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What Did You Watch? 2018-02-12 (Monday)
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Obveeus
2018-02-13 13:14:50 UTC
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I watched:

THE SAME SKY: Episode #1 of this German spy thriller set in the mid
1970s across the Berlin Wall. The theory here is that men from the East
are being trained in how to seduce lonely middle aged women that are in
positions where they know government secrets. There is also a side plot
where the little sister from the East is training for the Olympics...so,
timely.

WEDDING UNPLANNED: A 2017 romcom with the standard plot where some guy
is engaged to be married, but not to the woman he is falling in love
with. Most of this was just typical dippy romcom humor about awkward
situations, but then mixed into it was some weird stuff (like the murder
of a dog) and some amazingly stupid stuff (like locating a aged fine
wine collection in a sunny room with no cooling). Ah well, it is a
French film, so what do you expect.

SEBASTIAN MARCELO WAINRAICH: A 2018 Spanish language stand-up comedy
special. I only watched about 15 minutes of this (all on the topic of
WiFi) before deciding that comedians just speak so fast that trying to
read the jokes wasn't worth the work effort.

What did you watch?
anim8rfsk
2018-02-13 14:23:58 UTC
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THE SAME SKY: Episode #1 of this German spy thriller set in the mid
1970s across the Berlin Wall. The theory here is that men from the East
are being trained in how to seduce lonely middle aged women that are in
positions where they know government secrets. There is also a side plot
where the little sister from the East is training for the Olympics...so,
timely.
WEDDING UNPLANNED: A 2017 romcom with the standard plot where some guy
is engaged to be married, but not to the woman he is falling in love
with. Most of this was just typical dippy romcom humor about awkward
situations, but then mixed into it was some weird stuff (like the murder
of a dog) and some amazingly stupid stuff (like locating a aged fine
wine collection in a sunny room with no cooling). Ah well, it is a
French film, so what do you expect.
Perversion, filth, celebration of criminality, hatred of women, and a
desire to see Godzilla kill them all?
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SEBASTIAN MARCELO WAINRAICH: A 2018 Spanish language stand-up comedy
special. I only watched about 15 minutes of this (all on the topic of
WiFi) before deciding that comedians just speak so fast that trying to
read the jokes wasn't worth the work effort.
You speak Spanish well enough to follow it or were you reading along?
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What did you watch?
I tried to watch the new MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS but couldn't
understand enough of the fake accents dialog to last.
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Obveeus
2018-02-13 14:47:37 UTC
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SEBASTIAN MARCELO WAINRAICH: A 2018 Spanish language stand-up comedy
special. I only watched about 15 minutes of this (all on the topic of
WiFi) before deciding that comedians just speak so fast that trying to
read the jokes wasn't worth the work effort.
You speak Spanish well enough to follow it or were you reading along?
I was just trying to keep up with the subtitles. I decided it was too
much effort, especially if the guy's comedy is just going to be a long
spate of 'good WiFi is more important than life itself' jokes.
anim8rfsk
2018-02-13 18:00:02 UTC
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SEBASTIAN MARCELO WAINRAICH: A 2018 Spanish language stand-up comedy
special. I only watched about 15 minutes of this (all on the topic of
WiFi) before deciding that comedians just speak so fast that trying to
read the jokes wasn't worth the work effort.
You speak Spanish well enough to follow it or were you reading along?
I was just trying to keep up with the subtitles. I decided it was too
much effort, especially if the guy's comedy is just going to be a long
spate of 'good WiFi is more important than life itself' jokes.
Gotcha.
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Arthur Lipscomb
2018-02-13 14:35:09 UTC
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THE SAME SKY:  Episode #1 of this German spy thriller set in the mid
1970s across the Berlin Wall.  The theory here is that men from the East
are being trained in how to seduce lonely middle aged women that are in
positions where they know government secrets.  There is also a side plot
where the little sister from the East is training for the Olympics...so,
timely.
WEDDING UNPLANNED:  A 2017 romcom with the standard plot where some guy
is engaged to be married, but not to the woman he is falling in love
with.  Most of this was just typical dippy romcom humor about awkward
situations, but then mixed into it was some weird stuff (like the murder
of a dog) and some amazingly stupid stuff (like locating a aged fine
wine collection in a sunny room with no cooling).  Ah well, it is a
French film, so what do you expect.
SEBASTIAN MARCELO WAINRAICH:   A 2018 Spanish language stand-up comedy
special.  I only watched about 15 minutes of this (all on the topic of
WiFi) before deciding that comedians just speak so fast that trying to
read the jokes wasn't worth the work effort.
What did you watch?
Legends of Tomorrow - "Daddy Darhkest" - Constantine shows up to help
the legends perform an exorcism. OK episode.


911 - "Heartbreaker" - Valentines day episode. Angela Bassett (who is
by far the best thing about the show and the only reason I'm still
watching) faces off against a woman with a let's say unique plan to deal
with her cheating boyfriend. Meanwhile a character who had a metal rod
go straight through his skull/brain is back as if nothing happened.
They are really trying to get me to dump this show!


The Chi - "Today Was a Good Day" - The regulars throw a block party
where the old gang leader or whatever he is, reassembles his crew and
faces off against the up and coming gangsters. I *really* want to know
what he whispered in the guy's ear. Just slightly above background noise.


Bit and pieces of several other shows including "Here and Now" a new HBO
show that I watched about 1/3 of before deleting.
Obveeus
2018-02-13 15:14:13 UTC
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The Chi - "Today Was a Good Day" - The regulars throw a block party
where the old gang leader or whatever he is, reassembles his crew and
faces off against the up and coming gangsters.  I *really* want to know
what he whispered in the guy's ear.  Just slightly above background noise.
Does this help:
https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/view_episode_scripts.php?tv-show=the-chi-2018&episode=s01e05
Arthur Lipscomb
2018-02-15 06:43:35 UTC
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The Chi - "Today Was a Good Day" - The regulars throw a block party
where the old gang leader or whatever he is, reassembles his crew and
faces off against the up and coming gangsters.  I *really* want to
know what he whispered in the guy's ear.  Just slightly above
background noise.
https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/view_episode_scripts.php?tv-show=the-chi-2018&episode=s01e05
Thanks! Unfortunately while it has the scene, it doesn't include any
dialogue from the whisper. I guess it's possible the writers don't even
know what was said. Just leave it up to the audience's imagination.
Ian J. Ball
2018-02-13 15:05:47 UTC
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What did you watch?
Victoria (recorded) - "The King Over the Water" (ep. #2.7 - the title
refers to the King of the Scots, I believe). I actually mostly liked
this episode, mostly because whatever offenses were committed against
the actual history here are generally minor(!).
We begin when someone (the historical person in this case was a man
named John Francis) points a gun a the royal couple while on a carriage
ride in London but escapes. Victoria demands that they repeat the same
route the next day to catch the perp (Prince Albert is appalled by
this), and it works! (This is historically accurate!)
Afterwards, to recuperate, Victoria and Albert "away" to Scotland,
to the castle of a Duke Atholl(? played by Denis Lawson).
Here, the timeline gets muddled - Francis' "assassination attempts"
took place in 1842. Victoria apparently first visited Scotland in 1842.
So far so good. However, Victoria didn't visit Blair Castle, Duke
Atholl's place, until 1844. The latter date fits in better with where
the show is currently, plotwise, but doesn't fit in with Francis
"shooting attempt". Ah, well...
(FTR, Albert would buy Balmoral Castle in Scotland for the Queen in
1847-48 - and I believe it is still in the hands of the Royal Family...)
Anyway, Victoria loves the escape from responsibility (so does
Albert). Eventually, Victoria and Albert get lost horseriding, and have
to "night" with an old crusty Scottish Highland couple. There are
subplots among the Royal entourage, but they are minor.
So, a mostly decent epie.
It looks like next episode is the season finale (not counting the
subsequent Christmas special...).

Top of the Lake (Hulu) - Episode #1.3. Geezus - a full "network
time-waster" of an episode. This is unacceptable in a series where the
seasons are ONLY 6 EPISODES LONG! The only real development here is
that Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss) discovers a video with the missing
girl, Tui, that doesn't exactly reveal the ID of a potential perp, but
provides some clues to their identity. The rest of this episode was a
complete waste of time.

Raduis (The Netflix) - You know, I rather liked this (enough to give it
a 'Thumbs Up' on The Netflix). But I needed a movie to watch last
night, with nothing on, and nothing too severe, and this turned out to
be perfect.
It stars Diego Klattenhoff (from "The Blacklist") as an amnesiac who
appears to kill *anyone or anything! (animals included!)* that comes
within about 50-feet of him (hence the film's title). He eventually
comes across a woman (the delectable Charlotte Sullivan of "Rook.
Bleu"! among other things) who is also an amnesiac, but whom he doesn't
seem to kill when near... I won't say much else, as it would spoil
things.
This was mostly good (though on the slow side for some, I'll wager).
My only real complaint is that they uncork a "twist" at the end that
was completely unnecessary, and in fact didn't really affect the
proceedings in any way, and so should have been cut from the film...
But, aside from that, this was pretty good.


Recorded for later: Just "The Alienist" (which I now have a backlog of...).
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Obveeus
2018-02-13 15:19:08 UTC
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Raduis (The Netflix) - You know, I rather liked this (enough to give it
a 'Thumbs Up' on The Netflix). But I needed a movie to watch last night,
with nothing on, and nothing too severe, and this turned out to be perfect.
RADIUS (6.2 on IMDB) added to MyList.
anim8rfsk
2018-02-13 22:26:42 UTC
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Raduis (The Netflix) - You know, I rather liked this (enough to give it
a 'Thumbs Up' on The Netflix). But I needed a movie to watch last
night, with nothing on, and nothing too severe, and this turned out to
be perfect.
It stars Diego Klattenhoff (from "The Blacklist") as an amnesiac who
appears to kill *anyone or anything! (animals included!)* that comes
within about 50-feet of him (hence the film's title).
Raduis?
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2018-02-13 22:42:20 UTC
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Raduis (The Netflix) - You know, I rather liked this (enough to give it
a 'Thumbs Up' on The Netflix). But I needed a movie to watch last
night, with nothing on, and nothing too severe, and this turned out to
be perfect.
It stars Diego Klattenhoff (from "The Blacklist") as an amnesiac who
appears to kill *anyone or anything! (animals included!)* that comes
within about 50-feet of him (hence the film's title).
Raduis?
Radius appears to be an actual movie. It sounds terrible, now that I've
looked it up.
Ian J. Ball
2018-02-13 23:23:10 UTC
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Raduis (The Netflix) - You know, I rather liked this (enough to give it
a 'Thumbs Up' on The Netflix). But I needed a movie to watch last
night, with nothing on, and nothing too severe, and this turned out to
be perfect.
It stars Diego Klattenhoff (from "The Blacklist") as an amnesiac who
appears to kill *anyone or anything! (animals included!)* that comes
within about 50-feet of him (hence the film's title).
Raduis?
Radius appears to be an actual movie. It sounds terrible, now that I've
looked it up.
Yep: typo - the flick is "Radius", but I gave you the two stars so it would have been easy to look up.
anim8rfsk
2018-02-14 02:56:38 UTC
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Raduis (The Netflix) - You know, I rather liked this (enough to give it
a 'Thumbs Up' on The Netflix). But I needed a movie to watch last
night, with nothing on, and nothing too severe, and this turned out to
be perfect.
It stars Diego Klattenhoff (from "The Blacklist") as an amnesiac who
appears to kill *anyone or anything! (animals included!)* that comes
within about 50-feet of him (hence the film's title).
Raduis?
Radius appears to be an actual movie. It sounds terrible, now that I've
looked it up.
Yep: typo - the flick is "Radius", but I gave you the two stars so it would
have been easy to look up.
Actually I typed RADUIS into The Netflix and RADIUS popped right up. :)
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2018-02-14 20:38:06 UTC
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Raduis (The Netflix) - You know, I rather liked this (enough to give it
a 'Thumbs Up' on The Netflix). But I needed a movie to watch last
night, with nothing on, and nothing too severe, and this turned out to
be perfect.
It stars Diego Klattenhoff (from "The Blacklist") as an amnesiac who
appears to kill *anyone or anything! (animals included!)* that comes
within about 50-feet of him (hence the film's title).
Raduis?
Radius appears to be an actual movie. It sounds terrible, now that I've
looked it up.
Yep: typo - the flick is "Radius", but I gave you the two stars so it
would have been easy to look up.
I was hoping it wasn't real.
David Barnett
2018-02-13 23:04:34 UTC
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I forgot to mention that in SHETLAND Archie Panjabi is one of the stars,
and in 3x2 she has implied sex with the lead.
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anim8rfsk
2018-02-19 02:20:36 UTC
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I forgot to mention that in SHETLAND Archie Panjabi is one of the stars,
and in 3x2 she has implied sex with the lead.
Hadn't ever heard of this, had to look it up. She's certainly
attractive, but there are a *lot* of comely women pictured in the cast.
I'll look it up, thanks!
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I forgot to mention that in SHETLAND Archie Panjabi is one of the stars,
and in 3x2 she has implied sex with the lead.
Hadn't ever heard of this, had to look it up. She's certainly
attractive, but there are a *lot* of comely women pictured in the cast.
I'll look it up, thanks!
3x2 is probably wrong.
I didn't realize that 2 episodes as 1 were being aired weekly.
So most likely 3x3 or 3x4.
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I forgot to mention that in SHETLAND Archie Panjabi is one of the stars,
and in 3x2 she has implied sex with the lead.
Hadn't ever heard of this, had to look it up. She's certainly
attractive, but there are a *lot* of comely women pictured in the cast.
I'll look it up, thanks!
3x2 is probably wrong.
I didn't realize that 2 episodes as 1 were being aired weekly.
So most likely 3x3 or 3x4.
thumbs up icon! :)
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Capricorne
2018-02-13 15:57:56 UTC
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THE SAME SKY: Episode #1 of this German spy thriller set in the mid 1970s
across the Berlin Wall. The theory here is that men from the East are being
trained in how to seduce lonely middle aged women that are in positions where
they know government secrets. There is also a side plot where the little
sister from the East is training for the Olympics...so, timely.
WEDDING UNPLANNED: A 2017 romcom with the standard plot where some guy is
engaged to be married, but not to the woman he is falling in love with. Most
of this was just typical dippy romcom humor about awkward situations, but
then mixed into it was some weird stuff (like the murder of a dog) and some
amazingly stupid stuff (like locating a aged fine wine collection in a sunny
room with no cooling). Ah well, it is a French film, so what do you expect.
SEBASTIAN MARCELO WAINRAICH: A 2018 Spanish language stand-up comedy
special. I only watched about 15 minutes of this (all on the topic of WiFi)
before deciding that comedians just speak so fast that trying to read the
jokes wasn't worth the work effort.
What did you watch?
MARY KILLS PEOPLE: Season 2. I found it much better than Season 1. The
adding of Rachelle Lefevre has a real impact on the story. She is
scary. Sometimes I fell like it is sort of DEXTERy.
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What did you watch?
MARY KILLS PEOPLE: Season 2. I found it much better than Season 1. The
adding of Rachelle Lefevre has a real impact on the story. She is
scary. Sometimes I fell like it is sort of DEXTERy.
Yeah, her addition to the show has me rethinking watching this. I think
Hulu has at least season #1 of this show, but I'm not keeping Hulu just
for MKP. I haven't checked the Lifetime app or OnDemand yet...
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2018-02-15 22:14:51 UTC
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What did you watch?
DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW / 3x10 / Daddy Darhkest

[After Sara's encounter with Mallus, the Legends are paid a visit by
John Constantine, a demonologist detective. The Legends agree to
accompany him to a present-day psychiatric hospital and they are
surprised to discover who Constantine is trying to help. During the
exorcism, Sara, Leo and Constantine go missing, leaving Ray and Zari to
try to take care of Constantine's client. Meanwhile, Amaya and Nate once
again come face to face with Kuasa.]

As the show returned from hiatus, the most important question was
quickly answered: yes, Amaya is still insanely cute. Beyond that, this
one was once again full of crazy fun, but it looks as if Constantine and
Leo will be leaving, which will help an obviously bloated actor payroll.
Because the entire time I was watching things play out, I kept asking
myself, "How can they afford to pay all of these people?"

Grade: B+
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2018-02-15 22:50:51 UTC
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What did you watch?
DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW / 3x10 / Daddy Darhkest
[After Sara's encounter with Mallus, the Legends are paid a visit by
John Constantine, a demonologist detective. The Legends agree to
accompany him to a present-day psychiatric hospital and they are
surprised to discover who Constantine is trying to help. During the
exorcism, Sara, Leo and Constantine go missing, leaving Ray and Zari to
try to take care of Constantine's client. Meanwhile, Amaya and Nate once
again come face to face with Kuasa.]
As the show returned from hiatus, the most important question was
quickly answered: yes, Amaya is still insanely cute. Beyond that, this
one was once again full of crazy fun, but it looks as if Constantine and
Leo will be leaving, which will help an obviously bloated actor payroll.
Because the entire time I was watching things play out, I kept asking
myself, "How can they afford to pay all of these people?"
Grade: B+
I was a little disappointed with it.
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What did you watch?
DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW / 3x10 / Daddy Darhkest
[After Sara's encounter with Mallus, the Legends are paid a visit by
John Constantine, a demonologist detective. The Legends agree to
accompany him to a present-day psychiatric hospital and they are
surprised to discover who Constantine is trying to help. During the
exorcism, Sara, Leo and Constantine go missing, leaving Ray and Zari to
try to take care of Constantine's client. Meanwhile, Amaya and Nate once
again come face to face with Kuasa.]
As the show returned from hiatus, the most important question was
quickly answered: yes, Amaya is still insanely cute. Beyond that, this
one was once again full of crazy fun, but it looks as if Constantine and
Leo will be leaving, which will help an obviously bloated actor payroll.
Because the entire time I was watching things play out, I kept asking
myself, "How can they afford to pay all of these people?"
Grade: B+
I was a little disappointed with it.
I enjoyed it immensely. By not watching it at all.
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2018-02-16 20:26:50 UTC
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What did you watch?
DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW / 3x10 / Daddy Darhkest
Grade: B+
I was a little disappointed with it.
I enjoyed it immensely. By not watching it at all.
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What did you watch?
DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW / 3x10 / Daddy Darhkest
[After Sara's encounter with Mallus, the Legends are paid a visit by
John Constantine, a demonologist detective. The Legends agree to
accompany him to a present-day psychiatric hospital and they are
surprised to discover who Constantine is trying to help. During the
exorcism, Sara, Leo and Constantine go missing, leaving Ray and Zari to
try to take care of Constantine's client. Meanwhile, Amaya and Nate once
again come face to face with Kuasa.]
As the show returned from hiatus, the most important question was
quickly answered: yes, Amaya is still insanely cute. Beyond that, this
one was once again full of crazy fun, but it looks as if Constantine and
Leo will be leaving, which will help an obviously bloated actor payroll.
Because the entire time I was watching things play out, I kept asking
myself, "How can they afford to pay all of these people?"
Grade: B+
I was a little disappointed with it.
They seemed to be trying to accomplish a lot, and that made things crazy
fun in some ways while leading to shortcomings in other areas. I expect
things to slow down somewhat now that they've trimmed the cast a bit.
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occupant makes the rescue imperative." -- Lt. Gordon Malloy, THE ORVILLE
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