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Whose Yur Planner

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Was it just me or did you find yourself despising that a-hole guy who was clearly the favorite going in (the older guy who was teacher to some of the judges and students)?
Yeah, that older guy is younger than us. They needed a semi-villain and that was him. Once you knew his backstory, you understood him better. Blown Away tends to fall into that reality show format. Bad guy with a tragic background. A couple of hot women (yes the Japanese woman is pretty. Then again, I now have an appreciation for Asian women. I was surprised the person who won it, did win. I though the young lady who is loosing her eyesight, partially because of glass blowing, would win it.
 

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Yeah, that older guy is younger than us. They needed a semi-villain and that was him. Once you knew his backstory, you understood him better. Blown Away tends to fall into that reality show format. Bad guy with a tragic background. A couple of hot women (yes the Japanese woman is pretty. Then again, I now have an appreciation for Asian women. I was surprised the person who won it, did win. I though the young lady who is loosing her eyesight, partially because of glass blowing, would win it.
A villainous glassblower.
I have to process that phrase just so it really sinks in:
villainous glassblower.
 

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The Dig on Netflix was excellent, but then I'm a historian so that was probably to be expected.

My Octopus Teacher was pretty good until I fell asleep. Might try to catch it from where I dozed off.
The Dig was outstanding. Didn't know much about it. Spend a good share of Sunday researching and, of course for me, exploring the site on Google Maps.

Octopus was better than expected, but still kind of meh for me. It made my wife cry and she doesn't cry over anything.
 

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Well...with TOFB's and Gedunker's recs I now need to watch The Dig. I saw it's listing last night when I flipped the service's browser and was intrigued as I like both those actors.

But I had limited time last night, so I finished ChickFight instead on AmazonPrimeTV. :daydream:
 
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Whose Yur Planner

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A villainous glassblower.
I have to process that phrase just so it really sinks in:
villainous glassblower.

Well the glory hole would be one way to dispose of a body.

I bought and downloaded season four of the Expanse. Darn good show and it helped take the edge off of being sick.
 

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Heh heh! He said glory hole. Heh heh!
 

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I'm on Season 2 of Drain the Oceans, on National Geographic/Disney+. Really interesting for historians, marine archeologists, and oceanographers.

Started WandaVision. Hubby is so confused he may not stick with it. I'm all in.

I added The Dig to my queue.
 

Planit

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I like Drain The Oceans, but the hype in the presentation gets a little annoying after a couple episodes. I'll come back to it after a few days/weeks.
 

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I like Drain The Oceans, but the hype in the presentation gets a little annoying after a couple episodes. I'll come back to it after a few days/weeks.
Agreed.

I liked the episode where they drained Lake Huron and talked about the Alpena-Amberley Ridge. It's NW terminus is at my native stomping grounds in MI.

I didn't know it existed and was fascinated by it.
 

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Are there any other shows where you pretty much enjoy it, but unfortunately have 'B' or 'C' story lines that are downright annoying?

that's a good question -

I didn't like the banker mistress side bar plot on Money Heist comes to mind - it's an excellent show but that part was annoying and kind of cliche
 

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We are also really slow to watch shows, so we just finished Westworld... which was pretty good.
Season 1 was phenomenal...seasons 2 and 3 good, but not even close to the first season. Not sure where the show goes in season 4...
 

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Season 1 was phenomenal...seasons 2 and 3 good, but not even close to the first season. Not sure where the show goes in season 4...
I couldn't agree more. I feel like there are a lot of plot holes that are just getting too big for me to resolve.
 

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I love a good spy show and somebody recommended a french show called The Bureau that's available through The Sundance app on Roku. I started the first season over the weekend and am now about 8 episodes in. I'm hooked! It's great!

There are still a few more episodes left in the first season and 4 more seasons to go. I am using a 1-week free trial of Sundance but am probably going to pay for at least a full month because I really want to see the entire thing.
 

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I started Borgen. Having trouble getting past some of the accents of the voice-over actors, and the lip-synching is terribly distracting. The show is quite good, but I don't know if I can look (and hear) past these issues. :nerd:
 

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I started Borgen. Having trouble getting past some of the accents of the voice-over actors, and the lip-synching is terribly distracting. The show is quite good, but I don't know if I can look (and hear) past these issues. :nerd:

No! just do subtitles - it's worth it to read along - you still get the emotion/inflection - I am on season 3 and it is really good
 

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I love a good spy show and somebody recommended a french show called The Bureau that's available through The Sundance app on Roku. I started the first season over the weekend and am now about 8 episodes in. I'm hooked! It's great!

There are still a few more episodes left in the first season and 4 more seasons to go. I am using a 1-week free trial of Sundance but am probably going to pay for at least a full month because I really want to see the entire thing.

I'm now just about done with season 3 and planning to finish it up and hopefully watch the first episode of season 4 tonight. I can't remember the last time I binged a show this hard.

The show is primarily in French and there is no option for English subtitles so I'm forced to set down my phone and actually watch the show. This is seriously probably the best drama I've watched since The Wire.
 

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I just started The Durrells in Corfu and it's a very light easy show if you need that - it's off Amazon Prime on Masterpiece Theater
 

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Pluto has these classic TV channels where they run a show round the clock. Lately I have been into the old Mission Impossible. So far they are only doing the first two seasons so the later Leonard Nimoy episodes are not showing yet.

I watch this and Emergency! Yes, I am stuck in the 70's. Its been all downhill since.
 

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Pluto has these classic TV channels where they run a show round the clock. Lately I have been into the old Mission Impossible. So far they are only doing the first two seasons so the later Leonard Nimoy episodes are not showing yet.

I watch this and Emergency! Yes, I am stuck in the 70's. Its been all downhill since.
I have the same over-the-air channels with my antenna (we couple this with our home wifi and smart TVs).

My wife likes their Columbo episodes as safe 'comfort' food. :D
 
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Low Winter Sun on Amazon Prime (originally an AMC series, one season, 10 episodes). Mark Strong and Lennie James as Detroit homicide detectives, very gritty portrayal of the City.
 

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Low Winter Sun on Amazon Prime (originally an AMC series, one season, 10 episodes). Mark Strong and Lennie James as Detroit homicide detectives, very gritty portrayal of the City.

A guy who works in our office on our PR staff worked as a cinematographer on Low Winter Sun... that was back in the days when Michigan was still trying to become a player in the TV and film industry. That was a short lived and failed experiment in economic development...
 

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Wife and I watched the first 4 episodes of WandaVision last night. She's not a Marvel person and has no clue about any of the backstory, but we both are enjoying it so far. Nice quick 30 minute-ish episodes...with the finale being released today, will probably finish it tonight or tomorrow.
 

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Coming 2 America was just okay. Mrs. P had no interest in watching it and paid bills while it was on.

Spoiler? - I liked how they subtlety referenced old Eddie Murphy movies (besides the first Coming to America) like Trading Places and others.
 

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Murder Amongst the Mormons on Netflix was not what I expected but proved very watchable.
 

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Coming 2 America was just okay. Mrs. P had no interest in watching it and paid bills while it was on.

Spoiler? - I liked how they subtlety referenced old Eddie Murphy movies (besides the first Coming to America) like Trading Places and others.

Awww man, that's a bummer. I told you all I was likely setting myself up for disappointment since I was looking forward to seeing it. We tried to watch it Saturday but our internet provider sucked as usual and the connection was not strong enough. Perhaps a sign from the comedy gods not to expend too much time in watching.
 

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Started watching Wild Bill on Britbox last night. Rob Lowe was great in it.
 

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Watching Wisting on Amazon Prime - very good - love the Nordic stories, the writing and the acting are always great
 

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Awww man, that's a bummer. I told you all I was likely setting myself up for disappointment since I was looking forward to seeing it. We tried to watch it Saturday but our internet provider sucked as usual and the connection was not strong enough. Perhaps a sign from the comedy gods not to expend too much time in watching.
It's watchable and fun for the 90 mins. Go for it.
 

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Uh oh...I may have just gotten hooked on Justified on Hulu.

~60 episodes is going to take awhile.

:cool:
 

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working on Capitani on Netflix - it's good but can someone fluent in German explain what the difference between Luxemburg German and German is - it's how the subtitles and original language are worded
 

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How did I never watch Psych when it first was on? What a great premise for a show. Just watched the pilot last night
 

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working on Capitani on Netflix - it's good but can someone fluent in German explain what the difference between Luxemburg German and German is - it's how the subtitles and original language are worded

You are probably seeing Luzemburgesh German translated as if it's High German (classic/clean German) so some of the local dialect is missing. It's all German - Austria, Germany, and Switzerland all speak German - but each place has its own dialect. You're getting the gist of it with translations.
 

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Watched two on Netflix Saturday evening.
Operation Odessa is advertised about some Miami mobsters trying to purchase an old Soviet submarine to sell to the Cali cartel. And it is about that, but it is much more about the Russian mob in Miami during the cocaine heydays of the 1980s. It is a documentary/interview format and entertaining enough for ~90 minutes. The F-bomb gets tossed around ad infinitum. It leaves Netflix 3/31.

22 July is about the slaughter of 77 people (69 of them children) in Oslo and at a nearby island youth camp, by Anders Behring Breivik. It's a dark movie (as the subject implies) that doesn't really explain how a liberal Democracy can be so tolerant of someone that does such a horrible thing to innocent people. The film is well acted and pretty fast paced, but left me looking for something beyond the fairly cliche ending. The violenece is pretty graphic without being downright gory.
 

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How did I never watch Psych when it first was on? What a great premise for a show. Just watched the pilot last night

Totally underrated show - and their remake of The Hangover as an episode is stellar

watching Escape From Dannemora - my sister lives in the North Country of NYS so I remember the story - it's very slow - I know Ben Stiller (the director) is setting up the characters to make it all believable that this could happen but omg it's so slow - I am toughing it through because though I sort of remember this story, I don't remember all of it and want to see how it all plays out
 

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Uh oh...I may have just gotten hooked on Justified on Hulu.

~60 episodes is going to take awhile.

:cool:

I watched the first 3 seasons and maybe the first couple episodes of season 4 but stopped watching for some reason. I've thought about going back and starting up again but never have. You'll have to let us know if the series holds up through the later seasons.
 

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I watched the first 3 seasons and maybe the first couple episodes of season 4 but stopped watching for some reason. I've thought about going back and starting up again but never have. You'll have to let us know if the series holds up through the later seasons.
It does.
 

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I watched the first 3 seasons and maybe the first couple episodes of season 4 but stopped watching for some reason. I've thought about going back and starting up again but never have. You'll have to let us know if the series holds up through the later seasons.
I'll try to verify Bubba's position, but we're not renewing hulu and the subscript ends next week, so I may have to marathon it till then.
 
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