Ahh ... the pursuits of Summer! Finally, it's time for some R&R. I know, perish the thought, but its time for some non Math related activities! In fact, I'm off the whole Summer for the only the second time in 33 years of teaching! Can you believe it? I'm still pinching myself. I guess this is a practice run at retirement?
Now I finally have plenty of time to devote to walking, biking, swimming and eating right! For me, the Summer is a spiritual time to regroup and fortify myself mind, body and soul for next school year. I like to focus on outdoor activities for exercise and a good diet.
I enjoyed all of last year's shows which I continue to recommend this year. However, some shows turned out to be a flop: Timeless (CW), Aftermath (SyFy) and Frequency (CW). Unfortunately, Timeless was a bit too predicable. However, Aftermath got really insane near the end of the first season! Maybe they ran out of ideas based on End Of The World mythos? Trying to outdo Supernatural isn't gonna fly! Frequency started out OK, but it's just a long drawn-out version of the movie from 1999 or 2000?
I really miss good SciFi on SyFy ever since Babylon5, StarGate (SG1 and Atlantis) and BattleStar Gallactica ended! It's such a shame that the SyFy Channel is no longer the SiFi Channel! Now we get to watch WWF on SyFy, ST: TNG on BBCA and FireFly on History Channel?
Star Wars Rebels I discovered and binged on two Summers ago. It's very much like the original Star Wars movies. It has great characters and writers. I recommend it, even though it's animated. Maybe since it's animated, it has some great graphics! I wanted to catch up to this season, as one of my fave SciFi writers of all time, Timothy Zahn, is joining the writing team and contributing his Grand Admiral Thrawn character for good measure!
BTW, Reign, Vikings, Downton, Victoria and The Last Kingdom aren't really genre shows, but I highly recommend them if you are into historical fiction. In fact, get all the Bernard Cornwell novels you can, and read up on The Last Kingdom yourself!
Don't forget your fave webseries! Many of mine a Star Trek related like ST:Continues, ST:Phase2 and ST:Renegades. BTW, ST:Axanar is a new series that looks really promising! Webseries such as these are great to watch on your tablet or cellphone using an App called YouTube Downloader (not to be confused with the FireFox add-on) whereby you can download the next episode of your fave webseries from YouTube when you are near a WiFi Hot Spot and watch it whenever and wherever you want. Other webseries on YouTube you may want to look for are: HISHE, TED, Ignite, ViHart, Kahn Academy, Geek & Sundry, Table Top, Nerdist!