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Old 12-22-18, 04:12 PM
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Tried a few episodes of 'Covert Affairs', but gave up. It just didn't do anything for me.
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Dexter, Show Time (on cable) doing a year's 12 episodes a day ...

yesterday the death of Stalin with Steve Buscemi..as .Nikita Khrushchev ... a dark comedy..
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Dexter, Show Time (on cable) doing a year's 12 episodes a day ...
All episodes from all 8 seasons are available for streaming at any time at Netflix. A very good series that I previously watched on the DVD's from the local public library.
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I will be watching History Channel's new program: Project Blue Book

https://www.history.ca/shows/project...tm_content=PBB



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Just started Bablyon 5. Never seen it before. Really great acting and characters so far. Not sure how I never heard of this show until now...being a scifi fan.
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Daredevil (NF). It's alright. The lead (Charlie Cox) is far far better than Affleck's big screen version...though that's not saying much.
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Daredevil (NF). It's alright. The lead (Charlie Cox) is far far better than Affleck's big screen version...though that's not saying much.
Haven't been able to psych myself up to watch the third (and apparently final) season yet.
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Just started Bablyon 5. Never seen it before. Really great acting and characters so far. Not sure how I never heard of this show until now...being a scifi fan.
You are going to love B5.

The creator is Russian, and you will see a lot of Russian attitudes, but that is part of it's appeal.

Some stuff about the show... it gets a LOT better after the first year. The first year was done on a shoestring budget. The second year saw better writers and graphics. The little ships they use, that design NASA asked to borrow. They haven't built any, that I know of, but I'd be surprised if they didn't build something a lot like that at some point. Although... they also use them in combat, at which they would be useless.

some Russian stuff, you won't find anything about ramming before B5. When all Russia had was a coast guard, ramming was standard. It was the only chance they had to damage much larger, and more powerful, ships. You will a fair bit of that in B5. Medicine is less than great in Russia, and another thing that happens regularly is the Docs being unable to heal their patients. Compare that with Trek, where they come up with some new technique that does the impossible on a regular basis.

Still, I liked that dark, gritty and pessimistic outlook.
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About the only thing I am watching on a regular basis is "The Ranch" on Netflix... It is actually pretty good... don't want to do any reveals, but the part I am watching now is pretty overly dramatic, in spite of the general story line until now... so, I am doing a bit of fast forwarding recently.
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I will be watching History Channel's new program: Project Blue Book

https://www.history.ca/shows/project...tm_content=PBB



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4EmfM9isHo

Wouldn't be nice if the History Channel actually stuck to real history? I used to check in from time to time, but their UFO crap is just too much... I know Blue Book is based on the real Air Force project... but I wonder how much they over dramatize it.

BTW it's not just the History Channel... the Science Channel and National Geographic have also lost credibility with me for the schlock programming that is anything but authentic. National Geo could just fill time with an ongoing cam at the south pole and that would be more genuine. But no, they have to go off and do silly stories like "Ice Road Rescue" and "Wicked Tuna," to name a couple. The Science Channel has "Killer Monks" on, and "Outrageous Acts of Science," and Mysteries of the Abandoned..." I mean com'on.

Oh well, what else to expect in this era of "reality TV..." Sheesh.
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Wouldn't be nice if the History Channel actually stuck to real history? I used to check in from time to time, but their UFO crap is just too much... I know Blue Book is based on the real Air Force project... but I wonder how much they over dramatize it.

BTW it's not just the History Channel... the Science Channel and National Geographic have also lost credibility with me for the schlock programming that is anything but authentic. National Geo could just fill time with an ongoing cam at the south pole and that would be more genuine. But no, they have to go off and do silly stories like "Ice Road Rescue" and "Wicked Tuna," to name a couple. The Science Channel has "Killer Monks" on, and "Outrageous Acts of Science," and Mysteries of the Abandoned..." I mean com'on.

Oh well, what else to expect in this era of "reality TV..." Sheesh.
Don't blame them too much, its not easing competing with the masses favorite shows such as Baywatch.
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Jesus Christ, Baywatch is your go-to? Baywatch!? It went off the air 17 years ago. If you want to complain about contemporary viewing habits, look no further than The Bachelor or eleven inexplicable years of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
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Jesus Christ, Baywatch is your go-to? Baywatch!? It went off the air 17 years ago. If you want to complain about contemporary viewing habits, look no further than The Bachelor or eleven inexplicable years of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Funny how time flies. But that's when I gave up on society. So as you can see its been a while, although I'm sure the sentiment is still current.

Yes, the Kardashians would be more contemporary, but I've never seen it.
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Wouldn't be nice if the History Channel actually stuck to real history? I used to check in from time to time, but their UFO crap is just too much... I know Blue Book is based on the real Air Force project... but I wonder how much they over dramatize it.

BTW it's not just the History Channel... the Science Channel and National Geographic have also lost credibility with me for the schlock programming that is anything but authentic. National Geo could just fill time with an ongoing cam at the south pole and that would be more genuine. But no, they have to go off and do silly stories like "Ice Road Rescue" and "Wicked Tuna," to name a couple. The Science Channel has "Killer Monks" on, and "Outrageous Acts of Science," and Mysteries of the Abandoned..." I mean com'on.

Oh well, what else to expect in this era of "reality TV..." Sheesh.
Yeah, the show will probably end up sucking, but I got to check it out...
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Don't blame them too much, its not easing competing with the masses favorite shows such as Baywatch.
Sure, but Baywatch isn't on a network declaring itself of a particular subject... I mean can you imagine finding "That 70's Show" on a Western channel?
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Curious Traveler on PBS + Travel and history and a Young Blonde woman presenter.. and writer, tying the series together..
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Yeah, the show will probably end up sucking, but I got to check it out...
Speaking of shows that suck "Star Trek Discovery". Anybody seen it yet? From what I hear PC is killing it -- which is funny since Star Trek invented PC for TV. Anyway, the reviews speak as if its barely keeping its head above water.

Now the producers are betting heavily on Picard's new show but I'm not sure how that will be incorporated since I haven't been keeping up due to CBS Access. Too bad I won't be watching any of these as long as they're on a subscription network.

Never paid for a ST in the history of the franchise, and never will. I grow weary of these subscription services. Well, maybe via Netflix?
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Antiques Road Show. We watch it frequently. Tonight it was at Meadbrook.
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Antiques Road Show. We watch it frequently. Tonight it was at Meadbrook.
the one dude in the hand made plaid suits does it for me, those are usually surprisingly well made suits he is wearing that line up and fit him really well
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Wouldn't be nice if the History Channel actually stuck to real history?
Yeah, they should rename it the Conspiracy Theory channel.

All these things that blur the lines between fact and fiction/propaganda are corrosive to the body politic.
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Yeah, they should rename it the Conspiracy Theory channel.

All these things that blur the lines between fact and fiction/propaganda are corrosive to the body politic.
I seem to recall when the History Channel was primarily history. Earlier last year we did a major redo of our living room. For my hard work we acquired a 55" TV over the mantle. If you've never seen The BBC America series Planet Earth or Ariel America on a 55" HDTV, well, just pretty great viewing! Ariel America is an interesting, different approach to U.S. history and geography.
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I found the sounds in PE and PEII to be so unrealistic as to be distractingly annoying. Way over dramatized - for example the Komodo dragon fights, but every scene is like that. I'd rather silence than hyper fakery.
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Tried Sabrina the Teenage Witch for a few episodes but couldn't get into it. Been watching Outlander of late and do like it.
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Wouldn't be nice if the History Channel actually stuck to real history? I used to check in from time to time, but their UFO crap is just too much... I know Blue Book is based on the real Air Force project... but I wonder how much they over dramatize it.

BTW it's not just the History Channel... the Science Channel and National Geographic have also lost credibility with me for the schlock programming that is anything but authentic. National Geo could just fill time with an ongoing cam at the south pole and that would be more genuine. But no, they have to go off and do silly stories like "Ice Road Rescue" and "Wicked Tuna," to name a couple. The Science Channel has "Killer Monks" on, and "Outrageous Acts of Science," and Mysteries of the Abandoned..." I mean com'on.

Oh well, what else to expect in this era of "reality TV..." Sheesh.
Pretty much agree. One exception is certain Science Channel programs such as "How It's Made." If all the haters of off shore labor watched it more, a major job killer is automation right here at home.
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