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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2295 on: December 27, 2015, 10:11:02 PM »
First season of Fargo.

Very solid stuff.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2296 on: December 27, 2015, 10:17:03 PM »
First season of Fargo.

Very solid stuff.

I may give it a try. Loved the movie so much that I'm scared that the TV show will be horrible in comparison. But on your recommendation I'll give it a go. After all, Friday Night Lights pleasantly surprised me (at least the first two seasons.)

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2297 on: December 27, 2015, 10:21:48 PM »
First season of Fargo.

Very solid stuff.

I may give it a try. Loved the movie so much that I'm scared that the TV show will be horrible in comparison. But on your recommendation I'll give it a go. After all, Friday Night Lights pleasantly surprised me (at least the first two seasons.)

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I walked out of the movie, so wanted to not like the series. I also hate Billy Bob,, f you can hang for a grout episodes, you should walk away pleased.

Might have to check out the movie again.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2298 on: December 27, 2015, 10:28:33 PM »
First season of Fargo.

Very solid stuff.

I may give it a try. Loved the movie so much that I'm scared that the TV show will be horrible in comparison. But on your recommendation I'll give it a go. After all, Friday Night Lights pleasantly surprised me (at least the first two seasons.)

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I walked out of the movie, so wanted to not like the series. I also hate Billy Bob,, f you can hang for a grout episodes, you should walk away pleased.

Might have to check out the movie again.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2299 on: December 27, 2015, 10:32:38 PM »
First season of Fargo.

Very solid stuff.

I may give it a try. Loved the movie so much that I'm scared that the TV show will be horrible in comparison. But on your recommendation I'll give it a go. After all, Friday Night Lights pleasantly surprised me (at least the first two seasons.)

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I walked out of the movie, so wanted to not like the series. I also hate Billy Bob,, f you can hang for a grout episodes, you should walk away pleased.

Might have to check out the movie again.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2300 on: December 27, 2015, 10:46:39 PM »
First season of Fargo.

Very solid stuff.

I may give it a try. Loved the movie so much that I'm scared that the TV show will be horrible in comparison. But on your recommendation I'll give it a go. After all, Friday Night Lights pleasantly surprised me (at least the first two seasons.)

Selam

I walked out of the movie, so wanted to not like the series. I also hate Billy Bob,, f you can hang for a grout episodes, you should walk away pleased.

Might have to check out the movie again.

The book was amazing. I've read it three times. I was terrified to see the movie. Thought there was no way it could live up to the book. But they did a great job with it in my opinion. I refused to watch the TV show for years. Then one day I came across it on Netflix and decided to try it. I got hooked pretty quickly. Rare that a movie does justice to a book and that a TV show does justice to a movie. I recommend that you read the book first, and then watch the movie. The only flaw with the book is the author's heavy handed political cheap shots interspersed throughout. But otherwise it's probably my favorite sports book of all time. And I've read a lot of them. One thing I really appreciated about the movie was that it stayed very close to the book while leaving out the political straw man tripe. A rare thing for Hollywood. Sadly, the same can't be said for the TV show, as good as it was anyway.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2301 on: January 03, 2016, 08:58:24 PM »
Lost Girl. Another one of those horrible shows about fairy tales written by people who don't know the first thing about fairy tales. Arachne would dig it.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2302 on: January 03, 2016, 08:58:50 PM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2303 on: January 04, 2016, 11:06:08 AM »
Theon Greyjoy... what a horrible life that would be.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2304 on: January 04, 2016, 12:01:19 PM »
Theon Greyjoy... what a horrible life that would be.

It's Reek. :P
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2305 on: January 04, 2016, 01:11:37 PM »
I just started watching "Dig Season One"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dig_%28TV_series%29

I thought it is about archeology in Jerusalem but it is a TV show about a religious international conspiracy involving the Jewish temple and Armageddon.
I am really enjoying it.  I hope there is a season two and I am not left hanging.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2306 on: January 05, 2016, 11:53:02 AM »
Doc Martin on PBS.
Master Chef Junior on Fox.
NFL playoff games.
A great variety of You Tube videos.
Big Bang Theory.


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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2307 on: January 05, 2016, 11:55:11 AM »
Portlandia. Not too bad.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2308 on: January 06, 2016, 08:49:00 AM »
Portlandia. Not too bad.

Yeah, the first couple of seasons are pretty funny.


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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2309 on: January 16, 2016, 03:53:06 PM »
House of Cards, finally. It's as vicious as the original.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2310 on: January 17, 2016, 11:32:19 PM »
Stuck in a hotel.  Watching Angie Tribeca premier / marathon starring Rashida Jones and created by Steve and Nancy Carell.  It's definitely trying to be a modern day Police Squad! So far it's doing a decent job of it.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2311 on: January 18, 2016, 12:50:12 AM »
Thndercats is available on Amazon Prime so,I am reliving my younger viewing days.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2312 on: January 18, 2016, 01:29:41 AM »
First season of Fargo.

Very solid stuff.

Just watched it. It wasn't awful, but it just seemed to blatantly mimic the movie too much. The one main character seemed to be doing a William H. Macy impression the whole time. And this is not Billy Bob's best work at all. Too affected. But it was entertaining enough. The story and the writing keeps me interested. I'll give season two a shot. It's better than 90% of the other crap on TV these days, which isn't exactly a high bar.


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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2313 on: January 18, 2016, 02:33:01 AM »
First season of Fargo.

Very solid stuff.

Just watched it. It wasn't awful, but it just seemed to blatantly mimic the movie too much. The one main character seemed to be doing a William H. Macy impression the whole time. And this is not Billy Bob's best work at all. Too affected. But it was entertaining enough. The story and the writing keeps me interested. I'll give season two a shot. It's better than 90% of the other crap on TV these days, which isn't exactly a high bar.


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I think the second season is better. The first season is Fargo, while the second season is more Country for Old Men. It's more meta and some less than in your face fan service.
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« Reply #2314 on: January 18, 2016, 05:12:25 AM »
Theon Greyjoy... what a horrible life that would be.

It's Reek. :P

Just a day or two ago watched the episode where he got the name... such an interesting character because of how frustrating he is this past season. Also rewatched the Red Wedding... ugh. It was nice picking up on the foreshadowing more this time through though, like when Walder says 'Welcome to my hall, I extend to you my hospitality and protection' or something like that, and Robb says 'I accept your hospitality' but without making the exclusion of 'protection' seem to mean anything significant at the time.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2315 on: January 18, 2016, 06:05:54 AM »
Theon Greyjoy... what a horrible life that would be.

It's Reek. :P

Just a day or two ago watched the episode where he got the name... such an interesting character because of how frustrating he is this past season.

When Sansa arrives at Winterfell, it's made painfully obvious how thoroughly broken he is. I'm looking forward to Ramsay buying it, myself. I bet the glee generated will be second only to Joffrey's end.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2316 on: January 20, 2016, 02:04:42 PM »
Theon Greyjoy... what a horrible life that would be.

It's Reek. :P

Just a day or two ago watched the episode where he got the name... such an interesting character because of how frustrating he is this past season.

When Sansa arrives at Winterfell, it's made painfully obvious how thoroughly broken he is. I'm looking forward to Ramsay buying it, myself. I bet the glee generated will be second only to Joffrey's end.
I mostly just feel bad for him now. I really wanted him to die in the worst way possible, but now, he's just too pitiful.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2317 on: January 20, 2016, 04:22:41 PM »
So Tri, you saw Making a Murderer as well? Wanna chat on some theories?
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« Reply #2318 on: January 20, 2016, 04:56:30 PM »
So Tri, you saw Making a Murderer as well? Wanna chat on some theories?
The dude is guilty. TV producers thrive on generating controversy where none exists. That is my theory. What's yours?
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« Reply #2319 on: January 20, 2016, 04:57:38 PM »
So Tri, you saw Making a Murderer as well? Wanna chat on some theories?
The dude is guilty. TV producers thrive on generating controversy where none exists. That is my theory. What's yours?
You didn't answer my question, did you see the entire 10 episode documentary?
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2320 on: January 20, 2016, 05:01:42 PM »
So Tri, you saw Making a Murderer as well? Wanna chat on some theories?
The dude is guilty. TV producers thrive on generating controversy where none exists. That is my theory. What's yours?
You didn't answer my question, did you see the entire 10 episode documentary?
No, I haven't watched it. I have read quite a bit from both sides about it though.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2321 on: January 20, 2016, 06:31:38 PM »
So Tri, you saw Making a Murderer as well? Wanna chat on some theories?
The dude is guilty. TV producers thrive on generating controversy where none exists. That is my theory. What's yours?
You didn't answer my question, did you see the entire 10 episode documentary?
No, I haven't watched it. I have read quite a bit from both sides about it though.
Well, if you watched the documentary its less about Avery being guilty or innocent and more presenting miscarriage of justice.

Of course the documentary is pretty one sided in that it suggests Avery is innocent, which is why I wish I could watch the entire trial completely unedited because its bizarre how the jury came to their decision based on what was actually shown in the doc.

The problem with a guilty or an innocent verdict in this case is that the investigation was so heavily botched that the crime will never be solved. They never seriously considered anyone else other than Avery, tons of leads were flat out ignored and the evidence is utterly useless.

So if you think Steven Avery is guilty I'd love for you to present a timeline. Just a very simple narrative of where and when everything that happened, but I bet you can't because you'll make the realization there are too many holes and you'll give up. That's what the documentary points out as well.

The smoking gun for the entire thing was that Colburn call about the license plate. If he wasn't looking at the car when he made the call, then what on earth was he looking at? His answer was "Well I wasn't looking at the car".

Also, Ken Kratz is a piece of garbage.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2322 on: January 20, 2016, 06:49:10 PM »
dude I'm like halfway through that documentary and it's crazy. nothing, have you checked out the MaM subreddit?
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« Reply #2323 on: January 20, 2016, 06:55:00 PM »
dude I'm like halfway through that documentary and it's crazy. nothing, have you checked out the MaM subreddit?
No I have not, anything worth checking out?
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« Reply #2324 on: January 20, 2016, 06:59:10 PM »
dude I'm like halfway through that documentary and it's crazy. nothing, have you checked out the MaM subreddit?
No I have not, anything worth checking out?

I think so. I mean, those people are crazy into it and have loads of theories. It's interesting to read.
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« Reply #2325 on: January 20, 2016, 07:01:14 PM »
dude I'm like halfway through that documentary and it's crazy. nothing, have you checked out the MaM subreddit?
No I have not, anything worth checking out?

I think so. I mean, those people are crazy into it and have loads of theories. It's interesting to read.
What if Teresa changed her identity and went into witness protection, then stage her own murder so they could blame Steven?
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2326 on: January 20, 2016, 07:08:13 PM »
dude I'm like halfway through that documentary and it's crazy. nothing, have you checked out the MaM subreddit?
No I have not, anything worth checking out?

I think so. I mean, those people are crazy into it and have loads of theories. It's interesting to read.
What if Teresa changed her identity and went into witness protection, then stage her own murder so they could blame Steven?

Because she hated how sweaty he is?
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2327 on: January 20, 2016, 07:09:32 PM »
dude I'm like halfway through that documentary and it's crazy. nothing, have you checked out the MaM subreddit?
No I have not, anything worth checking out?

I think so. I mean, those people are crazy into it and have loads of theories. It's interesting to read.
What if Teresa changed her identity and went into witness protection, then stage her own murder so they could blame Steven?

Because she hated how sweaty he is?
I'm trying to come up with the most plausible insane theory without resorting to something out of X-Files here. ;D
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« Reply #2328 on: January 20, 2016, 07:13:38 PM »
ZZ let me ask you this, since you are half way through. After like Ep 4, do you think its nuts anyone could consider Steven wasn't completely framed and railroaded?

I'm not saying Steven isn't guilty, but if someone thinks so after this doc they gotta be mentally ill.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2329 on: January 20, 2016, 07:16:33 PM »
ZZ let me ask you this, since you are half way through. After like Ep 4, do you think its nuts anyone could consider Steven wasn't completely framed and railroaded?

I'm not saying Steven isn't guilty, but would like to hear your take on it.

It is nuts. I don't think he did it, personally, but even if he did that trial was a joke and a sham, and I haven't even seen it all yet. The documentary is about abuse of power and how corrupt the system is, not Steven Avery's innocence or guilt.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2330 on: January 20, 2016, 07:22:15 PM »
ZZ let me ask you this, since you are half way through. After like Ep 4, do you think its nuts anyone could consider Steven wasn't completely framed and railroaded?

I'm not saying Steven isn't guilty, but would like to hear your take on it.

It is nuts. I don't think he did it, personally, but even if he did that trial was a joke and a sham, and I haven't even seen it all yet. The documentary is about abuse of power and how corrupt the system is, not Steven Avery's innocence or guilt.
Yep exactly, I hope Tri gets a chance to watch the whole thing.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2331 on: January 20, 2016, 08:57:47 PM »
I would like to watch it actually. It does sound interesting. From the different things I've read, I do think there was a miscarriage of justice, but then, I work in the legal field on the civil side and I can tell you I've never seen a jury make a determination that I thought was fair. Sometimes it works out for my insured and other times, it works out for the plaintiff. The legal system is a legit joke as far as I'm concerned, but I still think he did it.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2332 on: January 20, 2016, 09:28:48 PM »
I would like to watch it actually. It does sound interesting. From the different things I've read, I do think there was a miscarriage of justice, but then, I work in the legal field on the civil side and I can tell you I've never seen a jury make a determination that I thought was fair. Sometimes it works out for my insured and other times, it works out for the plaintiff. The legal system is a legit joke as far as I'm concerned, but I still think he did it.
Well I'm not sure how worse the legal system will look to you then after you've seen the doc, based on your experiences but I mean Tri the stuff that was in there is so terrifying and absolutely absurd. There was too much malicious behavior. It's law enforcement at its worst as well.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2333 on: January 20, 2016, 09:44:56 PM »
War and Peace. Any others? I thought it was pretty good, though it moved faster than I thought it should. I left out a lot of stuff I think is important. But still, very well done.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2334 on: January 21, 2016, 11:36:42 PM »
The Good Wife on Amazon Prime.  So far, it just looks like a fairly typical courtroom drama with a little personal sidestory. Dont know if I will continue.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2335 on: January 22, 2016, 09:19:17 PM »
Game of Thrones **SPOILERS**

I like the faceless men persons just as much as the next guy person, but aren't they kind of similar to everything that Arya hates about killing people? They don't care if someone is innocent or guilty. Jaqen would have killed the butcher's boy just as readily as the Hound. He may have enjoyed it less, but in the end he still would have killed him. They don't fight for "what's right" or honorable or stick up for the innocent; they worship the God of death, and death comes to all--everything else is merely details. I understand Arya having an attachment of Jaqen because of how he helped her; plus she was sort of directionless when she started off for Braavos. Still, what does she think is going to happen? Like she can learn all the skills and then pick and choose who to kill? Obviously the show lets us know that she hasn't gone 'all in,' but did she ever think she could? Then again, with all that she's been through, who can say why or for what reason with her doing this or that?

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2336 on: January 22, 2016, 10:58:23 PM »
So Tri, you saw Making a Murderer as well? Wanna chat on some theories?
The dude is guilty. TV producers thrive on generating controversy where none exists. That is my theory. What's yours?
You didn't answer my question, did you see the entire 10 episode documentary?

I'd like to enter the discussion. I almost think this deserves it's own thread. I confess that I'm no legal expert, and that's why stuff like this frustrates me so much. I'm basically forced to choose which I trust more: the legal system or the media. It's a coin toss. But this doc sure does lead me to believe that these guys are innocent. Three drops of blood found in a car is evidence that a lady was raped, tortured, and then had her throat slit? What am I missing here?

I did watch all 10 episodes BTW.

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« Reply #2337 on: January 23, 2016, 05:49:18 PM »
Game of Thrones **Spoilers**

Is there a more misunderstood character on GoT (series, I dunno about the books) than Stannis? After all he's done, especially with the despicable thing he did last season with his daugher Shireen, people think he's all power-mad and lusting for this and that. On some level he may be after power, but even with that, if we are to attritube to him some vice, I think it would be pride and possessiveness. He thinks certain things are his by right, and how dare anyone deny him that. When his brother tried to take the throne for himself, it wasn't mainly the betrayal by a brother that irked Stannis, but rather that his brother had made it harder for Stannis to retake the throne by opposing him, had stolen some of the bannermen of Stannis--in a word, had tried to steal what was rightfully Stannis' (in his opinion).

But the other thing is, Stannis really believes that all of this is fate, and that there is ultimately nothing you can do to change the way things are, the way they were always meant to be, the way they must be. He didn't sacrifice his daughter because he was drunk with a lust for power--he did it for an even sadder and probably more dangerous reason, that he thought he couldn't do differently, not really. Unlike some Taoist version of it, it's not simply about the best way to live, bu rather he thinks it's his duty (a very important thing to him) to yield to fate, even to uphold fate, even when it tears him apart inside.

Anyway, I like the way they incorporate the various philosophical and religious elements into the show (and books maybe). The gnosticism of the Red woman (there are two gods--the evil creator God, and the true God of Light; burning men alive destroys the flesh and their sins, cleansing them and allowing them to ascend heavenward; etc.), the monotheism or henotheism (not sure which) of the God of Death in Braavos, the modalist majority faith in the Seven-faced God in Westeros, the kinda polytheism of the Northerners, etc.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2338 on: January 23, 2016, 07:38:16 PM »
I've started watching the SyFy series 12 Monkeys. Two episodes in and I'm enjoying it. I don't know how they are going to be able to keep this up long term, I could see how the constant time travel could get a bit repetitive.
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« Reply #2339 on: January 24, 2016, 10:37:11 AM »
Varys the Spider, eunuch, spy master, and coincidentally the best and most honest man on the small council advising the kings (until this past season).