May 25, 2016
Another season of Dancing With the Stars has pirouetted away, with our season-long favorite Nyle taking the mirror-ball trophy. We come to you one day late this week so we can talk all the dancing and fabulousness and blatant filler of the deluxe two-night finale. After a mention of a Kickstarter campaign to help the Deaf West production of Spring Awakening pay for its performance at the Tony Awards, we move on to Catherine's latest book-club book, The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon, which is more creepy than she expected (maybe a good thing for some folks, not for her). We skip over our weekly Parks and Recreation marathon because we just didn't have time to watch this week, but we did take in "The Short List," the episode of The West Wing covered by The West Wing Weekly last week, and chat about it a bit. For next week, the Season 5 Parks and Rec eps "Ann's Decision," "Emergency Response," "Leslie and Ben," and "Correspondents' Lunch" are still up, and "In Excelsis Deo" is the West Wing one to watch.