📺 “Madam Secretary” Blame Canada | CBS

Watched "Madam Secretary" Blame Canada from CBS
Directed by Eriq La Salle. With Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend. When Elizabeth faces the daunting task of negotiating with Iran over their escalating nuclear program, she is determined to deal with the situation in a peaceful manner, despite the President's position of using military action. Meanwhile, Jason has new admiration for his father when he interviews him for a school report.

I was hoping for the new episode for the next season, but it turns out the premiere is next weekend. I thought I’d take a gander what episode 5 from the first season looked like just to see how much the series has changed. For a minute I was excited that Bebe Neuwirth was returning to the show.

Love the title of this episode which is a great take off on a song from the South Park movie ages ago. And look at Eriq La Salle directing. Sadly I haven’t seen his name very much since Writers & Artists merged with Paradigm.

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📺 “Blue Bloods” Playing with Fire | CBS

Watched "Blue Bloods" Playing with Fire from CBS
Directed by David Barrett. With Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou. Danny takes a case involving a drug cartel member he believes set his house on fire; Erin is given a promotion but finds herself in a challenging situation when both Danny and Jamie ask her for help with their investigation.

Kind of a “meh” episode to kick off a new season. Wouldn’t they want something more solid to capture new viewers, or is the general stability worth more to the network?

Here’s another show I ought to cut out of my rotation, but somehow can’t because the completist in me can’t quit. Maybe I should wait to binge it once the show finishes?

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📺 Colorado vs. UCLA – September 30, 2017 | FS1

Watched UCLA vs. Colorado - September 28, 2018 from FS1
Montez has 3 TDs as Buffs beat Bruins 38-16

I had some high hopes at the opening that UCLA might have some fight in them yet. Alas, another blow out that leaves UCLA 0-4 for the season.

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📺 This Week with George Stephanopoulos: 09/30/18: Dem: Kavanaugh ‘Only Person Who Didn’t Want’ FBI Investigation | ABC

Watched This Week with George Stephanopoulos: 09/30/18: Dem: Kavanaugh 'Only Person Who Didn't Want' FBI Investigation from ABC
Guests: Lindsey Graham, Mazie Hirono, Jerry Nadler, Alex Castellanos, Amanda Carpenter, Karen Finney, Julie Pace
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📺 Face the Nation, 9/30: Cotton, Klobuchar | CBS

Watched Face the Nation, 9/30: Cotton, Klobuchar from CBS

This week on “Face the Nation,” John Dickerson interviews Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Plus, our political panel will take a look at all that happened in Washington this week including the Kavanaugh, Ford hearing.

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