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For me, sometimes the use of an F-Bomb was called for. It made sense that the character would use such language. Far too many times though, it took me out of the experience as its use was merely gratuitous. Poor writing. That's the way I saw it.

Whe people use such language as a comma, it loses its impact. It just becomes a distraction.
I'm not going to disagree with you. I just didn't notice it this time.

Years ago my secretary told me that she is not a prude, but thought that Eddie Murphy's stand up routine; "Raw" had so many F-bombs in it, that it just wasn't funny.

When I got a chance to watch it, I only got part way through it before I changed the channel.
 

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I'm not going to disagree with you. I just didn't notice it this time.

Years ago my secretary told me that she is not a prude, but thought that Eddie Murphy's stand up routine; "Raw" had so many F-bombs in it, that it just wasn't funny.

When I got a chance to watch it, I only got part way through it before I changed the channel.

My previous post was not written as an argument. Nor am I a prude or sensitive to profanity. I was only sharing my experience while watching The Terminal List, and my opinion that there were too many F-Bombs.
 

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I've watched the first season of The Terminal List and I've gotta say I have pretty mixed feelings... It's a good pewpew shooty series, but sometimes the inaccuracies are just so huge that they knocked me out of immersion and it was hard to get back into it.
I understand that it has to be compressed from the novel format in order to tell the story, but beyond that there are several things that just make no sense...
Three things that really stood out to me, one was the excessive use of TLAs and phrases that either make no sense in the context or are unnatural, the second is the blatant, constant and consistent HIPAA violations and third that sometimes the characters seemed to be confused as to which branch of the armed forces they were referring to, like mixing up soldiers with sailors, or marines with soldiers ( not mentioning the complete mishmash of jurisdiction between the navy the CIA and FBI ).
 

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Not sure if it was mentioned before, anyone interested in British crime investigation forensic pathologist drama may want to check out "Silent Witness". It's apparently up to season 25 now. Characters have changed along the way, some have even been bumped off. Sometimes the plot sends characters to other countries where they are running around and it can get a bit silly, otherwise overall good plots and acting. Some of the autopsies are quite graphic (/realistic?) so not for those with weak stomach.

Dave
 

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Not sure if it was mentioned before, anyone interested in British crime investigation forensic pathologist drama may want to check out "Silent Witness". It's apparently up to season 25 now. Characters have changed along the way, some have even been bumped off. Sometimes the plot sends characters to other countries where they are running around and it can get a bit silly, otherwise overall good plots and acting. Some of the autopsies are quite graphic (/realistic?) so not for those with weak stomach.

Dave
That sounds interesting
 

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Couple months ago I finished watching Westworld Season One.

It may have already been mentioned here, but it blew my mind.
If you allow yourself to believe it's possible,, wow/complex/intriguing.

*** not for kids or many adults for that matter.




"remember"
 

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Season 25?!?! Good gosh, that's amazing.

The other day life took me to the tv section of wal mart. I saw the box set of Hill Street Blues. Now I had never actually watched Hill Street Blues back in the day beyond a few minutes here or there. So I thought, why not give it a go. If nothing else another famous Mike Post theme song might get stuck in my head....

At first I wondered how the show even got past episode 3. Dull, chaotic and down right annoying characters with spagetti western talent it seemed at first. But I started thinking "now where do I know that guy from?" (Kramer on Seinfeld) "or that fellow?" (Tobias on NCIS) so my interest was piqued if for no other reason than to see now famous folks in their budding roles.

As season 1 rolled along I noticed the writers did a brilliant job of addressing lots of issues of the time surrounding the political, social, interpersonal issues of the day without kicking the viewer in the crotch with over the top, line crossing contemporary language or actions, yet not coming off as another "golly geez Beave cut it out" aspect.

Set in 1981 in a "ghetto" of some mid-west inner city so the scenery still has a 1970's look or even some late 60's Chicago. Breakfast at a greasy spoon was $1.85, people still smoked indoors, ginormous American made cars were the norm along with dial telephones but.... management had pagers. Yup those cutting edge little boxes were worn by a select few. And the mighty Maglite in 3D size was part of the duty belt of the beat cop.

Compared to a cop show like say, The Shield.... Hill Street Blues is a nice throwback to a time when you could sit down as a family and watch a contemporary cop show, share a bowl of popcorn and just enjoy an evening of entertainment without all of the in your face garbage that makes tv not worth watching anymore.
 

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1883.
The Mrs snagged a DVD copy today.
Episode 2, so far so good. I was surprised at the language in it so far. The story line is pretty cool.
Sam Elliott has gotten old. Billy Bob Thornton too.
 

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1883.
The Mrs snagged a DVD copy today.
Episode 2, so far so good. I was surprised at the language in it so far. The story line is pretty cool.
Sam Elliott has gotten old. Billy Bob Thornton too.
We loved 1883. Looking forward to Yellowstone Season 5 next month.
 

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Eh, I didn't like the direction things seemed to be heading as season 4 unfolded so I'm not real hopped up to see season 5.
Way too much Monica/Casey crap, John Dutton sleeping with a lib-tard, and trying to get her sorry rear out of paying for her crime, Rip is now henpecked, Beth gets more foul mouthed each episode, they screw over Jamie again and again, and way too much Taylor Sheridan and horses doing circles.
They need more Tater and Lloyd and less of Jamies girlfreind. The new kid was great though. I do look forward to see how they develop his character.
 

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Don't ever ever ever ever watched I survived !!!! Wtf I still am in shock of one story
 

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I still have Smallville as one of my go-to series. I own all the DVDs, so from time to time I turn on the commentary and absorb that. Some are good, and some are just a couple of the folks laughing at inside jokes that add zero value for me, so it’s a bit of a crap-shoot on that part, but the series is just “comfort food” for me.
Michael Rosenbaum really stuck it to them when he left the show!! It was never as good.
 
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Couple months ago I finished watching Westworld Season One.

It may have already been mentioned here, but it blew my mind.

imo, the show gets progressively worse as it goes on. and there is a particularly sharp decline in the final season.
still, it's a great show worth watching.

another valid opinion is the show is pretty good until the final season.
 

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We loved 1883. Looking forward to Yellowstone Season 5 next month.
I found 1883 to be not that much unlike the desert crossing scene in the movie Lawrence of Arabia. If not for the gal eventually named Lightning Yellow Hair I probably would have liked it more. Waaaay too much time spent revealing her thoughts, then they had her dressed like a hooker while everybody wore skin covering to avoid the daily sun burn and none of her exposed flesh ever even turned pink? To me that was so far over the top I felt like that took away from the otherwise fairly acurate portrayol of the over all story line. I didn't make it through the last episode.

I'll watch again to give it a second chance but I feel like Taylor Sheridan blew this one. It reminded me of Return to Lonsome Dove which did have an awesome ending.
 

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I found 1883 to be not that much unlike the desert crossing scene in the movie Lawrence of Arabia. If not for the gal eventually named Lightning Yellow Hair I probably would have liked it more.
That was the big misfire in an otherwise exceptional series. Loving Sheridan's traditional anti-woke writing that's garnering big viewership numbers while being buried by the liberal press 👌
 

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Hopefully he won't screw up the next Sicario flick.

He has two more spin off Yellowstone in the works. One called 1923 with Harrison Ford!! And (failed Bond actor) Timothy Dalton. The other called four 6's that supposedly he will be a main character in.
 

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Friday Night Lights
The pilot was so ridiculous I couldn't wait to see the first episode.

It's about a great high school football team. Within minutes you get to know the characters and soon after get drawn into the direction of the show. Normally it's a "whatever, good team is down, yeah they'll pull it out in the end" but this one is different. You get drawn in and hope they actually win, shortly after the end credits roll across the screen and you're like "oh boy, I want to see more of this".

Kinda like a cross between an ABC after school special from days gone by and the Gene Hackman movie Hoosiers. There's 5 seasons total. Not the greatest acting but the story line makes up for it.
 
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