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What Are You Watching? ‘The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker’

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Who remembers the homeless hatchet-wielding hitchhiker who won the hearts of many millions when his outwardly charismatic (and hilarious) speech on a local news channel in Fresno, Calif., went viral? The man’s name is Kai...

What are you watching? ‘Kangaroo Valley’

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars If you’ve never had the opportunity to get a close and personal look at Australia’s unique marsupials, then Netflix’s “Kangaroo Valley” may be the documentary for you. Follow the...

What Are You Watching? NFL playoffs

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars I realize not everyone is a sports fan, or specifically a football fan, but this year’s NFL playoffs have everything equal to any television drama you might choose. The...

What Are You Watching? ‘Chronicle’

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars I have been watching “Chronicle” news magazine on WCVB-TV Boston for about 40 years now. And what’s amazing is how strong the Vineyard connection is with this highly successful...

What Are You Watching? ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’

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“All Quiet on the Western Front” is a story I heard described as a brutal, honest, and depressing depiction of World War I through the eyes of young German soldiers. Among the several film...

What Are You Watching? ‘Happy Valley’

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4 out of 5 stars My fascination with British television continues with “Happy Valley,” a crime drama filmed in Northern England starring Sarah Lancashire, who was also in “Last Tango in Halifax” and “Julia” —...

What Are You Watching? ‘Snack vs. Chef’

4 stars What’s better than snacks and Netflix? Watching a series on professionally trained chefs making processed snacks from scratch. Some episodes focus on recreating the iconic snack the judges pull from the show’s on-set...

What Are You Watching? ‘Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time’

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Four out of 5 stars By Connie Berry When I was in college eons ago, I didn’t know anyone who hadn’t read Kurt Vonnegut. I loved his plainspeak way of writing. And when I tuned into...

What Are You Watching? ‘What We Do in the Shadows’

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4.5 out of 5 Do you like the zany and witty comedic stylings of shows like “The Office” and other similar sitcoms? Well, if you haven’t checked out “What We Do in the Shadows” on...

What Are You Watching? ‘American Rust’

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars My Saturdays are spent in a recliner wearing sweatpants with the remote in my hand. (I need a day like this in order to make it through all the...

What Are You Watching? ‘The Great British Bake Off’

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars There is only one thing I don’t like about “The Great British Bake Off,” which streams on Netflix. When I watch it, I get cravings, and it’s impossible for...

What Are You Watching? ‘Bad Sisters’

I have a subscription to nearly every noteworthy streaming service, and was happy to order Apple TV a couple of years ago. I’ve watched “The Morning Show,” “Truth Be Told,” “Ted Lasso,” and “Defending...

What Are You Watching? ‘Explained’

5 stars If you’re looking to gain a little education on a lot of topics, this Netflix show is just what you’re looking for. With three seasons, there are 44 20-minute episodes, each focusing on...

What Are You Watching? ‘Stranger Things 4’

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars I have never loved, or even liked, sci-fi until “Stranger Things.” “Stranger Things 4” is a continuation of the Duffer Brothers’ science fiction–mystery drama show on Netflix that has...

What Are You Watching? ‘Alone’

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Ever wonder what it’s like to be stranded on a remote island filled with dangerous, predatory animals? If you’re like me, this thought has crossed your mind. How would...

What Are You Watching? ‘How I Met Your Mother’

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars A tale as old as time. One man on a quest to find true love. The question is, how many times can I rewatch the same love story unfold?...

What Are You Watching? ‘Earth at Night in Color’

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars I have always dreamed of traveling across the world to explore different places, cultures, and environments. Although not nearly the same, “Earth at Night in Color'' has transported me...

What Are You Watching? ‘Bridgerton’

This series has it all — romance, drama, suspense, comedy, heartbreak, scandal, friendship, passion, charm, history, and more. “Bridgerton” takes place during the Regency era in England, and follows the Bridgerton family and their...

What Are You Watching? ‘The Sopranos’

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars I was late to “The Sopranos” table, just starting to watch it a month or so ago. We wrapped it up last week, and I didn’t want it to...

What Are You Watching? ‘Only Murders in the Building’

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars The world is obsessed with true crime podcasts. I have never stopped to think about how strange it is to be intrigued by a topic that is so very...