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Getting sucked in.  Episode 5 now and damn I need to do some cooking but I can't stop

 

 

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5 hours ago, Cindy Evanier said:

Getting sucked in.  Episode 5 now and damn I need to do some cooking but I can't stop

 

 

I was going to watch Ragnarok next but Stranger was so good and @Pamela Galli told me about the writer being the same so I have to try this.

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26 minutes ago, Garnet Psaltery said:

I was going to watch Ragnarok next but Stranger was so good and @Pamela Galli told me about the writer being the same so I have to try this.

Harlan Coben wastes no time. In the first five minutes you have five shocking impossible seemingly unrelated mysteries introduced, then twenty more introduced during the series. Never a dull moment— no sipping tea and discoursing on the meaning of life.
 

But in the end he solves all the mysteries, some of which are related to others, some stand on their own. 

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3 minutes ago, Pamela Galli said:

Harlan Coben wastes no time. In the first five minutes you have five shocking impossible seemingly unrelated mysteries introduced, then twenty more introduced during the series. Never a dull moment— no sipping tea and discoursing on the meaning of life.

Also some parts were filmed in Liverpool.  I  recognised somewhere and went digging around wiki to discover it was.  (Also have been a fan of Marc Warren since he was in Hustle)  

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2 hours ago, Garnet Psaltery said:

I was going to watch Ragnarok next

I watched one episode the other night and was underwhelmed. The scenery is wonderful, but that's about it.

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Star Trek Discovery. I didn’t want to get CBS All Access just for one show, so I haven’t seen it until now. It’s quite good. 

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wonderful story of a poor girl who was bullied into a lie.. I am not finished but I am outraged at this.  Drama, not my usual watch.. but I am into it.

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I've been watching these really neat videos on youtube about songs and albums and what the idea was about them when they were made..this is a pretty neat channel..

This one is about Pink Floyd's ,The Wall.

This one is Heart's, Crazy on you

 

Kim Wilde's, Kids in America

 

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On 2/5/2020 at 3:38 PM, Rolig Loon said:

I watched one episode the other night and was underwhelmed. The scenery is wonderful, but that's about it.

it is slow going, but after 3rd episode I was hooked.  the giants vs thor.... environmental poisoning... intrigue..sacrificial offerings.... it's all there. But, I can see where it might be boring to some people, it is a bit slow and there are things happening with no back story.. like the mothers issues... but at 1 am.. it worked for me. lol

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oh btw, I forgot to mention I watched this... I like it a lot... I saw EM in concert int eh 80s and adore him. and I am a WS fan (careful strong language) great little movie

 

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make sure your kids are in bed.... def not for kids.
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Recent binge watching:

MotherFatherSon (BBC iPlayer) - tense melodrama highlighting corruption in media and politics, misguided parental pressure, misogyny and toxicity. Features Richard Gere in a UK setting as an arsehole (I've never understood Gere's appeal as he's always represented a sanitised ideal of smarmy masculinity that does nothing for me) but the performances from the cast as a whole, including deaf actor Joseph Mawle, more than make up for the shipped-in bigshot. Harrowing at times.

Killing Eve (BBC iPlayer) - a very dear friend warned me that it was a bit ott, but I decided to watch it anyway. The silliness was the perfect antidote to MotherFatherSon, with very charming performances from the main villainess and an array of new and familiar actors. Gory, tense and sexy at times.

Hard Sun (BBC iPlayer) - I'm only two episodes in and enjoying this 'pre-apocalyptic crime drama'. Also harrowing. I'm detecting a theme..

*It may also be noted that BBC iPlayer is the only TV access I have at the moment. Feel free to send me your Netflix passwords 😛

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I was binge-watching this, but at only 2 episodes it was more of a snack. 

So I'm carrying on a proper binge with a rewatch of this on Amazon.  My hero. *sigh* 

 

 

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On 2/9/2020 at 10:42 AM, Tarina Sewell said:

oh btw, I forgot to mention I watched this... I like it a lot... I saw EM in concert int eh 80s and adore him. and I am a WS fan (careful strong language) great little movie

 

I seen this when it first came to Netflix..it's really good..

I was cracking up on how close they got it with the Dolemite movies.. We were forced to watch them when we were little because my Father was a fan.. I liked them though..

I loved when they fought..

Then when Mad TV came out with The Son of Dolemite hehehehehe I had to go through our movies and watch them again..

 

 

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Started binge watching this a couple of days ago.  I guess its a few years old but passed me by.  Just finished series one and enjoyed it enough to carry on to series 2 

I can't help but think that Trevor Eve's character is based on Alan Sugar (maybe it's just the looks) 

 

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I've been watching all of the Dave Chappelle specials on netflix.. He is so hilarious.

 

 

 

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On 1/14/2020 at 11:14 AM, Pussycat Catnap said:

I've been binge watching 'Blue Bloods'...

Which is very odd for me because it is definitely a 'right leaning' show and Tom Selleck is a right-leaning actor.

It's really well done... it kinda makes me miss conservatives of about a decade ago... I'm in the 2016 season right now

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On 1/14/2020 at 11:35 AM, Beth Macbain said:
On 1/14/2020 at 11:14 AM, Pussycat Catnap said:

I actually started watching because I was worried that Selleck, who I last saw in Magnum PI as a kid; had become some crazy right-winger running amok on TV...

Tom tip-toes right along the edge of crazy right-winger. He was on the board of the NRA for years before stepping down when it began to negatively affect his career (he has remained a member, though). He's one of those who voted neither for Hilary or Donald, and when directly questioned about issues, *****-foots his way around actually providing answers. 

And then there is the show's other star, Donnie, husband of the whackadoo anti-vaxxer Jenny McCarthy. 

I normally love police dramas but I won't touch Blue Bloods with a ten foot pole. 

Yeah so...

Caught up to the current season and Blue Bloods has definitely started headed into wingnut territory.

The current season feels like a pushback against the prior season.

Last season... we had them fire a cop who arrested a man because he was Latino in a white neighborhood, and we had some references to current issues in policing and the tensions therein that... didn't paint minority opposition as crazy or terrorist leaning... It was almost saying people like me "might" have a perspective... and just trying to pretend we "colored folks and liberals" are too idealistic...

 

This season I've seen an episode where they basically raid all the housing projects in the city to 'get even' after some black folks taunt police officers walking out of a building... and of course it ends up revealing that one of the guys doing the taunting was a murderer for an unsolved crime... and the one guy who through the episode is saying "this is over-reach" at the end says "gee I learned my lesson boss, sometimes you gotta send a mesage".

And then we have an episode where Sellick's character hires back the previously fired cop and calls her a role-model for good policing who just 'made one small mistake'...

And an episode where he is stormed by activists who then fake one of them being injured by a police car... and the leader of their movement is painted as a conniving black liberal college professor who has no idea of how the real world works and who's degree is basically a long list of liberal buzzwords that don't add up when put together; a point Sellick uses to make fun of her to her face over...

I've also been noticing how everytime they do a scene shot that is "the front of the police station" it always involves a cop escorting a random handcuffed black guy with Jheri Curls into the building... like... it's an actual trend on the show...

I believe in the season before this, someone involved decided to try to go toward the middle ground, and the show lost a lot of viewers, so in the current episodes they're tacking towards MAGA land to try and get those viewers back...

 

When I watch shows like this... I have to wonder what allows an actor from a minority community to be willing to be on this show... Whoppi Goldberg used to be on the show. Likewise David Ramsey (Diggle from Arrow) used to be the mayor, but left in season 6 or 7... I suspect he started asking the same question and decided to get out right around the time Trump got elected... But Goldberg appeared after that...

 

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11 minutes ago, Pussycat Catnap said:

But Goldberg appeared after that...

That truly surprises me as liberal as she is. 

Disappoints me, too. It's not like she's a starving actor taking any role that comes along just so they can buy some groceries. 

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8 hours ago, Beth Macbain said:

That truly surprises me as liberal as she is. 

Disappoints me, too. It's not like she's a starving actor taking any role that comes along just so they can buy some groceries. 

Weren't Tom and Whoopie an item at one time? That or good friends?

That might be why.

 

ETA: Never mind, it was the guy from Cheers that she dated..:$

 

hehehehe

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I’ve been sitting here binging this since I got home from work and I’m 5 episodes in.

Y’all, I can’t. This is hell to watch but I cannot stop.

 

 

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I watched "Russian Doll" yesterday, it's 8 episodes, a full story.

I'm watching "Schitts Creek" now.

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On 2/5/2020 at 7:25 PM, Lyssa Greymoon said:

Star Trek Discovery. I didn’t want to get CBS All Access just for one show, so I haven’t seen it until now. It’s quite good. 

Where did you find it?

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