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Re: Miscellaneous TV thread

Postby Morty » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:56 am

The Beav wrote:SR and I only made it through 4 episodes. Not sure what could have kept our interest for 6 more.

The one thing that made me think he was not guilty, even though I saw none of the court episodes, was the fact that there was no physical evidence of the gruesome murder in the room.



Shit gets real in the courtroom, and his defense attorneys pour on a mountain of evidence. Like...........the local cop (who was active in the 1985 wrongful conviction) calls into dispatch to check the licence plate of the missing young lady's car, this is after she is found missing, but before the car is found intact on the junkyard property. The dispatch verified that it was the plate of the missing person case active, then he says "Toyota Rav 4, right"? she confirms. That stunk to high hell.
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Re: Miscellaneous TV thread

Postby pdtpuck » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:50 am

Vinyl. HBO. Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger are behind it. About the record industry in the 70's. I've only watched the pilot and it is awesome. Highly recommended.
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Re: Miscellaneous TV thread

Postby Mulligan » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:23 am

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Re: Miscellaneous TV thread

Postby Roquefort Robert » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:16 pm

Mr. Robot has been good.
I've added Superstore to the DVR.
I like Undatable enough that I hope they don't cancel it.
I'll soon get started on catching up with Better Call Saul, TWD, and my favorite show, Shameless.
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Re: Miscellaneous TV thread

Postby middle aged female » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:26 pm

Been watching the British series "Foyle's War" on Netflix; great 40's "war on the homefront" show.
Also hooked on a silly little cop/mystery show from Canada called "Murdoch Mysteries" about a cop from the Victorian era in Toronto who uses not-yet invented technologies to solve murders. Very kitschy and fun.
Also all the "Mysteries at the ..." shows on the Travel Channel. Fun little historical tidbits about castles, monuments and museums

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Re: Miscellaneous TV thread

Postby The Beav » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:38 pm

pdtpuck wrote:Vinyl. HBO. Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger are behind it. About the record industry in the 70's. I've only watched the pilot and it is awesome. Highly recommended.


Speaking of HBO, Silicon Valley is pretty damn great.
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Re: Miscellaneous TV thread

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:08 am

BBC/PBS's Downton Abbey is over and I'm a little bummed. The most recent corollary, I think, is the demise of Drew & Mike, and my interpretation is the same: media characters & personalities work their way into one's psyche to a point where in spite of logic they feel like familiar friends and so are grieved when they go away. It's easy to laugh at the sad faces when a run comes to an end and fans are overwrought over what is crafted as commercial entertainment (David Bowie, not a pop singer with a flouncy stage presence but a beacon and a hero for repressed gay culture; M.A.S.H, not a shitty sitcom with a laugh-track but poignant commentary on post-Kennedy/-Camelot disappointment; etc.). Still, for reasons right or wrong, things feel a little empty on this day after the finale.

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