The ever-popular The Sword in the Stone ride. The end all, be all, big all, one for all. Last week, if you recall, I asked you what I could do to cajole you into read the introductions and closings of this weekly column. I tried, I think, to impress upon you the incredible importance (to me, anyway) of the openings and closings. I have since realized a massive mistake in the way I approached my question.
Sunday, December 28
8:00 - 9:00PM
Nature - “Unforgettable Elephants.” I know the joke they're making and fine, I'll play along. Really? An elephant is unforgettable? That's funny because I always thought the line went that elephants never forgot. Ha, ha, ha, oh so funny.
9:00 – 11:00PM
Masterpiece Theatre – "Prime Suspect: The Final Act." It's Helen Mirren's last go-round as Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison. If you like Mirren, if you like Tennison, if you like detective fare, you'll like this journey to the seedier side of things.
Monday, December 29:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Antiques Roadshow – "Wild Things." Oh wild things, you make my heart sing. Oh wild things, you make everything… well… groovy. And, if you ask me, there's really nothing groovier than sculpture of a "kangaroo bird." That's right, a kangaroo bird. Wild things, I think I love you.
9:00PM – 12:00AM
Great Performances – "Doctor Atomic." John Adams, not the former President of the United States of America, has created an opera about J. Robert Oppenheimer, the guy who became death, the destroyer of worlds. Alan Gilbert is the conductor for the night, and swings a fine baton.
Tuesday, December 30:
8:00 – 9:00PM
Nova – "Is There Life on Mars?" You know, I wouldn't be surprised if there was. I'm one of those people who figure it highly unlikely that we're the only "intelligent" form of life in this universe. Maybe it's not on Mars though. Spirit and Opportunity and even Phoenix have taken a gander, and tonight you can find out some of what they learn.
9:00 – 10:00PM
Frontline - "The War Briefing". There will be a number of massive challenges facing our next president. A massive number. Clearly not all of them are the fault of our current president, but that's neither here nor there. Frontline is going to examine the upcoming challenges our next Commander-in-Chief will face in terms of foreign policy.