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Mid-March: what are you watching?

CuriousG
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Mar 18, 2:22pm

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I am trying Ragnarok on Netflix, a Norwegian short series (6 episodes) about Thor--the Norse one, not the comic book one--re-awakening in the body of a high school boy. It *could* have been good based on the 1st episode, but I'm now on Episode 4 and finding it rather flimsy: lightweight plot, a little too much teen drama for my taste, and some weird contrivances, such as Thor continually probing a death he witnessed as if there's a whole lot of mystery to it, when there shouldn't be since he witnessed it himself. On the plus side, it shows what life in small-town Norway is like, a nice break from "let's see what people in New York City are doing."

For comic relief I'm going through Corner Gas on IMDB, a Canadian small-town comedy with the usual quirky characters and lots of dry humor. It's good enough for what it is.

What are you watching?


Ataahua
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Mar 18, 8:00pm

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I'm making my way through season two of Jessica Jones [In reply to] Can't Post

It's not as strong as season one but still good to watch.

I see Westworld season three has launched. Has anyone watched the first ep?

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Annael
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Mar 19, 4:17am

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I watched "Ragnarok" too [In reply to] Can't Post

There were things I liked very much about it, but I agree with your assessment. Still, if they do another season I'd probably watch it!

Saw the new "Emma." Much to like, particularly Bill Nighy as the nervous father and Johnny Flynn as Knightley. The film brings out, even more than "Downton Abbey," just how important servants were to the rich people and how oblivious the rich were to those servants who waited on them literally hand and foot at every moment. Still, I think the BBC production with Kate Beckinsale remains the best movie adaptation.

I've got my dad watching "The Good Place" which means I am going through it for the third time.

Dreading the end of The Magicians. I haven't even watched last week's episode yet. I'm also behind on Picard. What have I been watching instead? I'm hooked on an anime show, The Dragon Prince. Great visuals and characters. I tried the first episode of Virgin River which is totally predictable, but I like Martin Henderson so may stick with it.

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grammaboodawg
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Mar 19, 12:41pm

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After my first month or so with Dish Hopper [In reply to] Can't Post

I've been trying to watch a BUNCH of TCM Classic films I saved, and a BUNCH of HGTV/DIY home restoration programs, a BUNCH of debate/2020 stuff, a BUNCH of Monty Python movies/programs, a BUNCH of music concerts and bios... essentially, I'm having a BUNCH of fun watching things I've recorded that I haven't been able to do for years!! Hopper is my friend :D




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CuriousG
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Mar 19, 1:17pm

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Watching the BRADY BUNCH marathon next? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Eledhwen
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Mar 19, 10:52pm

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So far ... [In reply to] Can't Post

I watched 'The Laundromat' tonight on Netflix - a dramatisation of the Panama Papers scandal, with Antonio Banderas, Gary Oldman and Meryl Streep. It was okay, a bit disjointed. Last night I watched 'Operation Finale', about the capture of Adolf Eichmann, with Ben Kingsley as Eichmann, which I enjoyed a lot.
I'm also getting through a new BBC series called 'Trigonometry', about a polyamorous relationship between a married couple and their lodger, which is really rather good. I gave up on a dramatisation of Malorie Blackman's 'Noughts + Crosses', set in a world where an African nation conquered Britain. It has a sort of Romeo and Juliet relationship but it wasn't gripping me.

I've enjoyed Armando Ianucci's 'Avenue 5', a satire disaster comedy set on a spaceship with Hugh Laurie brilliant as the hapless captain.

I've saved a whole bunch of things to Netflix in the expectation of plenty of time to watch stuff. However a part of me is aching for nostalgia, and I'm planning a rewatch of all the 'new' Doctor Who which ought to last me through this period of social distancing!

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Eledhwen
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Mar 19, 10:53pm

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It's not as good as season one [In reply to] Can't Post

But still good. I'm still annoyed with Netflix for cancelled Jessica Jones and more particularly Daredevil, which I thought was superb. (Luke Cage was okay, Iron Fist average).

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Mar 19, 11:57pm

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Our daughter loaned us her BBC Jane Austen collection [In reply to] Can't Post

So far we've watched Sense and Sensibilly, Northanger Abby, Persuasion, and Mansfield Park. These are the ones from the 1970s, so the hairstyles, while ostensibly from the 1810s, look more like the girls on the 60s Batman show. But except for that they're very good.

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grammaboodawg
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Mar 20, 10:16am

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*wince* :\ Hogan's Heroes ;) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 




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CuriousG
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Mar 20, 12:55pm

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Netflix moves in mysterious ways [In reply to] Can't Post

The quality of each series varied, but Netflix cancelled them all is if they were the same. And the fan base was big.


Eledhwen
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Mar 20, 2:29pm

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that now the Marvel universe is moving to Disney+ that they'll get picked up again. At least Daredevil and JJ. I did see a rumour suggesting that they might bring Matt Murdock into the next Spiderman movie!

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Annael
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Mar 20, 4:07pm

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I loved that show! [In reply to] Can't Post

huge crush on Richard Dawson. (As a teen I had a crush on any actor with an accent.) Wish they'd bring back "Rat Patrol."

I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the words begin to move around … The words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young.

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dernwyn
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Mar 20, 4:17pm

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I'm glad I'm not the only one [In reply to] Can't Post

who had a bit of a crush on Richard Dawson! Do you remember him hosting "Family Feud"?


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Annael
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Mar 20, 6:25pm

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yes, but . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

it turned out I had a crush on his character, not him as a person. . .

I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the words begin to move around … The words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young.

-- Gaston Bachelard

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grammaboodawg
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Mar 20, 8:14pm

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Rat Patrol! Another awesome show! :D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 




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Fereth
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Mar 21, 2:30am

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Picard [In reply to] Can't Post

I like a lot of things about it (Rios, Seven, and Elnor, especially), other things not so much. Too much violence, sex, and swearing. Normally these things don't bother me much, but on Star Trek? Ehh...

I'm sticking with it, though, as I love Sir Patrick Stewart to bits. As was the case with Discovery, it could have a much better second season.


ElanorTX
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Mar 21, 10:32am

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Do you think that the new Dr. Who [In reply to] Can't Post

will return in the next season? And her colleagues? I've enjoyed a female lead and the multicultural flavor.

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Eledhwen
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Mar 21, 12:57pm

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She is due to I believe [In reply to] Can't Post

Although I'm not sure when it's going to happen, I think they were planning a long break. I thought the most recent season was the strongest for a while, but IMHO nothing will match the heights of the Tennant years.

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grammaboodawg
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Mar 21, 3:33pm

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Tennant IS the Doctor, imho ;) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 




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Otaku-sempai
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Mar 21, 11:45pm

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Was Tennant your first? [In reply to] Can't Post

My first Doctor was Tom Baker.



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Silverlode
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Mar 22, 12:38am

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I think he was mine too. [In reply to] Can't Post

Though my favorite is Jon Pertwee. David Tennant is definitely my favorite of the new series, though.



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Kimi
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Mar 22, 1:53am

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Tom Baker was my first Doctor [In reply to] Can't Post

and was always "my" doctor. But I adore David Tennant in the re-boot - definitely my favourite of the "new" doctors. I think I'm happiest treating old and new as two different series, albeit from the same family.


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Thor 'n' Oakenshield
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Mar 23, 1:47pm

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Disney's Tangled [In reply to] Can't Post

Still my favorite of Disney's most recent animated films, and an appropriate fit for quarantine life: the protagonist is literally locked in a tower in the kingdom of Corona and dreams of being able to go out into the open world.
Also, Self-Made and The Letter For The King on Netflix. The first I enjoyed a lot, mostly because of Octavia Spencer and Carmen Ejogo's performances, and the second was actually surprisingly enjoyable - though it was marketed as "family-friendly Game of Thrones", I think they might have attracted more attention if they had played up the antiquated aspects of the show: it's very much in the style of books such as The Chronicles of Prydain or films like Starlight and Inkheart.

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CuriousG
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Mar 25, 2:25pm

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New term I saw: "quaran-streaming" [In reply to] Can't Post

I tried 2 episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, but virtually nothing about it worked for me, though the CGI was impressive. Reading various reviews that covered seasons 1 & 2, I saw that it wasn't going to morph into a show I'd enjoy. Which is a shame, because I liked the key actors, and while I'm not a diehard Trekkie, I do like the Star Trek universe and had high hopes for this show.

I found Hinterland on Netflix, a cop show set in Wales, starring Richard Harrington (the rest of the characters haven't gotten much attention so far). I would say it's average for a cop show, with maybe a little above average plotting going on as they unravel clues and try to figure out suspects and their motives. And, it's *not* set in London, so as with Ragnarok, it's nice to see something besides New York City and London for a change.

 
 

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