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    I've been watching that too. I enjoyed hearing George Takei twirl his mustache as a Fire Lord General.

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    I should watch it with the kids; I think they'll like it. And a lot of people do what they do for their country without examining it too hard.
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    We just finished Season 1 of Russian Doll, staring Natasha Lyonne (I think mostly known for Orange is the New Black) and created by Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler. We enjoyed the series which is funny and poignant and more than a bit existentialist. It's on Netflix and while the story seemed to wrap up quite well Netflix says Season 2 is on its way. I can't see how but...OK.

    We also just watched The Hustle with Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway. And why did someone feel the need to produce a really bad remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels? Very few funny bits and if you've seen DRS you know what's coming.

    Now we're on to the Kominsky Method with Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin and Nancy Travis, and liking it quite a lot. It probably helps that we're in the actor's age group.

    My wife is also watching Virgin River which is too Hallmark-y for my tastes but she is enjoying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    And a lot of people do what they do for their country without examining it too hard.
    Yes, of course that is true, but it doesn't make it any less anathema to me personally or problematic in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJSF View Post
    Yes, of course that is true, but it doesn't make it any less anathema to me personally or problematic in general.

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    If you stick with it, I think you'll come to change your mind about Iroh. Or at least find him to be less one-dimensional.

    And for some reason, hearing the words "Brave Soldier Boy" makes my eyes water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post

    We also just watched The Hustle with Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway. And why did someone feel the need to produce a really bad remake of [I]Dirty Rotten Scoundrels?[/I] Very few funny bits and if you've seen DRS you know what's coming.

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    Well, after all Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was itself a remake of Bedtime Story so there is a precedent. That being said, I don't know of anyone who actually thought The Hustle was worth making or watching. Every review I have read basically came to the same conclusion as you.

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    I watched Knives Out on Amazon Prime. If not familiar, itís a mystery and supposedly a comedy, but I didnít see much comedy. I did, though, have one laugh out loud moment near the end, but mostly it was a reaction to surprise. Nicely done though. Lots of familiar actors. It was entertaining, I recommend it.

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    I watched Avatar-last Airbender when it came out, and some episodes Iíd missed a bit after. Just checking it, I didnít realize it started back in 2007. For some reason I thought it was more recent. Of course, it is focused in the kid/teenager demographic but it does get into some fairly serious topics, though with violence toned down a fair bit versus more adult oriented material. And the fight scenes are often choreographed quite nicely.

    Iím not sure if I want to watch it again, but if you donít mind anime-style animation it is quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacedude View Post
    ^^^ I haven't read the Mason books, but the show starts off with full frontal nudity and Oral everything, including pie. Mason is a freelance private eye down on his luck.
    Is he gay, like Raymond Burr?
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    We watched Hamilton, streaming on Disney+. I can see why that play was so successful. Intriguing story. Fantastic cast. Wonderful performances. Beautiful staging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Is he gay, like Raymond Burr?
    No, later on in the show there are scenes where he is definitely hetero. I was referring to a scene during the first 10 minutes of the show where he's been hired to spy on a young starlette and her secret lover. He take pics of them during a wildly sexual eye popper, with pie, whipped cream, and the Full Monty dessert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacedude View Post
    No, later on in the show there are scenes where he is definitely hetero. I was referring to a scene during the first 10 minutes of the show where he's been hired to spy on a young starlette and her secret lover. He take pics of them during a wildly sexual eye popper, with pie, whipped cream, and the Full Monty dessert.
    I swear, I just finished reading Jimís post on Hamilton and then saw the question about whether Burr was gay and my brain slipped a cog and thought the reference was to Aaron Burr.

    I think Iíve got COVID cabin fever.

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    Somehow, one of my professors got their hands a copy of a recording of Hamilton. "For educational purposes," she said. She posted it up someplace on the internet for her classes. I am trying to picture this older lady bolting a high powered camera to a seat or railing at a Broadway show and can't imagine that happening. Someone in the cast or crew must have made the video and gave it to her.

    That video was impressive at the time, but the Disney+ version is far better.
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    Red Bull Soapbox races, which some sports channel desperate for content was showing yesterday. We DVR'd several. Not as good as the Port Townsend Kinetic Skulpture race, but we aren't going to be getting that this year.
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    Weíre watching Major League Baseball. Being played in an empty stadium populated with cardboard ďfansĒ complete with organ music. And simulated crowd noise.

    *sigh*

    At least itís baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    We’re watching Major League Baseball. Being played in an empty stadium populated with cardboard “fans” complete with organ music. And simulated crowd noise.

    *sigh*

    At least it’s baseball.
    Maybe not for long, many of the Miami Marlins having tested positive for Covid-19. And now some Phillies as well, who recently played them. Games are being cancelled.
    We've watched a couple of Mariners games and the casual attitude being given to safety was disturbing. Some players wore masks in the outfield, but others just sat side by side in dugout, chatting away with no masks at all.
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    I have been watching a documentary about the end of the world called Good Omens.
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    I noticed Ant-Man and The Wasp was playing on TBS so I recorded it, watched it later and fast forwarded through most of the commercials. One of those I did watch was about Disney+ which has all the Marvel movies, commercial free.

    Which was when I remembered we have Disney+.

    Fun movie, btw.
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    Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy has hit Netflix. We're about 1/2 way through it.

    Spoiler: (Highlight this box to see the hidden message.)

    1. It's nonsensical that the Soviets would be mounting a conventional ground attack in the US only to then obliterate everyone (including their own forces) in a nuclear holocaust.
    2. If the Soviet assault is due at least in part to changes related to the Kennedy assassination, something like that takes months if not years to plan and execute.
    3. Not another Kennedy assassination conspiracy theory!

    I wonder "aloud" if there will be an explanation why, if people need to be "removed" from the timeline to keep it "correct", violently and perversely hunt them down and kill them? The Commission makes no sense other than just glorified violence.

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    I started to watch the third season of Dark. Have somebody watched it? If yes, I have a question. Is it hard for you to actually remember what is happening here. I've literally had to read a short essay about each episode just to remember names of characters and what is happening right now. But! This TVserial is totally great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyMiller View Post
    I started to watch the third season of Dark. Have somebody watched it? If yes, I have a question. Is it hard for you to actually remember what is happening here. I've literally had to read a short essay about each episode just to remember names of characters and what is happening right now. But! This TVserial is totally great!
    It was terribly hard to keep track of who's who, and who's related to who. Not to mention keeping track of which time period (and, by the third season, which universe) any particular scene is taking place in.

    We thought the first season was great, the second okay, and the third mediocre. (About halfway through the third season, we were laughing every time a character said some variation of "They lied to you!" because it seemed to happen at least once per episode).

    Overall, it's a good show, though.

    (Trivial note: The second season opener established, via on-screen text, that the season's apocalyptic event was to occur on June 27, 2020. When that came up onscreen while we were watching the episode, I turned to my wife and said, "That's today." Because it was.)
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    Lately we've been watching Breaking Bad because we didn't want to be the last two people in the US to have seen the show. Actually it's quite good and almost less violent than Ozark, if you can believe. At least, up to this point (24 episodes to go).

    We've also been watching Jessica Jones which we began largely on the strength of Krysten Ritter's performance in Breaking Bad. JJ is an interesting twist on what it means to be a superhero. Or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    Lately we've been watching Breaking Bad because we didn't want to be the last two people in the US to have seen the show.
    Trust me, you were not danger of that at all.

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    "Off went his rocket at the speed of light
    Flying so fast there was no day or night
    Messing around with the fabric of time
    He knows who's guilty 'fore there's even a crime

    Davy, Davy Crockett
    The buckskin astronaut
    Davy, Davy Crockett
    There's more than we were taught"

    -They Might Be Giants, "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)"


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    Marble League 2020, on Jelle's Marble Runs. Strangely addictive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJSF View Post
    Trust me, you were not danger of that at all.

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    Seemed like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    Lately we've been watching Breaking Bad because we didn't want to be the last two people in the US to have seen the show. Actually it's quite good and almost less violent than Ozark, if you can believe. At least, up to this point (24 episodes to go).
    We're actually rewatching "Breaking Bad", because we couldn't find anything new that interested us enough to start watching. It's kind of interesting to rewatch it and notice things that we didn't pick up on the first time. I think it's one of the best television shows of the last 20 years, at least, and they didn't totally screw up the ending like some other shows I could mention.

    When you're done with "Breaking Bad", I highly recommend the prequel series "Better Call Saul". The sixth and final season of that is scheduled to air on AMC next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanF View Post
    .When you're done with "Breaking Bad", I highly recommend the prequel series "Better Call Saul". The sixth and final season of that is scheduled to air on AMC next year.
    Yep, itís in the queue. Bob Odenkirk is very funny with that role.


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    I started Breaking Bad a couple of years ago and got about three episodes in before deciding that it just wasn't for me. Meanwhile, during my recent bout of severe depression, I found M*A*S*H on Hulu and was watching the series starting with the arrival of BJ. Not always the best thing for my state of mind, but it definitely confirms my lifelong wish that I could have Dr. Sidney Freedman as my mental health care.
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    I just can't understand (nor do I have much desire to) the lauding or sympathizing or anti-hero-worshiping of terrible characters or awful deeds. I don't get it in small doses, when some short in-season arc has a person allowing or killing a bunch of people to save say, their child who has a rare disease. I don't get it in large doses like with shows like Killing Eve or Breaking Bad. I don't get it in epic ways, like Game of Thrones. I just don't.

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    "Off went his rocket at the speed of light
    Flying so fast there was no day or night
    Messing around with the fabric of time
    He knows who's guilty 'fore there's even a crime

    Davy, Davy Crockett
    The buckskin astronaut
    Davy, Davy Crockett
    There's more than we were taught"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJSF View Post
    I just can't understand (nor do I have much desire to) the lauding or sympathizing or anti-hero-worshiping of terrible characters or awful deeds. I don't get it in small doses, when some short in-season arc has a person allowing or killing a bunch of people to save say, their child who has a rare disease. I don't get it in large doses like with shows like Killing Eve or Breaking Bad. I don't get it in epic ways, like Game of Thrones. I just don't.

    CJSF
    Oh itís definitely the train wreck method. You keep tuning in to see what new outrage or shock the show can produce within the limits of the interesting characters and the story arc.

    Ozark is the same. We watched a couple of episodes and said ďwell, letís watch one more. ď And then one more. And then...we were hooked. Very good performances by Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and Julia Garner.

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