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Title: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on January 25, 2022, 09:03:19 AM
Seems like we used to have a thread like this. If not, we should. What are you watching (new or old, broadcast or streaming)?

I just started Netflix's "Archive 81" last night. Horror series about a man restoring old fired-samaged videotapes from the early 90s that hide... something (occult, I assume). A dual plot, as the hero has his own issues to deal with, and we watch the older story unfold videotape by videotape. A promising start.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Newt on January 25, 2022, 09:48:51 AM
Resident Alien.  Based on the comic book series.   They are doing a decent job of it.  Alan Tudyk is good.  Just odd  enough.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on January 25, 2022, 02:52:46 PM
Just finished season 15 of Supernatural and I am currently working my way through Sapphire & Steel as well as The Ghosts of Motley Hall.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on January 25, 2022, 05:45:55 PM
I tried to watch How I Met Your Father. I failed.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on January 25, 2022, 09:26:39 PM
Yaaaaaaay! One of my all-time favorite shows growing up, Picket Fences, is on Hulu!


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: indianasmith on January 25, 2022, 10:46:22 PM
I just finished DEXTER: NEW BLOOD which I really enjoyed - a much better send-off for Dexter than the original series gave him.

And a very twisty Showtime series called YELLOWJACKETS which was very dark and compelling!

And my wife and I are enjoying THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Ticonderoga 64 on February 09, 2022, 08:44:48 PM
The original DARK SHADOWS, DOCTOR WHO and BORIS KARLOFF'S THRILLER


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 18, 2022, 04:24:23 PM
Peaky Blinders
Riverdale
Walking Dead
911

Blinders I just started on Netflix. The other 3 are airing on tv and watch as they air.

Stranger Things starts in May so I'll resume that.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on February 18, 2022, 04:38:03 PM
Into The Labyrinth, Sapphire & Steel, Friday the 13th the series.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on February 18, 2022, 05:25:55 PM
Finished "Archive 81" (good, not great), and I'm back to finishing up the entire "Seinfeld" run (I'm on Season 7), finishing the last season of "12 Monkeys," and I need to watch the final two episodes of "The Mighty Boosh."


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on March 06, 2022, 11:06:31 AM
Having finished "The Mighty Boosh," I turned to a series I've been meaning to watch for decades: 1967-1968's "The Prisoner." It combines two things I love: Swinging 60s style (lava lamps EVERYWHERE) and Kafkaesque existential parables.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: JuanSnz on March 06, 2022, 11:58:10 AM
I put 'V The Final Battle' on hold, until I found a good reason to resume the watching. Yes, even Jane Badler is not enough reason, at the moment, to keep watching the series.
So, I think I'm going to restart watching the season 2 of Family Guy. I don't know how far I will go through this.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on March 06, 2022, 12:16:42 PM
Just finished The Book of Boba Fett.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: FatFreddysCat on March 07, 2022, 05:41:08 PM
The docu-series Secrets of Playboy on A&E.

Damn, ole Hef was into some seriously DANK s**t, yo!


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Trevor on March 08, 2022, 03:42:01 AM
Having finished "The Mighty Boosh," I turned to a series I've been meaning to watch for decades: 1967-1968's "The Prisoner." It combines two things I love: Swinging 60s style (lava lamps EVERYWHERE) and Kafkaesque existential parables.

Dad always talked about The Prisoner but I never saw it until 2020: it freaked me out that a series which was made the year I was born could almost predict the future so well. I think Patrick McGoohan saw the future coming and he didn't like what he saw coming  :buggedout:


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 13, 2022, 01:12:44 PM
Update:

I put all the others on pause, and finished up:

"Undone," Season 2 - Amazon Prime, rotoscoped time-travel drama, recommended (watch the 1st season first)
"Russian Doll" Season 2 - Netflix, Natasha Lyonne sarcastic hard-drinking NYC Jewish anti-heroine time-travel comedy, recommended (watch the 1st season first)

And I started a sci-fi drama called "Night Sky" with J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek as an old couple hiding a room in their basement that can teleport them to another planet. Only two episodes in but it's promising so far. I have an early access screener, it actually debuts on May 20, but so far I would recommend it if they don't screw it up.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: pacman000 on May 13, 2022, 01:15:12 PM
Domino Masters, tho it just ended.

The Black List, both new episodes, plus old ones on DVD.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: bob on May 14, 2022, 10:13:03 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7c/Thetwilightzone-logo.svg)

I bought the original series last month and am slowly making my way through it

it aged nicely


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 23, 2022, 07:49:31 AM
So having completed "Night Sky" I would recommend it. However, I also must warn that a Facebook friend found it boring, even though he usually likes arthouse stuff. There is a lot of action in the finale, which leaves a lot of loose ends for a second season---if it gets renewed.

Also, I'm binging "Schitt's Creek" irregularly when I visit my parents. Best sitcom of recent times IMO.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on May 24, 2022, 04:31:11 PM
Last night's mid-season finale of Better Call Saul was powerful TV but utterly horribly awfully depressing, even by the standards of a show that is almost always utterly horribly awfully depressing, as was its parent series.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on June 17, 2022, 07:13:37 AM
I was given the entire TV series of Beetlejuice on DVD as a late birthday present, so watching that right now.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 22, 2022, 06:23:16 AM
Peaky Blinders season 6
Ms. Marvel


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on June 22, 2022, 07:54:09 AM
I'm also occasionally working my way through the 60s "Batman." One of the greatest TV shows ever!


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: pacman000 on June 22, 2022, 05:53:00 PM
Obi Wan Lenobi

It’s ok. Starts a bit slow, but it picks up around the 3rd episode. Last two I watched felt a bit too much like remakes of earlier Star Wars films, but they still had a few good moments. Probably’ll watch the last one tomorrow.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Trevor on June 22, 2022, 08:52:01 PM
Obi Wan Lenobi

It's almost 4 am, I'm tired, I can't sleep and then I saw that: I am now smiling, thanks.  :smile: :smile:


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: lester1/2jr on July 12, 2022, 03:12:59 PM
some old episodes of One step Beyond and Thriller. not as good as Outerlimits/ TZ


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on July 12, 2022, 03:40:10 PM
Just finished season 3 of The Boys.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: RCMerchant on July 13, 2022, 09:05:39 AM
I'm on episode 4 of COLUMBO, wih Peter Falk.
Steven Speilberg directed the 3rd episode!  :buggedout:


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 21, 2022, 12:18:18 PM
Finished 12 MONKEYS. Enjoyed it, but what a crazy mess. 4 seasons of rewriting timelines every episode necessarily leaves you with a lot of questions.

Going to try RICK & MORTY next, which every young person I know seems to love.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on August 15, 2022, 01:06:45 PM
Started THE SANDMAN. Two episodes in, not bad. Never read the original.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 03, 2022, 09:43:53 AM
Finished THE SANDMAN a while back.

Last night I started GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES. First episode was not bad, but not one of the three I was looking forward to. We'll see what the future holds.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on November 03, 2022, 10:26:14 AM
I enjoyed the 2nd episode more than the first (not saying the first was bad or anything).


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Morpheus, the unwoke. on November 03, 2022, 05:33:55 PM
Law & order,  NCIS, FBI.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 06, 2022, 08:29:32 AM
I enjoyed the 2nd episode more than the first (not saying the first was bad or anything).

I agree, the second was a bit more fun. Always enjoy a grave-robbing plot. Third episode up tonight.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: indianasmith on November 06, 2022, 09:05:46 AM
I just watched the whole series this week.  Some were better than others, but all were pretty good.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 07, 2022, 08:48:58 AM
Third was better than the second which was better than the first. I like how this is trending.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on November 07, 2022, 10:13:03 AM
I finished The Rings of Power and I'm glad I watched it. It had more annoying/bad moments than good, and no great moments, but it was not without good parts to recommend it, so...I hope it gets better, and I am not regretting seeing it. The two best sections of the show were (to my surprise) those set among the proto-hobbits, and the dwarves, who were immeasurably better-presented than the dwarves in 2010s The Hobbit films. Galadriel, the elves, Numenor, the goings-on in the Southlands (aka future Mordor) all ranged from boring to bad to insulting to Tolkien. If I were to grade the series...I'd give the entire presentation about a C-. Though I will say the aspects I did not like were readily identifiable and correctable, if anyone in charge of the show should choose to do so.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on November 07, 2022, 10:46:06 AM
I finished The Rings of Power and I'm glad I watched it. It had more annoying/bad moments than good, and no great moments, but it was not without good parts to recommend it, so...I hope it gets better, and I am not regretting seeing it. The two best sections of the show were (to my surprise) those set among the proto-hobbits, and the dwarves, who were immeasurably better-presented than the dwarves in 2010s The Hobbit films. Galadriel, the elves, Numenor, the goings-on in the Southlands (aka future Mordor) all ranged from boring to bad to insulting to Tolkien. If I were to grade the series...I'd give the entire presentation about a C-. Though I will say the aspects I did not like were readily identifiable and correctable, if anyone in charge of the show should choose to do so.

I watched it with a mindset that separated it entirely from Tolkien and just saw it as "another fantasy tv show". By that standard, I thought it was ok and would rate it slightly higher, but not by a huge amount (C I guess).


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on November 07, 2022, 12:44:56 PM
Almost done with House of the Dragon and have enjoyed it a bunch.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on November 07, 2022, 01:02:25 PM
Third was better than the second which was better than the first. I like how this is trending.

Let me know when you've watched episode 5, Pickman's Model.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Gabriel Knight on November 07, 2022, 02:26:58 PM
I'm rewatching STARGATE SG-1, I'm not even halfway through the first season, and I already remembered why it's my favorite show of all times, and the best sci-fi series ever created.
It's absurdly good. The dialog, stories, characters, villains, and overall progression of the show, all combines perfectly into a never-ending adventure, filled with existential and moral discussions. Even the wardrobes and sceneries are marvelous. And this includes the ones that look really cheap.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Morpheus, the unwoke. on November 07, 2022, 10:41:07 PM
Westworld.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on November 08, 2022, 02:23:43 AM
Stranger Things & Cabinet of Curiosities.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 09, 2022, 01:18:53 PM
Third was better than the second which was better than the first. I like how this is trending.

Let me know when you've watched episode 5, Pickman's Model.

Very good, solid Lovecraft adaptation! I also liked episode 4, "Outsider," which was a nice black comedy change of pace. This is a high-quality anthology series.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on November 09, 2022, 03:36:05 PM
Third was better than the second which was better than the first. I like how this is trending.

Let me know when you've watched episode 5, Pickman's Model.

Very good, solid Lovecraft adaptation! I also liked episode 4, "Outsider," which was a nice black comedy change of pace. This is a high-quality anthology series.

The only thing I didn't like about that episode was Glover's accent. I was wondering if it was an accurate one?


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 09, 2022, 05:06:59 PM
Third was better than the second which was better than the first. I like how this is trending.

Let me know when you've watched episode 5, Pickman's Model.

Very good, solid Lovecraft adaptation! I also liked episode 4, "Outsider," which was a nice black comedy change of pace. This is a high-quality anthology series.

The only thing I didn't like about that episode was Glover's accent. I was wondering if it was an accurate one?

It sounded like a New York accent to me. The scenario was set in Boston but a New York native could easily have attended school there. The choice was strange on Glover's part but I ended up liking it.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on November 13, 2022, 09:33:59 AM
Perry Mason on HBO. I still think the real subplot was he was a Russian spy.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 13, 2022, 10:01:57 AM
Finished "Cabinet of Curiosities." An excellent series, even the weaker offerings were good. I'd rank them

The Autopsy
The Viewing
The Outside
Pickman's Model
Graveyard Rats
Lot 36
The Murmuring
Dreams in the Witch House

Also sort-of watching the Netflix sitcom "Blockbuster," about the last Blockbuster store operating in the US. It's... OK. My dad likes it, so I watch it with him sometimes when I'm at his house.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Trevor on November 13, 2022, 05:38:32 PM
As soon as I get my satellite dish up and working again after three years 😳 I will see what Starsat has to offer for USD30 per month.

Probably a lot of political 💩💩 with very few movies and sport. 😝😝


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Morpheus, the unwoke. on November 30, 2022, 02:20:31 AM
Wednesday.

Saw a few eps at a friend's place, binged the rest. Damn flu won't let me sleep. I like it all in all, good Tim Burton fantasy and family stuff.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Ticonderoga 64 on December 03, 2022, 07:41:44 AM
The Walking Dead
Chucky
American Horror Story: NYC
Destination Fear
On Patrol Live
Mysteries Of the Deep


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: bob on December 03, 2022, 05:46:48 PM
I'm working my way through this miniseries I bought because I wanted to learn more about WW2

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1a/The_War_Miniseries.jpg)



Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ralfy on December 03, 2022, 10:27:55 PM
Andor: something like half of it is clunky, and it can be streamlined some more. It's not as bad as Obi-Wan and Boba Fett, but not as good as Mandalorian.

Cobrai Kai is notable because it manages to roll along even with a convoluted plot. Stranger Things, however, hasn't done that for the recent season.

I saw the first two-hour episode of Dark Skies (1996), and it looks OK.

Fish and others are not very funny, and I understand why they were cancelled early on. I also couldn't continue with The Ropers, and was surprised to realize that after re-watching Cheers, I found it over-rated, especially in contrast to most episodes of Frasier.

I tried Step by Step, and I think there's something wrong with the chemistry of characters, e.g., the kids sound unnecessarily mean towards their step-parents, but it's supposed to be the source of conflict of many episodes.

After decades of watching gore, instead of becoming de-sensitized, I've become too much of a fraidy-cat. That's why I don't feel like watching shows like Cabinet and Midnight Mass, although I hear they're very good.

I did try Picard for a few episodes, and that was a nightmare because it was gory and very anti-Trek. STD is a bit better, but the storytelling and characterization are terrible.



Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ralfy on December 03, 2022, 10:31:01 PM
The War is fine, but also check out World at War, at least for artistic merits. And with Burns' Vietnam, also The Ten Thousand Day War.



Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: bob on December 04, 2022, 02:45:13 PM
The War is fine, but also check out World at War, at least for artistic merits. And with Burns' Vietnam, also The Ten Thousand Day War.


I also bought Burns' Vietnam ministers (for the same reason I bought The War) and will start it once I finish The War


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: bob on December 29, 2022, 09:56:18 PM
The War is fine, but also check out World at War, at least for artistic merits. And with Burns' Vietnam, also The Ten Thousand Day War.


I also bought Burns' Vietnam ministers (for the same reason I bought The War) and will start it once I finish The War

started this tonight

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d9/The_Vietnam_War_%28TV_series%29_title_card.jpg)


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on January 09, 2023, 06:26:08 PM
I'm down to watching just four regular series on broadcast TV: Penn & Teller Fool Us, Ghosts, Young Sheldon, and Quantum Leap. Everything else is either streaming or YouTube.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on January 10, 2023, 02:12:01 AM
Deep Space 9.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: lester1/2jr on January 16, 2023, 01:16:59 AM
Charlie's Angels season one on the tubi


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on January 22, 2023, 11:03:47 AM
Japanese Tales of the Macabre.

Animated Japanese horror stories. The stories are interesting, although they don't always have a traditional structure, make sense or have a resolution. Both the music over the opening and closing credits are annoying although for different reasons. The disjointed closing song is especially grating though, even if it suits the show. It reminds me a lot of the manga I used to watch in the 80s.

Oh and at the very end of the credits is a short easter egg story.

On Netflix.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on January 23, 2023, 08:55:02 AM
Japanese Tales of the Macabre.

Animated Japanese horror stories. The stories are interesting, although they don't always have a traditional structure, make sense or have a resolution. Both the music over the opening and closing credits are annoying although for different reasons. The disjointed closing song is especially grating though, even if it suits the show. It reminds me a lot of the manga I used to watch in the 80s.

Oh and at the very end of the credits is a short easter egg story.

On Netflix.

Just started this one myself. Two episodes in, I agree with your assessment (except that I like the music). Hoping that there will be a knockout story or two on the back 10.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on January 23, 2023, 12:55:26 PM
Japanese Tales of the Macabre.

Animated Japanese horror stories. The stories are interesting, although they don't always have a traditional structure, make sense or have a resolution. Both the music over the opening and closing credits are annoying although for different reasons. The disjointed closing song is especially grating though, even if it suits the show. It reminds me a lot of the manga I used to watch in the 80s.

Oh and at the very end of the credits is a short easter egg story.

On Netflix.

Just started this one myself. Two episodes in, I agree with your assessment (except that I like the music). Hoping that there will be a knockout story or two on the back 10.

I haven't watched the full series yet, but I plan on. I think it is because I want to hear all of the story at the end of the credits lol.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on January 25, 2023, 09:44:09 AM
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. It's been encouragingly better than the odious Discovery and the character-shattering Picard, but less fun than Below Decks. I'm three episodes in and crossing my fingers it doesn't warp over any sharks.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on January 25, 2023, 10:23:06 AM
Japanese Tales of the Macabre.

Animated Japanese horror stories. The stories are interesting, although they don't always have a traditional structure, make sense or have a resolution. Both the music over the opening and closing credits are annoying although for different reasons. The disjointed closing song is especially grating though, even if it suits the show. It reminds me a lot of the manga I used to watch in the 80s.

Oh and at the very end of the credits is a short easter egg story.

On Netflix.

Just started this one myself. Two episodes in, I agree with your assessment (except that I like the music). Hoping that there will be a knockout story or two on the back 10.

I haven't watched the full series yet, but I plan on. I think it is because I want to hear all of the story at the end of the credits lol.

I liked the third one, "Hanging Balloon."


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ralfy on January 28, 2023, 03:14:27 AM
The Last of Us. Doing well so far, although I've never played the games. (OTOH, several turned the cut scenes for the first and those plus some gameplay into movies, and are available at YT.)



Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on February 10, 2023, 10:39:28 AM
Japanese Tales of the Macabre.

Animated Japanese horror stories. The stories are interesting, although they don't always have a traditional structure, make sense or have a resolution. Both the music over the opening and closing credits are annoying although for different reasons. The disjointed closing song is especially grating though, even if it suits the show. It reminds me a lot of the manga I used to watch in the 80s.

Oh and at the very end of the credits is a short easter egg story.

On Netflix.

Just started this one myself. Two episodes in, I agree with your assessment (except that I like the music). Hoping that there will be a knockout story or two on the back 10.

I haven't watched the full series yet, but I plan on. I think it is because I want to hear all of the story at the end of the credits lol.

I liked the third one, "Hanging Balloon."

And having finished off the series, I can say the one episode I strongly recommend is "Layers of Fear." Truly freaky. It's only the third highest rated episode on IMDB, but I think it's by far the best of the lot, followed by "Hanging Balloon," followed by everything else.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on February 12, 2023, 11:39:29 AM
I gotta say I found Picard season two almost damagingly awful.  I consoled myself with the thought that it too is set in an alternate universe from the "real" Picard.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Gabriel Knight on February 13, 2023, 11:56:00 AM
I gotta say I found Picard season two almost damagingly awful.  I consoled myself with the thought that it too is set in an alternate universe from the "real" Picard.

I've read nothing but bad things about that show. I'm currently rewatching TNG and I'm afraid to tarnish those good memories with something so bleak and anti-trek like that.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on February 13, 2023, 03:00:23 PM
I was ready to write off all Trek after Enterprise but Lower Decks and Strange New Worlds have restored a mite of hope. Bask in the glow of TNG as long as you can.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on February 15, 2023, 02:21:05 AM
I am on the last couple of episodes of Deep Space 9. It is a shame it took so long to have some really enjoyable episodes.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on February 16, 2023, 08:46:06 AM
Finally finished up THE PRISONER. Wow, what a classic!


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on February 16, 2023, 09:10:15 AM
I gotta say I found Picard season two almost damagingly awful.  I consoled myself with the thought that it too is set in an alternate universe from the "real" Picard.

When the new series of Star Trek movies came out I upset Kristi by mentioning this meant that all of the original series would now be non-canon and that everything else that followed would also be changed by it (yes, I know all about the alternate universe stuff, but I still managed to wind her up over it).


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on February 18, 2023, 11:51:13 AM
Reliving my childhood with Monkey.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: bob on February 18, 2023, 05:30:06 PM
I watched this mini-series last month

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/92/2023_Kaleidoscope_%28TV_series%29.jpeg)

it was fun, but I was very disappointed that the big reveal at the end of it was obvious to me


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on February 21, 2023, 04:32:35 PM
Since I got Paramount+ I been catching up on a couple recent seasons of The Amazing Race I hadn't seen. It's one of my favorite shows of all time. Just watched contestants eat Corsican maggot cheese (exactly what it sounds like) the other night.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: indianasmith on February 21, 2023, 08:45:47 PM
My wife and I are addicted to THE LAST OF US.  Gets better with every episode.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on February 24, 2023, 09:43:41 AM
Decided to catch up on the Kids in the Hall. I'll re-watch the classic episodes later, but I'm starting with the 2010 miniseries "Death Comes to Town." First episode was not great, had a "Brain Candy" feel to it, but it is a short watch overall (only 8 episodes), so I'll give it a chance.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: WingedSerpent on February 24, 2023, 08:03:46 PM
Ghosts on CBS

I know its an American version of a British show, but I am enjoying it so far.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on February 25, 2023, 07:10:00 PM
Also started "Cunk on Earth" (Netflix). Cunk is hi-larious!


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ralfy on February 28, 2023, 03:51:31 AM
Last of Us is great, but it's like Walking Dead, except with better writing.

I hope they don't run it to the ground, which is what happened to the storyline of the second part of the game version. It's like Twilight, e.g., a melodrama using apocalyptica for the setting.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on March 02, 2023, 08:55:33 AM
Picard season three. I....I can't....look away. Bleeding eyes! Bleeding eyes!


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on March 02, 2023, 09:06:25 AM
Little Demon.

Danny DeVito plays Satan who is attempting to corrupt his daughter. Lots of swearing, animated nudity and gore with similar humour to shows like Family Guy.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on March 05, 2023, 07:49:36 AM
Is Andor worth a twelve-hour investment?


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on March 05, 2023, 01:00:18 PM
Carnival Row Season 2.

I am having problems remembering what happened in season 1, it has been so long between the two. Seems to be a decent watch though.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on March 05, 2023, 02:41:22 PM
Willow.

Good show until Warwick Davis turns up. His acting really isn't up to par with the rest of the cast. I am getting some Lovecraftian vibes from it (hell, one of the character's family name is Hastur and he knows some strange old languages, so if he turns out to be evil I will not be surprised). Lacks the sense of fun that the movie had in spades.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: WingedSerpent on March 07, 2023, 08:42:04 PM
I've tried giving the Night Court sequel series a chance. But its not that good. Best way to describe it, its a Disney/Nickelodeon  live action series with no kid actors.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on March 13, 2023, 03:39:41 PM
I've tried giving the Night Court sequel series a chance. But its not that good. Best way to describe it, its a Disney/Nickelodeon  live action series with no kid actors.

I get where you're coming from and don't disagree, it lacks the soul of the original, but that said I have seen every episode so far and do kind of look forward to it. Without Dan Fielding back the show would be much less worthy of my time. Sad to think how few original cast members remain.

Personally I think the world has run out of stories, or at least original ideas for stories.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ralfy on March 15, 2023, 08:30:42 AM
Andor is at best banal; similar can be said for Obi-Wan and Boba Fett. Meanwhile, Mandalorian is turning into an Andor.

Picard's awful; similar applies to STD.

Last of Us ended up copy-pasting the video game. It's OK if you ignore some problems with the story, but if the second season will follow the second video game, then don't bother.

The new Night Court's is dreary.



Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on March 18, 2023, 04:20:04 PM
Andor is at best banal AGREE

similar can be said for Obi-Wan MILDLY DISAGREE

and Boba Fett. NOT WITH YOU THERE.

Meanwhile, Mandalorian is turning into an Andor. LIKED THE FIRST SEASONS; HAVE NOT SEEN THIS ONE.

Picard's awful; AGREE re: SEASONS 1 and 2, but 3 is not bad.

similar applies to STD. YES, SO BAD THE "STD" PART IS IRONICALLY FITTING

Last of Us ended up copy-pasting the video game. It's OK if you ignore some problems with the story, but if the second season will follow the second video game, then don't bother.
I WAS NEVER IMPRESSED BY THE GAME FROM WHAT I SAW, OR THE SERIES FROM THE CLIPS I'VE WATCHED.

The new Night Court's is dreary. NOT THE WORD I WOULD HAVE SELECTED BUT NOT IN THE SAME LEAGUE WITHTHE ORIGINAL, SO FAR.




Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Trevor on March 20, 2023, 11:58:39 AM
I started watching Mayor of Kingstown yesterday: Jeremy Renner is great in it.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: zombie no.one on March 20, 2023, 04:55:02 PM
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (1978)

a bit earnest and melodramatic, not enjoying it anywhere near as much as the completely wtf  GALACTICA 1980


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on March 21, 2023, 09:20:15 AM
Lucifer.

Rewatching this one and finding it just as good the second time around.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ralfy on March 22, 2023, 03:30:50 AM
They had difficulty with Battlestar because I think the target audience was supposed to be kids and teens, but the premise of the main story arc is adult (genocide). Hence, dealing with that and then including the kid and the robot dog.



Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: zombie no.one on March 22, 2023, 10:52:24 AM
70s tv logic: if in doubt… robot dog!


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on March 23, 2023, 08:18:25 AM
Season 41 of Survivor: the most annoying thing I may have ever seen on TV. Unpleasant, disloyal, unsubtle, bumbling people thinking they are all so smart when really they're just disgusting and mean in spirit. Worst cast ever, worst season ever, and yet....I watched it, so....yeah.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: bob on March 23, 2023, 08:42:33 PM
I'm giving this a shot

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Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: chefzombie on March 27, 2023, 02:02:12 AM
shadow and bone
  this one is very dense info wise, i'm rewatching season one for the 3rd time before i start season 2, i know i missed stuff.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on March 28, 2023, 10:29:13 AM
Conan.

The fairly cheesy 1997 TV series.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ralfy on March 29, 2023, 02:31:01 AM
Halt and Catch Fire. Very underrated.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on March 29, 2023, 02:28:09 PM
Halt and Catch Fire. Very underrated.


One of my favorites.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: FatFreddysCat on March 29, 2023, 03:34:07 PM
Last night I watched all three episodes of Waco: American Apocalypse, Netflix's documentary about the infamous standoff between the Branch Davidian religious cult and the ATF in Texas in 1993, which of course came to a tragic end.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: lester1/2jr on April 01, 2023, 01:25:46 AM
The Young Ones (BBC) on youtube


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: bob on April 07, 2023, 04:23:08 PM
Before TBS pulled the plug on this

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I watched this.... and hate myself for liking it and am now following it on Rumble.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ralfy on April 08, 2023, 09:14:14 PM
Similar problems with Mandalorian as with Galactica. They don't know if they should go back to the goofy roots of the franchise, i.e., the original trilogy, or try something like an adult political thriller, i.e., the prequels.

But goofiness has its limits, as seen in the last episode. The only thing I could remember about it was the weird presence of Jack Black. But it's as least not as bad as the political thriller episode featuring the former Imperial employees. Even kids would have fallen asleep with that.

The "Waco" docu was OK, together with the one about the female bodybuilder.



Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Trevor on April 13, 2023, 05:43:16 AM
Rennervations with Jeremy Renner: so far, so good.  :smile: :smile:


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on April 13, 2023, 08:39:23 AM
Trying COPENHAGEN COWBOY by Nicolas Winding Refn on Netflix. First episode was slow, but interesting. Girl sold to an illegal brothel as a witch because the superstitious co-owner believes she can make her pregnant. I assume some actual supernatural powers are going to manifest later. 6 episodes 1 hour each is a commitment, so something better happen!


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on April 25, 2023, 02:03:26 PM
Finished COPENHAGEN COWBOY (S. 1). I can't really recommend it generally, but if you like slow-paced, arty action movies with a supernatural component, give it a go. I kind of hate the fact that it ended on a "cliffhanger" (by Nicolas Winding Refn standards), because the prospects of Netflix paying for a second season is always a gamble. (About 2/3 of shows get a second season).

Moving on tonight to the gender-swap reboot of DEAD RINGERS on Amazon Prime.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Sitting Duck on April 26, 2023, 06:53:53 AM
the prospects of Netflix paying for a second season is always a gamble. (About 2/3 of shows get a second season).

And the odds of getting a third season are laughably slim.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on April 26, 2023, 08:14:07 AM
the prospects of Netflix paying for a second season is always a gamble. (About 2/3 of shows get a second season).

And the odds of getting a third season are laughably slim.

Yep, they are infamous for only greenlighting two seasons. Anyone on Netflix who leaves loose ends after season 2 is playing with fire.

The new "Dead Ringers" isn't all that much like Cronenberg's movie, despite sharing a good number of plot points/elements. I'd say it's more of a "depraved drama."


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on April 26, 2023, 08:33:38 AM
Maybe they are taking a leaf out of Disney's playbook. I believe they have a standard policy of never greenlighting a 3rd season of any show unless it is a huge hit.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on April 29, 2023, 03:40:22 PM
Maybe they are taking a leaf out of Disney's playbook. I believe they have a standard policy of never greenlighting a 3rd season of any show unless it is a huge hit.

Yeah, there are articles out there about the business model. The idea is you draw in new subscribers with new shows their interested in, then they tend to hang around even if that show gets cancelled. So more new shows > quality long-running shows for their profit margins.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: chefzombie on May 01, 2023, 12:44:55 AM
i just now finished " sweet tooth" season 1&2 on netflix, and LOVE IT! i'm also watching riverdale, from and mrs. davis weekly.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on May 02, 2023, 03:24:42 PM
Finished up on The Mandalorian and I am back to working my way through The X-Files.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: chefzombie on May 03, 2023, 01:31:29 AM
Finished up on The Mandalorian and I am back to working my way through The X-Files.
ah, good idea! i just got hulu back for the summer, i'll add that to the summer binge.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 22, 2023, 06:24:35 PM
Finished "Cunk on Earth." Highly recommend.

Nearing the end of my full watch through of "Seinfeld."


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 25, 2023, 08:22:55 AM
I had paused watching "Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town" on Prime for a couple of weeks, and when I came back to it, they had lost the rights. An extremely annoying feature of the streaming landscape.

Instead, I started watching the original "Kids in the Hall" broadcasts. I had forgotten that they did a blackface sketch! It's funny, not offensive.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on May 28, 2023, 11:13:31 AM
I had paused watching "Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town" on Prime for a couple of weeks, and when I came back to it, they had lost the rights. An extremely annoying feature of the streaming landscape.

Instead, I started watching the original "Kids in the Hall" broadcasts. I had forgotten that they did a blackface sketch! It's funny, not offensive.

You know it's strange. In the early '90s I watched KITH and would laugh myself silly but every time I've tried to watch the old episodes or the new ones....it's flat, nothing seems amusing anymore.

Ever seen Buddy's Christmas special at his chalet? ("That's not YOUR ass!")

That said, I am going to try to catch season two of Welcome to Flatch.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 31, 2023, 11:59:53 AM
Finished my rewatch of "Seinfeld," about to take up the second season of "Demon Slayer."


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: chefzombie on June 05, 2023, 03:07:11 AM
binging warehous :smile:e 13 and eureka. i forgot how great they are!  :cheers: :bouncegiggle: :twirl:


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: bob on July 04, 2023, 10:14:22 PM
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True Detective Season 3



Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: bob on July 20, 2023, 12:18:06 PM
Breaking Bad


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: indianasmith on July 20, 2023, 05:05:06 PM
I've been watching the teen horror series MIDNIGHT CLUB on Netflix.
Pretty good, actually.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: bob on July 22, 2023, 04:24:20 PM
The Civil War (miniseries) - Ken Burns documentary


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on July 31, 2023, 03:39:11 AM
Good Omens 2.

I had some reservations going into the second season, but the first episode and a half have been engaging enough. Both myself and Kristi are looking forward to watching the rest of the season.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 31, 2023, 08:26:19 AM
Good Omens 2.

I had some reservations going into the second season, but the first episode and a half have been engaging enough. Both myself and Kristi are looking forward to watching the rest of the season.

I'm considering it. Like you, I have reservations that a sequel was needed.

Just did a quick watch of the 4-episode anime "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan." Macabre horror stories, uneven, would not really recommend, but you could do worse.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on September 30, 2023, 09:43:55 AM
Watched the first of Wes Anderson's 4 short Roald Dahl movies for Netflix, "The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar." 4/5, recommended to just about anyone.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: zombie no.one on September 30, 2023, 11:44:19 AM
finally decided to check out THE SOPRANOS. I feel like the hype has died down enough for me to watch it objectively :)

amazingly I actually got through the first episode which is very rare for me and post 1980s tv series. I've made it to 2 episodes but now I've had enough. kind of GOODFELLAS- lite... that's how I'd describe it.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on October 02, 2023, 09:58:07 AM
finally decided to check out THE SOPRANOS. I feel like the hype has died down enough for me to watch it objectively :)

amazingly I actually got through the first episode which is very rare for me and post 1980s tv series. I've made it to 2 episodes but now I've had enough. kind of GOODFELLAS- lite... that's how I'd describe it.

The way people reacted to that series put me off, which....I shouldn't let other people influence me, but I did and often do.

It's definitely a great series and it's also definitely overrated. (Which is also true of Mad Men, an all-time favorite of mine.) On the surface The Sopranos appears to be the most overt and least subtle show ever made, but I've seen YouTube episodes that point out a lot of tiny and almost unnoticeable things go on that if you catch them do add an appreciation for how much detail went into making the series work. Incidentally, I haven't finished the whole run and bailed mid-way through season five without having  felt too motivated to get back to it since I know how things turned out.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: zombie no.one on October 02, 2023, 11:43:24 AM
yeah I may go back to it... I tolerated a whole episode (plus) which is more than I managed for BREAKING BAD, THE WIRE, and WESTWORLD for example. ... not trying to sound like a snob, there just seems to be a certain style, a certain atmosphere and attitude and many other things that newer tv series tend to do, which grate on me hard. things that are tough to properly explain. my loss I guess


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on October 02, 2023, 12:51:27 PM
yeah I may go back to it... I tolerated a whole episode (plus) which is more than I managed for BREAKING BAD, THE WIRE, and WESTWORLD for example. ... not trying to sound like a snob, there just seems to be a certain style, a certain atmosphere and attitude and many other things that newer tv series tend to do, which grate on me hard. things that are tough to properly explain. my loss I guess

Westworld was a disappointment, and all the praise I hear for The Wire can't make me watch it because it's too bleak and off-putting, but Breaking Bad is a masterpiece, I think, and so is Better Call Saul. In BCS there was a powerful moment when a flickering candle of all things entered the narrative in a way that was enough to make me want to bow down to the makers of the episode.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: OnlineIPTVPlayer on October 13, 2023, 11:49:10 AM
As a big fan of cricket, watching the live Cricket World Cup 2023 using the free online IPTV player, for which i got the tv channel list form the GitHub and using the free IPTV player, it helped me to watch without any subscription or fee. so you can also check out to this.

But, make sure that the available M3U files are copyrighted free and legal to use in you're location.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: indianasmith on October 13, 2023, 06:15:49 PM
GEN V - A spinoff of Amazon Prime's hit series THE BOYS, the story is set at a college for Vought superheros in training. Students are disappearing into an underground lab known as The Woods, and those who go look for them get their memories wiped.  About five episodes in and utterly baffled as to what will come next.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on October 13, 2023, 08:35:36 PM
Binge re-watched Fleabag. Still as great the third time. I wish she was my friend, though if she were I'd watch out for cars. I'd be willing to get a guinea pig. I binge re-watched Fleabag. Just to be clear.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: zombie no.one on October 18, 2023, 01:26:10 PM
MIAMI VICE season 2

this show must've seemed so radical and hard hitting in comparison to TJ HOOKER. but although I don't mind this and I can actualy get through full episodes, I find it slightly lacking in character / charm..., Hooker wins for me.  (even though series 4 - 5 are kinda weak)


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on October 18, 2023, 01:37:37 PM
Gen V.

A spin off from The Boys. If you've seen that show you know what to expect.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on October 22, 2023, 06:12:33 PM
The Fall of the House of Usher.

Well acted and although you don't need to know anything about Poe, the more you do you know the more you'll pick up about this show. Loosely inspired by his works with a touch of Faust.

Bodies.

Four policemen/women investigate four murders in different eras, but in the same location. This time-twisting tale was interesting enough for me to spend the night binge-watching the whole thing.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: chefzombie on October 23, 2023, 03:07:41 AM
cool, i've been wondering about " bodies". i binged both seasons of "wolf like me", very sweet, slightly sappy, and some seriously funny parts! it's on peacock. :cheers:


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 24, 2023, 09:52:26 AM
Started the Scott Pilgrim anime adaptation on Netflix. So far, so good (one episode in).


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: javakoala on November 25, 2023, 09:05:52 AM
Been rewatching "Raising Hope". The fourth season is a bit annoying for the first half because they forgot what the show was about, but the second half of the season gets back on the right track...right before the show eneded.

Realizing that I should cancel Hulu. I keep it so I can watch the new episodes of "Family Guy", but this season is worse than the last two crappy seasons combined. They could replace the animation with the writing staff kissing the feet of Leftist Democrats at this point. It would make it cheaper to produce and be just as annoyingly unfunny.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: bob on December 28, 2023, 09:31:31 PM
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I'm an hour into this. It's interesting and a very rough watch.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on February 02, 2024, 02:03:04 PM
I'm watching the original broadcasts of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" while I'm waiting for the next season of "Demon Slayer" to drop.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on February 02, 2024, 02:04:36 PM
Enterprise.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 04, 2024, 08:34:34 AM
Stranger Things- I've seen it before but I felt like re-watching it while at the hospital.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: indianasmith on February 04, 2024, 09:24:30 AM
I'm two episodes into the new Showtime drama THE WOMAN IN THE WALL;  a murder mystery set in Ireland, involving a group of women who survived being forced as teen mothers to work at one of the infamous Magdalene Convent laundries.  Gritty stuff, but compelling.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: lester1/2jr on February 04, 2024, 05:11:53 PM
Just started watching "The Cursed" Korean horror type series. I've seen two episodes so far. It's a little cliched but good.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on April 07, 2024, 08:25:05 AM
Started "The 3 Body Problem" on Netflix on Indy's recommendation. After episode 1, so far, so good, I'm optimistic.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: zombie no.one on April 08, 2024, 09:34:40 AM
MY SO CALLED LIFE

cheap box set. 90s show, ran 1 season. decent enough for 'teen drama' but not really my thing


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Gabriel Knight on April 11, 2024, 06:43:04 AM
Started watching THE OFFICE. It's all right, although PARKS AND RECREATIONS was funnier to me.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 19, 2024, 09:34:46 AM
Finished 3 Body Problem. Good, but upset that if left so much unresolved. Have to wait for the next season for some closure.

Started Outer Range, a paranormal drama set on a Colorado ranch. Surprising ending to episode one. Promising.

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Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 19, 2024, 01:16:37 PM
Been watching Guy's Grocery Games and other Food Network shows. Probably cause I work with food and since my accident I've been out of work


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: RCMerchant on May 19, 2024, 04:29:34 PM
True Crime s**t. Antiques Roadshow. Old movies- good and bad.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Sitting Duck on May 20, 2024, 07:51:25 AM
Started Outer Range, a paranormal drama set on a Colorado ranch. Surprising ending to episode one. Promising.

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I remember when this was first announced on The Site Formerly Known as Tor (now Reactor). On paper, the premise is interesting, but there were some red flags. One was how the Evil Ranchers are presented as being Evil because they seek to turn a profit. Which is pretty inane, since the only ranchers not interested in turning a profit are stupid and/or incompetent ranchers who quickly get buried in a mountain of debt. A couple of posters made some snarky cracks about this discrepancy. Not long after, articles announcing movies and streaming shows were set up as Comments Closed.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 20, 2024, 08:11:06 AM
Started Outer Range, a paranormal drama set on a Colorado ranch. Surprising ending to episode one. Promising.

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I remember when this was first announced on The Site Formerly Known as Tor (now Reactor). On paper, the premise is interesting, but there were some red flags. One was how the Evil Ranchers are presented as being Evil because they seek to turn a profit. Which is pretty inane, since the only ranchers not interested in turning a profit are stupid and/or incompetent ranchers who quickly get buried in a mountain of debt. A couple of posters made some snarky cracks about this discrepancy. Not long after, articles announcing movies and streaming shows were set up as Comments Closed.

The first episode doesn't explain the cause of the feud between the neighboring ranchers, but I suspect there's a backstory that's a lot more involved than just turning a profit. Sounds to me like people on the site leapt to conclusions about the character's motivations without seeing the finished product?


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: RCMerchant on May 20, 2024, 10:37:39 PM
WAGON TRAIN- an old TV western. I like it.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Sitting Duck on May 21, 2024, 07:41:15 AM
Started Outer Range, a paranormal drama set on a Colorado ranch. Surprising ending to episode one. Promising.

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/S/pv-target-images/381c14223294d903ef4c8e78dac1b17a2989fee001cf9dc2595606a78c22a96b.jpg)

I remember when this was first announced on The Site Formerly Known as Tor (now Reactor). On paper, the premise is interesting, but there were some red flags. One was how the Evil Ranchers are presented as being Evil because they seek to turn a profit. Which is pretty inane, since the only ranchers not interested in turning a profit are stupid and/or incompetent ranchers who quickly get buried in a mountain of debt. A couple of posters made some snarky cracks about this discrepancy. Not long after, articles announcing movies and streaming shows were set up as Comments Closed.

The first episode doesn't explain the cause of the feud between the neighboring ranchers, but I suspect there's a backstory that's a lot more involved than just turning a profit. Sounds to me like people on the site leapt to conclusions about the character's motivations without seeing the finished product?

The show's publicity department should be held accountable. Here's a relevant snippet from the show synopsis included in the announcement:

"They are pushed further to the brink when the Tillersons (the gaudy owners of the neighboring profit-driven ranch) make a play for their land."

The adjectives in the parenthetical phrase aren't strictly required, with the disapproving tone (what with them being the rivals of the protagonist clan) implying that those traits make them intrinsically Bad People who are violating the natural order. Of course, you might read that sentence and come off with a different impression.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 21, 2024, 08:09:12 AM
Started Outer Range, a paranormal drama set on a Colorado ranch. Surprising ending to episode one. Promising.

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I remember when this was first announced on The Site Formerly Known as Tor (now Reactor). On paper, the premise is interesting, but there were some red flags. One was how the Evil Ranchers are presented as being Evil because they seek to turn a profit. Which is pretty inane, since the only ranchers not interested in turning a profit are stupid and/or incompetent ranchers who quickly get buried in a mountain of debt. A couple of posters made some snarky cracks about this discrepancy. Not long after, articles announcing movies and streaming shows were set up as Comments Closed.

The first episode doesn't explain the cause of the feud between the neighboring ranchers, but I suspect there's a backstory that's a lot more involved than just turning a profit. Sounds to me like people on the site leapt to conclusions about the character's motivations without seeing the finished product?

The show's publicity department should be held accountable. Here's a relevant snippet from the show synopsis included in the announcement:

"They are pushed further to the brink when the Tillersons (the gaudy owners of the neighboring profit-driven ranch) make a play for their land."

The adjectives in the parenthetical phrase aren't strictly required, with the disapproving tone (what with them being the rivals of the protagonist clan) implying that those traits make them intrinsically Bad People who are violating the natural order. Of course, you might read that sentence and come off with a different impression.

I see what they're getting at, but seems like a tempest in a teapot to me. Oh well.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: lester1/2jr on May 23, 2024, 01:03:23 AM
Has anyone seen Empire? the "urban" show? is it good?


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: RCMerchant on May 23, 2024, 11:09:05 AM
^I saw it advertised. If I watch urban stuff, it's usually comedy stuff, stuff like SANFORD AND SON, or KEY AND PEELE.
Or lotsa fighting and shooting- or monsters.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: zombie no.one on May 26, 2024, 01:22:34 PM
found the first 3 seasons of HOME IMPROVEMENT on dvd cheap... not watched this since it went out. holds up well imo, the writing is pretty sharp and the cast is clearly all having great fun.... watching it from today's perspective it seems very 'hetero-normative'(?).  not sure the focus on stereotypically male/macho values would fly today, even though it is gently parodying that as well as kind of celebrating it.

the scary thing is Tim Allen was only about 36 or 37 in season 1... all their 3 kids in the show are now in their 40s in real life (the actors I mean)  :buggedout: