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Offline SonicMan46

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1060 on: July 06, 2018, 12:52:16 PM »
Well, we decided to give NCIS a break - now watching:

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown - Season 11 - his last - still sad about his passing - a unique host-chef -  :(

Hawaii Five-0 - Season 8 - some of the old characters gone and a few new ones, but still enjoying!  Dave :)

   

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1061 on: July 07, 2018, 02:40:27 AM »
I started to re-watch classic Doctor Who on DVD from the beginning, William Hartnell as the Doctor.

I had never watched the story "The Reign of Terror" before. I bought the DVD years ago, but never actually watched it.  :P
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1062 on: July 07, 2018, 06:59:41 PM »
I've seen couple of episodes of that series and indeed all were excellent. Thanks for the reminder, I definitely want to see the rest. There are six more volumes after the five in that box.

Thats good to know. Nobody local seems to have the later series - might have to be a xmas present to myself.

finished:



Picked this up from the library with no idea what it was about and fairly low expectations. It was unexpectedly superb - especially the first two or three episodes which have more inventiveness, daring and fresh ideas than most other full series. I see now its made by the same guy who did the reboot of Fargo.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1063 on: July 09, 2018, 05:41:19 AM »
Just finished both seasons of "Stranger Things" on Netflix.  S1 took a while to pull me in; in fact, I had seen the first couple of episodes and given up until a trusted friend convinced me to keep going.  Glad I did; good series.  I think I liked S2 better than S1.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1064 on: July 09, 2018, 09:01:19 AM »
Poldark
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1065 on: July 09, 2018, 09:13:18 AM »
Just finished Patrick Melrose, tough to watch in parts but great acting

and a great counter to English aristocrat porn shows like The Crown or Downton Abbey. 
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1066 on: July 09, 2018, 10:52:31 AM »
This excellently produced and very interesting BBC series on art and civilisation. with a very fresh approach to its subject:



It apparently was initially intended as a sequel to Kenneth Clark’s (a figure not much loved in the Spanish-speaking world  ::)) Civilisation from the 1960s, but I’d say it’s superior—from what I recall of the original, which I haven’t watched in decades—in it’s broader scope and access to wider scholarship.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1067 on: July 09, 2018, 12:37:56 PM »
Kenneth Clark’s (a figure not much loved in the Spanish-speaking world  ::)) Civilisation

Why is that?

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1068 on: July 09, 2018, 12:40:11 PM »
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1069 on: July 09, 2018, 09:26:19 PM »
Why is that?
Lord Clark almost completely ignored Spain in his writings and his TV series. Regarding this point, in 1970 the New York Times quoted him thus: “If I had been doing a history of art, I could not possibly have omitted the Spanish contribution. But the assignment was ‘civilization,’ and when one asks what Spain has done to elevate mankind, the answer is less clear. The great saints, the Jesuits in South America, ‘Don Quixote’ were enormous accomplishments, of course, but did the Spain of the 16th century help people to get more out of themselves? It jolly well did not!”...“Spain simply remained Spain and it was largely a repressive regime.”

He didnt even acknowledge the fact that Spain gave the world, among many other things, paella and gazpacho.... ::) :D
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1070 on: July 17, 2018, 02:57:10 AM »


Started watching the 8th season on Netflix, and then the sound just died after 2nd episode (on entire season, even the episodes I've watched normally couple of days before). Strange, never had such experience with Netflix. Reported the problem, let's see what happens. 

I'll watch second season of GLOW in the meantime.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1071 on: July 17, 2018, 04:31:48 AM »


Really enjoyed season one, going to continue with season two today.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1072 on: July 18, 2018, 06:36:48 AM »
AnnE with an E.
Tissues please. Works for me. Already worked for good old Anne of Green Gables.
But don't tell anyone.

Watched "Im Angesicht des Verbrechens". https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1223917/ - It's about russian mafia in Berlin, but especially it is a look into the russian community and soul, I loved it. 70s style and quite experimental. Was expensive... and not succesful, people maybe weren't used to 10 episodes shows back then... Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xmxZOEqbiM

Otherwise: Waiting for GoT8. Fargo 3 was not as good as I hoped.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1073 on: July 19, 2018, 06:36:56 AM »
Currently re-watching seasons 1 - 4 of Bojack in preparation for the September S5 release.  One of the best series I've ever seen; animated or otherwise.  Funny, moving, deep, troubling, disturbing, sad, hilarious, creative, and highly original.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3398228/?ref_=nv_sr_1

IMdB categorizes it as a comedy, but I'm not so sure it can even be comfortably placed into a single category.

Wiki:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BoJack_Horseman

From Wiki:  "Alongside having a satirical take on current events, politics, and show business, BoJack is lauded for its realistic take on dealing with depression, trauma, addiction, self-destructive behavior, and the human experience."

That's pretty accurate.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1074 on: July 19, 2018, 06:47:45 AM »
Currently re-watching seasons 1 - 4 of Bojack in preparation for the September S5 release.  One of the best series I've ever seen; animated or otherwise.  Funny, moving, deep, troubling, disturbing, sad, hilarious, creative, and highly original.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3398228/?ref_=nv_sr_1

IMdB categorizes it as a comedy, but I'm not so sure it can even be comfortably placed into a single category.

Wiki:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BoJack_Horseman

From Wiki:  "Alongside having a satirical take on current events, politics, and show business, BoJack is lauded for its realistic take on dealing with depression, trauma, addiction, self-destructive behavior, and the human experience."

That's pretty accurate.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1075 on: July 23, 2018, 05:16:04 PM »
Trying to watch the new HBO southern gothic crime show, and this review unfortunately is dead on

https://reason.com/archives/2018/07/06/hbos-creaky-adaptation-of-sharp-objects
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1076 on: July 24, 2018, 01:07:56 AM »
Started S2 of "Glow" on Netflix.  If you liked S1, you'll enjoy S2.  Maron continues as his curmudgeonly self; a good character.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1077 on: July 24, 2018, 06:24:11 AM »
NCIS - Season 2 only - I'm really enjoying the series; Susan cannot get into the character's personalities as she has w/ other TV series we've watched together, so going slowly.

Blue Bloods - Season 8 (newest one) - half way through this season - now Susan loves the characters in this series, so we watch more episodes each night!  Dave :)

 

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1078 on: July 24, 2018, 07:11:23 AM »


As noir series go, they don’t often come as gloomy and depressing as this. Interesting direction, with events not aligned in time but intertwined seemingly at random. Shot in the depths of the belgian Ardennes, with more flawed, deranged, obsessed characters than one can possibly meet in a lifetime.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1079 on: August 12, 2018, 07:13:53 AM »
Just finished watching this French 1968 four-part TV adapatation of Jan Potocki’s extraordinary The Manuscript Found in Saragossa:



Very much a product of its time, with wonderfully (and very fitting) over-the-top costumes and sets, and lavishly produced, this was most enjoyable. Of course, the labyrinthine novel is very difficult to translate into a visual medium, and inevitably the narrative becomes linear. But still, director Philippe Ducrest and his screenwriters convey the atmosphere of the novel quite successfully, and manage to sneak in some of the “stories within stories within stories within...”. in an intelligent way.

I first encountered Potocki’s book via a clever stage adaptation by distinguished Spanish playwright and director Francisco Nieva some 15 years ago, and then read the book (in English translation). Wojciech Has‘s 1965 Polish film adaptation has many admirers, but it didn’t leave much of an impression on me, and I found this French mini-series superior.
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