A tearful goodbye to a young talent, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who tragically died in a fall. Baptiste was the first African American to play Jean Valjean in Les Misérables on Broadway. His talent will be sorely missed. R.I.P.
We're excited about Fall Back and wishing everyone a safe Happy Halloween! But is there a need to Trick or Treat this year? Most of us have been anxiously eating candy and wearing a mask for months! 😷 Jon Stewart is heading back to TV . We're wondering, after five years away from a nightly program, can and will Stewart's show for Apple live up to what are undoubtedly be high expectations. Yes, November 3rd is approaching! The of anxiety, fear and unrest in America has been unbelievable. Let's VOTE and settle down America. And, no matter what anyone says, brands have found a way through social media to maintain income growth and stay relevant. Good for them! In Memoriam ....Saw the Conversation Circle come back together after a long hiatus. There was little time to exchange opinions and views . Many of us were caught up in changing careers and dealing with family demands. Then the pandemic arrived, and so did uncertainty. But, now we're back on track!
Yes, some in the Conversation Circle did binge-watch House of Cards. However, we don't think releasing all 13 episodes was a big gamble for Netflix as some in the media have questioned. Mainly because HOC was a gripping miniseries when it ran on PBS in the 1980s. Having great material to work with, excellent writers, direction and a stellar cast takes some of the risk out of the equation. It is/was possible that viewers would watch all 13 episodes then cancel their subscription. However, Netflix's possible calculation that binge-watching HOC would become a social and media event was right. As the CC noted in another posting we first learned about HOC and the "drop" on Facebook. While we in the CC watch AMC's Mad Men and HBO's Boardwalk Empire waiting for the next episode does get tedious. Interestingly, one CC member has Netcast on their big screen TV and had access to Netflix for nearly three years and never tried it until HOC was released. Having wat