Banner: The Hope for brass band, organ, choir, and percussion

Page 5 of 54 FirstFirst 12345678915 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 75 of 801

Thread: What TV Series Are You Watching?

  1. #61
    Senior Member jurianbai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    1,348
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Fresh Off the Boat. Really funny and it's good to watch about Asian and the '90s at the same time.


  2. #62
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    14,038
    Post Thanks / Like

  3. #63
    Senior Member TxllxT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Isle of Texel
    Posts
    2,276
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Shuler - The Cardsharp - 2013 Season 1



    If you like The Godfather with Jewish Odessa humor, sublime acting & HD movie quality, that will just make you an addict, just find the English subtitles and watch. Perhaps it's advisable to start with nr.2 of the 10 parts, because there Odessa & the action really evolves. Merry X-mas!!!
    All we like sheep

  4. #64
    Senior Member KenOC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    SoCal, USA
    Posts
    19,563
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Saw episode 2 of the new series of Mozart in the Jungle tonight. Composer Nico Muhly appears and supplies an aria (which is duly performed) about Amy Fisher’s shooting of the wife of her older lover, Joey Buffafucco. Remember that?

    Muhly’s opera is fictional but the aria is real enough, written for the show. Good fun. And that guy singing on the gondola – was it Placido Domingo?


  5. Likes Manxfeeder liked this post
  6. #65
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    4,454
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    On Amazon Prime Video I'm enjoying Mad Dogs and The Man in the High Castle. On Netflix streaming, Paranoid, 3%, and Department Q continue to hold my interest.

  7. #66
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    39,996
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    We watched some series from I believe NGC, with lots of American people decorating their houses for Christmas, the more lights the better.

    Hilarious.
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    "Mahatma Gandhi"

  8. Likes Antiquarian liked this post
  9. #67
    Senior Member Gordontrek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    610
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    TURN: Washington's Spies is about the Culper spy ring, a pivotal intelligence provider for George Washington during the American Revolution. They were based in New York not far from Manhattan, and often sent people undercover into the city to gather military intelligence. This spy ring prevented no small amount of disasters. The show, made by AMC, is surprisingly well made. Though it's a fairly dramatized version of actual events within the ring, the characters were all real people. Plus, it's fair to both sides. Films like Mel Gibson's "The Patriot" tick me off when they portray the British army as godless murdering savages and the American colonists as poor gentle innocent victims. TURN doesn't do that. It shows how nasty, and how honorable, both combatants could be during the war. Although, the primary villain of the show is a British officer named Simcoe, whom EVERYBODY hates including his own people. He is one of the BEST villains you'll ever see in a TV show. Brilliantly portrayed by Samuel Roukin.
    "May God have mercy on my enemies, because I won't." - George S. Patton

  10. #68
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    39,996
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Vicious.......talking about vile sarcasm
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    "Mahatma Gandhi"

  11. #69
    Senior Member KenOC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    SoCal, USA
    Posts
    19,563
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Watched an interesting episode of Mozart in the Jungle tonight (S3 E7) where the symphony plays an all-Messiaen concert for the inmates at Ryker’s Island, jumping right into the Turangalila Symphony. There’s a detailed close-up of an ondes Martenot being played, something I’ve always been curious about.


  12. Likes tdc, Manxfeeder, Antiquarian liked this post
  13. #70
    Senior Member Kieran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    2,853
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Just watched the final episode of Sherlock.

    Or maybe I should say, please God it's the final episode? What a messy, childish, irritating lump of arrogant fluff this show turned out to me...
    The Brain - is wider than the Sky

  14. Likes znapschatz, Kontrapunctus, Vaneyes and 2 others liked this post
  15. #71
    Senior Member znapschatz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio USA
    Posts
    334
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran View Post
    Just watched the final episode of Sherlock.

    Or maybe I should say, please God it's the final episode? What a messy, childish, irritating lump of arrogant fluff this show turned out to me... :roll eyes:
    No fan here, either. As a Baker Street Irregular (the Sherlock Holmes fan club), I have a reverence for the original stories that may have clouded my perception of this concept, a modern day Sherlock Holmes, but I'm an old fashioned guy in that respect. Big problem is, there is no way to update the Conan Doyle tales without disrupting the time/space continuum. This one is lots of irritating whiz bang directed to the perceived reduced patience of contemporary audiences. I hate cynical commercially designed "product." Something like Star Wars, high class candy for its intended viewers, is okay. It's true to its intensions. Sherlock is crap.
    "Art is not a mirror held up to society but a hammer with which to shape it."
    - Bertolt Brecht -

  16. Likes Kontrapunctus, Kieran, Vaneyes and 3 others liked this post
  17. #72
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    4,454
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran View Post
    Just watched the final episode of Sherlock.

    Or maybe I should say, please God it's the final episode? What a messy, childish, irritating lump of arrogant fluff this show turned out to me...
    +1 The entire season this year has been a steaming pile of...disappointment. They've just veered too far from the original premise. Pack it up, boys, Elementary is far better.

  18. Likes Sloe, Kieran, Dr. Shatterhand liked this post
  19. #73
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    1,129
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    And from the same source, I have watched Game of Thrones seasons 1-5, and season 6 from a streaming site. Truly amazing.
    Indeed, and 'truly' is rarely used as accurately as here. That show is the most amazing thing on planet earth right now. I felt season 1 was a little weak, but later the show built up into something that was at times unbelievably good. Season six was super great.

    Not on that level, but some other shows I've enjoyed and may re-watch occasionally:

    Fargo 1
    Fargo 2 (different cast, different story)
    True Detective 1 (stand-alone)
    Seinfeld (really gets going in season 3, with the last season being the best of them)
    Twin Peaks (I should get around to watching the second season as well, though I've heard it's not as good)
    The Kingdom (by Lars von Trier)
    Last edited by Chordalrock; Jan-17-2017 at 10:37.

  20. Likes Art Rock, DeepR, Antiquarian liked this post
  21. #74
    Junior Member Gradeaundera's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    49
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran View Post
    Just watched the final episode of Sherlock.

    Or maybe I should say, please God it's the final episode? What a messy, childish, irritating lump of arrogant fluff this show turned out to me...
    but it started off amazing?

  22. #75
    Senior Member znapschatz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio USA
    Posts
    334
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gradeaundera View Post
    but it started off amazing?
    Chacun a son gout, of course. I couldn't finish watching the first episode. My wife, who doesn't have the same attitude about the Conan Doyle canon as I, found it interesting, and she is a huge fan of Cumberbatch. So I was in the room for subsequent "adventures," and found them even more repulsive. Mrs. Hudson a spy? Ugh! Moriarty a maniac? Feh! Mycroft a secret service mastermind? Meh! Irene Adler a dominatrix? Huh? Winnie the Pooh a contract killer? (but I seem to be wigging out, myself.)
    Last edited by znapschatz; Jan-17-2017 at 13:31. Reason: grammar, I think
    "Art is not a mirror held up to society but a hammer with which to shape it."
    - Bertolt Brecht -

  23. Likes Vaneyes, Dr. Shatterhand, Antiquarian liked this post
Page 5 of 54 FirstFirst 12345678915 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Listening vs. watching opera
    By Herkku in forum Opera
    Replies: 68
    Last Post: Jan-26-2019, 07:49
  2. Watching Music
    By Polednice in forum Classical Music Discussion
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: Aug-09-2017, 06:02
  3. What are you watching?
    By EricABQ in forum Community Forum
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: Sep-22-2013, 01:31
  4. Current watching
    By mamascarlatti in forum Opera
    Replies: 457
    Last Post: Apr-07-2011, 03:12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •