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3:13 PM - Jan 02, 2018 #101

B, it sounds as if you might like Tin Star. I think it's the only thing I've seen Roth in where he's remotely likeable, and yet, everything except the scenery is damned dark. Everybody deciding what kinds of behavior they could live with. I couldn't stop thinking about it for at least a week after I finished it.

We're re-watching The Wire now. I love the complexity and I wish I could think like these writers. We're still in the first season which is interesting to watch after the emergence of Black Lives Matter.
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5:12 PM - Jan 02, 2018 #102

I should give The Wire another chance. I found that opening scene irritating, of the police shooting and the dialogue between the white dude and the black dude.
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8:15 PM - Jan 10, 2018 #103

I just watched the first episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and I love love love it!  So much fun.  Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino who also created The Gilmore Girls.  I love the lead actress, Rachel Brosnahan...she is fantastic and just 27 years old.  She won a Golden Globe for her performance in it and the series won a Golden Globe also.  Released in late November.
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7:21 AM - Jan 11, 2018 #104

Part of the fun of watching both The Crown and The Marvelous Mrs Maizel is looking at the 1950’s scenery and fashion that is so well done in both series.
BTW the new season of Grace and Frankie debuts Jan. 19
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10:03 AM - Jan 11, 2018 #105

I will check 'Tin Star', IA. (You didn't like 'Lie To Me'?! Great show)
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10:19 AM - Jan 11, 2018 #106

battlingignorance wrote: I will check 'Tin Star', IA. (You didn't like 'Lie To Me'?! Great show)
I hadn't seen that one. Wonder if it's available through Netflix...
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7:57 PM - Jan 18, 2018 #107

Has anyone read The Terror by Dan Simmons? I didn't know they were making it into a tv series. It's a fictional account of the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror searching for the Northwest Passage.

The trailer came out a couple days ago.
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9:26 AM - Jan 19, 2018 #108

That guy, Ciaran Hinds! Every time I see him, I think Caesar. He's been in a lot since, but that was where I first encountered him. If you haven't seen the series ROME, please do. We re-watched it recently, I think it's about 10 years old now. It only lasted two seasons because it was so expensive to produce, but it was very good. Bonus: Ray Stevenson.
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6:42 PM - Jan 30, 2018 #109

Watching a couple of this season's Shameless...seems appropriate for SOTU night this year.  
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9:28 AM - Jan 31, 2018 #110

Island Annie wrote: That guy, Ciaran Hinds! Every time I see him, I think Caesar. He's been in a lot since, but that was where I first encountered him. If you haven't seen the series ROME, please do. We re-watched it recently, I think it's about 10 years old now. It only lasted two seasons because it was so expensive to produce, but it was very good. Bonus: Ray Stevenson.
He was so good in Game of Thrones, the King Beyond the Wall...
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9:24 PM - Mar 15, 2018 #111

Now that I have Amazon Prime, I'm finally diving into "The Man in the High Castle." Very different than the book so far!
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9:49 PM - Mar 15, 2018 #112

I am sadly not binge-watching anything right now.  I will have to rectify that.
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10:29 PM - Mar 15, 2018 #113

Karly wrote: I am sadly not binge-watching anything right now.  I will have to rectify that.
Did you finish Peaky Blinders?
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11:18 PM - Mar 15, 2018 #114

Oh yes...I tore through that. I had to learn to close my eyes quickly though!
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8:53 PM - Mar 28, 2018 #115

The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen
History Channel needs to get a clue and stick with this type of content instead of Reality Shows.
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9:51 AM - Mar 29, 2018 #116

Started watching Babylon Berlin on Netflix. It's set in the 20s, but I'm getting this wild 80s vibe from it. It's hard to explain.
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2:51 PM - Apr 03, 2018 #117

I've always been been a Europhile. Especially Scandinoir, all those dark, brooding Northern Europeans conjuring up all kinds of twisted shit to torture their subjects. I make liberal use of pirate sites and have no shame. I've paid my share of ridiculous cable fees. Payback is easy, and still a bitch.
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5:57 PM - Apr 20, 2018 #118

Reporting back on Babylon Berlin, now that we are through it. Dark and complicated; between the World Wars. Fascism, Communism, Trotskyites; arms manufactures and chemical weapons.  German with subtitles so you have to pay attention, but really well worth it. Remember how I said it had this 80s vibe? Later in the series, there is a cameo from Bryan Ferry. I feel validated, LOL.
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8:39 PM - Apr 20, 2018 #119

Karly wrote: Westworld (HBO series) and Planet Earth II...both quite well done.
Westworld Season 2 coming on Sunday, April 22.
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9:06 PM - Apr 20, 2018 #120

Karly wrote:
Karly wrote: Westworld (HBO series) and Planet Earth II...both quite well done.
Westworld Season 2 coming on Sunday, April 22.
I regret not following through with Westworld. I might have to binge watch that sometime soon.

Right now I'm rewatching The Pacific because it's amazing. The third installment of the WWII miniseries is supposed to be based on the book "Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany."

Island Annie- I noticed Rome is on Prime. I put it on my watch list.
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