The Washington Capitals are making their way up north to face off against the Brookl- I mean, New York Islanders. The Capitals have won seven of their last eight games, so naturally, I’m starting to get nervous again. I like to be comfortably good, but not the best. The Isles on the other end are 1-3-1 in their last five games. Woof.
The game starts at 7 PM, just so you can go to bed on time. Watch on your regular NBCSWA (or MSG for those of us in the big apple). Pete has your recap.
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No morning skate for the good boys, so we’ll begin to hear some chatter around 5PM about any changes. For now, let’s stick with this:
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Wilson
Vrana – Kuznetsov – Chiasson
Connolly – Eller – Burakovsky
Stephenson – Beagle – DSP
Orpik – Carlson
Orlov – Niskanen
Djoos – Bowey
An interesting stat someone felt the need to point out.
We’ve covered albums, movies, and video games. Continuing on Pete’s path to talk about personal faves of 2017, I’m going to mention some favorite TV shows of 2017.
I feel like TV is only getting better these days, which is great for me because I love TV. There are some really great ones out there that we’ve all gotten to see this year, including The Good Place, Big Little Lies, Insecure, Stranger Things, and others (plus I need to start The Leftovers).
But, I am still riding this specific high, mainly because I finished this on Saturday during the snow.
I was super harsh about the first season of The Crown and I still stand by the fact that it moved at a snail’s pace and was, frankly, a bit hard to get through. I took many naps and felt like I didn’t miss much. The second season just dropped last week and I thought it was light years better.
Everything this season was so good. The acting, the cinematography, and the set design were all really good the first time around. This season I really felt like they bumped up the drama a bit, which was exactly what I needed. I know history can get boring because I work in the history book world, but if you add a lil’ bit of drama and maybe some white lies, things get good. You just can’t take shows like this as bible. The other beauty about shows like this are when they suck you in to a point where you think, “wow…JFK got shot? hope he’s alright!” He won’t be. This is a fact.
Anyway, give it a go. It’s really good. Specifically, episode six where they talk about all that Duke of Windsor/Nazi nonsense and end with the real photos of him and Hitler (fun fact: today is actually the anniversary that he abdicated from the throne). You get a super gross chill up your spine.
Headline photo: AP / Nick Wass
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