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Television Today

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

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Rick - it worked!  I see that all shows are on Eastern time, and I'm on Pacific, three hours earlier, so it will take some figuring.  Whatever it is that's playing right now, I don't recognize any of the actors?  I'll have to work on the sound also.  It's not clear - very muffled sounding - on this commuter, regardless of what I'm watching.  A commercial just came on, so I guess I would have to get used to that again.  :D   


It may not be perfect, --- but----- it might improve   :thumbup:
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."



I have the large size iPad and the folk tv comes in good.  Beautiful picture and good sound.  Thanks Rammel.  I bookmarked it.


Now I can get Antennae. but I like to old shows only thing is the commercials on them last longer than the half hour shows


Jean. Now I have a Ipad but it is now 5 years old. Will see if I can get it up on mine. I have forgotten so much on IPad now. Now how do you Bookmark and did you just go into Apple Apps to find it?
I can see the Internet changing soon. All will have to be screaning. Our Comcast here is getting into other things than Cable watch on TV. Can't get any help from them now. A fancy office in the Mall has taken over the old office that was down the street from me. The people now have fancy uniforms on and work on commission. The have to check every thing through main off so can't deal with pricing.



jeannep, just type in the info from Rammel into the address line just like you would on the computer.


JeanneP - it doesn't matter if your Ipad is five years old.  My husband's iPad is at least ten years old, and it works fine.  Same with his iPhone.  It's very old, but still perfectly good.  Besides the Apple store, you can get help with it at Best Buy, or any store that sells Apple products.   


Jeanne. The site comes up showing what it is. Looks like 30 min. Shows all day . But says can't br done for me.on my desktop can klick on it but just show a 5 min . Think out east on dish /satalite



We watched the sweetest old movie on TCM last night . . Penny Serenade, from 1941, starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne.  The story starts with Irene Dunne, preparing to leave her marriage to Cary Grant.  She goes to the old record player, (Victrola), and plays, "You Were Meant For Me", and starts reminiscing about their long time marriage.  As she plays different songs from the 1930's, the memories come back - both happy and sad.

I had heard about this sentimental old movie, and always wanted to see it because it was highly recommended.  In spite of the sad parts,  there is something very uplifting about it, and I think you all would enjoy it as much as I did.


Anyone besides me, doing lots of TV watching??  That's about all I do during these long Summer afternoons, since we're still locked down here, with nothing open, so no place to go.    I've seen  many different shows, and have enjoyed most.  A few are shows I would never watch under normal times, but these times are not normal.  I won't mention everything I've seen, but will name a few of the highlights.  Most of the documentaries I like best are on Netflix.  The best movies are on TCM, but I've seen some on other channels that are also very good

A new and excellent documentary on Netflix, is  Sinatra, All or Nothing at All.  A very good show, starting with his early life in Hoboken, NJ, and then into the "Bobby Soxer" era, when he sang with Tommy Dorsey. Lots about his marriage to his first wife, Nancy, at that time.  Then a focus on his many movies made during WWII, mostly musicals with Gene Kelly.  After that  he was in some good dramatic movies, most remembered for,  From Here to Eternity.  After that came the "Rat Pack" years in Las Vegas, and of course all of his romances and marriages, after divorcing Nancy.

Whether you're a fan or not, it's a good show, and interesting to watch - especially for those of us who are old enough to actually remember those years!  It's divided into two long episodes of well over an hour each. 

The other documentary we watched on Netflix was World War II, in Color.  AJ loves the WWII shows, and I like them too.  This one is especially good following both the European and Pacific fronts. Everything about Hitler, D-Day, the Generals, and the Japanese battles, leading to the Atom Bomb.  A well done lesson in history!

Tomorrow I'll return with comments on some of the movies and TV shows that I've watched this past week.  I hope we hear from some of you, and what you have been watching, and what you recommend?


Not specifically related to TV as he was in quite a few movies as well, but veteran actor Wilford Brimley has died at the age of 85.


August 02, 2020, 12:33:33 am #1722 Last Edit: August 02, 2020, 12:37:35 am by Vanilla-Jackie
I wasn't familiar with his name but i am familiar with his face, and as you have mentioned the film " Cocoon " i do remember him in it, a film i have absolutely loved watching over and over again, all actors - actresses superb...and the story just " out of this world.." as the well - known expression goes..

" freedom is the outside of the inside "
              ~ Joyce Carey


Marilyne, I watched the documentary "World War II in color" and thought it was well done.  I might look at it again after I read some old free books that I got from iBooks.  The first year we moved here to Niceville in 2016, the local college (yes, we do have one in our little town) had a wonderful program of someone who sings like Frank Sinatra.  Gigi, Jeff, Larry and I went and really enjoyed it. Some wealthy person donated money to the college for theater projects and have some outstanding entertainment in their beautiful auditorium.  A couple of years ago Jason Alexander (TV series Seinfeld) was there and Gigi and Jeff went and said he was very good in his one person show.


Jean - another documentary featuring real people, in today's high stress world, is Lenox Hill.   It takes place in a hospital in the heart of NYC, and focuses on the neurological surgeons, Labor and Delivery, and in the fast paced ER.   Only one season so far, and the last episode was filmed when the Coronavirus first hit NYC last winter.
I know I mentioned this series once before, but thought I would remind you and others, who might be interested.  It's playing on Netflix.   

Also on Netflix right now, is the new season of,  Selling Sunset.   I'm looking forward to seeing what has happened in the lives of the various  women who work for The Oppenheim Group, in Hollywood.   I may watch Episode #1, this afternoon?   Looking forward to seeing my favorite realtors!  :)


Its time for another quiz, short and sweet with only nine questions, and two answers are given to fill in the blanks.   


Marilyne, I'll get to Selling Sunset eventually.  Thanks for the reminder.  It sounds silly, but I can't watch medical type programs.


Jean  -  No, it doesn't sound silly at all, that you don't want to watch medical type programs.  Lots of people feel that way about medical or hospital shows on TV . . . especially if they have a loved one who is hospitalized, as you have.    I haven't looked at Selling Sunset, yet either.  I know it will be there forever, so I'm trying not to be in any hurry. 

Starting about now, most series shows on TV,  like "Sunset", "Succession",  and dozens of others,  will not be filming any new episodes until after the Pandemic gets under some sort of control.  The virus has stopped the production of movies, television shows, and Broadway plays and musicals.  It's really sad how it has changed all aspects of our lives.  I feel so bad for the school children, who will be unable to attend classes here in California.  Online learning, will be in effect, even in all the colleges and universities. 

We've mostly been watching old movies on TCM.  Last week we saw, Giant,  from 1956, starring Elizabeth Tylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean.  Wow, that is a great movie, that was way ahead of it's time, as far as race relations is concerned.  Our daughter, Sandy, discovered that she has TCM, as part of her AT&T TV package.   She has really been enjoying the dramas and the musicals from the 40's and the 50's.  She also watched "Giant", and was very impressed with the story and the acting.  Now she's hooked on the older movies, and is recording lots of them to watch in the evenings. 


My youngest daughter loves the old moves too.