Free Time Fridays – October 3, 2014

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Aside from reading and playing trivia, I spent a lot of time watching television over the past week. One of the highlights was Tommy Chong’s performance of the Tango with Peta Murgatroyd on Dancing With the Stars. Tommy, at age 76, was absolutely amazing. The team finished third of ten couples.

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Last week was the return of Person of Interest. This season is interesting since the entire team is on the run from Samaritan and have been forced to take on new identities. In a nice twist, Reese is a detective and now Fusco’s partner! I loved Fusco’s wicked little smile this week as he left a stack of paperwork on Reese’s desk.

I’m sure there must have been other things I’ve done this past week, but what they are escapes me at the moment. It’s your turn now. How did you spend your free time this week or what are you looking forward to this weekend?

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Free Time Fridays – September 26, 2014

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The past week I finished two non-fiction books I’ve been reading for a while: Letters from Africa by Karen Blixen and Balzac’s Omelette by Anka Muhlstein. I also started A Pirate Looks at Fifty by Jimmy Buffett. I don’t read a lot of non-fiction so this is an unusual number of non-fiction books for me to have going at once.

I finished two fictions works this week. The first was a short story by Jack Finney, Of Missing Persons. Finney is the author of Time and Again which is a masterpiece of time travel. He’s also the author of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the basis for several movies. The other book I finished was Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris, the first book of the Sookie Stackhouse series.

On the tv front, I watched the season premieres of Person of Interest and Survivor. Of the new series I sampled, Gotham and Forever were my favorites.

Did I actually ever leave the house? Oh yes, the highlight of my week was getting my flu shot, lol.

That pretty much sums up my free time for this past week. It’s your turn now. How did you spend your free time this week or what are you looking forward to this weekend?

 

Don’t Miss This New York Times Article of Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston. GREAT PICS!

Marvelous New York Times Article. Thank you for calling it to our attention.

A Farmer’s Breakfast, and Then a Wander

By KARA MAYER ROBINSONFEB. 27, 2014

When the actor Michael Emerson, 59, walks around Manhattan, it’s not unusual for people to stop him and ask if he’ll pose for a picture. The television shows “Lost” and, currently, “Person of Interest” have made his spiky hair, thick-rimmed glasses and long sideburns a giveaway. He takes it in stride, even on Sunday, which he designates a day of leisure, reserved for meandering, cultural events and time with his wife, the actress Carrie Preston, 46 — who herself is recognized for her roles in “True Blood” and “The Good Wife” — and her extended family. The couple live with their rescue dog, Chumley, 4, near Columbus Circle.

02ROUTINE1-master675The actor Michael Emerson, 59, of “Person of Interest,” and his wife, the actress Carrie Preston, 46, of “True Blood” and “The Good Wife.” Credit Dave Sanders for The…

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Person of Interest grows in popularity

Loved this show from the very first episode.

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PERSON OF INTEREST is the fastest-growing show on network television, according to Nielsen most current ratings through Dec. 2.

The second-year drama has added +3.63 million viewers (17.26m from 13.63m), a +27% increase from last season. Among adults 18-49, PERSON OF INTEREST is up +0.5 (3.8 from 3.3), making it the fastest-growing drama on network television.

PERSON OF INTEREST, which stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Chapman, currently ranks as television’s #5 series overall and third-highest-rated drama (behind only CBS’s NCIS and NCIS: LOS ANGELES), out-delivering every scripted program on every other network.

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Person of Interest

My favorite of the current batch of shows.

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Patricia Morris Buckley — Sr. Staff Writer
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The genesis of a TV show is always an interesting story and the spark that spawned Person of Interest is no different.

“I grew up in the England and there were so many surveillance cameras,” said executive Producer Jonathan Nolan. “They went up in the ‘80s, but my friends and I realized that no one was watching, so we kept on doing our shenanigans.

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