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Old 11-07-2017   #601 (permalink)
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I finished Stranger Things Season 2. I love that show....brilliant combination of campy, corny, and scary AF.
The Science Museum of Minnesota made a killing off that show today. One episode had one of the boys wearing a sweatshirt the museum sold in the mid eighties, and they started receiving requests for the sweatshirt. They rushed to produce items with that old artwork and they went on sale today. They sold more than $400,000 worth of that merchandise already.

I have never seen the show, but Pam likes it.
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Godless is really good. The feminist western. Jeff Bridges does a great job as the bad guy.
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Godless is really good. The feminist western. Jeff Bridges does a great job as the bad guy.
Watched the first episode last night. Not too bad.

I'm also watching Aquarius and the final season of Longmire.
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Godless is really good. The feminist western. Jeff Bridges does a great job as the bad guy.
I just finished Godless, and I loved it. That was some awesome cinematography, to say the least about the show.
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Godless is really good. The feminist western. Jeff Bridges does a great job as the bad guy.
Bridges or Daniels?
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we just watched the first episode of Godless last night, looking good so far.
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We are on episode 4, I'm really liking it too. So funny to see Lady Mary playing an american cowgirl
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I decided to buy into all the hype and watch Alias Grace. It is supposed to be deep with religious and feminist overtones. It was lost on me. The best thing I could say about it was that it is only 6 short episodes. The actress that plays the lead character is great. Unfortunately, I didn't really get all the deep, intellectual stuff. It was boring to me.
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I decided to buy into all the hype and watch Alias Grace. It is supposed to be deep with religious and feminist overtones. It was lost on me. The best thing I could say about it was that it is only 6 short episodes. The actress that plays the lead character is great. Unfortunately, I didn't really get all the deep, intellectual stuff. It was boring to me.
This is on my to read list, but I didn't realize it was a show.

Same author, Margaret Atwood, also had her novel The Handmaid's Tale turned into a show on Hulu that got very good reviews. I'm waiting for the first season on DVD. Have you seen it? I highly recommend the book.
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This is on my to read list, but I didn't realize it was a show.

Same author, Margaret Atwood, also had her novel The Handmaid's Tale turned into a show on Hulu that got very good reviews. I'm waiting for the first season on DVD. Have you seen it? I highly recommend the book.
I haven't seen The Handmaid's Tail. Don't get me wrong about Alias Grace, it get's great reviews. It was just all lost on me. An intellectual like you would probably understand all the metaphors. I should probably just stick with comedies and action flicks.
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I haven't seen The Handmaid's Tail. Don't get me wrong about Alias Grace, it get's great reviews. It was just all lost on me. An intellectual like you would probably understand all the metaphors. I should probably just stick with comedies and action flicks.
I need to get with the 21st century and dump Direct TV for a streaming service. Everything I want to see except for HBO is on one of these channels that I cannot get with my ancient TV. Is Hulu good for other shows? I don't like watching stuff on my crappy laptop. My fiction students read The Handmaid's Tale this semester, and I keep hearing great things about the TV adaptation.
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Oh, boy — the new one called Dark!

Netflix series 'Dark' is a must-see, mind-bending fairy tale

Netflix’s Dark is hard to watch, and impossible to stop watching

Many comparisons to Stranger Things, but I was already thinking what is mentioned in one of those articles (or maybe another one I saw), which is something more in the spirit of Twin Peaks. (Well, Twin Peaks without the offbeat, campy humorous bits, at least.) Also resonates well with me as a fan of Lost, especially with all the complex interconnections between characters during different time periods.
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I need to get with the 21st century and dump Direct TV for a streaming service. Everything I want to see except for HBO is on one of these channels that I cannot get with my ancient TV. Is Hulu good for other shows? I don't like watching stuff on my crappy laptop. My fiction students read The Handmaid's Tale this semester, and I keep hearing great things about the TV adaptation.
Hulu gets a lot of good stuff. I think Netflix is by far the best streaming service but Hulu and Amazon Prime have some great shows, just not the depth of Netflix. I would take the streaming services over HBO, Showtime, etc., if forced to choose. By the way, Alias Grace is on Netflix.
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Oh, boy — the new one called Dark!

Netflix series 'Dark' is a must-see, mind-bending fairy tale

Netflix’s Dark is hard to watch, and impossible to stop watching

Many comparisons to Stranger Things, but I was already thinking what is mentioned in one of those articles (or maybe another one I saw), which is something more in the spirit of Twin Peaks. (Well, Twin Peaks without the offbeat, campy humorous bits, at least.) Also resonates well with me as a fan of Lost, especially with all the complex interconnections between characters during different time periods.
My son-in-law is binging Dark as we speak. He said it is either genius or awful, he can't decide yet. I had considered watching it but what you love in a show (flashbacks, multiple timelines) is what drives me away.
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I liked Alias Grace quite a lot, and I LOVED The Handmaid’s Tale madly.
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