Watched January 25, 2021 - PBS NewsHour from PBS
Monday on the NewsHour, President Biden lays out his plan to push to buy American-made products to confront the economic crisis, infections and deaths continue to rise as the vaccination campaign lags behind projections, and hundreds of thousands of farmers protest new laws deregulating agriculture in India.
Watched A Star Is Born (2018) from HBO Max

Directed by Bradley Cooper. With Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Greg Grunberg. A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Rating: ★★★★½

I wish there were a better indicator of a time line here. Were they together for weeks, months, years? If a longer timeline, then there’s a lot missing here for me which causes issues with my suspension of disbelief.

The issue of suicide here seemed too simple a plot ploy for escape.

Was his suicide subtly an indicator that he’d run out of things he had to say and so he sublimated himself to help her continue to say what she needed to?

Watched January 22, 2021 - PBS NewsHour from PBS
Friday on the NewsHour, the new president continues a flurry of executive orders with actions aimed at counteracting the economic damage wrought by COVID-19 and former President Trump leaves office with mounting debt, devalued assets and a scarcity of lenders. Also, Brooks and Capehart on the week's historic inauguration, the Biden administration's early actions and a looming impeachment trial.
Watched "Game of Thrones" A Man Without Honor from HBO Max
Directed by David Nutter. With Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley. Bran and Rickon have escaped Winterfell. Theon tries to hunt them down. Daenerys' dragons have been stolen. Jon travels through the wilderness with Ygritte as his prisoner. Sansa has bled and is now ready to have Joffrey's children.
Watched "Game of Thrones" The Old Gods and the New from HBO Max
Directed by David Nutter. With Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Michelle Fairley, Emilia Clarke. Theon seizes control of Winterfell. Jon captures a wildling, named Ygritte. The people of King's Landing begin to turn against King Joffrey. Daenerys looks to buy ships to sail for the Seven Kingdoms.
Watched "Game of Thrones" What Is Dead May Never Die from HBO Max
Directed by Alik Sakharov. With Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Michelle Fairley, Aidan Gillen. Tyrion tries to see who he can trust in the Small Council. Catelyn visits Renly to try and persuade him to join Robb in the war. Theon must decide if his loyalties lie with his own family or with Robb.
Watched January 20, 2021 - PBS NewsHour from PBS
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Joe Biden calls for unity as he and Kamala Harris are sworn in to office, the new president confronts the many challenges facing the country with a list of initiatives and executive orders, the transition of power is ensured with a massive show of force in Washington and across the country, and public installations stand in for crowds in a ceremony subdued by COVID-19.
Watched January 19, 2021 - PBS NewsHour from PBS
Tuesday on the NewsHour, an unprecedented security apparatus is now in place in Washington as at least a dozen National Guard are removed from duty, the Senate holds confirmation hearings for the treasury secretary and critical national security officials amid a time of instability, and on the final day of his administration we look back as President Trump's impact.
Watched "Game of Thrones" The North Remembers from HBO Max
Directed by Alan Taylor. With Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley. Tyrion arrives at King's Landing to take his father's place as Hand of the King. Stannis Baratheon plans to take the Iron Throne for his own. Robb tries to decide his next move in the war. The Night's Watch arrive at the house of Craster.
Watched "Game of Thrones" Baelor from HBO Max
Directed by Alan Taylor. With Sean Bean, Michelle Fairley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey. Robb goes to war against the Lannisters. Jon finds himself struggling on deciding if his place is with Robb or the Night's Watch. Drogo has fallen ill from a fresh battle wound. Daenerys is desperate to save him.
Watched January 14, 2021 - PBS NewsHour full episode from PBS NewsHour
Thursday on the NewsHour, more arrests as investigations and calls for justice pick up after the Capitol riot that led to President Trump's second impeachment, Michigan's former governor is charged with criminally mishandling the deadly Flint water crisis, and a growing number of businesses distance themselves from the president and the Republican Party following last week's violent insurrection.
Watched "Game of Thrones" The Pointy End from HBO Max
Directed by Daniel Minahan. With Sean Bean, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke. The Lannisters press their advantage over the Starks; Robb rallies his father's northern allies and heads south to war; The White Walkers attack the Wall; Tyrion returns to his father with some new friends.