Tuesday TV Talk

I have no exciting TV insights to share, so here’s newly crowned Best Supporting Actor and star of Netflix shows Luke Cage and House of Cards Mahershala Ali, posing for a Calvin Klein ad.  You can find some more provocative photos of Ali, as well as the three young men who played Chiron in Moonlight, at the company’s official site.

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28 Responses to Tuesday TV Talk

  1. flanny says:

    Chelsea won Project Runway Juniors? I don’t understand this world anymore!

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      I liked the collections by Chris and Izzy the best, but I don’t mind that Chelsea won. She has quite an imagination, and I bet she will make the most of that scholarship.

      Butter London – the make up company they have been using – just released Pantone color nail polish, and that news makes me very happy, even though I have not painted my nails in many moons.

      http://www.butterlondon.com/Pantone/

      • flanny says:

        Yeah, maybe they awarded it to Chelsea based on potential growth. She did always have good stories about who she was designing for, but I just never got excited about what actually was produced.

  2. catweazle says:

    Oh shit, I didn’t know Mahershala was on Luke Cage! I’ve been meaning to watch that and now it has moved up the list. I got so emotional seeing all the Chirons and Kevins on stage at the Oscars. Especially the little kids! They’re so cute!

    My entire last week was taken over by apartment hunting so I haven’t been watching TV but I now need to watch a bunch because I only have cable for another month. I’m going to marathon the current season of ANTM for sure, and I have to catch up on Elementary. Also should probably watch The Young Pope and Big Little Lies while I have HBO.

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      I keep forgetting to record ANTM, but I’ve been catching up with it as they slowly release episodes on demand. It’s pretty ridiculous, but that is to be expected.

    • mikaelajm says:

      Oooh, just saw that you mentioned BLL. Recommended!

    • mordonez says:

      He is SO GOOD in Luke Cage, and the score is excellent. I too want a Fender Rhodes in my office (although, I mean, I work from home, so I guess I have a piano, two keyboards, a bass, and a banjo in my office now).

      Luke Cage set the bar a little too high as it was the first Marvel show I watched. TONS of great performances. Daredevil is fine, and I was ooked out by Jessica Jones and have not gotten past the second episode.

  3. mikaelajm says:

    Is anyone else watching Big Little Lies on HBO? I watched both of the first 2 episodes this weekend. Apparently it was a book, which I have not read. It scratches that “trashy lifestyle porn with thriller elements and a stellar cast” itch quite nicely.

  4. martinmegz says:

    I’m so happy that Lethal Weapon got renewed! The cast is so good. Every episode has action, comedy, and tugs on the heartstrings. I’ve really grown to love Speechless, it’s a delightful comedy that makes me laugh out loud.

    I think I said last week that the Good Fight is good, but I have no idea what day new episodes come out. I get that they don’t want to release them at once because then people will just get that stupid CBS All Access for a week then cancel, but I’m never going to pay for that stupid app and I don’t think this experiment will succeed. Unless the new Star Trek thing ends up being big enough to create a demand for it.

    I was so over the Mindy Project in its last string of episodes. There are some great jokes but I just really hate Mindy’s character. The two newest episodes are pretty good, though. Adam Pally’s character has gone full Max Blum and the recent episode was very reminiscent of Happy Endings, so I’ll be happy if they stick to this.

  5. gnidrah says:

    The third (& hopefully final?!) series of Broadchurch started last night. David Tennant and Olivia Colman are back, as are many familiar faces and several new ones. I thought it was a return to what the show is good at after a slightly disappointing second series; if anyone saw it I’d be interested to hear what you thought. (UK lurkers?!)

  6. hotspur says:

    I watched a documentary last night about J.T. LeRoy (the pseudonym that was taken a little far), and Friday night I watched Edge of Tomorrow, which has Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, and Bill Paxton (RIP, 36 hours later). Both movies were pretty good, though in the main quite different from each other. I also watched a crummy 1985 spy movie called The Holcroft Covenant, starring Michael Caine and based on a Robert Ludlum book (who created Bourne), but neither of those things made it good. Also, it was about a Nazi attempt to take over the world. I feel like when I was a kid, every tenth movie was about the Nazis. Were they really this much on everyone’s minds in 1985? I guess if you fought in the war, you’d only be 60-65, so yeah, maybe so. Huh.

    • hotspur says:

      By “Nazi attempt to take over the world,” I mean a 1985 one, not the 1939-1945 one. See, there are Nazi sleeper cells, infiltrating their people into the highest echelons of things with echelons, and into this pit of vipers is dragged innocent millionaire architect Michael Caine…

  7. collin0truckasaurus says:

    I have been watching The Mindy Project (just started season 5) and I like it.
    The Bachelor is down to the wire. My money-maker is out 😦 but I still have one player in the top 3 (probably top 2!). I have to buy prizes for my fantasy league and I think I’m going to buy the thing I want and another awesome thing and just match the prize to first or second place depending on which one I get.
    Predictions for who wins? I think it’ll be Vanessa because Raven and Nick just don’t seem like a real match to me, although neither do Vanessa and Nick. They both deserve so much better! I think I’d like to see Raven in Paradise more though. Vanessa would be boring in Paradise.

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      There is a girl named Raven on this show? That sounds like an X-Men character.

      • collin0truckasaurus says:

        Yeah, I thought she was gonna be the drunk/crazy one, but she actually seems very cool and normal. She’s from Hoxie, Arkansas!

    • martinmegz says:

      I think Nick is taken with Raven but they are such a mismatch. For weeks I thought it was between Rachel and Vanessa but we know what happens with Rachel, so I’d bet everything on Vanessa winning. My trainer and I text about The Bachelor pretty much everyday; I just told him that I grew to love Corinne and he was shocked because apparently I used to hate her, but that little weirdo won me over.

      • collin0truckasaurus says:

        I would never want to hang out with her, but I think she was a good match for Nick.

  8. I am over 40 years late, but the Mary Tyler Moore show is the best. So that’s all I’m watching lately. Then probably catching up on B99 while I still have my Hulu trial.

    • flanny says:

      A couple of years ago I discovered Rhoda airing on one of the weird broadcast channels at, like, 10pm, and that is also a delightful show!

      • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

        I only saw a couple episodes, but I randomly found a show called The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis on late night tv, and it was very funny.

        I am also new to the Golden Girls, and I love it.

        I used to love Green Acres and Get Smart when I was a kid. I don’t know how well those hold up, but I’ll have to check them out again sometime.

    • martinmegz says:

      I watched a few episodes after her passing and I couldn’t believe how much impact that show had on me when I watched it growing up (reruns, obviously). The idea of walking away from the guy who won’t commit, being okay on your own, focusing on a career, etc.

      • hotspur says:

        Related, to some extent: Mary Tyler Moore was a very early crush of mine, from Dick Van Dyke reruns. I also enjoyed how he sometimes tripped elaborately over the ottoman, sometimes stepped jauntily around it, and I think Dick Van Dyke vs The Ottoman helped wire the adult I would be.

        • flanny says:

          My best friend at work is 60 years old and after MTM died, we were talking about Dick Van Dyke and I mentioned how I loved to watch and see if he tripped or not. And she didn’t remember the sometimes-tripping-sometimes-not and thought he always hopped around the ottoman. And I trusted her because I respect my elders, but now that you’ve confirmed I’m right I will question every memory she has.

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