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Television Today

Started by Marilyne, March 29, 2016, 06:38:19 pm

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Marilyne, did you see my recommendation for "The Intern".  A really good movie.
Also over Christmas Holidays I watched "The Two Popes" both the movie and the documentary.  Both excellent. 

The Irishman was informative, but like "The Departed" it was just too heavy-laden with the "F" word, which I don't feel adds anything to the story, the acting, or the writing.  BTW, haave you noticed how many books nowadays have the F word in the title? This is sickening.  Oh, I'm showing my "old people's side".  Sorry.


Marilyne, I bet you were watching the TV last night at the Golden Globe awards.  I don't think we even turned on the TV yesterday.  I seldom watch award shows anymore.


January 06, 2020, 01:53:59 pm #1622 Last Edit: January 06, 2020, 04:21:41 pm by Marilyne
Tome and Jean -Yes, I'm staying true to the awards shows, so I always watch the Golden Globes, Emmy's and Academy Awards.  The others, like the Grammy's and Tony/Broadway awards are not of any interest to me anymore. 

Last night's Golden Globes was good,  because I had seen lots of the TV shows that were nominated, so I was rooting for the ones I liked.  I had not seen any of the winners, except for, The Irishman, (Netflix), and Chernobyl, (HBO).  I like Ricky Gervais, even though he doesn't go over very big with the Hollywood liberals, because he really skewers them for their hypocrisy.  However, I did see Robert DeNiro, laughing, so I guess he doesn't take himself too seriously.  Not so with Tom Hanks, and most of the women. >:(  The dresses on the women were pretty "far out" to say the least!!  The style now, (if you are well endowed), is to wear a gown cut as low as possible, and then open all the way down in front, to the end of the bodice.  There was one woman, (don't know who she was), that I thought for sure was going to come out of her dress.  You almost had to look away because it seemed inevitable!  When she went up to the stage to get her award it was pretty scary!  :o

Tome - Yes, I did see your recommendation for The Intern, and hope to see it ASAP.  Also, The Two Popes, received lots of nominations in every category, but I don't believe it won anything?  I'm looking forward to seeing it too.  Mrs. Maisel, was also nominated for lots of awards in the comedy category, but didn't get any!  A comedy show called Fleabag won every award in that category.


I tried watching Episode 1 of Fleabag, but I found it was just simply Nasty, and held no interest for me at all.  I DVR'd the Globes last night and plan to watch today sometime.  The folks on our block are getting new gas meters installed, so I have been interested in that, had to be home this afternoon so they can relight the pilot on my water heater. My A/C/Heating does not have a pilot, it is all electronic ignition, which pleases me since I don't have to worry with lighting the pilot myself. Plus went to P.T. this morning, so have been busy-ish.  Tomorrow I need to put a small roast in my CrockPot with veggies, which I can eat on for several days. I have been doing my braunschweiger on white bread for a couple of days. Also ate spaghetti and chili for a couple days.  I love that, but
I'm ready for some substantial foodstuffs now, for awhile.  Will probably have Ramen noodles for supper tonight (it is 4:00 in the afternoon here right now).
I was a "nasty gal" last night and made me a banana split, w/chocolate syrup, whipped cream and maraschino cherries on top.  I've never been a big ice cream eater, but have been trying to get rid of the remainder of the vanilla bean for awhile.  Hubby was the ice cream eater in the household, he could go thru a half gallon in a week.  If you are an ice cream afficianado, have you tried the Tillamook brand?  All flavors are wonderful, but they have a seasonal Oregon Cherry which is awesome, even to me!  Gee I've talked a lot, better go check the TV newscast to see if we're still standing, or at least what the weather might be. It has been 64 degrees and sunny, with a 9 MPH North wind, which chills it a bit.  Won't complain about this.


January 07, 2020, 08:48:51 am #1624 Last Edit: January 07, 2020, 08:51:15 am by phyllis
Tomereader, I agree with you about "Fleabag".  I value my time enough not to waste it on trash.  I enjoyed "Two Popes" very much because of the two veteran actors that played the roles.  Anthony Hopkins, in his early career was a big favorite of mine, and most of the time I have liked Jonathon Pryce.  Together I thought they were exceptional   It is a shame that actors don't just act anymore.  It seems like acting roles now only call for them to take their clothes off and run around shooting each other.


Phyllis and Tome - I agree with you both on Fleabag, and I have no intention of giving it a look. Most TV shows are so vulgar and distasteful now, that I honestly wonder why viewers and reviewers find them so funny?   I guess because there has to be either vulgarity or shock value, to get people to laugh, and to watch a show.   

The Netflix show, Dead to Me, was recommended to us. (a comedy/drama) We watched the first few episodes, but just couldn't deal with the four letter words, and sex, scattered throughout.  The main star, Christina Applegate, can't utter a sentence without the F word being in it somewhere.  I just don't understand that way of talking, but I guess the younger generations must all relate to it?  Anyway, Christina A, was nominated for an Emmy Award, for her role, so I know people like or expect to hear it on a regular basis.   

Also, as much as I like Mrs. Maisel, the way she uses the F word in her comedy act, as well as in everyday conversation, is not realistic to me, because this show takes place in the early 1960's.  Women didn't use that word back in that decade.   I guess the writers and the actors who produce and star in these shows, don't realize that, because they are all so young?

Okay, that was my "old lady rant", for today!       


That is the same reason that I no longer watch "Mrs. Maisel", Marilyne.  My son thinks it is funny and I told him he's welcome to watch it whenever I'm not in the room.  And, I have often said that these period shows are written by people who are too young to know anything about the time they are writing about.  I find myself looking for discrepancies (I call it nit-picking) and that kind of spoils my interest some times.


Phyllis - I have not given up on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and have to confess that it's my favorite show, in spite of the colorful language from the show biz characters, like Mrs M, "Lenny Bruce", and Suzy, et al.  The rest of the cast, (the two sets of parents, husband,) do not use the F word . . .  and all those hilarious episodes at B Altman's, and The Catskills, are profanity free. 

I complain a lot about the language in today's movies and TV shows,  because I don't think it's necessary, but apparently the screenwriters and producer/directors, think it is?   So I'm willing to accept it, if I like the show and the story and the characters. In other words, I do pick and choose, and will accept it in most cases.   In the case of Dead to Me, Christina Applegate's use of the F word in every sentence adds nothing  to the show, and is extremely grating, so I stopped watching.


A good friend is going to be "on" "America's Funniest Videos" tonight (6:00 p.m. CDT).  The blurb in this morning's t.v. list says the theme is "a musical tribute to golf gaffes" and she did say her husband took the video on a golf course. 
I don't watch the show so don't know the format - just know they are not going to be on in person.

Anyway - if you do watch,  look for a "Mary" from Edmond, Oklahoma.

I'm planning to watch the new "Masterpiece" on PBS - supposed to be another "Downton Abbey".

Re: the "F"  word.  I'm beginning to think today's "youngsters" (i.e. - anyone younger than we are  ;D ) think of it the same way we do "Darn", "Dadgum it" (southern?) and "Drat".  I can remember when "Damn" was considered vulgar.


Callie - I'm in agreement with you, and your thoughts on what our generation considers to be distasteful language.  Most likely, we will never be comfortable using the many four-letter-words that have become commonplace.  However, I do think we have to accept the fact that that's the way the younger generation expresses themselves.  We don't have to like it, but if we don't accept it as "the new normal", we'll miss out on a lot of good movies and TV shows!  I've never heard my adult children or grandkids using those words, but maybe they're just being considerate of us old folks? LOL!  I have no idea how they talk around their friends?

I left a message for you in Bait&Tackle, about Jeopardy.  I should have posted it here in the Television folder.  (The All Star Tournament, or whatever it's called.)


Marilyne, I agree about missing a lot if we can't/won't "space out" the uncomfortable words. My adult children do not talk that way but I've noticed my 20-something Grands occasionally hesitating before they use a "descriptive" word.
I saw your comments about "Jeopardy" in B&T.  I missed the first week and don't regularly watch the show...so am not familiar with the contestants and missed one biography.  You may have noticed the link I posted.  Should be an interesting week coming up.

I liked "The Intern".  Haven't always been too impressed with Robert De Niro but really liked him in this one.  Loved his "generation gap" scenes with the younger guys.

Discovered that "Two Popes" is available on Netflix and have it on My List. 
Am currently "binge-watching" the past 2 seasons of "Anne Of Green Gables" and finishing the previous seasons of "The Kominsky Method" (Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin) and "One Day At A Time". 
Noticed that a new season of "Grace and Frankie" begins January 22.

So many shows...so little time... <sigh> 


I don't watch many movies but I sure did enjoy "The Intern".  De Niro was really good in that part.


Jean and Tome - I'm looking forward to The Intern, but still haven't had a chance to watch it.  Seems that we've had lots of sports on our big TV lately, which takes up most of the prime viewing time. ::)  Actually, I'm also a big Sharks hockey fan, and enjoy the games right along with AJ.  I can't say the same for football, however. Tonight is the College football Playoff Championship game, and LSU will be playing.  That's his favorite college team, ever since our granddaughter graduated from there.  The San Francisco 49ers, have jumped into the pro finals, so he has suddenly become a fan, after years of not being interested.

Anyway, when football is finished, (and not a moment too soon for me!), I will get back to movies.   Besides The Intern, I'm looking forward to The Two Popes, and we'll pay to watch the movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.  It won a number of Golden Globe awards, and is now nominated in lots of categories for the Academy Awards.

The only TV show I've been keeping up with is Mrs. Maisel.  Episodes 6 and 7, seemed to be somewhat of a confusing mishmash, IMO.  They are making the mistake that lots of popular shows make, in that they're trying to cram too much into one hour . . . giving short segments to feature all the major and minor actors in each episode.  It never works for me, and instead I feel dissatisfied when the hour is up, and start to lose interest in the show.       


I saw a few good movies this past week, the first one being, The Two Popes.  It was a pleasure to watch two of our greatest actors -  Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins. Very deserving of their Academy Award nominations.  I also loved seeing the many views of the Sistine Chapel.  What a breathtaking sight! 

Tonight we watched, The Intern.  I liked it, and thought it was a cute, contemporary story.  There are a lot of things about, Robert De Niro, in real life that can be extremely annoying . . . but as an actor, he is one of the best. I've never seen that man give a poor performance in a movie - going way back to when he was a young man, and he's now 78.    He always gets his characters just right - whether it's a comedy or drama, or whether he's playing a fictional character or a real person.  I think you would all like, The Intern.  Anne Hathaway, was also very good, and I enjoyed the scenes showing modern day Brooklyn.


January 25, 2020, 11:02:01 am #1634 Last Edit: January 25, 2020, 11:03:44 am by Sandy

I have been thinking about the foul
language that has been brought up here.

When I was a young person in the fifties and sixties,
damn of darn was about as far as women would go. 

But boys and young men spoke using very
foul language when girls or women were not
around.    And it was considered disrespectful
too use foul language around family and female

As the glass ceiling has been shattered
society has loosened up it's
hold on free speech and the naughty
words have started to slip slide around
in our younger daughters mouths .

Now,  bad words are common,  although
my daughter Kelly still reprimands
her girls if they let one slip around
me.    This is truly a sign of respect
that she insists upon.    We still
try to keep the home life civil
when the "elders" are around. 


The furthest distance
in the world is,
between how it is, and
how you thought it would be!

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Sandy - That's an interesting point you made - that once the "glass ceiling" was shattered, that put women on the same level as men.  So the younger generations of women,  feel free to use the same four letter words, as men have always used.  The screenwriters began to write the foul language for their female characters in movies and TV shows - and then those changes started to show up in real life, in everyday conversation..  The older generations of women, (like us) will likely never feel comfortable using profanity . . . but we'll all be gone before long, and then I guess it will become commonplace in all generations.