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#29372 - 06/12/14 05:56 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Rita]
David Dvorkin Offline
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Yes, as I remember, the episode ended with Hill and Renko lying on the floor in a rundown building, and you didn't know if they were alive or dead.

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#29402 - 06/22/14 05:11 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: David Dvorkin]
Rita Offline


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Oh wow, male clones in Orphan Black! Why is Marian keeping one imprisoned in her basement? Gracie, carrying Cosima's eggs in her womb, and the little girl, Charlotte...so many whys! Atta way to build a cliffhanger!

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#29406 - 06/22/14 11:41 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Rita]
Lorna Offline
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Yes...I just stayed up late to watch it. What do those government types want with Helena? Can't wait to see Rachel wearing an eye patch. That was rather grim.

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#29407 - 06/23/14 01:07 AM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Lorna]
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I'm a little concerned that the show may develop an overpopulation problem. It has a huge cast already, and the male clones will take air time away from the clones we already know. And I always want to see more of Alison and Donnie. But I loved that impromptu dance session they had, with Helena mostly jumping up and down because she doesn't know how to dance, ha! That child actor playing Kira (8-year-old Skyler Wexler) is a marvel...such poise!

Another intense Penny Dreadful tonight.

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#29534 - 07/27/14 09:48 AM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Barbara]
Lorna Offline
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Is anyone watching AMC's Halt and Catch Fire? It's fictional, but I'm wondering if it's based on anything that actually happened during those early computer days.

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#29536 - 07/27/14 05:19 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Lorna]
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I've seen a few episodes, and I was wondering the same thing. Mackenzie Davis reminds me of a young Martha Plimpton.

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#29542 - 07/31/14 06:36 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Barbara]
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Good buzz about The Honorable Woman, an 8-part series starting tonight on Sundance.

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#29553 - 08/06/14 09:01 AM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Rita]
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Registered: 04/25/99
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Somehow I missed the Hill Street Blues discussion, and I have to chime in belatedly, because I was absolutely devoted to that series, and saw every episode. I even went to the location (next to a college campus just south of the Chicago Loop) where the station house facade was that they used for background and transitional shots, when they were doing the second-unit shooting before the second season (the cameraman was my father's best friend and he tipped me off). I got to shake hands with Daniel J. Travanti and was later sent an autographed photo from the cast.

Yes, the pilot episode ended with the revelation that the police captain and the angry lawyer were having a secret affair, and they were interrupted by a phone call with the news that Hill and Renko had been shot and were in critical condition. (Probably everybody here knows that originally Renko was to have died and Hill to have acquired a new partner for the run of the series, but everyone found the pairing so strong that he was kept alive after all.)

Michael Warren, who played Bobby Hill, is from Indiana, just a year older than me. He'd been a basketball star on UCLA's glory team of the late 1960s, but knowing that he was not tall enough for a professional career, he'd been a theater major from the start. I'd been following his movie career since 1971 and he was probably the reason I started to watch HSB. Now he's probably known to a younger generation, if at all, as Jessica Alba's father-in-law.

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#29556 - 08/06/14 05:22 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Rita]
David Dvorkin Offline
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But he should be famous for having gone to high school with my wife. Life's not fair. smile

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#29576 - 08/11/14 05:58 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: David Dvorkin]
Lorna Offline
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Is anyone besides me watching The Last Tango in Halifax on PBS? Two septuagenarians fall in love and get married, which causes two rather peculiar families to try to mesh. The old folks are played by Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid (love him, can't stand her). It's the subject matter of soap opera, but the sharp dialogue and good acting lift it above that.

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