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I'm watching "Silk" on Amazon Prime.

Years ago I watched the first season, but season 2 was not available in the U.S. And then, apparently, there was a season 3 in 2014.

I am enjoying it immensely. How close it is to real life British litigation and barrister-life I do not know. But since I am ignorant. none of the mistakes that bedevil all U.S. legal shows (and probably this show, too) has pissed me off.

I sure like the wigs and gowns!

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I'm watching The Passenger, a psychological crime thriller; (In French w/English subtitles) on Amazon Prime/MHz. The hunt for a serial killer styling victims after characters in Greek mythology. Shifting plot and characters. Very good, imo :thumbs:

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I'm watching "The Sinner," season 3. So far it's awful. And it's almost over. I'm sticking with it to see what the big reveal is. At this point I'm afraid it's just that * * * SPOILER ALERT * * *



the current antagonist is a homicidal asshole.

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I've been watching "Kingdom" on Netflix. A Korean historical court drama centering around succession to the throne and, also, zombies. Lots and lots of zombies. Hordes would not be an exaggeration. I'm just starting the second season. It's not bad, but Korean historical court drama has a certain weirdness all its own.

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Addie wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:39 pm
I'm watching The Passenger, a psychological crime thriller; (In French w/English subtitles) on Amazon Prime/MHz. The hunt for a serial killer styling victims after characters in Greek mythology. Shifting plot and characters. Very good, imo :thumbs:

(Note to TexasFilly. I found El Senor de los Cielos on Netflix. I watched the first episode of the first season. I didn't like it as much as I remembered, not Narcos: Mexico quality. Sorry about that.)
Forgiven. I started watching Surviving Escobar on the recommendation of a friend who just happens to be married to a woman from Colombia. He said it got him in trouble because he was staying up until 3 or 4 in the morning watching. Itis all subtitles but he speaks fluent Spanish (and several other languages). It’s about Escobar’s top hitman.
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I've seen a fair number of Colombian Escobar narconovelas, including that one. The one I usually recommend is El Patron del Mal, because the actor playing Escobar, Andrés Parra, reaches down to the true madness of the man.
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Forgiven. I started watching Surviving Escobar on the recommendation of a friend who just happens to be married to a woman from Colombia. He said it got him in trouble because he was staying up until 3 or 4 in the morning watching. Itis all subtitles but he speaks fluent Spanish (and several other languages). It’s about Escobar’s top hitman.
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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:33 pm
I'm watching "The Sinner," season 3. So far it's awful. And it's almost over. I'm sticking with it to see what the big reveal is. At this point I'm afraid it's just that * * * SPOILER ALERT * * *



the current antagonist is a homicidal asshole.
So far I like S3 of the Sinner. Just havta amember to watch it On Demand before it rolls off. Or I can wait until it hits Netflix.

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For you sci-fi fans - The new season of Altered Carbon is on Netflix. I rewatched S1 a few weeks ago in anticipation of the S2 to refresh the storyline in my head.

Basic Premise: Immortality by mind transferral to another body, and all the problems that entails, like the stratification of society by massive accumulation of wealth by a few. You never get old, you never die, and you can stack up Benjamins to the moon.

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I'm watching "The Brief" now on Amazon Prime. The first episode of Season 1 was a bit of a slow but it picked up. And the protagonist, Henry Farmer, is just burdened enough to make his messy private life interesting. I am a sucker for wig and gown shows, so episodes 2 and 3, involving coroner's court and the prosecution of a juvenile, both of which were bereft of wigs and gowns, was a little disappointing, but the plots were excellent and the acting was terrific.

There are only 5 episodes left (4 in each of 2 seasons) so I don't know what I'm going to watch next.

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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:59 am

There are only 5 episodes left (4 in each of 2 seasons) so I don't know what I'm going to watch next.
Watch it in slow motion?

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The Wild Wild West
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Really weird see PT Paulsen play a serious role. But he is wonderful :bighug:

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Bill_G wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:10 am
For you sci-fi fans - The new season of Altered Carbon is on Netflix. I rewatched S1 a few weeks ago in anticipation of the S2 to refresh the storyline in my head.

Basic Premise: Immortality by mind transferral to another body, and all the problems that entails, like the stratification of society by massive accumulation of wealth by a few. You never get old, you never die, and you can stack up Benjamins to the moon.
I'm watching season two, and I'm not liking it as much as season one (which I also did not love).

Too many tropes, too-MacGuffiny subplots, too much conflict that can be resolved only by (nicely choreographed and filmed) fight scenes. Too little discussion about the hows and whys of a society in which the insanely rich can afford the tech that can make them almost immortal. (Also: for people who have invested a crazy amount for near-immortality, they sure are careless and reckless.
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bob wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:59 pm
Bill_G wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:10 am
For you sci-fi fans - The new season of Altered Carbon is on Netflix. I rewatched S1 a few weeks ago in anticipation of the S2 to refresh the storyline in my head.

Basic Premise: Immortality by mind transferral to another body, and all the problems that entails, like the stratification of society by massive accumulation of wealth by a few. You never get old, you never die, and you can stack up Benjamins to the moon.
I'm watching season two, and I'm not liking it as much as season one (which I also did not love).

Too many tropes, too-MacGuffiny subplots, too much conflict that can be resolved only by (nicely choreographed and filmed) fight scenes. Too little discussion about the hows and whys of a society in which the insanely rich can afford the tech that can make them almost immortal. (Also: for people who have invested a crazy amount for near-immortality, they sure are careless and reckless.
I hear ya. The story is told from the perspective of the Envoy who is basically a soldier, spun up (brought back to life) from a 300 year old stored image, and hired by one of the ultra wealthy Meth (short for Methuselah) to solve a murder attempt upon him. The Envoy is a hammer, all problems are nails, and all the choreographed fight scenes are The Matrix redux. But, people can be violent, careless, and even reckless because bodies are called sleeves, and as expendible as clothing. Your body is a consumable if you have enough money. That struggle plays out in their society, and is one of the motivating forces in the story. Like all sci-fi, it's allegorical. At least this one is not too preachy.

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Terrific Icelandic murder mystery series, The Valhalla Murders; on Netflix (English subtitles). Recommended :thumbs:
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Bill_G wrote:
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But, people can be violent, careless, and even reckless because bodies are called sleeves, and as expendible as clothing. Your body is a consumable if you have enough money.
Except that you suffer real death if your stack is destroyed. And characters were repeatedly putting themselves in dangerous situations were real death was possible.

And the crazy rich could afford to store backups of their stacks in the cloud, and grow clones. And, sure enough, those too were destroyed if the plot demanded it.

It is a fun show, but it left a lot on the table.
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Starting Season 2 of Blood on Amazon Prime/Acorn. I watched Season 1 a couple of years ago. Irish family drama; secrets, lies, grudges, crimes and mercies. Definitely worth watching. :thumbs:
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I thought I'd share a website I find invaluable.

TitanTV

It's a great TV program listing website. To effectively use it, create a user id and password so it will remember your settings. From that initial screen, select your available TV source by clicking on the + next to the drop down box in the upper center. It will walk you through selecting a channel provider.

A couple of my preferences - At the top is Site Preferences - are Default Grid Duration: 3 hours, Programming Grid Options: Don't select Use Fixed Height Grid Cells, and Programming Grid Fields: Make sure Descriptions is checked. Go down to the bottom and Save Changes.

Back to the main program listing page, click on the toolbox icon to make modifications to the channels that are listed. After you click on the toolbox, select Edit Channels. On that screen you can select which channels to hide (who needs to see all the channels you never watch?) and you can use the arrows to move channels up or down.
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PaulG wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:31 pm
I've been watching "Kingdom" on Netflix. A Korean historical court drama centering around succession to the throne and, also, zombies. Lots and lots of zombies. Hordes would not be an exaggeration. I'm just starting the second season. It's not bad, but Korean historical court drama has a certain weirdness all its own.
:lol: Wasn't expecting the zombies, never saw any of those shows. The reaction shots are so poorly acted and edited they were funny, but the plot is pretty thin. They could have done it without zombies -- the scenic and production values are excellent. But only got through a couple and it was too much, in small doses maybe. For those that like those, what is it that appeals most?

Cool site MN, ty, will check it out this weekend.

There's a lot of free channels right now. For anyone, there's a free 30 trial of Showtime, just cancel before the end and it's free. They know people are doing it. Saw Spectrum is doing it too --

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we just started watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maizel. I think we are on the 3 episode.

we are going to binge watch this weekend .

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Enjoy! It's a terrific show. Soundtrack albums are on Amazon and streaming, they have an excellent soundtrack.

Of course, most people already know what they'll be watching at 9/8c Friday March 27 -- the Season Premiere of "Mama June: From Not To Hot: Family Crisis" on WEtv. Huge Marathon tomorrow starting at 10/9c am! Eleven hours including the new show. And then more episodes after. Watch Maisel and DVR FNTH. :P Link for WEtv streaming: https://www.wetv.com/full-episodes
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Confession — I watch bride shows. :oops: :swoon: I fast forward through the relationship stuff and watch for the gowns mostly. Say Yes to the Dress is pretty much the only one left, I think. I just watched 3 1-hour episodes in about 60 minutes.

But I have a theory on how to get on the show. You have to have some combination of A. a dead/dying/disapproving parent, B. a disease/disability, C. at least one very gay best friend, D. an unlimited budget, and/or E. no taste whatsoever.

I also watch house porn. My current favorite is Hometown, a married couple in Laurel, Mississippi. Darn those houses are cheap. “We bought it for $40,000 and we can put in another $60,000.”

I saw that there’s a couple of movie on some Hallmark channel that combine several genres: Fixer Upper Mysteries. Home improvement, murder mystery, and Romance. There MUST be a Christmas show episode — it’s Hallmark. “Shannon is renovating a Victorian and discovers a dead banker.” “Shannon’s new boyfriend is demolishing a porch and finds the bones of a missing teenager.” I’d stop using Shannon as a contractor.
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But then you have to live in Laurel Mississippi. Where the Governor has ordered everyone to go out and mingle!
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Just finishing up Kavanagh, QC. I like the crusty old bastard. In England barristers are considered old when they've completed 30+ years at the bar.

Youngsters.

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I watch bridal dress shows too. I even follow some on Instagram.

Yesterday, hubby and I watched Dr. Strangelove on TCM. OMg! George C. Scott (Dr. Buck Turgidson) was magnificent! The lines are classic.
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General "Buck" Turgidson: A-A-Am I to understand the *Russian* ambassador is to be admitted entrance to th-the War Room?

President Merkin Muffley: That is correct, he is here on my orders.

General "Buck" Turgidson: I... I don't know exactly how to put this, sir, but are you aware of what a serious breach of security that would be? I mean, he'll see everything, he'll... he'll see the Big Board!
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Season 3 of Ozark on Netflix.
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