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Old 01-19-2015   #46 (permalink)
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If you can get the Cinemax show Banshee on netflix, start watching it now. I'm on season 2 and loving it. Over-the-top sex and violence (from Allen Ball, same producer as Six Feet Under and True Blood). Truly one of the best anti-heroes I've encounter in a long time on television. Neo-noir pulp of the best kind.

Also waiting for the Starz show Black Sails to return next week for their second season. Dirty, bad boy pirates and colonial power struggles in the Caribbean. Like a history book of the time period, but with a lot of washboard abs and knife fights.

Switching to AT&T u-verse got me all these free channels. Before I just watched all of the HBO shows, now I find myself hooked on these others from Showtime, Cinemax, and Starz.
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Yesterday I watched the pilot of a British sitcom called London Irish. Originally produced by Britain's "channel four" in 2013. Now available for streaming on Acorn TV and probably elsewhere. It is about four young single Northern Irish ex-pats living in London. Irreverent does not begin to describe it. In the pilot the group is kicked out of a wake after one of them gets caught (by the widow no less) making out with the handsome corpse to win a 20 pound bet with her friend. The accents are hard to follow at first but once you are able to understand the outrageous dialogue it is absolutely hysterical. Really the funniest thing I have seen in years.
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Yesterday I binge watched the entire 1st season of Mind of a Chef on Netflix. Its a must watch for any food interested people. Its narrated/produced by Anthony Bourdain and the 1st season is centered around David Chang of Momofuku. Each episode has a different topic. I understand season 2 and 3 are different chefs...season 2 is also on Netflix. Season 3 is currently airing in PBS (just not in my area, so I'm gonna have to hunt that down).
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Holy crap. I watched all six episodes of "Black Mirror" on Netflix this weekend. Two seasons, three episodes each. Another fantastic British import. (With many familiar faces for Downton Abbey and other British show watchers).

Each episode is a stand alone story, like Twilight Zone. And like Twilight Zone, the stories are commentaries on society and ourselves. Many also include strong messages on how pervasive technology affects us, and where that could lead. Each episode is extremely well done and will totally mess with your head.

The first episode just blew my mind.
The second episode was sweet and sad.
The third episode of the first season was very powerful.

Don't spoil it for yourself by reading any plot summaries. Pop some corn and settle in for some awesome storytelling. HIGHLY recommended!!
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Holy crap. I watched all six episodes of "Black Mirror" on Netflix this weekend. Two seasons, three episodes each. Another fantastic British import. (With many familiar faces for Downton Abbey and other British show watchers).
Such a fantastic show. See if you can find the Christmas special online, its really good. I watched it on YouTube, but not sure if its still up.
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Holy crap. I watched all six episodes of "Black Mirror" on Netflix this weekend. Two seasons, three episodes each. Another fantastic British import. (With many familiar faces for Downton Abbey and other British show watchers).

Each episode is a stand alone story, like Twilight Zone. And like Twilight Zone, the stories are commentaries on society and ourselves. Many also include strong messages on how pervasive technology affects us, and where that could lead. Each episode is extremely well done and will totally mess with your head.

The first episode just blew my mind.
The second episode was sweet and sad.
The third episode of the first season was very powerful.

Don't spoil it for yourself by reading any plot summaries. Pop some corn and settle in for some awesome storytelling. HIGHLY recommended!!
This is going on my list. Thanks!
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Yesterday I binge watched the entire 1st season of Mind of a Chef on Netflix. Its a must watch for any food interested people. Its narrated/produced by Anthony Bourdain and the 1st season is centered around David Chang of Momofuku. Each episode has a different topic. I understand season 2 and 3 are different chefs...season 2 is also on Netflix. Season 3 is currently airing in PBS (just not in my area, so I'm gonna have to hunt that down).
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Such a fantastic show. See if you can find the Christmas special online, its really good. I watched it on YouTube, but not sure if its still up.
Thanks! I'm going to search for it now. And thanks for the Mind of a Chef recommendation. I love food documentaries. Have you seen Spinning Plates yet? That's also in my queue.

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This is going on my list. Thanks!
You are really going to like it. In a disturbing kind of way.
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Almost forgot: Vikings is coming back mid-February. Speaking of dirty bad sexy dangerous men. Seriously, check out Banshee.

I'm sensing a trend in my viewing proclivities. Rather disturbing for mild-mannered English teacher.
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Have you seen Spinning Plates yet?
Ohh, Im not sure, but I just added it to my queue. I've casually tossing around the idea of going back to the kitchen until i can find a legal job in my area of interest...this might just remind me of why I left the industry in the first place. lol.
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Almost forgot: Vikings is coming back mid-February. Speaking of dirty bad sexy dangerous men. Seriously, check out Banshee.

I'm sensing a trend in my viewing proclivities. Rather disturbing for mild-mannered English teacher.
Along similar lines, Outlander resumes in April on Starz. Have you seen it?

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Ohh, Im not sure, but I just added it to my queue. I've casually tossing around the idea of going back to the kitchen until i can find a legal job in my area of interest...this might just remind me of why I left the industry in the first place. lol.
Not sure which is more stressful, working the line in a professional kitchen, or being a cog at a law firm. I've experienced the latter, but as to the former, my years working in restaurants were in the front of the house, so I can't do an accurate comparison. I can say that one was definitely more fun than the other. I bet you can guess which one.

Speaking of fun, have you ever seen the movie Waiting? It's pretty damn funny in a completely sophomoric way, but worth a watch for anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant.

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Along similar lines, Outlander resumes in April on Starz. Have you seen it?
Yep. I liked the first season. I've only read the first book, so I think the show will soon be getting into new territory. I posted a note to you on the reading thread about the casting of Jamie (a while back). I think they did a good job.
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Thanks! I'm going to search for it now. And thanks for the Mind of a Chef recommendation. I love food documentaries. Have you seen Spinning Plates yet? That's also in my queue.



You are really going to like it. In a disturbing kind of way.
Ummm. Just finished episode 1. Nothing more needs to be said. Wow
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Broadchurch, an 8 episode British crime drama, is available on Netflix. It is superbly acted, just brilliant television. It is similar to The Killing, in that one crime is investigated over the course of a season. It also features a dead child, shattered family and flawed police. However it is not nearly as bleak, and more like a modern version of an Agatha Christie mystery - small town whodunit where you know one of the characters you've met is going to be the murderer, it's just a question of which one. It also explores the effect of the murder on the whole town, not just the family of the victim.
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Ummm. Just finished episode 1. Nothing more needs to be said. Wow
I know! Crazy, isn't it?!
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Broadchurch, an 8 episode British crime drama, is available on Netflix. It is superbly acted, just brilliant television. It is similar to The Killing, in that one crime is investigated over the course of a season. It also features a dead child, shattered family and flawed police. However it is not nearly as bleak, and more like a modern version of an Agatha Christie mystery - small town whodunit where you know one of the characters you've met is going to be the murderer, it's just a question of which one. It also explores the effect of the murder on the whole town, not just the family of the victim.

Broadchurch was excellent. Season 2 starts on BBCAmerica in March!

Another good British crime drama was The Missing. It's a story about a little boy who goes missing while on a family vacation with his mom and dad in France, and the dad's subsequent obsession to find his son. Not sure if that is on Netflix yet. I watched it on demand via Comcast (it aired on the Starz channel). Bleak but very well done.
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