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Offline SimonNZ

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #620 on: March 20, 2017, 02:46:14 AM »


Recently:

Quarry, season one
Elementary, season four
Mr Robot, season two



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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #621 on: March 20, 2017, 03:24:24 AM »
Two entertaining documentaries:

Meet the Romans (BBC, 2012)



Presented by Mary Beard. It's an immersion intended to know the ordinary citizens of the Roman Empire. A tour through a 1,000,000 people city of the ancient world.

According Wikipedia Beard "is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, a fellow of Newnham College, and Royal Academy of Arts Professor of ancient literature. She is the Classics editor of The Times Literary Supplement, where she also writes a regular blog, "A Don's Life". Her frequent media appearances and sometimes controversial public statements have led to her being described as 'Britain's best-known classicist'".

It's also available via YouTube.

And this one on Netflix:

Hitler's Bodyguard (UK, 2010)



A detailed account of Hitler's different bodyguard corps, and the dozens of failed attacks against him.


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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #622 on: March 20, 2017, 08:41:00 AM »
Susan & I are rewatching The Closer - will be starting the 7th and last season over the next few days.

For me, I'm rewatching Game of Thrones - just started season 2, and have watched through season 5 previously, so will continue w/ the newer one - looks like the series will end w/ season 8 (Wiki quote below).  Dave :)

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The series premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, and its sixth season ended on June 26, 2016. The series was renewed for a seventh season, which is scheduled to premiere on July 16, 2017. The series will conclude with its eighth season in 2018.

 

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #623 on: March 20, 2017, 08:54:44 AM »
This week end, the first two episodes (out of 6) of



Michel Bouquet as Leopold Mozart Christoph Bantzer as Mozart, Arielle Dombale, Michel Aumont, Jean-Claude Brialy

A french serie from the eighties.

Tonight

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #624 on: March 28, 2017, 07:13:28 AM »


I liked the first season of Ray Donovan, but I'm struggling with the second. I like all Bourdain's series, this one, his first, included.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #625 on: April 01, 2017, 01:09:10 AM »
Speaking of Ray Donovan...just finished season four, and enjoyed it very much:


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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #626 on: April 13, 2017, 05:15:05 AM »
This has become a bit of an obsession. It's like, what if I was the sort of person who did this? I am not! I suppose this is the attraction for many: the escapist fantasy of freedom and being totally one's own. I definitely get attracted to escapism and to what's opposite - because I can not fix or build anything and have never been much of an outdoors person. This makes me think if I had discovered this idea when I was 16, I might have ended up differently. Anyway, this is a good show. It's not fake. The people are living very real lives. They're pretty happy for the most part living in the last place in America where one can live like this. It's pretty cool. I always wonder if any of them like music in their little cabins. I suppose it'd be boring showing people listening to music. John Luther Adams was in Alaska for a while, but I don't know his lifestyle. There are many ways to live there including (small) city life. Incidentally, I've a friend who periodically heads off to Juno. Looks beautiful but remote and towny. Any Alaskans on this site?   

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #627 on: April 13, 2017, 05:54:46 AM »



I watched as much as I could each night of The American Experience's The Great War, produced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the US entry into the war.  I always nod off well before 11:00, so I only caught about two-thirds of each episode.  Not as comprehensive in scale as the ten part The First World War from Channel 4 from 2003, the newer show does a deep dive, for television, about the war.  Pershing is handled pretty well, and Wilson is presented with some dubious statements, some of them fawning, but also some much needed criticism.  On the one hand, one talking head states that Wilson was the most religious President ever (more than one-time minister James Garfield?), and there is some discussion about the supposedly visionary nature of his Fourteen Points, but at least one commentator rightly notes that Wilson was one of the most repressive Presidents this country has had.  There was one particularly irksome statement by one presenter about how the Great War saw a battle with the most American casualties ever, a rather anti-factual statement that ignores the whole Civil War thing.  There is some footage of the costs of war, with shell shocked soldiers, and soldiers with up to four limbs amputated, as well as necessarily light coverage of the flu pandemic (light given the format and duration of the show).  And the role of propaganda also got some much needed attention.  Thankfully, we have advanced beyond its use today.  The show is presented with more or less standard outlook on the US entry into the war and the role of the US in the world, and it has a nicely modern cadre of presenters sure to cover a diverse array of viewpoints, which is to be expected from the show.  It's good to see one of the most important series of events in human history get a bit more attention, but it lacks the snap and pizazz and uber-bad guys of the sequel, so that will continue to get more attention.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #628 on: April 13, 2017, 06:48:57 AM »
Game of Thornes, Grimm, The Blacklist
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #629 on: April 13, 2017, 02:01:03 PM »


Sherlock, series four

which I enjoyed much more than some others seem to, and thought that the last episode might have been the best so far and hope to see much more of this villain in the future

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #630 on: April 13, 2017, 02:21:06 PM »


Season 3, Episode One is off to a slow start, but I am SO glad this show is back!
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #631 on: April 13, 2017, 02:21:32 PM »
Community season 6 (second time for me, first time for Mrs. Rock).

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #632 on: April 13, 2017, 02:27:31 PM »
Blu-ray: I watched Season 1 of Better Call Saul and re-watched Breaking Bad.

TV: Legion Season 1 (is this the weirdest and most psychedelic show ever?).
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #633 on: April 13, 2017, 02:30:46 PM »


Also watching Season 3 of News Radio. Second time for me, first time for my girlfriend.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #634 on: April 27, 2017, 01:34:27 AM »


Person Of Interest, season five
Limitless, season one

the end of the line for both series, which in both cases is a pity

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #635 on: April 27, 2017, 08:02:42 AM »
Susan & I are watching Major Crimes - about to finish Season 4 - there is a Season 5, but not sure if we need to pay?  I'm rewatching Game of Thrones and have just started Season 5 - trying to 'catch up' on that one also - a few other favorites of ours may be coming out w/ new Seasons, i.e. Bosch and Longmire (Susan is infatuated w/ Henry, the Native American character).  Dave :)

 

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #636 on: April 27, 2017, 02:23:28 PM »

     I'm watching Better Call Saul and The Americans, which continue to be compelling. I'll miss Frank Langella, if he's really gone. I hope we get more Margo Martindale.

     On Saul, one of the greats from Breaking Bad, character and actor, is back. Happy happy....

     I'm on the third season of Bosch, not at the level of my faves, but entertaining.

     
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #637 on: April 27, 2017, 02:40:28 PM »



There was one particularly irksome statement by one presenter about how the Great War saw a battle with the most American casualties ever, a rather anti-factual statement that ignores the whole Civil War thing.

Not incorrect - there were 23k union and 28k confederate casualities at Gettysburg, the bloodiest engagement of the Civil War whereas the Meuse-Argonne offensive cost the US 124k casualities.  Now Gettysburg was three day and the Meuse Argonne 47, but that goes to the changes in warfare where set piece battles of the course of a day or two became obsolete.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #638 on: April 27, 2017, 02:41:16 PM »
Better Call Saul and Fargo. 
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #639 on: April 27, 2017, 02:52:01 PM »
Not incorrect - there were 23k union and 28k confederate casualities at Gettysburg, the bloodiest engagement of the Civil War whereas the Meuse-Argonne offensive cost the US 124k casualities.  Now Gettysburg was three day and the Meuse Argonne 47, but that goes to the changes in warfare where set piece battles of the course of a day or two became obsolete.


Warfare had changed, true, but a forty-seven day full front offensive that lasted until armistice is not really just a battle, and the show did not provide proper context (army sizes, objectives, etc).  On a hair-splitting basis, it can be construed as accurate, but that hair can be further split.
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