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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1305 on: June 05, 2019, 08:18:48 am »
Been recording and watching all of the MotoAmerica races and now the Isle of Man TT. The schedules are in the links below if anyone is interested.

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1306 on: June 11, 2019, 07:01:53 am »
Watched season 5 of Black Mirror. Only three episodes; one was very good IMO but the other two range between terrible and terrible ^2. The second episode was a clear knock- off of 'Facebook' and the very well done.

It seems like they are produced in different parts of the world with this year's episode 1 and 3 being American and episode 2 being English. Looks like the Limeys carried the day on this season while the American episodes were about as bad as I have seen.

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1307 on: June 11, 2019, 09:30:10 am »
Limey's Brian?  Really?   :rotflmao:
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1308 on: June 11, 2019, 10:34:55 am »
Yeah, Limeys. Slang term though not derogatory. They got that moniker due to their storing and eating limes on sea voyages to prevent scurvy. In fact, the original warehouse for limes, located on the Thames (incorrectly pronounced "Tems" by the Limeys BTW; if that is correct, is the male name James would be pronounced "Jems") is still called Limehouse, I think. I <believe> this whole thing was either discovered or perhaps put into general practice within the Royal Navy by Capt. James Cook.

I assume it is in the same vein that they call us 'Yanks', which is not derogatory either, at least not to me.

N.B. The English men were not too happy when their little island nation was suddenly loaded with US servicemen. And to exacerbate the problem, US soldiers were paid far more than Brit. serviceman, at least during WWII, so the US GI's had more dough to spend, often on / for the local women. All of this led to their little saying:

The problem with Yanks is:
1) They are overpaid.
2) They are oversexed.
3 They are over HERE.

I believe the US personnel's response was:
1) You are underpaid.
2) You are undersexed.
3) You are under Eisenhower.

Hey, you gotta' have something to start a drunken fist- fight on Sat. nights, right?  ;D

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1309 on: June 11, 2019, 03:31:18 pm »
Watched season 5 of Black Mirror. Only three episodes; one was very good IMO but the other two range between terrible and terrible ^2. The second episode was a clear knock- off of 'Facebook' and the very well done.

It seems like they are produced in different parts of the world with this year's episode 1 and 3 being American and episode 2 being English. Looks like the Limeys carried the day on this season while the American episodes were about as bad as I have seen

Well, glad I dropped Netflix Streaming weeks ago, then.  How is 3 episodes a "season", anyway?  Of the original stuff, some was fantastic, others so-so, but overall it was very entertaining.  When I reactivate in late Summer, I will check it out, though.

* Meanwhile, I watched "Chernobyl" (sp?) 5-hour miniseries on HBO.   It was quite good.  "A"

* Also watched Sneaky Pete (binge watched all 30 hours) from Amazon.  It was entertaining.  First season was best and went downhill the next two.  Overall it was a "B".

* Also watched the new Mary Poppins Returns movie last night.  Her (Poppins) acting was contrived and accent forced and poor, but her singing, and the music, and animation were all fantastic.  Choreography and cinematography were good.  Story was so-so, too much redo and not enough new ground.  Thought the "pants wearing" of the sister was kinda stupid.  Lamplighter did well, as did the children.  VanDyke over-acted his small part.  The father was too passive and couldn't stand his [thankfully limited] singing.  Overall, a "C", maybe C+.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1310 on: June 11, 2019, 04:17:53 pm »
Trust me, watching episodes 1 & 3 and you will feel like it was several seasons..... Black Mirror always has been very 'hit & miss' IMO but these episodes set the bar really low- like in the dungeon below the floor. All IMO of course, others may find them OK or even good.

As to the new Mary Poppins having a forced accent, I find that surprising because Emily Blunt really is English (or as Jim would say, a 'Limey'  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:) so her accent should be natural. ?? I have not seen the movie, just saying  that I am surprised.

I also really liked Chernobyl although some of the technical aspects were over- simplified. Still, it is very good as long as you take it as entertainment and not a reactor lesson; there is not a 'tricky spot' in the use of those reactors as per that series but instead a terrible flaw in the design of the reactor in the first place, it behaves like positive feedback meaning turning up the power actually causes it to rise substantially and unstably in output. By that I mean it rises further than was controlled by humans to so, meaning it is an unstable, dangerous design. Good thing there are only a dozen or so left operational, huh?  :o :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:

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Well, glad I dropped Netflix Streaming weeks ago, then.  How is 3 episodes a "season", anyway?  Of the original stuff, some was fantastic, others so-so, but overall it was very entertaining.  When I reactivate in late Summer, I will check it out, though.

* Meanwhile, I watched "Chernobyl" (sp?) 5-hour miniseries on HBO.   It was quite good.  "A"

* Also watched Sneaky Pete (binge watched all 30 hours) from Amazon.  It was entertaining.  First season was best and went downhill the next two.  Overall it was a "B".

* Also watched the new Mary Poppins Returns movie last night.  Her (Poppins) acting was contrived and accent forced and poor, but her singing, and the music, and animation were all fantastic.  Choreography and cinematography were good.  Story was so-so, too much redo and not enough new ground.  Thought the "pants wearing" of the sister was kinda stupid.  Lamplighter did well, as did the children.  VanDyke over-acted his small part.  The father was too passive and couldn't stand his [thankfully limited] singing.  Overall, a "C", maybe C+.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1311 on: June 11, 2019, 08:46:08 pm »
As to the new Mary Poppins having a forced accent, I find that surprising because Emily Blunt really is English (or as Jim would say, a 'Limey'  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:) so her accent should be natural. ?? I have not seen the movie, just saying  that I am surprised.

LOL!  Well, something is terribly "off" about it.   Perhaps it would sound more normal if she weren't trying so hard to be ultra-proper.

* Oh, now captivated by the new Amazon "Good Omens."  Three hours into it- wow, funny, creative, different...
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1312 on: June 11, 2019, 10:00:22 pm »
just watched Satan and Adam, on netflix.. kinda relates to my life.
not gonna say much more, it's a great Bluesman storyline, and well done... I can relate to it very well.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1313 on: June 12, 2019, 06:32:48 am »
My wife and I watched Deadwood (the movie) on HBO the other day.

While we both loved the Deadwood series the movie left a LOT to be desired.

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1314 on: July 16, 2019, 05:19:34 pm »
Not so much what I am watching as it is <how> I am watching. Been with COX for 2 1/2 yrs. or so and of course the bill went up by ~$60 at the end of the 2 year cycle. Went to FIOS and they just could not cut the price enough to make it worthwhile to switch. A few days ago in Wally World a young human accosted my wife about our cable service and now, apparently they can go lower- back down to the ~$60 or so that COX raised the price some months ago. Actually it is a bit cheaper 'cause we are not going with the 'movie channel package' and are going to try HBO GO instead and make other arrangements for Showtime, perhaps buying the service when new shows are available, perhaps not.

Anyway, the ISP / TV / Phone (landline) wars go on.......

ON TOPIC: my wife is watching Big Little Lies and seems to like it. I tried an episode but it 'ain't makin' it for me' but hey, such is life, right? So now I guess she will be watching Big Little Lies on HBO GO. Tapping fingers waiting to see how that works out (my wife has negative patience: she is cranky and out of control, emotionally, just BEFORE a problem presents itself  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:).

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1315 on: July 17, 2019, 09:30:37 am »
I wonder if she is related to MOB?
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1316 on: July 17, 2019, 01:32:26 pm »
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #1317 on: July 17, 2019, 02:09:06 pm »
I wonder if she is related to MOB?


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