Thursday, 25 July 2013

By on July 25th, 2013 in netflix, science kits

16:01 – Barbara and I have started watching One Tree Hill, which revolves around two high-school basketball players and their extended families in small-town North Carolina. It’s set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, NC, which is apparently in the extreme northeasternmost part of the state–somewhere around Essex, Massachusetts if the 01928 zipcode is to be trusted. So far, the series seems decent, and there are multiple cuties for me to watch.

We rotated this series in to replace Glee, which we dropped a couple episodes into series three. Barbara thought it was getting repetitive. I thought it jumped the shark midway through series one. Finding out that the late Cory Monteith, the male lead, had been not just a doper but an actual junkie pretty much sealed it for me. I had no desire to watch a dead junkie. And, like most straight guys, I don’t particularly like show tunes, which it seemed was all they were doing for the last several episodes we watched.

Science kit sales are picking up, although not to the extent I’d expected. We’re shipping kits at a 15 to 20 per week rate, which is accelerating. I’d hoped to be at a 30 kits/week rate by late July or early August. Still, I guess I should be careful what I wish for. Shipping 15 or 20 kits a week is sustainable; shipping twice that would get very hectic very quickly.

8 Comments and discussion on "Thursday, 25 July 2013"

  1. ech says:

    A TV suggestion: Try Warehouse 13. Syfy surprised me with this one. If you accept the premise that there are special artifacts, mostly connected with historical figures, that have good and bad powers, it’s worth watching. Seasons 1-3 are available free on Amazon Prime, season 4 just came out on DVD, season 5 will wrap up the series with 6 episodes next year. And like many of your favorite shows, it’s filmed in Canada with a lot of Canadian actors.

    If you can accept the premise behind Firefly, you should be able to accept this. Remember that in that universe, all the action takes place in one solar system.

  2. OFD says:

    Mrs. OFD and MIL seemed to get a slight kick outta “Glee” but Mr. OFD, not even close, zero interest. Tried first couple of episodes of “Warehouse 13” but that did not send me, either. Now watching “Longmire” which is OK and seems to get better with each succeeding episode.

    Some of OFD’s paternal ancestors settled the Essex and Ipswich area in the 1630s, having arrived in the Great Migration and the Winthrop Fleet; one such colonist lived in Salisbury but fell afoul of the local Puritan nabobs and moved out, sailing in an open boat in winter around the outer Cape and they were the first Euro settlers on Nantucket, landing at Madaket, the westernmost point of the island, in 1659. OFD also has distant cousins in Virginia and the Carolinas, some of whose ancestors had been there in 1609.

    Hit the high fotties last night up here; and on a little recon drive I did earlier this afternoon I noticed leaves turning red and orange on some of the bog/marsh/farmland area near the Lake; things are back to nommul.

  3. Lynn McGuire says:

    I am finding “Longmire” to be excellent. And the spinoff from “The Closer”, “Major Crimes” is also excellent with G. W. Bailey ( ) in his prime curmudgeon-ness. And it was a shock to see Tom Berenger getting old like the rest of us even though he is 64 now.

    I used to like “Warehouse 13” but it burned out on me in season 3. I’ve got it on the dvr for emergency viewing though. Am still enjoying “Falling Skies” but it is burning out on me along with “Teen Wolf”. “Rizzoli and Isles” is still good but getting a little too familiar also.

    It was tough to catch everything on Monday nights in the Spring with my two tuner dvr. “Hawaii 5-0”, “Castle”, etc. I may need to upgrade to the new 5 tuner Genie dvr.

  4. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    A TV suggestion: Try Warehouse 13.

    Added to queue. Thanks. I suspect Barbara won’t want to watch it, but we’ll see.

  5. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    We watched Longmire and liked it.

  6. OFD says:

    “And it was a shock to see Tom Berenger getting old like the rest of us even though he is 64 now.”

    Check him out in the Hatfields and McCoys three-part series that HBO or whoever did last year or the year before; it’s on Netflix. Nearly unrecognizable. And a really mean dude, too.

  7. jim` says:

    Warehouse can be clever at times. The writers throw out a bone on occasion. The series which has really disappointed me is _Grimm_, I think recommended by someone here. It started out stylish, and with a wonderful premise but by the end of 1st season has developed into mundane, predictable, melodramtic crap.

    Best thing I’ve seen in ages was a 5-part miniseries_The Fall_ a BBC production with Gillian Anderson. Yeah, Agent Scully. She just gets better with age.

  8. Miles_Teg says:

    Quote of the week:

    “Huma comes from the Clinton school of forgiveness – power is more important than dignity,” Mr Weiss says.

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