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    The Lost Symbol – series based upon the Dan Brown (The Da Vince Code) book of the same name. 2 episodes in now. It’s nothing earth shattering, but if you like the genre I would recommend giving it a shot.

    I really enjoyed the book. The TV series definitely intrigues me.

    I think it’s the worst of the Professor Langdon books.

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    I read Angels and Demons and DaVinci Code. Never read any of the others. I really thought Hanks was the wrong actor to play the part so i did not enjoy the movies.

    I might try the show………not sure.

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    Norm wrote:


    Beauner wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    The Lost Symbol – series based upon the Dan Brown (The Da Vince Code) book of the same name. 2 episodes in now. It’s nothing earth shattering, but if you like the genre I would recommend giving it a shot.

    I really enjoyed the book. The TV series definitely intrigues me.

    I think it’s the worst of the Professor Langdon books.

    I’d probably agree. I loved all 5 books though.

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    Beauner wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    Beauner wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    The Lost Symbol – series based upon the Dan Brown (The Da Vince Code) book of the same name. 2 episodes in now. It’s nothing earth shattering, but if you like the genre I would recommend giving it a shot.

    I really enjoyed the book. The TV series definitely intrigues me.

    I think it’s the worst of the Professor Langdon books.

    I’d probably agree. I loved all 5 books though.

    What service is this on?

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    davescharf wrote:


    Beauner wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    Beauner wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    The Lost Symbol – series based upon the Dan Brown (The Da Vince Code) book of the same name. 2 episodes in now. It’s nothing earth shattering, but if you like the genre I would recommend giving it a shot.

    I really enjoyed the book. The TV series definitely intrigues me.

    I think it’s the worst of the Professor Langdon books.

    I’d probably agree. I loved all 5 books though.

    What service is this on?


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    Limited Series, so I’ll post this here:

    Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan (Netflix streaming):

    In the late 1970s, an accused serial rapist claims multiple personalities control his behavior, setting off a legal odyssey that captivates America.

    It’s 4 eps (about an hour each), watched 3 tonight. Absolutely fascinating and mesmerizing, as to what the truth is, and what is not, given the nature of the person in question. I found myself flip-flopping back and forth, asking is this for real, or is this a long-game con artist scam? It’s that complex of a case, and once I watch the last ep, I’ll dig into it more, doing some fact-finding/etc. Definitely recommend if one is interested in true crime stories.

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    Limited Series, so I’ll post this here:

    Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan (Netflix streaming):

    In the late 1970s, an accused serial rapist claims multiple personalities control his behavior, setting off a legal odyssey that captivates America.

    It’s 4 eps (about an hour each), watched 3 tonight. Absolutely fascinating and mesmerizing, as to what the truth is, and what is not, given the nature of the person in question. I found myself flip-flopping back and forth, asking is this for real, or is this a long-game con artist scam? It’s that complex of a case, and once I watch the last ep, I’ll dig into it more, doing some fact-finding/etc. Definitely recommend if one is interested in true crime stories.

    I enjoyed this. Regarding the main argument [hide]I call b.s. on his story for this reason alone, although there are other reasons. I went back and re-watched these comments a few times to ensure I got this right. When he was first being interviewed by the doctors after his original arrest his true self claimed he was not aware of the other guys. However, he also said the guys told him he did things. “Criminal things”. Can’t have that both ways. That no one else picked up on that at least not during the program flabbergasted me. [/hide]

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    I picked up on that, and wondered:
    [hide]Is there TRUE separation? Or just a conflict among the personalities? For example, if we were part of the same person, mentally, and I went and did something bad, you were aware of it, but wanted nothing to do with it… I am obviously not educated enough in that field to know how that works, and back then, it seems like they weren’t, either.[/hide]

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    The Monsters Inside:

    That last episode changed my opinion. He was mentally ill in some form, but not MPD. Still not exactly sure how to explain him, Dissociative something, don’t know which one he would really fall into. No matter how you cut it, it’s messed up.

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    Disassociative is what they now call MPD. He was likely coo coo but I don’t buy he had multiple personalities.

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    Disassociative is what they now call MPD. He was likely coo coo but I don’t buy he had multiple personalities.

    Yeah, that fourth ep definitely swayed me against the multiple. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are multiples out there, but it wasn’t this guy. And there are different disassociative disorders, which I briefly googled.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    Disassociative is what they now call MPD. He was likely coo coo but I don’t buy he had multiple personalities.

    Yeah, that fourth ep definitely swayed me against the multiple. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are multiples out there, but it wasn’t this guy. And there are different disassociative disorders, which I briefly googled.

    Dissassociative Identity Disorder is what it is called now (DSM-5 key elements are: the presence of at least two distinct and separate personalities within an individual. Although multiple personalities (alters) exist within a single person, only one is manifested at a time; each with its own memories, behaviors and life preferences. At least two of these identities take control of a person’s conduct at any given time. Lastly, it is critical that the observed disturbances are not a consequence of a substance (drug addiction and/or alcohol addiction) or a general medical condition, e.g., epileptic seizure)).

    There are a handful of dissassociative disorders in the DSM-5 but DID is the one people refer to when referring to multiple personalities.

    The others are most commonly disassociative amnesia (repressing/inability to remember parts of your life – typically traumatic events), or dissassociative fugue (though this is typically a short term event, whereas DID and DA can be longer lasting). Depersonalization-derealization disorder falls in that family as well, where people report feeling outside of their own body and watching the world around them happen to them, as though almost watching it on TV.

    Dissassociative disorders are most frequently a result of severe trauma, and manifest as a way for the brain to try to maintain function and separate the pain from the rest of life.

    I get to read stories about this (real life stories) on a semi-regular basis for work (semi-regular used loosely, because DID in particular is an exceptionally rare diagnosis, DA, DF, and D-D are more common, but not as common as many of the other mental health/substance abuse issues I see-perhaps in part due to the fact that a lot of people suffering from these disorders also self medicate with drugs/alcohol).

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    S4 of Goliath with Billy Bob Thorton has really delivered so far (E3) and I hope it does continue this path of improvement of S2 and 3. The noir/Twin Peaks stylings really work and the new supporting cast – including JK Simmons, Bruce Dern, Jena Malone and Elias Koteas – are tremendous adds.

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    The series on Pro Wrestling call Dark Side Of The Ring. Although I don’t follow pro wrestling anymore, most of these episodes are a peak behind the curtain from years past. Some really interesting ones they have done includes the Chris Benoit murders, the Road Warriors, Owen Hart death and upcoming soon the WWF steroid trial.

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    frozen4champs wrote:


    The series on Pro Wrestling call Dark Side Of The Ring. Although I don’t follow pro wrestling anymore, most of these episodes are a peak behind the curtain from years past. Some really interesting ones they have done includes the Chris Benoit murders, the Road Warriors, Owen Hart death and upcoming soon the WWF steroid trial.

    I did watch the WWE Channel/streaming/etc series on the Undertaker, thanks to leeching off of Armadillo’s account. It was really good. Hopefully the Dark Side series makes it to disc or something.

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    Squid Game – Netflix Streaming – 9 Episode Korean Drama/Thriller

    Squid Game has “a very good chance” of becoming Netflix’s most popular show yet, co-CEO Ted Sarandos said Monday. Squid Game was “No. 1 in the world, like everywhere in the world,” Sarandos, who is also the head of content at Netflix, said Monday at the Code conference in Los Angeles. “Squid Game will definitely be our biggest non-English language show in the world, for sure.” He added that there’s “a very good chance it’s going to be our biggest show ever.”

    Surprised no one has posted about it here, given the above :) . I enjoyed it a lot. There were some good twists, some I saw coming and some I did not. I was able to semi-binge them this week while I was on PTO. My wife is halfway through so I am rewatching them with her. Definitely enjoying the memes and seeing some of the foreshadowing, Easter eggs, etc. that I have seen online after finishing the first watch.

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    I have that in my a queue but it looks like it’s going to be Saw on steroids?

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    MATT wrote:


    Squid Game – Netflix Streaming – 9 Episode Korean Drama/Thriller

    Squid Game has “a very good chance” of becoming Netflix’s most popular show yet, co-CEO Ted Sarandos said Monday. Squid Game was “No. 1 in the world, like everywhere in the world,” Sarandos, who is also the head of content at Netflix, said Monday at the Code conference in Los Angeles. “Squid Game will definitely be our biggest non-English language show in the world, for sure.” He added that there’s “a very good chance it’s going to be our biggest show ever.”

    Surprised no one has posted about it here, given the above :) . I enjoyed it a lot. There were some good twists, some I saw coming and some I did not. I was able to semi-binge them this week while I was on PTO. My wife is halfway through so I am rewatching them with her. Definitely enjoying the memes and seeing some of the foreshadowing, Easter eggs, etc. that I have seen online after finishing the first watch.

    I’ve read some highly critical reviews that the english subtitles/dubbing was so far off that those fluent in both languages are claiming if you don’t understand Korean, you didn’t watch the show. :)

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    S4 of Goliath with Billy Bob Thorton has really delivered so far (E3) and I hope it does continue this path of improvement of S2 and 3. The noir/Twin Peaks stylings really work and the new supporting cast – including JK Simmons, Bruce Dern, Jena Malone and Elias Koteas – are tremendous adds.

    I’ve seen the first two episodes. What is with the tediously stupid dream/drug sequence episodes? I had to fast forward through the one with JK Simmons singing.

    Do they go away later in the series?

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    streakygopher wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    S4 of Goliath with Billy Bob Thorton has really delivered so far (E3) and I hope it does continue this path of improvement of S2 and 3. The noir/Twin Peaks stylings really work and the new supporting cast – including JK Simmons, Bruce Dern, Jena Malone and Elias Koteas – are tremendous adds.

    I’ve seen the first two episodes. What is with the tediously stupid dream/drug sequence episodes? I had to fast forward through the one with JK Simmons singing.

    Do they go away later in the series?

    They become a bit less prevalent.

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    Started watching Euphoria on HBO Max over the weekend.

    Very very well done so far. I’m about 6 episodes in. Acting is great. Subject matter is very real and not sugar-coated at all (although hopefully slightly exaggerated at times).

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    I have that in my a queue but it looks like it’s going to be Saw on steroids?

    Way more substance than Saw!

    streakygopher wrote:


    MATT wrote:


    Squid Game – Netflix Streaming – 9 Episode Korean Drama/Thriller

    I’ve read some highly critical reviews that the english subtitles/dubbing was so far off that those fluent in both languages are claiming if you don’t understand Korean, you didn’t watch the show. :)


    Yeah, I read that too – and that it was mainly with the English dub and the closed captions for the dub. The English subtitles were supposedly much better. I watched with the Korean Audio and English subtitles.

    https://twitter.com/seoulocello/status/1444350083403821061

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    Yes, you have to be choosy in subtitles. IIRC on Netflix, you have an option of Original English subtitles (which means it is more closely translated) or plain CC, which is the English vocals overdub that is put into words, as you hear the overdub spoken. Something like that.

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    Oh:

    Dave Chappelle Closer (Netflix streaming):

    He delivers, as always. Thought-provoking and hilarious. Some GREAT lines in the various bits.

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    Oh:

    Dave Chappelle Closer (Netflix streaming):

    He delivers, as always. Thought-provoking and hilarious. Some GREAT lines in the various bits.


    As I get older and more crotchety, my favorite comedians have become Chappelle and Bill Burr. I don’t laugh out loud at a lot of comedians but those 2 always deliver for me.

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    MNGophers29 wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Oh:

    Dave Chappelle Closer (Netflix streaming):

    He delivers, as always. Thought-provoking and hilarious. Some GREAT lines in the various bits.


    As I get older and more crotchety, my favorite comedians have become Chappelle and Bill Burr. I don’t laugh out loud at a lot of comedians but those 2 always deliver for me.

    In Chappelle’s case, he no longer really gives a sh*. Burr NEVER gave a sh*. :lol:

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    MATT wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    I have that in my a queue but it looks like it’s going to be Saw on steroids?

    Way more substance than Saw!

    streakygopher wrote:


    MATT wrote:


    Squid Game – Netflix Streaming – 9 Episode Korean Drama/Thriller

    I’ve read some highly critical reviews that the english subtitles/dubbing was so far off that those fluent in both languages are claiming if you don’t understand Korean, you didn’t watch the show. :)


    Yeah, I read that too – and that it was mainly with the English dub and the closed captions for the dub. The English subtitles were supposedly much better. I watched with the Korean Audio and English subtitles.

    https://twitter.com/seoulocello/status/1444350083403821061

    So the complaint is with the English dub or the English Subtitles? I didn’t know they had it dubbed as I had the English Subtitles

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    The Rube wrote:


    Oh:

    Dave Chappelle Closer (Netflix streaming):

    He delivers, as always. Thought-provoking and hilarious. Some GREAT lines in the various bits.

    I didn’t think it was as good as some of the others just because it seemed like there wasn’t as much fresh material. A lot of retreading or updates on his past lines. I still enjoyed it though.

    Sticks and Stones was my favorite of his recent specials.

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    MATT wrote:

    streakygopher wrote:


    MATT wrote:


    Squid Game – Netflix Streaming – 9 Episode Korean Drama/Thriller

    I’ve read some highly critical reviews that the english subtitles/dubbing was so far off that those fluent in both languages are claiming if you don’t understand Korean, you didn’t watch the show. :)


    Yeah, I read that too – and that it was mainly with the English dub and the closed captions for the dub. The English subtitles were supposedly much better. I watched with the Korean Audio and English subtitles.

    So the complaint is with the English dub or the English Subtitles? I didn’t know they had it dubbed as I had the English Subtitles

    Both the English dub and the English closed captioning for the English dub. English subtitles were fine apparently.

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    Shows are best in original language. I watched in Korean with English subtitles and loved it.

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    gopherguy06 wrote:


    MATT wrote:

    streakygopher wrote:


    MATT wrote:


    Squid Game – Netflix Streaming – 9 Episode Korean Drama/Thriller

    I’ve read some highly critical reviews that the english subtitles/dubbing was so far off that those fluent in both languages are claiming if you don’t understand Korean, you didn’t watch the show. :)


    Yeah, I read that too – and that it was mainly with the English dub and the closed captions for the dub. The English subtitles were supposedly much better. I watched with the Korean Audio and English subtitles.

    So the complaint is with the English dub or the English Subtitles? I didn’t know they had it dubbed as I had the English Subtitles

    Both the English dub and the English closed captioning for the English dub. English subtitles were fine apparently.

    Yeah I have been doing the Korean with English CC. It has been good

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    Shows are best in original language. I watched in Korean with English subtitles and loved it.

    It’s hard for me to do that when there is a lot of action on the screen. I feel like I’m missing too much.

    It doesn’t help that I also have my tablet in my lap during the broadcast. :)

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    It doesn’t help that I also have my tablet in my lap during the broadcast. :)


    That’s your problem. If you’re not going to give the show your full attention, just watch the bastardized English version.

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    Bonin21 wrote:


    streakygopher wrote:

    It doesn’t help that I also have my tablet in my lap during the broadcast. :)


    That’s your problem. If you’re not going to give the show your full attention, just watch the bastardized English version.

    I guess you missed the point that I was poking fun at myself.

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    Has anyone given Billion Dollar Code a try yet?

    Quote:

    In 1990s Berlin an artist and a hacker invented a new way to see the world. Years later, they reunite to sue Google for patent infringement on it.

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    streakygopher wrote:


    Bonin21 wrote:


    Shows are best in original language. I watched in Korean with English subtitles and loved it.

    It’s hard for me to do that when there is a lot of action on the screen. I feel like I’m missing too much.

    It doesn’t help that I also have my tablet in my lap during the broadcast. :)


    I feel the same way about subtitles and porn.

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    I don’t even notice subtitles anymore, TBH. It’s in my peripherals.

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    I don’t even notice subtitles anymore, TBH. It’s in my peripherals.


    I haven’t wanted to admit this, but I turned subtitles on a couple months ago on my steaming devices mostly because my wife is a light sleeper and I wanted to watch TV. Since then, I just watch subtitles of everything and honestly I catch WAY more things reading them than not. I know I am getting older, but I am contending that they are on for exploratory purposes.

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    MNGophers29 wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    I don’t even notice subtitles anymore, TBH. It’s in my peripherals.


    I haven’t wanted to admit this, but I turned subtitles on a couple months ago on my steaming devices mostly because my wife is a light sleeper and I wanted to watch TV. Since then, I just watch subtitles of everything and honestly I catch WAY more things reading them than not. I know I am getting older, but I am contending that they are on for exploratory purposes.

    I live in an apt, and am a night owl. I do it to keep the volume down and still catch every nuance (especially with foreign movies). It’s just easier that way, and once you’re used to them, you can ignore them at will, but the option is there…

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    There are several shows/movies we use subtitles simply because the accents – Derry Girls and Ted Lasso come to mind – so they stay on for those streaming services because the process to turn them on/off is a pain.

    For cable (Comcast) I usually have them off, especially for live sporting events as the 1) are late and 2) usually interfere the game I’m trying to watch.

    Comcast makes turning them on/off very easy. :good2:

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    I’ve been using closed caption/subtitles for as long as I can remember.

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    Started Squid Game and through 2 episodes am excited to see the rest.

    I am through 3 episodes of Chapelwaite (mini-series adapted from the Stephen King short story Jerusalem’s Lot) and while it’s not been perfect I will likely see this one through if it stays on course.

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    MNGophers29 wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    I don’t even notice subtitles anymore, TBH. It’s in my peripherals.


    I haven’t wanted to admit this, but I turned subtitles on a couple months ago on my steaming devices mostly because my wife is a light sleeper and I wanted to watch TV. Since then, I just watch subtitles of everything and honestly I catch WAY more things reading them than not. I know I am getting older, but I am contending that they are on for exploratory purposes.


    Using subtitles isn’t an old person thing. I have an 18 yo daughter and her and all her friends always have them on.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    Started Squid Game and through 2 episodes am excited to see the rest.


    2nd ep was the lamest. Set aside time to binge the rest cuz you’re going to want to.

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    I don’t even notice subtitles anymore, TBH. It’s in my peripherals.


    I haven’t wanted to admit this, but I turned subtitles on a couple months ago on my steaming devices mostly because my wife is a light sleeper and I wanted to watch TV. Since then, I just watch subtitles of everything and honestly I catch WAY more things reading them than not. I know I am getting older, but I am contending that they are on for exploratory purposes.


    Using subtitles isn’t an old person thing. I have an 18 yo daughter and her and all her friends always have them on.


    Yeah I guess you are right. My Mom is old and refuses to use subtitles. Instead the TV is on volume 99. Drives me nuts when I call her and 2 minutes in I have to tell her to mute the TV.

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    I suppose I’d classify this as TV. I gave in, started watched Squid Game on Netflix streaming. Not what I expected. I expected wacky off the wall crazy, along the lines of Battle Royale (movie that spawned the Hunger Games). It’s deeper than that. Much more drama and backstory (2 eps in). I like it so far.

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    I suppose I’d classify this as TV. I gave in, started watched Squid Game on Netflix streaming. Not what I expected. I expected wacky off the wall crazy, along the lines of Battle Royale (movie that spawned the Hunger Games). It’s deeper than that. Much more drama and backstory (2 eps in). I like it so far.

    Through Ep 6. It’s getting to Korean-level crazy. Not quite full-blown, but we’re getting there. I think this series really found the line to hook both Asian and American audiences, and keeps toeing that line, and it’s worked very well. We’ll see what happens in the last couple of eps.

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    Scenes From A Marriage on HBO will def be winning some Emmys, especially for acting.

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    The Billion Dollar Code: Netflix 4-part series about how Google was sued for supposedly stealing the coding for Google Earth from two German innovators. I’m through E2 and it’s extremely fascinating.

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    The Billion Dollar Code: Netflix 4-part series about how Google was sued for supposedly stealing the coding for Google Earth from two German innovators. I’m through E2 and it’s extremely fascinating.

    Been eyeing this one. Good to hear about it.

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    I had never heard of Y: The Last Man before today but after 2 episodes so far I am hooked.

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    Bigbeer wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    I don’t even notice subtitles anymore, TBH. It’s in my peripherals.


    I haven’t wanted to admit this, but I turned subtitles on a couple months ago on my steaming devices mostly because my wife is a light sleeper and I wanted to watch TV. Since then, I just watch subtitles of everything and honestly I catch WAY more things reading them than not. I know I am getting older, but I am contending that they are on for exploratory purposes.


    Using subtitles isn’t an old person thing. I have an 18 yo daughter and her and all her friends always have them on.

    I can’t not read the words so I miss what’s actually happening. 😂

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    Has anyone else caught Dopesick on Hulu yet? Basically it’s a mini series on the rise of Oxycontin, Purdue Pharma, and the opioid epidemic in the US. It’s based on a non-fiction book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America”. It is very good cast with Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, and Rosario Dawson in major roles. Give it a watch…it’s a really good drama.

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    Has anyone else caught Dopesick on Hulu yet? Basically it’s a mini series on the rise of Oxycontin, Purdue Pharma, and the opioid epidemic in the US. It’s based on a non-fiction book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America”. It is very good cast with Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, and Rosario Dawson in major roles. Give it a watch…it’s a really good drama.

    Yes I’ve been watching- through Ep 3 so far and it’s quite good.

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    Dopesick is decent. I think it’s always difficult when you have characters that are composites of a lot of different people. It kind of leans into melodrama and caricature at times. It’s definitely worth watching(this or a non-fictionalized version) if you’re not familiar with the story though.

    Hulu has been on a nice run lately. Dopesick is watchable, Only Murders in the Building is very good, and Reservation Dogs was probably the best new show in a number of years.

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    Anyone interested in the new ‘The Wonder Years’? The original ‘The Wonder Years’ is probably my all-time fav. tv. series. So I’m interested to see how it goes.


    Just can’t get into the new ‘The Wonder Years’. The story lines seem to drawn out and slow. Has potential, but I don’t think it’ll last.

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    Richard Hammond’s Workshop is pure cheap fun.

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    I got about 35 minutes into episode 1 of Squid Game last night and shut it off. I just can’t. The main guy’s over-acting is too annoying.

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    I got about 35 minutes into episode 1 of Squid Game last night and shut it off. I just can’t. The main guy’s over-acting is too annoying.

    JUST a tad too early. :lol:

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    I got about 35 minutes into episode 1 of Squid Game last night and shut it off. I just can’t. The main guy’s over-acting is too annoying.

    Give it a little more time, beyond the first episode. And very similar style to other K-Drama and Korean shows.

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    HockeyBum wrote:


    I got about 35 minutes into episode 1 of Squid Game last night and shut it off. I just can’t. The main guy’s over-acting is too annoying.

    Give it a little more time, beyond the first episode. And very similar style to other K-Drama and Korean shows.

    This.

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    I’m not much of a reality tv fan. Though I would think a show on hotel house keepers, the stuff they see and clean up. As well as a show on driving the biffy truck (aka the chili wagon) and dealing with portable biffys.. lol!!!

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    I got about 35 minutes into episode 1 of Squid Game last night and shut it off. I just can’t. The main guy’s over-acting is too annoying.

    I had the exact same reaction watching that tool over act.

    He does tamp it down as the series goes on, and it’s almost unnoticeable toward the end. You may not like the show for other reasons, but the main guy’s lack of acting chops won’t be that reason.

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    Narcos: Mexico (final season, Netflix streaming)

    Through Ep5. The first episode lays some groundwork, where does it go from here? How will they approach it? The second episode sets everything in motion, and here…we…go. Not as intense as the past seasons so far, but…

    Definitely recommended for a series watch. Minor spoiler, the guy who plays El Chapo is a spittin’ image of the real guy. Voice and everything.

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    Narcos: Mexico (final season, Netflix streaming)

    Through Ep5. The first episode lays some groundwork, where does it go from here? How will they approach it? The second episode sets everything in motion, and here…we…go. Not as intense as the past seasons so far, but…

    Definitely recommended for a series watch. Minor spoiler, the guy who plays El Chapo is a spittin’ image of the real guy. Voice and everything.

    Through Ep9 now…this is gonna be fun to watch. From the presentation, they aren’t ending an arc at a time in general…it’s going to come all at once. Many know the end result already, it’s just how it got there. :D

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    Yellowstone S4 sure started off with a bang.

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    I’m glad that they answered the questions from the cliffhanger from last season but these first two episodes had some plot holes and a rather jagged timeline. Don’t get me wrong I loved both episodes but I think they worked too hard to introduce so many story lines for the rest of the season.

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    Through 8 episodes of The Lost Symbol so far I will make just a few comments:

    -I love Eddie Izzard the comedian but he’s not a great actor here

    -I do not like the portrayal of Robert Langdon so much in this version

    -The antagonist has been done within reason and not overdone

    -Overall the story, production and acting have made for a very intriguing series and I look forward to the climax

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    Narcos Mexico ended nicely. There is closure, I had heard this was the final season. BUT, I wish they would continue with the story, as this is more to tell, especially with the main player at the end of this particular season.

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    The first 2 eps of Gomorrah S5 are now out!! Go see it!

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    Narcos Mexico ended nicely. There is closure, I had heard this was the final season. BUT, I wish they would continue with the story, as this is more to tell, especially with the main player at the end of this particular season.

    I can’t imagine this would be the end but maybe they feel the rise and fall of El Chapo angle has already been done enough?

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Narcos Mexico ended nicely. There is closure, I had heard this was the final season. BUT, I wish they would continue with the story, as this is more to tell, especially with the main player at the end of this particular season.

    I can’t imagine this would be the end but maybe they feel the rise and fall of El Chapo angle has already been done enough?

    They could cover the quick rise and fall of Los Zetas. That could be really good. If one thinks that Pablo was vicious…one hasn’t seen ANYthing yet.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Narcos Mexico ended nicely. There is closure, I had heard this was the final season. BUT, I wish they would continue with the story, as this is more to tell, especially with the main player at the end of this particular season.

    I can’t imagine this would be the end but maybe they feel the rise and fall of El Chapo angle has already been done enough?

    They could cover the quick rise and fall of Los Zetas. That could be really good. If one thinks that Pablo was vicious…one hasn’t seen ANYthing yet.

    I have zero interest in Los Zetas. I don’t even like watching Saw or The Purge. :lol:

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    I won’t watch Saw, but the immediate rise of Los Zetas is a really interesting story, since for a brief while, they were more powerful than the Sinaloa cartel. That’s a rather big deal.

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