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Old 01-23-2016, 12:49 PM   #41
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Lol! Yes, this is why we watch a lot of documentaries--violence ok, awkward nakedness not so much!

I'll give it some more time, then, and see if it catches. DH loved Lillehammer, so I thought this might be right up his alley.

And yes Feever, I wouldn't have minded seeing the sheriff in his undershorts! We mostly loved the random ramblings of EB Farnham, the hotelier in Deadwood. Hilarious!
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In a different thread recently, I mentioned the legendary movie actress Marlene Dietrich. I wasn't especially familiar with her so checked out what might be available on Amazon Instant Video and came across a documentary by Maximilian Schell, who I was familiar with through his excellent performance in Judgment at Nuremburg.

This documentary, Marlene, is a (sort of) interview with Dietrich. I say "sort of" because she clearly was not intending to be interviewed in the usual way, and it's more a discussion and a retrospective on her career. Once I "got" that and settled into it, it turned out to give great insight into the personality and perspective of a very strong woman with an interesting life and career.

Here's a YouTube clip from it, not too long:

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Old 03-03-2016, 10:53 AM   #43
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Available now is The Worricker trilogy which is 3 made for TV movies absolutely packed with big name stars and really good imo.

I had watched the movies as they were released on the BBC and they are:

Page Eight

Turks and Caicos

Salting The Battlefield
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Old 03-03-2016, 04:06 PM   #44
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Maybe a little off-topic, but this is a pretty good site.
If you remember or know the name of a film or TV show, you can do a search here:

Can I Stream.It?: Search Netflix, Hulu, Google Play, iTunes, and more, for movies to stream instantly, rent, and buy.

And it will tell how or where you can watch it, and whether or not it's free.
Covers almost all of the major sources...
Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Apple, Crackle, Snagfilms, YouTube and many more, as well a showing availability for DVD's, BluRay as well as prices where necessary.
Searches separate for Movies and TV.

Also, it it's scheduled for TV, the details will be shown. I think it may be crowd sourced, so there may be gaps, but so far, everything I've searched for has been found.
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Maybe a little off-topic, but this is a pretty good site.
If you remember or know the name of a film or TV show, you can do a search here:

Can I Stream.It?: Search Netflix, Hulu, Google Play, iTunes, and more, for movies to stream instantly, rent, and buy.

And it will tell how or where you can watch it, and whether or not it's free.
Covers almost all of the major sources...
Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Apple, Crackle, Snagfilms, YouTube and many more, as well a showing availability for DVD's, BluRay as well as prices where necessary.
Searches separate for Movies and TV.

Also, it it's scheduled for TV, the details will be shown. I think it may be crowd sourced, so there may be gaps, but so far, everything I've searched for has been found.
Cool. And one can set up notifications for when something becomes available. Thanks!
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About ten years ago, I was visiting Quincy, IL. That's a river town across the river from Hannibal, MO that has some good period architecture.

We went to a local used bookstore (wish there were more of those!) and I came away with two books: one by John Kenneth Galbraith, the economist. After reading it, I gave it away and I don't remember the name for sure but I'm guessing it was The Age of Uncertainty. The other book I also gave away after reading, but it was about Sam Giancana, the Chicago gangster. I think it was written by a member of his family. You might say those two books presented very different world views!

After subscribing to Amazon Prime, I scanned Prime movies and stuffed my watchlist (which I think, by now, will outlast me). I found that I'd added a movie called Momo: The Sam Giancana Story, a documentary in which his daughters participated. I'm not too sure how factual it is, but it's definitely interesting if you like that sort of subject.

I think what hooked me when I started viewing is that there are a few shots of a restaurant called Rosebud, which is on Taylor Street (""Little Italy") and going strong. I've eaten there and had an excellent meal and service along with a good view while eating outdoors of the Chicago skyline to the north. As I recall, it's not far from the Maxwell Street area, maybe best known for music.
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Do I dare mention The Good Wife. ?
I don't know if the Chicago politics is on target or not.
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Has anyone watched Bosch? I liked all the books, wondering if the series is OK.
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We watched last season's show all at once -- 3-4 episodes per night. We both liked it and are looking forward to this season. (is that next week?)
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Has anyone watched Bosch? I liked all the books, wondering if the series is OK.
We watched season 1 and liked it. The main actor is the bad guy in the Good Wife.

In one scene Bosch is teased about a flip phone he uses, by his teen daughter (as I remember it). That was my signal to get more modern myself. I haven't regretted getting a smart phone.

Is there another season beyond season 1?
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Bosch was great (I love Michael Connelly) and the new season is supposed to be available on March 11th, I think. Hanging on to my Amazon Prime just for that reason!

And thanks for the streaming search site--I'll be glad to use that for reference in the future!
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If anyone has Downton Abbey withdrawal, you can watch Gosford Park, a period Robert Altman murder mystery written by Downton's creator and starting Maggie Smith in a similar role, among others. Servants abound. We watched it with subtitles as the different dialects are quite thick to our US ears.
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I've enjoyed Bosch and The Good Wife, both definitely worth watching.

Ditto for Gosford Park.
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Netflix has My-List to track your selections. How do you do it in Amazon?
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Netflix has My-List to track your selections. How do you do it in Amazon?
Similar. Amazon Prime has a watchlist, one for TV shows and another for movies.
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Thanks, I'll have to hunt around for that.
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Has anyone watched Mozart in the Jungle? That is very entertaining.
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Thanks, I'll have to hunt around for that.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=201423030
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If you haven't seen it already, Poldark is very good. We are watching season two of Bosch. That's also a great show.


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watched narcopolis last night, not bad
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