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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2970 on: October 29, 2018, 02:04:23 PM »
John Adams. HBO miniseries. Pretty good, good cinematography.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2971 on: November 02, 2018, 04:53:59 PM »
Castlevania (Season 2)
House of Cards (Season 6) - I'm glad it's over...

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2972 on: November 02, 2018, 05:30:02 PM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2973 on: November 03, 2018, 10:12:59 PM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2974 on: November 03, 2018, 10:21:35 PM »
I think I'm done watching TV. House, M.D. was it for me.
No TV series could ever possibly beat that ending, which is what makes a story.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2975 on: November 12, 2018, 12:28:10 PM »
The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix). It has some strong moments but overall it's quite mediocre. It's one of those cases where the writers think a straight ghost story is too unsophisticated and they fell the need to spell out the psychological/social underpinnings with some therapeutic resolution at the end. As they work toward the clunker of an ending, coherence and atmosphere decline and we are left with a pretty dull family psychodrama. And for all the pretension they still rely on lazy jump scares and horror makeup effects that are by now utterly generic.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2976 on: November 15, 2018, 10:14:20 AM »
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. It's mostly a clumsy mess, but it has rare and pretty random moments of brilliance that confuse me.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2977 on: November 15, 2018, 03:53:42 PM »
Lately I've been looking for ways to practice "The Benedict Option" in my binge-watching time. The "Bob Newhart Show" on Hulu is doing it for me. It's funny, smart, and somehow just radiates goodness, if that makes sense. I never feel like I've wasted a half hour of my life that I'll never get back, as with some other shows.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2978 on: November 15, 2018, 04:11:49 PM »
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. It's mostly a clumsy mess, but it has rare and pretty random moments of brilliance that confuse me.

Yes.  I found it quite interesting that, instead of portraying witchcraft  as nice and bubbly and glamorous and cute and generically magical, they portray it as blatantly satanic (probably to the chagrin of Wiccans and Neo-Pagans) and as part of a secret family religion. Rather than the episodic series of the '90s, Sabrina struggles with her involvement in Satanism, even if its construed as a fight for her free will and freedom (which, to be fair, is a theme in Christianity if we remember that our Lord freed us from spiritual slavery to death, sin and the passions).  Her involvement in witchcraft and Satanism is only deepened when she feels it is the only way to save her loved ones and I find that compelling because it plays with the theme of slow, manipulated corruption (reminiscent of Breaking Bad).

I was delighted to see that her mother secretly baptising her into the Catholic Church protects her soul from having to be legally bound by a Satanic contract, nullifying Satans ownership over her.

At first I was afraid conservative fundamentalist Christians would hate the show but there's a lot going for it.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2979 on: November 15, 2018, 04:22:49 PM »
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. It's mostly a clumsy mess, but it has rare and pretty random moments of brilliance that confuse me.

Yes.  I found it quite interesting that, instead of portraying witchcraft  as nice and bubbly and glamorous and cute and generically magical, they portray it as blatantly satanic (probably to the chagrin of Wiccans and Neo-Pagans) and as part of a secret family religion. Rather than the episodic series of the '90s, Sabrina struggles with her involvement in Satanism, even if its construed as a fight for her free will and freedom (which, to be fair, is a theme in Christianity if we remember that our Lord freed us from spiritual slavery to death, sin and the passions).  Her involvement in witchcraft and Satanism is only deepened when she feels it is the only way to save her loved ones and I find that compelling because it plays with the theme of slow, manipulated corruption (reminiscent of Breaking Bad).

I was delighted to see that her mother secretly baptising her into the Catholic Church protects her soul from having to be legally bound by a Satanic contract, nullifying Satans ownership over her.

At first I was afraid conservative fundamentalist Christians would hate the show but there's a lot going for it.

I'm conflicted, now that it's done. It's very well made and superbly cast, but the devil-worship thing is straight out of Satanic Panic, and I didn't appreciate the sexualisation either. Still watching season 2 when it comes out, tho.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2980 on: November 15, 2018, 09:03:39 PM »
I think having the witches blatantly satanic is a great idea, it just needs a little more work. Some lame Wicca thing like they did in Buffy would be a big step down. Wicca is as fake as Scientology. Satanic witchcraft is mostly fake too but at least it has folkloric pedigree. Medieval Satanic panic is the only reason we have an idea of witches in Western culture.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2981 on: November 16, 2018, 04:22:03 AM »
Medieval Satanic panic is the only reason we have an idea of witches in Western culture.

Medieval Satanic panic is what you get when you treat incels like they have a valid point.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2982 on: November 22, 2018, 05:27:07 AM »
MST3K - The Gauntlet (Netflix)

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2983 on: November 22, 2018, 08:47:49 AM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2984 on: November 24, 2018, 08:11:27 PM »
Haven't watched a TV show in years ```

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2985 on: November 24, 2018, 11:32:32 PM »
Christian TV Channels
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2986 on: November 25, 2018, 12:44:47 PM »
Despite the bad experience at first with season 9, now that I have cable again I've been watching TWD... and this is probably the best the show has been since season 5.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2987 on: November 27, 2018, 09:00:54 AM »
Settling down with The White Queen and The White Princess as prep for when The Spanish Princess drops. Not too long now, hopefully.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2988 on: November 27, 2018, 11:10:33 AM »
None turned off the TV for awhile
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2989 on: December 02, 2018, 12:23:56 AM »
Lately I've been looking for ways to practice "The Benedict Option" in my binge-watching time. The "Bob Newhart Show" on Hulu is doing it for me. It's funny, smart, and somehow just radiates goodness, if that makes sense. I never feel like I've wasted a half hour of my life that I'll never get back, as with some other shows.
Very interesting. I may need to google this.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2990 on: December 05, 2018, 05:39:44 PM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2991 on: December 08, 2018, 05:35:42 PM »
Watched a BBC special on polar bears. I think it was called "Snow Bears." It was good! The bears swam in water, got lost, discovered a dead whale and ate some of it, and other things.  :)
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