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Watched any good movies lately?  Any TV shows you're "hooked" on? 

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Not so much. This summer has been kind of dry when it comes to TV shows. I can't say I've seen any fantastic new movies either. I missed out on Iron Man 3 though and I've heard it was pretty good. We went to see RIPD...wasn't too into it. Another movie that shows the best moments in the trailer.

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I'm addicted to tv series - we get stuff late, and lots of reruns - I had been watching Homeland in the spring (I like its complexity and ambiguity - one of my favorites) and waiting for the next season of it, and also waiting for the next series of Mad Men - i hate most of the characters but i like the reconstructions, esp in the first season, of the horrors of growing up in the 50s, when i was a kid, and what working in an office meant for women.  Currently watching Downton Abbey, Modern Family, Big Bang, reruns i never saw of Law and Order Criminal Intent, Burn Notice (not great but entertaining),

My favorites in the past have been Sopranos, 6 Feet Under, Spooks (in the US called MI5), Episodes, Boston Legal - all really good,  

I think the last time i went to a movie was over a year ago and saw a couple of Turkish films of all things - But most films here are dubbed into italian and i can';t stand dubbing, they only seem to have 5 dubbers and everyone sounds the same and much of the translation is bad,  and i don't really like being closed up in a movie theater for an hour or more. 

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Waiting for  season 4  of Downton Abbey. (January 4th is still a long way off, but I'm waiting)

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Waiting for  season 4  of Downton Abbey. (January 4th is still a long way off, but I'm waiting)

I haven't even seen all of season 1! 

"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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I'm addicted to tv series - we get stuff late, and lots of reruns - I had been watching Homeland in the spring (I like its complexity and ambiguity - one of my favorites) and waiting for the next season of it, and also waiting for the next series of Mad Men - i hate most of the characters but i like the reconstructions, esp in the first season, of the horrors of growing up in the 50s, when i was a kid, and what working in an office meant for women.  Currently watching Downton Abbey, Modern Family, Big Bang, reruns i never saw of Law and Order Criminal Intent, Burn Notice (not great but entertaining),

My favorites in the past have been Sopranos, 6 Feet Under, Spooks (in the US called MI5), Episodes, Boston Legal - all really good,  

I think the last time i went to a movie was over a year ago and saw a couple of Turkish films of all things - But most films here are dubbed into italian and i can';t stand dubbing, they only seem to have 5 dubbers and everyone sounds the same and much of the translation is bad,  and i don't really like being closed up in a movie theater for an hour or more. 

I love Modern Family, I can't wait until it comes back on in 2 weeks...it will certainly make Wednesday nights a lot more interesting. I used to watch the Middle too, but I think it has lost its flare a bit. Oh well.

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Resurrecting this thread.

I have thousands of satellite channels and an infinite amt of on demand offerings yet still cannot find anything to watch.

Finished with Scandal, Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, Portlandia.

Keeping up with Nurse Jackie.

Checked out Penny Dreadful.... watched every episode (may have more to do with the Dorian Gray actor who is very easy on the eyes than anything else lol) in one sitting yesterday (had plans to wash windows but there was a 1% chance of rain lol   ;)

Still waiting for Supernatural Season 9... refuse to add Hulu when I already have Netflix.......

 

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Waiting for  season 4  of Downton Abbey. (January 4th is still a long way off, but I'm waiting)

 

My DVR failed me on this one so will have to be patient.

Huge irritation that ATT only keeps the episodes for a few weeks then deletes them.

 

ISO good series that have a few seasons behind them.

Anyone?

 

mimi

post #8 of 14

Deadwood is the best, and is the last series that I've religiously watched. I wish they would have made more seasons, same with "rome". Both are amazing HBO shows and if you haven't seen them you must!

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I've also been trying to keep up with Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown", especially since he did an episode with Pok Pok's Andy Ricker who I admire but I just can't get into it for a long period of time lately. I think his voice puts me to sleep or something. 

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I've also been trying to keep up with Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown", especially since he did an episode with Pok Pok's Andy Ricker who I admire but I just can't get into it for a long period of time lately. I think his voice puts me to sleep or something. 


Same here, I like the series, and Bourdain is beginning to grow on me, never really liked him before.

 

We haven't used our tv for cable in almost 5 years, we only use it for DVD's and VHS, so we don't get any of the current shows. I don't know if it's just me, but wonder if some folks think most of the shows out there are idiotic, and immature. Don't get me wrong, I watch my share of trash "tv" online and on netflix, but some of the shows people think are funny to me are so infuriating stupid and insulting to the viewer.. I especially hate how men and women, and their relationships are portrayed. I definitely don't have the kind of sense of humor to appreciate today's comedies, whether in shows or movies.

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”
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post #11 of 14
@Pollopicu. My sentiments exactly. This is why I am having such a hard time finding something of interest.
It's not like I don't have plenty to keep myself occupied but need to sit or recline every hour or so to rest my back (never let yourself be talked into a spinal fusion) and apply heat or cold.
It is during that time I like to watch the tube.
Much easier to pass the time than reading which requires some level of concentration.
After twenty min or so I am able to continue with whatever I was in the middle of.
@dreamshards8 I remember Deadwood. Kinda got into it then just stopped watching.
May give it another shot.

mimi
post #12 of 14

We just watch DVDs now and I think that's made me more choosy about what I watch and I don't have the patience for some of these shows.

I did enjoy Mad Men and even some of Game of Thrones, but that was a bit too violent for me, I ended up spending about 70% of the show with my face on a cushion :)

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We just watch DVDs now and I think that's made me more choosy about what I watch and I don't have the patience for some of these shows.

I did enjoy Mad Men and even some of Game of Thrones, but that was a bit too violent for me, I ended up spending about 70% of the show with my face on a cushion :)

 

So Mr Saute....

Any good movies to recommend?

I will watch just about anything.

 

mimi

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The Island

 

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