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Pandemic Viewing
« on: December 08, 2020, 11:53:48 AM »
Whatcha watching on lockdown?

Wayne: ultra-violent, do-gooder teen seeks family heirloom.  Awesome and highly recommended.

The Mandolorian: Stylish, action-packed, nods to the old films and extended SW universe.  Cannot recommend enough.

Raised by Wolves: Alien canon backstory about the humans' exodus from Earth.  Slow-burn and I'm only halfway through.  Recommend: TBD.

I Know This Much Is True: Goddamned depressing story of twin brothers, one institutionalized.  Great acting by Ruffalo, but FUCKING DEPRESSING.

On steady repeat: Community and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
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Re: Pandemic Viewing
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2020, 12:13:16 PM »
Ill be your huckleberry here although I'm not sure what is locked down where you live in the land of Deregulated Desantis Sunshine 9 months in.....BUTTTTT

about 3 months ago I switched from Sling to the Hulu Live TV Bundle (Hulu on Demand, Hulu Live TV guide with HBO MAX, Disney+, ESPN+ - yes, I like the 30 for 30s) - damn that was like going from a dinky moped to a new Corvette in one move. Anywho....been catching a lot of overdue movies on demand on Hulu Base and several movies/docus/series on HBO as well. Caught the Richard Jewell movie last week which is a fascinating study really on overzealous journalism that we've all seem to forget about. Highly recommend. Also caught a few others as well around Halloween - spook movies - Annabelle, the new Halloween, Llorona, etc.

HBO has great original programming, I have to admit. From Sopranos, True Detective and others not mentioned. But they had one recently called the Originalist that took place in Georgia. It was pretty good. Apparently based off Stephen Kings stuff too.

Just to kill time - the old standbys - nothing crazy great, just good mood lifteruppers - Friends, Sunny in Philly, Impractical Jokers, Dirty Jobs, Pawn Stars. Usually they become nice background noise while doing something else. 
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Re: Pandemic Viewing
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2020, 12:31:55 PM »
Gunsmoke

James Arness, Matt Dillon On 'Gunsmoke,' Has Died : The Two-Way : NPR
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Re: Pandemic Viewing
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2020, 12:34:35 PM »
Gunsmoke

I fell asleep just reading that.
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2020, 12:53:25 PM »
Agree with Wes on Mandalorian.  The last 2 episodes have been the best Star Wars since Empire Strikes Back.

The Right Stuff - think I like the old movie better.



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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2020, 01:20:44 PM »
I fell asleep just reading that.
the irony in a show like gunsmoke being looked at as boring (and it can be, I agree), is that what it is about was historically anything BUT boring - in the day and part of the country (or err territory) where you didn't know if that night's nap would be in your bed or in a pine box. The Wild West was wacky. 
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Re: Pandemic Viewing
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2020, 01:33:05 PM »
Whatcha watching on lockdown?

Wayne: ultra-violent, do-gooder teen seeks family heirloom.  Awesome and highly recommended.

The Mandolorian: Stylish, action-packed, nods to the old films and extended SW universe.  Cannot recommend enough.

Raised by Wolves: Alien canon backstory about the humans' exodus from Earth.  Slow-burn and I'm only halfway through.  Recommend: TBD.

I Know This Much Is True: Goddamned depressing story of twin brothers, one institutionalized.  Great acting by Ruffalo, but FUCKING DEPRESSING.

On steady repeat: Community and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
The fuck you talking bout Willis? 

Lockdown my ass.

But I'll play.  

The Boys.  Columbo. Don't know how I got on a Columbo kick, but it comes on like Sundance or something I have access to.  That wrinkled one-eyed bastard always sniffs out the crime.  
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Re: Pandemic Viewing
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2020, 01:57:27 PM »
The fuck you talking bout Willis? 

Lockdown my ass.

But I'll play. 

The Boys.  Columbo. Don't know how I got on a Columbo kick, but it comes on like Sundance or something I have access to.  That wrinkled one-eyed bastard always sniffs out the crime. 
Forgot about The Boys.  Great alt-take on superheros.
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2020, 02:00:27 PM »
Forgot about The Boys.  Great alt-take on superheros.
I woulda railed the nazi. 
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Re: Pandemic Viewing
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2020, 02:09:42 PM »
I woulda railed the nazi.


Spoiler alert:  all the superfemmes are hot.
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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2020, 02:12:23 PM »
Forgot about The Boys.  Great alt-take on superheros.
Was Watchmen any good?
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2020, 02:24:15 PM »
Just started a small binge on The Chosen. 
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Re: Pandemic Viewing
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2020, 02:33:34 PM »
Was Watchmen any good?
I really enjoyed it.  Didn't rely at all on the movie and the acting was solid.   I honestly didn't know where it was going up to the end.

NOTE: if you are bothered by current social commentary, you might get TRIGGERED by this show.
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2020, 02:53:16 PM »
I'm about to start Schitts Creek.  I watched one episode the other night, not sure what season it was from, but I knew I needed to go back to the beginning.  The one I watched had a bit of that Always Sunny feel to it.

If you love you some music, there's nothing better on the tubes than AXS TV.  One of the best channels I've ever seen.  With a few exceptions, it's all music, all of the time.  In the last few months alone, I've seen concerts from Heart, Bad Company, Peter Frampton, The Eagles, Tom Petty and a butt load of others.  You got Live From Daryl's House, Rock Legends (They're doing Bon Jovi today along with The Rolling Stones), The Big Interview with Dan Rather.

BTW, Dan Rather does one of the best interview sessions with a veritable plethora (Yeah, I said it) of stars.  These are one hour interviews and Rather covers it all and pulls no punches.  I've seen Kid Rock, Bryan Adams, Don Felder, Jack White (Great take on social media) Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ice Cube etc. 

Long story short, AXS has become my "lock down" go to.    
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Re: Pandemic Viewing
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2020, 03:59:57 PM »
Binge watching:
Outlander
Umbrella Academy(Stupid ass Elliot twit not withstanding)
Lost in Space (neat concept, but I guess not enough viewers)
Life Below Zero (I am not a fan of the cold)
Mandelorian for sure.
Mrs. Maisel (Wife likes it)
The Expanse. Gritty sci-fi.


I have been told is good:
Bosch
The Boys

Old but good:
Psych
Justified
Castle
Grimm
Agents of Shield
Stargate SG1 (I just binge watched all 10 season a few moths ago. Hey, its COVID. The non HD episodes were hard)
Person of Interest

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Re: Pandemic Viewing
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2020, 04:23:31 PM »
I forgot Utopia.  Amazon show that is quite literally pandemic viewing. 

Watched it all.  Weird.  Possibly the worst timing of any show debut in the history of man.  There's a graphic novel comic that foretells a worldwide man-made pandemic with a billionaire at the center of a conspiracy that's driving it.  Is he making people sick on purpose to promote his agenda?


The show follows the carnage-filled exploits of a group of nerds who converge at a comic convention to bid on the surprise discovery of the follow-up to the original graphic novel.  They aren't the only people wanting it, though.  Some want it more than others.  

The problem for the Scooby gang of comic nerds is that their beloved graphic novel doesn't directly explain what's going on, the pages of the book are filled with context clues that hard-core followers pore over to glean the hidden meanings and understand the reality behind the facade.

Can't STAND John Cusack, but he plays Bill Gates basically.  

What's stunning to me is how closely some of this stuff hews to what's actually happening in the world today (sans the prophetic comic, of course).  If you can take a crowd standing outside a town under quarantine changing "release the vaccine"?  Then this probably works for you. 

What have yo done to earn your place in this crowded world? 

Has Jessica Rothe, Dwight (from Office), a few other faces you might recognize.  And a icily cruel quasi-bad guy who doesn't really fit any traditional bad-guy mold.

VERY odd show.  Pacing is weird.  It lags in odd places, flies in others.  There's a resigned brutality to it that almost seems normal.  Well, yeah, in a real situation you'd probably have to shoot that one.  Just how it works. 

Didn't much like the way it closed out. 
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Re: Pandemic Viewing
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2020, 04:57:59 PM »
With so much political crap it what seems like every current show, we have gone somewhat old school.

Just finished the current Fargo, only current show I would say we have watched.


We have now starting watching:

LA Law (re-watching but really don't remember much of it) 
NYPD Blues-  Never saw it
Six feet under (re-watching)
House -Never saw it
Dateline uncovered-  this show, shows me how stupid and greedy folks are.
Boardwalk empire (start in Jan)



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Re: Pandemic Viewing
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2020, 09:02:51 AM »
Whatcha watching on lockdown?

Wayne: ultra-violent, do-gooder teen seeks family heirloom.  Awesome and highly recommended.

The Mandolorian: Stylish, action-packed, nods to the old films and extended SW universe.  Cannot recommend enough.

Raised by Wolves: Alien canon backstory about the humans' exodus from Earth.  Slow-burn and I'm only halfway through.  Recommend: TBD.

I Know This Much Is True: Goddamned depressing story of twin brothers, one institutionalized.  Great acting by Ruffalo, but FUCKING DEPRESSING.

On steady repeat: Community and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
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Re: Pandemic Viewing
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2020, 09:06:53 AM »
I'm about to start Schitts Creek.  I watched one episode the other night, not sure what season it was from, but I knew I needed to go back to the beginning.  The one I watched had a bit of that Always Sunny feel to it.

If you love you some music, there's nothing better on the tubes than AXS TV.  One of the best channels I've ever seen.  With a few exceptions, it's all music, all of the time.  In the last few months alone, I've seen concerts from Heart, Bad Company, Peter Frampton, The Eagles, Tom Petty and a butt load of others.  You got Live From Daryl's House, Rock Legends (They're doing Bon Jovi today along with The Rolling Stones), The Big Interview with Dan Rather.

BTW, Dan Rather does one of the best interview sessions with a veritable plethora (Yeah, I said it) of stars.  These are one hour interviews and Rather covers it all and pulls no punches.  I've seen Kid Rock, Bryan Adams, Don Felder, Jack White (Great take on social media) Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ice Cube etc.

Long story short, AXS has become my "lock down" go to.   
I liked Schitts Creek. Saw all of it I guess. I put it up there with Ozark but maybe a little better to me. Not as good as Saul but that was my favorite of modern TV.

But you have to keep in mind my taste is much more refined.
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Re: Pandemic Viewing
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2020, 09:26:20 AM »
I'm about to start Schitts Creek.  I watched one episode the other night, not sure what season it was from, but I knew I needed to go back to the beginning.  The one I watched had a bit of that Always Sunny feel to it.

If you love you some music, there's nothing better on the tubes than AXS TV.  One of the best channels I've ever seen.  With a few exceptions, it's all music, all of the time.  In the last few months alone, I've seen concerts from Heart, Bad Company, Peter Frampton, The Eagles, Tom Petty and a butt load of others.  You got Live From Daryl's House, Rock Legends (They're doing Bon Jovi today along with The Rolling Stones), The Big Interview with Dan Rather.

BTW, Dan Rather does one of the best interview sessions with a veritable plethora (Yeah, I said it) of stars.  These are one hour interviews and Rather covers it all and pulls no punches.  I've seen Kid Rock, Bryan Adams, Don Felder, Jack White (Great take on social media) Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ice Cube etc.

Long story short, AXS has become my "lock down" go to.   
Dan Rather can suck Satan's fiery asshole in hell. 
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