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    Started watching "Master Of None" on Netflix this afternoon. It is one of the highest rated Netflix shows on Rotten Tomatoes so thought I would check it out. Two episodes in I am liking it.

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    Billions. I will watch anything with Damian Lewis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calabasas_Trafalgar View Post
    Billions. I will watch anything with Damian Lewis.
    I'd watch it but it's the only thing on SHO I think I'd sign up for and now I don't have a subscription.

    I'm finding I'm looking to binge watch shows on free trials rather than sign up for services where I only want a couple of shows, case in point Picard on CBS All Access, Baptiste on PBS Premium, & Mandalorian on Disney. It's irritating to be honest.
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    ^^

    Competition is normally a good thing as it brings prices down, but if it Comes to shows and Sports it's nerve wrecking.

    just to watch my favourite Football Team (soccer) I have to pay the full Price for two different plattforms. And most likley three
    different ones from next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    Started watching "Dead To Me" with the wife over the weekend. I almost didn't make it through the first episode as it was a bit too much of the two main characters just yapping back and forth, but the twist at the end kept me going. I think we got 8 or 9 episodes in. Still not sure what I think of it. The show is clever for sure, and the acting is good, but the twists seem a bit contrived. We will probably see it through the end of the season. I think this one has a second season as well?
    I've been watching this, because Linda Cardellini, and I thought the first season was good, even if it did require a certain amount of suspension of disbelief to buy into the plot. But the second season, of which I am about halfway through, is just scenes of the two primary characters alternately crying and drinking. Maybe they bring it all together by the end of the season, but I'm not sure if I'll make it that far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headcrash View Post
    I've been watching this, because Linda Cardellini, and I thought the first season was good, even if it did require a certain amount of suspension of disbelief to buy into the plot. But the second season, of which I am about halfway through, is just scenes of the two primary characters alternately crying and drinking. Maybe they bring it all together by the end of the season, but I'm not sure if I'll make it that far.
    My thoughts too...I loved the 1st season. I got about halfway through Episode 3 and couldn't watch it any longer, just became so stupid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by headcrash View Post
    I've been watching this, because Linda Cardellini, and I thought the first season was good, even if it did require a certain amount of suspension of disbelief to buy into the plot. But the second season, of which I am about halfway through, is just scenes of the two primary characters alternately crying and drinking. Maybe they bring it all together by the end of the season, but I'm not sure if I'll make it that far.
    That was what I was afraid of. There has even been a bit too much of that for me in the 1st season, so if it gets worse I may not continue.

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    I liked season 2 of Dead To Me, but I can see where it could put people off. There's definitely a lot of tearful apologies, only to find them making the same mistakes again, drinking, crying and apologizing again. I also found Cardellini's sudden lesbianism a bit far-fetched. But overall there's a lot of great acting and I do like those two together quite a bit. The entire season is only about five hours of total viewing anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    I liked season 2 of Dead To Me, but I can see where it could put people off. There's definitely a lot of tearful apologies, only to find them making the same mistakes again, drinking, crying and apologizing again. I also found Cardellini's sudden lesbianism a bit far-fetched. But overall there's a lot of great acting and I do like those two together quite a bit. The entire season is only about five hours of total viewing anyway.
    I assumed it was bisexuality. (Or perhaps pansexuality, as that seems to be the new it thing.)
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    ^ Having sex with pans?


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    I think having sex with panheads is more accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    ^ Having sex with pans?

    No, just doing it while playing Zamfir music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headcrash View Post
    I've been watching this, because Linda Cardellini...
    #1 draw for me. I've been a huge fan of hers since ER.

    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    I also found Cardellini's sudden lesbianism a bit far-fetched.
    I didn't. In fact, I thought the writers were going to "go there" in season 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo Chang Ba View Post
    I assumed it was bisexuality. (Or perhaps pansexuality, as that seems to be the new it thing.)
    Pansexuality differs from bisexuality in that gender plays no real role in sexual attraction for a pansexual. More specifically, a bisexual is attracted to males and females whereas a pansexual is attracted to a person regardless of their gender, be it male, female, trans, etc.
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    Really enjoying Pillars Of The Earth, we missed it back when it aired but it's well done, thankfully it's on Prime. Might appeal to Game Of Thrones fans, although there's no fantasy element to it. Virtually every member of the large cast is recognizable too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    Really enjoying Pillars Of The Earth, we missed it back when it aired but it's well done, thankfully it's on Prime. Might appeal to Game Of Thrones fans, although there's no fantasy element to it. Virtually every member of the large cast is recognizable too.
    I have that on DVD (lovely deluxe-boxset) and watched it two times. Great story and well played. Danger, betrayal, romantic, erotic scenes, friendship, etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by interbellum View Post
    I have that on DVD (lovely deluxe-boxset) and watched it two times. Great story and well played. Danger, betrayal, romantic, erotic scenes, friendship, etc.

    I really liked this production, one of the few film versions of a book that is actually worthy. Helluva cast too: I'll watch anything with Ian McShane, and I love Alison Pill.
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    You had me at "erotic scenes"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    You had me at "erotic scenes"
    Hayley Atwell is gorgeous, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    Pansexuality differs from bisexuality in that gender plays no real role in sexual attraction for a pansexual. More specifically, a bisexual is attracted to males and females whereas a pansexual is attracted to a person regardless of their gender, be it male, female, trans, etc.
    It can be confusing, so here's an example that may help you to identify a pansexual individual.

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    We watched the two most recent episodes of Killing Eve. They're still killing it this season. The episode where Villanelle goes home to reunite with her family was incredible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    We watched the two most recent episodes of Killing Eve. They're still killing it this season. The episode where Villanelle goes home to reunite with her family was incredible.
    I think we are going to try this show in the near future. I keep hearing good things.

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    Yes, Killing Eve is amazing.
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    Have to sign up for yet another platform to watch Killing Eve so waiting for the season to end then binge watch on free trial.
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