Throwback Thursday-Junior (1994)

They say that you can never truly know a person until you walk a mile in their shoes. I’d like to add something to that. A man can never know what it is to be a pregnant woman until he himself is pregnant.

In 1994 movie Junior, Drs. Alex Hesse (Arnold Schwarzenegger), Larry Arbogast (Danny DeVito) and Diana Reddin (Emma Thompson) are working on a new drug that they hope will prevent future miscarriages. When the funding they very badly need does not appear and human test subjects are denied to them, Dr. Hesse agrees to be the test subject. It all starts off well, in the name of science and humanity. Then Dr. Hesse  starts to bond with the child growing inside of him and the situation is no longer black and white.

This movie is very interesting. It explores what happens when emotions,the questioning of morals and science mix.

Do I recommend it? Maybe. The cast is excellent, but even for a comedy, it’s a little heavy.


Throwback Thursday-Boston Public (2000-2004)

It is often said that who can’t do, teach.

I happen to know from personal experience that teaching is not easy. It takes a certain kind of person to stand in front of a room of 30 young people and try to impart knowledge.

The television show Boston Public (2000-2004) was the story of a diverse group teachers working at a public high school in Boston. Lead by Principal Steven Harper (Chi McBride), the staff try to do what is their best for the students while maintaining a life outside of the classroom.

I found this show to be refreshing and entertaining. When plots revolve around school, the focus is more often than not on the student rather than the teacher. It was a nice change to see that the focus was on the staff, not the students. And as someone who is very close to the teaching profession, I appreciated that the show focused on the complications that often occur when one chooses to teach for a living.

Do I recommend it? Yes.


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