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  • Started Season 1 and left it. Not sure what it was but I watch so many detective shows that it paled in comparison.

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    • Originally posted by booond View Post
      Started Season 1 and left it. Not sure what it was but I watch so many detective shows that it paled in comparison.
      Oh bosh!

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      • Originally posted by gh View Post
        Season 4 of House of Cards available Friday. woo-hoo! (even if it has gone downhill a bit)
        First episode was an improvement. We are locked into another three.

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        • better than season 4 from the get-go. (but thank goodness Netflix provides for a seamless viewing of previous season[s] for those of us with bad memories!)

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          • The Detectorists are back on Netflix with Season 2..
            Last edited by gh; 10-09-2016, 02:54 PM.

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            • Taking a breather from my latest binge-watch!
              It's "The Fosters"---which I'm watching through Netflix.
              In the past 21 hours or so, I've seen the entire 1st season, plus the first 2 episodes of season two!!

              Episodes are about 42 minutes each, and there are over 70 episodes on Netflix---about 20 episodes for the 1st three seasons, plus 10 from the latest season.

              It's the ongoing story of a lesbian couple (one's a San Diego cop, the other a vice-principal in a charter school in La Jolla).
              They have one biological child (from the cop's earlier marriage to a man, who is also a cop), and adopted twins (boy & girl), and then they adopt another brother and sister (boy is 12, girl is 15).

              It covers their adoption of the latter duo, the careers of the couple, the home life of the family, and of course the relationship of the couple.

              I'd never seen it before, and started watching it because I'm intrigued by the story of a lesbian couple and the life challenges they face!
              (BTW, the cop is white, while the other is a light-toned black, child of a mixed marriage!)

              EXCELLENT show!!
              Was compelled to watch one episode after another----non-stop---and will be watching the remaining 50+ episodes over the next 2 or 3 days!

              After one 21 episode season, plus the 1st two episodes of season two, I'd rate this show one of my All-Time Top 30 shows----and quite possibly in my Top 10!!!
              It's THAT good!!!

              Several episodes have led me to tears!
              Strongly recommended for anybody who likes family relationship shows!!

              Probably R-rated, due to some language and thematic elements (lesbian marriage, etc).
              NO nudity, and the "sex scenes" are limited to kissing and snuggling in bed.
              Last edited by aaronk; 10-19-2016, 12:17 AM.

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              • get ready for lots of 2017 bingeing: Netflix will release 1000 hours of stuff.

                http://www.businessinsider.com/netfl...t=allverticals

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                • Two preface notes:

                  You're probably aware that MY list of binge-watch choices are WAY different from yours. Most of you are into more "masculine" shows and or top-rated shows which lean toward male audiences.
                  MY list of binge-watches are more "chic-lit" in nature, or at least more attractive to the female side of the audience.

                  Two, you'll note that some of my B-W's are "old"---from older shows, some of which are no longer producing new episodes.
                  That's because I went without TV service for about 9 years (2007-2016-late), and before 2007, didn't watch much on TV.
                  So I'm catching up!

                  That said, back to my latest B-W's.

                  I finished ALL the "The Fosters" episodes available---the first 3 seasons, plus the first half of the 4th season---which continues in January!

                  That show---its synopsis in an earlier post---was/is EXCELLENT!!
                  FIVE stars!
                  Two thumbs UP!
                  Etc etc etc!

                  My newest B-W is "Switched at Birth".
                  It's in its 5th season, I believe.
                  The first season had 30 episodes, about 42-45 minutes each!
                  The next 3 seasons each had 20-22 episodes, same length.
                  I don't know why the 1st season had about 10 more episodes than the others!

                  This is about two families whose children were literally "switched at birth"---one couple's child went home with another couple, and that couple's child went home with the 1st couple's!
                  This was caused by a hospital error in ID'ing the newborns!

                  The show begins when the kids are 16 years old.
                  One was raised by super-rich parents, the dad in whom, was a Hall of Fame baseball player, in a big house on some acreage!
                  The other was raised on the "other side of the tracks" by a Puerto Rican woman, after the dad left when their child was 3.

                  The 1st---dark-hair & features, is a rebel "street-artist, who attends a "better" school.
                  The other is blonde & blue-eyed, and is a star basketball player in a school for the deaf---she's deaf since age 3.

                  Curious for years, the rebel searches online for her "real" parents. Through DNA, she discovers she was raised by the "wrong" parents, and searches for the other child & parents.

                  The main crux of the show, from there, tells of how the families adjust to the error, and how they interact with their "new" famiies---meaning a "poor" "third world" girl suddenly has rich white parents---and the rich girl suddenly becomes a "barrio" girl!!

                  I'd rate the show 4 stars---the "lesser" rating (0-5 stars) due to the fairly abrupt changes in the situations the kids meet.
                  Their demeanor & attitude are a bit too quick to evolve!

                  And the dialogue matches that abruptness---and comes off a bit false, due to how fast one scene ends, and the next begins.
                  I guess I'm saying time--the show following a linear path--moves faster than the "real-time" template of the scripts!

                  The acting is very good---though some of it borders on parody and cliche.

                  I've finished the entire 1st season in about 3 days---and look forward to the next 70 or so episodes---about 46 or 47 more hours of binge-watching!

                  You might say I'm all in for this "new" show!
                  BTW, it's a PG-13 type show.
                  There are many references to sex, but none shown, except for kisses & "making out"---all of them brief & discreet!
                  No nudity, and not much from the drug world.
                  Some "language!.

                  More on the deaf aspect.
                  The show has LOTS of sign language----all of the words "spoken" with closed captions, all easily readable!!
                  The deaf characters are played by REAL deaf actors---and is extremely well-done!!
                  This is key to most of the relationships that evolve!!

                  One more thing---the show takes place in Kansas City and its environs.
                  Last edited by aaronk; 10-27-2016, 12:06 AM.

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                  • 2 thumbs up for The Crown! John Lithgow's Churchill is stunningly great

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                    • Just watched first 4 episodes

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                      • Watched it all in 3 days. As I'm half Brit and was raised there and the wife is one we had a special interest in it. Hard to know how much of it follows the real inside story. I do know the Private Secretary Tommy Lascelles wrote a diary, and had to be a major source for stuff in the 30-50's. The author has also done a play starring Helen Mirren called "The Audience" about the weekly meetings between HM and PM.
                        This only covers the early coming of age era of Elizabeth. I have no doubt she grows in maturity in the next 10 episodes. I do hope Prince Philip grows a pair. In public he was always such a stud magnet. Did I just write that?
                        One private story. A friend and I were in the movies when a Pathe news story on Princess Margaret came up. My friend said something raunchy to indicate his feelings for her attractiveness. A man in front of us turned around and said: "Take that back sir, that's royalty your talking about."

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                        • Originally posted by jeremyp View Post
                          .... The author has also done a play starring Helen Mirren called "The Audience" about the weekly meetings between HM and PM....
                          He also wrote the Mirren flick The Queen

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                          • Originally posted by jeremyp View Post
                            Watched it all in 3 days. As I'm half Brit and was raised there and the wife is one we had a special interest in it. Hard to know how much of it follows the real inside story. I do know the Private Secretary Tommy Lascelles wrote a diary, and had to be a major source for stuff in the 30-50's. The author has also done a play starring Helen Mirren called "The Audience" about the weekly meetings between HM and PM.
                            This only covers the early coming of age era of Elizabeth. I have no doubt she grows in maturity in the next 10 episodes. I do hope Prince Philip grows a pair. In public he was always such a stud magnet. Did I just write that?
                            One private story. A friend and I were in the movies when a Pathe news story on Princess Margaret came up. My friend said something raunchy to indicate his feelings for her attractiveness. A man in front of us turned around and said: "Take that back sir, that's royalty your talking about."
                            Times have changed....in 1997 when I was living in Nottingham whilst changing trains in Grantham I heard standing on the platform the Queen was soon coming. There only about 10 of us and a half dozen PC. We had to stand back a bit but not far. And sure enough HM departs the Flying Scotsman with only 2 men as escorts five minutes later. She walked by only a few feet from me. I said something to a couple of people standing nearby saying that was interesting....they replied with some nasty comments about HM.

                            Later that year by chance I went to a performance of Oklahoma in the West End. And what do you know...the Queen appears!....Of course everyone sings God Saves the Queen and with great gusto....so I think Londoners like her far more than those in Thatcher's home town.
                            Last edited by cubehead; 11-11-2016, 08:02 PM.

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                            • if you're going to watch The Crown (or already have), after Episode 5 (the coronation) you might want to take 5 minutes to watch this great bit from Neil Young.

                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-nPsrX05Rk

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                              • Article about what may be true and what may be not true.
                                http://mashable.com/2016/11/12/the-c.../#2jQqEsQnB5qu

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