Some Good News
Last week I shared a number of links to a wide variety of entertainment venues that have sprung up in recent weeks as performers and musicians offer balm to heal the wounds created by the physical distancing requirements that have permeated our society.
Even before the virus struck, I was an unabashed “news junkie” creating opportunities throughout the day to keep up on the goings on around the world through cable and broadcast news networks. That being said, though I pride myself at being objective when viewing the news, I’ve found in recent days that the dearth of good news combined with the level of ineptitude and/or lack of coordination from governmental leaders world-wide, has made broadcast news untenable.
Enter Some Good News, hosted by John Krasinski (The Office and Jack Ryan) and co-starring his real-life wife Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns and The Devil Where’s Prada) who write, direct and produce a weekly, home spun offering of good news for the world to enjoy weekly.
Now in its fifth week of production the show features Krasinki’s down to earth style with which he engages several special guests each week. During the first four productions his guests have included Steve Carrell (The Office); Robert Di Nero (doing the weather report); David “Big Papi” Ortiz (Boston Red Sox); and Lin Manuel Miranda (Hamilton).
Frequently the guests end up interacting with folks from around the country (a young girl who missed the chance to attend Hamilton when Broadway went dark; front-line healthcare workers in a Boston hospital; and graduating seniors who have had their prom cancelled due to the virus).
More than once, the thoughtfulness that Krasinski and his friends have displayed in under 20 minutes through the weekly YouTube presentation of Some Good News has brought a tear to my eye and given me a lump in my throat.
So, if you ready for Some Good News in your life, I’d encourage you to click on the link below and begin watching with the first episode.