What was the last TV show you watched?

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Lady Day, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    Good catch, we decided to "save" a few so that we knew we'd have them to enjoy. Glad we did, but stretching them out does break the continuity in your head a bit. We'll watch this season's last two in the next week or two and, then, wait impatiently for the next season.
     
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  2. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

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    Chandler has the BEST lines on that show. I think my favorite one is when he says, "What happened? Did the fifth dentist cave and now they all recommend Trident?" (or something similar to that!).
     
  3. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

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    I think I might watch the whole second season again.
     
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  4. My wife and I were probably watching the same marathon. We couldn't care less about organized sports, so if anyone ever catches us watching the Super Bowl it's only because we have money in a pool, or we're watching it for the new commercials.

    Which one? :p
     
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  5. ElvisOnVelvet

    ElvisOnVelvet New in Town

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    Finished Amazon's Z:The Beginning of Everything yesterday. It thought it was extremely well done.

    I am looking forward to "The Last Tycoon".
     
  6. Touchofevil

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    Sorry, the night was great all around. Life is grand.
    :D
     
  7. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    Aurora-Fire In The sky. Both ancient religious and scientific explanations for the phenomena. I always forget about the Aurora Australis, or southern lights.
     
  8. Stormy

    Stormy A-List Customer

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    I watched "I Love Lucy" episodes all day and night Sunday. I was down with a bug, and she really made me feel better :)
     
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  9. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

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    The hot one, of course!
     
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  10. Fading Fast

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    "Victoria" the episode where she gets engaged to Albert.

    This show is good, but a notch below the really good shows like "Downton Abbey" or "Man in the High Castle" as, in "Victoria," they don't always do the work in character and story building to make the climactic moment as meaningful as it should be.

    The romance between the Queen and Albert - unless in real life it happened in about 3 days - should have been built up over several episodes and should have shown a growing affection, but instead, it seemed to happen in a long weekend and went from disgust to deep love in seconds. Lust can happen that way, love general takes a little more time and effort.

    Rufus Sewell as Lord Melbourne is the best thing in the show.
     
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  11. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange I'll Lock Up

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    Rufus Sewell is often the best thing in whatever he appears in! He's been high on the actors-I-will-always-watch list since Cold Comfort Farm, The Illusionist, Dark City, etc.

    How does the show compare to the Emily Blunt film The Young Victoria? I thought it was quite good for just a two-hour treatment of the early part of her reign, and I seem to recall that it didn't rush her romance with Albert.
     
  12. MisterCairo

    MisterCairo I'll Lock Up

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    Two more episodes of the Netflix show "Marcella", with Anna Friel. A real head spinning twist in the penultimate episode, and can't wait to see how it ends!
     
  13. Fading Fast

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    I think I saw it when it came out, but maybe not as I have no real memory of "The Young Victoria," so unfortunately, can't compare for you.

    And a hearty amen and hallelujah to your Rufus Sewell comment.
     
  14. Babydoll

    Babydoll Call Me a Cab

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    One of my cousins is a writer on Z. Haven't watched it yet.
     
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  15. Babydoll

    Babydoll Call Me a Cab

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    We finished "Parade's End" last night, and have gone back to "The Crown".

    Hubby loves British shows. :)
     
  16. Stearmen

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    In fairness, they are cramming almost six and a half decades into a mini series. Downton Abby is only a decade and a half!
     
  17. Lucky Girl

    Lucky Girl New in Town

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    The Andy Griffith Show, or as my son calls it, TAGS!
     
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  18. Ernest P Shackleton

    Ernest P Shackleton One Too Many

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    I know I have to remind myself of this, but I also can't be responsible for giving them slack when they're concentrating on what should be character development and then not actually doing it. Picking a situation and then slopping through it. So far, this series has been all about the interpersonal and not about history and markers. It's about nuance, but they haven't been particularly detailed. I'm enjoying the series, but it won't be remembered as a great. The writing isn't good enough for that.
     
  19. Fading Fast

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    I work for myself from home - all sorts of plusses and minuses to it, but one plus, it's slow today - so I just watched the last two Patriot drives, as when it was on, it was late, I was exhausted and emotion was carrying me along more than focus. And, just for context, I'm not a Pats fan or hater.

    Tom Brady plays better when the pressure is amped up beyond anything normal human beings usually face. His passes were crisper in those last two drives - tighter spirals, placing the ball exactly where the receiver needed it to be on almost every pass - than they were earlier in the game. Yes, the receivers (and linemen, who gave him time to throw) deserve tremendous credit as well, but, IMHO, Brady inspires them to elevate their game and gives them confidence that they can do the impossible. He is the pivot on which it all works. And there's an eerie calm to how he does it - it doesn't feel rushed, it doesn't feel hyper, it doesn't feel "two-minute drill" like, it feels like he's just confidently and intensely focused, but not crazy keyed up or pumped full of adrenaline.

    And either of those drives alone would have been amazing - the two, back to back, are insane. I've watched football for over forty years and have seen films of older games and read the books - for my money, Brady is the greatest ever not because of raw skill or statistics or even the number of Super Bowl rings, he's the greatest because he is the first choice I'd want of any quarterback ever and the super-first choice if the game is on the line. Arrogance, confidence, skill, leadership, inspiration, focus, drive, determination, will - it's some combination of all of that, that makes Brady, and the teams he quarterbacks, win.
     
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  20. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Back in Time for Dinner, a BBC show in which a modern family live in a house decorated to a specific period, the focus being on the food - buying, preparation, consumption - habits of a middle class family in 1890-1940, one one-hour episode per decade.
     

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