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What are you watching now?
« on: March 24, 2020, 12:41:31 PM »
The "what are you listening to now" board has been very popular here for a long time now,so now that all/most of us are just sitting around our homes,I figured it was time to start a "What are you WATCHING now?" board to tip people off to interesting tv shows,movies,or series they can watch to help break the boredom.

I suggest that if possible we all include where it can be viewed,the cost,if any,and a brief description of what it is about?


@mystery-ak   Myst,if you think this is a good idea,PLEASE feel free to make it an official board subject.

I am going to start off with "The Wire". IMNSHO,this is one of the best crime dramas ever produced. It is based in Boston,and is about the criminals and the police department there. I can't recall ever seeing a series with better writing or acting anywhere at any time. It just draws you in.

I give it 5 stars out of 5.

It is free if you have Amazon Prime,and is available elsewhere for various fees. Maybe even free if you are a subscriber,but other than Amazon I don't know what they are named.
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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 01:34:37 PM »
Here ya go @sneakypete
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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 01:40:13 PM »
Cool idea
Vergette and I are currently watching " The Deputy" The Sheriff of LA county dies and there is an obscure law that says if he dies in office the longest serving member of his mounted posse must take his place. (Hulu)
We are also watching  Lone Star 911. A captain that developed cancer from asbestos exposure during 9/11 moves with his gay son to Austin Texas to rebuild a fire company that had all but one of it's members killed in an oil refinery fire. Very liberal slant but good stories.
Finally we are watching "Being Erica" This mid thirty woman is give the opportunity to relive very various episodes of her life and make changes to it. It takes place in Toronto. it is also on Hulu and was on for about 3 seasons 6-7 years ago.
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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 01:47:33 PM »
Here ya go @sneakypete

@mystery-ak

Thanks!

Does that mean this is now a "hot topic" with it's own little "red box" so everyone can see it?
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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 01:55:32 PM »
Another one is "MI-5",a fictional (?) account of life and missions inside Britain's version of the CIA.

NOBODY does this stuff better than the Brits. NOBODY! They pick the best actors they can find to play a role irregardless of their level of attraction,and this goes from the stars to the bit players that only pop up occasionally.

Not only that,but just like in real life,ANYBODY can die or get killed at any time. Just because someone is a major player doesn't mean they are bulletproof.

Also,no 115 lb super models doing ballet moves while pretending it is karate,and kicking the asses of a dozen bad guys without getting her hair mussed.

This does NOT mean there are no attractive cast members. There are. They just ain;t any safer than any other actor.

It's so good I bought the entire series on DVD after watching season 1 because I just couldn't wait for Season 2 to start airing.

You can now watch all seasons on Netflix for free if you are a subscriber.  THIS IS NOT TRUE. The MI-5 on netflix is a VERY good movie about MI-5,but it is NOT the series.

To view the series you need to go to Brit Box.

My apologies for misleading you.

REALLY good stuff,with acting and plots that don't insult your intelligence.

Once again,5 stars out of 5
« Last Edit: March 24, 2020, 02:31:07 PM by sneakypete »
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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 02:34:46 PM »
@mystery-ak

Thanks!

Does that mean this is now a "hot topic" with it's own little "red box" so everyone can see it?

yep
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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 02:39:14 PM »
@sneakypete

Wasn't The Wire filmed in Baltimore, Maryland?   :shrug:     (great show)





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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 02:43:32 PM »
@sneakypete

Wasn't The Wire filmed in Baltimore, Maryland?   :shrug:     (great show)
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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 02:46:41 PM »
   I'm watching my ol lady bippity bop around the house clad only in a T Shirt and panties, such a beautiful sight to behold.
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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2020, 11:11:24 PM »
   I'm watching my ol lady bippity bop around the house clad only in a T Shirt and panties, such a beautiful sight to behold.

I can unnerstan that. I once had an ol' lady who often did that in considerably less. Sometimes with her girl friends.

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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2020, 11:47:59 PM »
I can unnerstan that. I once had an ol' lady who often did that in considerably less. Sometimes with her girl friends.

@mortarman 

And you let her and her girlfriends get away?

WTH were you thinking?
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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2020, 05:28:06 AM »
@mortarman 

And you let her and her girlfriends get away?

WTH were you thinking?

Turns out she wasn't puttin' up with my crap. You know. She got to naggin' an' such. What really put an end to it was when she couldn't unnerstan the idea of solutions. She was naggin' an' naggin' about me leaving the toilet seat up. So I thought I'd solve the problem by superglueing the seat down. You would think that she would thank me, butt noooooo. She started making disparaging remarks about my "marksmanship". I'll have you know that I am a crack-po-er-shot. Do you realize how hard it is to hit your target at 2:30 in the morning. An' all while standing on a unsteady platform.  Plus the distraction of pantyhose an' over the shoulder boulder holders hanging from the shower rod. Plus that little dish of those flower shaped soap. It's amazing that I got the target 63% of the time under the circumstances.

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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2020, 03:23:40 PM »
Turns out she wasn't puttin' up with my crap. You know. She got to naggin' an' such. What really put an end to it was when she couldn't unnerstan the idea of solutions. She was naggin' an' naggin' about me leaving the toilet seat up.

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I always "solved" that problem by pointing out that "I" could remember to put the seat up,"THEY" could damn sure remember to put it down.

I have noticed that most women don't seem to be big fans of logic.
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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2020, 03:56:06 PM »
@mystery-ak @verga @DCPatriot @corbe

UPDATE on MI-5!

Someone edited my post to say MI-5 is no longer available for free on the site I wrote it did,do I did a search on my ROKU and discovered the first 5 seasons are ALMOST free on Brit Box if you can stream video.

Brit Box costs me $7.46 per month,but if you want they have a trial period where you can watch it for free,so you could easily watch all 7 seasons before your trial expires.

There is,of course,a LOT of other stuff on Brit Box that you would probably want to watch too,so be aware!

I will search a few other sites to see if it is available on any free sites,and post them here if I find them.

It shows up periodically on PBS stations,but they are all local,so the station that is local to me might show it and the one local to you isn't showing it. You have to check for yourself.
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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2020, 05:49:53 PM »
I went to IMDb (international move database) and saw that even though no movies were actually showing in movie theaters some were still ranked.  One movie (THE PAINTED BIRD) caught my eye as beyond the regular popcorn movie variety.... It was a movie supposeable about a Jewish kid (movie did not id him as actually Jewish) that finds his way during and after WW2. I decided to give it a try since it was ranked highly....

Let me just say, this movie was HORRIBLE... Just awful. I made it a little over half way and then just started skipping to confirm my suspicions that it only got worse. You have to be one of those people that just likes to subject yourself to punishment to keep watching it. The plot was so weak and rambling you didn't care to follow, the subject matter was all over the place and always followed the pattern of from bad to worse (with one exception thrown in the middle). The kid (main character) said little and you didn't really find yourself caring for him or not. It is like the director wanted to just prode how much crap he could force you to watch.... From forced sex scenes on a minor to bestiality. Just how much before a reasonable person decides this isn't art, this is just seeing how much junk you can make up under the guise of "Jewish folks were treated horrible in the war"....

We have great movies like Schindler's List and The Pianist that are great films even though they show the horrors of war... This movie filmed in Black and White was nowhere close to be the work of art those movies were....

I give the film "The Painted Bird" an F rating.... a waste of 3 hours of your time.

Trailer on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRDuc3IdOn8
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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2020, 12:40:08 AM »
I went to IMDb (international move database) and saw that even though no movies were actually showing in movie theaters some were still ranked.  One movie (THE PAINTED BIRD) caught my eye as beyond the regular popcorn movie variety.... It was a movie supposeable about a Jewish kid (movie did not id him as actually Jewish) that finds his way during and after WW2. I decided to give it a try since it was ranked highly....

Let me just say, this movie was HORRIBLE... Just awful. I made it a little over half way and then just started skipping to confirm my suspicions that it only got worse. You have to be one of those people that just likes to subject yourself to punishment to keep watching it. The plot was so weak and rambling you didn't care to follow, the subject matter was all over the place and always followed the pattern of from bad to worse (with one exception thrown in the middle). The kid (main character) said little and you didn't really find yourself caring for him or not. It is like the director wanted to just prode how much crap he could force you to watch.... From forced sex scenes on a minor to bestiality. Just how much before a reasonable person decides this isn't art, this is just seeing how much junk you can make up under the guise of "Jewish folks were treated horrible in the war"....



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I think we can all guess who the target audience was.
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« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2020, 12:44:33 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whose_Line_Is_It_Anyway%3F_(American_TV_series)

Hilarious skit comedy show. Originally hosted by Drew Carey,but hosted by Aisha Tyler and playing on the CW network. Regulars are  Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady,but they always have guest stand-up comedians come in to help out.

Half-hour shows that always leave me laughing. I recommend it.
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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2020, 08:58:09 AM »
Just started with "The Umbrella Academy" on Netflix. Halfway through the first season, so far it is pretty good. Kind of X-Men meet Dirty Harry and a little Ghost busters.
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« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2020, 06:18:09 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whose_Line_Is_It_Anyway%3F_(American_TV_series)

Hilarious skit comedy show. Originally hosted by Drew Carey,but hosted by Aisha Tyler and playing on the CW network. Regulars are  Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady,but they always have guest stand-up comedians come in to help out.

Half-hour shows that always leave me laughing. I recommend it.

Those guys are ridiculously talented.
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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2020, 04:41:34 PM »
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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2020, 05:11:55 PM »
Since I have Comcast, I’ve been watching law and order on peacock.

Before that it was the show about Indian arranged marriages on Netflix
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« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2020, 08:15:42 PM »
I'm hoping to watch "Love on the Spectrum" some time soon.

It's a Netflix series from Australia about those on the autism spectrum and dating. I don't have a Netflix account, but I'm thinking about either a free trial or borrowing some TV time from one of my siblings.

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« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2020, 08:16:58 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whose_Line_Is_It_Anyway%3F_(American_TV_series)

Hilarious skit comedy show. Originally hosted by Drew Carey,but hosted by Aisha Tyler and playing on the CW network. Regulars are  Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady,but they always have guest stand-up comedians come in to help out.

Half-hour shows that always leave me laughing. I recommend it.
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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2020, 08:25:56 PM »
@mortarman @mystery-ak  @verga  @DCPatriot @corbe

I always "solved" that problem by pointing out that "I" could remember to put the seat up,"THEY" could damn sure remember to put it down.

I have noticed that most women don't seem to be big fans of logic.

Actually the habit of seat AND lid always down seems to work. Also -- seat and lid down before you flush otherwise gross germs spray into the air. 
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Re: What are you watching now?
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2020, 12:05:28 AM »
I'm hoping to watch "Love on the Spectrum" some time soon.

It's a Netflix series from Australia about those on the autism spectrum and dating. I don't have a Netflix account, but I'm thinking about either a free trial or borrowing some TV time from one of my siblings.

@jmyrlefuller

Sounds interesting. Speaking as someone who is autistic myself,dating/marriage can be a challenge.

BTW,watching it now/.
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