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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:01 pm    Post subject:

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If we're talking about HBO series, I'm going to throw a bone to The Larry Sanders Show. No flipping!


Yeah, that’s a magnificent show. It’s funny that I disliked his standup and found him to be an obnoxious person, but at the same time could t wait to see the next episode of his show. I watched the documentary about him, The Sen Diaries if Garry Shandling, and it made me realize he was more obnoxious than I thought, and also made me care about him as a human.


Sanders was indeed excellent. And I kind of get why you may have found Gary a bit obnoxious, but every single thing I have heard about him from people who knew him is that he was a good soul and supportive man.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:11 pm    Post subject:

Started watching a British show on Netflix called "White Lines." It actually takes place in Ibiza and it's about a British DJ that disappeared 20 years ago and whose dead body suddenly appeared. So his sister goes to Ibiza to investigate. It is what it is. Not great, not bad. Saw half the season in one night.
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I started watching “A French Village” at the suggestion of a colleague. I’m only 2 episodes in, bug it is riveting so far and excellent on all levels. The shows centers on the people of a French village and what happens when the Nazis roll in to occupy it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:23 pm    Post subject:

La La Anthony is back on the small screen in The Chi after being killed off in Empire. Her character is a chef. The Chi is into it's 3rd season.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:27 pm    Post subject:

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La La Anthony is back on the small screen in The Chi after being killed off in Empire. Her character is a chef. The Chi is into it's 3rd season.


I really wanted to like that show. But between the kids plot line and the chef story line I dropped it somewhere in season 2. I just want a show that focuses on the Chicago gang stuff.
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La La Anthony is back on the small screen in The Chi after being killed off in Empire. Her character is a chef. The Chi is into it's 3rd season.


I really wanted to like that show. But between the kids plot line and the chef story line I dropped it somewhere in season 2. I just want a show that focuses on the Chicago gang stuff.


The Chi is about gangs. Not Mafia type, neighborhood gangs and how they affect the lives of those who live on the west side of Chicago. It's a many faceted series. Gay marriage, alcoholism, trying to rise up in the mist of chaos etc. I like the show. La La's a great addition.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:47 pm    Post subject:

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La La Anthony is back on the small screen in The Chi after being killed off in Empire. Her character is a chef. The Chi is into it's 3rd season.


I really wanted to like that show. But between the kids plot line and the chef story line I dropped it somewhere in season 2. I just want a show that focuses on the Chicago gang stuff.


The Chi is about gangs. Not Mafia type, neighborhood gangs and how they affect the lives of those who live on the west side of Chicago. It's a many faceted series. Gay marriage, alcoholism, trying to rise up in the mist of chaos etc. I like the show. La La's a great addition.


I feel ya. It accomplishes what it sets out to be. I think it's really just the middle schooler plot line that turned me off. You'd see some gripping gang stuff one scene. And then the next it was these middle schoolers doing a play.
But I think some people like the fact that they approach that Chicago neighborhood from multiple points. And that's fair. It is unique.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:41 am    Post subject:

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kikanga wrote:
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La La Anthony is back on the small screen in The Chi after being killed off in Empire. Her character is a chef. The Chi is into it's 3rd season.


I really wanted to like that show. But between the kids plot line and the chef story line I dropped it somewhere in season 2. I just want a show that focuses on the Chicago gang stuff.


The Chi is about gangs. Not Mafia type, neighborhood gangs and how they affect the lives of those who live on the west side of Chicago. It's a many faceted series. Gay marriage, alcoholism, trying to rise up in the mist of chaos etc. I like the show. La La's a great addition.


I feel ya. It accomplishes what it sets out to be. I think it's really just the middle schooler plot line that turned me off. You'd see some gripping gang stuff one scene. And then the next it was these middle schoolers doing a play.
But I think some people like the fact that they approach that Chicago neighborhood from multiple points. And that's fair. It is unique.


Yeah, that does slow things down. Still ya gotta love Big Papa. Dude is smart, funny, wants ta git wit da girls and loves ta eat.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:40 am    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
kikanga wrote:
jodeke wrote:
kikanga wrote:
jodeke wrote:
La La Anthony is back on the small screen in The Chi after being killed off in Empire. Her character is a chef. The Chi is into it's 3rd season.


I really wanted to like that show. But between the kids plot line and the chef story line I dropped it somewhere in season 2. I just want a show that focuses on the Chicago gang stuff.


The Chi is about gangs. Not Mafia type, neighborhood gangs and how they affect the lives of those who live on the west side of Chicago. It's a many faceted series. Gay marriage, alcoholism, trying to rise up in the mist of chaos etc. I like the show. La La's a great addition.


I feel ya. It accomplishes what it sets out to be. I think it's really just the middle schooler plot line that turned me off. You'd see some gripping gang stuff one scene. And then the next it was these middle schoolers doing a play.
But I think some people like the fact that they approach that Chicago neighborhood from multiple points. And that's fair. It is unique.


Yeah, that does slow things down. Still ya gotta love Big Papa. Dude is smart, funny, wants ta git wit da girls and loves ta eat.

That is an accurate description.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:01 am    Post subject:

With irons like this in the fire Kap may not want to go back to football.

Netflix to produce 6-part series on Colin Kaepernick

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:12 am    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
jodeke wrote:
kikanga wrote:
jodeke wrote:
La La Anthony is back on the small screen in The Chi after being killed off in Empire. Her character is a chef. The Chi is into it's 3rd season.


I really wanted to like that show. But between the kids plot line and the chef story line I dropped it somewhere in season 2. I just want a show that focuses on the Chicago gang stuff.


The Chi is about gangs. Not Mafia type, neighborhood gangs and how they affect the lives of those who live on the west side of Chicago. It's a many faceted series. Gay marriage, alcoholism, trying to rise up in the mist of chaos etc. I like the show. La La's a great addition.


I feel ya. It accomplishes what it sets out to be. I think it's really just the middle schooler plot line that turned me off. You'd see some gripping gang stuff one scene. And then the next it was these middle schoolers doing a play.
But I think some people like the fact that they approach that Chicago neighborhood from multiple points. And that's fair. It is unique.


I believe it was the show creator that I saw in an interview saying that she didn't want to do the same show where all they show of the inner (black) city is crime and gangs. She wasn't going to shy away from it, but she wanted to highlight the lives of people in such neighborhoods as they are, not just the red meat drama. I applaud that. IMO, so many white people think Black people are dangerous and different precisely because they primarily interact with them through media representations, and those representations tend toward the criminals and gangs and drugs tropes.
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jodeke wrote:
kikanga wrote:
jodeke wrote:
La La Anthony is back on the small screen in The Chi after being killed off in Empire. Her character is a chef. The Chi is into it's 3rd season.


I really wanted to like that show. But between the kids plot line and the chef story line I dropped it somewhere in season 2. I just want a show that focuses on the Chicago gang stuff.


The Chi is about gangs. Not Mafia type, neighborhood gangs and how they affect the lives of those who live on the west side of Chicago. It's a many faceted series. Gay marriage, alcoholism, trying to rise up in the mist of chaos etc. I like the show. La La's a great addition.


I feel ya. It accomplishes what it sets out to be. I think it's really just the middle schooler plot line that turned me off. You'd see some gripping gang stuff one scene. And then the next it was these middle schoolers doing a play.
But I think some people like the fact that they approach that Chicago neighborhood from multiple points. And that's fair. It is unique.


I believe it was the show creator that I saw in an interview saying that she didn't want to do the same show where all they show of the inner (black) city is crime and gangs. She wasn't going to shy away from it, but she wanted to highlight the lives of people in such neighborhoods as they are, not just the red meat drama. I applaud that. IMO, so many white people think Black people are dangerous and different precisely because they primarily interact with them through media representations, and those representations tend toward the criminals and gangs and drugs tropes.

Mission accomplished.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:00 am    Post subject:

Here's a little gem I found on Netflix: The Republic of Doyle.

Now this is pure escapist light TV, and not ever gonna make a top 10 list, or even a top 100, but I really enjoyed the first season.

For those who like British Detective shows, I suspect you will like this. It is Canadian, set in the colorful (literally and figuratively) town of St. Johns, Newfoundland, and since there many of Irish descent having found a home there, it has a very Irish feel about it. The show is a bit more camp than most Brit shows, that some feel reminds them of Starsky and Hutch or Magnum PI, but I did not watch either of those so I can't say.

The central characters are a father and son PI team, whose "loving" relationship is not expressed in typical terms. They "rib" each other constantly. There are a lot of likable characters and pretty faces, and for the guys looking for something to watch with the Mrs., the main protagonist should put a smile on her face. He always seems to find trouble, something like Hank Moody in Californacation, and like Brit shows, he relies more on guile and intelligence than of force or intimidation. Also, like Brit shows, guns are not a requirement in solving crimes.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:41 pm    Post subject:

Finished watching Ozark - If I'm being honest, it was Ok, but I wasn't crazy about it. Not horrible, but nowhere near the hype it has received.

Started Narcos and Boardwalk Empire (am toward the end of the first seasons for both), and am enjoying them quite a bit.
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