What was the last TV show you watched?

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

  1. Touchofevil

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    Georges Simenon is one of my favorite authors. I look forward to watching Maigret on Britbox. My worry is that it will in no way live up to my expectations. I know there is no way it will be as good as what I feel when reading a Maigret story but nonetheless I look forward to it.
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  2. Touchofevil

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    UFC on ESPN: Cannonier vs. Gastelum last night. It was one of the weaker/more boring cards that I have seen. :D
     
  3. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

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    The fourth episode of the Hulu series, Nine Perfect Strangers. It has just the right amount of mystery, secrets, and thrills to keep you watching. Nicole Kidman is amazing as is Melissa McCarthy, who really shows off her acting chops here in a non-comedic role.
     
  4. MisterCairo

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    Introducing the wife to Ripper Street, just finished season one. She is loving it, and sees why I do.

    Her favourite character is Capt Homer Jackson. Or IS IT????
     
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  5. Alex Oviatt

    Alex Oviatt Practically Family

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    Have been binging on The Saint (and the Return of the Saint). Very Avengers meets James Bond. The Charteris books are wonderful, too.
     
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  6. Touchofevil

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    Not much other than Band of Brothers. Watched episodes here and there, but never watched all of it in order. Someday I will get around to it. It is well done. I have been saying that for the past twenty years, but I believe that I will…someday.
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  7. Harp

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    An ex-101st Airborne D-Day veteran, Donald R Burgett penned his memoir, Currahhe which recounts
    his teenage enlistment, jump school, Normandy Invasion experiences which might prove interesting;
    apparently Burgett continued his reminiscence with several supplemental titles: Road to Arnhem;
    Seven Roads to Hell;
    and Beyond the Rhine. I've only read his first effort and was unaware of the
    subsequent titles but Currahee is a well crafted superbly writ tale.
    Burgett, a high school dropout for enlistment, eschewed the post war GI Bill college route,
    knocking around a bit before marriage but seems to have answered an inner call to write.
    I personally favor the non academic scribe schooled to life.
     
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  8. Julian Shellhammer

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    The Michael Gambon Maigret series, from 1992. We enjoy the emphasis on clue-spotting, deduction, and the inevitable twist or two at the end. Via BritBox.
     
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  9. Hogan's Heroes, specifically reruns on MeTV. This is one of those television shows that I've been watching occasionally ever since it premiered in 1965 but, as much as I want to like it, it has never really hooked me as a favorite. Still, John Banner as Sergeant Schulz is impeccable as an actor; he was Schulz.
     
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  10. Edward

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    There are a lot of near-forgotten gems on there. I am waiting for them to bring on Grange Hill series 8 and onwards. It's fascinating how differently one reviews a lot of shows one saw as a kid when an adult.
     
  11. Ernest P Shackleton

    Ernest P Shackleton One Too Many

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    Creepshow. AMC. I don't have much of a feeling about this one.

    American Horror Story: Double Feature. FX. not so good.
     
  12. MisterCairo

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    Nearing the end of series 3 of Ripper Street with the wife.

    Re-watching series one of Outlander while on the treadmill. Each run is about one episode.

    Nearing the end (sniffle) of Parks and Recreation. Season 7, episode one.
     
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  13. Harp

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    Caught a coupla episodes a few years back at a relative's house on Thanksgiving, normally do not watch
    television but Parks was quite impressive overall.
     
  14. Worf

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    Watching the last Season of "Lucifer" with Puddin'. So glad we don't have to deal with the "murder of the week" shenanigans' anymore. That was getting quite tired if you ask me. Doing only 2 episodes a night to make em last longer..

    Worf
     
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    "The Defeated" - Set in Berlin in 1946, a NYC Cop is posted to a raggedy police station in Berlin to show the newly minted cops how it's supposed to be done. The premise is kinda dopey as any historian will tell you the most of the civilian cops that survived the war were merely given altered American uniforms and carbines to keep the peace. But historical inaccuracies aside this premise is just a McGuffin to get our hero in Berlin where he can look for his AWOL brother who, since liberating Dachau, has been on a one man crusade to kill any Nazi's overlooked by the Nuremburg trials.

    The other main plot is our hero's pursuit of local kingpin called "The Angel Maker" who, in response to the 150,000 rapes that occurred in Berlin, provides women with abortions and penicillin. He then turns these women into whores, spies and assassins. Everyone's flawed, everyone's rotten or secretly working for the Soviets, Americans or just in business for themselves. Not great, but something to watch. In that it's a joint German/Canadian venture lets hope they can play it down the middle. Second season on the way but who knows when it'll get here.

    Worf
     
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    Watching the reboot All Creatures Great and Small S2x1, noticed that in one scene with many characters wearing trilbys and a possible fedora, they all had C crowns and wondering if these were period accurate (late 30's)?
     
  17. Edward

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    Still waiting for this one to come to Netflix having seen all the others. Some better than others, though none I've really disliked among the others. Freakshow and Hotel had the strongest emotional charm for me.
     
  18. Edward

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    Interesting question.... The rest of the look generally seems sharp to me on what I've seen of this new version (which is pretty good, especially given the standard it had to match). My understanding is that it was definitely around at the time - though I'd be doubtful it was the way every single hat was done. Similar to how in so many period pieces you see all the men are wearing brown suits and all of them are wearing shirts with spearpoint collars, when there were other options at the time. Course brown suits / pointy collars are an easy short-hand for vintage because you don't tend to see them around as often now, but the hats my best guess is that they simply bulk-bought those from Christies or hired them in from a big prop house... Hats would probably have been more common in those rural areas; it was London and the bigger cities where the hatless trend was beginning to emerge in the UK in the 30s.
     
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  19. Touchofevil

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    Last night, another episode of Vera on PBS.
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  20. Edward

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    Watched Oat's Studios on Netflix. Interesting series of... less narrative shorts, more vignettes. The ones that aimed for comedy were a bit weak (God, and Cooking With Bill in particular) BUT the hard sci-fi ones had some interesting concepts and could be interesting to see developed further.

    I've just watched the first part of Ridley Road, the BBC's new Sunday Night drama. 1962, England: a young Jewish girl skips out on her respectable, Manchester Jewish family and the marriage they have arranged for her, to move to London following a 'bad boy' type she previously dated. She eventually finds him.... when she sees him waving a flag on the podium at a Nazi rally in Trafalgar Square. Based on a novel which weaves fictional individuals and their lives around true events. Really convinces in its depiction of London in the early sixties, still bearing the scars of WW2. What they've done - and done really well - is interweave their own shots with archive colour footage of London in the period (including the aforementioned pro-Nazi rally). A sense of the real London of 1962, rather than "cinema London". Looking forward to seeing the rest of this as it goes along.

    First four parts I think on iPlayer for anyone in the UK now: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09vc7k4 Might be on Britbox for those of you elsewhere soon - I don't know what their policy is about "new" BBC content (here in the UK it's mostly archive stuff, because obviously we have iPlayer for the new).

    I liked Outlander. I thought it was a great idea to have the lead travel from WW2 era rather than "now", as it gave a lot of scope to flash the story forwards to the Sixties. I sort of wish they'd stayed in Scotland a bit longer, though as they got into the American Revolution it's been good fun too. I hope it comes back in the UK soon - I have no idea how many books there were, but I think there are still a few to go after, what Series 5? I also see a lot of potential for other series in the same universe given its established there were and will be other travelers, such as the one that appeared to her in ghost form and whose skull she found, with 20th century amalgam fillings in the teeth.
     

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