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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by spiritfilled » Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:37 am

I have successfully introduced the kids to Pee Wee's Playhouse and they LOVE it.
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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by SteveH » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:57 pm

I watched the first two episodes of series three of 'Ripper Street' last night, on iplayer. It's a late-Victorian police drama, centring on Detective Inspector Reid and his sidekick, Segeant Drake. A minor character is Reid's boss, Chief Inspector Abberline, a historical character - he was in charge of the Jack the Ripper investigation, and famously failed to catch him. It's set in Whitechapel, in and around Leman Street police station.
The third series has moved on to 1894, and begins with a train crash, which kills 55 people. This is the unintended result of a heist. I'd better say no more about the plot. I think it's great entertainment, but I think they overdo the archaic language. People might have said "I would.." and "I care not..." in 1794, but by 1894 I think they'd have said "I want to..." and "I don't care...". All they really need to do is avoid obviously modern idioms, and maybe bung in a bit of late-Victorian slang, such as "cove" meaning "man", usually in a mildly derogatory sense (e.g. "funny-looking cove"). The Wikipedia article mentions the use of "molly-house", meaning the ancestor of the gay bar, which was decidedly archaic by the 1880s and 90s.
There was one unconscionable historical error in the first episode, and possibly another, less obvious one, in the second, which was part two of the same story. The first was a reference by one character to Manchester Piccadilly station. It was called London Road until the early 60s - growing up in Stockport, south of Manchester, with a railwayman father, I remember it's being called 'London Road' in my earlier childhood, and changing to 'Piccadilly' after a major tart-up. The second error, if it was one, was people laying bunches of flowers at the scene of the crash. That, I think, is a tiresome modern habit - in 1894, and for long afterwards, they'd have left flowers at the cemetery or churchyard where the victims were buried. It also transpires, from the Wikipedia article, that the two railway engines used were introduced in 1920 and 1930 respectively, and that Homer Jackson, the American character (no doubt introduced to help sell the series to the USA) uses a Smith and Wesson revolver not introduced until 1915. I did think that the engines looked more early-20th-century than late-19th, but not being a railway nerd, I didn't know for sure, and assumed they'd got it right.
I've just looked up Chief Inspector Abberline on Wikipedia, and it transpires that they made one, and possibly two, mistakes with him as well: he retired from the police in 1892, going on the head the European branch of Pinkerton's, but here he's just about to retire in 1894. Mind you, it seems that some anachronisms in the series are deliberate, for dramatic effect, and that might be one. The other is that he has a marked London accent, but he was born and lived until he was 20 in Dorset, so he ought to have a West-country accent, if any.
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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by Irish-Dane » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:35 pm

Ghost Whisperer w/ Jennifer Love Hugetits.
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Post by CW Spook » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:56 pm

Watched the last round of the PGA Championship from Whistling Straits in Sheboygan. Touching victory for the young Aussie, Jason Day.
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Post by UncleBob » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:17 pm

Irish-Dane wrote:Ghost Whisperer w/ Jennifer Love Hugetits.
I see what you did there.
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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by Skip » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:35 pm

Watching the finale of Food Network Star.

Doesn't have I-D's stars, but Giada's are usually nicely showcased.
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Post by Irish-Dane » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:37 pm

Been watching through the seasons of MacGyver on Amazon Prime. About to finish season two.
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Post by John-Boy » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:38 pm

MNF

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Post by Pepik » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:19 pm

Hill Street Blues, Season 7
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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by JimVH » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:22 pm

The premier of Blindspot.
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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by hugodrax » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:24 pm

Watching The Civil War on Netflix.

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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by Irish-Dane » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:49 pm

The missus found Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman on Amazon Prime. I forgot that I used to really like this show.
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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by Del » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:59 pm

EWTN. All the pope, all the time.
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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by Irish-Dane » Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:32 pm

The current episode of Dr Quinn has Johnny Cash as a gun fighter.
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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by JimVH » Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:23 pm

Shark Tank

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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by UncleBob » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:10 pm

Del wrote:EWTN. All the pope, all the time.
Did you see the special on him pooping in the woods?

Eye-opening to say the least.
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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by John-Boy » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:18 pm

I caught the end of the muppets. I guess I would like anything muppets... muppets for grown ups? I guess I still liked it.
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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by Irish-Dane » Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:37 pm

MacGyver, season 4
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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by Irish-Dane » Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:05 pm

Andy Griffith Show while waiting for the charcoal to turn white.
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Re: What TV are you watching?

Post by Snappo » Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:35 pm

House
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