What TV series are you currently watching?

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hopefullytrusting

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Quote from: Cato on March 30, 2024, 10:15:17 AMFor fans of The Addams Family T.V. comedy from the 1960's:

Absolutely loved this show. One of the few to have a functional, wholesome family, and Wednesday was absolutely adorable - I sort of wish they had kept that up - how normal they all were.

Another show I've been having in my queue is Bones, and this is a show I should like, but I do. Booth, who I loved in Buffy and Angel, is one of the chief reasons, but Brennan is also perfect (not dissimilar to Perfect Strangers), and the show does this with all the pairings making them all so loveable. This is one of the few shows where I wish the primary romance arc had happened sooner, as it was obvious and perfect.

LKB

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Quote from: Cato on March 30, 2024, 10:15:17 AMFor fans of The Addams Family T.V. comedy from the 1960's:


John Astin is 94 today!





John Astin
was manically perfect as Gomez!

I agree, and  remember watching the series sporadically as a boy.

The two films with Julia, Huston et. al. are a kick as well. Huston is Morticia Addams...

( Edited to correct an unfortunate misspelling, with apologies to Morticia. )
Mit Flügeln, die ich mir errungen...

Karl Henning

Quote from: Cato on March 30, 2024, 10:15:17 AMFor fans of The Addams Family T.V. comedy from the 1960's:


John Astin is 94 today!





John Astin
was manically perfect as Gomez!
That  he was! He was also a periodic collaborator in Rod Serling's Night Gallery
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Daverz

Quote from: drogulus on March 26, 2024, 08:38:10 AMI'm watching 3 Body Problem. I agree with the critics about the unrealistic depiction of the young scientists as a version of the teenagers in a slasher film. Nevertheless, the story is intriguing enough to keep me watching one more episode late at night than I intended.

I gather there's a Chinese production and that this is a new production?  I enjoyed the books, though the plot does drag in the middle books (did it really need to be padded out to a cycle?)

Karl Henning

Quote from: hopefullytrusting on March 30, 2024, 10:33:00 AMOne of the few to have a functional, wholesome family,
Indeed, it was groundbreaking in the relaxed flirtatiousness between Morticia and Gomez. "Mon bubbeleh!"
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

Quote from: Karl Henning on March 26, 2024, 08:43:41 AMOnly seven of the 14 episodes are credited as being based upon Stout stories.
I saw my first of the "fan fiction" episodes last night: "Death on the Doorstep." Quite good, really, while noting that it is set in 1981 New York, so the show is extrapolating the presence of Wolfe in the slightly later era. 
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

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Quote from: Karl Henning on March 26, 2024, 07:22:11 PMAt this point, I think there is only one remaining Stout story which both series adapted: "Before I Die."
Watched this tonight, and again, the different tack employed by the two series on the same source material, is itself of entertaining interest. The later series made use of the title as a line, which I should guess is true also of the Ur-text ... I really need to read me some Stout.

It appears that Stout was published by Viking Press. A pity I didn't know that back when I worked at their Distribution Center ....
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

George

Now enjoying another great episode of KILL TONY on Youtube.
"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

SonicMan46

Currently, 3 series, first two w/ new seasons and restarting an old favorite:

Murdoch Mysteries - 17 Season - 24 episodes (last ending next week) - viewing on Acorn.

Blue Bloods - 14 Season - 18 episodes filming into the fall 2024 - paid Amazon Prime.

Major Crimes - 6 Seasons (2012-2018) - rewatching on Amazon Prime.  Dave :)

   

Fëanor

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Quote from: SonicMan46 on April 02, 2024, 10:35:41 AMCurrently, 3 series, first two w/ new seasons and restarting an old favorite:

Murdoch Mysteries - 17 Season - 24 episodes (last ending next week) - viewing on Acorn.



Gads!! 17 seasons. :-\  I watch Murdock Mysteries 2-3 time in the earlier years. I though it was pretty 'cheeszy' and improbable and haven't watched it since.  Should I change my evaluation?

SonicMan46

Quote from: Fëanor on April 04, 2024, 06:49:49 AMGads!! 17 seasons. :-\  I watch Murdock Mysteries 2-3 time in the earlier years. I though it was pretty 'cheezy' and improbable and haven't watched it since.  Should I change my evaluation?

Well, we enjoyed the first half dozen seasons much more (e.g. 'famous' people showing up, better written episodes, etc.) - we're finding the last few seasons a little boring.  Dave

hopefullytrusting

Very, very excited for this to arrive: True Detective Season 3




Jo498

Quote from: Karl Henning on March 26, 2024, 08:43:41 AMJust starting on this. Very different (not surprisingly) to the A&E series 30 years later.
Very interesting note: Only seven of the 14 episodes are credited as being based upon Stout stories. All episodes were set in contemporary New York City.
Contemporary could be o.k., but Nero Wolfe with a full beard, pfui! (Although Stout had a beard, IIRC, Wolfe is as impossible with a beard as would be Poirot.
I saw a few episodes of the other Wolfe/Archie series and this was very good and quite close to the books. A slight complaint is that they put all of it in the 1950s. I'd have preferred the 1930s, but it's reasonable to pick ONE setting to get clothes and cars etc correct.
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Brian

Quote from: Fëanor on April 04, 2024, 06:49:49 AMGads!! 17 seasons. :-\  I watch Murdock Mysteries 2-3 time in the earlier years. I though it was pretty 'cheezy' and improbable and haven't watched it since.  Should I change my evaluation?
I can't speak with too much authority because I only watched the first episode (with a cameo by Nikola Tesla), but I thought it unbearably cheesy. And I love cheesy mysteries like Death in Paradise or Midsomer or Psych.

Florestan

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Quote from: SonicMan46 on April 04, 2024, 10:52:56 AMWell, we enjoyed the first half dozen seasons much more (e.g. 'famous' people showing up, better written episodes, etc.) - we're finding the last few seasons a little boring.  Dave

Quote from: Brian on April 04, 2024, 03:25:39 PMI can't speak with too much authority because I only watched the first episode (with a cameo by Nikola Tesla), but I thought it unbearably cheesy. And I love cheesy mysteries like Death in Paradise or Midsomer or Psych.

IMHO, Murdoch is a robot whose only interests are criminology, forensic and science in general. I am surprised he even noticed Julia Ogdon (the woman, not the pathologist), let alone married her.  ;D George Crabtree is a more interesting character and in my book the most flesh-and-blood, humane and likeable character is Inspector Brackenreid (I even had him as an avatar for a while).

Death in Paradise is much better in this respect. Dwayne is memorable, Camille Bordey is lovely (as is her mother), the Commissioner is funny and all the ever-changing inspectors fall in love with Camille but never have the courage to do as much as kiss her on the cheek.

As of late, my favorite mystery series has been Lewis, a sort of updated Endeavour (inspired by the same Colin Dexter novels, actually) not least for the exquisite sense of humour.

I like The Coroner as well (Claire Goose, anyone?) but alas!, BBC First discontinued it.
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Karl Henning

Revisiting the 80's New Twilight Zone. As a series, not the match of the original (and facing, not coincidentally, similar challenges, in terms of "competing" for viewers with mainstream fare) but at its best, a worthy successor. 
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

DavidW

Finished S5 of new Who, excepting the Christmas special.  I'm fast approaching whatever made me blow a gasket and stop watching.  But this season was great, I watched every episode without skipping.  I think that the tweak to the angels was stupid... but I think that was my only complaint for the whole season.

Matthew Smith quickly found his footing, and I liked his more charming, goofy doctor.  Gone is the dark, brooding intensity of the two before.


AnotherSpin

Forbrydelsen/The Killing, season 1


drogulus

Quote from: Daverz on March 30, 2024, 11:16:14 PMI gather there's a Chinese production and that this is a new production?  I enjoyed the books, though the plot does drag in the middle books (did it really need to be padded out to a cycle?)

     I saw some of the 1st episode on YT. I think it's the first couple of episode are free and then you pay.

     
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DavidW

Quote from: Daverz on March 30, 2024, 11:16:14 PMI gather there's a Chinese production and that this is a new production?  I enjoyed the books, though the plot does drag in the middle books (did it really need to be padded out to a cycle?)

The Chinese one is on prime, and the newer one is on Netflix.  I think the Chinese one has much lower ratings.  I've heard the books described as everything from brilliant, to incredibly derivative and cliche.  I feel like I won't know unless I read them myself.