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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1200 on: January 15, 2018, 07:14:08 am »
Watched It yesterday.

5 outta 5!

Damn good movie! If you haven't seen it, you should.

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1201 on: January 15, 2018, 01:48:09 pm »
Just finished (re)watching Phonebooth for the first time since it was released.

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1202 on: February 03, 2018, 07:39:18 pm »
Just watched the first episode of Waco. Really surprised at the direction and POV this series is taking, at least from the first episode. So far, very well done and jibes nicely with actual history, at least as I understand and remember it. Too bad it does not go back far enough to show why Randy Weaver was ever charged in the first place. Going to watch the second episode and hope it keeps going in the same direction.

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1203 on: February 04, 2018, 05:13:13 am »
Are they telling two stories?
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1204 on: February 04, 2018, 07:20:34 am »
Three events make one story: the clash between 'the gov't' and 'the people' at Ruby Ridge, Waco, and Oklahoma City. This series is about Waco incident but to understand what happened at Waco, the viewer needs information about the events that occurred at Ruby Ridge. It would be fine to end the story with the destruction of the compound at Waco but I will be amazed if there is not at least a foot- note, or perhaps an episode, devoted to the incident at Oklahoma City because that was a direct result, and the last major event of the chain of three.

Watched the second episode and it too was very well done.

This story is apparently based on the stories / books from two people who were there and participated: one is a Branch Davidian member and survivor of the Waco incident, the other an FBI agent who was present at both Ruby Ridge and Waco.

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1205 on: February 04, 2018, 07:42:36 am »
Finished up Game of Thrones season 7 yesterday. Damn that's good TV!    :thumbs:

I was really hoping to see Cersei get her comeuppance but will have to wait till next year for that.

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1206 on: February 08, 2018, 09:37:10 pm »
Knightfall on the History Channel.  Not sure I'm liking it yet.

Just finished the season finale.  I enjoyed it a lot!  Two thumbs up
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1207 on: February 15, 2018, 10:19:12 am »
Finished up Game of Thrones season 7 yesterday. Damn that's good TV!    :thumbs:

I was really hoping to see Cersei get her comeuppance but will have to wait till next year for that.

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1208 on: February 15, 2018, 01:08:14 pm »
Just finished the season finale.  I enjoyed it a lot!  Two thumbs up


Tried to get into it for the obvious reasons but I couldn't finish the first episode.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1209 on: February 16, 2018, 02:28:37 pm »

Tried to get into it for the obvious reasons but I couldn't finish the first episode.

You are definitely the exception. Maybe need more scotch?

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1210 on: February 16, 2018, 02:58:37 pm »
Nah, it just did not 'hook' him. I am a believer in the school of thought that a book or a movie has to grab one and make a person want to continue to read (or watch) pretty early on. I have tried to read some of the classics only to be left cold after 50 pages and had to abandon the books because of it. I simply did not care about the characters or the plot by that point.

And we all have to remember, 'Moby Dick' was a literary failure that quite literally ruined Melville's career as a writer. It was not until long after he was dead that the book again caught interest on the 100th anniversary of his birth, and then only by accident. Today it is a cornerstone in American literature, some claiming it is THE beginning of American literature but during the author's life, it was a proverbial anchor around his neck.

I have watched the entire series of GOT but honestly, it was Sean Bean and family (in the series) that caught my attention; had he not been in the first season, or had I caught, say, the third season as my entry point, I too would have abandoned the series I think.

A long time ago I read that the key to a TV series popularity was the question: would you invite this group of people into your home, week after week? And that is really it I think- to watch a series, a person has to want to know how the key players are progressing and be interested in their 'lives', so to speak.

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1211 on: February 19, 2018, 09:12:07 am »
I still recommend a solution of a nice single malt and try again, or not, to watch GOT.  :chugbeer:

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1212 on: February 19, 2018, 09:25:57 am »
Just finished watching Season 1 of Star Trek:Discovery


Wasn't too sure at first but it just got better and loved the finale
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1213 on: February 19, 2018, 12:59:26 pm »
Celebrity Big Brother.

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1214 on: February 26, 2018, 07:20:29 am »
Waiting for the last episode of Waco.

Watched a PBS Frontline about rapidly growing gang activity on Long Island, NY. Looks like a pretty nasty problem, at least in localized areas. The part that was confusing was whether or not the people shown were illegal aliens or not; there were several terms used such as 'Unaccompanied Minors' but again, it was not clear if these were legal or illegal aliens. I am tending to think illegal because several of them were deported, although certainly that is not proof.

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