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Reply #120 on: July 03, 2020, 01:13:24 PM
NORMAL PEOPLE, romance mini-series from earlier this year, a Hulu / BBC co-production, has caught my fancy. I've got a long weekend and sank 4 episodes in a row this morning. Expect it to be finished tomorrow morning.
Some poetry by Sally Rooney:

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It is Monday and we are skimming along
over rooftops and through Grand Canal Dock, who knew
the sunshine could be so delicious
they should put a warning on it
I‘m having so much fun with glass I could go blind
and at Lansdowne the train is more silent
than a train even should be and at the
next stop we‘ll pass
the family home where you are sitting
with your unbeknowing parents
and while we soar on past I look into
positively every window in order
to give your mother a signal that I exist:
maybe she sees me, who knows
on a June so blue and loving
we pull away into Booterstown
and time is a long cool tide and two towers
one for each of us and the single sip of a heron
laid flat on the back of June‘s hand
I will not stop smiling about you
you are the something summer was always meant for
and I wonder how we will love each other
so deliciously in autumn
I am making you a quilt of sky
and seawater in case we need to remember
the places we saw our happiness enlarged
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Reply #121 on: August 14, 2020, 11:05:27 PM
New 6-part doc on Epix about Manson & Co.  Interesting seeing actual footage of the time and places that QT worked so hard to capture in OUATIH.  (I remember all of it, of course, as I was just about to start my sophomore year at Hollywood High that summer.)  Some of you youngsters might enjoy seeing Quentin's inspiration, if you haven't consumed mass quantities of Manson-lore already.   This new series allegedly debunks some of the myths connected to the events and participants.

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Reply #122 on: August 15, 2020, 08:11:08 AM
I’m rewatching Succession. The ideal show.
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Reply #123 on: August 16, 2020, 12:36:41 PM
Wilder put this up for a hot second--then took it down, but I took note and took a chance.   On paper this is a show I would ordinarily avoid like a world-wide respiratory virus, but based on his capsule review ("This show is so good"), I decided to take a chance.

Holy crap, I loved this thing!  Not your typical "unscripted" series--no competition, no ugly confrontations--it's very sweet and uplifting in a very gentle, supportive way.

And, as a bonus, I got to crush on Olivia for a few minutes.

I list it here again for benefit of the lurkers who hadn't heard of the show...

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Reply #124 on: August 21, 2020, 09:38:58 PM
I've never been a gamer, but I'm enjoying this history thereof.

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Reply #125 on: August 22, 2020, 08:45:37 PM
^ I'll definitely see that.

I saw Hulu's The Great a few months ago, if you don't get hooked in the first episode its probably not for you.



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I don't know if someone has already mentioned Amazon's The Boys, second season premiers in two weeks, first season was pretty good.

This trailer is from season 1.




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Reply #126 on: August 22, 2020, 09:25:19 PM
I actually enjoyed The Great--particularly Elle Fanning's performance.
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Reply #127 on: August 24, 2020, 11:18:31 PM
Laugh and call me names if you must, but I really like this show.

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Reply #128 on: August 26, 2020, 07:47:57 PM
Laugh and call me names if you must, but I really like this show.



NO LAUGHING HERE. Ted Lasso is so much fun for football lovers! Have you seen the NBC promos it's based on?

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Reply #129 on: August 26, 2020, 07:54:39 PM
LOL.  Is the series based on that promo?  Or was the promo put together after the series was greenlit?  Both are really clever, I think.
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Reply #130 on: August 26, 2020, 07:58:50 PM
Promo is from way back in 2013 when NBC first got the right to broadcast the Premier League. So...yup...a series based on a sport commercial...
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Reply #131 on: August 27, 2020, 09:43:00 PM


When family outcast Lucky Flynn learns that his mother is dying, he decides to drive to the other side of Australia to see her, packing nothingbut an upright piano for the journey. But his plans are soon turned upside down when he meets the runaway teenager Meg, who’s dealing with some family demons of her own. Together they forge an unlikely friendship, as they embark on a road-trip adventure across the Nullarbor Plains in a race against time. Over eight hot days, Lucky and Meg drive, hitch and scam their way across the scorching desert continent –with the upright piano never leaving their side -on a journey that will ultimately make them both feel more at peace with everything in life that they’ve been kicking against.

Spendid performances all around--especially from young Milly Alcock.
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