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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:37 pm 
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Hitchhiker's? Not Dirk Gently? *Prepares to be excited*

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:56 pm 
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Do you mean Martin Freeman's Hitchhikers? Or Elijah Wood in Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:33 pm 
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What? Dirk Gently? Where?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:04 pm 
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There's a new Netflix series of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective agency with Elijah Wood playing a major character (not Dirk). Its very, very good!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:51 pm 
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It is good. We haven't finished it yet, and it's very odd, but it grows on you.

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“There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:20 pm 
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Aw, that looks super interesting but not available in the US. Booo.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:44 pm 
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BBC America.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:00 pm 
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I just ordered a blu-ray of it. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:24 pm 
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I'd recognize those eyes anywhere... :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:50 pm 
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Sunsilver wrote:
I'd recognize those eyes anywhere... :D

:agree:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:08 am 
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I watched the Dirk Gently series a couple of months ago and really loved it, though TV Dirk and Book Dirk don't correspond, and the storylines don't either.
I'd say inspired by rather than based on, but inspired in the best way.

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Just started with Luke Cage, it's got a decent story, and I think the acting is really good, but I have to admit that I don't always get the dialogue, it may be the authentic lexicon, or that the characters are frequently speaking against a backing track that's too intrusive. but it does require quite a lot of concentration.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:09 pm 
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Eborr, closed captioning is your friend in a situation like this. It's available on all of the newer TVs. I would miss about 50% of the dialogue without it, even more if the characters had accents I'm not used to hearing.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:34 pm 
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We use subtitles a lot, too. Very useful. :)


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More than halfway through binge watching the Defenders, enjoying it a lot.

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Since 1410 most Welsh people most of the time have abandoned any idea of independence as unthinkable. But since 1410 most Welsh people, at some time or another, if only in some secret corner of the mind, have been "out with Owain and his barefoot scrubs." For the Welsh mind is still haunted by it's lightning-flash vision of a people that was free.

Gwyn A. Williams,


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:04 pm 
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The cast for Good Omens looks amazing. David Tennant was always my dream choice for Crowley, and that kid actually IS Adam Young.

http://www.chortle.co.uk/other-news/201 ... good_omens

The rest of the Them are here.
https://discworld.com/daniel-mays-sian- ... -revealed/

Can't wait to see the Four Bikers.

Although after the recent weeks, I'm beginning to feel a bit uneasy about filming an upcoming Apocalypse.

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‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:28 pm 
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We just finished The Expanse, season 2. :love:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:19 pm 
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The Good Place - a sweetly quirky NBC sitcom about a girl who mistakenly gets into heaven due to a clerical error - is the funniest show I've seen in years. So much legit LOLing!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:05 pm 
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We love The Good Place, too, yov. Very quirky, very funny, great characters.

Maria, I thought 2 was even better (and more harrowing) than 1. I can’t wait for 3, which they are busily filming as we speak.

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So, what season openers are you anticipating for next week or the week after?

Both Chicago Fire and NCIS ended with real cliffhangers last season, so I am anxiously waiting to find out what happens. It looks like at least one, if not several, Chicago Fire characters are not going to survive into the new season. One is a very favourite character (Severide), so that will be a real shocker. :(

I think my other two favourite shows, Blue Bloods and NCIS New Orleans ended on high notes/non-cliffhangers, but I am still anxious to see their return! Also looking forward to the return of Code Black. They weren't sure it was going to be renewed for a third season! I really LOVE that show! Some of the episodes last year stick in my mind as some of the best things I've seen on TV. And, as a retired nurse, I am pretty critical of medical shows.

I treated myself to a new TV a month ago. The screen is only slightly bigger than the old one, as my space is limited, but I am enjoying its improved picture and sound quality, now that I have all its quirks worked out!

Anyone have anything to say about Michael Weatherly's series, Bull? The cast of NCIS is the worse for his departure, and I didn't think I was going to like his series. But, I've been watching the episodes over the summer, and they are certainly well-written. Stephen Spielberg is one of the producers, so there are some good people behind it. I didn't think they'd be able to make the premise work for very long, but so far, I've been pleasantly surprised by its quality.

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