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Michael Penn
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Last night my wife and I started streaming -- via Amazon -- the BBC TV show "Catastrophe." 

It's up to season three, so we have a ways to go.

But so far, so good...

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Love it!  Blew through all three seasons in short order.  
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Finished season six of GAME OF THRONES. About to start season seven, which is currently airing on HBO, so I'll take my thoughts into the appropriate thread. 

"Battle of The Bastards" and "The Winds of Winter" might just be two of the most satisfying hours of television I've ever seen. Lots of payoffs to long-term plots and characters.

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Rewatching Veronica Mars.
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 Greg Kirkman wrote:
Finished season six of GAME OF THRONES. About to start season seven, which is currently airing on HBO, so I'll take my thoughts into the appropriate thread.

Welcome!
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Think this counts as TV (even though it's a "film" on DVD), but watched Stephen King's IT.

It still stands up well, I feel. I care about the characters. The ending, well, bit anti-climatic, but I can't fault the build-up and the character-driven stuff.

I'm told the book is much better (most books tend to be). 2017 will be the year I read the book, I've made that vow.
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Robbie,you are technically correct as IT was a tv mini-
series butchered into a film length.The book is SO much
better,you REALLY get to know and care about the
characters,definitely one of King`s best.
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Waterstones is selling the book right now (not that it's ever been out of print) with a great new cover - I shall do it. 1,100+ pages seems daunting. Last time I did anything of that length was as a kid (LOTR). It may well take me more than a week to read it.

I feel old, given the mini-series is almost 30 years old! 
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STAR TREK (TOS) - "What are Little Girls Made Of?"

The android creation scene is still brilliant, done as it was with "primitive" special effects.

(Funny, too, that I have never heard the minibrains complain about the smooth floors in the caverns of Exo III.)

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That episode scared the HELL out of me when I was about 5, and I avoided the series for quite  a while afterward. 
 It may have been my first encounter with 'Star Trek'...and it wasn't until 'Star Trek II' came out a few years later that I saw anything else connected with the franchise. The android forming from a blob was a bit unsettling...but I think the whining/screaming crescendo of the motors on that spinning 'centrifuge'  platform Kirk was strapped onto just freaked me out!
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Personally i was captivated by Sherry Jackson,even as a
kid i thought she was stunning.
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Ms Jackson -- whom I had the great pleasure of meeting last year -- is certainly one of the attractions of the episode, but fortunately there is also a strong story and some solid performances.
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True J.B. but as a kid,it was Ms Jackson that captivated
me,upon watching the episode numerous times as an adult
the other qualities made an impression on me too.
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Not a disc, but watched first four episodes (Season One) of DAREDEVIL via Netflix.

I am enjoying the mix of legal drama and action, not to mention the beginning of an arc. Kingpin is very menacing. I like the performances. Impressed so far.
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Checking out the stand-up comedy of Jim Gaffigan on Netflix. Have seen three of his concerts (Beyond The Pale, King Baby, and Mr. Universe) with two more to go. Have to admit that I like watching a guy who can make you laugh without resorting to X-rated dialogue.
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I don't remember which concert it was in, but I liked his bit about Hot Pockets. And I eat Hot Pockets. 
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El Rey Channel has recently been airing the PLANET OF THE APES films, as well as the live-action and cartoon spin-off series. I haven't seen either of the TV series, so I recorded all of the episodes.

The live-action show is bolstered by the presence of POTA MVP Roddy McDowall and Mark Lenard, but...getting through it is gonna be a slog, I think.
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The live-action show is bolstered by the presence of POTA MVP Roddy McDowall and Mark Lenard, but...getting through it is gonna be a slog, I think.

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Even as a completist you have no reason to subject yourself to that drivel. The TV series is utterly divorced from the "continuity" of the movies.

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I've now completed KNIGHT RIDER. I only had a few episodes that I'd not yet seen. I've seen them all now.

Funny how a lot of stuff in that show is now reality. We're decades away from driverless cars; we have SatNavs; we have all sorts of car gadgets that make life easier; and there's so much choice. KR was ahead of the curve, it would seem. 

Now we only need "Turbo Boost" so I can jump over rush hour traffic!
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CHiPs: Season One [1977-78]

Haven't seen any of these episodes in over 30+ years, when I used to catch it regularly in first-run and reruns, back in the early '80s.  Saw this Season One box set in the dirt-cheap bins and couldn't pass it up.

Only into the pilot episode so far, but already enjoying it much more than I'd anticipated.

(And good grief, that Erik Estrada really was one attractive dude...)





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I watched that not too long ago, Shaun.

It was a non-violent show in many respects (from what I recall). Did they ever even fire a gun? Or shoot someone? The violence was low-key.

That's not a complaint. I'd feel happy showing the discs to a very young nephew.

I liked the fact there were two plots in each episode: the main plot, i.e. highway robbery, and the B-plot, i.e. one of the officers looking to set up a date or something.

Good, wholesome fun! 
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Doing a little PARKS & RECREATION mini-marathon.
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Ah, sweet PARKS & REC... the show that lit'rally saved my sanity a couple years back... I've continued to the watch the entire series every year since (I'm on my third go-round now).



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Going to revisit some BATMAN: TAS episodes I have not seen. This show always stands up to rewatches. 
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Getting ready to delve into the First Season of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION [1987-88] for the first time in ages, in anticipation of its 30th anniversary next month.

In preparation, I started watching the behind-the-scenes featurettes on the DVD box set... although I don't think the series has aged as well as TOS, I was surprised at how misty-eyed I got, while watching some of the old interviews with Gene Roddenberry, Patrick Stewart, et al.

I watched TNG religiously back in my high school & college days... it'll be interesting revisiting again, after all these years.



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