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  • diesel
    started a topic What are you watching?

    What are you watching?

    Don't we need a generic television thread? Yeah, I thought so.

    So, my latest excitement is that my cable company just gave us some new channels!

    MTV2 -- I've been dying for this one for YEARS now. YAY.

    MTV Hits -- The description says it caters to the "younger" MTV demographic. As far as I can tell, the only difference between this and regular MTV is that it actually plays videos. Basically it's Beyonce, Pink, and Hilary Duff. Oh joy.

    VH1 Mega Hits -- This says it plays hits from the 90s and today. I haven't really watched it, so I can't say what they actually show or what makes it different from regular ol' VH1.

    But the big excitement is VH1 Classic -- OMB! I it. Last night, in one half-hour period I saw the Go-Gos (now I'm blanking on the song, but it wasn't one of their bigger hits -- it's the video where they're dressed up as a boy band playing at a dance in the 50s/60s, and Rob Lowe is in it), Rick Springfield (again, not one of his typical bigger hits -- it was "Don't Talk to Strangers" -- I forgot how great that video was, hee!), Roxy Music (it was "Avalon," but still), the Kinks, and Lou Reed. I feel that my ass will be planted on the couch watching that channel for an inordinate amount of time.

    I haven't really checked them out much, but we also got The DIY Network and the Style Network.

    There was one funie show on the Style Network called "Style Court". It had me rolling. Basically it's like "The People's Court" (and it even has Doug Llewelyn!) except that people bring on friends and family members who have bad style. And then the judge -- along with a "celebrity" jury (the ep I watched featured Dr. Joyce Brothers, Brandi Roderick (who I only knew from "The Surreal Life"), and Bobby Trendy (who I only knew from "The Anna Nicole Show") -- sets down the verdict of whether they've committed fashion violations (believe me, they all have). Then they get a makeover. OMB, the ep I watched had this lady who painted on these scary, scary eyebrows. They were literally half and inch thick, and they were at this crazy dramatic angle. Then she had these kerrazy eyelashes. And she was so freaky delusional. The Judge is all, "Have you EVER seen anyone who wasn't IN A MOVIE who had your kind of look?" And she's like, "Yes, Cher." He's all, "BESIDES FRIGGIN" SCARY CHER!" (I'm paraphrasing, hee.) She really, truly didn't seem to understand how kerrazy she looked. I didn't stick around to see the makeover (because I was excitedly flipping around with all my other new channels, hee!), but I will definitely be back for that show.

    Oh and OOH! There's also now Nicktoons, the all-cartoon Nickelodeon channel, which is very exciting, as they play old "Ren & Stimpy" and "Pinky and the Brain" eps. Whee!

  • vanessa
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    Russian Doll was perfect in every way. I binged it during a snowstorm and I think I got up off the couch like three times during the whole thing.

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  • isadora
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    I feel like Abducted in Plain Sight was a bad documentary about an insane story? Like a better documentarian could have taken you on a journey and this one just wanted to take you on a ride.

    IT WAS A RIDE. But I spent every third minute leaning in and I even had to rewind a couple of times because they breeze past the CRAZIEST THING YOU HAVE EVER HEARD and then don't really revisit it or expand upon it? LOL. It's NUTS. I kinda want to watch it again tho.

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  • IssieCol
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    I finally got around to watching Abducted In Plain Sight and I was horrified by Jan's parents. The handy in the car with her dad and her abductor was SO. WTF and then they just moved on to explaining other shit and I was still like, "EXCUUUUUUSE ME!!???" And every time her mom talked about her affair with the dude, she got this dreamy look on her face like she'd still be down for that d today. When she expressed her surprise about the second abduction, my face must have been a weird combo of ????!!!!!!? Her parents were the creepiest combo of 70s swingers who were secretly freaky af and deeply naive church folk who only use the medical terms for people's private parts.

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  • dada_teacher
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    I really want to watch this.I loved he trailer. I'm glad it's so good!

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  • ophy
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    RUSSIAN DOLL OMB.

    I would run away with Natasha Lyonne in a heartbeat if she asked me to. This was my favorite thing that I have watched in a very long time. All women directors/writers, etc!




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  • IssieCol
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    We finished Sex Ed and it was awesome. I don't think I need to see the show's proposed OTP together because they seem better off as friends, but if it happens, I'm good with it. I basically just want Maeve to live happily ever after doing whatever she wants with her smart self.

    I also watched the 2nd season of Friends From College and it's pretty much exactly like the 1st. The friends are all horrible assholes and I still don't understand why they hang out so much when they don't even seem to like one another and none of them have that much in common anymore. There was supposed to be a year long gap between the end of the S1 and the beginning of S2, but there's really no sense of estrangement between them. I think my main frustration with the show is that these people are all supposed to be around my age (late 30s, maybe 40), but literally everyone is a hot mess and no one seems willing to take accountability for the dumpster fire lives they all lead. And this is supposed to be a group of high achievers! There isn't a single character that is likable. I don't even know if it's going to be renewed for a S3, but I'm tapping out. It's a hate watch and there's enough good TV now that I don't have to do that anymore.

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  • IssieCol
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    Will Abducted In Plain Sight make me ragey? I'm making an effort to avoid ragey media these days.

    We started watching Sex Education last night and it's really good. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the kids are all fantastic and Gillian Anderson is perfect. Also, the girl who plays Maeve is basically a baby Margot Robbie and I need to see them play sisters in something immediately. And Maeve is an underrated, underused name. It's great, short, and so super pretty, but I rarely hear it.

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  • Velvetkiss
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    I agree Abducted in Plain Sight was Bananas! Jan must have had a GREAT therapist to have been able to forgive her parents.

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  • isadora
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    Abducted in Plain Sight was BANANAS. I need to talk to Jan's therapist because I'm having a hard time forgiving her parents and would like to understand what steps I need to take to heal as she seemed to have done.

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  • IssieCol
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    I also can not watch You. Dan Humphrey w/ a Chuck Bass streak of lady abuse is not my idea of a fun time and beyond that, I'm just tired of watching, reading, and listening to stories where women are tortured or murdered. The fact that there are a bunch of sad girls on Twitter who think DanChuck is hot makes die inside a little.

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  • Velvetkiss
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    I am just watched both Fyre documentries and I think watching Netflix and then Hulu gives a good picture of the whole situation. I think he wanted stuff filmed because he just seemed to LOVE being the center of attention and though he was somebody. It is crazy to me how no one stepped up and said this festival was a fraud. I mean so many people could have said something and backed the lone guy trying to shut it down.

    I also watched on Netflix that Abducted in Plain Sight, all I can say is WOW! I honestly can not understand who that situation got as far as it did. I was a child in the 70's and I know my family NEVER would have put up with or even allowed a fraction of the crap that guy did. It really amazed me that this guy was able to manipulate these people so badly.

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  • LaaLaa
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    Iíve only seen the Netflix Fyre doc and the caterer lady made me cry! Then the internet contributed to her GoFundMe and I cried again. But can someone tell me why that dude wanted his ticket scam FILMED?

    Donít think I can do ďYou.Ē I canít be reminded of the last 1/4 of Gossip Girl.

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  • Velvetkiss
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    Good to hear the Fyre docs are good. I just put both of them on my list in Hulu and Netflix.

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  • isadora
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    I started to watch an insane documentary on Netflix last night called Abducted in Plain Sight and I literally can't believe people can be so gullible. I gotta finish it but I was overwhelmed with how insane it was and needed to go to bed.

    I watched You when it was on Lifetime but everybody seems to have watched that last weekend. It was like if Dan Humphrey really were the psychopath the series finale painted him to be!

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