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Watching "Kingdom" on Netflix.

Thoroughly entertaining low budget "Zombies in 16th century Korea" romp.

Watchable for the awesome (yet underused) Doona Bae alone.
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"Paradise" a BBC victorian costume drama. Pretty predictable but the damn brits can act and can actually produce something that holds one's attention.

Started the series about the Chess Chick (CC). Episode 1 not horrid. will continue.

"And then there were none" .... retelling of A. Christie story. 3 episodes. I found it muddled and unpleasant.

Brooklyn 9-9 -- massively silly 24 min. sitcom. Two pluses: 1- every episode makes me laugh at least once. 2- there are like dozens of seasons with thousands of episodes
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Watching To the Lake.

Basically a Russian version of Walking Dead.
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Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun on Netflix.

Surprisingly funny. Episode 4: Broden goes to a trendy hipster barbershop to get a haircut was a pretty good sketch.
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It is irritating, but fun.
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Ratched, on Netflix. As in Nurse Ratched.

Fucking awesome Episode 1

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Are you serious?
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It's not interesting.
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Bruce wrote: Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:48 am Watching To the Lake.

Basically a Russian version of Walking Dead.
Where can I find this?
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Never mind


Netflix
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I’ve been watching the YT series “ what makes this song great”

It’s amazing

Beato is a genius
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Season 5 of The Expanse. Just dropped today. First 3 episodes seem to be available.
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Remake of The Little Drummer Girl.

6 episodes, seems pretty good. Well acted. Worth looking into.

I recall watching the old Diane Keaton verson and convincing my son to sit in. 20 minutes into the thing he plaintively said "can I go now?". It really was horrid. Overacted etc etc. Diane was, if truth be told, not a terribly good actress. Or ... have our tastes changed that much?

The Fishermans Friend came highly reccomended. Have a copy, will watch. Water, boats, makes me think of Lister on the high seas.
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My wife has begun her annual flood of holiday dramas and romantic comedies. It's all right, I spend most of my time PC gaming, and she yields the TV willingly when something important is on like The Mandalorian.
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Signed on for HBOmax. Quite enjoying His Dark Materials.
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What have you been watching lately?
Nothing.

I don't watch much TV anymore.

I may start watching some DVDs I got for xmas, the first five seasons of Saturday Night Live.
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

This was Chadwick Boseman's last role, and other than playing The Black Panther in the Marvel movies, it's the only other thing I've seen him in. It's a period piece set in 1927. I thought it was quite good. The title role was played by Viola Davis.
Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable "Mother of the Blues". Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play.
Trailer:


The real Ma Rainey was one of the pioneers of the blues. Arguably she invented it.

It's not a happy feel-good movie but I thought it was pretty well done overall.
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I did not like the 1st episode of the new Watchmen, but it got progressively better. By the end of Season 2, I dare say it was better than the original storyline. Jeremy Irons was an awesome Ozymantius.
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Your Honor. Good series.
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Bruce wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:02 am I did not like the 1st episode of the new Watchmen, but it got progressively better. By the end of Season 2, I dare say it was better than the original storyline. Jeremy Irons was an awesome Ozymantius.
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Saw a really good movie last night ... The Vanishing of Sidney Hall. It has been a long time since I have seen a movie as well acted with as good a story as this.

Gotta also say that aside from the lack of gayness, the main character reminds me of Capote. In terms of precocity if nothing else.

Give it a shot. It may seem slow but it is a fucking story fer chrissakes. Give it time.

Read this (I found the Early Stories on line)
https://ia802803.us.archive.org/3/items ... pub%29.pdf

Particularly Miss Belle Rankin
I was eight the first time I saw Miss Belle Rankin. It was a hot
August day. The sun was waning in the scarlet-streaked sky,
and the heat was rising dry and vibrant from the earth.

I sat on the steps of the front porch, watching an
approaching negress, and wondered how she could ever carry
such a huge bundle of laundry on top of her head. She
stopped and in reply to my greeting, laughed, that dark,
drawling negro laughter. It was then that Miss Belle came
walking slowly down the opposite side of the street….

I saw her many times afterwards, but that first vision,
almost like a dream, will always remain the clearest—Miss
Belle, walking soundlessly down the street, little clouds of red
dust rising about her feet as she disappeared into the dusk
He was a teenager when he wrote that.
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I always like Dee Snider.

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The Flight Attendant is interesting.
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Doom Patrol on HBOMax

It's a superhero show in that it deals with people who have superhuman abilities. But it isn't really as these are people whose superhuman abilities have basically fucked up their lives and they are trying to deal with it. It's a really weird show. IN one episode they were nearly eaten by a swarm of sentient butts. It's really good, if you have a taste for the bizarre.

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Death to 2020 on Netflix.

Mostly funny, but sadly, it was difficult to distinguish the comedians from the real people.
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I am not generally a fan of comedy sketches but this one is a bit different. The chick in this 1/2 hour "showcase' is Lauren Lapkus and the theme is a send up of reality shows and airhead, talentless bimbos. It is wincingly good. The character is so horrid you will have trouble watching.

https://www.netflix.com/title/80073289
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L.A.s Finest, it is apparently a spin off of the Bad Boys movies, but only marginally. Apparently one of the characters is the sister of Will Smith's characters from the movies. The characters are actually pretty interesting, which the only reason I keep watching it. Because otherwise this should be called Generic Buddy Cop Movie: The TV Show
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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out." – Don
DocX: FTW. – sparks
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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
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I am am currently watching Gemini Man.

It's best described as Fresh Prince Meets Burn Notice Meets The Phantom Menace. However, I must warn anyone that is tempted to watch it that my description sounds more awesome than it actually is. Though if you look at it as a really weird sequel to Fresh Prince of Bel Aire its actually a lot of fun.
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I might have to pass - after that intro, it would inevitably be a crushing disappointment
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Crazy Ex Girlfriend

Lead chick is a very talented woman. It passes the "give me a laff or you're gone" test.

Musical numbers mixed in.

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Wandavision has been extraordinary. On one level it's an incredibly detailed homage to American TV history, where fans of prime time sitcoms from the 50s to the 2010s will find tons of details and references to note. As well, it's a fun and mysterious tale from the MCU that always keeps you guessing. And then on yet another level there's perving on Elizabeth Olsen. My favorite program on right now. Two more words: fake commercials.
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Behind Her Eyes on Netflix. Pretty well done. You start hating most of the main characters right away, and hate them even more at the end. I don't like stories in which characters do absolutely stupid things for no logical reason, and disaster ensues. That is this type of story, except for one major character.

I like stories in which characters do the best they can and still get into trouble. Everybody's "fatal flaw" cannot always be clueless self-indulgent idiocy.
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Watching Raised By Wolves and really enjoying it. Very well done. Ridley Scott is awesome.
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no hbo. damn
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Rob Lister wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:36 pm no hbo. damn
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bout to start Clarice. Watched Operation Finale about the capture of Eichmann. Pretty good, Ben Kingsley.
Flesh and Blood. BBC drama. well acted 4 parts. worth a peek
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Been rewatching Black Books. If you aren't familiar with it, its a comedy about a bookstore run by a grumpy Irishman. It's incredibly funny and, other than the fact that he drinks a lot more than I do, I really identify with Bernard Black, the main character. If I ran a book store, that would probably be me, but sober. It's one of those comedies that is still funny even on the second viewing.

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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
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