My Month in Mystery: June 2019

Over the last week, I took a bit of a break from blogging in order to take time to rest and celebrate my birthday. But of course, that doesn’t mean I took a break from mysteries. Here’s a bit of a roundup of mystery-related things I’ve done:

  1. I’ve been diversifying the TV shows I’ve been watching. In addition to MSW, Miami Vice, and Diagnosis Murder (which have been my staples over the last few months), I’ve also:
    • Gone back to watch a few episodes of Columbo, Morse, and Midsomer Murders that I hadn’t seen yet.
    • Watched the first episode of Lucifer and Jessica Jones (which I didn’t know were mystery shows when I started watching them).
    • Watched the movie Murder Mystery on Netflix. (I recommend it! If you don’t normally like Adam Sandler, he’s not super Adam Sandler-y in it.)
  2. I attended a Nancy Drew Sleuths event at the Toronto Reference Library while they were hosting their annual convention in Toronto.
  3. Although I missed writing my Stephanie Plum novel summary post last week, I did update some of my Stephanie Plum pages.
  4. I began a series of daily tweets about Murder, She Wrote.
    • This was after I noticed that there are 261 weekdays (Mon-Fri) in a year, and there are an equal number of MSW stories (if you count two-parters only once, and don’t count the movies).

My future plans for this blog are to step back a bit from my Monday blog posts. I’m trying to prioritize catching up on the Thursday MSW episode summaries (I’m still several weeks behind). So for the next little while, I expect to only be posting additional content twice a month rather than weekly. This also means no more Stephanie Plum novel summaries as I want to prioritize cleaning up the trivia pages about the characters and I also want to prioritize reading new books for my reading challenge this year.

J. Michael Straczynski’s Becoming Superman

I will end this blog post by highlighting one of the more notable Twitter-based events that I participated in: an AMA (ask-me-anything) hosted by J. Michael Straczynski, who was involved with Murder, She Wrote during its 8th and 9th season. Straczynski’s autobiography Becoming Superman will be coming out next month, and he’s been doing several of these events to promote it. One such event was focused on answering fan questions about his time as writer/producer on Murder, She Wrote.

Below is a round-up of twitter threads that formed part of the event. Note that my question was the first that he answered :D. Click on each embedded tweet to see the full thread on Twitter.

And that was the end.

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