Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed episode:
00:31 One Day at a Time: The great and good Rita Moreno continues to delight in this show that is very good, but not quite great. Mentioned: Moreno on WTF with Marc Maron.
09:58 The West Wing: President Bartlet is inaugurated, Will Bailey is deputized, and Abbey and CJ make questionable style choices. Mentioned: Team USA's bizarre gloves at the Winter Olympic Games.
21:35 Challenge Round: My Next Guest Needs No Introduction: Catherine challenged us both to check out David Letterman's new Netflix talk show; we watched the second episode, starring George Clooney along with Dave's must-be-seen-to-be-believed facial hair. If you're curious about the show Clooney mentioned (Sunset Beat), Brian Grubb wrote about it, hilariously, at Uproxx. Verdict: We'd watch this again--depending on the guest.
For next week, Terri challenged Catherine to read the first book in Sue Grafton's Alphabet Mysteries series, A Is for Alibi. We'll also watch the next two episodes of One Day at a Time ("Strays" and "The Death of Mrs. Resnick" from season 1) and The West Wing's "The California 47th" (season 4).
Join parenting and education writers Terri Mauro, Catherine Holecko, and Nicole Eredics for daily chats on parenting teens and young adults (and a little TV-watching too).