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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1520 on: September 14, 2019, 04:50:51 AM »
Currently watching:




About half-way through Series #1 of this French show - I like it so far! :D


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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1521 on: September 14, 2019, 09:40:54 AM »
Forbrydelsen AKA The Killing.

No GIFs of Sofie in her tight jeans?

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1522 on: September 14, 2019, 11:09:02 AM »
The Killing got me completely hooked.

Just about everyone I know got hooked on that when it was aired on the BBC a number of years ago, pretty irresistible stuff! It seemed to spawn a spate of Scandi noir series in its wake, of which the excellent The Bridge lodges in my mind.

Sarah Lund's choice of wardrobe in The Killing  also seemed to single-handedly boost the fortunes of the Fair Isle sweater industry!

Currently watching:




About half-way through Series #1 of this French show - I like it so far! :D

This was also on the BBC a few years ago. An excellent drama, and a fascinating expose of the French legal system I thought.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1523 on: September 22, 2019, 06:55:47 AM »



The Spy.  Borat gets all serious and plays 60s-ear Israeli super-spy Eli Cohen.  Overall, it's well done, and Sacha Baron Cohen dials back his shtick almost entirely, but the show is formulaic, and while physical locations are used, some of the green screen stuff is tiresome, though it's better than the crap The Crown puts on screen in that regard.  Noah Emmerich turns in good work as a Mossad handler.  (He also did good work as an FBI guy in The Americans.  He better be careful not to get typecast.) Six hours well enough spent.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1524 on: September 22, 2019, 09:39:36 AM »


Just started this, episodes 1 and 2. Great atmosphere, very good dialogues. I love that accent, but thank God for the subtitles !

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1525 on: September 22, 2019, 03:46:31 PM »


This was also on the BBC a few years ago. An excellent drama, and a fascinating expose of the French legal system I thought.

     So where's Saison 7 with English subs? How long must we wait? They're filming Saison 8 already.

     

     No English subs are included.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1526 on: September 22, 2019, 04:07:14 PM »


Third time through this fun series.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1527 on: September 23, 2019, 10:06:30 AM »
No GIFs of Sofie in her tight jeans?

Lol.
I only read this now.

I must admit that I was more fascinated by her 'quirky' face.

But here's at least a stylish jpeg of inspector Sarah Lund in tight jeans, though probably less interesting for those with a so-called booty-in-tight-jeans fetish.


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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1528 on: September 27, 2019, 04:44:11 AM »


Just started this, episodes 1 and 2. Great atmosphere, very good dialogues. I love that accent, but thank God for the subtitles !

Subtitles?  Haha, wish'd I'd known.

It's an great series.  I've watched all three seasons and they are consistently good, IMO.

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« Reply #1529 on: September 27, 2019, 05:13:44 AM »


A delight. S02 next!
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1530 on: September 27, 2019, 08:31:43 AM »
This was also on the BBC a few years ago. An excellent drama, and a fascinating expose of the French legal system I thought.

:)

     So where's Saison 7 with English subs? How long must we wait? They're filming Saison 8 already.

     

     No English subs are included.

Wow, you're quite a bit ahead of me as I'm still on Season #1! - I love the show so far, it's awesome that it's still going. I'll be looking forward to seeing those later seasons when I eventually reach them. :D

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1531 on: September 27, 2019, 09:48:17 AM »
"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1532 on: September 27, 2019, 09:53:45 AM »
Only the highest of high-brow, intellectual programming is allowed in Chez Winter....

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1533 on: September 27, 2019, 10:04:13 AM »
Only the highest of high-brow, intellectual programming is allowed in Chez Winter....



Holy crap. I watched that as a kid. On TV.

More intellectually respectable than any of the cable news channels IMO!

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1534 on: October 02, 2019, 10:17:05 AM »
Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns - last night we finished watching part 8 of this new outstanding documentary by Ken Burns and his team; narrated by Peter Coyote w/ numerous performers interviewed (prominent role for Marty Stuart) - starts w/ the 'roots' w/ much emphasis on Jimmie Rodgers, Carter Family, Hank Williams, and ending basically w/ the death of Johnny Cash in 2003 (synopsis below) - we streamed from a Roku device off PBS - for any country music fan, a MUST watch.  Dave :)

 

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Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns Ken Burns' eight-part, 16-hour documentary series, COUNTRY MUSIC, chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created it. More than eight years in the making, the film follows the evolution of country music from its diverse and humble origins as it emerged, by the end of the twentieth century, into a worldwide phenomenon. Filled with memorable musical moments, interviews with more than 80 country music artists, and evocative footage and photographs - many never seen before - it weaves an unforgettable story that is both intimate and sweeping. No one has told the story this way before. (Source)

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1535 on: October 06, 2019, 05:49:40 AM »



Inside Bill's Brain.  A three-episode limited series filled with interviews with Bill and Melinda Gates.  It turns out that Bill and Melinda Gates are big fans of Bill and Melinda Gates.  Each episode covers a different useful and good thing that Bill has done since leaving Microsoft - funding new toilet research, trying to eradicate polio, and advocating for nuclear power - but it weaves in his past.  Quite surprisingly, it also includes brief videos of his children when they were young.  (Mr Gates quite rightly didn't allow any to be published when they were young.)  This is a pretty good example of how to use mass media to humanize a big bad captain of industry before reckless, over-zealous regulators appointed by leaders possessed of Progressive/Socialist religiosity gain power.  Sort of like how Jamie Dimon, speaking for the Business Roundtable, recently advocated for a switch to stakeholder value as the main focus of companies, as distinct from shareholder value.

I learned some new, irrelevant facts, but two things stuck out for me.  First, on nuclear power, Gates and his nuclear guy take far too much credit for coming up with new designs, and entirely too much for advocating for using liquid metal coolants.  The inherent superiority and much higher degree of safety of liquid metal coolant designs has been known for over five decades.  Second, Mr Gates does not need to make any apologies for his performance in his depositions from the late 90s.  Sure, he came off as sarcastic and arrogant in the excerpts tactically released by the DOJ, in its propaganda efforts, but that's OK.  He should have been more aggressive, sarcastic, condescending, and arrogant in his responses.  I get it, humanization is needed for the hoi polloi for the coming, enhanced propaganda wars.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1536 on: October 06, 2019, 07:07:21 AM »


second viewing

also:



fun and endlessly inventive, if often unstructured and unfocused

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1537 on: October 06, 2019, 11:38:09 AM »
Still on Jessica Jones and Derry Girls on Netflix. Continuing Titans on DCUniverse. The Arrowverse's new season starts up tonight so that is where most of my viewing will be going. Will likely binge The Good Place when its final season ends.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1538 on: October 06, 2019, 12:35:44 PM »

     Here I am in the middle of the Tatort phenomenon that goes back almost 50 years on German TV, presently watching Kiel (Borowski).

     
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1539 on: October 12, 2019, 12:49:56 AM »
I can't say I'm surprised by what this is: fan service. If you are a Fan of BB, you might see that the bad guys we ended up with at the end were the lamest ones. That's one thing this is stuck with. Maybe what sums it up best is to say it was like 3 mediocre episodes of BB. Anyway, it's a good payday for Vince Gilligan and most people will probably be satisfied with it. Me personally, I would have liked to see something different (as in novel, creative, interesting). I don't know, maybe Jessie solved an Alaskan murder? Or nowhere Alaskan town makes Jessie sheriff? Well, that's why I don't have a career in TV.
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