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post #61 of 109
Agree.
I'm watching Brit miniseries from the 80s with WWII topics and loving them on my 60" HDTV. Yeah the PQ is sometimes sub-par but it's the content that counts. Otherwise I'd just watch beautifully filmed travelogs in HD.
post #62 of 109
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Originally Posted by cwilson View Post

Seems strange to me for someone to refuse to watch something because the picture quality isn't perfect. Given a choice of these two - Real Housewives of Atlanta in HD or Homeland in SD - which would you watch?

Neither (but I LOVE Homeland in HD)
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Originally Posted by cwilson 
Does a great book have to magnificently bound in order for you to read it, or will a paperback suffice?

Bad analogy. When reading a book, the pictures are in the mind where they have the best HD quality. smile.gif
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It's just an odd approach - that no matter how brilliant the writing, how magnificent the acting, how life-changing the message in a TV show, someone wouldn't watch it unless the images are pretty.
To each his own, I guess.

That's right, to each his own.

We've just found that watching SD on a 126" projection screen is almost unwatchable. I could turn the projector off and pretend it was a radio show, I guess. wink.gif
post #63 of 109
Additionally, the last show I can remember that we wanted to watch, but wasn't in HD was "Walking Dead". AMC was not in HD on DirecTV the first season. So, we waited till the BluRay's hit Netflix and then watched it that way. Fortunately for us, AMC went HD on D* just before the second season.
post #64 of 109
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Seems strange to me for someone to refuse to watch something because the picture quality isn't perfect. Given a choice of these two - Real Housewives of Atlanta in HD or Homeland in SD - which would you watch?
Does a great book have to magnificently bound in order for you to read it, or will a paperback suffice?
It's just an odd approach - that no matter how brilliant the writing, how magnificent the acting, how life-changing the message in a TV show, someone wouldn't watch it unless the images are pretty.
To each his own, I guess.

Yes, to each his own. I've got so much video (HD of course) stored up on my DVR that I'm still trying to watch movies I recorded onto my hard drives from 2008 and earlier! I'll get around to Mad Men (in HD of course) at some point on Blu Ray or if AMC runs a mega-marathon. And I will hopefully enjoy it (in HD of course). Until then I'll try and sit down to watch the multitude of movies/series I've recorded over the years....before my hard drives crap out. Or before Blu Rays morph into 4K or UltraHD or whatever it else that is going to be forced down our throats!
post #65 of 109
Thread Starter 
Getting back on topic... I can't find a start date for Season 2, but James Caan and Esai Morales will join the cast and Cuba and Chicago will be included in the locations.

larry
Edited by PooperScooper - 1/7/13 at 9:09am
post #66 of 109
Did anyone else watch the season premiere? It was censored, which sucked. Hopefully the 2nd episode isn't.
post #67 of 109
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Did anyone else watch the season premiere? It was censored, which sucked. Hopefully the 2nd episode isn't.

Censored how, I saw bush and boobies.
post #68 of 109
Man, Sherilyn Fenn has aged badly since Twin Peaks and Two Moon Junction days. Not much of an actress either.
post #69 of 109
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Man, Sherilyn Fenn has aged badly since Twin Peaks and Two Moon Junction days.

I was thinking the same thing. She was so much heavier, it took me a minute to realize it was her.
post #70 of 109
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Censored how, I saw bush and boobies.
Merkin and boobies brother...but they were there.
post #71 of 109
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Originally Posted by philw1776 View Post

Man, Sherilyn Fenn has aged badly since Twin Peaks and Two Moon Junction days. Not much of an actress either.

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I was thinking the same thing. She was so much heavier, it took me a minute to realize it was her.

O
M
G

Was she the madam who was in Ben's office?

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post #72 of 109
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Originally Posted by cwilson View Post

Seems strange to me for someone to refuse to watch something because the picture quality isn't perfect. Given a choice of these two - Real Housewives of Atlanta in HD or Homeland in SD - which would you watch?

Does a great book have to magnificently bound in order for you to read it, or will a paperback suffice?

It's just an odd approach - that no matter how brilliant the writing, how magnificent the acting, how life-changing the message in a TV show, someone wouldn't watch it unless the images are pretty.

To each his own, I guess.

I enjoy Real Housewives of Atlanta. Now, Real Housewives of New York? No thanks.

(BTW, Atlanta has *FIVE* housewives shows in HD--Big Rich Atlanta (Style), Pretty Wicked Moms (Lifetime), Married to Medicine (Bravo) and The Sisterhood (TLC) are the others.)

This is a Miami thread. A better question would've been Real Housewives of Miami in HD with lots of saline or Magic City (all natural) in SD? tongue.gif
post #73 of 109
Am I correct in thinking the show "Magic City" is just one big cigarette commercial? I believe this entire series is bankrolled by the cigarette industry.
post #74 of 109
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Am I correct in thinking the show "Magic City" is just one big cigarette commercial? I believe this entire series is bankrolled by the cigarette industry.

Do you want a series to be more realistic or do you want it to meet modern sensibilities? When I was growing up in the 60's, nearly every adult male and many adult females I knew smoked.
post #75 of 109
I want a TV show to not be boring, so far this season its 2-0 in the boring department. I am trying to give it a chance, but to me its failing miserably.
post #76 of 109
After checking out on this thread, I just watched the first two episodes of Magic City on On Demand since I had never seen it. I'm liking it so far. Sexy, with a bit of violence, nice cars, beautiful women, mob stuff, some 50's/60's nostalgia. I am definately going to check out out some more of this.
post #77 of 109
Nice little story line setting up, IMHO.
post #78 of 109
I think that there are several good story lines going on, but Ike heading to Havana (in a DC-3 no less) looks like it might be a fun one. After I caught the first two episodes of Magic City on On Demand, I returned there and caught up with the series marathon style. This is just good entertainment IMO, nothing to require a lot of thought, but fun to watch with some interesting characters. Plus, it is a very good looking show with some serious eye candy that is often unwrapped. smile.gif
post #79 of 109
Ben Diamond's character is (still) one freaky fella. Seeing him in that box like sweat tent needing a toweling and some ice cubes was so quirky and odd...but for the character himself it just seemed to fit. And seeing him in the **** fighting ring and the back and forth between him and Ike was perfection. Knifing his butler in the hand.

Stevie's playing with fire and he doesn't even know that the Butcher knows what's going on. And Danny trying to find his (moral) way through what's right in front of him is fantastic as well.

The scenes in Cuba--any idea where they were filmed? I think the scenery in this show is fantastic and so damn colorful. And the visual settings seem so rich and detailed as to make you think it's really the 60's that I am thoroughly entertained by the visuals as well as the dialogue/intrigue of where the story line is going.
post #80 of 109
I don't know exactly where the Cuba scenes were filmed, but the series obviously benefits from being shot on location in Miami. It must be difficult to find places that can pass for 1959, though. Agree that Ben Diamond is one weird (and dangerous) dude.
post #81 of 109
No doubt the sweat box scene was strange...and believable for the character.
post #82 of 109
Fantastic settings and period piece. I like Ike's character. Couldn't stand mindless Stevie at first, but meh. Liked him at first but Danny is growing tiresome. I suggest that the little prig get killed mob style to provide some family anguish. Kelly Lynch as the 50 something Meg is hawt. Will Ike go there?
post #83 of 109
What was that freakshow scene where Ben Diamond is looking down through the glass at his wife in a lezbo orgy, pissing on the glass all about? That was beyond erotic into went into disturbing.
post #84 of 109
Agreed, but they've done a wicked pissah job of portraying "The Butcha" as a freak.
post #85 of 109
Wow, what an episode! All heck broke loose. Can't wait to see how it all plays out.
post #86 of 109
Can't believe there's only 2 more episodes left in this season. TIme flies when you're engrossed......

Did they announce if there will be a season 3?
post #87 of 109
I think it is still under review. Not a good sign.
post #88 of 109
Fridays episode was IMHO the best yet of both seasons, they need to carry it over, because this whole season to me has been bad.
post #89 of 109
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Fridays episode was IMHO the best yet of both seasons, they need to carry it over, because this whole season to me has been bad.

Agree about the episode but I'd say the season has been meh rather than bad. I love the period and the scenery. Very well done. One problem is that aside from Ike I really don't care what happens to many of the characters. I'd love to see the Butchah carve up that twit Stevie, for example and I could not care less what happens to the Butcher's slutty wife.
post #90 of 109
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I think it is still under review. Not a good sign.

Cancelled. frown.gif
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