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« Reply #120 on: May 08, 2019, 04:17:12 pm »
Impact, there was a reboot or sequel ten years ago or so.

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« Reply #121 on: May 08, 2019, 05:42:08 pm »
The French title is "Au Service de la France". Here it is on the IMDB. (Careful of spoilers, naturally...)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4367560/?ref_=nv_sr_2?ref_=nv_sr_2
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« Reply #122 on: May 09, 2019, 03:37:30 pm »
Au Service de la France

I see, I misunderstood: It is a new series about the 60's, I thought it was made in the 60's. I just checked the Montreal public library system and the BAnQ (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec), but neither carry a copy.

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« Reply #123 on: May 09, 2019, 06:14:52 pm »
I see, I misunderstood: It is a new series about the 60's, I thought it was made in the 60's. I just checked the Montreal public library system and the BAnQ (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec), but neither carry a copy.

Ahh, sorry to hear. It came up on my Netflix (USA) a few years back because I watched "Archer", which is also a spy show. (Archer isn't on Netflix anymore tho.)
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« Reply #124 on: July 09, 2019, 01:09:19 am »
I am currently watching American Gods, which is not on Netflix but is on Amazon Prime Video, which I was delighted to discover comes free with my Amazon Prime membership.

The American Gods show is based on the novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman, which I read many years ago. The book and the show explore our relationship with religion, faith, culture, superstition, folklore, and our collective zeitgeist-- the mood and the moment that we create as a community.  The book talks about both old gods and new. Characters include old gods (including "Mr Wednesday"-- Odin, and Shadow Moon -- who may or may not be Baldur the Norse sun god) as well as the new gods like Media, Techno Boy, and Mr World. Other mythological figures appearing include a 6'4 leprechaun, a genie, Anubis, Jesus, and Vulcan.

As with the book, the TV show steps away from the main characters with little vignettes ("Coming to America")  depicting how old-world myths and superstitions were brought to America by immigrants throughout the ages.   A key vignette from the book and recreated in the TV show captures the major theme of the show. Thousands of years ago, a small tribe crossed the land bridge from Asia to North America, bringing with them the god they worshipped-- a mammoth skull totem.  The tribe struggled, they were starving, and their priestess sacrificed herself to a different god-- a great Bison-- to save her tribe. Her tribe was absorbed by a larger tribe, the Bison tribe, and they left their mammoth skull totem behind. Their mammoth totem god was forgotten-- and it died.  Mr Wednesday tells Shadow early on that the one thing, the only thing, that he fears is to be forgotten.  And with the rise of the new gods, that is exactly what he sees happening all around him. He, and the other old gods, are becoming weaker by the day.  Shadow doesn't actually realize he's anything more than a hapless convict just out of prison and thrust into an astounding world of strange events and people that he can't believe even exist.

Vulcan, the god of the forge, appears in one episode. He is one of the old gods, but he seems to have the new world figured out. His modern day forge is a factory making bullets. He puts god-like power in the hands of his followers, and their passion for gun culture is the worship that he needs to survive. Is American gun culture a faith or religion in its own right?   What about pro sports? If it was, which old-world god would pro sports venerate?

Ian McShane stars as Mr Wednesday, and I think his uncanny presence is what really makes the show.  Ricky Whittle co-stars as Shadow, and Emily Browning is Shadow's dead wife Laura. Even though she's dead, Laura is a much more prominent character in the TV show than she was in the book, which is nice.   Gillian Anderson appears as Media, embodied as Lucille Ball in one episode and Marilyn Monroe in another-- she's enchanting in her very limited screen time.

I am really enjoying this.  While it doesn't have the richness of detail that the book does, it captures the broad strokes and has great performances, especially from Ian McShane and Emily Browning.

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« Reply #125 on: August 23, 2019, 05:24:19 am »
Season three of the Crown is coming. I forget who's playing E.R. but I remember reading that the creator didn't want to make Claire Foy get too old looking (you can only make someone look so old, who isn't.) Helen Mirren might be the Queen in her elder years in future seasons.
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« Reply #126 on: September 10, 2019, 06:13:30 am »
Mindhunter Season 2.

Questions:

Are you watching it ?  (Somebody is)
Do you like it ? (I think you do)
Why ?  (There are right and wrong answers to this)

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« Reply #127 on: September 13, 2019, 05:17:18 am »
OMG this was so good I am sorry it hand to end.

Season 2, Episode 5 - Charles Manson.  Incredibly real.  Check it out.
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« Reply #128 on: September 13, 2019, 06:11:15 am »
OMG this was so good I am sorry it hand to end.

Season 2, Episode 5 - Charles Manson.  Incredibly real.  Check it out.

then buckle-up... cause the last 4 episodes will raise the stakes even further... and leave you waiting/wanting for Season 3 (? next summer/fall release) - by the by, just how {lesbo}hot is Dr. Wendy Carr - the waldo abides!

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« Reply #129 on: September 13, 2019, 06:21:32 am »
Sorry, I should have stated that I watched to the end.

The four or five new serial killers (assuming Williams is innocent) were sooooooo well played (including a Canadian who was on Being Erica btw) and for Williams and Manson were spot-on imitations to boot.

Hot lesbian ?  Well, sure.  I was always attracted to lesbians as a youth and had crushes but I dunno if 'hot' is the descriptor there.  I just liked them.  Dr. Carr is a cold fish but to each their own ?

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« Reply #130 on: September 13, 2019, 07:15:05 am »
Sorry, I should have stated that I watched to the end.

The four or five new serial killers (assuming Williams is innocent) were sooooooo well played (including a Canadian who was on Being Erica btw) and for Williams and Manson were spot-on imitations to boot.

Hot lesbian ?  Well, sure.  I was always attracted to lesbians as a youth and had crushes but I dunno if 'hot' is the descriptor there.  I just liked them.  Dr. Carr is a cold fish but to each their own ?

so much to say about the series and depth of each of the main characters - but... avoiding spoilers! Was I superfluous in mentioning her sexual preference - I think not as I can't seem to separate it from how I see her interacting with others - while even using it as an interview ploy (while still not being publicly out)... hotness? Well, she's most definitely intellectually hot... notwithstanding her looks/clothing choices... uhhh... etc.! I expect next season will see her realize her field-agent aspirations - the academic becomes G-{Wo}Man!

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« Reply #131 on: September 13, 2019, 08:17:23 am »
Ah you like the smart ones?

Is there a Mrs Waldo?  What was her GPA?

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« Reply #132 on: September 13, 2019, 11:35:56 am »
The Mrs and I only watch the most mind-numbingly banal **** on Netflix.

I highly recommend REA(L)OVE to scratch that itch. It's a Japanese reality show, where 10 guys and 7 girls try to find a love match. The catch? They all have some "horrible" secret that they're forced to reveal throughout the season. Good times.
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« Reply #133 on: September 13, 2019, 02:44:23 pm »
Like ... what ?  It might be fun but ...  ???

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