Showing posts from May, 2020

John Oliver's Last Week Tonight

One of my favorite things to do is to watch the HBO show "Last Week Tonight". The show is a comedy news program hosted by comedian John Oliver. The show has been on for something like 7 seasons, which goes to show just how awesome and enjoyable it is. You can watch the whole episodes by subscribing to HBO through your cable provider or HBO GO as a standalone streaming service. I don't do either of those things. I watch content from the show via the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel . Their YouTube channel has little clips from the episodes, but it offers the main course from each episode. Each episode of the show starts with John talking about the week's current events in very short form, and ends with the majority of the program talking about one topic. That ending/main topic is available on YouTube. For each episode, a specific topic is chosen, one that is usually focusing on abuse of power or a poorly devised system or a dictator or some bad-guy current

Modern Family Series Finale

The show "Modern Family" has been on the air for a long time. The show has had 11 seasons and ran from 2009 to 2020. I wish I had heard about this show when it first came out and had been watching it the whole time. I only heard about it a few years ago, so I've only seen around 3 seasons. This show is awesome! It is hilarious! It is so smart! The jokes are deep, relevant to the current events going on at the time, well interweaved throughout each episode, and come at you almost constantly. I am laughing almost the whole time I'm watching most episodes! But, all things must come to an end at some point. This show couldn't keep running forever. The series finale was aired on April 8th, 2020. The entire primetime slot on ABC was dedicated to Modern Family. There was a one hour long documentary special aired before the final episodes which covered the making of the show. It had interviews with the cast, the producers, the behind-the-scenes staff. That doc