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Post by AndyinPA » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:31 pm

PaulG wrote:
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neonzx wrote:
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It's a long time ago, but if I remember correctly, one of the main characters (blond, cute guy?) committed suicide.

Haven't thought about that in many years!
Looks like you can watch it (free) on Yahoo View:
https://view.yahoo.com/show/alias-smith-and-jones
Good Grief! That'll keep me happy for a month!

ETA got too excited, made a typo.
Thanks for the link. It looks like it could lead to a lot of oldies and goodies.



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Post by PaulG » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:35 pm

You made me google (I didn't wanna do it)



It's fascinating to watch. Earl (or Lester) plays the banjo and gets a slide guitar effect just by retuning the banjo as he plays. Then Lester (or Earl) does the same on a guitar as normal with some kind of slide object like a bottle neck.



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Post by kate520 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:04 am

Maybenaut wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:41 pm
kate520 wrote:
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We started watching Beverly Hillbillies reruns last month, thinking we might gain insight into how trump’s brain works. :mrgreen: I’m amazed at how well it holds up. * The writing wasn’t half bad, or the acting, either. What blew us away, though, was learning that Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs played the theme song!

*The show, clearly, not trump’s brain.
I can't believe you didn't know that!
:lol: Yeah, me too neither! I suspect this is one of those things where I’m just so old I forgot I used to know.

Its one of the benefits of aging I hadn’t considered, kind of like finding money in pants you haven’t fit into in 10 years. :towel:


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Post by Bill_G » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:18 am

kate520 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:04 am
Maybenaut wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:41 pm
kate520 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:11 pm
We started watching Beverly Hillbillies reruns last month, thinking we might gain insight into how trump’s brain works. :mrgreen: I’m amazed at how well it holds up. * The writing wasn’t half bad, or the acting, either. What blew us away, though, was learning that Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs played the theme song!

*The show, clearly, not trump’s brain.
I can't believe you didn't know that!
:lol: Yeah, me too neither! I suspect this is one of those things where I’m just so old I forgot I used to know.

Its one of the benefits of aging I hadn’t considered, kind of like finding money in pants you haven’t fit into in 10 years. :towel:
whaat?? EH? You found money in a TV show you haven't watched in ten years? How did you do that? :geezertowel:



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Post by pjhimself » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:09 am

SEWS - Stars Encore Weesterns has a bunch of old western stuff.

One I've enjoyed is Maverick (I enjoyed back in the day also).

Some others haven't lived up to whatever memory I had : Wagon Train, Cheyenne, and the like......
though it's fun to see the stars (and those who became stars) appear .....



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Post by Bill_G » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:27 am

pjhimself wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:09 am
SEWS - Stars Encore Weesterns has a bunch of old western stuff.

One I've enjoyed is Maverick (I enjoyed back in the day also).

Some others haven't lived up to whatever memory I had : Wagon Train, Cheyenne, and the like......
though it's fun to see the stars (and those who became stars) appear .....
Wasn't Clint Eastwood in Wagon Train, or was it another popular western?



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Post by vic » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:52 am

Bill_G wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:27 am
pjhimself wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:09 am
SEWS - Stars Encore Weesterns has a bunch of old western stuff.

One I've enjoyed is Maverick (I enjoyed back in the day also).

Some others haven't lived up to whatever memory I had : Wagon Train, Cheyenne, and the like......
though it's fun to see the stars (and those who became stars) appear .....
Wasn't Clint Eastwood in Wagon Train, or was it another popular western?
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Post by kate520 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:19 pm

Reading of old westerns reminded me...have you ever heard the Riders in the Sky’s version of Paladin? It was on their old radio show.

Rumor is that’s the actual guy who sang the theme song for TV.



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Post by pjhimself » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:52 pm

vic wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:52 am
Bill_G wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:27 am
pjhimself wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:09 am
SEWS - Stars Encore Weesterns has a bunch of old western stuff.

One I've enjoyed is Maverick (I enjoyed back in the day also).

Some others haven't lived up to whatever memory I had : Wagon Train, Cheyenne, and the like......
though it's fun to see the stars (and those who became stars) appear .....
Wasn't Clint Eastwood in Wagon Train, or was it another popular western?
Rawhide
The big name from Wagon Train was Ward Bond. There were a few career "stepping stone" others; neither Clint.

Rawhide is correct for Clint Eastwood, though I didn't watch it much.

Clint Walker was Cheyenne (Bodie), and had a few other memorable credits, though not the spectacular career like Eastwood.



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Post by Bill_G » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:56 pm

vic wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:52 am

Rawhide
Thx!



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Post by Maybenaut » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:00 pm

kate520 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:04 am
Maybenaut wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:41 pm
kate520 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:11 pm
We started watching Beverly Hillbillies reruns last month, thinking we might gain insight into how trump’s brain works. :mrgreen: I’m amazed at how well it holds up. * The writing wasn’t half bad, or the acting, either. What blew us away, though, was learning that Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs played the theme song!

*The show, clearly, not trump’s brain.
I can't believe you didn't know that!
:lol: Yeah, me too neither! I suspect this is one of those things where I’m just so old I forgot I used to know.

Its one of the benefits of aging I hadn’t considered, kind of like finding money in pants you haven’t fit into in 10 years. :towel:
Earl Scruggs is the Google Doodle today!

https://www.billboard.com/articles/colu ... ng-pioneer


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Post by Addie » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:12 pm

I've been watching movies on Netflix, each one in every way excellent. :thumbs:

-Roma
-The Promise
-Spotlight



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Post by Volkonski » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:30 pm

The 2015 TV movie version of "An Inspector Calls" which is now available on Amazon Prime Video.

This version is very well done with top notch performances and an effective adaptation of the original play. As in the 1954 movie version flashbacks are used to show the family's interactions with Eva Smith who is at the center of the story but never is seen in the play.

This version did not have to make changes in the storyline required in 1954 by the censors so that what happens to Eva is more convincingly awful.


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Post by Addie » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:37 pm

Thanks, Volki. Looks good. I'll have to watch it.

I was wondering, did you by any chance see The Promise on Netflix? About the Armenian Genocide. I was very moved by it.
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The 2015 TV movie version of "An Inspector Calls" which is now available on Amazon Prime Video.



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Post by Volkonski » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:47 pm

Addie wrote:
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Thanks, Volki. Looks good. I'll have to watch it.

I was wondering, did you by any chance see The Promise on Netflix? About the Armenian Genocide. I was very moved by it.
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The 2015 TV movie version of "An Inspector Calls" which is now available on Amazon Prime Video.
No, I have not watched that. I'll take a look at it.


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Post by Volkonski » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:12 pm

Watched the first two episodes of Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams on Amazon Prime. It is a series of standalone Sci-Fi dramas sort of like The Outer Limits or The Twilight Zone.



Dick's stories, written during the Cold War, have been updated for our time's fears and paranoias. For example, the 2nd episode is about a group of post nuclear war survivors who are threatened by an automated factory (which delivers its products by drone) which continues to operate making products no one needs and in so doing is using up the world's remaining resources. Top notch casts and good production values.


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Post by Volkonski » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:54 pm

Also on Amazon Prime the 1950's Adventures of Robin Hood.

Rewatching these as an adult I find that the acting is good, the production values cheap and the overall ethos to be liberal progressive. (The show used blacklisted hollywood writers using assumed names.)

However, the geography is laughable.

Sherwood Forest is north of Nottingham yet every time someone travels between Nottingham and London they pass right thru Sherwood.

Major Oak, the traditional site of Robin's camp, is in fact more than 20 miles north of Nottingham however the characters seem to be able to walk from Nottingham to Robin's camp in about 30 minutes.

Trips to places like the Forest of Dead (150 miles away) or Scotland (at a minimum nearly 200 miles away) seem to take only a few hours on foot.

There are some problems with history too. Arthur of Brittany appears in the show a couple of times as a boy of 10 or 11 years of age. However, King Richard besieged Nottingham Castle forcing Prince John's supporters to surrender in March 1194 when Arthur was only 7.


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Post by AndyinPA » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:04 pm

I posted recently that The Blaze HD had been added to Verizon. I just happened to notice that the channel, which I blocked, has been removed. I could go as directed to verizon dot com to find out why, but I really don't care.



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Post by neonzx » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:53 am

AndyinPA wrote:
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I posted recently that The Blaze HD had been added to Verizon. I just happened to notice that the channel, which I blocked, has been removed. I could go as directed to verizon dot com to find out why, but I really don't care.
I'll save you the two second search cause I wuz curious.
BlazeTV dropped from Verizon Fios
Fios TV, which offers more than 425 channels, announced its decision to drop the outlet, founded by Mark Levin and Glenn Beck, in a message to subscribers on Friday.

“As you know we must periodically renew our agreements with TV content providers to be able to bring you the programming available on Fios TV. At Verizon, we put our customers first in all our content decisions. We aim to provide content our customers want at a fair price,” Fios said in a note to its subscribers, which was obtained by The Hill.

“Given that the cost of programming is the single biggest factor in higher TV bills, we carefully review proposals from network providers to be sure that their rates are in line with their viewership (Translation: Nobody is watching it)," the letter adds. "This practice allows us to bring you a competitive rate for Fios TV packages. As a result, we have decided to remove The Blaze (Ch. 112 SD / 612 HD) from our lineup effective December 28, 2018.”
I didn't realize Mark Levin got in bed with Beck. I can't stand Levin's whinny-ass screeching little voice.


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Post by AndyinPA » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:51 am

Thanks for that search, That was about what I expected. Who is his right mind ever thought that was a good idea?



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:54 am

I watched the six part documentary Surviving R. Kelly. It is the #1 show on cable. Take a powerful, superstar (I Believe I Can Fly), add a video of him urinating into a minor's mouth, a criminal trial, domestic abuse of his wife, a "harem" of abused women, frustrated, brokenhearted parents of said women and you get a riveting show. Domestic abuse and cult writ large.


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Post by kate520 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:20 am

Addie wrote:
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As this hellish week ends, I went looking for something to watch that might deliver me from the MAGA miseries. Fortune smiled; I found Season 3 of The Durrells in Corfu. It worked. I am off to bed feeling halfway human. :)
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Addie, I love this.

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Post by Maybenaut » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:00 pm

You on Netflix.

I've only seen the first episode, but oh, my, it's creepy.


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Post by AndyinPA » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:25 am

Last night and tonight, I watched the four episodes of Apple Tree Yard on Indie Plex, a Starz channel. It was a very satisfying English psychological thriller, based on a book by Louise Doughty I'm guessing it can be found on demand.

And Counterpart is becoming more and more engrossing each week.



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Post by Addie » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:17 pm

I've watched one episode now. Disturbing.
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Last night and tonight, I watched the four episodes of Apple Tree Yard on Indie Plex, a Starz channel. It was a very satisfying English psychological thriller, based on a book by Louise Doughty I'm guessing it can be found on demand.



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