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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    Charles Edwards, who plays the queen's courtier, was the guy who played Michael Palin in that Python movie I mentioned a while back, and now I can't see him as anyone but Michael Palin! (I know he was in Downton Abbey too, among other things...)
    I just noticed that in last night's episode (#3 I think). Good god - the guy's a dead ringer for Palin. I need to check out that Python doc.
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    the guy who played Michael Palin in that Python movie
    Missed this, I guess. What Python movie are you talking about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoony View Post
    Missed this, I guess. What Python movie are you talking about?
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    Never heard of it before, but now I want to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Never heard of it before, but now I want to see it.
    A few of them are startling in how accurate the impersonations are. You'll note, however, that the Cleese role, as impressive a job as that guy does, is really more of a Basil Fawlty impression.
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    It seems to be unavailable on any streaming services.

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    Oh Gods, I gotta see this Python flick. Watched a couple scenes and it looks like so much fun. The guys portraying them are really good.
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    We watched the finale of the mini series The Undoing tonight. Anyone else watching this? Very over-the-top but damn, it was entertaining. The missus is a huge Nicole Kidman fan and she loved the hell out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    We watched the finale of the mini series The Undoing tonight. Anyone else watching this? Very over-the-top but damn, it was entertaining. The missus is a huge Nicole Kidman fan and she loved the hell out of it.
    About to start it, now that we let it all build up on the DVR, and now that Fargo and a few other shows are finished. One of which was Black Narcissus, just a 3-episode mini-series but it was quite good.
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    Three episodes in so far. Enjoying it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    We watched the finale of the mini series The Undoing tonight. Anyone else watching this? Very over-the-top but damn, it was entertaining. The missus is a huge Nicole Kidman fan and she loved the hell out of it.
    I have heard good things. What network / service is it on?

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    We have been binge watching "The Queens Gambit" over the weekend. We have one episode to go, and I think it is outstanding. One of the best things I have watched in a long time. I remember back when I saw Ana Taylor Joy in "The Witch" that I thought she was going to be a huge star, and she is amazing in this role. Anyway, highly recommended!

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    I just finished the season of Truth Seekers over on Prime. I thought it was good, silly fun, with some creepiness sprinkled throughout. I'll enjoy pretty much anything that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are involved with though. Malcom McDowell is great. Perfect late night entertainment for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    I have heard good things. What network / service is it on?
    HBO.

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    We have been binge watching "The Queens Gambit" over the weekend. We have one episode to go, and I think it is outstanding. One of the best things I have watched in a long time. I remember back when I saw Ana Taylor Joy in "The Witch" that I thought she was going to be a huge star, and she is amazing in this role. Anyway, highly recommended!
    I really enjoyed it, too.

    Funny thing: I thought I recognized the woman in The Queen's Gambit but couldn't place her. When I looked her up, I was shocked since I loved The Witch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    I just finished the season of Truth Seekers over on Prime. I thought it was good, silly fun, with some creepiness sprinkled throughout. I'll enjoy pretty much anything that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are involved with though. Malcom McDowell is great. Perfect late night entertainment for me.
    The missus and I are over-the-top in love with Truth Seekers. The plot worked really well and damn, there were at least two or three big belly laughs per episode.

    Speaking of Anya Taylor Joy. She's back working with writer/director Robert Eggers on his new project - The Northman, a Viking revenge saga set in 10th century Iceland. Bill and Alexander Skarsgard, Willem Dafoe, and Nicole Kidman are also in the cast. I can't freaking wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    HBO.


    I really enjoyed it, too.

    Funny thing: I thought I recognized the woman in The Queen's Gambit but couldn't place her. When I looked her up, I was shocked since I loved The Witch.

    She also had a main roles in M. Night Shamalyan's "Split" and "Glass" if you saw those films.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    The missus and I are over-the-top in love with Truth Seekers. The plot worked really well and damn, there were at least two or three big belly laughs per episode.

    Speaking of Anya Taylor Joy. She's back working with writer/director Robert Eggers on his new project - The Northman, a Viking revenge saga set in 10th century Iceland. Bill and Alexander Skarsgard, Willem Dafoe, and Nicole Kidman are also in the cast. I can't freaking wait!
    Wow, that should be great!

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    The Flight Attendant, Thursdays on HBO. A hard partying flight attendant wakes up in Bangkok next to a passenger she flirted and slept with. Except now he's dead.

    Stars Kaley Cuoco, who is fantastic in it. Three episodes in and this is turning out to be a really good show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    The Flight Attendant, Thursdays on HBO. A hard partying flight attendant wakes up in Bangkok next to a passenger she flirted and slept with. Except now he's dead.

    Stars Kaley Cuoco, who is fantastic in it. Three episodes in and this is turning out to be a really good show.
    They tell me I can get HBOMax for free, yet that is a lie. I can get a week for free, then pay for anything other than that. So the bastards let me watch the first episode and no mas after that.

    Also, it's not a comedy, as they say it is. Rosie Perez (Interview on Dan Lebatard show as she's a big boxing fan) said it was a dark comedy yet I see nothing funny about it after only one episode. I can only base this upon one episode but from the previews it's not funny at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    We have been binge watching "The Queens Gambit" over the weekend. We have one episode to go, and I think it is outstanding. One of the best things I have watched in a long time. I remember back when I saw Ana Taylor Joy in "The Witch" that I thought she was going to be a huge star, and she is amazing in this role. Anyway, highly recommended!
    The wife and I enjoyed it too. This series is very popular in these parts (the Netherlands). It lead to a great run on the sale of chess boards and other chess items as a Sinterklaas or Christmass presents. Very positive side effect I'd say.

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