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Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by dadouv47, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. Jenny TipsforME

    Jenny TipsforME Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Trish Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks Jenny. A warning - the slow TV one that is a bus journey I found I couldn't watch as it made me travel sick! All those winding roads and hedges rushing past just didn't work for me.
     
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    How come no one has mentioned the Walking Dead yet?

    Yesterday, for the first time ever, I forgot to watch it the day it was broadcast. Must go catch up.
     
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    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That's a pity - I loved the country bus! :)
     
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    MarcNotMark Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Too close to home for most of us?
     
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    They seem a bit livelier. :walkingdead
     
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    MarcNotMark Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yeah, that's right, they can't seem to stop :D
     
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  8. Jenny TipsforME

    Jenny TipsforME Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    @Trish I have watched it before ok but today I started to watch when I shared here and the travel sickness sensation started within a couple of minutes :ill:

    I like the craft ones, though couldn’t find links. A similar thing is I like the ‘get ready with me’ YouTube makeup tutorials, or trying on lots of lipstick swatches. I think it’s a makeup equivalent of the Korean mukbang eating online phenomenon.

    We like GPs Behind Closed Doors (my partner more than me) but a simple thing I really like on that is the routine of closing down the surgery at the end of the day. That sense of daily rhythm and shutting up for the day which you don’t get at home with chronic illness.
     
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    Going to recommend an unconventional one, but wholeheartedly: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

    I hesitated to watch because it sounds like a misogynistic bro-comedy, and then I saw it was one of the ONLY shows not in danger of being cancelled out of a good dozen from its network. It turned out to be maybe the exact opposite of a misogynistic bro-comedy, and one of the most unusual shows I've ever seen.

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    The main character is genuinely troubled: she decides to quit her high-powered, high-paying job in New York City to follow the man of her dreams... who she dated as a pre-teen... to a California suburb. All the while she has somehow managed to convince herself that she's not actually moving to pursue this man, but for entirely unrelated reasons. She's pretty divorced from reality, but clever, charming, and convincing enough to keep doing her job as a lawyer, and doing it well.

    The show is maybe the only one I've ever seen to believably address mental illness. Even if you've never struggled with depression or anxiety, the chronic-illness feel to this show is eminently relateable: the search for the right pill, the right doctor, the right diagnosis. Trying to have a 'real life' anyway. Forcing through when you feel pretty crappy, or fooling yourself into believing you're doing better than you really are because of the things you really want out of life.

    On top of that, the show is witty, genuinely funny, and razor-sharp astute -- about the culture around illness, about how society views women and romance. It never, ever flinches away from challenging discussions, and every time you think the writers are playing a serious topic for humor, they sneak in from the side and hit you with a 2x4 of NO WE WERE SERIOUS. It's amazing.

    And it's a musical? It's a musical. And the songs are good enough that I've found myself humming a few of them later.

    There is no word for the weirdness, but it's fantastic. Give it time, too; I'm on the third season and each season is better than the last.
     
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    Star Trek - the older TV series like Next Generation and Voyager are brilliant. Lots of debate and not too many special effects.
    Dark on Netflix. Nice, dark and moody photography. So many characters and my brain struggled to follow but nice and different.
    Mindhunters - great drama
    Also serious South Park fan.
    I watch CNN most days. Helpful for getting chores done. Wonderful for zoning out. Lots of repetition.
     
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    Just watching Dark at the moment, @PandaEyes. I agree about the characters. It was hard to keep track of them. I watched with my partner, and we kept asking each other "which one's that?". Don't think I would have been able to keep up without him.

    Great, though. It was so well-acted, and so phenomenally stylish (LOVED the incredibly unsettling music).

    The plot involves time-travel, which I always really enjoy. I love the way good writers can use it to play with questions about fate and about the consequences of actions.
     
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    Oh @Woolie and @PandaEyes I just finished Dark and absolutely loved it! FWIW it took me quite a long time to watch because I spent at least half the time checking photos and character names on imdb and stopping to think things like "Okay, so Magnus Martha and Mikkel are Ulrich and Catharina's kids? Wait..Who is Claudia?" I think I missed some nuances, but I found it really engaging and entertaining even in my state of stupor. I too love stories that call into question fate and free will, identity, interconnectedness, etc.

    I'll have questions for you when you're done, no spoilers :)
     
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    I think I only got about 10-15 minutes into Dark. Had potential, looked as if it might be quite good, but just don't have that sort of brainpower spare right now :(
     
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    Thank you @JaimeS for recommending this! I just started watching it, 21 minutes in and I'm enjoying it. There's 18 episodes in the first season yay I can be lost in it for awhile.

    I've been needing something to watch since I finished Rake on Friday. I'm crashed and grieving a loss and needed something intelligent and light (everything I've tried over the weekend lost my interest quickly). This is perfect for my viewing needs right now. :thumbup:
     
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    I can't cope with too much high drama. I'm enjoying Blue Planet II. Who needs sci fi scary monsters when there are so many amazing creatures lurking under the sea! Seriously, have you ever heard of a fish that has a transparent skull so it can look up through it! Astonishing.
     
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    I got the DVDs for season 1 from my local library. I've only watched 4 episodes but so far I like it. Very funny, and with quite interesting characters that have depth to them.

    In the first episode, when she sang the "The Sexy Getting Ready Song," I laughed so hard! And I didn't even do most of that kind of primping (make-up, heels, etc.) when I was young and healthy! Let alone now.

    It was so hilarious, esp. when she sang "Let's see how the guys get ready" and there's a shot of a man just lying on the couch.

    Anyway, the show is quite weird, but in a good way. :)
     
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    "I'm forever changed by what I've seen..."

    A friend came over today and we watched 4 eps straight of Season 3. I've seen them already, so I had to cut her off before a significant plotline began to develop!

    There are some incredible songs in Season 3! "After Everything I Did For You (That You Didn't Ask For)" Reprise, and "Strip Away My Conscience" are really stand-out numbers. I also liked "Life Doesn't Make Narrative Sense" and "A Diagnosis"... that last one hit a little close to home for those of us who spent a lot of time searching for one...

    You'll have to let me know what you think about it as it continues, @ahimsa , @Yessica
     
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    Off to add some more to my netflix list I think. Thanks for the recommendations everyone
     
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