Now Watching on TV

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby PENK » 04 Dec 2018, 19:09

GoogaMooga wrote:SPECIAL TREAT TONITE: Every so often, our sole public service arts channel, drk, will go out of its way to dig up something cool and obscure. Such a night on drk will typically be boring WWII dox, then movies, - the later at night, the better they get. So tomorrow morning, at the ungodly hour of 4:15 AM, if I'm awake, I will be rewarded with Damiano Damiani's 1971 mafia film, "Confessions of a Police Captain". A rare treat, after so many repeats of "Django" as their token Italian cult alibi. Before that, they are also showing "Death in Venice", so the wait won't feel too long. I suppose I should thank drk, but unfortunatlely, we are going to lose that channel due to cutbacks. That leaves us with dr2 as the sole channel with high standards, wonder if the cult pix will travel over there...

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They did a whole series of those Googa. You might be interested in seeing the follow-up:

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby pcqgod » 04 Dec 2018, 19:42

Going through season 1 of 'Star Trek: Discovery' now. I'm enjoying it. I like that it features interesting science fiction concepts as well as being a fairly intense drama. Downsides: the usual problem of pre-OS Trek looking more advanced than OS, Klingons are still dumb (and superstitious!) space vikings, and even uglier than ever.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby GoogaMooga » 04 Dec 2018, 21:48

PENK wrote:
They did a whole series of those Googa. You might be interested in seeing the follow-up:

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Snarfyguy » 10 Dec 2018, 17:07

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I must have not watched Season 4 through to the end because I totally missed what all the story lines here are premised on. But it's easy enough to pick up.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby $P.Muff$ » 12 Dec 2018, 14:23

I was flipping through channels Monday evening and noticed the Cosby Show was still being aired. I thought that had been taken off since he became a known sexual predator but apparently not. What was even weirder was the episode that was being shown "Slumber Party" - where Cliff keeps an eye on Rudy's sleepover.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Jeemo » 12 Dec 2018, 20:38

Currently watching The Looming Tower on Prime. Very absorbing so far, not sure how factual it is. Jeff Daniels is superb in this.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 12 Dec 2018, 23:18

It's based on a really interesting book of the same name. There's a lot of fiction in there, but the core issues of conflicts and power plays between and within the secret services contributing towards the 911 attacks not being uncovered, is essentially the same point the book makes. Steve Coll's Ghost Wars is another interesting book that covers some of these issues.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Snarfyguy » 13 Dec 2018, 01:34

$P.Muff$ wrote:I was flipping through channels Monday evening and noticed the Cosby Show was still being aired. I thought that had been taken off since he became a known sexual predator but apparently not. What was even weirder was the episode that was being shown "Slumber Party" - where Cliff keeps an eye on Rudy's sleepover.

I was surprised to see Louis CK's show Louie on the shelf in the library recently. I thought all material pertaining to his career had been destroyed.
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