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Post by Chris83 » Sun Apr 19 4:17 am

"The Plot Against America" on HBO. Based on the 2004 Philip Roth novel of the same name. I've really enjoyed it so far; final episode on Monday night.
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Post by Bonin21 » Sun Apr 19 11:53 pm

Tonight's episode of Westworld was better. Less stupid complicated puzzles and more direct action and storytelling.

Except
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Post by The Rube » Tue Apr 21 9:58 pm

Better Call Saul season finale:

Whoa. It delivered without delivering, if that makes sense. A LOT of loose ends tying up in the last season. They have enough on the plate, where they could have ended some things....nope, they are going for the whole enchilada.
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Post by Grovetown Scotty » Wed Apr 22 3:58 pm

The Rube wrote:
Tue Apr 21 9:58 pm
Better Call Saul season finale:

Whoa. It delivered without delivering, if that makes sense. A LOT of loose ends tying up in the last season. They have enough on the plate, where they could have ended some things....nope, they are going for the whole enchilada.
Mike should have took Salamanca out when he was at Jimmy's condo. You pretty much knew then he wouldn't get killed in the last scenes in Mexico.

3 Characters will disappear soon Nacho, Lalo, and Kim.

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Post by bearpaw28 » Wed Apr 22 4:01 pm

Grovetown Scotty wrote:
Wed Apr 22 3:58 pm
The Rube wrote:
Tue Apr 21 9:58 pm
Better Call Saul season finale:

Whoa. It delivered without delivering, if that makes sense. A LOT of loose ends tying up in the last season. They have enough on the plate, where they could have ended some things....nope, they are going for the whole enchilada.
Mike should have took Salamanca out when he was at Jimmy's condo. You pretty much knew then he wouldn't get killed in the last scenes in Mexico.

3 Characters will disappear soon Nacho, Lalo, and Kim.
I’m hoping Kim (at least) makes it to the end of the next season, she’s one of the best on the show 👍

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Post by Snowcool08 » Wed Apr 22 4:50 pm

bearpaw28 wrote:
Wed Apr 22 4:01 pm
Grovetown Scotty wrote:
Wed Apr 22 3:58 pm
The Rube wrote:
Tue Apr 21 9:58 pm
Better Call Saul season finale:

Whoa. It delivered without delivering, if that makes sense. A LOT of loose ends tying up in the last season. They have enough on the plate, where they could have ended some things....nope, they are going for the whole enchilada.
Mike should have took Salamanca out when he was at Jimmy's condo. You pretty much knew then he wouldn't get killed in the last scenes in Mexico.

3 Characters will disappear soon Nacho, Lalo, and Kim.
I’m hoping Kim (at least) makes it to the end of the next season, she’s one of the best on the show 👍
The only hope I have that Kim makes it is that flashback scene they showed of her waiting for her mom earlier this season. The license plate was from Nebraska and Saul ends up in Omaha after the events of Breaking Bad. Maybe the reason he went there was because he knew Kim was there?

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Post by JC65 » Wed Apr 22 4:57 pm

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"The Plot Against America" on HBO. Based on the 2004 Philip Roth novel of the same name. I've really enjoyed it so far; final episode on Monday night.
There's a companion podcast with Peter Sagal and David Simon on youtube:

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Post by The Rube » Wed Apr 22 8:46 pm

Grovetown Scotty wrote:
Wed Apr 22 3:58 pm
The Rube wrote:
Tue Apr 21 9:58 pm
Better Call Saul season finale:

Whoa. It delivered without delivering, if that makes sense. A LOT of loose ends tying up in the last season. They have enough on the plate, where they could have ended some things....nope, they are going for the whole enchilada.
Mike should have took Salamanca out when he was at Jimmy's condo. You pretty much knew then he wouldn't get killed in the last scenes in Mexico.

3 Characters will disappear soon Nacho, Lalo, and Kim.
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I thought Nacho was in Breaking Bad but is only mentioned by name.
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Post by Bigbeer » Thu Apr 23 7:52 pm

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Anyone watch S3 for Ozarks? Just finished and really enjoyed it.
Yes. Great stuff.
So many series are stretching after the first two seasons to keep you interested. Season 3 was as good or better than the first two seasons. I would expect a few Emmys.

The Wyatt and Darlene thing was pretty creepy.
This show just keeps getting better. S3 is awesome.
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Post by Beauner » Mon Apr 27 3:49 pm

So yesterday's episode of Westworld got me back in. 👀👀
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Post by Bonin21 » Mon Apr 27 9:00 pm

I've been watching it just because I'm caught up and have gotten through so many other shows. Finale will have to be amazing for me to actively watch when the next season comes around. It's just kinda meh. Seems to me Anthony Hopkins and to a lesser extent Jimmi Simpson took the show to the next level, which is must see TV.
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Post by Bigbeer » Sat May 02 4:50 pm

ESPN is pretty funny today
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Post by Chris83 » Sun May 10 7:44 pm

My wife and I started re-watching "Band of Brothers" on HBO this evening. Absolutely magnificent.
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Post by MNGophers29 » Sun May 10 9:13 pm

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My wife and I started re-watching "Band of Brothers" on HBO this evening. Absolutely magnificent.
I have the box dvd set at the lake. I was just telling my wife the other night that I was gonna watch it again since we don’t have any cable or streaming here. Problem is, I have seen it 4-5 times and that means it is something I would fall asleep to...
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Post by Bladepuller » Mon May 11 8:49 am

I was watching it, B o B, a couple weeks ago and got as far as the issuing of ammo as they were going to Bastonge.
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Post by Greyeagle » Mon May 11 9:01 am

Serenity now. I guess. :(

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Serenity now. I guess. :(

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Post by gopherguy06 » Mon May 11 1:04 pm

I don't think I knew he was Ben Stiller's dad. Sad to see a favorite from Seinfeld gone.

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I don't think I knew he was Ben Stiller's dad. Sad to see a favorite from Seinfeld gone.
Oh yes, Ben comes from comedy royalty. Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, both of them big BIG comedic talents.
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I might have to celebrate Festivus tonight.

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gopherguy06 wrote:
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Anyone watch S3 for Ozarks? Just finished and really enjoyed it.
One of the best shows going as far as I'm concerned. Never thought I'd like Jason Bateman in a dramatic role, but his character is fantastic. The whole cast is top notch.

I think they played out the string on a couple of plot lines, so it will be interesting to see how they reinvent themselves next season. In my view, they need to take the show into another dimension.

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Post by Slap Shot » Tue May 12 3:36 am

Season 3 of Killing Eve is killing it!
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Post by Zwak » Sun May 17 12:47 pm

Has anyone watched "Restaurants on the Edge" on Netflix. It's sort of like Bar Rescue but not at all as combative. Basically a design expert, bartender and chef visit a restaurant somewhere in the world that has an amazing view but is struggling. They then remodel the restaurant and upgrade their food and drink menus. What I like about it is there is focus on the country and the food and less on the behind the scenes on the construction. So far I have watched episodes on St. Lucia, Malta, Austria, Canada, and Hong Kong. I recommend.
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Post by gopherguy06 » Sun May 17 4:03 pm

Anyone watch Outer Banks? I just finished it and really like it. Good for one season and fun mystery.

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Post by Bigbeer » Tue May 19 1:32 am

streakygopher wrote:
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Anyone watch S3 for Ozarks? Just finished and really enjoyed it.
One of the best shows going as far as I'm concerned. Never thought I'd like Jason Bateman in a dramatic role, but his character is fantastic. The whole cast is top notch.

I think they played out the string on a couple of plot lines, so it will be interesting to see how they reinvent themselves next season. In my view, they need to take the show into another dimension.
This years seasons of Ozark and Better Call were the 2 best tv shows of the year for me
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Bigbeer wrote:
Tue May 19 1:32 am
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Thu Apr 16 11:18 am
Anyone watch S3 for Ozarks? Just finished and really enjoyed it.
One of the best shows going as far as I'm concerned. Never thought I'd like Jason Bateman in a dramatic role, but his character is fantastic. The whole cast is top notch.

I think they played out the string on a couple of plot lines, so it will be interesting to see how they reinvent themselves next season. In my view, they need to take the show into another dimension.
This years seasons of Ozark and Better Call were the 2 best tv shows of the year for me
Better Call Saul was very good this season....for me, much better than previous seasons.

The problem with "prequel" shows is that if they run for a few seasons, the actors age so much that it becomes distracting. Mike is a good example of that.

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For any North Star fans around. Game #1 of the 1981 Stanley Cup Final on the NHL network at 4:00

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For any North Star fans around. Game #1 of the 1981 Stanley Cup Final on the NHL network at 4:00
Watching "The Match" on TBS (there are other channels showing it also). Quite entertaining so far.
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Post by Beauner » Sun May 24 4:15 pm

Finally got around to watching Jack Ryan Season 2 on Prime.
Damn it that was good.
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Post by Grovetown Scotty » Sun May 24 4:42 pm

Grovetown Scotty wrote:
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For any North Star fans around. Game #1 of the 1981 Stanley Cup Final on the NHL network at 4:00
My bad it’s game #2

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Post by The Rube » Thu Jun 11 9:51 pm

Finished up Queen Of The South S4 on Netflix (USA network show). I really like it. Unfortunately, S5 had to stop shooting because the pandemic, so have no idea if/when that season will come out.

Grittier than a major network show by far, but I can't say it's as gritty as an AMC/FX show. Of course, some of the worst stuff said is in Spanish, so they can say it (for Star Trek:TNG fans, it's like Jean-Luc being able to say "merde" [sh*t] before that was even allowed on major networks. ;)

Alice Braga stars in it and is awesome, but also a great supporting cast. The guy who plays Pote (sicario/bodyguard) doesn't seem like much of an actor, until your really get his character. Then you realize it takes a lot of talent to be that single-minded, yet complex in the life details.
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Post by gopherguy13 » Fri Jun 12 7:35 am

Does The Sopranos "hold up" today? It's one of those pantheon type shows that I've never seen.
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Post by streakygopher » Fri Jun 12 9:49 am

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Does The Sopranos "hold up" today? It's one of those pantheon type shows that I've never seen.
I never watched Supranos when it was airing, but I watched the entire series about a year or two ago. In my view, it does stand the test of time, but the production quality is not as good as the big time shows on Netflix and the like. It is very good though.

The other thing is that a couple of the actors are almost cartoonish - probably not that far off from the real dim witted mobsters of the era, though. :)

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Post by streakygopher » Fri Jun 12 11:17 am

I missed this. Eddie Haskell hit his mark as the likable bad guy - unctuous yet lovable in his delivery.

I was never a super fan of the show, but Eddie Haskell screen time was usually comic gold.

Side note, for all of us early t.v. viewers who saw Barbara Billingsly as the white-bread-and-butter, consummate '50s housewife and mother, it was an unexpected pleasure to see her shed that personage for her cameo appearance in the 1980 movie Airplane!.

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Enjoyed the Laurel Canyon documentary on EPIX. Not sure if it broke any new ground, but lots of cool pictures and home movies. If anyone is remotely close to my age or just enjoy the music from the late '60s and early '70s it's worth a watch.
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Iceburg wrote:
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Enjoyed the Laurel Canyon documentary on EPIX. Not sure if it broke any new ground, but lots of cool pictures and home movies. If anyone is remotely close to my age or just enjoy the music from the late '60s and early '70s it's worth a watch.
My wife and I have been watching also. We find it to be very well done.
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Post by Slap Shot » Fri Jun 12 11:17 pm

Finished my binging (if you can call it that it took 2 months) of HIMYM S1-9 and it ended a bit better for me. It was hard not to be a bit critical of S7-9 the first time through, but this time I just watched. As such there were still plenty of legit laughs, and episodes that continued to have the magic the earlier seasons had. As before I felt a slight dropoff and I'm still not a huge fan of the actual ending, but it was a more enjoyable ride this time.
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Post by Chris83 » Sat Jun 13 9:07 am

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Enjoyed the Laurel Canyon documentary on EPIX. Not sure if it broke any new ground, but lots of cool pictures and home movies. If anyone is remotely close to my age or just enjoy the music from the late '60s and early '70s it's worth a watch.
I haven't seen this one yet, but it sounds as though I will have to. Watched "Echo in the Canyon" earlier this year on Netflix and thought it was terrific. With an older brother and sister, this music was on the transistor radio, the "Hi-Fi" and in the car all the time as a kid in the 60's.
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Enjoyed the Laurel Canyon documentary on EPIX. Not sure if it broke any new ground, but lots of cool pictures and home movies. If anyone is remotely close to my age or just enjoy the music from the late '60s and early '70s it's worth a watch.
I did too. Learning about the origins & early connections involving Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Brown & Eagles (Glen Frey & Don Henly) was particularly interesting. The stuff with the Doors & Ma Ma’s & Pa Pa’s I already knew a little bit about. And the part regarding Crosby, Stiles, Nash & Young (Neal) was interesting too, how Neal penned the lyrics to the song “Ohio” in about one hours time....just days after 4 student protestors were gunned down at Kent State U.☝️

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Finished my binging (if you can call it that it took 2 months) of HIMYM S1-9 and it ended a bit better for me. It was hard not to be a bit critical of S7-9 the first time through, but this time I just watched. As such there were still plenty of legit laughs, and episodes that continued to have the magic the earlier seasons had. As before I felt a slight dropoff and I'm still not a huge fan of the actual ending, but it was a more enjoyable ride this time.
I remember hearing at the time the finale aired that there were a lot of people who gave up on the show after season 5-6 and they loved the finale. They also filmed the ending with the kids years in advance. The actors both said they didn’t remember what the finale was because it was so long since they had filmed it. The last few seasons did feel like it was spinning in place. Still plenty of laughs for me. I still watch it when I’m flipping through channels and see it on syndication.

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Finished my binging (if you can call it that it took 2 months) of HIMYM S1-9 and it ended a bit better for me. It was hard not to be a bit critical of S7-9 the first time through, but this time I just watched. As such there were still plenty of legit laughs, and episodes that continued to have the magic the earlier seasons had. As before I felt a slight dropoff and I'm still not a huge fan of the actual ending, but it was a more enjoyable ride this time.
I remember hearing at the time the finale aired that there were a lot of people who gave up on the show after season 5-6 and they loved the finale. They also filmed the ending with the kids years in advance. The actors both said they didn’t remember what the finale was because it was so long since they had filmed it. The last few seasons did feel like it was spinning in place. Still plenty of laughs for me. I still watch it when I’m flipping through channels and see it on syndication.
Yeah I didn't know confirm until recently they filmed all the scenes with the kids at the beginning, which makes sense if you think about it since they didn't age.

I've now started re-watching Big Bang Theory.
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Post by The Rube » Sat Jun 13 11:45 pm

Dave Chappelle 8:46

It's raw.
It's gonna make you uncomfortable. Watch it. (youtube)
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Post by JC65 » Sun Jun 14 12:32 pm

The Rube wrote:
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Dave Chappelle 8:46

It's raw.
It's gonna make you uncomfortable. Watch it. (youtube)
I watched it and "raw" is a good way to describe it.

Not many jokes, so don't think it's a comedy special.

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Post by The Rube » Sun Jun 14 10:23 pm

JC65 wrote:
Sun Jun 14 12:32 pm
The Rube wrote:
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Dave Chappelle 8:46

It's raw.
It's gonna make you uncomfortable. Watch it. (youtube)
I watched it and "raw" is a good way to describe it.

Not many jokes, so don't think it's a comedy special.
No; there are jokes, kinda, but it's more of a statement. I won't say more, due to the nature of the video, and I want to obey the rules here. :)
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Post by Beauner » Tue Jun 16 12:01 pm

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Dave Chappelle 8:46

It's raw.
It's gonna make you uncomfortable. Watch it. (youtube)
100% agree.
Chappelle is an absolute genius. Not just when it comes to comedy, either.
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Post by The Rube » Tue Jun 16 9:18 pm

Re-watching House Of Cards (don't worry, I won't watch the horrid last season again) and man, because of the bluntness in the past few years (I WILL TREAD LIGHTLY), they really showed how politics work, by pulling the curtain away (not the conspiracy stuff, just the trading favors stuff).

NOTE: That is all I will say about it, except PLEASE don't watch the last season of it. That was a total train wreck of a meth-addict bent on destroying him/herself.
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Post by The Rube » Sun Jun 21 6:08 pm

The Last Ride:
Limited series on Mark Calloway, aka The Undertaker, of WWF/E fame. First ep was free on the WWE Network, I'm debating on spending the 10 bucks (monthly rate) to watch the rest of the series. It's that good. It peels back the facade of the production of what WWE is, it gets real. Wrestling fan or not, this harkens back to the fiction movie "The Wrestler" (which has been basically labeled as the most real depiction of the industry) and the non-fiction "Beyond The Mat" (documentary covering 3 all time greats in WWF/E history).

Given that The Undertaker is my 1a all time favorite (Macho Man Randy Savage being #1), I'll probably spend the money, simply to watch the rest of this series.
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Post by ex_goldy » Tue Jun 23 12:12 am

Yellowstone season 3 just appeared on YouTube TV. I bought season 1 and 2.

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Post by Slap Shot » Tue Jun 23 8:26 am

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Yellowstone season 3 just appeared on YouTube TV. I bought season 1 and 2.
S3 E1 did not disappoint!
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Post by Beauner » Tue Jun 23 11:18 am

Anyone watch Preacher on AMC when it was on? I came across the trailer a couple days ago and it looks super interesting.
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Post by The Rube » Tue Jun 23 9:34 pm

Cobra Kai coming to Netflix Streaming! WOO HOO! (Have seen the first 2 seasons, via Netflix disc). If you like Karate Kid, you'll love this series.
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Post by 00xtremeninja » Sun Jun 28 9:00 pm

Just got into Ozark, great show
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Post by Bigbeer » Sun Jun 28 10:26 pm

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Just got into Ozark, great show
Just wait. It’s one of the rare shows to keep getting better every season.
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Post by davescharf » Mon Jun 29 11:57 am

Bigbeer wrote:
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Just got into Ozark, great show
Just wait. It’s one of the rare shows to keep getting better every season.
We just finished Season 2. It's certainly been very good.
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Post by Greyeagle » Tue Jun 30 8:49 am

Well crap.

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Post by Karlsson » Tue Jun 30 10:16 am

Greyeagle wrote:
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Well crap.

Agreed. :cry:

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Post by gopherguy13 » Wed Jul 01 7:43 am

YouTubeTV jacked up their prices from ~50 to $65 a month. They added some other channels to announce with the price hike, Comedy Central is the only one I'm even mildly interested in.

It started at $35 a month and now is almost double that... They're starting to creep up to cable/satellite range.

I'm assuming this might have something to do with their recent deal with Sinclair, who I'm assuming bent them over a barrel. Google saw the backlash when they said they were going to drop Fox regional networks, and decided they had no choice but to keep them, and we're paying for it now.

Read an article talking about it, and how almost all other streaming services have jacked up their prices at least once in the last year or so. Wonder if they were operating at a loss just to get people in. At this point it's still the obvious choice to me, since it's easy to split between people (I split it with my parents), and you can cancel/resubscribe at any time with the push of a button.

But the streaming services are starting to annoy me a bit.
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Post by davescharf » Wed Jul 01 10:44 am

gopherguy13 wrote:
Wed Jul 01 7:43 am
YouTubeTV jacked up their prices from ~50 to $65 a month. They added some other channels to announce with the price hike, Comedy Central is the only one I'm even mildly interested in.

It started at $35 a month and now is almost double that... They're starting to creep up to cable/satellite range.

I'm assuming this might have something to do with their recent deal with Sinclair, who I'm assuming bent them over a barrel. Google saw the backlash when they said they were going to drop Fox regional networks, and decided they had no choice but to keep them, and we're paying for it now.

Read an article talking about it, and how almost all other streaming services have jacked up their prices at least once in the last year or so. Wonder if they were operating at a loss just to get people in. At this point it's still the obvious choice to me, since it's easy to split between people (I split it with my parents), and you can cancel/resubscribe at any time with the push of a button.

But the streaming services are starting to annoy me a bit.
Yeah - my wife and I were having this conversation too. I forgot we could split it with people so I may look into that further.

One question I have for you on the splitting is if we went to split it with a family member, does the DVR only show what's tied to your account? i'm assuming the answer is yes but figured I should ask
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Post by gopherguy13 » Wed Jul 01 11:07 am

davescharf wrote:
Wed Jul 01 10:44 am
gopherguy13 wrote:
Wed Jul 01 7:43 am
YouTubeTV jacked up their prices from ~50 to $65 a month. They added some other channels to announce with the price hike, Comedy Central is the only one I'm even mildly interested in.

It started at $35 a month and now is almost double that... They're starting to creep up to cable/satellite range.

I'm assuming this might have something to do with their recent deal with Sinclair, who I'm assuming bent them over a barrel. Google saw the backlash when they said they were going to drop Fox regional networks, and decided they had no choice but to keep them, and we're paying for it now.

Read an article talking about it, and how almost all other streaming services have jacked up their prices at least once in the last year or so. Wonder if they were operating at a loss just to get people in. At this point it's still the obvious choice to me, since it's easy to split between people (I split it with my parents), and you can cancel/resubscribe at any time with the push of a button.

But the streaming services are starting to annoy me a bit.
Yeah - my wife and I were having this conversation too. I forgot we could split it with people so I may look into that further.

One question I have for you on the splitting is if we went to split it with a family member, does the DVR only show what's tied to your account? i'm assuming the answer is yes but figured I should ask
Yep, you add someone to your Google "family", and then they have access to YouTubeTV. Each member of the "family" has their own separate instance of YouTubeTV with their own recommendations, DVR, etc. You can have 3 concurrent streams/devices going at one time.

They say that you have to be physically living in the same residence to be in the same "family", but they don't seem to care, I've been sharing it with my parents for almost a year now with no issues.
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Post by Karlsson » Wed Jul 01 11:33 am

One of my sister in laws shares it with us. I warned the wife that a conversion about us chipping in might be coming when I saw the news about the hike. We've decided that we aren't. If we do we may as well get directv or Comcast. Just wouldn't be enough cheaper to warrant jumping through all the hoops.

And no, we don't feel bad saying no. We share numerous things with her, but they are cheaper things like Disney+ and Netflix. We barely use YouTube TV. She'll have no problem finding someone else to share it with.

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Karlsson wrote:
Wed Jul 01 11:33 am
One of my sister in laws shares it with us. I warned the wife that a conversion about us chipping in might be coming when I saw the news about the hike. We've decided that we aren't. If we do we may as well get directv or Comcast. Just wouldn't be enough cheaper to warrant jumping through all the hoops.

And no, we don't feel bad saying no. We share numerous things with her, but they are cheaper things like Disney+ and Netflix. We barely use YouTube TV. She'll have no problem finding someone else to share it with.
For me the problem was always after the first year...

I am not able to get MediaCom TV for less than $125/mnth (as still get FSN). Dish was great at $96, but lost all the sports channels (not that it matters right now). DirecTV has great pricing that first year, but then I was stuck paying the same $125~ish per month like MediaCom to get a package that had FSN.

To each their own. We get Netflix for "free" with T-Mobile. We don't pay for any other streaming services. Netflix is pretty awful for movies, and I don't enjoy serialized TV that much or "binge worthy" shows. Disney+ isn't worth it when we own nearly every Disney movie ever made.

I still have a nice collection of BluRays and now 4K discs that don't buffer, lag, refuse to load, etc. And the movie selection on Netflix has dropped considerably the last 3-4 years we've had it.

But much like computer software recently, I am sure there will come a day when I can no longer buy the movie, I have to buy a subscription to access their intellectual property. :ddown:

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Post by The Rube » Wed Jul 01 9:18 pm

Netflix is great for movies, if you don't mind missing out on blockbusters; although you kind of have to be a movie freak. People laugh when I say I still have disc, but the most recent hit movies are not available streaming, hence THAT subscription. Also, streaming usually doesn't have movies from the 1920s/30s etc, which I like delving into. Heck, disc even has the ORIGINAL "Birth Of A Nation." :shock: BTW, horrible, don't even bother. I wanted to see it for a historical perspective, and shut it off after 30 minutes.
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Post by Greyeagle » Wed Jul 01 9:27 pm

The Rube wrote:
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Heck, disc even has the ORIGINAL "Birth Of A Nation." :shock: BTW, horrible, don't even bother. I wanted to see it for a historical perspective, and shut it off after 30 minutes.
I had to watch B-O-N for a class, it was painful.
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Post by The Rube » Wed Jul 01 9:29 pm

Greyeagle wrote:
Wed Jul 01 9:27 pm
The Rube wrote:
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Heck, disc even has the ORIGINAL "Birth Of A Nation." :shock: BTW, horrible, don't even bother. I wanted to see it for a historical perspective, and shut it off after 30 minutes.
I had to watch B-O-N for a class, it was painful.
Some good finds, so to speak, on disc (movies): The Public Enemy, Scarface (original), White Heat, His Girl Friday, She Done Him Wrong, Freaks...

I haven't delved into old tv shows, though.
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Post by Kelly Red » Wed Jul 01 9:31 pm

Beauner wrote:
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Anyone watch Preacher on AMC when it was on? I came across the trailer a couple days ago and it looks super interesting.
I missed your post...yes I loved this show. It’s weird, interesting characters and well written. There are 4 seasons. Word of warning, season4 was not supposed to be the last but there is currently no plan for #5. Don’t let that stop you but it doesn’t get wrapped up which is a little disappointing.

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Kelly Red wrote:
Wed Jul 01 9:31 pm
Beauner wrote:
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Anyone watch Preacher on AMC when it was on? I came across the trailer a couple days ago and it looks super interesting.
I missed your post...yes I loved this show. It’s weird, interesting characters and well written. There are 4 seasons. Word of warning, season4 was not supposed to be the last but there is currently no plan for #5. Don’t let that stop you but it doesn’t get wrapped up which is a little disappointing.

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That is one of the reasons I didn't mind "Brotherhood" getting cancelled (SHO). Unexpected, but was a clean closing, by pure accident.
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Post by JC65 » Wed Jul 01 10:15 pm

Now _this_ is classic television.


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Post by MATT » Thu Jul 02 7:43 am

gopherguy13 wrote:
Wed Jul 01 11:07 am
davescharf wrote:
Wed Jul 01 10:44 am
gopherguy13 wrote:
Wed Jul 01 7:43 am
YouTubeTV jacked up their prices from ~50 to $65 a month. They added some other channels to announce with the price hike, Comedy Central is the only one I'm even mildly interested in.

It started at $35 a month and now is almost double that... They're starting to creep up to cable/satellite range.

I'm assuming this might have something to do with their recent deal with Sinclair, who I'm assuming bent them over a barrel. Google saw the backlash when they said they were going to drop Fox regional networks, and decided they had no choice but to keep them, and we're paying for it now.

Read an article talking about it, and how almost all other streaming services have jacked up their prices at least once in the last year or so. Wonder if they were operating at a loss just to get people in. At this point it's still the obvious choice to me, since it's easy to split between people (I split it with my parents), and you can cancel/resubscribe at any time with the push of a button.

But the streaming services are starting to annoy me a bit.
Yeah - my wife and I were having this conversation too. I forgot we could split it with people so I may look into that further.

One question I have for you on the splitting is if we went to split it with a family member, does the DVR only show what's tied to your account? i'm assuming the answer is yes but figured I should ask
Yep, you add someone to your Google "family", and then they have access to YouTubeTV. Each member of the "family" has their own separate instance of YouTubeTV with their own recommendations, DVR, etc. You can have 3 concurrent streams/devices going at one time.

They say that you have to be physically living in the same residence to be in the same "family", but they don't seem to care, I've been sharing it with my parents for almost a year now with no issues.
I h lave been sharing with two other people so that has been nice to cut the cost into 3rds. The only potential I ssue is everyone has to checkin in the “home area” I think every 3 months. That’s obviously only an issue if the “family” members aren’t living in the same home area.

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Post by gopherguy13 » Thu Jul 02 8:37 am

MATT wrote:
Thu Jul 02 7:43 am
gopherguy13 wrote:
Wed Jul 01 11:07 am
davescharf wrote:
Wed Jul 01 10:44 am
gopherguy13 wrote:
Wed Jul 01 7:43 am
YouTubeTV jacked up their prices from ~50 to $65 a month. They added some other channels to announce with the price hike, Comedy Central is the only one I'm even mildly interested in.

It started at $35 a month and now is almost double that... They're starting to creep up to cable/satellite range.

I'm assuming this might have something to do with their recent deal with Sinclair, who I'm assuming bent them over a barrel. Google saw the backlash when they said they were going to drop Fox regional networks, and decided they had no choice but to keep them, and we're paying for it now.

Read an article talking about it, and how almost all other streaming services have jacked up their prices at least once in the last year or so. Wonder if they were operating at a loss just to get people in. At this point it's still the obvious choice to me, since it's easy to split between people (I split it with my parents), and you can cancel/resubscribe at any time with the push of a button.

But the streaming services are starting to annoy me a bit.
Yeah - my wife and I were having this conversation too. I forgot we could split it with people so I may look into that further.

One question I have for you on the splitting is if we went to split it with a family member, does the DVR only show what's tied to your account? i'm assuming the answer is yes but figured I should ask
Yep, you add someone to your Google "family", and then they have access to YouTubeTV. Each member of the "family" has their own separate instance of YouTubeTV with their own recommendations, DVR, etc. You can have 3 concurrent streams/devices going at one time.

They say that you have to be physically living in the same residence to be in the same "family", but they don't seem to care, I've been sharing it with my parents for almost a year now with no issues.
I h lave been sharing with two other people so that has been nice to cut the cost into 3rds. The only potential I ssue is everyone has to checkin in the “home area” I think every 3 months. That’s obviously only an issue if the “family” members aren’t living in the same home area.
Oh, I didn't know about the checking in every 3 months thing. I suppose it hasn't been an issue for me, because I go to my parents' place fairly frequently, and my phone always auto connects to their WiFi.

But I suppose if you're close enough to someone to share YouTubeTV with them, you should be comfortable enough to have them over to your place 4 times a year to connect to your WiFi. :lol:
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Post by MATT » Thu Jul 02 8:47 am

gopherguy13 wrote:
Thu Jul 02 8:37 am
MATT wrote:
Thu Jul 02 7:43 am
gopherguy13 wrote:
Wed Jul 01 11:07 am

Yep, you add someone to your Google "family", and then they have access to YouTubeTV. Each member of the "family" has their own separate instance of YouTubeTV with their own recommendations, DVR, etc. You can have 3 concurrent streams/devices going at one time.

They say that you have to be physically living in the same residence to be in the same "family", but they don't seem to care, I've been sharing it with my parents for almost a year now with no issues.
I h lave been sharing with two other people so that has been nice to cut the cost into 3rds. The only potential I ssue is everyone has to checkin in the “home area” I think every 3 months. That’s obviously only an issue if the “family” members aren’t living in the same home area.
Oh, I didn't know about the checking in every 3 months thing. I suppose it hasn't been an issue for me, because I go to my parents' place fairly frequently, and my phone always auto connects to their WiFi.

But I suppose if you're close enough to someone to share YouTubeTV with them, you should be comfortable enough to have them over to your place 4 times a year to connect to your WiFi. :lol:
It just means the metro area. I have Minneapolis/St. Paul as my home area so I can watch MN sports even though I moved to NC. I share with my sister who lives in PA. Every 3 months I update Chrome to think I’m in Minneapolis and login to YouTube TV.

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Post by gopherguy13 » Thu Jul 02 9:53 am

MATT wrote:
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Yep, you add someone to your Google "family", and then they have access to YouTubeTV. Each member of the "family" has their own separate instance of YouTubeTV with their own recommendations, DVR, etc. You can have 3 concurrent streams/devices going at one time.

They say that you have to be physically living in the same residence to be in the same "family", but they don't seem to care, I've been sharing it with my parents for almost a year now with no issues.
I h lave been sharing with two other people so that has been nice to cut the cost into 3rds. The only potential I ssue is everyone has to checkin in the “home area” I think every 3 months. That’s obviously only an issue if the “family” members aren’t living in the same home area.
Oh, I didn't know about the checking in every 3 months thing. I suppose it hasn't been an issue for me, because I go to my parents' place fairly frequently, and my phone always auto connects to their WiFi.

But I suppose if you're close enough to someone to share YouTubeTV with them, you should be comfortable enough to have them over to your place 4 times a year to connect to your WiFi. :lol:
It just means the metro area. I have Minneapolis/St. Paul as my home area so I can watch MN sports even though I moved to NC. I share with my sister who lives in PA. Every 3 months I update Chrome to think I’m in Minneapolis and login to YouTube TV.
Oh hell, that's even easier then. Nice!
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Post by davescharf » Sat Jul 04 5:33 pm

It was a lot of fun to see Hamilton again last night. There’s a lot of new things I missed when I saw it live at the Orpheum

Miranda is amazing as Hamilton. Leslie Odom Jr was good in it but the guy who played Burr here in Minneapolis was amazing in that role
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