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Title: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on August 02, 2013, 03:22:11 AM
But I thought this thread was for movies, not TV shows. If it were about serials, I'd post here a lot more frequently.

Then let's make it about television! I am working my way through Breaking Bad before it returns next Sunday. I have also been watching Under the Dome, which is amusing in its sheer ridiculousness. And of course I could not miss the triumphant return of Who's Line Is It Anyway? but the (restored) novelty is waning. Catfish: The TV Show has had some interesting stories this season although I didn't care much for the few episodes of season one that I saw. But that's just if I have time and remember to stream it. It's all about the Nev-Max bromance.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Othmar on August 02, 2013, 06:35:16 AM
I'm currently watching both the IT Crowd (which people recommended to me after I watched Big Bang Theory and really disliked it) and Terry Jones' Medieval Lives. So far they're both quite good.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on August 02, 2013, 07:02:06 AM
The Tudors for about the 500th time and Vikings. Starting Downton Abbey season 3 next week when I finish up the Tudors.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on August 02, 2013, 07:03:37 AM
I'm currently watching both the IT Crowd (which people recommended to me after I watched Big Bang Theory and really disliked it) and Terry Jones' Medieval Lives. So far they're both quite good.

Big Bang Theory can be a bit vulgar at times, but I went to School with nerds just like those guys so I can relate. However I have never had a neighbor that looks like Penny so I can not relate to that.   8)
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Othmar on August 02, 2013, 07:15:17 AM
I'm currently watching both the IT Crowd (which people recommended to me after I watched Big Bang Theory and really disliked it) and Terry Jones' Medieval Lives. So far they're both quite good.

Big Bang Theory can be a bit vulgar at times, but I went to School with nerds just like those guys so I can relate. However I have never had a neighbor that looks like Penny so I can not relate to that.   8)
I'm rather like one of those guys, and the show's kinda insulting. It seems that being a geek/nerd is the punchline of every joke in the episodes I've watched. Basing myself on the laugh track, you're not supposed to laugh at the references (not that such lazy humour is actually funny), but simply because they say 'nerdish' stuff. And Sheldon is quite obviously a stereotypical Asperger without any redeeming qualities.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 02, 2013, 09:39:42 AM
Like you, I'm watching Breaking Bad. I'm halfway into season 4 now. Not sure why it's so popular among folks in this forum, beyond it being entertaining in general. I appreciate the "ordinary" approach the show takes, right down to the plain-looking actors.


Besides that, I mentioned elsewhere that I watched the entire Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra earlier this summer. Definitely one of the best animated shows ever, and is better than most live-action shows for adults. I recommend it to everybody.

Couldn't find an intro for the original series, but this is the second series' one.


I've also been watching a series called Copper, which is an unusual hybrid of the police procedural and the period drama. It's set in New York City in the year 1865, so it's basically Gangs of New York: The Series... except from a cop's perspective, of course.

Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Older Salt on August 02, 2013, 09:58:17 AM
Do not own a Boob-Tube.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on August 02, 2013, 10:09:54 AM
Madmen

The Americans

Walking Dead

Longmire

Oddities

Black's Books

Parenthood

V    (getting bored of this)

The Killing
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 02, 2013, 10:36:12 AM
Do not own a Boob-Tube.

Presumably you posted on a computer, so you can watch television serials on the same device.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: zork on August 02, 2013, 01:04:56 PM
Random episodes of MST3K

How I Met Your Mother

Continuum

Fringe

Mad Men

Walking Dead
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Adeodatus on August 02, 2013, 01:13:49 PM
Do not own a Boob-Tube.

I think the only person I know who watches "TV shows" on an actual television is my grandmother.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 02, 2013, 01:17:30 PM
Do not own a Boob-Tube.

I think the only person I know who watches "TV shows" on an actual television is my grandmother.

To be fair, I hate watching or playing anything on a small screen. I use a large HDTV connected to a desktop computer. It doesn't have any cable or broadcast channels, though.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on August 02, 2013, 01:35:41 PM
Parenthood

Love this show.

I think the only person I know who watches "TV shows" on an actual television is my grandmother.

Not only do I watch TV on a TV, I own a TiVo.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Ancilla Domini on August 02, 2013, 02:05:33 PM
I was looking forward to a new season of telenovelas, particularly La Tempestad, but so far it has proven disappointing.  :(
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Spooky on August 02, 2013, 02:32:15 PM
We've been watching the Regular Show non-stop lately. Yeah-ya!

Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: LouisIX on August 02, 2013, 03:56:31 PM
We don't have cable but do watch a decent amount of tv shows on Netflix and Hulu.  We watch Parks and Recreation and Breaking Bad, but with those shows on hiatus I've been watching Cheers lately.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on August 02, 2013, 09:03:41 PM
I'm currently watching both the IT Crowd (which people recommended to me after I watched Big Bang Theory and really disliked it) and Terry Jones' Medieval Lives. So far they're both quite good.

Big Bang Theory can be a bit vulgar at times, but I went to School with nerds just like those guys so I can relate. However I have never had a neighbor that looks like Penny so I can not relate to that.   8)
I'm rather like one of those guys, and the show's kinda insulting. It seems that being a geek/nerd is the punchline of every joke in the episodes I've watched. Basing myself on the laugh track, you're not supposed to laugh at the references (not that such lazy humour is actually funny), but simply because they say 'nerdish' stuff. And Sheldon is quite obviously a stereotypical Asperger without any redeeming qualities.

Yeah, I can see that. I hung out with the nerds and was a nerd of a different type myself so to me it's just like ribbing a friend. Sheldon is funny, but his character is over the top. Also I have never seen any University professors that live in a small apartment. Also what is with the hair and clothes the guys wear. It is set in contemporary times, but it looks like the nerd version of That 70's Show. ???
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: zork on August 03, 2013, 11:30:27 AM
I forgot to add-- Since I received the complete original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series on DVD for my birthday, I'm occasioinally watching that, too.

Didn't ask for it, and it was a total surprise...but I would've bought it anyway.

EDIT: Forgot to add Psych to my list.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 03, 2013, 01:47:15 PM
I forgot to add-- Since I received the complete original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series on DVD for my birthday, I'm occasioinally watching that, too.

Didn't ask for it, and it was a total surprise...but I would've bought it anyway.

Nice. I wish someone would think of something like that for one of my birthdays.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Adeodatus on August 03, 2013, 01:58:38 PM
Nice. I wish someone would think of something like that for one of my birthdays.

Just do what I would do: tell people what to buy you. Usually what I actually want is so obscure that no one would ever guess anyway. Even a "can't miss" topic like Borodino is suboptimal... I already have the best treatments in my library. If Mikaberidze has a new book coming out on The Great Redoubt then I'm sure I know about that months before any of my intimates would, etc.

Of course, my wife is the only person who actually ever buys me anything, but if I did get presents, that's how it would be.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 03, 2013, 02:01:02 PM
Just do what I would do: tell people what to buy you. Usually what I actually want is so obscure that no one would ever guess anyway. Even a "can't miss" topic like Borodino is suboptimal... I already have the best treatments in my library. If Mikaberidze has a new book coming out on The Great Redoubt then I'm sure I know about that months before any of my intimates would, etc.

Of course, my wife is the only person who actually ever buys me anything, but if I did get presents, that's how it would be.

Was about to say, I have entertained the idea of creating a wishlist, but nobody buys me anything for my birthday, anyway. Maybe I should create one anyway to build up expectations.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: totiusque on August 03, 2013, 09:35:56 PM
During the Summer hiatus, been re-watching The Office (both US and UK, though I remembered the UK version being funnier the first time I watched them).

When Fall gets here -

Walking Dead
Downton Abbey
Person of Interest
The Mentalist
Psych
Once Upon a Time
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: OCLittleFlower on August 03, 2013, 11:27:40 PM
I watch on an actual TV -- I like being able to have the laptop out for typing and browsing while still having TV on.

I'm a Downton Abbey fan.  I also watch Once Upon a Time and various talent competitions -- America's Got Talent is the main one now.  Turns out a girl I grew up with is in the competition this year.  She hasn't had her crack at the live shows yet, but I'll be voting for her once she does.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 04, 2013, 01:03:25 AM
During the Summer hiatus, been re-watching The Office (both US and UK, though I remembered the UK version being funnier the first time I watched them).

When Fall gets here -

Walking Dead
Downton Abbey
Person of Interest
The Mentalist
Psych
Once Upon a Time

I feel like I'm the only one out of my friends to not have seen The Walking Dead yet. Hard to convince me to get into the zombie genre, I guess. But I've heard both the original comics and the games are also good.

I'm also looking forward to Person of Interest resuming. Tried to get into Once Upon a Time, but, I dunno. Guess I could try again....


As for other shows in the fall, I'm gearing up for:

Luther series 3 (a police procedural on BBC set in contemporary London starring Idris Elba, not anything to do with Martin)


And of course, Downton Abbey and Boardwalk Empire, which are both set in the 1920's but are.... well, thematically quite different.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on August 04, 2013, 01:45:21 AM
During the Summer hiatus, been re-watching The Office (both US and UK, though I remembered the UK version being funnier the first time I watched them).

When Fall gets here -

Walking Dead
Downton Abbey
Person of Interest
The Mentalist
Psych
Once Upon a Time

I feel like I'm the only one out of my friends to not have seen The Walking Dead yet. Hard to convince me to get into the zombie genre, I guess. But I've heard both the original comics and the games are also good.


The first season was good. It has started to go down since then though. I watched them with a friend though I also am not into the zombie fad. I am looking forward to Dracula on NBC this fall with Henry Rhys Myers of The Tudors. I hope they dont screw it up too bad. I am very leery of anything Vampire since TIm Burton butchered Dark Shadows
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: totiusque on August 04, 2013, 01:47:15 AM
I feel like I'm the only one out of my friends to not have seen The Walking Dead yet. Hard to convince me to get into the zombie genre, I guess. But I've heard both the original comics and the games are also good.

I'm also looking forward to Person of Interest resuming. Tried to get into Once Upon a Time, but, I dunno. Guess I could try again....

I don't consider myself a big fan of the zombie genre, but sometimes they just make for good entertainment.  I really liked Shaun of the Dead and Warm Bodies, though they're not exactly your typical zombie flicks.  I didn't really care for World War Z as it seemed to me just another version of Outbreak.  As for The Walking Dead, I really like the characters and the moral dilemmas they face.  I preferred the first 2 seasons to the last one (first one especially), but here's hoping Season 4 will bring back some of that early magic.

The same goes for Once Upon a Time.  I really enjoyed the first season, but the second season wasn't as good, IMHO.  It's really just a show that I can watch with the wife without having to think too much.  The acting isn't that great, the stories are far-fetched, and the characters are unbelievable, but it can still be a lot of fun to watch.  Go figure.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on August 04, 2013, 01:50:04 AM


The same goes for Once Upon a Time.  I really enjoyed the first season, but the second season wasn't as good, IMHO.  It's really just a show that I can watch with the wife without having to think too much.  The acting isn't that great, the stories are far-fetched, and the characters are unbelievable, but it can still be a lot of fun to watch.  Go figure.

Don't know what it is, but I can not stand Once Upon a Time. A girlfriend of mine loved it and tried to get me to watch it finally after about 4 episodes on the third try of watching it I had to be like "look I just can't do this, this show is beyond bad."
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: totiusque on August 04, 2013, 02:02:41 AM
Don't know what it is, but I can not stand Once Upon a Time. A girlfriend of mine loved it and tried to get me to watch it finally after about 4 episodes on the third try of watching it I had to be like "look I just can't do this, this show is beyond bad."

If I had to give you a reason why I watch it, I'd be hard pressed to give you a good answer.  It's definitely not one that I excitedly await each week for new episodes.  I think now I've just got to the point where I've gone too far and I should probably find out what happens or else all my time the past 2 years would have been wasted.

I will say this, though.  I can honestly say that I enjoyed the first season, even with all its faults.  I liked the way they tied in the "real" world with the fairytale world.  I've also liked Gold/Rumplestiltskin's character development over the series.  Snow White, on the other hand, is one of the most annoying characters on TV.  In fact, if it wasn't for that ultra-annoying girl on Revolution (which I had to stop watching because of her), Snow White would win hands down.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Bonaventure on August 04, 2013, 02:42:40 AM
Baseball. We're having a terrible season.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 04, 2013, 03:13:02 AM
Don't know what it is, but I can not stand Once Upon a Time. A girlfriend of mine loved it and tried to get me to watch it finally after about 4 episodes on the third try of watching it I had to be like "look I just can't do this, this show is beyond bad."

That's basically how it panned out for me.

I initially heard about it because Rafael Sbarge (the guy who plays as Jiminy Cricket) is also a voice actor for some games like Mass Effect. I liked the evil queen, and that's about it.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Archer on August 04, 2013, 09:33:17 AM
America's Got Talent is the main one now.

Talk about a show that went down the toilet.  I can't stand the judges much less the ridiculousness that passes for "talent". 
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Archer on August 04, 2013, 09:38:05 AM
Currently the only shows we're watching is the Next Food Network Star and random episodes of Agatha Christie's Poirot on youtube. 

Shows we're waiting for the next season of...

Sherlock
Downton Abbey
Person of Interest
Blue Bloods
White Collar
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Jayne on August 04, 2013, 10:13:24 AM
We don't have cable but I  watch some things online or on DVD.  I expect that I will watch Legend of Korra, since I watched the previous season and all of A:TLA.  It was a great show.  I have been watching Continuum, but am not sure if will keep going.  I will probably watch Sherlock, Person of Interest, and Elementary, since I watched their previous seasons.

My youngest son (age 12) asked me to watch Doctor Who with him and we started near the beginning of the summer.  We have watched a few classic episodes and are systematically going through the new ones starting from 2005.  We are up to 2010 now.  So we will probably be ready to join in when the next season starts in November.  We aren't just watching.  We are reading up on background and analysis and memorizing trivia.  We have contests to see who can name all the Doctor actors fastest.  Everyone else is pretty busy this summer so DW has been "our thing".

Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: OCLittleFlower on August 04, 2013, 12:30:48 PM
America's Got Talent is the main one now.

Talk about a show that went down the toilet.  I can't stand the judges much less the ridiculousness that passes for "talent".

Yeah, a lot of the people suck.  I'm hoping this bodes well for my friend and the rest of her act.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on August 04, 2013, 02:53:00 PM
We've been watching the Regular Show non-stop lately. Yeah-ya!

That was lol-tastic!
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on August 04, 2013, 02:55:11 PM
Ye...Breaking bad is also awesome and Hell on Wheels has some merit too.

Netflix has a slew of good documentaries. I just watched one on Rome's most famous gladiator.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Heinrich on August 04, 2013, 06:40:37 PM
Baseball. We're having a terrible season.

Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on August 04, 2013, 06:44:00 PM
Ye...Breaking bad is also awesome

I can't seem to get into this one. It is the most popular show out there and I just can't finish it. It is my secret shame.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on August 04, 2013, 08:44:39 PM
X Games!

Baseball. We're having a terrible season.

"We." :rofl:
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: OCLittleFlower on August 04, 2013, 08:54:31 PM
Oh, and my hubby and the dog like to watch Too Cute and The Dog Whisperer together.  Seriously, the dog likes TV, but only when there is a dog on the screen.  Cats?  Piglets?  Baby rabbits?  Zzzzzz.  Dog?  Ears up, eyes tracking all movement.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 04, 2013, 08:55:22 PM
Oh, and my hubby and the dog like to watch Too Cute and The Dog Whisperer together.  Seriously, the dog likes TV, but only when there is a dog on the screen.  Cats?  Piglets?  Baby rabbits?  Zzzzzz.  Dog?  Ears up, eyes tracking all movement.

That's awesome. I need to figure out how to get my dog to like TV dogs.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: OCLittleFlower on August 04, 2013, 08:56:24 PM
Oh, and my hubby and the dog like to watch Too Cute and The Dog Whisperer together.  Seriously, the dog likes TV, but only when there is a dog on the screen.  Cats?  Piglets?  Baby rabbits?  Zzzzzz.  Dog?  Ears up, eyes tracking all movement.

That's awesome. I need to figure out how to get my dog to like TV dogs.

Do you have an HDTV or a tube TV?  Because their eyes don't actually see the picture on an old style TV correctly.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 04, 2013, 08:57:29 PM
Do you have an HDTV or a tube TV?  Because their eyes don't actually see the picture on an old style TV correctly.

An HDTV. The old cathode-ray tubes are forbidden from my house on pain of excommunication.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: OCLittleFlower on August 04, 2013, 08:58:52 PM
Do you have an HDTV or a tube TV?  Because their eyes don't actually see the picture on an old style TV correctly.

An HDTV. The old cathode-ray tubes are forbidden from my house on pain of excommunication.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Just checkin.

Next question -- are you a directv customer?  Because they have a free trial of dogtv right now -- I'm wondering if other dogs like it because mine seems to prefer the Dog Whisperer and Too Cute.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 04, 2013, 09:06:24 PM
Next question -- are you a directv customer?  Because they have a free trial of dogtv right now -- I'm wondering if other dogs like it because mine seems to prefer the Dog Whisperer and Too Cute.

I'm not. My girlfriend introduced me to clips of Too Cute on Youtube, but my dog didn't seem to take notice of them onscreen.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Bonaventure on August 04, 2013, 09:14:12 PM
X Games!

Baseball. We're having a terrible season.

"We." :rofl:

 ::)
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on August 05, 2013, 06:31:54 PM
For those with Netflix.... Arn, the Knight Templar is quite superb. The best TV I have viewed for some time. I have watched 4 of the 6 episodes so far.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Othmar on August 05, 2013, 06:39:57 PM
For those with Netflix.... Arn, the Knight Templar is quite superb. The best TV I have viewed for some time. I have watched 4 of the 6 episodes so far.
I never finished the first episode.  :-[
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 05, 2013, 07:14:47 PM
For those with Netflix.... Arn, the Knight Templar is quite superb. The best TV I have viewed for some time. I have watched 4 of the 6 episodes so far.

That's one of my favorites. I've watched it in full at least three times.

Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on August 05, 2013, 07:25:32 PM
For those with Netflix.... Arn, the Knight Templar is quite superb. The best TV I have viewed for some time. I have watched 4 of the 6 episodes so far.

That's one of my favorites. I've watched it in full at least three times.


Have you seen the movie version?
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 05, 2013, 07:33:36 PM
Quote from: Habitual_Ritual link=topic=3269.msg58886#msg58886 date=1375745132//
Have you seen the movie version?

I'm not familiar with all the versions. I rented the Blu-ray disc version from Netflix, which as far as I know presents the entire thing as a single film including The Kingdom at Road's End.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on August 06, 2013, 12:19:22 AM
Quote from: Habitual_Ritual link=topic=3269.msg58886#msg58886 date=1375745132//
Have you seen the movie version?

I'm not familiar with all the versions. I rented the Blu-ray disc version from Netflix, which as far as I know presents the entire thing as a single film including The Kingdom at Road's End.

Whats the running time? The DVD I have is Called Arn the Knight Templar the complete series and is 265 minutes. Make sure you watch that one. The movie version that is edited is 130 minutes long. So much is cut out it isn't even watchable compared to the full version.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 06, 2013, 12:29:52 AM
Whats the running time? The DVD I have is Called Arn the Knight Templar the complete series and is 265 minutes. Make sure you watch that one. The movie version that is edited is 130 minutes long. So much is cut out it isn't even watchable compared to the full version.

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I feel so cheated. Okay, is this the full version? http://www.amazon.com/ARN-The-Knight-Templar-Complete/dp/B007K7IB84/ref=pd_cp_mov_0
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on August 06, 2013, 12:56:44 AM
Whats the running time? The DVD I have is Called Arn the Knight Templar the complete series and is 265 minutes. Make sure you watch that one. The movie version that is edited is 130 minutes long. So much is cut out it isn't even watchable compared to the full version.

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I feel so cheated. Okay, is this the full version? http://www.amazon.com/ARN-The-Knight-Templar-Complete/dp/B007K7IB84/ref=pd_cp_mov_0

YES!  Ever see Red Cliff? There is a two 1/2 hour US version which is good, BUT there is a 5 hour Asian version which is PHENOMENAL. It's the same type of comparison. (Arn is good, but not as good as Red Cliff. Just saying that is how much you have been cheated) ;)
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: totiusque on August 06, 2013, 01:05:31 AM
YES!  Ever see Red Cliff? There is a two 1/2 hour US version which is good, BUT there is a 5 hour Asian version which is PHENOMENAL. It's the same type of comparison. (Arn is good, but not as good as Red Cliff. Just saying that is how much you have been cheated) ;)

D'oh!  There's a 5 hour version of Red Cliff???  Gonna have to find that one....
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 06, 2013, 01:10:13 AM
YES!  Ever see Red Cliff? There is a two 1/2 hour US version which is good, BUT there is a 5 hour Asian version which is PHENOMENAL. It's the same type of comparison. (Arn is good, but not as good as Red Cliff. Just saying that is how much you have been cheated) ;)

Red Cliff is one of my favorite movies. I did make sure to get the International Version. Damn Amerifats and our goldfish attention spans.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Bonaventure on August 06, 2013, 02:23:33 AM
I'm getting this Arn movie.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on August 06, 2013, 07:54:30 AM
I'm getting this Arn movie.

Be sure it's the mini series version
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 08, 2013, 01:20:51 PM
I'm fully caught up on Breaking Bad now, just in time for the final episodes.

In honor of the event, here are some "better call Saul!" commercials and testimonials (not actually in the series, but relating to events within).



I'd also add this: I didn't know one of the actors who played as one of the Salamanca cousins was actually a gangster before he became an actor. That helps explain why they were so believable.

Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: LouisIX on August 08, 2013, 03:33:19 PM
They showed the cold open to the new episode at Comic Con and apparently it's quite shocking.  I'm very excited about Sunday.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Kaesekopf on August 08, 2013, 10:17:10 PM
I'm currently watching both the IT Crowd (which people recommended to me after I watched Big Bang Theory and really disliked it) and Terry Jones' Medieval Lives. So far they're both quite good.

Big Bang Theory can be a bit vulgar at times, but I went to School with nerds just like those guys so I can relate. However I have never had a neighbor that looks like Penny so I can not relate to that.   8)
I'm rather like one of those guys, and the show's kinda insulting. It seems that being a geek/nerd is the punchline of every joke in the episodes I've watched. Basing myself on the laugh track, you're not supposed to laugh at the references (not that such lazy humour is actually funny), but simply because they say 'nerdish' stuff. And Sheldon is quite obviously a stereotypical Asperger without any redeeming qualities.

Read this.

http://butmyopinionisright.tumblr.com/post/31079561065/the-problem-with-the-big-bang-theory

The Big Bang Theory is just mocking nerds.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Kaesekopf on August 08, 2013, 10:17:50 PM
We don't have cable but do watch a decent amount of tv shows on Netflix and Hulu.  We watch Parks and Recreation and Breaking Bad, but with those shows on hiatus I've been watching Cheers lately.

Dude, Cheers is good.

You should watch Frasier after that.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Kaesekopf on August 08, 2013, 10:19:30 PM
Do you have an HDTV or a tube TV?  Because their eyes don't actually see the picture on an old style TV correctly.

An HDTV. The old cathode-ray tubes are forbidden from my house on pain of excommunication.

Do you not like that 60Hz hum?
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Cesar_Augustus on August 08, 2013, 10:32:36 PM
I watched the first Arn movie in 2009, and recently saw some fragments of the second (?) one.

I didn't knew these where edited parts of a miniseries!
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on August 08, 2013, 11:25:33 PM
I'm currently watching both the IT Crowd (which people recommended to me after I watched Big Bang Theory and really disliked it) and Terry Jones' Medieval Lives. So far they're both quite good.

Big Bang Theory can be a bit vulgar at times, but I went to School with nerds just like those guys so I can relate. However I have never had a neighbor that looks like Penny so I can not relate to that.   8)
I'm rather like one of those guys, and the show's kinda insulting. It seems that being a geek/nerd is the punchline of every joke in the episodes I've watched. Basing myself on the laugh track, you're not supposed to laugh at the references (not that such lazy humour is actually funny), but simply because they say 'nerdish' stuff. And Sheldon is quite obviously a stereotypical Asperger without any redeeming qualities.

Read this.

http://butmyopinionisright.tumblr.com/post/31079561065/the-problem-with-the-big-bang-theory

The Big Bang Theory is just mocking nerds.

They are doing a bad job of it then. All the girls I know think Sheldon is hot except for the one that prefers Leonard . I know some guys that aspire to be like them.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: LouisIX on August 09, 2013, 04:09:32 AM
We don't have cable but do watch a decent amount of tv shows on Netflix and Hulu.  We watch Parks and Recreation and Breaking Bad, but with those shows on hiatus I've been watching Cheers lately.

Dude, Cheers is good.

You should watch Frasier after that.

I definitely plan on it.

I don't know what it is about Cheers that I like so much.  It's not overly funny.  It's not exciting.  And it's not nostalgia, because I was only 6 or 7 when it ended, and never watched it as a child.  There's just something about the bar and the characters that I find comforting.  Watching Cheers puts me in a good mood.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Othmar on August 09, 2013, 05:11:00 AM
I'm currently watching both the IT Crowd (which people recommended to me after I watched Big Bang Theory and really disliked it) and Terry Jones' Medieval Lives. So far they're both quite good.

Big Bang Theory can be a bit vulgar at times, but I went to School with nerds just like those guys so I can relate. However I have never had a neighbor that looks like Penny so I can not relate to that.   8)
I'm rather like one of those guys, and the show's kinda insulting. It seems that being a geek/nerd is the punchline of every joke in the episodes I've watched. Basing myself on the laugh track, you're not supposed to laugh at the references (not that such lazy humour is actually funny), but simply because they say 'nerdish' stuff. And Sheldon is quite obviously a stereotypical Asperger without any redeeming qualities.

Read this.

http://butmyopinionisright.tumblr.com/post/31079561065/the-problem-with-the-big-bang-theory

The Big Bang Theory is just mocking nerds.
That exactly described my feelings. Hmm, I'll see if I can find this Community the writer talks about.
They are doing a bad job of it then. All the girls I know think Sheldon is hot except for the one that prefers Leonard . I know some guys that aspire to be like them.
I know a guy like that too, but he just wants to appear smarter than he actually is.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on August 09, 2013, 07:20:59 AM
We don't have cable but do watch a decent amount of tv shows on Netflix and Hulu.  We watch Parks and Recreation and Breaking Bad, but with those shows on hiatus I've been watching Cheers lately.

Dude, Cheers is good.

You should watch Frasier after that.

I definitely plan on it.

I don't know what it is about Cheers that I like so much.  It's not overly funny.  It's not exciting.  And it's not nostalgia, because I was only 6 or 7 when it ended, and never watched it as a child.  There's just something about the bar and the characters that I find comforting.  Watching Cheers puts me in a good mood.

Frasier is one of my all time favorites.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on August 09, 2013, 07:22:19 AM
I watched some of one of my favorites today: King of the Hill. Absolutely my favorite animated show.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Lyubov on August 09, 2013, 08:59:46 AM
I watched some of one of my favorites today: King of the Hill. Absolutely my favorite animated show.

Love this show.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Othmar on August 09, 2013, 09:25:39 AM
I'm finally catching up with Game of Thrones, season 3 is airing now.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 09, 2013, 02:31:37 PM
I'm finally catching up with Game of Thrones, season 3 is airing now.

Have you read the books as well?


And one more for Breaking Bad fans: there's a free digital comic that recaps the entire series up to this point on AMC's website. NOT to be used as a substitute for actually watching the show!

http://www.amctv.com/shows/breaking-bad/all-bad-things

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Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Othmar on August 09, 2013, 03:31:16 PM
I'm finally catching up with Game of Thrones, season 3 is airing now.

Have you read the books as well?
I've considered it, but I don't think I'll be finding them second hand any time soon, and I can't bring myself to spend serious money on softcovers, which is what most stores seems to carry here. The last time I've spend serious money on a non-study related book was on a leatherbound copy of Lord of the Rings a year or two ago. Perhaps they'll have editions like that for A Song of Ice and Fire as well, once the writer finishes his series.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 09, 2013, 03:45:01 PM
I'm finally catching up with Game of Thrones, season 3 is airing now.

Have you read the books as well?
I've considered it, but I don't think I'll be finding them second hand any time soon, and I can't bring myself to spend serious money on softcovers, which is what most stores seems to carry here. The last time I've spend serious money on a non-study related book was on a leatherbound copy of Lord of the Rings a year or two ago. Perhaps they'll have editions like that for A Song of Ice and Fire as well, once the writer finishes his series.

I have a couple of solutions: first is the old-fashioned way by checking them out at a local public library. I created a library account for myself just last week. Don't know why I didn't think of it before.

Second option: buy from an online used bookseller. This one (http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=10766164137&searchurl=sts%3Dt%26amp%3Btn%3Dgame%2Bof%2Bthrones), for example, sells the first book at only $1, plus $2.75 for shipping. I use the AbeBooks used book finder all the time. If you spend a little more time searching, you may be able to buy several books in the series from the same seller while paying only one shipping charge. So in theory, you could potentially buy five books for, say, $8 to $10.

:edited to add: I just remembered that you're not American, so shipping will not be the same. You might, however, find similar deals in your region. I also don't know if you prefer to read in the original English or in translation. So those are more variables.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on August 09, 2013, 05:43:01 PM
I have two episodes of Breaking Bad left! Been hearing a lot lately about a British show call Broadchurch which just started airing on BBCA this past week. I set it to record at my parents' house for laundry days so I'll let you know how it is.

All the girls I know think Sheldon is hot except for the one that prefers Leonard .

Your friends are weird. Sheldon is hilarious but how could anyone consider an overgrown child attractive?

Hmm, I'll see if I can find this Community the writer talks about.

Highly recommended.

I created a library account for myself just last week. Don't know why I didn't think of it before.

 :rofl: :lol: :grin: :eek: I've had a library card since before I could read. There are four systems that I can easily access (Alameda County, Berkeley, Oakland, Contra Costa County) and a few farther out that I check occasionally. They get almost all the new cds.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Kaesekopf on August 09, 2013, 05:54:00 PM
I definitely plan on it.

I don't know what it is about Cheers that I like so much.  It's not overly funny.  It's not exciting.  And it's not nostalgia, because I was only 6 or 7 when it ended, and never watched it as a child.  There's just something about the bar and the characters that I find comforting.  Watching Cheers puts me in a good mood.

Yeah, I can understand that.  For me, though, a bit of it is nostalgia.  I remember being really little and wanting to watch Cheers with my parents before going to bed.  I assume it was in syndication at that point.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Kaesekopf on August 09, 2013, 05:55:05 PM
Hmm, I'll see if I can find this Community the writer talks about.

Highly recommended.


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Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Othmar on August 09, 2013, 06:19:11 PM
I have a couple of solutions: first is the old-fashioned way by checking them out at a local public library. I created a library account for myself just last week. Don't know why I didn't think of it before.
Remembering my experience with Harry Potter back in the day, they'll probably be lent out. That is if the library even has them.

One thing they did have was a very worn ancient translation of Lord of the Rings, and the only Dutch translation with the appendices included I've ever seen. I stumbled upon it while I was looking for Narnia, which they didn't have.

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:edited to add: I just remembered that you're not American, so shipping will not be the same.
Shipping from America to Belgium is horrible. I once purchased the D&D core books from Amazon, and they were confiscated by Customs. Cost some time and money to get them back.

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You might, however, find similar deals in your region. I also don't know if you prefer to read in the original English or in translation. So those are more variables.
I've checked already. People tend to ask ridiculous prices. The original translations were quite obscure. I remember being unable to find them some 7 years ago, after people recommended them. The Belgian-Dutch book market is rather lousy for fantasy.

Once the TV series is over and done with, people will probably sell their copies. By then, I'll have forgotten the details of the plot and will probably enjoy the books even more. Everyone wins.  ;D
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on August 10, 2013, 12:09:00 AM
I have two episodes of Breaking Bad left! Been hearing a lot lately about a British show call Broadchurch which just started airing on BBCA this past week. I set it to record at my parents' house for laundry days so I'll let you know how it is.

All the girls I know think Sheldon is hot except for the one that prefers Leonard .

Your friends are weird. Sheldon is hilarious but how could anyone consider an overgrown child attractive?




No argument there. And probably for the same reason most men find bimbos attactive. I admit Penny is hot. She is a bimbo par excellence.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on August 10, 2013, 01:04:10 AM
No argument there. And probably for the same reason most men find bimbos attactive. I admit Penny is hot. She is a bimbo par excellence.

But at least she is a functional adult.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on August 10, 2013, 03:01:54 AM
No argument there. And probably for the same reason most men find bimbos attactive. I admit Penny is hot. She is a bimbo par excellence.

But at least she is a functional adult.

True, but the guys work at a University they have Doctorates. They can't be that bad off. Which is why I have always found the idea of Sheldon and Leonard sharing an apartment ludicrous. Not many College professors I know of who need a room mate for a crappy apt.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: LouisIX on August 10, 2013, 02:02:10 PM
No argument there. And probably for the same reason most men find bimbos attactive. I admit Penny is hot. She is a bimbo par excellence.

But at least she is a functional adult.

True, but the guys work at a University they have Doctorates. They can't be that bad off. Which is why I have always found the idea of Sheldon and Leonard sharing an apartment ludicrous. Not many College professors I know of who need a room mate for a crappy apt.

You might be surprised.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Kaesekopf on August 10, 2013, 02:49:38 PM
I know a number of engineers who live at home/with their families, primarily to save up money for the future (and they like their families).  They are in the approximate age group the BBT cast is in (in-show, of course). 

As to professors with doctorates, not all of them make bank, especially if they are at certain universities.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Bonaventure on August 10, 2013, 02:56:53 PM
As to professors with doctorates, not all of them make bank, especially if they are at certain universities.

They only begin to make bank if they're tenured. If one is not on the tenure track, is only a lecturer, or is adjunct, they have no bank.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on August 10, 2013, 04:31:51 PM
Finished Breaking Bad. Who's watched Friday Night Lights? That's on my list. Five network-length seasons is intimidating, though.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: zork on August 10, 2013, 07:31:45 PM
Finished Breaking Bad. Who's watched Friday Night Lights? That's on my list. Five network-length seasons is intimidating, though.

I thought the same thing when I was unsure whether to watch 24 with it's then-current 6 seasons. By Season 5 I had to pace myself because I was devouring the series too fast.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: totiusque on August 10, 2013, 07:55:57 PM
I thought the same thing when I was unsure whether to watch 24 with it's then-current 6 seasons. By Season 5 I had to pace myself because I was devouring the series too fast.

My wife and I did the same thing with 24, only during Season 3 instead of 6.  It sure didn't take us long to get caught up, as Netflix was sending us 3 DVDs at a time back then.  And speaking of 24, I can't wait 'til May 2014 when the new 12 episodes come out.  I wonder if Jack Bauer will have a walker.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Bonaventure on August 10, 2013, 09:38:47 PM
Who's watched Friday Night Lights? That's on my list.

That's what high school was like. Except it was single ed and NO.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on August 13, 2013, 01:58:03 PM
I started Mr. Selfridge last night because it was on the TiVo and I had nothing else to do. I have finally come to terms with my love of shopping so  at this point I am way more interested in the historical aspects of the store than in the characters. Also, I am not familiar with Jeremy Piven, so I don't know if he's trying to be American and overacting, or if it just seems like he's American and overacting because it's Masterpiece.

Who's watched Friday Night Lights? That's on my list.

That's what high school was like. Except it was single ed and NO.

Ha, my little bro's comment was "Why did I play football in high school when I could have just watched FNL?"
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: maryslittlegarden on August 16, 2013, 10:51:24 PM
Anybody else like the  really good BBC stuff?  Like Are You Being Served?
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: LouisIX on August 16, 2013, 11:04:55 PM
Anybody else like the  really good BBC stuff?  Like Are You Being Served?

I'm a big fan of Keeping Up Appearances.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Othmar on August 17, 2013, 08:13:36 AM
I just started with Downton Abbey.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Heinrich on August 17, 2013, 08:53:27 AM
I just started with Downton Abbey.

Why are so many here enthralled by English aristocrats? It is repulsive to me that most here, who are of Irish descent, are lamming away in front of the tube, tickled by a bunch of oppressors.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on August 17, 2013, 08:56:24 AM

I'm a big fan of Keeping Up Appearances.

Most excellent.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Heinrich on August 17, 2013, 08:58:35 AM
Anyone here watch Top Shot on History Channel? Or Mountain Men?
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on August 17, 2013, 09:15:57 AM
Anyone here watch Top Shot on History Channel? Or Mountain Men?

I was watching TopShot on Netflix but it's no longer available.Good show
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Othmar on August 17, 2013, 09:17:00 AM
Why are so many here enthralled by English aristocrats? It is repulsive to me that most here, who are of Irish descent, are lamming away in front of the tube, tickled by a bunch of oppressors.
I haven't got a single drop of Irish blood, nor any quarrel with the Englishmen. Furthermore, I don't see what the Irish question has to do with some fictional English aristocrats.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Heinrich on August 17, 2013, 09:38:31 AM
Why are so many here enthralled by English aristocrats? It is repulsive to me that most here, who are of Irish descent, are lamming away in front of the tube, tickled by a bunch of oppressors.
I haven't got a single drop of Irish blood, nor any quarrel with the Englishmen. Furthermore, I don't see what the Irish question has to do with some fictional English aristocrats.

Not pinpointing you specifically. I notice here that this show is popular and most traditional American Catholics have Irish lineage, which has been and currently is, viciously and unscrupulously oppressed by English overlords. If the doings of Cromwell, the Crown, and the famine don't upset you, then by all means, enjoy the vicarious tea and biscuts.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Othmar on August 17, 2013, 10:05:24 AM
Not pinpointing you specifically. I notice here that this show is popular and most traditional American Catholics have Irish lineage, which has been and currently is, viciously and unscrupulously oppressed by English overlords. If the doings of Cromwell, the Crown, and the famine don't upset you, then by all means, enjoy the vicarious tea and biscuts.
Cromwell was a regicide, if it were to me each and every statue and bust of him would be beheaded. The Irish Federation was allied to the King. The famine was a tragedy that could have been prevented, but it was no holocaust. The governmental inaction was influenced by laissez-faire capitalism. Speaking of Americans, what the government could have done would be decried as socialist nowadays. Ought I canonize the violence of the Irish Republican Army? Should I ignore all the Unionists? The Irish question is much more nuanced than you make it to be, with all due respect to all victims. This isn't a story about bad guys and good guys. All of these pseudohistorical ravings have nothing to do with a fictional show either.

Say, what about the Indian wars? The Indian Removal Act? Enjoy your vicarious beer and burgers. And must I associate your fondness for German with the Shoah? My grandparents were oppressed by them during the War too. Prosit!
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Archer on August 17, 2013, 10:29:07 AM
Anybody else like the  really good BBC stuff?  Like Are You Being Served?

I'm a big fan of Keeping Up Appearances.

What a great show.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Othmar on August 17, 2013, 10:49:27 AM
Anybody else like the  really good BBC stuff?  Like Are You Being Served?

I'm a big fan of Keeping Up Appearances.

What a great show.
The Bouquet residence, the lady of the house speaking!
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: LouisIX on August 17, 2013, 01:09:43 PM
I just started with Downton Abbey.

Why are so many here enthralled by English aristocrats? It is repulsive to me that most here, who are of Irish descent, are lamming away in front of the tube, tickled by a bunch of oppressors.

You should watch the show.  It actually deals with this very theme.

I'll take the time to answer your question since I am both Irish and very much like Downton Abbey.  As a monarchist who believes very much in aristocracy, you can imagine that immediate appeal.  The dynamic of the house itself, with the interaction of the aristocrats, the townsfolk, and the servants is great to see.  One of the great things about Downton is that it does not preach against aristocracy in favor of some "utopia" of equality (as we have today).  In that way, the show is very Catholic.  The characters are told that everyone has their own role in life and in society.

Apart from the fact that some on the show are outright monarchists, and the fact that the show portrays them very favorably, you also have an appreciation for the place of the aristocrats in that society.  One of the main characters shows up (I think sometime during season 1) and immediately parallels can be drawn between him and Pope Francis.  He's put into an aristocratic position that he does not like, and wishes he could leave, but tradition makes it necessary that he adapts to his new role.  He begins by wanting to throw off all of the trappings of tradition, to fight against them in the name of humility. Fortunately, he learns quite quickly.

What Downton portrays is a favorable view of a world which was much more Catholic than our own, and surprisingly so.  When one of the homosexual manservants is found in a compromising position with another man, he's chastised and nearly fired for his perversity.  Keep in mind that this show is not about the monarchy itself.  I do not place the blame for the rape of Ireland on the British citizens themselves, even the aristocrats (especially aristocrats from the 1920s, who have nothing to do with Ireland).  These are simply the societal traditionalists of their time fighting against the pull of modern values, and I think most trads find a lot that they can identify with in that.

Ireland was itself aristocratic and monarchical. The clans were headed by kings, and at one point the O'Neills had control of a High Kingship over the entire island.  For that reason, the themes dealt with in the show are universal, and apply even to those of us with Irish descent.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: LouisIX on August 17, 2013, 01:13:09 PM
Anybody else like the  really good BBC stuff?  Like Are You Being Served?

I'm a big fan of Keeping Up Appearances.

What a great show.
The Bouquet residence, the lady of the house speaking!

I know I shouldn't be, but I am surprised that I found two other people who like this show on SD, and even more surprised that they're both (also) males in their 20s.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Othmar on August 17, 2013, 01:40:42 PM
I know I shouldn't be, but I am surprised that I found two other people who like this show on SD, and even more surprised that they're both (also) males in their 20s.
Doesn't everyone enjoy British comedy?  :D

From classics such as Monty Python, Fawlty Towers and Blackadder to the newer sitcoms, there's something for all to enjoy.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Adeodatus on August 17, 2013, 02:40:20 PM
Anybody else like the  really good BBC stuff?  Like Are You Being Served?

I'm a big fan of Keeping Up Appearances.

What a great show.
The Bouquet residence, the lady of the house speaking!

'Allo missus Bucket!
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Heinrich on August 17, 2013, 03:23:49 PM
Not pinpointing you specifically. I notice here that this show is popular and most traditional American Catholics have Irish lineage, which has been and currently is, viciously and unscrupulously oppressed by English overlords. If the doings of Cromwell, the Crown, and the famine don't upset you, then by all means, enjoy the vicarious tea and biscuts.
Cromwell was a regicide, if it were to me each and every statue and bust of him would be beheaded. The Irish Federation was allied to the King. The famine was a tragedy that could have been prevented, but it was no holocaust. The governmental inaction was influenced by laissez-faire capitalism. Speaking of Americans, what the government could have done would be decried as socialist nowadays. Ought I canonize the violence of the Irish Republican Army? Should I ignore all the Unionists? The Irish question is much more nuanced than you make it to be, with all due respect to all victims. This isn't a story about bad guys and good guys. All of these pseudohistorical ravings have nothing to do with a fictional show either.

Say, what about the Indian wars? The Indian Removal Act? Enjoy your vicarious beer and burgers. And must I associate your fondness for German with the Shoah? My grandparents were oppressed by them during the War too. Prosit!

Othmar, I am not assailing you directly, but rather, an aggregated fondness of SDers for the type of folk(in a tv show) who represent those who are responsible for enslavement and murder, mayhem and destruction. I respect the time Louis IX took to write a well thought out reply, but I am not convinced in principle to watch this show because of its charm and internal conflict. And you are correct, Manifest Destiny was a destructive element of the expansion westward and those responsible are paying dearly, I am sure. Just as the many rogue Republicans are, too. I am not a hypocrite nor apologist for murder.

BTW, at this time the beer and burgers are certainly of the vicarious sort since I am undertaking a regimented diet.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Othmar on August 17, 2013, 04:50:15 PM
Othmar, I am not assailing you directly, but rather, an aggregated fondness of SDers for the type of folk(in a tv show) who represent those who are responsible for enslavement and murder, mayhem and destruction.
Well, an Irishman did state such a thing in the episode I watched today. He disapproved of Lord Grantham as a representative of the oppressive class. Of course, this character is a socialist, and he was talking about class warfare. I hardly see what their personal responsibility would be.
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And you are correct, Manifest Destiny was a destructive element of the expansion westward and those responsible are paying dearly, I am sure. Just as the many rogue Republicans are, too. I am not a hypocrite nor apologist for murder.
Let us hope so.  :)
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 17, 2013, 05:16:01 PM
Downton Abbey is a soap opera with a bigger budget. Entertaining, but I can see where Heinrich is coming from. It doesn't matter that Lord Grantham wasn't personally responsible for the sins of the Empire. He can represent, to some folk, those who have power but do nothing to right the injustices against the colonial folk (of which I include the Irish, as Ireland was basically like practice before taking on the rest of the world); at least as far as we can see.

In other words, Robert is pretty good to his employees and tenants (his "serfs" in another age), but the Irish problem, or the Indian problem, or the Chinese problem, are "not my problem". In the 21st century context, it's like how we buy stuff from Walmart without thinking about where they come from. Guilty myself, as I was at Walmart just the other day.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Othmar on August 17, 2013, 05:44:44 PM
Edit: Ah, nevermind, there isn't really a point in going on about this. :)
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Ancilla Domini on August 17, 2013, 06:50:50 PM
Why are so many here enthralled by English aristocrats? It is repulsive to me that most here, who are of Irish descent, are lamming away in front of the tube, tickled by a bunch of oppressors.

Are most people here of Irish descent? We should conduct a poll...
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on August 17, 2013, 07:41:53 PM
I just started with Downton Abbey.

Why are so many here enthralled by English aristocrats?

I think it's because people want to pretend they are them for an hour. I at least would love to have been a English Aristocrat in the Victorian or Edwardian times. What I DO find odd is how people myself included Idolize them yet most of us financially speaking probably wouldn't even be as well off as one of the Grantham's Servants.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Kaesekopf on August 17, 2013, 07:43:57 PM
Why are so many here enthralled by English aristocrats? It is repulsive to me that most here, who are of Irish descent, are lamming away in front of the tube, tickled by a bunch of oppressors.

Are most people here of Irish descent? We should conduct a poll...

I'd be willing to bet a large chunk of Catholics in the USA have at least a bit of Irish in them. 

Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on August 17, 2013, 07:46:50 PM
Why are so many here enthralled by English aristocrats? It is repulsive to me that most here, who are of Irish descent, are lamming away in front of the tube, tickled by a bunch of oppressors.

Are most people here of Irish descent? We should conduct a poll...

Oddly enough the tiny bit of Irish I have were Protestants in Northern Ireland. Initially they were Catholic and fought against Elizabeth I with Hugh O'Neill, but converted when granted land by Cromwell. So yeah...kinda traitors. Paradoxically its my German side that is Catholic.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on August 17, 2013, 07:50:06 PM
Now back to TV. Anybody looking forward to the Dracula TV show this fall on NBC? Looks interesting to me.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Bonaventure on August 17, 2013, 09:15:57 PM
Why are so many here enthralled by English aristocrats? It is repulsive to me that most here, who are of Irish descent, are lamming away in front of the tube, tickled by a bunch of oppressors.

Are most people here of Irish descent? We should conduct a poll...

Do it.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Heinrich on August 17, 2013, 09:28:50 PM
Downton Abbey is a soap opera with a bigger budget. Entertaining, but I can see where Heinrich is coming from. It doesn't matter that Lord Grantham wasn't personally responsible for the sins of the Empire. He can represent, to some folk, those who have power but do nothing to right the injustices against the colonial folk (of which I include the Irish, as Ireland was basically like practice before taking on the rest of the world); at least as far as we can see.

In other words, Robert is pretty good to his employees and tenants (his "serfs" in another age), but the Irish problem, or the Indian problem, or the Chinese problem, are "not my problem". In the 21st century context, it's like how we buy stuff from Walmart without thinking about where they come from. Guilty myself, as I was at Walmart just the other day.

To further this, I am a monarchist through and through and respect right privilege and social class. It does make the world work better. Good stuff remains good, and people know their limits. It is just this English thing I have a problem with.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: LouisIX on August 17, 2013, 09:36:30 PM
Downton Abbey is a soap opera with a bigger budget. Entertaining, but I can see where Heinrich is coming from. It doesn't matter that Lord Grantham wasn't personally responsible for the sins of the Empire. He can represent, to some folk, those who have power but do nothing to right the injustices against the colonial folk (of which I include the Irish, as Ireland was basically like practice before taking on the rest of the world); at least as far as we can see.

In other words, Robert is pretty good to his employees and tenants (his "serfs" in another age), but the Irish problem, or the Indian problem, or the Chinese problem, are "not my problem". In the 21st century context, it's like how we buy stuff from Walmart without thinking about where they come from. Guilty myself, as I was at Walmart just the other day.

To further this, I am a monarchist through and through and respect right privilege and social class. It does make the world work better. Good stuff remains good, and people know their limits. It is just this English thing I have a problem with.

In many ways, the English aspect of the show is incidental.  It's a quintessentially English show, but a lot of the themes are those of aristocracy and monarchy in any European society.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: OCLittleFlower on August 18, 2013, 03:01:32 AM
I just started with Downton Abbey.

Why are so many here enthralled by English aristocrats? It is repulsive to me that most here, who are of Irish descent, are lamming away in front of the tube, tickled by a bunch of oppressors.

Blarg.

I've got more English blood than Irish, by a long mile.  I do have a drop of Irish blood or two, but I don't identify with it in any way, if I'm honest.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: OCLittleFlower on August 18, 2013, 03:03:00 AM
Anybody else like the  really good BBC stuff?  Like Are You Being Served?

I'm a big fan of Keeping Up Appearances.

What a great show.
The Bouquet residence, the lady of the house speaking!

'Allo missus Bucket!

 ;)
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: OCLittleFlower on August 18, 2013, 03:07:13 AM
Downton Abbey is a soap opera with a bigger budget. Entertaining, but I can see where Heinrich is coming from. It doesn't matter that Lord Grantham wasn't personally responsible for the sins of the Empire. He can represent, to some folk, those who have power but do nothing to right the injustices against the colonial folk (of which I include the Irish, as Ireland was basically like practice before taking on the rest of the world); at least as far as we can see.

In other words, Robert is pretty good to his employees and tenants (his "serfs" in another age), but the Irish problem, or the Indian problem, or the Chinese problem, are "not my problem". In the 21st century context, it's like how we buy stuff from Walmart without thinking about where they come from. Guilty myself, as I was at Walmart just the other day.

To further this, I am a monarchist through and through and respect right privilege and social class. It does make the world work better. Good stuff remains good, and people know their limits. It is just this English thing I have a problem with.

I don't think English people (as a general group) are to be faulted for the political issues you cite any more than German or Japanese people nowadays as a general group should feel badly about WW2.  If they do, they have been brainwashed unfairly.

And, as you say, good stuff is good, and some good stuff is English.  Clearly, not everything that comes from England is evil or else you would refuse to write your posts in English.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Archer on August 18, 2013, 04:28:51 AM
Anybody else like the  really good BBC stuff?  Like Are You Being Served?

I'm a big fan of Keeping Up Appearances.

What a great show.
The Bouquet residence, the lady of the house speaking!

'Allo missus Bucket!

Make that four of us.  I'm surprised too. 
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: LouisIX on August 18, 2013, 04:33:21 AM
I love Richard. He deserves husband of the year every year.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Othmar on August 18, 2013, 04:39:57 AM
I just started with Downton Abbey.

Why are so many here enthralled by English aristocrats?

I think it's because people want to pretend they are them for an hour. I at least would love to have been a English Aristocrat in the Victorian or Edwardian times. What I DO find odd is how people myself included Idolize them yet most of us financially speaking probably wouldn't even be as well off as one of the Grantham's Servants.
I would want a castle and a title, but I'm not sure whether I would want the life of a Victorian or Edwardian aristocrat.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Othmar on August 18, 2013, 04:43:07 AM
Now back to TV. Anybody looking forward to the Dracula TV show this fall on NBC? Looks interesting to me.
I looked this up just now.

That Dracula poses as an American is .. um.. rather lame. No cool foreign accent.  :(
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Archer on August 18, 2013, 04:47:34 AM
I love Richard. He deserves husband of the year every year.

Haha, absolutely.  Onslow has some good lines too. 
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: maryslittlegarden on August 18, 2013, 08:13:44 PM
I love Richard. He deserves husband of the year every year.

Haha, absolutely.  Onslow has some good lines too.

My favorite characters :)
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on August 19, 2013, 12:32:02 AM
I missed the beginning of Breaking Bad so I have to wait for the 11:30 repeat.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Bonaventure on August 19, 2013, 01:05:48 AM
Repeat here is at 10:40.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on August 19, 2013, 06:26:26 AM
Now back to TV. Anybody looking forward to the Dracula TV show this fall on NBC? Looks interesting to me.
I looked this up just now.

That Dracula poses as an American is .. um.. rather lame. No cool foreign accent.  :(

Normally I am a Dracula snob. It is one of my favorite Gothic novels and I am picky about the film adaptations, however this does look interesting. The actor who plays Dracula is a favorite of mine and from the trailers I have seen he is at least a bad guy. Anything that will get rid of the Twilight version of Vampires in the Pop culture is fine with me.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Ancilla Domini on August 19, 2013, 06:13:19 PM
I looked this up just now.

That Dracula poses as an American is .. um.. rather lame. No cool foreign accent.  :(

I hadn't heard of the show, but totally agree about Dracula. The accent is an intrinsic part of the character.

I had a Romanian boyfriend in college, and at times he sounded like Dracula. It was awesome!  :)
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on August 20, 2013, 06:40:23 AM
I looked this up just now.

That Dracula poses as an American is .. um.. rather lame. No cool foreign accent.  :(

I hadn't heard of the show, but totally agree about Dracula. The accent is an intrinsic part of the character.

I had a Romanian boyfriend in college, and at times he sounded like Dracula. It was awesome!  :)

The Romanian accent is awesome. I love watching the old Bela Lugosi film and just listening to him. As a side Christopher Lee who has played Drac in the most films played it with an English accent as well. But, it works because of what a great voice he has.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: FaithByProxy on August 20, 2013, 12:50:22 PM
I've been watching Breaking Bad on Amazon. The 6th season is the best season this show has had since season 1, so I've really been enjoying it.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Bonaventure on August 23, 2013, 12:05:56 AM
The premiere was certainly better than the last episode.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on August 23, 2013, 03:20:58 AM
My Veronica Mars dvds arrived from the Kickstarter finally so I started on those.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: MilesChristi on August 25, 2013, 10:10:33 PM
Breaking Bad tonight. Wow.

Heisenberg just out heisenberged himself, and Jesse clinched the episode.

Unfortunately, my TV lost signal several times, so I missed most of the first part of the episode.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Bonaventure on August 25, 2013, 10:15:34 PM
Dude someone kinda spoiled it for me. Stop.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Bonaventure on August 25, 2013, 10:16:30 PM
[spoiler]I heard that there was some desert scene, and I'm pissed. Apparently Walt tried to kill Jesse. Fuuuu[/spoiler]
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: MilesChristi on August 25, 2013, 10:16:52 PM
hence, why I tried to be as vague as possible
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Bonaventure on August 25, 2013, 10:17:42 PM
hence, why I tried to be as vague as possible

[spoiler]If what I posted above is true, did I miss a lot? It's not ruined, right?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Bonaventure on August 25, 2013, 10:24:05 PM
Who wouldn't play this, though?

Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Bonaventure on August 26, 2013, 03:19:24 AM
hence, why I tried to be as vague as possible

[spoiler]If what I posted above is true, did I miss a lot? It's not ruined, right?[/spoiler]

[spoiler]The confession scene was epic. I really thought that he was gonna 'fess up to save Skyler's ass, but his plan is clicking.

I thought Saul was gonna shoot Jesse in the desert as they hugged. The "talk a walk" line could have worked.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on August 26, 2013, 03:39:14 AM
The only relevant pic that came up on Google, and it has a typo. Alas.

(http://castletv.net/wp-content/forumuploads/shena/2013/01/spoiler-free-zone.jpg)
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on September 25, 2013, 12:11:21 AM
Anyone else watching Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: MilesChristi on September 25, 2013, 07:47:52 AM
I watched it. I half expected the black guy to be Power-Man, and I thought
my idea of Nicholas Cage: Power Man was finally shut down.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/11/Luke_Cage.jpg/220px-Luke_Cage.jpg)

He has indestructible skin, like diamond
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Larry on September 25, 2013, 09:40:09 AM
I'm hoping I can watch SHIELD on demand, I forgot it was on last night.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Jayne on September 25, 2013, 11:52:14 AM
Anyone else watching Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

I'm a bit afraid to watch a show where Whedon is involved. My son watched it and told me there was a bantering couple in it.  My reaction was, "Oh no, one of them is going to die!"

(Can you tell I haven't gotten over the death of Wash yet?)
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on September 25, 2013, 01:08:16 PM
I'm a bit afraid to watch a show where Whedon is involved. My son watched it and told me there was a bantering couple in it.  My reaction was, "Oh no, one of them is going to die!"

Did he mean the scientists? Because that felt more to me like a sibling vibe.

Overall I thought it was fun. Definitely something different from the rest of the shows on tv. I hope they tone down all the pseudo-technology talk because that got old real quick.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Jayne on September 25, 2013, 02:51:29 PM
I'm a bit afraid to watch a show where Whedon is involved. My son watched it and told me there was a bantering couple in it.  My reaction was, "Oh no, one of them is going to die!"

Did he mean the scientists? Because that felt more to me like a sibling vibe.

Probably.  I asked my son if there was sexual tension and he said no.  So they do have a chance at survival. 

Overall I thought it was fun. Definitely something different from the rest of the shows on tv. I hope they tone down all the pseudo-technology talk because that got old real quick.

I'll probably watch it when I can get up enough nerve.  But you just can't trust a show by a man who kills off the plucky comic relief.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on September 25, 2013, 04:50:13 PM
I'm hoping I can watch SHIELD on demand, I forgot it was on last night.

They're running an encore on Thursday night.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Jayne on September 25, 2013, 05:52:30 PM
I'm hoping I can watch SHIELD on demand, I forgot it was on last night.

They're running an encore on Thursday night.

In Canada you can watch it online on the CTV site.  I took the leap and watched it.  Sure I liked it, but I'll regret it when he starts killing my favourite characters.

And I read a review which also predicted death for one of the scientist couple, although slightly different reasoning than mine.  They're so doomed.  And Whedon is so Whedon.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Larry on September 25, 2013, 07:10:05 PM
I'm hoping I can watch SHIELD on demand, I forgot it was on last night.

They're running an encore on Thursday night.

Excellent. Thanks for the info! :)
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on October 14, 2013, 12:48:58 AM
DOWNTON ABBEY. Yes I'm cheating.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: totiusque on October 14, 2013, 01:17:50 AM
DOWNTON ABBEY. Yes I'm cheating.

What do you think so far?  I'm disappointed in Season 4, especially with the latest episode (#3).
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on October 14, 2013, 02:00:15 AM
Only seen episode 1 so far but I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on October 14, 2013, 03:45:16 AM
I've seen 3 episodes of this season's Downton. It's alright, but I never come to that particular series with high expectations. I just treat it like a period soap opera with a bigger budget.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: totiusque on October 14, 2013, 04:42:42 AM
I've seen 3 episodes of this season's Downton. It's alright, but I never come to that particular series with high expectations. I just treat it like a period soap opera with a bigger budget.

Yeah, I suppose I can see your point, but...  Only read this if you've seen Episode 3 -[spoiler]I just think they pushed the envelope too far with the last episode.  It seems like they created this new drama of Anna's rape and her subsequent lying about it to Bates to keep things interesting, as if all the other stuff going on at Downton wasn't enough to keep people entertained.  I don't know, it just seemed about as contrived as Matthew's death at the end of last season. [/spoiler]
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on October 14, 2013, 04:51:55 AM
I've seen 3 episodes of this season's Downton. It's alright, but I never come to that particular series with high expectations. I just treat it like a period soap opera with a bigger budget.

Yeah, I suppose I can see your point, but...  Only read this if you've seen Episode 3 -[spoiler]I just think they pushed the envelope too far with the last episode.  It seems like they created this new drama of Anna's rape and her subsequent lying about it to Bates to keep things interesting, as if all the other stuff going on at Downton wasn't enough to keep people entertained.  I don't know, it just seemed about as contrived as Matthew's death at the end of last season. [/spoiler]

[spoiler]The rape did seem more fitting for Game of Thrones than Downton, yeah. As for Matthew, it was contrived because Dan Stevens was bored of the role and didn't want to come back for the next season, so the writers had to kill him off. If I were in charge, I would've just recast him, but to be honest, the character was so milquetoast, I can't say I miss him at all.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: totiusque on October 14, 2013, 05:01:20 AM
[spoiler]The rape did seem more fitting for Game of Thrones than Downton, yeah. As for Matthew, it was contrived because Dan Stevens was bored of the role and didn't want to come back for the next season, so the writers had to kill him off. If I were in charge, I would've just recast him, but to be honest, the character was so milquetoast, I can't say I miss him at all.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Yeah, I don't miss him either, but the car accident was just silly, IMHO.  He could've died in the war or any other countless ways that would've been fitting.  The actor put the writers in a bind, and they couldn't write their way out of it, I guess.  And right after seeing his new baby for the first time?  Puhleeze.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: maryslittlegarden on October 14, 2013, 08:08:24 AM
Star Trek Continues

http://www.startrekcontinues.com/episodes/#.UlvebUYo7IU
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on October 14, 2013, 01:16:24 PM
Episode 2 just felt like filler after that contrived plot point at the beginning. Re episode 3, Mrs. Hughes seemed far too matter-of-fact even if it were a known problem at the time. [spoiler]I just hope Anna isn't pregnant. And I automatically hate Lord Gillingham based on his valet.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Kaesekopf on October 14, 2013, 01:30:56 PM
Y'all lucky you been using spoiler tags.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: MilesChristi on October 14, 2013, 02:29:27 PM
just burned through Lost a couple of days ago
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Jayne on October 14, 2013, 02:52:45 PM
Netflix recently put out "Human Target" which I had never heard of before.  I liked it.  I enjoyed the characters.  The hero is really heroic and also a reformed bad guy which is my favourite kind of hero.  Also lots of action and great fighting.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on October 14, 2013, 03:51:23 PM
Jayne, I've been watching a series which you may possibly like. It's called Arrow, and it's about Green Arrow (the DC Comics character). For a show on the CW, it's surprisingly good.

(http://media.sfx.co.uk/files/2012/09/arrow-poster-290912.jpg)
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Jayne on October 14, 2013, 04:36:58 PM
Jayne, I've been watching a series which you may possibly like. It's called Arrow, and it's about Green Arrow (the DC Comics character). For a show on the CW, it's surprisingly good.

I did take a look at it in its first season because I usually do like comic book adaptations but I didn't get into it for some reason.  I can't remember why.  Maybe I should give it another try.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on October 14, 2013, 04:53:11 PM
I did take a look at it in its first season because I usually do like comic book adaptations but I didn't get into it for some reason.  I can't remember why.  Maybe I should give it another try.

It was slow-going at first. The whole thing was basically building up to Season 2, which should be good. The action and dry humor is great.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Jayne on October 14, 2013, 05:35:49 PM
I did take a look at it in its first season because I usually do like comic book adaptations but I didn't get into it for some reason.  I can't remember why.  Maybe I should give it another try.

It was slow-going at first. The whole thing was basically building up to Season 2, which should be good. The action and dry humor is great.

Is there a lot of romance?  I prefer to avoid it.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on October 14, 2013, 05:53:24 PM
Is there a lot of romance?  I prefer to avoid it.

Sort of on and off.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on October 14, 2013, 06:16:53 PM
More on Downton: [spoiler]I hope that publisher gets his German divorce and then Lady Edith dumps him.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: totiusque on October 14, 2013, 09:18:27 PM
just burned through Lost a couple of days ago

What'd you think?  It still ranks as my top TV series of all time.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: totiusque on October 14, 2013, 09:20:46 PM
More on Downton: [spoiler]I hope that publisher gets his German divorce and then Lady Edith dumps him.[/spoiler]

LOL.  [spoiler]With Lady Edith's luck, though, he'll probably end up meeting another woman or getting killed or something.  I don't think the show's creators like her very much.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on October 14, 2013, 09:25:16 PM
Getting back to Downton for a bit, I'd say it is necessarily one of those shows where the plot becomes exponentially more implausible each season, because if it didn't, then it wouldn't continue to be interesting. The problem is that the Crawleys live in a world which is mostly "real", as opposed to a sci-fi or fantasy where we can easily suspend our disbelief as necessary.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: totiusque on October 14, 2013, 09:44:30 PM
Getting back to Downton for a bit, I'd say it is necessarily one of those shows where the plot becomes exponentially more implausible each season, because if it didn't, then it wouldn't continue to be interesting. The problem is that the Crawleys live in a world which is mostly "real", as opposed to a sci-fi or fantasy where we can easily suspend our disbelief as necessary.

Perhaps, but if that's the case, they should have just agreed to do a set number of episodes and ended it on those terms.  Season 3 would have been a perfect end to a good show, and they could have done that with limited implausibilities.  Same goes for shows like Breaking Bad.  I'm glad they ended it when they did, because the show ended at the top of its game and didn't have to create new dilemmas to keep viewers interested.

I'm in favor of all shows writing 3-5 season story arcs and then ending them.  Lost probably got too carried away in its 6th season; 24 could have been better minus a couple of its seasons; OUAT is already getting tiring in its 3rd season, so I hope it's coming to a close.  Doing this would prevent the great shows from getting prematurely cancelled, and give audiences the satisfaction of closure.  It's better than playing the ridiculous 'ratings game', which I believe is flawed now that most people either stream their shows or watch it off their DVRs.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Anastasia on October 14, 2013, 10:12:57 PM
On the Downton recent episode, I was so impressed with the way [spoiler]Mrs Hughes handles the whole Edna trying to sleep her way upstairs thing. She has this stuff down! Anna should have listened to her, though I'm sure the writers will find some way out of it. Of course, the best solution might be to go to Lady Mary and tell her the whole thing. Mary can then get Gillingham to fire his valet without a reference, ensuring that he'll spend the remainder of his days in the unemployment line.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on October 14, 2013, 10:14:13 PM
I agree. Downton's prime was in season 2, during the Great War. Season 3 should have tied up loose ends and called it quits.

Video game franchises are especially guilty of this in that everything has to be a 5-part series, but it's a little more forgivable considering the constantly evolving nature of the medium.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on October 14, 2013, 11:51:16 PM
I liked episode 4. Finally some movement in the story.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Kaesekopf on October 15, 2013, 12:06:28 AM
Back on Duck Dynasty.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Jayne on October 16, 2013, 12:04:04 PM
Star Trek Continues

http://www.startrekcontinues.com/episodes/#.UlvebUYo7IU

Thanks for this.  I watched it after seeing your link.  I thought it was surprisingly well done. 
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: maryslittlegarden on October 16, 2013, 12:41:30 PM
Star Trek Continues

http://www.startrekcontinues.com/episodes/#.UlvebUYo7IU

Thanks for this.  I watched it after seeing your link.  I thought it was surprisingly well done.

Yeah, reminds me alot of the original series. I wish they would do more full episodes.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Jayne on October 16, 2013, 08:01:19 PM
Star Trek Continues

http://www.startrekcontinues.com/episodes/#.UlvebUYo7IU

Thanks for this.  I watched it after seeing your link.  I thought it was surprisingly well done.

Yeah, reminds me alot of the original series. I wish they would do more full episodes.

I did not expect them to manage so well to get the feel of the original.  It looks like it takes them a while to produce one of these so it will be a while until they have more, I suspect.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Der Kaiser on October 17, 2013, 08:29:07 PM
Vikings
The History Channel Drama. It is very very good. Just came out on DVD tuesday.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Guapo on October 17, 2013, 10:10:05 PM
The T.V. is incidentally WATCHING YOU watch it.

Smile and say cheese. :D

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2117493/Samsungs-latest-TV-sets-built-cameras-spark-concerns.html

 ;D 8)

Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: dueSicilie on October 18, 2013, 09:47:22 AM
Dragnet, Adam 12 annnnnddd.....

FRASIER!

I am so addicted.  :-[
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: MilesChristi on October 18, 2013, 04:11:08 PM
just burned through Lost a couple of days ago

What'd you think?  It still ranks as my top TV series of all time.

I loved it, thats why I burned through it so fast. What was really interesting, is that besides the last scene, the only religion that gets any serious attention (and it does get a lot of attention) is Catholicism. Except for maybe the black woman that might be protestant. There is some scenes with Muslims, but that was really only connected to Sayid's story. The only overarching religious themes, I see came from Catholicism.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: MilesChristi on October 18, 2013, 04:11:54 PM
I've moved to Quantum Leap,
next on my list may be Doctor Who, but I have no idea where to start, 50 years to catch up on.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Jayne on October 18, 2013, 04:21:31 PM
I've moved to Quantum Leap,
next on my list may be Doctor Who, but I have no idea where to start, 50 years to catch up on.

I used to watch QL when it first aired and I liked it a lot.  But when I tried watching it recently, I kept noticing all the liberal themes in it and found it preachy and annoying. 
Being a trad has ruined TV for me. :D

Doctor Who makes sense if you start at the modern episodes.  They assumed a lot of the audience wouldn't have seen the classic ones.  But the show runner is an atheist and "out and proud" homosexual and it constantly creeps into the show in subtle ways.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Maximilian on October 18, 2013, 04:43:26 PM

I used to QL when it first aired and I liked it a lot.  But when I tried watching it recently, I kept noticing all the liberal themes in it and found it preachy and annoying. 
Being a trad has ruined TV for me. :D


I watched a few minutes of Quantum Leap many years ago, but I noticed right away that every episode was intended to teach some politically-correct lesson. The time travel was just an excuse for politically-correct preaching. Not entertaining.

There was a whole genre of this fake sci-fi at the time, with movies like "Pleasantville" where the excuse of time travel is just a way to teach lessons in political correctness.
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Post by: Jayne on October 18, 2013, 04:50:24 PM
I watched a few minutes of Quantum Leap many years ago, but I noticed right away that every episode was intended to teach some politically-correct lesson. The time travel was just an excuse for politically-correct preaching. Not entertaining.

That's it exactly.  Very well said.  I must have been completely bought into those values back then because I did not notice this.  It was my favourite show at the time. 
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Post by: Kaesekopf on October 18, 2013, 06:12:00 PM
The T.V. is incidentally WATCHING YOU watch it.

Smile and say cheese. :D

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2117493/Samsungs-latest-TV-sets-built-cameras-spark-concerns.html

 ;D 8)

My TV is a CRT.

:P
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Post by: Bernadette on October 19, 2013, 10:12:02 AM
I love Frasier!  :) I watch it on Netflix. Really, I watch so little TV these days, I should get rid of it altogether.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on October 19, 2013, 12:30:20 PM
Watching Deep Space Nine. 
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Post by: Older Salt on October 19, 2013, 01:11:12 PM
Tombstone Territory.

Cheyenne
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Post by: Maximilian on October 19, 2013, 01:44:12 PM
I highly recommend Korean drama. It's developing a growing popularity around the world.

There is no bad language, immodest dress, sexual immorality or violence outside of the context of wars, etc. That's true of the series we have watched, it might no be true of all of them, however, the media there is still highly censored, so even the more modern series will not be as bad as Western TV or Japanese. The most popular dramas are historical, set in various centuries, but they are so well done that the people from 6th century Korea seem just like people you know in real life -- except a lot more interesting.

Besides the bad stuff that is missing, a lot of good stuff is included that is missing from Western media. The stories revolve around real love and loyalty. There is a simplicity and naivete about real emotions that you cannot find in our sophisticated world full of irony. People sacrifice themselves for a higher cause. There is a sense of dedication to family that is missing even from older Western media from 50 year ago.

Here is the series we are watching right now:

http://www.dramafever.com/drama/11/Jumong/ (http://www.dramafever.com/drama/11/Jumong/)
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Post by: Christknight104 on October 19, 2013, 03:13:23 PM
I highly recommend Korean drama. It's developing a growing popularity around the world.

There is no bad language, immodest dress, sexual immorality or violence outside of the context of wars, etc. That's true of the series we have watched, it might no be true of all of them, however, the media there is still highly censored, so even the more modern series will not be as bad as Western TV or Japanese. The most popular dramas are historical, set in various centuries, but they are so well done that the people from 6th century Korea seem just like people you know in real life -- except a lot more interesting.

Besides the bad stuff that is missing, a lot of good stuff is included that is missing from Western media. The stories revolve around real love and loyalty. There is a simplicity and naivete about real emotions that you cannot find in our sophisticated world full of irony. People sacrifice themselves for a higher cause. There is a sense of dedication to family that is missing even from older Western media from 50 year ago.

Here is the series we are watching right now:

http://www.dramafever.com/drama/11/Jumong/ (http://www.dramafever.com/drama/11/Jumong/)

Jumong  is a very good series. My best friend is Korean and I have watched my fair share of Korean dramas. Have you watched Dae Jang Geum?  When it comes to historical dramas, I highly recommend Dae Jang Geum, Bridal Mask( set in Japanese occupied Korea in the 1930s) and Comrades( Korean War)
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Post by: Maximilian on October 19, 2013, 03:50:43 PM
Have you watched Dae Jang Geum?  When it comes to historical dramas, I highly recommend Dae Jang Geum,

No, we haven't watched that one. We have it on our list, but I was a little worried it might have feminist themes about the first female doctor. Other than Jumong, the historical dramas we've watched have been "Dong Yi" and "Queen Seon Deok." We enjoyed both of those a lot.

We watched the 3 historical dramas, in reverse chronological order, Dong Yi then Queen Seong Deok then Jumong, but I'm glad because they keep getting better, and I might have been disappointed if I had watched them the other way around.

Interesting historical sidenote: We're now watching Jumong who founded Gokoryeo, after finishing watching Queen Seon Deok about Kim Yu-shin, the leader who destroyed the empire of Gokoryeo. And the drama series make each one the hero of his own drama.
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Post by: Jayne on October 19, 2013, 06:35:52 PM
I highly recommend Korean drama. It's developing a growing popularity around the world.

Is it dubbed or with sub-titles?
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Post by: Maximilian on October 19, 2013, 06:59:47 PM
I highly recommend Korean drama. It's developing a growing popularity around the world.

Is it dubbed or with sub-titles?

Sub-titles.

We watch Japanese anime too, and we also choose subbed over dubbed. Half of the fun is listening to the original language.

With Japanese media, however, you have to be really careful what you choose. There are some good things and some really really bad things, and sometimes you can't tell them apart at first.

Here is a Japanese anime series called "Trapp Ikka Monogatari," same basic story as "The Sound of Music," but it's a 40-part television series.

http://kissanime.com/Anime/Trapp-Ikka-Monogatari (http://kissanime.com/Anime/Trapp-Ikka-Monogatari)
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Post by: The Harlequin King on October 19, 2013, 07:07:48 PM
It's amusing how Japanese anime portrays the West. In our media, Catholicism = corruption, gay monks, and crotchety old pedophile priests.

In anime, Catholicism = 20-year old demon-fighting kung-fu priests in swooshing cassocks and robes. And with a couple of exceptions, Catholicism is the only form of Christianity in existence.

One of my friends, a philosophy grad, uploaded this clip from the anime Reign: The Conqueror onto YouTube. The series is about the life of Alexander the Great. In the clip, Aristotle meets the ghost of Plato. It's full of LOL's since no westerner could possibly conceive of depicting the philosophers this way.

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Post by: LouisIX on October 19, 2013, 08:02:58 PM
(http://yuq.me/tv/01/533/2987.jpg)
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Post by: Maximilian on October 19, 2013, 10:46:31 PM

One of my friends, a philosophy grad, uploaded this clip from the anime Reign: The Conqueror onto YouTube. The series is about the life of Alexander the Great. In the clip, Aristotle meets the ghost of Plato. It's full of LOL's since no westerner could possibly conceive of depicting the philosophers this way.


A saw a couple episodes of this series on Cartoon Network quite a few years ago, back when they showed anime (or anything decent). It's a sci-fi/fantasy version of Alexander the Great, which is not supposed to be realistic. They also had "Inuyasha" on CN back then. It was the first time I had ever seen any Japanese anime.

http://www.animeplus.tv/inuyasha-anime
 (http://www.animeplus.tv/inuyasha-anime)
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Post by: The Harlequin King on October 19, 2013, 10:55:50 PM
It's a sci-fi/fantasy version of Alexander the Great, which is not supposed to be realistic.

Of course. But not even Frank Miller (of 300 fame) couldn't have come up with this. It's a distinctly Japanese take on western history.
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Post by: Recovering NOer on October 19, 2013, 11:01:25 PM
They also had "Inuyasha" on CN back then.

They still do, but it's only Sunday morning at like 3 or 4 AM.  ::)  Cartoon Network in general is a pathetic shadow of its former self.
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Post by: Maximilian on October 19, 2013, 11:26:16 PM

It's a distinctly Japanese take on western history.


Right. Which is what makes it fun. Not necessarily that series in particular, (which I couldn't watch because of the gay clothes), but just the whole Japanese view gives us the chance to see ourselves from the outside. And notice how their cartoons discuss things like Plato and the nature of ideas. They have a real hunger for the supernatural. If only we had a new St. Francis Xavier to feed them.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on October 20, 2013, 02:46:50 PM
Upstairs Downstairs
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Post by: totiusque on October 21, 2013, 01:05:06 AM

I used to QL when it first aired and I liked it a lot.  But when I tried watching it recently, I kept noticing all the liberal themes in it and found it preachy and annoying. 
Being a trad has ruined TV for me. :D


I watched a few minutes of Quantum Leap many years ago, but I noticed right away that every episode was intended to teach some politically-correct lesson. The time travel was just an excuse for politically-correct preaching. Not entertaining.

There was a whole genre of this fake sci-fi at the time, with movies like "Pleasantville" where the excuse of time travel is just a way to teach lessons in political correctness.

Agreed, QL was one of my favorite shows back in the 1990s before my conversion, but yes, it was very preachy.  The episode with the gay serviceman was the worst one of the bunch.  I will say, though, Scott Bakula did a heckuva job as Sam Beckett.
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Post by: Larry on October 21, 2013, 01:20:23 AM
I think I need to start watching Downton Abbey. And old Honeymooners reruns.
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Post by: piabee on October 23, 2013, 02:55:33 PM
I'm falling behind on everything already. Even Sleepy Hollow, which is probably the best new show of the fall. I don't like it quite as much as I liked (the somewhat similar) Grimm when that started, but it has good characters and it's going places.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on October 23, 2013, 10:50:33 PM
Parks and Rec is on hiatus.

NBC sucks.
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Post by: Bernadette on October 24, 2013, 12:05:50 AM
Upstairs Downstairs

The original? I found the original on Youtube, and I love it! My favorites are Mr. Hudson, Rose, and Edward. And Lady Marjorie.  :-\
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Post by: zork on October 24, 2013, 12:51:33 PM
Catching up on HIMYM. About 10 episodes behind.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on October 24, 2013, 01:06:56 PM
Upstairs Downstairs

The original? I found the original on Youtube, and I love it! My favorites are Mr. Hudson, Rose, and Edward. And Lady Marjorie.  :-\

The most recent one - I got it from the library. I love the original.  The new one was ok - Rose is the only character that carries over (unless you count the house as a character. :) )
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Post by: piabee on October 24, 2013, 01:46:38 PM
The most recent one - I got it from the library. I love the original.  The new one was ok - Rose is the only character that carries over (unless you count the house as a character. :) )

I haven't seen the old one but the new one is ridiculously soapy and just gets worse as it goes on.
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Post by: piabee on November 23, 2013, 12:30:43 AM
The first of the final six episodes of Nikita.
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Post by: Maximilian on November 23, 2013, 09:17:44 AM
We just finished watching the final episode of "Jumong" (also spelled "Chumong"). The series was awesome.

http://www.dramafever.com/drama/11/Jumong/ (http://www.dramafever.com/drama/11/Jumong/)

(http://www.bia-cinema.com/wp-content/uploads/jumong.jpg)
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on November 25, 2013, 08:25:35 PM
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Post by: Ancilla Domini on November 25, 2013, 11:15:59 PM
We just finished watching the final episode of "Jumong" (also spelled "Chumong"). The series was awesome.

http://www.dramafever.com/drama/11/Jumong/ (http://www.dramafever.com/drama/11/Jumong/)

(http://www.bia-cinema.com/wp-content/uploads/jumong.jpg)

That looks awesome! Do you have a particular interest in Korea, Maximilian?
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Post by: Maximilian on November 26, 2013, 07:48:33 AM
We just finished watching the final episode of "Jumong" (also spelled "Chumong"). The series was awesome.

http://www.dramafever.com/drama/11/Jumong/ (http://www.dramafever.com/drama/11/Jumong/)

(http://www.bia-cinema.com/wp-content/uploads/jumong.jpg)

That looks awesome! Do you have a particular interest in Korea, Maximilian?

I do have a particular interest in Korean culture dating from some years ago when I studied Buddhism under a Korean Zen Master. I learned to like Korean food and culture at that time. We have some home-made kim chee in the refrigerator.

The interest in Korean television, however, is much more recent. It mostly comes from the fact that Japanese anime and drama have so much good stuff, but it's just too dangerous to watch because it's mixed with so much stuff that's immodest or outright pornographic. But in Korea, the media still follows censorship guidelines, so mostly everything is safe for family viewing.

And more than just the absence of negative stuff, what I really appreciate is the presence of positive stuff. The emotions portrayed are simple and naive feelings of love and loyalty and devotion to family and nation. There is no irony, no sophisticated winking at the audience to say "You and I are above these childish things."

The theme of "Jumong," for example, is that a true leader is the one who follows the "will of Heaven." The leader who follows his own will always fails to inspire his followers. The leader must be obedient to the will of heaven, and then everyone else must subordinate their own will for the common good of the cause. People cry tears of real emotion, especially if they have disappointed the leader.

Also, good people are the ones who accept suffering and humiliation. When something goes wrong in the drama, the good characters immediately take the blame, even when it's not their fault. They examine their conscience to see what they could have done better. You can tell who are the bad characters because whenever something goes wrong the first thing they do is blame someone else instead of examining their own consciences.

And then at the very end of the series, when you expect to see the final mano-a-mano confrontation between Jumong and his step-brother who has been the villain throughout the series, instead of killing each other, they unite to confront a common enemy, which is the Han empire. So the ultimate theme is about drawing everyone together under the aegis of a common goal of doing the will of heaven, winning over even your enemies, not by force but by getting them to serve the will of heaven together with you.

Jumong was a huge hit around the world, drawing 80 - 90% ratings in Iran. Korean drama is becoming very popular in Japan, it's called the "Korean wave," kind of like the "British invasion" that hit American in the sixties, I think for a lot of the same reasons that I listed above, for the Japanese people who are sick of their own pornographic culture. The poster above is all in Chinese characters, not Korean or Japanese, so I'm guessing that it was created for the broadcast of Jumong in Taiwan. It wasn't shown in mainland China because the censors objected to the portrayal of the Han Chinese as the villainous bad guys.
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on November 26, 2013, 01:37:39 PM
Quote from: Maximilian


Quote from: Ancilla Domini

That looks awesome! Do you have a particular interest in Korea, Maximilian?

I do have a particular interest in Korean culture dating from some years ago when I studied Buddhism under a Korean Zen Master. I learned to like Korean food and culture at that time. We have some home-made kim chee in the refrigerator.

The interest in Korean television, however, is much more recent. It mostly comes from the fact that Japanese anime and drama have so much good stuff, but it's just too dangerous to watch because it's mixed with so much stuff that's immodest or outright pornographic. But in Korea, the media still follows censorship guidelines, so mostly everything is safe for family viewing.

And more than just the absence of negative stuff, what I really appreciate is the presence of positive stuff. The emotions portrayed are simple and naive feelings of love and loyalty and devotion to family and nation. There is no irony, no sophisticated winking at the audience to say "You and I are above these childish things."

...

I have seen some episodes of various Korean dramas, and are way better than the western series regarding the elements you are menctioning.

About anime and manga, I avoid the ones with that kind of stuff. Before watching or reading a series, I check reviews and a wiki sites,  and I usually get a detailed descirption of the contents and elements present in the work.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on November 26, 2013, 03:25:55 PM
I've really only been watching the Amazing Race, NFL football, and some basketball on the television. 

Other than that, nothing has really piqued my interest, besides wanting to watch a few documentaries (BBC's Life, with Attenborough, comes to mind).
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Post by: Ancilla Domini on November 27, 2013, 05:07:32 PM
I do have a particular interest in Korean culture dating from some years ago when I studied Buddhism under a Korean Zen Master. I learned to like Korean food and culture at that time. We have some home-made kim chee in the refrigerator.

The interest in Korean television, however, is much more recent. It mostly comes from the fact that Japanese anime and drama have so much good stuff, but it's just too dangerous to watch because it's mixed with so much stuff that's immodest or outright pornographic. But in Korea, the media still follows censorship guidelines, so mostly everything is safe for family viewing.

And more than just the absence of negative stuff, what I really appreciate is the presence of positive stuff. The emotions portrayed are simple and naive feelings of love and loyalty and devotion to family and nation. There is no irony, no sophisticated winking at the audience to say "You and I are above these childish things."

The theme of "Jumong," for example, is that a true leader is the one who follows the "will of Heaven." The leader who follows his own will always fails to inspire his followers. The leader must be obedient to the will of heaven, and then everyone else must subordinate their own will for the common good of the cause. People cry tears of real emotion, especially if they have disappointed the leader.

Also, good people are the ones who accept suffering and humiliation. When something goes wrong in the drama, the good characters immediately take the blame, even when it's not their fault. They examine their conscience to see what they could have done better. You can tell who are the bad characters because whenever something goes wrong the first thing they do is blame someone else instead of examining their own consciences.

And then at the very end of the series, when you expect to see the final mano-a-mano confrontation between Jumong and his step-brother who has been the villain throughout the series, instead of killing each other, they unite to confront a common enemy, which is the Han empire. So the ultimate theme is about drawing everyone together under the aegis of a common goal of doing the will of heaven, winning over even your enemies, not by force but by getting them to serve the will of heaven together with you.

Jumong was a huge hit around the world, drawing 80 - 90% ratings in Iran. Korean drama is becoming very popular in Japan, it's called the "Korean wave," kind of like the "British invasion" that hit American in the sixties, I think for a lot of the same reasons that I listed above, for the Japanese people who are sick of their own pornographic culture. The poster above is all in Chinese characters, not Korean or Japanese, so I'm guessing that it was created for the broadcast of Jumong in Taiwan. It wasn't shown in mainland China because the censors objected to the portrayal of the Han Chinese as the villainous bad guys.

I understand completely. I've watched Latin American and, more recently, Turkish series for similar reasons.
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Post by: EcceQuamBonum on November 27, 2013, 05:22:17 PM
Inspector Morse.  This is after finishing all the Lewis, Foyle's War, Luther, and Wallander (with Kenneth Branagh) that Netflix had to offer.  I'm a sucker for BBC detective series...
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on November 27, 2013, 07:06:09 PM
Deep Space Nine DVDs
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Post by: Maximilian on November 27, 2013, 09:22:37 PM

I understand completely. I've watched Latin American and, more recently, Turkish series for similar reasons.

Turkish? That's a new one on me. How do you watch a Turkish drama, and what are they like?
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Post by: Ancilla Domini on November 27, 2013, 10:36:36 PM

I understand completely. I've watched Latin American and, more recently, Turkish series for similar reasons.

Turkish? That's a new one on me. How do you watch a Turkish drama, and what are they like?

You can watch them online. My favorite so far was a historical drama Muhteşem Yüzyıl (The Magnificent Century) based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent. It was unique in portraying both his public and private life, especially his relationship with his wife Hürrem, a slave who eventually became sultana. The series was popular internationally, especially in Eastern Europe. Overall, it was well made, visually stunning, with an engaging plot, and it promoted traditional values. You can watch it on YouTube. Unfortunately only the first episode has been subtitled in English, so unless you speak one of the other European languages it has been show in, or you are interested in learning Turkish, as I was at the time, it might be awhile before the series is available in English. But I've heard that it is coming our way!  :) 
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Post by: Ancilla Domini on November 27, 2013, 11:38:04 PM
Here is the first episode:

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Post by: piabee on December 01, 2013, 03:58:39 PM
Just started Friday Night Lights...
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Post by: Jayne on December 01, 2013, 08:01:29 PM
I'm not actually watching anything during Advent, but I discovered a new show last week that looks promising.  It is called Almost Human.  It is set in a near future in which police officers are partnered with androids.  So it is a science-fiction buddy cop show. 
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Post by: zork on December 03, 2013, 12:37:11 PM
Just finished Season 2 of Continuum. Kinda hokey, but I still enjoyed it and look forward to Season 3.
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Post by: piabee on December 06, 2013, 12:08:10 AM
I hadn't really thought about Sound of Music Live beforehand but I put it on and it's fun.
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Post by: red solo cup on December 07, 2013, 08:11:20 AM
Just finished Ripper Street. Great writing. Great acting.
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Post by: drummerboy on December 15, 2013, 10:27:11 AM
Mad Men

Person of Interest
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Post by: piabee on January 02, 2014, 03:09:41 PM
Yesterday I watched the final few episodes of Nikita. A satisfying conclusion to a good show.
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Post by: Basilios on January 02, 2014, 03:13:47 PM
On the way to America, Virgin was showing the entire series 1 of Breaking Bad. I watched it all on one sitting. Can't wait to get home and get the DVD's so I can carry on.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on January 02, 2014, 03:29:59 PM
Working my way through season 2 of Downton Abbey.  Sucks not to have cable
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Post by: Bernadette on January 02, 2014, 07:14:28 PM
Frasier, on Amazon. I love that show. The dad is my favorite, closely followed by Niles.  :)
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Post by: Kaesekopf on January 02, 2014, 07:22:56 PM
Frasier, on Amazon. I love that show. The dad is my favorite, closely followed by Niles.  :)

I'm a fan of Martin, Roz, and Frasier.  Niles, as well, but to a lesser extent.
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on January 02, 2014, 08:19:09 PM
Started watching Legend of the Galactic Heroes.
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Post by: piabee on January 03, 2014, 03:29:13 PM
I gave up tv during Advent so I've catching up on everything and it's glorious. Once Upon a Time felt like it was floundering all season but they pulled it together and hit reset in the latest episode. A daring move but I think it will pay off.
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Post by: JoyfulMother on January 03, 2014, 11:56:52 PM
Currently the only shows we're watching is the Next Food Network Star and random episodes of Agatha Christie's Poirot on youtube. 

Shows we're waiting for the next season of...

Sherlock
Downton Abbey
Person of Interest
Blue Bloods
White Collar

Archer, what do you think of the current season of White Collar?  Just watched the most recent episode tonight.

I am kind of disappointed with what Peter did.  I was hoping they would really play out the implications of what Neil did.
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Post by: JoyfulMother on January 04, 2014, 12:03:32 AM
I thought the same thing when I was unsure whether to watch 24 with it's then-current 6 seasons. By Season 5 I had to pace myself because I was devouring the series too fast.

My wife and I did the same thing with 24, only during Season 3 instead of 6.  It sure didn't take us long to get caught up, as Netflix was sending us 3 DVDs at a time back then.  And speaking of 24, I can't wait 'til May 2014 when the new 12 episodes come out.  I wonder if Jack Bauer will have a walker.

Yikes!  This shows how little TV I watch or keep up with.  24 used to be one of my favorites. I had no idea they were making a new one.

The only 2 shows I watch are White Collar and the GK Chesterton show on EWTN.
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Post by: Archer on January 04, 2014, 01:14:26 AM
Currently the only shows we're watching is the Next Food Network Star and random episodes of Agatha Christie's Poirot on youtube. 

Shows we're waiting for the next season of...

Sherlock
Downton Abbey
Person of Interest
Blue Bloods
White Collar

Archer, what do you think of the current season of White Collar?  Just watched the most recent episode tonight.

I am kind of disappointed with what Peter did.  I was hoping they would really play out the implications of what Neil did.

Joyful which season are you watching? We've seen up through season 4 on netflix.  I know they're airing season 5 on TV now but we haven't had a chance to catch up. 
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Post by: JoyfulMother on January 04, 2014, 10:29:15 AM
Currently the only shows we're watching is the Next Food Network Star and random episodes of Agatha Christie's Poirot on youtube. 

Shows we're waiting for the next season of...

Sherlock
Downton Abbey
Person of Interest
Blue Bloods
White Collar

Archer, what do you think of the current season of White Collar?  Just watched the most recent episode tonight.

I am kind of disappointed with what Peter did.  I was hoping they would really play out the implications of what Neil did.

Joyful which season are you watching? We've seen up through season 4 on netflix.  I know they're airing season 5 on TV now but we haven't had a chance to catch up.

I stay current with the broadcast episodes, so I guess that is Season 5.  Probably the ONLY TV show I make sure to stay current on. ;D

I am glad I didn't say too much in the post - wait til you see the season 4 finale/cliff hanger.
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Post by: piabee on January 05, 2014, 04:46:11 PM
I am glad I didn't say too much in the post - wait til you see the season 4 finale/cliff hanger.

I haven't watched the last episode that aired yet, but I haven't been too impressed with this season so far. I don't think Peter [spoiler]would have compromised his morals so much to help Neal[/spoiler]. Neal is being far too spineless and needs to commit either [spoiler]to being a criminal or to being honest with Peter about what's going on[/spoiler]. It just doesn't seem true to either character, which throws off the entire mood of the show.
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Post by: JoyfulMother on January 05, 2014, 05:12:57 PM
I am glad I didn't say too much in the post - wait til you see the season 4 finale/cliff hanger.

I haven't watched the last episode that aired yet, but I haven't been too impressed with this season so far. I don't think Peter [spoiler]would have compromised his morals so much to help Neal[/spoiler]. Neal is being far too spineless and needs to commit either [spoiler]to being a criminal or to being honest with Peter about what's going on[/spoiler]. It just doesn't seem true to either character, which throws off the entire mood of the show.

Piabee
You will be disappointed with the latest episode.

Peter compromises the high ethics he has always had [spoiler]by not turning Neil in for what he did or revealing that the confession was false.[/spoiler]. 

But Peter says at the end that "things are going to change."  What that means is anybody's guess.

I hope they return the characters to what made the show so successful in the first place.
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Post by: piabee on January 05, 2014, 05:55:03 PM
Ack, I will watch it tonight! I dvr it at my parents' house and I'm usually there for Sunday dinner.
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Post by: Basilios on January 06, 2014, 01:07:20 PM
Doing Breaking Bad marathons to catch up. Currently S3 E5.

Is it just me or have the writers done a bad job with Skyler? Am I meant to hate? I'm not sure if I am. I certainly don't pity her. Miserable wretch.
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Post by: LouisIX on January 06, 2014, 03:47:32 PM
I don't think you're meant to pity Skylar.  Your response to her is the same as most people that watch the show.  I felt the same way.
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Post by: piabee on January 07, 2014, 01:13:46 PM
You will be disappointed with the latest episode.

It was not too surprising given the trajectory of the season so far. I'm sure their actions will come back to bite them.
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Post by: JoyfulMother on January 07, 2014, 01:16:17 PM
I'm kind of hoping they do Piabee.  It would be more consistent with the way the show began.  If it doesn't come back to bite them, I will be disappointed.
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Post by: red solo cup on January 07, 2014, 03:08:03 PM
Just finished season two of The Killing with Mireile Enos. Very good.
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Post by: totiusque on January 09, 2014, 06:00:28 PM
I'm kind of hoping they do Piabee.  It would be more consistent with the way the show began.  If it doesn't come back to bite them, I will be disappointed.

Did the lesbian FBI agent ever end up marrying her "partner"?  My wife and I stopped watching the show when they really started pushing their relationship on the viewers.  Not only that, but that same week we saw a gay rights promo by Matt Bomer (Neal), who also came out of the closet around that time.  We loved the show, but it was just getting too blatantly pro-homosexual for us.  If you guys are all still watching it, I'm guessing it got a lot better?
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Post by: piabee on January 09, 2014, 06:40:38 PM
Did the lesbian FBI agent ever end up marrying her "partner"?  ...  If you guys are all still watching it, I'm guessing it got a lot better?

No, they break up, but they wrote in the actress's pregnancy as a sperm-donor baby. She has been on maternity leave and not even in the past few episodes. I never thought that the show pushed homosexual views more than any other show, really.
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Post by: Bernadette on January 10, 2014, 06:01:12 AM
Alaska: The Last Frontier (Netflix) I'm amazed at the number of shows about Alaska that are on TV these days! I prefer ones like this, which focus on a group of people as they live throughout the year, rather than something like Alaska State Troopers or that one where people are looking for houses to buy in Alaska. My dad watches them all, though.  :tongue:
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Post by: VeraeFidei on January 10, 2014, 12:27:03 PM
Sherlock season 3! We managed to convince BCC one's website that we are in the UK. Third episode is on Sunday, looking forward to it.
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Post by: totiusque on January 10, 2014, 09:37:57 PM
No, they break up, but they wrote in the actress's pregnancy as a sperm-donor baby. She has been on maternity leave and not even in the past few episodes. I never thought that the show pushed homosexual views more than any other show, really.

You know, you could be right.  Maybe it just hit my wife and I at the wrong time, like after a few states just legalized it or something.  That coupled with the fact that the lead actor was gay didn't help sway us to keep watching. 

I just remember one specific episode (middle to end of Season 3, I think) where that lesbian agent was talking about her fiancee that basically turned the scene into a commercial for gay marriage.  That's when we both just gave up.  I watch a fair amount of TV, and I don't remember any other show putting that much effort to promote the issue.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on January 10, 2014, 09:40:16 PM
Agreed, totiusque.  I saw Bomer doing an ad for some pro-homo stuff around the same time I was through most of White Collar, and was really sad they were pushing the homo agenda heavily through that.  I try not to watch much TV now, mostly because I don't have all that much time, and because things like that perturb me.
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Post by: piabee on January 11, 2014, 03:51:21 AM
Maybe I'm just jaded.
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Post by: Greg on January 12, 2014, 09:18:22 PM
I watched the first two episodes of Prison Break, then skipped the the episode where they tie up the warden and escape and the one after that when they are on the run and make it to the runway only to find the jet fly off over their heads.

Seemed like a lot of death and mayhem just to get one guy out of jail who was a screw up anyway and had shacked up with a woman he did not love and produced some teenager with her who hated him.

Would it not have been easier to just let his brother be executed rather than killing a score of people just to free him to carry on his screwed up life?
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Post by: piabee on January 13, 2014, 01:25:45 PM
Sherlock season 3! We managed to convince BCC one's website that we are in the UK. Third episode is on Sunday, looking forward to it.

How did you manage that? I can usually find them online to stream but I didn't bother with this season because it's airing here in a couple weeks anyway. I re-watched the first episode with my brother last night because he hasn't seen them. It was interesting to go back to it after watching a lot of Elementary. Sherlock Holmes NEEDS to be in London.

I just bought a pair of pink shoes like the corpse's. :o
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Post by: Basilios on January 13, 2014, 01:29:23 PM
If you need a way to watch TV shows online when they are being blocked because your location, use ProxMate (a quick google search will give you the extension).

It's awesome. Works for Youtube, and lots of other places.
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Post by: piabee on January 13, 2014, 05:18:15 PM
Current Downton Abbey discussion starts on page 11 (http://www.suscipedomine.com/forum/index.php?topic=3269.msg72864#msg72864).
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Post by: Kaesekopf on January 13, 2014, 05:58:03 PM
Downton Discussion:

[spoiler]Episode 3 what?  I don't know.  One of my friends told me someone got raped on the show, and right from the get-go, I could tell it was Gillingham's valet and Anna.  Which perturbed me.  I think the writers are trying to push the envelope and continue to rack in ratings, which is disappointing.   The annoying thing too is that there is hardly any calm for Bates/Anna.  Like, can't they just be settled and happy and married for more than two episodes until someone comes along and jibbers it all up?

And, whomever said it before - the show currently has more than enough drama than needing to throw in a rape in there.  Like, cmon.  Between Edith (who hardly gets any screen time, even though they threw an entire story arc with Sybil over two seasons), Tom (whiny Irishman - oh I don't fit in even though I'm living the life, have few worries, and most of my fellow men are probably working in factories or some such thing right now, I don't belong and have it SO rough here, because social skills are HAAARD!), Mary and her orphan. 

Bah.  It's almost getting to be a little TOO soap opera for my tastes.  [/spoiler]
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Post by: The Harlequin King on January 13, 2014, 06:28:39 PM
Lol. The man barely ever has to tend to his kid. Neither does Mary.
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Post by: Der Kaiser on January 13, 2014, 09:19:52 PM
Re watching seasons 1-2 of Game of thrones. Can't wait for Season 3 to come out on dvd.
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Post by: SouthpawLink on January 16, 2014, 05:28:45 PM
Would it not have been easier to just let his brother be executed rather than killing a score of people just to free him to carry on his screwed up life?

"Love" is used to justify anything and everything these days.  Besides, the brother was probably wrongfully convicted, so they'll argue that the end justifies the rather extreme means.  :tongue:
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Post by: Kaesekopf on January 17, 2014, 12:11:14 AM
Lol. The man barely ever has to tend to his kid. Neither does Mary.

That's the funny thing.  They act like raising a kid is so hard.  They don't do anything!  The nurses and nannies take care of them.

Grumble grumble.
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Post by: Archer on January 17, 2014, 12:35:09 AM
Downton Discussion:

[spoiler]Episode 3 what?  I don't know.  One of my friends told me someone got raped on the show, and right from the get-go, I could tell it was Gillingham's valet and Anna.  Which perturbed me.  I think the writers are trying to push the envelope and continue to rack in ratings, which is disappointing.   The annoying thing too is that there is hardly any calm for Bates/Anna.  Like, can't they just be settled and happy and married for more than two episodes until someone comes along and jibbers it all up?

And, whomever said it before - the show currently has more than enough drama than needing to throw in a rape in there.  Like, cmon.  Between Edith (who hardly gets any screen time, even though they threw an entire story arc with Sybil over two seasons), Tom (whiny Irishman - oh I don't fit in even though I'm living the life, have few worries, and most of my fellow men are probably working in factories or some such thing right now, I don't belong and have it SO rough here, because social skills are HAAARD!), Mary and her orphan. 

Bah.  It's almost getting to be a little TOO soap opera for my tastes.  [/spoiler]

We probably won't even bother with this season. 
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Post by: totiusque on January 18, 2014, 10:23:31 PM
We probably won't even bother with this season.

It gets better.  Still not as good as the first two seasons, but the rest of the season is much better than those first few episodes (my wife and I almost gave up watching as well).  And the Christmas Special ends on a much more positive note than last season.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on January 19, 2014, 12:03:44 AM
We probably won't even bother with this season.

It gets better.  Still not as good as the first two seasons, but the rest of the season is much better than those first few episodes (my wife and I almost gave up watching as well).  And the Christmas Special ends on a much more positive note than last season.

This is not saying much.  :lol:
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Post by: Habitual_Ritual on January 27, 2014, 07:41:06 AM
Call the midwife.  Great show based on the memoirs of an English midwife in the 50s in London.Season 1 on netflix.
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Post by: piabee on February 09, 2014, 06:20:29 PM
The Winter Olympics. Men's half-pipe on Tuesday!
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Post by: Habitual_Ritual on February 10, 2014, 09:00:19 AM
Idiot Abroad on Netflix. Pretty hilarious
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Post by: piabee on February 11, 2014, 01:52:39 PM
With nothing new on tv I've gone back to season 2 of Veronica Mars. Half of that and season to get through before the movie!
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Post by: Bernadette on February 19, 2014, 01:26:09 PM
I've been watching Victorian Farm and Edwardian Farm on youtube. Fantastic! I love this kind of historical reality series, especially these particular ones because the people are archaeologists and a historian, so they're interested in what they're doing and eager to explain it to their audience.
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Post by: drummerboy on February 19, 2014, 05:56:53 PM
Lots of boxing on Fox Sports, as well as the UFC fights on the weekends.
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Post by: Maximilian on February 19, 2014, 09:15:25 PM
I've been watching Victorian Farm and Edwardian Farm on youtube. Fantastic! I love this kind of historical reality series, especially these particular ones because the people are archaeologists and a historian, so they're interested in what they're doing and eager to explain it to their audience.

Thanks for this recommendation. Those series look great. I had never heard of them before your post. I've bookmarked it on Youtube for future viewing.
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Post by: Bernadette on February 19, 2014, 11:05:45 PM
I've been watching Victorian Farm and Edwardian Farm on youtube. Fantastic! I love this kind of historical reality series, especially these particular ones because the people are archaeologists and a historian, so they're interested in what they're doing and eager to explain it to their audience.

Thanks for this recommendation. Those series look great. I had never heard of them before your post. I've bookmarked it on Youtube for future viewing.

If you're like me, you'll be interested in The Victorian Kitchen, The Victorian Kitchen Garden, and The Victorian Flower Garden, too. They follow a gardener and a cook who were employed before WWII, as they show the audience how to do the various jobs the way they were done in the old days. There's a Wartime Kitchen and Garden, too, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere.
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Post by: Maximilian on February 19, 2014, 11:27:15 PM
I've been watching Victorian Farm and Edwardian Farm on youtube. Fantastic! I love this kind of historical reality series, especially these particular ones because the people are archaeologists and a historian, so they're interested in what they're doing and eager to explain it to their audience.

Thanks for this recommendation. Those series look great. I had never heard of them before your post. I've bookmarked it on Youtube for future viewing.

If you're like me, you'll be interested in The Victorian Kitchen, The Victorian Kitchen Garden, and The Victorian Flower Garden, too. They follow a gardener and a cook who were employed before WWII, as they show the audience how to do the various jobs the way they were done in the old days. There's a Wartime Kitchen and Garden, too, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere.

I'll keep an eye out for those as well.
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Post by: Bernadette on February 21, 2014, 01:28:24 PM
I've been watching Victorian Farm and Edwardian Farm on youtube. Fantastic! I love this kind of historical reality series, especially these particular ones because the people are archaeologists and a historian, so they're interested in what they're doing and eager to explain it to their audience.

Thanks for this recommendation. Those series look great. I had never heard of them before your post. I've bookmarked it on Youtube for future viewing.

If you're like me, you'll be interested in The Victorian Kitchen, The Victorian Kitchen Garden, and The Victorian Flower Garden, too. They follow a gardener and a cook who were employed before WWII, as they show the audience how to do the various jobs the way they were done in the old days. There's a Wartime Kitchen and Garden, too, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere.

I'll keep an eye out for those as well.

Last night I discovered a farm series with the same people set in 1620, called Tales from the Green Valley. I think it was the first one done, because everyone seems younger and there's a different narrator. And to round off the series (and just in case you want to watch the shows in historical order) there's Tudor Monastery Farm, set in the reign of Henry VII, and Wartime Farm set in the 40s. They've pretty much covered the history of British agriculture, except for before the Plague.
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Post by: johnb104 on February 23, 2014, 01:55:59 PM
I watch tv rarely, if I do it's sitting down with my family and watching Duck Dynasty or something. I'll watch some things on EWTN, like Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen or a movie.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on February 24, 2014, 02:13:34 AM
Downton Abbey Season 4 below.

[spoiler]Saw the Downton Abbey Season Four Christmas special.  At least it ended on a happier note than last year!  Haha. 

I enjoyed the final episode.  It was nice to see the Bates plotline resolved (and in the manner it was - I think a lot of folks wanted Green dead.  I'm glad they tied up the Ivy line, as well.  She was somewhat of a bother and seemed only to serve as a female foil to Daisy's romance interests.  Thomas is, as usual, annoying, but someone has to drive the plot along and antagonize.  Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes was adorable.  I think Carson remains my favorite character in the series.  Tom needs to think a bit better about his actions, but it's not surprising a man doesn't think when he's interested in a woman. 

I'm not sure what they'll be up to next season.  There isn't any major plot point to be advanced, unless they're going to go on about Mary finding a husband.

Oh well.  I'll keep watching.  lol  [/spoiler]
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Post by: moneil on February 24, 2014, 03:07:37 AM
I've been watching Victorian Farm and Edwardian Farm on youtube. Fantastic! I love this kind of historical reality series, especially these particular ones because the people are archaeologists and a historian, so they're interested in what they're doing and eager to explain it to their audience.

Thanks for this recommendation. Those series look great. I had never heard of them before your post. I've bookmarked it on Youtube for future viewing.

If you're like me, you'll be interested in The Victorian Kitchen, The Victorian Kitchen Garden, and The Victorian Flower Garden, too. They follow a gardener and a cook who were employed before WWII, as they show the audience how to do the various jobs the way they were done in the old days. There's a Wartime Kitchen and Garden, too, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere.

I'm defiently going to have to check this out ... really want to get back into gardening and I love "historical reality" (for lack of a better phrase).

Downton Abbey Season 4 below.

[spoiler]Saw the Downton Abbey Season Four Christmas special.  At least it ended on a happier note than last year!  Haha. 

I enjoyed the final episode.  It was nice to see the Bates plotline resolved (and in the manner it was - I think a lot of folks wanted Green dead.  I'm glad they tied up the Ivy line, as well.  She was somewhat of a bother and seemed only to serve as a female foil to Daisy's romance interests.  Thomas is, as usual, annoying, but someone has to drive the plot along and antagonize.  Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes was adorable.  I think Carson remains my favorite character in the series.  Tom needs to think a bit better about his actions, but it's not surprising a man doesn't think when he's interested in a woman. 

I'm not sure what they'll be up to next season.  There isn't any major plot point to be advanced, unless they're going to go on about Mary finding a husband.

Oh well.  I'll keep watching.  lol  [/spoiler]

Me to.  Yeah, it will be interesting to see what they do with the Carson / Hughes connection in season five.  *spoiler altert*: consider the last season of the origional series of Upstairs /  Dowstairs ... they might go with that plot line, but yeah, it was cool (if they were real life acquaiteces I'd be wishing them well, they seem suited together).

I'm supposing Lady Mary will eventualy "hook it up" but I'm down for whatever.  My two fav characters remain the Dowager Countess and Tom the Irish chauffeur.  Maybe he will connect with the local school marm, but there were (in my none literary / artsey sense) some possibilities with Lady Edith, as least as "soul mates".

The Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) IS NOT going to "hook up" with anybody (nor does she have any suitors at her age) but I LOVE her "attitude", LOL.  It i intriging to watch her interaction with Mrs. Crawley ... hope they continure to play on that in the nexe session.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on February 24, 2014, 03:15:52 AM
Dowager Countess is just so terribly fun!  Her dialogue is also hilarious.

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Post by: The Harlequin King on February 24, 2014, 10:38:49 AM
Right now, I'm watching season 2 of House of Cards (the American remake on Netflix, though I've also seen a good bit of the British version from the '80s as well).

(http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/house-of-cards-season-2-poster.jpg)
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on February 24, 2014, 02:04:55 PM
Last resort....Roku box...Amazon prime.
Thanks PHEO!
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Post by: Heinrich on February 24, 2014, 09:28:33 PM
Inside Combat Rescue from National Geographic Channel.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on February 25, 2014, 11:57:54 AM
Dont know how catholics can watch dowton abby when the very first episode showed a. Full on man on man french kissing session.....
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Post by: newyorkcatholic on February 25, 2014, 12:08:44 PM
Dont know how catholics can watch dowton abby when the very first episode showed a. Full on man on man french kissing session.....

You've never seen any TV show depicting any kind of sin? Or do you mean because of the occasion of sin? It wasn't an occasion of sin for me.

It was actually surprised at how the show depicted the homosexual relationship - furtive, potentially shocking, and potential for blackmail by one of the couple - the detestable Thomas. The show did not glorify the relationship.
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Post by: Bernadette on February 25, 2014, 02:01:24 PM
Dont know how catholics can watch dowton abby when the very first episode showed a. Full on man on man french kissing session.....

It was actually surprised at how the show depicted the homosexual relationship - furtive, potentially shocking, and potential for blackmail by one of the couple - the detestable Thomas. The show did not glorify the relationship.

If they're going for historical accuracy, instead of trying to force modern opinions onto the characters, then this makes sense. I didn't like how one episode dealt with a ouija board, though: even though such things were gaining popularity at the time, it's hard to believe that no one in the group would have seriously protested that such a thing was a sin (contrast with the episode of the original Upstairs, Downstairs dealing with spiritism: Rose's employer leaves her in no doubt that meddling with things like that is a sin, and recommends that she go and see the local vicar for help in her grief instead of attempting to contact the dead.).
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Post by: Kaesekopf on February 26, 2014, 02:46:41 AM
Yeah, considering the homosexual is possibly the biggest antagonist in the entire show, I don't think it was treated with kid gloves.

Also, the ouija board was protested by at least one person, no?  Everyone seemed wary. 

At times, though, they seem to strive to place a modern mindset to them period folks.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on February 26, 2014, 05:01:55 AM
Mindset schmindset......it portrayed in full closeup...a real senaual and deeply active man on man snogfest. Homoerotic porn. Such things were once considered XXXrated stuff.
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Post by: Habitual_Ritual on March 13, 2014, 12:22:41 PM
Les revenants ( The Returned)  This is a pretty great show so far. French - subtitled On netflix. Some brief nudity on occasion.Great soundtrack by Mogwai:

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Post by: piabee on March 13, 2014, 01:18:58 PM
Les revenants ( The Returned)  This is a pretty great show so far. French - subtitled On netflix. Some brief nudity on occasion.Great soundtrack by Mogwai:

I heard good things about this and recorded it at my parents' house but I am not sure when I'll ever get around to it.
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Post by: Lynne on March 30, 2014, 03:25:59 PM
Psych the Musical is hilarious.
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Post by: Older Salt on April 02, 2014, 09:58:56 AM
"Sugarfoot"

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Post by: zork on April 02, 2014, 10:51:26 AM
I'm watching:

The Following season 1
TMNT season 2
Psych season 3
Alfred Hitchcock Presents season 1
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Post by: verenaerin on April 02, 2014, 11:30:03 AM
The Blacklist.
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Post by: SamVanHouten on April 03, 2014, 11:35:38 PM
Sometimes, the news channel, even though these days, the only thing you need to be in news is good looks.
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Post by: Angelorum on April 04, 2014, 12:23:09 AM
Does baseball count? If so, I've certainly enjoyed myself this week.  8)
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Post by: piabee on April 04, 2014, 02:31:29 AM
Does baseball count?

YES!
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Post by: Heinrich on April 06, 2014, 06:12:41 PM
Does baseball count? If so, I've certainly enjoyed myself this week.  8)

Only if it is the Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, or Boston Red Sox. If it's the LA or NY teams, then it is single A, San Diego chicken calibre baloney. 
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Post by: Habitual_Ritual on April 06, 2014, 07:05:59 PM
Vikings season 2. Awesome show. and not so much nudity this time round.
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Post by: Habitual_Ritual on April 06, 2014, 07:07:14 PM
Does baseball count? If so, I've certainly enjoyed myself this week.  8)

Only if I can include paint drying:

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Post by: Heinrich on April 06, 2014, 07:18:34 PM
Vikings season 2. Awesome show. and not so much nudity this time round.

It is certainly well-produced and entertaining. What I have a problem with is, ironically, the historically inaccurate depictions of Catholicism.
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Post by: Habitual_Ritual on April 06, 2014, 07:29:57 PM
Vikings season 2. Awesome show. and not so much nudity this time round.

It is certainly well-produced and entertaining. What I have a problem with is, ironically, the historically inaccurate depictions of Catholicism.

Actually the viking depictions are also inaccurate. The crucifixion scene was just silly.It has more of a graphic novel feel to me.
Discussed here:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2014/04/04/vikings-portrays-crucifixion-normal-church-punishment-apostates
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Post by: Heinrich on April 06, 2014, 08:23:42 PM
Vikings season 2. Awesome show. and not so much nudity this time round.

It is certainly well-produced and entertaining. What I have a problem with is, ironically, the historically inaccurate depictions of Catholicism.

Actually the viking depictions are also inaccurate. The crucifixion scene was just silly.It has more of a graphic novel feel to me.
Discussed here:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2014/04/04/vikings-portrays-crucifixion-normal-church-punishment-apostates

To add: the ad populus Mass with unleavened bread and, of course, the noble savage's amicus curiae rendering of humane justice to the peasant woman contrary to the barbaric tradition of the Christian king.
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Post by: red solo cup on April 07, 2014, 10:02:50 AM
The Fall with Gillian Anderson
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Post by: Bernadette on April 09, 2014, 11:29:59 AM
I watched an episode of Chrisley Knows Best on USA. I really, really disliked it.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on April 09, 2014, 12:01:17 PM
I saw the first episode of Turn, a drama on AMC about a spy ring during the American Revolutionary War. I enjoyed it, though not everyone will.
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Post by: dymphna17 on April 09, 2014, 01:40:55 PM
I watched an episode of Chrisley Knows Best on USA. I really, really disliked it.

It's sad to see men going down the attention whore road.  Especially when you can see they have some good fatherly instincts ("Class, not ass") but let the world take them so they can look good. 
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Post by: LouisIX on April 09, 2014, 04:21:45 PM
I saw the first episode of Turn, a drama on AMC about a spy ring during the American Revolutionary War. I enjoyed it, though not everyone will.

Why is that?
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Post by: LouisIX on April 09, 2014, 04:22:14 PM
Vikings season 2. Awesome show. and not so much nudity this time round.

They have nudity on the History Channel?
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Post by: Kaesekopf on April 09, 2014, 04:49:11 PM
Vikings season 2. Awesome show. and not so much nudity this time round.

They have nudity on the History Channel?

Ratings, bro
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Post by: LouisIX on April 09, 2014, 04:51:56 PM
Vikings season 2. Awesome show. and not so much nudity this time round.

They have nudity on the History Channel?

Ratings, bro

I just didn't know it was possible.  I thought cable still had censorship.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on April 09, 2014, 04:57:41 PM
I saw the first episode of Turn, a drama on AMC about a spy ring during the American Revolutionary War. I enjoyed it, though not everyone will.

Why is that?

A lot of reviewers have been complaining about how, hmm, conventional it is; evil redcoats, virtuous rural patriots, that sort of thing. I think that a.) we've been spoiled by modern television and expect serious shows to all have the grittiness of Breaking Bad or the lavish costume and set budget of Game of Thrones/the size of George R.R. Martin's waistline. And b.) the show might be considered boring to those who aren't already interested in American Revolutionary War history because of its pace and subject matter.
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Post by: Archer on April 09, 2014, 04:58:34 PM
I saw the first episode of Turn, a drama on AMC about a spy ring during the American Revolutionary War. I enjoyed it, though not everyone will.

Why is that?

A lot of reviewers have been complaining about how, hmm, conventional it is; evil redcoats, virtuous rural patriots, that sort of thing. I think that a.) we've been spoiled by modern television and expect serious shows to all have the grittiness of Breaking Bad or the lavish costume and set budget of Game of Thrones/the size of George R.R. Martin's waistline. And b.) the show might be considered boring to those who aren't already interested in American Revolutionary War history because of its pace and subject matter.

Is it clean?
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Post by: The Harlequin King on April 09, 2014, 05:01:32 PM
Archer: the pilot had no nudity and relatively light gore/onscreen violence for a war drama.
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Post by: red solo cup on April 10, 2014, 04:14:54 PM
Top of the Lake with Elizabeth Moss.
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Post by: Archer on April 10, 2014, 10:03:05 PM
Archer: the pilot had no nudity and relatively light gore/onscreen violence for a war drama.

Ok good to know.
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Post by: Der Kaiser on April 12, 2014, 07:11:18 PM
Turn, Game of Thrones, Ghost Hunters and Chopped. Thats about all I watch nowdays
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Post by: Lynne on April 12, 2014, 08:27:05 PM
The Deadliest Catch

Sent from my KFTT using Tapatalk 2

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Post by: dymphna17 on April 12, 2014, 10:15:21 PM
Turn, Game of Thrones, Ghost Hunters and Chopped. Thats about all I watch nowdays

I love Chopped!  Now I'm getting into Iron Chef America and Cupcake Wars.  Can anyone say Food Network addict?   :lol:
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Post by: Maximilian on April 12, 2014, 10:19:33 PM
Turn, Game of Thrones, Ghost Hunters and Chopped.


"Chopped" -- that's one of our favorites.
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Post by: zork on April 12, 2014, 10:20:54 PM
Just started Walking Dead Season 3. Mad Men Season 7 premiere is primed to be DVR'd tomorrow.
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Post by: Maximilian on April 12, 2014, 10:24:54 PM
Turn, Game of Thrones, Ghost Hunters and Chopped. Thats about all I watch nowdays

I love Chopped!  Now I'm getting into Iron Chef America and Cupcake Wars. 


Oh yes, Iron Chef too. Have you watched the original "Iron Chef" from Japan?
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Post by: dymphna17 on April 12, 2014, 11:15:04 PM
Turn, Game of Thrones, Ghost Hunters and Chopped. Thats about all I watch nowdays

I love Chopped!  Now I'm getting into Iron Chef America and Cupcake Wars. 


Oh yes, Iron Chef too. Have you watched the original "Iron Chef" from Japan?

Yes, I've seen a couple of them.  It seemed to be much more intense than the America one.  Very interesting.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on May 15, 2014, 12:51:27 PM
I've continued watching Turn, and can say now, 5 episodes in, that this is probably the best series running on television right now. Started slow, but it's gotten better with every episode. As an additional note, while I'm certainly not proclaiming it as a fount of historic accuracy, this show also features the most realistic and believeable portrayal of General Washington I've ever seen. Our portraits have an unfortunate habit of rendering him as a passive, distant, or grandfatherly/geriatric old man. Turn's Washington is undoubtedly a warrior, a stern disciplinarian when needed, and has the bearing of an aristocrat.
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Post by: erin is nice on May 15, 2014, 12:56:23 PM
Turn, Game of Thrones, Ghost Hunters and Chopped. Thats about all I watch nowdays

I love Chopped!  Now I'm getting into Iron Chef America and Cupcake Wars. 


Oh yes, Iron Chef too. Have you watched the original "Iron Chef" from Japan?

The original Iron Chef is the best. The American version doesn't even come close.

I love Chopped, too.
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Post by: Chestertonian on May 15, 2014, 12:56:41 PM
Breaking Bad.  I think my wife and I are the last people to get into it.
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Post by: piabee on May 15, 2014, 02:15:47 PM
I've continued watching Turn, and can say now, 5 episodes in, that this is probably the best series running on television right now. Started slow, but it's gotten better with every episode. As an additional note, while I'm certainly not proclaiming it as a fount of historic accuracy, this show also features the most realistic and believeable portrayal of General Washington I've ever seen. Our portraits have an unfortunate habit of rendering him as a passive, distant, or grandfatherly/geriatric old man. Turn's Washington is undoubtedly a warrior, a stern disciplinarian when needed, and has the bearing of an aristocrat.

You need to watch Sleepy Hollow. Completely different type of show, but lots of fun. Turn records every week on my parents' DVR but I just haven't gotten to it yet. Maybe I do less laundry than I used to?
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: zork on May 15, 2014, 03:56:33 PM
The Following season 1
Alfred Hitchcock Presents season 1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season 3
Psych season 4
Mad Men season 7 (as it broadcasts)
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Post by: Hector, Tamer of Horses on May 15, 2014, 06:19:19 PM
Bates Motel again (I can't believe it's over for another ten months...  My Norman...)
my DVDs of the first three seasons of Community (I can't believe it's over for good...  :'()
Mad Men as it airs
I just finished the first season of The Fall on Netflix.  Pretty good.  The killer is gross as all get-out ugh. 
Once Upon a Time just ended for the summer, but I was watching that.  I liked the finale, but isn't Frozen a bit recent for them to be doing their thing with it already?
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on May 15, 2014, 08:09:05 PM
Frontier House
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Post by: Bonaventure on May 15, 2014, 08:10:29 PM
Mad Men season 7 (as it broadcasts)

I am, too. It's the only TV show I'm watching.
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Post by: zork on May 15, 2014, 09:04:53 PM
Mad Men season 7 (as it broadcasts)

I am, too. It's the only TV show I'm watching.

I only watch TV shows on DVD or Netflix, but Mad Men is the one show that I have to watch as it's being shown 'brand new'.
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Post by: Bernadette on May 20, 2014, 04:43:53 PM
Frontier House

I liked Manor House and 1940s House the best. I'd love to watch Outback House, about the Australian sheep stations, but I can't find it anywhere.  :(

I'm watching a Chinese soap opera on Netflix. The subtitles are hilarious! Like reading an instruction manual for something made in China, only in dialogue.  :lol:
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Post by: dymphna17 on May 20, 2014, 06:05:28 PM
I've got a question for the Mad Men watchers here.  I'm new to this series and am wondering about Joan.  Is she a partner in the agency?  Who is Kevin's father?  Thanks.  :)
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Post by: Hector, Tamer of Horses on May 20, 2014, 06:13:20 PM
[spoiler]She becomes a partner in Season Five, by rather...  unsavoury means.

Roger is Kevin's father, though his legal father is her (ex?-)husband Greg.[/spoiler]
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on May 20, 2014, 08:09:05 PM
Frontier House

I liked Manor House and 1940s House the best. I'd love to watch Outback House, about the Australian sheep stations, but I can't find it anywhere.  :(

Those are my favorites, too.  I can't pick between them.  Frontier house is OK.  I didn't like it when it first aired because it reminds me a bit too much of Survivor (in a bad way.)  It wasn't too bad this time around.
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Post by: Bernadette on May 20, 2014, 08:26:55 PM
Frontier House

I liked Manor House and 1940s House the best. I'd love to watch Outback House, about the Australian sheep stations, but I can't find it anywhere.  :(

Those are my favorites, too.  I can't pick between them.  Frontier house is OK.  I didn't like it when it first aired because it reminds me a bit too much of Survivor (in a bad way.)  It wasn't too bad this time around.

What about Texas Ranch House? That one was just painful to watch! A pity, too, since it had potential to be really interesting. I have to wonder whether the network had any idea that the ranch family would end up like that, when they were first cast?  :huh:
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Post by: Gidge on May 20, 2014, 08:38:32 PM
Pulled the plug about 5 years ago and have never looked back.  :)
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Post by: Bernadette on May 20, 2014, 08:54:08 PM
Pulled the plug about 5 years ago and have never looked back.  :)

Aaah, but Netflix, Gidge. Netflix. It's like TV, but no commercials. :)

I love your avatar, by the way.
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Post by: Chestertonian on May 20, 2014, 10:58:45 PM
My roommate is watching dancing with the stars tusk goodness the curtain is up and I can't see the immodest fluffy outfits
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on May 21, 2014, 10:12:38 AM
What about Texas Ranch House? That one was just painful to watch! A pity, too, since it had potential to be really interesting. I have to wonder whether the network had any idea that the ranch family would end up like that, when they were first cast?  :huh:

You know, I think that is why the casting people choose them, at least in the US.  I think they figure it makes it more "watchable."  Colonial House was similar, some of the people should never have been on that project. 
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Post by: Bonaventure on May 21, 2014, 02:41:50 PM
The Americans

Turn
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Post by: Wicked Papist on May 21, 2014, 03:26:32 PM
I don't watch TV.
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Post by: Bonaventure on May 21, 2014, 06:21:48 PM
You following me around to make your quips?
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Post by: Hector, Tamer of Horses on May 30, 2014, 12:42:35 AM
.... -shifty glance-

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I think I like it.

  :-[
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Post by: piabee on May 30, 2014, 12:53:34 AM
.... -shifty glance-

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I think I like it.

  :-[

This is a shame-free thread! I've been meaning to watch Buffy for a while. Maybe this summer.
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Post by: Chestertonian on May 30, 2014, 01:02:44 AM
.... -shifty glance-

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I think I like it.

  :-[

This is a shame-free thread! I've been meaning to watch Buffy for a while. Maybe this summer.
that was a great show!
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Post by: Der Kaiser on May 30, 2014, 05:27:42 AM
Reruns of Batman the animated series!
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Lynne on May 30, 2014, 07:54:39 AM
24 (the new series)
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Post by: Elizabeth on June 22, 2014, 04:14:41 PM
On Netflix:
SALAMANDER

I LOVE IT!!  Skip first scene (husband and wife)

and middle of Episode 6 when our man enters the hotel room and rebuffs the seduction attempt.

Thoroughly satisfying anti Mason series, good action very sympathetic actors , a glimpse of Bruxxells .

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Post by: totiusque on June 23, 2014, 09:44:45 PM
Sherlock
24 - Live Another Day
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Post by: Hector, Tamer of Horses on June 24, 2014, 01:44:52 AM
Still going through Buffy.  I'm on the third season now.  It's really good!  I'll probably watch Angel's spin-off when I finish...  Oh, I'm also watching The X-Files intermittently.  And some Twin Peaks.  Thinking of going through Firefly; is it good?

... Wow, I didn't realize how much I've been living in the 'Nineties lately.
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Post by: zork on June 24, 2014, 04:50:39 AM
Firefly is pretty good. Be sure to watch the sequel movie Serenity afterwards, if you do.

I'm watching (intermittently):

The Twilight Zone - season 1
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - season 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - season 3
Pysch - season 5
24 - season 9
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Post by: totiusque on June 24, 2014, 04:57:48 AM
Firefly is pretty good. Be sure to watch the sequel movie Serenity afterwards, if you do.

I'm watching (intermittently):

The Twilight Zone - season 1
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - season 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - season 3
Pysch - season 5
24 - season 9

I was going to comment about the outstanding choices you had listed, but then I saw TMNT on there and decided not to.
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Post by: zork on June 24, 2014, 05:21:05 AM
Firefly is pretty good. Be sure to watch the sequel movie Serenity afterwards, if you do.

I'm watching (intermittently):

The Twilight Zone - season 1
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - season 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - season 3
Pysch - season 5
24 - season 9

I was going to comment about the outstanding choices you had listed, but then I saw TMNT on there and decided not to.

Oh, but they're ALL outstanding.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on June 24, 2014, 01:47:21 PM
Someone lent me the Gilmore Girls boxed set so I've started on that. It's taking some time to get into it again but after four episodes the characters seem more like how I remember.
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Post by: Chestertonian on June 24, 2014, 08:36:08 PM
The guy next to me is watching "extreme weight loss"

Gag me with a spoon
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Post by: Kaesekopf on June 24, 2014, 10:41:49 PM
Only TV I am watching is World Cup soccer. 
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Post by: Heinrich on June 24, 2014, 10:43:30 PM
Only TV I am watching is World Cup soccer.

 :madsmiley:
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Post by: Kaesekopf on June 24, 2014, 10:48:19 PM
Hey, you sinners can continue to be inundated with your immoral television shows from the boob tube, whilst I enjoy the skillful precision and gameplay of the beautiful game....

:lol:
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Post by: Pheo on June 24, 2014, 11:51:51 PM
Good man, KK.  Even better than the Olympics.
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Post by: piabee on June 25, 2014, 12:40:26 AM
Even better than the Olympics.

Man, I can't believe those were this year. It feels so long ago already.
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Post by: Jayne on June 25, 2014, 01:00:48 PM
I watched the first two seasons of Longmire on Netflix and am now watching the third season as it airs.    It is a contemporary Western, with a "strong, silent" protagonist.   It echoes many of the admirable qualities of old Westerns. There are some immoral relationships in it, but the hero is truly heroic.
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Post by: LouisIX on June 25, 2014, 03:09:41 PM
Only TV I am watching is World Cup soccer.

 :madsmiley:

The American bias against soccer is silly.
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Post by: Elizabeth on June 25, 2014, 08:30:22 PM
The guy next to me is watching "extreme weight loss"

Gag me with a spoon
:rofl:
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Post by: Archer on June 25, 2014, 08:32:46 PM
Only TV I am watching is World Cup soccer.

 :madsmiley:

The American bias against soccer is silly.

This. Very much.
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Post by: FaithByProxy on June 26, 2014, 03:25:42 PM
I've been watching "Kitchen Nightmares" on Netflix lately. As someone who has worked in several restaurants, it's pretty entertaining. I'm certain that the first place I worked at could have been featured on the show.
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Post by: piabee on July 15, 2014, 08:35:59 PM
The 2014 MLB All-Star Game.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on July 15, 2014, 09:38:32 PM
I've been watching "Kitchen Nightmares" on Netflix lately. As someone who has worked in several restaurants, it's pretty entertaining. I'm certain that the first place I worked at could have been featured on the show.
Gordon is a mans man....in top ten of blokes Id like to have dinner and drinks with....I just dont ever want to work for him.

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Post by: Bernadette on July 15, 2014, 10:40:26 PM
I've been watching "Kitchen Nightmares" on Netflix lately. As someone who has worked in several restaurants, it's pretty entertaining. I'm certain that the first place I worked at could have been featured on the show.

Oh, this is going on my list!
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Post by: JubilateDeo on July 16, 2014, 01:46:33 AM
Orange is the New Black, and I'm mad at my mom for watching an episode without me >:-(
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Post by: Older Salt on July 16, 2014, 10:25:30 AM
Alternating in betwixt "The Rockford Files" and "Hawaii 5-0"  the real ones.
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Post by: zork on July 16, 2014, 01:31:17 PM
Still working on Twilight Zone Season 1 and Alfred Hitchcock Present Season 2. (I don't watch them every day.)
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Post by: Relicario on July 16, 2014, 06:50:15 PM
I've been watching an anime called Tokyo Ghoul.  There is a lot of violence in the show so it's not for everyone.
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Post by: totiusque on July 18, 2014, 02:15:21 AM
Just started Arrow.  So much better than Agents of Shield, as far as comic book TV shows go.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on July 18, 2014, 09:18:10 AM
Just started Arrow.  So much better than Agents of Shield, as far as comic book TV shows go.

Yes, yes it is.
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Post by: Basilios on July 18, 2014, 09:50:39 AM
Season 2 of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: The Harlequin King on July 18, 2014, 10:30:00 AM
Season 2 of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

I miss The Last Airbender. Spoiler alert: Zuko is in the currently ongoing season of The Legend of Korra.
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Post by: Basilios on July 18, 2014, 11:51:14 AM
Season 2 of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

I miss The Last Airbender. Spoiler alert: Zuko is in the currently ongoing season of The Legend of Korra.

Apparently Zuko stops firebending and moves on to become the leader of some lost group of kids or something...

(http://neverpedia.com/wiki/images/thumb/c/cc/Rufio-full.jpg/250px-Rufio-full.jpg)
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on July 18, 2014, 11:55:10 AM
Season 2 of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

I miss The Last Airbender. Spoiler alert: Zuko is in the currently ongoing season of The Legend of Korra.

I'm watching the current season of The Legend of Korra.

How they are going to surpass the level of danger of the second season villain?

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Post by: Recovering NOer on July 18, 2014, 07:12:18 PM
How they are going to surpass the level of danger of the second season villain?

That's what I'm wondering.  On top of that, there is at least one more season guaranteed after this one.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Jayne on July 19, 2014, 11:50:36 AM
Just started Arrow.  So much better than Agents of Shield, as far as comic book TV shows go.

Yes, yes it is.

I tried Arrow again, based on your recommendation, and I really like it.  I think I missed the first couple of episodes when I tired it before so I did not get into it.  But this time  I started right at the beginning.

Agents of Shield greatly improved in the episodes that aired after Winter Soldier.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Jayne on July 19, 2014, 11:53:00 AM
Season 2 of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

I miss The Last Airbender. Spoiler alert: Zuko is in the currently ongoing season of The Legend of Korra.

Zuko was my favourite character in TLA so I was really pleased to see him in Korra.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: totiusque on July 20, 2014, 12:02:00 AM
I tried Arrow again, based on your recommendation, and I really like it.  I think I missed the first couple of episodes when I tired it before so I did not get into it.  But this time  I started right at the beginning.

Agents of Shield greatly improved in the episodes that aired after Winter Soldier.

Funny, that's about when I stopped watching Agents of Shield.  Perhaps I should give it another try.  I just didn't really care about any of the characters except Coulson.

I prefer Arrow because of how they integrate his backstory on the island into the current plot.  I could do without all the romantic triangle garbage, but I guess it could be worse considering it's the WB.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Jayne on July 24, 2014, 12:31:48 PM
I tried Arrow again, based on your recommendation, and I really like it.  I think I missed the first couple of episodes when I tired it before so I did not get into it.  But this time  I started right at the beginning.

Agents of Shield greatly improved in the episodes that aired after Winter Soldier.

Funny, that's about when I stopped watching Agents of Shield.  Perhaps I should give it another try.  I just didn't really care about any of the characters except Coulson.

I prefer Arrow because of how they integrate his backstory on the island into the current plot.  I could do without all the romantic triangle garbage, but I guess it could be worse considering it's the WB.

Now that I am into second season, I find that the sexual immorality of the characters is bothering me more and more.  The protagonist has had sex with 4 different women over 2 years and this is not portrayed as a bad thing.  It is taken for granted as normal behaviour.  Also some lesbian relationships are introduced and all the good guys are completely fine with it.  Just knowing how this sort of subtext erodes people's understanding of right and wrong really interferes with my ability to enjoy the elements of the show that I would otherwise like.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on July 24, 2014, 12:43:16 PM
You've gotten further than me, Jayne. I've only seen the first episode of season 2 so far.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Jayne on July 24, 2014, 01:05:28 PM
You've gotten further than me, Jayne. I've only seen the first episode of season 2 so far.

I'll be interested in your opinion as you get further into it.
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Post by: piabee on July 24, 2014, 03:40:33 PM
The pacing of Arrow Season 2 is uneven but some fun stuff happens.
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on July 24, 2014, 06:43:10 PM
I tried Arrow again, based on your recommendation, and I really like it.  I think I missed the first couple of episodes when I tired it before so I did not get into it.  But this time  I started right at the beginning.

Agents of Shield greatly improved in the episodes that aired after Winter Soldier.

Funny, that's about when I stopped watching Agents of Shield.  Perhaps I should give it another try.  I just didn't really care about any of the characters except Coulson.

I prefer Arrow because of how they integrate his backstory on the island into the current plot.  I could do without all the romantic triangle garbage, but I guess it could be worse considering it's the WB.

Now that I am into second season, I find that the sexual immorality of the characters is bothering me more and more.  The protagonist has had sex with 4 different women over 2 years and this is not portrayed as a bad thing.  It is taken for granted as normal behaviour.  Also some lesbian relationships are introduced and all the good guys are completely fine with it.  Just knowing how this sort of subtext erodes people's understanding of right and wrong really interferes with my ability to enjoy the elements of the show that I would otherwise like.

A question not only for you, but for everyone. What you do when you find these contents in a show or movie?
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Post by: Jayne on July 24, 2014, 07:46:54 PM
A question not only for you, but for everyone. What you do when you find these contents in a show or movie?

I have started another thread for this question.  I hope you don't mind. http://www.suscipedomine.com/forum/index.php?topic=7926.0 (http://www.suscipedomine.com/forum/index.php?topic=7926.0)
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Cesar_Augustus on July 24, 2014, 07:48:58 PM
A question not only for you, but for everyone. What you do when you find these contents in a show or movie?

I have started another thread for this question.  I hope you don't mind. http://www.suscipedomine.com/forum/index.php?topic=7926.0 (http://www.suscipedomine.com/forum/index.php?topic=7926.0)

Thanks!
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: totiusque on July 24, 2014, 08:20:51 PM
Now that I am into second season, I find that the sexual immorality of the characters is bothering me more and more.  The protagonist has had sex with 4 different women over 2 years and this is not portrayed as a bad thing.  It is taken for granted as normal behaviour.  Also some lesbian relationships are introduced and all the good guys are completely fine with it.  Just knowing how this sort of subtext erodes people's understanding of right and wrong really interferes with my ability to enjoy the elements of the show that I would otherwise like.

Well, this is troubling.  I'm almost finished with Season 1 and am loving the show, but if this is the direction the show is taking, then I may end up giving up on it.  White Collar did the same thing, and I stopped watching that one as well. 

I think this is the norm with mainstream shows nowadays.  Start a show with excellent characters and plot development, and once you've hooked the audience, start throwing in the homosexual garbage.  Most of the audience is too addicted to care, and you end up winning an Emmy because of it.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Archer on July 24, 2014, 08:26:03 PM
Totiusque, I replied to your post in Jayne's linked thread.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: angelcookie on July 25, 2014, 03:19:23 AM
So far we are watching Seinfield, Peppa Pig, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and I like to watch some of those shoes like Selling Alaska to see the beautiful area or my husband and I like Mountain Men to see what life would be like there.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on July 25, 2014, 09:00:30 PM
Fargo..the Tv Series..season one Amazon prime...very very well done.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Archer on July 26, 2014, 10:05:49 AM
Just finished rewatching Season 5 of 24.  I forgot how packed with action this season was.  I also liked it because it didn't have any of the distracting side stories they normally include.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: zork on July 26, 2014, 01:17:27 PM
Just finished rewatching Season 5 of 24.  I forgot how packed with action this season was.  I also liked it because it didn't have any of the distracting side stories they normally include.

Season 6 was such a letdown after the greatness of Season 5, though. It was larded with side stories and had too many 'WTF' moments. Season 7 was an improvement, thankfully.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Archer on July 26, 2014, 02:06:40 PM
Just finished rewatching Season 5 of 24.  I forgot how packed with action this season was.  I also liked it because it didn't have any of the distracting side stories they normally include.

Season 6 was such a letdown after the greatness of Season 5, though. It was larded with side stories and had too many 'WTF' moments. Season 7 was an improvement, thankfully.

I just started season 6 and already want to beat my head against a wall every time Wayne's sister opens her mouth.  I'm not sure if I'll end up finishing it since I'll have less time now anyway.
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Post by: Chestertonian on July 26, 2014, 02:12:09 PM
Fargo..the Tv Series..season one Amazon prime...very very well done.
Fargo as in the coen bros movie
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Post by: piabee on July 28, 2014, 11:12:56 PM
Project Runway is back!!!
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Post by: Older Salt on July 29, 2014, 11:17:59 AM
Season 4 of "The Rockford Files".
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Post by: Aquila on July 31, 2014, 04:42:04 PM
An occasional episode of 30 Rock, and 24.
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Post by: Jayne on August 17, 2014, 08:46:15 AM
I am watching Burn Notice.  I like the main character and premise. It reminds me of Macgyver in some ways.  Unfortunately, it is set in Miami and has a lot of women in bikinis and otherwise immodestly dressed, so I do not recommend it for anyone who would have a problem with this.
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Post by: red solo cup on August 17, 2014, 10:43:51 AM
Southcliffe with Sean Harris who played Micheletto in the forgettable Borgias. And Shirley Henderson who was marvelous.
 About a mass murder in a small English town. How peoples lives were shattered. Very real. Grim and depressing. Some of the scenes
were hard to watch.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on August 17, 2014, 02:47:22 PM
I am watching Burn Notice.  I like the main character and premise. It reminds me of Macgyver in some ways.  Unfortunately, it is set in Miami and has a lot of women in bikinis and otherwise immodestly dressed, so I do not recommend it for anyone who would have a problem with this.

It's so fun.

The ending is pretty legit too.  (Like, the series).  One of the few well-done endings of a show.

And, cmon.  Bruce Campbell!
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Post by: Heinrich on August 17, 2014, 02:57:18 PM
Has Hell on Wheels ever been mentioned? Mrs. H and I are wrapping up season 3 on Netflix. Fine show.
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Post by: Chestertonian on August 17, 2014, 03:11:06 PM
i have been addicted to top gear lately. 

I am watching Burn Notice.  I like the main character and premise. It reminds me of Macgyver in some ways.  Unfortunately, it is set in Miami and has a lot of women in bikinis and otherwise immodestly dressed, so I do not recommend it for anyone who would have a problem with this.

It's so fun.

The ending is pretty legit too.  (Like, the series).  One of the few well-done endings of a show.

And, cmon.  Bruce Campbell!

you had me at bruce campbell, i will have to chec k it out

wonder.... if you could accurately portray something taking place in miami without women in bikinis... i mean, if you had all the women wearing those burquini uber modest ladies suits would it be accurate?


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Post by: zork on August 17, 2014, 03:12:57 PM
Currently watching:

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - season 2
Psych - season 5
Continuum - season 3
Twin Peaks - season 1
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Post by: Lynne on August 17, 2014, 04:27:59 PM
Watching the Yankees!  8)
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Post by: Daniel on August 17, 2014, 04:39:33 PM
I just watched the finals of the 2014 Pokémon World Championships video game tournament on Twitch.

edit - Oh, it's not over yet...
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Post by: Jayne on August 17, 2014, 05:06:23 PM
I am watching Burn Notice.  I like the main character and premise. It reminds me of Macgyver in some ways.  Unfortunately, it is set in Miami and has a lot of women in bikinis and otherwise immodestly dressed, so I do not recommend it for anyone who would have a problem with this.

It's so fun.

The ending is pretty legit too.  (Like, the series).  One of the few well-done endings of a show.

And, cmon.  Bruce Campbell!

I don't always like Bruce Campbell, but I like him in this.
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Post by: Chestertonian on August 17, 2014, 05:08:13 PM
Watching the Yankees!  8)

Aren't you from Massachusetts?
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Post by: Jayne on August 17, 2014, 05:10:06 PM
i have been addicted to top gear lately. 

I am watching Burn Notice.  I like the main character and premise. It reminds me of Macgyver in some ways.  Unfortunately, it is set in Miami and has a lot of women in bikinis and otherwise immodestly dressed, so I do not recommend it for anyone who would have a problem with this.

It's so fun.

The ending is pretty legit too.  (Like, the series).  One of the few well-done endings of a show.

And, cmon.  Bruce Campbell!

you had me at bruce campbell, i will have to chec k it out

wonder.... if you could accurately portray something taking place in miami without women in bikinis... i mean, if you had all the women wearing those burquini uber modest ladies suits would it be accurate?

Every episode, they do establishing shots that don't have anything to do with the plot, panning over women in bikinis.  These could be left out.
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Post by: Heinrich on August 17, 2014, 05:41:54 PM
Watching the Yankees!  8)

Aren't you from Massachusetts?

MA, NY: they're all Yankees.
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Post by: Stu Cool on August 17, 2014, 05:50:42 PM
And, cmon.  Bruce Campbell!

+1
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Post by: Lynne on August 17, 2014, 06:28:12 PM
Watching the Yankees!  8)

Aren't you from Massachusetts?

My husband is from Jersey. He flipped me...  :D
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Post by: Lynne on August 17, 2014, 06:30:33 PM
Watching the Yankees!  8)

Aren't you from Massachusetts?

MA, NY: they're all Yankees.

not in baseball!  ::)
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Post by: LouisIX on August 18, 2014, 01:44:29 PM
Twin Peaks - season 1

Great show, but not for everyone.
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Post by: zork on August 18, 2014, 06:02:17 PM
3 episodes in, and I can see why. I like it pretty well so far.
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Post by: Chestertonian on August 31, 2014, 09:00:58 PM
Ken burns America: the dust bowl
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Post by: red solo cup on September 05, 2014, 06:58:07 AM
Season 1 The Wire. Very good.
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Post by: Chestertonian on September 05, 2014, 08:22:45 AM
Season 1 The Wire. Very good.

That was a great show
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Post by: Bernadette on September 05, 2014, 08:51:54 AM
Ken burns America: the dust bowl

Very good. I love all of his documentaries.  :)
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Post by: Chestertonian on September 05, 2014, 12:58:40 PM
Ken burns America: the dust bowl

Very good. I love all of his documentaries.  :)

me too!  i have seen several of them.  he has a way of making history come to life.. however he did make FDR look kind of like a hero in the story

they talked about how after the first few dust storms, there were motorcades of people leaving the Plains, but then it talke dabout the hardships of the ones who stayed, hoping that just one more year and the rains would come and the land would be fertile again..... i would have been the first in line to get out of there!!   
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Post by: zork on September 05, 2014, 08:21:32 PM
I'm currently watching:

Twin Peaks - Season 1
Twilight Zone - Season 2
Continuum - Season 3
Psych - Season 5
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on September 06, 2014, 08:05:19 PM
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Post by: red solo cup on September 09, 2014, 07:13:47 AM
The Politician's Husband with Emily Watson. A very good BBC production but not for kids.
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Post by: Bernadette on September 09, 2014, 08:37:06 AM
Last Tango in Halifax, via Netflix. So far, so good.
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Post by: Older Salt on September 09, 2014, 02:14:07 PM
We just watched the first two episodes of the first season of "Downton Abbey"

It is entertaining but it is very much soap-operaish.

I could have not done with the doorman and the duke smoochin though.

The youngest daughter Sybil, is the best looking of the bunch.

I would rather live in Maggie Smith's house than that gigantic chill trap.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on September 09, 2014, 04:02:10 PM
We just watched the first two episodes of the first season of "Downton Abbey"

It is entertaining but it is very much soap-operaish.

I could have not done with the doorman and the duke smoochin though.

The youngest daughter Sybil, is the best looking of the bunch.

I would rather live in Maggie Smith's house than that gigantic chill trap.

You and I have similar tastes I see....I'd be trying to court the heck out of that if I was alive back then.
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Post by: totiusque on September 09, 2014, 11:22:40 PM
We just watched the first two episodes of the first season of "Downton Abbey"

It is entertaining but it is very much soap-operaish.

I could have not done with the doorman and the duke smoochin though.

The youngest daughter Sybil, is the best looking of the bunch.

I would rather live in Maggie Smith's house than that gigantic chill trap.

You and I have similar tastes I see....I'd be trying to court the heck out of that if I was alive back then.

I'm guessing that 95% of the male population would agree with Sybil being the best looking of the bunch.
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Post by: Pheo on September 09, 2014, 11:27:20 PM
No argument from me.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on September 10, 2014, 12:46:15 AM
I am the 5%.

I am all about Lady Mary.

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Post by: LausTibiChriste on September 10, 2014, 01:20:05 AM
I am the 5%.

I am all about Lady Mary.

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I believe the correct term for you is "that guy"
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Post by: red solo cup on September 10, 2014, 07:25:36 AM
Make that 6%. Definitely Lady Mary.
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Post by: Spera In Deo on September 10, 2014, 07:34:42 PM
Watching the 1st season of White Collar that I never saw.  I didn't find it til Season 2.  Love it.

Did they show new episodes this summer?  If so, I need to catch up on those before winter season on USA.
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Post by: zork on September 10, 2014, 07:38:39 PM
7%. Lady Mary FTW.

Sybil is a close 2nd. Edith a distant 3rd, despite (or because of?) her nose.
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Post by: zork on September 10, 2014, 07:41:12 PM
Update on the shows I'm watching:

Twin Peaks season 1
Twilight Zone season 2
Alfred Hitchcock Presents season 3
Continuum season 3
Psych season 5
24 season 8

And no, I don't watch all these shows every day--just once per week.
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Post by: Jayne on September 10, 2014, 08:13:44 PM
7%. Lady Mary FTW.

Sybil is a close 2nd. Edith a distant 3rd, despite (or because of?) her nose.

I thought for a moment that you were giving number 2 spot to a member of this forum with a similar name.  I could not process this at all until I noticed the spelling.  :doh:
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Post by: Kaesekopf on September 10, 2014, 11:02:53 PM
Good man, zork.  I actually tend to like Lady Edith more than Lady Sybil.

But, yeah.  Lady Mary is the tops.

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Post by: LausTibiChriste on September 10, 2014, 11:06:23 PM
Good man, zork.  I actually tend to like Lady Edith more than Lady Sybil.

But, yeah.  Lady Mary is the tops.

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You are wrong. Dogmatic fact.
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Post by: piabee on September 11, 2014, 07:04:05 PM
Watching the 1st season of White Collar that I never saw.  I didn't find it til Season 2.  Love it.

Did they show new episodes this summer?  If so, I need to catch up on those before winter season on USA.

I think the previous season wrapped up in the spring. I record it at my parents' so I never remember when it's on. It's returning for a six-episode final season in the fall.
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Post by: Spera In Deo on September 11, 2014, 07:16:37 PM
Watching the 1st season of White Collar that I never saw.  I didn't find it til Season 2.  Love it.

Did they show new episodes this summer?  If so, I need to catch up on those before winter season on USA.

I think the previous season wrapped up in the spring. I record it at my parents' so I never remember when it's on. It's returning for a six-episode final season in the fall.

Are they cancelling this?  I wondered how long they could keep it going.  At some point, Neal needs to make his choice.
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Post by: piabee on September 11, 2014, 07:48:37 PM
Are they cancelling this?  I wondered how long they could keep it going.  At some point, Neal needs to make his choice.

Yes, they're going to tie up loose ends with the final season.

eta: Premiere date is November 6, to be exact.
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on September 11, 2014, 09:13:04 PM
I'm watching tons of Russia Today...  :whistling:

Hey, Peebs is here.
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Post by: piabee on September 12, 2014, 12:16:16 PM

Hey, Peebs is here.

I've been here. This is my thread.
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on September 12, 2014, 09:05:34 PM

Hey, Peebs is here.

I've been here. This is my thread.

I mean on this forum.  Didn't know that you were anywhere trad related.  The online tradverse is big enough for people to vanish in, I guess.
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Post by: Chestertonian on September 12, 2014, 11:07:16 PM

Hey, Peebs is here.

I've been here. This is my thread.

I mean on this forum.  Didn't know that you were anywhere trad related.  The online tradverse is big enough for people to vanish in, I guess.

is there a black hole that absorbs trads
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Post by: piabee on September 13, 2014, 01:23:05 AM

I mean on this forum. Didn't know that you were anywhere trad related.

I'm the token cradle trad.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on September 13, 2014, 10:34:36 AM

I mean on this forum. Didn't know that you were anywhere trad related.

I'm the token cradle trad.

But you're not cray cray!  :)
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Post by: Jayne on September 16, 2014, 06:18:35 PM
I have been watching Foyle's War a British detective show set during WWII.  The main character is a highly principled man who is concerned with doing what is right.  He has a great respect for life and there is a bit where he corrects someone who speaks of the death of a pregnant woman as a terrible waste of a life.  The detective says "two lives." 
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Post by: red solo cup on September 17, 2014, 05:42:00 PM
His driver says "Tickety boo".
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Post by: piabee on September 21, 2014, 06:15:09 PM
Just finished the final season of Psych. They brought back some of the zaniness from the earlier seasons which was great. A single tear.
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Post by: TheButler on September 21, 2014, 06:34:24 PM
I'm catching up on hunter x hunter (http://www.animerelief.com/watch-anime/hunter-x-hunter-2011/) before the inevitable end (soon!) is anyone else here watching any anime series?
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on September 21, 2014, 06:55:55 PM
I'm catching up on hunter x hunter (http://www.animerelief.com/watch-anime/hunter-x-hunter-2011/) before the inevitable end (soon!) is anyone else here watching any anime series?

Yes, some series, although nowadays, with some productions I think watching until these are finished is better.
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Post by: Recovering NOer on September 21, 2014, 08:55:56 PM
I'm catching up on hunter x hunter (http://www.animerelief.com/watch-anime/hunter-x-hunter-2011/) before the inevitable end (soon!)

Me too.  Well, not catching up but I've been watching all the episodes as they come out.  Hard to believe just 2 more days till the last episode.
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Post by: Recovering NOer on September 21, 2014, 08:59:11 PM
Yes, some series, although nowadays, with some productions I think watching until these are finished is better.

Yeah the really great thing about HxH was that there were only 2 filler episodes for the ENTIRE series!  Compare that to a lot of other series now where like a third of the episodes end up being filler.
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on September 21, 2014, 09:02:25 PM
Yes, some series, although nowadays, with some productions I think watching until these are finished is better.

Yeah the really great thing about HxH was that there were only 2 filler episodes for the ENTIRE series!  Compare that to a lot of other series now where like a third of the episodes end up being filler.

Recently, I was reading that the anime caught up with the manga, -that is entering into hiatus- and is going to end soon.

I saw the first two episodes of the new series. How is it? anything problematic? (immodesty, nudity, homosexuality, etc)

Some series of 24 episodes more or less, are divided into two cours, one 3 months after the other... some of them have the first cour end with a cliffhanger. One of the reasons to watch already finished series.
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Post by: Bernadette on September 21, 2014, 09:39:41 PM
Ken Burns's The Roosevelts: An Intimate History on PBS.org. I'm really enjoying it. :)
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Post by: Basilios on September 22, 2014, 02:03:30 AM
Tried the new Downtown Abbey last night on ITV but turned it off after an hour. Boooooooring. No offense to fans.
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Post by: piabee on September 22, 2014, 03:18:57 AM
Tried the new Downtown Abbey last night on ITV

Thanks for the reminder! I'll have to find it tomorrow.

Eta: I liked the dowager countess's snobby butler. And it was great when Cora put down Barrow. Anyone else planning to watch in advance?
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Post by: angelcookie on September 22, 2014, 06:17:42 PM
I don't watch much tv except for peppa pig and Winnie the Pooh- however I really like Hell on Wheels and want to get it from the beg to catch up on the storyline.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on September 22, 2014, 07:44:18 PM
Tried the new Downtown Abbey last night on ITV

Thanks for the reminder! I'll have to find it tomorrow.

Eta: I liked the dowager countess's snobby butler. And it was great when Cora put down Barrow. Anyone else planning to watch in advance?

Nope.
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Post by: Recovering NOer on September 22, 2014, 09:17:25 PM
Recently, I was reading that the anime caught up with the manga, -that is entering into hiatus- and is going to end soon.

I saw the first two episodes of the new series. How is it? anything problematic? (immodesty, nudity, homosexuality, etc)

Some series of 24 episodes more or less, are divided into two cours, one 3 months after the other... some of them have the first cour end with a cliffhanger. One of the reasons to watch already finished series.

Yes, tomorrow is the last episode in fact.  The manga itself goes on hiatus all the time.

There are some parts that have pretty suggestive dialogue with some of it being debatably homosexual in nature, but these aren't very frequent at all.  There is also a little bit of immodesty (again, not frequent) but they're only drawings anyway so...

It would probably be an issue having a child watch it, but for an adult I don't really see how it could be an occasion of sin or anything like that.  You wouldn't believe how I've actually heard of immodest anime characters being a trigger for lust with some guys!  I can't really understand that, but since it seems that's actually a thing they should know before watching HxH that there are about a handful of such instances in this anime they may have an issue with.
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Post by: piabee on September 22, 2014, 11:09:15 PM
GOTHAM
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on September 22, 2014, 11:40:31 PM
Recently, I was reading that the anime caught up with the manga, -that is entering into hiatus- and is going to end soon.

I saw the first two episodes of the new series. How is it? anything problematic? (immodesty, nudity, homosexuality, etc)

Some series of 24 episodes more or less, are divided into two cours, one 3 months after the other... some of them have the first cour end with a cliffhanger. One of the reasons to watch already finished series.

Yes, tomorrow is the last episode in fact.  The manga itself goes on hiatus all the time.

There are some parts that have pretty suggestive dialogue with some of it being debatably homosexual in nature, but these aren't very frequent at all.  There is also a little bit of immodesty (again, not frequent) but they're only drawings anyway so...

It would probably be an issue having a child watch it, but for an adult I don't really see how it could be an occasion of sin or anything like that.  You wouldn't believe how I've actually heard of immodest anime characters being a trigger for lust with some guys!  I can't really understand that, but since it seems that's actually a thing they should know before watching HxH that there are about a handful of such instances in this anime they may have an issue with.

Suggestive dialogue that could be homosexual in nature... in recent series that sort of thing has gotten worse. Usually I tell people to avoid watching series like that. And it was a recent topic of discussion here:

http://www.suscipedomine.com/forum/index.php?topic=7926.0

About the third paragraph (some women too, not only guys), because of that and other reasons I'm very careful with recommending series. There is a very interesting anime that I'm watching but has some beach and two bathtub scenes (without showing explicit nudity)... I think that it could be a problem for some people, so I'm careful before mentioning that one.
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Post by: piabee on September 23, 2014, 12:51:14 AM
And now Sleepy Hollow. TV is BACK!
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Post by: Recovering NOer on September 23, 2014, 01:16:24 AM
Suggestive dialogue that could be homosexual in nature... in recent series that sort of thing has gotten worse. Usually I tell people to avoid watching series like that. And it was a recent topic of discussion here:

http://www.suscipedomine.com/forum/index.php?topic=7926.0

About the third paragraph (some women too, not only guys), because of that and other reasons I'm very careful with recommending series. There is a very interesting anime that I'm watching but has some beach and two bathtub scenes (without showing explicit nudity)... I think that it could be a problem for some people, so I'm careful before mentioning that one.

Can you give some examples of current animes that you don't have any issues with?  It seems like even the older ones usually have at least a little bit of suggestive material, but I really haven't seen THAT many compared to other people I know.
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on September 23, 2014, 09:14:42 AM
Suggestive dialogue that could be homosexual in nature... in recent series that sort of thing has gotten worse. Usually I tell people to avoid watching series like that. And it was a recent topic of discussion here:

http://www.suscipedomine.com/forum/index.php?topic=7926.0

About the third paragraph (some women too, not only guys), because of that and other reasons I'm very careful with recommending series. There is a very interesting anime that I'm watching but has some beach and two bathtub scenes (without showing explicit nudity)... I think that it could be a problem for some people, so I'm careful before mentioning that one.

Can you give some examples of current animes that you don't have any issues with?  It seems like even the older ones usually have at least a little bit of suggestive material, but I really haven't seen THAT many compared to other people I know.

I haven't finished the recent shows I'm watching yet.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on September 24, 2014, 03:19:38 PM
GOTHAM

How was it? I've heard good things.
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Post by: piabee on September 24, 2014, 03:25:28 PM
GOTHAM

How was it? I've heard good things.

Excellent, although obviously it will take some time for the story to get going.
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Post by: Older Salt on September 24, 2014, 03:30:49 PM
We just finished year IV of Downton Abbey.

I guess we will never find out if Bates killed Greene?

On a side note, is it worth getting season 3 of POI?
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Post by: piabee on September 24, 2014, 03:35:36 PM
On a side note, is it worth getting season 3 of POI?

I just finished catching up this week. It was enjoyable, but a different feel from the first two seasons. It got more into the mythology and arc of the show than the person-of-the-week cases, especially the second half.
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Post by: Older Salt on September 24, 2014, 04:18:26 PM
On a side note, is it worth getting season 3 of POI?

I just finished catching up this week. It was enjoyable, but a different feel from the first two seasons. It got more into the mythology and arc of the show than the person-of-the-week cases, especially the second half.
Do you mean it dealt more with "The Machine" than what "The Machine" is supposed to do?
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Post by: piabee on September 24, 2014, 05:23:51 PM
Do you mean it dealt more with "The Machine" than what "The Machine" is supposed to do?

Exactly.
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Post by: totiusque on September 24, 2014, 11:16:14 PM
Thanks for the reminder! I'll have to find it tomorrow.

Eta: I liked the dowager countess's snobby butler. And it was great when Cora put down Barrow. Anyone else planning to watch in advance?

Yes, I was impressed with the season premiere of DA.  It took me about 15 minutes to get back into the characters and remember what was going on, but it was definitely worth the watch.  I loved that dinner party scene. 
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Post by: Archer on September 26, 2014, 01:27:43 PM
On a side note, is it worth getting season 3 of POI?

I just finished catching up this week. It was enjoyable, but a different feel from the first two seasons. It got more into the mythology and arc of the show than the person-of-the-week cases, especially the second half.

It wasn't bad, it did have a different feel to it.  I'm glad they stayed away from the lesbian relationship although I suppose the potential is still there.   
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Post by: piabee on September 26, 2014, 01:47:19 PM
The season 4 premier of Person of Interest had some funny moments. They seem to be getting back to the roots of the show again.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Archer on September 26, 2014, 01:53:13 PM
The season 4 premier of Person of Interest had some funny moments. They seem to be getting back to the roots of the show again.

Yeah that's what I meant, season 4 not 3. 
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Post by: piabee on September 26, 2014, 02:01:43 PM
My earlier post to Old Salt was about season 3. Season 4 just started this Tuesday.
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Post by: Jacob on September 26, 2014, 04:59:08 PM
Just watched Gotham.  It is an interesting interpretation and I am looking forward to seeing how it continues.  I like what they are doing with Bruce Wayne and the "surly Alfred" is a cool direction for the character.

But the "future villain" cameos...  I would have preferred more originality in introducing people than just "blink and you'll miss them" appearances crammed into the pilot.
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Post by: piabee on September 26, 2014, 05:43:59 PM
But the "future villain" cameos...  I would have preferred more originality in introducing people than just "blink and you'll miss them" appearances crammed into the pilot.

They are the whole story. They will all be back.
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Post by: Archer on September 26, 2014, 06:04:23 PM
My earlier post to Old Salt was about season 3. Season 4 just started this Tuesday.

Yeah I just said that.
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Post by: Bernadette on October 08, 2014, 06:35:54 PM
I've actually started watching The Biggest Loser on Hulu. The only thing that I don't like about it is the voting/elimination aspect, which I think is unnecessary.
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on October 08, 2014, 11:03:55 PM
4 days left til the new season of Walking Dead!
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Post by: red solo cup on October 09, 2014, 06:03:12 AM
Season 3 The Wire. Just as good as the first two.
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Post by: Archer on October 09, 2014, 08:45:21 AM
4 days left til the new season of Walking Dead!

I'd like to watch that but my wife would never go for it. 
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Post by: Larry on October 09, 2014, 01:01:33 PM
Has anyone kept up with GOTHAM? I watched the first episode and thought it was okay(not great), but haven't been able to watch the others. Now I'm reading that one of the subplots in the show is that Gordon's future wife had a lesbian affair with Rene Montoya(!). If that's true, I'm not gonna bother watching it again. Has anyone else watched past the first episode?
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Post by: piabee on October 09, 2014, 01:15:47 PM
I watched the second episode of Gotham. The show is very well done, and I like a lot of the actors, but it's kind of boring. I might give it another episode or two.
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Post by: Larry on October 09, 2014, 02:27:44 PM
My problem with the first episode is how contrived it was. Little Catwoman just happens to be present for the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne. The main suspect's daughter is going to be Poison Ivy. The Riddler works for the police already and says "riddle me this!". And so on. Sounds like I'm not missing much if I don't bother with watching it again.
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on October 09, 2014, 03:27:48 PM
4 days left til the new season of Walking Dead!

I'd like to watch that but my wife would never go for it.

A loving sacrifice for her.  You know where your priorities are. :)
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Post by: piabee on October 17, 2014, 10:11:21 PM
News special on the Loma Prieta earthquake.
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Post by: Chestertonian on October 18, 2014, 02:19:14 AM
Ken Burns america: the roosevelts
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Post by: sprungli on October 18, 2014, 11:30:13 AM
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on October 22, 2014, 07:47:31 PM
I saw the first episode of The Flash.

Anyone here is watching Arrow? I was reading about it today. I found that the Canary and Nyssa (two women) had a relationship... some series I want to watch, end up with details like that.
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Post by: Archer on October 22, 2014, 08:32:59 PM
4 days left til the new season of Walking Dead!

I'd like to watch that but my wife would never go for it.

A loving sacrifice for her.  You know where your priorities are. :)

That's a good way to put it.

We just started Larkrise to Candleford.
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on October 23, 2014, 12:01:44 AM
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Masters of Sex?  I watched a few minutes.  No more.

Dude, don't fill your mind with that smut.
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Post by: MilesChristi on October 23, 2014, 12:13:48 AM
I saw the first episode of The Flash.

Anyone here is watching Arrow? I was reading about it today. I found that the Canary and Nyssa (two women) had a relationship... some series I want to watch, end up with details like that.
Yeah Arrow is awesome, I'm burning through it currently. I just about yelled at the screen when I saw that they had to bring that up...again.
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Post by: piabee on October 23, 2014, 03:12:32 PM
I saw the first episode of The Flash.

Anyone here is watching Arrow? I was reading about it today. I found that the Canary and Nyssa (two women) had a relationship... some series I want to watch, end up with details like that.
Yeah Arrow is awesome, I'm burning through it currently. I just about yelled at the screen when I saw that they had to bring that up...again.

At least they it only comes up a couple times, but then you wonder why they bother at all. I'm a couple weeks behind on the current season, but it looks like it will be interesting this year.
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Post by: sprungli on October 26, 2014, 02:20:35 AM
Futurama
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Post by: sprungli on October 26, 2014, 02:34:48 AM
Drunk history
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Post by: red solo cup on October 26, 2014, 08:37:03 AM
Peaky Blinders
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Post by: erin is nice on October 31, 2014, 11:41:28 AM
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Masters of Sex?  I watched a few minutes.  No more.

Dude, don't fill your mind with that smut.

I'm pretty sure sprungli is a girl...
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Post by: Basilios on October 31, 2014, 11:56:33 AM
Peaky Blinders

I watched this last night because I was too lazy to change the channel. Wasn't too bad however I have a problem with it (that's common amongst a lot of drama series, and I'm not the first to point it out) is that all the characters do not enunciate. They have this really over-dramatic whisper-like drone to their voices. I am young and spritely but had to turn the volume up quite a bit to hear what they are saying. Nevertheless I found it an interesting show and I may watch the rest.

Even though Downton Abbey is crap at least they speak so you can hear them.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on October 31, 2014, 12:22:13 PM
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Masters of Sex?  I watched a few minutes.  No more.

Dude, don't fill your mind with that smut.

I'm pretty sure sprungli is a girl...
She is.

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Post by: sprungli on November 01, 2014, 05:24:55 AM
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Masters of Sex?  I watched a few minutes.  No more.

Dude, don't fill your mind with that smut.

I'm pretty sure sprungli is a girl...
She is.

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haha, yeah I am a girl. but also not opposed to being called dude.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on November 01, 2014, 12:14:50 PM
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Masters of Sex?  I watched a few minutes.  No more.

Dude, don't fill your mind with that smut.

I'm pretty sure sprungli is a girl...
She is.

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haha, yeah I am a girl. but also not opposed to being called dude.

Right on, dude.
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on November 02, 2014, 06:01:24 PM
Masters of Sex

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Masters of Sex?  I watched a few minutes.  No more.

Dude, don't fill your mind with that smut.

I'm pretty sure sprungli is a girl...
She is.

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haha, yeah I am a girl. but also not opposed to being called dude.

Right on, dude.

I still say it shouldn't be watched.
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Post by: JubilateDeo on November 03, 2014, 09:40:00 PM
My husband and my daughter were watching Cut-throat Kitchen on the Food Network.  I wasn't really watching it, I was just cooking while overhearing the show and watching bits and pieces.  One of the contestants said in her bio that she was the daughter of two moms.  I didn't say anything because I didn't want to draw attention to it.  Hopefully it just went over our little one's head.  Then, the contestant kept talking about making her "moms" proud several times throughout the show until they finally turned it off. 
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Post by: udoc89 on November 28, 2014, 11:34:27 AM
Has anyone seen the final "Hercule Poirot"? Don't want to give it away, but it was dramatic and compelling..particularly the end.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on November 28, 2014, 02:22:43 PM
I'm half way through Season 2 of House of Cards. I really like that show even if it's chock-full of immoral themes....but the sad part is people like Claire get abortions so they can further their careers all the time...sickening really.

Later tonight there's hockey on  ;D I've watched more hockey in 2 months living in Eastern Europe than I did last year in Canada.  8)
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Post by: Rose on November 29, 2014, 09:23:22 AM
Has anyone seen the final "Hercule Poirot"? Don't want to give it away, but it was dramatic and compelling..particularly the end.

Is that Murder on the Orient Express?
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on November 29, 2014, 05:05:16 PM
The 100
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Post by: udoc89 on November 29, 2014, 06:40:07 PM
Has anyone seen the final "Hercule Poirot"? Don't want to give it away, but it was dramatic and compelling..particularly the end.

Is that Murder on the Orient Express?


No. It is the last Poirot with David Suchet, the quintessential Poirot. It was  on "Masterpiece Mystery" Thansgiving night. Hercule is dying but has one last mystery to solve. That doesn't give too much away. It is well worth watching.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on December 06, 2014, 10:34:26 PM
Babylon 5 marathon.  :) :) :)
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Post by: Pheo on December 06, 2014, 10:35:32 PM
The 100

Thoughts on the "acting"?  I lasted 2.5 episodes.
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on December 07, 2014, 01:42:48 PM
The 100

Thoughts on the "acting"?  I lasted 2.5 episodes.

Hit and miss depending on the actors.  The kid from Diary of a Wimpy Kid is decent, so is the kid who plays the revolutionary leader in Continuum, the guy who plays the leader of the space station people is decent, the rest are ok or moderately tolerable. 
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Post by: Jayne on December 07, 2014, 04:13:25 PM
The 100

Thoughts on the "acting"?  I lasted 2.5 episodes.

It isn't the sort of thing I would normally watch but I watched the last couple of episodes with my 17 year old daughter, as well as the first episode so I could understand the premise.  I find most of the characters annoying which is more of a problem for me than the acting.  However, there is one character who started out as a "bad guy" who has changed into an idealistic, self-sacrificing hero.  A reformed bad guy trying to find redemption for his past mistakes is my favourite trope, so I like the scenes that have him in it.
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Post by: Jayne on December 07, 2014, 04:14:32 PM
Babylon 5 marathon.  :) :) :)

My daughter who was born during the original run of B5 almost got named Delenn. 
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on December 07, 2014, 06:36:40 PM
Babylon 5 marathon.  :) :) :)

My daughter who was born during the original run of B5 almost got named Delenn.

That's cool.  :)

I forgot how much I like this series.  It's held up pretty well over the years.
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on December 07, 2014, 07:37:20 PM
The 100

Thoughts on the "acting"?  I lasted 2.5 episodes.

It isn't the sort of thing I would normally watch but I watched the last couple of episodes with my 17 year old daughter, as well as the first episode so I could understand the premise.  I find most of the characters annoying which is more of a problem for me than the acting.  However, there is one character who started out as a "bad guy" who has changed into an idealistic, self-sacrificing hero.  A reformed bad guy trying to find redemption for his past mistakes is my favourite trope, so I like the scenes that have him in it.

Uh oh... um... if the character you're talking about is the one I think you're talking about, you may not like the episodes coming up. :P
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on December 08, 2014, 07:16:14 AM
Right now I'm watching:

Suits...makes me want to be a lawyer if it weren't for the fact I like having a soul

Africa..A BBC documentary presented by David Attenborough. I love these documentaries and Africa is so unique compared to the rest of the world.

Auschwitz...another BBC documentary to brighten up an otherwise gloomy, rainy day  :P
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Post by: Kaesekopf on December 08, 2014, 07:19:25 AM
I knew laus is a Nazi.....

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Post by: LausTibiChriste on December 08, 2014, 07:22:39 AM
Well, I did start learning German recently ...but that's purely by coincidence  :o
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Post by: red solo cup on December 12, 2014, 06:43:10 AM
Just finished the first year of the Fargo series. The one with Billy Bob Thornton. Loved it.
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on December 12, 2014, 01:02:06 PM
Just started watching Agents of Shield last week.  Got caught up today.
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Post by: zork on December 12, 2014, 01:12:20 PM
Just finished The Following season 2.

Currently (and intermittently) watching:

- Twin Peaks season 2
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents season 3
- Psych season 6
- random episodes of MST3K

About to begin Twilight Zone season 3
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Post by: udoc89 on December 13, 2014, 11:56:56 AM
obnoxious Hallmark Christmas movie. They are so terrible they fascinate me---I keep watching them. Somebody, HELP ME.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on December 13, 2014, 03:25:06 PM
obnoxious Hallmark Christmas movie. They are so terrible they fascinate me---I keep watching them. Somebody, HELP ME.

Ha, been there.  There is no escape. 
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Post by: Jayne on December 16, 2014, 07:12:51 PM
I found some episodes of Have Gun Will Travel on Youtube.  It was a 1950s Western series. Its underlying moral values are much closer to Catholicism than those of modern shows.
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Post by: Maximilian on December 16, 2014, 08:39:28 PM
Hyouka (Literature Club)

Excellent anime with wonderful discussion of virtues and moral values.
Beautiful artwork and appealing characters.
The plots revolve around a series of mysteries.
Great show for middle school or high school kids.

http://www.animeplus.tv/hyouka-online

(http://www.animeplus.tv/images/series/big/1561.jpg)
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Post by: Chestertonian on December 16, 2014, 09:11:08 PM
Hyouka (Literature Club)

Excellent anime with wonderful discussion of virtues and moral values.
Beautiful artwork and appealing characters.
The plots revolve around a series of mysteries.
Great show for middle school or high school kids.

http://www.animeplus.tv/hyouka-online

(http://www.animeplus.tv/images/series/big/1561.jpg)
ihave never seen that one

haven't watched much anime
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on December 16, 2014, 09:34:34 PM
Hyouka (Literature Club)

Excellent anime with wonderful discussion of virtues and moral values.
Beautiful artwork and appealing characters.
The plots revolve around a series of mysteries.
Great show for middle school or high school kids.

http://www.animeplus.tv/hyouka-online

(http://www.animeplus.tv/images/series/big/1561.jpg)

Yes, the artwork is beautiful.

I watched some episodes. I remember one where Chitanda Eru was discussing the seven deadly sins.

You finished it?
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Post by: Maximilian on December 16, 2014, 10:18:58 PM
Hyouka (Literature Club)

Excellent anime with wonderful discussion of virtues and moral values.
Beautiful artwork and appealing characters.
The plots revolve around a series of mysteries.
Great show for middle school or high school kids.

http://www.animeplus.tv/hyouka-online

(http://www.animeplus.tv/images/series/big/1561.jpg)

Yes, the artwork is beautiful.

I watched some episodes. I remember one where Chitanda Eru was discussing the seven deadly sins.

You finished it?

No, we're about halfway through.

Chitanda Eru, what a great model for girls. And during a later mystery plot arc, it turns out that she is an amazing cook as well.

Oh, and someone reminded me to point out that if you watch the anime, it's best to stop viewing as soon as the episode ends, because while the series is very innocent and has nothing immodest, the artwork during the ending credits can be considered objectionable.
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Post by: TPC on December 17, 2014, 12:17:45 AM
Spider-Man The '67 Collection: 'The Power of Dr. Octopus'

Not really 'watching' it. Mostly hearing the music and dialogue while I organize goals for 2015 and doing stuff around the house. In a weird way, can actually focus with that old school jazz drum beat in the background.

Afterwards, a toss up between Charlton Heston's The Omega Man vs. Somewhere in Time with the late Christopher Reeve vs. an Ed Warren video over his ghost hunting oddities.
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Post by: red solo cup on December 17, 2014, 07:28:10 AM
I found some episodes of Have Gun Will Travel on Youtube.  It was a 1950s Western series. Its underlying moral values are much closer to Catholicism than those of modern shows.
Paladin with Richard Boone. That was a great show. Very thoughtful for that time period. Do you remember Checkmate? With Sebastion Cabot?
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Post by: Jayne on December 17, 2014, 09:08:43 AM
I found some episodes of Have Gun Will Travel on Youtube.  It was a 1950s Western series. Its underlying moral values are much closer to Catholicism than those of modern shows.
Paladin with Richard Boone. That was a great show. Very thoughtful for that time period. Do you remember Checkmate? With Sebastion Cabot?

I was born at the end of the 50s so this is my first time watching them.  I have not gotten to that one yet.
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Post by: Jacob on December 17, 2014, 11:18:43 AM
I've been watching the "hard" sci-fi miniseries Ascension on SyFy that finishes up tonight.

It is about a generation ship launched in 1963 by the United States that is headed for Alpha Centauri to establish a colony.  The purpose of the launch was to keep humanity going in case of an all out nuclear exchange.  The generation ship is based on the real life Project Orion.

The show talks a lot about how the six hundred people in the ship left Earth before events like the sexual revolution and the civil rights movement, but despite the platitudes, there is a lot of sex (nudity included) and black people can climb the social ladder as easily as whites.  The main conflicts aboard ship are class related (who gets to reclaim water and who gets to fly the ship) and conflict among those at the top.

Aside from the nudity and occasional sex scene, it's not bad.  The first night was heavy on exposition that could have been worked in more organically, but the second night was pretty good.  I'm looking forward to seeing how it will all wrap up tonight.
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Post by: Chestertonian on December 17, 2014, 11:38:05 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3e/Thomas-the-tank-engine-logo.jpg)

i watched this when i was a kid and they called it "shining time station" it had Ringo starr in it

i forgot how boring this show is.... my son is sucked in but i do not have the attention span for this
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Post by: red solo cup on December 17, 2014, 02:46:53 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3e/Thomas-the-tank-engine-logo.jpg)

i watched this when i was a kid and they called it "shining time station" it had Ringo starr in it

i forgot how boring this show is.... my son is sucked in but i do not have the attention span for this
You wouldn't believe the crap I watched for my kids sake.
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Post by: Chestertonian on December 17, 2014, 03:21:21 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3e/Thomas-the-tank-engine-logo.jpg)

i watched this when i was a kid and they called it "shining time station" it had Ringo starr in it

i forgot how boring this show is.... my son is sucked in but i do not have the attention span for this
You wouldn't believe the crap I watched for my kids sake.

what did your kids watch

i think a lot ofchildrens tv is allowed to be crap now because networks like nickjr, disney, pbs kids have to churn out enough tv shows to fill an entire day so that there's always something on for kids

when I was a kid it was on satutday mornings, after school, and really early before school.  if you had nickelodeon you could watch kids shows all day but at 8pm if you were still up you were stuck with boring shows like dragnet and flipper.
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Post by: red solo cup on December 17, 2014, 03:37:48 PM
One show I did like was Mr. Rogers. I'd come home from work all tired and watch him with the kids. I'd immediately fall asleep his voice was so soothing.
Though meow meow Henrietta meow meow Pussycat made me nuts. I also suspected chef Brockett had a drinking problem.
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Post by: piabee on December 17, 2014, 05:31:10 PM
i forgot how boring this show is.... my son is sucked in but i do not have the attention span for this

Is he watching the new ones, because they're terrible.
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on December 17, 2014, 08:40:30 PM
Hyouka (Literature Club)

Excellent anime with wonderful discussion of virtues and moral values.
Beautiful artwork and appealing characters.
The plots revolve around a series of mysteries.
Great show for middle school or high school kids.

http://www.animeplus.tv/hyouka-online

(http://www.animeplus.tv/images/series/big/1561.jpg)

Yes, the artwork is beautiful.

I watched some episodes. I remember one where Chitanda Eru was discussing the seven deadly sins.

You finished it?

No, we're about halfway through.

Chitanda Eru, what a great model for girls. And during a later mystery plot arc, it turns out that she is an amazing cook as well.

Oh, and someone reminded me to point out that if you watch the anime, it's best to stop viewing as soon as the episode ends, because while the series is very innocent and has nothing immodest, the artwork during the ending credits can be considered objectionable.

I'm at the part where they solved the mystery of the old magazines in the club.
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on December 20, 2014, 08:50:21 AM
For the ones watching the Legend of Korra:

(Spoliers for the ending)

https://www.facebook.com/MichaelDanteDiMartino/posts/742679445801043
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Post by: Jayne on December 20, 2014, 02:30:24 PM
For the ones watching the Legend of Korra:

(Spoliers for the ending)

https://www.facebook.com/MichaelDanteDiMartino/posts/742679445801043
[spoiler]
I just found out recently that there were people claiming that Korra and Asami have a homosexual relationship.  There is nothing ever shown on screen to suggest that these women are anything other than good friends. This makes me sick.[/spoiler]
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on December 20, 2014, 04:54:06 PM
For the ones watching the Legend of Korra:

(Spoliers for the ending)

https://www.facebook.com/MichaelDanteDiMartino/posts/742679445801043
[spoiler]
I just found out recently that there were people claiming that Korra and Asami have a homosexual relationship.  There is nothing ever shown on screen to suggest that these women are anything other than good friends. This makes me sick.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]The composition of the scene is similar to other instances of couples in the series, plus it was the producer of the show that linked the article. But the scene could be interpreted as deep friendship, though, and in many anime involving girls there are various scenes like that.[/spoiler]
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Post by: Jayne on December 20, 2014, 05:10:03 PM
There is not much question that the creators deliberately made it open to being interpreted that way.  A kid's show should be safe from this sort of thing.
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on December 20, 2014, 05:12:24 PM
There is not much question that the creators deliberately made it open to being interpreted that way.  A kid's show should be safe from this sort of thing.

I wonder if that was planned motnhs ago, or they just caved to acertain subset of "shippers" in the fandom.
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on December 23, 2014, 07:25:19 PM
It seems it was planned long time ago:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/12/23/the-legend-of-korra-co-creator-explains-the-finale-and-korrasami

http://bryankonietzko.tumblr.com/
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on December 24, 2014, 06:51:38 PM
That sucks.  The show was decent.
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Post by: red solo cup on December 28, 2014, 09:44:53 AM
Just finished season 2 of Ripper Street. Very good.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on January 19, 2015, 10:30:31 PM
The  :trainwreck: that is the Bachelor.
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on January 20, 2015, 04:04:14 PM
Trying to get caught up on It's Always Sunny.  I have a dark sense of humor...
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Post by: Arun on January 20, 2015, 04:08:22 PM
been watching a little of that brooklyn nine-nine. the captain holt character is a black homo, which i wasn't impressed by, but his gayness is not really put in your face like in other shows and he is shown more as a regular character who just happens to be gay which is possibly the best you can hope for in today;s world. usually when his gayness is referred to it is in context of him coming up through the ranks as a "gay, black policeman" in the 80s which i'm not sure if its meant that way but comes across to me as a subtle joke about token minority placement in television... could be wrong on that though.

mike tyson mysteries, best show out at the moment. really brilliant stuff.
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Post by: red solo cup on January 21, 2015, 07:05:47 AM
Justified season 5.
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Post by: Johnny Midnight on January 21, 2015, 11:06:12 AM

mike tyson mysteries, best show out at the moment. really brilliant stuff.

i looked it up on youtubes cuz i never heard of it. it looks sorta like scooby doo with eff words. lol
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Post by: dymphna17 on January 21, 2015, 04:29:49 PM

mike tyson mysteries, best show out at the moment. really brilliant stuff.

i looked it up on youtubes cuz i never heard of it. it looks sorta like scooby doo with eff words. lol

Tyson is hard to follow irl, so I would think a cartoon would actually do him justice.  Make him a little more human and all.   :ack:
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Post by: Arun on January 21, 2015, 07:25:30 PM
He's hilarious in that show

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Post by: Bernadette on January 22, 2015, 07:24:21 PM
The Biggest Loser (hulu). Trying to motivate myself to keep going at the gym.  :P
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: zork on January 25, 2015, 11:07:59 PM
Twilight Zone Season 3
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Season 4
Downton Abbey Season 5

On the back burner:
Twin Peaks Season 2
Revenge Season 2
Psych Season 6
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Maximilian on January 26, 2015, 12:17:16 AM

(http://asianwiki.com/images/9/94/Pinocchio-0017.jpg)

http://www.dramafever.com/drama/4544/Pinocchio/

Korean Drama "Pinocchio"

It's all about telling the truth versus lying, and their unforseen consequences.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: red solo cup on January 26, 2015, 07:50:36 AM
Season One The Bridge
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on January 26, 2015, 07:07:27 PM
On the back burner:

Revenge Season 2

You might as well give up now while you're ahead.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Cesar_Augustus on January 26, 2015, 07:45:15 PM

(http://asianwiki.com/images/9/94/Pinocchio-0017.jpg)

http://www.dramafever.com/drama/4544/Pinocchio/

Korean Drama "Pinocchio"

It's all about telling the truth versus lying, and their unforseen consequences.

Thanks for posting about that series.

I've seen some episodes of various k-dramas and overall these seem better than other soap operas and live action series from other sites.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Maximilian on January 26, 2015, 07:52:47 PM

(http://asianwiki.com/images/9/94/Pinocchio-0017.jpg)

http://www.dramafever.com/drama/4544/Pinocchio/

Korean Drama "Pinocchio"

It's all about telling the truth versus lying, and their unforseen consequences.

Thanks for posting about that series.

I've seen some episodes of various k-dramas and overall these seem better than other soap operas and live action series from other sites.

Yes, we have watched several Korean drama series, and have been pleasantly impressed with:

1. The lack of bad things like immodesty, bad language, etc.
2. The presence of good things like moving dramatizations of virtues such as love, loyalty, sacrifice, submission to a higher cause, etc.

And in the case of Pinocchio, the importance of telling the truth and the unforeseen consequences of telling lies.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Cesar_Augustus on January 26, 2015, 07:56:17 PM

http://www.dramafever.com/drama/4544/Pinocchio/

Korean Drama "Pinocchio"

It's all about telling the truth versus lying, and their unforseen consequences.

Thanks for posting about that series.

I've seen some episodes of various k-dramas and overall these seem better than other soap operas and live action series from other sites.

Yes, we have watched several Korean drama series, and have been pleasantly impressed with:

1. The lack of bad things like immodesty, bad language, etc.
2. The presence of good things like moving dramatizations of virtues such as love, loyalty, sacrifice, submission to a higher cause, etc.

And in the case of Pinocchio, the importance of telling the truth and the unforeseen consequences of telling lies.

That's good!

Which ones have you watched?
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Maximilian on January 26, 2015, 08:07:24 PM
Historical Drama series:
Dong-Yi
Queen Seon Duk
Jumong

Modern Drama series:
Shining Inheritance
49 Days
Pinocchio

Movies:
War of the Arrows
Le Grand Chef
Le Grand Chef - Kimchi Battle
Doenjang
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Cesar_Augustus on January 26, 2015, 08:09:14 PM
Historical Drama series:
Dong-Yi
Queen Seon Duk
Jumong

Modern Drama series:
Shining Inheritance
49 Days
Pinocchio

Movies:
War of the Arrows
Le Grand Chef
Le Grand Chef - Kimchi Battle
Doenjang

Thanks!
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Maximilian on January 26, 2015, 08:17:20 PM
Historical Drama series:
Dong-Yi
Queen Seon Duk
Jumong

Modern Drama series:
Shining Inheritance
49 Days
Pinocchio

Movies:
War of the Arrows
Le Grand Chef
Le Grand Chef - Kimchi Battle
Doenjang

Thanks!

These series really tug at your heart. They are shameless about making you cry. They must have test audiences, and if they see they aren't sobbing, then they tell the director to go back and re-shoot it. They also make you laugh a lot too. Koreans turn out to have a surprisingly good sense of humor.

That's what drama is supposed to do, as explained by Aristotle. But modern American productions are too sophisticated to stoop to the level of making you laugh and making you cry. They want to be ironic.

Irony is the one thing that you won't find in Korean drama. Guaranteed to be irony-free, they wear their heart on their sleeves.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Cesar_Augustus on January 26, 2015, 08:26:10 PM
Historical Drama series:
Dong-Yi
Queen Seon Duk
Jumong

Modern Drama series:
Shining Inheritance
49 Days
Pinocchio

Movies:
War of the Arrows
Le Grand Chef
Le Grand Chef - Kimchi Battle
Doenjang

Thanks!

These series really tug at your heart. They are shameless about making you cry. They must have test audiences, and if they see they aren't sobbing, then they tell the director to go back and re-shoot it. They also make you laugh a lot too. Koreans turn out to have a surprisingly good sense of humor.

That's what drama is supposed to do, as explained by Aristotle. But modern American productions are too sophisticated to stoop to the level of making you laugh and making you cry. They want to be ironic.

Irony is the one thing that you won't find in Korean drama. Guaranteed to be irony-free, they wear their heart on their sleeves.

That sounds good!

Irony in some series is tiring... some authors are very pretentious.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Bernadette on January 26, 2015, 08:39:08 PM
Historical Drama series:
Dong-Yi
Queen Seon Duk
Jumong

Modern Drama series:
Shining Inheritance
49 Days
Pinocchio

Movies:
War of the Arrows
Le Grand Chef
Le Grand Chef - Kimchi Battle
Doenjang

Thanks!

These series really tug at your heart. They are shameless about making you cry. They must have test audiences, and if they see they aren't sobbing, then they tell the director to go back and re-shoot it. They also make you laugh a lot too. Koreans turn out to have a surprisingly good sense of humor.

That's what drama is supposed to do, as explained by Aristotle. But modern American productions are too sophisticated to stoop to the level of making you laugh and making you cry. They want to be ironic.

Irony is the one thing that you won't find in Korean drama. Guaranteed to be irony-free, they wear their heart on their sleeves.

I tried to watch a Korean series called One Hundred Years' Inheritance on Netflix, after watching a Chinese series and really enjoying it, but I found it to be too melodramatic and unbelievable. I'll give the Pinocchio one a try.

I've been watching a Japanese series on Youtube called Oshin. Apparently, it has quite a cult following. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oshin

My grandma had loads of old Japanese historical series on VHS, but they didn't have any subtitles so I couldn't watch them. If anyone knows where to find any with English subtitles, I'd really appreciate it.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: zork on January 26, 2015, 10:07:41 PM
On the back burner:

Revenge Season 2

You might as well give up now while you're ahead.

Sigh.

I was afraid that might the case with this series...
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Maximilian on January 26, 2015, 10:45:30 PM

I've been watching a Japanese series on Youtube called Oshin. Apparently, it has quite a cult following. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oshin

That sounds fascinating.


My grandma had loads of old Japanese historical series on VHS, but they didn't have any subtitles so I couldn't watch them. If anyone knows where to find any with English subtitles, I'd really appreciate it.

You'll have to brush up on your Japanese.
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Post by: piabee on January 27, 2015, 12:11:44 AM
Sigh.

I was afraid that might the case with this series...

It was fun for the first half of season 1. They've killed off so many people at this point it's like a whole different show.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: LausTibiChriste on January 27, 2015, 08:14:21 AM
Sigh.

I was afraid that might the case with this series...

It was fun for the first half of season 1. They've killed off so many people at this point it's like a whole different show.

Sounds like Game of Thrones
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: zork on January 27, 2015, 01:46:39 PM
Interesting. I'm halfway through Season 2 and it seems they're loath to kill off almost anyone.

Not that I'm doubting you, Pia--I'm just mentioning this for the irony, because my most recent impression thus far before hearing (well, reading) your view is that people on that show keep on apparently dying and then immediately show up again more or less unscathed.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Apollonia on January 27, 2015, 02:02:24 PM

(http://asianwiki.com/images/9/94/Pinocchio-0017.jpg)

http://www.dramafever.com/drama/4544/Pinocchio/

Korean Drama "Pinocchio"

It's all about telling the truth versus lying, and their unforseen consequences.

It says it's not yet available in my country. Are there other places I could get it from?
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Maximilian on January 27, 2015, 02:20:14 PM

(http://asianwiki.com/images/9/94/Pinocchio-0017.jpg)

http://www.dramafever.com/drama/4544/Pinocchio/

Korean Drama "Pinocchio"

It's all about telling the truth versus lying, and their unforseen consequences.

It says it's not yet available in my country. Are there other places I could get it from?

Here's another source for Korean dramas:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/videos/drama/alpha

They don't have Pinocchio yet. It's probably too soon since it's a new series that just concluded. They do have some of the other dramas on the list above, like Dong-Yi and Jumong.

Here's another site which looks like it is more international and not aimed just at the United States. They do have "Pinocchio" available. For Pinocchio it says "Subtitles available in 41 languages."  So you could watch it in Polish! You can watch for free, or if you pay for a subscription then you get HD and no commercials.

http://www.viki.com/videos/1055371v-pinocchio-episode-1
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Apollonia on January 27, 2015, 02:31:26 PM
Thank you! :D It works!
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Chestertonian on January 27, 2015, 02:50:39 PM
octonauts
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Maximilian on January 27, 2015, 03:01:53 PM

octonauts

Just the other day I heard good things about Octonauts from a young mother with 4 young boys. She really likes the show for them, and she said that she learns things as well.
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Post by: Chestertonian on January 27, 2015, 08:45:19 PM

octonauts

Just the other day I heard good things about Octonauts from a young mother with 4 young boys. She really likes the show for them, and she said that she learns things as well.
yeah it has  some elements of x
star trek  which is fun

someday he will get to watch the next generation
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Arun on January 28, 2015, 05:41:58 AM
Better Call Saul isn't far away; been looking forward to that, hope its good.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: maryslittlegarden on January 28, 2015, 09:56:14 AM
Finished my Babylon 5 marathon and am on to China Beach
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Bernadette on January 29, 2015, 11:40:22 AM
Ashita, Mama ga Inai (Tomorrow, Mama won't be here). About foster children living in an orphanage and being adopted. Very good. The subtitles are less than ideal, but they're better than nothing. This is the first modern Japanese series that I've watched, and I'm pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on January 29, 2015, 03:36:08 PM
Too many Marvel things...
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on January 30, 2015, 01:09:22 AM
Final episode of Parenthood.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on February 01, 2015, 08:47:07 AM
European Handball...what a stupid "sport"
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: LausTibiChriste on February 01, 2015, 10:04:51 AM
HOLY S**T I TAKE THAT BACK, THIS SPORT IS AWESOME
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Post by: Kaesekopf on February 01, 2015, 10:27:51 AM
 :lol:

Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G using Tapatalk

Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: red solo cup on February 01, 2015, 11:54:04 AM
Season 1 Alpha House.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Arun on February 01, 2015, 05:39:04 PM
HOLY S**T I TAKE THAT BACK, THIS SPORT IS AWESOME

hahahaha
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on February 01, 2015, 10:06:09 PM
HOLY S**T I TAKE THAT BACK, THIS SPORT IS AWESOME

hahahaha

Poland took a good lead, then Spain went ahead and was up 3 with like 2 minutes to go, but Polska tied it in the last second...it was pretty intense
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Chestertonian on February 01, 2015, 10:07:56 PM
watched puppy bowl
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Jayne on February 02, 2015, 09:22:53 AM
I noticed Netflix was carrying Fated to Love You and decided to try it since Maximilian had recommended Korean TV. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a show this much.  It is engaging and has underlying values that I actually agree with.

There was an episode in which a character was planning an abortion and just about every other character realized that this is a horrible thing and was trying to stop her.  I doubt that a Western show would even try such a thing or get away with it if they did try.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Bernadette on February 02, 2015, 09:28:50 AM
Atsu Hime (Princess Atsu) Tells the life story of the woman who became the wife of the 13th Shogun, at the time when Japan first opened its ports to trade with the West. Fascinating. I especially appreciate the sense of duty, and how selfless the main characters are.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: red solo cup on February 02, 2015, 11:06:17 AM
Season 1 Alpha House. Amusing rather than funny. Fair amount of vulgarity.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Maximilian on February 02, 2015, 12:55:27 PM
I noticed Netflix was carrying Fated to Love You and decided to try it since Maximilian had recommended Korean TV. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a show this much.  It is engaging and has underlying values that I actually agree with.

There was an episode in which a character was planning an abortion and just about every other character realized that this is a horrible thing and was trying to stop her.  I doubt that a Western show would even try such a thing or get away with it if they did try.

That's a relief. When I first started reading your post, I was worried that your experience might have been the opposite. I've only seen less than a dozen series, and so who knows what kind of terrible things could be lurking in all the hundreds of series that I haven't watched?

I could just imagine you saying, "Maximilian recommended Korean drama, and just look at the horrible things that were in the series that I watched."

I'm glad you're enjoying the show, and actually it looks rather promising. This is a very standard motif in Korean drama. Usually, however, the reason why the low-level office lady and the company president get together is because their grandfathers were best friends and promised them to each other. This one-night-stand plot element is a bit different, but the rest of the series probably follows the same major conventions.

One classic example is "Goong." The conceit of this series is that the Korean Royal Family still exists in a constitutional monarchy like England. A very ordinary high-school girl finds out one day that she was engaged at her birth to be married to the crown prince. Then lots of drama ensues. But you can see how it has the same basic "Cinderella" storyline as the series you're watching.

For future reference, compared to Korean television, Japanese television is a real minefield where you have to carefully choose a small number of good shows amidst a sea of trash that sometimes crosses the line into pornography.

Korean broadcast, in contrast, is heavily censored, and so even while there are a lot of shows that look stupid and pointless, they are prevented by law from crossing certain lines, so they can never be really so terrible.
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Post by: Jayne on February 02, 2015, 02:07:30 PM
I had misgivings about the "one night stand" device when I read it in the description, but it was actually done in a way that was not offensive, although it involved a convoluted and improbable series of events.  And they were both as horrified by it afterwards as they should have been.

At any rate, Maximilian, your record of giving me good recommendations remains intact.   :)
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Maximilian on February 02, 2015, 02:50:04 PM

Atsu Hime (Princess Atsu) Tells the life story of the woman who became the wife of the 13th Shogun, at the time when Japan first opened its ports to trade with the West. Fascinating. I especially appreciate the sense of duty, and how selfless the main characters are.

This looks like it could be very good. Thanks for this recommendation.

Where are you watching it? On-line, or it seems like you own some Japanese videos?
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Post by: Maximilian on February 02, 2015, 03:04:05 PM

Atsu Hime (Princess Atsu) Tells the life story of the woman who became the wife of the 13th Shogun, at the time when Japan first opened its ports to trade with the West. Fascinating. I especially appreciate the sense of duty, and how selfless the main characters are.

This looks like it could be very good. Thanks for this recommendation.

Where are you watching it? On-line, or it seems like you own some Japanese videos?

Found it here:

http://www.gooddrama.net/japanese-drama/atsu-hime

They also have the other series that you mentioned:

http://www.gooddrama.net/japanese-drama/ashita-mama-ga-inai
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Post by: Bernadette on February 02, 2015, 11:11:53 PM
Found it here:

http://www.gooddrama.net/japanese-drama/atsu-hime

They also have the other series that you mentioned:

http://www.gooddrama.net/japanese-drama/ashita-mama-ga-inai

Yes, that's right. Atsu Hime turns out to be a Taiga Drama: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiga_drama. Oshin was a "morning drama," which is why the episodes are so short and there are so many of them. 

My grandma's videos were, sadly, thrown out after she died, since no one else in the family speaks Japanese well enough to watch them. I'm only to the point now where I can pick up phrases and words, but these Japanese shows online are really helping.  :)

Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Cesar_Augustus on February 03, 2015, 12:54:16 AM
For future reference, compared to Korean television, Japanese television is a real minefield where you have to carefully choose a small number of good shows amidst a sea of trash that sometimes crosses the line into pornography.

Korean broadcast, in contrast, is heavily censored, and so even while there are a lot of shows that look stupid and pointless, they are prevented by law from crossing certain lines, so they can never be really so terrible.

Pinocchio is one of the few series that I don't think I need to check reviews before watching it. Also, I stopped caring about spoilers and such since some time ago. I'd rather read some spoiler in a wiki or review that to watch something morally objectionable in a show.

Something I dislike, is how some series have high quality in artwork and designs, but have various objectionable elements. A waste of talent. And, shows like that, are one of the types that lots of people are more prone to try to find excuses to watch them, or to defend them.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Maximilian on February 03, 2015, 07:43:54 AM
For future reference, compared to Korean television, Japanese television is a real minefield where you have to carefully choose a small number of good shows amidst a sea of trash that sometimes crosses the line into pornography.

Korean broadcast, in contrast, is heavily censored, and so even while there are a lot of shows that look stupid and pointless, they are prevented by law from crossing certain lines, so they can never be really so terrible.

Pinocchio is one of the few series that I don't think I need to check reviews before watching it. Also, I stopped caring about spoilers and such since some time ago. I'd rather read some spoiler in a wiki or review that to watch something morally objectionable in a show.

Something I dislike, is how some series have high quality in artwork and designs, but have various objectionable elements. A waste of talent. And, shows like that, are one of the types that lots of people are more prone to try to find excuses to watch them, or to defend them.

Yes, I agree that you should check every series before watching it, even the Korean ones and not just the Japanese. And a lot of the Korean ones I wouldn't consider watching. Still, the limit of how bad they can be is less than television from Japan or America.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Cesar_Augustus on February 03, 2015, 08:49:59 AM
For future reference, compared to Korean television, Japanese television is a real minefield where you have to carefully choose a small number of good shows amidst a sea of trash that sometimes crosses the line into pornography.

Korean broadcast, in contrast, is heavily censored, and so even while there are a lot of shows that look stupid and pointless, they are prevented by law from crossing certain lines, so they can never be really so terrible.

Pinocchio is one of the few series that I don't think I need to check reviews before watching it. Also, I stopped caring about spoilers and such since some time ago. I'd rather read some spoiler in a wiki or review that to watch something morally objectionable in a show.

Something I dislike, is how some series have high quality in artwork and designs, but have various objectionable elements. A waste of talent. And, shows like that, are one of the types that lots of people are more prone to try to find excuses to watch them, or to defend them.

Yes, I agree that you should check every series before watching it, even the Korean ones and not just the Japanese. And a lot of the Korean ones I wouldn't consider watching. Still, the limit of how bad they can be is less than television from Japan or America.

I do do that, for the majority of series, and movies.

In the recent years I've found the admiration some people have (even Catholics) towards various objectionable series as something worrying. Various elements of fan subcultures too.

Art, series, etc, don't reside in a vacuum, these are not outside morality.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Maximilian on February 03, 2015, 08:58:07 AM

In the recent years I've found the admiration some people have (even Catholics) towards various objectionable series as something worrying. Various elements of fan subcultures too.

Art, series, etc, don't reside in a vacuum, these are not outside morality.

Yes, these are both good points.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Cesar_Augustus on February 03, 2015, 09:04:33 AM

In the recent years I've found the admiration some people have (even Catholics) towards various objectionable series as something worrying. Various elements of fan subcultures too.

Art, series, etc, don't reside in a vacuum, these are not outside morality.

Yes, these are both good points.

Being "art", or having various types of messages, symbolism, etc, are some of the common excuses I've seen.

There are lots of low quality vulgar series, and not many are going to even try to defend them, but the high quality ones? ah, that's one of the most frustrating things in these topics.

The people working on series like that could do so much good if they produced better things.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Arun on February 03, 2015, 06:11:18 PM

In the recent years I've found the admiration some people have (even Catholics) towards various objectionable series as something worrying. Various elements of fan subcultures too.

Art, series, etc, don't reside in a vacuum, these are not outside morality.

Yes, these are both good points.

so is the nudity on the sisteen ceiling immoral because the "it's art" excuse is invalid..?
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Post by: red solo cup on February 14, 2015, 07:12:45 AM
Season 1 DCI Banks
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: piabee on February 14, 2015, 04:11:22 PM
Rugby.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on February 14, 2015, 06:04:35 PM
Top Gear...about to watch the infamous Patagonia special for the first time  8)
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on February 20, 2015, 09:30:38 PM
Rocky and Bullwinkle.  Decided it's time for some Saturday morning cartoons.
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Post by: dymphna17 on February 20, 2015, 09:55:41 PM
Rocky and Bullwinkle.  Decided it's time for some Saturday morning cartoons.

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Chestertonian on February 21, 2015, 01:22:01 AM
Rocky and Bullwinkle.  Decided it's time for some Saturday morning cartoons.
well it is officially Saturday morning
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on February 21, 2015, 08:42:17 AM
Series 22 of Top Gear....hilarious so far
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Post by: Baldrick on February 21, 2015, 09:20:56 AM
Don't have a  television; but I do watch movies - am a Jacques Tati fan, and am now re-watching him.  Watched Mon Oncle last night; and shall watch Jour de Fête tonight.  He's just extraordinary.   8)
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on February 26, 2015, 05:13:17 PM
Edwardian Farm
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Post by: Bernadette on February 26, 2015, 06:05:51 PM
Edwardian Farm

I LOVE these series! I've watched all of them on youtube. I wanted to go back and watch Victorian Farm again, but it was taken down the last time I looked. I also love The Victorian Kitchen Garden and The Wartime Kitchen Garden, and any of Lucy Worsley's series. Britain has the best social history shows!

I'll probably watch Kiki's Delivery Service (subtitled) tonight.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on February 26, 2015, 06:35:48 PM
I just started watching The Borgias series on Netflix. I'm expecting it to be anti-Catholic, but it's a historical drama which I like so I'll try not to get too jaded while watching it
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on February 26, 2015, 09:37:13 PM
Anyone else watching Better Call Saul?
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Post by: Rose on February 27, 2015, 01:09:46 PM
Edwardian Farm

I LOVE these series! I've watched all of them on youtube. I wanted to go back and watch Victorian Farm again, but it was taken down the last time I looked. I also love The Victorian Kitchen Garden and The Wartime Kitchen Garden, and any of Lucy Worsley's series. Britain has the best social history shows!

I'll probably watch Kiki's Delivery Service (subtitled) tonight.

Did you see Tales From The Green Valley? That was excellent.

Kiki is a cute movie  :)
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on February 27, 2015, 01:17:11 PM
Edwardian Farm

I LOVE these series! I've watched all of them on youtube. I wanted to go back and watch Victorian Farm again, but it was taken down the last time I looked. I also love The Victorian Kitchen Garden and The Wartime Kitchen Garden, and any of Lucy Worsley's series. Britain has the best social history shows!

I'll probably watch Kiki's Delivery Service (subtitled) tonight.

Did you see Tales From The Green Valley? That was excellent.

Kiki is a cute movie  :)

Those are all on my watch list.  I looooovee them. Edwardian Farm House is excellent. 
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Post by: Bernadette on February 27, 2015, 02:36:35 PM
Did you see Tales From The Green Valley? That was excellent.

Yes. I actually went back and watched them in order of the time period.  :lol:
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on February 27, 2015, 07:01:07 PM
Anyone else watching Better Call Saul?

I was thinking about it - how is it?


In other news, season 3 of House of Cards came out today....#nosleep
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on February 27, 2015, 08:56:11 PM
Anyone else watching Better Call Saul?

I was thinking about it - how is it?


In other news, season 3 of House of Cards came out today....#nosleep

So far, not dark like Breaking Bad.  Except for a leg breaking thing, but it's not very graphic.
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Post by: Non Nobis on February 28, 2015, 01:35:07 AM
Any recommendations on Netflix?
(ASAP.  I cancelled it as I'm giving it up for Lent, but I can watch on Sunday before it expires.)
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Post by: Chestertonian on February 28, 2015, 10:03:35 PM
mother angelica
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Post by: zork on March 03, 2015, 10:23:07 PM
Twin Peaks - season 2
Revenge - season 3
Twilight Zone - season 3
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - season 4
Psych - season 7
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Post by: Spera In Deo on March 03, 2015, 10:29:26 PM
Does Netflix count as TV or a movie?

Either way, I watched "A Knight's Tale" with Heath Ledger and I am currently watching the 25th anniversary edition of Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011).  WAAAY better than the lousy Gerard Butler movie.  Butler couldn't sing. 

This one has a Phantom worthy of the name, even though no one will ever do it as well as Michael Crawford.
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Post by: Chestertonian on March 03, 2015, 10:36:48 PM
veggie tales with a sick kid
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Post by: Spera In Deo on March 03, 2015, 10:41:40 PM
veggie tales with a sick kid

I watched Veggie Tales with my kids as well.  Which episode & do you have a favorite?
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Post by: piabee on March 04, 2015, 12:53:59 AM
Does Netflix count as TV or a movie?

Either way, I watched "A Knight's Tale" with Heath Ledger and I am currently watching the 25th anniversary edition of Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011).

Those are both movies, but Netflix does have tv shows.
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Post by: verenaerin on March 04, 2015, 06:58:59 PM
veggie tales with a sick kid

I watched Veggie Tales with my kids as well.  Which episode & do you have a favorite?

We've watched "The Pirates who dont do anything" movie a million times, and also "Lord of the Bean".
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Post by: Archer on March 04, 2015, 07:12:49 PM
veggie tales with a sick kid

I watched Veggie Tales with my kids as well.  Which episode & do you have a favorite?

We've watched "The Pirates who dont do anything" movie a million times, and also "Lord of the Bean".

We've got both of those too.  Jonah is a personal favorite. 
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Post by: Spera In Deo on March 04, 2015, 10:55:27 PM
veggie tales with a sick kid

I watched Veggie Tales with my kids as well.  Which episode & do you have a favorite?

We've watched "The Pirates who dont do anything" movie a million times, and also "Lord of the Bean".

We've got both of those too.  Jonah is a personal favorite.

Pirates is one of my favorites.

My son (now a teen) used to have a Junior Asparagus that lit up when he hugged it and sang "God is Bigger then the Bogey Man".  I wish I still had it - it got ruined in a basement flood.  It was so cute.  He still remembers it & misses it too.
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Post by: erin is nice on March 05, 2015, 08:44:26 AM
veggie tales with a sick kid

I watched Veggie Tales with my kids as well.  Which episode & do you have a favorite?

We've watched "The Pirates who dont do anything" movie a million times, and also "Lord of the Bean".

We've got both of those too.  Jonah is a personal favorite.

Jonah is my favorite too.
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Post by: Lydia Purpuraria on March 05, 2015, 09:08:21 AM
veggie tales with a sick kid

I watched Veggie Tales with my kids as well.  Which episode & do you have a favorite?

We've watched "The Pirates who dont do anything" movie a million times, and also "Lord of the Bean".

We've got both of those too.  Jonah is a personal favorite.

Jonah is my favorite too.

One of mine too.  Netflix now has some new version of Veggie Tales that I'm not liking so much.
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Post by: Older Salt on March 05, 2015, 09:57:47 AM
King of Queens

Everybody Loves Raymond.
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Post by: Chestertonian on March 05, 2015, 11:08:20 AM
veggie tales with a sick kid

I watched Veggie Tales with my kids as well.  Which episode & do you have a favorite?

We've watched "The Pirates who dont do anything" movie a million times, and also "Lord of the Bean".

We've got both of those too.  Jonah is a personal favorite.

Jonah is my favorite too.

One of mine too.  Netflix now has some new version of Veggie Tales that I'm not liking so much.

yeah that's what he was watching they are itritating

they have some older ones we have a silly songs with Larry one that's my favorite
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Post by: Archer on March 06, 2015, 07:53:35 AM
One of mine too.  Netflix now has some new version of Veggie Tales that I'm not liking so much.

Oh? I haven't seen any of the new ones.  What gives?
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Post by: verenaerin on March 06, 2015, 08:10:32 AM
veggie tales with a sick kid

I watched Veggie Tales with my kids as well.  Which episode & do you have a favorite?

We've watched "The Pirates who dont do anything" movie a million times, and also "Lord of the Bean".

We've got both of those too.  Jonah is a personal favorite.

Pirates is one of my favorites.

My son (now a teen) used to have a Junior Asparagus that lit up when he hugged it and sang "God is Bigger then the Bogey Man".  I wish I still had it - it got ruined in a basement flood.  It was so cute.  He still remembers it & misses it too.

My 3yo would loooooooove that. I will have to remember for his birthday this summer.
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Post by: piabee on March 15, 2015, 05:36:21 PM
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. It's funny but not as funny as everybody is saying.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on March 15, 2015, 05:49:08 PM
Star Trek Original Series Season 1
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Post by: MundaCorMeum on March 16, 2015, 12:18:30 AM
Poor old Jonah.  Now he's all alonah. 

On Tuesday, we'll be watching the Veggie Tale short about St. Patrick.  That one is probably our favorite.  We like the pirates one, too....we left it at the beach a few summers ago, though 😕
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Post by: verenaerin on March 16, 2015, 10:22:23 PM
Poor old Jonah.  Now he's all alonah. 

On Tuesday, we'll be watching the Veggie Tale short about St. Patrick.  That one is probably our favorite.  We like the pirates one, too....we left it at the beach a few summers ago, though 😕

Mr T watched it with the kids yesterday, he said it was pretty good.
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Post by: dymphna17 on March 17, 2015, 12:13:15 AM
Face Off    It's a show on the SyFy channel where contestants work through different challenges using makeup and prosthetics on models.  Some people are so talented!  It's amazing what these people can do in such a short time.
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Post by: Jacob on March 19, 2015, 09:14:31 AM
I watched The Untold Story of The Sound of Music last night on ABC.  Diane Sawyer took Julie Andrews back to the abbey church (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondsee_Abbey) where they filmed the wedding.  I was interested to see that the high altar was still in place.  There seemed to be something up there in front, but I couldn't make it out as a table altar.  Diane went on to visit Nonnburg Abbey (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonnberg_Abbey).  Mother Abbess was in a full habit; there is only a small group of nuns left.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on March 19, 2015, 09:55:10 AM
I watched The Untold Story of The Sound of Music last night on ABC.  Diane Sawyer took Julie Andrews back to the abbey church (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondsee_Abbey) where they filmed the wedding.  I was interested to see that the high altar was still in place.  There seemed to be something up there in front, but I couldn't make it out as a table altar.  Diane went on to visit Nonnburg Abbey (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonnberg_Abbey).  Mother Abbess was in a full habit; there is only a small group of nuns left.

Nonnberg Abbey is pretty inside.  A little bare, as I recall, but nonetheless pretty. 
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Post by: piabee on March 19, 2015, 07:02:14 PM
Dying (pun intended) to watch iZombie. C'mon, Sunday!
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Post by: erin is nice on March 19, 2015, 08:42:30 PM
Face Off    It's a show on the SyFy channel where contestants work through different challenges using makeup and prosthetics on models.  Some people are so talented!  It's amazing what these people can do in such a short time.

I love this show.

I'm now in season 2 of Battlestar Galactica, and they just killed off the hottest guy on the show  :lol:
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Post by: Jacob on March 19, 2015, 09:17:19 PM
I'm now in season 2 of Battlestar Galactica, and they just killed off the hottest guy on the show  :lol:

You like guys who are younger? ;)
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Post by: Hiero of Syracuse on March 29, 2015, 03:03:39 PM
So does anybody here like Gravity Falls? I find it to be highly enjoyable. The writing is pretty clever and it is highly rewatchable with all the secret codes and what not.

For those who have not watched it, it is sort of like a mixture between Twins Peak and the X-Files with a little Simpsons thrown in. I especially like the focus on Mabel and Dipper, the shows two protagonist. Usually siblings don't get along very well in TV shows, but the portrayal of their relationship is quite sweet.
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Post by: Bonaventure on March 29, 2015, 03:12:58 PM
Killing Jesus later tonight.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on March 29, 2015, 03:51:23 PM
Killing Jesus later tonight.

*Spoiler* Already been done - He came back.
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Post by: Anastasia on April 01, 2015, 05:50:47 PM
The new Flash has been meh so far, but the episode with Mark Hamill was really funny.
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Post by: Limoncello on April 01, 2015, 06:13:11 PM
The Emperor of All Maladies.
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Post by: piabee on April 01, 2015, 07:52:17 PM
The new Flash has been meh so far

I kind of like it. They're all so earnest.
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Post by: aquinas138 on April 01, 2015, 07:56:40 PM
The new Flash has been meh so far

I kind of like it. They're all so earnest.

I'm several episodes behind at this point, but I like it, too. It's kind of a refreshing change in tone from the eternally grim superheroes we are usually given.
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Post by: piabee on April 04, 2015, 07:39:51 PM
The Jinx
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Post by: Limoncello on April 05, 2015, 08:22:15 PM
Catfish
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Post by: Bernadette on April 05, 2015, 09:00:33 PM
Frontline, on pbs.org. I watched a timely episode on plea bargains. They interviewed about five people who had each taken a plea bargain and later regretted it, and one person who was completely innocent and refused to take a plea bargain. The latter spent over 20 years in prison for murder and robbery (misidentified as the driver of the getaway car), and about 20 years in she appealed and the state offered her a plea bargain: plead guilty to robbery for time served. She could have walked free, but refused to plead guilty to something she didn't do. She just couldn't square it with her conscience. She was Catholic, and said that if she ever got out of prison, she wanted to go to the convent and become a Franciscan. She was eventually released after the Frontline episode originally aired. I was absolutely astonished.
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Post by: Limoncello on April 08, 2015, 12:32:04 AM
Call the Midwife, because there's a whole new season   :grin: :thumbsup: :beer: :cheesehead: :thumbsup: :grin: :swoon1: :popcorn: :knit:  :thumbsup:

Um, are there really no crying smilies? I know you're German, K, but that is going too far.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on April 08, 2015, 07:41:20 AM
Call the Midwife, because there's a whole new season   :grin: :thumbsup: :beer: :cheesehead: :thumbsup: :grin: :swoon1: :popcorn: :knit:  :thumbsup:

Um, are there really no crying smilies? I know you're German, K, but that is going too far.

How is that show? Try to answer from what you imagine a male's P.O.V would be  :)
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on April 08, 2015, 08:20:18 AM
Call the Midwife, because there's a whole new season   :grin: :thumbsup: :beer: :cheesehead: :thumbsup: :grin: :swoon1: :popcorn: :knit:  :thumbsup:

Um, are there really no crying smilies? I know you're German, K, but that is going too far.

I love that series -have your read the books that it is based on? 
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Post by: Bernadette on April 08, 2015, 11:01:48 AM
Dirty Jobs on Youtube. Funny and interesting.
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Post by: Limoncello on April 08, 2015, 09:12:44 PM
How is that show? Try to answer from what you imagine a male's P.O.V would be  :)

If you like British dramas, you'd like it. It's really well done. But there a lot of childbirth scenes--at least one in every episode--and not everyone wants to see that  :laugh:

It's better to start with the first season, though. They're on Netflix.

I love that series -have your read the books that it is based on?

Yes, at least two of them--maybe all three? They are amazing. There's some really weird stuff in them though--she basically condones incest at one point. (Same with the show.)
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Post by: Archer on April 09, 2015, 08:24:45 AM
Shark Tank marathon on Youtube.
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Post by: MundaCorMeum on April 09, 2015, 09:18:16 AM
The Bible on Netflix.  I'm enjoying it so far. 
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Post by: zork on May 03, 2015, 04:58:17 PM
On the back burner:

The Walking Dead - season 4
Psych - season 7
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Post by: zork on May 03, 2015, 05:00:39 PM
Actively watching:

Twin Peaks - season 2
The Following - season 3
Revenge - season 3
Twilight Zone - season 3
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - season 4
Mad Men - season 7
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Post by: Christknight104 on May 04, 2015, 01:44:14 PM
Finished the first season of Homeland. Very good show.

I plan to watch House of Cards and The Americans this summer break. Maybe, somewhere along the lines, I may start Downton Abbey.
I cannot wait for the second season of The Knick to be released.
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Post by: piabee on May 05, 2015, 02:40:12 AM
Revenge - season 3

Series finale Sunday so you've only got one more season to go! It's gotten a bit more interesting the past couple episodes.
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Post by: zork on May 11, 2015, 01:42:26 PM
Revenge - season 3

Series finale Sunday so you've only got one more season to go! It's gotten a bit more interesting the past couple episodes.

Ironically, I watched the Season 3 finale during the Season 4/series finale (and not intentionally, by the way!).
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Post by: zork on May 11, 2015, 01:43:40 PM
Updated:

The Following - season 3
Twilight Zone - season 3
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - season 4
Psych - Season 7
Mad Men - season 7

Finally finished Twin Peaks last night.
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Post by: Pon de Replay on May 11, 2015, 03:36:59 PM
Mad Men - season 7

Same here.  These last two seasons have been middling at best, but I'm still going to miss it.  A mediocre season of Mad Men is still good TV.  And its brilliant early seasons will stand as some of the best television ever made.  Although it's gone on for longer than it should have, I rank it beside Rome (which didn't go on for long enough) as the best show of the new millennium.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2614/4164038716_f69ae35671_o.jpg)
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Post by: aquinas138 on May 11, 2015, 11:57:14 PM
Mad Men - season 7

Same here.  These last two seasons have been middling at best, but I'm still going to miss it.  A mediocre season of Mad Men is still good TV.  And its brilliant early seasons will stand as some of the best television ever made.  Although it's gone on for longer than it should have, I rank it beside Rome (which didn't go on for long enough) as the best show of the new millennium.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2614/4164038716_f69ae35671_o.jpg)

I was never able to get into it. I watched the first two seasons, and I think a couple of episodes of the third, and just gave up. I recognize that it's a quality show, and I love Jon Hamm, but I found it a bit lugubrious, and it just never grabbed me.
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Post by: Pon de Replay on May 12, 2015, 12:33:32 AM
I was never able to get into it. I watched the first two seasons, and I think a couple of episodes of the third, and just gave up. I recognize that it's a quality show, and I love Jon Hamm, but I found it a bit lugubrious, and it just never grabbed me.

Lugubrious—good word.  It's a fair charge.  Those first few seasons are certainly the darkest, but they're also my favorite.
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Post by: aquinas138 on May 12, 2015, 09:55:13 AM
I was never able to get into it. I watched the first two seasons, and I think a couple of episodes of the third, and just gave up. I recognize that it's a quality show, and I love Jon Hamm, but I found it a bit lugubrious, and it just never grabbed me.

Lugubrious—good word.  It's a fair charge.  Those first few seasons are certainly the darkest, but they're also my favorite.

Yeah, I don't know why I didn't like it - I love dark shows and morally ambiguous characters, but it just didn't hit for me.
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Post by: Baldrick on May 12, 2015, 10:02:16 AM
I've been watching Wolf Hall on Amazon Prime.  It's woefully inaccurate history; but it is superbly done drama.  I feel guilty liking it so much. lol.
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Post by: aquinas138 on May 12, 2015, 10:13:06 AM
I've been watching Wolf Hall on Amazon Prime.  It's woefully inaccurate history; but it is superbly done drama.  I feel guilty liking it so much. lol.

Yes - I've broken out the "hiding under chair" smiley for the same thing!
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Post by: Clare on May 12, 2015, 04:02:07 PM
I've been watching DVDs of Dad's Army. Very funny!
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Post by: dymphna17 on May 12, 2015, 11:40:01 PM
I've been late getting on the Mad Men train, but here I am, glued to any reruns they want to throw at me.  I just found out the library has all the shows on disc, so guess where I'm going tomorrow!  I'll have to say a few prayers for mortification of the brain so I don't go overboard.   :o
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Post by: The Harlequin King on May 13, 2015, 07:04:48 PM
I've been watching season 2 of Turn: Washington's Spies. This series is really good, and it's sad that I'm the only person I know who watches it.

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Post by: zork on May 14, 2015, 01:34:28 PM
I saw an article about Turn titled "The best show you're not watching". I noticed it's now on Netflix and might give it a chance after I finish up a couple other shows.
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Post by: dymphna17 on May 14, 2015, 08:23:28 PM
I tried getting into Turn in the first season and just couldn't do it.  I don't even really know why.  Maybe I'll try it again soon.
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Post by: piabee on May 14, 2015, 10:29:37 PM
I like Jamie Bell but my TV list is too long as it is. And the commercials always look so boring...
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Post by: zork on May 15, 2015, 01:10:09 PM
I like Jamie Bell but my TV list is too long as it is. And the commercials always look so boring...

Yeah, I know how that is. I only watch 1 half-hour program most days, so it's hard for me to add new shows to my 'to-watch' list.

Anyway, here is an update:

Actively watching:
Twlight Zone - Season 3
AHP - Season 4
Mad Men - Season 7
Random episode of MST3K if I have 90 minutes to spare

Started, but now backburner'd:
The Following - Season 3
Psych - Season 7

Future List:
Thriller - Season 1 and 2
AHP - Season 5
Twilight Zone - Seasons 4 and 5
Walking Dead - Seasons 4 and 5
Continuum - Season 4
Psych - Season 8
Revenge - Season 4
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Post by: zork on May 15, 2015, 01:13:41 PM
Mad Men - season 7

Same here.  These last two seasons have been middling at best, but I'm still going to miss it.  A mediocre season of Mad Men is still good TV.  And its brilliant early seasons will stand as some of the best television ever made. 


^This, though I disagree about the last 2 seasons; I thought they were great.

I'm going to miss it too. The only currently-running show I'm watching (but behind on) after Mad Men ends on Sunday will be The Walking Dead.
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Post by: Anastasia on May 15, 2015, 09:38:56 PM
I watched season 1 of Turn and liked it at first, but towards the end it got soapy. I really don't have much interest or sympathy for the adulterous couple.
Daredevil, the Netflix series, was terrific and I can't wait for the next season.
Arrow was pretty lame this season, though I'd enjoyed the previous two. At this point, Starling City should just announce an automatic evacuation every May to avoid their annual terrorist attack.
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Post by: Revixit on May 15, 2015, 11:26:05 PM
I've been watching Wolf Hall on Amazon Prime.  It's woefully inaccurate history; but it is superbly done drama.  I feel guilty liking it so much. lol.

We've been watching Wolf Hall on PBS and, while I liked the novel  better, isn't that [almost] always the case?   We thought they did a good job compressing all the events that transpired in the novel into the series of six one-hour episodes and that the actor portraying Thomas Cromwell was very good.  Of course the dialogue was not exactly authentic for the period and who knows exactly what Henry VIII said to Cromwell about Anne Boleyn, or anything else, but why do you think it was "woefully inaccurate history"?

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Post by: piabee on May 16, 2015, 12:26:24 AM
Was supposed to be the Grimm finale but I couldn't get a clear signal. DON'T TELL ME WHO DIED. Might check out Wayward Pines in a bit.

At this point, Starling City should just announce an automatic evacuation every May to avoid their annual terrorist attack.

Hahahaha
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Post by: Bernadette on May 26, 2015, 12:37:44 AM
BBC's Ground Force. Love that show!  ;D
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Post by: Arun on June 05, 2015, 04:43:09 AM
Was supposed to be the Grimm finale but I couldn't get a clear signal. DON'T TELL ME WHO DIED. Might check out Wayward Pines in a bit.

At this point, Starling City should just announce an automatic evacuation every May to avoid their annual terrorist attack.

Hahahaha

is Wayward {Pines the one that's kind of like Twin Peaks was?
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Post by: zork on June 05, 2015, 01:33:53 PM
Was supposed to be the Grimm finale but I couldn't get a clear signal. DON'T TELL ME WHO DIED. Might check out Wayward Pines in a bit.


is Wayward {Pines the one that's kind of like Twin Peaks was?

Yes, or at least seems to be from the promos I saw.
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Post by: piabee on June 05, 2015, 01:54:35 PM
I've only seen the first few episodes of Twin Peaks. I've heard Wayward Pines described as Truman Show meets The Prisoner. The characters are not all as quirky and secretive as TP because everyone is stuck in the town, so most of them sympathize with the agent. Next week is the big reveal episode so we'll see!
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Post by: piabee on June 05, 2015, 09:00:38 PM
Flipping from X Games to the A's game at my sister's place. I want cable. Jealous.

...and they just referred to one of the players as The Green Monster. How apropos.
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Post by: zork on June 24, 2015, 01:06:01 PM
Psych - Season 7
Golden Years - 1991 mini-series by Stephen King
Beyond the Veil - "lost" 1958 anthology hosted by Boris Karloff; a proto-Thriller, which would premiere in Fall 1960.
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on June 25, 2015, 12:25:52 AM
A few new shows on SyFy and AMC, hmm...
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Post by: Arun on July 01, 2015, 07:18:51 AM
watched the leaked s02e01 episode of Rick and Morty today... awesome as always. looking forward to the actual season kicking off. most adult swim is total shite but Rick and Morty always entertained me.
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on July 02, 2015, 12:13:20 AM
Mr. Robot.  Pretty entertaining, if not a bit full of despair.
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Post by: zork on July 07, 2015, 09:15:09 PM
Psych - Season 7
Z Nation
Between
Beyond the Veil
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Post by: piabee on July 07, 2015, 09:25:27 PM
Starting today: 201 episodes of The X-Files in 201 days to prep for Season X.

Also, Suits, Wayward Pines, The Astronaut Wives Club.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on July 07, 2015, 09:31:39 PM
How is astronautwives club?

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Post by: piabee on July 07, 2015, 10:13:03 PM
How is astronautwives club?

Mindless.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on July 07, 2015, 10:15:08 PM
How is astronautwives club?

Mindless.

I was really hoping you'd say "Awesome and astronauts are so cool."
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Post by: piabee on July 07, 2015, 11:01:46 PM
How is astronautwives club?

Mindless.

I was really hoping you'd say "Awesome and astronauts are so cool."

That's what X-Files is for.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on July 07, 2015, 11:02:06 PM
Truth.

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Post by: piabee on July 07, 2015, 11:03:44 PM
It is out there.
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Post by: Jacob on July 08, 2015, 01:50:50 PM
I've been watching this season of The Last Ship.  After the end of last season, the shine kind of wore off, but I've gotten over my disappointment that the show wasn't trying to be serious and am back to liking it.

I really need to watch The X-Files start to finish.
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Post by: piabee on July 08, 2015, 03:01:34 PM
I really need to watch The X-Files start to finish.

Start now! Day two of 201 days. This episode and the pilot are in the list of ten essential eps according to Chris Carter here (http://www.ew.com/article/2015/06/30/chris-carter-picks-his-top-ten-essential-x-files-episodes).
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Post by: Kaesekopf on July 08, 2015, 03:03:29 PM
That is a whole lot of X Files in one 7 month period.  :lol:
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Post by: aquinas138 on July 08, 2015, 03:11:38 PM
Watched the Daredevil series on Netflix. I enjoyed it quite a bit; it's pretty violent, but less bad language than I would have thought. The superhero element is a little down-played, as Matt Murdock gets it handed to him regularly. Vincent D'Onofrio is great as Wilson Fisk.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on July 08, 2015, 03:28:18 PM
Watched the Daredevil series on Netflix. I enjoyed it quite a bit; it's pretty violent, but less bad language than I would have thought. The superhero element is a little down-played, as Matt Murdock gets it handed to him regularly. Vincent D'Onofrio is great as Wilson Fisk.

I had to fight the urge to binge watch that show soooo hard. 

It is very violent, yes, but I could mostly deal with that (well, except the third episode and then that Russian incident). 

I think Murdock getting whooped adds to the character. 

But, someone made a funny point on Reddit recently about the show (about how he tends to his wounds a lot and stuff) that I enjoy:
That's part of the point of his character, especially in this version.  Its [sic] all about suffering for him, he's a proper Catholic.

I really enjoy the pretty fair treatment the Church gets, and his Catholicness gets. 
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Post by: piabee on July 08, 2015, 03:34:28 PM
That is a whole lot of X Files in one 7 month period.  :lol:

Lim and I crammed almost the whole series into one summer the first time we watched. And that was before Netflix, so you have to factor in the time it takes to change a DVD.
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Post by: Jacob on July 08, 2015, 03:35:53 PM
Start now! Day two of 201 days. This episode and the pilot are in the list of ten essential eps according to Chris Carter here (http://www.ew.com/article/2015/06/30/chris-carter-picks-his-top-ten-essential-x-files-episodes).
Nah.  I seen me plenty of X-Files back in the day already. :)
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Post by: Kaesekopf on July 08, 2015, 03:36:34 PM
That is a whole lot of X Files in one 7 month period.  :lol:

Lim and I crammed almost the whole series into one summer the first time we watched. And that was before Netflix, so you have to factor in the time it takes to change a DVD.

TIL how much Piabee loves the XFiles
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Post by: Archer on July 08, 2015, 03:53:53 PM
Rewatching White Collar.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on July 08, 2015, 04:34:29 PM
Star Trek:Enterprise
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Post by: aquinas138 on July 08, 2015, 04:34:33 PM
Watched the Daredevil series on Netflix. I enjoyed it quite a bit; it's pretty violent, but less bad language than I would have thought. The superhero element is a little down-played, as Matt Murdock gets it handed to him regularly. Vincent D'Onofrio is great as Wilson Fisk.

I had to fight the urge to binge watch that show soooo hard. 

It is very violent, yes, but I could mostly deal with that (well, except the third episode and then that Russian incident). 

I think Murdock getting whooped adds to the character. 

But, someone made a funny point on Reddit recently about the show (about how he tends to his wounds a lot and stuff) that I enjoy:
That's part of the point of his character, especially in this version.  Its [sic] all about suffering for him, he's a proper Catholic.

I really enjoy the pretty fair treatment the Church gets, and his Catholicness gets.

Yes, I think the Catholic side of it gets a really good shake; the priest is a good character, too. I liked their conversation about the Devil. I really hope that the Catholic aspect of the Punisher is explored next season as well; the way Catholicism rears its head in the Punisher books was always interesting given his methods.
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Post by: Jacob on July 08, 2015, 04:48:40 PM
Yes, I think the Catholic side of it gets a really good shake; the priest is a good character, too. I liked their conversation about the Devil. I really hope that the Catholic aspect of the Punisher is explored next season as well; the way Catholicism rears its head in the Punisher books was always interesting given his methods.
I don't watch the series.  But I would be interested in knowing this as well.  Especially if they address the Punisher's time in seminary.
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Post by: piabee on July 08, 2015, 05:11:44 PM
TIL how much Piabee loves the XFiles

TIL what TIL stands for.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on July 08, 2015, 06:51:32 PM
ITT: smh because someone has to ELI5 Reddit acronyms
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Post by: Kaesekopf on July 08, 2015, 08:01:58 PM
ITT: smh because someone has to ELI5 Reddit acronyms

DAE feel left out?

IAmA forum admin, post questions below.

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Post by: LausTibiChriste on July 08, 2015, 08:03:49 PM
Why won't you bring back Victoria?
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Post by: Kaesekopf on July 08, 2015, 11:10:32 PM
You are now banned from /r/paoyanyang

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Post by: LausTibiChriste on July 09, 2015, 11:05:00 AM
You are now banned from /r/paoyanyang

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shadow banned or banned banned?
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Post by: Kaesekopf on July 09, 2015, 11:05:57 AM
:lol:

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Post by: Arun on July 09, 2015, 10:10:41 PM
is there anywhere to stream full length episodes of that Br John or whatever it's called from EWTN?

kids have been watching heaps of Masha and the Bear now; thanks Greg hahaha.

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Post by: MilesChristi on July 14, 2015, 01:47:13 AM
Burned through House of Cards
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Post by: Clare on July 14, 2015, 02:51:28 AM
Been watching DVDs of Hancock's Half Hour, Doctor Who, and Blake's 7 lately.
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Post by: Arun on July 14, 2015, 02:53:36 AM
You are now banned from /r/paoyanyang

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shadow banned or banned banned?

it's alright just log into TOR and i'll sell you a new account
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Post by: Arun on July 14, 2015, 04:27:53 AM
i been thinking of trying to get a hold of the full season of that old show Miracles (with Skeet Ulrich) to rewatch and see if it was as good as i remember it... for some reason in my memory it had good Catholic themes woven through it... probably not really though lol.
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Post by: Jacob on July 14, 2015, 09:50:00 AM
Burned through House of Cards
Francis Urquhart or that poser Frank Underwood?
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on July 14, 2015, 01:57:47 PM
How is Season 3?
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Post by: MilesChristi on July 14, 2015, 04:37:18 PM
Frank Underwood fights Putin clone.
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Post by: Chestertonian on July 14, 2015, 05:59:06 PM
ols episodes of gi joe
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on July 14, 2015, 06:12:03 PM
Falling Skies.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on July 14, 2015, 06:13:54 PM
Frank Underwood fights Putin clone.

That's all I need to know, cheers.
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Post by: MilesChristi on July 21, 2015, 11:23:45 AM
I forgot to say that the whole Russia hates gays thing is a big part of it.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on August 02, 2015, 08:50:51 PM
Dr Who -season with the 10th Doctor
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on August 03, 2015, 12:52:07 AM
Humans.  Rick and Morty.  Mr. Robot.
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Post by: Arun on August 03, 2015, 01:03:59 AM
Rick and Morty

is s02e04 out yet?

just about to sit down and watch Baki the Grappler with the kids. heard it was good so we're gonna check it out.
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on August 03, 2015, 05:31:15 PM
The Last Ship.
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on August 03, 2015, 05:31:52 PM
I thought Rick and Morty episode two of season two was yesterday.
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Post by: Arun on August 03, 2015, 05:43:15 PM
I thought Rick and Morty episode two of season two was yesterday.

last one i watched was episode 3. i watched the leaked online ones tho...

also, don't watch baki the grappler with kids... oops... the fighting is cool and fine for my kids but then baki's mother walked up to him and full on mouth kissed him. come on, japan, clean your bloody act up...
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Post by: zork on August 03, 2015, 07:47:33 PM
Started Ascension last week. It was interesting.
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Post by: Hiero of Syracuse on August 08, 2015, 07:04:09 PM
I plan on re watching my favorite cartoon series as a kid -- Darkwing Duck. I had forgotten how much I loved the show until I saw something for it just recently that made me want to go back.
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Post by: Arun on August 08, 2015, 08:32:17 PM
I plan on re watching my favorite cartoon series as a kid -- Darkwing Duck. I had forgotten how much I loved the show until I saw something for it just recently that made me want to go back.

i remember that one
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Post by: Kaesekopf on August 08, 2015, 11:50:06 PM
I plan on re watching my favorite cartoon series as a kid -- Darkwing Duck. I had forgotten how much I loved the show until I saw something for it just recently that made me want to go back.

Nice.  I too loved that show.

Let's.  Get.  Dangerous.

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Post by: Chestertonian on August 09, 2015, 01:10:15 AM
i remember liking darkwing duck in the 90s.... and daffy duck, duck tales, count duckula.....duckitty duckitty duck
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Post by: Arun on August 09, 2015, 02:24:27 AM
...duck tales....

that reminds me;


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Post by: zork on August 09, 2015, 12:56:46 PM
DuckTales was (and still is) awesome. I heard there is going to be a reboot in 2017.
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Post by: Arun on August 10, 2015, 07:50:33 PM
I thought Rick and Morty episode two of season two was yesterday.

have they aired the one with the hive mind "Unity" over there yet?
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on August 11, 2015, 09:43:38 AM
I thought Rick and Morty episode two of season two was yesterday.

have they aired the one with the hive mind "Unity" over there yet?

Yeah, this past Sunday.

WABALUBADUBDUB!

I'm also watching alot of Russia Today.
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Post by: Arun on August 11, 2015, 04:28:00 PM
I thought Rick and Morty episode two of season two was yesterday.

have they aired the one with the hive mind "Unity" over there yet?

Yeah, this past Sunday.

WABALUBADUBDUB!

I'm also watching alot of Russia Today.

yeah i don't know why that one was out so early online but the next one doesn't look like it'll be available till this coming Sunday - or Monday over here cos we're faster than you.

haven't seen a new one since my post on August 3... well actually awhile before that, when i watched it.
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Post by: Older Salt on August 12, 2015, 12:17:29 PM
"The Middle"
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Post by: jovan66102 on August 14, 2015, 04:14:27 AM
Don't have a TV. I do go to the pub every day to watch 'Jeopardy, however.
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Post by: piabee on August 14, 2015, 02:38:14 PM
Project Runway is back! I enjoy it more when I can binge, though.
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Post by: Arun on August 17, 2015, 05:53:31 AM
finally got around to watching s02e04 of Rick and Morty
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Post by: dymphna17 on August 17, 2015, 06:58:08 AM
Project Runway is back! I enjoy it more when I can binge, though.

Yay!  I hope it's better than last year.  No fringe!  I DVR 4 or 5 episodes before I watch them as well.
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Post by: piabee on August 17, 2015, 01:29:44 PM
Everything is a high/low hem this season.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on August 29, 2015, 04:21:56 PM
Downton Abby season 5
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Post by: Arun on August 31, 2015, 05:13:32 AM
just finished watching latest Rick and Morty.
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Post by: Older Salt on August 31, 2015, 02:04:15 PM
"Prison Break" on DVD
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Post by: piabee on August 31, 2015, 03:21:01 PM
I caught up on a big chunk of Elementary while doing laundry yesterday.
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Post by: Older Salt on August 31, 2015, 03:57:20 PM
I caught up on a big chunk of Elementary while doing laundry yesterday.
Is that a clean show, Piabee?
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Post by: Kaesekopf on August 31, 2015, 04:16:13 PM
I started Mad Men last night.  The first time I watched it, I did not apparently watch the first episode.  Weird.

Giving it another go as I pack things up.
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Post by: aquinas138 on September 01, 2015, 12:01:51 PM
Finally got around to the last season of Breaking Bad.
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Post by: Arun on September 01, 2015, 04:36:05 PM
Finally got around to the last season of Breaking Bad.

it's brilliant eh
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Post by: aquinas138 on September 01, 2015, 07:28:44 PM
Finally got around to the last season of Breaking Bad.

it's brilliant eh

Absolutely. Glad I binge-re-watched the first four before watching it! Now on to Better Call Saul...
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Post by: zork on September 07, 2015, 04:49:26 PM
Hinterland
Witnesses
Ascension
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Post by: zork on September 07, 2015, 04:50:46 PM
Also:
Revenge - Season 4
Twilight Zone - Season 4
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 5
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Post by: Jacob on September 07, 2015, 05:22:24 PM
Zork, is that the sci fi mini series Ascension about the generation ship?

I've gotten sucked into Elementary, a show I haven't watched at all before.  It is an interesting take on Sherlock Holmes.
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Post by: zork on September 08, 2015, 12:39:47 PM
Yes it is, Jacob; it's been interesting so far. I've been watching it slowly since there are only 6 episodes.
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Post by: Jacob on September 08, 2015, 07:30:07 PM
Yes it is, Jacob; it's been interesting so far. I've been watching it slowly since there are only 6 episodes.

I watched it when it was first on SyFy.  It was interesting.  When you're done, we'll have to talk.
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Post by: zork on September 09, 2015, 12:38:18 AM
Yes it is, Jacob; it's been interesting so far. I've been watching it slowly since there are only 6 episodes.

I watched it when it was first on SyFy.  It was interesting.  When you're done, we'll have to talk.

Sounds good. I'll let you know when I finish.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on September 09, 2015, 12:39:07 AM
Brideshead Revisited.

The one with Scar.
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Post by: Arun on September 09, 2015, 09:36:58 PM
looking forward to TUF 22. Ryan Hall is in it, i am interested to see how he gets on.
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Post by: AngloFalcon on September 11, 2015, 04:27:30 PM
Anyone here seen Wayward Pines? Are you able to tell me whether it has sex in it or not? The IMDB write-up says two characters begin to make out, but what does this entail? Cheers!
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Post by: piabee on September 11, 2015, 05:03:41 PM
Anyone here seen Wayward Pines?

From what I remember, it was cleaner than you'd expect from network television.
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Post by: LoneWolfRadTrad on September 12, 2015, 05:51:09 PM
Fear the Walking Dead. It's a spinoff of Walking Dead, but set on the West coast before the outbreak begins and shows how society broke down since Walking Dead starts with the protagonist, Rick Grimes, waking up from a coma several weeks after the zombie virus outbreak and takes place in Georgia.
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Post by: Arun on September 21, 2015, 06:58:16 PM
this January it's time to Michael down your Vincents
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Post by: Arun on October 04, 2015, 11:55:55 PM
when's 11.30pm ET man? pain in the ass. it's monday afternoon i'm waiting to watch a show that airs on "sunday" you guys gotta catch up mang...
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Post by: Lynne on October 05, 2015, 08:16:53 AM
I've begun to watch the second season of Sherlock (all 3 episodes!) on Netflix. It's an excellent show except for the gay innuendos all over the place.
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Post by: Bernadette on October 05, 2015, 10:01:31 AM
Brideshead Revisited.

The one with Scar.

:lol: I love watching the first episode of that. When everybody's happy. :'( And the last little bit, of course. :)
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on October 05, 2015, 12:14:07 PM
Call the Midwife season 4
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Post by: zork on October 05, 2015, 12:33:19 PM
The Following - Season 3
Revenge - Season 4
Twilight Zone - Season 4
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 5
Walking Dead - Season 5
Psych - Season 8
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Post by: piabee on October 06, 2015, 01:05:15 AM
Limitless. I'm a sucker for gimmicks and started-from-nothing stories.
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Post by: Arun on October 10, 2015, 06:38:24 PM
i'm still reeling from last week's Rick and Morty finale. right in der feelz...
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Post by: Arun on October 15, 2015, 07:37:10 PM
Bought my toddler Samsam and the magic card tree. Its cool lol, a little superhero for toddlers.

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Post by: maryslittlegarden on October 16, 2015, 02:23:58 PM
Brideshead Revisited.

The one with Scar.

:lol: I love watching the first episode of that. When everybody's happy. :'( And the last little bit, of course. :)

I can't decide if I like the book or movie better on that one. 
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Post by: MilesChristi on October 16, 2015, 09:19:57 PM
Finished watching The Flash

now onto Arrow...
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Post by: MilesChristi on October 16, 2015, 11:27:41 PM
Heroes Reborn as well...
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Post by: Arun on October 20, 2015, 06:27:52 AM
Anybody seen much of the new Dragonball series? used tow atch that when i was  akid, just heard about the new series. i remember when goku rode off on the dragon's back at the end of GT i thought it was all over.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on October 21, 2015, 08:29:09 PM
Corner Gas
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Post by: piabee on November 07, 2015, 01:57:41 AM
I binged on the first four episodes of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. It's hilarious.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on November 07, 2015, 08:54:23 PM
Arrested Development
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Post by: aquinas138 on November 08, 2015, 01:01:39 PM
The Americans
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Post by: Bernadette on November 22, 2015, 04:52:12 PM
The Man in the High Castle Chilling. Thank God we won the war.
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Post by: red solo cup on November 26, 2015, 04:59:15 PM
River with Stellen Skarsgård. Intense. Haunting. Loved it.
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Post by: Older Salt on November 26, 2015, 05:02:47 PM
Year 2 of "Psych"
Very funny.
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Post by: zork on November 26, 2015, 08:12:50 PM
Year 2 of "Psych"
Very funny.

All that's left for me to watch of that show is the series finale. Right now I'm trying to savor the thought of still having new (to me) Psych to watch.
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Post by: Heinrich on November 28, 2015, 12:18:22 PM
The Man in the High Castle Chilling. Thank God we won the war.

Is that something you are comfortable watching with your husband? These made for on-demand services are creative and can be highly entertaining with their wit, depth, and intelligence. However, the token salaciousness can ruin an otherwise crafty piece of cinema.
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Post by: Bernadette on November 28, 2015, 12:50:31 PM
The Man in the High Castle Chilling. Thank God we won the war.

Is that something you are comfortable watching with your husband? These made for on-demand services are creative and can be highly entertaining with their wit, depth, and intelligence. However, the token salaciousness can ruin an otherwise crafty piece of cinema.

I'm not married. And I watched it in the background while sewing. If there was any 6th Commandment stuff I missed it.
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Post by: Bonaventure on November 29, 2015, 02:23:00 AM
The Man in the High Castle Chilling. Thank God we won the war.

Same here.
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Post by: red solo cup on November 29, 2015, 05:49:25 AM
I watched the first two episodes as well. I was disappointed. They seemed to need to beat you over the head about how everyone wanted to be free. And they said that Thessalonians was in the Old Testament. Really? The entertainment industry should stay away from the bible. I found myself rooting for the Nazis.
 
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Post by: zork on December 07, 2015, 06:24:55 PM
24 - Season 9
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 5
The Walking Dead - Season 5
Revenge - Season 4
Twilight Zone - Season 4
Continuum - Season 4
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Post by: piabee on December 07, 2015, 07:06:14 PM
The final season of Downton Abbey.

Revenge - Season 4

Almost there!
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Post by: red solo cup on December 08, 2015, 07:36:33 AM
Page Eight: The Worricker Trilogy. Another excellent show from the BBC.
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Post by: zork on December 08, 2015, 01:15:05 PM

Revenge - Season 4

Almost there!

Yes! Only 4 episodes left to go at this point. I hope the finale is somewhat satisfying.

Speaking of which, I just finished the final episode of Psych last week. It was good.
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Post by: Older Salt on December 09, 2015, 10:47:46 AM
"White Collar" year 2.
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Post by: Bernadette on December 09, 2015, 07:04:22 PM
Sherlock. Excellent. :)
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Post by: Lynne on December 09, 2015, 07:11:07 PM
Sherlock. Excellent. :)

Oh yes.

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Post by: red solo cup on December 10, 2015, 09:45:25 AM
Season 4 Downton Abbey
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Post by: aquinas138 on December 20, 2015, 02:56:47 PM
Jessica Jones
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on December 21, 2015, 09:09:37 AM
Jessica Jones

I have read bad things about that one. Mostly about the type of content featured.
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Post by: aquinas138 on December 21, 2015, 09:18:48 AM
Jessica Jones

I have read bad things about that one. Mostly about the type of content featured.

I can understand how some would not like it or would object to some of the content. Certainly if someone doesn't like the "morally ambiguous protagonist," it could be a problem.
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Post by: Clare on December 21, 2015, 09:21:56 AM
Random episodes of Dad's Army on dvd.
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on December 21, 2015, 10:00:10 AM
Jessica Jones

I have read bad things about that one. Mostly about the type of content featured.

I can understand how some would not like it or would object to some of the content. Certainly if someone doesn't like the "morally ambiguous protagonist," it could be a problem.

I was thinking more about the homosexual characters, the abortion part, the explicit scenes, etc.  Not only the morally ambiguous character.
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Post by: Jayne on December 21, 2015, 11:37:23 AM
Jessica Jones

I have read bad things about that one. Mostly about the type of content featured.

I watched the first episode because I tend to like comic book based shows.  I could not go on.  I was bothered by the content and also found the overall tone way too dark.
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Post by: Bernadette on December 21, 2015, 12:03:55 PM
Random episodes of Dad's Army on dvd.

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: piabee on December 31, 2015, 08:37:20 PM
Demetri Martin Live
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on December 31, 2015, 11:48:54 PM
Season 4 Downton Abbey

Which daughter is your fave?

#rehashingoldarguments
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Post by: red solo cup on January 01, 2016, 10:02:35 AM
Season 4 Downton Abbey

Which daughter is your fave?

#rehashingoldarguments
At my age it's Countess Grantham. But if I had to choose a daughter it would be Lady Sibyl.
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Post by: Bernadette on January 01, 2016, 06:52:33 PM
Anybody else planning to watch the Sherlock special episode on PBS tonight? You can watch it online, too  ;D:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/programs/features/live-stream/sherlock-abominable-bride/
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Post by: Jayne on January 01, 2016, 10:35:02 PM
Anybody else planning to watch the Sherlock special episode on PBS tonight? You can watch it online, too  ;D:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/programs/features/live-stream/sherlock-abominable-bride/

The feminism theme was unbearable.
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Post by: Chestertonian on January 01, 2016, 10:45:31 PM
Anybody else planning to watch the Sherlock special episode on PBS tonight? You can watch it online, too  ;D:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/programs/features/live-stream/sherlock-abominable-bride/

it was weird.  couldn't fllow it

also kept falling asleep
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Post by: Bernadette on January 01, 2016, 10:47:10 PM
Anybody else planning to watch the Sherlock special episode on PBS tonight? You can watch it online, too  ;D:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/programs/features/live-stream/sherlock-abominable-bride/

The feminism theme was unbearable.

I know!  :( Why, WHY did they have to throw that in and ruin it?! What's WRONG with these people?! >:(
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Post by: Clare on January 02, 2016, 09:20:40 AM
I'm watching old Survivors (1975) episodes.
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Post by: Greg on January 02, 2016, 02:44:11 PM
I re-watched Survivors recently on YouTube.  I was 7 or 8 when it was first shown on British TV and remember it well.

It actually lasted quite well.  Sometimes TV from a generation ago can be terrible crap.  Like "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo", for example.  I can't understand  how I ever watched that from start to finish.  It's appalling.

I Claudius is another BBC Drama that still works well today.
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Post by: Clare on January 02, 2016, 04:41:27 PM
I re-watched Survivors recently on YouTube.  I was 7 or 8 when it was first shown on British TV and remember it well.

It actually lasted quite well....
I was only 1 when it was made, so I'm watching it for the first time. (I got the DVDs for my hubby for Christmas.) Seen five episodes so far, and it's very good.
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Post by: Lynne on January 02, 2016, 08:56:32 PM
Anybody else planning to watch the Sherlock special episode on PBS tonight? You can watch it online, too  ;D:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/programs/features/live-stream/sherlock-abominable-bride/

The feminism theme was unbearable.

Oh no! Ugh...

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Post by: clau clau on January 02, 2016, 09:17:42 PM
Bikeman4u.   Channel on youtube.  Everything you ever wanted to know about fixing bikes.
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Post by: red solo cup on January 03, 2016, 03:00:03 PM
Season 5 Downton Abbey.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on January 03, 2016, 03:56:02 PM
Star Trek (original series)
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Post by: dymphna17 on January 03, 2016, 10:21:29 PM
A whole season of Celebrity; Worst Cooks in America.  It's amazing how many people really have no idea what they are doing in the kitchen.   :lol:
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Post by: Jman123 on January 04, 2016, 01:03:48 PM
My mom likes Real Housewives series.
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Post by: misericonfit on January 05, 2016, 08:09:29 PM
I used to watch The Big Bang Theory all the time. Before that, The Simpsons. Since October, I've put on the TV about half a dozen times. 
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Post by: Chestertonian on January 09, 2016, 11:22:44 PM
the man in the machine.... About Steve Jobs.  had no idea he was such a narcissistic sociopath
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Post by: dymphna17 on January 10, 2016, 08:53:03 PM
the man in the machine.... About Steve Jobs.  had no idea he was such a narcissistic sociopath

I'll bet that was interesting.  Which station was it on?  Do you think they'll run it again?
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Post by: Chestertonian on January 11, 2016, 12:32:44 AM
the man in the machine.... About Steve Jobs.  had no idea he was such a narcissistic sociopath

I'll bet that was interesting.  Which station was it on?  Do you think they'll run it again?
it was a CNN documentary

apparently you could tell you were driving behind steve jobs on the highway because he always drove the same silver mercedes with no license plates.  he didnt want license plates on his cars so he found a loophole in the state of california..if a car is leased for under 6 months you arent required to have plates so he made sure to lease a car for 6 months then turn it in and lease an identcal silver mercedes. 

ha also always parked in handicapped spaces
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Post by: Hiero of Syracuse on January 11, 2016, 12:43:10 AM
I should check that out. I heard things about Jobs along those lines in the past, but it sounds like  this documentary will provide me with with proof. Not that there is none out there, but I'm glad I can view something someone already put together and not have to track down stories concerning Jobs myself.
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Post by: red solo cup on January 18, 2016, 05:26:37 AM
Bosch on Amazon Prime. Uneven. Poorly written. Titus Welliver can't act.
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Post by: zork on January 18, 2016, 01:20:45 PM
Downton Abbey - Season 6
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 5
Twilight Zone - Season 5
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Post by: piabee on January 19, 2016, 03:19:53 PM
Thoughts on Downton, anyone? I've watched the whole final season so I'm curious what you think.
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Post by: piabee on January 24, 2016, 03:18:30 AM
SEASON TEN: BRING IT ON

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Post by: red solo cup on January 24, 2016, 09:24:51 AM
The Hour seasons 1 and 2. It portrays the early years of BBC TV with a backdrop of the Suez Crisis and the Hungarian Revolution. It showed what it was like to put together a show from behind the scenes. Giant ancient cameras. Tiny TVs. Everyone smoked like chimneys. The first season was rather spotty. Some episodes were intriguing while others were boring. The second season dealt with local corruption and was outstanding.
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Post by: Jacob on January 24, 2016, 10:33:42 AM
SEASON TEN: BRING IT ON

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Movies too?
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on January 24, 2016, 05:43:15 PM
Football :cheer: :beer: :patriot:
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Post by: aquinas138 on January 24, 2016, 10:02:07 PM
Making a Murderer
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Post by: Jacob on January 24, 2016, 11:49:51 PM
The X-Files was interesting.  David and Gillian have chemistry that cannot be extinguished, even after all these years.  The spin on past events in this new season is interesting.
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Post by: Anastasia on January 31, 2016, 11:44:55 PM
The new BBC And Then There Were None. About halfway through and very good so far.
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Post by: Chestertonian on February 01, 2016, 12:34:56 AM
The new BBC And Then There Were None. About halfway through and very good so far.
can't wait to see that one
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Post by: zork on February 01, 2016, 12:37:54 AM
Z Nation - Season 2
Downtown Abbey - Season 6
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 5
Twilight Zone - Season 5
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Post by: Non Nobis on February 01, 2016, 01:36:12 AM
The new BBC And Then There Were None. About halfway through and very good so far.
can't wait to see that one

Wish I could first erase the plot from my memory.

I don't actually get TV but eventually see such goodies online or on DVD.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on February 01, 2016, 06:45:25 AM
I watched the NHL All-Star Game last night. John Scott is a legend. Gary Bettman and Mike Milbury are utter tools.
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Post by: red solo cup on February 02, 2016, 06:46:14 AM
Mad Dogs from Amazon Prime. The first episode was very good. Showed a lot of promise. The subsequent episodes were not. Pointless meandering
drivel. It made Prison Break look like Masterpiece Theatre. Even the wife who has a high tolerance for bad entertainment called it excruciating.
The writers should be dragged from their cars and beaten.
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Post by: Bernadette on February 03, 2016, 10:29:34 PM
Outback House.

 https://www.ovguide.com/video/outback-house-episode-1-01e3e554885a11e38c261231391e5ce4

That shepherd kid's a wuss.
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Post by: Bonaventure on February 03, 2016, 11:02:23 PM
People v OJ Simpson
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Post by: piabee on February 04, 2016, 01:01:26 AM
Gilmore Girls season 4, now that the X-Files rewatch is done.

People v OJ Simpson

Next on my list.
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Post by: OCLittleFlower on February 04, 2016, 02:53:16 AM
The new BBC And Then There Were None. About halfway through and very good so far.

There's lots of ads for this during War and Peace.  Is it based on Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians?
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Post by: Jacob on February 04, 2016, 09:57:50 AM
American Crime on ABC.

I finally caught the first episode of War and Peace and couldn't stand it.  The high-def is just too high-def for me and the camera is constantly moving.
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Post by: red solo cup on February 08, 2016, 06:31:57 AM
Season 1 of Call Saul. It dragged a bit here and there but still entertaining. The episode with the talking toilet was hilarious.
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Post by: Bernadette on February 08, 2016, 11:19:46 AM
I finally caught the first episode of War and Peace and couldn't stand it.  The high-def is just too high-def for me and the camera is constantly moving.

I didn't like it, either.
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Post by: red solo cup on February 17, 2016, 09:27:41 AM
Season 3 Ripper Street
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Post by: Clare on February 17, 2016, 09:34:00 AM
Chocky, the 1984 ITV adaptation of John Wyndham's book.
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Post by: Anastasia on February 17, 2016, 10:53:09 AM
The new BBC And Then There Were None. About halfway through and very good so far.

There's lots of ads for this during War and Peace.  Is it based on Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians?
It is, and I was surprised to find out that this is the only English language version that has ever kept the author's original ending.
It was extremely well done overall, with only a few problems. I gather that the actor playing Lombard is the new BBC heartthrob, so they shoved in lots of shirtless shots whenever they could. Annoying.
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Post by: red solo cup on February 23, 2016, 06:48:36 AM
The mini-series Run from the BBC. How four different people's lives interconnect in London's underclass. Grim but very well done.
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Post by: Ulrich Von Lichtenstein on February 23, 2016, 07:09:55 PM
The new BBC And Then There Were None. About halfway through and very good so far.

There's lots of ads for this during War and Peace.  Is it based on Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians?

I have a copy of an Agatha Christie book called Ten Little... well, somethings but it definitely doesn't say "Indians"..?

Two different books? Or did they change the name?

Edit: Oh yes I Googled it now, they did change the name. I suppose I can understand why but I think it's kind of stupid that the liberal media made them do something like that. The name of the book is the name of the book.


Mine looks like this:

(https://www.boekenwebsite.nl/files/imagecache/vergroting/17330_0.jpg)
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Post by: zork on February 23, 2016, 07:14:51 PM
My understanding is that its original title is Ten Little Niggers, later sanitized to Indians, later sanitized further to And Then There Were None.
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Post by: Ulrich Von Lichtenstein on February 23, 2016, 07:18:02 PM
My understanding is that its original title is Ten Little Niggers, later sanitized to Indians, later sanitized further to And Then There Were None.

Yes, I ended up Googling it. I think it is stupid that they had to change it, the book was written in a time when that was the way people talked, and is set in a time when that was how people talked. It's not an accurate reflection of the time period to sanitize it in such a way. It's basically a form of revisionism.
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Post by: red solo cup on February 25, 2016, 07:01:10 AM
The Great Train Robbery (2013)
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Post by: Clare on February 28, 2016, 06:10:25 AM
Chocky, the 1984 ITV adaptation of John Wyndham's book.
I've watched Chocky's Children and I'm starting Chocky's Challenge now. I remember seeing them in the mid-80s, and they're still really good.
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Post by: MilesChristi on February 29, 2016, 08:40:50 PM
My understanding is that its original title is Ten Little Niggers, later sanitized to Indians, later sanitized further to And Then There Were None.

Actually, And Then There Were None was Agatha Christie's rewrite of Ten Little Niggers as a play. IIRC

When she rewrote her novels, she completely changed endings and everything.

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Post by: Older Salt on March 06, 2016, 11:10:12 AM
"Medium" with Patricia Arquette.
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Post by: Heinrich on March 06, 2016, 05:16:43 PM
Ax Men
Gold Rush
Dual Survival
Moonshiners

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Post by: LausTibiChriste on March 06, 2016, 05:58:41 PM
Has anyone here seen True Detective? Is it as good as people are saying?
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Post by: Jordan on March 08, 2016, 11:51:54 AM
Has anyone here seen True Detective? Is it as good as people are saying?

It can be vulgar.  A fair bit of violence and sex/nudity.  Though the good thing is they don't really "glorify it", though, and it's not shoe-horned in into every episode like some HBO shows (looking at you, Game of Thrones.)   

Beyond that, though, I found both seasons to be incredibly "Catholic," implicitly rather than explicitly.   I won't go into spoiler territory, but in season 1, one of the main characters is a staunch philosophical atheist after the death of his daughter (which also lead to a divorce and estrangement from his wife.)   Yet he is still a homicide detective, and hangs a crucifix on his wall so that he might "contemplate the moment in the garden, the idea of allowing your own crucifixion."

Season 2 (different character/setting/plot) has similar themes.  Divorced homicide detective (though no dead child this time), and he struggles with his relationship with his son.  He's also a crooked cop, in cahoots with a local gangster.   A lot of people thought season 2 was considerably worse than season 1.   I thought it was more original and the characters were a bit more interesting, and would actually say I prefer it.

It's one of my favourite shows, to be honest.  I'm not super melodramatic, but I'm a 25 year old man, and both seasons got me a little teary-eyed.   They're incredibly dark, like I said, but the "darkness" isn't of a totally nihilistic source, but rather more like the darkness in Gethsemane and at Golgotha. 
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Post by: red solo cup on March 08, 2016, 01:13:52 PM
Has anyone here seen True Detective? Is it as good as people are saying?
Season 1 was outstanding. One of the better things I've watched in a long time.
Season 2 was dark, nihilistic and confusing. It was a relief when it ended.
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Post by: Jordan on March 08, 2016, 08:37:18 PM
Has anyone here seen True Detective? Is it as good as people are saying?
Season 1 was outstanding. One of the better things I've watched in a long time.
Season 2 was dark, nihilistic and confusing. It was a relief when it ended.

Really?  I loved 2.  I thought Ray Velcoro was a much more interesting character than Rust Cohle.  And I really liked Antigone Bezerides as a character, which I didn't expect to.   
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Post by: red solo cup on March 09, 2016, 10:06:00 AM
Chacon a son gout.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on March 09, 2016, 10:40:41 AM
Thanks for the replies!
I'll go watch an episode or two tonight I think
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Post by: MilesChristi on March 20, 2016, 03:02:26 PM
Daredevil Season 2
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Post by: zork on March 20, 2016, 03:07:24 PM
Tried watching "Fuller House"... :P

Went back to watching "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" - Season 5

On the horizon, I'll be watching:

Twilight Zone - Season 5
Thriller - Season 1
Night Gallery - Season 1
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Post by: red solo cup on March 21, 2016, 06:35:55 AM
Season 2 Fargo. Very good. Love Peggy.
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Post by: TruthInvincible on March 26, 2016, 05:42:41 PM
Currently watching "NCIS" and "NCIS: New Orleans," as well as "Kitchen Nightmares".
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on March 26, 2016, 05:52:10 PM
Season 2 Fargo. Very good. Love Peggy.

How's Fargo?


I'm rockin' season 4 of House of Cards....it's good.
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Post by: LouisIX on March 26, 2016, 07:43:58 PM
I got half way through season 1 of Fargo. It was undeniably well done, but it was quite dark. I'm not sure if I am going to finish it. It wasn't that I didn't enjoy it. I did, very much so, but I'm not sure if it's suitable.

I felt the same way about House of Cards, as well, actually. I haven't watched the two newest seasons. Didn't he spit on a crucifix?
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Post by: red solo cup on March 27, 2016, 06:37:38 AM
I've seen all four seasons of House of Cards. Very good. I don't recall Frank spitting on any crucifix. Though I'll admit my memory isn't what it used to be.
Both Fargos were excellent.
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Post by: MilesChristi on March 27, 2016, 09:07:56 AM
Last two seasons were garbage comparably to the first two.

Then again, I basically treated it as a radio drama most of the time.
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Post by: zork on March 28, 2016, 12:16:25 AM

I felt the same way about House of Cards, as well, actually. I haven't watched the two newest seasons. Didn't he spit on a crucifix?

Yes, he did. I remember my sister telling me that she immediately turned off Netflix and never watched House of Cards again, as it had disgusted her that much.
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Post by: zork on March 28, 2016, 12:16:56 AM
Now watching The Returned.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on March 29, 2016, 05:52:40 PM
Just finished season 4 of House of Cards. I was watching Rescue Me but the blasphemy was too much so I stopped. I think I'll watch a couple episodes of Turn: Washington's Spies and see how that is.
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Post by: Ulrich Von Lichtenstein on March 29, 2016, 08:47:24 PM

I felt the same way about House of Cards, as well, actually. I haven't watched the two newest seasons. Didn't he spit on a crucifix?

Yes, he did. I remember my sister telling me that she immediately turned off Netflix and never watched House of Cards again, as it had disgusted her that much.

That's terrible! I remember when Larry David urinated on a picture of Our Lord once, why do these people think this is entertaining? Hellions...
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Post by: Lynne on March 30, 2016, 07:26:58 AM

I felt the same way about House of Cards, as well, actually. I haven't watched the two newest seasons. Didn't he spit on a crucifix?

Yes, he did. I remember my sister telling me that she immediately turned off Netflix and never watched House of Cards again, as it had disgusted her that much.

That's terrible! I remember when Larry David urinated on a picture of Our Lord once, why do these people think this is entertaining? Hellions...

Seems like most modern TV shows are crap. Thank goodness for sports and TMC (Turner Movie Classics).
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Post by: zork on March 30, 2016, 01:47:39 PM

That's terrible! I remember when Larry David urinated on a picture of Our Lord once, why do these people think this is entertaining?

Because Christophobes are the scum of the earth. A pox upon all of them...
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Post by: Kaesekopf on March 30, 2016, 02:06:27 PM

I felt the same way about House of Cards, as well, actually. I haven't watched the two newest seasons. Didn't he spit on a crucifix?

Yes, he did. I remember my sister telling me that she immediately turned off Netflix and never watched House of Cards again, as it had disgusted her that much.

That's terrible! I remember when Larry David urinated on a picture of Our Lord once, why do these people think this is entertaining? Hellions...

Here's a hint:  Starts with "J" and rhymes with "you!"
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on March 30, 2016, 03:32:10 PM
Ja Rule? Pronounced the ghetto way "ja roo" of course
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on March 30, 2016, 06:42:43 PM
Star Trek original series season 3
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Post by: red solo cup on April 06, 2016, 02:59:25 PM
Season 2 of the BBC's Happy Valley. Very good.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on April 06, 2016, 03:27:10 PM
Ja Rule? Pronounced the ghetto way "ja roo" of course

How else would you even say his name?

Cmon now. :lol:

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Post by: LausTibiChriste on April 06, 2016, 03:36:04 PM
Season 2 of the BBC's Happy Valley. Very good.

Ive only seen season 1 and I liked it. But I found it kind of weird....the commercial of it made it seem like a comedy almost; Its much darker than that. And of course they kill off a cute girl in ep. 2.....sad Laus.

Season 2 sounda promising. Anyone seen Peaky Blinders?
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Post by: red solo cup on April 07, 2016, 10:48:21 AM
Seen all the Peaky Blinders. Watch them with the Mrs. It can be a bit melodramatic but it has it's moments.
Another interesting one is Silk. Am I the only one or is the British legal system incredibly confusing? Could one of our English posters explain the difference between a barrister and a soliciter?
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Post by: Lynne on April 07, 2016, 03:03:34 PM
Seen all the Peaky Blinders. Watch them with the Mrs. It can be a bit melodramatic but it has it's moments.
Another interesting one is Silk. Am I the only one or is the British legal system incredibly confusing? Could one of our English posters explain the difference between a barrister and a soliciter?

One is able to present cases in court, the other is not. (I'm sure there's a better explanation but that's what I remember from A Fish Called Wanda).
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Post by: Bonaventure on April 17, 2016, 05:48:19 PM
11.22.63

I'm hooked.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on April 17, 2016, 05:56:29 PM
11.22.63

I'm hooked.

Haven't seen the tv version, but the book is fascinating.
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Post by: piabee on April 17, 2016, 07:58:15 PM
Back to Gilmore Girls again.
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Post by: red solo cup on April 20, 2016, 07:25:51 AM
Season 2 of Dreamland. It does a great job of portraying the stupidity and frustration of a bureaucracy.
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Post by: Jacob on May 15, 2016, 09:29:00 PM
I watched the 60 Minutes special on Morley Safer tonight.  I don't watch the show regularly, but they showed quite a few of Morley's stories that I remember having caught over the years.
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Post by: erin is nice on May 17, 2016, 09:23:19 AM
I'm almost finished with the anime series Attack on Titan. It is so good, I can't believe there isn't a second season.
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Post by: zork on May 17, 2016, 02:09:28 PM
Going to finish the French series Les Revenants Season 2 tonight. Really good show; very eerie, and without horror and gore.
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Post by: Maximilian on May 17, 2016, 08:27:01 PM
I'm almost finished with the anime series Attack on Titan. It is so good, I can't believe there isn't a second season.

It looks like there are a couple of sequels:

http://www.animeplus.tv/anime/search?key=shingeki+no+kyojin&search_submit=Go
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Post by: Maximilian on May 17, 2016, 08:39:53 PM
I'm almost finished with the anime series Attack on Titan. It is so good, I can't believe there isn't a second season.

It looks like there are a couple of sequels:

http://www.animeplus.tv/anime/search?key=shingeki+no+kyojin&search_submit=Go

I just watched the first episode, and I have to warn people: Not exactly family viewing.
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Post by: Elizabeth on May 17, 2016, 09:14:36 PM
Just finished season 4 of House of Cards. I was watching Rescue Me but the blasphemy was too much so I stopped. I think I'll watch a couple episodes of Turn: Washington's Spies and see how that is.
The 1st season was good, but the 2nd went immediately into soft porn, so no thanks.
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Post by: erin is nice on May 18, 2016, 07:39:55 AM
I'm almost finished with the anime series Attack on Titan. It is so good, I can't believe there isn't a second season.

It looks like there are a couple of sequels:

http://www.animeplus.tv/anime/search?key=shingeki+no+kyojin&search_submit=Go

I just watched the first episode, and I have to warn people: Not exactly family viewing.

It's very violent and a lot of people get eaten...  But other than that...
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Post by: Maximilian on May 18, 2016, 07:45:53 PM
I'm almost finished with the anime series Attack on Titan. It is so good, I can't believe there isn't a second season.

It looks like there are a couple of sequels:

http://www.animeplus.tv/anime/search?key=shingeki+no+kyojin&search_submit=Go

I just watched the first episode, and I have to warn people: Not exactly family viewing.

It's very violent and a lot of people get eaten...  But other than that...

Right. There's no sex. But don't watch it with young kids.
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Post by: red solo cup on May 19, 2016, 07:23:44 AM
Seasons 1-3 of Whitechapel. Nothing to write home about.
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Post by: erin is nice on May 19, 2016, 09:32:55 AM
I'm almost finished with the anime series Attack on Titan. It is so good, I can't believe there isn't a second season.

It looks like there are a couple of sequels:

http://www.animeplus.tv/anime/search?key=shingeki+no+kyojin&search_submit=Go

I just watched the first episode, and I have to warn people: Not exactly family viewing.

It's very violent and a lot of people get eaten...  But other than that...

Right. There's no sex. But don't watch it with young kids.

I finished the series last night... and there are no more until next year! Noooo!

Well, now I'm back to Clannad After Story  ;D
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Post by: Maximilian on May 19, 2016, 10:53:32 AM
I'm almost finished with the anime series Attack on Titan. It is so good, I can't believe there isn't a second season.

It looks like there are a couple of sequels:

http://www.animeplus.tv/anime/search?key=shingeki+no+kyojin&search_submit=Go

I just watched the first episode, and I have to warn people: Not exactly family viewing.

It's very violent and a lot of people get eaten...  But other than that...

Right. There's no sex. But don't watch it with young kids.

I finished the series last night... and there are no more until next year! Noooo!


Did you check the link I posted?

They have 9 "special episodes" plus 3 OVA's plus 2 movies plus a 2-part sequel.


Well, now I'm back to Clannad After Story  ;D

Most kawai theme song ever.

Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: erin is nice on May 19, 2016, 01:42:07 PM

Most kawai theme song ever.


I annoy the mister by insisting we listen to the ending song every episode  :lol:

He has been calling me 'bean jam dango' now for a month...
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Basilios on May 19, 2016, 03:38:38 PM
If we're talking anime theme songs...


My favourite anime and my favourite anime intro.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: erin is nice on May 19, 2016, 03:43:41 PM
If we're talking anime theme songs...


My favourite anime and my favourite anime intro.

This is our next series after we finish AOT and Clannad.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Basilios on May 19, 2016, 04:23:25 PM
If we're talking anime theme songs...


My favourite anime and my favourite anime intro.

This is our next series after we finish AOT and Clannad.

Nice, I think its the best anime made. Perfect IMO. Action, humour, philosophy, emotion (PM me when you're crying for 5 straight days after watching Episode 4 with Nina and when you hear Roy Mustang saying "No, its raining alright"... even thinking about it tears me up).

I hate to sound like a disgusting weeaboo but please only watch the sub. Dubs = shit.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/unh1qLKRgdPXjjKFy2jgMsN9v6SGC8cOnioQ3LEw-c4ZUWfclkmvNey3HXqUz7h-wr82IRvb=w418-h209-p-no)
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Maximilian on May 19, 2016, 05:12:48 PM

Most kawai theme song ever.


I annoy the mister by insisting we listen to the ending song every episode  :lol:

He has been calling me 'bean jam dango' now for a month...

Well, that's sweet. At least he identifies you with the adorable one.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Cesar_Augustus on May 20, 2016, 08:50:33 AM
I'm almost finished with the anime series Attack on Titan. It is so good, I can't believe there isn't a second season.

It looks like there are a couple of sequels:

http://www.animeplus.tv/anime/search?key=shingeki+no+kyojin&search_submit=Go

I just watched the first episode, and I have to warn people: Not exactly family viewing.

It's very violent and a lot of people get eaten...  But other than that...

I've read that there is an implied lesbian pairing, later confirmed by one of the anime staff members. Although I don't know how relevant is to the story, or the focus on them. I only watched some episodes years ago.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Cesar_Augustus on May 20, 2016, 08:54:25 AM
I'm almost finished with the anime series Attack on Titan. It is so good, I can't believe there isn't a second season.

It looks like there are a couple of sequels:

http://www.animeplus.tv/anime/search?key=shingeki+no+kyojin&search_submit=Go

I just watched the first episode, and I have to warn people: Not exactly family viewing.

It's very violent and a lot of people get eaten...  But other than that...

Right. There's no sex. But don't watch it with young kids.

I finished the series last night... and there are no more until next year! Noooo!


Did you check the link I posted?

They have 9 "special episodes" plus 3 OVA's plus 2 movies plus a 2-part sequel.


Well, now I'm back to Clannad After Story  ;D

Most kawai theme song ever.


I've read good things about Clannad, how it is?
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: maryslittlegarden on May 20, 2016, 08:56:45 AM
Hmm... maybe I need to start watching anime.  Any suggestions on some starter series'?

Edited to add:
Rewatching Babylon 5
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Cesar_Augustus on May 20, 2016, 09:05:57 AM
Hmm... maybe I need to start watching anime.  Any suggestions on some starter series'?

Edited to add:
Rewatching Babylon 5

The most safe recommendations would be Studio Ghibli works (although Grave of the Fireflies is not for kids), and World Masterpiece Theater series.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: erin is nice on May 20, 2016, 09:19:53 AM

I hate to sound like a disgusting weeaboo but please only watch the sub. Dubs = shit.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/unh1qLKRgdPXjjKFy2jgMsN9v6SGC8cOnioQ3LEw-c4ZUWfclkmvNey3HXqUz7h-wr82IRvb=w418-h209-p-no)

I don't know what weeaboo means, but I hate dubs — I like to hear the original voices even if I can't understand what they are saying.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: erin is nice on May 20, 2016, 09:20:14 AM

I've read that there is an implied lesbian pairing, later confirmed by one of the anime staff members. Although I don't know how relevant is to the story, or the focus on them. I only watched some episodes years ago.

It is so vague that a lot of people wouldn't even notice (my husband didn't catch it, but I did). And in all the regular 25 episodes, I think it came up twice, and like I said it was extremely subtle.

I love Clannad, but it does have a little suggestive humor (embarrassing a character by implying he's gay, etc, silly high school stuff). Nothing horrible, but I thought I should mention it because some people avoid stuff like that completely. It's very funny at times, and heartbreaking at other times.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Basilios on May 20, 2016, 09:41:02 AM
Hmm... maybe I need to start watching anime.  Any suggestions on some starter series'?

Edited to add:
Rewatching Babylon 5

As far as movies go, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke are great. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is great as is Summer Wars. A lot of people recommend Akira and Ghost in the Shell as starter movies but I think they're not that great an introduction to anime.

For series, FMA:Brotherhood is the best introduction IMO along with something like Death Note, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagan and Cowboy Bepop.

The thing is there is a lot of anime, and a lot of different types. You need to watch a few to decide what you like in the genre. Slice of life, romance, comedy, sport, thriller, weird/philosophy, shonen, seinen... etc.

Quote
I don't know what weeaboo means,

http://www.wikihow.com/Avoid-Becoming-a-Weeaboo

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/weeaboo
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: RedCaves on May 20, 2016, 09:56:34 AM
Hmm... maybe I need to start watching anime.  Any suggestions on some starter series'?

Edited to add:
Rewatching Babylon 5

If you're looking for some good comedy, try One Punch Man.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Jayne on May 20, 2016, 10:32:12 AM
Hmm... maybe I need to start watching anime.  Any suggestions on some starter series'?

Edited to add:
Rewatching Babylon 5

I am more of a koreaboo than a weeaboo, but my favourite anime is Moribito: http://myanimelist.net/anime/1827/Seirei_no_Moribito (http://myanimelist.net/anime/1827/Seirei_no_Moribito). From what you have posted in the past, we have pretty similar taste, so there is a good chance you will like it too.

On subs vs dubs, I preferred dubs for decades and only recently got into subs.  While I did not like them at first, it took me only a few weeks to adjust to them completely.  It feels as if I were listening to the characters speaking English.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Maximilian on May 20, 2016, 10:47:43 AM

http://www.wikihow.com/Avoid-Becoming-a-Weeaboo

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/weeaboo

Pretty hilarious.
Never heard these term before, but sounds like me alright.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Maximilian on May 20, 2016, 10:58:13 AM

Hmm... maybe I need to start watching anime.  Any suggestions on some starter series'?


I always recommend "Trapp Ikka Monogatari" (The Trapp Family Story), which is part of the "World Classics" series where the founders of Studio Ghibli got their start.

http://www.animeplus.tv/trapp-ikka-monogatari-online

(http://www.animeplus.tv/images/series/big/2598.jpg)

This is where it pays to have kids around so that you have a plausible excuse to watch things like this. "I'm just doing it for the kids." However, I've watched the whole series through twice (with different groups of kids), and really enjoyed it both times.

Right now we are watching "Major." I highly recommend it for anyone who has boys. The first season will have everyone sobbing, both kids and adults. After that it focuses more on baseball and less on drama.

http://www.animeplus.tv/major-online

(http://www.animeplus.tv/images/series/big/625.jpg)
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Maximilian on May 20, 2016, 11:01:51 AM

my favourite anime is Moribito: http://myanimelist.net/anime/1827/Seirei_no_Moribito (http://myanimelist.net/anime/1827/Seirei_no_Moribito).

Hmm, not familiar with this one. So you recommend it?
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Maximilian on May 20, 2016, 11:05:35 AM

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is great as is Summer Wars.

Yes, these are both great suggestions.
You can watch them here:

http://www.animeplus.tv/summer-wars-watch-online

(http://www.animeplus.tv/images/series/big/1432.jpg)


http://www.animeplus.tv/toki-wo-kakeru-shoujo-movie-watch-online

(http://www.animeplus.tv/images/series/big/1168.jpg)
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: maryslittlegarden on May 20, 2016, 11:29:45 AM
Lots of good recommendations :).
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Ulrich Von Lichtenstein on May 20, 2016, 04:56:30 PM
There is an anime rendition of Ursula Leguin's Earthsea novels, it varies from the source material greatly but is still very good.

I prefer to watch subtitles vs dubs as Dutch dubs can be hard to come by...
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: zork on May 20, 2016, 10:35:05 PM
G.T.O. Great Teacher Onizuka was pretty good.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Flora on May 21, 2016, 02:39:56 AM
My favorite anime movies of all time:
The Wind Rises -- best Miyazaki movie, in my opinion. Loved the symbolism, motifs, character development, artwork, abstract concepts, musical score... Just a brilliant piece of film.

Hotarubi no Mori e (Into the Forest of Fireflies' Light) -- short anime movie. Not as well known, but I guarantee that it's worth watching. The beauty and simplicity of the animation and story were very heartwarming and bittersweet. Really loved this one. Makes you miss your childhood and the blissful simplicity of things like running around in the grass with a mind full of imagination.

Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal -- prequel to the TV series. The action, drama, story, character development, and MOOD are awesome if you want something more intense. I really liked the animation style in this; very dark compared to the anime series, and I thought it brought out the bloody historical era very well. It also shows Kenshin as much more human and vulnerable than in the TV series.

Honorable mentions:
Wolf Children
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
5 Cm. per Second
Kakurenbo

As for anime series, my favorite of all time has got to be:
Steins;Gate (dubbed). Dubs usually suck, but the dub for Steins;Gate, in my opinion, was better than the sub, mainly because the dub took a bit more freedom in translation, causing the English to flow better and be more poetic and the jokes to be more clever. The script is probably the strongest element of this anime, and I really, really liked the dub. The sub, for me, was too literal. Translating word for word often doesn't come out right in English, and because of that, I found the sub quite stale. The humor, drama, plot, and romance in this anime was perfect. I am rarely impressed by humor in animes, but I thought the humor in this series was very witty. And rarely do animes make me feel emotional, but this one definitely did in the latter half and upon finish... it's actually one of those animes that you can't get off your mind for a few days after finishing. WARNING: there is some fan service, a tranny character, and some sexual jokes (not recommended for watching with children)...annoying, because otherwise it would have been the perfect anime in my opinion. It starts off a bit slow but definitely gets more fast-paced and intense as the series goes on.

Others:
Clannad: After Story (Season Two to Clannad) is also pretty good. Teared up a bit. However, I didn't like a lot of the side characters (and even to some extent the main female character). I found them a bit cheesy and unbelievable/one-dimensional. You have to watch the First Season to understand the characters' backgrounds, and I found the First Season quite boring. But the second half of After Story was still very good. Season Two is the anime during which a lot of people say they couldn't stop crying.

Attack on Titan started out really good, but as the series went on...filler, filler, filler...(!) and the pace slowed down to unbearable levels. Still enjoyed it though, very fun to watch (albeit traumatizing)...and have been waiting for Season 2 since forever.

Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series -- a parody series, made by LittleKuriboh on YouTube. Very hilarious if you watched the real series as a kid. Things that you thought were so COOL and never questioned as a kid are shown to be utterly ridiculous. Best anime satire out there. This series has me cracking up to this very day. Episodes are roughly 4-5 minutes long, so you can binge watch 'em pretty easily.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood -- just a good, well-rounded story overall. I agree with Basilios that FMA is probably one of the best anime series (if not the best anime series) in terms of having every element: action, plot, character development, etc., going for it. However, I still put it as #2 after Steins;Gate, because while Steins;Gate isn't as perfect in checking off all the boxes, it evoked much stronger emotions in me. Perhaps this is because I had already watched the original FMA so Brotherhood wasn't as unpredictable...who knows.

-----------------------------------------------------

If there are any other ones (aside from the obvious Miyazaki movies) that I forgot about which I really liked, I'll post them.

On a tangent, I recently watched Akira, which is supposedly considered by critics the best anime movie of all time. I thought it was freaking weird. And so did my fiance. It seriously made no sense. It reminded me of modern art, where "experts" are all crowded around praising how original and brilliant it is, when it's just a bunch of paint randomly splattered on a piece of paper. Then again, I could be wrong. I'm no film expert or anything, so maybe I'm missing the revolutionary creativity of the movie.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Jayne on May 21, 2016, 06:23:37 AM

my favourite anime is Moribito: http://myanimelist.net/anime/1827/Seirei_no_Moribito (http://myanimelist.net/anime/1827/Seirei_no_Moribito).

Hmm, not familiar with this one. So you recommend it?

I had some misgivings before watching since the main character is a female warrior and these are often associated with feminist themes (Western tv shows Buffy and, more recently, Supergirl are good examples), but Moribito was not like that.  The hero is given a back story to explain her fighting abilities which are recognized as unusual and even problematic for a woman.  She ends up as the protector of a child and develops maternal feelings for him.

It is a fantasy setting so there are spiritual beings involved in the story.  This does not bother me in fiction set in alternate universes, but it might be a problem for some.

Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Cesar_Augustus on May 21, 2016, 08:26:59 AM
Hmm... maybe I need to start watching anime.  Any suggestions on some starter series'?

Edited to add:
Rewatching Babylon 5

As far as movies go, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke are great. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is great as is Summer Wars. A lot of people recommend Akira and Ghost in the Shell as starter movies but I think they're not that great an introduction to anime.

For series, FMA:Brotherhood is the best introduction IMO along with something like Death Note, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagan and Cowboy Bepop.

The thing is there is a lot of anime, and a lot of different types. You need to watch a few to decide what you like in the genre. Slice of life, romance, comedy, sport, thriller, weird/philosophy, shonen, seinen... etc.

Quote
I don't know what weeaboo means,

http://www.wikihow.com/Avoid-Becoming-a-Weeaboo

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/weeaboo

Yes, Akira and GiTS are not that good for starter anime.  Also, as a warning there is some nudity in both of them.

About Gurren Lagann, while I agree that Death Note and Cowboy Bebop work well as introductory anime, that one doesn't seem to be like that, from what I've read (I haven't watched the entire series). Warning: the clothings of the girl protagonist are very immodest.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Cesar_Augustus on May 21, 2016, 08:29:34 AM
My favorite anime movies of all time:
The Wind Rises -- best Miyazaki movie, in my opinion. Loved the symbolism, motifs, character development, artwork, abstract concepts, musical score... Just a brilliant piece of film.

Hotarubi no Mori e (Into the Forest of Fireflies' Light) -- short anime movie. Not as well known, but I guarantee that it's worth watching. The beauty and simplicity of the animation and story were very heartwarming and bittersweet. Really loved this one. Makes you miss your childhood and the blissful simplicity of things like running around in the grass with a mind full of imagination.

Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal -- prequel to the TV series. The action, drama, story, character development, and MOOD are awesome if you want something more intense. I really liked the animation style in this; very dark compared to the anime series, and I thought it brought out the bloody historical era very well. It also shows Kenshin as much more human and vulnerable than in the TV series.

Honorable mentions:
Wolf Children
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
5 Cm. per Second
Kakurenbo

As for anime series, my favorite of all time has got to be:
Steins;Gate (dubbed). Dubs usually suck, but the dub for Steins;Gate, in my opinion, was better than the sub, mainly because the dub took a bit more freedom in translation, causing the English to flow better and be more poetic and the jokes to be more clever. The script is probably the strongest element of this anime, and I really, really liked the dub. The sub, for me, was too literal. Translating word for word often doesn't come out right in English, and because of that, I found the sub quite stale. The humor, drama, plot, and romance in this anime was perfect. I am rarely impressed by humor in animes, but I thought the humor in this series was very witty. And rarely do animes make me feel emotional, but this one definitely did in the latter half and upon finish... it's actually one of those animes that you can't get off your mind for a few days after finishing. WARNING: there is some fan service, a tranny character, and some sexual jokes (not recommended for watching with children)...annoying, because otherwise it would have been the perfect anime in my opinion. It starts off a bit slow but definitely gets more fast-paced and intense as the series goes on.

Others:
Clannad: After Story (Season Two to Clannad) is also pretty good. Teared up a bit. However, I didn't like a lot of the side characters (and even to some extent the main female character). I found them a bit cheesy and unbelievable/one-dimensional. You have to watch the First Season to understand the characters' backgrounds, and I found the First Season quite boring. But the second half of After Story was still very good. Season Two is the anime during which a lot of people say they couldn't stop crying.

Attack on Titan started out really good, but as the series went on...filler, filler, filler...(!) and the pace slowed down to unbearable levels. Still enjoyed it though, very fun to watch (albeit traumatizing)...and have been waiting for Season 2 since forever.

Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series -- a parody series, made by LittleKuriboh on YouTube. Very hilarious if you watched the real series as a kid. Things that you thought were so COOL and never questioned as a kid are shown to be utterly ridiculous. Best anime satire out there. This series has me cracking up to this very day. Episodes are roughly 4-5 minutes long, so you can binge watch 'em pretty easily.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood -- just a good, well-rounded story overall. I agree with Basilios that FMA is probably one of the best anime series (if not the best anime series) in terms of having every element: action, plot, character development, etc., going for it. However, I still put it as #2 after Steins;Gate, because while Steins;Gate isn't as perfect in checking off all the boxes, it evoked much stronger emotions in me. Perhaps this is because I had already watched the original FMA so Brotherhood wasn't as unpredictable...who knows.

-----------------------------------------------------

If there are any other ones (aside from the obvious Miyazaki movies) that I forgot about which I really liked, I'll post them.

On a tangent, I recently watched Akira, which is supposedly considered by critics the best anime movie of all time. I thought it was freaking weird. And so did my fiance. It seriously made no sense. It reminded me of modern art, where "experts" are all crowded around praising how original and brilliant it is, when it's just a bunch of paint randomly splattered on a piece of paper. Then again, I could be wrong. I'm no film expert or anything, so maybe I'm missing the revolutionary creativity of the movie.

I think one of the reasons that Akira is considered good, has to do with that movie being one of the first ones that was known in the west, also, because it was different from the anime series imported in these years.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Jacob on May 21, 2016, 10:49:38 PM
I think one of the reasons that Akira is considered good, has to do with that movie being one of the first ones that was known in the west, also, because it was different from the anime series imported in these years.

This is worth keeping in mind, absolutely.  Another thing about Akira is that it is based on the manga Akira, which is like twelve big thick volumes long.  There was no way they were ever going to cram all the stuff in the manga into the anime movie.  And without all that detail, the movie is rather disjointed in places.

But as Cesar said, it was one of the first real movies known in the West and it was definitely far and away more sophisticated than Voltron or any of the other robot/mecha series imported during the 70s and 80s.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: erin is nice on May 22, 2016, 09:12:08 AM
[/u]Clannad: After Story (Season Two to Clannad) is also pretty good. Teared up a bit. However, I didn't like a lot of the side characters (and even to some extent the main female character). I found them a bit cheesy and unbelievable/one-dimensional. You have to watch the First Season to understand the characters' backgrounds, and I found the First Season quite boring. But the second half of After Story was still very good. Season Two is the anime during which a lot of people say they couldn't stop crying.

The only part that has really made me cry is in the first season when everyone starts to forget Fuko. For some reason that really got to me and I was bawling  :lol:
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Ulrich Von Lichtenstein on May 22, 2016, 05:00:23 PM

The only part that has really made me cry is in the first season when everyone starts to forget Fuko. For some reason that really got to me and I was bawling  :lol:

Nowadays everybody wants to talk like they got something to say, but nothing comes out when they move their lips just a bunch of gibberish and mothertruckers act like they forgot about Fuko.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Maximilian on May 22, 2016, 05:07:37 PM
[/u]Clannad: After Story (Season Two to Clannad) is also pretty good. Teared up a bit. However, I didn't like a lot of the side characters (and even to some extent the main female character). I found them a bit cheesy and unbelievable/one-dimensional. You have to watch the First Season to understand the characters' backgrounds, and I found the First Season quite boring. But the second half of After Story was still very good. Season Two is the anime during which a lot of people say they couldn't stop crying.

The only part that has really made me cry is in the first season when everyone starts to forget Fuko. For some reason that really got to me and I was bawling  :lol:

What? New photo, but your hair is still purple?

Is that for real? Since you're posting on an anime thread, it almost looks like cosplay.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: erin is nice on May 22, 2016, 07:53:07 PM


What? New photo, but your hair is still purple?

Is that for real? Since you're posting on an anime thread, it almost looks like cosplay.

It's very real. My real life is kind of like cosplay  :lol:
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: VeraeFidei on May 22, 2016, 09:26:29 PM
NHL playoffs

Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Bernadette on May 22, 2016, 09:41:07 PM


What? New photo, but your hair is still purple?

Is that for real? Since you're posting on an anime thread, it almost looks like cosplay.

It's very real. My real life is kind of like cosplay  :lol:

:lol: I really liked the blue hair.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Prayerful on May 23, 2016, 06:17:07 AM
Purple innit? Maybe I'm colour blind. Mary Beard's documentary on the Romans, shown last Wednesday, watched yesterday.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: erin is nice on May 23, 2016, 08:21:59 AM


What? New photo, but your hair is still purple?

Is that for real? Since you're posting on an anime thread, it almost looks like cosplay.

It's very real. My real life is kind of like cosplay  :lol:

:lol: I really liked the blue hair.

Blue was fun too, but purple is really perfect with my green eyes  :lol:

I finished the AOT parody specials last night-- so funny if you've watched the whole first season.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Greg on May 23, 2016, 09:12:22 AM
I saw a mini series on the plane called Tyrant, on the FX channel.  Pretty engaging stuff.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: red solo cup on May 23, 2016, 10:23:02 AM


What? New photo, but your hair is still purple?

Is that for real? Since you're posting on an anime thread, it almost looks like cosplay.



It's very real. My real life is kind of like cosplay  :lol:

:lol: I really liked the blue hair.

Blue was fun too, but purple is really perfect with my green eyes  :lol:

I finished the AOT parody specials last night-- so funny if you've watched the whole first season.
http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/warning
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: maryslittlegarden on May 23, 2016, 11:49:28 AM


What? New photo, but your hair is still purple?

Is that for real? Since you're posting on an anime thread, it almost looks like cosplay.

It's very real. My real life is kind of like cosplay  :lol:

:lol: I really liked the blue hair.

Blue was fun too, but purple is really perfect with my green eyes  :lol:

I finished the AOT parody specials last night-- so funny if you've watched the whole first season.

Love the purple. :):):)
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: MilesChristi on May 25, 2016, 12:25:21 AM
I, Claudius
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: red solo cup on May 25, 2016, 07:49:43 AM
I, Claudius
"Oh it's just wind"
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Prayerful on May 25, 2016, 08:15:53 AM
Watched something last night on BBC4 on FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: RedCaves on May 25, 2016, 08:56:51 PM
I saw a mini series on the plane called Tyrant, on the FX channel.  Pretty engaging stuff.


I am looking forward to Season 3. I've seen all the episodes since summer 2014




What? New photo, but your hair is still purple?

Is that for real? Since you're posting on an anime thread, it almost looks like cosplay.

It's very real. My real life is kind of like cosplay  :lol:

You could play a good Bulma, erin is nice.  ;D
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Cesar_Augustus on May 30, 2016, 09:20:20 AM

I've read that there is an implied lesbian pairing, later confirmed by one of the anime staff members. Although I don't know how relevant is to the story, or the focus on them. I only watched some episodes years ago.

It is so vague that a lot of people wouldn't even notice (my husband didn't catch it, but I did). And in all the regular 25 episodes, I think it came up twice, and like I said it was extremely subtle.


That is becoming more common in recent series. Years ago, these type of characters were villains or comedic characters. Recently, they show more one-sided and implied relationships.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Lynne on May 30, 2016, 11:48:29 AM
Vertigo.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: Carleendiane on June 11, 2016, 12:09:23 PM
Vertigo.
Hey! That's my story. Constant vertigo. It maybe my story, but would like something more unvertigoish.
Title: Re: TV You're Watching
Post by: maryslittlegarden on August 19, 2016, 07:24:14 PM
binge watching Star Trek Enterprise
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Post by: erin is nice on August 22, 2016, 01:02:36 PM
I started Hunter x Hunter last night!
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Post by: zork on August 22, 2016, 01:10:33 PM
Bob's Burgers - Season 4
Between - Season 2
Trailer Park Boys - Season 1 (Thanks Laus!)
Stranger Things
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Post by: RedCaves on August 24, 2016, 09:00:32 PM
I've been seeing Tyrant on T.V. for awhile now.
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Post by: piabee on August 26, 2016, 12:00:10 AM
Burned through Empire season 2 last weekend.
Finishing up Elementary.
Started Stranger Things.
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Post by: Bernadette on September 10, 2016, 04:40:01 PM
Poirot (Netflix). Not bad.
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Post by: piabee on September 11, 2016, 12:40:53 AM
Poldark. :swoon2:
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on September 11, 2016, 02:30:19 AM
Bob's Burgers - Season 4
Between - Season 2
Trailer Park Boys - Season 1 (Thanks Laus!)
Stranger Things

No worries man. Awesome show.


For those of you who've watched Stranger Things how is it?
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Post by: red solo cup on September 11, 2016, 06:19:02 AM
Bob's Burgers - Season 4
Between - Season 2
Trailer Park Boys - Season 1 (Thanks Laus!)
Stranger Things

No worries man. Awesome show.


For those of you who've watched Stranger Things how is it?
My daughter and her husband rave about it.
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Post by: Patriarch on September 11, 2016, 07:59:22 AM
Let's see:

Once Upon A Time
Babylon 5 (Just acquired the first three seaons 2 weeks ago)
Dark Matter
Star Trek (Usually DS9 or Next Gen)
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on September 11, 2016, 12:30:38 PM
Babylon 5 is one of my favorites. 
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Post by: piabee on September 12, 2016, 01:21:50 AM
For those of you who've watched Stranger Things how is it?

The first few episodes were intriguing but then it lost steam.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on September 12, 2016, 07:46:17 PM
Blue Jays vs Rays right now. Toronto better pick it up.
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Post by: RedCaves on September 17, 2016, 10:13:28 PM
Well, now that Tyrant got cancelled, I guess there is nothing good for me to watch. :/
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Post by: zork on September 19, 2016, 02:23:07 PM
Slowly working my way through these shows:

Stanger Things
Trailer Park Boys - Season 1
Bob's Burgers - Season 4
Twilight Zone - Season 5
The Walking Dead - Season 6
Random episodes of MST3K

I never binge watch, as I don't have enough patience to sit through TV episode after TV episode.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on September 22, 2016, 08:21:16 PM
About to watch JJ Watt and the Texans murder the Pats. Gonna be good.

Also finishing up season 5 of House, M.D. - loved that show but never made it through all 8 seasons, so I'm trying.
Slowing making my way through season 2 of both The Killing and Lillyhammer
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on September 22, 2016, 11:55:06 PM
About to watch JJ Watt and the Texans murder the Pats. Gonna be good.


I clearly know what I'm talking about ....
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Post by: Lynne on September 23, 2016, 06:01:27 AM
About to watch JJ Watt and the Texans murder the Pats. Gonna be good.


I clearly know what I'm talking about ....

Oh well.  :cheeseheadbeer:
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Post by: piabee on September 23, 2016, 01:49:22 PM
New TV is back! Caught some pilots this week. Will most stick with This Is Us and Pitch, but drop Designated Survivor (boring).
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Post by: verenaerin on September 24, 2016, 06:34:29 PM
POLDARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

in 24 hours.
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Post by: Lynne on September 24, 2016, 06:36:25 PM
POLDARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

in 24 hours.

I haven't watched this before. I take it you like it?

 ::)
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Post by: verenaerin on September 24, 2016, 06:57:46 PM
POLDARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

in 24 hours.

I haven't watched this before. I take it you like it?

 ::)

You can watch the first Season on Amazon Prime for free. It's the caliber of Pride and Prejudice the BBC version (the only version worth watching). It's based on a book, or maybe books? About a guy who comes back from the Revolutionary War, only to find the girl he was engaged to, marrying another man (his cousin). Also, if you watch the series you will learn about the putrid throat. Now, everytime my sister or I get sick we say we have the putrid throat.

You have to watch it.

ETA- There is one scene, in one episode that is suggestive/ iffy/ you know what's about to happen- it's not very long and easy to skip.
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Post by: MundaCorMeum on September 24, 2016, 11:32:16 PM
POLDARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

in 24 hours.

I binge watched the first season the last time my husband was on a long business trip. I enjoyed it, too!  Does the new season come out soon??  I haven't checked in awhile....
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Post by: verenaerin on September 25, 2016, 12:12:01 AM
POLDARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

in 24 hours.

I binge watched the first season the last time my husband was on a long business trip. I enjoyed it, too!  Does the new season come out soon??  I haven't checked in awhile....

Season 2 starts tomorrow. Not sure where or if it will be on Amazon. Hopefully it will be included in Prime again.

These types of shows are best binged watched.
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Post by: MundaCorMeum on September 25, 2016, 12:23:01 AM
POLDARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

in 24 hours.

I binge watched the first season the last time my husband was on a long business trip. I enjoyed it, too!  Does the new season come out soon??  I haven't checked in awhile....

Season 2 starts tomorrow. Not sure where or if it will be on Amazon. Hopefully it will be included in Prime again.

These types of shows are best binged watched.

I hope so, too....especially before November. I need a good series for labor!
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Post by: piabee on September 25, 2016, 07:12:29 PM
Poldark is on Masterpiece (PBS).
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Post by: OCLittleFlower on September 26, 2016, 04:45:37 AM
Slowly working my way through these shows:

Stanger Things
Trailer Park Boys - Season 1
Bob's Burgers - Season 4
Twilight Zone - Season 5
The Walking Dead - Season 6
Random episodes of MST3K

I never binge watch, as I don't have enough patience to sit through TV episode after TV episode.

We LOVED Stranger Things.  :)
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Post by: zork on September 26, 2016, 10:47:24 AM
Slowly working my way through these shows:

Stanger Things
Trailer Park Boys - Season 1
Bob's Burgers - Season 4
Twilight Zone - Season 5
The Walking Dead - Season 6
Random episodes of MST3K

I never binge watch, as I don't have enough patience to sit through TV episode after TV episode.

We LOVED Stranger Things.  :)

I am now exactly halfway through it, and really like it. Piabee said that it loses steam though, at some point.  :-\
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Post by: Greg on September 26, 2016, 02:40:49 PM
Watching the Presidential Candidate's Debate tonight at 2am.
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Post by: piabee on September 26, 2016, 03:18:45 PM
I am now exactly halfway through it, and really like it. Piabee said that it loses steam though, at some point.  :-\

Maybe the pacing works better when you don't binge.
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Post by: LouisIX on September 26, 2016, 06:57:05 PM
I loved Stranger Things. I didn't feel that it lost steam, either. In fact, I wasn't entirely hooked until after the first two or three episodes but then I was all in.
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Post by: OCLittleFlower on September 26, 2016, 09:35:44 PM
It didn't lose steam for me at all -- and we "semi-binged" it. 

Not saying you're wrong, Piabee, but just that it built up well in terms of tension and followed a normal three act structure to me.
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Post by: Heinrich on September 26, 2016, 11:20:08 PM
Watching the Presidential Candidate's Debate tonight at 2am.

Yer a grate american.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on September 27, 2016, 12:34:50 AM
Watching the Presidential Candidate's Debate tonight at 2am.

Let us know what you think. I watched about 5 minutes but it was so tame, it didn't seem like a debate, more of a friendly discussion. So I turned to the Jays game
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Post by: Greg on September 27, 2016, 12:52:19 PM
Watching the Presidential Candidate's Debate tonight at 2am.

Yer a grate american.

I just think it MIGHT be a defining moment in history.  Just have a sneaky feeling about it.
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Post by: MilesChristi on September 27, 2016, 12:58:22 PM
Really, I find that no one really moved much afterwards
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Post by: piabee on September 29, 2016, 12:20:39 PM
I've been laughing at every other line in Designated Survivor. I don't think they meant it to be a comedy...
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Post by: YeOldeFustilarians on October 19, 2016, 06:46:28 PM
Been watching baseball playoffs.

Go Tribe.

Though as long as the Cubbies don't win, I'll be happy.
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Post by: Lynne on October 19, 2016, 07:11:24 PM
Been watching baseball playoffs.

Go Tribe.

Though as long as the Cubbies don't win, I'll be happy.

I was very happy with the Cleveland win.  :cheer:
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Post by: Spera In Deo on October 19, 2016, 08:17:17 PM
Is the Tribe actually going to the World Series?

Are you sure it isn't TEOTWAWKI? 
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Post by: Jacob on October 19, 2016, 10:18:22 PM
Fail-Safe.

Always have to watch the end of Fail-Safe.

One night a long time ago I watched that movie alone in the dark.  The screeching telephone at the end was very effective.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on October 28, 2016, 07:54:03 PM
Dr Who marathon
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Post by: erin is nice on October 30, 2016, 05:30:31 PM
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency!
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Post by: Kaesekopf on October 30, 2016, 06:18:59 PM
Been watching the Indians beat on the Cubs.

Hope the Cubs get blown out tonight.
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Post by: clau clau on November 17, 2016, 05:20:39 AM
Watching the Presidential Candidate's Debate tonight at 2am.

Yer a grate american.

I just think it MIGHT be a defining moment in history.  Just have a sneaky feeling about it.

You nailed it Greg.

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Post by: red solo cup on November 20, 2016, 05:40:42 AM
Binge watched all four seasons of Luther. Quite good though it gives the impression that London is mostly inhabited by sadistic serial killers.
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Post by: YeOldeFustilarians on November 20, 2016, 01:57:08 PM
Binge watched all four seasons of Luther. Quite good though it gives the impression that London is mostly inhabited by sadistic serial killers.

Really disappointed with the fourth season though, and the sympathetic normalization of deviancy.  Sadly becoming more and more common.

Seasons 1-3 are excellent, though.  Idris Elba is something special. 
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Post by: piabee on November 28, 2016, 04:23:33 PM
Watched, not watching. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Finished Friday.
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Post by: Lynne on November 28, 2016, 06:56:03 PM
Watched, not watching. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Finished Friday.

I could get hooked on that again...
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Post by: red solo cup on November 29, 2016, 06:30:36 AM
Season 3 of The Fall with Gillian Anderson. Very good.
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Post by: martin88nyc on December 01, 2016, 05:29:21 PM
"When Calls the Heart" Hallmark series. I really like these.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on December 06, 2016, 06:35:16 PM
Watched, not watching. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Finished Friday.

Watched, not watching. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Finished Friday.

I could get hooked on that again...

Watching season 1.  Not sure how I missed this the first time around
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Post by: Bernadette on December 07, 2016, 02:19:23 AM
Watched, not watching. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Finished Friday.

I skimmed. Are they making a second season?
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Post by: piabee on December 07, 2016, 02:27:01 PM
A second season is not confirmed, but it is likely.
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Post by: Bonaventure on December 12, 2016, 07:25:51 PM
My 600 lb life
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Post by: Jacob on December 15, 2016, 10:41:24 PM
Up to episode three of The Crown with Claire Foy and Matt Smith.  So far, it is excellent.
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Post by: Jayne on December 16, 2016, 08:10:20 AM
I've been watching the new Lethal Weapon series because I liked the movies.  It's pretty good.  It hasn't done anything to annoy me so much that I stop watching yet.  Although I suspect it is merely a matter of time.
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Post by: Greg on December 16, 2016, 08:16:32 AM
I'm watching The Crown as well.  Can watch it for free on Putlocker.

My wife going a month of Amazon Prime for free as well so I may downloaded the app on the Wii over Christmas and see if there is anything worth watching.
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Post by: clau clau on December 16, 2016, 11:03:01 AM
I'm watching 4 seasons of "The Sweeney".  It is a UK ITV Cop show from the 1970's.

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Post by: Jacob on December 16, 2016, 11:22:09 AM
I'm watching The Crown as well.  Can watch it for free on Putlocker.

What do you think of it so far?
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Post by: Prayerful on December 16, 2016, 02:31:24 PM
Is the Netflix Medici, Masters of Florence any good?
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Post by: Greg on December 18, 2016, 08:09:48 PM
I'm watching The Crown as well.  Can watch it for free on Putlocker.

What do you think of it so far?

Little slow, but watchable.
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Post by: Jayne on December 19, 2016, 04:49:46 PM
I watched "Dirk Gently, Holistic Detective".  It was very loosely based on the book, with a completely different characterization for the eponymous hero. In some ways he was more like Dr. Who than Dirk Gently. This is not necessarily a bad thing. I can see it appealing to SF genre fans but I don't expect it to have general appeal.  Those who liked "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" (the better known work by the same author) have a good chance of liking this.
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Post by: red solo cup on December 21, 2016, 04:34:25 PM
Goliath with Billy Bob Thornton. Lots of vulgarity and profanity and some brief nudity. Still reasonably watchable.
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Post by: Bernadette on December 21, 2016, 08:52:12 PM
Season 2 of The Man in the High Castle. Shudder. Strange how the Nazis in the show never use the word "Jew."  :huh:
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Post by: erin is nice on December 23, 2016, 01:10:53 PM
I watched "Dirk Gently, Holistic Detective".  It was very loosely based on the book, with a completely different characterization for the eponymous hero. In some ways he was more like Dr. Who than Dirk Gently. This is not necessarily a bad thing. I can see it appealing to SF genre fans but I don't expect it to have general appeal.  Those who liked "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" (the better known work by the same author) have a good chance of liking this.

I loved it and I can't wait for the next season. I typically find Elijah Wood obnoxious but he was fantastic.
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Post by: piabee on January 01, 2017, 01:46:49 PM
Endless football. It always seems to be football season at my brother house. College yesterday, NFL today.
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Post by: zork on January 03, 2017, 05:07:40 PM
Walking Dead - season 6
Bob's Burgers - season 5
Twilight Zone - season 5
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Post by: red solo cup on January 04, 2017, 05:50:28 AM
Watched the first episode of The OA. At one point it suddenly portrayed graphic sex. Come to find out they were supposed to be high school students. Even though the actors may be of legal age, I'm pretty sure to portray them as underage fits the definition of kiddie-porn.
The other problem I had was most of the protagonists were high schoolers. I always find myself wanting to slap them. Too bad because the show was kind of intriguing.
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Post by: clau clau on January 04, 2017, 05:54:46 AM
Binge watched the first 4 episodes of Breaking Bad Season 1 last night.  I really enjoyed it.

Merely following my philosophy of trailing edge TV (along with trailing edge technology).

Trailing Edge - allowing the passage of time to determine if something is any good and then buying it.  This has the advantage that you benefit from all the best stuff and that the price is a lot less.


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Post by: Greg on January 04, 2017, 06:16:38 AM
I am watching Narcos on Netflix.

Very good so far and no faggots in the storyline.

Trouble is, I am beginning to like Pablo Escobar.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on January 04, 2017, 09:35:27 AM
Watched some bletchley park or whatever it was on Netflix.  Team of four bletchley park women from the war solve crimes and stuff.

Makes for interesting fiction.  Similar to a post war Sherlock Holmes, really.

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Post by: Bernadette on January 04, 2017, 09:37:22 AM
I am watching Narcos on Netflix.

Very good so far and no faggots in the storyline.

Trouble is, I am beginning to like Pablo Escobar.

I saw you listed as the most recent poster in this thread, and I got really excited, thinking that you were watching the new season of Sherlock over there.  :(
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Post by: Lynne on January 04, 2017, 09:42:14 AM
Binge watched the first 4 episodes of Breaking Bad Season 1 last night.  I really enjoyed it.

Merely following my philosophy of trailing edge TV (along with trailing edge technology).

Trailing Edge - allowing the passage of time to determine if something is any good and then buying it.  This has the advantage that you benefit from all the best stuff and that the price is a lot less.


I'm a trailing edge kind of person too.
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Post by: piabee on January 04, 2017, 01:26:04 PM
I got really excited, thinking that you were watching the new season of Sherlock over there.  :(

I watched it here on PBS. It was okay. The recent episodes have abandoned the concept of a logical plot for the sake of atmosphere and frenetics.
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Post by: Jayne on January 04, 2017, 02:04:37 PM
I got really excited, thinking that you were watching the new season of Sherlock over there.  :(

I watched it here on PBS. It was okay. The recent episodes have abandoned the concept of a logical plot for the sake of atmosphere and frenetics.

That was my take on last season.  If is continuing like that, it probably is not even worth watching.  The whole thing has become a big in-joke for fans.
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Post by: piabee on January 04, 2017, 03:00:16 PM
Before that I watched the recent TV adaptation of "And Then There Were None," which was also big on atmosphere, but they did it in service to the story and not the other way around.
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Post by: Bernadette on January 04, 2017, 03:49:40 PM
I got really excited, thinking that you were watching the new season of Sherlock over there.  :(

I watched it here on PBS. It was okay. The recent episodes have abandoned the concept of a logical plot for the sake of atmosphere and frenetics.

Wait, what?! Season 4 is out? Hold the phone!  :eek:
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Post by: Bernadette on January 05, 2017, 10:12:59 PM
I got really excited, thinking that you were watching the new season of Sherlock over there.  :(

I watched it here on PBS. It was okay. The recent episodes have abandoned the concept of a logical plot for the sake of atmosphere and frenetics.

Wait, what?! Season 4 is out? Hold the phone!  :eek:

Edit: Oooh, this one's based on "The Six Napoleons." :)
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Post by: Akavit on January 05, 2017, 11:32:26 PM
Edit: Oooh, this one's based on "The Six Napoleons." :)

It's really annoying that I can't remember the plot of that story from the title alone.  But if I grab the book and start reading it, I'll instantly remember the whole thing so it's not like I can reread it as if it were a new story.

The thing is, my mind seems to recall the Six Napoleons as being a Father Brown mystery and not a Sherlock one. 
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Post by: Bernadette on January 05, 2017, 11:41:38 PM
Edit: Oooh, this one's based on "The Six Napoleons." :)

The thing is, my mind seems to recall the Six Napoleons as being a Father Brown mystery and not a Sherlock one.

 :shrug: I've never read the Father Brown stories. Planning to, though. :)
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Post by: Bernadette on January 05, 2017, 11:45:28 PM
I got really excited, thinking that you were watching the new season of Sherlock over there.  :(

I watched it here on PBS. It was okay. The recent episodes have abandoned the concept of a logical plot for the sake of atmosphere and frenetics.

That was my take on last season.  If is continuing like that, it probably is not even worth watching.  The whole thing has become a big in-joke for fans.

I liked it. :) I'll enjoy watching it over and over (and over and over), picking out all of the little details, like nutmeats. :)
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Post by: Akavit on January 05, 2017, 11:50:02 PM
I haven't seen the new Sherlock shows but I have watched quite a few of the ones Jeremy Brett starred in.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on January 06, 2017, 12:33:31 AM
Binged the first three episodes of broadchurch.

It's a bit long.

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Post by: red solo cup on January 06, 2017, 05:42:39 PM
Medici Masters of Florence. Not great. Not awful. Just meh. Fair number of inaccuracies.
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Post by: Chestertonian on January 08, 2017, 05:15:59 PM
Giants vs green bay
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Post by: Kaesekopf on January 08, 2017, 08:20:29 PM
Giants vs green bay
GO PACK GO
:D

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Post by: Bernadette on January 08, 2017, 11:59:39 PM
Sherlock. All the Sherlock. Eventually I'll break down and get them on DVD, but why bother when streaming is available?  :lol:
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Post by: martin88nyc on January 09, 2017, 11:45:16 AM
Sherlock. All the Sherlock. Eventually I'll break down and get them on DVD, but why bother when streaming is available?  :lol:
Which Sherlock series is the best in your opinion?
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Post by: Bernadette on January 09, 2017, 11:47:06 AM
Sherlock. All the Sherlock. Eventually I'll break down and get them on DVD, but why bother when streaming is available?  :lol:
Which Sherlock series is the best in your opinion?

I've always been partial to series 3. I love the wedding episode the best. :) This current episode reminds me of "The Abominable Bride": it's as though the viewer is inside Sherlock's brain!  :o Which I love, since there's so much going on in there!  :lol:
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Post by: red solo cup on January 10, 2017, 05:40:27 AM
Season Two of Call Saul. Better than the first.
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Post by: Bernadette on January 10, 2017, 12:53:02 PM
Sherlock. All the Sherlock. Eventually I'll break down and get them on DVD, but why bother when streaming is available?  :lol:

Gah! I wasn't expecting another episode so soon! It's like Christmas all over again!  :cheer: :swoon:
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Post by: YeOldeFustilarians on January 12, 2017, 01:08:05 PM
Season Two of Call Saul. Better than the first.

That's good to hear. I'm a few episodes into the first. It's not bad but seems a bit confused and plodding. But Gilligan's an excellent story teller so I'm sure he has something up his sleeve.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on January 14, 2017, 05:09:26 PM
Manhatten
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Post by: red solo cup on January 15, 2017, 05:58:06 AM
The new Gaffigan, Cinco. Everything you would expect from him.
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Post by: Bernadette on January 15, 2017, 10:43:48 AM
C'mon, guess.  :grin:
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on January 15, 2017, 10:57:45 AM
C'mon, guess.  :grin:

Something to do with Sherlock?
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Post by: Bernadette on January 15, 2017, 10:32:17 PM
 :o Whoa. That was incredibly disturbing.  :o :o Stop the ride, please, I'm not enjoying it anymore!
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Post by: martin88nyc on January 15, 2017, 10:58:15 PM
Binge watching Poirot
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Post by: RedCaves on January 16, 2017, 12:33:25 AM
Not on TV per se, but I just got done watching the first episode of The Young Pope.
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Post by: Bernadette on January 20, 2017, 01:39:13 AM
Picked up Ohisama again, over on Drama.net. Interesting to see what daily life was like during the war, also the dynamic between a bride an her in-laws. So different. My grandma really was ahead of her time. 
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Post by: piabee on January 20, 2017, 02:35:35 AM
I got really excited, thinking that you were watching the new season of Sherlock over there.  :(

I watched it here on PBS. It was okay. The recent episodes have abandoned the concept of a logical plot for the sake of atmosphere and frenetics.

That was my take on last season.  If is continuing like that, it probably is not even worth watching.  The whole thing has become a big in-joke for fans.

Episode 2 was better. I might have a chance to watch episode 3 this weekend. Bernadette didn't like it?
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on January 20, 2017, 02:41:35 AM
Restarted Suits and watching The Crown
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Post by: Bernadette on January 20, 2017, 11:15:58 AM
Episode 2 was better. I might have a chance to watch episode 3 this weekend. Bernadette didn't like it?

Bernadette most certainly did not like it. :( I couldn't suspend my disbelief that much, and it was just...disturbing. So I'll just never watch it again, and pretend it was never made.  :lol:
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Post by: piabee on January 23, 2017, 01:47:07 AM
^ I liked it. She's Samara from The Ring!
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Post by: Bernadette on January 23, 2017, 01:37:27 PM
The part that really freaked me out was the part about "Redbeard." Gah.  :ack: :hide: I definitely prefer the "old Redbeard." Waaay less creepy.
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Post by: martin88nyc on January 23, 2017, 03:57:24 PM
Going to watch "When Calls the Heart". A new season has started already.
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Post by: Bernadette on January 23, 2017, 09:32:05 PM
Going to watch "When Calls the Heart". A new season has started already.

Oooooh, Canadian pioneers.  ;D Watching!

Gah! A Mountie!  :lol:
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on January 24, 2017, 03:26:19 AM
Going to watch "When Calls the Heart". A new season has started already.

Oooooh, Canadian pioneers.  ;D Watching!

Gah! A Mountie!  :lol:

I better not sense any sarcasm Miss

(http://img12.deviantart.net/0557/i/2004/195/2/0/canadian_mountie.png)
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Post by: martin88nyc on January 24, 2017, 11:05:45 AM
Hey hey back down ;)
Jack is a cool Mountie alright ;D
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Post by: Bernadette on January 24, 2017, 12:24:48 PM
Going to watch "When Calls the Heart". A new season has started already.

Oooooh, Canadian pioneers.  ;D Watching!

Gah! A Mountie!  :lol:

I better not sense any sarcasm Miss

Stand down, Laus. My favorite (intelligent, virtuous) college professor was Canadian, and had formerly been a Mountie. So I like them for his sake. Plus, those uniforms!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: PerEvangelicaDicta on January 27, 2017, 01:18:20 PM
Well, I love Canadians so much that I married one.   :P
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Post by: Bernadette on January 27, 2017, 01:26:10 PM
Well, I love Canadians so much that I married one.   :P

Wow. That takes the cake, I'd say.  ;D
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on January 27, 2017, 04:09:46 PM
Well, I love Canadians so much that I married one.   :P

Smart choice :canada:
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on January 27, 2017, 07:16:03 PM
Watching vintage Family Feud at the moment.  Gotta love leisure suits and polyester. 
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Post by: red solo cup on January 28, 2017, 06:15:25 AM
Frontier on Netflix about the Hudson Bay Company. Lots of violence and profanity. Tried to give it a chance but gave up after 5 episodes. The writing was pretty bad. I find it hard to believe Indians in the 1700's used the word paranoid etc.
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Post by: Bernadette on February 01, 2017, 10:54:34 PM
A Series of Unfortunate Events.  :lol:
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Post by: piabee on February 01, 2017, 11:59:52 PM
I'm almost fully caught up on the current shows I watch, which is surprising. So I went back to season 4 of Person of Interest for variety.
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Post by: Hat And Beard on February 02, 2017, 10:36:02 AM
The BBC Father Brown. Not as faithful to the Chesterton series as you would like, but still pretty awesome.

ETA for you Sherlock Holmes fans:
Quote
Father Brown is a Catholic who pokes fun at the mechanical thought processes of the Protestants and the book is basically an apologia of the Roman Church as against the Anglican Church. Sherlock Holmes is the 'Protestant' detective who finds the end of the criminal skein by starting from the outside, relying on science, on experimental method, on induction. Father Brown is the Catholic priest who through the refined psychological experiences offered by confession and by the persistent activity of the fathers' moral casuistry, though not neglecting science and experimentation, but relying especially on deduction and introspection, totally defeats Sherlock Holmes, makes him look like a pretentious little boy, shows up his narrowness and pettiness. Moreover, Chesterton is a great artist while Conan Doyle was a mediocre writer, even though he was knighted for literary merit; thus in Chesterton there is a stylistic gap between the content, the detective story plot, and the form, and therefore a subtle irony with regard to the subject being dealt with, which renders these stories so delicious.
-Antonio Gramsci
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Post by: Bernadette on February 02, 2017, 01:02:45 PM
The BBC Father Brown. Not as faithful to the Chesterton series as you would like, but still pretty awesome.


Must find.  :swoon:
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Post by: Kephapaulos on February 02, 2017, 01:10:53 PM
Like you, I'm watching Breaking Bad. I'm halfway into season 4 now. Not sure why it's so popular among folks in this forum, beyond it being entertaining in general. I appreciate the "ordinary" approach the show takes, right down to the plain-looking actors.


Besides that, I mentioned elsewhere that I watched the entire Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra earlier this summer. Definitely one of the best animated shows ever, and is better than most live-action shows for adults. I recommend it to everybody.

Couldn't find an intro for the original series, but this is the second series' one.


I've also been watching a series called Copper, which is an unusual hybrid of the police procedural and the period drama. It's set in New York City in the year 1865, so it's basically Gangs of New York: The Series... except from a cop's perspective, of course.


I have watched all of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. The first series was pretty well done. The second failed to live up to the first. I mean it was interesting to see the connections to the original series and certain new things revealed, but it lacked character development, some substance to the story, and depth. Plus, at the very end, it seemingly promotes a liberal agenda. The first series had more of a traditional feel to it with a traditionally Asian cultural setting.
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Post by: martin88nyc on February 02, 2017, 05:24:42 PM
The BBC Father Brown. Not as faithful to the Chesterton series as you would like, but still pretty awesome.


Must find.  :swoon:
http://putlockers.ch/watch-father-brown-tvshow-online-free-putlocker.html
but use a good adblocker or someting to block pop ups.
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Post by: martin88nyc on February 02, 2017, 09:10:20 PM
Arthur Weasley is Father Brown. ;D
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Post by: Hat And Beard on February 02, 2017, 09:12:20 PM
Arthur Weasley is Father Brown. ;D
He's the best part, especially in the later seasons when a lot of the other regulars leave.
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Post by: Elizabeth on February 02, 2017, 09:19:17 PM
The BBC Father Brown. Not as faithful to the Chesterton series as you would like, but still pretty awesome.


Must find.  :swoon:
http://putlockers.ch/watch-father-brown-tvshow-online-free-putlocker.html
but use a good adblocker or someting to block pop ups.
Martin you Rock.
And, Hat&Beard, thank you for the very pithy critique.
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Post by: martin88nyc on February 02, 2017, 10:00:15 PM
The BBC Father Brown. Not as faithful to the Chesterton series as you would like, but still pretty awesome.


Must find.  :swoon:
http://putlockers.ch/watch-father-brown-tvshow-online-free-putlocker.html
but use a good adblocker or someting to block pop ups.
Martin you Rock.
And, Hat&Beard, thank you for the very pithy critique.
:toth: You can watch almost everything on putlocker these days. Who needs netflix. Well the quality of the video is not the best but come on we cannot expect everything fo fweeee.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on February 03, 2017, 01:28:40 AM
The BBC Father Brown. Not as faithful to the Chesterton series as you would like, but still pretty awesome.


Must find.  :swoon:
http://putlockers.ch/watch-father-brown-tvshow-online-free-putlocker.html
but use a good adblocker or someting to block pop ups.

I hate using other computers simply because they don't have adblock.  ublock origin is great.
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Post by: red solo cup on February 03, 2017, 05:58:29 AM
The latest from Bill Burr. Not great but it had it's moments.
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Post by: Lynne on February 05, 2017, 05:43:33 PM
Captain Blood, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia De Havilland.
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Post by: red solo cup on February 14, 2017, 05:53:13 AM
Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix. Not great. Not awful. Occasional chuckle. Some profanity but no nudity.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on February 14, 2017, 09:18:30 AM
Captain Blood, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia De Havilland.

Hmm... now I need to find the Errol Flynn version of Robin Hood.  And then Danny Kaye and the Court Jester.  :):):)
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Post by: Bernadette on February 17, 2017, 02:35:36 PM
The Paradise, historical drama about Britain's first department store. I'm watching it for the costumes.  :lol:
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Post by: martin88nyc on February 17, 2017, 03:20:21 PM
Captain Blood, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia De Havilland.

Hmm... now I need to find the Errol Flynn version of Robin Hood.  And then Danny Kaye and the Court Jester.  :):):)
Here you go  :toth:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23xvcx_the-adventures-of-robin-hood-1938_shortfilms (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23xvcx_the-adventures-of-robin-hood-1938_shortfilms)
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Post by: red solo cup on February 23, 2017, 07:32:58 AM
The Collection on Amazon Prime. A drama about a post-WWII fashion house in Paris.  Lots of intrigue about what people did or didn't do to survive during the war. Good acting and writing. Unfortunately one of the main characters is a faggot and you have to endure him kissing other men and some brief frontal nudity. If you can get around that, it's a pretty good watch.
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Post by: Heinrich on February 27, 2017, 10:09:51 PM
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Post by: Bernadette on February 27, 2017, 10:17:20 PM
Oh. Whoa. :eek: I'd watch that right now, but I think I need to...prepare myself for it.  :eek: In a good way. :)
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Post by: Jayne on February 28, 2017, 07:55:44 AM
I'm watching more sports than I ever have in my life, now that I have my dad living with me.  I've been watching a lot of basketball lately.  I'm like a real fan, with a team that I cheer for and a favourite player and everything.
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Post by: Lynne on February 28, 2017, 11:08:07 AM
I'm watching more sports than I ever have in my life, now that I have my dad living with me.  I've been watching a lot of basketball lately.  I'm like a real fan, with a team that I cheer for and a favourite player and everything.
hahaha I've grown to love a lot of sports. It's better (cleaner) than a lot of the junk that's on TV now. I'm excited to be heading into the baseball season.

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Post by: Kaesekopf on February 28, 2017, 12:59:25 PM
Baseball!!!!!

GO BREW CREW!

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Post by: Bernadette on February 28, 2017, 03:11:14 PM
I'm watching more sports than I ever have in my life, now that I have my dad living with me.  I've been watching a lot of basketball lately.  I'm like a real fan, with a team that I cheer for and a favourite player and everything.

This is so sweet. It reminds me of when I was little, and decided that I loved the Oakland Raiders (and grape jelly :lol:) best, because my dad did. :)
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Post by: dymphna17 on February 28, 2017, 09:16:58 PM
So that's all you have to do to get Kaese's attention, Lynne?  There's a secret that should have been shared ages ago.   :lol:

We've been watching 'Desperate Hours'.  Tonight, for us, was Nuclear Meltdown and Sea Voyages gone awry.  Just what you want to watch before you go to bed.   ::)

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Post by: Kaesekopf on March 01, 2017, 02:56:57 AM
So that's all you have to do to get Kaese's attention, Lynne?  There's a secret that should have been shared ages ago.   [emoji38]

We've been watching 'Desperate Hours'.  Tonight, for us, was Nuclear Meltdown and Sea Voyages gone awry.  Just what you want to watch before you go to bed.   ::)
Packers, wisconsin, Milwaukee, Dominicans, beer, brewers...

These are a few of my favorite things...

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Post by: Bernadette on March 01, 2017, 03:12:11 AM
^ I only thanked this for the Dominicans and the Sound of Music reference.  ;)
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Post by: Ascetik on March 01, 2017, 11:43:57 AM
Tudor Farm with Ruth Goodman on YouTube, it's a 6 part series. She also did Victorian farm, which is great as well. It is a BBC histodocumentary in real life played out. Pretty neat.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on March 01, 2017, 11:48:15 AM
Tudor Farm with Ruth Goodman on YouTube, it's a 6 part series. She also did Victorian farm, which is great as well. It is a BBC histodocumentary in real life played out. Pretty neat.

I love that one - is my favorite of all the "farm" series.
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Post by: Lynne on March 01, 2017, 12:08:49 PM
So that's all you have to do to get Kaese's attention, Lynne?  There's a secret that should have been shared ages ago.   :lol:


 :laugh:

Oh and kk... go Yankees!
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Post by: Kaesekopf on March 01, 2017, 01:32:45 PM
So that's all you have to do to get Kaese's attention, Lynne?  There's a secret that should have been shared ages ago.   [emoji38]


 [emoji23]

Oh and kk... go Yankees!
No.

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Post by: Bernadette on March 01, 2017, 03:25:27 PM
Tudor Farm with Ruth Goodman on YouTube, it's a 6 part series. She also did Victorian farm, which is great as well. It is a BBC histodocumentary in real life played out. Pretty neat.

She also did Tales from the green valley (set in the earliest time period), Edwardian farm, wartime farm, and Victorian pharmacy. Then there are the two "Victorian garden" series (kitchen and ornamental) that have real PEOPLE who actually remember using the techniques and doing the things shown, and a combined "Wartime" series, with the same people. And the two Welsh "coal house" series, where modern people live like colliery workers and their families. Quite a "range" of styles in presenting social history. :)
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Post by: red solo cup on March 03, 2017, 05:39:01 AM
Just finished season 4 of BBC's Ripper Street. Very good.
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Post by: Bernadette on March 03, 2017, 08:51:18 AM
Just finished season 4 of BBC's Ripper Street. Very good.

Tell me that this is a historical drama about Jack the Ripper. Because that's really what my mind wants to think that it is.  :lol:
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Post by: red solo cup on March 03, 2017, 03:54:37 PM
Just finished season 4 of BBC's Ripper Street. Very good.

Tell me that this is a historical drama about Jack the Ripper. Because that's really what my mind wants to think that it is.  :lol:
It takes place in Whitechapel right after the last ripper murder. The clothes and language are accurate to the period.
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Post by: Hat And Beard on March 10, 2017, 01:33:19 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6iQH0NV0AEP3h-.jpg:large)
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Post by: PerEvangelicaDicta on March 11, 2017, 12:28:50 AM
We download Designated Survivor and 24 Legacy.  Really enjoying both.
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Post by: Bernadette on March 11, 2017, 06:04:25 PM
Monk. Some kind of marathon. It's been too long!  ;D I wish I could find it online to stream (to tide me over until I can convince myself to buy the DVDs, used).
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on March 12, 2017, 03:24:38 PM
Manor House
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Post by: Bernadette on March 12, 2017, 07:24:49 PM
Manor House
This is one of my favorite of the "House" series, though all of the British ones have been excellent. American: makes me sort of ashamed to be an American, actually, watching how those people are presented.  :-\
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Post by: red solo cup on March 15, 2017, 05:42:55 AM
Paranoid on Netflix. Very good.
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Post by: Bernadette on March 17, 2017, 01:49:02 AM
Ohisama "The Sun". Long, detailed "daily serial" (literally asadorama: "morning drama") type drama, about life in small-town Japan during the War. Young woman marries the son of a soba-shop owner, and lives with his family as a model daughter-in-law while he's off fighting. Really impresses upon the viewer how the whole country was caught up in the war.  :'( Interesting perspective. I wish there was a similar drama set in a larger city, so I could get a better idea of what my grandma's life was like at the time. Also very helpful for me personally, because it focuses on duty, virtue, and optimism.  :thumbsup: Maximilian, this one's definitely recommended!

Edit: Plus...I just want all of Yoko's clothes.  :lol: Monpei, kimono, Western-style 40s clothes...all of 'em.  :P
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Post by: Maximilian on March 17, 2017, 08:36:07 AM

Ohisama "The Sun". Long, detailed "daily serial" (literally asadorama: "morning drama") type drama, about life in small-town Japan during the War. Young woman marries the son of a soba-shop owner, and lives with his family as a model daughter-in-law while he's off fighting. Really impresses upon the viewer how the whole country was caught up in the war.  :'( Interesting perspective. I wish there was a similar drama set in a larger city, so I could get a better idea of what my grandma's life was like at the time. Also very helpful for me personally, because it focuses on duty, virtue, and optimism.  :thumbsup: Maximilian, this one's definitely recommended!

Thanks. Found it here:

http://www.gooddrama.to/japanese-drama/ohisama

Bookmarked it for later.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on March 30, 2017, 01:56:18 AM
Trapped


Note from Kaese (imagine green text, on mobile) theres a pretty unnecessary sex scene (and dude's bare butt) in two different scenes in this trailer.  The sex is like 2:30 into the trailer.  Typical for "the media."
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Post by: Greg on April 03, 2017, 03:17:33 PM
Watching Series 2 of Fargo on Netflix.  Very good.  Some of the best TV I have seen in years.
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Post by: red solo cup on April 07, 2017, 05:59:07 AM
Season 1 Hand of God. Meh.
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Post by: Bernadette on April 18, 2017, 08:50:17 AM
Oops, thought this was the Youtube thread. :/
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Post by: kayla_veronica on April 18, 2017, 12:29:32 PM
Great British Baking Show
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Post by: piabee on April 22, 2017, 02:20:29 AM
Dateline had a special on the Laci Peterson case. Lots of details I'd forgotten or never knew.
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Post by: Hat And Beard on April 25, 2017, 12:51:28 PM
Rewatching portions of the Brideshead Revisited mini-series. Still great after all these years.
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Post by: LouisIX on April 25, 2017, 01:11:38 PM
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Post by: angelcookie on April 29, 2017, 02:05:33 AM
Today, the kids and I laughed watching the loudhouse cartoon :-)
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Post by: Chestertonian on May 01, 2017, 10:46:55 PM
watchedstranger things with my wife but she got scared so we hasto stopwayching
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Post by: red solo cup on June 17, 2017, 07:08:01 AM
Just finished House of Cards Season 5. Reasonably entertaining but marred by the gratuitous sex scenes.
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Post by: red solo cup on July 11, 2017, 06:18:00 AM
Seasons 1 and 2 of The Detectorists. A BBC series about two members of a metal detecting club whose dream is to find a Sutton Hoo-type treasure. Typical English comedy. Low key, wry, self-deprecating. Rather enjoyable.
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Post by: clau clau on July 11, 2017, 05:00:48 PM
New York 1900 (In Color)

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Post by: clau clau on July 15, 2017, 08:05:50 AM
Why I dislike people who use the F word.  It's not what you think.

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Post by: maryslittlegarden on July 16, 2017, 05:57:22 PM
Just got on the "This is Us" bandwagon.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on July 25, 2017, 05:39:40 AM
I count Netflix as TV, and I just binged through Stranger Things.

What a show.
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Post by: kayla_veronica on July 25, 2017, 12:30:17 PM
Recently finished the John Adams mini series and The People Vs OJ Simpson ... both fantastic!
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on July 25, 2017, 02:14:52 PM
I loved the John Adams series. 
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Post by: PerEvangelicaDicta on July 25, 2017, 04:07:36 PM
I count Netflix as TV, and I just binged through Stranger Things.

What a show.

Amen. Good old fashioned scary.
Season 2 clip
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Post by: red solo cup on August 01, 2017, 08:51:50 AM
Seasons 1-3 of The Churchmen on Netflix. This was a French production with English subtitles. It follows 5 seminarians studying in Paris. They committed pretty much every sin there is. One slept with his dead brothers wife. Two were active homosexuals. One slept with a lesbian and payed guitar in a band that sang extremely vulgar lyrics. They all felt vaguely guilty but not once did the show come out and say what the Church's stance was or why what they were doing was wrong. The pope was portrayed as ignorant and corrupt as was most of the hierarchy. It was mostly infuriating but had a soap opera quality that made one want to see what would happen next.
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Post by: Heinrich on August 01, 2017, 06:48:49 PM
Last Chance U
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Post by: Kephapaulos on August 26, 2017, 08:50:35 PM
Investigation Discovery channel's A Crime to Remember shows some pretty interesting (yet tragic) historical murders that have happened within the past hundred years. They showed the one about the 1966 UT Austin tower shooting. There was another about a guy in the 1950s who placed a bomb in his overbearing mother's luggage to kill her, but it also ended up killing other passengers onboard. No laws were made concerning such a case before.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on August 27, 2017, 05:27:11 AM
So much Longmire
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Post by: red solo cup on August 28, 2017, 07:08:47 AM
Seasons 1 and 2 of Shetland on Netflix. Not bad. The islands are beautiful though the lack of trees is disturbing. I don't know if their portrayal of the weather is accurate but I've yet to see a sunny day. The show is very low key. So low that by the second hour I tend to fall asleep.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on September 02, 2017, 02:35:00 PM
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on September 07, 2017, 04:42:25 PM
The Killing


It's amazing how Seattle looks exactly like Vancouver.
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Post by: Bernadette on September 08, 2017, 08:43:58 PM
Ken Burns' The Civil War.
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Post by: kayla_veronica on September 08, 2017, 10:26:24 PM
Just finished re-watching Jericho.
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Post by: Bernadette on September 12, 2017, 07:05:46 PM
Anne With an E. The screenwriters certainly took plenty of liberties with the plot.  ::)
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on September 13, 2017, 05:09:51 AM
True Detective

Great show
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Post by: Greg on September 13, 2017, 05:19:14 AM
Every series about Colombian drug-lords on Netflix.

El Chapo, Narcos, etc.
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Post by: LausTibiChriste on September 13, 2017, 05:24:35 AM
The actor who played Escobar in Narcos is Brazilian, and therefore is a native Portuguese speaker. He had to learn Spanish for the role. Let that sink in as you watch it.
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Post by: Jacob on September 13, 2017, 11:14:31 AM
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
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Post by: Bernadette on September 14, 2017, 08:16:58 PM
Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South. Love a good period drama. :)
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Post by: Kaesekopf on September 16, 2017, 09:13:03 AM
Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South. Love a good period drama. :)
Ive seen this.

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Post by: maryslittlegarden on September 16, 2017, 04:05:06 PM
Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South. Love a good period drama. :)
Ive seen this.

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Dude... that and the Princess Bride?
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Post by: Bernadette on September 17, 2017, 09:17:34 PM
Cranford (via Amazon).
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on September 18, 2017, 09:03:11 AM
Cranford (via Amazon).


Have you seen Lark Rise to Candleford?  Similar to Cranford

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00gbbl0

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Post by: Bernadette on September 18, 2017, 11:47:27 AM
Cranford (via Amazon).


Have you seen Lark Rise to Candleford?  Similar to Cranford

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00gbbl0
No, I haven't seen that. Looks good. :)
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Post by: Jacob on September 18, 2017, 12:28:12 PM
Have you seen Lark Rise to Candleford?  Similar to Cranford

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00gbbl0
No, I haven't seen that. Looks good. :)

My mom watched that show and I caught a few episodes.  It was nice. :)

My brother and I have a running joke about that show where we have created a made-up pastoral town named Larkford.  My brother came up with its full name--Larkford, in the Land of Plenty on the Edge of Forever, a Small Town with a Dark Secret--and we use it to dream up weird Gothic scenarios for what the townfolk would have to keep secret.
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Post by: Kephapaulos on September 18, 2017, 03:51:34 PM
Nvm.
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Post by: red solo cup on September 21, 2017, 06:24:21 AM
The final season of Downton Abbey. Like all the others very good.
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Post by: Asbury Fox on September 23, 2017, 12:02:59 AM
The Crown. Absolutely amazing
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Post by: PerEvangelicaDicta on September 23, 2017, 03:53:08 PM
Cranford (via Amazon).

Season 1 of 6 - so far, do you find it historically accurate, AF? 
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Post by: red solo cup on September 29, 2017, 06:08:51 AM
Season 5 of Ripper Street. I guess this is the final season as they tidied up all the loose ends. And did a pretty poor job of it, imo.
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Post by: red solo cup on October 08, 2017, 08:45:03 PM
The Crown on Netflix. Very good.
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Post by: Jacob on October 08, 2017, 11:09:25 PM
The Crown on Netflix. Very good.

Claire Foy deserves every award she's gotten or will get for her Elizabeth.
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Post by: red solo cup on October 26, 2017, 08:10:42 PM
Season 1 of Mindhunter. Not bad. The guy who played Ed Kemper really nailed it. Check out this side by side comparison of the actor and the real thing.
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Post by: drummerboy on October 27, 2017, 11:20:08 AM
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
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Post by: Kaesekopf on October 30, 2017, 02:02:23 AM
My parents have my TV.

Nowadays, though, the only thing I really watch on TV is football on Sundays, if that.

Life's a bit too busy for it, and I can fritter my time away in other ways...  :lol:

(Oh, and the Netflix got cancelled, RIP).
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Post by: red solo cup on November 07, 2017, 07:54:03 PM
Manhunt on Netflix.
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Post by: red solo cup on November 16, 2017, 11:28:52 AM
The Code on Netflix. Lucy Lawless is aging well.
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Post by: Older Salt on November 16, 2017, 02:32:41 PM
Elementary.
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Post by: red solo cup on November 26, 2017, 07:43:15 PM
Tin Star with Tim Roth. Not bad. The Canadian Rockies are spectacular.
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Post by: Sophia3 on November 26, 2017, 09:13:50 PM
I watched the first couple episodes of "The Good Doctor". It was enjoyable.
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Post by: martin88nyc on November 26, 2017, 11:31:55 PM
Just finished watching "War & Peace" miniseries. Wonderful. Really enjoyed it. Beautiful production. BBC is much better than any other American counterpart. They really make solid TV dramas.
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Post by: red solo cup on December 05, 2017, 08:19:08 AM
John Adams on Prime. Ok I guess but Laura Linney's watery-eyed simpering in every episode began to grate.
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Post by: red solo cup on December 15, 2017, 04:14:50 PM
LeCarre's The Night Manager on Prime. Very good.
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Post by: red solo cup on December 22, 2017, 04:20:34 PM
Season 2 of The Crown on Netflix. Not as good as Season 1 but still a good watch.
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Post by: red solo cup on December 31, 2017, 03:55:37 PM
Indian Detective on Netflix. Meh.
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Post by: red solo cup on January 03, 2018, 05:49:28 AM
Godless on Netflix starring Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey). Some brief nudity but still very good.
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Post by: Greg on January 03, 2018, 10:30:11 AM
Decided to ditch Netflix for good.  For a while it seemed like they had no overarching agenda to push homosexual subplots and so I could watch a show without needing to worry about skipping over main characters sodomizing each other, but after some online research today it very much appears Netflix are following the BBC in their determination to push and normalise turd burglars at every opportunity.

Not prepared to pay them to be propagandized.  Not that I am paying, (our nanny is).

Might have to start watching Russian movies with subtitles.
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Post by: Jayne on January 03, 2018, 10:46:20 AM
Decided to ditch Netflix for good.  For a while it seemed like they had no overarching agenda to push homosexual subplots and so I could watch a show without needing to worry about skipping over main characters sodomizing each other, but after some online research today it very much appears Netflix are following the BBC in their determination to push and normalise turd burglars at every opportunity.

Not prepared to pay them to be propagandized.  Not that I am paying, (our nanny is).

Might have to start watching Russian movies with subtitles.

I agree.   :eek:

I gave up on Western entertainment and switched to South Korean TV with subtitles.  And I started to learn Korean.
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Post by: Bernadette on January 03, 2018, 07:50:28 PM
BBC's Father Brown series. They've changed the stories quite a bit.  :-\
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Post by: Jacob on January 03, 2018, 10:56:59 PM
BBC's Father Brown series. They've changed the stories quite a bit.  :-\

Father Brown is Father Dowling in Britain, minus Sister Steve, but plus a village full of quirky English.  I watched two episodes and then said no more.

Tonight I watched The X-Files.  This season actually promises to go somewhere. :D
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Post by: red solo cup on January 09, 2018, 04:38:52 PM
La Mante on Netflix. Not bad. Lots of French angst.
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Post by: martin88nyc on January 09, 2018, 04:45:47 PM
BBC's Father Brown series. They've changed the stories quite a bit.  :-\

Father Brown is Father Dowling in Britain, minus Sister Steve, but plus a village full of quirky English.  I watched two episodes and then said no more.

Tonight I watched The X-Files.  This season actually promises to go somewhere. :D
No they actually made new series and they are quite enjoyable. I love the actor who plays Fr. Brown. And yes they have changed the stories a lot but at least you don't get bored.
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Post by: red solo cup on January 13, 2018, 07:12:28 AM
The Frozen Dead on Netflix. Not bad.
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Post by: red solo cup on January 29, 2018, 09:27:18 AM
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell on Netflix. Vey good. Much better than the book.
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Post by: Lynne on January 29, 2018, 03:32:53 PM
BBC's Father Brown series. They've changed the stories quite a bit.  :-\

Father Brown is Father Dowling in Britain, minus Sister Steve, but plus a village full of quirky English.  I watched two episodes and then said no more.

Tonight I watched The X-Files.  This season actually promises to go somewhere. :D
No they actually made new series and they are quite enjoyable. I love the actor who plays Fr. Brown. And yes they have changed the stories a lot but at least you don't get bored.

The stories are always salacious and Father Brown seems rather ecumenical...  :(
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on February 10, 2018, 04:05:04 PM
Been on a West Wing kick for awhile.
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Post by: red solo cup on February 12, 2018, 05:57:32 AM
Tried to watch Altered Carbon on Netflix. Looked promising but got dumber and dumber as it went along.
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Post by: martin88nyc on February 12, 2018, 03:49:30 PM
BBC's Father Brown series. They've changed the stories quite a bit.  :-\

Father Brown is Father Dowling in Britain, minus Sister Steve, but plus a village full of quirky English.  I watched two episodes and then said no more.

Tonight I watched The X-Files.  This season actually promises to go somewhere. :D
No they actually made new series and they are quite enjoyable. I love the actor who plays Fr. Brown. And yes they have changed the stories a lot but at least you don't get bored.

The stories are always salacious and Father Brown seems rather ecumenical...  :(
Yes I have noticed that by now, especially his toleration of "voodoo"
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Post by: Lynne on February 12, 2018, 06:41:41 PM
BBC's Father Brown series. They've changed the stories quite a bit.  :-\

Father Brown is Father Dowling in Britain, minus Sister Steve, but plus a village full of quirky English.  I watched two episodes and then said no more.

Tonight I watched The X-Files.  This season actually promises to go somewhere. :D
No they actually made new series and they are quite enjoyable. I love the actor who plays Fr. Brown. And yes they have changed the stories a lot but at least you don't get bored.

The stories are always salacious and Father Brown seems rather ecumenical...  :(
Yes I have noticed that by now, especially his toleration of "voodoo"

Oh brother! I was disappointed because I liked all the characters but the storylines are bad...
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Post by: red solo cup on February 24, 2018, 08:08:56 AM
Babylon Berlin. Not bad. Good for practicing your German. Watching Stalinists killing Trotskyites is always enjoyable.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on February 27, 2018, 11:47:40 AM
I was watching some Olympics here and there, but I'm not as invested to go out of my way to watch it.

I do love watching curling, though.
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Post by: martin88nyc on February 27, 2018, 03:28:29 PM
I was watching some Olympics here and there, but I'm not as invested to go out of my way to watch it.

I do love watching curling, though.
really? I never liked it but they sound funny when they sweep the ice.  ;)
I love hockey, biathlon, speed skating, figure skating and ski jumping.
Also half pipe snowboarding is pretty "cool"
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Post by: red solo cup on March 07, 2018, 05:42:04 AM
Just finished The Frankenstein Chronicles, seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix. Melodramatic and dumb. Nice to see Boromir though.
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Post by: red solo cup on March 12, 2018, 07:36:29 AM
Wolf Hall from Masterpiece Theatre on Prime. Excellent.
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Post by: red solo cup on March 19, 2018, 07:36:25 AM
To find decent movies one must do a certain amount of winnowing. This weeks chaff from Netflix.
Suburra: Blood on Rome. The very first scene was an orgy. That took care of that. Plus it was dumb.
Money Heist. Even worse than Suburra if that's possible.
J Edgar. DiCaprio wasn't bad but like the protagonist the movie was a self righteous bore.
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Post by: red solo cup on March 27, 2018, 06:15:53 AM
Elizabeth I with Helen Mirren. Not bad.
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Post by: Pon de Replay on March 27, 2018, 08:34:06 AM
red solo cup, have you seen the documentary series Wild Wild Country on Netflix?  I think if you watch the first episode you'll be able to determine whether you want to watch all six.  I thought it was fascinating in a "truth is stranger than fiction" way, and binge-watched it over the course of two days.  I remember the food poisoning story in the news but none of the rest of it.  My favorite interviewee was a guy who looks like he could be David Crosby's runty little brother in overalls, but in the end he comes out as the sole voice of reason.  This review (https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/03/wild-wild-country-the-mindboggling-story-of-the-cult-next-door/555791/) got me watching it.
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Post by: red solo cup on March 27, 2018, 11:00:39 AM
I remember this guy collected Rolls'. Certainly worth a look.
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Post by: red solo cup on April 04, 2018, 05:37:09 PM
DoNovAn with Tom Conti. Not bad. Lots of plot twists.
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Post by: Jacob on April 05, 2018, 12:01:27 PM
The Terror on AMC, based on the Franklin Expedition.
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Post by: kayla_veronica on April 05, 2018, 04:49:07 PM
Has anyone watched the BBC War and Peace? I just watched part of the first episode so far, not sure if I'm a fan.
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Post by: Maximilian on April 05, 2018, 05:10:16 PM
Has anyone watched the BBC War and Peace? I just watched part of the first episode so far, not sure if I'm a fan.

It feels very British rather than Russian. Not terribly authentic, but still fun to watch, was my conclusion. Good to serve as an introduction to Tolstoy for kids who might find Sergei Bondarchuk's version intimidating.
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Post by: kayla_veronica on April 05, 2018, 05:17:44 PM
Has anyone watched the BBC War and Peace? I just watched part of the first episode so far, not sure if I'm a fan.

It feels very British rather than Russian. Not terribly authentic, but still fun to watch, was my conclusion. Good to serve as an introduction to Tolstoy for kids who might find Sergei Bondarchuk's version intimidating.

We started Sergei's version last night! Love it so far.
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Post by: Maximilian on April 06, 2018, 12:43:39 PM
Has anyone watched the BBC War and Peace? I just watched part of the first episode so far, not sure if I'm a fan.

It feels very British rather than Russian. Not terribly authentic, but still fun to watch, was my conclusion. Good to serve as an introduction to Tolstoy for kids who might find Sergei Bondarchuk's version intimidating.

We started Sergei's version last night! Love it so far.

A great classic.
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Post by: Matto on April 21, 2018, 08:55:15 PM

I was thinking about putting this video clip in another post I am considering making, but I will share it here also. I never liked Citizen Kane except for this one short story. Off the top of my head in my opinion it is the only part of the movie really worth watching, but it is so brilliant I think that these short few seconds make watching the whole movie worthwhile. Perhaps there are other great parts of "The Greatest Movie Ever Made TM" that I don't remember right now but this is what I always remember and love about the movie. And I love Orson Welles, though when I want to get my Orson Welles fix I would rather watch The Third Man and not Citizen Kane.

Oops, I posted this in the wrong thread, this should be in the youtube thread, not the TV one. Sorry, but it is too late to change.
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Post by: red solo cup on April 25, 2018, 05:56:04 PM
My Mother and other Strangers. Very good but I'm surprised the BBC couldn't come up with a single actor who could do a credible Ulster accent.
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Post by: red solo cup on May 02, 2018, 04:30:45 PM
Requiem. OK I guess but the ending was really lame. Can't believe I invested 6 hours in it.
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Post by: red solo cup on May 08, 2018, 02:58:22 PM
Charite. Set in 1888 Berlin. Showed the first steps in finding a cure for diphtheria and tuberculosis. Very good.
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Post by: jovan66102 on May 15, 2018, 01:06:26 PM
I haven't had a TV for ten years. The only time I watch TV is if I'm in hospital, or if I'm in a pub with enough TVs that I can watch hockey or a CFL game without irritating the other patrons.
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Post by: Heinrich on May 15, 2018, 08:34:48 PM
Rocky Mountain Vet on Nat Geo. Great aerial scenes of Colorado Springs.
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Post by: drummerboy on May 19, 2018, 01:52:38 AM
Charite. Set in 1888 Berlin. Showed the first steps in finding a cure for diphtheria and tuberculosis. Very good.

Sanitation and diet.  Indigenous peoples never encountered TB until they would switch off whatever native diet they had to food's traded with Europeans. This includes various European groups themselves that were isolated, such as in the Hebrides.
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Post by: red solo cup on May 22, 2018, 06:30:10 AM
Season 3 of Narcos. Even better than the first two.
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Post by: red solo cup on June 25, 2018, 05:52:19 AM
The Tunnel Season 1. Very good. Once I realized the French detective was autistic, everything made sense.
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Post by: red solo cup on July 04, 2018, 05:23:58 PM
The Tunnel Season 2. Very good marred only by the obligatory lesbian scene.
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Post by: red solo cup on July 11, 2018, 06:48:24 AM
A Very English Scandal with Hugh Grant. Amusing. Thorpe was portrayed as quite a cad.
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Post by: red solo cup on August 20, 2018, 05:48:30 AM
Season 1 Broadchurch.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on August 25, 2018, 02:47:50 AM
Season 1 Broadchurch.
Isn't that the show with the pretty detective?

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Post by: red solo cup on August 25, 2018, 06:53:27 AM
It's the woman from the Evil Vicar video by Mitchel and Webb. Olivia Coleman. There were pretty detectives in Safe and The Tunnel.
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Post by: red solo cup on September 03, 2018, 06:45:14 AM
Season 2 Broadchurch.