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TV Tuesdays Free Talk

Have you watched any TV shows recently you want to discuss? Any shows you want to recommend or are hyped about? Feel free to discuss anything here.

Please just try to provide fair warning of spoilers if you can.

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  1. dubteedub
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    I just watched the finale of Mare of Eastown this weekend on HBO Max and really enjoyed it. It is an interesting murder mystery story told through the perspective of Mare, a local police detective...

    I just watched the finale of Mare of Eastown this weekend on HBO Max and really enjoyed it. It is an interesting murder mystery story told through the perspective of Mare, a local police detective who is very much a member of the community. It is a small-town in rural Pennsylvania and Mare knows the whole town by name. Kate Winslet, Evan Peters, and the rest of the cast are great and the story has plenty of twists and turns to keep you engaged.

    It reminds me very much of The Following.

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  2. joplin
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    We're continuing on with The Mosquito Coast. I think the season finale is this week. It's a bit of a rollercoaster, and a little more gory than I was expecting this week, so I imagine the next...

    We're continuing on with The Mosquito Coast. I think the season finale is this week. It's a bit of a rollercoaster, and a little more gory than I was expecting this week, so I imagine the next episode will ratchet that up another notch or two.

    This weeks episode of Mythic Quest was also pretty dark. It ended up leaving a sour taste in our mouth. The episode itself was a really funny HR-related fiasco, but the last minute just turned super dark and ended weirdly.

    We started watching Oprah's The Me You Don't See which is about people struggling with mental illness. I don't really like Oprah in general, but I'm really glad to see her tackling this subject. And I was shocked to see her admit that some of what she had done in the past was way off base and didn't turn out how she hoped. It was very big of her to admit that, and I hope it continues. She's got a lot to answer for in terms of giving the spotlight to quacks like Dr. Oz on her older shows. In any event, in this series, she interviews a variety of people both famous and not. The episodes are framed around a discussion she had with Prince Harry about his and Megan's struggles with mental illness. I hope a lot of people see it.

    We've also been trying out shows here and there. We watched the first episode of the British version of Ghosts as some people here mentioned it. I could go either way on it. It seems like a funny premise, but the first episode only really had me laughing once or twice. We also tried the first episode of the American version of Task Master from Comedy Central. I liked it, but it wasn't amazing. (We looked for the British version and couldn't find it.)

    We've also been watching the occasional movie again. We had pretty much stopped watching movies when the pandemic started just because we like to go to our local theater to see them. Also, they seemed to stop producing them, so I guess it worked out either way. Anyway, we watched Nomadland. The production and acting was great, but I really didn't like the story itself. (I've also read that the movie cut out a bunch of really important parts where they talk about how awful their jobs at Amazon are, mainly because they needed Amazon's permission to film in one of its packing facilities.) On the flip side, we watched the utterly silly buddy/superhero movie Thunderforce with Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer. It was just a random, silly, no-thought-required movie. You won't miss anything by not watching it, but if you're looking for some dumb fun, it fits the bill. It reminds me of the movies my friends I used to watch as kids. Things like the Police Academy sequels, or Killer Clowns From Outerspace. Movies that know they are being goofy and celebrate it.

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