Post by applecrisp1 on Jan 13, 2018 12:58:38 GMT -5
I haven't watched anything new in awhile until this week. I just started watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon (by the way, season 1 is free for all to watch until Monday if you don't have Amazon Prime etc).
I've been watching too much news and it so nice to watch something that is just fun! Yes, one of my goals for the year.
It is set in NYC in the early 60"s and it won two Golden Globe including best television show for comedy.
Anyone watch it? Any new favorite shows, books or .... ?
Me too! I finished watching all of season 1 and I really enjoyed it. I did find parts of it a bit repetitive or just didn't really grab my attention but overall I loved it. And, I thought the lead was terrific! I will definitely watch upcoming episodes. Plus, I loved the NYC backdrop/music/costumes.
I did watch Amazon's Catastrophe awhile back but stopped after a few episodes since I lost interest/didn't care for it after the first few episodes. And I started to find the characters annoying.
I don't have amazon and no netflix at the moment. I want to finish season 6 (final) of Longmire, which is now on netflix. TBS is starting "The Alienist"...victorian crime type...that I am anxious to watch. The Good Doctor (same creators of House) is decent.
Thoreau said, 'A man is rich in proportion to the things he can leave alone.'
Post by traildoggie on Jan 18, 2018 14:03:49 GMT -5
Thanks for the tip about mrs Maisel. I really enjoyed the first episode. DH not so much. He didn't have a bunch of Jewish friends when growing up so a lot of humor was lost on him.
Wally cat... we finished the last season of Longmire a short time ago. I really did not like the ending but the series has always been marginal for me. might be totally different for you. no spoilers here.
It's a fictionalized account of the real friendship between silent film actress Mary Pickford and screenwriter Frances Marion. Also, in the era of #MeToo, this book could not be more timely about the treatment of women in the workplace.
For me it is well worth the splurge of a hardcover. I grew up watching old, silent movies. My hometown had a special little movie theater with a piano to provide sound. Reading how it all started I can barely put this book down.
Post by traildoggie on Jan 21, 2018 13:43:11 GMT -5
Just loving Mrs Maisel. they really get the time period right the clothes, attitudes. seems more mid to late 50's to me than 60's. also another vote here for This is Us. I haven't watched much regular TV since we cut the cable years ago. getting it on disk from Netflix. much better than I expected. every time I think they will veer off into 'too cutesy" they dodge the bullet.
another series I'm enjoying is Peaky Blinders. we watched it years ago, but a new season is released, so we decided to go back and re watch the first seasons. we watch a lot of series. you lose so much if you don't remember what led up to what you want to watch now. also the Crown. if you haven't see it yet, I recommend it.
We saw Dan Rather speak in Boston earlier this month. I am starting his book tomorrow. I've become a Dan Rather fan in the past year or so. So glad we have his voice in this time of crazy media. (His "The Big Interview" series on AXS TV is great.)