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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.

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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 »
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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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