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Season 19 of NCIS interupted Friday Night Lights. Can't call it Gibbs tv anymore since Mark Harmon left the show. His replacement is Gary Cole (too many parts to list but think VP on West Wing). I think the writers did a great job at morphing the guy in. Matter of fact I felt like the people still on the show were so dull and annoying I really wasn't interested in season 19 but..... Gary Cole plays a role that causes me to want to see the next episode.

He plays a former FBI agent who has a good sense of humor, knows everybody so he ends up being a great assest to the team. As a bonus the crimes are more interesting this season too.

Edit: it ended with the type of cliff hanger that caused me to want to see it next season.
 
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Mayor of Kingstown season 1.
So far so good.
A saga about a prison town with a bunch of people you've probably seen on other tv shows but scratch your head wondering where. Another masterpiece by Taylor Sheridan. It's not Yellowstone or Sicario but his style can be seen, if only in the background music.....

One thing though, not good to watch with the pastor in the room or little kids.

Finished watching season 1. I was glad to read there will be a season 2..... here comes the but part.... but if I miss it I won't be but so disappointed. I miss the days when writers let the viewer imagine a certain amount for themselves and did not have so much in your face realism and raunch. The language, and the nudity did not help get the story across one bit in my view, but actually detracted from it. Now I realize that in prison they don't say "golly gee" or "cut it out fella" and strip clubs have naked women. Yet Taylor Sheridan writes a story so well that all that debotchery is not even necessary.

The "bus scene" for example, the viewer could almost smell the stench from all of those dead bodies even though they hardly showed any of the corpses. Between the stained wrappings and the acting one could imagine for themselves the massive stench of an entombed bus full of dead people. Same with Sicario. No filthy language or naked ladies were necessary to make the impact.

I have a lot of friends and family who won't watch Yellowstone for that reason. It's not some holier than thou, prude mentality. It's a thing of preferring to watch a tv show without it being so darn filthy. Anyway, if you can get past all of that it's a great tv show that will probably be popular for as long as they want to keep writing it.
 
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“Wednesday” on Netflix has a lot of good flashlight shots(as mentioned in another thread) and is entertaining as well. Tim Burton is a huge E.A. Poe fan and does a good job with creepy and funny.

I’m not a Star Wars fan boy but the spin offs are good. Liked Mandalorian and Baba Fett and think Andor is really good. Just basic Sci Fi without any supernatural mumbo-jumbo. It’s on Hulu and Disney.
 

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Just finished Absentia on Prime (3 seasons) and it's definitely bingeable despite the usual Hollywood BS (i.e., firearm misuse, invincible 90 lb female).
 
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Tried watching a Starz show called Sparticus. I made it 3 minutes and was ready to turn it off. The slow-mo when a punch would land with a ridiculous splatter of fake blood was bad enough but then they started talking. It went downhill even faster. I managed to make it through about 10 minutes and started playing solitaire on my phone while the Mrs finished the episode. I said "wanna see another episode?" She said "this is like a bad attempt of Mortal Kombat on the Playboy channel". As in no.

Probably the worst attempt at a tv show I've ever sat through. Two thumbs down.
 

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12 Monkeys
Syfy Channel series ran from 2015~2018.
Always looked forward to when a new 'season' was going to air.


very bingable🐒
 

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It was a long time coming, but 11 days ago finally dropped cable,,
just became an absolute ripoff after endless rate increases & since anything of quality was only for the streaming side of every network.
Go ______ yourself Spectrum!


Just ordered Vikings Complete Series on Blu Ray for $69
 

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Ray Donovan.
A fixer for the stars whose dad just got out of jail. His dad is a real piece of work. Ray is a family man who leads a double life of sorts. There's a lot you've seen before in this series yet it's different enough to hold your interest. A lot of the characters you've seen before too. Language warning and some nudity. They use the F word as a adjective A LOT.

The box set was $40 at Wal Mart.

I unplugged nearly 20 years ago.
 
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Just finished "Godless" on Netflix. Wow. Never expected it would be that good. Beautiful cinematography, characters and acting.
 

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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
Just watching series 24 now...characters have changed somewhat, but still quite good.

Dave
 

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Another series from the copious supply of British crime dramas is "Dalgliesh" which is staged to take place in the 1960's. Not bad, and literally had to binge-watch as I borrowed it on DVD and watched 10 episodes (1 hour each) within a week.

Dave
 

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I've made it up to the last season of Ray Donovan simply to see what kind of hyjinx Jon Voight's character Mick Donovan (Rays dad) comes up with next. What a marvelous actor that guy is.
 

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well i was into stranger things but im up to season for episode 1 and it sucks bummed me out when that kid was bullied it was brutal
 

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Designated Survivor

A Kiefer Sutherland adventure about a HUD director who was about to be fired suddenly becoming President when a terrorist attack wipes out the POTUS, VP and Congress during the State of the Union address.

Lots of DC stuff takes place to further complicate the situation. Worse? It appears as though it was an American that perpitrated the attack. Not the radical terrorist evrrybody suspects.

No curse words, no raunchy subject matter, no in your face political agenda by the writers. No feeling that you need to shuffle youngsters out of the room due to graphic violence. Yet well done enough where the stories are convincing, actors first rate and overall well done.

ABC dropped it after 2 seasons. Netflix picked it up for year 3. In 019 it was halted after Netflix failed to secure contracts for some of the stars who took other jobs.

Edit: just when you think you know who dunnit the plot takes a hard turn and you realize that person was just a pawn. But was it that other person with the sinister eyes? Hmmmm
 
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