What TV Shows Are You Watching?

Continuing my journey into Idris Elba movies and shows...well, maybe because I watched Luther so Turn Up Charlie came on the list. Interesting to see him in a more comedic role as a once upon a time one hit wonder DJ scraping by on gigs from his yesteryear. He ends up babysitting for cash when his best mate actor returns from the US and needs someone for childcare because the parents are too busy with their own DJ and acting careers. The Ibiza scene and the string of drugs, booze, and casual sex reminds me a lot of my old DJ mate.
 
I’m binging on The Last of Us this weekend. It’s another pandemic/zombie apocalypse story and it’s the Mandalorian guarding an orphan kid again, but it really is well done. I just finished the Gay Ron Swanson episode. Wonderful acting and spectacular cinematography. 8/10
 
I know he was under a helmet for Mandalorian but is Pedro Pascal ageing quickly for the past 5 years? Maybe it's because he didn't dye his hair recently.
 
I know he was under a helmet for Mandalorian but is Pedro Pascal ageing quickly for the past 5 years? Maybe it's because he didn't dye his hair recently.
He is almost 50, isn't he? That is hardly young. He just seems normal. And perhaps not going the Hollywood and partaking in enhancement procedures?
 
He is almost 50, isn't he? That is hardly young. He just seems normal. And perhaps not going the Hollywood and partaking in enhancement procedures?
He looks normal for 47. Which is young, dammit! Has a full head of hair, - though it has gone fairly grey, fairly early.

Also, his character in TLOU is 56.
 
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TLOU was far more thought provoking and moving than I anticipated. 9/10
 
May just do that. Is it good? Is it more story based or shooting zombies?
It’s very story based but you do have to shoot zombies. If you liked the story it fleshes things out MUCH more dramatically. Totally night and day. Highly recommended on a big screen in high def with good sound.
 
I watched Friends from College on Netflix. It's from 2016/2017 so a bit dated but basically talks about a group of Harvard alumni who are reunited when two of them return to New York. In their late 30s, they are all at varying stages in life - writer, lawyer, some have kids, some are married, some are not.

I didn't really watch Fred Savage when he was a childhood star so that name didn't draw me to it. I think he recently got sacked for abuse or something. Annie Parisse is hot.

I must be getting old when the ones approaching middle age these days are listening to music I used to listen when I was younger. You mean people don't listen to Uptown Funk, Cake by the ocean, and Kes$ha anymore? The amount of drinking, smoking and recreational drugs seem reflective of my age group which I know Gen Z has issues with.
 
Continuing my late 2010s Netflix run - I watched Flaked with Will Arnett. He's an alcoholic who is leading a sober life in remorse over an accident that killed someone. He's now building wooden stools in California and going to AA meetings as well as helping his friends stay sober. Somehow making little to no money, living on friends' couches means he's able to shag any blonde woman out there. In the second season, he's literally homeless and living in a friend's van or at one point on the beach yet women still randomly sleep with him. I'm not really sure there was a point to the whole show other than he flashes his good looks at women from time to time.
 
I just started Extrapolations. Big budget, great cast, cool location shots. Feels like an extended lecture from Greta Thunberg. Doubt I’ll get past ep1
 
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Stanley Tucci and the Dr Who boys, blue the bad guy from High Town. I’ve been bouncing between show looking for something good and this is it. Nicely paced and well written crime drama full of characters.
 
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Started this documentary last night!

Back in 2005, a group of wily crooks get the idea to rent a house not far from the main bank, tunnel underneath and into the bank vault, and make off with 160+ million reais(appr $31 million USD)....3+ metric tons of cash!

Think The Bank Job...Brazil style!

There are interviews with some of the law enforcement players and a few of the main proper villains.

3 episodes. 1 hour each.

By mid ep 2, I was dozing off a bit but I will look to finish it tonight/tomorrow.

So far....3/5.
 
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Just finished ep 1 of this 10 part series.

An FBI agent is working night duty answering a phone that only other agents call when they are in serious trouble. Well, someone calls....and they are in serious trouble!

The caller is the niece of 2 agents(she was not aware of this) who gave her the number....and is now on the run.

Agent picks up the frantic call and is now tasked with protecting her. Apparently, there is a mole in the White House and some serious $hit is about to go down!

I have been jumping around various series...but this was a good start. Gonna stick with it. Mind you, just ep 1.

Rating upon conclusion!
 
I thought it was pretty interesting but I'm only on episode 5. It starts going on a bit of a tangent without the Peter Sutherland character and into the Secret Service protection detail for the President's daughter for awhile.
 
watched the first three episodes of The Power on amazon. this seems like girl power on steroids but supposedly its based off a best selling book of some kind. thought it was boring as fuck.
 
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Just finished ep 1 of this 10 part series.

An FBI agent is working night duty answering a phone that only other agents call when they are in serious trouble. Well, someone calls....and they are in serious trouble!

The caller is the niece of 2 agents(she was not aware of this) who gave her the number....and is now on the run.

Agent picks up the frantic call and is now tasked with protecting her. Apparently, there is a mole in the White House and some serious $hit is about to go down!

I have been jumping around various series...but this was a good start. Gonna stick with it. Mind you, just ep 1.

Rating upon conclusion!




Finished it just now. Not bad at all and perfectly set up for another season or 2/3.

3.5/5.
 
I was hoping for a more brutal 24 style execution of the two principle bad guys (guy + woman).

I didn't know the girl was a Kiwi. It was pretty unbelievable how many times she gets involved helping Peter Sutherland in 1v1 fights and somehow escapes without a scratch.
 
I didn’t know what to make of this at first. Weird drama comedy that tries to be deeper than it is. Still, it got better as it went further and the characters developed. I watched it to the end, so I guess it wasn’t bad? 6.5/10

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I didn’t know what to make of this at first. Weird drama comedy that tries to be deeper than it is. Still, it got better as it went further and the characters developed. I want he’d it to the end, so I guess it wasn’t bad? 6.5/10

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I tried this as well. Ended up skipping through a lot of it. Incredibly boring.
 
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I started this one last night. Evokes a bit of Casablanca, in sunny Marseilles, as a plucky group led by a rich American (the chick from Community and Love) rescuing intellectuals escaping the Nazis. It’s light and a bit campy, but not Hogan’s Heroes. Feels very old fashioned in its screwball adventure depiction of truly horrific events. Will give a rating if/when I finish it.
 
Just speed watched The Consultant on Amazon. Legitimately one of the weirdest shows that I've ever seen. Awful in a car crash I can't look away sort of way.
 
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I started this one last night. Evokes a bit of Casablanca, in sunny Marseilles, as a plucky group led by a rich American (the chick from Community and Love) rescuing intellectuals escaping the Nazis. It’s light and a bit campy, but not Hogan’s Heroes. Feels very old fashioned in its screwball adventure depiction of truly horrific events. Will give a rating if/when I finish it.


Was gonna give that a shot also.
 
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Started this over the wknd.

2 strangers almost get into an auto accident and take the "beef" to the next level after finding out who is who!

In the meantime, the 10 part series focuses on family, employment and the general struggles of the 2 main families.

I'm on ep 8 and I thought this would go in a different direction(You've Got Mail). It still might....who knows.

So far.....maybe a 3ish-5.
(Full review to follow.)
 
How Netflix's 'Beef' nailed the Korean American evangelical experience


....I was leaning towards watching it but now maybe not so much since I have no interest in religion. I find that woman annoying. I don't know if it's the eyewear + voice.
 
How Netflix's 'Beef' nailed the Korean American evangelical experience


....I was leaning towards watching it but now maybe not so much since I have no interest in religion. I find that woman annoying. I don't know if it's the eyewear + voice.


Religion is a factor in the series, but not a major one.
(I'm on ep 8/10.)
 
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Finished S1 of this in a day.

A high level determined copper has a cold case reopened in which she was the first on the scene. While trying to assist the current coppers investigating, it also seems as if she is trying to slow the process down.

Something is up!

Meanwhile, she and her team are trying to bring down crime in/around their areas, deal with family issues and trying to get promoted.

This is set in the UK but based on a true story out of the US.

S1...3.5/5.
 
Framed - A Sicilian Murder Mystery

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A parody on detective/police shows featuring two television repairmen (Salvo and Valentino) in Sicily who stumble into the open apartment of a murdered mafia money man. Salvo gets the idea from his constant binging of an English television show (Touch of the Killer) to cover up their presence. Of course being a comedy, the more they cover up, the more they attract the attention of the mafia and the police and they find themselves caught in the middle.

The second season is better since it features a more developed storyline for the police's lead investigator Agata. And really I watched it for Marianna Di Martino.

 
Finally finished watching Beef just now.

Not sure how to rate this. Totally watchable. 10 eps. The last 2 were....different, especially 10. It's set up for S2.

I'm gonna go 3.25/5.
 
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Caught this 4 part series last night......

Tight/well off family is living life....surgeon father and barrister mother.

Adult son falls for a woman and wants to take the next step. Parents always seem to poo-poo his GF's.

Father meets GF at an industry event and sparks fly! You know what happens next!

Meanwhile, son decides to take GF to Paris on vacation and propose! Oh $nap! What will she say? What will the father do?

Oh.....someone seems to know what is going on between dad/GF and that can't be good!

Thank you Netflix for not dragging this out thru 10 eps. This was four appr 40 min eps. An "erotic thriller" according to some.

2.75/5.
 
I caught up on Mando lastnight. This series is still the Star Wars flagship for good reason. Recognising that it has the potential for longevity, they are building out the space Western format for a more epic space opera with some Andor-style political intrigue and drama.
 
Finally finished watching Beef just now.

Not sure how to rate this. Totally watchable. 10 eps. The last 2 were....different, especially 10. It's set up for S2.

I'm gonna go 3.25/5.

Does Season 2 require the guy now being characterized as making rape a trivial thing? (Isaac Cho in the series)

But then again Netflix usually works around these things a la House of Cards.
 
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Just finished watching S1 of this.

Keri Russell is the newly appointed ambassador to the UK. At the very start of her reign, a UK military ship is bombed and they suffer multiple casualties.

Now she must navigate this mess and deal with the needs of the UK...the US's closest ally. Complicating matters is her marriage, which seems to be ending. Oh, her husband was also an ambassador and many call upon him for his advice/counsel.

This is a rather fast moving S1(eight 50min eps.) It seemed like a Madame Secretary, but focusing on the one bombing, sussing out who was behind it and retaliating.

I will definitely watch S2, just to see in which direction they go.

Solid S1.

4/5.
 

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