The Good Doctor 4.16 “Dr. Ted” (contains mild spoilers)

“Dr. Ted” is a must watch episode of The Good Doctor.

Directed by an Aussie in Anne Renton, writer Sam Chanse (who co-wrote the cringeworthy episode “Irresponsible Salad Bar Practices”) teams up with Patti Carr (who gave us one of the strongest episodes of the season with “Parenting”). I can safely assure you Chanse’s co-writing of this episode, is what you would expect of a writer working on The Good Doctor.

Without giving too much away, it is quite literally a powerful hour of television.

The two storylines showcased in this episode in a way resemble each other, in terms of life and death, but at two completely different ends of the spectrum, pre-birth and at the end-of-life.

What happens?

Well I won’t spoil the Shaun and Lea aspect, because that is a relationship that has been there since the start of the show, and hopefully, hopefully it will be there when the show ends its run in years to come.

It would be amiss to not highlight the acting of the whole cast in this episode.

We get great scenes with the whole ensemble, everyone gets a chance to shine in this episode.

The major guest star of the episode, who has been a favourite of mine for years, Veronica Cartwright is fantastic as Maxine, Noah Galvin plays off her very well in the storyline. But the standouts of this episode by far are Freddie Highmore and Paige Spara. In an episode that goes in line with the stand-out episode “Friends and Family”, the two have you just aching for their characters throughout the episode until the final conclusion.

The final montage features Beth Orton’s beautiful rendition of a classic (not naming the tune or it will give away what happens) that fits it perfectly.

What will happen in the future?

Only TPTB really know that.

As a viewer, I can only hope that this becomes a point in the characters lives, in which they can build strength from. If that happens, then I am optimistic to see what TPTB delivers in the future.

The Good Doctor airs in US on ABC, Canada on CTV and in Australia on Seven Network. Check local guides for more information.

Fundraiser for The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Just over two weeks left to donate to this fantastic cause.

If anything, the death of my aunt has made me even more determined to reach my target. As one of her conditions was an enlarged heart, that is something that involves The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute research.

Hello again.

I first wandered onto the Internet, before it was even the big old World Wide Web, back in 1993.

During my site’s time, I had to relaunch it back in 2009, when it got hacked into, which ultimately led to changes throughout its history.

Basically, when I created my site years before 2009, it was due to my love of entertainment. But my love for entertainment wavered back and forth quite regularly. 

So bottom line is why am I posting this now?

For multiple reasons really. 

So, at the time when I was about to launch my transcription, note taking and briefing service in October 2019, I lost a dear friend of over 20 years, which made me take time away from the Internet.

This year, I had intended to launch those services at the end of March and then COVID-19 occurred. 

Normally in a case of COVID-19, it would be the perfect time to launch, since that is when everyone would be grabbing onto the services. But due to a pre-agreed contract with the university that I have worked for, for over 15 years, that had to obviously come first.

But now I am almost ready to not only launch my services properly, but also incorporate entertainment and talk in general to the Internet.

So, get ready for this site to come back like a blaze of glory. You will see a lot of the old content has been archived to start afresh. But don’t despair (joking of course), this is where I will be bringing back old content and I mean very old content that goes back to things I even forgot I had created or participated in between 1993 and 2009, some stuff that isn’t even archived on archive.org

Not only will I be incorporating the above-mentioned things, I will also be incorporating new things, including the transcripts to Sam Squiers’ ‘On Her Game’ podcasts.

So, stay tuned, the above things will be happening on this site in the near future!

Podcast – On Her Game Transcripts

Over the next few weeks I’ll be doing some transcripts for Sam Squiers’ fantastic new Podcast series “On Her Game”. So the transcripts will be available at Sportette, when they are finished.

The podcasts are available on podcastoneaustralia.com.au and are definitely worth listening to!

Children’s Week – Love Bites Sydney

As this past week was “Children’s Week” in Australia, it reminded me of a fantastic program called “Love Bites” that is available for young people, aged between 11-17 years of age, that primarily concentrates on Sex and Relationships as well as Relationship Violence.

Unfortunately domestic violence and bullying is on the increase in society, so these types of programs are ones that can help educate young people and make them aware of any potential signs that may occur regarding these matters.

If you are interested in learning more about this fantastic program, please visit the following links.

Website: https://www.napcan.org.au/Programs/love-bites/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lovebitessydney/

New section – Shop

For a while now I’ve wanted to bypass using eBay and sell items directly through my site.

I am finally at a stage where I have been able to do this.

At this stage, shipping will only be available within Australia, but I am hoping to expand that by the end of the year.

You will find old and new items in the shop – from second-hand items to things that are still in its wrapping.

Shop