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Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:55 pm
"Giri/Haji". Touching, funny, exciting, intricate. A Tokyo police detective goes to London to chase down his Yakuza brother who seems intent on triggering a gang war. I really try not to binge so my spouse and I are watching an episode every Friday. Just finished episode 6 and it just gets better and better.
I watched this not too long ago, and loved it. If you are a fan of police procedurals, and can deal with subtitles, this is a fun one. The biggest twist is the Tokyo detective in London. And like so many modern British cop shows, he's damaged goods in his way. He has no super powers. He's just a man trying to do a job, and he gets dropped into a bucket of crap. Great character developement, good writing, and a good story.

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A bonus for watching Giri/Haji is the Netflix bot starts offering Japanese language shows to you, and Midnight Diner, Tokyo Stories is an absolute gem. I offered it up in mid-January, but it's worth mentioning again.
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I highly recommend Midnight Diner Tokyo Stories on Netflix. It's a dozen enchanting short stories about the patrons in a diner in Tokyo only open from midnight to 7am. About a half hour each, they are quick reveals into people's lives. Very personal stories. This YouTube video has a good synopsis.


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I usually don't like reading about shows until after I'm finished watching, but with so many twists and turns, I broke my own rule.

This has spoilers, so anyone not watching the series might want to avoid reading it. It did help clear things up for me, though, enough so that I will keep watching.
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Outlander returns 8 PM EST tonight.
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AndyinPA wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:51 am
Outlander returns 8 PM EST tonight.
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For those folks with Over-The-Air antenna access, the Decades channel has been running The Wild, Wild West episodes this weekend, I would imagine in memory of Robert Conrad who recently passed away. The shows and The Wild, Wild West movies continue through 6am (CST) tomorrow morning. (I'm not a big WWW fan, but my sweetie loved those shows.)
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I tried the first episode of Goliath (circa 2016) and turned it off in disgust near the end of the first episode when one of the senior lawyers at the big firm defending the defense contractor suggested that when an anticipated wrongful death case was filed the defense contractor should counter sue for malicious prosecution and abuse of process. That's not how hardball litigation is practiced. Unless you like to get SLAPPed down.

I turned it off after that.

Movies and TV shows can be enjoyable to watch and true to the law. Just ask My Cousin Vinnie.

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RVInit wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:14 am
AndyinPA wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:51 am
Outlander returns 8 PM EST tonight.
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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:37 am
Movies and TV shows can be enjoyable to watch and true to the law. Just ask My Cousin Vinnie.
Well, TV shows are artful fiction. I am sure all professionals grimace when a show touches on their field. Case and Point: October Faction.

October Faction (Netflix) is a playful, but forgettable metaphorical romp through an alternative world filled with monsters. And according to the writers, all that is needed to create a new monster is an oscilloscope, a service monitor, a lathe, and a bunch of old tools hanging on the wall of a hidden lab deep in the bowels of a mansion. It's an amazing bit of TV alchemy very much akin to TV law. See photo I took of a scene in the basement when the kids discover the lab.

The magic box on top is an IFR 1200S service monitor, and the one underneath is an HP dual trace scope. Both are nice pieces of test equipment, with a combined value new of over thirty kilobucks. But, both are out of production for at least fifteen years, and their values have declined quite a bit. Neither ever generated a monster even accidentally to my knowledge. It's doubtful the old computer in the photo background did either. Likewise the ancient lathe not seen until the main character turns around. I'm sure it's a glorious example of American machinery history, but unless monsters need precision spindles in their body parts, probably not the tool of choice when deciding how to make new monsters.
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PS: Don't get me started on chases through well known cities. How do cars race down one road, swerve with sqealing tires through an intersection miles away, and crash in another suburb altogether in a matter of seconds?

Is it like the guy that jumps off one bridge, and pulls himself ashore miles away ... up river?

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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:37 am
I tried the first episode of Goliath (circa 2016) and turned it off in disgust near the end of the first episode when one of the senior lawyers at the big firm defending the defense contractor suggested that when an anticipated wrongful death case was filed the defense contractor should counter sue for malicious prosecution and abuse of process. That's not how hardball litigation is practiced. Unless you like to get SLAPPed down.

I turned it off after that.

Movies and TV shows can be enjoyable to watch and true to the law. Just ask My Cousin Vinnie.
I agree. I can’t watch any fictional law shows - especially when the main character lawyer is the ONLY ONE who can win the case- a la A Few Good Men.
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MN-Skeptic wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:25 am
For those folks with Over-The-Air antenna access, the Decades channel has been running The Wild, Wild West episodes this weekend, I would imagine in memory of Robert Conrad who recently passed away. The shows and The Wild, Wild West movies continue through 6am (CST) tomorrow morning. (I'm not a big WWW fan, but my sweetie loved those shows.)
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Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:30 pm
MN-Skeptic wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:25 am
For those folks with Over-The-Air antenna access, the Decades channel has been running The Wild, Wild West episodes this weekend, I would imagine in memory of Robert Conrad who recently passed away. The shows and The Wild, Wild West movies continue through 6am (CST) tomorrow morning. (I'm not a big WWW fan, but my sweetie loved those shows.)
I luvs me some Artemis Gordon(Ross Martin)!
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Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:30 pm
MN-Skeptic wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:25 am
For those folks with Over-The-Air antenna access, the Decades channel has been running The Wild, Wild West episodes this weekend, I would imagine in memory of Robert Conrad who recently passed away. The shows and The Wild, Wild West movies continue through 6am (CST) tomorrow morning. (I'm not a big WWW fan, but my sweetie loved those shows.)
I luvs me some Artemis Gordon(Ross Martin)!
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Yes! Yes! Yes! Dunn was inspirational.
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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:37 am
I tried the first episode of Goliath (circa 2016) and turned it off in disgust near the end of the first episode when one of the senior lawyers at the big firm defending the defense contractor suggested that when an anticipated wrongful death case was filed the defense contractor should counter sue for malicious prosecution and abuse of process. That's not how hardball litigation is practiced. Unless you like to get SLAPPed down.

I turned it off after that.

Movies and TV shows can be enjoyable to watch and true to the law. Just ask My Cousin Vinnie.
Same reason I can't watch L&O, SVU. There is no woman in the world who can work sex crimes for 2 decades and still wear low cut silk tank tops to work. It's a minor nit, but one that I just can't overcome.

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The Wild Wild West
The Night of the Inferno

If I have it correctly, this was the first episode, and guest starting a very young Suzanne Pleshette.

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Bill_G wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:29 pm
PS: Don't get me started on chases through well known cities. How do cars race down one road, swerve with sqealing tires through an intersection miles away, and crash in another suburb altogether in a matter of seconds?

Is it like the guy that jumps off one bridge, and pulls himself ashore miles away ... up river?
Or whitewater rafting. In the climactic scene in “The River Wild”, we identified three separate and distinct rivers blended into the one scene, 2 in Cali and one in Oregon. And don’t get me started on the stupid ‘escaped prisoner(s) in the wilderness’ trope that’s infected every whitewater movie I’ve ever seen. :madguy:
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Kendra wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:58 pm
The Wild Wild West
The Night of the Inferno

If I have it correctly, this was the first episode, and guest starting a very young Suzanne Pleshette.
Why are all the WWW episodes titled "The Night of ..."? Did they sleep during the day? Were they vampires?

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PaulG wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:42 pm
Kendra wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:58 pm
The Wild Wild West
The Night of the Inferno

If I have it correctly, this was the first episode, and guest starting a very young Suzanne Pleshette.
Why are all the WWW episodes titled "The Night of ..."? Did they sleep during the day? Were they vampires?
I don't know, anyone have a clue?

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Just watched the new episode of Outlander. No spoilers, but blood and gore ahead, consume snacks first or save for after :cantlook:

The actor playing Roger has a lovely singing voice, I love 💘 how they're bringing it in.

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Kendra wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:28 pm
Just watched the new episode of Outlander. No spoilers, but blood and gore ahead, consume snacks first or save for after :cantlook:

The actor playing Roger has a lovely singing voice, I love 💘 how they're bringing it in.
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I'm watching the limited series "What's Eating America" on MSNBC Sunday nights. It's hosted by Andrew Zimmern.

The first episode was about how immigrants contribute to our food planting, collection, and distribution. The second was about how climate changes is affecting the food chain. I don't know how many episodes remain.

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We started watching "Hunters" and will probably keep watching. Can only say be prepared for some shocking parts and it is definitely not for everyone. :eek2:
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I watched The Sinner, Parts I and II because of recommendations here and am now onto Part III.

There are some seriously fucked up people that Det. Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) comes across. And he seems to have quieted his own inner demons.

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