Our nightime habit is to watch tv before going to sleep. We are always accompanied by a bed hogging standard poodle and an odd number of cats. Here’s an example of typical conversation:
Me: I discovered a detective series on Acorn that has that lady from the series you used to watch.
Richard: What series was that?
Me: I can’t remember, but I do know it had Helen Mirren in it….just like Prime Suspect.
Richard: Which lady is Helen Mirren there in the elevator?
Me: The blond one.
Richard: No, that’s not her.
Me: Of course it is. That’s Helen Mirren. Oh yeah, the name of the series you used to watch was As Time Goes By.
Richard: You know, the only reason I started watching it was because I had thought it had something to do with Casablanca. But then I liked the characters.
Me: So you should recognize Helen Mirren.
Me: Why not.
Richard: Because it was Judy Dench.
Anyway, we are enjoying Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect.