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    For The People

    I enjoyed the new episode and am glad to spend time with these characters again, some more than others. I enjoyed New Ted and the way he had to tech-xplain gaming terminology to everyone. Bunch of nerd lawyers!
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    The Good Fight

    I don't think so. Good Fight is its own thing and aside, from a handful of the same characters showing up, Diane is starting out fresh at a new firm.
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    The Good Fight

    What time is it released on All Access -- is it midnight on the 12th? Thanks.
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    Flack

    I stuck with Bellevue despite Paquin being in it, but I'm not going to be able to hack this. Something about her acting always seems like overacting to me.
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    S1.E07: Little Cyst

    There's a separate thread for the nostalgic nitpicking debates. I personally think it veers a bit off topic in the episode threads, is all.
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    Yellowstone

    Pretty scenery. The story seemed bloated and ... unsubtle? From *Dallas* to *The Son* and *Queen Sugar*, I generally haven't tended to like complex family dramas with rambling casts, but that's not the show's fault. I did find something about Kelly Reilly's acting (as Beth) to be quite offputting and she seems especially miscast as a man-eating, manipulative ballbuster. I'm slightly interested in the push/pull between Pa Dutton and Kayce but find boardroom and court battles over land/water/borders to be kind of dull. Threaten, threaten, blah blah blah. In the end I don't care if Dutton loses his entire ranch, but rooting for him to do so isn't (1) enough to keep me interested or (2) likely to happen. Am I supposed to admire that he took time to comfort and put down his horse before (apparently) even checking on the driver of the tractor trailer? I'm glad that others enjoyed it but this particular try at prestige TV didn't succeed for me.
  7. FWIW, I happened to listen to a podcast interview this morning with Nell Scovell, who was a writer on NCIS for a short time.* She confirmed that Bellisario was a no-nonsense taskmaster and discussed one incident with Harmon when he asked her about possibly changing one of his lines because he believed it would be out of character. Scovell wouldn't budge and said Harmon went on to deliver the line as written, without trying to sabotage or jack it up like other actors might have. She relayed the story as an example of her being inflexible as a writer, but it sounded like she at least respected Harmon for his civility and professionalism. * She was promoting her new book: Just the Funny Parts: And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys Club
  8. Yellowstone starring Kevin Costner; coming to Paramount on June 20th.
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    S09.E13: Sell Out

    Oh, Tommy Tommy Tommy. It doesn't seem like he lets the pressure, stress and nastiness of the show get to him, but he can do so much better than what he showed here. Maybe it was the time constraints or the partner requirements. I could barely see what the judges were complaining about with Empire's snake scales facing the wrong way.
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    The Doctor Blake Mysteries

    Goodness. I recently started watching and have finished season 2. I'm enjoying the show overall but it's grinding my last nerve how Lawson and the new guy blame Blake for everything. Always yelling and threatening to remove him from his job, plus constant complaints from citizens, spying from higher-ups in Melbourne, etc. Blake is a only police surgeon in a small town, fer crissake. Binging makes it worse, but people need to get a grip. Shouting at Blake every time he has a theory or asks suspects a question is getting old. I'm also tired of the town being so appalled that Jean lives in as a housekeeper. She did when his father was alive; what's so different? (I assume at some point a romance will develop between them, so I have more snotty gossip to look forward to. Yes, it's the 50s but still.) So far Charlie is a poor substitute for Danny, who at least had some personality.
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    Small Talk: I like them all, I just can't choose!

    When my doctor diagnosed me with a somewhat rare disease, my reaction was, "Oh! That was the highest match on the symptom checker!" She got a look on her face like she didn't want to hear that. Heh. This time the Internet was right.
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    Veterinary and Animal Rescue Shows

    Thanks for the tip about Rare, @walnutqueen. Beautiful! I got rid of cable recently and am feeling the lack of vets in my life. I appreciate reading everyone's comments.
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    S09.E05: War and Ink

    At least one of the (unfair) veteran teams went home. I wish Spike would upload include the flash challenge tattoos in their online gallery. I enjoy nitpicking at my leisure, with zoom. The attacking lion from Unkindness looks like he's doing a Broadway dance number with his front legs off to the side. Classic Trilogy's redheaded guy with the battle ax would have been nice if it wasn't for that bizarre solid green that overpowered the entire tattoo. If they wanted the guys to be fighting on a grass hillside, make the green look like blades of, you know. The losing tattoo wasn't so bad that the canvas will be embarrassed to have it. We've seen a lot jankier.
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    Veterinary and Animal Rescue Shows

    I've been watching Yorkshire Vet on Acorn; it follows a mixed animal practice in the town were James Herriott used to live (one of the featured vets trained under him). It's gentle and mild but interesting to see the differences in practice between England and the U.S. I thought Dr. Pol and his team don't use gloves much, but these guys muck in with the cows up to their shoulders with bare arms. Many of the stories are familiar from the books -- being called out at all hours, lambing season, the dwindling of small family dairy herds, spending most of the alloted visit time trying to catch an animal who's in the paddock, and various village eccentrics and their pets.
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    Small Talk: I like them all, I just can't choose!

    Now ya'll sent me down a You Tube tunnel to watch old videos of Mike Rowe on QVC. Ah, the Katsak.
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