8/8/22, The Good Doctor and The Challenge

Hi Everyone,

I hope you’re enjoying the second half of summer, and finding time off to just lie under a tree somewhere and dream, or read on a beach, or enjoy a series.

I love sharing it with you when I find a series I love. I am currently LOVING “The Good Doctor” on Netflix. It’s a medical series with appealing characters, knotty medical problems to solve and life dilemmas. It’s beautifully acted and well written, and there are enough positive resolutions and good life lessons in each episode that you come out on an up note and not a down one. I don’t like series where so much bad stuff happens that you’re more depressed after a show than before you watched it. We watch these shows for entertainment and distraction after all. And The Good Doctor gets my vote for the best show at the moment.

And if you would rather read quietly, I have a new book coming out in two weeks, “The Challenge”, about 5 young wholesome 14 year olds, a slightly older brother, and a younger one who go for a picnic at the base of Granite Peak, in Fishtail, Montana, and a fun afternoon turns into a nightmare with a flash flood out of the mountains, which blocks their way back, and traps them on the mountain. A five day search begins, as the parents are sorely tested, and the picknickers fight for their survival, with a forest fire approaching. I love that book, between the tension of the parents, and the brave struggle of the kids. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. I hope you have time to read it before vacation time ends.

Have a great week, full of fun moments and the final days of summer,

love, Danielle

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5 Comments so far
  1. Rob Scott August 14, 2022 2:14 pm

    Happy Birthday, Danielle.

    p.s. “Five Days at Memorial” on Apple TV is a good series but a little intense.

    Rob Soctt

  2. Beatrice August 17, 2022 8:17 am

    Thank you for the suggestions. I had started watching “The Good Doctor” and was sidetracked by another series: “Love On The Spectrum.”
    I will get back to it, because I do indeed remember feeling awesome watching it!

    Your new book seems fascinating.
    Bravo à vous pour ce renouvellement prometteur!

    Have a wonderful week,


  3. Kerri Jansson August 19, 2022 7:24 am

    Hi Danielle,

    Oh my goodness! I love “The Good Doctor”! Freddie Highmore is so good at playing an aspiring surgeon on the autism spectrum, and I agree that the beautiful writing and lessons of the show is what keeps viewers like me coming back year after year.

    When you’re done with “The Good Doctor”, I’d like to recommend “Resident Alien.” It’s a weird, but good show on SyFy that mixes mystery, adventure, sci fi, and comedy in every episode. The word I’d use to describe the show is bonkers.

  4. Elaine August 19, 2022 3:01 pm

    Hi Danielle,

    I just finished The Challenge (enjoyed it very much; underlined many passages). I also just saw your Billions news on instagram. Congratulations! My husband says you should get a sign like the McDonald’s sign (billions and billions read).

    Regards, Elaine

  5. Wachilonga Khisa Brooks August 25, 2022 10:57 pm