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#51 2007-02-14 10:47:00

Zim28
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Re: What are you watching?

I will be watching Lost tonight.


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#52 2007-02-16 03:39:00

Ruby
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Re: What are you watching?

Stranger than fiction.
real nice movie, dealing with the problem of an author to kill her own characters ^^


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#53 2007-02-16 07:31:00

Ren
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Re: What are you watching?

Tonight - GHOSTRIDER!
YAY!!! Been waiting for this movie for a loooong time... my #1 Favorite Comic Book character...and the movie has a good enough cast that I won't care if they butcher the story to suit their needs. But at least they kept the original Outfit, the leather jacket with the 3-spikes on each shoulder and the chain that wraps itself around it...whee!
And the bike riding up the side of the building, classic!
*bouncy*


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#54 2007-02-16 10:34:00

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Re: What are you watching?

*bummed out*

I want to see that movie! *looks at overdrawn bank account and wails*


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#55 2007-02-16 11:32:00

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Re: What are you watching?

Heroes! Yay!

What a great show.


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#56 2007-02-16 18:45:00

meriment
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Re: What are you watching?

DAYTONA.....trucks...yeah

Pomona NHRA last week, Daytona this week....I LOVE speed.  iwish i was in Fla> right now.


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#57 2015-03-18 10:51:45

ylvs
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Re: What are you watching?

I revived this thread to highly recommend the series Awake to you.
Another one of those shows that got cancelled after the first season ...
I stumbled upon it because I have a major crush on the actor who plays the main character but lucky me, it's an intriguing and subtle show with a genuine new story.

It's about a cop in LA who lives in two different realities after a car accident with his wife and son.
In one reality his son is alive in the other his wife and he cannot tell which is dream and which is real.
And then the cases from the two realities begin to weirdly interwine ...

I'm watching it on Netflix, check it out if you can.

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#58 2015-03-18 11:26:11

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Re: What are you watching?

That sounds good, but also heartbreaking.


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#59 2015-03-18 11:33:11

ylvs
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Re: What are you watching?

It is indeed both. And I wonder if I'll know who is alive and who is dead by the end of the season or if it is left open.

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#60 2015-03-18 14:20:23

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Re: What are you watching?

I saw a few episodes of that show a couple of years ago. I don't think I watched all of the season, but it was kind of interesting. I may have to check it out.


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#61 2015-03-20 17:18:29

ylvs
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Re: What are you watching?

Ok, I just finished watching Awake and am in tears. Never got emotionally involved in a cop show like this. Really well written and acted. It even has a decent yet ambigous ending.

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#62 2015-05-04 00:42:56

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Re: What are you watching?

I have been completely addicted to BONES this last few weeks. I am now on season six and have been watching the show pretty much non-stop.

I cannot really explain why I am so hooked, because very often the plots are not clever, the twist can be seen from a mile and it is very, very American (and often not in a good way), but I cannot not watch it every night. The books I could have read:-)

But the characters (especially Temperance Brennan and her FBI agent partner Booth) keep me glued to the tv.


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#63 2015-05-04 10:14:52

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Re: What are you watching?

What makes it very, very American in a bad way?

(Just curious. I haven't seen more than part of one episode).


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#64 2015-05-04 11:15:32

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Re: What are you watching?

It is very patriotic. Lots of episodes revolve around soldiers and honor, duty and a celebration of the man as warrior. Especially in the early seasons. In later seasons the portrayal is more balanced and soldiers and warfare are portrayed more nuanced and less black and white.


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#65 2015-05-04 11:52:23

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Re: What are you watching?

Ah, I understand. Hawaii 5-0 is the same way.

There are so many shows on US television like that. And yet, the Right Wing is constantly telling us that Hollywood is corrupt, immoral, and unpatriotic. Have they seen these shows?!


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#66 2015-05-04 11:58:31

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Re: What are you watching?

Apparently not:-)
Or they want all the shows to be like that, which would be not great to put it mildly.


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#67 2015-05-04 12:08:24

Ad1tu
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Re: What are you watching?

Olaf wrote:

It is very patriotic. Lots of episodes revolve around soldiers and honor, duty and a celebration of the man as warrior. Especially in the early seasons. In later seasons the portrayal is more balanced and soldiers and warfare are portrayed more nuanced and less black and white.

I won't spoil it for you, if you decide to keep watching, but there is an interesting story arc in seasons 9-10 that ... I'll just say it's very different.


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#68 2015-05-04 12:31:37

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Re: What are you watching?

I will continue:-)

I am now in early season 6.


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#69 2015-05-05 17:03:00

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Re: What are you watching?

There are too many good shows currently.

Orphan Black

Game of Thrones

Outlander

Marvel's Daredevil

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Grimm

Supernatural

iZombie

The Returned (a highly faithful remake of the French show Les Revenants, with better actors and production values)

Debating whether to watch the new season of Lost Girl; we have the first three eps in the TiVo, but, eh, last season was pretty bad. :-/

Plymouth kind of wants to try out the Lizzie Borden Chronicles, because Christina Ricci bein' all gothy.

I think that's everything? :-|

Thank G*d a couple of them are ending their seasons soon...

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#70 2015-05-27 15:11:28

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Re: What are you watching?

Having a bout of sinus problems so I've put reading on hold and burrowed deep into the underbelly of Netflix. Have discovered a show called "The Killing" - part crime drama, part soap opera. It's apparently based on a Scandinavian show that I haven't bothered, yet, to find out about. I'm enjoying it.


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#71 2015-05-28 07:12:47

Merenwen
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Re: What are you watching?

I finished the third season of Vikings recently.

Now I start the second season of Black Sails.

 

#72 2015-05-30 00:06:50

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Re: What are you watching?

Finished all four seasons of "The Killing". I thought the Norwegians, the Finns, and the Swedes were dark and dreary when it comes to crime dramas. They are positively cheerful compared to the Danes. By comparison, the Brits are a bowl of laughs. Just finished watching "Happy Valley". I really need to find something light and cheerful to watch. I'm not sure I can take anymore angst.


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#73 2015-06-13 07:42:24

Merenwen
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Re: What are you watching?

Finished the second season of Black Sails. This series gets better and better. I can't wait to see the third season.

Haven't decided what I watch next.

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#74 2015-06-13 08:01:57

Olaf
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Re: What are you watching?

For now I stopped my BONES marathon somewhere in season 9. It seems to me that season 8 and 9 are kind of running out of steam. While still fun, a lot of the episodes feel rather stale.

Instead I switched to a POIROT marathon and I am now in series 3.


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#75 2015-07-02 01:28:10

Olaf
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Re: What are you watching?

Stopped my POIROT marathon for now, because I have discovered the delightful Australian mystery series MISS FISHER´S MURDER MYSTERIES (based on the novels of Kerry Greenwood, which I have never encountered because there are no German translations of it).

Period mystery set in late 1920 in Melbourne. I am enjoying the heck out of it, I am almost done watching season one!


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