Tuesday TV Talk

I don’t have anything exciting to share TV-wise, so here’s a new trailer for the upcoming HBO series The Deuce.  It’s about the rise of the adult entertainment industry (i.e. porn), set in 1970’s New York.  Created by the guys responsible for The Wire, it stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.  If you still have Franco fatigue, feel free to skip this trailer and tell us about your television exploits.


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14 Responses to Tuesday TV Talk

  1. Amazon has started sending me recommendations for episodes of British mystery shows I have already purchased from them, so I’m definitely living me best life over here.

  2. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I’m a few episodes into the second season of Broadchurch, and it is great!

    I need to watch the newest episode of Orphan Black, and I have to catch up on Insecure.

    • I had to walk away from Orphan Black, it went from appointment viewing to a tedious chore. I’m sad but letting go of shows that no longer interest me can be quite freeing.

      • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

        I hear you. The first half of this season of Orphan Black was pretty awful. The more recent episodes have been better. At this point, I think there are only three left, so I’m sticking it out. I don’t have high expectations, though.

        I’m on a similar path with the Walking Dead. It had become such a chore to watch, and I think I missed the last 7-8 episodes. I figure that means it is time to walk away.

  3. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    Oh, and this is movie related, but I love this article about the actors from Dunkirk…


    I thought one of the actors was Cumberbatch, but it turns out it is James D’Arcy who is in the show that I’m currently binge watching (Broadchurch). Why can’t I tell these guys apart?

  4. hotspur says:

    I dunno, the Deuce trailer… I’m not hooked. I’m a sucker for the 1970s, and Franco is pretty great in my book (one of the recurring drops in my head is him in The Interview saying “They hate us cuz they ain’ us”) but… this looks sorta tedious? Like what is it going to bring that we haven’t already seen in American Hustle, Boogie Nights, and Taxi Driver, you know? (Okay, those are great movies. I guess it’s a good sign that those are the movies I thought of.)

  5. I’m excited about Shooter and The Challenge on Tuesday nights. I’m also a happier person since I set up Alexa to turn my TV on and off with voice command. I love my TV, but my one complaint is that I can’t just pick up the remote and hit the power button, I have to be very deliberate in pointing the remote at the TV and holding down the button for awhile. So now Alexa does it for me and life is better.

  6. flanny says:

    I’ve been watching Parenthood, which was recommended to me many years ago when it was on the air. Back then I watched a couple of episodes and I didn’t like it because there were too many characters and they all talked over each other, but I thought that if I got to know them from the beginning I’d like it.
    Guys. I know my family is weird and emotionally supressed and feels like there’s nothing wrong with sitting in total silence with a family member for half an hour, but the Bravermans talk TOO MUCH. They talk too much and never listen to each other and get angry when people don’t listen to them even though they don’t listen to people. I think they’re supposed to have different personalities, but it feels like they are all the same character in a slightly different package. There’s the easily offended know-it-all who works for a shoe company. There’s the easily offended know-it-all who is a single mom who works at a bar. There’s the easily offended know-it-all who is a ten-year-old boy wish Aspergers. I don’t know why that kid’s parents find it so difficult to communicate with him BECAUSE THEY ACT THE EXACT SAME WAY. Egg from Arrested Development just started singing at open mics and that might be too much for me.

    • Ugh, that’s up there among the types of shows I find most tiresome, along with genre shows that try too hard to be edgy and dramas that rely on adultery plotlines.

  7. catweazle says:

    I’m glad fake Amanda Clarke is still getting work but I don’t think I’ll be watching The Deuce. I just watched a few episodes of Daredevil in my sad attempt to catch up on Netflix Marvel before The Defenders comes out. I’ve only watched Jessica Jones and most of Daredevil season 1 so far so I don’t think I’m going to make it. Though I have no intention of watching Iron Fist.

  8. GUYS! I just cut the cord! No more cable for me!!! I feel so unburdened. I’ve switched to YouTube TV, which has some flaws but overall has more benefits and it only costs $35/month. So now with YouTube TV and internet, I’m saving $85 a month!

  9. I have lots of thoughts about how The Bachelorette ended! LOTS! I don’t really want to spoil it but I’m pretty sure everyone everywhere already did maybe? Ugh, who knows. So, sorry if this is a spoiler, but that was fucking brutal and what is wrong with Rachel? I think what Peter was trying to say was that she thinks it’s more important to get engaged than to be with the right person which is straight up crazy. I only wish them the best but seriously how can she like that douche she picked?

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