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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2015, 06:05:26 PM »
My roommates actually linked watching the 700 club news so I watched a bit out of curiosity. Are these people real? Like they actually believe that Christians are under attack in America.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2015, 08:03:25 PM »
My roommates actually linked watching the 700 club news so I watched a bit out of curiosity. Are these people real? Like they actually believe that Christians are under attack in America.
Yes. Yes they do. Having never been actually discriminated against, but filled with stories about how the devil wants to ruin all the things, leaves them looking very hard for where the devil is attacking them. Because they are not allowed to doubt their religion and there is no Devil to attack them (but he must be attacking them the church says it's everywhere), to resolve that problem, they perceive things that are not attacks, as attacks.

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2015, 12:55:00 AM »
I've been watching an American series called Fargo, 8/10 so far, two more to go. Comically dark, very dark and not the sort of thing I would generally watch; it's about a gang war, but it is riveting. There is an actress called Kirsten Dunst, very young, but very good. Patrick Wilson and Ted Danson are also in it. I would recommend it.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2015, 03:34:23 AM »
Wife and I have been watching Gotham lately. I'm always been a Batman fan, and the acting is pretty good for the most part, especially the guys who play the Penguin and Alfred. But it's starting to overboard; latest story arc was too predictable and obvious, and Jim Gordon's character has become much darker than the comics usually went. Starting to feel gimmicky.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2015, 05:19:43 PM »
I am hooked with doctor who. I think I am turning into a fangirl







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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2015, 07:57:32 PM »
Detectorists Season 1 and The Bridge Season 3.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2015, 08:14:13 PM »
Some poxy cooking program.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2015, 08:18:26 PM »
Detectorists Season 1 and The Bridge Season 3.

I love 'The Detectorists' and can tell you that Series 2 doesn't disappoint. Finding it quite difficult to get into Series 3 of 'The Bridge'.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2015, 03:48:42 PM »
Detectorists Season 1 and The Bridge Season 3.

I love 'The Detectorists' and can tell you that Series 2 doesn't disappoint. Finding it quite difficult to get into Series 3 of 'The Bridge'.

Just finished season 1 of The Detectorists and thoroughly enjoyed it, so well shot and directed there were parts almost Wes Anderson in style especially the open day part. Glad I checked it out.

I have to agree with The Bridge it isn't anywhere near as good as the first two seasons and the lack of Martin Rohde isn't really filled by the new person.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2015, 11:37:35 PM »
Around this particular household all eyes have been on the Womens Handball World Cup. My parents like sports on TV.
Thankfully it ended today with the final, where I take a very small measure of pride that Norway crushed the Netherlands.


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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2015, 08:09:13 AM »
Around this particular household all eyes have been on the Womens Handball World Cup. My parents like sports on TV.
Thankfully it ended today with the final, where I take a very small measure of pride that Norway crushed the Netherlands.

I'm still upset by that ;).
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2015, 01:13:03 AM »
I recently started watching The Expanse on Amazon Prime. I like science fiction, and I always appreciate realistic science. It's not totally accurate, but the creators of the show are making an effort to nod to the science. It seems to have the beginnings of an involved plot: it's clearly based on a book. I have high hopes for it, though there are only 4 episodes so far.

I'm also planning to start the books over Christmas break.

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2015, 02:51:54 AM »
I've been watching an American series called Fargo, 8/10 so far, two more to go. Comically dark, very dark and not the sort of thing I would generally watch; it's about a gang war, but it is riveting. There is an actress called Kirsten Dunst, very young, but very good. Patrick Wilson and Ted Danson are also in it. I would recommend it.

Sounds like season 3.  If you haven't seen season 1 yet, I can strongly recommend it-- Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton as a hapless shlub and a contract killer respectively.  Wonderful chemistry.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2015, 12:08:00 PM »
I've been watching an American series called Fargo, 8/10 so far, two more to go. Comically dark, very dark and not the sort of thing I would generally watch; it's about a gang war, but it is riveting. There is an actress called Kirsten Dunst, very young, but very good. Patrick Wilson and Ted Danson are also in it. I would recommend it.

Sounds like season 3.  If you haven't seen season 1 yet, I can strongly recommend it-- Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton as a hapless shlub and a contract killer respectively.  Wonderful chemistry.

Also watch the origional film if you havn't. That is one of my favourites.

Decided to start watching Broadchurch and so far it is really good, only two episodes in though.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #29 on: December 25, 2015, 04:07:51 AM »
A Christmas Carol, the 1951 version with Alaistair Sim.  I think I like this one even better than the George C. Scott version.
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