Whacha readin?

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Re: Whacha readin?

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:22 pm

I liked Longmire, too. And, The Commitments!
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Re: Whacha readin?

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:23 am

Haven't heard of Longmire, must do a little searching. It's always good to have a recommendation.
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Re: Whacha readin?

Postby 2BassetMom » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:37 pm

I found Longmire on Netflix during my dancing legs time in the wee hours of the morning. I was going to check it out but fell asleep, YAY!, and went on up to bed. I believe it takes place in Wyoming? We love Wyoming and drive through that state when we go to visit kids in Colorado. It should be good!

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Re: Whacha readin?

Postby jul2873 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:30 pm

I watched it for a bit, but found other shows I like much better. Law and Order, SVU is good. I love Hawaii 5-0 and Madame Secretary, if that's still on. Can't think offhand now but will try to add later. Other ones that you like?

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Re: Whacha readin?

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:49 pm

I watch two types of shows. The first type are the shows I can watch and do other things - water plants, clean, pace, knit, etc. These are Last Tango in Halifax, Hawaii 5-0, Madame Secretary, Call the Midwife, Longmire, Death in Paradise, NCIS, Jane the Virgin, Heartland, Flash the Legend, Grace and Frankie, Midsomer Murders, and many more. These are sort of like background music for me. They keep my brain engaged, but do not require a lot of concentration and the plot can be predictable, etc.

The second type are ones I watch dedicated to the show, usually with husband, sometimes alone. Sometimes subtitled, often dark, often with more complex plots that we have to pay attention to. Black Mirror, Hjordis, Wallander, The Crown, Broadchurch, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Turn: Washington's Spies, etc.
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Re: Whacha readin?

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:38 am

Oh... Last Tango in Halifax, Call the Midwife, Death in Paradise.... such favourites, I didn't know you'd be getting these for viewing.
What i call typical Sunday night viewing.

Somehow I just can't stand Game of Thrones. I did try in the early days but it leaves me cold - Even though most of it was filmed at various locations many of which are within 5 miles of my home. As for Sherlock, I find it irritating, all the fancy camera work etc.

Look out for Marcella featuring Anna Friel, she is a police officer with many personal issues. It can be quite gritty, a great series.
Also Come Home, a series set here in Belfast. A wife and mother leaves her husband and children to 'find herself' - great acting. Featuring Christopher Eccleson who manages a decent Belfast accent :)
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Re: Whacha readin?

Postby Yankiwi » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:14 am

Unless you are French this one needs to be paid attention to read the subtitles. La Mante
Teaser: In Paris, police search for a psychopath whose killings are inspired by Jeanne Deber, aka ‘The Mantis’; a notorious murderer who terrorised the city 25 years earlier. The now-incarcerated Deber (Carole Bouquet) offers her expertise to the police in order to help them hunt the copycat.
So many twists and turns, I loved it even though I had to close my eyes a few times in the first two episodes.

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Re: Whacha readin?

Postby 2BassetMom » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:48 pm

Sounds intriguing!

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Re: Whacha readin?

Postby ViewsAskew » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:02 am

I have Marcella on my list. I do not have La Mante on it. More to add!

Our PBS - Public Broadcast System - stations are pretty good about airing BBC shows. But, mostly, I watch them on Netflix.

Another gritty one that is excellent is from Australia. Yet, I cannot think of the name of it...I will. Eventually, lol.
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Re: Whacha readin?

Postby Yankiwi » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:02 am

I've recently read two books by Lisa See. She is a Californian of Chinese descent and her books are stories of Chinese who made the often painful journey to the US and Chinese Americans, a mix of modern and very old school. China Dolls takes place mostly in San Francisco before and after WWII and Shanghai Girls starts in Shanghai in the 1930s and ends in Los Angeles. I think Americans know about the Japanese during WWII but I wasn't familiar with how Chinese were treated. Her books are beautifully written and riveting. Talks by Lisa See can be found on YouTube. She's very personable.
I've also been listening to podcasts. One I really like is "The Allusionist", a podcast about the English language by an English woman. It's very funny.
Anybody have favorite podcasts?

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Re: Whacha readin?

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:41 pm

Thanks, Yankiwi. I need to suggest a book for book club (the month we host, we provide the book title) in September.

I just finished Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Nice summer read.
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Re: Whacha readin?

Postby Yankiwi » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:49 am

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine looks good—4.5 stars on Good Reads. It is being made into a movie with Reese Witherspoon.

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Re: Whacha readin?

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:23 am

Yankiwi wrote:Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine looks good—4.5 stars on Good Reads. It is being made into a movie with Reese Witherspoon.



I would give it a solid 3.5 - a very good summer read. The writing construction was often quite good - I laughed out loud a few times. In case anyone reads it, I won't share my criticisms :-).
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Re: Whacha readin?

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:31 am

Oh - podcasts. I like TOO MANY! 99 % Invisible, Invisibilia, This American Life, The Guilty Feminist, Hidden Brain, The Moth, Stuff You Should Know, Startalk and many others...
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