Stories by Peter Hummers

WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Sometimes they get the future right

There are examples of prescient movies about the future which Nostradamus might envy. Fahrenheit 451 and The Anderson Tapes.

Jan 21


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: The Bible? Shakespeare? It’s all good

If you’ve ever tried to read Shakespeare, you know how painful it can be.

Jan 14


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: The lady seems historical—Drunk History and (Catherine) The Great

Drunk History and (Catherine) The Great. History, through a glass, funnily

Jan 7


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Escape from 2020

As we look back on the dog’s lunch that was 2020, let’s look further back to that which is evergreen and entertaining: old movies, where life was literally black and white.

Dec 31


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV (& HEAR)
Stream On: A Jean Shepherd Christmas Story

In 1983 the MGM feature film A Christmas Story changed that holiday for ever. Jean Shepherd’s personal recollection of an Indiana Christmas in the 1940’s became a huge hit and…

Dec 24


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Existential Britcoms Last of the Summer Wine and Waiting for God

Streaming TV: I’m sure the writers of both Last of the Summer Wine & Waiting for God were fans of Samuel Beckett.

Dec 17


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles take on Little Red Riding Hood

“A clear horizon—I think that’s as happy as I’ll ever want to be.” (Alfred Hitchcock) A clear horizon holds no threats, and if you think that threats are obvious, consider…

Dec 10


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: A parade of clones, and the Uncanny Valley

What to stream on TV: We long to create life as a god does—through cloning, and—if we’re not careful—artificial intelligence. Orphan Black & Humans.

Dec 3


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Shooting star Robert Pastorelli

What to stream on TV: Robert Pastorelli was an outstanding actor, playing a level of intelligence that can’t be simulated.

Nov 26


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Films from the greatest crime and espionage author you never heard of

What to stream on TV: [James Bond] reached for the slim, expensive-looking attaché case on the floor beside him and took out The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler.

Nov 19


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Up from the skies—Alien occupations through the years

What to Stream on TV: '80's sci-fi miniseries "V" and Spielberg's "Falling Skies"

Nov 12


WHAT TO WATCH ON TV
Stream On: Back to the future of TV with Ernie Kovacs and Soupy Sales

What to stream on TV: Yukkin' pioneers Ernie Kovacs and Soupy Sales

Nov 5