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I think Jeopardy got it right for Hosts job the remainder of the year:
Mayim Bailik and Ken Jennings.
Permanent host search still ongoing.

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Been watching Dopesick on Hulu. Excellent show, but it’ll make you pretty mad at just what a bunch of greedy bastards Big Pharma companies are.
Excellent show for sure. I had no idea how ****** up and addicting Oxy was until I started watching this show. I just finished EP 7, and it brought tears to my eyes. And yeah, they are bastards, and there will be a special place in hell for the Sackler family and everyone who pushed Oxy knowing it was killing people.
 

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I would be highly interested in the amazon (Wheel Of Time) series until amazon had to insert their woke agenda. Respect the author and go by the books! Women are strong characters in this series!
 

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Guess I gotta binge-watch Family Guy in the week after Christmas since it's switching from Amazon to Disney+ on Jan 1.
I don't think people are going to be willing to pay 50 or more bucks a month to subscribe to every given streaming service. Classical TV is going to remain around in some capacity for the time being.
 

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Guess I gotta binge-watch Family Guy in the week after Christmas since it's switching from Amazon to Disney+ on Jan 1.
I don't think people are going to be willing to pay 50 or more bucks a month to subscribe to every given streaming service. Classical TV is going to remain around in some capacity for the time being.

If the media companies that are launching streaming ventures would put their live events on those as well, linear TV would die a quick death. Instead, they have all their content on streaming, but then require you to have cable to watch sports. And then they take some of those sporting events and move them exclusively to streaming, while not letting you watch other events on their streaming package.

I would say it'd be nice to not have to switch apps, but Apple TV makes that seamless.
 

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If the media companies that are launching streaming ventures would put their live events on those as well, linear TV would die a quick death. Instead, they have all their content on streaming, but then require you to have cable to watch sports. And then they take some of those sporting events and move them exclusively to streaming, while not letting you watch other events on their streaming package.

I would say it'd be nice to not have to switch apps, but Apple TV makes that seamless.
Sports is the only programming that would make me subscribe to a streaming service. If I want to watch F1 on Sky I also have to buy a useless entertainment package I wouldn't use. DAZN customers are also not very happy since they just announced that the monthly fee will be increased form €15 to €30.
 

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Season three of The Mandalorian (The Book of Boba Fett) has been fantastic so far.
Yep I'm loving it but you are right it's basically the Mandalorian especially episode 5 and 6. I get the feeling that a lot of Star Wars shows will blend together like this has.
 

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Mixed feelings on the finale of The Mandalorian Season 2.5 ... overall, the show was good.

Plus our little green bundle of joy is back.
If any Mandalorian fans didn't watch the last half of the season of BoBF they are gonna be all kinds of confused
 

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I'm finally watching Yellowstone now that I signed up for Peacock. What an awesome show! I can't believe it took me this long to finally see it. Binge watched all three seasons on there and now I'm watching the 4th season on YouTube TV.

Just watched Fairview, some new cartoon on Comedy Central. Quite possibly the worst show I've ever seen in my life
 

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I loved Book of Boba Fett. A certain bounty hunter was a nice surprise.
 

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I see season two of Snowpiercer is finally on HBO Max and season 3 recording each week on TNT. Need to try to catch up but the show doesn’t interest me as much since watching the movie.
 

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I'm finally watching Yellowstone now that I signed up for Peacock. What an awesome show! I can't believe it took me this long to finally see it. Binge watched all three seasons on there and now I'm watching the 4th season on YouTube TV.

I also finally started watching it about a month ago. My take: The first season is excellent. Way darker than I thought it would be (I honestly figured the show was little more than ranch life porn). I loved the scope of it, the way time was taken to establish the various 'sides' and interests, and how each of them both had a point but were also deeply corrupt. The plot turns could be outlandish at times, but the whole thing was compelling and well constructed.

The second season was still pretty good, if uneven and sporadic. The bloodbath ending felt to me like the show was running out of ideas.

The third season, which I'm currently in the middle of, is barely holding my interest. At this point it only occasionally shows the promise of the early episodes. I keep giving up on it, taking a break, and restarting it later. It feels way more like a nighttime soap opera in which the Duttons are heroes than the pitch black anti-hero noir western it started out as.

I went looking for information that might help explain my growing disappointment, and found an interview with Kevin Costner in which he explained that the show was originally conceived as a single 10-part miniseries. When it was changed to a conventional multi-season show, he wasn't sure if he wanted to proceed, but ultimately did because he feared that if he left, it might not get made at all. I respect that and am glad he stayed on. However, I think all of the strong ideas and themes the show had to convey are contained in the first season and a half, and that everything after is an attempt to keep it going, thrusting the same popular characters into increasingly ridiculous plots. Which is a reality true of many shows.
 

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Aside from Yellowstone, which I would grade the first season an A, second season a B-, and beyond that I'm not going to bother, other series I've watched these past several months:

1883: I've watched the first three episodes, and I admire the scope and ambition of it. Reserving judgment on how the story comes together, but it's quite a production.

Mare of Easttown: Suspenseful mystery series with great performances and a conclusion that doesn't go off the rails.

White Lotus: Very creative, bold, funny.

Ozark Season 4 Part 1: Even as it becomes more and more absurd, there is still something very watchable about it. Looking forward to the final episodes next month.

Only Murders in the Building: Excellent, genre bending comedy.


Not feeling like watching something current at the moment, so I'm now rewatching The Sopranos with my wife, who never watched it and has only seen bits and pieces. I think it only improves with time, and I like it better now than I did when I saw it in my 20s. With all due respect to The Wire, which may be more thematically rich, I do think it's the best and most artful TV drama ever. Mob stuff isn't even my thing, but it really is.
 

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another series that I'd have to put in my top25, is Startup on Netflix (wasn't feeling it at first but stuck with it)
 

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OK, so everyone told me if I like Yellowstone, I'm going to LOVE 1883! Hah.

1883 is like a mashup of Yellowstone, the Oregon trail, and Hannah Montana. I couldn't care less about some 16-year-old girl's transition into womanhood as she learns to explore her sexuality, falling in love and marrying a different guy every other day. I'm also tired of listening to her narration several times an episode with her deep poetic Confucius thoughts.

It's an OK show, but not at all what I was expecting.
 

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OK, so everyone told me if I like Yellowstone, I'm going to LOVE 1883! Hah.

1883 is like a mashup of Yellowstone, the Oregon trail, and Hannah Montana. I couldn't care less about some 16-year-old girl's transition into womanhood as she learns to explore her sexuality, falling in love and marrying a different guy every other day. I'm also tired of listening to her narration several times an episode with her deep poetic Confucius thoughts.

It's an OK show, but not at all what I was expecting.

I have to give the show credit for ambition. That is a much harder period to capture convincingly than more recent times. Some of it is really well done from a production standpoint. Using the daughter as a framing device for everything didn't particularly work for me either.
 

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I have to give the show credit for ambition. That is a much harder period to capture convincingly than more recent times. Some of it is really well done from a production standpoint. Using the daughter as a framing device for everything didn't particularly work for me either.

I actually just watched the final two episodes earlier tonight, and I enjoyed them. I'm looking forward to the second season. I still stand by my earlier comments though, lol
 

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I'm watching the first episode of Tokyo Vice, directed by Michael Mann, and it is fantastic. Immersive and distinctive, and a real return to form for a great filmmaker. Not sure if the entire series will stand up to the pilot, as the rest of the episodes are helmed by other directors. Great start though.
 
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