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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1140 on: October 10, 2018, 04:00:06 AM »
Well, I have been savoring a return to The Twilight Zone . . . 1/24 | 2/24 | 3/24
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1141 on: October 10, 2018, 04:07:58 AM »
Watched a few episodes of 'The Man in the High Castle' and IMO one of the best things about it is that they often show you the ceiling of the rooms where action takes place - that's one of your pro insight litmus tests right there, vy ponimaete? - morr exactly  the last time I saw similarly high production values was in the (mostly) Lionsgate production of 'Mad Men'.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1142 on: October 10, 2018, 04:19:31 AM »
Well, I have been savoring a return to The Twilight Zone . . . 1/24 | 2/24 | 3/24

Coincidence - few weeks ago I introduced a third(?) year film student to it.
An aside: ever noticed how the earliest episodes despite being shot on video don't seem to be lacking in comparison to the remainder being on 135mm film stock? Taking my pro hat off, it's because it was/good stuff.
In any case and more importantly, enjoy!
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1143 on: October 10, 2018, 04:27:11 AM »
Coincidence - few weeks ago I introduced a third(?) year film student to it.
An aside: ever noticed how the earliest episodes despite being shot on video don't seem to be lacking in comparison to the remainder being on 135mm film stock? Taking my pro hat off, it's because it was/good stuff.
In any case and more importantly, enjoy!

Actually the whole of the first season was shot on film.  Shooting six episodes on video in the second season was a cost-cutting measure imposed by a suit at CBS ("Night of the Meek," "Twenty-Two," e.g.)  On those, yes, the reduction in visual quality is palpable.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1144 on: October 10, 2018, 04:48:04 AM »
Actually the whole of the first season was shot on film.  Shooting six episodes on video in the second season was a cost-cutting measure imposed by a suit at CBS ("Night of the Meek," "Twenty-Two," e.g.)  On those, yes, the reduction in visual quality is palpable.

Yeah, the point I was making (and perhaps failed to make) was that it didn't detract from the consistency that was in place from the outset. And as ever, consistency is all.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1145 on: October 10, 2018, 04:52:12 AM »
Yeah, the point I was making (and perhaps failed to make) was that it didn't detract from the consistency that was in place from the outset. And as ever, consistency is all.

Now I twig.  Yes, indeed.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
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Really enjoyed this. So much that although I finished it last night, I plan to start watching again later today.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1147 on: October 10, 2018, 02:45:52 PM »
The Last Ship, the current episode from October 7th: Wow!

A scene going back and forth between the Eric Dane character (Chandler) being attacked in a basement months earlier and him in the present having a screaming match with his adolescent daughter brought home the stress of combat and its after-effects!

If you can find it, watch it!  Very impressive!
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1148 on: October 11, 2018, 04:43:08 PM »
Finished Iron Fist S2. Now to watch the season premieres of The Flash, Black Lightning and Titans.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1149 on: October 12, 2018, 05:27:56 AM »
Watched Better Call Saul this season. I'm in the minority, I guess, believing it to be OK but not nearly as good as Breaking Bad. The show really tries hard which means NOT effortless. People seem to buy into it. I think there's lots of stuff here that is meant to be fascinating that's just not...a lot of the drug-mob characters in particular. It also doesn't help that the characters look old even while they're supposed to be younger (than in BB). Fan service and flashbacks: two things I hate. 

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1150 on: October 12, 2018, 11:30:01 AM »
Watching reruns of Bargarse

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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 #1152 on: October 12, 2018, 04:02:05 PM »
Finished watching 'The Man in the High Castle' but only because my current squeeze felt the need to see it through to the end. What a soap opera. An aside: in her opinion "Rufus is manly". Fair enough.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1153 on: October 12, 2018, 08:16:51 PM »
I heard good things about the concluded sci-fi channel series "12 Monkeys."


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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1154 on: October 12, 2018, 09:27:03 PM »
Doctor Who, season 37 (aka series 11)

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1155 on: October 13, 2018, 06:40:25 AM »



The second season of American Vandal.  Here the intrepid high school investigative journalists set out to find the real identity of The Turd Burglar, who terrorizes a ritzy Bellevue private school.  This season lacks the freshness of the first season, and feels even more contrived, though the opening episode is a hoot for those who can giggle at scatological humor.  I guess there's a lesson in the series about the exposed and alienated lives of teens and the impact of social media and what not.  (But then, my teen daughter informs me that certain social media outlets, such as Facebook, are for old people, and that people my age are out of touch.)  Should I be concerned or happy that the producers hired Portland-area reporters to play Seattle-area reporters? 
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1156 on: October 13, 2018, 12:29:40 PM »
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1157 on: October 14, 2018, 01:40:12 AM »



The second season of American Vandal.  Here the intrepid high school investigative journalists set out to find the real identity of The Turd Burglar, who terrorizes a ritzy Bellevue private school.  This season lacks the freshness of the first season, and feels even more contrived, though the opening episode is a hoot for those who can giggle at scatological humor.  I guess there's a lesson in the series about the exposed and alienated lives of teens and the impact of social media and what not.  (But then, my teen daughter informs me that certain social media outlets, such as Facebook, are for old people, and that people my age are out of touch.)  Should I be concerned or happy that the producers hired Portland-area reporters to play Seattle-area reporters?
I also liked S1 better. I had to turn off S2. I thought it was only in Japan that FB was for old(er) people like me. In the U.S., college students don't use FB?

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1158 on: October 15, 2018, 07:25:58 AM »
Bojack, season 5. 

I do not have the words to express my love and admiration for this series.

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« Reply #1159 on: October 15, 2018, 07:31:14 AM »
Bojack, season 5. 

I do not have the words to express my love and admiration for this series.

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