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She's Gotta Have it was a Spike Lee movie back in the 80s that he's made into a series. It's terrific. I recall watching the movie when it was new. I've always enjoyed Spike's work - I think I've seen all of it.

The other show is also a series named Dear White People, a smartly written, directed and performed show.

I highly recommend both.
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Thanks for the recommendations. I am currently hooked on 'Grace & Frankie'. Also, I missed the first year of American Horror Story so I want to see that.

On Amazon Prime, 'Dunkirk' has been released. Anxious to see that one.
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I really enjoyed watching Lost in Space and Girlboss!
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The only reason I watched the original Lost in Space series was because I had a crush on Angela Cartwright.

Without her, I am not sure it is worth watching, again.
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LarsMac;1518760 wrote: The only reason I watched the original Lost in Space series was because I had a crush on Angela Cartwright.

Without her, I am not sure it is worth watching, again.


I just didn't care for the original so never watched much. I am watching the Netflix version and it is very different and entertaining.

Angela Cartwright?

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Time to revisit this thread

We've been watching several series of late.

Hinterland, A cop series set in Wales
The Republic of Doyle, A strange one about a father and son Private investigator team in St Johns, Newfoundland
Rake, an Australian series about a somewhat scatterbrained, self-destructive defense lawyer.
and Broadchurch, a rather dark series about a murder in a coastal town

Thing I like about a lot of the non-American series is that there is not such a fascination with gun play. Most of the American offerings of today are far too reliant on guns. They are EVERYWHERE.
I miss Columbo. Not only did Columbo not depend on guns, he actually hated to carry one.
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I expect Hinterland had subtitles then. But yes, it was very bleak. I think the Welsh had watched a lot of those Scandinavian series to get in the mood.

Broadchurch is very famous for having introduced Olivia Coleman to an undeserving world. David Tennant was already well beyond that stage, but she was sparkly-new.
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spot wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:47 am I expect Hinterland had subtitles then. But yes, it was very bleak. I think the Welsh had watched a lot of those Scandinavian series to get in the mood.
The conversations are in English. Though some of the background conversation are in local tongue.
And the signage, as expected is bilingual.
Thanks to Chef Alun Roberts, for whom I apprenticed many year back, I actually retained some grasp of the language. Hardly enough to make conversation, but I can make sense of the some of the signs and such.
spot wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:47 am Broadchurch is very famous for having introduced Olivia Coleman to an undeserving world. David Tennant was already well beyond that stage, but she was sparkly-new.
Coleman is quite amazing in that role.
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I am curious.
Having been watching a number of Brit crime dramas over the years, Since the late 90s, into much of the 21st Century, many of the cops, Wallander, The Midsummer Murders guys, and several others all seem to be driving Volvos.
What's that about?
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Wallander might look like Kenneth Branagh but it's set in Sweden where the Volvo herds breed. The Midsomer Murders are set in Somerset where all the rich farmers have a Volvo as their second weekend car for the wife. Nobody in England has ever bought a Dodge or a Cadillac except enthusiasts, and they're as likely to buy a Sherman or a Panzer these days and drive round in army surplus. I blame the Internet. It never happened before the Soviet Union was turned into a Mafia franchise under Yeltsin.

Back when cops and robbers were more of a staple than cerebral depressed detectives, the crooks drove Jaguars and the police had Ford Cortinas. The Ford plant in Dagenham used to supply them cheap, for the TV exposure. They had stock phrases like "watch out guv'nor, he's got a shooter", but they don't make TV like that any more.
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spot wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:04 pm Wallander might look like Kenneth Branagh but it's set in Sweden where the Volvo herds breed. The Midsomer Murders are set in Somerset where all the rich farmers have a Volvo as their second weekend car for the wife. Nobody in England has ever bought a Dodge or a Cadillac except enthusiasts, and they're as likely to buy a Sherman or a Panzer these days and drive round in army surplus. I blame the Internet. It never happened before the Soviet Union was turned into a Mafia franchise under Yeltsin.

Back when cops and robbers were more of a staple than cerebral depressed detectives, the crooks drove Jaguars and the police had Ford Cortinas. The Ford plant in Dagenham used to supply them cheap, for the TV exposure. They had stock phrases like "watch out guv'nor, he's got a shooter", but they don't make TV like that any more.
Ah, yes, I did kinda ovelook the Wallander part.

The first time I was in the UK, my rental was a Vauxhall, I think.
Seemed like a decent car.
I was there later right around the time Ford bought Jaguar. And later saw many shiny Jags which had the look of a Taurus with a bit fancier chrome.
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I've been meaning to ask - did your snow go away?
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spot wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:15 pm I've been meaning to ask - did your snow go away?
Yes, it did.
It never lasts very long around here. It was gone by mid-afternoon.
Come February, it might stick around a day or two.
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The series "Rake" from Australia has been the latest binge-watch.
This guy Cleaver Greene is a certifiable nut case.
The insights into Aussie politics is very, er, um, enlightening.
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LarsMac wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:49 pm The series "Rake" from Australia has been the latest binge-watch.
This guy Cleaver Greene is a certifiable nut case.
The insights into Aussie politics is very, er, um, enlightening.
It's very funny . But what's scary is that character is an actual person. Who is still practicing law, and currently works for a newspaper. Charles Waterstreet is your man.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rake_(Aus ... TV_series)
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magentaflame wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:24 pm
LarsMac wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:49 pm The series "Rake" from Australia has been the latest binge-watch.
This guy Cleaver Greene is a certifiable nut case.
The insights into Aussie politics is very, er, um, enlightening.
It's very funny . But what's scary is that character is an actual person. Who is still practicing law, and currently works for a newspaper. Charles Waterstreet is your man.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rake_(Aus ... TV_series)
NO!?!
We spent half the time just waiting for him to get his comeuppance. I was telling the Mrs, "Watch. The bas***** gonna end up PM, or something.
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LarsMac wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:26 pm
magentaflame wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:24 pm
LarsMac wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:49 pm The series "Rake" from Australia has been the latest binge-watch.
This guy Cleaver Greene is a certifiable nut case.
The insights into Aussie politics is very, er, um, enlightening.
It's very funny . But what's scary is that character is an actual person. Who is still practicing law, and currently works for a newspaper. Charles Waterstreet is your man.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rake_(Aus ... TV_series)
NO!?!
We spent half the time just waiting for him to get his comeuppance. I was telling the Mrs, "Watch. The bas***** gonna end up PM, or something.
You'll love his books then.... If you can't get them yourself I'm happy to send them to you. ' Precious bodily fluids; A larrikins memoirs' 1998 and 'Repeating the Leaving; An unauthorised memoir 2001' Rake Man was 2013.

https://www.google.com.au/books/edition ... frontcover
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LarsMac wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:49 pm This guy Cleaver Greene is a certifiable nut case.
That was hilarious. I have watched it and it just looks so relatable on what's happening around in the political horizon for us.
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magentaflame wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:02 pm
LarsMac wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:26 pm
magentaflame wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:24 pm
LarsMac wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:49 pm The series "Rake" from Australia has been the latest binge-watch.
This guy Cleaver Greene is a certifiable nut case.
The insights into Aussie politics is very, er, um, enlightening.
It's very funny . But what's scary is that character is an actual person. Who is still practicing law, and currently works for a newspaper. Charles Waterstreet is your man.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rake_(Aus ... TV_series)
NO!?!
We spent half the time just waiting for him to get his comeuppance. I was telling the Mrs, "Watch. The bas***** gonna end up PM, or something.
You'll love his books then.... If you can't get them yourself I'm happy to send them to you. ' Precious bodily fluids; A larrikins memoirs' 1998 and 'Repeating the Leaving; An unauthorised memoir 2001' Rake Man was 2013.

https://www.google.com.au/books/edition ... frontcover
Found them on Amazon
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