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Addie wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:33 am
Anybody watch Texas Rising? It's a dramatization based on a novel and I don't know how historically accurate, but I was thinking about it as a change of pace. Opinions?
I absolutely loved it!

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Thank you, P-Girl. I'll keep it on my list. :kiss:
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Addie wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:33 am
Anybody watch Texas Rising? It's a dramatization based on a novel and I don't know how historically accurate, but I was thinking about it as a change of pace. Opinions?
I absolutely loved it!
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Netflix documentary series Filthy Rich about Jeffrey Epstein. Whew! :swoon: Disturbing, distressing, depressing, all those things. But it's a good series, imo, I hope will be watched by all parents and grandparents, who need to know and understand the shadowy mesh of dangers surrounding childhood and young adulthood. I always say that maybe it's a good thing I never had kids, because I wouldn't let them out of the house before they were 35. This documentary isn't changing my mind about that. :fingerwag:
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Reckoning, crime thriller on Netflix. I had not heard of this serial killer series, and had not started watching it intentionally. It lined up after the Jeffrey Epstein doc and I left it on for a few episodes. An obsessed sheriff's detective and a freakish high school guidance counselor, with very good acting in both roles. Freaks are at a surplus in this town in California on the Russian River, which has suffered a long period of serial killings attributed to "RRK" the "Russian River Killer." It's creepier than I usually like, and I'm not sure how much more I want to watch, but it seems like a well done drama series.
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Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich on Netflix.

I started watching this 4 part series after another member here mentioned they had seen it. It's Friday evening and I'm all the way to half into part 3 of this documentary since Monday. 3.5 hours thus far. I hate this, but I can't binge through this -- I have to keep taking time-outs. It's very disturbing. I will finish it this weekend.

I've watched other things in between, such as Mr. Brooks:

https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/det ... oks/535899 (free on vudu this month)

Never saw it before and it's disturbing but, at least, not real. Way more relaxing than Epstein.

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Season 7 of Ray Donovan. I'm liking this show again. :thumbs:
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Addie wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:14 pm
Season 7 of Ray Donovan. I'm liking this show again. :thumbs:
Don't get too excited.
I love the poorly educated!!!

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Downer.
TexasFilly wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:17 pm
Addie wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:14 pm
Season 7 of Ray Donovan. I'm liking this show again. :thumbs:
Don't get too excited.
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neonzx wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:49 pm
Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich on Netflix.

I started watching this 4 part series after another member here mentioned they had seen it. It's Friday evening and I'm all the way to half into part 3 of this documentary since Monday. 3.5 2.5 hours thus far. I hate this, but I can't binge through this -- I have to keep taking time-outs. It's very disturbing. I will finish it this weekend.
Done.

Everyone needs to see this, even as hard as it is to watch.

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Now looking for something light hearted and fun.

Sterngard, I gave "Space Force" a go. You were right. I should have headed your warning. That's a pass from me after 3 episodes.

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neonzx wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:05 pm
neonzx wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:49 pm
Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich on Netflix.

I started watching this 4 part series after another member here mentioned they had seen it. It's Friday evening and I'm all the way to half into part 3 of this documentary since Monday. 3.5 2.5 hours thus far. I hate this, but I can't binge through this -- I have to keep taking time-outs. It's very disturbing. I will finish it this weekend.
Done.

Everyone needs to see this, even as hard as it is to watch.

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neonzx wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:05 pm
Sterngard, I gave "Space Force" a go. You were right. I should have headed your warning. That's a pass from me after 3 episodes.
Yeah. I mean, if it had something to say, it could have had potential. Even if it was just "The Office in SPAAAAAAAACE!" that would have been OK as well. But not even that.
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Patagoniagirl wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 8:23 pm
Addie wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:33 am
Anybody watch Texas Rising? It's a dramatization based on a novel and I don't know how historically accurate, but I was thinking about it as a change of pace. Opinions?
I absolutely loved it!

Apologies! It was the movie "Hell or High Water" I was thinking of. ☹️

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Patagoniagirl wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:35 am

Apologies! It was the movie "Hell or High Water" I was thinking of. ☹️
What did you think of the rattlesnake waitress?

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No worries, P-Girl.
Patagoniagirl wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:35 am
Patagoniagirl wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 8:23 pm
Addie wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:33 am
Anybody watch Texas Rising? It's a dramatization based on a novel and I don't know how historically accurate, but I was thinking about it as a change of pace. Opinions?
I absolutely loved it!

Apologies! It was the movie "Hell or High Water" I was thinking of. ☹️
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Bill_G wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:12 am
Patagoniagirl wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:35 am

Apologies! It was the movie "Hell or High Water" I was thinking of. ☹️
What did you think of the rattlesnake waitress?

The diner in my town where I was a dishwasher.

Customer:. Not sure what I want.
Cook:. You'll get what I make fer ya and damned be grateful.
Me:. Washing dishes.

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Patagoniagirl wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:28 pm
Bill_G wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:12 am
Patagoniagirl wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:35 am

Apologies! It was the movie "Hell or High Water" I was thinking of. ☹️
What did you think of the rattlesnake waitress?

The diner in my town where I was a dishwasher.

Customer:. Not sure what I want.
Cook:. You'll get what I make fer ya and damned be grateful.
Me:. Washing dishes.
Ah. So that's where they found her. She's a hoot.

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Light-hearted documentary series on Amazon Prime/BBC: Britain's Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues. Entertaining enough.
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Watching the Epstein documentary on Netflix. I resisted this for a long time. I deal with this crap for a living, so it’s hard. Glad I’m watching it, though. The victims’ stories are so compelling.
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I generally like the Nordic Noir crime genre, but I think Walter must have been drunk off his noodle when he decided to Present this one. Monster on Amazon Prime/PBS (in Norwegian w/subtitles). An entire town filled with ugly, unlikable people. Even the victims are hard to sympathize with.

As Sternie might say: "Run this one over with a train." :thumbsdown:
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is available on Netflix now. Lovely period romance drama. Totally worth a snuggle on the coach with whomever you love.

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I confess. The Andy Griffith Show binging. It's been good for my soul. I'm up to Season 8, and on Episode 7, Aunt Bee serves on a jury in Mount Pilot. The defendant is played by Jack Nicholson.

It has become glaringly clear to me that somehow this show was imprinted into my psyche. Everything in my century home is like the home in Mayberry. This may be a new DSM mental illness diagnosis.

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bob wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:22 am
neonzx wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:05 pm
Sterngard, I gave "Space Force" a go. You were right. I should have headed your warning. That's a pass from me after 3 episodes.
Yeah. I mean, if it had something to say, it could have had potential. Even if it was just "The Office in SPAAAAAAAACE!" that would have been OK as well. But not even that.
The problem wasn't casting. There are many seasoned A-list actors who also have cameos in this, as well. It's just poor screen-writing. The actors, as good as they may be, can't make up for a bad script.

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The Running Mate; (Amazon Prime/MHz) mini-series. Rough and tumble local Irish politics. It's good, imo. :thumbs:
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Knives Out on Amazon Prime. I enjoyed it. A whodunit featuring Daniel Craig in an interesting role as a sleuth. It's a little humorous and even clever.
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