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Old 04-26-2023, 12:35 PM   #4151
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This season or Ted Lasso is near perfection, specifically the last 2 episodes. Arguably the 2 best so far.

I haven't seen todays but this season has been fantastic. I am equal parts happy and sad they are ending it so it doesn't get stale.
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Old 04-26-2023, 07:09 PM   #4152
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It's starting to look like the password sharing restrictions are going to go into effect in July or August. Apparently it's been successful in other countries but I'm pretty sure if they attempt to charge me extra for my college student, I'm cancelling. And then I'll keep track of 4 or 5 things I want to watch, subscribe for a month around the holidays, watch it all, and cancel again. Fuck 'em.
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Old 04-26-2023, 08:18 PM   #4153
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Somehow my paramount plus got messed up and I can't cancel. But I've only been on free trials and never entered a card. So I'm getting it for free seemingly in perpetuity. Really only used it for Champions League, but if School Spirits was a fun little show. An enjoyable whodunnit.

Also, Schmigadoon on Apple TV is fun if you enjoy musicals. Fun sendup of the musicals I grew up on. I do have to watch it alone tho, my wife thinks my love of musicals is weird.
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Old 04-27-2023, 06:24 PM   #4154
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Finished watching the last season of "Better Call Saul".

I loved the first half. The second half and post-Laslo was still good but not as good as first half, and definitely more depressing.

All in all, a good ending to a great series. Just wish there was a happy ending.
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Old 04-28-2023, 04:52 PM   #4155
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I've watched a couple episodes of Netflix's "The Diplomat". Love Keri Russell.

Interesting plot. There are some really smart dialog & interesting twists. Definitely up there with some of Netflix's best. Well worth watching IMO.
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Old 04-28-2023, 08:28 PM   #4156
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I've watched a couple episodes of Netflix's "The Diplomat". Love Keri Russell.

Interesting plot. There are some really smart dialog & interesting twists. Definitely up there with some of Netflix's best. Well worth watching IMO.

I second that recommendation. I've also been a fan of Russell, especially her performance in "The Americans" miniseries. It's also good to see Michael McKean (Chuck McGill from "Better Call Saul") cast as the U.S. President. Then we've got Rufus Sewell (of "The Man in the High Castle" fame) cast as Keri's husband.
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Old 04-29-2023, 09:20 PM   #4157
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Finished watching it today. IMO the episodes got weaker but still pretty good.

Netflix hasn't approved a s2 yet so it'll be a while.
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Old 04-29-2023, 09:25 PM   #4158
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Didn't know they had Rufus Sewell in it. He's the best.

I'll have to give it a shot. Seems like Netflix has a lot of these kinds of shows lately (The Night Agent was decent). Saw The Diplomat getting some negative reviews so was holding off.
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Old 04-29-2023, 09:55 PM   #4159
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I found Aggretsuko Season 5 to be further charming and still love the world building. Dunno why they juist don't make it a typical 22 minute show and give it more than a 10 episode season. That way they could have more stories about the supporting cast too to further worldbuild. (and don't troll with "oh it's too expensive...")
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Old 04-30-2023, 08:43 AM   #4160
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Yeah, the "Night Agent" was ok. It would have been better if they had ended it at episode 8. The big reveal of the grand plot was a bit ridiculous.

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Old 04-30-2023, 08:33 PM   #4161
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Ghosted was not good but Ana de Armas good God.
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Old 05-01-2023, 11:24 AM   #4162
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Looks like a Writers Guild strike may happen by tonight. Interesting issues that revolve around a bigger cut of streaming content (since they are often shorter seasons and more time between seasons) and safeguards about AI scriptwriting.
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Old 05-01-2023, 12:45 PM   #4163
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Finally watching Chernobyl on HBO Max. Depressing, and I can't imagine what some of those people went through. Talk about a shoot-me-now scenario.
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Old 05-01-2023, 12:54 PM   #4164
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Finally watching Chernobyl on HBO Max. Depressing, and I can't imagine what some of those people went through. Talk about a shoot-me-now scenario.

Great show
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Old 05-01-2023, 12:57 PM   #4165
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Yellowjackets is really picking up some steam. Workin Moms season 7 also just dropped. Can't wait to watch, it ended on a great cliff hanger.
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Old 05-02-2023, 09:11 AM   #4166
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Finished watching it today. IMO the episodes got weaker but still pretty good.

Netflix hasn't approved a s2 yet so it'll be a while.

It's been renewed.

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The Diplomat has scored a rapid-fire renewal.

Following in the footsteps of both The Recruit and The Night Agent – which occupy eerily similar genre territory as fast-paced political thrillers – Keri Russell’s Kate Wyler will be back for a second run of episodes, with the announcement being made a mere 11 days after the initial batch dropped.
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Old 05-03-2023, 03:50 PM   #4167
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Is this generic movie talk too? Because I love these movies.


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Old 05-03-2023, 05:47 PM   #4168
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Is this generic movie talk too? Because I love these movies.


You know I have never actually seen any of these. I felt like the first movie seemed too much like "Man On Fire", which I absolutely loved. I just didn't care that much about seeing a remake so to speak. I can see now that it isn't exactly the same, but it still is a remake. Anyone remember the original tv show?
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Old 05-03-2023, 06:04 PM   #4169
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I don't remember the original show and haven't seen the new show either. You should definitely watch the movies. It's a more grounded John Wick with Denzel as the lead. Loved the first one and liked the second one.
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Old 05-03-2023, 10:39 PM   #4170
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Ted Lasso is such an unbelievably good show.
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Old 05-04-2023, 12:32 AM   #4171
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I've watched a couple episodes of Netflix's "The Diplomat". Love Keri Russell.

Interesting plot. There are some really smart dialog & interesting twists. Definitely up there with some of Netflix's best. Well worth watching IMO.

Wow, I'm a genius. Stephen King agrees with me on "The Diplomat" !!

Stephen King Says The #1 Thriller On Netflix Is "Just terrific"
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When Uncle King tweeted that the #1 show on Netflix has “Dialogue so sharp it could cut your skin,” we listened. It seems the internet agrees with King because The Diplomat is the highest charting show on the streamer for the second week in a row. See what the horror hero has to say about the series below.

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Old 05-04-2023, 11:41 PM   #4172
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Looking forward to Silo. The books are pretty good.

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Silo premieres 5 May on Apple TV+ internationally
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Old 05-09-2023, 07:28 PM   #4173
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Looking forward to Silo. The books are pretty good.

I watched the first couple of episodes last night, looks good. Just got to hope it doesnt lose it's way like Lost, or get canceled like 1899.
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Old 05-09-2023, 10:59 PM   #4174
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Been watching Fauda on Netflix. I've watched all the prior seasons and they're up to 4 now.

Israeli Mossad-like group. Team can speak and act like Palestinians etc. have shootouts, rescues, gun battles, spycraft etc.

Obviously slanted towards the Israeli POV, clear cut bad guys etc. but they also show Palestinian life like checkpoints, less than clear situations, things Palestinians have to deal with, Israelis doing things they probably shouldn't etc.

Not great acting but interesting stories, good action, gives some different perspectives. I'd give this series a solid B and maybe B+.
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Old 05-10-2023, 12:51 AM   #4175
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Ted Lasso is such an unbelievably good show.

do you notice that the main networks don't produce good shows anymore?
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Old 05-10-2023, 05:36 AM   #4176
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Main networks still mainly create shows with a very old formulated style that mostly people to older people, who are the largest group of people that still watch network television. They still have few real hits that break the mold, like Abbot Elmentary. But most shows are hour long procedurals, that or either a cop show, hospital show, or a firehouse show. They just don't have the ability to really do anything risky.

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Old 05-10-2023, 07:51 AM   #4177
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Network TV has collectively turned into Jay Leno's tonight show. Of course, I can count on 2 fingers how many scripted shows of any kind I've watched in about 20 years, but network TV has been bad/boring for a long time.
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Old 05-10-2023, 08:24 AM   #4178
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Paramount owns CBS. So if you consider Paramount a main network, think they are doing a pretty good job with the Star Trek franchise.

CBS by itself is eh. Multiple NCIS, FBI, CSI like shows. Equalizer was intriguing for first couple episodes but didn't hold my interest. Blue Bloods have been on for a while, I've not watched any but thinking about giving it a shot.
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Old 05-10-2023, 10:26 AM   #4179
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I can't recall the last time I watch anything on network TV aside from local/national news, Jeopardy/Wheel and live sporting events. Has to go back to one of the first few seasons of American Idol (I think I gave up after Steven Tyler's 1st year as judge).

If you count CW, I guess we watch Whose Line Is It Anyway.
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Old 05-10-2023, 01:33 PM   #4180
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The only shows I've watched on network TV in the last ten or so years have been a handful of comedies - Parks & Rec, Brooklyn 99, Black-ish, Fresh Off The Boat, The Good Place, Abbot Elementary and the very, very occasional episode of SNL.

I think that's about it.
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Old 05-10-2023, 05:43 PM   #4181
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Old 05-10-2023, 09:49 PM   #4182
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Tonights Ted LAsso was the best yet. Chills multiple times. This show is so unbelievably well done
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Old 05-10-2023, 09:52 PM   #4183
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Old 05-10-2023, 10:25 PM   #4184
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Been watching Fauda on Netflix. I've watched all the prior seasons and they're up to 4 now.

Israeli Mossad-like group. Team can speak and act like Palestinians etc. have shootouts, rescues, gun battles, spycraft etc.

Obviously slanted towards the Israeli POV, clear cut bad guys etc. but they also show Palestinian life like checkpoints, less than clear situations, things Palestinians have to deal with, Israelis doing things they probably shouldn't etc.

Not great acting but interesting stories, good action, gives some different perspectives. I'd give this series a solid B and maybe B+.

ooh, the show was good stuff, I don't think we've watched S4 though, might be some summer viewing while the kid is home.
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Old 05-10-2023, 10:36 PM   #4185
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Is Fauda in another language? I've been intrigued seeing videos popping up for it from time to time but not sure I want to dig through 4 seasons of a shot with subtitles.
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Old 05-10-2023, 11:02 PM   #4186
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Dubbed in English.

Not bad, unlike some of the horrendous Asian shows.
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Old 05-14-2023, 05:28 AM   #4187
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"Air" (Prime) is a very fun romp of a movie. A bit cringy at times (heavy use of 'hindsight-expectations' of us knowing what Jordan went on to do) but overall quite fun. Jason Bateman steals every scene and the soundtrack/use of music is great
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Old 05-14-2023, 07:06 AM   #4188
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Am watching Get Back on Disney Plus (the beatles thing) Holy fuck I wish I'd watched it sooner. The contents of it are the let it be sessions. I had no idea some of that shit, esp why they were there doing it. Fantstic stuff. Yeah you can really see they were finished before this. Paul always wanted to force them to do shit that wasn't just making an album.
You can tell John's mind is anywhere but there. Dude has zero attention span. Everything is a wise crack.
I don't blame George for getting fed up with paul because George was just trying to make contributions to songs and paul would stop him every time with lots of abstract lecture bullshit which always translated into "I want you to play it specifically how I want you to play it but I'm not going to tell you what that is...but rest assured I do not want you coming up with your own guitar parts". And seriously f- yoko. Hate clingy annoying people like that, even moreso the people they cling to.
It's amazing now as I look back at the movie "Let it be" that was also from these sessions...it tweaked and screwed with the order of some things and meshed some things together that weren't. It's also interesting that no actul footage from Let It Be was in this series. Probably because of rights. However some of the same stuff was used from other camera angles. Neat trick!

Love this thing...and I thought I was done watching and hearing beatles stuff.
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Old 05-15-2023, 09:45 AM   #4189
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Telly I The biggest thing to happen to TV since color.

Saw this in my news feed and it seems interesting. Reminds me of NetZero or Juno internet from back in the day, or when they offered free computers if you would just have ads around the screen.

Personally, I wouldn't mind having it as an extra screen in the office since I'm in there most of the day. Need to upgrade my old 42" 1080p anyway and free seems good. If it wants to listen in on my day to day life, it would just hear me farting and telling the dog to stop humping my leg.
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Old 05-15-2023, 11:07 AM   #4190
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Sounds awful. A privacy nightmare.
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Old 05-16-2023, 12:57 PM   #4191
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I'm really liking the first 3 episodes of Silo. I don't really know anything about the books so I'm excited to see where this goes.
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Old 05-16-2023, 01:19 PM   #4192
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Great to hear. I'll be re-subscribing to Apple soon, primarily for Silo.

I loved the first book. I'm interested in seeing how they made the silo, environment look (e.g. also a Fallout fan).
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Old 05-16-2023, 01:22 PM   #4193
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Has anybody binged a classic TV show from before their time, or maybe that was big with adults when they were kids? Like the Honeymooners or L.A. Law or something?
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Old 05-16-2023, 01:29 PM   #4194
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LA Law? You can just go walk yourself downstairs to hell, young man.
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Old 05-16-2023, 01:44 PM   #4195
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Has anybody binged a classic TV show from before their time, or maybe that was big with adults when they were kids? Like the Honeymooners or L.A. Law or something?


I have binged the entirety of classic Hawaii 5-0 and the Rockford Files a couple times over, if that counts.
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Old 05-16-2023, 01:49 PM   #4196
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Has anybody binged a classic TV show from before their time, or maybe that was big with adults when they were kids? Like the Honeymooners or L.A. Law or something?
My wife has done several, but none of them have really interested me.
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Old 05-16-2023, 01:50 PM   #4197
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I have binged the entirety of classic Hawaii 5-0 and the Rockford Files a couple times over, if that counts.
How does Rockford Files hold up? It was a favorite when I was a kid, though I probably only really understood half of it.
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Old 05-16-2023, 01:53 PM   #4198
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I've been more or less binge-watching Columbo for about 30 years.
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Old 05-16-2023, 02:19 PM   #4199
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How does Rockford Files hold up? It was a favorite when I was a kid, though I probably only really understood half of it.


I think it still holds up great!
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Old 05-16-2023, 02:49 PM   #4200
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I've been more or less binge-watching Columbo for about 30 years.

Did you check out Poker Face? Pretty good homage to Columbo.
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