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Kick this around

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If you haven’t started watching Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, or are in the midst of the series, don’t worry —

There are no spoilers here. Just one question (and kind of a tangential one at that).

Do bicycles not have kickstands anymore?

We see Clay Jensen ride around town as he tries to solve the show’s central mystery, and he throws his bike down on the ground like an unloved toy. He has bounced that thing off of cement, buildings, trees — you name it — and it’s been shoved into a lot of car trunks, too.

That bike gets no respect.

I have to think a kickstand would be a major improvement. But perhaps they just aren’t cool in 2017.

I don’t know….I may need 13 reasons way.

A letdown

Did you watch the summer finale of Pretty Little Liars?

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No spoilers here. Just suffice it to say that I found A’s reveal to be Pretty Lame.

You wait that long,  you want to be astonished.  I thought A was a bit of a yawn.

I do like the direction that the series is gonna take this winter. But again —

No spoilers.

Bloodline post-binge

I finished watching the 13th and final episode of season one of Bloodline, the new drama from Netflix, who just keeps churning out these excellent shows.
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I thought this might be a one-and-done, but they recently announced the show will be back for season two.

That explains a couple of things about the finale…which I won’t mention here.

I want you to watch it, of course, if you aren’t already. And here’s why.

  1. Ben Mendelsohn  — Apparently he is a leading actor in his native Australia, but even as much as I watch movies and TV, his face was new to me.  He is brilliant. Really. He quietly steals every scene on the strength of his character work alone.
  2. Water Torture — The show may take place at a hotel on the Florida Keys, but the layers of mystery that surround the family members are doled out in excruciatingly slow drips. And I love it. When you’re used to movie trailers giving away the entire film in less than two minutes, it’s nice to have a genuine surprise in every episode. This pacing fits the leisurely vacation location, too.
  3. Game of Thrones — Characters drop right and left; that’s why I thought the show was over in one season. The second year is going to be interesting, but I have faith in the strong–albeit bloodied–cast that remains.

So, add it to your Netflix queue.  You will thank me!

Blinded by the light

The mystery has been solved.

wpid-IMAG0380-1.jpgBack in August, I posted this picture of a number on a path that Rory Dog and I frequent in Central Park.

Although I was told it probably just referenced a date, I wanted it to mean something cryptic and symbolic and unfathomable.

I watch a lot of Castle.

And what did I find today across the fence line from the aforementioned mystery number?

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It wasn’t there the last time Rory and I walked that way, which was about three days ago.

So now we just have to wait and see if the number is removed.

Or changes.

Or is joined by a new set of numbers…and then Castle and Beckett are sure to appear to solve the mystery.

Now, that would be awesome.

Mystery number

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Rory and I happened upon this number on a path in Central Park today.

We walk there a few times a week, but this is the first time I have noticed it.

There were no visible pipes or drains that might link it to gas, water or electricity work.  No broken cement.  No upturned earth.

Just these carefully penned numbers…what could they mean?

It’s probably something quite mundane, but much more fun to think otherwise.  A Castle case or clue aka Pretty Little Liars.

We’ll check it again in a few days…

Will the plot thicken??