TV obsessions—come on, admit it!

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Afraid I don’t remember—I watched it quite a while ago and only dimly recall the plot at all at this point.
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Just watched Transatlantic on Netflix over two nights, and thought it was really well done for a historical period setting.
Very 'Casablanca-ish' due to the same timeframe, and they did borrow off the movie some as well. Seven episodes well worth watching.
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The (relatively) new Leverage is somehow even more implausible and over the top than the original, but it's a lot of fun nevertheless. And these days, the fantasy of the rich and powerful being held to an account is even more appealing.

Extra points for actually explaining a major point of Jewish practice correctly. Can't remember that even happening on mainstream TV.
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Alatar wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:06 am For All Mankind is well worth watching. Alternate history where Russia won the Space Race.
A little late to the show, but hey, now I can binge watch 3 seasons at once! I've been watching two episodes per night with my hubby, and we've gone through Season 1 and 2 so far. We have Apple TV access for a short time. I can highly recommend the series. It started out in the 70s, with predictably misogynistic, white, straight , chain smoking, hard drinking men running the show. Having suffered as the unwilling female vanguard in my field back then (the token "Lady Engineer"), I can really relate to what the first female pioneers in NASA had to put up with (not to mention the Black, Latinx, and gay/lesbian engineers). The portrayal at the start is close to the real thing, but then the alternate history story line takes a decidedly better turn than what I had to lived through in the 70s and 80s. It gives me a little thrill every time I see a scene where there is a convocation of big-wigs in NASA and they all happen to be women! And they are all treated as esteemed colleagues, not window dressing! And their ideas aren't automatically discounted or talked down! Other than that, the multiple story lines are well done and engaging. The characters have depth and lots of internal conflict. I guess you could call it a Space Opera, though much of the drama takes place on Planet Earth.
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We've been going through "Smallville" again... and I still can't help but boggle at how inhumanly pretty the cast is. I got curious as to how the guy who played Clark Kent aged- and he looks like an ordinary guy now.
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Anyone watching the new season of The Crown?
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Jude wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2023 2:00 am Anyone watching the new season of The Crown?
Yeah, watched the first four episodes they released.

I've been enjoying 'Morning Wars' more than I should. :D
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Cake Boss makes for nice undemanding watching for stressful days. It's like Godfather with the Italian family dynamics but with more cake and less guns.
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Of course it's on Apple TV. The one service I don't and wasn't planning to use.
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Sign up for a couple of months and binge "For All Mankind", "The Morning Show" and "Foundation" Its worth it for those.
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Yeah, if you all like it when it comes out, that's what I'll do. :D

Here's a fanmade animated trailer that makes me wish they went for an animated adaptation.

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We've been watching "Grimm" again. It's amazing how much we forgot about a show that aired only 10 years ago or so.
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Alatar wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2023 11:19 am Sign up for a couple of months and binge "For All Mankind", "The Morning Show" and "Foundation" Its worth it for those.
I concur. I've been watching Masters of the Air as well, but I like war flicks/series.

I also find that my Apple TV+ box works better than my smart TV for the Netflix, Amazon, Disney, ABC, & SBS apps.
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I saw an ad for something on Apple TV that looked intriguing but now I can't remember what it was. :bawling:
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