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Offline rustybayonet

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TV viewing
« on: October 18, 2017, 10:26:30 PM »
Just finished watching "Designated Survivor" on the local ABC network and I kept track of what was shown -- from the recap of last week until next weeks previews the show itself ran a total of 57 minutes.  In that 57 minutes there were a total of 57 commercials, with the longest being pharmaceutical and/or other health care related ads.  Most ads were in the 15-30 second time limit, but a few 30-45 seconds.  Guess I really need to get a life ---  ::ohno::
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Re: TV viewing
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 06:58:11 AM »
Other than Fake News outlets...nothing will rot your mind or be a bigger waste of your time than network tv...
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Re: TV viewing
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2017, 07:04:50 AM »
I watch zero TV. No shows, series, sit-coms or documentaries. We have a local channel, 60, that airs Yankees & Mets games (our autistic son l-o-v-e-s the Mets & watches most of their games). When I have that on, it's on mute (unless our son is watching - but he also has an app for his HD laptop & watches on that). However, with the way the Mets always seem to grab defeat from the jaws of victory (poor clubhouse attitude, no doubt), that is becoming less frequent in the last few years.

During the day - if I'm working from home - it's the Music channel (either classic Jazz or Classical).

We don't have an HD TV, & the last time I watched with any regularity, M*A*S*H was on regular programming (not in syndication yet) - I was in college then ('77-81) & we had a TV in my fraternity house living room that I watched after getting back from studying @ the campus library.   

I will put a sports channel on mute for 10 minutes in the AM as I stretch before running - simply for the sports images - other than that, I have no use for television.
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Re: TV viewing
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 08:43:02 AM »
What are these commercials and previews you are talking about?

I would have dumped the cable 20 years ago if my wife and kids didn't use it, and now the kids are  pretty much 100% youtube gaming videos, and my wife orders what she wants to watch on Amazon, if it isn't available on Hulu or Netflix.  When we do watch something its a movie from my or my neighbors collection, and that is getting ever more non-main stream.  I am enjoying the original productions Amazon,  Hulu,  and Netflix are doing - largely because whoever is in charge in those places is trying to build market share  and have enough sense to stop preaching their politics and just tell the frigging story.  Yes Netflix does political shows like Bill Nye- but they aren't trying to sneak that crap into MST3k , Unfortunate Events , Voltron or Stranger Things. Or haven't yet to a degree I am unwilling to deal with... ( but the actors..don't sh*t where you eat - obvious so therefore Liberals don't get it.)

Starz' Evil Dead has been pretty entertaining too, if you like that sort of thing. Lots of good Anime out there too.

There is no reason to watch broadcast television unless there is some sports ball you want to watch, and then, well, you deserve to sit through crap. :)
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Re: TV viewing
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2017, 09:59:54 AM »
Except for very few things [baseball, some short series programs and history]
{Hell on Wheels / Longmire etc.} I don't know why I have a TV's.  Did get hooked on Designated Survivor series last year when it started.  This is the third episode this year, and commercials have increased.  It's 'hollyweirds' version of Washington DC government keeping one congressman in exile when all other government 'officials' gather so if any thing happens to all of them one person will maintain the republic power.  Anyhow with all the commercials - the devil made me keep track -- as said earlier I need to get a life.  Maybe this old fart is beyond help ---



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Re: TV viewing
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2017, 10:26:41 AM »
I do find a few commercials entertaining:

http://youtu.be/KzjC2WEF6f0

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Re: TV viewing
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Re: TV viewing
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 02:13:39 PM »
This is about the only one on now that I can watch and laugh about each time.

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/wGO_/allstate-safe-driving-bonus-checks-all-alone
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Re: TV viewing
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 05:10:07 PM »
For decades I watched almost no TV as it all sucked. I liked Rockford Files, Wiseguy, and some of the Law and Order were OK.  My TV was 99% for VHS then DVD movies. Recently movies have become much worse.  I usually can't find one at the theater I would see for free.

In recent years an old GF  convinced me that some recent TV is better written than most movies. I now agree. In no particular order.
The Good Wife
Breaking Bad
Mad Men - great visuals
Silicon Valley - very funny
on edit: Billions -very well done. Evil vs evil.
on edit: The Americans - fantastic

Big Little Lies - OK
The Killing - OK
Curb Your Enthusiasm - even this is OK but is an acquired taste.
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Re: TV viewing
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 10:15:50 AM »
Just finished "Stranger Things" season 2. Man, what a unique, excellent show. Just love it!
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Re: TV viewing
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2017, 10:23:35 AM »
We recently started on season two of The Travelers -- Netflix.

Not bad, pretty good.
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Re: TV viewing
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2017, 10:38:18 AM »
Most of my family watches Game of Thrones. Not really into it, but watched occasionally. I guess I don't appreciate the imagination required for dragons.

I have, however, REALLY enjoyed Last Kingdom. From what I've seen, it's actually almost historically accurate.
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Re: TV viewing
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2017, 12:52:26 PM »
Ahh . . . the Music Choice channel is just excellent: Classical masterpieces, Jazz, Bop & Blues - I just can't get enough - usually turn it on as I exercise in the early AM & just keep it on all the live-long day!
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Re: TV viewing
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2017, 02:06:09 PM »
I recently became addicted to The Americans. Seriously addicted. On Amazon Prime.
Great show. It is about deeply embedded Russian spies in the US in the 1980s.
This is the most addicting TV show yet for me.  Better written than 95% of movies today.

Stars Keri Russel and Matthew Rhys. Keri is now 41 and mother of three. The two co-stars are married in real life.

30 second trailer below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zuOA1-Esoo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOu8jazlA9k

Brief interview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoS3195d1O8
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Re: TV viewing
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2018, 11:32:37 AM »
I recently became addicted to The Americans. Seriously addicted. On Amazon Prime.
Great show. It is about deeply embedded Russian spies in the US in the 1980s.
This is the most addicting TV show yet for me.  Better written than 95% of movies today.

Stars Keri Russel and Matthew Rhys. Keri is now 41 and mother of three. The two co-stars are married in real life.

30 second trailer below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zuOA1-Esoo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOu8jazlA9k

Brief interview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoS3195d1O8

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Re: TV viewing
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2018, 01:56:55 PM »

Still watching The Americans TV series.

I found a song from the show that was appropriate but disturbing. I did not know the name.
It was haunting.  From season 1 episode 13.
Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xZmlUV8muY
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Re: TV viewing
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2018, 02:17:52 PM »
That one was odd, like Shock the Monkey, that was odd too.

His best IMO  -

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