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    We just finished the first season of "Man in the High Tower" on Amazon. Interesting & disturbing concept. I like how they don't totally reveal how we loss the war. They just reveal a little bit here & there. The episodes move slow at times. The constant glumness & back stabbing does get old. I am looking forward to season 2 which will be released in about a month.

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    Finished Goliath. Excellent series. BBT turns in an Emmy worthy performance IMO. William Hurt is super creepy too. Great series.

    Watching Red Oaks now, another Amazon series. It's a mostly comedy set in the 80s, at a country club. Sort of John Hughes but not as cliché. Pretty enjoyable....
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    Just picked up Amazon Prime the other day and have started The Man in the High Castle. Having not read the book; I dunno how it differs, but man I'm intrigued three episodes in!

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    I read the book in junior high when it came out in 1963 and my parents were not pleased. Remember, at that point, WWII had ended just 18 years prior so to put that in perspective, as recent to them as Eddie Cheever's Indy 500 win is to us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattbholland View Post
    Finished Goliath. Excellent series. BBT turns in an Emmy worthy performance IMO. William Hurt is super creepy too. Great series.

    Watching Red Oaks now, another Amazon series. It's a mostly comedy set in the 80s, at a country club. Sort of John Hughes but not as cliché. Pretty enjoyable....
    Goliath was excellent, glad to hear you liked it as well.

    Red Oaks is pretty good, especially season 1. Reminds me of Caddy Shack.

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    "Timeless" on NBC

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    OK, this might be the best I'm not watching, at least anymore. A little too much...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrenaline View Post
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    You mean not-good Quantum Leap?
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    Quantum was good in it's day. Scott Bakula has always been a good actor. My brother was good friends of the writer/producer for the show "Journeyman," which only lasted one season on NBC. I really enjoyed the Canadian Showcase series called "Continuum."



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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrenaline View Post
    Quantum was good in it's day. Scott Bakula has always been a good actor. My brother was good friends of the writer/producer for the show "Journeyman," which only lasted one season on NBC. I really enjoyed the Canadian Showcase series called "Continuum."
    Bakula is great.... as long as he's not trying to do a NOLA accent.

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    Dean Stockwell also starred in 'Quantum Leap.' His parents were both actors and performers and his mother was the inspiration for a couple of comic book characters you may have heard of: She was Betty Veronica Stockwell.

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    They should've told him to stay away from Dune then

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    Agreed. Unwatchable and I loved the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodneyh View Post
    OK, this might be the best I'm not watching, at least anymore. A little too much...

    It was on CBS last night right after 60 Minutes. That's back when writers knew how to write comedy and had actors who could carry it.
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    In fairness, that's back when there were only 3 networks and all the cream rose to the top.

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    For the record, I was only commenting on the colorization revival.

    I think the show was fantastic and I didn't start watching til syndication in the 80s,

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    Dick Van Dyke turns 91 tomorrow. We should all be so fortunate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg b View Post
    We just finished the first season of "Man in the High Tower" on Amazon. Interesting & disturbing concept. I like how they don't totally reveal how we loss the war. They just reveal a little bit here & there. The episodes move slow at times. The constant glumness & back stabbing does get old. I am looking forward to season 2 which will be released in about a month.
    Got through about 4 episodes yesterday, (Amazon Prime just launched in Canada), and yeah it's pretty slow developing. Nodded off a few times tbh. i'll try to stick it out though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Wilke View Post
    Dick Van Dyke turns 91 tomorrow. We should all be so fortunate.
    I would not be so fortunate to turn 91 tomorrow.
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    The OA. This is a weird one!


    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4635282/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoparsRule View Post
    The OA. This is a weird one!


    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4635282/
    My husband just finished that one. He loved it. I think he's going to start The Travellers next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim View Post
    My husband just finished that one. He loved it. I think he's going to start The Travellers next.
    I like it so far... I think. Maybe.

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    Just picked up Amazon Prime the other day and have started The Man in the High Castle. Having not read the book; I dunno how it differs, but man I'm intrigued three episodes in!
    How far have you made it?

    I watched season one over the summer and actually was slightly dissappointed. Maybe I expected a bit more. Season two came out about two weeks ago and again wasn't impressed off the bat, but the premise was very intriguing especially how season one ended so I kept going. Then it picked up and WOW. Finished it last night - LOVED IT!
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    Posted in the Westworld thread but this is where the action is....
    It took me a few episodes but man, that is one hell of a series. Anthony Hopkins is brilliant, both genius and devious. The twist in episode 8 (7 or 8, can't remember) is huge. Very well acted and the story lines are well layered. Finishing the last two episodes over my holiday break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattbholland View Post
    Posted in the Westworld thread but this is where the action is....
    It took me a few episodes but man, that is one hell of a series. Anthony Hopkins is brilliant, both genius and devious. The twist in episode 8 (7 or 8, can't remember) is huge. Very well acted and the story lines are well layered. Finishing the last two episodes over my holiday break.
    I watched the first 4 episodes, then sort of watched episodes 5-8... but not too closely.
    I may need to just start over and concentrate on the show a bit more to catch everything that I apparently missed because everyone that I have seen talk about it here and elsewhere just loves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim View Post
    My husband just finished that one. He loved it. I think he's going to start The Travellers next.
    My Wife started The OA on Saturday and really likes it so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saidhead View Post
    Another show I've found and have enjoyed: Luther with Idris Elba
    Been watching this for the past month or 2. Not excellent, but certainly good enough to be my fix for the time being. A lot like Law&Order SVU, except Elba's character works alone a lot, drives a piece of crap car and lives in a piece of crap apartment. Otherwise... both shows have an unrealistic knack for solving hideous crimes and catching violent criminals all within an episode's time.
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    How do I know how good something is if I'm not watching it??

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    Take your advice from me. For example, seek out 'The Fall' on Netflix.

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