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Insane Crazy
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:17 pm

starrydreamer wrote:
Insane Crazy wrote:My whole week is defined by getting to watch Brooklyn 99 and The Good Place. SO. GOOD.

I'm not usual a half hour comedy person, but these (B99 by the same folks as Parks & Rec, with The Good Place also created by one of them, Michael Schur) are just so much fun. I love them very much.

And Jane the Virgin comes back on Friday. Hooray!
Michael Schur was a writer on The Office too, wasn't he? I think he played Mose, Dwight's creepy cousin.
Yep! He got P&R going as an Office "spin-off," but it obviously progressed from there. I love him. He is a Chaotic Good fellow with a keen eye for comedies with tons of heart. He's great at ensembles with lots of love for one another! Also, he's always bringing in more and more diversity, which is cool.
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:52 pm

The Shannara Chronicles are back tonight at 10, not on Freeform, but on Spike. It's magic, battles, gorgeous scenery and even prettier actors. :P
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starrydreamer
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:14 pm

Anyone else watching The Resident? It feels different than Grey's Anatomy, House, and ER. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it, but as long as Emily Vancamp and Matt Czuchry are on it, I'll watch.

Of course, I started watching it because ads for it kept coming up while I was catching up on X-Files.
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:25 pm

I've been watching and so far, so good. I like the cast; the veteran Bruce Greenwood as the egotistical head surgeon brings some depth to the show's sort-of bad guy. It's not surprising, considering how most people feel about health insurance, that the show has made the bean counters and up-coders who care more about the bottom line than patients' lives the real "bad guys." :P
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:38 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I've been watching and so far, so good. I like the cast; the veteran Bruce Greenwood as the egotistical head surgeon brings some depth to the show's sort-of bad guy. It's not surprising, considering how most people feel about health insurance, that the show has made the bean counters and up-coders who care more about the bottom line than patients' lives the real "bad guys." :P
Bwahaha right? This show has been reading my mind. :lol: :lol:
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Ballerina
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:24 am

I've been watching The Assassination of Gianni Versace series on FX satellite channel. OMG! Tonight was the 3rd episode. I think there are 6. Correction - 9.

I remember it being bad. I just never imagined how bad.
BaroqueAgain1
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I haven't watched it...and now I'm kind of regretting not watching. :oops: All the reviews I've read have praised it.
I don't think I want to start in the middle of the series. Maybe FX will rerun it sometime.
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:05 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I haven't watched it...and now I'm kind of regretting not watching. :oops: All the reviews I've read have praised it.
I don't think I want to start in the middle of the series. Maybe FX will rerun it sometime.
They're playing previous episodes before a new one starts. Last night was episode 3. It's every Wednesday ight on FX 10 p.m. I think they're also playing them during the week.
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:47 am

You can also watch on the FX app- I have been doing that and for some other shows as well.
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:55 pm

Scandalous
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/20 ... areer.html

Part 5 of 7 was on Sunday night, very interesting presentation.
Should probably be shown on the History channel to attract a wider audience.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:39 pm

Blackhawks broadcaster Eddie Olczyk is cancer-free: ‘We beat this thing’
Eddie Olczyk finished his chemotherapy on Feb. 21. Then he had to wait nearly six weeks for his final scans to determine if the cancer was indeed gone.

“I don’t know what those scans are going to say and I’m scared still,” he said on March 2. “What will they say? What are they going to tell me?”

Well, because of emergency hernia surgery, Olczyk had his scans early — and he got the news he and so many in the hockey world had been waiting for. He’s cancer-free.

“I’ve had enough crying to last me a lifetime,” Olczyk said on NBC Sports Chicago on Thursday night. “I got the call on March 14 at 5:07 p.m. letting me know my scans were clear. And I never heard a better phrase in my life. I’m now 10 days on with the rest of my life.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/bla ... thing/amp/
BaroqueAgain1
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Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:14 am

Good for Eddie.
It's nice to get some good news after the last few days, when it seemed bad news was on repeat, repeat, repeat.... :(
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Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:12 am

Any The Walking Dead fans here?
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:31 pm

Interesting survey @ MSN today with over 100,000 responses.....

Which network do you watch most?

Netflix (36 Emmy nominations)
HBO (35 Emmy nominations)
FX (24 Emmy nominations)
I don't watch any of these





23%.... Netflix (36 Emmy nominations)
8%.... HBO (35 Emmy nominations)
8%.... FX (24 Emmy nominations)
61%.... I don't watch any of these
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:59 pm

I can understand a low % for HBO, since it's by subscription and not available to everyone. Guess that would be true of Netflix, too. I know I can't watch Netflix (unfortunately, because it does have stuff I'd like to watch) because of my not-wonderful download speeds, as well as the cost.
FX is a standard cable channel, but I wonder how many people regularly check its programming? It's really just been in recent years that it's developed some quality original programming.
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Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:33 am

For those who watch GoT (also, don't read if you aren't caught up);
Does Dany actually love her dragons? Before you say "Duh, yes, you stupid onion peel!" let me present you with some things I've noticed.

001] She doesn't keep a terribly close watch over them, or make sure they're particularly well guarded. Subsequently, they're stolen by the dudes who eat too many blueberries. You'd think something as precious as your "children" would garner them a little tighter security?
002] When she does finally get to them, there's no reaction of this huge relief washing over her, she doesn't check them over to make sure they're ok. Just, "Oh, rad, found 'em."
003] Drogon gets himself a tasty fishy, then goes to Dany for some affection. Jorah's all "Hot damn, they're growin' like weeds!" and Dany, despite caressing Drogon's face, is all "Yeah but uh, maybe they can hurry the fXXk up?" She really wants her damn war machines, I guess.
004] When she pretends to trade Drogon for the Unsullied, she makes no attempt to even pretend like it's hard for her to say goodbye, which should have been a huge red flag that something was wrong. The Mother of Dragons wouldn't be emotionless handing over her child, and arguing "only one" isn't nearly enough to make you think "Man, what a hard decision, she must really be serious!" Had she made a point of petting him, saying goodbye, it would have been significantly more believable... and she couldn't even do that.
005] Drogon lays on her lap, gets pets. Then there's a food fight. WHY on God's green earth does she think trying to pet Drogon and soothe him is a good idea? Does she know anything about them at all? Food aggression should be a given seeing as she previously used it as a display of their power by tossing a piece of food for them to fight over.
006] I understand why she locked up Viserion and Rhaegal. However, she lured them in, chained them up, and bailed. No petting, coddling, soothing. Sure, she was teary eyed, but looking back sadly doesn't do much to comfort your crying children When she returns later on, They don't rush to greet her, and instead react aggressively (also suggesting she doesn't make a habit of going down there to be with them)... and??? She's surprised they're angry they were abandoned, locked up in the dark?
007] Drogon swoops in to save her, and is pretty beat up in the process. She gives him a brief thanks before berating him for not getting her food or taking her home. He's injured and exhausted, but God damn him, he should hunt for you, too!
008] When she's walking between Viserion and Raegal to get to Drogon, they both turn to check her out, and Tyrion, I think? And she just "Nope, need my transportation" walks right by 'em. Not a pat, not a hello, no affection.
009] When Viserion is killed, like I guess she looks kind of sad? Mostly she just seems shocked someone succeeded in killing one of her I.W.I.N. buttons. In the following episodes, there's little to no crying or mourning. Drogon and Raegal fly around calling for him, and we never see her attempt to comfort them, or take comfort from them.

I guess you could make a case for her pulling out Bronn's spear from Drogon's shoulder, but a downed dragon can't get her home. We know she's all about "Drogon, take me home!!" And I'm not entirely convinced he was gonna scorch Jamie specifically to save HER more than he was just displaying standard dragon-ing with "Aggressive enemy human! Rawr!"

I'm also aware that some things like dragon cuddling is filler fluff that can readily be cut for time as it doesn't further the plot, but without enough of it, it makes it hard for me to believe she loves her kiddos as opposed to using them to get what she wants. It really takes away from her character, to me.
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Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:22 am

My daughter would kill to be anywhere near any Walking Dead male role holder (or whatever you would call one [even one of the dead dolls]). I can't stand that show, myself.
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Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:07 am

--Random Idiot: You should never have killed Glen in Walking Dead, that's why people stopped watching!
--Me: Uh, he dies in the comics. They're staying true to the story.
--Random Idiot: But this is different!

I know people are stupid but this is above and beyond anything I've seen in a very long time.
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