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Re: The Television Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sep 11, 2017 11:50 am
by SnowAngel
Eustace wrote:
SnowAngel wrote:
Last summer Hallmark had a new show, Chesapeake Shores, that my sisters, Mom, and I watched. I would recommend it for teens and up since there is a lot of family conflict and two divorced couples. Chesapeake Shores was renewed for a second season that will air late summer 2017. Season one ended on a huge cliffhanger, so I am looking forward to see what happens next. :)

Hey, my mom and sister did that too. We are now watching season 2 and I am enjoying it so much.
Hey, Eustace! I love Chesapeake Shores, all of the sibling stuff is so awesome. I was surprised that season 2 actually picked up right where season 1 ended.

One thing that has me confused with the show is Kevin, how did he go from active duty Army to former Army without returning to his duty station for one or two episodes.


SnowAngel

Re: The Television Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sep 12, 2017 10:19 am
by Shawna
I saw series 4 of Sherlock recently, so I'm all caught up on that show. I'll probably keep watching it if they keep making it, but it really isn't nearly as good as the show itself seems to think it is.

IMO, Elementary is much better.

Re: The Television Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sep 13, 2017 1:51 pm
by Eustace
SnowAngel wrote:
One thing that has me confused with the show is Kevin, how did he go from active duty Army to former Army without returning to his duty station for one or two episodes.


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We were wondering how Kevin became completely fine just after a summer, especially when he fell out of a tree house, but, I guess that will never be answered either.

Re: The Television Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sep 17, 2017 8:42 pm
by SnowAngel
Eustace wrote:
SnowAngel wrote:One thing that has me confused with the show is Kevin, how did he go from active duty Army to former Army without returning to his duty station for one or two episodes.

SnowAngel

We were wondering how Kevin became completely fine just after a summer, especially when he fell out of a tree house, but, I guess that will never be answered either.
As much as I enjoy watching Hallmark, I hate the way they abandon plot points.

It seems like they are doing that with When Calls The Heart, sounds like Pastor Frank is not going to be in season 5 at all. But Julie (Elizabeth's sister) might be returning to the show after not even being mentioned for two full seasons.

SnowAngel

Re: The Television Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Nov 13, 2017 12:26 pm
by fantasia
Who else is following the Lord of the Rings news about Amazon buying the rights for a TV series?

http://deadline.com/2017/11/amazon-the- ... 202207065/

Pre-lord of the rings. Is Silmarillion possible? They don't say that, but the rights were sold by the Tolkien Estate soooo... :-??

Re: The Television Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Nov 13, 2017 1:17 pm
by narnia fan 7
fantasia_kitty wrote:Pre-lord of the rings. Is Silmarillion possible? They don't say that, but the rights were sold by the Tolkien Estate soooo... :-??


A Silmarillion show would be fascinating, but it says the show will "explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring" that sound like it will be an original story, which doesn't interest me, but who knows maybe it could be good.

Honestly I'm just glad it's not a re-adaptation of Lord of The Rings, which is what I thought this was at first, I have no desire to see that any time soon.

Re: The Television Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Nov 13, 2017 8:45 pm
by Kalta79
We don't have TV anymore, we just check out DVDs from the library or buy them if we like it. It was during the either season 3 or season 4 of Leverage when we got it shut off. Leverage was the last new show I liked. Well I like CSI Miami and Avatar the last Airbender too. I'm usually more into older shows, like Perry Mason, Beverly Hillbillies, and I recently got into The Avengers(the 60s show obviously, not the Marvel comic one). Oh Red Green is good too, and Diagnosis Murder and Murder She Wrote. My all-time favorite show would be Xena though. Yes, I am all over the place B-)

Re: The Television Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Nov 13, 2017 9:59 pm
by fantasia
Hahaha Kalta, that's cool though. :D I'm not much of a TV person. I love Avatar: The Last Airbender as well, and Stargate SG-1 through season... 8 I think? For a while I enjoyed most of Food Network's not-so-reality tv shows. If the History and Science channels would show history and science, that's probably what I'd be into.

I just recently got done watching CNN's The Sixties, The Seventies, and The Eighties on Netflix. Heads up if you're into that sort of thing, there's an episode in the Seventies that has very graphic nudity. Caught me off guard because all the other episodes that have anything like that censored it. At least my kids weren't around. Anyways, I found them very interesting, but I can't talk about them too much here because they were heavily political.

Going back to the LotR TV discussion, if it turns out to be canon, I might be interested. If it's "fanfiction" then they've probably lost me. There are some stories that just shouldn't be messed with imho.

Re: The Television Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Jan 03, 2018 10:56 pm
by SnowAngel
My sister and I have just two episodes of The Wild Wild West left to watch, she asked to watch it for her birthday and I am glad isn't too far off. TWWW is easily one of my favorite shows ever, seriously who doesn't love Jim and Artie? ;;)

When Calls The Heart season 5 starts February 18! I am so super excited, and still a little surprise that WTCH is already to 5 seasons. :D I remember missing the first 2 episodes on Hallmark and almost deciding not to check out the show, so glad my sisters and I did. :)

Kalta, my sisters and I love getting older TV shows from the library. I am looking forward to checking some new ones in the spring (we don't check out very many DVDs in the winter do to the winter weather/road conditions). My Dad has mention watching the 1960s Avengers show, I wish our library system had it. I think we are going to try Perry Mason this year.

SnowAngel

Re: The Television Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Jan 04, 2018 6:25 pm
by fantasia
For our anniversary, my husband and I watched Season 1 of Stranger Things. ;)) It was good, I admit, and there were parts I enjoyed, however, as I'm still waking up with scenes from the show on repeat in my head and therefore not being able to fall back to sleep, I guess I will just never be a big fan of anything Horror:lite. :P ;))
I plan to watch Season 2 at some point so I can catch up on all things pop-culture, but I'd like to catch up on sleep first. :))

Re: The Television Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Jan 09, 2018 3:05 pm
by stargazer
My recent trip to Seattle had a long rainy stretch, so I binge-watched a few things, including Stranger Things season 2. I liked it but it didn't have the novelty of season 1, which is a common occurrence I think.

SnowAngel, my sister-in-law is a fan of all things Hallmark Channel so I saw the Christmas episode of When Calls the Heart. It was my first exposure to the series and was enjoyable enough. My sister-in-law, though, called several aspects of the plot very early in the episode.

I also caught up on Designated Suvivor, Keifer Sutherland's political thriller, as well as Once Upon A Time. The latter is just not the same without major characters like Emma and Belle

Re: The Television Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Jan 13, 2018 10:16 pm
by SnowAngel
After a conversation with Mom and Scarlet, we decide to get Perry Mason season 1 volume 1 from the library. And five episodes later, we are thoroughly enjoying it.

stargazer, Hallmark is always predicable even with their TV shows. But When Calls The Heart is easily their best show to date. My mom, sisters, and I enjoy being able to watch something new all together down to the youngest, and sometimes the guys will watch it too. Although I believe the lack of Mountie Jack in the last season made it less interesting for the guys than previous seasons.

SnowAngel

Re: The Television Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Feb 24, 2018 2:23 pm
by SnowAngel
It's back! When Calls The Heart season 5 premiered last Sunday, and it was good especially considering Mountie Jack wasn't in it. Rosemary and Lee had some great scenes and lines. Julie (Elizabeth's younger sister) showed up in Hope Valley near the beginning of the episode and it looks like she might be around for several episodes possibly until Jack and Elizabeth's wedding! *excited squeal*

Jack's return is to be in episode 3 with lots of planning for the big day to follow. It's really happening this season, Elizabeth will be Mrs. Jack Thornton in season 5 episode 5 (airing March 18, 2018). ;;) Spoiler pictures show Pastor Frank will be back to perform the wedding, Elizabeth's dad and Julie and Jack's brother Tom will be at the wedding.

My current avatar is from WCTH S5 E5 before the wedding. :)

On another note, one of my sisters and I are working our way through the first season of The Big Valley (1965-1969). I love westerns, so no surprise that we are enjoying it. :)

SnowAngel

Re: The Television Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Feb 26, 2018 1:30 pm
by stargazer
SnowAngel, I have vague memories of watching The Big Valley back in tihe day. My father loved watching Westerns, so shows like Gunsmoke and Bonanza were also regular viewing back then.

My TV viewing the past couple weeks has been mostly limited to the Olympics and local weather reports (since we've had several respectable snowfalls this month).

Re: The Television Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Feb 27, 2018 8:55 am
by Grandmama
SnowAngel wrote:
On another note, one of my sisters and I are working our way through the first season of The Big Valley (1965-1969). I love westerns, so no surprise that we are enjoying it. :)

SnowAngel

Ahhhh. . . . I remember watching The Big Valley back in the day. Lee Majors was quite the heart throb. :)

Re: The Television Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mar 09, 2018 12:19 am
by Arwenel
Over the past week or so, i've been watching Travelers -- a Canadian show about time travelers that is also streamed on Netflix. There are two seasons so far, with a third one supposed to come out late this year.

Centuries in the future, man-made and natural disasters have rendered the Earth almost unlivable and brought humanity to the edge of extinction. The remaining humans have developed a plan, overseen by a powerful AI called the Director, to change history, and send trained specialists (travelers) back in time to enact it. The show centers on one team of five travelers, sometimes focusing on the missions they take as part of the grand plan, sometimes focusing more on their attempts to adapt to the 21st century.

A few episodes in i told my dad (he started watching it first) that while i wasn't terribly invested in the overarching plot, i was invested in the characters -- he agreed, and said he thought that might have been the intent. I think that's true, especially of the first season. The "grand plan" is kept vague, with traveler teams not necessarily even knowing how their particular mission affects the grander scheme, and while various characters interfere, there's no overarching antagonist until season two.

Those who like Stargate might be interested to know that it's created by the same guy, Brad Wright, and season two has Amanda Tapping (Samantha Carter) as a minor character in a few episodes.

It has some content issues -- it's rated TV-MA, i think, but while there are some gruesome moments and multiple uses of bad words, overall i'd say it's about equal to network shows.