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Resident Alien. . .so good.

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Mr Deeds Goes to Town. For a hero, Mr Deeds is given to oddly violent rages. So far he's physically assaulted 3 people.

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Finished Losing Alice - liked it a lot.

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I discovered my wife loves "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and we've watched all the first two seasons and are starting season 3. Wonderful show.

 

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American Gods, season two, just started.

Loved the book and this adaptation is keeping my eye ntetedt despite some longueurs.

 

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On ‎1‎/‎18‎/‎2021 at 11:50 AM, jlhoots said:

Wanda Vision - 1st 2 episodes

 

On ‎1‎/‎18‎/‎2021 at 11:53 AM, JSngry said:

Thoughts? I tried to get started, but there was no traction there for me...maybe I gave up too soon?

 

On ‎1‎/‎18‎/‎2021 at 0:31 PM, jlhoots said:

We thought it was an original take on fifties sitcoms. Watched both episodes & plan to continue.

 

On ‎1‎/‎20‎/‎2021 at 6:25 PM, gmonahan said:

I think it's interestingly subversive. There are elements in it that remind me a little of "Pleasantville,"  a movie I've always liked, but of course, this is the MCU, so it will presumably veer hard into sci fi before too long!

Ok, see, I had NO idea that this was going to be some kind of "Marvel Universe"...I really have neither the time nor the interest for that type of thing.

But - the story as it is being told, explains enough of the back story to the point that I don't feel the need to go all retro-geeky, it's fine just as it is. The 30+ minute episode length is perfect, they get a lot in, in that tight time frame.

And as it turns out, it's wonderfully inventive and entertaining show, entirely on its own terms, I'm in!

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The Queen's Gambit

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Finished Wandavision yesterday...it ended up being more Marvel-y than I would have liked, but otoh, they waited until deep enough into it that I was too hooked to stop. Well done, then!

Apparently, the show had some success getting people into the series who shared my disinterest in the whole "Marvel Universe" geekery. Is there a lesson there for MArvel Studios going forth, that they can make interesting TV without having to rely on all of that stuff?

I hope so. I mean, it's nice if you have that to bring to it, but it was nice for me to not at all have to have it.

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Have by now gone through all the Monty Python episodes in order.  And the two German episodes (out of order).  I had assumed I had seen them all over the years, but there were 2 I absolutely had never seen before and 2-3 more that I don't recall seeing but it may just be brain fog.  So in its own way that was rewarding.

Currently working through Blackadder, at pretty much the same pace.  We aim for 1 per night M-Th, but sometimes things come up and we have to skip.  I have not decided if the next set will be Father Ted or Fawlty Towers.  Maybe leaning a bit towards Fawlty Towers.

Anyway, my favorite remains Season 2 of Blackadder, but Season 1 is a bit slier and better overall than I remembered, with some quite amusing asides that are a bit hard to catch on first viewing.  I completely forgot that Peter Cook was in Season 1, Episode 1!

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Right now Enter the dragon, with Bruce Lee and also a great soundtrack by Lalo Schifrin.

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I just caught a scene with a very Milesian track.

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Shtisel - season 1

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Spent yesterday bingeing out The Irregulars, a new Netflix series. Very surprised that I bought in after the second episode, there's things here that would ordinarily  turn me off) but the Sherlock Holmes frame that the story is built on...I'm always a sucker for a good Holmes consideration. The cast is young and gifted, the scripts tight, and the supernatural element never took precedence over the characters. As with any good Holmes reimaging, the story speaks to contemporary conditions in period trappings, and this one speaks clearly and strongly.

8 episodes, all around 50 minutes, so we were able to start at breakfast, and were finished in time for an early supper. A very easy watch, and a day well spent, imo.

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I'm watching Mindhunters Season 2 and Season 1 of The Man in the High Castle.

I tried The Man in the High Castle when it first came out but didn't get into it. I revere the book itself so much that I was not willing to put up with this alternate version of an alternate historical time line. But enough time has passed and the series is completed and I am enjoying it more this time, my mind having had time to get over the profound differences and see the grim reality of the Amazon series as a past we've escaped and I'm enjoying the production values quite a bit.

I really enjoyed Mindhunter's first season and this second one is shaping up to be as powerful.

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Nomadland - HULU

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Some good ‘ol French political intrigue.....some murderous nutballs.....nice scenery. 

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Just finished Season 6 of the French series Spiral, one of my favorite shows that combines detective stories and judicial politics. Onto season 7. 

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This afternoon I saw silent movie Pandora's Box by W. Pabst from 1929. And I find a striking similarity between American actress Louise Brooks and main character in the movie, and my avatar Valentina from Italian comic designer from the 60s Guido Crepax.

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An image from the movie.

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51 minutes ago, Bluesnik said:

This afternoon I saw silent movie Pandora's Box by W. Pabst from 1929. And I find a striking similarity between American actress Louise Brooks and main character in the movie, and my avatar Valentina from Italian comic designer from the 60s Guido Crepax.

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An image from the movie.

I always thought your avatar was of Brooks.

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18 hours ago, mjzee said:

I always thought your avatar was of Brooks.

Ah, that's a good one. No, it was Valentina, but now I've discovered Valentina was maybe inspired by Brooks. By the way, I stressed Brooks was American, because the movie was not. It was German, as was Pabst. But with an American main actress.

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Shtisel - season 2

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18 hours ago, Bluesnik said:

 It was German, as was Pabst. But with an American main actress.

It's like beer that way.

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"Debris," I'm caught up. A nice new venture from some who brought us "Fringe," which I really enjoyed. This one is getting going, both getting better in some ways, and in others. . .oh well.

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5 hours ago, JSngry said:

It's like beer that way.

:D:D

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