Streaming – It’s Not Rocket Science

I know you’ve heard the word and some of you have probably cringed on more than one occasion, when you heard it. Streaming, now what the hell is that? I just barely mastered my cell phone!

Coming from a baby boomer, yes, streaming is new and it does require a few skills, but it’s not rocket science and you can’t screw up anything someone is going to hate you for.

If you have Netflix and a cable or satellite service, you are more than half way there. I have DISH and I can get to my Netflix account in a couple of clicks. I actually set-up my Netflix account via my DISH Satellite. Though it was a little clumsy filling in the forms since I’m a whiz at typing. It is very convenient accessing it when I want to watch something at Netflix, all I need to do is use my remote.

I also have Amazon Prime and I recently bought a Smart TV which allows me to access a ton of streaming services, including Amazon Prime which is a portal of streaming services in addition to all else it has to offer.

NCIS Box from AmazonHere’s an example. My DISH DVR automatically records 3 hours of prime time television every night. I’ve started to enjoy NCIS: New Orleans and began watching Season 1 via CBS All Access through Amazon Prime (that what CBS calls it’s “streaming feature”). I also recorded Season 2 and 3 on TNT and Season 4 on CBS with my DVR.

Unfortunately, it missed some of the Season 3 episodes, but I’ve watched those via the OnDemand feature on DISH, or CBS All Access via Amazon Prime. See how easy Streaming is?

But I’ve only scratched the surface. The reason I went down this road in the first place was because I was reading this article about the 50 Box Office Bombs That are Actually Good and I noticed many of them are on streaming services (I already made my list). So here’s the link to the article and perhaps now is the time to get over your fear of streaming.

https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/biggest-box-office-flops-bombs-good-movies

John Carter is based on the story “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs and is a Walt Disney movie. It barely surpassed its budget, but I really enjoyed this movie. © 2011 Disney. JOHN CARTER™ ERB, Inc.

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BTW (By the Way) the David Fincher 1999 movie Fight Club is listed. That made well over $100 million dollars at the box office. Plus how many times have you heard the phrase “you never talk about ….(Fight Club)” in every day life? Fight Club was one of those movies that influenced the fabric of America.

 

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“The Voice’s” Chris Mann on “Roads” & his return to the show – CBS News

“The Voice’s” Chris Mann on “Roads” and his return to the show – CBS News.

The very best part of watching The Voice‘s results show on Tuesday, Dec. 11 was getting to see Juliet Simms and Chris Mann perform.

To be blunt, which I always am, Chris Mann is probably doing better than Jermaine Paul and Jermaine Paul was the winner of Season 2. Chris has not one but two albums out, not one but two concerts coming up with PBS, he recently sang at the Rockefeller Center and when he was on The Voice Monday night (Dec. 10) he told Carson Daly that he sang for President Obama and his family.

Now it’s true, I won’t deny it, Jermaine Paul was not worthy of winning last year, so it pleases me to no end to see both Juliet Simms, who was on Cee Lo Green’s team, and Chris Mann, who was on Team Xtina, surpassing him in their careers.

Just goes to show what I’ve been saying, that even though you may not win The Voice, it will propel you into a music career if you’re worthy and Chris Mann is most definitely … worthy.

Missing The Closer … That’s a Major Crime

Did TNT dodge a bullet (so to speak) when they moved Major Crimes into place after the last 6-episodes of The Closer?

I’m four episodes into Major Crimes and the one I viewed last night “Citizen’s Arrest,” which aired on Monday (9/10) was exciting, and significantly different and in some ways … better than The Closer.

Major Crimes is capitalizing on all the great characters that The Closer developed and kept in the background: Lt. Provenza, Det. Julio Sanchez, Lt. Andy Flynn. Mary McDonnell as Captain Raydor is a strong, forceful character that has traded file folders for a shoulder bag.

If you were worried about missing The Closer, tune in to TNT and watch a couple of episodes of Major Crimes. You’ll forget all about needy Brenda and you’ll fall right into step with Capt. Raydor and your old friends.

I’m not the only one thinking Major Crimes is a winner. Go here for a complete read on the episode “Citizen’s Arrest”:

http://www.tvfanatic.com/2012/09/major-crimes-review-julio-sanchez/

Mary McDonnell as Capt. Sharon Raydor and G.W. Bailey as Lt. Louie Provenza