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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2835 on: February 09, 2018, 06:48:02 AM »
Received "Endeavour" season four on DVD. Will watch it this weekend.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2836 on: February 09, 2018, 08:04:02 AM »
Just looked at the tv ratings for Better Call Saul from last season. Wow that's depressing.

Is season three out now? I loved the first two seasons.

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Season 3 aired on AMC but it isn't yet on netflix or another service like that so far as I know. I think normally it would have been on netflix by this point, but they've apparently delayed Season 4 till this fall, so maybe that's lagging behind as well.

Season 3 got bad reviews?

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2837 on: February 09, 2018, 08:10:14 AM »
Just looked at the tv ratings for Better Call Saul from last season. Wow that's depressing.

Is season three out now? I loved the first two seasons.

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Season 3 aired on AMC but it isn't yet on netflix or another service like that so far as I know. I think normally it would have been on netflix by this point, but they've apparently delayed Season 4 till this fall, so maybe that's lagging behind as well.

Season 3 got bad reviews?

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I don't think so...? But then again I don't remember reading any reviews from that season, so maybe some didn't like it. I thought it was about on par with the other seasons. It's still a slow burn, but nothing felt like filler to me.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2838 on: February 09, 2018, 03:51:26 PM »
La casa de papel, a Spanish series on a complex plot to rob the national mint.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2839 on: February 10, 2018, 02:18:02 PM »
Altered Carbon

Watched the first episode, probably won't watch any more. I'm fine with the premise, alternately annoyed and bored to tears with the acting of Joel Kinnaman as the main character, and consistently meh on everything else.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2840 on: February 10, 2018, 03:41:48 PM »
Just finished watching Manchester City win over Leicester City, 5-1.

Now watching the biathlon in the Olympics. A French competitor and a German are in the lead.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2841 on: February 11, 2018, 04:54:18 PM »
"Endeavour," season one, episode two.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2842 on: February 11, 2018, 08:38:21 PM »
Anyone following the new X-files?

So happy that I remembered to set my DVR, not that the commercials seemed so bad. However, I lost the first three episodes, it's almost as if they were erased. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Maybe my DVR was full, but I remain a skeptic of that particular interpolation.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2843 on: February 11, 2018, 08:46:06 PM »
I want to believe, the truth episodes are out there!

(Sorry, it's been far too long since I used a DVR to remember how they work.)

But as for this season of the X-Files, I haven't seen them because after the cliff hanger last year I swore I'd never again watching anything Chris Carter was involved with. I've read that Gillian Anderson isn't going to do anything on the show after this season though, so perhaps this will be the last season anyway?
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2844 on: February 12, 2018, 01:00:01 AM »
"Whitechapel," season 3, episode 3. Good Lord, it was weird. I had forgotten how good this show was. I have the first season on DVD. Have to see if the other seasons are still on eBay.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2845 on: February 13, 2018, 08:05:35 PM »
Outlander, first episode.
Almost done with The Office.  I think I'll be pretty sad.
But there are new episodes of When Calls the Heart, so I can jump to those, yay!  :D
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2846 on: February 14, 2018, 10:24:01 AM »
Started watching Sophia, about Sophia Paleologue, the Byzantine Princess who marries Prince Ivan III of Moscow. The costumes, sets, and actors are all top-notch and really lovely. There's a lot of switching between Rome and the court in Moscow. The unionist Patriarch/ cardinal Bessarion plays a big role in the first episode. The show is produced by the Russian ministry of culture and likely has a strongly propagandistic slant, but, hey, so did Eisenstein's films, so this might not be bad.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2847 on: February 14, 2018, 10:58:26 AM »
I hadn't heard about Sophia but that's definitely the sort of thing I'm interested in. Evidently, it's been criticized for numerous inaccuracies as well as not-so-subtle parallels to present-day Russian troubles; one historian calls it "a costumed piece of agitation."

I'll have to see for myself.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2848 on: February 14, 2018, 11:23:07 AM »
I hadn't heard about Sophia but that's definitely the sort of thing I'm interested in. Evidently, it's been criticized for numerous inaccuracies as well as not-so-subtle parallels to present-day Russian troubles; one historian calls it "a costumed piece of agitation."

Right. I'm sure that's all true. But honestly, are there any historical dramas that aren't, in subtle or less subtle ways, costumed pieces of agitation? It can still make for fine art- see Alexander Nevsky  (not that I expect the show to reach that level)- so who knows?

BTW for those interested, the show is on Amazon Prime.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2849 on: February 14, 2018, 05:28:14 PM »
Almost done with The Office.  I think I'll be pretty sad.
At least with the American version (never seen the British) you could skip from when Steve Carrell left the show to the final three episodes and be fine.

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The wife and I have recently watched through the first couple seasons of The Americans. It does a pretty good job of building on the previous episodes without feeling episodic. I enjoy seeing 80s history interpreted through the eyes of the Russians.

I'm also watching the current season of The Path. This season seems less focused and like less of a slow burn than the previous two, but the ending of the last episode where Sarah approaches Eddie and tells him she wants him to give her faith back makes me think it'll return to that.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2850 on: February 14, 2018, 05:31:45 PM »
Altered Carbon is probably my next source of addiction. I watched the first episode yesterday and it was awesome.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2851 on: February 14, 2018, 07:34:48 PM »
Almost done with The Office.  I think I'll be pretty sad.
At least with the American version (never seen the British) you could skip from when Steve Carrell left the show to the final three episodes and be fine.

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The wife and I have recently watched through the first couple seasons of The Americans. It does a pretty good job of building on the previous episodes without feeling episodic. I enjoy seeing 80s history interpreted through the eyes of the Russians.

I'm also watching the current season of The Path. This season seems less focused and like less of a slow burn than the previous two, but the ending of the last episode where Sarah approaches Eddie and tells him she wants him to give her faith back makes me think it'll return to that.
If you like "The Americans" you might like "Occupied" a Norwegian TV series in which Russia takes over Norway.  You can watch it online with English subtitles.  We are really enjoying it.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2852 on: February 16, 2018, 10:10:50 PM »
Tried to watch the next episode of "Buried: The Knights Templar and the Holy Grail" on the Smithsonian Channel. Didn't realize when I set TiVO to record it that it was a rerun of the first episode. The TV made it sound like it was new.

I feel 80.

Of course, the show is so repetitive, with recaps every 5 minutes, that it took me a while to realize that it was the same episode...

I really hate the feature of more recent TV mini-docs. Everything is just so padded.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2853 on: February 17, 2018, 06:42:48 PM »
Finally watched the end of season 2 of Ash vs. Evil Dead, after last year losing interest in it halfway through. Better than I thought it'd be. Only negative was that, while I get that the entire thing is fan service on some level, nonetheless sometimes they were just way too overt with it (though maybe for people who have only seen the original films a few times it wasn't as grating).

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2854 on: February 17, 2018, 06:57:00 PM »
Victoria, season 1, episode 1.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2855 on: February 17, 2018, 07:16:31 PM »
Victoria, season 1, episode 1.

After a few episodes I found it just intolerably bad.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2856 on: February 17, 2018, 07:29:49 PM »
Okay, to each his own.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2857 on: February 17, 2018, 11:38:48 PM »
Almost done with The Office.  I think I'll be pretty sad.
At least with the American version (never seen the British) you could skip from when Steve Carrell left the show to the final three episodes and be fine.

I agree it went downhill, but enough was funny or cute in the interim that I'm glad we went straight through. 
Either Outlander, Cheers, or M.A.S.H. is next.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2858 on: February 17, 2018, 11:40:56 PM »
Endeavour, season one, episode five.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2859 on: February 17, 2018, 11:44:10 PM »
Almost done with The Office.  I think I'll be pretty sad.
At least with the American version (never seen the British) you could skip from when Steve Carrell left the show to the final three episodes and be fine.

I agree it went downhill, but enough was funny or cute in the interim that I'm glad we went straight through. 
Either Outlander, Cheers, or M.A.S.H. is next.

M*A*S*H*, definitely M*A*S*H*
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2860 on: February 18, 2018, 12:23:37 AM »
Syfy's The Magicians based on Lev Grossman's book series of the same name.

Part adult version of Harry Potter, part Narnia.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2861 on: Yesterday at 01:15:09 AM »
Have been rewatching Dexter for a while now; just finished the 2nd season tonight. It's all downhill from here.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2862 on: Yesterday at 01:36:41 AM »
Been watching a lot of American Pickers lately. I know the drama is mostly fake, but I like the little historical tidbits.

I just wish Mike was a little less of an ass.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2863 on: Yesterday at 07:32:03 AM »
The Good Place. I haven't had so much fun with a show in a long time, and to think I wouldn't even know it existed if it weren't for my Tumblr fam.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2864 on: Yesterday at 07:59:07 AM »
The Good Place. I haven't had so much fun with a show in a long time, and to think I wouldn't even know it existed if it weren't for my Tumblr fam.

Great show. In its more philosophical moments it reminds me of later Red Dwarf.
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« Reply #2865 on: Yesterday at 12:27:00 PM »
The Good Place. I haven't had so much fun with a show in a long time, and to think I wouldn't even know it existed if it weren't for my Tumblr fam.

Great show. In its more philosophical moments it reminds me of later Red Dwarf.

The episode where Michael takes the trolly dilemma off the rails — so to speak — is my favorite.
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