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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelBlue View Post
    I thought this one was the best of the pilots they previewed a couple years back. I finally got around to starting it, and have loved every episode (I'm also 3 episodes in) but just haven't been able to binge it yet. It'd help if I could get my wife into it.
    I watched episode 4 last night and it was the best one yet, for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    I'm 3 episodes into Amazon's "Patriot", which focuses on a N.O.C. (non-official cover) agent who is trying to prevent Iran from completing their nuclear program. Since he's a N.O.C. agent, he is employed by a real contractor who does business in Europe and Iran so that he can travel there officially without raising eyebrows and accomplish his agent work. His employer (a Milwaukee industrial piping contractor) does not know about his intelligence work.

    Having said that, this "spy drama" is totally different in that is focuses on the unsexy side of intelligence work. The guy hates his job, would rather get high, and writes folk songs about the missions he's on to deal with the stress. The songs are really pretty good, and they are sung and performed by the actual actor. The agent works for his Dad (Terry O'Quinn - Locke from Lost), who is in charge of State Dept. Intelligence. The agent's brother is an overweight congressman who loves the Beastie Boys and has an illegitimate child with a black woman. In order to spend time with his son, he has the mother enroll him in a Big Brothers-type program and then volunteers to be his mentor.

    Its a little slow, but I'm really enjoying it. The music is really good and the production values are very high. It has a sort of Wes Anderson quality to it, but its a little more grounded than that. Recommended.
    So after reading this the other day, I decided to give Patriot a try. Ended up binging the entire season that night (and didn't get much sleep).

    Lots of fun parts and interaction. I don't remember which episode it was, but I loved the scene where he's sitting in the piping and gets a visit from most all of the different characters each talking to him briefly about each of the different plot lines. Kind of funny seeing the constant bombardment.

    Steven's overprotective rehab nurse is great. Icabod is awesome. "Why did you think that was a nickname?"

    Cool Rick is a bit of a caricature - for a congressman, he seems a little too excited about his (homemade) attache badge. I guess we have learned that real-life politicians can be pretty dopey, too, though.
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    Thursday Night Football on Amazon Video!
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Amazon just came out with its second round of pilots, available at amazonoriginals.com. I watched Bosch and Transparent so far. Transparent, staring Jeffrey Tambour, is really good and I hope it gets picked up. Bosch (based on the Michael Connelly novels) stars Titus Welliver and could be good, but needs more time.

    Anyone else watching these?
    Going through the Bosch video series right now. The first of the three seasons was quite good and followed the book pretty closely, although they did change some stuff. I'm on episode 4 of the second season right now. I probably still enjoy reading the books more than watching even a well done movie of the story. At least I don't feel disappointed by what they've done like with the Jack Reacher movies.

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    I am looking forward to the new Jack Ryan series with Kohn Krasinski.

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    Season 3 of Red Oaks was short and mostly pointless--happy endings for everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    Season 3 of Red Oaks was short and mostly pointless--happy endings for everyone.
    I haven't watched it, but season 2 was a bit of dud. I'm not sure anyone thought much past the first season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    I haven't watched it, but season 2 was a bit of dud. I'm not sure anyone thought much past the first season.
    Yeah. Season 3 felt like they initially wrote episodes with a 10-12 episode season in mind and then suddenly they had to wrap it up in six.
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    Watched Arrival last night, stars Amy Adams as a linguistics prof and Jeremy Renner as a theoretical physicist. A new take on the "multiple alien ships have landed and we don't know their intentions" genre. I rarely get to the movies anymore but this was one that had looked interesting. Recommended, I liked it a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelBlue View Post
    Watched Arrival last night, stars Amy Adams as a linguistics prof and Jeremy Renner as a theoretical physicist. A new take on the "multiple alien ships have landed and we don't know their intentions" genre. I rarely get to the movies anymore but this was one that had looked interesting. Recommended, I liked it a lot.
    The same director made the new Bladerunner movie, which was good but a little boring. He's also developing a new Dune movie(s), which I'm really looking forward to.
    Part of it is based on academic grounds. Among major conferences, the Pac-10 is the best academically, largely because of Stanford, Cal and UCLA. “Colorado is on a par with Oregon,” he said. “Utah isn’t even in the picture.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Color Me Badd Fan View Post
    The same director made the new Bladerunner movie, which was good but a little boring. He's also developing a new Dune movie(s), which I'm really looking forward to.
    I have mix feelings about remaking Dune. The new special effects would be awesome but I am a sucker for the original..


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    Quote Originally Posted by dabrockster View Post
    I have mix feelings about remaking Dune. The new special effects would be awesome but I am a sucker for the original..


    Sure hope they figure some way to bring Sting back.




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    Sting can play Duncan Idaho. I can't imagine they can make him Baron Harkonnen.
    Part of it is based on academic grounds. Among major conferences, the Pac-10 is the best academically, largely because of Stanford, Cal and UCLA. “Colorado is on a par with Oregon,” he said. “Utah isn’t even in the picture.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Color Me Badd Fan View Post
    Sting can play Duncan Idaho. I can't imagine they can make him Baron Harkonnen.
    Fat suit!
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Fat suit!
    Paul Atreides: Nicholas Hoult

    Lady Jessica: Jennifer Connelly

    Duke Leto Atreides: Ralph Fiennes

    Baron Harkonnen: Val Kilmer

    Gurney Halleck: Patrick Stewart

    Feyd Rautha: Harry Styles
    Part of it is based on academic grounds. Among major conferences, the Pac-10 is the best academically, largely because of Stanford, Cal and UCLA. “Colorado is on a par with Oregon,” he said. “Utah isn’t even in the picture.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Color Me Badd Fan View Post
    Paul Atreides: Nicholas Hoult

    Lady Jessica: Jennifer Connelly

    Duke Leto Atreides: Ralph Fiennes

    Baron Harkonnen: Val Kilmer

    Gurney Halleck: Patrick Stewart

    Feyd Rautha: Harry Styles
    Not bad except Patrick Stewart is too old now to reprise his role as Gurney Halleck.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Not bad except Patrick Stewart is too old now to reprise his role as Gurney Halleck.
    I was kind of joking, but really Liam Neeson would probably be too much of a cliche.
    Part of it is based on academic grounds. Among major conferences, the Pac-10 is the best academically, largely because of Stanford, Cal and UCLA. “Colorado is on a par with Oregon,” he said. “Utah isn’t even in the picture.”

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    New series "Sea Oak" based on the George Saunders short story starts tomorrow. Basic premise for those not in the mood to read: a very positive and seemingly happy woman who has had virtually nothing good happen to her throughout her entire life dies and comes back as a foul mouthed zombie determined to live the life she wishes she had.

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    Watched the first episode of Patriot last night. It is the funniest premiere I can recall seeing in a long, long time. Multiple legitimate laugh out loud scenes ("nana was country strong"). It will be interesting to see if the rest of the season/series holds up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Already giving up on Fargo? Your loss.
    Nope. Saving it for this weekend. Wife is and youngest are out of town. The senior and I have to stick around for mandatory practices. So after golf and pizza for Thanksgiving, plan on a long Season 2 and 3 Fargo dessert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    Watched the first episode of Patriot last night. It is the funniest premiere I can recall seeing in a long, long time. Multiple legitimate laugh out loud scenes ("nana was country strong"). It will be interesting to see if the rest of the season/series holds up.
    It does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelBlue View Post
    It does.
    I loved how it weaved together all the different story lines.

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    A Man Called Ove. Wife read the book for book club earlier this year and I picked it up and read right after. Nice little movie that does the book justice. Family friendly themes of community and acceptance... watched it with the kids. Swedish with English subtitles.
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

    This is an Amazon Original that they are pushing pretty hard. I've seen lots of previews/trailers for it before other Amazon shows. I gave the pilot a try last night and I thought it was really great. The lead actress, Rachel Brosnahan, plays a 1958 jewish woman in New York City. She comes from a wealthy jewish family and marries into a good jewish family and has two nice jewish kids and a big apartment on the upper west side. Her husband dreams of becoming a stand up comedian like Lenny Bruce and she helps him by getting him better times at the club in Greenwich Village. Until he bombs and realizes he sucks, hates his wife, his job and his life and leaves her in the middle of the night. Her parents blame her, thinking she must have driven him off. She gets drunk and goes back to the club and wanders on stage where she discovers that she might have what her husband lacked.

    Sounds hilarious, right? It is actually very funny. Mrs. Maisel is very witty, charming and upbeat. You can't help but root for her to succeed. The costumes and sets are perfect, the acting is good, the story is interesting. I've only seen the pilot so far, but it has a 95% rating on rotten tomatoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

    This is an Amazon Original that they are pushing pretty hard. I've seen lots of previews/trailers for it before other Amazon shows. I gave the pilot a try last night and I thought it was really great. The lead actress, Rachel Brosnahan, plays a 1958 jewish woman in New York City. She comes from a wealthy jewish family and marries into a good jewish family and has two nice jewish kids and a big apartment on the upper west side. Her husband dreams of becoming a stand up comedian like Lenny Bruce and she helps him by getting him better times at the club in Greenwich Village. Until he bombs and realizes he sucks, hates his wife, his job and his life and leaves her in the middle of the night. Her parents blame her, thinking she must have driven him off. She gets drunk and goes back to the club and wanders on stage where she discovers that she might have what her husband lacked.

    Sounds hilarious, right? It is actually very funny. Mrs. Maisel is very witty, charming and upbeat. You can't help but root for her to succeed. The costumes and sets are perfect, the acting is good, the story is interesting. I've only seen the pilot so far, but it has a 95% rating on rotten tomatoes.
    I'm sure the Dana Carvey show is better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfunk View Post
    I'm sure the Dana Carvey show is better.
    Its not coming back, funk. Time to let it go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

    This is an Amazon Original that they are pushing pretty hard. I've seen lots of previews/trailers for it before other Amazon shows. I gave the pilot a try last night and I thought it was really great. The lead actress, Rachel Brosnahan, plays a 1958 jewish woman in New York City. She comes from a wealthy jewish family and marries into a good jewish family and has two nice jewish kids and a big apartment on the upper west side. Her husband dreams of becoming a stand up comedian like Lenny Bruce and she helps him by getting him better times at the club in Greenwich Village. Until he bombs and realizes he sucks, hates his wife, his job and his life and leaves her in the middle of the night. Her parents blame her, thinking she must have driven him off. She gets drunk and goes back to the club and wanders on stage where she discovers that she might have what her husband lacked.

    Sounds hilarious, right? It is actually very funny. Mrs. Maisel is very witty, charming and upbeat. You can't help but root for her to succeed. The costumes and sets are perfect, the acting is good, the story is interesting. I've only seen the pilot so far, but it has a 95% rating on rotten tomatoes.
    I have only seen the Pilot as well but I liked it. I will definitely watch more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

    This is an Amazon Original that they are pushing pretty hard. I've seen lots of previews/trailers for it before other Amazon shows. I gave the pilot a try last night and I thought it was really great. The lead actress, Rachel Brosnahan, plays a 1958 jewish woman in New York City. She comes from a wealthy jewish family and marries into a good jewish family and has two nice jewish kids and a big apartment on the upper west side. Her husband dreams of becoming a stand up comedian like Lenny Bruce and she helps him by getting him better times at the club in Greenwich Village. Until he bombs and realizes he sucks, hates his wife, his job and his life and leaves her in the middle of the night. Her parents blame her, thinking she must have driven him off. She gets drunk and goes back to the club and wanders on stage where she discovers that she might have what her husband lacked.

    Sounds hilarious, right? It is actually very funny. Mrs. Maisel is very witty, charming and upbeat. You can't help but root for her to succeed. The costumes and sets are perfect, the acting is good, the story is interesting. I've only seen the pilot so far, but it has a 95% rating on rotten tomatoes.
    Plus the lead actress has really awesome boobs and she showed them on the stage during the pilot.

    In other words, it's definitely worth a watch.
    Part of it is based on academic grounds. Among major conferences, the Pac-10 is the best academically, largely because of Stanford, Cal and UCLA. “Colorado is on a par with Oregon,” he said. “Utah isn’t even in the picture.”

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