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‘Pepsi where’s my jet’ on Netflix

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I came here to rave about the show Andor.

It is a great drama, world-building, character development. And then out of nowhere comes a spark of action that is thrills. The thing is, there is no action for just action sake. It takes it's time and delivers. Highly recommended.

Anyone enjoying it?
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BigJohn wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:43 pm
Random Musings wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:36 pm Down to the last few episodes of The Sinner. I like it, my wife only watched the first season.

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Finished season four last weekend and enjoyed all four. Sorry to see it end. Not your typical police “who done it”. The psychological elements make it really intriguing. Highly recommended.
This is definitely next for us. The first three seasons were really good.
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stoptothink wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:29 am
BigJohn wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:43 pm
Random Musings wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:36 pm Down to the last few episodes of The Sinner. I like it, my wife only watched the first season.

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Finished season four last weekend and enjoyed all four. Sorry to see it end. Not your typical police “who done it”. The psychological elements make it really intriguing. Highly recommended.
This is definitely next for us. The first three seasons were really good.
Good to hear a confirm on the later seasons of "The Sinner". I had heard negative things about season 3. Anyway, it's next on the docket.

I finished "Ozark" last night. Ruth's words are echoing in my brain; Will that twang in my head ever go away? :)

My earlier view on Ben was probably an unpopular opinion, but the rest of "Ozark" was great for me. Though a little long. I actually liked the earlier seasons best since that was when Wendy Byrde's unique skill set was first revealed. Her talent (admittedly of questionable value as the series went on) was a perfect complement to Marty's. After that reveal, while an excellent story, great characters, phenomenal acting, and a heavy weighting of "ultra strong females" for those who appreciate up-to-date culture, there were no huge surprises and it did get a slight bit tiring at times. But overall, I'd include it in my Top 10.
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Started watching "1899" on Netflix. Fans of "Dark," "The OA," "Lost", "La Brea" and others will find similarities.

Not sure what to think of it yet. It has the same creator and writer as "Dark"
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Tubes wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 2:49 pm Started watching "1899" on Netflix. Fans of "Dark," "The OA," "Lost", "La Brea" and others will find similarities.

Not sure what to think of it yet. It has the same creator and writer as "Dark"
Thanks, Dark was excellent, it was so good, this is on my list now, hoping it is a winner.
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Nicolas wrote: Sat Nov 19, 2022 8:22 pm The Crown Season 5 Episode 3 on Netflix

This episode is all about Mohamed Al-Fayed, his son Dodi, and his introduction to Diana. An enjoyable show. And they played Edith Piaf which didn’t hurt! Recommended.

We just finished The Crown, and we are both rather disappointed in some of the casting/acting this season.
The Camilla character, on the other hand, really seems like it's *her* (not that we would actually know, of course).

And some of the "conversations" seem particularly unlikely.
Still... we watched it.

However, when it ended, it caught us completely by surprise. We hadn't been paying attention to the number of episodes, and were expecting another one. Instead, we were suddenly back on Season 1, Episode 1. :annoyed

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ResearchMed wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:54 pm
Nicolas wrote: Sat Nov 19, 2022 8:22 pm The Crown Season 5 Episode 3 on Netflix

This episode is all about Mohamed Al-Fayed, his son Dodi, and his introduction to Diana. An enjoyable show. And they played Edith Piaf which didn’t hurt! Recommended.

We just finished The Crown, and we are both rather disappointed in some of the casting/acting this season.
The Camilla character, on the other hand, really seems like it's *her* (not that we would actually know, of course).

And some of the "conversations" seem particularly unlikely.
Still... we watched it.

However, when it ended, it caught us completely by surprise. We hadn't been paying attention to the number of episodes, and were expecting another one. Instead, we were suddenly back on Season 1, Episode 1. :annoyed

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I agree that some conversations are unlikely but they’re still entertaining especially when done well. It’s partly fiction but it could’ve happened. We just finished the fourth episode where Margaret briefly reconnects with her lost love. I thought that Margaret’s subsequent confrontation with her sister was done very well. It hit me in my heart. Likewise with The Princess Royal.
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ResearchMed wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:54 pm We just finished The Crown, and we are both rather disappointed in some of the casting/acting this season.
The Camilla character, on the other hand, really seems like it's *her* (not that we would actually know, of course).
Some of the lines coming from Dominic West’s mouth sounded as if they were placed there by a PR agency acting on Prince Charles’s behalf. Mr. West can’t help but be a more dynamic presence than the actual Charles, even when the script has him whining, being obtuse, and being a hateful and cold, selfish, fish.

Casting Di was a tough job, and they appear to have given it the college try.

This is unkind, but having cast a more virile than real life Charles and less attractive Di changes some of the perceptions of the viewer.
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FoolStreet wrote: Sat Nov 19, 2022 11:33 pm I came here to rave about the show Andor.

It is a great drama, world-building, character development. And then out of nowhere comes a spark of action that is thrills. The thing is, there is no action for just action sake. It takes it's time and delivers. Highly recommended.

Anyone enjoying it?
Andor is easily the best Star Wars Disney+ show out there and only second to WandaVision in terms of original content IMO. Really well done show and I believe they're going to have a 2nd season, so it won't be over any time soon. I love "the how the sausage is made" aspect of this show more than anything. For decades, Star Wars fans who didn't want to read all the books had to accept Empire = bad without any additional context. Now we're seeing part of the reasons why.

We just finished S2 of Warrior Nun on Netflix. It's a good mindless action show with a lot of uber violent nuns trying to fight off evil. We liked it because it was entertaining which is all I was expecting it to be.
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Nicolas wrote: Sat Nov 19, 2022 8:22 pm The Crown Season 5 Episode 3 on Netflix

This episode is all about Mohamed Al-Fayed, his son Dodi, and his introduction to Diana. An enjoyable show. And they played Edith Piaf which didn’t hurt! Recommended.
Part of the draw for "The Crown" for me was that it was about a real person of historical importance. It was an easy way to learn some history. When I heard that season 5 was going to get more into the fiction space, I decided to not watch.

Also, Diana is my least favorite of the royals and we already got an overload with her during the earlier seasons. I might change my mind, but so far, not hearing a lot of great comments overall. Good to hear the other side though. :)
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roamingzebra wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:54 pm
Nicolas wrote: Sat Nov 19, 2022 8:22 pm The Crown Season 5 Episode 3 on Netflix

This episode is all about Mohamed Al-Fayed, his son Dodi, and his introduction to Diana. An enjoyable show. And they played Edith Piaf which didn’t hurt! Recommended.
Part of the draw for "The Crown" for me was that it was about a real person of historical importance. It was an easy way to learn some history. When I heard that season 5 was going to get more into the fiction space, I decided to not watch.

Also, Diana is my least favorite of the royals and we already got an overload with her during the earlier seasons. I might change my mind, but so far, not hearing a lot of great comments overall. Good to hear the other side though. :)
So far, we've been unmoved to watch the current season...despite having enjoyed the earlier ones. We shall see.

If only "Fauda" season 4 were available...
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In view of above posts about Season 5 of "The Crown", I mention that I watched "The Princess" (2022) a couple of months ago, around the time it came out. It was excellent.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/11/movi ... diana.html

It can be found on HBO Max: https://www.hbo.com/movies/the-princess
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Eat the Rich on Netflix. It's fantastic.
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roamingzebra wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:46 pm
stoptothink wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:29 am
BigJohn wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:43 pm
Random Musings wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:36 pm Down to the last few episodes of The Sinner. I like it, my wife only watched the first season.

RM
Finished season four last weekend and enjoyed all four. Sorry to see it end. Not your typical police “who done it”. The psychological elements make it really intriguing. Highly recommended.
This is definitely next for us. The first three seasons were really good.
Good to hear a confirm on the later seasons of "The Sinner". I had heard negative things about season 3. Anyway, it's next on the docket.
We've now watched the first 2 episodes. I'm intrigued. I have a few guesses about what happened; we'll see if I am right.
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The Saint, S1 E1. The Saint - Simon Templar (Roger Moore) is a free-lance PI in England who only works when he wants to. In this episode he teams with an insurance investigator played by Shirley Eaton. Recall her as the Bond Girl in Goldfinger who gets murdered by being covered in gold paint. (M: "Gold? All over?") They're after a male gold digger whose previous wives have mysteriously died, and they must prevent his current wife from meeting the same fate.

I never watched the show in the 60s, as it was never syndicated on any stations I could receive.
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stoptothink wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:41 am
roamingzebra wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:46 pm
stoptothink wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:29 am
BigJohn wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:43 pm
Random Musings wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:36 pm Down to the last few episodes of The Sinner. I like it, my wife only watched the first season.

RM
Finished season four last weekend and enjoyed all four. Sorry to see it end. Not your typical police “who done it”. The psychological elements make it really intriguing. Highly recommended.
This is definitely next for us. The first three seasons were really good.
Good to hear a confirm on the later seasons of "The Sinner". I had heard negative things about season 3. Anyway, it's next on the docket.
We've now watched the first 2 episodes. I'm intrigued. I have a few guesses about what happened; we'll see if I am right.
Can anyone tell me which streaming service this is on? I'm only finding it on a "pay more" app.
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The Sinner is on Netflix.

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FoolStreet wrote: Sat Nov 19, 2022 11:33 pm I came here to rave about the show Andor.

It is a great drama, world-building, character development. And then out of nowhere comes a spark of action that is thrills. The thing is, there is no action for just action sake. It takes it's time and delivers. Highly recommended.

Anyone enjoying it?
Andor is very good. The plots -- the heist, the prison break, the team on a desperate mission whose members don't trust each other -- are all stories we've seen many times before, but they're well done and weave together nicely to make a greater whole. There was one bit of world building that annoyed me: you have a community living in a forest, without benefit of plumbing, but they're all remarkably clean with shampooed hair. Really? Other than that, it's all very solid with impressive attention to detail. And I enjoyed seeing Andy Serkis in the flesh, so to speak.

And I hope the bearded guy in the funeral procession made it out OK. I think he has some books to finish writing.
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We watched the first episode of "Wednesday" on Netflix with the kids (10 and 7) yesterday. The show is based off the Addams Family, titled after the main character. Not something we'd watch on our own, but it is actually pretty well done. My kids absolutely loved it.
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bertilak wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:51 pm
bondsr4me wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:19 pmGunsmoke.
We once had a cat I named MIss Kitty in honor of Amanda Blake.
I bet that’s one finicky Kitty!!
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Father Brown, on Amazon Prime with Britbox.

Re-watched Episode 1 Season 1 at the request of grandchildren here for Thanksgiving.
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Watched and enjoyed the following in last 2 weeks.

The Crown
Andor
Orville season 1 & 2
Terminal List
Jack Ryan Season 2
Walking Dead - series finale
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Hidden gems on AMC+:

McMafia
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The Crown Season 5 Episode 5 on Netflix

Further adventures of the breakup of Chas/Diana. I can’t believe they dramatized that phone call! The dressing down of Charles by his father in the “boardroom” with all family members present was worth the price of admission. Strange to see Camilla’s husband Parker-Bowles standing by silently watching the whole fiasco. Not as fun as some of the other episodes but still worth it.
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Another ringing endorsement for "Andor" Season 1!

The season starts slowly, but the character- and world-building foundation paid off. Each 3-episode arc is structured like a movie, until the crescendo of climatic moments in the last episodes. The supporting characters are strongly drawn and well-acted, many by familiar Brit thespians.

The series includes themes dealing with authoritarianism, neo-fascism, the pursuit of work advancement without regard to corporate ends, mass incarceration, the importance of the individual, the power of ideas,..., so many great points.
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Matahari wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 3:23 pm Another ringing endorsement for "Andor" Season 1!

<snip>

The series includes themes dealing with authoritarianism, neo-fascism, the pursuit of work advancement without regard to corporate ends, mass incarceration, the importance of the individual, the power of ideas,..., so many great points.
Thanks for the info on themes. That suddenly makes it sound more interesting. I may give it a look later on.

I just finished Season 3 of "The Sinner". That's eight or so hours of my life that I'll never get back. Matt Bomer was good, and believable in that role, but the story itself was weird, freaky and intellectually indulgent. Not to mention depressing. First World problems anyone? Anyway, glad it's over, on to Season 4, which I think is supposed to be more "nomal".
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stoptothink wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:29 am
BigJohn wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:43 pm
Random Musings wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:36 pm Down to the last few episodes of The Sinner. I like it, my wife only watched the first season.

RM
Finished season four last weekend and enjoyed all four. Sorry to see it end. Not your typical police “who done it”. The psychological elements make it really intriguing. Highly recommended.
This is definitely next for us. The first three seasons were really good.
Finished up Season 4 and really enjoyed the last season. Also sorry to see the series end, but it was a very solid series.

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roamingzebra wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:25 pm
Matahari wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 3:23 pm Another ringing endorsement for "Andor" Season 1!

<snip>

The series includes themes dealing with authoritarianism, neo-fascism, the pursuit of work advancement without regard to corporate ends, mass incarceration, the importance of the individual, the power of ideas,..., so many great points.
Thanks for the info on themes. That suddenly makes it sound more interesting. I may give it a look later on.

I just finished Season 3 of "The Sinner". That's eight or so hours of my life that I'll never get back. Matt Bomer was good, and believable in that role, but the story itself was weird, freaky and intellectually indulgent. Not to mention depressing. First World problems anyone? Anyway, glad it's over, on to Season 4, which I think is supposed to be more "nomal".
I really loved Andor! (I can't wait until Alan Tudyk joins in Season 2, as K-2SO.)

Anyway...I completely skipped Season 3 of The Sinner when I was going through the series. It was just too odd and I couldn't get past the first episode or so. IIRC, I thought Seasons 1 and 2 were pretty good (it's been some years). Season 4 was okay. I watched because I'm a fan of Bill Pullman.
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