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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:15 pm 
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I'm debating whether to start watching Chicago Fire and associated shows, or to avoid them like a, well, fire.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:46 pm 
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I was a big fan of Emergency! (Squad 51) back in the day, so naturally, I wanted to watch Chicago Fire. So far, I have avoided becoming a fan of the other shows, though I did watch Chicago P.D. briefly. It was too violent for my tastes, but I do occasionally still watch it, as Voight has turned into a very interesting character, after first appearing on Chicago Fire as a corrupt cop out to get Severide and Casey for charging his son with drunk driving.

They occasionally do crossovers with Chicago Fire and Chicago Med, but I'd really prefer they didn't, as I don't want to watch ALL the shows! Same thing with NCIS - I let NCIS L.A. drop from my viewing schedule, as it just didn't appeal to me as much as the other two shows.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:50 pm 
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Frelga wrote:
I'm debating whether to start watching Chicago Fire and associated shows, or to avoid them like a, well, fire.


Ummmm. Read a Chicago guide book instead.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:04 pm 
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I don't think I'd find a guide book very exciting, Innana! :) Are you saying the series and its spinoffs are boring? Unrealistic?

One other thing I like about the series is the way they treat women. The cast has always had several strong women in it, and some episodes have focused on the prejudice women face in a male-dominated job. One of the women was gay, but had a very strong and complicated platonic friendship with a male firefighter, who mourned her greatly when she died on the job. I thought that was a very interesting and original touch.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:37 pm 
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I meant it as a joke to Frelga, Sunny. Since her son is in Chicago it would be good to know about the city without things that would worry her. Hence, the guide book. ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:38 pm 
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Does American Gods get better? We are two episodes in and my husband is about pegged on his weirdness tolerance meter.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:41 pm 
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It doesn't get less weird.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:26 pm 
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I have recently watched two TV series which I have loved, but both were in spanish and I am not sure they are available in English in the USA.

First was the spanish version of “El capitán Alatriste”. I have not seen the cinema version with Vigo Mortensen, but the serie is a lovely classical sword and cape style pleasure to watch. Like the Errol Flynn of old...

The other one is so good that I hope they will make versions of other countries. It is called “El Ministerio del Tiempo” and is the story of a ministry of Time Travelling in which people of different times travel in the past to preserve history. Costumes are great and I learn a lot about Spanish history, culture and literature watching it! Fantastic series.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:29 pm 
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Do you speak Spanish too or are you watching with subtitles?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:52 pm 
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Frelga wrote:
It doesn't get less weird.

No kidding! :shock: We watched three more episodes last night. It is starting to have a coherent story. Sort of.. :help:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:36 pm 
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yovargas wrote:
Do you speak Spanish too or are you watching with subtitles?


I am watching with Spanish subtitles. They speak too quickly, but by reading I get it all (or almost).

Y aprende mucho escuchando! Mi objetivo por Estë año es de hacer un examen de nivel B2 en español y me falta más práctica. Me gusta también mucho leer en español. Acabo de terminar dos novelas, una española, una mexicana. Estoy leyendo una biografía ahorita.

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We've been watching Westworld, season 1.
The opening music is stuck in my head today. :help:


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