Last week we began to discuss my family's potential move back to the East Coast. As I explained then, much of that had to do with bagels and the audacity some places not in the northeast have of calling their bagels "New York" bagels. It's a lie foisted on an unsuspecting public, and while the offensive of calling round bread a bagel simply because it's round is great, it goes up exponentially when said round bread is called a "New York bagel."
Sunday, February 7:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Nature – "The Beauty of Ugly”. I tend to think it's wrong of Nature to do a special on Ugly Betty. I understand that it's a really popular show and all, but still. Fine, fine, this episode isn't on an ABC show, it's on hagfish, naked mole rats, warthogs, proboscis monkeys, and the like. You now know the truth, are you happier for it?
9:00 – 10:00PM
Masterpiece Classic – "Emma (Part Three)." Even though this is a part of Masterpiece Classic, it is in fact new (if this is still January 2010, if it's not then it's a repeat). It stars Romola Garai in the title role and Jonny Lee Miller as the knightly Mr. Knightley. Man, I can't wait for them to do a zombies/sea monsters/undead film version of this. How much fun would that be?
10:00 – 11:30PM
Great Performances – "Harlem in Montmartre." There is an African American expatriate community in Paris… or, perhaps more accurately, there was. It was there between the First and Second World Wars and many of its members congregated in Montmartre. That's why this is called "Harlem in Montmartre" instead of "Harlem kind of near the Louvre."
Monday, February 8:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Antiques Roadshow - "Atlantic City (Hour Three)." I am a little worried about this particular trip on the Roadshow. I just kind of worry that a lot of the stories will be about people buying stuff on the cheap in pawn shops. Dig a little deeper and maybe we'll learn that the stuff bought at the pawn shops were left there by people trying to win back all the money they lost in the casinos. See? Depressing.