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Life’s Big, Witty Pieces

We all love Tom Hanks.

Who doesn’t?

And we all love Colin Hanks (you see where I’m going with this) because he is, in many ways that are entirely conceivable, a younger version of Tom Hanks. Need proof? Then may I highly recommend the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces. Colin’s role on this CBS sitcom as Greg Short answers the question of whether Tom Hanks could make it on TV in 2017. By the way, that answer is a resounding YES. And if you like sitcoms with clever writing, funny actors and actresses, lots of heart and laugh-out-loud moments, then you need to watch Life in Pieces on Thursday nights.

Since today is Friday and the weekend is just about here, it seems fitting to have some fun and enjoy an interview in which the aforementioned funnyman Colin Hanks answers questions about his father Michael Keaton Tom Hanks.

The comedic apple did not fall far from the tree.

It’s probably safe to presume that the show runner for Life in Pieces likely cast Colin right away.

The Shots Heard ‘Round the World

The ’80s will light the fire within us for the rest of time…

The freshman CBS sitcom Life in Pieces has gotten better and better with each new episode. The punchlines aren’t rushed, but are developed with patience and precision. And last night’s third act not only solidified its place on Thursday’s prime time lineup, but revealed why its unique storytelling structure for the American sitcom was a great choice. Each of the family stories are initially told separately, then are cleverly interwoven. The show’s conclusion is a culmination of everybody facing and/or resolving their problems together.

After watching last night’s final scene live, I quickly tweeted about it. Once you see it below, you’ll know why.

The screenshot of said tweet is below, with two notable “likes.” Those “likes” are Maggie Mull (Life in Pieces writer) and Jason Winer (Life in Pieces director).

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Oh snack! snap! (episode joke)

Happy Monday!

Do you like big fish?

Let me rephrase that: Do you like the movie Big Fish? If so, Colin Hanks, Catherine O’Hara and J.K. Simmons have come together to star in a television/web series that plays on a similar spirit as the aforementioned classic called, “What Lives Inside.”

The show airs with new 13-minute episodes on Hulu for free (a quick search on a web browser) every Wednesday, with its series premiere ready for all to enjoy.

Look at Things a Little Differently This Week! 

The Talented Mr. Shakespeare

The future leaders of this country are entering their respective schools for a new year filled with inquisitive minds, a thirst for knowledge and the hope of walking into at least one classroom with a teacher who will open their eyes to new horizons. With any luck, this teacher will provide a perspective perhaps no other teacher ever has…ever.

I wish all of you good luck in the new school year that will surely be defined by a myriad of scholarly insights and achievements!

I had no idea William Shakespeare loved chocolate enough to write an entire play about it…I suppose it’s true you learn something new everyday!

P.S. On a more serious note, consider the following quote for inspiration:

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves
—William Shakespeare