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When Shallow Has Depth

February 18, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been, for the last couple years, obsessed with a TV series that, to her, is unique. The series is Schitt’s Creek, on POP TV (shoutout to all Canandians) and now streaming on Netflix. She has a ticket to see the cast live this month and so she has been […]

Downton Abbey Wrap Up

January 13, 2016

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Like many fans who have nothing better to do, Life in the Boomer Lane has been engaging in hot discussions with other fans about the current (and final) season of Downton Abbey. Word on the street is that all the story lines will be wrapped up by the end of the series. LBL has decided […]

My Life in Front of the TV

March 12, 2015

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  For many years, Life in the Boomer Lane smugly told people that she didn’t watch network TV. She limited her TV viewing to shows on the Discovery and History channels (if religion consisted solely of archaeological hunts for the “real” Jesus and other mysteries of the Bible, LBL would be on board) , with […]

Downton Abbey: Open for Monkey Business

February 2, 2012

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Downton Abbey, now in its second season, is the latest crazy-popular PBS fare.  Set in Edwardian England, it was  created to bring Americans to the realization that we are a nation of slovenly, ill-speaking, processed food-eating, and reality TV-viewing dunderheads.  But it’s important to get some things straight right off the bat. No matter how […]

The Rise of Sexist Nostalgia

October 4, 2011

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More Magazine now alerts us to what they call “Fall’s Worst Trend: Sexist Nostalgia.”  Spurred on by the rampant success of Mad Men,  the show about a Madison Ave advertising agency at the start of the 60s, TV is now presenting Pan Am, a show about flight attendants, and The Playboy Club, a show about, […]

Time Travel Without Frequent Flyer Miles

July 9, 2010

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On Tuesday night, there was an installment of a special series called “Through the Wormhole” on the Science Channel, hosted by Morgan Freeman, which is the only reason Life in the Boomer Lane watched it. She doesn’t like Science. Worse, science doesn’t like her, and is constantly foiling her attempts to do things like live […]