Tuesday TV Talk

This weekend, my parents graced me with their presence, so I didn’t have a whole lot of time to watch TV.  When we did, it was generally slim pickings.  A lot of that had to do with the fact that I do not have cable.  My parents to have Comcast, but setting up streaming channels to my Roku was a giant pain in the ass, so we made due with terrestrial TV.  It may sound like a limiting factor, but let me tell you, there is a ton of random shit out there.  Aside from the standard ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and CW, there are a bunch of channels scattered throughout the digital spectrum.  Something that shouldn’t be surprising is that a lot of them play old movies and TV shows.  One such movie: The Maiden Heist, a comedy about three museum guards (Christopher Walken, Morgan Freeman, and William H Macy) who plan to steal a series of paintings before it is transferred to another institution.  Judging by how standard definition the film appeared, I assumed it was some movie from the 90’s I don’t remember, but it was actually made in 2009.  I keep forgetting about the abundance of straight to video movies out there.

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17 Responses to Tuesday TV Talk

  1. catweazle says:

    I watched the new season of Kimmy Schmidt and mostly liked it! There were of course a few cringeworthy “Tina Fey is actually really stubbornly out of touch on certain social issues” moments (like the “trans ghost” student; ffs Tina) but overall it was solid.

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      I just watched the first episode, and there were some great moments. “You got knocked down, and then got up again. You’re tubthumping!”

      I also appreciate Jon Hamm’s comedic role more now that I’ve seen Mad Men.

  2. Kate says:

    I’ve been told that House of Cards is back today! We’ll be trying to limit ourselves to one episode every few days. I like to prolong the joy. I hope it hasn’t been ruined by Trump like Veep. Too close to home.

  3. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I finished Mad Men, and even though I did like it, I am glad I’m done. I hated Don Draper throughout the entire show, and sometimes felt like I was watching Entourage masquerading as classy television. There were a lot of great elements, and I’m glad it probably gave Elisabeth Moss a lot of exposure because she is just crazy good on Handmaid’s Tale.

  4. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I also watched Master of None. “Thanksgiving” and “New York, I Love You” were my favorite episodes.

    • taoreader says:

      I’m going to start watching that, I keep hearing great things. And he did a really good interview on Fresh Air.

      • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

        It’s hit and miss for me, but overall, I think it’s good. The acting is not always great, but I think the stories are good, and the topics are well presented. I think I enjoyed the second season more than the first, specifically because of the two episodes mentioned above. It’s very pleasant TV!

    • Those two episodes were like perfect little mini-movies. So good.

      • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

        Yes! Mini-movies is a great way to describe those episodes. I was grinning ear to ear during the last segment of the New York episode, and Thanksgiving had me tearing up because it was so rich with emotion. I loved the scenes with young Dev and Denise.

  5. actionjackson5 says:

    Wow, I had never heard of that movie. Wikipedia says the distributor went bankrupt before it was released, so it never really came out in theaters. Someone spent a lot of money on that cast!

    I’m watching Red Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp because I can download episodes from Netflix to watch on my iPad. I also just watched Antman [DVD from the local library]. Just the right blend of humor and drama. It’s Paul Rudd-apalooza over here!

  6. mikaelajm says:

    Is anyone else kind of down on Silicon Valley this season? I feel like I enjoy it less and less every episode. It’s so much more of a drama than a comedy these days! With TJ Miller leaving, I’m not sure I’ll bother to watch next season.

    • Kate says:

      Yeah I’m the same way with Veep. Just not good.

    • FRQ says:

      I’ve been enjoying it, but it’s probably because last season set the bar pretty low.

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      I haven’t seen it in a few weeks, so that probably answers your question. I’ll get around to it eventually. I still thought there were funny moments in each episode I have seen so far, just not as good as past seasons.

      I actually don’t like TJ Miller very much, but he fits into the ensemble very well, so I am curious to see how the show goes forward without him.

  7. gnidrah says:

    Promised to return with my Handmaid’s Tale thoughts; promptly failed to do so. In my defence, if you work in news, it’s a busy time right now in the UK… 😦
    Anyway: if ‘enjoy’ is the right word, then I enjoyed it. I am starting to wonder if there is something up with my eyes, as I keep being very taken by the colouring of certain shows. THT and also a British show called Born To Kill. Both just looked saturated, which did a huge amount to add to the atmosphere. It could just be my eyes. I can’t wait for the next episode (it’s on regular TV here) My 16-year-old cousin watched too and has clearly been quite marked by it, as she has brought it up twice in the past two days. I hope she is OK.

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