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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    ^^ That could be a function of your particular streaming service, or cable or satellite provider.
    I noticed a week or two ago that ep6 wasn't airing. I was looking at my list to be recorded and it wasn't there so I checked the guide to make sure and it wasn't there. Something happened I just don't know what.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoony View Post
    RE: That Drug Lords show on NatGeo. Seems odd, it might have been affected by the pandemic. There's no ep6, just goes from 5 to 7 even On Demand.
    Episode 6, "Narco Ghost", is available to stream on NatGeo's website. Just log in with your cable login info and you should be able to stream it. I'm watching it right now, in fact, altho I doubt I'll stick with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    Episode 6, "Narco Ghost", is available to stream on NatGeo's website. Just log in with your cable login info and you should be able to stream it. I'm watching it right now, in fact, altho I doubt I'll stick with it.
    Weird. The one they have as 6 is my 7. Ok, whatever.
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    We started the HBO series "Barry" over the weekend. Made it into season 2. I am really enjoying it. Although it is sort of a comedy, it is also quite dark. Henry Winkler, Bill Hader, Anthony Carrigan, and Stephen Root are all excellent as is the whole cast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    We started the HBO series "Barry" over the weekend. Made it into season 2. I am really enjoying it. Although it is sort of a comedy, it is also quite dark. Henry Winkler, Bill Hader, Anthony Carrigan, and Stephen Root are all excellent as is the whole cast.
    Sort of a comedy? There were four times I had to pause in the first two episodes as I was guffawing. Bill Hader as a hit man is funny enough so this one was easy to buy into. Thanks for the rec, I'm digging this one. The cast of idiots is always so much fun. The "gangsters" from Chechnya are worth the price of admission.

    Another I caught was The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst. Dude killed and dismembered his neighbor and got away with it after he had killed his wife and a confidant who helped him get away with murdering his wife. Killer ending that I won't spoil.

    Rewatched The Wire also. I've been talking to some people from that area and they confirm what is in the show, Baltimore is a crazy place. One chick who lived in Philly for a time said it's just as bad with the row houses and such. What a messed up life it must be to grow up in the projects like that.
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    The second season of Hanna has caught our attention, as has Tin Star.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobM View Post
    The second season of Hanna has caught our attention, as has Tin Star.
    First episode of Hanna season 2 was very good. We've just started season 2 of Tin Star, it's a bit grim. Just started season one of Dark, seems like it's going to be good. For some light relief we've gone back to the beginning of Poiret & Miss Marple.
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    Here's a list of the best genre shows of 2020 (YMMV)

    https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/13-bes...ws-2020-so-far
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoony View Post
    Sort of a comedy? There were four times I had to pause in the first two episodes as I was guffawing. Bill Hader as a hit man is funny enough so this one was easy to buy into. Thanks for the rec, I'm digging this one. The cast of idiots is always so much fun. The "gangsters" from Chechnya are worth the price of admission.

    Another I caught was The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst. Dude killed and dismembered his neighbor and got away with it after he had killed his wife and a confidant who helped him get away with murdering his wife. Killer ending that I won't spoil.

    Rewatched The Wire also. I've been talking to some people from that area and they confirm what is in the show, Baltimore is a crazy place. One chick who lived in Philly for a time said it's just as bad with the row houses and such. What a messed up life it must be to grow up in the projects like that.
    We just finished season 2 last night (which is as far as it goes so far). Yup, it is definitely funny, but also gets pretty dark. I really enjoyed it.

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    Steve, S2 Ep5 is possibly the funniest thirty minutes I have ever seen. The fight with the tae kwon do family is epic, most likely the best fight ever on film. Even better than They Live.

    And Hank, what is there to say? The nicest gangster you could hope to meet.

    Three and a half gold stars for the rec. I've only got two or three left but man, this is one of the best comedies I've ever seen. It's super great, as Hank would say.

    Can't forget Sally's monologue. So awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoony View Post
    Steve, S2 Ep5 is possibly the funniest thirty minutes I have ever seen. The fight with the tae kwon do family is epic, most likely the best fight ever on film. Even better than They Live.

    And Hank, what is there to say? The nicest gangster you could hope to meet.

    Three and a half gold stars for the rec. I've only got two or three left but man, this is one of the best comedies I've ever seen. It's super great, as Hank would say.

    Can't forget Sally's monologue. So awesome.
    Agree, that episode 5 was almost a separate little movie from the rest of the show, and was great. I really enjoyed the whole show and glad they are going to do another season.

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    Just finished Hanna season 2 last night. Very enjoyable and satisfying, with several subjects to focus on in the story arc. The all-around acting is understated and quite effective IMO. We're hoping for a season 3.
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    A couple of shows I've been watching on HBO:

    I'll Be Gone in the Dark. "Directed by Academy Award® nominee and Emmy®-winning director Liz Garbus (HBO's Who Killed Garrett Phillips), this riveting six-part documentary series, based on the book of the same name, explores writer Michelle McNamara's investigation into the dark world of a violent predator, she dubbed the Golden State Killer, who terrorized California in the 1970s and 1980s"

    This is a really good show if you like books or documentaries about serial killers.

    Perry Mason. "The world's most renowned fictional lawyer is back on the case in this exciting HBO series that tells the origin story of master criminal defense attorney Perry Mason. Set in 1932 Los Angeles, this edgy, noirish update puts a new spin on the iconic character with Mason (Matthew Rhys) as a low-rent private investigator who digs into a controversial and politically loaded case."

    It also stars John Lithgow, Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Lili Taylor, and Stephen Root (NewsRadio, Office Space, and King of the Hill).

    The show looks amazing, with a very film noir vibe to it. The other thing I really appreciate is the realistic look of the show. How many times have you seen a period piece where the cars look like they just came out of a museum? I haven't noticed that with this show.

    The story is pretty good, tho not terribly intriguing, with a subplot involving Maslany and Taylor that I'm already growing impatient with.

    I'll stick with it since it's only a miniseries.
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    ^^^ My wife and I couldn't get into that Perry Mason update. I really like Matthew Rhys, I just wasn't interested at all after the first episode.

    The Borgias, on the other hand, we've been loving. We're halfway through the third and final season now. I've said it before, but Game Of Thrones fans might really dig this one. No dragons or any fantasy stuff, but loads of everything else.

    In between seasons, we took a sidestep and watched Vanity Fair, which was very good if you like those British period pieces. My only complaint was the horrifically out of place music at the beginning and end of each episode. Thankfully only during the credits, but the absolutely terrible modern take on All Along The Watchtower made no sense whatsoever.

    Might move on to The Tudors next.
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    If you liked The Borgias, you'll love The Tudors.

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