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Old 07-19-2016, 09:49 AM   #801
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I'm curious about it, but I have read that a lot of folks had the intention of watching just one or two episodes and ended up binge watching the entire thing so I am going to wait until the DW is home in case it's THAT GOOD.
DW and I have watched the whole thing. It was great! Highly recommended. Scary monster movie with a huge homage to Spielberg.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:56 AM   #802
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I've only watched the first episode of Stranger Things, but definitely plan to watch all of it, for several reasons. First, I love these kinds of shows... mysterious, creepy, supernatural or sci-fi horror, etc. Second, some of the outdoor scenes where the kids are riding their bikes were filmed in the neighborhood where I grew up, right on the street where my childhood home is (and where my dad still lives)!
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:02 AM   #803
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I've only watched the first episode of Stranger Things, but definitely plan to watch all of it, for several reasons. First, I love these kinds of shows... mysterious, creepy, supernatural or sci-fi horror, etc. Second, some of the outdoor scenes where the kids are riding their bikes were filmed in the neighborhood where I grew up, right on the street where my childhood home is (and where my dad still lives)!
I did read that much of it (maybe all?) Is filmed in Georgia (not much of a surprise these days). About a year ago, they shut down my Dad's street for a day to film a car chase. I sat out front watching and hoping it would be exciting, but not so much. I need to try and remember the movie...it should be coming out soon. It would be interesting to see how it looks after the magic of editing.

Funny too that it's supposed to be another state but I have read some folks post that there are references to Cartersville and the Etowah River in the show.

Roswell was crazy yesterday, they are filming a Netflix series that will star Jason Bateman.

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Old 07-19-2016, 11:55 AM   #804
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Watched "The Big Short" last night on Netflix. Very good and well paced, and the movie makers made it easier to follow the complexities of the financial instruments than the book did.
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Old 07-19-2016, 11:55 AM   #805
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Been watching "The Last Kingdom". If you like Vikings on History Channel and Game of Thrones on HBO, this has elements of each. Plus it gives you something to watch until the next season of either of those two shows starts. :-)
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:59 PM   #806
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Watched "The Big Short" last night on Netflix. Very good and well paced, and the movie makers made it easier to follow the complexities of the financial instruments than the book did.
I liked it as well. The portrayal of the doc (Burry) was awesome!
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Old 07-19-2016, 05:11 PM   #807
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Been watching "The Last Kingdom". If you like Vikings on History Channel and Game of Thrones on HBO, this has elements of each. Plus it gives you something to watch until the next season of either of those two shows starts. :-)
Finished up Episode 8 last night. Absolutely LOVED is. Actually preferred this over GOT ... Ended up Binge Watching The Last Kingdom in 2 nights Looks like they got the go ahead for Season #2, but it won't be coming out till 2017

I'm now in the midst of Stranger Things ... Its alright ... After 2 episodes, I'm still not really in to it, but we'll see.

Also plan to start the new Limitless series tonight!
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Thumbs down on Frankie and Grace.

Here's a list of what's new.
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Turner and Hooch is a really fine movie.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:49 PM   #809
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I really enjoyed Love, which Netflix has the first season of. A quirky gen-x love story with occasional bong rips - really hit home
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I haven't gone back to see if this has been mentioned, but we just finished Happy Valley and really enjoyed it.


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I'm curious about it, but I have read that a lot of folks had the intention of watching just one or two episodes and ended up binge watching the entire thing so I am going to wait until the DW is home in case it's THAT GOOD.
Yep, I came here to write about Stranger things, and it looks like a few folks here have already found it and enjoyed it. We started watching it two days ago and we are hooked! Wayward Pines was great (the way TV show "Lost" was, except that Wayward Pines actually placed some solid, explainable reasons behind their strangeness, while Lost had lots of bells and whistles of strangeness, but came short on the explainable occurrences.) and Stranger Things comes second to that. All good.
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Watching Hell On Wheels right now. It's an AMC series, I think 73 episodes. Still on the first season and enjoying it. It's about building the railroad back in the 1800s. Not a historically accurate portrayal but enjoying the characters and the story.

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Yep, I came here to write about Stranger things, and it looks like a few folks here have already found it and enjoyed it. We started watching it two days ago and we are hooked! Wayward Pines was great (the way TV show "Lost" was, except that Wayward Pines actually placed some solid, explainable reasons behind their strangeness, while Lost had lots of bells and whistles of strangeness, but came short on the explainable occurrences.) and Stranger Things comes second to that. All good.
Yep...I will say that "Stanger Things" has not disappointed. We are on episode 4 and will most likely finish it up this week. I watched one episode of "Love" and not sure about it...it's a maybe. I will give it one more episode to see if it's worth continuing. We are also enjoying "Catastrophe" (I think that is a Amazon one though) and when the DW is downstairs getting her workout on, I have been watching "Arrested Development"...an oldie but goodie!
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DH watched the second season of Bloodline and loved it. I had watched the first season which at least started on the light side (family and friends are to celebrate an anniversary, pretty Key West resort), but this one was just too dark for me. I see a third season has been ordered.
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Marco Polo Season 2
Costumes and Intrigue - what's not to like?
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DH watched the second season of Bloodline and loved it. I had watched the first season which at least started on the light side (family and friends are to celebrate an anniversary, pretty Key West resort), but this one was just too dark for me. I see a third season has been ordered.
Got started (Bloodline), but everybody's so freaked out it's hard to take!
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I really enjoyed the Singapore actor who played the evil Chinese chancellor Jai Sidao. And I could actually understand his English! Too bad he won't be back.
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[QUOTE=Ally;1758425]I haven't gone back to see if this has been mentioned, but we just finished Happy Valley and really enjoyed it.

+1 Watched the first 2 seasons. very good. the writer is planning a 3rd season but will be awhile. the bad guy in this series is the priest in grantchester. He is good.
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�������� for "Hell on Wheels." It's a great series; final episode just aired.

Also, �������� for "The Bridge" (original Danish version) and "The Night Manager". Too bad they're each just two seasons.

Just started watching "Penny Dreadful" and man is it dark! I like it but, it might not be for everyone.
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I tried Penny Dreadful. Couldn't take it. DH looked at me like I was insane for making him watch 30 mins of it.
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