Tuesday TV Talk

On Wednesday, the second season of American Crime Story will air, covering the events surrounding Gianni Versace’s murder.  While it does look pretty ridiculous, his assassination has a connection to my life.  Not only did it happen in my hometown, but I also happened to catch it in the news cycle full force.  I was in Italy (of all places) vacationing with my family, and ended up catching a cold half a few days in.  I spent the entire first day of illness in my hotel room watching TV, and the only thing on in English was Sky TV.  I must have watched 10+ hours of coverage on the murder.  It’ll be interesting to see what I missed during those initial 24-48 hours.

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14 Responses to Tuesday TV Talk

  1. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I’m almost to the end of season 3 of halt and Catch Fire. I definitely like seasons 2 and 3 more than season 1, but I’m still not crazy about it. The performances are great, but there’s something about the show that just doesn’t click for me.

    I LOVE the opening titles. Short, snappy, great music. A+

  2. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I know this is technically movie related, but this interview with Paul Thomas Anderson makes me love Daniel Day-Lewis more than I already did. He does a Tim Gunn impression! I hope they filmed it, and it will end up on the DVD extras for Phantom Thread.

  3. I finally have something to contribute for TV Talk for once! I’m keeping up with The Good Place, which remains awesome. Last week’s episode was so good, and I can’t wait to see the fruits of the latest plot twist.

    I also watched The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, which was delightful. So gorgeous to look at, and the stand-up routines were genuinely hilarious (there’s nothing worse than a character who’s supposed to be exceptionally talented, but is just meh when they get around to actually showing the talent.) I really hope Amy Sherman-Palladio handles this one with more care than Gilmore Girls.

    • collin0truckasaurus says:

      Just this morning someone was talking about how some people were giving out stress balls in the shape of something and I actually said “Oh, that’s cool” even though we all know that I would never use that stress ball and it would just sit on my desk as a mere decoration.

    • flanny says:

      I think good old Amy S-P did a really good job of making a character that modern audiences could identify with, but still have her as a product of her time and upbringing. It’s such a good show.

      • Yes! And it was so refreshing to watch a period piece that didn’t sugar-coat the time period OR constantly hit you over the head with How Much Things Sucked Back Then.

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      I want to watch Mrs. Maisel because I love Gilmore Girls – despite all the problems I find with it after watching it multiple times.

      But I just watched the first couple episodes of Bunheads, and I’m pretty disappointed. I’ll probably watch the whole thing since it’s only 10 or 12 episodes, but now I have lower expectations for Mrs. Maisel.

      • Watch Mrs. Maisel! It really is excellent, and somewhat of a departure for Amy Sherman P, although obviously all the characters still talk a mile a minute. Even if the writing and acting weren’t great, it’s worth watching for the costumes and scenery alone.

  4. collin0truckasaurus says:

    I am watching the second season of The Crown and it is so good. I turn into a total nerd when I watch and (as Mr. Truck has pointed out) say “Fascinating!” a lot.

    Don’t think I’m going to watch Versace. The Bachelor is pretty boring this year in that the actual dude is pretty lame.

    • Tracey says:

      Are you watching The Bachelor? I’m finding him so boring and bland and devoid of all sex appeal that I can’t really get into it this season. I am loving the dramatic reenactments of the one woman’s childhood traumas.

  5. flanny says:

    I kept catching Superstore on TV when I was watching The Good Place, and I’d like those bits I saw, so I decided to give it a try and have finally caught up through Hulu. Also, now Living Single is on Hulu? And I just thought about how much I’d like to rewatch ER and suddenly that’s on Hulu? Hulu! Get out of my head, please!

    You know what isn’t on Hulu? Project Runway All-Stars. It’s not streaming for free anywhere, but you can buy the whole season on amazong for $2.99? Yes, the WHOLE SEASON, not just an episode. For $2.99? I feel like there’s a catch, but I’ve watched two episodes and it seems real! I’m pretty bummed about last week’s results because she was just such a breath of fresh air in the pretentious world of Project Runway. But there were a lot of amazing designs (Like Ari’s!! <3) so I understand how she ended up at the bottom.

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      Wait, WHAT? The whole season for $2.99? Guess I’m signing up for Amazon Prime! I almost bought the whole season on Google Play, but that would have been like $20.

      Hulu is pretty awesome for streaming older shows. I tried watching Felicity reruns – I know I saw at least some of it back in the day – holy moly, it is SO boring. But it’s still good background noise. I’ve never seen ER or Living Single, but I’ll probably check out Living Single.

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