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#932747 - 07/01/17 11:48 AM Re: So what are you WATCHING? [Re: Ultra Jorge]  
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Is anyone else checking out Glow (aka "Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling") on Netflix?

I have to say that so far the performances are very good, and the show really does capture the bleakness and horrifically bad aesthetics of the 1980s very well. grin


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#933179 - 07/07/17 11:11 AM Re: So what are you WATCHING? [Re: cleome51]  
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Originally Posted by cleome51
Is anyone else checking out Glow (aka "Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling") on Netflix?

I have to say that so far the performances are very good, and the show really does capture the bleakness and horrifically bad aesthetics of the 1980s very well. grin


My wife and I are watching it slowly (usually at the end of the night on weekends), and so far I love it. I'm 3 eps in, and the performances have been fantastic, the tone is the perfect mixture of humor and seriousness, and there's just a lot to like. Both Allison Brie and Betty Gilpin are terrific here, and show some serious acting chops in addition to the humor and physicality of the roles. I can't wait to watch the whole thing but its so good, and so visually awesome, that I want to take my time!

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Shows my wife and I have watched recently:

Turn seasons #1-3, which has been fantastic. The series starts off kind of slow, and with good reason as its building up everything, but by midway through season 2 the stakes are super-high and the plot deliciously complex.

The Borgias (the Netflix / Cannal series, not the Showtime one), seasons #1-3, which was also really great. A more nuanced and historically accurate depiction of the Borgias which included all the various rumors about them. While the other Borgias show was good, this one felt a bit more visceral, and that might be because most of the actors were new to me. I like it quite a bit.

Better Call Saul Season #3 - phenomenal. By now its clear BCS is a continuation / prequel of Breaking Bad and just as good. This season even better than the first and second.

Fargo Season #3 - I loved it. While the ending was not as great as the other seasons IMO, I thought Gloria Burgle, played by Carrie Coon, as the lead was incredible, and the villain V.M. Varga was the scariest villain they've ever had. Such a quirky, strange show that I love watching.

Frontier Season #1, a 6 issue episode show on Netflix starring Jason Mamoa in early Colonial US / Canada during the era the Hudson's Bay Company monopolized the fur trade in the late 1600's. For those who like realistic, historical fiction, this is highly recommended.

House of Cards seasons 3-5. I have to say...once Frank attains the Presidency, the series starts to really falter and loses a lot of its charm. Season 3 wore me down, season 4 was tough to get through but ended on a high note and then season 5 did the opposite. I don't love it as much as I used to.

Ripper Street Seasons #1 and #2, an old favorite of mine that I wanted my wife to watch. More in the episodic vein, its not really a 'binge' type show so I wanted to break up the seasons in between other shows. It's a brillaint detective / CSI series set during the post Ripper years in London's East End, and the cast is just brillaint.

Up next, now that I finagled free Showtime out of my cable company for 6 months (the rotten bastards that they are): Ray Donovan Season 4 (love this show), Masters of Sex seasons 3-4 (love it), Homeland seasons 5-6 (curious to see if they can keep it good) and Billions (trying out).

#933189 - 07/07/17 11:25 AM Re: So what are you WATCHING? [Re: Ultra Jorge]  
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Oh, also, The Keepers Documentary on Netflix, which was truly brilliant. We seem to have hit a golden age of crime documentaries right now with Making a Murderer (incredible) and Jinx (fantastic) and this one is the very best so far. Totally heart-breaking, it was also inspiring about how survivors can overcome their trauma and how regular people can work together to start righting incredible wrongs that seem insurmountable.

It's also confirmed for me that despite being raised Catholic, I simply can't ever go back to the Catholic Church.

#933248 - 07/08/17 09:39 AM Re: So what are you WATCHING? [Re: Cobalt Kid]  
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Originally Posted by Cobalt Kid
Originally Posted by cleome51
Is anyone else checking out Glow (aka "Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling") on Netflix?

I have to say that so far the performances are very good, and the show really does capture the bleakness and horrifically bad aesthetics of the 1980s very well. grin


My wife and I are watching it slowly (usually at the end of the night on weekends), and so far I love it. I'm 3 eps in, and the performances have been fantastic, the tone is the perfect mixture of humor and seriousness, and there's just a lot to like. Both Allison Brie and Betty Gilpin are terrific here, and show some serious acting chops in addition to the humor and physicality of the roles. I can't wait to watch the whole thing but its so good, and so visually awesome, that I want to take my time!


Yeah, I'm not much for binge-watching. As with devouring a whole novel in a couple of days, I end up forgetting super-fast what I just experienced. I prefer doling out shows 1 or 2 episodes at a time. 3 at the maximum (and that not very often).

Reaching the end, I was struck by how often I'd predicted a certain twist, and it hadn't happened. At least not so far. So that's always good. When you get to the end, let me know what you think of the developments.


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#933383 - 07/09/17 03:58 PM Re: So what are you WATCHING? [Re: Ultra Jorge]  
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I caught Edgar Wright's new flick Baby Driver last week and it's totally awesome. Please go see this one guys! nod


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#933986 - 07/16/17 01:01 PM Re: So what are you WATCHING? [Re: Ultra Jorge]  
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Found a live version of a Cinematic Titanic production on YouTube. (For those playing at home, CT was one of the offshoot projects from parts of the Mystery Science Theater crew. They made several episodes between 2007 and 2013, marketing them solely via disc sales and live shows.)

The movie is a truly bleak spectacle called The Astral Factor, "starring" a bunch of made-for-TV rejects, though it appears to have been intended for the theater, since I'm only halfway through and have already counted like three butt-shots. sigh The riffers are doing their best with it, though my sound could be better. I don't know if it would convert someone who wasn't already a fan of this comedy genre. On the other hand, if you love Seventies trainwrecks, it may be worth muddling through anyway.

Aside from Stephanie Powers, who is as thoroughly unlikable (and frequently pants-less) as everyone else involved, the actor with the most, uh... star power in this dog is Frank Ashmore: of original V fame. He was also one of the unlucky co-pilots in Airplane. He does what he can here, given he's basically a bargain basement Norman Bates-Carrie White fusion with Dorothy Hamill's hair. (Oh, and you MSTies might remember him as the ill-fated buddy of that bewildered clone dude in Parts: The Clonus Horror.)

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#934026 - 07/17/17 08:16 AM Re: So what are you WATCHING? [Re: Ultra Jorge]  
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UPDATE: Slogged through the rest of this turkey last night. It never improved, except in the sense that more unlikable and/or uninteresting people died, though not nearly enough of them.

(Elke Sommer tried her hand at a verse of "In The Pines." The riffers were off their game as they missed the opportunity there for a few Kurt Cobain/MTV Unplugged jokes. D'oh!)

However, as the delightful cherry atop the manure sundae, I could swear that in the closing scene, someone was holding an actual Legion comic! But between the terrible print and my terrible eyesight, I can't guarantee that.


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#934037 - 07/17/17 11:01 AM Re: So what are you WATCHING? [Re: Ultra Jorge]  
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My older son has gotten me addicted to the History Channel show Forged in Fire. It's a competition show where four blacksmiths forge knives and other cutting objects and then re-create various historical edged weapons. The creations are then judged and put to the test to see how they would perform. I'm not any kind of weapon nut or really all that much a fan of reality competitions (other than Survivor), but something about this show entertains me and holds my interest. I guess it's just less subjective than talent competitions and easier to see the results on television than cooking competitions and their ilk. In any case it's a surprisingly nice show to help fill the summer doldrums.


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Just finished the Wire. A pretty scathing ending. Going to have to take a day or two to digest it, but what a great show!

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I just saw Dunkirk (in IMAX 70 mm). I really, really enjoyed it. IMO it was pretty much flawless, although my viewing partner said he thought Saving Private Ryan (a film I found OK but a bit too sentimentally sappy and generic) was better, so take that for what you will.

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Saw Lucio Fulci's unconventional giallo Don't Torture a Duckling. While the culprit is pretty obvious, I loved the exploration of scapegoats, religious devotion, and small town paranoia. It's a damn solid thriller with a hell of an ending.


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#935701 - 08/10/17 01:14 PM Re: So what are you WATCHING? [Re: Ultra Jorge]  
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Got to talking with our own Kent on another thread about Columbo. I've found a site with good-quality copies of all the episodes. I've been trying to watch one a day every day for a couple of weeks. I'm already up to Season Two. They've just introduced his basset hound, who apparently never had any name but "Dog" through the whole series. lol Wikipedia claims that the producers added the dog as a way of obliquely flipping off their superiors who, in the spirit of fixing what was never broken, wanted the title character to have a sidekick.

I did cheat and skip ahead first to the episode where Martin Landau's plays the homicidal twins, though. It seemed only right. DuoDamsel


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#935808 - 08/12/17 07:04 AM Re: So what are you WATCHING? [Re: Ultra Jorge]  
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Tonight...
Orphan Black's last episode.
Thanks Tatiana & everybody, it's been a great 5 years!
Let Helena live!
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#935871 - 08/13/17 06:49 AM Re: So what are you WATCHING? [Re: kenaustin]  
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Originally Posted by kenaustin
Tonight...
Orphan Black's last episode.
Thanks Tatiana & everybody, it's been a great 5 years!
Let Helena live!
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I had a lot of issues with this season, but the finale was really, really good. A lot of closure and stayed true to all the characters. I was glad they handled Rachael's appearance the way they did. If they had contrived to have her join the other four, that would have rung hollow.

#935883 - 08/13/17 10:16 AM Re: So what are you WATCHING? [Re: Ultra Jorge]  
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I didn't get around to watching the last season of Orphan Black. I really should.

Right now, it's Game of Thrones, Killjoys and Dark Matter.

Wynona Earp failed to entice me into a second season (although I liked the first season fine enough, it's just not quite enough to motivate me to keep up with it).

Looking forward to Netflix's Defenders.

Between the upcoming Gifted, Runaways and Cloak and Dagger series, and new seasons of Agents of SHIELD, Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and, eventually, Legion, TV's as crawling with super-hero offerings as the movies are! What a time to be a fan of comic-book superheroes!

I grew up in an era where Wonder Woman and the Hulk were pretty much it, for superheroes on TV, so this is like an amazing smorgasboard.


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#936241 - 08/19/17 03:28 PM Re: So what are you WATCHING? [Re: cleome51]  
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Originally Posted by cleome51
Is anyone else checking out Glow (aka "Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling") on Netflix?

I have to say that so far the performances are very good, and the show really does capture the bleakness and horrifically bad aesthetics of the 1980s very well. grin



I finally hopped on the Glow hype train and ended up binge watching it in two days! grin All the characters are distinct and multi-dimensional, even the supporting characters. I was apprehensive at first because the trailers sold it as a "chick flick" sort of TV series, but it's all kinds of awesome, especially any time Marc Maron is on screen. Super stoked for season 2!


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Just binge-watched Defenders last night. Pretty decent.

They managed to tie K'un Lun and the Hand together in an interesting way, that may or may not have anything to do with the comic book canon, but was certainly cool to see, creating some cool connective thread.


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