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Saturday Morning Notebook

By admin Published: September 13, 2008

Heiress
"The Heiress," based on the novel "Washington Square"

I kept meaning to do something here on Friday -- in fact, the last thing I did before bed was start another episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210." But by then I was a little beat, in part from preparing for a class (many notes about Henry James's "Washington Square") and from a somewhat hectic time at work. So the newest "90210" post will have to wait a bit.
The work, though, included a chat with the legendary Phil Donahue, who is as outspoken as ever. You can find the story I wrote for the Beacon Journal about him here.
And I have begun working through some new network series; last night, I watched "The Mentalist," which stars Simon Baker as a very observant guy who helps solve crimes. It was not bad. I'm not a big fan of Baker, since he always seems somewhat unlikable to me, but for this character -- a smart, abrasive cynic with more than a passing connection to Gregory House -- he is well cast. More about that when it gets closer to premiere time.
And now it's off to class.

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