Daily Archives: December 28, 2018

Suggestions Wanted For Throwback Thursday & Flashback Friday Posts

Many of my regular readers know that I’ve been writing Throwback Thursday and Flashback Friday posts for quite a few years now.

That being said, I am in need of suggestions for upcoming Throwback Thursday and Flashback Friday posts. I am open to both television shows (both fiction and reality shows) and movies. The criteria is as follows:

  1. The movie must have premiered in theaters at least five years ago.
  2. In regards to any suggestions for television shows, the pilot must have aired at least five years ago. I am fine with shows that are both still on the air and/or no longer on the air.
  3. I avoid horror movies like the plague, so please do not recommend any horror movies.

I look forward to your suggestions. Thank you for reading and have a good weekend.

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Flashback Friday-Long Island Medium (2011-Present)

After a loved one passes away, many of us question if they are truly gone or if they are still around us in some fashion.

Theresa Caputo, the star of the TLC show Long Island Medium answers those questions for her clients in every episode.Β  In her Long Island home and her community, she is able to communicate a message from a loved one who has passed away to their still living relatives and friends.

There are two perspectives on Long Island Medium. The first perspective is that communicating messages from the other world is a con game and Ms. Caputo knows how to play the game like a professional. The second perspective brings out the emotion in both the viewers and those who she gives readings too, giving them some relief that those who have passed on are at peace and still watching over us.

I recommend it.

P.S.

Saturday Night Live satirized Long Island Medium several years ago. It was hilarious.

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Flashback Friday-Rumor Has It… (2005)

Family history is a curious thing, especially when it inspires a well-known story.

In the 2005 film, Rumor Has It…, Sarah (Jennifer Aniston) and Jeff (Mark Ruffalo) are a newly engaged coupled. Sarah introduces Jeff to her family when they go to California for her sister’s wedding. During the visit to California, Jeff infers that Sarah’s father, Earl (Richard Jenkins) is not her biological father. Enter Beau (Kevin Costner), a successful author who may have had affairs concurrently with Sarah’s late mother and grandmother Katherine (Shirley MacLaine) back in the day. This leads Sarah to believe that the 1967 film, The Graduate is more than fiction. Like her mother and grandmother, Sarah falls for Beau’s charms, but she may end up losing Jeff in the process.

This film is an interesting one. It’s not exactly the typical romantic comedy, but it also does not use it’s source material as much as it could have.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.

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