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Lately, been watching:

Fargo
Walking Dead
Homeland
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Better Call Saul

Before that (now ended or between seasons)

Vikings
Shameless
Mandalorian
The Crown

Also been watching various PBS/BBC documentaries like:

Nova
Nature
American Experience
Frontline
Expedition
Networld
Big Pacific
Civilization
Line of Separation
Poldark
Downton Abbey
Retro Report
Secrets of the Six Wives
etc...
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The clock.
Court tv.
The status of my stash.
trump's daily raccoon eyed juvenile rants.
Various old movies; Young Guns, the first John Wick, Apocalypse Now

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Fargo some time ago, waiting for the new season if it happens
I don't do zombies
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Saul's is on the to do list

Lost interest in Vikings after a few seasons
Shameless UK
Mandalorian
Contagion
Broad church
Hinterland
Stranger Things
Man in the High Castle
Some crazy swedish series about Vikings being transported to modern times - it was pretty good
The General - just because I do occasionally
6 episodes of Mary Hartman Mary Hartman
7 of Soap

But after watching Rectify, I'm giving the tv a rest for a few days. Any liberal who has ever even smiled about a prisoner being raped and anyone who wants a glimpse at the terror left with the victim of a rape should watch this show.

The Durrells in Corfu

And then there's Don't Fuck with Cats on Netflix - I highly recommend it

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neoplacebo wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:50 am
The clock.
Court tv.
The status of my stash.
trump's daily raccoon eyed juvenile rants.
Various old movies; Young Guns, the first John Wick, Apocalypse Now
Please, no court tv
Stash is important. The dispensary dropped off yesterday.
Please, no trump
Love old movies - just watched my all time favorite cowboy movie - Once Upon a Time in the West. I never much cared for Bronson, but there's Fonda and even Jack Elam, although he didn't last long.
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Next time the wife out, it may be time for another watch of Apocalypse Now

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:13 am
neoplacebo wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:50 am
The clock.
Court tv.
The status of my stash.
trump's daily raccoon eyed juvenile rants.
Various old movies; Young Guns, the first John Wick, Apocalypse Now
Please, no court tv
Stash is important. The dispensary dropped off yesterday.
Please, no trump
Love old movies - just watched my all time favorite cowboy movie - Once Upon a Time in the West. I never much cared for Bronson, but there's Fonda and even Jack Elam, although he didn't last long.
Deer Hunter
Next time the wife out, it may be time for another watch of Apocalypse Now
In my defense, I've only watched two of trump's daily clown shows and lie fests. That was enough. And some of the court tv stuff is quite funny in the sense of seeing how incredibly stupid some criminals are.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:40 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:13 am
neoplacebo wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:50 am
The clock.
Court tv.
The status of my stash.
trump's daily raccoon eyed juvenile rants.
Various old movies; Young Guns, the first John Wick, Apocalypse Now
Please, no court tv
Stash is important. The dispensary dropped off yesterday.
Please, no trump
Love old movies - just watched my all time favorite cowboy movie - Once Upon a Time in the West. I never much cared for Bronson, but there's Fonda and even Jack Elam, although he didn't last long.
Deer Hunter
Next time the wife out, it may be time for another watch of Apocalypse Now
In my defense, I've only watched two of trump's daily clown shows and lie fests. That was enough. And some of the court tv stuff is quite funny in the sense of seeing how incredibly stupid some criminals are.
We all have our boob tube shows, you were brave enough to name yours.

I have found amazing amounts of time by cutting out any and all tv news.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:14 am
neoplacebo wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:40 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:13 am
neoplacebo wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:50 am
The clock.
Court tv.
The status of my stash.
trump's daily raccoon eyed juvenile rants.
Various old movies; Young Guns, the first John Wick, Apocalypse Now
Please, no court tv
Stash is important. The dispensary dropped off yesterday.
Please, no trump
Love old movies - just watched my all time favorite cowboy movie - Once Upon a Time in the West. I never much cared for Bronson, but there's Fonda and even Jack Elam, although he didn't last long.
Deer Hunter
Next time the wife out, it may be time for another watch of Apocalypse Now
In my defense, I've only watched two of trump's daily clown shows and lie fests. That was enough. And some of the court tv stuff is quite funny in the sense of seeing how incredibly stupid some criminals are.
We all have our boob tube shows, you were brave enough to name yours.

I have found amazing amounts of time by cutting out any and all tv news.
I generally only watch the ABC and CBS nightly news and maybe a few old series on METV like Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Andy Griffin show.....total of maybe ten hours a week. Just seem to be doing more of it lately instead of going out.

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Nothing much different from what we usually watch during a week, except no sports of course. Don't watch much during the afternoon unless its a movie. Local news, CBS national, using the mute button any time Trump is on. Enjoy ID shows. Last night watched "Winchester" film. Sucked.

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O Really wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:41 am
... Enjoy ID shows....
:?:
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I forgot about "Durrells on Corfu". I devoured Gerald Durrell's books in the 70's, starting with his classic "My Family and Other Animals", upon which the series is based. It didn't hurt that his older brother, Lawrence, sort of reminded me of my older brother. Have always wanted to visit Corfu since then. Maybe some day.

We also have a great local movie channel here. Packed with commercials, but I record some to DVD, and then on playback it's easy enough to just fast forward over the commercial breaks (which can be lengthy). It's on the "Movies!" network. Lots of film noir, old westerns, etc. Lately they've been doing John Wayne movies. He's not my favorite actor; too wooden, but maybe I'll record one for analysis. Recently recorded "1984" with John Hurt. Kind of difficult to watch, though, what with the torture scenes and all. Perhaps the only movie I've recorded when the commercial breaks are welcome. If Hurt didn't get an Oscar for that, he should have.
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Vrede too wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:58 am
O Really wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:41 am
... Enjoy ID shows....
:?:
Investigation Discovery
https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/

Channel 192 on DISH. Also on a lot of cables.

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Ulysses wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:11 am
Recently recorded "1984" with John Hurt. Kind of difficult to watch, though, what with the torture scenes and all. Perhaps the only movie I've recorded when the commercial breaks are welcome. If Hurt didn't get an Oscar for that, he should have.
I saw it long ago and, at the time, didn't think it did credit to the book. Maybe I'll try it again if I can find it.

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O Really wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:26 am
Investigation Discovery
https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/

Channel 192 on DISH. Also on a lot of cables.
:doh: I don't watch much on it. For some reason I'm more interested in fictional crime than irl crime.
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O Really wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:28 am
Ulysses wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:11 am
Recently recorded "1984" with John Hurt. Kind of difficult to watch, though, what with the torture scenes and all. Perhaps the only movie I've recorded when the commercial breaks are welcome. If Hurt didn't get an Oscar for that, he should have.
I saw it long ago and, at the time, didn't think it did credit to the book. Maybe I'll try it again if I can find it.
Well, it's been so long since I read that book, and it was read in my usual adolescent haze. So not much in the film seemed that familiar. It was still as depressing as hell, which I recall the original book was, also.

I remember once when someone upbraided me for being an irreverent or discourteous young snot, who would regret mocking older persons, I'd retort that I didn't plan on living past the age I'd be in 1984.

Well, that year came and went without me making good on that prediction.

So sue me.
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Found:
What? Mental health for being shut in? My mental health was bad before. Now with two weeks of watching Yosemite Sam try to throttle the road runner I have lost it.
:D That may have begun the moment that you saw Yosemite Sam and the Road Runner in the same toon.
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Ulysses wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:42 am

Well, that year came and went without me making good on that prediction.

So sue me.
Mick Jagger once said, "well I certainly hope I'm not still singing 'Satisfaction' when I'm 40" :lol:
And the Who changed their minds about "...hope I die before I get old."

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Really interesting show on Kelly/Ryan Live today. Not so much the content, but I was amazed at what an amateurish set-up they created for remote broadcast. Kelly was doing her part from a storage closet and the sound was so bad it was just echoing all over. Ryan's sound was better, but he was in his kitchen instead of the studio (I think) he has in his house. Camera angles weren't up to usual YouTube standards, and the shot coordination was off. The local news people on home remote are doing it much better.

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Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:21 pm
Really interesting show on Kelly/Ryan Live today. Not so much the content, but I was amazed at what an amateurish set-up they created for remote broadcast. Kelly was doing her part from a storage closet and the sound was so bad it was just echoing all over. Ryan's sound was better, but he was in his kitchen instead of the studio (I think) he has in his house. Camera angles weren't up to usual YouTube standards, and the shot coordination was off. The local news people on home remote are doing it much better.
Well, I think the TV community has taken this all a bit too far.

There's no reason why a TV studio can not be sanitized sufficiently that these shows can safely be hosted. Especially since moving the camera/sound/direction crews to the TV personalities' homes probably potentially transmits more viral load than just keeping it in the place where the shows were intended to be created - minus studio audience if any.

Colbert took this to an extreme by broadcasting from his bathtub, in a suit, covered in suds, for the first two or so nights last week. It was a joke that wore thin after about 10 minutes.

Hey, gotta gripe about something, right?
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O Really wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:21 pm
Really interesting show on Kelly/Ryan Live today. Not so much the content, but I was amazed at what an amateurish set-up they created for remote broadcast. Kelly was doing her part from a storage closet and the sound was so bad it was just echoing all over. Ryan's sound was better, but he was in his kitchen instead of the studio (I think) he has in his house. Camera angles weren't up to usual YouTube standards, and the shot coordination was off. The local news people on home remote are doing it much better.
Fucking bunch of amateurs. They should have a guy in the bathroom (with the toilet paper), a guy in the parking lot, two guys on the roof. Those fools need a pro like me to produce their lame ass show.

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Ulysses wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:29 pm

Well, I think the TV community has taken this all a bit too far.

There's no reason why a TV studio can not be sanitized sufficiently that these shows can safely be hosted. Especially since moving the camera/sound/direction crews to the TV personalities' homes probably potentially transmits more viral load than just keeping it in the place where the shows were intended to be created - minus studio audience if any.
Local TV news is still running a studio broadcast, with an anchor sitting on each end of a long desk usually shared by 3 or 4. But the weather chick and sports guy are doing their part from away. I don't think they're taking the camera/sound people along, though. They're all just using their phones. Still, the sound and pic turns out pretty well. Don't know why Kelly/Ryan was so technically awful.

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