New TV shows worth watching

RemotesWe are now several weeks into the 2016-2017 TV season. I’ve watched several of the new shows, but there are only two that I think have lived up to the hype–Timeless and Designated Survivor.

Every week on Timeless, Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus travel back in time to a major historical event to stop Garcia Flynn from changing American History. They haven’t been completely successful yet. Every time they go back, history is changed and it has affected the present. If you’re a history buff, you’ll love this show. For everyone else, there is plenty of action to keep your attention.

Designated Survivor is about Thomas Kirkman, the Housing and Urban Development secretary, who is named the designated survivor on the night of the State of the Union address. Kirkman becomes president after an attack at the U.S. Capitol kills the president, the Cabinet, and almost everyone in Congress. Since becoming president, he has had to deal with many issues, including finding the party responsible for the attack. I loved The West Wing and this one is right up there with it. There is plenty of political drama to keep you watching.

Another show I love that isn’t quite new, but hasn’t been on since 2015 is Secrets and Lies. Unlike most crime dramas, a crime is not committed and solved in one hour. The crime is committed in the first episode and Detective Cornell discovers new clues in each episode. It takes an entire season to figure out who did it, but I love picking up the clues as Cornell does and trying to figure out who committed the murder and why. It’s a fascinating show.

Are you watching any new shows?


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Jennifer goes apple picking

One of my favorite things to do in the fall is apple picking. I like going out in the orchard and picking the apples off the trees. Many of the farms around me offer other activities as well, like corn mazes, pig races, and live music. They also usually have country markets. I always go in the market to buy local honey and fresh kettle corn.

I had a beautiful day in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I couldn’t have asked for a better fall day.

I ended up with about five pounds of apples, which I will use to make apple pie and baked apples. A baked apple fresh from the oven is delicious on a cold evening in the fall.

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What is your favorite fall activity?

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