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« Reply #135 on: June 22, 2021, 08:45:18 AM »
We are Lady Parts--British sitcom about a punk band made up of Muslim women
Brassic--British sitcom about group of thieves in Northern England

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« Reply #136 on: June 22, 2021, 09:16:20 AM »
We have not had independent confirmation of this, but I believe my son has now watched every episode of Emergency! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency!) at least three times now. He is working through Adam-12 this summer.

Another unintended consequence of our refusing to pay for cable or streaming services.
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« Reply #137 on: June 22, 2021, 11:24:42 AM »
I'm re-watching all of "Miranda" in order.

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« Reply #138 on: June 22, 2021, 05:29:15 PM »
Two new shows in my queue, which meant upgrades to AMC+ and HBO Max...

Kevin Can F*** Himself with Annie Murphy from Schitt's Creek.

Hacks with Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder

Enjoying these strong women-oriented shows.

My wife and I watched the first season of Hacks and enjoyed it very much.

I'll also recommend Mare of Easttown to you, since you have HBO and since it is another strong woman-oriented show.

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« Reply #139 on: June 22, 2021, 07:08:55 PM »
I'm re-watching all of "Miranda" in order.

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This was a funny show.

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« Reply #140 on: June 23, 2021, 03:42:12 AM »
Yes.

Sweet-silly-slapstick in a tightly written, out-there acting world.

I just started Season 2 last night (allowing myself one every other night or so...)

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« Reply #141 on: July 07, 2021, 12:39:27 PM »
Came across a series on Netflix "Lupin".  Set in Paris (dubbed dialog) and inspired by the old Arsene Lupin stories.  An immigrant from Senegal sees his father wrongfully accused of a crime.
When he grows up, he adopts the persona of the gentleman criminal Arsene Lupin to right the wrongs done to his father.  The dubbing is atrocious, but if you can get passed that, it's quite an engaging series.  If the lead actor (Omar Sy) speaks English, he could give Idris Elba a run for his money.
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« Reply #142 on: July 07, 2021, 12:45:19 PM »
Came across a series on Netflix "Lupin".  Set in Paris (dubbed dialog) and inspired by the old Arsene Lupin stories.  An immigrant from Senegal sees his father wrongfully accused of a crime.
When he grows up, he adopts the persona of the gentleman criminal Arsene Lupin to right the wrongs done to his father.  The dubbing is atrocious, but if you can get passed that, it's quite an engaging series. If the lead actor (Omar Sy) speaks English, he could give Idris Elba a run for his money.

We found it easier to watch in French with English subtitles, for this reason.
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« Reply #143 on: July 07, 2021, 12:48:58 PM »
Finished Miranda.

Now re-watching all of "Lewis."

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« Reply #144 on: July 07, 2021, 02:21:38 PM »
Hacks and Kevin (see upthread) are taking too long with new episodes, so I am filling in the blanks with...

30 Rock Can't believe I missed this the first time around! Missing the mid-aughts fashion.

One Mississippi And now I have a girl crush on Tig Notaro. Except she looks too old to be playing the character she is, but maybe it's because she had been ill? Anyway, trying to remember she is probably supposed to be 10 years younger than she is so the show makes more sense.


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« Reply #145 on: July 07, 2021, 07:06:32 PM »
Now re-watching all of "Lewis."
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Enjoy! It's incredible how long Kevin Whately played Robert "Robbie" Lewis over the years. Quite a number of well known British actors appeared during the show's 8 seasons. Our local PBS station ran the complete "Lewis" as part of Thriller Thursdays at one point.

Of interest, I found the "Inspector Lewis" page on the "Masterpiece" website:
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/shows/inspector-lewis/

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« Reply #146 on: July 08, 2021, 05:47:10 AM »
The Unforgotten returns this Sunday on PBS and then Prime. Superb writing and acting  (UK; Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaktar star). Haunting, multi-layered look at the excavation of memory and evasiveness as two detectives take on cold cases.

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« Reply #147 on: July 08, 2021, 10:46:02 AM »
Has anyone here watched Bosch on Amazon, and is it worth my time to commit to it?  I've seen passing references online and done a bit of very cursory searching about it.  I love old film noir from the '40s and modern network procedurals like the original NCIS and the two FBIs. I don't care for the Dick Wolfe NBC shows (Chicagos and Law & Orders).  Bosch seems like a mix of the straight procedural with the noir that I might like.  I don't really want to invest several hours just to walk away, though, if forumites can help with some reviews.

Other suggestions for shows that might fill the bill are also welcome. 

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« Reply #148 on: July 08, 2021, 10:54:10 AM »
We dipped into Apple TV (you might have a free subscription if you bought an iPhone recently) and found to gems, which I am sure have been mentioned upthread:

1/ Ted Lasso is a cure for what is wrong with the world. Funny, smart and relentlessly positive. I have never seen anything like it. We binged the ten episodes of the first season and then binged them again.

2/ For All Mankind is an alternative history of the 20th-century space race, in which the Russians got to the moon first. It draws on all of the latest scholarship of NASA, so you have Operation Paperclip and Hidden Figures and the women Mercury astronauts, but everything goes in a different direction. In each episodes the the timeline diverges a bit more from our own (TV in the background: "Today the Equal Rights Amendment was signed into law by President Ted KEnnedy..."} and that part is a lot of fun. The series is the brain child or Ronald Moore, of the rebooted Battlestar Galactica fame.

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« Reply #149 on: July 08, 2021, 11:25:38 AM »
Has anyone here watched Bosch on Amazon, and is it worth my time to commit to it?  I've seen passing references online and done a bit of very cursory searching about it.  I love old film noir from the '40s and modern network procedurals like the original NCIS and the two FBIs. I don't care for the Dick Wolfe NBC shows (Chicagos and Law & Orders).  Bosch seems like a mix of the straight procedural with the noir that I might like.  I don't really want to invest several hours just to walk away, though, if forumites can help with some reviews.

Other suggestions for shows that might fill the bill are also welcome.

We loved Bosch - all 7 seasons.  Interesting characters, often solving moral dilemmas.  Not especially violent.  Titus Welliver is great as Bosch, Lance Reddick plays an interesting chief of police (is he a good guy or a bad guy?) and 2 older detectives - Crate and Barrel - are a hoot.  Lots of politicking mixed in with policing
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