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Re: Now Watching...

Postby blackcoffee » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:34 pm

We cancelled our cable and now just rent shows we want to watch. The latest season of Dexter just came out, and it is much better than I expected.

My wife and I also just finished Deadwood and are heartbroken there is no more to watch. We also watched all of Battlestar Galactica and that was a lot of fun, but Deadwood was in a class all by itself.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby kv » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:15 am

haven't had cable or missed cable for a couple years..i just dl/stream what i wanna watch
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby creep » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:38 am

you guys are crazy. can't live without cable (satellite). i don't watch a lot of tv but for the sports alone it's essential. no way i'm watching everything on the computer. with cable i watch every giants and kings game and get the nfl package every year.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby kv » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:46 am

hook your tv to you comp only diff is the price and not getting blacked out for anything ever
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby Pandemonium » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:29 am

kv wrote:hook your tv to you comp only diff is the price and not getting blacked out for anything ever


Well, that and the quality of d/l or streaming vs HD satellite broadcast.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby blackcoffee » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:43 pm

creep wrote:you guys are crazy. can't live without cable (satellite). i don't watch a lot of tv but for the sports alone it's essential. no way i'm watching everything on the computer. with cable i watch every giants and kings game and get the nfl package every year.


I have zero interest in sports or watching sports. We also didn't watch much of anything so it made sense to cancel and just rent....
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby chaos » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:05 pm

We cancelled our cable in July. We still get 16 channels using rabbit ears from Radio Shack. :lol:

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I will probably cave in a few months and sign up with Comcast again through one of their specials. We'll see.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby creep » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:52 pm

i just watched "the tillman story" on showtime. pretty fascinating documentary of the death and coverup by the military on the circumstances (friendly fire) of his death. it's embarrassing the way the military handled the situation. if you have showtime you should check it out.

jon krakauer also wrote a book on this that has been sitting in my house for over a year. i need to read it someday.

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Re: Now Watching...

Postby thoreau » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:52 am

creep wrote:i just watched "the tillman story" on showtime. pretty fascinating documentary of the death and coverup by the military on the circumstances (friendly fire) of his death. it's embarrassing the way the military handled the situation. if you have showtime you should check it out.

jon krakauer also wrote a book on this that has been sitting in my house for over a year. i need to read it someday.

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Just put this on Netflix the other day. Thanks for the review.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby creep » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:22 pm

george harrison doc on hbo made by scorsese. looks interesting.


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Re: Now Watching...

Postby chaos » Wed May 06, 2015 10:12 am

I've been watching American Crime. Great show; strong acting and writing. I am surprised it's on a regular network station (ABC). It's been compared to The Wire (I've never seen The Wire).

I had almost given up on Mad Men several times, but I need to see how it gets wrapped up. I had envisioned Draper jumping/falling out of a window, but I expect his end will be more ambiguous and not quite that dark. I am glad I have stuck it out for the last seven episodes. The first five in this final batch have been pretty good; two more left.

I am disappointed with Nurse Jackie this season. They seem to be going through the motions.

I didn't think I would like the comedy Togetherness but I was pleasantly surprised. Looking forward to the next season.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby Artemis » Wed May 06, 2015 12:40 pm

I totally forgot that we had this thread! Thanks for the reminder, chaos! Also, nice to see you back;you've been away... :wave:

chaos wrote:I've been watching American Crime. Great show; strong acting and writing. I am surprised it's on a regular network station (ABC). It's been compared to The Wire (I've never seen The Wire).


American Crime is REALLY good! I was pleasantly surprised because there was a great deal of hype about the show because of John Ridley. For those who don't know he's the guy who did 12 Years A Slave, Three Kings, Undercover Brother to name a few.
I think the writing and acting is very good and very intense. It's atypical of a murder/crime thriller/ court drama. I like how all the characters have been introduced so that the viewer gets to know them before we start deciding who is guilty or not. I think it's a very contemporary show which looks at race relations in the US in an interesting way. Felicity Huffman has been superb. There were times when I really hated here but then was reminded that she isn't really a white privileged lady that we initially assume her to be. Can't wait for tomorrow tonight!

I'm new to Mad Men. Over the last month or so, I've been power watching and am caught up with the current season. Thus far this season has been a let down for me, but last week was great! Peggy rocks! :rockon:

Shows I've been watching or watched recently:

Wentworth Prison (Australian)
Poldark
Call the Midwife
Love Child (Australian)
Scrotal Recall
The Americans
Nashville
The Good Wife
Silicon Valley
Orphan Black
Backstrom
Peaky Blinders ( 5 stars!)
Last Tango in Halifax
Happy Valley
The Paradise
Shameless( US version)

That's all I can think of at the moment. Oh, I finally watched The Sopranos- loved it! Also, Season 1 of The Wire and Season 1 Game of Thrones.

Just remembered...Broad City and Inside Amy Schumer.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby Essence_Smith » Wed May 06, 2015 12:52 pm

My girl said she's watching scrotal recall...is this a show about Perry? :lolol:
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby Hype » Wed May 06, 2015 2:59 pm

Essence_Smith wrote:My girl said she's watching scrotal recall...is this a show about Perry? :lolol:


It's a shitty Brit-ish sitcom shot through a lame framing device that gives it that stupid title. But for some reason it was watchable. I don't know why. But it felt like How I Met Your Mother... and I probably wouldn't watch a second season of it.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby chaos » Wed May 06, 2015 10:44 pm

Artemis wrote:I totally forgot that we had this thread! Thanks for the reminder, chaos! :wave:

I'm new to Mad Men. [. . .] but last week was great! Peggy rocks! :rockon:



:wave:

I got a kick out of the way Peggy strolled into the office. :lol:
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby erotic cheeses » Thu May 07, 2015 7:17 am

Artemis wrote:I totally forgot that we had this thread! Thanks for the reminder, chaos! Also, nice to see you back;you've been away... :wave:

chaos wrote:I've been watching American Crime. Great show; strong acting and writing. I am surprised it's on a regular network station (ABC). It's been compared to The Wire (I've never seen The Wire).


American Crime is REALLY good! I was pleasantly surprised because there was a great deal of hype about the show because of John Ridley. For those who don't know he's the guy who did 12 Years A Slave, Three Kings, Undercover Brother to name a few.
I think the writing and acting is very good and very intense. It's atypical of a murder/crime thriller/ court drama. I like how all the characters have been introduced so that the viewer gets to know them before we start deciding who is guilty or not. I think it's a very contemporary show which looks at race relations in the US in an interesting way. Felicity Huffman has been superb. There were times when I really hated here but then was reminded that she isn't really a white privileged lady that we initially assume her to be. Can't wait for tomorrow tonight!

I'm new to Mad Men. Over the last month or so, I've been power watching and am caught up with the current season. Thus far this season has been a let down for me, but last week was great! Peggy rocks! :rockon:

Shows I've been watching or watched recently:

Wentworth Prison (Australian)
Poldark
Call the Midwife
Love Child (Australian)
Scrotal Recall
The Americans
Nashville
The Good Wife
Silicon Valley
Orphan Black
Backstrom
Peaky Blinders ( 5 stars!)
Last Tango in Halifax
Happy Valley
The Paradise
Shameless( US version)

That's all I can think of at the moment. Oh, I finally watched The Sopranos- loved it! Also, Season 1 of The Wire and Season 1 Game of Thrones.

Just remembered...Broad City and Inside Amy Schumer.




PEAKY BLINDERS _ PEAKY BLINDERS!!

great show - was it season one or two?
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby Artemis » Thu May 07, 2015 3:17 pm

erotic cheeses wrote:
PEAKY BLINDERS _ PEAKY BLINDERS!!

great show - was it season one or two?


I saw both. Actually, I binge watched all 12 episodes over a couple of days. I can't wait for season 3!

I loved the story, acting, sets, costumes, and the really great soundtrack! :rockon:

Before watching this show I wasn't really a big Cillian Murphy fan, now I adore him! :love:
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby chaos » Thu May 07, 2015 3:40 pm

Another a good show that premiered this year on A & E is The Returned.

This kid is a pro at the whole Damien incarnate thing. :lol:

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Re: Now Watching...

Postby erotic cheeses » Fri May 08, 2015 3:32 pm

Artemis wrote:
erotic cheeses wrote:
PEAKY BLINDERS _ PEAKY BLINDERS!!

great show - was it season one or two?


I saw both. Actually, I binge watched all 12 episodes over a couple of days. I can't wait for season 3!

I loved the story, acting, sets, costumes, and the really great soundtrack! :rockon:

Before watching this show I wasn't really a big Cillian Murphy fan, now I adore him! :love:



Ha! I suspected you might have a thing for him (notwithstanding the awful brume accent) PJ Harvey and Nick Cave soundtrack really works as well I thought
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby chaos » Fri May 15, 2015 10:53 am

Below is one of the many predictions for the Mad Men finale:

http://www.boston.com/entertainment/tv/2015/05/15/what-will-happen-the-mad-men-finale-our-guesses/9YeKaP4ZI4OjEJPV1IyiMN/story.html?p1=feature_sec_hp

What will happen in the ‘Mad Men’ finale? Our guesses

By Rachel Raczka
Boston.com Staff | 05.15.15 | 10:21 AM

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Tim Molloy @TimAMolloy

We flash forward to 1996. Don Draper, 70, is about to retire from DraperOlson, the firm he long ago started with Peggy. It now also includes Sally, who runs the floundering L.A. office and seems to be addicted to cocaine, though Don can’t be sure, because she won’t return his calls. Don has long since segued into Bert Cooper status: haunting the halls, whispering sage advice, saying things that occasionally sound wincingly dated. He’s being gently pushed out. His retirement party brings back all his friends who are still alive: Joan, Pete, and even Sal. A mysterious figure crashes the party: It’s Peggy and Pete’s son, conceived on the first episode of the show, played by special guest star Aaron Paul. He’s finally tracked his birth mother down. He looks around at all the opulence and all of his mother’s success. He touches her shelf of Chloe awards, and in front of the party guests tells her about spending his whole life wondering why his parents didn’t want him. He asks Peggy if it was worth it, if she’s happy she traded him for all her success. Pete, being Pete, doesn’t own up to being the baby’s father. Don, an unwanted child himself, remembers telling Peggy to pretend the baby was never born. (“It will shock you how much it never happened.”) He leaves the party discretely and goes to a bar to call Sally again. He’s told she’s overdosed, and he has a heart attack.



I am not expecting the finale to be as exciting or interesting. :lol:
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