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  • #91
    Originally posted by aaronk View Post
    Finished a 3rd binge-watch on Netflix a few days ago!
    It's a Danish show with English subtitles called "Rita".

    Rita is a 45'ish school teacher (in Denmark, naturally!), very hip, very popular, very horny, very tough, and very sensitive!
    (She teaches both 4th and 9th grade classes!)

    There's 3 years of 8 episodes per year, each about 50 minutes long.
    But for some reason, the years aren't consecutive.
    (2012, 2013, then skips to 2015!)

    It's a FANTASTIC show, thoroughly entertaining!
    And it moves the various plots forward.
    It shows her both at work and at home---she has 3 grown children (she's a single mom), with the youngest still at home, and he's gay!

    So that makes THREE shows I've binge watched this month!
    Wentworth
    Grace and Frankie
    Rita
    We finally agree on a show
    although for different reasons. It's quite a satire and often edgy.

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    • #92
      Originally posted by gh View Post
      my maternal grandfather was born in Cornwall c1880
      Scones and Devonshire cream anyone?

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      • #93
        Not really the place to mention this but "Luther" returns on BBC on December 17th.

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        • #94
          Luther's not from Cornwall? :-)

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          • #95
            Originally posted by KDFINE View Post
            Not really the place to mention this but "Luther" returns on BBC on December 17th.
            I'm getting in line.

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            • #96
              Slow binge-watching Master of None the Aziz Ansari Netflix show. It's the poorman's Louis CK show. It can be funny but a little too on the nose.

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              • #97
                Originally posted by booond View Post
                Louis CK show.
                There's a show that merits discussion! I watch it, but it always makes me uncomfortable. The premise of almost every episode is that he acts like a jerk to someone, then feels profound regret and, in trying to atone, makes things worse, yet somehow ends up OK. The humor is subtle, cerebral, self-referential, satirical and contemporarily relevant.

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                • #98
                  Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                  There's a show that merits discussion! I watch it, but it always makes me uncomfortable. The premise of almost every episode is that he acts like a jerk to someone, then feels profound regret and, in trying to atone, makes things worse, yet somehow ends up OK. The humor is subtle, cerebral, self-referential, satirical and contemporarily relevant.
                  It's a little more subtle than his acting like a jerk. He's not Larry David.

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                  • #99
                    I'm about midway through my 4th binge-watch----except this one is taking longer than the others!
                    It's "Californication", starring David Duchovney.
                    It's 7 seasons of 12 half-hour episodes per season!
                    And it is HILARIOUS!!

                    Think of Henry Miller's "Sexus" combined with Hunter Thompson's "Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas"----with tinges of "Sex and the City" and "Any Afternoon Soap Opera"-----and you have "Californication"!

                    It's super hip, super sexy, super simplistic, super Laugh Out Loud funny!
                    Tons of nudity & sex & the filthiest of cuss words, so is a HARD R, with some NC-17 scenes!
                    But the dialogue is so sharp & witty, so hip & cool, you pass over whatever moralistic darts you want to throw its way!

                    Yes, Duchovny basically plays himself---a sex-addicted, Crazy in Love, yet heart-rendingly pathetic animal of a man----and he does so PERFECTLY!!

                    The supporting characters----"Hank's" wife, "Karen", and his agent (& HIS wife!), his 12 year old (when the show begins!) daughter---who turns out to be my favorite character!!!
                    (Familiar with new rave sensation---Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett?? "Becca" at times looks EXACTLY like her!!!)

                    Then there's all his many lovers----too numerous to count!
                    (At one point, he finds an autographed copy of a book he wrote on sale in a bookstore----it's autographed "To Kelly". His agent asks "Who's Kelly?" "Hank" can't remember!!)

                    I've made it through the first 3 seasons (36 episodes), and have watched the 1st episode of the 4th season.
                    I'm on Netflix, and Netflix has all 7 seasons---so I'll be spending the next few days watching the remaining 47 episodes!!
                    Heck, that's about one 24 hour day's worth!!

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                    • I am 84 years old and have not had a "job" for 42 years..someday I hope to have time to binge watch.

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                      • I'm watching the first season of Manhattan, a series about the science and politics at Alamogordo during the creation of the first nuclear bombs.
                        It's good stuff!

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                        • Season 2 of Broadchurch on Netflix. I'm going in this weekend.

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                          • If you're of a mood to be depressed and/or befuddled, allow me to suggest the 6-part Netflix Brit detective offering River, starring Stellan Skarsgård.

                            wow.

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                            • Originally posted by gh View Post
                              If you're of a mood to be depressed and/or befuddled, allow me to suggest the 6-part Netflix Brit detective offering River, starring Stellan Skarsgård.

                              wow.
                              I'll get there soon enough.

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                              • Transparent starts Friday.

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