Television (no longer temporary)

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Post by rass » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:28 am

That's what I did, though last weekend was my shitty weekend, I guess. You have a week left to start the trial.

I'll probably give Discovery a try while I have it for another 3 weeks.
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Do we have any other Trekkies in here? I'm about 3/4 of the way through DS9 right now. Did a rewatch of TNG and then watched Voyager front to back for the first time before I got into DS9.
My wife is pretty hard core. I am pretty sure she has seen all the episodes of all the serieses, except maybe the original. I watched DS9 all the way through when it was first aired, and we rewatched a lot of the series a few weeks ago when it was marathoned. We watched and enjoyed Picard, though I agree with all of Rass's spoilers.
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Post by brian » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:17 am

I just came up with a million dollar idea for a TV show. Now I just need a network to pitch it to.
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Post by Giff » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:45 pm

Has anyone listened to the new Wire podcast from The Ringer? I've never watched the show and am two episodes in. It sounds like the podcast is one episode at a time, but I'm still scared of spoilers. I think it'd be fun to watch and follow the podcast at the same time.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:43 pm

Brian, your response to DirecTV gifting me Sunday Ticket Max for this coming season about them trying to keep subscribers due to cord cutters was spot on. It was reported today that AT&T has lost almost almost 900K subscribers across their their pay TV platforms in the first quarter of 2020.
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Post by blundercrush » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:18 pm

Giff wrote:
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Has anyone listened to the new Wire podcast from The Ringer? I've never watched the show and am two episodes in. It sounds like the podcast is one episode at a time, but I'm still scared of spoilers. I think it'd be fun to watch and follow the podcast at the same time.
It depends on how you feel about spoilers. I would personally would watch the show first and then go back. If you can reasonably cruise through the show itself, it's not like the podcasts are going anywhere either. One of my all time favorite shows.

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Post by Pruitt » Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:04 pm

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"Years after Years" on HBO looked from the promos to be a light family/political comedy. But it's not.

Some light, funny bits, but it gets really intense, really fast.
A 6-part mini-series that built and built so well. But I can not stress how awful the ending was. Just terrible.

Do not bother,
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Post by Pruitt » Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:17 pm

"Bad Education" on HBO is really good.
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Post by brian » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:58 pm

I got a feeling that I can’t let gooooooo!
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:16 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
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Yeah Dave is outstanding I think, and much more so when it’s more serious than not.

Bob and Sharon Mill still cracks me up though.
The episode that revolved around GaTa and his past was phenomenal.

The end of the episode (*last three minutes or so) with Bob and Sharon Mill was also top-notch.
Yeah, "Dave" is getting better. They've had a couple really well-written episodes. I did see a commercial for next week's episode that makes me a little leery, but it's hopefully just me.
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Post by brian » Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:10 pm

I gotta feeling that I can’t let goooooooo
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Post by brian » Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:40 pm

Fuckin’ Bosch.
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Post by Reaper » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:28 pm

brian wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:13 pm
Parks & Rec reunion!!!!!
I am so excited about this, I'm about to watch it live.
How do you all get your death notices since I left?

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Post by tennbengal » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:59 pm

Reaper wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:28 pm
brian wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:13 pm
Parks & Rec reunion!!!!!
I am so excited about this, I'm about to watch it live.
They fucking nailed it.

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Post by Reaper » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:01 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:59 pm
Reaper wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:28 pm
brian wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:13 pm
Parks & Rec reunion!!!!!
I am so excited about this, I'm about to watch it live.
They fucking nailed it.
Abso-fucking-lutely.
How do you all get your death notices since I left?

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Post by brian » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:03 pm

Not on for another 2.5 hours here. Twitter was raving though.
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Post by govmentchedda » Fri May 01, 2020 7:14 am

It was great. It really felt nostalgic to have the whole family in one room watching something other than sports live.
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

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Post by A_B » Fri May 01, 2020 9:17 am

It was so good.
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Post by mister d » Fri May 01, 2020 9:28 am

We never watched and just started a few nights ago. I will post my very important opinions at the end of each season.
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Post by BSF21 » Fri May 01, 2020 11:09 am

mister d wrote:
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We never watched and just started a few nights ago. I will post my very important opinions at the end of each season.
I'll get out ahead of this. Entertainment 720 is a poorly run business and that fact comes to light.
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Post by brian » Sat May 02, 2020 12:17 pm

Time to finish up Bosch:Season Six.

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Post by Giff » Sat May 02, 2020 2:21 pm

I got way too teary-eyed at Parks and Rec.

Same with Trisha Yearwood's Southern Kitchen this morning. Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires were on and, spoiler alert, there's a song about their daughter on the new album and it got dusty quick.
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Post by A_B » Tue May 05, 2020 2:04 pm

Got the wife a new phone and it came with a year of Apple + tv. Figured what the heck.

Goodness there's not a lot of stuff that looks very interesting. Anyone have anything that they'd recommend?
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Post by rass » Tue May 05, 2020 2:08 pm

Heard good things about the Beastie Boys doc and Little America. Have seen neither, would consider a trial just to watch the first one. And I think I read somewhere that Little America is streaming for free.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Tue May 05, 2020 3:14 pm

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Heard good things about the Beastie Boys doc and Little America. Have seen neither, would consider a trial just to watch the first one. And I think I read somewhere that Little America is streaming for free.
I read a review of the Beastie Boys doc that used the word "joyless". I have a couple of friends who had opposite opinions on it, as well, with the superfan basically coming down on the side of "it's the Beasties, it's good" and the regular fan being less impressed.
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Post by Giff » Wed May 06, 2020 8:29 pm

The Simpsons Succession intro this week was pretty funny.
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Post by brian » Thu May 07, 2020 1:27 am

I really, really liked BlackAF. Has a little BoJack Horseman DNA.
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Post by mister d » Thu May 07, 2020 8:24 am

We finished it in two nights. I don't think it was necessarily an incredible show, but the lead dude and Rashida Jones were great.
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Post by brian » Thu May 07, 2020 9:49 am

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We finished it in two nights. I don't think it was necessarily an incredible show, but the lead dude and Rashida Jones were great.
He's Kenya Barris. He was playing himself. So I liked the whole meta aspect of a dude worth $75 million playing a rich asshole.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu May 07, 2020 10:13 am

I liked how he kept calling his daughter and wife "dude." He's the creator and exec producer of Black-ish, Mixed-ish and Grown-ish.

Also, the daughter doing the interviewing is drop dead gorgeous. She's on another show on Hulu with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington called Little Fires Everywhere, which is quite good.
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Post by EdRomero » Thu May 07, 2020 10:17 am

I'm watching it at the same time as Curb and the similarities with the dad and Larry are great. It's a rare show where I'm actually laughing out loud.

How is Little Fires Everywhere? I really enjoyed the book.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu May 07, 2020 10:32 am

EdRomero wrote:
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I'm watching it at the same time as Curb and the similarities with the dad and Larry are great. It's a rare show where I'm actually laughing out loud.

How is Little Fires Everywhere? I really enjoyed the book.
Wife read the book and she likes the show a lot.

It's slightly overwrought, especially Kerry Washington's role... But it's overall pretty solid. The kids are REALLY good and carry a lot of it.
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Post by mister d » Thu May 07, 2020 10:42 am

Nonlinear FC wrote:
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I liked how he kept calling his daughter and wife "dude."
That was a bonding moment. My mom loses her mind because I address my kids as dude, usually in exasperation.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Thu May 07, 2020 11:55 am

We decided to sign up for the CBS streaming service so we could power through 'Picard'. About 4 episodes in, and we like it pretty well. Its always fun to see Patrick Stewart do anything (see his twitter feed where he's been reading a Shakespeare sonnet a day), and its well done. But its hard to follow the plot sometimes, and I've already taken to calling the Alison Pill character 'Dr Exposition'.

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Post by rass » Thu May 07, 2020 6:21 pm

And my potato chips post reminded me that we finally watched the Parks and Rec special last night and it was warm and beautiful and funny.
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Post by brian » Thu May 07, 2020 6:32 pm

BlackAF had the joke that gave me the biggest laugh in at least a couple of years also.
[+] spoiler
When they first get to Fiji and Kenya is saying how they probably won't see any other black people there and then they see a family who is obviously from Africa and they agree they don't count and then he says (paraphrasing):

Kenya: "You know, honestly I don't even fuck with anyone from Africa. They're scary."
Joya: "It's like they're judging us."
Kenya: "Yeah, like we're the ones that got caught."
Which I felt bad laughing at honestly and then thought fuck it and then decided to just go with it.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon May 11, 2020 1:54 pm

brian wrote:
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BlackAF had the joke that gave me the biggest laugh in at least a couple of years also.
[+] spoiler
When they first get to Fiji and Kenya is saying how they probably won't see any other black people there and then they see a family who is obviously from Africa and they agree they don't count and then he says (paraphrasing):

Kenya: "You know, honestly I don't even fuck with anyone from Africa. They're scary."
Joya: "It's like they're judging us."
Kenya: "Yeah, like we're the ones that got caught."
Which I felt bad laughing at honestly and then thought fuck it and then decided to just go with it.

Brilliant. His stuff is absolutely the best when it's in this uncomfortable but undeniably funny/true space.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon May 11, 2020 2:48 pm

Apologies if it has been discussed but searching Uploaded brings a shitload of random shit up.

Anyways, it's a REALLY good show. The lead actress is easy to look at, which is just a bonus. Cool and slightly disturbing premise: You can "upload" your brain/memories/etc to live in a virtual afterlife. Huge catch is that it ranges from super nice (uber expensive) to really grim (dirt cheap.)


Anyways, it's on Amazon Prime and is a Greg Daniels jam, so... Well worth your time.
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Post by The Sybian » Mon May 11, 2020 6:27 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 2:48 pm
Apologies if it has been discussed but searching Uploaded brings a shitload of random shit up.

Anyways, it's a REALLY good show. The lead actress is easy to look at, which is just a bonus. Cool and slightly disturbing premise: You can "upload" your brain/memories/etc to live in a virtual afterlife. Huge catch is that it ranges from super nice (uber expensive) to really grim (dirt cheap.)


Anyways, it's on Amazon Prime and is a Greg Daniels jam, so... Well worth your time.
I was wondering if this was worth watching. Keep seeing trailers and it looks like an interesting premise, but it seems like a show with a thin margin between being great and cheesy.
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