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Watching the finale of The Voice. Weird cuz everyone is stuck at home.... But anyway, Thunderstorm's first song was one he wrote called Sedona. The show's final performance was Thunderbird singing What a Wonderful World.


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We just finished binging on Good Girls. At first i resisted. Hubs started it without me and said I'd like it but I just thought it was Breaking Bad with suburban housewives. It kinda is. And a lot of the plot twists take a lot of artistic license. But just sit back and enjoy it.
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I am watching Scandalous, a CNN Documentary Film about the National Enquirer. I did not know it was started and wholly owned for years by Generoso Pope, the son of a NY Mafia made man. If you like documentaries, this one is pretty good.
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Too late to get started with it. I've set my DVR to record the show this Saturday.
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Gotta plug this again, we're loving Pluto TV, it's totally free, no email even needed.

Here are the channels as of April, they run 24 hours a day so like Antiques Roadshow UK and Doctor Who Classic runs and runs. Fail Army is funny. Tons of movies, the Cult Films has some films we haven't seen in a long time.

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Okay, not finding this funny.

So, we have 'Parasite', 4 Academy Awards. It's on Hulu. But . . .
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Audio is in Korean-only and the Subtitles are in Spanish-only?

WTF?
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I'm struggling through DCI Banks. His interrogation technique seems to be to scream at the alleged perp. And anyone who disagrees with him. Interesting style.

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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:54 pm
I'm struggling through DCI Banks. His interrogation technique seems to be to scream at the alleged perp. And anyone who disagrees with him. Interesting style.
Thanks. Switching over. It's at least in English. :thumbs:
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His partner on the series, Annie Cabot (played by Andrea Lowe) may be the most attractive police officer in the history of television. Of course, I am a sucker for beautiful blonde English actresses. That's probably why I am suffering through. Again.Image

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I watched "Becoming" on Netflix. I found it really interesting; liked it a lot.

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On Amazon Prime-

"BBC - Return of the Black Death"



Documentary about 25 skeletons of Black Death victims found under Charterhouse Square in London. Also presents "new" evidence about death rate gleaned from studying will that were enrolled during this time.

Amazing that in the centuries since the Black Death it is only now that a researcher thought to examine these documents.
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A grim and gloomy Belgian crime thriller called Public Enemy is airing in its second season on Amazon Prime/Sundance; (English subtitles). I hadn't seen the first season, so I'm starting with that. Familiar format of a troubled detective sent to the boonies to head up the local police and solve dead kids found in the forest. I do like the lead detective. She's a unique character. Also the backdrop is beautiful. The plot turns on the murderer being released into the care of priests in a local abbey, to the great distress of the villagers. And, of course, politicians and real estate developers up to their usual skullduggery. All very typical of Euro crime thrillers. Looks like it might be good, though.


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I found a show I really like. Amazon Prime/Sundance; (English subtitles). Nordic Noir police procedural called Wisting. The lead detective, William Wisting, is entangled with FBI agents, there to catch an American serial killer believed to be hiding in Norway. Wisting has a delightful, challenging daughter who is a crime writer. I like everything about this show, characters, acting, writing, twisty plot line. I am all set with this one. :thumbs:

Usually, I like to avoid reading about a show before I watch, saving reviews for later, but the Guardian had this snappy snip I noticed:
Wisting (BBC Four) is the best Nord-noir ever. Since the last one. What did Scandinavian film-makers think they were ever doing, 80 years of existential angst and Death playing nihilist chess, before remembering: we have crime. Coal. Snow. Blood. Fire. Cheekbones. Let’s do that.
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Addie wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 4:14 pm
A grim and gloomy Belgian crime thriller called Public Enemy is airing in its second season on Amazon Prime/Sundance; (English subtitles). I hadn't seen the first season, so I'm starting with that. Familiar format of a troubled detective sent to the boonies to head up the local police and solve dead kids found in the forest. I do like the lead detective. She's a unique character. Also the backdrop is beautiful. The plot turns on the murderer being released into the care of priests in a local abbey, to the great distress of the villagers. And, of course, politicians and real estate developers up to their usual skullduggery. All very typical of Euro crime thrillers. Looks like it might be good, though.


ETA: Hey, Andy :wave: I think this one is creepy enough for you.
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"Killing Eve" on BBC America. Charming and thoughtful.

It's a dramedy about a reluctant espionage MI6 agent and an efficient Russian assassin. Sandra Oh Plays the MI6 agent Eve, and Jodie Comer plays the Russian assassin Villanelle. Three seasons available.

Somewhat slapstick, definitely lighthearted, and certainly not to be taken seriously, but written for a mature audience with a cultivated taste for police procedurals. For instance, Villanelle is an effective killer with a creative sense for violence. She does it with a flourish. But, she can't dance. She wobbles. Sandra's character is both brillaint and naive, able to connect the dots and see the bigger picture, but shrinks from any violence, and clearly does not understand the social dynamics within her intelligence group. The inobvious is clear as day, and the obvious escapes her.

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Well played on the new season of MEDICI on Netflix, it's S3 and a continuation of S2. Dustin Hoffman was in S1, some flashbacks but S2 & 3 take place 20 years later. LAST KINGDOM's new season was well done too -- it's running in 190 countries now, that's just amazing.

On the game show/technology front, back in 1984, PRESS YOUR LUCK got killed by a guy who won over $100,000. Turns out in that ancient era of computers (and because of screw ups by CBS), Michael Larsen memorized the five ("random") puzzles and took them to the cleaners. He didn't cheat, he just went into the zone and spun a record 45 times. This documentary from 2002 shows how he did it with some interviews and the crazy old technology. When it happened, CBS aired it once and never again because it was pretty embarrassing... now the episodes and the docu are on YouTube. You'll remember 2-12-1-9-4 forever after this :P


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That was fascinating, Orly! Have you ever seen "Golden Balls"?

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Glad you liked it, it was really wild wasn't it? Just looked up Golden Balls, hadn't seen it. There are some episodes on YouTube and totally will be watching, thank you for that!! :bighug:
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Best Golden Balls!


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I like it! Started back at E1 to understand how it works... some of the accents and references are a bit hard to understand but I'm ready to hear a lot of lying :lol: Will ETA after. Thank you again, fun pick!





ETA: Clever ending on that clip PatGirl! Interesting they haven't brought it back since 2009. US TV producers may have found the end game too mean for audiences. It also probably runs out of steam unless the contestants are really interesting.

Scientific research
Golden Balls has attracted attention from social scientists as a natural experiment on cooperation. A team of economists including Richard Thaler have analysed the decisions of the final contestants and found, among other things, the following:

Individual players on average choose "split" 53 percent of the time.
Contestants' propensity to cooperate is surprisingly high for amounts that would normally be considered consequential but look tiny in their current context, what the authors label a “big peanuts” phenomenon.
Contestants are less likely to cooperate if their opponent has tried to vote them off the show in the first two rounds of the game, which is in line with the notion that people have an intrinsic preference for reciprocity.
There is little evidence that contestants’ propensity to cooperate depends positively on the likelihood that their opponent will cooperate (i.e., they find little evidence for conditional cooperation).
Young males are less cooperative than young females, but this gender effect reverses for older contestants since men become increasingly more cooperative as their age increases
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Orlylicious wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 11:55 pm
Glad you liked it, it was really wild wasn't it? Just looked up Golden Balls, hadn't seen it. There are some episodes on YouTube and totally will be watching, thank you for that!! :bighug:
That is one strange game. :?

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I watched the Netflix documentary of Michelle Obama's Becoming this morning. I had myself a good, long cry. :crying:
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Addie wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 3:00 pm
I watched the Netflix documentary of Michelle Obma's Becoming this morning. I had myself a good, long cry. :crying:
I watched this on Monday. I loved it. I plan to watch it over and again. I need the reminder of the kind of president and first family we used to have.
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Grant On the History Channel. Excellent maps!
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I'm watching the end of Grant right now. Very well done! :clap:
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