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Book Talk [Public] / Re: Looking for a series recommendation
« Last post by Anarchist on Today at 06:31:16 AM »
Zombie post-apoc: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008TQ0T8A/

It's a 14-book series with a few additional standalones thrown into the mix.

Note that it's a successful series so it may fall outside your criteria.
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Book Talk [Public] / Re: Looking for a series recommendation
« Last post by David VanDyke on Today at 06:14:04 AM »
Well, my apocalyptic saga of 17 books is not that gory or gun-porny, but it's in the ball park. Start with The Eden Plague and see if you like it. It's free in ebook form on all vendors.
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I only watched a couple of episodes but was pleasantly surprised that I liked it.

Me too! I genuinely enjoy the show now! I hope it gets renewed.
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Book Talk [Public] / Looking for a series recommendation
« Last post by idontknowyet on Today at 02:19:12 AM »
On of my favorite series has to be John Ringo's that starts "Under a Graveyard Sky" (I dont know if he has an actual series name). It is pretty much the opposite of what i read and really got me started on post apoc books.  Its gory and violent and seems to spend forever talking about weapon. Yet i still really enjoy the book go figure. I am searching for a series of a similar ilk and have yet to be successful.

I would really prefer a series that is longer.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Last post by Maggie Ann on December 13, 2018, 11:01:04 PM »
I'm waiting for Charmed to come on Netflix. I only watched a couple of episodes but was pleasantly surprised that I liked it.
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Last post by prolificwriter on December 13, 2018, 07:54:56 PM »
Recently finished...

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - This is one of those shows where it seems like the middle was the best part. I think my favorite episode is ďFeast of FeastsĒ. I also really liked ďThe Trial of Sabrina SpellmanĒ and ďThe BurialĒ if I remember correctly. The first few episodes were disappointing and so were the last two. Some of the writing on this show is so bad that I felt bad for the actors that had to say those lines. Still, thereís hope that the second season might be more fun.

Murdoch Mysteries: Season 11 - Some interesting choices but still going strong. All the main characters are likable, but I love Dr. Julia Ogden! As long as sheís there, Iíll continue watching. Iím also looking forward to checking out the Frankie Drake Mysteries by the same creators. If you like shows in a similar vein, I also highly recommend Miss Fisherís Murder Mysteries.

Currently watching (and looking forward to)...

Legends of Tomorrow is AMAZING, especially these last two episodes. This show is so fun and out there, itís hard not to like! Iím also beyond glad that Constantine ended up on this show. Heís played by the same actor as the short-lived NBC show, of which I could only stomach a few episodes. LOT isnít afraid to explore Constantineís bisexuality, something which canít be said about the homophobic showrunner of the NBC show (who also famously straightwashed Leonardo da Vinci). Rant over. LOT awesome, will probably get cancelled because I love it too much!

Iím liking where the new Charmed is going. Theyíre doing some interesting things that werenít explored on the original show. Blindspot is better this season than last. Midnight, Texas is also doing well in its second season. Manifest is interesting enough. Dirty John has Juno Temple in it so I canít complain! The Flash is okay. Some episodes are better than others. Canít wait for How to Get Away with Murder to come back from their break. Love that show! Iím also looking forward to season 3 of Travelers, which is coming this Friday on Netflix. Oh, and Iím halfway through Channel Zero: The Dream Door, and Iím quite liking it so far!

Yes, I watch a lot of TV.  grint
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: TV That Nails It - Millennials
« Last post by heyb on December 13, 2018, 06:00:36 PM »
I would say the HBO show Girls might be a decent example. Or perhaps Netflix's Master of None.
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: TV That Nails It - Millennials
« Last post by Shoe on December 13, 2018, 01:33:29 AM »
I'm mid-thirties, so on the line between millennials and whatever is older than a millennial. I've never seen a depiction on TV of anything resembling my life. I still enjoy TV as entertainment but don't identify with anything at all, except maybe the shabby, rural settings of Stranger Things (minus the people and monsters).

Millennials 1981-1996
Gen X 1965-1980
Boomers 1946-1964

I didn't mean reflecting any one person's life (not YOUR life), but life for Millennials in general. On this subject, Inc. Magazine recently listed Broad City, Startup U, and Workaholics as accurately depicting Millennial life. Others mention Silicon Valley, You're The Worst, Love, The Bold Type. I find some of these a stretch.
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I haven't watched this week's yet either. Work is crazy & I'm trying to get ready for family guests.
for now I have cable, TIVO & the STARZ station, so, I'll be catching up soon!

It's that time of year. I've been busy with the holidays but I couldn't sleep last night and I wound up watching it in the wee hours on my Fire tablet.

I have to say in the books I absolutely did not like Lord John especially at Ardsmuir. It was his superior, entitled attitude, I think, even though he tried to do the right thing by paroling Jamie to Helwater. But in the show, I'm really drawn to him. David Berry's performance has absolutely humanized him for me.
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The scene between him and Claire was wonderful. Both of them. I understood what each of them felt for each other and why.


I'm so glad they brought Murtagh back. I didn't think they captured him in the first two seasons but now they have. Before, he sort of blended in with all the other dour, bearded Scots and was definitely not a "wee canty bird." Okay, so he really wasn't in the books, either. Now, he's distinctive with a personality and story line all his own.

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Then there's Willie. Excuse me ... Master William.  Grin The boy (Oliver Finnegan) was wonderful and the interaction between him and Jamie was perfect. I don't remember the incident with the fish in the book, but then I don't remember a whole lot about the book. But that was a very powerful scene. When Willie looked back at Jamie as they were leaving, I did choke up a bit.


One thing that puzzled me in the book and they've brought it into the series,
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 is the concern over Willie losing his inheritance if they find out that Ellesmere was not his father. I've always understood that under English law, the father is presumed to be the husband at the time the child was born. No DNA tests back then. DG does do a lot of research so maybe that wasn't the case at that particular time. Must look into it as soon as I have time after the holidays.


All in all, an excellent episode.

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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: TV That Nails It - Millennials
« Last post by Writer on December 12, 2018, 07:17:05 PM »
I'm mid-thirties, so on the line between millennials and whatever is older than a millennial. I've never seen a depiction on TV of anything resembling my life. I still enjoy TV as entertainment but don't identify with anything at all, except maybe the shabby, rural settings of Stranger Things (minus the people and monsters).
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