Category Archives: Katy Rants

Annie’s Escape

copyright 2018 Part II of “Annie’s Interrogation“ “Daddy, why isn’t Mummy coming to meet us?” “Mummy and Andrew were too badly hurt to come with us.” “What about Puffball?” “He stayed to protect Mummy and Andrew.” “Why didn’t we stay … Continue reading

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Getting Rather Serious…(sort of)

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episodes 12 & 13 (Mary Wept)(Crabtree a la Carte)  After a couple of lighter episodes, Mary Wept is dark and philosophical. Religion is murky territory, particularly in a show focused on science and technology. It is … Continue reading

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January Fun

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episodes 10 & 11 (F.L.A.S.H.)(Biffers & Blockers) In a month traditionally associated with darkness and post-Christmas sadness, the first two Murdoch Mysteries episodes of 2018 provided much-appreciated comedic relief. Some might have found them a bit … Continue reading

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Meditations On Scrooge, the Grinch, & Charlie Brown

For some reason, this year, I was struck by how important and yet misunderstood the characters of Scrooge, the Grinch, and Charlie Brown are. I felt a great kinship with these characters – not because I hate Christmas (I most … Continue reading

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Third Time Isn’t Quite the Charm

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episode 19 (Home for the Holidays)   So we come to the third Murdoch Mysteries Christmas special! It was delightful, but not as uplifting as the 2016 edition. It had beauty, charm, and comedy, but it … Continue reading

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Solving Puzzles

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episodes 8 & 9 (Brackenreid Boudoir)(The Talking Dead) While December gets to be a busy time, it was refreshing to watch non-Christmas programming earlier in the month as Murdoch Mysteries aired two amusing-but-puzzling episodes. One of … Continue reading

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Meditations on The Nutcracker Ballet

Meditations on The Nutcracker Ballet Despite how ubiquitous The Nutcracker is around Christmas – its music especially, if not the ballet or story itself (in fact, some of the music even makes it into non-Christmas-themed commercials), I realise that it … Continue reading

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