Jan 2, 2019
Hi! My name is Terry J. Aman and this installment marks my 40th episode of "VideoFuzzy," my twice-monthly progress report on cataloging more than 2,700 VHS transfers and digital recordings. In this installment, titled "Familiar Arguments," Ralph and I took in a comedy show in New Town with Gabriel Iglesias, better known as Fluffy. We spent Christmas Eve driving around town looking at Christmas lights, a tradition I'm coming to enjoy.
For my Friday Night Feature, I talked about a fourth season episode of "Boston Legal" from April 2008 which explored the relative merits of then primary candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and the validity of the primary process for both parties. Also, they took on cloned beef and the FDA.
In my Classic Collection, I encounter "Mayored to the Mob" a 10th season episode of "The Simpsons" featuring Mark Hamill and which introduced the "Yes Guy." Also, some decent episodes of "Samantha Who?" "Reaper" and "MI-5," and the first season finale of Showtimes's "Dexter" as rebroadcast on CBS.
In my Current Collection, I grabbed three more season 1 episodes of "The Magicians" on SyFy -- but not before missing the first SEVEN of them [grumble, grouse]. Netflix series "BoJack Horseman" as rebroadcast on Comedy Central is darkly compelling, "A Million Little Things" is getting a little hamfisted with the drama, but "Doctor Who" had a fantastic season finale and "The Good Place," well ... that show continues to amaze.
In What I've Been Watching, Ralph and I took in "Mary Poppins Returns" and "Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse." Both are excellent, go see them and I'll just mention -- stay through the credits on Spidey; it's worth it. ;) And in that this is my 40th episode, I've included stats in Crunching Some Numbers.
Finally, this past weekend I put together the second-ever installment of "VideoFuzzy: The Video! Ep. 2: Pics, News and Weather." It includes the most complete look I've found my VHS collection as of 2007, a bit of background and what's been going on with me. Click here to check it out, and have a fantastic 2019!