Introduction to the Blog: “Heart has nothing to do with it any more. It’s all in the caffeine.”

Det. Frank Pembleton:  "You know, every day I get out of bed and drag myself to the next cup of coffee. I take a sip and the caffeine kicks in. I can focus my eyes again. My brain starts to order the day. I'm up, I'm alive. I'm ready to rock. But the time is coming when I wake up and decide that I'm not getting out of bed. Not for coffee, or food or sex. If it comes to me, fine. If it won't, fine. No more expectations. The longer I live, the less I know. I should know more. I should know the coffee's killing me. You're suspicious of your suspicions? I'm jealous, Kay; I'm so jealous. You still have the heart to have doubts. Me? I'm going to lock up a 14-year-old kid for what could be the rest of his natural life. I got to do this. This is my job. This is the deal. This is the law. This is my day. I have no doubts or suspicions about it. Heart has nothing to do with it any more. It's all in the caffeine."

Welcome to the third incarnation of It's All In The Caffeine, a blog formerly hosted at WordPress and then Tumblr.  The title comes from the above quote from Homicide: Life on the Street aka "the best damn show on television" as spoken by Detective Frank Pembleton, played by the inestimable Andre Braugher, to Detective Kay Howard, played by the sublime (and now Academy Award® winner) Melissa Leo.  You can read my reviews of the first six seasons of the show over at what was DVD Times, but is now The Digital Fix:

Homicide: Life on the Street S1 & 2 R1 DVD set review

Homicide: Life on the Street S3 R1 DVD set review

Homicide: Life on the Street S4 R1 DVD set review

Homicide: Life on the Street S5 R1 DVD set review

Homicide: Life on the Street S6 R1 DVD set review

This blog will ramble on about the many things that I continue to find interesting:  books, comics, music, television and movies; the process of adaptation between them; genre and structure; food, drink and cooking; various matters of health and environment; and ongoing debates about race, gender and economics. More rarely it might touch on matters of politics, astronomy, and physics; we shall see.  Anyone along for the ride, I hope you enjoy it.

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