2019 Good/Bad List

GOOD

BEST
Watching Tiger win The Masters  with Gary & Ben
mAdBen’s crazy cool career &  interview

TV
Succession
Killing Eve & Fleabag
, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
The Affair, Series Finale – The Whole of the Moon

THEATER
Moulin Rouge
Peter Dinklage as Cyrano
Brothers Wright
by Colby Herchel

JOURNALISM
Miranda Devine, Steve Cuozzo NYPost & West Side Rag
Shining the bright if futile light on the scaffolding cabal

POLITICS
Mayor Mike joins the Dem race

BOOKS

A Decade of The Side Trek

 

BAD

WORST
Hotels have become kennels
Sheds shroud the entire City
Man-hating woke-tards

JOURNALISM
If everything is a bombshell breaking news story,
nothing is a bombshell breaking news story

SPORTS
NFL IR List
Bryson de Chambeau’s robot golf

POLITICS
Mueller Report fizz
Schiff Show bore
Dem Scrum – too many meh candidates

TV
Mrs. Maisel  Season 3
Catherine the Great

2018

Good

Theater- The Lifespan of A Fact
Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, Bobby Cannavale

World Cup Soccer
Parkland Students Rally America against guns

Dolphin jumping out of the sea in Amagansett

 

Bad & Ugly

Petulant Adolescent President
Kavanaugh confirmation hearing
Emojis
Toxic Misandry

Sad   Art Bell
Tragic   Anthony Bourdain

2017

GOOD

Dr. Husband’s great photos every year

TV
Schitt’s Creek

Big Little Lies
October on the Forks

Lots of Fun Theater-
Liev Schreiber- Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Cate Blanchett- The Present
Amy Schumer- Meteor Shower
Uma Thurman- The Parisian Woman, liaisons undangerous
Mark Rylance in Farinelli & the King

BAD

Petulant Adolescent President
Media’s Russia obsession
Democrats shallow bench & lack of message
Snowflakes against free speech
Hurricanes & Fires
Twin Peaks redux sucked
Pets overrunning public places

2016

GOOD 

Sold 20-year Western Massachusetts home
New apartment in The City
Side Trek . NYC

 

BAD

Petulant Adolescent President- elect
Lumping people into monolithic groups
Elite media bubble & bias
Election’s coarse discourse
TTSD –  Traumatic Trump Stress Disorder

2015

GOOD

MadMen ending. The real thing.
The Affair. Ray Donovan.
Pope Francis charms the U.S.
New York weekends. Ocean Grill. Mermaid Inn.
Forked around Long Island twice. DSC_0050

Ogilvy Account Director mAdBen. Seattle star.

BAD

End of MadMen.
Emojis. Symbols that replace words.
ISIS thugs. Paris. U.S. World. Under Siege.
Guns. Guns. Guns,

2014

GOOD

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Parts Unknown. Bourdain in Massachusetts.
MadMen7.
Bobby Morse’s dancing exit.
Of Mice and Men O’Dowd Franco
Realistic Joneses. Letts Collette Hall Tomei
Sushi Nakazawa
Eleven Madison Park

BAD

Rape of the leaves. Construction next door.
Sochi Olympics. Return of Putin.
Crying Wolfowitz. Right-wing and media fear-mongering.
Ebola.

2013

GOOD

FoxSports1- Reege Crowd Goes Wild
Game of Thrones– Red Wedding
Hotel Giraffe
Gramercy Tavern, Da Silvano
MadDad Photo Contest- Side Trek
Joey3Sticks- 50 Clambake
Book of Mormon, Motown
Fabritius’ Goldfinch at the Frick

BAD

Carnival (Ted) Cruz
Phippy wins British Open
Boston Marathon Djokers
Trayvon Martin jury
Carlos’ undangerous Weiner