Funny the World

Today in My History

2000:  Some Days are Diamonds
2001:  Zippers and Spinach and Kidneys
2002:  "Lyrics by Bev Sykes"
2003:  Arnold and I Clean House
2004:  The Gods Apologize
2005 It Never Rains

2006: Having the Last Word
2007:  How Not to be a Critic
2008: Do You Yahoo?
2009:  Survey for the Bored
2010:  Poor Polly
2011:  The Call of the Congo
2012: Kiva Loans

2013:  Sunday Stealing
2015  My New Hobby
2016: Oh Poop
2017: Deplorable
Saturday 9
2019: Sunday Stealing
2020: Mushrooms

Books Read in 2021
 Updated 10/29
"Wish You Well" by
David Baldacci

Theater Reviews
Updated 11/14

My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2021
Books Read in 2020

Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010

Cast (updated 7/16)

(you know how to fix it)

Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

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17 November 2021

Why hasn't anybody told me about The Good Doctor??

Well, it's not like I haven't KNOWN about the show.  I have watched most of the big medical shows ever since we got a TV in 1953.  This was described as:

A young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome uses his extraordinary gifts to save lives and challenge skepticism.

When it started, I watched the first episode and decided I didn't want to follow the autism and so stopped watching.  I believe two other medical shows started that season too, so I wasn't missing out.

I see people from time to time list The Good Doctor as one of their favorite programs, but I haven't gone back to check it out.  I like to watch shows from the beginning and it just seemed like too much work to start at the beginning of a four-season show.

But in an insomnia night the other night, I decided to go to Hulu and try it out and discovered I loved it.   So now I'm trying to binge watch to catch up with current episodes.  Season 5 started in September.

It's certainly better, at the moment, than my most recent  favorite medical show, New Amsterdam

The current season of New Amsterdam is destroying everything I loved about the hospital and its director and I end up angry at the end of each episode.

I can't begin to name the number of doctor shows I've watched over the years.  I remember George Clooney, before anybody knew who he was, as minor character on ER.  I remember  the unrealistic practice of Marcus Welby, who seemed to only do home visits ... does any doctor do home visits any more?  Heck, now you do FaceTime visits!

I watched Grey's Anatomy for years until it became more like a soap opera than a medical show.  I wonder if there really is that much sex going on in supply closets in hospitals these days.  And I watched House for several years until his personality finally got to me and I stopped watching, though experts feel that House is one of the most accurate shows for doctors while Grey's Anatomy is one of the least accurate.

I will be watching The Good Doctor in the coming weeks to see if I can catch up.


George Clooney on ER


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