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Posted: Jul 10, 2020 - 8:22am

 Marcella goes undercover in the new series
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Posted: Jul 10, 2020 - 7:33am



 kcar wrote:
"City on a Hill"   with Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge about crime and justice in early 90s Boston. Bacon is a sleazy FBI agent and townie who wants to ride out his career doing as little as possible. Hodge is a DA from Brooklyn who as black man has to eat a lot of crap from Boston cops. But he wants "to rip out the f$&ked-up machinery in this bull$4it city" and intends to start by prosecuting townies from Charlestown who keep robbing armored trucks. 

I grew up in the Boston 'burbs—a completely different world—and worked for a while in Boston during the early 90s. The first episode feels very, very real and makes me glad I didn't stay in Boston. Back then it was run by men just as corrupt, racist, and run-down as the city. But the show is very good; one reviewer compared it to "The Wire" and that might be spot-on. At times, Bacon is a bit hammy and seems to be channeling James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano in a "hey how you doin" mood, but he's the shifty star. Hodge smiles through the racist crap casually tossed his way but he's quietly determined to shake up the town. 

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and Barry Levinson are some of the executive producers. Damon AFAICT grew up in Wellesley, a rich Boston western suburb and likely never had a lot of first-hand experience with the city's gritty ugliness. Affleck grew up closer in town—mostly in Cambridge which has a lot of scruffiness beyond MIT and Harvard. You could tell Affleck had experience with the local blue-collar areas from his work as director and co-screenwriter on the great movie "Gone Baby Gone."  I mention Levinson because he was executive producer and I think one of the driving forces behind the brilliant series "Homicide: Life on Streets." That series and this one put in a lot of work on developing character and feel. 
 
Flip it.  Damon was born and grew up in Cambridge; Affleck was actually born in California, but his family moved to Falmouth (near Cape Cod) before settling in Cambridge, which is where they met.

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Posted: Jul 10, 2020 - 7:11am

This show is soooo good.  I had ptsd when I realized I had watched them all and do not know if it will come back. {#Cry}
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Posted: Jul 10, 2020 - 7:09am

 

Pobre, pobre Ignacio.  Lalo is pissed!!{#Eek}

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Posted: Apr 17, 2020 - 10:00pm

"City on a Hill"   with Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge about crime and justice in early 90s Boston. Bacon is a sleazy FBI agent and townie who wants to ride out his career doing as little as possible. Hodge is a DA from Brooklyn who as black man has to eat a lot of crap from Boston cops. But he wants "to rip out the f$&ked-up machinery in this bull$4it city" and intends to start by prosecuting townies from Charlestown who keep robbing armored trucks. 

I grew up in the Boston 'burbs—a completely different world—and worked for a while in Boston during the early 90s. The first episode feels very, very real and makes me glad I didn't stay in Boston. Back then it was run by men just as corrupt, racist, and run-down as the city. But the show is very good; one reviewer compared it to "The Wire" and that might be spot-on. At times, Bacon is a bit hammy and seems to be channeling James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano in a "hey how you doin" mood, but he's the shifty star. Hodge smiles through the racist crap casually tossed his way but he's quietly determined to shake up the town. 

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and Barry Levinson are some of the executive producers. Damon AFAICT grew up in Wellesley, a rich Boston western suburb and likely never had a lot of first-hand experience with the city's gritty ugliness. Affleck grew up closer in town—mostly in Cambridge which has a lot of scruffiness beyond MIT and Harvard. You could tell Affleck had experience with the local blue-collar areas from his work as director and co-screenwriter on the great movie "Gone Baby Gone."  I mention Levinson because he was executive producer and I think one of the driving forces behind the brilliant series "Homicide: Life on Streets." That series and this one put in a lot of work on developing character and feel. 
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Posted: Apr 17, 2020 - 9:41pm

I don't watch a lot of TV, but I started Queen Sono tonight and really enjoyed it. You know, in case your Netflix subscription feels boring right now.
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Posted: Apr 17, 2020 - 7:27pm



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 PoundPuppy wrote:
Recently started The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel...who knew? I really like it
 

The only reason we signed up for amazon prime
 

Mrs. Maisel and the equally great Gilmore Girls come from the brilliance of Amy Sherman-Palladino

Another reason to have Prime—if you're into detective series: "Bosch" starring Titus Welliver. Season 6 dropped today. 
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the police thank you for your help in catching your criminal relatives
 

i'm not too worried or paranoid about it

i'm more concerned about my mobile phone and web footprint ;-)

it's a trade off i voluntarily participate in

as i understand it, 23&me can use/sell your data anonymously for science and/or research (they own some rights, but you can delete your if you so choose)

nebula genomics on the other hand gives you the option up front what to do with your data (you pay and they give you results and you can decide whether or not to sell your data to others for compensation)
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Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 5:29am



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i really enjoy the show

probably because i'm fascinated by the science and history involved

after seeing the first episode, i knew i had to get sequenced and start my journey to find out the particulars

as much as possible or about as much as they could be sussed out

i've done 23&me (sort of a broader take tilted toward your family tree)

next i did nebula genomics/george church's lab (way more detailed science)

i've since done viome (both tests) haven't gotten any results back yet on this

because i'm a curious bugger...
 

the police thank you for your help in catching your criminal relatives
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Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 5:20am

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I would probably do the sequences the way you describe but I don't really mind the pacing the way they do it - it doesn't bore me.  I imagine they want to have the different phases and conclusions to compare close to one another, so I see why they do it that way.  What often frustrates me about historical narration (on that show and elsewhere) is when they continually speak of the past in present tense (aka "historical present").  "..so it's a frosty October morning in 1066, and King Harold II is in a hurry and forgets to pack his safety goggles before he marches his army  to meet William the Conqueror at Hastings..." It is often distracting and sounds pretentious to me, but it's not done to extremes on that show and seems a little more appropriate when they do it.
 

i really enjoy the show

probably because i'm fascinated by the science and history involved

after seeing the first episode, i knew i had to get sequenced and start my journey to find out the particulars

as much as possible or about as much as they could be sussed out

i've done 23&me (sort of a broader take tilted toward your family tree)

next i did nebula genomics/george church's lab (way more detailed science)

i've since done viome (both tests) haven't gotten any results back yet on this

because i'm a curious bugger...
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Posted: Jan 9, 2020 - 7:44pm

Just caught the first 2 episodes of The Kominsky Method.  Looks like I'll be binging that until I catch up to the current season. 
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Posted: Jan 9, 2020 - 6:46pm

Deputy - on Fox.  Didn’t think I would like this show, but I’m intrigued. Kind of gritty and like the Wild West but in present time.
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Posted: Jan 9, 2020 - 2:42pm



 PoundPuppy wrote:
Recently started The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel...who knew? I really like it
 
I'm through the first season, and waiting a bit to start the second. I like it a lot too!

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Posted: Jan 9, 2020 - 12:00pm



 PoundPuppy wrote:
Recently started The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel...who knew? I really like it
 

The only reason we signed up for amazon prime
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Posted: Jan 9, 2020 - 11:56am



 rgio wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:
finding your roots

highly recommended
 

It's interesting....but it always feels like a 20 minute show expanded to an hour by repeating everything 3 times.  I wish they'd follow one story and run it from end to start (because it's always going backward in time).  Finish one...move on.  The constant switching of stories is frustrating and boring.
 
I would probably do the sequences the way you describe but I don't really mind the pacing the way they do it - it doesn't bore me.  I imagine they want to have the different phases and conclusions to compare close to one another, so I see why they do it that way.  What often frustrates me about historical narration (on that show and elsewhere) is when they continually speak of the past in present tense (aka "historical present").  "..so it's a frosty October morning in 1066, and King Harold II is in a hurry and forgets to pack his safety goggles before he marches his army  to meet William the Conqueror at Hastings..." It is often distracting and sounds pretentious to me, but it's not done to extremes on that show and seems a little more appropriate when they do it.
Apparently I'm not alone in that opinion.


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Posted: Jan 8, 2020 - 9:41pm

Recently started The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel...who knew?? I really like it
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Posted: Jan 8, 2020 - 4:22pm

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey


Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is a 2014 American science documentary television series. The show is a follow-up to the 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which was presented by Carl Sagan on the Public Broadcasting Service and is considered a milestone for scientific documentaries.

It is available online (viewing and download) here.

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Posted: Jan 8, 2020 - 11:22am



 miamizsun wrote:
finding your roots

highly recommended
 

It's interesting....but it always feels like a 20 minute show expanded to an hour by repeating everything 3 times.  I wish they'd follow one story and run it from end to start (because it's always going backward in time).  Finish one...move on.  The constant switching of stories is frustrating and boring.
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Posted: Jan 8, 2020 - 5:15am

finding your roots

highly recommended
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