The Official Pandemic BingeWatch Thread

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Gregor, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. TriBruin

    TriBruin Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Started watching Locke & Key on Netflix. It is pretty good. I will probably try to finish up in the next couple of days.
     
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  2. TonyTheTiger

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    Working my way through MI-5 on BritBox, but it only has the first five seasons, so I have to look elsewhere for other five!

    Likely watching Escape from Dannamora over the weekend and we'll decide what to watch after that.
     
  3. madscientist

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    Watching Hunters on Amazon Prime. I have LOTS of stuff I haven't finished, and I'm still working (from home) so it's not like I have a ton more time than usual.
     
  4. rharmelink

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    Season 2 of Kingdom just started up on NetFlix.
     
  5. Beryl

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    HBO free weekend now and I’ll start on things to which I subscribe Monday.

    Outsiders
    Beforeigners
    Avenue 5 (not sure about this one)
     
  6. mr.unnatural

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    I've got too many shows backlogged to mention. I just scroll through the library on my server and pick one at random. I just started watching the 2nd season of Dark last night.
     
  7. Tony_T

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    12 Monkeys (Movie - on Showtime now)
     
  8. series5orpremier

    series5orpremier Well-Known Member

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    Watching Documentary Now! Season 3.
     
  9. andyw715

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    Doh I forgot about school. Now that they closed NC, looks like my GOT binge will have to wait.
     
  10. Hcour

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    Figure I'll do a movie marathon:

    Contagion
    Outbreak
    The Andromeda Strain
    28 Days Later
    28 Weeks Later
    The Girl with All the Gifts
    I Am Legend
     
  11. Tony_T

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    12 Monkeys
     
  12. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Sherman...
    I've had the DVD set of "WKRP in Cincinnati" for a while, and am finally getting around to watching all the episodes.

    Episode 3 -- the very first one after the 2-part pilot -- has some very dated, highly unfortunate homophobic and transphobic content.

    In Episode 9, Mr. Carlson admits to his mother that he's paying Jennifer $24,000 a year for her receptionist duties, which doesn't sound like much here in the year 2020. (Turns out, if you put that into an inflation calculator, it's $95,000!)
     
  13. tlc

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    Idiocracy
     
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  14. pgogborn

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    ‘Avenue 5’ Is the TV Show You Should Be Watching Right Now
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    If you’re like us and needing a new show to binge during these unclear self-quarantining times, HBO’s Avenue 5 has it all, if you have a sense of humor. If not, watching a large group of people hysterically try to work through a life-threatening problem without any real leadership might freak you out.
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    Avenue 5 is owned by billionaire Herman Judd and played by Josh Gad whose character offers notes of Donald Trump and Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes — one who surrounds themselves with ‘yes’ people and another who will make you question your own ‘no’.
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    Two months ago I wasn’t sequestered to my residence hoarding toilet paper, bottled water, and canned food. The elderly were allowed in public and I could touch my own face, times were different. But now, an infectious virus is sweeping the nation. People are needing answers and our government doesn’t have them.
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    It’s a show that looks at society collapsing through a vacuum — social norms fade, class no longer is a thing, and people show their true colors. It might be scary but it’s really good television >
    'Avenue 5' Is the TV Show We All Need to Be Watching Right Now
     
  15. astrohip

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    FWIW, this is a terrible review. I'm all for people trying what they want, and forming their own opinion, but in our TCF Avenue 5 Thread (linked below), I would guess the consensus is: 30% quit watching, 50% made it to the end (finale was last Sunday) but don't intend to return, and maybe 20% enjoyed it.

    Never once did I think I was watching a show "for these times".

    Avenue 5 (HBO) Season Thread *spoilers*

    YMMV.
     
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  16. pgogborn

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    My mileage varied for the reasons I posted in the thread. For example when watching Avenue 5 I thought about what a well known real life blonde resort owner said about 5th Avenue.

    The fictional blonde Avenue 5 resort owner being shorter than the real 5th Avenue guy gave me an extra smile because the 5th Avenue person tweets mocking people for being short.
     
  17. Mikeguy

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    I'm probably due for another run-through of the entire series of "The West Wing."
    Ironic: it's on hold for me at my local public library--that now has been closed by the pandemic.
     
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  18. markymark_ctown

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    We just started with ‘Hunters’ via Amazon last night. Wow, the first episodes was fantastic so I hope the remainder can keep up!
     
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  19. series5orpremier

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    I started The Plot Against America, and I started and am catching up on Dispatches From Elsewhere.
     
  20. Hcour

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    I'm re-watching "Justified", a favorite of mine. Thoroughly entertaining. "On this lonely road..."
     
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