Homeland And All Things Maher

MainMan

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So I binged "Severance" on Apple.
Here's my non-spoiler episode-by-episode review:

Episodes 1 and 2: Kinda boring; not sure whether I'll stick with it.
Episodes 3 and 4: Oh wait this is getting interesting; so that's where they're going with this.
Episodes 5 and 6: Wow, so they're not going there at all yet everything is still adding up.
Episodes 7 and 8: This is the best thing on TV right now, maybe ever.
Episode 9: I'm a puddle of humanity right now.
 

bamafan

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New show last night on FX and you can see it on Hulu. The old men with Jeff bridges and john lithgow. ( originally thought it was a story about an aging St. John’s fan base ) Love it so far ! This show has a ton of potential
Agree. Just watched first 2 episodes and although this story line as been done numerous times this seems to be a good version. Going to recommend it to my 90 year old dad just hope he doesn't get insulted when I tell him the title. :ROFLMAO:
 

mjmaherjr

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I'm not sure what I'm more excited for. The season to start or the game of thrones prequel to start. I'm rewatching the entire GOT series just finished season 2 and I've had to have watched every episode 4 times now and there are still things I notice for the first time
 

Section9

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I'm not sure what I'm more excited for. The season to start or the game of thrones prequel to start. I'm rewatching the entire GOT series just finished season 2 and I've had to have watched every episode 4 times now and there are still things I notice for the first time
Guess you had fewer IPAs when you saw it the fourth time.:) If you're looking forward to GOT more than next season it's a sure sign of Armageddon.;)
 

SJUNC

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Agree. Just watched first 2 episodes and although this story line as been done numerous times this seems to be a good version. Going to recommend it to my 90 year old dad just hope he doesn't get insulted when I tell him the title. :ROFLMAO:
Agree on Old man, each episode has gotten better. Hate having to wait all week for a new one.
 

mjmaherjr

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Sounds like the lobster rolls Friendly's had (has?) on the menu.

Mike: Have you eaten at every place that Newsday had on their list this week?
Nah there are some on that list I haven’t been to yet. The Panera Lobster roll is pretty good to be honest
 

MainMan

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So after 2.5 years, the 'Rona finally got me, forcing me into quarantine over the beautiful 4th of July weekend.

So I watched some shows.

Physical (Apple): I have mixed feelings on this one.
1. It's an awesome nostalgia trip back to the early 80s. It's clear the show spends a ton on set design and outdoor shots to recreate everything to a tee. It feels like this is an extension of "Boogie Nights" except without the porn.
2. This is a pretty dark comedy and so there are few characters you actually end up liking. Rose Byrne is phenomenal tho as a very troubled but determined San Diego housewife. And the supporting cast is also very good. You end up rooting for a stoner surf dude who happens to be the only guy with morals in the entire show.

Only Murders in the Building Season 2 (Hulu): They've released only three episodes so far, but the show picks up (literally and figuratively) right where Season 1 ended. Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez have developed this amazing chemistry between each other as they look to solve another murder in their mammoth Manhattan co-op. It's a show that moves from hilarity to poignancy in a matter of moments. And the writers keep you on your toes with clues, red herrings and plenty of plot twists. But those three are so good together and the dialogue is so sharp and witty.

Hustle (Netflix): I'm not as high as some are on this Adam Sandler movie. Seems like this one has been done many times before (I'm looking at you Kevin Bacon and the "Air Up There" etc.) Down on his luck scout finds hidden gem of a bball player who has to overcome internal and external obstacles so both can achieve what they want. Sandler is very good. There are a ton of bball cameos and appearances including Mark Jackson and Greg St. Jean. It's a fine way to spend two hours but you kinda forget about the movie as soon as it ends.
 

Knight

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I started watching Joe Picket on Paramount+. It’s very good and pretty true to C.J. Box’s books. Season 1 is 11 episodes. Worth the time.
 
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A must for older members to watch is “The Offer” on Paramount Plus. Story revolves around the making of ”The Godfather”.
You will recognize all the real names involved including Gambino crime family with Colombo, Gallo. Just a trip worth taking with great acting. Take the free 7 day trial, I promise you will watch nothing else. This is a very strong recommendation.
 
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