As I've been noting, my computer isn't working properly so right now the only way to post new stuff is to use someone else's computer, but that means my time is limited.
So instead of reviewing a bunch of new shows I've been watching, mostly sitcoms, let me just say something quickly about Showtime's Masters Of Sex. Not about the quality of the show (which I like, especially leads Michael Sheen and Lizzy Kaplan), but about the diction.
The show (so far) is set in the 50s, and, of course, the clothes, hair, sets, cars, etc., are designed to look like the 50s. But then the writers drop in some modern phrase and it takes me right out of the action.
The hospital administrator tells Dr. Masters (I'm using quotation marks but paraphrasing) "I said no and I meant no. What part of that don't you understand?" "What part don't I understand--well, that last phrase, which I've never heard before in my life but sounds like some sort of joke."
When Virginia Johnson tries to prepare a couple for copulation which she and Masters will observe. "Just be natural. Don't get too much in your head." "Don't get in my head--how can I avoid that...if I had any idea what you're talking about." (Actually, she then goes on to make a "head" pun to point out the anachronistic line even further.)
Johnson asks her son, who's in trouble at school, "in what universe is it okay to spit at your teacher?" "Well, since there's only one universe I guess it would have to be this one."