tv series

“Sometimes I think of Frank as the catcher in the rye”

“Sometimes I think of Frank as the catcher in the rye, standing at the edge of the cliff, trying to save the world.”

~ Catherine talking about Frank, in Millennium

(Holden: “Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around — nobody big, I mean — except me. And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff — I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s all I’d do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be.”)

Fluffer

Season 2, Episode 3 of New Girl is titled “Fluffer,” and without getting into the details, it reminds me that I ended two friendships for the same “fluffer” reason, I just didn’t know there was a name for it.

Limitless tv series: What does CJC stand for?

When watching the Limitless tv series, I always wondered what the CJC was. I knew it’s supposed to be some sort of FBI office in New York, but I thought they never explained what “CJC” stands for. Then today, when I had the fourth episode playing while I was doing dishes, I saw that CJC stands for Cross Jurisdictional Command, as shown in this image.

Update: After some more googling, I’ve read that the CJC is a fictional office, meaning that there really is no such thing as a CJC office in New York city. So, that case is solved. :)

(In slightly-related news, Limitless is also one of my favorite tv series that lasted only one season.)

Lots of radiation, and The Incredible Hulk tv series

In the next month I’m going to have a CT scan, an MRI, radioactive iodine, gamma radiation, more radiation, then more radiation. So it seemed fitting that I should buy The Incredible Hulk tv series DVD set. :)

Back in the day, this series was influential on me, and I was very aware of its influence. After moving out of Chicago we lived in a small town, and this series opened my eyes to the possibility of just wandering around and living a vagabond lifestyle.

When I was young I used to think, “How do I know where I should live? Where’s ‘home’? Maybe I should just wander around until I find a place that feels right.” That may sound unusual — it seems like most people want to settle down in one place — but I feel fortunate to have lived in many towns and many states, and gotten to know people in all of those places.

Why is Captain Push on Medium often drinking out of a water bottle?

I love the Captain Push character on Medium, his chemistry with Allison (Patricia Arquette) is really excellent. One thing I was always curious about it why Captain Push is often shown drinking water out of a water bottle. He does this in the early episodes, and then does it again in the Season 3 episode, “Apocalypse, Push,” which I just watched. I just google’d to see if I could find the answer, but I couldn’t find anything. Hopefully one day I’ll run into Arliss Howard and I’ll be able to ask him about it. :)