a booOn this week's entertainment-themed Round 2: We failed to realize that Making It would be pre-empted by a little event called the Olympic Games. So we dipped back into season 1 to compare its "All of the Holidays at Once" episode to this season's similarly themed ep. Turns out the reason there's more making and less emoting in season 1 is: There are fewer people. This throws a wrench in our "Don't send anyone home ever!!" proposal. Mentioned: The makers on Instagram; they're all linked on this post from Melanio.
Continuing the flashback theme, we watched the movie Practical Magic, starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman and also delightfully featuring Stockard Channing and Dianne Wiest, as well as Goran Visnjic as a most un-delightful boyfriend. It was a wonderfully witchy trip back to 1998. Mentioned: This article comparing the movie to its source material, a book by Alice Hoffman.
Next week: We'll keep Making It and Veronica Mars on hold and challenge Terri to try Schitt's Creek with 5 episodes recommended by IMDB: Season 1/episode 6, “Wine & Roses”; season 2/episode 5, “Bob's Bagels”; season 4/episode 2, “Pregnancy Test”; season 4/episode 6, “Open Mic”; and season 6/episode 5, “The Premiere."
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