Shrinking = Fabulous

by | Apr 11, 2023 | Viewing | 0 comments

Two things today.

First, I had several responses to last week’s email that included images generated by Midjourney based on a prompt from the beginning of The Purple Haze. I think Georgette’s response sums it up nicely

“NOOOOoooooooo! None of them come close to the Eloise of my imagination.”

Yeah, that was pretty much the vibe.

And, I agree. As fascinated as I am with what Midjourney and similar tools can do, my mental image hasn’t been produced yet.

But, so far, I’ve only received one submission to my What Does Eloise Look Like To You contest. If I get four more submissions, I’ll set up a poll and we can have a vote, just for fun. There’s a Western Lands and All That Really Matters paperback in it for someone. So, please, feel free to submit. Email me at andrew [at] andrew einspruch dot com.

Midjourney image of Eloise - first try


Secondly, I have a TV recommendation for you: “Shrinking” on Apple TV. I think it is one of the most delightful shows I’ve seen since, oh, I don’t know, “Jane the Virgin.”

The premise is this: “A therapist, Jimmy Laird, dealing with severe grief, begins to breach ethical barriers by telling his patients what he really thinks, resulting in massive changes to his and their lives.”

But what shines are the actors, the script, the dialogue, the direction, and the interactions. Harrison Ford is a standout as an old codger therapist. Jason Segal is great as the screwed-up therapist. The language is bawdy (so, content warning there), but it’s a super life-affirming show. And funny.

I commend it to you.