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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2610 on: June 17, 2017, 04:44:09 PM »
When I get too tired from work, watching other dysfunctional families in the  Final Season of Bloodline
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2611 on: June 20, 2017, 11:51:14 AM »
The new Twin Peaks is simultaneously hot garbage and the best televsion.

I. Cant. Stop. Watching.

Call for help.

Please give an emmy to the peanut sweeper at the bar. Best waste of 3 minutes ever.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2612 on: June 23, 2017, 07:03:29 PM »
Norm Macdonald special on Netflix.  It's not his best, but it's good enough.  He is one of my all time favorites, and it's good to see him with a new comedy special.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2613 on: June 23, 2017, 07:14:21 PM »
Live coverage of Glastonbury Festival. Radiohead just wrapped their show, and awesome they were too. Let's see how many encores they'll be called back for.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2614 on: June 24, 2017, 06:54:51 PM »
Glastonbury, day 2. The Foo Fighters are way too much fun. After having to cancel their appearance at the last moment two years ago, 'back with a vengeance' doesn't even begin to describe it.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2615 on: June 24, 2017, 07:38:36 PM »
Norm Macdonald special on Netflix.  It's not his best, but it's good enough.  He is one of my all time favorites, and it's good to see him with a new comedy special.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2616 on: June 25, 2017, 09:02:54 PM »
The new Twin Peaks is simultaneously hot garbage and the best televsion.

I. Cant. Stop. Watching.

Call for help.

Please give an emmy to the peanut sweeper at the bar. Best waste of 3 minutes ever.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2617 on: June 25, 2017, 09:06:26 PM »
Grantchester and Luther.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2618 on: June 26, 2017, 08:12:52 PM »
Well AN, I'm glad Kubrick decided to return to directing...and uh throw in some "Tree of Life" Malick, a bit of Penderecki and of course Charles Laughton's "Night of the Hunter".

The origins of BOB and the Black Lodge spirits now makes so much more sense and I am detecting a bit of a quasi-political/ethical statement from Lynch/Frost.

Best episode of the series so far. A tour de force. How Showtime even allowed this much creative freedom is mind boggling.

I liked how in episode 7 it seemed like a normal Twin Peaks episode and it was going to continue course...but lol nope.

So Laura and Bob for one final battle?
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2619 on: June 27, 2017, 11:03:24 PM »
Who needs Showtime TV when there's OC.Net?   :angel:
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2620 on: June 28, 2017, 08:36:58 AM »
Well AN, I'm glad Kubrick decided to return to directing...and uh throw in some "Tree of Life" Malick, a bit of Penderecki and of course Charles Laughton's "Night of the Hunter".

LOL!  I see where you're coming from to a degree as it pertains to 2001 and the atomic blast montage and Night of the Hunter (never seen Tree of Life), but to be honest, my first callback wasn't to that stuff, but to Lynch's own earlier work.  You know, the kind of weird experimental short films I've only been blessed to see thanks to YouTube.  Oh, and of course Eraserhead.  The White Lodge - if indeed that's what it is - the abode of the good spirits anyway (The Giant and the 1930s Lady) - was throwing off a lot of "behind the radiator" vibes.

The origins of BOB and the Black Lodge spirits now makes so much more sense and I am detecting a bit of a quasi-political/ethical statement from Lynch/Frost.

I don't know if it's a political statement so much as it's a statement on technology and energy, and I don't know that I would call it an origin story for anyone other than Bob and Laura.  The atomic blast didn't form Bob, right?  It just provided a conduit for his mother to spew him into this world.  These spirits always seem to travel via -and be connected to - raw, crackling energy.  They were always there.  As man's technology and his use of energy increased though, so did their activity and the frequency of our interactions with them.

I don't think the Woodsman and his ilk are Black Lodge spirits anyway.  I think they're thralls.  They're humans who have sold themselves to and been permanently enslaved by the Black Lodge spirits and are now forced to do their will eternally, like the Ring Wraiths in Tolkien's mythos.  They carry out menial tasks like running interference for Bob when he gets shot, hypnotizing the inhabitants of a small town via the radio so Bob can be born, etc.  They're just carrying out "the Mother's" will on this plane.  We saw them in the Convenience Store in FWWM, and the Log Lady's husband might be one in a way now.  So might Windom Earle for that matter.  It's no mystery why they're all dressed as lumberjacks, right?  They were poking around the actual site of the Lodge on this plane in the Pacific Northwest.

It was certainly cool seeing the prototypical Convenience Store though, right?

Best episode of the series so far. A tour de force. How Showtime even allowed this much creative freedom is mind boggling.

+1

Best episode so far without a doubt.  Episode 7 was great too.  I was feeling that pain while you were banned.  No one to talk to about it.  Like I said, my immediate circle in RL aren't exactly the type who'd watch TP for more than 5 minutes.  ;D


I liked how in episode 7 it seemed like a normal Twin Peaks episode and it was going to continue course...but lol nope.

Yeah, exactly!  How hype were you when Coop sprang back into action to take down Ike the Spike?  That glimmer of hope, man!  He's coming back!

So Laura and Bob for one final battle?

Natch!  How mind blowing was the revelation that she wasn't just some kid with the willpower to resist him, but is actually a pure (if for a time corrupted) spirit who was created as the anti-Bob?

Glad you're back, nothing.  :)

Who needs Showtime TV when there's OC.Net?   :angel:

+1

A number of the posters here - present company included - are definitely as surreal, quirky, and creepy as anything that ever sprang from the minds of Lynch and Frost!  ;)
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2621 on: July 06, 2017, 09:50:39 AM »
I pity the fine tradition of British television, these days. Moffatt is a bowel movement that won't flush.

Yeah. It's not just Moffatt, either- RTD was terrible when he helmed Doctor Who. Part of the problem, which I think Agabus touched upon, is that there is an obsession with creating drama around the characters themselves, to the point where any mystery is drained from them, along with any weight from the problems they face. With both Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who, the eponymous characters, with their quirks, talents, etc are important but, in the best stories, not the center of the show. In both the new Sherlock and Doctor Who shows, there is very little authentic adventure. None of the worlds, mysteries, alien races, etc seem to have any inherent intrigue. Gimmicks and gags rule the day, with the personalities of the heroes seemingly the center of the universe. The shows feel like very closed worlds, like being stuck inside a flashy but shallow simulation that only allows minor variations of the same scenario with the same characters.   
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2622 on: July 06, 2017, 09:52:57 AM »
Since I don't have Showtime, the wife and I have been watching classic Twin Peaks for the first time in a few years.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2623 on: July 06, 2017, 10:03:55 AM »
Since I don't have Showtime, the wife and I have been watching classic Twin Peaks for the first time in a few years.

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Except I have Showtime.  I'm going to be watching the Missing Pieces from FWWM soon.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2624 on: July 06, 2017, 04:54:44 PM »
I pity the fine tradition of British television, these days. Moffatt is a bowel movement that won't flush.

Yeah. It's not just Moffatt, either- RTD was terrible when he helmed Doctor Who. Part of the problem, which I think Agabus touched upon, is that there is an obsession with creating drama around the characters themselves, to the point where any mystery is drained from them, along with any weight from the problems they face. With both Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who, the eponymous characters, with their quirks, talents, etc are important but, in the best stories, not the center of the show. In both the new Sherlock and Doctor Who shows, there is very little authentic adventure. None of the worlds, mysteries, alien races, etc seem to have any inherent intrigue. Gimmicks and gags rule the day, with the personalities of the heroes seemingly the center of the universe. The shows feel like very closed worlds, like being stuck inside a flashy but shallow simulation that only allows minor variations of the same scenario with the same characters.

Yeah like fan fiction -- make the story an improbable tale idolizing a particular character.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2625 on: July 06, 2017, 05:58:33 PM »
Not what I'm watching, but what I'd watch if someone made it:

A documentary about the life of a vagante with a title like Mor David, Patriarch of Chattanooga.

It could open on him saying Matins in his home garage chapel, then show him slowly shuffling off to take off his Roman mitre and Syriac robes before eating a breakfast of frosted Wheaties over the sink and heading to work at the gas station, where he sells cigarettes, malt liquor and overcooked hot dogs for most of the day.

Maybe at some point one of his three parishioners could stop by, and he'd bless them by reaching through a display of lottery tickets to wave his hand over theirs.

It can end with him slumped in a recliner in front of the TV before turning it off, dropping the remote on the floor and heading back to the chapel, where he re-vests and serves a version of Byzantine vespers corrected to the form of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Mar Thoma Church of America and All Tennessee, Inc.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2626 on: July 06, 2017, 06:31:45 PM »
Not what I'm watching, but what I'd watch if someone made it:

A documentary about the life of a vagante with a title like Mor David, Patriarch of Chattanooga.

It could open on him saying Matins in his home garage chapel, then show him slowly shuffling off to take off his Roman mitre and Syriac robes before eating a breakfast of frosted Wheaties over the sink and heading to work at the gas station, where he sells cigarettes, malt liquor and overcooked hot dogs for most of the day.

Maybe at some point one of his three parishioners could stop by, and he'd bless them by reaching through a display of lottery tickets to wave his hand over theirs.

It can end with him slumped in a recliner in front of the TV before turning it off, dropping the remote on the floor and heading back to the chapel, where he re-vests and serves a version of Byzantine vespers corrected to the form of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Mar Thoma Church of America and All Tennessee, Inc.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2627 on: July 06, 2017, 07:47:43 PM »
Not what I'm watching, but what I'd watch if someone made it:

A documentary about the life of a vagante with a title like Mor David, Patriarch of Chattanooga.

It could open on him saying Matins in his home garage chapel, then show him slowly shuffling off to take off his Roman mitre and Syriac robes before eating a breakfast of frosted Wheaties over the sink and heading to work at the gas station, where he sells cigarettes, malt liquor and overcooked hot dogs for most of the day.

Maybe at some point one of his three parishioners could stop by, and he'd bless them by reaching through a display of lottery tickets to wave his hand over theirs.

It can end with him slumped in a recliner in front of the TV before turning it off, dropping the remote on the floor and heading back to the chapel, where he re-vests and serves a version of Byzantine vespers corrected to the form of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Mar Thoma Church of America and All Tennessee, Inc.

Sounds like the Pope Michael documentary.  Have you seen it?  If not, today is your lucky day.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2628 on: July 06, 2017, 07:50:40 PM »
Not what I'm watching, but what I'd watch if someone made it:

A documentary about the life of a vagante with a title like Mor David, Patriarch of Chattanooga.

It could open on him saying Matins in his home garage chapel, then show him slowly shuffling off to take off his Roman mitre and Syriac robes before eating a breakfast of frosted Wheaties over the sink and heading to work at the gas station, where he sells cigarettes, malt liquor and overcooked hot dogs for most of the day.

Maybe at some point one of his three parishioners could stop by, and he'd bless them by reaching through a display of lottery tickets to wave his hand over theirs.

It can end with him slumped in a recliner in front of the TV before turning it off, dropping the remote on the floor and heading back to the chapel, where he re-vests and serves a version of Byzantine vespers corrected to the form of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Mar Thoma Church of America and All Tennessee, Inc.

Sounds like the Pope Michael documentary.  Have you seen it?  If not, today is your lucky day.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2629 on: July 06, 2017, 07:52:55 PM »
Not what I'm watching, but what I'd watch if someone made it:

A documentary about the life of a vagante with a title like Mor David, Patriarch of Chattanooga.

It could open on him saying Matins in his home garage chapel, then show him slowly shuffling off to take off his Roman mitre and Syriac robes before eating a breakfast of frosted Wheaties over the sink and heading to work at the gas station, where he sells cigarettes, malt liquor and overcooked hot dogs for most of the day.

Maybe at some point one of his three parishioners could stop by, and he'd bless them by reaching through a display of lottery tickets to wave his hand over theirs.

It can end with him slumped in a recliner in front of the TV before turning it off, dropping the remote on the floor and heading back to the chapel, where he re-vests and serves a version of Byzantine vespers corrected to the form of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Mar Thoma Church of America and All Tennessee, Inc.

Sounds like the Pope Michael documentary.  Have you seen it?  If not, today is your lucky day.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2630 on: July 06, 2017, 08:32:43 PM »
Not what I'm watching, but what I'd watch if someone made it:

A documentary about the life of a vagante with a title like Mor David, Patriarch of Chattanooga.

It could open on him saying Matins in his home garage chapel, then show him slowly shuffling off to take off his Roman mitre and Syriac robes before eating a breakfast of frosted Wheaties over the sink and heading to work at the gas station, where he sells cigarettes, malt liquor and overcooked hot dogs for most of the day.

Maybe at some point one of his three parishioners could stop by, and he'd bless them by reaching through a display of lottery tickets to wave his hand over theirs.

It can end with him slumped in a recliner in front of the TV before turning it off, dropping the remote on the floor and heading back to the chapel, where he re-vests and serves a version of Byzantine vespers corrected to the form of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Mar Thoma Church of America and All Tennessee, Inc.

I assure you, Agabus, I never wear any of the vestments in my extensive home collection, least of all when working at the Get-In-Get-Out.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2631 on: July 06, 2017, 09:21:27 PM »
My television tastes have become a bit more conservative as of late. I have started watching Murdock Mysteries (Hulu), and the old Father Brown (Netflix).

I was watching Jeeves and Wooster, but Hulu stopped streaming it. I started watching the series after purusing our eldest daughter's 9th grade reading list that included several Jeeves and Wooster books.

I follow Turn, Poldark, Bull, and my guilty pleasure is When Calls the Heart on cable.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2632 on: July 07, 2017, 10:38:27 AM »
My television tastes have become a bit more conservative as of late. I have started watching Murdock Mysteries (Hulu), and the old Father Brown (Netflix).

I was watching Jeeves and Wooster, but Hulu stopped streaming it. I started watching the series after purusing our eldest daughter's 9th grade reading list that included several Jeeves and Wooster books.

I follow Turn, Poldark, Bull, and my guilty pleasure is When Calls the Heart on cable.

The Jeeves and Wooster series are available on youtube
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2634 on: July 07, 2017, 01:58:20 PM »
Ronja: The Robber's Daughter with my children. It's a story from Astrid Lindgren animated by Studio Ghibli. It's wonderful in every way.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2635 on: July 07, 2017, 04:20:34 PM »
Not what I'm watching, but what I'd watch if someone made it:

A documentary about the life of a vagante with a title like Mor David, Patriarch of Chattanooga.

It could open on him saying Matins in his home garage chapel, then show him slowly shuffling off to take off his Roman mitre and Syriac robes before eating a breakfast of frosted Wheaties over the sink and heading to work at the gas station, where he sells cigarettes, malt liquor and overcooked hot dogs for most of the day.

Maybe at some point one of his three parishioners could stop by, and he'd bless them by reaching through a display of lottery tickets to wave his hand over theirs.

It can end with him slumped in a recliner in front of the TV before turning it off, dropping the remote on the floor and heading back to the chapel, where he re-vests and serves a version of Byzantine vespers corrected to the form of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Mar Thoma Church of America and All Tennessee, Inc.

How about this guy?

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2636 on: July 07, 2017, 04:27:51 PM »
Not what I'm watching, but what I'd watch if someone made it:

A documentary about the life of a vagante with a title like Mor David, Patriarch of Chattanooga.

It could open on him saying Matins in his home garage chapel, then show him slowly shuffling off to take off his Roman mitre and Syriac robes before eating a breakfast of frosted Wheaties over the sink and heading to work at the gas station, where he sells cigarettes, malt liquor and overcooked hot dogs for most of the day.

Maybe at some point one of his three parishioners could stop by, and he'd bless them by reaching through a display of lottery tickets to wave his hand over theirs.

It can end with him slumped in a recliner in front of the TV before turning it off, dropping the remote on the floor and heading back to the chapel, where he re-vests and serves a version of Byzantine vespers corrected to the form of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Mar Thoma Church of America and All Tennessee, Inc.

How about this guy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30ThveQSncQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyhJt5zfcvk

He's got bewitching bedroom eyes. 
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2637 on: July 07, 2017, 04:39:06 PM »
Not what I'm watching, but what I'd watch if someone made it:

A documentary about the life of a vagante with a title like Mor David, Patriarch of Chattanooga.

It could open on him saying Matins in his home garage chapel, then show him slowly shuffling off to take off his Roman mitre and Syriac robes before eating a breakfast of frosted Wheaties over the sink and heading to work at the gas station, where he sells cigarettes, malt liquor and overcooked hot dogs for most of the day.

Maybe at some point one of his three parishioners could stop by, and he'd bless them by reaching through a display of lottery tickets to wave his hand over theirs.

It can end with him slumped in a recliner in front of the TV before turning it off, dropping the remote on the floor and heading back to the chapel, where he re-vests and serves a version of Byzantine vespers corrected to the form of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Mar Thoma Church of America and All Tennessee, Inc.

How about this guy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30ThveQSncQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyhJt5zfcvk

Glory, glory, glory!

Truly the Spirit is with him! More than 2,100 views in four years! And five likes!

EDIT: I also like the mishmash of adding Hebrew into the mix.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2638 on: July 07, 2017, 05:33:42 PM »
My television tastes have become a bit more conservative as of late. I have started watching Murdock Mysteries (Hulu), and the old Father Brown (Netflix).

I was watching Jeeves and Wooster, but Hulu stopped streaming it. I started watching the series after purusing our eldest daughter's 9th grade reading list that included several Jeeves and Wooster books.

I follow Turn, Poldark, Bull, and my guilty pleasure is When Calls the Heart on cable.
Mine too!  But I only have Netflix, so I'm sure I'm behind.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2639 on: July 07, 2017, 06:03:02 PM »
Not what I'm watching, but what I'd watch if someone made it:

A documentary about the life of a vagante with a title like Mor David, Patriarch of Chattanooga.

It could open on him saying Matins in his home garage chapel, then show him slowly shuffling off to take off his Roman mitre and Syriac robes before eating a breakfast of frosted Wheaties over the sink and heading to work at the gas station, where he sells cigarettes, malt liquor and overcooked hot dogs for most of the day.

Maybe at some point one of his three parishioners could stop by, and he'd bless them by reaching through a display of lottery tickets to wave his hand over theirs.

It can end with him slumped in a recliner in front of the TV before turning it off, dropping the remote on the floor and heading back to the chapel, where he re-vests and serves a version of Byzantine vespers corrected to the form of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Mar Thoma Church of America and All Tennessee, Inc.

How about this guy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30ThveQSncQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyhJt5zfcvk

He's got bewitching bedroom eyes.

Not what I'm watching, but what I'd watch if someone made it:

A documentary about the life of a vagante with a title like Mor David, Patriarch of Chattanooga.

It could open on him saying Matins in his home garage chapel, then show him slowly shuffling off to take off his Roman mitre and Syriac robes before eating a breakfast of frosted Wheaties over the sink and heading to work at the gas station, where he sells cigarettes, malt liquor and overcooked hot dogs for most of the day.

Maybe at some point one of his three parishioners could stop by, and he'd bless them by reaching through a display of lottery tickets to wave his hand over theirs.

It can end with him slumped in a recliner in front of the TV before turning it off, dropping the remote on the floor and heading back to the chapel, where he re-vests and serves a version of Byzantine vespers corrected to the form of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Mar Thoma Church of America and All Tennessee, Inc.

How about this guy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30ThveQSncQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyhJt5zfcvk

Glory, glory, glory!

Truly the Spirit is with him! More than 2,100 views in four years! And five likes!

EDIT: I also like the mishmash of adding Hebrew into the mix.

And he's sensible enough to disable comments on his video audiences!
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2640 on: July 07, 2017, 09:28:39 PM »
My television tastes have become a bit more conservative as of late. I have started watching Murdock Mysteries (Hulu), and the old Father Brown (Netflix).

I was watching Jeeves and Wooster, but Hulu stopped streaming it. I started watching the series after purusing our eldest daughter's 9th grade reading list that included several Jeeves and Wooster books.

I follow Turn, Poldark, Bull, and my guilty pleasure is When Calls the Heart on cable.
Mine too!  But I only have Netflix, so I'm sure I'm behind.

Its on cable, and I have my DVR set to record it. I recall thinking the book series was absolutely insipid, but I've actually really enjoyed the television series. I am softening in my old age; I used to love watching MMA and ultimate fighter! If you lived closer, I'd invite you over to watch the new episodes with me. :)

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2641 on: July 08, 2017, 06:09:42 PM »
My television tastes have become a bit more conservative as of late. I have started watching Murdock Mysteries (Hulu), and the old Father Brown (Netflix).

I was watching Jeeves and Wooster, but Hulu stopped streaming it. I started watching the series after purusing our eldest daughter's 9th grade reading list that included several Jeeves and Wooster books.

I follow Turn, Poldark, Bull, and my guilty pleasure is When Calls the Heart on cable.
Mine too!  But I only have Netflix, so I'm sure I'm behind.

Its on cable, and I have my DVR set to record it. I recall thinking the book series was absolutely insipid, but I've actually really enjoyed the television series. I am softening in my old age; I used to love watching MMA and ultimate fighter! If you lived closer, I'd invite you over to watch the new episodes with me. :)

I didn't even know there were books.  Bad writing style maybe?  Now I'm actually curious; I might peruse a few pages (which is about all the farther I get into any book these days).
Me too.   ;D  MMA seems constructive at least; more so than most of what I watched in my younger years.
And just the thought is much appreciated.  :) 

I haven't been Netflixing as much recently, but my husband is curating Preacher for me here and there.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2642 on: July 08, 2017, 06:40:37 PM »
So I'm convinced I will be hauling all of my Seinfeld DVDs to my deathbed and watching them til I drop, like Shaq in Curb.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2643 on: July 10, 2017, 10:24:34 AM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2644 on: July 12, 2017, 07:15:58 AM »
Now I have to make myself a liar; we watched Castlevania last night and I enjoyed most of it.    :police:

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2645 on: July 12, 2017, 09:12:39 AM »
I enjoyed the Castlevania series too, though I often thought how much easier it would be to make it a lot better with a little effort. Also the anti-Christian angle is rather tiresome and sophomoric. This is Assassin's Creed level stuff here. It's also rather inaccurate as the Catholic Church was never as big a force in Wallachia as the Orthodox Church. I never understand it when writers are given a fascinating subject and don't bother doing even a perfunctory amount of homework.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2646 on: July 12, 2017, 04:03:23 PM »
Burn Notuce.
Season 3 and probably not make all seven.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2647 on: July 12, 2017, 04:35:59 PM »
Burn Notuce.
Season 3 and probably not make all seven.

The first few seasons can start to blend together with the heavy reliance on client-of-the-week stories, but later seasons do add some variety. If you're still on the fence you might want to try Season 7, which imo is the best one of the series, despite being the darkest and most serious.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2648 on: July 12, 2017, 04:45:00 PM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2649 on: July 12, 2017, 05:46:57 PM »
I enjoyed the Castlevania series too, though I often thought how much easier it would be to make it a lot better with a little effort. Also the anti-Christian angle is rather tiresome and sophomoric. This is Assassin's Creed level stuff here. It's also rather inaccurate as the Catholic Church was never as big a force in Wallachia as the Orthodox Church. I never understand it when writers are given a fascinating subject and don't bother doing even a perfunctory amount of homework.

If I'd known those facts, I probably would have felt the same way.  But I almost failed geography in school.   :)  But if that's the case, then in a way, I'm glad it wasn't historically accurate, though I feel bad for the RC always getting that role in various fictions.  The "Church-as-bad-guy" aspect in general did bother me some (didn't used to; I used to agree, sadly).  My other half pointed out, though, that it seemed more focused on the one bishop and his henchmen, as there were other priests who seemed to be sincere priests.  I think a case could be made either way.  Although I don't have anything to compare it to; maybe the games were more heavy-handed that way?  I could find out, but I probably won't.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2650 on: July 12, 2017, 06:00:02 PM »
I enjoyed the Castlevania series too, though I often thought how much easier it would be to make it a lot better with a little effort. Also the anti-Christian angle is rather tiresome and sophomoric. This is Assassin's Creed level stuff here. It's also rather inaccurate as the Catholic Church was never as big a force in Wallachia as the Orthodox Church. I never understand it when writers are given a fascinating subject and don't bother doing even a perfunctory amount of homework.

I saw that on my Netflix.   I was curious to see if it was about the video game  I played as a kid (it was).    It was written by a famous comic writer named Warren Ellis.  That may explain it's quality.   I haven't seen it.

Speaking of childhood   games that are inexplicably being turned into movies.   The Rock is filming in Chicago now., causing all kinds of bad traffic.   Rumour has it the movie is rampage,  the old arcade game.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2651 on: July 12, 2017, 06:23:30 PM »
I enjoyed the Castlevania series too, though I often thought how much easier it would be to make it a lot better with a little effort. Also the anti-Christian angle is rather tiresome and sophomoric. This is Assassin's Creed level stuff here. It's also rather inaccurate as the Catholic Church was never as big a force in Wallachia as the Orthodox Church. I never understand it when writers are given a fascinating subject and don't bother doing even a perfunctory amount of homework.

If I'd known those facts, I probably would have felt the same way.  But I almost failed geography in school.   :)  But if that's the case, then in a way, I'm glad it wasn't historically accurate, though I feel bad for the RC always getting that role in various fictions.  The "Church-as-bad-guy" aspect in general did bother me some (didn't used to; I used to agree, sadly).  My other half pointed out, though, that it seemed more focused on the one bishop and his henchmen, as there were other priests who seemed to be sincere priests.  I think a case could be made either way.  Although I don't have anything to compare it to; maybe the games were more heavy-handed that way?  I could find out, but I probably won't.

I don't want to seem too hung up on historical accuracy- it's a fantasy series based on some Japanese video game designers' imagined 15th century Wallachia- but there's artistic license and then there's laziness. I only played a few of the games but I don't remember there being much religious discourse either way, apart from the basic idea that the Belmonts were serving the Church.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2652 on: July 12, 2017, 06:47:55 PM »
I enjoyed the Castlevania series too, though I often thought how much easier it would be to make it a lot better with a little effort. Also the anti-Christian angle is rather tiresome and sophomoric. This is Assassin's Creed level stuff here. It's also rather inaccurate as the Catholic Church was never as big a force in Wallachia as the Orthodox Church. I never understand it when writers are given a fascinating subject and don't bother doing even a perfunctory amount of homework.

If I'd known those facts, I probably would have felt the same way.  But I almost failed geography in school.   :)  But if that's the case, then in a way, I'm glad it wasn't historically accurate, though I feel bad for the RC always getting that role in various fictions.  The "Church-as-bad-guy" aspect in general did bother me some (didn't used to; I used to agree, sadly).  My other half pointed out, though, that it seemed more focused on the one bishop and his henchmen, as there were other priests who seemed to be sincere priests.  I think a case could be made either way.  Although I don't have anything to compare it to; maybe the games were more heavy-handed that way?  I could find out, but I probably won't.

I don't want to seem too hung up on historical accuracy- it's a fantasy series based on some Japanese video game designers' imagined 15th century Wallachia- but there's artistic license and then there's laziness. I only played a few of the games but I don't remember there being much religious discourse either way, apart from the basic idea that the Belmonts were serving the Church.

Can't forget this scene from Symphony of the Night:

https://youtu.be/ZlnskSFijXQ
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2653 on: July 13, 2017, 07:14:09 AM »
Ha I forgot about the terrible voice acting of SOTN. Amazing game nonetheless.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2654 on: July 14, 2017, 12:29:53 PM »
Based on who I have seen praise it so far, I'd really like the opportunity to see the Sean Bean-led Broken.
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