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Forum: HDTV Programming   07-22-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 284
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Yep, no good deed goes unpunished. Every time I...

Yep, no good deed goes unpunished. Every time I start to think that spelling flames may be a thing of the past somebody disappoints me.



Oh, you whippersnappers don't know the half of it! But...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-22-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By gwsat
I liked the season finale too and agree that it...

I liked the season finale too and agree that it sets up Series 4 nicely. Assuming DI Thursday survives, a good bet it seems to me, I suspect that the prosecution of Morse for murder won't go...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,616
Posted By gwsat
I continue to love Masters of Sex. The talent of...

I continue to love Masters of Sex. The talent of its large ensemble cast is off the charts. This week, I particularly enjoyed Julianne Nicholson's moving performance as Dr. Lillian DePaul. She's...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5,181
Views: 57,010
Posted By gwsat
zeus33 -- I agree with everything you wrote,...

zeus33 -- I agree with everything you wrote, although I admit I do sort of admire Niki Lauda, his big mouth notwithstanding. If Ricciardo can perform over time to the level of excellence he has...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,775
Views: 52,306
Posted By gwsat
Amen! Whether King liked the result or not, most...

Amen! Whether King liked the result or not, most believe that Kubrick's The Shining is one of the finest films ever made. I agree with that assessment wholeheartedly. Despite King's expressed...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 9,129
Posted By gwsat
Yep, the writers assumed we would swallow that...

Yep, the writers assumed we would swallow that the CO and XO of a billion dollar plus ship, with a crew of over 200, would ignore their mission of bringing back monkeys and getting safely back to...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 9,129
Posted By gwsat
I jumped a foot when the CO, XO and Master Chief,...

I jumped a foot when the CO, XO and Master Chief, all three, left the ship for a boat trip into an unexplored forrest with iffy radio communications. That wouldn't have been happening in the navy I...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-20-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 19,206
Posted By gwsat
I have liked the show even better this season...

I have liked the show even better this season than last. Its ensemble cast has been remarkable, particularly Diane Kruger as the socially limited Sonya and Demián Bichir as the tortured Marco. Both...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-20-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 9,129
Posted By gwsat
I liked Last Resort too and hated to see it go. ...

I liked Last Resort too and hated to see it go. I also agree that Andre Braugher is an exponentially stronger actor than the good looking but professionally limited Eric Dane. Still, I prefer The...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-19-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5,181
Views: 57,010
Posted By gwsat
Bingo, partner! I think I have posted here that...

Bingo, partner! I think I have posted here that I go back so far with the Indy 500 that I used to listen to the races on the radio, announced by Sid Collins. But, like you, the CART IRL split was...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-19-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5,181
Views: 57,010
Posted By gwsat
How many races in a row is this in which Mercedes...

How many races in a row is this in which Mercedes didn't qualify 1-2 on the grid? There for a while it looked like a Mercedes sweep was going to be an every race occurrence. Mercedes are clearly...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-16-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 12,315
Posted By gwsat
Oh, I agree that Mickey might have been simply...

Oh, I agree that Mickey might have been simply paying his son off to shut him up but maybe not. That's why I said that Mickey is a complicated but compelling guy. :) Nothing about this show and its...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-16-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 12,315
Posted By gwsat
Season 2 is off to a great start. Just when I...

Season 2 is off to a great start. Just when I thought Mickey couldn't possibly do anything more sleazy than we had seen before, he matched his son against a huge bruiser in a prizefight but bet on...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-15-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By gwsat
Watched this week's episode last night and, as...

Watched this week's episode last night and, as usual, thoroughly enjoyed it. Thought the thread involving DI Fred Thursday and his long lost Italian lover from WW-II was particularly compelling....
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-15-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,616
Posted By gwsat
The season premiere blew me away. Barton's...

The season premiere blew me away. Barton's deluded desire to "cure" his homosexuality through electroshock, followed by his attempt to have intercourse with Margaret after first becoming aroused by...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-14-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 40,886
Posted By gwsat
Oh I scoffed at Matthew McConaughey back in the...

Oh I scoffed at Matthew McConaughey back in the days before his performance in The Lincoln Lawyer amazed a lot of folks, me included. Before that, I thought he was just one more Hollywood pretty boy...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-14-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 9,129
Posted By gwsat
This week's show was preposterous even by the...

This week's show was preposterous even by the biblically low standards of TV drama but I still enjoyed it. The consistently accurate portrayal of US Navy shipboard evolutions and nomenclature...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-14-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 40,886
Posted By gwsat
I know my opinion is far from unanimous but I...

I know my opinion is far from unanimous but I have always liked Colin Farrell in the right thing. Did you see him in In Bruges? It is one of my favorite films and I thought Farrell was wonderful in...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-14-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,530
Posted By gwsat
Yeah, it's probably a mistake to generalize and...

Yeah, it's probably a mistake to generalize and say that it's always better to see a film on a big screen in a darkened theater. This generalization fails to take into account the sounds of...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-13-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,530
Posted By gwsat
Everything I read about the film led me to...

Everything I read about the film led me to believe that I would be disappointed too. Worse, some of the rave reviews made me suspect that what their authors liked the film's message more than its...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-13-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 19,206
Posted By gwsat
I really liked this week's show, although I...

I really liked this week's show, although I occassionally struggled to put some of what went on in context because of how much I have forgotten about last season. I liked the over the top, almost...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-12-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,159
Posted By gwsat
When I posted after the pilot I said I would...

When I posted after the pilot I said I would stick around for a while. I changed my mind though and deleted my season pass. I will continue to check in here to see if I end up hating myself for...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-11-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 165
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Posted By gwsat
I was underwhelmed from beginning to end but...

I was underwhelmed from beginning to end but stuck with it until the end in order to have a fair basis for my comments.

I disliked it all. It was filled with soap. Halle Berry's shock and...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-11-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 27,382
Posted By gwsat
ROFl! It's a tossup which I enjoy more, the show...

ROFl! It's a tossup which I enjoy more, the show or the sanrky comments here about the show. :)
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-10-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5,181
Views: 57,010
Posted By gwsat
Yeah, the NBC Sports site giving the F1 TV...

Yeah, the NBC Sports site giving the F1 TV schedule that I linked to in my last post is pretty brutal but was the best I could come up with on short notice. It's never going to win a prize for best...
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