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Robert Kowalewski II
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Netflixing Penny Dreadful, currently on Season 2, I don't know why I didn't watch it when it came out...
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Doctor Who: The Stones of Blood - Working my way through the Tom Baker years after rewatching all the first season from the new release.  Stones is still fun to watch, I may just put in Power of Kroll while cleaning so I don't really have to pay attention to it... 
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WESTWORLD S. 1- I was initially captivated by the program's look and tone, enjoying the overall feel of events as they played out. While I liked the performances, the story clearly wasn't in any hurry to get anywhere and I was fine with that. 

It was fairly late into the proceedings that I picked up on the idea that this was a Bad Robot production so contractually the story couldn't pay off in any meaningful way. The "Lost-"ness of it all became more painfully acute as the season wore on and the "mystery box" of "the Maze" paid off as poorly if not worse than all of the other idiot "mystery boxes" Abrams continually insists on putting into his... well, calling it "work" seems kind. "Efforts," perhaps? The stories do come off as labored, and I suppose it must take work of some kind to so consistently come up with nothing at the conclusion of every story one does. I believe at this point, M. Night Shyamalan has paid off more consistently than Abrams and Bad Robot have. 

Still, it was all very pretty to look at initially.

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The "Lost-"ness of it all became more painfully acute as the season wore on and the "mystery box" of "the Maze" paid off as poorly if not worse than all of the other idiot "mystery boxes" Abrams continually insists on putting into his... well, calling it "work" seems kind. 

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You are giving Abrams way too much credit for either show. 
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Starting some anniversary viewings this month of:

True Blood: Season 1 [2008]
About the first 3 seasons were pretty fantastic, even if the series went off the rails towards the end and overstayed its welcome by a season or three.  Hugely entertaining for the most part, though.

Mork & Mindy: Season 1 [1978-79]
It creaks, as they say, but Robin Williams can provide about 1 or 2 huge laughs in every episode.  Very poignant to watch now, for obvious reasons.

The King of Queens: Season 1 [1998-99]
Criminally underrated... I'm someone who happens to think Kevin James and Jerry Stiller are comic geniuses, and Leah Remini is right up there as well.  Every episode makes me howl with laughter.

I'm also starting the first season of the original Battlestar Galactica in a few days, but I may start a 40th anniversary thread for that one!





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I watched the Doctor Who story The Hand Of Fear the other day (plus making of extra). I'd left it for quite awhile as it was the last with Liz Sladen/Sarah Jane as a regular. Now to watch the next one sans any companions and on to the Leela episodes I guess. I hadn't watched this one since a '90s late night re-run on a Bellingham tv station, thought when I first got the DVD I only watched it with the audio commentary straight through then put it away.

Where'd she get the owl stuffie and geranium anyway? They may've said in the commentary but I forget now.
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Cherry picking some of my favorite episodes from seasons 3 and 4 of STAR TREK: VOYAGER via Netflix this week.

So far I have re-watched "Blood Fever", "The Gift", "Day of Honor", and "Scorpion", parts 1 and 2.

This was the period during the show's run where Jennifer Lien (as Kes) departed and was replaced by Jeri Ryan's character (Seven of Nine)... But I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much I enjoy watching Roxanne Dawson onscreen :-) 

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Feeling nostalgic for THE MUNSTERS I decided to see what was on Amazon. Answer: the first season for $50 or the whole series for $20.

Tough decision!

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One of the Munsters DVD sets has what's left of the original un-aired pilot in gaudy early color... with a different Eddie and Lillian Munster (and Eddie is really awful). It made me realize how much b&w suited the tv series leaving the later movie to show everything in much better color. Also made me appreciate Butch Patrick and Yvonne DeCarlo! Also the final theme music helped a lot as well.

It's also on youtube: https://youtu.be/xWKRsMgMhaI
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Posted: 28 September 2018 at 7:45am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

…with a different Eddie and Lillian Munster

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That actress went on to play Kirk's former love interest in "Court Martial" on TOS.

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I revisited THE MUNSTERS on VHS (a VHS season release around 2000/2001). 

It did live up to the nostalgia. I laughed on more than one occasion!
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I would go for $20/whole series. Just a bargain, even though the only aspect of Season 2 that I preferred was the remade opening theme.

I missed the spectacular Beverley Owen! One of my first crushes as a little tiny kid.
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I've been watching assorted black and white episodes of GUNSMOKE on TV lately. I'm finding it great fun to watch. It's very interesting to see who's guest starring in episodes. And Doc Adams reminds me of another famous TV doctor from the late '60's....
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I would go for $20/whole series

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Err.....

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Last night I watched the first episode of THE VIETNAM WAR (2017) by Ken Burns via Netflix.

Very well crafted. Looking forward to watching additional episodes later this week if my schedule will allow it.
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John Byrne
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Marathoning THE THICK OF IT again.
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I worked for the civil service years ago, Mr Byrne. THE THICK OF IT is rather close to reality!
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Watched an episode of THE A-TEAM called "The Taxicab Wars".

In Los Angeles, a guy called Crane (Michael Ironside) runs the Love Cab Company. His rivals are the Lone Star Cab Company. Crane is running his rivals off the road. So they call in the A-Team.

It's good fun. At one point, the A-Team steal the Love Cab Company cars, fresh off the production line, and paint them in the colours/branding of the Lone Star Cab Company.

And Murdock becomes "Captain Cab"...

Hugely entertaining. Thank goodness this doesn't happen in real life (well, there are some stories, but nothing involving pile-ups on freeways!).
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Still chugging my way thru THE THICK OF IT. Fourth series. Seems unfamiliar. Perhaps I have not seen it before -- of I'm having a visit from Senor Moment.

Something I really like about this show is the way it respects the intelligence of its audience. The storylines skip and jump, and viewers are simply expected to figure out what's happened off camera.

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Killing Eve, a BBC black comedy/Spy thriller with Sandra
Oh as an agent tracking a ruthless and psychopathic
female assassin across Europe. Jody Comer as the
assassin is brilliant.
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Netflix's THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE [2018]

Five minutes in and I was already bored to tears, and then the opening credits almost put me to sleep (I'm sorry, but Netflix shows seem to have some of the WORST opening credits and/or themes that I've ever seen--every one I've seen has been lame or uninspired).

Not sure if I'm prepared to go back and finish the episode/series!



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BANCROFT (2017)
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Ludicrous British crime drama that somehow also managed to be slightly entertaining. For a while. 
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A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL (2018)

Another British mini-series, this time a rather excellent dramatisation of the Jeremy Thorpe scandal in the '70ies. Hugh Grant is in great form.
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Tried THE GOOD PLACE on the recommendation of friends. Lasted about twn minutes.
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I’ve been having friends recommend that to me lately, as well. We’ve not tried it yet, tho. What didn’t you like about it, JB?
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