📺 "The Great British Baking Show" Bread Week | Netflix

Watched "The Great British Baking Show" Bread Week from Netflix
With Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding, Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith. It's Bread Week, and the ten remaining bakers have a lot to prove with three tough challenges set by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. There is a teatime fruity favourite Signature; a deceptively simple time-test of a Technical with an international flavour; and an ambitious Showstopper that's the largest bread sculpture challenge ever set in the tent. Only one can claim Star Baker, while one...

📺 "Wallander" Sidetracked | Netflix

Watched "Wallander" Sidetracked from Netflix
Directed by Philip Martin. With Kenneth Branagh, Sarah Smart, Sadie Shimmin, Tom Beard. Kurt Wallander is a police inspector in the Swedish town of Ystad. Shortly after he has seen a young girl kill herself by self-immolation, he is called to investigate the murder of government minister Wetterstedt. He has been scalped. Wealthy business-man Carlman is murdered in the same fashion, and a serial killer is clearly responsible. Drunken ex-journalist Lars Magnusson points Wallander ...

Not quite as BBC or even as Swedish as I might have expected. I could do an additional episode or two, but still unsure about this as a series.

📺 "The Great British Baking Show" Cake Week | Netflix

Watched "The Great British Baking Show" Cake Week from Netflix
With Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding, Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith. The 11 remaining bakers face a tough test in Cake Week, including a crowd-pleasing signature challenge, Prue's first technical challenge, and a chocolate collared showstopper.

📺 “The Great British Bake Off” Biscuit Week | Netflix

Watched "The Great British Baking Show" Biscuit Week from Netflix
With Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding, Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith. The bakers tackle signature biscuits that will say something both about them and a place in the British Isles. Next the bakers face their first Technical, and hiding under the gingham cloth is one of Paul's childhood favourites - an iconic biscuit that's sure to send the bakers round in circles. Finally, it's crunch time. The bakers will have to be picture perfect with their first showstopper - a...

📺 “The Good Doctor” Quarantine | ABC

Watched "The Good Doctor" Quarantine from Netflix
Directed by Mike Listo. With Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas, Tamlyn Tomita. Dr. Murphy and Dr. Lim treat two patients who collapse at the airport and whose symptoms point to an airborne infection causing the hospital to go under quarantine.

📺 “The Good Doctor” Empathy | ABC

Watched "The Good Doctor" Empathy from ABC
Directed by Joanna Kerns. With Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas, Tamlyn Tomita. Shaun learns to drive, Dr. Melendez and Dr. Lim are about to see who becomes the head of Surgery, Shaun tries his hand on being empathetic and most important, shocker for Dr. Reznick and Dr.Claire.

📺 “The Good Doctor” Stories | ABC

Watched "The Good Doctor" Stories from ABC
Directed by Michael Patrick Jann. With Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas, Tamlyn Tomita. Chest tumor, ruptured Fallopian tube and childhood vaccinations. Shaun proves Dr. Glassman is indeed losing his memory. Claire is back with Dr. Melendez. Lea is out to drink with friends.

📺 “The Good Doctor” Hubert | ABC

Watched "The Good Doctor" Hubert from ABC
Directed by Marisol Adler. With Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas, Tamlyn Tomita. Shaun and Morgan try to treat a man with the help of his brother. Claire asks Dr Melendez for help to treat her friend who's dying from cancer. Dr Glassman continues on his road to recovery.

📺 Looks Like Christmas | Hallmark Channel

Watched Looks Like Christmas from Hallmark Channel
Directed by Terry Ingram. With Anne Heche, Dylan Neal, Sean Michael Kyer, Farryn VanHumbeck. Two single parents battle for control of the Christmas holiday at the middle school their children attend and learn a lesson about the meaning of Christmas.

📺 Just in Time for Christmas | Hallmark Channel

Watched Just in Time for Christmas from Hallmark Channel
Directed by Sean McNamara. With Eloise Mumford, Michael Stahl-David, Christopher Lloyd, William Shatner. A young psychology professor must choose between moving across the country for her dream job or staying in her hometown to marry the man of her dreams. On a foggy December night, she gets little help from a Coachman, who brings her three years into the future and shows her what her life will become.

I started this a few nights back and dozed off late at night. Finished the last 30 minutes tonight.

I don’t think it’s possible for Eloise Mumford or Michael Stahl-David to be more charming. I’m obviously stuck on these holiday movies, but this one seemed even more tempting as I watched the credits for Christopher Lloyd and William Shatner. Sadly Shatner only had a 5 minute role and as a hipster Santa-esque carriage driver with an insane gray surfer-chin-fuzz goatee and a straw pork-pie sort of hat.

The sad part was that most of the plot was a very loose rip-off of Mr. Destiny which is still one of my favorite films.

In all though, it may be one of my favorite Christmas movies in this particular genre now.

📺 “Star Trek: The Next Generation” Conspiracy | Netflix

Watched "Star Trek: The Next Generation" Conspiracy from Netflix
Directed by Cliff Bole. With Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby. After diverting to a secret meeting with an old friend and some of Starfleet's finest commanders, Picard finds the Horatio blown to bits just hours after the meeting and he returns the Enterprise to Earth looking for answers.

The mid-50’s claymation special effects here are almost hilarious!

📺 “Star Trek: The Next Generation” We’ll Always Have Paris | Netflix

Watched "Star Trek: The Next Generation" We'll Always Have Paris from Netflix
Directed by Robert Becker. With Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby. A scientist's experiment in time goes awry, reuniting Picard with an old flame, now married to the scientist.

📺 “Star Trek: The Next Generation” Skin of Evil | Netflix

Watched "Star Trek: The Next Generation" Skin of Evil from Netflix
Directed by Joseph L. Scanlan. With Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby. Counselor Troi is held captive on a deserted planet by a slick, black, oily, sentient and immortal puddle of evil.

I knew she left the series fairly early, but didn’t expect to see Tasha Yar die in this episode.

The entire plot was starting to smell of Beauty and the Beast in which the beast was played by the “skin of evil” character whose voice reminded me a bit of Aragog’s from the Harry Potter films.

📺 “Chopped Junior” Sibling Showdown | Food Network

Watched "Chopped Junior" Sibling Showdown from Food Network
Directed by Michael Pearlman. With Ted Allen. Two set of siblings compete and must pair pancetta and pasta in the first round; some adorable food animals must make their way into entrees; a dessert tower excites the finalists in the last round.

It’s best to watch these cooking shows as you’re eating yourself.

The structure of two sets of siblings competing against each other is interesting, but I don’t think would work well in the long-term for the show structured the way it is. Perhaps four sets of siblings cooking together? But that would be a lot of people in that kitchen.

📺 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" Symbiosis | Netflix

Watched "Star Trek: The Next Generation" Symbiosis from Netflix
Directed by Win Phelps. With Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby. The Enterprise encounters two neighboring cultures, one suffering from a plague, the other marketing a cure, and learns that nothing is as simple as it seems.

This was pretty well structured to initially hide the fact that the people we’re really dying from the “plague”, but instead were addicted to drugs. This helped it to make some interesting observations from a political perspective and really, isn’t drug addiction like a plague?