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Also on Peacock, the new Saved by the Bell is seriously good. I was shocked. It was funny and smart. I know Bleed is a big SBBB fan. I hope you've seen it or are planning to watch it.

We actually started the new Saved by the Bell this weekend, and agreed, it's a fun watch. I do wish Screech (as a person and character) would have been included and he probably would have in a Season 2, but alas.

I can't believe how much Zach Morris' son actually looks like Zach.

Go Bayside!!
 
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We actually started the new Saved by the Bell this weekend, and agreed, it's a fun watch. I do wish Screech (as a person and character) would have been included and he probably would have in a Season 2, but alas.

I can't believe how much Zach Morris' son actually looks like Zach.

Go Bayside!!
I think it gets better and better as the episodes go on. The self awareness it has, the callbacks to the original series, and the rich-poor dynamic and are done so well. It caught me off guard.
 






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I'm giving a buy to Lincoln on CNN - episode three is on Sunday at 10 EDT - there are six in total and you can probably catch the first 2 on demand.

More nuanced than Speilberg's flick.
 

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It took me to the middle of season 2 of Yellowstone to realize that this same actress plays the wife of a main character in the show. Yes she is hot.

Is Yellowstone really good?

Kostner seems to be getting better and better with age.
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Just recently watched a couple of movies with Costner in them, 3 Days to Kill and Criminal. Also watched The Highwaymen a couple of years ago. I agree, he's getting better. Never cared all that much for him in anything besides 3000 Miles to Graceland and Open Range (mostly because of the other lead actor, Duvall).
 

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Just finished it myself. I believe season 4 should start up this summer.

Anyone the likes Narcos should watch The Last Narc.
Agree, the Last Narc really challenged my preconceived viewpoints regarding some events in the 80’s. I don’t want to spoil anything, so, I’ll leave it at that.

I’m guessing this has been brought up already because it’s a year old now, but For All Mankind on Apple+ is quite good. There is a bit of political preaching, but certainly not bad enough to stop watching.

On Amazon Prime, I’m enjoying Phillip Dick’s Electric Dreams. It’s a modern day Twilight Zone. A couple episodes really put the subwoofers to good use.
 
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Agree, the Last Narc really challenged my preconceived viewpoints regarding some events in the 80’s. I don’t want to spoil anything, so, I’ll leave it at that.

I’m guessing this has been brought up already because it’s a year old now, but For All Mankind on Apple+ is quite good. There is a bit of political preaching, but certainly not bad enough to stop watching.

On Amazon Prime, I’m enjoying Phillip Dick’s Electric Dreams. It’s a modern day Twilight Zone. A couple episodes really put the subwoofers to good use.
Was planning on starting that this weekend. I have high expectations.
 

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On Prime you can catch Project Blue Book program - all about the UFOs from the late 40s & 50s and it is based on actual AIr Force files, which included corroboration with Dr. j. Allen Hynek who worked on that program, he was a renowned astrophysicist from OSU. Some of the episodes left me shaking my head.

Dr. Hynek worked as the technical consultant for Close Encounters, had a cameo in the movie and the title of the movie is based on the classification system he developed.

Was on the History Channel for two seasons for 2019 & 2020. Very high production value and great cast, including: Aidan Gilllen from The Wire and Neil McDonough.

What a wild time that would have been to lived though - the UFO stuff, Cold War and the Soviets - wow.
 
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Can't say that I was waiting for a new Mighty Ducks....but the new Disney+ series looks pretty good. And the Gophers appear to be VERY well represented just going off the trailer. LOTS of maroon and gold gear all over.


 



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Anybody ever see Bajillion Dollar Properties? It was on a comedy streaming service that is now defunct and the four seasons found their way to Pluto. I'm rewatching it now because it is pretty damn funny. Basically a spoof on a reality house selling show. Lots of very recognizable people make cameos. If you know what Earwolf is (comedy podcast company)....it's A LOT of those folks that appear or are regular characters because I believe that Scott Aukerman of Comedy Bang Bang (and partial owner of Earwolf) produces along with Thomas Lennon.
 

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I'm sure that I've mentioned it before.....but The Knick was finally added to HBO Max. Incredible show. Sounds like after about six years....a third season is in production.

Got through rewatching the two seasons of The Knick. Just crazy how well done and how good the show was. Eagerly awaiting news on its return....and their plan moving forward now.


If you watched the first two seasons of Cinemax’s “The Knick,” you know the series follows the story of Dr. John W. Thackery (Clive Owen) and the staff of a New York City hospital in the early-20th century. Well, according to Soderbergh, Seasons 3 and 4 would have featured a fifty-year time jump with the final two seasons featuring yet another massive flash forward in time.

“Our six-year plan was Seasons One and Two as you saw it,” explained the filmmaker. “Seasons Three and Four were going to skip forward 50 years. It was going to be right after World War II, brand-new characters, brand-new cast. And Seasons Five and Six were going to be set five minutes into the future, with a mix of actors from the previous four seasons. I was really excited to do all of that.”
 

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Just finished Formula 1 Drive to Survive on Netflix. F**king good. Man, the speed, the money spent. The venues, the egotistical drivers. One complaint is that they never spent much time on Lewis Hamilton, the driver for Mercedes and seven time world champion. Amazing that the drivers survive some of these crashes. Think the safety aspect has really come a long way in the last 10-15 years.
 

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Watched Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians
After all eight episodes of the first season, my understanding of cricket is even worse. No clue what is going on. Thought the series was ok, nothing special.
 

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Superstore wrapped up. Really good way to end the series. Lands with The Office, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, The Good Place, and Community as another show proving that NBC is basically the only (basic) network still (last ten years or so) producing good sitcoms. Brooklyn Nine-Nine has one last season coming up....and it will be included with the aforementioned.
 

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Three episodes into Spycraft on Netflix and it is great; 30 minute length and incredibly informative, crazy and scary.
 

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I've seen the first 3 episodes of "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" - the new Marvel Studios series on Disney+.

Liking it so far. A little more comedy than I expected with the two leads playing against each other - to the point of having a staring contest during a therapy session.

The action and effects are pretty much feature-film quality.

to follow the plot, it helps to have seen Captain America-Civil War.
 

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Just started watching Fearless on Netflix. Whoa, that bull riding is such a dangerous sport. How these guys do it is beyond my imagination.
 

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Started watching Them on Amazon Prime. 1950's black family moves to an all white neighborhood and not only has to deal with racial BS but also has some sinister type things going on. Scary from two different levels.
 

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Finished up Fearless on Netflix. Those Brazilians can ride some bulls. Give the series about a 7.25 or 7.50 out of 10
 

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It's only been 1 episode of this HBO "limited series" but I am all in on the Kate Winslet detective drama, The Mare of Easttown. She's fantastic as always and is supported by a great ensemble cast. Lots of storylines to sort through, but very intrigued to see how they will dovetail.
 

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I've been diggin The Serpent on Netflix. Limited series taking place in the 1970's.
 

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Recently finished the 8-episode Netflix series "Safe" with Michael C. Hall (Dexter, of course!). I went in with moderate expectations and I have to admit it was pretty decent. A handful of twists and turns, kept you guessing, nothing super outlandish or turns that made you say "no f'ng way, that's ridiculous".

I'd give it 1.5 out of 2 thumbs up if I was really pressed for a recommendation.
 

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Currently re watching True Detective season 1...might be my favorite season of a show ever.
 

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Currently re watching True Detective season 1...might be my favorite season of a show ever.
Season 1 of True Detective is for sure one of the best series I've ever seen, like ever. Not just the story and how it plays out but the interaction between Woody and MM characters is FANTASTIC. Makes me want to go back and watch it again. It's official, back on the list!!!
 

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Season 1 of True Detective is for sure one of the best series I've ever seen, like ever. Not just the story and how it plays out but the interaction between Woody and MM characters is FANTASTIC. Makes me want to go back and watch it again. It's official, back on the list!!!
I'd only seen it once like right when it came out and loved it then. Time #2 is even better. I forgot all about the episode where he goes back undercover with the motorcycle gang. That scene at the end was fantastic as well.

Could go on and on about that series. Really hope they can continue with that show as I heard the main writer may not be working with Fox anymore and may come back to HBO.
 

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Finished "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" on Disney Plus.

If you like the super-hero genre, a solid show. Good action, and it tried to have something to say on a number of issues, including race, patriotism, and globalism. Also tried to show that the villains had some justification for their actions, and that there are no simple solutions to complex problems.

Also, unlike the Avengers movies, this was on a somewhat smaller scale, so not as overblown. the action takes place in real-world settings - not some alien planet.

If you are a Marvel fan, the show definitely sets up some things for future TV shows or movies.

And - just 6 episodes. told the story and wrapped it up without a lot of filler (like the Marvel shows on Netflix suffered from).

Again, if you like any of the Marvel movies, worth watching.
 




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