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    We just watched Season 1 of The Diplomat. Loved it! If you enjoyed The West Wing, you'll like this Netflix series. Fast-paced, humorous, good character development and a fascinating international plot.
    peaceful, easy feeling

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    Watched the K Drama Heavenly Idol. In the Otherworld high priest Lembrary heals the sick and fights evil, during a battle against the Devil he finds himself in our world as a member of the boy band Wild Animal.

    Finished The 3 Body Problem, it was a bit confusing and short.

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    We binged 3 Body Problem last week. I was disappointed in its length (when did 8 episodes become a season), but I very much enjoyed the scope of the story so far. From the Chinese Cultural Revolution to the imminent alien invasion of earth, albeit with 400 years of warning, mixed with physics and cool technology, what's not to love?
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    I have Acorn TV and recently watched the series, "The Dry." It's an Irish production about a woman in recovery from alcoholism and her family relationships. No blood, violence or gore, but sex, yes.
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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    okay-----you kids know i am mr comedy,& don't need no stinkin' moo-vees, but i like a good hollyweird comedy once in a great while. so what i did was sit-n-watch a classic comedy(1981) starring barbara strysund & eugene hackmann. anyone knows that the first 30 minutes of a 90 minute hollyweird comedy is the good part; after that, its just filler material. but yeah--the first 30 minutes of "all night long". hackmann & stysunds very best moo-vee. laugh a minute. yup.

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    Recently watched “The Incomparable Mr Buckley”, the latest installment in the PBS “American Masters” series on the life and career of William F Buckley.. I really enjoyed some of the footage, but it inevitably suffered from the PBS obsession with narrative service, trying to explain the man from a left-liberal perspective rather than on his own terms.

    Too many quotes, for instance, from Sam Tanenhaus, who has built a career around misunderstanding American Conservatism. They seemed to be uninterested in allowing Mr Buckley to speak for himself in his own words.

    They really lost me when they tried to draw a line from WFB to January 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    We binged 3 Body Problem last week. I was disappointed in its length (when did 8 episodes become a season), but I very much enjoyed the scope of the story so far. From the Chinese Cultural Revolution to the imminent alien invasion of earth, albeit with 400 years of warning, mixed with physics and cool technology, what's not to love?
    I'll admit hard SF isn't my thing. I didn't like how they Westernized the main characters for the English language adaptation. Kind of threw me off from the story.

    Currently watching Agency which is a high stakes drama about the executives at an advertising agency. The focus is on Go A-In, the newly appointed Chief Creative Officer who was born into poverty and bulldozed her way to the C Suite with hard work and determination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hana View Post
    I'll admit hard SF isn't my thing. I didn't like how they Westernized the main characters for the English language adaptation. Kind of threw me off from the story.
    I agree with the Westernization complaint although I was not familiar with the series of books this production was based upon prior to watching it. I plan to add the Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy to my reading list and hope to complete them before/if another season of this adaptation becomes available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    Recently watched “The Incomparable Mr Buckley”, the latest installment in the PBS “American Masters” series on the life and career of William F Buckley.. I really enjoyed some of the footage, but it inevitably suffered from the PBS obsession with narrative service, trying to explain the man from a left-liberal perspective rather than on his own terms.

    Too many quotes, for instance, from Sam Tanenhaus, who has built a career around misunderstanding American Conservatism. They seemed to be uninterested in allowing Mr Buckley to speak for himself in his own words.

    They really lost me when they tried to draw a line from WFB to January 6.
    that is too bad. I can only imagine what Buckley would say about January 6 and it’s not what PBS has ascribed to him.


    In the last couple of days there’s been an NPR editor gone rogue and public about unfortunate changes he has seen at NPR in the past few years. He says it’s gone from a respected news organization with genuine curiosity and a liberal bent to a scolding, narrow minded institution that pushes a select handful of narratives, and we all know what those narratives are.

    Bari Weiss interviewed him on her podcast.
    I am not a serious person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    In the last couple of days there’s an NPR editor gone rogue and public about unfortunates changes he has seen at NPR in the past few years. He says it’s gone from a respected new organization with genuine curiosity and a liberal bent to a scolding, narrow minded institution that pushes a select handful of narratives, and we all know what those narratives are.

    Bari Weiss interviewed him on her podcast.
    Here's his commentary. https://www.thefp.com/p/npr-editor-h...americas-trust
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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