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Re: What are you binge-watching?
« Reply #100 on: April 03, 2015, 01:53:16 pm »
Thanks to Netflix, just finished with Mad Men. Went through House of Cards a couple of weeks ago.
   

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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #101 on: April 03, 2015, 09:56:33 pm »
    I finished watching Wolf Hall (based on Hilary Mantel books Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies) online.  It starts on PBS stations this Sunday night.  I will watch again.  Loved it.  Damien Lewis is Henry VIII, but the main character is Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance).  Claire Foy is Anne Boleyn.
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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #102 on: April 03, 2015, 10:05:50 pm »
    I finished watching Wolf Hall (based on Hilary Mantel books Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies) online. 
    Where are you finding this online prior to the PBS offering?
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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #103 on: April 03, 2015, 10:10:26 pm »
    Been binging on Vikings.  Watching one every other night or so.  I'm about midway in Season 1 so far.  It's good escapist fare.

    I'm going through Vikings withdrawal....

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    « Reply #104 on: April 03, 2015, 10:11:53 pm »
    Vikings is AWESOME!
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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #105 on: April 04, 2015, 02:00:47 am »
    *makes note of Vikings*

    *scampers off to Prime*

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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #106 on: April 04, 2015, 06:53:22 am »
    I'm going through Vikings withdrawal....

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    My teenage daughter watches Vikings so I have seen bits of it, but I can't stomach the violence. Weird because I can write violence, but can't watch it.

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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #107 on: April 04, 2015, 07:09:54 am »
    My teenage daughter watches Vikings so I have seen bits of it, but I can't stomach the violence. Weird because I can write violence, but can't watch it.

    The women are SOOO kick*ss.  I think the violence is on a par with say, Game of Thrones.  Seeing stuff, though, is definitely different than reading it (or writing it).

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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #108 on: April 04, 2015, 02:04:43 pm »
    Where are you finding this online prior to the PBS offering?

    There is a facebook group about British culture.  The moderators post links using google docs to current TV shows. 

    There is also a way to see UK shows around the time they air there with ITV , BBC and other channels' players, but it requires the use of an app (I have tunnelbear) that hides your location.  With ITV, I had to register with a UK zip code.  I haven't use this in a long time and need to cancel my tunnelbear account since I am paying $5/month. I don't have enough time to keep up with it, and I was having problems with the ITV player on my ipad, lots of buffering. All ITV shows have commercials and there is no way around that.  BBC is better for not having commercials, but when I have moved the time slider, there has been a lot of buffering.
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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #109 on: April 04, 2015, 03:24:05 pm »
    I finished watching Wolf Hall (based on Hilary Mantel books Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies) online.  It starts on PBS stations this Sunday night.  I will watch again.  Loved it.  Damien Lewis is Henry VIII, but the main character is Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance).  Claire Foy is Anne Boleyn.

    where did you find it on-line?  I saw some snippets and thought Damien Lewis looked wonderful.  I am not a huge Rylance fan but from what I saw he was good. 

    (btw, I'm seeing the stage version in May)

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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #110 on: April 04, 2015, 03:40:04 pm »
    See Marti's prior answer! :D
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    « Reply #111 on: April 04, 2015, 04:08:55 pm »
    My teenage daughter watches Vikings so I have seen bits of it, but I can't stomach the violence. Weird because I can write violence, but can't watch it.

    That's why I don't watch it.

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    « Reply #112 on: April 04, 2015, 04:33:44 pm »
    There is a facebook group about British culture.  The moderators post links using google docs to current TV shows. 

    There is also a way to see UK shows around the time they air there with ITV , BBC and other channels' players, but it requires the use of an app (I have tunnelbear) that hides your location.  With ITV, I had to register with a UK zip code.  I haven't use this in a long time and need to cancel my tunnelbear account since I am paying $5/month. I don't have enough time to keep up with it, and I was having problems with the ITV player on my ipad, lots of buffering. All ITV shows have commercials and there is no way around that.  BBC is better for not having commercials, but when I have moved the time slider, there has been a lot of buffering.
    Ah - thanks for the explanation Marti.
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    « Reply #113 on: April 04, 2015, 06:12:42 pm »
    And I didn't know there was a British North and South.

    North and South is one of my favorite mini-series! It's based on the 1855 novel  by Elizabeth Gaskell.
     
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    « Reply #114 on: April 05, 2015, 05:52:34 am »
    North and South is one of my favorite mini-series! It's based on the 1855 novel  by Elizabeth Gaskell.

    Interesting!  I thought 1855 was going to be a typo, but it's not!
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    « Reply #115 on: April 05, 2015, 04:55:37 pm »
    I'm really enjoying The White Queen, based on Philippa Gregory's novels.  I don't know why I never read the books.  This is really good historical drama, but it seems that they had a shortage of first names in that era, so lots of people are named Henry, Margaret and Edward.  Can get a little confusing for those of us not up on the British monarchy.  But it's also very educational.  It's set several monarchies prior to Wolf Hall, from what I gather.  Really looking forward to the premiere of Wolf Hall tonight on PBS.

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    « Reply #116 on: April 05, 2015, 07:21:11 pm »
    I'm really enjoying The White Queen, based on Philippa Gregory's novels.  I don't know why I never read the books.  ... Really looking forward to the premiere of Wolf Hall tonight on PBS.
    The White Queen is on my to-watch list & I am too looking forward to Wolf Hall  ;)
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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #117 on: April 06, 2015, 10:40:21 am »
    I have been watching the entire series of Glee.  Even though I watched every episode as it was originally aired and have watched some of the seasons as I got the DVDs, (I have them all) I decided to watch them all from the audition episode before the pilot and I finished Season 5 last night.  I have preordered Season 6 but still have the episodes on the DVR and will watch them next.  I thought that I would get bored with it before I finished but I was pleasantly surprised to see things I didn't remember happening and of course I really love the musical performances.  I thought that knowing that actor Cory Monteith had died and the impact on the show would make it hard to watch I found that I didn't focus on that but instead was able to enjoy the storyline.

    I know that some of my friends and family never understood my interest in this show (I'm in my 60's) but my DDH and I met in High School in our Freshman year and were in what was our equivalent to Glee Club so understood a lot of the dynamics of what was going on and I love singing and the music.  I am sure I will binge watch the series again in the future.

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    « Reply #118 on: April 07, 2015, 04:57:20 pm »
    Interesting!  I thought 1855 was going to be a typo, but it's not!
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_and_South_(Gaskell_novel)

    Yeah, no typo. Her novel actually pre-dates the American Civil War.  ;) I've never read any of her books, but I've also watched the movie adaptations of Cranford &  Wives and Daughters... both are very good!
     
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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #119 on: April 07, 2015, 05:24:14 pm »
    Just started on House, and I can't believe we waited this long. Good thing we have oh so many episodes to catch up.

    A while back I binge watched all of House when I was home sick.  Didn't make me feel better, but I thoroughly enjoyed the series.

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    « Reply #120 on: April 07, 2015, 05:32:01 pm »
    Just found Agent Carter. Really enjoying it. Hope there will be another season....??

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    « Reply #121 on: April 07, 2015, 06:07:09 pm »
    The White Queen is on my to-watch list & I am too looking forward to Wolf Hall  ;)

    I started watching The White Queen and enjoyed the beginning. I pretty much know the history. For some reason, I never got back to it.

    I have been watching the entire series of Glee.  Even though I watched every episode as it was originally aired and have watched some of the seasons as I got the DVDs, (I have them all) I decided to watch them all from the audition episode before the pilot and I finished Season 5 last night.  I have preordered Season 6 but still have the episodes on the DVR and will watch them next.  I thought that I would get bored with it before I finished but I was pleasantly surprised to see things I didn't remember happening and of course I really love the musical performances.  I thought that knowing that actor Cory Monteith had died and the impact on the show would make it hard to watch I found that I didn't focus on that but instead was able to enjoy the storyline.

    I know that some of my friends and family never understood my interest in this show (I'm in my 60's) but my DDH and I met in High School in our Freshman year and were in what was our equivalent to Glee Club so understood a lot of the dynamics of what was going on and I love singing and the music.  I am sure I will binge watch the series again in the future.

    I loved the first season. The second season was okay. The third season got back on track. But after they graduated, I didn't like the new cast. I felt they were a wimpy version of the originals.

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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #122 on: April 08, 2015, 12:29:16 pm »
    Finally finished all of the available seasons of Game of Thrones and have now started The Last Ship via Hulu.
    The new thriller TEXT is available now!

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    Re: What are you binge-watching?
    « Reply #123 on: April 10, 2015, 11:31:54 am »
    Daredevil on Netflix.
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    « Reply #124 on: April 10, 2015, 12:45:56 pm »
    Daredevil on Netflix.

    I've been having a lot of problems with netflix the last couple of days.

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