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by Capsu78
Fri May 22, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1907
Views: 207307

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Completed season 1 of NORMAL PEOPLE on Hulu. Wife and I enjoyed it and look forward to season 2. Great chemistry between the leads. Didn't like it. Relationship was too dysfunctional - at times jarringly so. You can tell the participation of the BBC as the leads were nude a lot. Well, that part I h...
by Capsu78
Fri May 22, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1907
Views: 207307

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Completed season 1 of NORMAL PEOPLE on Hulu. Wife and I enjoyed it and look forward to season 2. Great chemistry between the leads. Didn't like it. Relationship was too dysfunctional - at times jarringly so. You can tell the participation of the BBC as the leads were nude a lot. Well, that part I h...
by Capsu78
Fri May 22, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1907
Views: 207307

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Completed season 1 of NORMAL PEOPLE on Hulu. Wife and I enjoyed it and look forward to season 2. Great chemistry between the leads.
by Capsu78
Wed May 20, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1907
Views: 207307

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

We also tried "Schitt's Creek", and absolutely *hated* it. We tried a second episode, but couldn't even finish it. It was one of the worst things we've "tried" to watch in a very long time. I'm with you on this one! I don't think we finished the first episode. Exactly my reaction--until, persuaded ...
by Capsu78
Wed May 20, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1907
Views: 207307

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Finished season 3 of Goliath... as good as Ozark IMHO. Great characters and cast.
by Capsu78
Sat May 16, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1907
Views: 207307

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

BashDash wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 10:31 am
Looking for a suggestion..... funny would be great . We liked Kim's Convenience, Brooklyn 99, and schitts Creek recently. Thanks!!!!!
Lillyhammer
by Capsu78
Thu May 14, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1907
Views: 207307

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Just started the first 2 episodes of Normal People on Hulu Original. Adaptation from a NYT best selling book from 2018. Finding the lead characters have a lot of chemistry and a series my wife really likes so far. Takes place in multiple places in Ireland. It takes a couple of minutes to get used to...
by Capsu78
Tue May 12, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are your alternative plans this summer if it was travel?
Replies: 65
Views: 5325

Re: What are your alternative plans this summer if it was travel?

Heading overseas as planned. Looks like several countries will be open by July and August. We will take all precautions to stay healthy. Could be the best time to travel in history between lighter crowds and good deals to be had. This is usually my default logic, but something about this event make...
by Capsu78
Mon May 11, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1907
Views: 207307

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Just finished season 3 of Fauda- I found it excellent and compelling. I read that the rights holders are rumored to be writing a season 4, but production is out of the question until the Wuhan Death Cooties are no longer in the news.
by Capsu78
Sun May 10, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coffee-grounds/beans/leftover - uses in garden besides compost
Replies: 10
Views: 1428

Re: Coffee-grounds/beans/leftover - uses in garden besides compost

I would simply walk them out and top dress the mulch around my azaleas without too much fuss or muss.
by Capsu78
Sun May 10, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are your alternative plans this summer if it was travel?
Replies: 65
Views: 5325

Re: What are your alternative plans this summer if it was travel?

Had a cruise around Japan during the start of the Tokyo Olympics all booked and airfare purchased in January. Fortunately was fully credited back. We live on a (non motorized) lake, so we just upgraded from small paddleboat to a 16 ft pontoon paddle boat that seats 8 and a boat lift. Looks like trav...
by Capsu78
Sun May 10, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5437
Views: 1349853

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Company Men. Description: A young executive at a shipping and manufacturing conglomerate, Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) is on the fast track to the top. He is a rising star at work and has all the material trappings of success. Then his company goes through a few rounds of layoffs, so Bobby and co...
by Capsu78
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5437
Views: 1349853

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Yet another free foreign movie, free on YouTube: Hors de Prix (2006) "Priceless" France First saw this movie around 2009, and really liked it as we had vacationed in Nice and Monte Carlo that year. The lead female actress is very well known, but I didn't recognize the male lead, Gad Elmaleh, until ...
by Capsu78
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1907
Views: 207307

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Strongly recommend Breeders on FX and Hulu. Martin Freeman is fantastic. The first episode wasn't that great, but have loved it since! Hilarious British humor with the challenge of raising children. Tried to watch this and I couldn't understand a word they were saying. English accent. Watch it with...
by Capsu78
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1907
Views: 207307

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Watching an episode of "Fauda" -season 3 every day. It's as good as the first 2 seasons.
by Capsu78
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5437
Views: 1349853

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

"Haute Cuisine" has reappeared in the Amazon Prime library. I once saw about 30 minutes of this French film playing on a cruise ship and enjoyed it, but had to rush out the door for a tour. I have been looking for it being available on any of our streaming services and low and behold it popped up ye...
by Capsu78
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coronavirus Flight Cancel Thread
Replies: 224
Views: 13323

Re: Coronavirus Flight Cancel Thread

I also received an email from AA advising me that my Gold and my wifes Platinum status will be extended through 2022 due to the difficulty in qualifying for 2021. Props to AA.
by Capsu78
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 463
Views: 16026

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

First full year on a lake in Lake County IL. We have an annual 3 week visit by commarants and this year we have 25-30 of them...swimming in concert, diving down and then popping up 20 yards away. Really enjoy watching them. Fun fact- the only "water bird" whose feathers are not water proof... they m...
by Capsu78
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1907
Views: 207307

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

"Quicksand" on Netflix. Six episode mini series set in Sweden (Swedish but with high quality subtitles). Apparently part of the Nordic Noir genre (google it!). Fairly graphic story that centers around the friends, family and schoolmates involved in a school shooting. Interesting characters, some ver...
by Capsu78
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5437
Views: 1349853

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

We love NordicNoir, but usually just in TV series, for the reasons enumerated above. Film recommendations? I didn't know NordicNoir was a genre, but I enjoy it too. As for a film recommendation, I would say "In Order of Disappearance" fits the category, although maybe not the tighter definition abo...
by Capsu78
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: old (dry) pasta
Replies: 29
Views: 2054

Re: old (dry) pasta

I have stored pasta in my basement for years at a time. I too found some mouse activity that caused me to put my cats on a PIP.
Only losses of pasta were in plastic wrapped only. My boxes of Barilla were never pilfered.
by Capsu78
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coronavirus Flight Cancel Thread
Replies: 224
Views: 13323

Re: Coronavirus Flight Cancel Thread

American Airlines refunded our tickets to Tokyo in July, over the phone. Still waiting to see it hit the CC that we used to purchase.
by Capsu78
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5437
Views: 1349853

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

OK, this is kind of weird... I watched "Long Shot" on Netflix based on Travelspots curious recommendation above. No spoiler alerts from me! It was an OMG sequence of events...but what threw me is that Matt Damons characters in The Adjustment Bureau could as easily been written into the plot line of ...
by Capsu78
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5437
Views: 1349853

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

"The Adjustment Bureau" with Matt Damon and Emily Blunt on HBO. It was starting as I was surfing for other interesting movies, so I had no idea of what was in the trailer... I probably would not have watched had I seen one, as whatever genre the movie was is is not really my favorite genre. I did wa...
by Capsu78
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why I should cancel our trip to Tokyo next month.
Replies: 26
Views: 2198

Re: Why I should cancel our trip to Tokyo next month.

I would be most concerned over a US "passengers from Japan" restrictions being put in place during my visit. The Ferrari F1 teams got out of Italy to head for the opening race this weekend in Melbourne the morning that the restrictions were announced. They will be checked on when they arrive, but th...
by Capsu78
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5437
Views: 1349853

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Remember , on Netflix with Christopher Plummer about aging Auschwitz survivors in the USA. High quality movie, but difficult to watch for a number of reasons. This is not a good date night movie! Feels slow, which I guess comes with the script when your lead character is 90+ years old and has demen...
by Capsu78
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5437
Views: 1349853

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Watched " The Invention of Lying" on Amazon. Both wife and myself LOLed. Can't believe this one has never been on my radar before.
NB- I am a Ricky Gervais fan.
by Capsu78
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5437
Views: 1349853

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Last Thing He Wanted New on Netflix. Ben Afflak and Anne Hathaway. Wanted to like it, but ultimately disappointed.
by Capsu78
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1907
Views: 207307

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Finished season 3 of Occupied on Netflix. Not quite as fast paced as the first 2 seasons, but still like the premise.
They have certainly left the door open for a season 4.
by Capsu78
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5437
Views: 1349853

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Jojo Rabbit rented on Amazon... I like dark humor and offbeat stories, but this one left me lacking. I am not sure what the Oscar buzz was based on. My wife flat out disliked it and went to bed early. ScarJo (who I mostly like) did not appear to play a remarkable role and Adolf was fresh and enterta...
by Capsu78
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1907
Views: 207307

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

You might want to check out an episode of Rake on Netflix. Lead character is very similar to Jimmy and they seem to have the same "solar powered" moral compass that seems to run out of power after dark. :D Agreed. But make sure it's the original Australian version starring Richard Roxburgh -- not t...
by Capsu78
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1907
Views: 207307

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

I just noticed that Occupied Season 3 dropped on Netflix, which somehow I missed in December. I love that show. Yes, it's one of the dark dystopian shows that someone upthread criticized - but it has a lot that's relevant to today AND it's very well done. And I think whatever your political or envi...
by Capsu78
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1907
Views: 207307

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Just started Season 4 of "Better Call Saul" on Netflix. I can't explain why but I love these characters and the world they live in so much. My husband and I spent a good 30 minutes talking about one interaction in the 2nd episode. You might want to check out an episode of Rake on Netflix. Lead char...
by Capsu78
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is the best concert you ever witnessed?
Replies: 385
Views: 27378

Re: What is the best concert you ever witnessed?

Concert 10 at Pocono International Speedway on July 8 and 9, 1972 was also memorable. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concert_10 It was NO PLACE a 15 yo kid should have been...but I was. Overnight set started at 2 AM with J Geils Band Followed by Humble Pie with Peter Frampton Followed at 4AM by Emers...
by Capsu78
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HS senior to-be is telling us he is thinking about majoring in Economics...
Replies: 75
Views: 6324

Re: HS senior to-be is telling us he is thinking about majoring in Economics...

We used to joke in college that Economics was for students without the personality to be accounting majors.

(Hey, I was a Poly Sci major...they had plenty of jokes for me too!"
by Capsu78
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling my home, get a septic inspection before listing?
Replies: 30
Views: 1419

Re: Selling my home, get a septic inspection before listing?

As for the inspector, our state requires certification. My agent said here is a list of locals that mostly everyone uses. I thought I had my own guy lined up and she cautioned that if I submit a report from someone the seller and buyers agent have never seen before, they ask for copies of the certif...
by Capsu78
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is the best concert you ever witnessed?
Replies: 385
Views: 27378

Re: What is the best concert you ever witnessed?

Anyone see the Rolling Stones in the last few years, if so how was it? They are coming to my hometown Cleveland, but I fear I'm too late I mean, how is Keith Richards still alive anyways Saw them last June in the only shows they didn't have to reschedule at Soldier Field in Chicago. Even though Mic...
by Capsu78
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Grandma wants to skip generation with inheritance
Replies: 31
Views: 5836

Re: Grandma wants to skip generation with inheritance

Just for reference, here is a 5 year long active thread with inheritance horror stories that I follow just to keep myself comfortable and grounded with mine and DW's end of life plans: https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/antimustachian-wall-of-shame-and-comedy/inheritance-drama-you-got-any-stories-wan...
by Capsu78
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Wife's oncologist has stopped treatment, is recommending hospice
Replies: 93
Views: 14795

Re: Wife's oncologist has stopped treatment, is recommending hospice

I’m sorry to hear of this situation. All I can say from personal experience is that the people from hospice were absolute angels. Can’t say enough great things about them, and what they did when we needed help. As someone else said, we should have called them in sooner. +1. We experienced the absol...
by Capsu78
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Would you drive without a spare tire?
Replies: 193
Views: 11285

Re: Would you drive without a spare tire?

Grandpa used to say "...it ain't a spare if it's running on the car!"
by Capsu78
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling my home, get a septic inspection before listing?
Replies: 30
Views: 1419

Re: Selling my home, get a septic inspection before listing?

"I just worry if issues are spotted during closing the township may not let us make repairs and may force a complete replacement. Our system is a single tank where as all new systems require 2 tanks." Yes, my experience is a system replacement requires village permiting, etc. You can not replace a d...
by Capsu78
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling my home, get a septic inspection before listing?
Replies: 30
Views: 1419

Re: Selling my home, get a septic inspection before listing?

Sold house with a septic system in 2019 in IL. Relator and my "honey dipper" said "DO NOT get it pumped or inspected prior to sale". Pumping now prevents the buyers from calling for inspection until 6-9 month usage. She says if the buyers have any concerns at close, they can rightfully ask that esti...
by Capsu78
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5437
Views: 1349853

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Peanut Butter Falcon . Nice story if you are looking for something on the lighter side. The film is based in/around an area I once called home so I enjoyed that aspect. Based on this recommendation, watched it and both wife and I really enjoyed it. Not a Dakota Johnson fan, but she played a real ni...
by Capsu78
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1907
Views: 207307

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

A totally unexpected and fascinating segment in the last episode never seen before by us in any movie or TV show. We found the show interesting with some boring segments that could have been cut to move things along. BigFoot 48 RE: Netflix series "Giri /Haji" (Duty /Shame) [ quote fixed by admin La...
by Capsu78
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is the best concert you ever witnessed?
Replies: 385
Views: 27378

Re: What is the best concert you ever witnessed?

Serious reply- I have been lucky to see a number of classic bands and shows over the years: Jefferson Airplane 1970 Volunteers of America tour Allentown PA The Who Quadrophenia 1973 Philadelphia Spectrum (Lynard Skinner opened to boo's and brought down the house with Freebird 30 minutes later David ...
by Capsu78
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is the best concert you ever witnessed?
Replies: 385
Views: 27378

Re: What is the best concert you ever witnessed?

Bill Cosby in 1982 at Harrahs in South Lake Tahoe...
Oh, wait, I thought the title was "...best convict you have ever witnessed" :D
For the record, he was hilarious at that pre Dr Huckstable point of his career.
by Capsu78
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: paying cleaning lady
Replies: 49
Views: 4932

Re: paying cleaning lady

We use independent contractors and pay at the time of service. Had a women we liked and trusted at our last house who came every 2 weeks. We moved to a bigger house, she said I have to raise my rate which we understood. However, it was getting too expensive. Found the women who was cleaning for the ...
by Capsu78
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1907
Views: 207307

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Have enjoyed the new Netflix series "Giri /Haji" (Duty /Shame). It begins with the basic Organized Crime formula involving mobsters, gangsters, rival families vs Good cops, compromised cops and dirty cops and wives and kids on both sides of the script. Plenty of shoot outs, executions and general ma...
by Capsu78
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nice/upscale pens and pencils
Replies: 79
Views: 5931

Re: Nice/upscale pens and pencils

I have both had, and lost some nice pens over the years so I am more value pen oriented now. I would suggest looking at a more middle tier pen. I enjoy my Conklin pen quite a bit after finding it "lost" in a drawer with a bunch of hotel pens when we moved last year. Nice long history, American made ...
by Capsu78
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Chicago 'special occasion' but not 'expense account' restaurant recommendations?
Replies: 54
Views: 3623

Re: Chicago 'special occasion' but not 'expense account' restaurant recommendations?

Chicago Chop House is a very dependable Steak house setting and right next door is the Redhead Piano Bar, so this is a nice one stop recommendation.
theredheadpianobar.com