I have two shows to recommend you watch if you have an Amazon Prime account:
- "Goliath," starring Billy Bob Thornton as a formerly-great lawyer who drank his way to the bottom, but gets a chance at redemption in a case against the big law firm run by his ex-partner (William Hurt, in full slime mode). With Molly Parker as his arch-nemesis, Maria Bello as his ex-wife, and Harold Perrineau ("Lost") as an impatient judge. Eight episodes in the season. I hope they make more.
- "Good Girls Revolt," about women working at a news magazine in 1969 who are allowed to be researchers and secretaries, but not reporters. Based on a book by Lynn Povich (Maury's sister), one of the real-life women who complained to the EEOC about discrimination at Newsweek. With lots of talk of consciousness-raising and the beginnings of the feminist movement, think of it as a follow-up to "Mad Men" if Peggy and Joan were the central characters. I don't know anyone in the uniformly good cast, although Mamie Gummer plays Nora Ephron in the pilot -- odd since she's the daughter of Meryl Streep, who played Ephron in "Heartburn." I'm only halfway through the ten-episode season, but I'm hooked.
One other TV note: as a longtime fan of "The Amazing Race," Reality Blurred's Andy Dehnart had me worried earlier this week when he reported that CBS had not set a premiere date for Season 29, which is already in the can. So I was glad to see his update saying that the network has announced it will return on April 21st. However, there are no plans to do a thirtieth season of the show -- yet. Damn you, McGyver!