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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by Adam Z » Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:18 pm

I loved Breaking Bad. Couldn't get into The Wire (I tried!). Haven't seen Narcos.

We started watching Sneaky Pete via Amazon Prime. Giovanni Ribisi plays the leading role of a con artist on the run from a mobster who he owes $100,000 to, and Bryan Cranston is a co-creater & executive producer of the show, along with starring in a supporting role as the aforementioned mobster. 3 episodes in and the wife and I are both enjoying it.

The whole family enjoyed WandaVision, as well as the first episode of Falcon & The Winter Soldier on Disney+
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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by Adam Z » Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:41 pm

Watched the pilot episode of Raised by Wolves (HBO). Kinda strange dystopian sci-fi - I liked it. The wife didn’t care for it. I might continue this one on my own.
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Post by Sir Moose » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:12 am

Working our way through Endeavor.
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Post by wosbald » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:17 pm

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The Walking Dead — "Here'e Negan" (S.10; Ep. 22)

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Damn good episode. Negan finally got his long-deserved backstory.

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Post by Sir Moose » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:27 pm

Sir Moose wrote:
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Working our way through Endeavour.
We're also working our way through Unforgotten at the same time. I don't mean the exact same time, but...you know.

I should also mention (seeing how this is CPS), that one of the main characters in Endeavour is a regular pipe smoker. Here he is with one of several pipes he uses during the show:

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Post by tuttle » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:37 am

I'm a few episodes in to Sleepy Hollow. It's sort of a supernatural/horror/historical/modern/fantasy/crime/buddy cop show.

It's a zany premise but if you take it for what it is you can have fun with it.

Ichabod Crane was a Revolutionary War spy who married a witch. During a battle, he lops off the head of the now Headless Horseman at the same time the horseman kills him. His wife somehow preserves him and he wakes up in modern times, but so does the headless horseman and all sorts of other supernatural things. He joins up with a lady cop and they solve these supernatural mysteries together as well as piece together his past.

Lots of Revolutionary War/Founding Fathers stuff. Christianity is a force for good and the Bible is a source of knowledge, truth, etc, and even though it is somewhat skewed and surface-level, it's still surprising that a modern show would be made using Christianity as an explicit default worldview. Not to say anyone is getting saved watching it.

It's mostly dumb entertainment, but what clinched it for me to keep watching is John Noble (of Denethor fame) is a reoccurring guest character. He played one of my all-time favorite TV characters in the show Fringe, and he channels a bit of that in this show.
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Post by Adam Z » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:00 pm

tuttle wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:37 am
I'm a few episodes in to Sleepy Hollow. It's sort of a supernatural/horror/historical/modern/fantasy/crime/buddy cop show.

It's a zany premise but if you take it for what it is you can have fun with it.

Ichabod Crane was a Revolutionary War spy who married a witch. During a battle, he lops off the head of the now Headless Horseman at the same time the horseman kills him. His wife somehow preserves him and he wakes up in modern times, but so does the headless horseman and all sorts of other supernatural things. He joins up with a lady cop and they solve these supernatural mysteries together as well as piece together his past.

Lots of Revolutionary War/Founding Fathers stuff. Christianity is a force for good and the Bible is a source of knowledge, truth, etc, and even though it is somewhat skewed and surface-level, it's still surprising that a modern show would be made using Christianity as an explicit default worldview. Not to say anyone is getting saved watching it.

It's mostly dumb entertainment, but what clinched it for me to keep watching is John Noble (of Denethor fame) is a reoccurring guest character. He played one of my all-time favorite TV characters in the show Fringe, and he channels a bit of that in this show.
When this first aired on Fox, the wife and I used to tune in to the weekly broadcast every Monday. We enjoyed Season 1, but quickly tired of the second season & quit watching it without finishing the season. I can't for the life of me remember what exactly it was that caused us to stop following it. It wasn't any single event or episode IIRC. I do remember really enjoying not only John Noble, but also Tom Mison's portrayal of Crane in the modern era.
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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by Adam Z » Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:42 pm

New show on HBO - “Mare of Easttown” starring Kate Winslet. It’s a character-driven drama in which she plays a detective in Easttown, PA. Really, really enjoying this show. Only 2 episodes are out & new episodes releasing every Sunday for the next few weeks. I think this is only supposed to be something like 6 episodes total. Fantastic storytelling.

Also, for something completely different, the wife and I recently started watching It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (via Hulu). From the pilot episode (and really, several episodes in the first season) I can say that if this was a new show in 2021 there’s no way this would make it on the air. Some of the jokes & dialogue would’ve gotten this show cancelled in a hot minute the way things are nowadays. Anyway, I’ve been laughing a lot at this show. Looking forward to season 2 when Danny DeVito joins the cast.
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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by durangopipe » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:20 am

Just finished watching the third season of ...

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On Netflix.

Learned a lot.
Very powerful series!
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Post by JimVH » Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:20 am

durangopipe wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:20 am
Just finished watching the third season of ...

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On Netflix.

Learned a lot.
Very powerful series!
I had to do a double take on the title, but it's now on my list.
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Post by JimVH » Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:27 am

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We tend to gravitate to darker crime dramas, but this one is much lighter-hearted. Quirky characters, beautiful scenery (New Zealand), and a lack of graphic language and imagery have made for a nice break from our usual.
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Post by adauria » Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:28 am

Adam Z wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:42 pm
Also, for something completely different, the wife and I recently started watching It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (via Hulu). From the pilot episode (and really, several episodes in the first season) I can say that if this was a new show in 2021 there’s no way this would make it on the air. Some of the jokes & dialogue would’ve gotten this show cancelled in a hot minute the way things are nowadays. Anyway, I’ve been laughing a lot at this show. Looking forward to season 2 when Danny DeVito joins the cast.
SO funny, and SO un-PC. It's amazing they are still making episodes of that show in today's climate.

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Post by adauria » Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:28 am

durangopipe wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:20 am
Just finished watching the third season of ...

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On Netflix.

Learned a lot.
Very powerful series!
My wife is addicted to this one. She picked it up after watching that UnOrthodox series. Doesn't seem like my cup of tea, but she's basically obsessed.

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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by Tatanka » Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:08 pm

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