone else watch Mario Lopez as Colonel Sanders in the Lifetime 15 minute "mini movie" that was basically an ad for KFC? I loved it; it was camp in all the right ways.
One complaint I have this year is when they assume everybody can see their stupid text conversations. Other shows do it too, but I've particularly noticed it on the Xmas movies this year. My TV is not large, so I have to pause the screen in exactly the right spot, get up closer to the TV to be able to see the texts well enough to read them.
What do people who have vision problems and rely on hearing to fill in the gaps do? Or, for that matter, illiterate people?
I wish they'd start reading them out loud echo-y like they do when they're "thinking". It seems a simple fix. I hate having to read shows anyhow, but really hate when I can't even see them to read them.
I SO agree with you. My TV in our bedroom is 32", which was large when we got it 13 years ago. It's mounted on the wall but quite a distance from where I view it in bed. Even with my eyeglasses on, I can't make out the texts. In the living room, the TV is larger and I even sit much closer on the couch and still can't make it out as it airs. I'm not interested enough to pause and try to read. I know it's not my eyesight as it doesn't change much from year to year.
I spent last evening/night watching one movie after another on Hulu. They were all at least 5 years old with unknown actors which makes me think they were old Hallmark movies; but, they were new to me. All featured Santa in one way or another with such sweet stories.
I ignored Christmas movies since I gave up the Hallmark channel, so this was a treat.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker, (attributed) Established 2005 28,473
Baking It, a holiday-themed baking show with a $50,000 prize, drops on Peacock Dec. 2nd (today). Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg are hosts, and the judges panel consists of four grandmothers (who are also expert bakers). All six episodes drop together.
I'm three episodes into Baking It, and it's a lot of fun. It's basically a Making It spinoff, but it has all the charm of Great British Baking Show. The contestants are family pairs, and they are all fun and likeable, really well cast. The Granny Judges are a hoot. Maya and Andy are (of course) very funny. They randomly make up songs about things during the show... after 3 episodes it's still charming to me, but we'll see if it still is after watching all 6.
Starting tonight at 6:05 PM (and tomorrow afternoon), Freeform is showing Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on the 25 Days of Christmas. It's not all of the classics, but at least it's some of them.
While they are not really holiday, I am posting about the three LIVE shows that were on in the past week---ANNIE, Different Strokes and FACTS OF LIFE.
ANNIE was well done and I enjoyed the supporting characters but I was disappointed in the characterization of Annie. Normally she is very perky and cute. While I am sure the young girl playing the part went through a lot of auditions, I did not think that the choices they made suited the character that we have grown to love.
The two reboots of the sitcoms were dreadful. It made no sense to have middle aged adults playing teens. I would not have one good thing to say about either show.