📺 “The Americans” One Day in the Life of Anton Baklanov | Amazon Prime

Watched "The Americans" One Day in the Life of Anton Baklanov from Amazon Prime
Directed by Andrew Bernstein. With Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru. Philip and Elizabeth's home and work lives collide in new and dangerous ways. Nina struggles to figure out her next steps. Arkady assigns Oleg and Tatiana to an operation with uncertain potential.
Watched "American Idol" 201 (Auditions) from ABC
With Ryan Seacrest, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan. Aspiring singers in Louisville, Kentucky; Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Los Angeles; New York and Denver see if they have what it takes to earn a coveted golden ticket to Hollywood.

The show has gone downhill a lot. They just haven’t gotten any chemistry at all. There isn’t anything interesting about any of the judges. The level of the contestants has slipped in comparison to prior years as well.

📺 “The Americans” Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep? | Amazon

Watched "The Americans" Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep? from Amazon Prime
Directed by Stephen Williams. With Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru. Philip and Elizabeth struggle with the gravity of unexpected collateral damage.

📺 “The Americans” Walter Taffet | Amazon

Watched "The Americans" Walter Taffet from Amazon Prime
Directed by Noah Emmerich. With Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru. Philip and Elizabeth feel the weight of a family secret while following up on the KGB's interests.
Watched "The West Wing" Impact Winter from Netflix
President Bartet's attack of multiple sclerosis requires hasty reorganization of the summit in China. Unable to endure the long meetings, he becomes frustrated when the Chinese take advantage of his absence to drag their feet over North Korea. Back at the White House, Josh is told by NASA that a large asteroid is on a collision course with earth; staffers are unsure whether to prepare for the end of the world or not. Donna becomes frustrated when Josh continually postpones what she says is an important conversation. With the New Hampshire primary looming and Vinick looking like a formidable opponent, Josh and Leo try to find a Democratic presidential candidate they can believe in.
Watched "The West Wing" A Change Is Gonna Come from Netflix
Directed by Vincent Misiano. With Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina. After spending months negotiating a difficult summit with China, Josh is dismayed to learn that the President accepted a flag symbolizing Taiwanese independence. Vice President Hoynes appears on television to promote his book and indicates a desire to return to politics. With the Iowa caucuses only a few months away, Vice President Russell and others begin positioning themselves to win the ...
Watched "The West Wing" The Dover Test from Netflix
Directed by Laura Innes. With Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina. The glow of the Middle East peace deal begins to fade once the hard reality of implementing change begins. Josh becomes involved in the Patient's Bill of Rights, which is becoming a political football as the Vice President and Congressman Santos both try to out-maneuver each other and the Republicans. C.J. continues to be unimpressed with Toby's performance as press secretary when he gets into a ...
Watched "The West Wing" The Hubbert Peak from Netflix
Josh visits a car dealership and is seduced by both a hybrid and a monster SUV, despite knowing that Congress is unlikely to raise fuel efficiency standards. For political cover as well as genuine concern, he meets with representatives of the alternative energy industries. Charlie has graduated from college and is reluctant to keep his promise to the President of finding a "real" job.

“Dolley Madison was maybe 5’3″.”
CJ stands…

Watched "The West Wing" Liftoff from Netflix
Directed by Alex Graves. With Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina. C.J.'s first day as Chief of Staff gives her a new appreciation for Leo's skill in the role. While struggling to keep up with her hectic schedule, she must handle the sudden appearance of abandoned Soviet nuclear material, counter political maneuvering within the Cabinet, and assert her authority with the staff and the President. Toby conducts a press briefing after which C.J. orders him to ...

I always loved this episode. Fun to watch CJ adjusting to her new job and taking over in the end.

Watched "The West Wing" Third-Day Story from Netflix
Directed by Christopher Misiano. With Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina. Leo is found in the woods and rushed to hospital; the staff struggle to hold the peace deal together without a Chief of Staff; the President neglects his duties out of loyalty and guilt towards Leo; Donna arrives back in the USA.
Watched "The West Wing" The Birnam Wood from Netflix
Directed by Alex Graves. With Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina. Josh returns from Germany in time to voice concerns about Leo; the Israelis and Palenstinians meet at Camp David with little chance of an agreement; the President and Leo's differences over the Middle East crisis reach a breaking point.

📺 Innovate Pasadena – Chuck Chugumlung | YouTube

Watched Innovate Pasadena - Chuck Chugumlung from YouTube

Innovate Pasadena President Beth Kuchar interviews Chuck Chugumlung - Art Center alumnus, creative director and co-organizer of IP's Friday Coffee and Design X meetups.

Hat tip Chuck Chugumlung. He’d mentioned this to me a while back, but glad to finally have some time to catch it. Chuck is definitely doing some interesting work both in and for Pasadena.