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« Reply #1540 on: October 12, 2019, 05:57:01 AM »
I watched the 4 hour American Experience series The Circus. I was really surprised how much I liked it. It needed to be broader, it is really only about one circus, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, but it’s very interesting.

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« Reply #1541 on: October 12, 2019, 08:52:27 AM »
Recent viewing:



The Name of the Rose

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« Reply #1542 on: October 17, 2019, 05:13:57 PM »
After watching "Redemption" (and the return of Denise Crosby) I put TNG on pause while I rewatched the original Star Trek, I have returned to and am loving TNG.
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« Reply #1543 on: October 17, 2019, 05:22:34 PM »
Greatly enjoying on Amazon Prime...

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« Reply #1544 on: October 17, 2019, 05:24:45 PM »
Doc Martin
Up to season 9 now. It was much better in the first few seasons, but it still amuses. Port Wenn has an ample supply of idiots, who supply most of the laughs.

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« Reply #1545 on: October 17, 2019, 05:35:20 PM »


Finished up season 2 last night. What an amazingly refreshing, funny, touching, quirky show. Sad that there will be no more seasons. :(
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« Reply #1546 on: October 17, 2019, 06:49:37 PM »
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« Reply #1547 on: October 17, 2019, 08:34:23 PM »
Charité at War

A disappointment after the first series. Paint by numbers melodrama.

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« Reply #1548 on: October 22, 2019, 08:15:42 AM »

     I'm teeing up Catherine The Great, starring the equally great Elena Mironova.

     
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« Reply #1549 on: October 25, 2019, 03:00:58 PM »
totally fascinating TV. Highly recommended. There are no people like this anymore.

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« Reply #1550 on: October 25, 2019, 07:23:31 PM »

     I'm almost finished with Season 1 of Forbrydelsen.

     

     I can't decide. I think I like all of them.

     
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« Reply #1551 on: October 28, 2019, 03:02:27 PM »


Making slow progress with season two of American Gods which, while well done, has two or three more story lines than it needs in the jumble.

Probably will stop soon with season three of True Detective. Well acted, but stories about missing or kidnapped kids isn't my thing, and I can tell its going to come with endless red herrings in the whodunnit, which I find a painful crime cliche. The dementia/timeline stuff is interesting, though.
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« Reply #1552 on: October 28, 2019, 10:51:59 PM »


Making slow progress with season two of American Gods which, while well done, has two or three more story lines than it needs in the jumble.

Probably will stop soon with season three of True Detective. Well acted, but stories about missing or kidnapped kids isn't my thing, and I can tell its going to come with endless red herrings in the whodunnit, which I find a painful crime cliche. The dementia/timeline stuff is interesting, though.
Some shows seem like they have a premise that can be expanded whether they have mostly the same characters, as in The Wire, or have completely new stories, as in Fargo. Then there’s True Detective. I think S1 had elements that perhaps can not be easily repeated. Why was S1 great? Two great actors playing very distinctly drawn characters in a very conflicted and often hilarious relationship in a story that mixed their dreadful personal lives with a fast moving and interesting story. Plus, unusually for TV, TD had one director developing his coherent cinematographic vision in every episode. I don’t think that’s easy to repeat - especially if the template is just detectives working crime.

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« Reply #1553 on: October 29, 2019, 01:30:09 PM »


Great new romantic comedy show, streaming on Amazon Prime.





Liked season one, LOVED season two of this show. Alan Arkin is hilarious!
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« Reply #1554 on: November 01, 2019, 01:49:36 AM »
British television is with the odd exception (Fleabag) is not what it used to be. The highlight of our week is a French production called Spiral which is currently on its 7th series. A crime drama set in Paris that has the power to shock. The subtitles are not a problem. The legal system in France is completely different in so far as attorney and lawyers  have a much closer relationship with police during the whole investigation of a crime so interest is two way. Currently about the only thing on TV that keeps me awake.
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« Reply #1556 on: November 01, 2019, 10:03:02 AM »
British television is with the odd exception (Fleabag) is not what it used to be. The highlight of our week is a French production called Spiral which is currently on its 7th series. A crime drama set in Paris that has the power to shock. The subtitles are not a problem. The legal system in France is completely different in so far as attorney and lawyers  have a much closer relationship with police during the whole investigation of a crime so interest is two way. Currently about the only thing on TV that keeps me awake.

     Where is it?? Why are you hogging it? I'm stuck at Saison 6.

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« Reply #1557 on: November 02, 2019, 10:20:18 AM »
NCIS, Xena, Murdoch, Bones, Andromeda, Pennyworth.
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« Reply #1558 on: November 03, 2019, 01:51:15 AM »
     Where is it?? Why are you hogging it? I'm stuck at Saison 6.

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Josephine - not a word will I say. :-X We get two episodes back to back on Saturday evenings. Long may Spiral keep on spiralling.
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« Reply #1559 on: November 03, 2019, 06:49:54 AM »
Josephine - not a word will I say. :-X We get two episodes back to back on Saturday evenings. Long may Spiral keep on spiralling.

     Have you watched Le Bureau des Légendes? It's one of the best spy series ever. I just found out there will be a 5th season.
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