Tuesday TV Talk

What have you been watching?  The Grammys were on this past Sunday, I guess?  All I know is that Bruno Mars won a boatload of trophies, and the Recording Academy president said some shit about how women need to “step up” if they want to win awards?  I have no idea why he would say this, as women have been making great music since, like, forever.  I’m glad these fuckers lost a quarter of their audience from last year.

Oh, and Lisa Loeb won a Grammy for Best Children’s Album.  I’m glad she’s doing well!

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26 Responses to Tuesday TV Talk

  1. catweazle says:

    The Grammys are already bullshit and should just be renamed “The Most Popular Music Made By Men and White People Awards”. Glad I didn’t watch!

    I’m almost finished with the latest season of Black Mirror. I liked the Star Trek one and the one about the lady who puts a spy chip in her kid’s brain. Crocodile was dumb and pointless and seemed to exist just to make us listen to that fucking Anyone song again. The one about the dating app was fine. I just have the last two left now and then I am caught up on the zeitgeist!

    • taoreader says:

      I liked the Star Trek one a lot, and the dating one was pretty good, but that was it. Kinda disappointing.

  2. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    Good for Lisa Loeb! Also, she might be a robot because she does not age.

  3. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I have one episode left of Halt and Catch Fire. Season 4 is by far the best season. It’s crazy how much the show has progressed.

  4. Kate says:

    I didn’t watch the Grammys, but maybe I should have. My brother-in-law just took a job as executive director of The Crossing, a choir whose record won for best Choral performance for “Bryars: The Fifth Century”. 🙂 The music is very cool and meditative.

  5. Tracey says:

    Has anyone watched that new show 9-1-1? It’s kind of like disaster porn; the show follows one cop, one 911 operator, and three firefighters (who I don’t think actually put out any fires so far). The cast is amazing: Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Connie Britton, Rockmond Dunbar. But when I watch, I get so distracted by wondering how the hell they got those actors to sign up for this show. Angela Bassett’s character in particular is insane and does insane things that are so unrealistic. Connie Britton’s role is actually pretty good, and she’s fantastic at it, but overall the show is kind of schizophrenic.

    The Bachelor is particularly hard to watch this season because the lead is so totally devoid of any charm or sex appeal. He’s so much older than the women who are vying for his attention so they can stay on the show and grow their Instagram followings. It just feels like he’s their dads’ dorky friend trying to act young.

    • taoreader says:

      It just feels like he’s their dads’ dorky friend trying to act young.


    • collin0truckasaurus says:

      Agree about The Bachelor. Bekah is my current favorite as I love watching her manipulate Arie and the other women, even though it’s clear she’ll never actually marry him.

    • hotspur says:

      I feel like this is probably the best observation possible about what so many people would say at this point in history if you were to ask them why they are even alive. “So I can grow my Instagram following. Duh.”

    • gnidrah says:

      Ha, there’s a French police drama called Les Temoins, I’ve just finished watching the second series (terrible) (the first was amazing though) and it sounds really similar.

      The police officer in charge does insane unrealistic things throughout and justifies / gets away with them by just saying, “I’m a cop” over and over again. Makes best friends with a victim and has her move into her flat? “I’m a cop”. Sets up an entirely pointless sting based on no evidence and gets an innocent man? “I’m a cop”. Chains a suspect to a radiator then tries to drown him? “I’m a cop”…

  6. taoreader says:

    I’ve been watching Sophia on Amazon, a Russian drama miniseries set in 1408-ish. The Grand Prince of Moscow is fighting the Mongolian Horde. (I’m not sure if there will be more seasons.) It’s really good. I enjoy listening to Russian for a change; there’s not that much streaming TV coming from Russia.

    • hotspur says:

      Hold the phone. You enjoy listening to Russian, but the subtitles are on so you can follow what’s up… or you enjoy actually understanding Russian?

    • gnidrah says:

      Watch McMafia if you can! Lots of Russian, it was great to hear it again after my trip to TKM last year.

  7. collin0truckasaurus says:

    Is anyone watching The Alienist? It’s really good!

    • Tracey says:

      Well color me surprised when I went to look up this sci-fi space show only to find that it is neither of those things, and apparently alienist is “an archaic term for a psychiatrist or psychologist.”

    • I liked the book, so I might check it out. I was a little irked by Dakota Fanning’s casting, though–I have nothing against her specifically, but there’s no reason for that character to be cast 15 years younger than the men.

      • hotspur says:

        Maybe it’s very feminist. Maybe it’s saying women are so smart, they are basically 15 years ahead of men. Possibly casting Dakota Fanning is a huge advancement for all women.

        (I should watch The Alienist. I really love the time period, with its many plush train carriages, pocket watches, and… serial killers? Fun fact: wikipedia tells me Caleb Carr’s dad was Lucien Carr. The Beatnik who killed his gay stalker, dumped the body in the Hudson, and then went to Ginsburg and Kerouac to ask for help covering it up. Neat.)

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