Watched Last week’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah episodes

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah from Comedy Central
The Daily Show is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning program that looks at the day's top headlines through a sharp, reality-based lens. Along with the help of The Best F#@king News Team Ever, Trevor Noah covers the biggest news stories in politics, pop culture and more.

SEASON 22, EP 51
Donald Trump is sworn in as president, Roy Wood Jr. salutes Barack Obama, Desi Lydic tackles parenthood in a new America, and Joy Reid discusses “We Are the Change We Seek.”

SEASON 22, EP 46
The U.S. Ethics Office blasts Donald Trump’s divestment plan, Ben Carson begins his confirmation hearing for HUD secretary, and Cecile Richards discusses Planned Parenthood.

SEASON 22, EP 47
Donald Trump lashes out at John Lewis, Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold talks about covering the 2016 election, and Bryshere Gray discusses “The New Edition Story.”

SEASON 22, EP 48
President Obama makes last-ditch efforts to protect his legacy, Lewis Black reflects on the lack of star power at Donald Trump’s inauguration, and John Zimmer discusses Lyft.

SEASON 22, EP 49
Secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos undergoes a harsh Senate hearing, Michelle Wolf examines Donald Trump’s approval rating, and Samantha Power discusses her U.N. role.

PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 19, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 19, 2017 from PBS NewsHour
Thursday on the NewsHour, on the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration, the nation prepares for a new leader. Also: The president-elect's picks for Treasury and Energy face Senate scrutiny, a rocky presidential transition on national security, one woman's story about losing it all, Josh Earnest's years in the briefing room and a film explores the poetry of everyday life.

📺 Watched Face The Nation Episode aired on 12-25-16

Face the Nation from CBS, December 25, 2016
CBS' "Face the Nation" reflects back on 2016 and looks ahead to the coming year, with guests Stephen Colbert, host of "The Late Show," and our panel of CBS News correspondents.

I’ve been sitting on this for a few weeks and glad I kept it. Colbert gives a much more serious interview than I would have anticipated. His concept of not playing for teams is an interesting one.

Colbert’s tip for interviewing: “Don’t hold a pen.”

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📺 Watched Cast Iron Staples S17 | E1

Cast Iron Staples S17 | E1 from America's Test Kitchen
Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster debunk cast iron myths and share the basics for cast iron care. Then, Julia shows Bridget how to make the ultimate Cast Iron Steak. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews paper towel holders in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to Crisp Roast Butterflied Chicken with Rosemary and Garlic.
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📺 Watched "Blue Bloods" Not Fade Away S7 | E11

"Blue Bloods" Not Fade Away S7 | E11 from CBS, January 13, 2017
With Joseph Anderson, Narada Campbell, Omar J. Dorsey, Jeff Leaf. When Danny accepts a side job as a bodyguard for a recently released ex-con who took the fall for someone else, he uses the opportunity to go after the real criminal. Also, Gormley's wife, Sheila (Cady Huffman), asks Frank to give Gormley a bigger command position, and Jamie and Eddie witness a lovers' quarrel between two cops that leads them to reflect on their own complicated relationship.

A relatively up the middle episode. Good to see Baker get in some more significant screen time–perhaps a present before she’s away on maternity leave?

📺 Watched Shark Tank S8 | E12

"Shark Tank" S8 | E12 from ABC, Aired 01-06-17
With Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John. A line of dolls; cat companion products; an online shop for replacing men's undergarments; a patriotic coffee business; follow up on drain strain.

Terrifically sad to see the reaction to hearing that the underwear idea group had given away 75% of their ownership. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the oxygen leave the room so quickly on this show.

📺 Watched "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Charlie Rose/Hayden Panettiere/Jack Maxwell S2 | E72

"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" S2 | E72 from
With Stephen Colbert. TV host Charlie Rose (Charlie Rose (1991) and CBS This Morning (2012)); actress Hayden Panettiere (Nashville (2012)); TV personality Jack Maxwell.

Awesome segment with Charlie Rose. The Charlie Rose in a Can bit was particularly funny.

📺 Watched "America’s Next Top Model" Major Key Alert S23 | E4

"America's Next Top Model" Major Key Alert S23 | E4 from VH1, January 2, 2017
With Rita Ora, Ashley Graham, Law Roach, Drew Elliott.

Suckered into a second episode because it autoplayed after the last one. Not engaging enough to watch more than this one last episode. Unless something goes awfully awry, I could easily guess who the final contestants will be.

📺 Watched "America’s Next Top Model" Make Your Mark S23 | E3

"America's Next Top Model" Make Your Mark S23 | E3 from VH1, December 23, 2016
With Rita Ora, Ashley Graham, Law Roach, Drew Elliott.

I remember watching this in season 1 and 2. It’s definitely different, still stupidly addictive, but it’s also not as sharp as it used to be production wise. The primary difference seems to be the host has changed and the tagline has gone from “fierce” to “boss”.

📺 Watched Varsity Blues

Varsity Blues from Paramount, January 15, 1999
Directed by Brian Robbins. With James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Paul Walker, Ron Lester. A back-up quarterback is chosen to lead a Texas football team to victory after the star quarterback is injured.

One of those times that I get wrapped up in a cheeseball movie just because it happens to be on cable.

📺 Watched "Blue Bloods" Genetics

"Blue Bloods" Genetics S7 | E11 from CBS, January 6, 2017
Directed by Alex Chapple. With Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou. When Eddie and Jamie become overly involved in a complicated adoption case between the birth and adoptive parents, they ask Erin to help them settle the dispute without going to court. Also, Frank looks into reports of NYPD cadets cheating on their psychological exams, and Danny learns that Jack plans to enlist in the Marines after graduation.

Biological parents come back 5 years later to try to get their adopted son back?!

📺 Watched The 128th Rose Parade Presented by Honda

The 128th Rose Parade Presented by Honda from KTLA
KTLA’s live-stream of the 128th Rose Parade Presented by Honda in Pasadena occurred Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. It marked our 70th consecutive broadcast of the parade, which this year had the theme “Echoes of Success.” KTLA's live-stream of the 128th Rose Parade Presented by Honda in Pasadena occurred Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. It marked our 70th consecutive broadcast of the parade, which this year had the theme "Echoes of Success." Our "band cam," a raw feed of the parade’s bands, presented by Jack in the Box, is below:

Missing Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards…

Somehow I overslept and missed the B2 Bomber flying over the house on the way to kick off the parade.

📺 Watched Meet the Patels

Meet the Patels from Independent Lens | PBS
Actor/filmmaker Ravi Patel explores trying an arranged marriage in this charming comedic documentary.

This was cute and hilarious. Surely a feat of patience, editing, and storytelling. It reminds me of an Indian version of 20 Dates (Fox Searchlight, 1999), but with Indian parents instead of Elie Samaha pressuring the lead.

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