What are you watching and why?

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Maybe we should start a Babble TV/Movie Lounge?

..how would this work? i used to upload files to an account on google drive for others to access. i would send them my log in info and they would access at their leisure. i did this on google because you were allowed 5 gigs of free space.

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And I am a big fan of the "Anne" reboot of Anne of Green Gables. The actress playing Anne has been superb in the role.

..me too. loved the 1st season but haven't gotten around to the 2nd. 

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OMG, "River" has got to be one of the most riveting crime suspense dramas with a healthy sprinkle of magic realism that I have seen in a long time.

Yes! And Nicola Walker - wow - I'll watch anything with Nicola Walker. First encountered her in 10 seasons of "Spooks" (which they called MI-5 in the U.S. I think). Then River. Then Last Tango in Halifax. And The Unforgotten. But River - unbelievable, just 6 episodes, but the best!

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Over the holidays, we binged watched "Killing Eve" and it totally lived up to the hype.

Will check that out.

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I have a soft spot for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" - the lead is so infectious and her Sancho Pansa like agent a riot.

Agreed! We're just starting Season 2. What a wonderful surprise this is.

 

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

Killing Eve was AMAZING. 

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..speaking of nicola walker i found season 1 of collateral quite good and a bit different. waiting for season 2.

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epaulo13 wrote:

Maybe we should start a Babble TV/Movie Lounge?

..how would this work? i used to upload files to an account on google drive for others to access. i would send them my log in info and they would access at their leisure. i did this on google because you were allowed 5 gigs of free space.

I've done that too! Not by sharing log-in info though, just creating links. Either way, if we decided to do that here, I think we'd need to share the details via PM for all kinds of reasons.

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

Yes, makes sense, U.

Okay, guilty pleasure. I've been watching The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. It started as a hate-watch, I'd heard so much fuss about it and decided to have a look, even though I'm definitely not of a minimalist mindset or a particularly dedicated housekeeper.

But. There's something to the approach that really works. It's a subtle shift in mindset that, from friends of Japanese descent telling me it's nothing new, seems to be Japanese culture applied to decluttering. The Shinto idea of things having a sort of life of their own is pretty interesting, that you can have something you're hanging onto for no real reason, being able to "thank" it for its service and let it go is pretty revolutionary for a lot of packrats. Just the act of going through your belongings so that you know what you have with the mindset of understanding what you value is really useful, even if you get rid of very little.

And then the folding method. Fucking brilliant. Did you know you can actually fit more in a drawer with her system?! And you can see what you have! My drawers have never been so functional.

That's just the method, though - the stories are actually pretty good, and the difficulties of people dealing with their situations - because it's never just about the housekeeping - are handled compassionately. One episode was a woman whose husband had died 9 months before and she was dealing with a house full of his belongings - what to keep, what to give away, how to start a new chapter. Really lovely. So if you're inclined to lifestyle tv at all, I recommend it.

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CNN because it's fake news. Unlike those reality warriors on Fox...Lou Dobbs is brilliant.

MegB

Much of this could go into Body and Soul but if anyone wants to PM me a proposal for a new forum I'm all in. I'll pitch it to staff and see if our tech budget could withstand the creation of another forum.

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Timebandit, I love that you brought up the tradition of hate watch. My husband and I are currently hate watching "New Amsterdam" and having a great time doing so because it is really quite earnest and bad. Keifer Sutherland's "Designated Survivor" was another on our hate watch list and I was gobsmacked to hear that he was in Toronto just recently  filming another season. I thought for sure it was cancelled.

epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

..a great big fat WOW! to season 2 of tin star. the ending was a bit anticlimactic from the buildup but still awesome. wow! hoping for season 3.

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

Lain Lowe - we watched season one of DS and enjoyed it, mostly. Although there were moments when I wondered how dumb they thought their audience was - Hmm, they’re going to North Dakota, I wonder what they’ll find? Surely not a MISSILE SILO!!! They lost us early in season two. 

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I don’t know if I mentioned - loving the new Doctor in Dr Who. Jodie Whitaker is great. Very diverse cast, too. Lots of fun. And Star Trek Discovery. Strong women characters!

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I love Discovery (though I keep calling it "STD" in my head). Burnham hasn't quite clicked for me as a character yet, but the supporting roles (Georgiou, Stamets, Tilly, Saru) are good enough that it doesn't matter. As for Doctor Who, I was having trouble getting into it a couple of years ago when I started watching (the last season with Peter Capaldi), because my brain was trying to file it in the same cabinet it keeps Trek in. One day, though, I made the decision to think of DW like a live-action cartoon, and I've enjoyed it a lot more since. Not that there aren't serious episodes, but a lot of the villains are on the campy side. I enjoyed the episode that spoofed Amazon warehouses, in particular. (What's with only having one episode this year, though? Even by British standards, that's parsimonious.)

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I keep checking my PVR, worried that I've missed it. I'm somewhat irritated by the Canadian version, which is typically 5 to 9 minutes shorter than the BBC version. Damn commercials.

I like Burnham a lot. The supporting cast is awesome, too. And, well, Michelle Yeoh. I've been a fan of hers for many years - she's one of the best martial arts genre actresses ever. I was heartbroken when I thought they'd killed her off almost immediately in season one, but I think they've given her so much more to work with by turning her into alt universe Georgiou.

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..been watching doc who since the 70's. seen a lot of doctors come and go and i like a woman in that role a lot. there has been better writing though, than in this latest reincarnation.  

eta: i especially disliked the rosa parks episode where the white doctor saves the day for rosa.

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Lennox Island to host auditions for Mi'kmaq character on Anne with an E

Show is casting a Mi'kmaq girl between the ages of 10 and 13

eta: just heard 58 days until the new season of killing eve. :)

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