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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Watched episode 1 of season 4 of The Handmaid's Tale last night, as dark as usual.
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    I finished watching The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+. If you like Marvel stuff, this is red meat, served up right. The last two episodes are ridiculously tense. I think most viewers will realize early on that this sets up Falcon as the new Captain America but the way they did it made total sense. Anthony Mackie gives one of those inspiring Cap speeches near the end from a black man's perspective and it was great. Marvel/Disney is really killing it with these limited series and now I'm looking forward to seeing Loki in June.
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    Loved the show....though not the ending. Let me know what you think if and when you reach the end.
    I thought the ending was kinda funny but what do I know. Stephen Root was excellent, as always, and just saw him in Get Out, which I only thought was ok. Not bad, not great, but I do think I liked Us better even though I'm not sure really what I thought was better about it. My sis just watched Us and had so many questions I couldn't answer as I could only remember parts of the movie.

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    "For the near future, there are favorable implications in the fact that the recent reactions have not gone even as far down as the low point, which would have been normal."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoony View Post
    I thought the ending was kinda funny but what do I know. Stephen Root was excellent, as always, and just saw him in Get Out, which I only thought was ok. Not bad, not great, but I do think I liked Us better even though I'm not sure really what I thought was better about it. My sis just watched Us and had so many questions I couldn't answer as I could only remember parts of the movie.

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    Just got to the first episode of "High Castle" with Root in it . Agree, he is great in everything he is in. I always think of "Office Space" when I think of Root. He was also good in "Get Out".

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    ^^ He was also great as Jimmy James in News Radio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    ^^ He was also great as Jimmy James in News Radio.
    And as the exterminator in season 1 episode 5 of Home Improvement titled "Wild Kingdom".

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    Root and Phil Hartman made Newsradio. It could have had a few more years of really good television had he not got murdered. Underrated sitcom, I'd assume, as it got cut short and I don't ever see much chatter about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoony View Post
    Root and Phil Hartman made Newsradio.
    I think everyone was good on that show, but Root & Hartman were definitely the best. But then, Hartman was always my fave SNL cast member anyway.

    Underrated sitcom, I'd assume, as it got cut short and I don't ever see much chatter about it.
    I watched it the first 2 seasons but started losing interest during the 3rd. They brought in Jon Lovitz to replace Hartman for the 5th but it wasn't the same and the show got cancelled after that season.

    I still, occasionally, catch reruns of it.
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    Anyone heard of or seen Loudermilk? It's about an alcoholic former writer (turned addict counselor) with a very bad attitude and a "smart mouth". Sound familiar? (Californication)

    The difference is that Loudermilk stars the actor who does nihilism/cynicism/sarcasm better than anyone: Ron Livingston (Band of Brothers, Office Space).

    The show was co-created by Peter Farrelly of Farrelly Bros fame. He directs all the season 1 episodes and shares directing duties with his brother for seasons 2 & 3.

    The other creator is Bobby Mort, who was a staff writer for the Colbert Report. And as I just discovered, his wife plays "Jan" in the Toyota commercials.

    Anyway, this show is really funny. It's on Prime. Check it out.
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    I have had a crush on "Jan" for a long time. Despite my jealousy for Bobby Mort, I'll check this out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    I have had a crush on "Jan" for a long time.
    Yeah, she rates just below Lily from AT&T in the female spokesperson rankings. I like the Hyundai spokeswoman, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoony View Post
    Root and Phil Hartman made Newsradio. It could have had a few more years of really good television had he not got murdered. Underrated sitcom, I'd assume, as it got cut short and I don't ever see much chatter about it.
    The show hit hardest by Phil's death, of all the show he was doing at the time. It was so so when Jon Lovitz replaced him.

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    Yeah, she rates just below Lily from AT&T in the female spokesperson rankings. I like the Hyundai spokeswoman, too.
    Lily, or Ukrainian Milana Vayntrub in real life made a couple of appearances on @midnight, the fake Comedy Central game show. She was funny as hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoony View Post
    Root and Phil Hartman made Newsradio. It could have had a few more years of really good television had he not got murdered. Underrated sitcom, I'd assume, as it got cut short and I don't ever see much chatter about it.
    This is pretty interesting. Joe was on Newsradio as well:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    I have had a crush on "Jan" for a long time. Despite my jealousy for Bobby Mort, I'll check this out.
    The dialogue in this show can be really funny and here's an example. But first, the setup. I neglected to mention before that Sam Loudermilk is a former music critic and a music snob who's written books on music, one of which he gives to his neighbor Allison, who he's interested in. To impress her, he buys her an album by Andres Segovia and when she informs him she doesn't have a record player, he goes out and buys her one. A few days later, he hears someone playing crappy music. Investigating the source of the crappy music, he discovers it's coming from her apartment and listens through the door. She opens the door to find him standing there and invites him in for tea. He walks over to her record player and discovers she's playing an album I was able to track down that's marketed to "tween" girls. He then begins looking through her album collection while she's in the kitchen. He reads some off that includes Wilson Phillips and Glee: Season 2. He ends up grabbing all of them, the record player, and leaves. The next day, they get into an argument about it and he ends up pissing her off even more. (that's a pretty funny conversation, too, with references to Dark Side of the Moon and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer). The next day, he stops by her apartment and here's the ensuing dialogue:

    Sam Loudermilk: Hey.
    Allison Montgomery: Yes?
    Sam: Uh, I just wanted to make sure that Ben got you your records back.
    Allison: They're all accounted for.
    Sam: Good, good, good, good. Um, are you gonna be listening to shitty music tonight, because I was just hoping to get to bed early.
    – She begins closing the door in his face.
    Sam: I'm kidding! I'm kidding.
    Allison: You know, your musical taste isn't so impeccable, either.
    Sam: Well, I never said it was impeccable.
    – She grabs one of his books, holds it up, and points to it.
    Allison: Spin Doctors, Pocket Full of Kryptonite, five stars?
    Sam: All right, you gotta remember that when I wrote that review, the videos had not come out yet.
    Allison: You said they were gonna be the next Grateful Dead.
    Sam: Well, it's a rock-solid album, and I stand by the review. I didn't tell the guy to wear the freaking hat. He looked like a Peruvian sheep herder.
    Allison: Odelay by Beck, one and a half stars. Really?
    Sam: That was personal.
    Allison: And yet you gushed over Limp Bizkit.
    Sam: All right, listen, I was drinking and drugging pretty heavy when Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water came out, and I – I gotta admit...
    that shit sounds pretty good on blow... mixed with tequila... and wine... on an empty stomach.

    – She gives him a look.
    Sam: Okay, fine, you got me. You got me. I just... I didn't come here to argue music with you. I just... You know, I just wanted to make things, uh...
    Allison: You mean, like, apologize?
    Sam: Whatever you want to call it. Um, I didn't mean to go off on you the other day. That's... That's all.
    Allison: Okay. I will accept your apology, but you need to learn not to get so worked up over something as trivial as music.
    Sam: Okay. Fuck it.
    – He starts walking away.

    There's a little more but that's the best part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    Yeah, she rates just below Lily from AT&T in the female spokesperson rankings.
    I really like her. She seems nice.

    A number of years ago I saw a Jared jewelry commercial on ESPN that was repeated gobs of times. I didn't mind because I thought the spokeswoman was gorgeous, whose name is Erica Luttrell:

    https://www.ispot.tv/ad/7uQI/jared-more-than-just-more
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    Anyone mention Shadow and Bone, new series on Netflix? First episode was good....
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    Quote Originally Posted by wideopenears View Post
    Anyone mention Shadow and Bone, new series on Netflix? First episode was good....
    We enjoyed the first episode
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