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 Posted:   Jun 11, 2020 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Well done. I found it moving too. Was so impressed with those guys.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2020 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

About a year ago, I did a Movie/TV trivia series on BAND OF BROTHERS about then-unknown actors in the miniseries----Tom Hardy is in Episode 8 ("The Last Patrol") and is the paratrooper in bed with the German girl.



 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2020 - 10:03 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

dragon53, I did finally see Hardy in the last episodes. I saw a young Michael Fassbender in various episodes.

Damian Lewis seemed to be the lead player, and he was very good, but I don't remember seeing him until Showtime made the series Homeland.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2020 - 11:28 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

JOAN HUE:

In case you missed my BAND OF BROTHERS trivia earlier, Tom Hanks directed the episode where Easy Company rescues British soldiers---Hanks is one of the British soldiers wearing a red beret in a crowd of other soldiers.
In the same episode, Easy Company is rowing across the river at night to reach the British soldiers and Michael Cudlitz (THE WALKING DEAD) is rowing with no oar---he is empty-handed.
Dexter Fletcher plays one of the paratroopers---he directed BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY.
James McAvoy plays the new paratrooper is who is killed (shot in the head) in "The Replacements" episode.
Jimmy Fallon plays the lieutenant driving the jeep full of ammo for Easy Company in the Battle of the Bulge episode.


Also, Jamie Bamber (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) plays one of the Easy Company officers.
In real life, the Easy Company commanding officer Capt. Sobel (played by David Schwimmer) blamed Easy Company for ruining his military career and atttempted suicide after the war.
Nolan Hemmings plays one of the paratroopers---he is the son of David Hemmings and Gayle Hunnicutt.
Dick Winters complained to Tom Hanks about the Tom Hardy sex scene and the use of the f-word used excessively (Winters said in reality the paratroopers rarely used the f-word) because it would prevent young students from seeing the miniseries and learning about the true horrors of war---but Hanks kept the scenes anyway.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2020 - 11:54 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)


TG, Chernobyl was a fine series but rather disconcerting for us. We live about 20 miles from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. From our area, we sent some scientist to Russia after the Chernobyl event. Seems that a bit later after the event, Russia invited some of our scientists visit near the area.
If I suddenly disappear from the board...well, you know. wink



Will bear that in mind, Joan. Also if you grow another head.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2020 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

TG, I don't think I would like a 2nd head. Ugh.

dragon53. Thanks for all of that information. I did recognize Schwimmer (from Friends), Fallon and McAvoy, but not the others that you mentioned.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2020 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

But what about that old saying, 'two heads are better than one' wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2020 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Thriller.

Old Doctor Who, just over the halfway mark of Tom Baker (just watched The Sun Makers... rubbish production-wise but fun script).

New Who, just done the first Tennant (Chistmas Invasion, great episode).

Oh, and watched The Disaster Artist two nights ago. Very funny.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2020 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

But what about that old saying, 'two heads are better than one'
Very funny, S. Gerrard's doppelganger. smile

Just noticed a young Rami Malek in The Pacific.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2020 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Downton Abbey. I'm halfway through season two. Great series.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2020 - 8:10 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Upload.

Slightly futuristic comedy. A guy does and his personality is uploaded to one of the many artificial afterlives that's are now available. It's mildly amusing but with some fun sci-fi tech ideas and an easy watch. The main actress is very likeable and the main guy is Okay but a bit too generically American TV handsome.

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2020 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

SPACE FORCE

So the TV critics were not kind to this show. But audience reviews are much more favorable..and I find myself decidedly in the latter camp.

If you can get past Episode one, which is clunky and unsure of how to handle Steve Carrels character and the subject matter, you will get some definite laughs out of this show. In fact, I busted out laughing on several occasions, and even one time I had to rewind it because I got the damn giggles.

Yes, the show stumbles here and there and squanders more than a few moments that could have or should have been riotously funny(the first Joint Chiefs of Staff meeting ended right when it began it seemed) and they could have had so much more fun with the "moon battle" between the Air Force and Space Force teams.

But yet there plenty of site gags and hilarious quips and goofy characters to keep me interested.

The absolute highlight of the show is the relationship between Steve Carell's Space Force commanding General Mark Naird( or Mark NERD to his Air Force general nemesis Kick Grabaston playfully performed by Noah Emmerich) and his reluctant "second" in command of this project Dr. Adrian Mallory, who is absolutely wonderfully played by John Malcovich. Mallory is ever long suffering over Naird's at times ineptitude and lapse in judgement. But overall they form a bond and you can tell that Carell and Malcovich have great screen chemistry and play off of each other great.

If there is a 2nd season, and I hope there is, I feel that they will have a much stronger footing and sense of where they want to go with this show and hopefully will be even funnier than it already is.

7 out of 10.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2020 - 3:34 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I finished The Pacific, and I agree with others that this was a good series but Band Of Brothers was a better series.

I also finished I Know This Is True which was very good but very depressing. Look for Mark Ruffalo to win an Emmy and a Golden Globe award.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2020 - 5:32 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

As well as Thriller on YT, and the Doctor Whos (Invisible Enemy with Tom Baker, not bad if we like Space 1999 on a shoestring, and New Earth - poor - and the much more fun Tooth and Claw with David Tennant), started giving Outlander a go. Only because I saw the first two seasons for little more than a fiver on Amazon.

And for the last three nights on BBC 1 The Salisbury Poisonings. This drama about the 2018 poisoning of MI6 agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, was remarkably restrained. And of course interesting in an up to date sense with the Covid situation, with it's depiction of disruption of normal life.

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2020 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

I finished The Pacific, and I agree with others that this was a good series but Band Of Brothers was a better series.

I also finished I Know This Is True which was very good but very depressing. Look for Mark Ruffalo to win an Emmy and a Golden Globe award.


Joan, I love Ruffalo in pretty much everything he does but even just from judging by the previews, this show does look very heavy and depressing and given what we and this country has been through the past several months, I just cannot bring myself to watch this show. And now after your review, I certainly will avoid it for now, but maybe I will catch it in a few months down the road.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2020 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Ozark season 3 - good stuff.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2020 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

TominAtl, I totally understand. Life right now is very depressing. I think I will check out some comedies.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2020 - 11:46 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Halfway through Band Of Brothers. Great series, but everyone knows that.

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2020 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

The ending is ghastly poor, IMO (let us know if you feel the same way when you get there), but there's a lot of good stuff along the way.

Are you talking about LOST or SEINFELD?


LOST.

SEINFELD's ending is pretty neat.



I have never actually seen LOST and I am hesitant... on the one hand, it sounds like a very TWILIGHT ZONE like premise, which I find interesting... people lost on an island and just not exactly knowing what's going on.. on the other hand, does it actually have a satisfying conclusion... I don't know if it's worthwhile to watch several seasons of a mystery season that does not know how to end its mystery. (But please -- no spoilers -- I might still watch it one day... it's on Amazon, so easy access.)

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2020 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

The ending is ghastly poor, IMO (let us know if you feel the same way when you get there), but there's a lot of good stuff along the way.

Are you talking about LOST or SEINFELD?


LOST.

SEINFELD's ending is pretty neat.



I have never actually seen LOST and I am hesitant... on the one hand, it sounds like a very TWILIGHT ZONE like premise, which I find interesting... people lost on an island and just not exactly knowing what's going on.. on the other hand, does it actually have a satisfying conclusion... I don't know if it's worthwhile to watch several seasons of a mystery season that does not know how to end its mystery. (But please -- no spoilers -- I might still watch it one day... it's on Amazon, so easy access.)


To be perfectly honest, the show was at it's greatest during the first 3 or even 4 seasons.

The problem is definitely the resolution or ending. Many felt let down. My feelings are this: They had a great idea and premise and amazing initial execution...but they did not know how to end it and had to figure it out along the way and it left a vast majority of viewers very disappointed. The initial weird mysteries were either discarded or the reveals felt forced.

That's as much as I can say without divulging pretty much anything. The fun was the constant unveiling of mysteries and events learning of the characters backgrounds. Again, it was for a while the coolest and most beguiling show on television.

 
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