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Post by arkmundi » Apr 08, 2014 8:43 pm

↑↑↑Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey
Really digging this show a lot - be sure to watch the whole series.

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Post by kriskros » Apr 10, 2014 4:33 pm

GREAT WHAT??? they are just some time wasting nonsense interrupted by strinfs mind numbing,moronic commercials :evil: there are some commercial free stations,eg Knowledge.that do have some wothrwhile programs

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Post by arkmundi » Apr 10, 2014 5:58 pm

Goodbye Colbert Report! Stephen Colbert is moving over to CBS and taking David Letterman's spot on the Late Show. He won't be in character - we'll get the real Stephen Colbert, a personage I have never seen. Should be interesting.

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Post by arkmundi » Apr 16, 2014 5:49 pm

For your viewing pleasure... Fargo (the TV show on FX) with Billy Bob Thornton - wikipedia - IMdB. This show is scary hilarious! :mrgreen:


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Post by arkmundi » May 26, 2014 8:07 pm

Every once in a while I stumble on a great TV show THAT EVERYONE ought watch, because its really that important. So, please watch: PBS Frontline: The United States of Secrets, in two parts. We live in a different world now, thanks to the NSA, and the many Internet companies that are complicit, often without even knowing it. Welcome to this new Orwellian world.
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Post by Dauntless » May 27, 2014 12:45 am

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/lastenemy/welcome.shtml

If it's 'Orwellian New World' you want, You'll love the miniseries 'The Last Enemy.'

T.I.A. Total Information Awareness. Imagine being declared "Subversive, Unaffiliated." Because you said YOUR government isn't entitled to be totalitarian.

Oh, just getting this up I realized that GREAT character David Russell, who is euphemistically the 'Rogue Agent,' is the guy who plays Mr. Gold/Rumpelstilskin/Beast etc. on 'Once Upon a Time.'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kbqCKe8Ymo

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Post by arkmundi » Jul 10, 2014 5:46 pm

S01E01 July 9th https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extant_%28TV_series%29, 8.1 at IMDb. Don't miss the best series of the summer!

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Post by Dauntless » Jul 11, 2014 12:46 am

Well if it's HORROR you want, wait until you see what Anthony Bourdain is eating. 'Are you REALLY going to put that in your mouth?'

http://www.cnn.com/video/shows/anthony- ... s-unknown/

The ultimate was when they cut the head off of, what, an elk? The guy stands there going over it with a gas torch, burning out the eyes, etc. Then he takes a hacksaw to it and cuts it in half, scooping out the brains and everything else as he does. And Anthony Bourdain ate it.
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Post by arkmundi » Feb 10, 2015 7:23 pm

First it was Stephen Colbert, and now Jon Stewart Leaving 'The Daily Show'
AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 28: Host Jon Stewart at 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' covers the Midterm elections in Austin with 'Democalypse 2014: South By South Mess' at ZACH Theatre on October 28, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

Jon Stewart will step down as host of 'The Daily Show,' he announced during Tuesday night's taping. Comedy Central confirmed the news in a tweet.

Stewart has been at the helm of the beloved satirical news program for over 15 years. He will continue hosting the program until later this year.

According to a tweet from CBS News, Stewart told fans he had felt "restless... more"

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Post by dogman dan » Feb 13, 2015 6:42 am

For those who were hooked on Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul is looking to have the same flavor.

Same writing team of course. If you cut the cable and don't have AMC,,, it's first few episodes are streaming free on the AMC website. And in due time, surely it will appear on Netflix. Likely late summer.

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Post by kriskros » Feb 13, 2015 8:21 pm

TONLY GOOD TV SHOWS ARE ONTURNER CLASSIC...PBS,,,, KNOWLEDGE.. ect.. no commercials!! ever stop to figure out how commercials you watch in trhe tv show>>

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Post by The fingers » Feb 13, 2015 11:59 pm

The commercials don't interrupt the broadcast, but are rolled together between shows. :x
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Post by arkmundi » Apr 29, 2015 9:51 pm

Been awhile since I updated anything on the list. But Bates Motel Season 3 is proving spectacular. Spoiler Alert! Reference Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. We're in the season when Norman is transforming into the mother-frecking psycho schizoid murderer we always knew he was, down deep under those layers of protective insulation. But ye-godz man, Norma really deserves it. He's got a menagerie of stuffed dead animals that in his hallucinations are all alive and he's talking with them. I've raised the Bates Motel in the listing, up there with American Horror Story, where it belongs. If you have not watched, start from the beginning - this is a true serial and the episodes are like pieces in a psycho-puzzle. Truly one of the great TV dramas being broadcast.

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Post by StudEbiker » Apr 30, 2015 1:03 am

Good timing to revive this thread. I am just wrapping up on the first season of AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire". Very cool little show about a struggling computer company in the early 80's. I'm totally hooked. I've watched the entire season in one day.

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Post by nutnspecial » May 23, 2015 8:08 pm

This could be a great spot to post and comment on your favorite tv shows!
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Post by nutnspecial » May 23, 2015 8:15 pm

Nice thread Ark, I hadn't found it before you mentioned it!
Sorry for the double post, I'm getting that sorted.
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https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... reat+shows

Oops, I should be replying in the original thread.
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Post by arkmundi » May 23, 2015 8:45 pm

See Great TV Shows! for list of the best TV shows ever, which I periodically update. Because sometimes the best TV shows are to be found in the past and what with the diverse ways to watch these days, easy to find & stream. Right now, its a toss-up between Game of Thrones and Penny Dreadful. The just finished Mad Men needs to go down as having aired one the top 10 ever series finales. Don Draper meditating at Esalen fading to ...

... turns out the whole show was about the real Don Draper, who wrote that commercial, hailed as the best ever written.

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Post by nutnspecial » May 23, 2015 9:55 pm

What is this mysterious unnamed hand moving threads around without notifications or warning?

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some sort of phpBB voodoo by those with the magic

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Post by Dauntless » May 23, 2015 10:06 pm

Welcome. What I started to say in the other thread was, "I remember how much I loved this old British import 'Thunderbirds.' '. . . .In SUPER MARIONATION.' And they had such great stories." But now the other thread is HERE.

Another old British import that seems so dated now but was fascinating when I was a kid was the middle years of 'The Avengers,'' with John Steed in charge and Emma Peel as his protege. For those who only know that part of the show, it started off to be about a doctor who was romancing his nurse and they were sometimes sucked into some low key drama. It would get interesting on occasion when that tough Cockney cop, John Steed, got his rough edges involved. Then someone got a brilliant idea.

The doctor and nurse disappeared, with John Steed going to work for some unspecified government office. And I've learned (Beginning with Steed) about those born within the sound of Bow Bells who venture into government service to lead a new life, going through a transformation, even changing their whole manner of speech to a very specific sound, a bit less colorful than Cockney but far more dignified. Now if he had to deal with ruffians, he did so with flair---and his umbrella. But the one who would really dish it out to the hooligans was trainee (And former Olympic Gymnast????) Emma Peel, whom I believe is the originator of the dance fight. And they'd be off on some surreal adventures: The Nanny Uprising, you'd be amazed the weapons they could stash in those baby buggies. And was that a REAL Alien Invasion? "Steed, you best get in here before they cut me in half with this laser." Then she quit, the replacement was miscast, it went downhill fast.
What is this mysterious unnamed hand moving threads around without notifications or warning?
Adam Smith? Sounds like another classic adventure that could be handled by the Avengers.

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Post by StudEbiker » May 24, 2015 12:14 am

Lately I've been into Halt and Catch Fire. Season one is free to on either NetF/Amazon (I forget which one) and season 2 is about to start. Pretty interesting stuff, especially if you're "white and nerdy".




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Post by The fingers » May 24, 2015 10:10 am

Wierd Al Yankovic was discovered by Dr. Demento, host of one of the greatest radio shows of all time: The Dr. Demento Show. 8)
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