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    Just finished two UK-series: Fearless and Years And Years with a very "ugly" Emma Thompson. Both quite enjoying.

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    Just finished HIGH SCORE on Netflix a new documentary series about the History of Video Games.

    Well made and covered a lot of the major things in Classic Arcade and Video Games. Even just the down to the animation they did for it.

    If you grew up in the 80's and early 90's like me, and enjoyed Arcades and Home Console gaming, it's well worth checking out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mnprogger View Post
    Just finished HIGH SCORE on Netflix a new documentary series about the History of Video Games.

    Well made and covered a lot of the major things in Classic Arcade and Video Games. Even just the down to the animation they did for it.

    If you grew up in the 80's and early 90's like me, and enjoyed Arcades and Home Console gaming, it's well worth checking out.
    I would think anyone growing up in the '70s would like it, too. We were the generation who were kids, after all, when Pong and RC cars were first sold and when video game arcades first became a thing. Our first games were Asteroids (which I loved), Space Invaders, Lunar Lander (another good one), Battlezone (another I loved), Missile Command (good one), Centipede, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong.

    I was lucky because I was 16 and had a job when they were first introduced. One week, I had worked just a couple of days and so my paycheck was less than $30. After picking up my check, I walked down to the bank, cashed it, walked back to my job, but then kept going down a couple doors to an arcade and started playing Asteroids. Five hours later, I walked out with just enough money to buy a pack of cigarettes and a six-pack. lol

    There was another arcade in town that was really popular with the older teens and early 20somethings for about 4 or 5 years. They had every new game imaginable. Plus they had foosball and pool tables. Every Friday and Saturday night it was packed. And every Friday and Saturday night it usually had the faint odor of weed. Didn't have any? Just walk out into the parking lot and you could usually find someone selling some. lol As much as I've often wished I was born in a different era, the '70s had to be the best decade to be a teenager. The oldest boomers will claim the '50s, others the '60s, but we had the "sex, drugs, and R&R" of the '60s, the progressive rock movement, and we had video games! Plus we were the last generation who could get into bars at the age of 18 when they still made 3-2 beer (3.2%)! It sucked, sure, but just imagine being in high school and still being able to go to a bar - legally. Conversely, kids who were born in the '70s were told by Nancy Reagan in the '80s to "just say no."

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    I literally majored in Pac Man during my first year of university. Fortunately, I smartened up in my 2nd year forward.
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    I enjoyed High Score a lot, as I am always happy to embrace 80s video game nostalgia since it was my childhood, but I do admit to fast-forwarding a lot of the personal stories. I just don't care about that stuff.

    And I swear I'm the only one on earth who liked the E.T. game. I played it for many hours!
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    Finally got HBO Max on hulu sorted (had to stream from a laptop as its not on Fire Stick), watched episode one of Raised By Wolves and Doom Patrol. Both seemed fun, damn that Android was bonkers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Finally got HBO Max on hulu sorted (had to stream from a laptop as its not on Fire Stick), watched episode one of Raised By Wolves and Doom Patrol. Both seemed fun, damn that Android was bonkers.
    Definitely keep going with Doom Patrol. Episode 3 is where it really kicks in. Full on fun from there.

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    Fall TV Shows are coming.

    The Goldbergs posted an image on Twitter the other day about their Season Premiere is October 21st.

    I also saw images from what Superstore is shooting (sad America Ferrara is leaving, although they may at least bring her back for the Season Premiere given the last Season Finale did not get made in full due to COVID).

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    I just blasted through the 2 seasons of Cobra Kai on Netflix and had a cheesy, nostalgic, joy ride.
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    Loved Cobra Kai!
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    I wonder what, if anything will become of NCIS Los Angeles. Last season, it seemed they were wrapping things up, and tying up loose ends. Then suddenly, the Pandemic shut everything down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    I wonder what, if anything will become of NCIS Los Angeles. Last season, it seemed they were wrapping things up, and tying up loose ends. Then suddenly, the Pandemic shut everything down.
    They've restarted production and are adding someone to the cast. (I don't remember the actor's name but he played an FBI agent in several episodes in the previous season. My guess is he takes Callen's position on the team if Callen takes Hetty's position, as they were setting in the past.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo Chang Ba View Post
    They've restarted production and are adding someone to the cast. (I don't remember the actor's name but he played an FBI agent in several episodes in the previous season. My guess is he takes Callen's position on the team if Callen takes Hetty's position, as they were setting in the past.)
    My wife and I have loved this one and the original from the beginning, but we're in agreement that they've both run their course. I think they're both in the process of wrapping it up, and that's as it should be. The NOLA version, OTOH, never grabbed me in the first place.
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    I'm 3 episodes in on Arrow. Looks interesting so far. Opinions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by proggy_jazzer View Post
    My wife and I have loved this one and the original from the beginning, but we're in agreement that they've both run their course. I think they're both in the process of wrapping it up, and that's as it should be. The NOLA version, OTOH, never grabbed me in the first place.
    NOLA is more of a Mark Harmon production whereas, the other 2 are more Donald P. Bellisario productions. I had a chuckle when on JAG, they made a Quantum Leap reference, another Bellisario production. Then another chuckle when Scott Bakula, the star of Quantum Leap ended up as the centerpiece of NOLA.

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    I just blasted through the 2 seasons of Cobra Kai on Netflix and had a cheesy, nostalgic, joy ride.
    Loved Cobra Kai!
    Just last night, Ralph Macchio was interviewed by Conan. They discussed at length the nostalgia factor of Cobra Kai.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Finally got HBO Max on hulu sorted (had to stream from a laptop as its not on Fire Stick), watched episode one of Raised By Wolves and Doom Patrol. Both seemed fun, damn that Android was bonkers.
    I was able to get HBOMAX on my firestick by following a tutorial on UTube. Theres a few , search Hbomax on firestick. It was easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    I'm 3 episodes in on Arrow. Looks interesting so far. Opinions?
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