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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2580 on: November 26, 2021, 04:25:10 PM »
I'm not certain I've seen the Th'giving special (which I see is from '73) I do dearly love the Christmas and Hallowe'en specials.

The plot revolves around Peppermint Patty inviting herself (eventually Marcie and Franklin too) over to Charlie Brown's house for Thanksgiving Dinner, even though he is supposed to be at his grandmothers house.   

Spoiler: PP is disappointed in the Thanksgiving meal since CB can only cook toast. PP ultimately realizes, through Marcie, that she should be thankful for what she has been given and the time spent with her friends.

Not enough Lucy, Sally, Snoopy, or Woodstock, I think, and way too much Peppermint Patty.

:) I always feel badly when poor Charlie Brown is trying to find a nice Christmas tree and comes back with that sad looking branch.

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Nothing frustrates me more than Lucy removing the football and CB attempting a kick every single time. The comic strip is charming though and I agree the TV Christmas/Halloween shows were pretty special too!

https://slate.com/culture/2014/10/the-history-of-lucys-pulling-the-football-away-from-charlie-brown-in-peanuts.html

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2581 on: November 26, 2021, 05:32:42 PM »
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2582 on: November 27, 2021, 07:02:23 AM »
The plot revolves around Peppermint Patty inviting herself (eventually Marcie and Franklin too) over to Charlie Brown's house for Thanksgiving Dinner, even though he is supposed to be at his grandmothers house.   

Spoiler: PP is disappointed in the Thanksgiving meal since CB can only cook toast. PP ultimately realizes, through Marcie, that she should be thankful for what she has been given and the time spent with her friends.

Not enough Lucy, Sally, Snoopy, or Woodstock, I think, and way too much Peppermint Patty.

Nothing frustrates me more than Lucy removing the football and CB attempting a kick every single time. The comic strip is charming though and I agree the TV Christmas/Halloween shows were pretty special too!

https://slate.com/culture/2014/10/the-history-of-lucys-pulling-the-football-away-from-charlie-brown-in-peanuts.html

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I know!  Poor CB!  He's always landing flat on his back!  If I'm recalling correctly, at least once, CB asks her to promise not to do that.  She agrees, but claims that can't help herself. lol

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2583 on: December 04, 2021, 09:15:11 AM »



Dopesick.  Hulu prestige TV.  An eight episode mini-series, one knows it's heavyweight fare when the first two episodes are directed by erstwhile heavy-hitter Barry Levinson, and Michael Keaton is the marquee star.  Though directors change, the show exhibits stylistic continuity, and while the plot and timeline revolving around Oxycontin and the opioid epidemic are simplified, the entire thing is well done and dramatically satisfying, even making good use of jumbled timelines.  The producers made sure to get some good talent beyond Batman.  Mare Winnigham lends her usual, reliable talent, as do Peter Sarsgaard, Rosario Dawson (quite compelling), and Michael Stuhlbarg as the baddest Sackler.  I assume it will win awards of some sort.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2584 on: December 04, 2021, 06:44:01 PM »
The plot revolves around Peppermint Patty inviting herself (eventually Marcie and Franklin too) over to Charlie Brown's house for Thanksgiving Dinner, even though he is supposed to be at his grandmothers house.   

Spoiler: PP is disappointed in the Thanksgiving meal since CB can only cook toast. PP ultimately realizes, through Marcie, that she should be thankful for what she has been given and the time spent with her friends.

Not enough Lucy, Sally, Snoopy, or Woodstock, I think, and way too much Peppermint Patty.

Nothing frustrates me more than Lucy removing the football and CB attempting a kick every single time. The comic strip is charming though and I agree the TV Christmas/Halloween shows were pretty special too!

https://slate.com/culture/2014/10/the-history-of-lucys-pulling-the-football-away-from-charlie-brown-in-peanuts.html

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I show the Xmas one every year to my students in Japan. Though it’s over 50 years old, it still explains the tension between the meaning of Xmas and consumerism (then called commercialism) nicely. It’s right on. It also gives you the meaning of Christianity, via Linus, in a pithy soundbite. It’s good because Japan is good at sucking the meaning out of anything and xmas happens that way in Japan such that Japanese generally have no idea what Xmas means. I teach at a Christian School (though I’m not Christian) as it happens.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2585 on: December 05, 2021, 09:29:25 AM »
Just winding up season 2 in my second survey through Star Trek: The Next Generation. One of the numerous pluses in the show's having run seven seasons is, a number of the shows which I've watched only once have dropped from memory, and it's very gratifying to "taste again for the first time" such episodes as "The Emissary" and "Peak Performance."

Season 2 has some solid writing for all the major characters, though some episodes work significantly better than others.

The Emissary is a favorite of mine for its peek at " Captain Worf ", and Suzie Plakson is fun to watch as well.

My other favorite ( limiting myself to two ) would be Q Who. Even without the Borg, we would have had some character development for both Guinan and Q, possibly that which occurred later in the series when Q really does ( briefly ) join the crew.

Honourable mentions would be Peak Performance and Where Silence has Lease, even though the latter fails at the end.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2586 on: December 05, 2021, 10:27:43 AM »


Season 3

Loving this show!
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2587 on: December 07, 2021, 08:55:33 AM »
Call My Agent - halfway through Season 2 so far.

A comedy following the professional and personal lives of talent agents in their Paris office, dealing with their star actors and their own tribulations.

The use of famous actors sending themselves up in each episode doesn't feel gimmicky or overdone and it even takes a back step for a proper development of the agents' own stories through the seasons.

Very funny, very sarcastic.

Too good to be French !  :laugh:



Finished Season 3 over the weekend.
S1 & S2 were very strong. S3, whilst entertaining, felt too ridiculous and a bit too far-fetched at times.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2588 on: December 07, 2021, 09:35:59 AM »
We have a lot of 'subscription services' (a few on my son's family plan, so free to us), many are educational, but also have PBS, Netflix, HBO, and others.  All have apps on my Apple TV and/or Roku device.  One that we've been enjoying lately is MasterClass, were well known individuals in their fields present a 'class' - at the moment we are fixated w/ the cooking shows and have watch nearly a dozen; some of the recent ones are shown below (and still finishing up our second ones w/ Gordon Ramsay & Thomas Keller of French Laundry fame).  There are nearly a dozen categories (w/ new ones being added) - check the link if interested; in some of the other areas, we've watch Frank Gehry, Reba McEntire, Itzhak Perlman, Ken Burns, Steve Martin, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others. There are various payment plans - believe we are on the $15/month one.  Dave :)




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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2589 on: December 07, 2021, 09:47:50 AM »


Season Four

I loved this series, but think they should have probably ended after the third season. Hank Azaria turns in an incredible performance. So many funny lines! Will definitely be rewatching this one.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2590 on: December 07, 2021, 11:22:58 AM »
We have a lot of 'subscription services' (a few on my son's family plan, so free to us), many are educational, but also have PBS, Netflix, HBO, and others.  All have apps on my Apple TV and/or Roku device.  One that we've been enjoying lately is MasterClass, were well known individuals in their fields present a 'class' - at the moment we are fixated w/ the cooking shows and have watch nearly a dozen; some of the recent ones are shown below (and still finishing up our second ones w/ Gordon Ramsay & Thomas Keller of French Laundry fame).  There are nearly a dozen categories (w/ new ones being added) - check the link if interested; in some of the other areas, we've watch Frank Gehry, Reba McEntire, Itzhak Perlman, Ken Burns, Steve Martin, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others. There are various payment plans - believe we are on the $15/month one.  Dave :)




You're dangerous Dave!  I love watching food shows and videos.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2591 on: December 07, 2021, 11:42:26 AM »
You're dangerous Dave!  I love watching food shows and videos.

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Well PD, if you're like us, you will love these shows!  Puck and Keller have been my favorites, so far.  Dave :)

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2592 on: December 08, 2021, 11:54:15 AM »
Well PD, if you're like us, you will love these shows!  Puck and Keller have been my favorites, so far.  Dave :)
Have you learned anything watching these shows?  And if so, have you tried any of the recipes/techniques?

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2593 on: December 08, 2021, 12:30:07 PM »
Have you learned anything watching these shows?  And if so, have you tried any of the recipes/techniques?

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Yes, all of the instructors describe techniques and precautions, many of which we knew already - all of the recipes are available on their website so easy to find and use, if desired - Susan will try an Indian side dish tonight, i.e. northern style potatoes w/ roasted cumin seed - I suggested adding a 'little' cayenne pepper and some squeezes of fresh lemon - sounds good to me, but there were SO many ways the Indians cook potatoes and the differences in the cuisines front north to south, east to west, and coast to the interior seem as variable as the different country cuisines in Europe - I've been to Europe nearly a dozen times mainly on vacation but also a few academic business trips - our last was to northern Italy (Milan, Bologna, etc). and I just fell in love w/ the northern Italian food, especially the veal dishes and risotto (and the lack of using tomatoes - just a pleasant change).  Dave :)

ADDENDUM: Just went on the MasterClass website to find that northern potato recipe - believe the one below will be our choice tonight -  :P

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For the northern potatoes- 2 large waxy potatoes, such as red potatoes or Yukon Gold- 2 tbsp vegetable oil or another neutral oil, such as peanut oil- 1 tsp whole cumin seeds- 1 tsp whole black mustard seeds- 1 tbsp sesame seeds- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper- Salt to taste- Lemon juice to taste
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2594 on: December 09, 2021, 08:40:07 PM »
Another party I'm late to: Twin Peaks
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2595 on: December 09, 2021, 08:41:28 PM »
Another party I'm late to: Twin Peaks

I don't watch much TV aside from the occasional episode of Seinfeld or Frasier, but I have to admit I always found Twin Peaks intriguing.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2596 on: December 16, 2021, 05:07:40 AM »
Another party I'm late to: Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks rocks! They don't let geniuses like that make TV shows anymore.
I started watching this:

That's Station Eleven the Mini Series. E1 was OK. My wife's gonna wanna continue. I'll see. 10 EPs is a bit much. Really. But I'll see.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2597 on: December 16, 2021, 09:34:02 AM »


Perfectly watchable but light four-parter, roughly shaking out as 25% history and 75% soap opera.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2598 on: December 16, 2021, 09:54:29 AM »
I don't watch much TV aside from the occasional episode of Seinfeld or Frasier, but I have to admit I always found Twin Peaks intriguing.

Paradigm shifting, I reckon.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2599 on: December 16, 2021, 11:58:30 AM »


Perfectly watchable but light four-parter, roughly shaking out as 25% history and 75% soap opera.
Hmm...I do recall hearing about that mini-series.  Not certain who is showing it here in the States though.

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p.s.  And you mean that real history isn't interesting enough on its own?!  ???  ::) ;)