Television

To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters on PBS

Masterpiece has done it again with their new BBC movie, To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters. I watched it last night on the PBS channel on my Roku, and it was so good, I had to share. Check out the trailer:

An interesting element of this story is how the sisters are pressed to move forward with their writing each time their alcoholic brother screws up. These women lived in a time when a girl’s entire future rested on how well her father, brother, or husband did. If a woman of this period got stuck with a drunk or loser of any other sort, it could ruin her entire life. Oh, wait. That still happens today! Continue reading “To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters on PBS”

Television

America Reframed: Our Mockingbird

If you haven’t caught America Reframed on PBS, you need to. I just finished watching the “Our Mockingbird” episode, and it was SO powerful. The talented young lady who plays Calpurnia left me in tears by the end of the episode. Check it out!

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Education, Television

T.V. Review: America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa

America by the Numbers may be viewed on PBS. Check your local listings for details.
America by the Numbers may be viewed on PBS. Check your local listings for details.

I can’t afford cable, so I watch a lot of public television. To be honest, at this point, I think cable would be wasted on me. I can’t imagine making a return to having all of those channels and still never being able to find anything to watch. Between my three different PBS stations, I can generally find something interesting and thought provoking to fill my time when I should be writing (but that’s a different blog post.) One of my current favorite shows is America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa.

I don’t typically review television shows on this blog, but I really like this one and hope that you will be inspired to go watch it and then join me in asking PBS to sign Hinojosa on for a second season so I can keep watching her show. This is a very important series that will make you think about what it really means to be an American.

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