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Offline 8ullfrog

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Re: TV WTF
« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2022, 11:15:59 PM »
I remember unhappily watching those late SG-1 seasons and deeply missing the goofy years.

Not sure I would ever hate watch an entire series. There's a reason I stopped making the Atlantis posts, and I genuinely liked Stargate Atlantis the first time I watched it.

The rewatch just felt like more of the bad seasons of SG-1.

I had my mom watch the pilot movie for Atlantis, and she hated it. And she liked SG-1. Turns out she watched it on her own. She really likes Teal'c and his outsider take on things.

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Re: TV WTF
« Reply #46 on: July 15, 2022, 12:36:30 AM »
I quite liked Teal'c, but Atlantis looked super goofy.  There's a point when you think to yourself, "wouldn't it be better for me to read Don Quixote instead?"  That said, I'm too tired to read anything like that right now, so I'll be looking at The Ministry of Time again.  Spanish tv for some reason has ended up on my HD and so I have been watching lots of it.  That's a pretty entertaining series, not super great but amusing enough.

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Re: TV WTF
« Reply #47 on: July 30, 2022, 12:05:53 AM »
Just finished "I know who you are," a Spanish crime drama where pretty much everyone is such a jerk that you don't care what happens to anybody, but when some of them are bumped off, you cheer because their character was just so annoying.  Being smart and pragmatic seems to win over justice and doing the right thing.  There was a super irritating repetitive theme tune that just wouldn't stop.  Kind of like a bad toothache.  Plus, like Gran Hotel, everybody slaps everybody every few minutes.  Spain, a slap happy country.

We are also watching a show that we like to call "lady Pathologist" but known as "Night and Day" (Nit i Dia) a Catalonian series with a forensic pathologist who is married to a Type A businessman (jerk).  She picks guys up in bars.  Why?  Well, she's married to a jerk.  But maybe she just likes casual sex.  Who knows?  At any rate, she's actually pretty funny and smart.  There are some sympathetic characters and a strange serial killer who has a day job as a fireman.  Compared to "I know who you are," this is a real feel good series with some likable characters with just a reasonable sprinkling of jerks and or bad guys.   I spent a short time in Barcelona (where this takes place) and it's odd to get used to people speaking Catalan after listening to all the jerks in the above mentioned series speaking Castillian.  Last time I was in Barcelona, it was a sleepy run down kind of place with a real charm.  Now it's clear that lots of money cascaded into the place after Spain joined the EU and it's got its own Gherkin.  Things really have changed.  Anyway.  "Nit i Dia" is a whole lot better than "I know who you are."
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