What TV are you watching (2020)?

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Have not seen Expanse, but you absolutely must check out Raised by Wolves. The best sci-fi TV series for anyone who appreciates films like Bladerunner, Prometheus etc. Themes surrounding religion, humanity, androids, and war.

Peak Ridley Scott. Which in my book is a very good thing. And which guarantees a visual feast as well.

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Will do, and thanks for the recommendation.

I have to say, though, that The Expanse has set the bar very high. Also a visual feast.

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Very interesting. I hope those two can do half as well this time as they did with Band.

Hollywood set the bar very high in 1949 with Twelve O’Clock High, so these two have their work cut out for them.

By the way, if you’ve never seen the 1949 movie, and if you can tolerate old movies in b&w, it’s a good one. Nominated for 4 Oscars, won 2. Does a great job of showing the personal and emotional cost to US air command of assigning resources in the best way to ensure results, irrespective of casualties. I believe it’s still required viewing at all US service academies, and even some business schools air it in Org Mgmt courses.

Daylight raids over Germany were a pretty grim business, on both ends.

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This looks good…

I’m disappointed.

Cranston. I want him in broad wide open roles that average could imagine in the neighborhood like Breaking Bad.

The dramatic music doesn’t make it good.

The Expanse season 5, December 16, 2020. The first 3 eps drop on the 16th, then one a week.

Looks like Marco and his megalomaniacal brand of idealism may be the stars.

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For any old West Wing fans, the cast did a charity program on HBO Max. It’s a staged reading with most of the original cast. Most of the drama is around election day with China/Taiwan tension in the background.
They say Taiwan is about to announce their first free elections. I checked, it aired in 2002. And the Democrats won 3 terms in a row. Alternate universe.

I have my complaints (more on that later), but Netflix’s new limited series The Queen’s Gambit is quite good. It’s set in 1960s and managed to make chess feel exciting, which for me isn’t an easy feat. The show is based on a novel by the same dude who wrote The Hustler, which was adapted into a Paul Newman film.

Anyway, it was the quickest watch I’ve had in recent memory, and not just because it only has 7 episodes.

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