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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #860 on: November 19, 2017, 02:01:52 AM »
Oops, How's Annie then?  :laugh:

I was more worried about Audrey. :P

Didn't realize you hadn't seen it....well you're in for the greatest (and perhaps polarizing, depends how you take it) experience of your life...... hope you enjoy it 8) I'm still buzzing over it

I don't mind 'knowing' about the quote... after all, what's a Lynch without a cigarette lighter?
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #861 on: November 19, 2017, 06:49:50 AM »
Oops, How's Annie then?  :laugh:

Didn't realize you hadn't seen it....well you're in for the greatest (and perhaps polarizing, depends how you take it) experience of your life...... hope you enjoy it 8) I'm still buzzing over it
It was AMAZING!

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #862 on: November 19, 2017, 07:57:57 PM »
Each and every autumn, I want to see me some episodes of Heimat.
Germany in the 20th century, and the viewer is taken by the hand by members of the Simon family, living in a fictional village called Schabbach (Hunsrück, Germany).
They have to deal with local issues, world wars and family problems. One of them ("Hermännchen" = little Hermann) goes to Munich, to study music at the Conservatory. But it's not easy to really break away from his 'Heimat' (homeland).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff11q5_mlE0

It's just great. It really is.
Lots of great music, too.

One of my favorite movies is exactly episode 9 of the first series, entitled Hermännchen, a memorable masterpiece  ;)
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #864 on: November 20, 2017, 03:53:20 AM »


Watching Babylon Berlin, allegedly the most expensive TV production ever in Germany. The first "season" of 8 chapters is finished, and we're up to (at least, here in Spain) to chapter 4 (of a total of 8 ) of the second.

It's a story of political and criminal intrigue set in late 1920s Berlin, based on a series of novels by Volker Kutscher. The sets, costumes and general production values are first-rate, and so is the acting IMHO. The atmosphere of Berlin at the time (hyperinflation is gone, and the 1929 stock market crash has not yet happened) is very well presented, alternating between the carefree partying of the jazz age and the squalor in which some of the characters live. The storyline is gripping, although it becomes a bit sketchy at times.

Great fun!  :)

Here's the English-language trailer:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/j_qN5bFfOTE" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/j_qN5bFfOTE</a>
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #865 on: November 23, 2017, 08:48:57 AM »


Watching Babylon Berlin, allegedly the most expensive TV production ever in Germany. The first "season" of 8 chapters is finished, and we're up to (at least, here in Spain) to chapter 4 (of a total of 8 ) of the second.

It's a story of political and criminal intrigue set in late 1920s Berlin, based on a series of novels by Volker Kutscher. The sets, costumes and general production values are first-rate, and so is the acting IMHO. The atmosphere of Berlin at the time (hyperinflation is gone, and the 1929 stock market crash has not yet happened) is very well presented, alternating between the carefree partying of the jazz age and the squalor in which some of the characters live. The storyline is gripping, although it becomes a bit sketchy at times.

Great fun!  :)

Here's the English-language trailer:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/j_qN5bFfOTE" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/j_qN5bFfOTE</a>

I've started watching it as well (first two episodes). I think it's terrific. I thought that the sets (and music) were amazing so that it did not surprise me that it was the most-expensive non'English speaking TV series ever made. There is a great sense of impending catastrophe (it's set in 1929 Berlin) and it captures the atmosphere of the end-stage Weimar Republic very well (IMHO). The acting is great. It is very 'Film Noir' which is a genre I enjoy. It reminds me a bit of the novels of Phillip Kerr ('Berlin Noir'). It is quite dark but I find it really gripping and am glad to have discovered it.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #866 on: November 23, 2017, 03:39:52 PM »
The Tim Heidecker murder trial is amazingly entertaining  :D

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #867 on: November 24, 2017, 04:26:40 AM »
The Tim Heidecker murder trial is amazingly entertaining  :D
Isn't it? I'm surprised how caught up in it I got. The prosecution is great! Poor Tim. I think he's done this time.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #868 on: November 26, 2017, 08:33:11 AM »



Finished the second season of Vice Principals.  I like it a bit less than the first season, but it certainly does have its moments, with the best ones often delivered by Walton Goggins.  (The spring break episode has some eerily well timed comedy.)  The final episode goes all out with one of its conceits, to good effect.  It was nice to see Dale Dickey get a more substantial role than she usually gets, and Steven Little's brief role is a hoot, though more for reasons related to Eastbound & Down.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #869 on: November 26, 2017, 01:39:32 PM »
Watching Upstart Crow series 1. Very funny (and witty). Reminds me of Monty Python and Blackadder.



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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #870 on: November 28, 2017, 09:17:09 PM »
The Tim Heidecker murder trial is amazingly entertaining  :D
The verdict is in! It’s a shocker!

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #871 on: November 28, 2017, 09:30:55 PM »
The verdict is in! It’s a shocker!

Yes it was!!  :o


I wonder if the prosecutors will follow it up or not (considering it was left open a little) or if we're now back to the Cinema again  :D

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #872 on: November 28, 2017, 10:29:32 PM »
Yes it was!!  :o


I wonder if the prosecutors will follow it up or not (considering it was left open a little) or if we're now back to the Cinema again  :D
I suspect we'll be hearing more about this lone wolf on the jury.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #873 on: November 28, 2017, 10:33:10 PM »
One of my favorite movies is exactly episode 9 of the first series, entitled Hermännchen, a memorable masterpiece  ;)

Yes. Overall, I feel the same. Being only one episode it's already a great movie in itself.
But there are many beautiful, captivating, memorable and funny scenes during the entire series.

Ernst throwing flowers from his Messerschmitt after the 'long distance wedding' between his brother Anton and Martha is one of my favourites.



But the list is endless.
Like almost all scenes with my favourite duo Wohlleben und Pieritz. Real life cabaret, with a continuous feeling of melancholy and sadness underneath.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #874 on: November 30, 2017, 12:17:31 AM »
Watched (= rewatched ;)) the first episode of Die zweite Heimat yesterday evening.

Two hours of great fun.

Hermännchen is into 'avant-garde' music.
And I caught myself on too much prompting. ;D

Looking forward to a nice autumn and winter time!
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #875 on: November 30, 2017, 12:21:27 AM »
I suspect we'll be hearing more about this lone wolf on the jury.


Gregg  :D

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #876 on: November 30, 2017, 12:38:18 AM »
Watched (= rewatched ;)) the first episode of Die zweite Heimat yesterday evening.

Two hours of great fun.

Hermännchen is into 'avant-garde' music.
And I caught myself on too much prompting. ;D

Looking forward to a nice autumn and winter time!
I was slightly too young when the first "Heimat" was broadcasted in the 80s so I never watched it. In the mid/late 1990s (it stems from 1992, but I am pretty sure that I only watched it several years later, probably a repeat on TV) saw the second? series with the students in Munich in the 1960s, avantgarde music, free love and student protests but have to admit I was not that fond of it. (Often fairly boring...) I probably should check the original first one because I seem to recall that most reviewers found it far more impressive than the subsequent ones.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #877 on: November 30, 2017, 01:47:33 AM »
I was slightly too young when the first "Heimat" was broadcasted in the 80s so I never watched it. In the mid/late 1990s (it stems from 1992, but I am pretty sure that I only watched it several years later, probably a repeat on TV) saw the second? series with the students in Munich in the 1960s, avantgarde music, free love and student protests but have to admit I was not that fond of it. (Often fairly boring...) I probably should check the original first one because I seem to recall that most reviewers found it far more impressive than the subsequent ones.

Yeah... my problem (or luck) is, that I'm pretty fond of 'boring'.
The slow tempo is very much to my liking.

But with much of these series it's often a matter of getting involved into the characters or not. I admit that the 1st series is slightly better, but it's not really 'faster'. I just like the human characters (and was able to identify with and/or feel for a lot of them), the beauty of the Hunsrück, the overall melancholy and the fact that I got informed about German 20th century 'matters' in a different, more pleasant (and peasant ;)) way. Being Dutch myself, the image of Germany and Germans was rather negative during my upbringing in post-war Netherlands. Heimat certainly helped me to get rid of that.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #878 on: November 30, 2017, 12:17:18 PM »
"Zwei fremde Augen".
Second episode of Die zweite Heimat with... Dietrich Henschel. (The one and only.)



And 'Hermännchen' has become a true philosopher: "Liebe ist Mord". (Love is murder.)

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #879 on: December 01, 2017, 05:29:13 PM »


Orphan Black, season 5
Fargo, season 3

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