I'd appreciate your prayer today as we have to appear before an appeal judge regarding my state health insurance. I was on a waiting list for over two years for this special plan where I can purchase the insurance for slightly less than $100 a month.
It was canceled a couple months ago due to us accidentally omitting just one photo copy of a document they asked for (among many other copies we did not overlook). We even offered to send the paper overnight delivery but they only said we could appeal... which we have.
It would be devastating to go back to being uninsured. Even with some hospital emergency room costs canceled, we are still left with a great deal of medical debt from the uninsured years. So I'm calling in the prayers!
Deanna mentioned she has to use discretion with some BBC shows. Definitely yes, although our PBS station (perhaps all of them) does bleep out swearing and block nudity (which doesn't happen often). Having said that, American TV has become just as liberal with its' use of profanity and such. They push the envelope more each year on the major networks.
I've always tried to be discerning, perhaps the most "pushing the limit" shows I ever watched were James Bond movies. I haven't seen the last two so I don't know what they are like now. There have been heated discussions in our home over who was the best Bond.
When Christopher was very young, he wanted to watch anime' on TV so instead of saying no, we watched it together! Which is why I'm the only mother of all his friends who knows the difference between Goku (Dad) and Gohan (Son) in Dragon Ball Z. It gave us an opportunity for years to talk about the difference between Eastern religions and Christianity.
To answer a question, yes... I do like New Tricks! Our PBS station is no longer showing it but it was on for years. I thought the premise (bring back "old" detectives to solve cold cases) was brilliant. I'm hoping they bring it back when there are new episodes.
Since I was told there IS another season of Foyle's War on the way, I can hardly wait to see it. I love good stories which take place in WWII England and this was exceptionally well acted.
There are some shows that make me smile just thinking about them. I have the DVDs of Good Neighbors (a special gift!) and they take me back to the 1970s when PBS was still in its' early years. It was called The Good Life in the Mother Country. If you have never seen it, it's about a man going through a midlife crisis who decides to quit his job and live off the land, problem is... his home is in a London suburb!
Of course, Last of the Summer Wine can bring a smile. I recently read that the series creator thought of the plot as an adult version of Wind in the Willows with the simple misadventures of three old (literally) friends. I doubt such a show would be a hit these days for it is not a fast action type of show. I saw it made a list (put together by a very young guy) of what he thought the most boring shows ever made, which does not surprise me in this age of instant everything.
I'm certain I've missed bringing up more BBC shows that I've loved through the years than what I have mentioned here. Except for my favorite NCIS show, I doubt anyone makes better mysteries than the Brits and so many favorite dramas have come from there (I loved All Creatures Great & Small!).
Our library has a lot of the above DVDs but perhaps it is because it is next to a university.
Then, of course, there are all the wonderful Period Pieces so many of us love like all the different Jane Austens, movies like Cranford and North & South, Bleak House, etc. etc. etc. A multitudeness of lovely films.
By the way, I've seen a lot of chatter online about the Super Bowl's half time show. Was anyone else more than a little disturbed by it?
It seems to get worse every year.
I saw about two minutes of it on Sunday and left the room. I don't know when it changed since I'm not one to watch the Super Bowl every year but I do remember when it was much more family friendly.
It has been fun chatting about favorite shows and film!