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   Flaming Sword  I found a site I love to find free movies. You type in the name of the movie, it will tell you where you can stream it live. Amazon Prime, Netflix,etc. You can also ask to be reminded when it is available, also on cable channels, Xfinity, Encore every possible cable provider.
October 18 at 13:35 EST .

   3 people like this.

   MeiDei  To keep it light, here's a quiz for Sleepy Hollow fans.......just for fun.
October 16 at 19:24 EST .

   3 people like this.

   Richdet  Did you take the quiz, Mei? My wife says I am a lock for the Headless Horseman.
Thursday at 18:23 EST .

  2 people like this.

   NotaBene  Anybody watching The Good Wife? I used to like this show when it was about Lockhart-Gardner but it has become too complicated and yesterday they featured Valerie Jarrett. She was awful. I like to watch some shows to distract me from what is happening in this country under this administration. Why did they have to bring this woman? Featuring Jarrett yesterday was a low point. I think this is the last episode I am watching.

Any comments?
September 29 at 10:59 EST .

   9 people like this.

   Richdet  My comment is: Thanks for the warning! My curiosity about this show just went out the window.

I caught parts of a couple of "Good Wife" episodes last season, which struck me as very well acted and interesting. So I have been thinking about checking it out. As for Valerie Jarrett, I would counter: why "Madam Secretary" as the lead-in? From the ads, the latter show looks like some valentine to a Hillary Clinton surrogate. It appears that CBS is stacking the deck for Democrat women on Sunday nights.
September 29 at 13:09 EST .

  8 people like this.

   Gram77  I'm not happy with the merger. I would much rather have seen how Carey and Alisha would have gone forward on their own. I would like to ask if any one watched the opening show Gracepoint? I wonder how long it will take to bring out the past of the new detective put in charge. Something fishy there. Also I am trying to get into How To Get Away With Murder. Lots of lose ends with this one that I can't tie together yet.
October 3 at 09:02 EST .

  3 people like this.

   MeiDei  Has anyone been following the TV series "The Knick"? It popped up on my computer home page and I watched the pilot. Stars Clive Owen, I don't recognize the others but they play their parts well. It's about life in a hospital during 1900 - racial, drug use & of course, surgeries - very life like.
September 15 at 21:28 EST .

   16 people like this.

   Richdet  The first 3 episodes were shown during Labor Day weekend by my cable company as a freebie. I liked what I saw. I figure I will have to buy the dvd down the road. Anyone who likes this series might sample "Ripper Street," about the police in the London district in the aftermath of the Jack the Ripper crimes. Same period as "The Knick" basically, but set in London not New York, and a similar vibe. It stars Matthew Macfadyen, who is a Clive Owen type in his own right, and Jerome Flynn, who moonlights as Bronn, Peter Dinklage's sidekick/protector, on "Game of Thrones."
September 21 at 14:14 EST .

  13 people like this.

   Richdet  Should have mentioned: At least one of the seasons of "Ripper Street" has been shown here on BBC America. Maybe it's available on that channel's website for sampling.

While we are talking about tv shows set a century ago, a very offbeat "medical" program is "Young Doctor's Notebook" with Daniel (Harry Potter ) Radcliffe and Jon (Mad Men ) Hamm as his older alter ego. It is based on the short stories of Mikhail Bulgakov about his experiences as a young surgeon in a God-forsaken remote village during the Russian Revolution. Each episode runs less than a half-hour. It's definitely offbeat, to say the least, but it makes me laugh. It appears on the Ovation channel, which I didn't even know I could get on my tv until I caught some reference to this show.
September 21 at 14:24 EST .

  13 people like this.

   MeiDei  Ripper Street was a series I watched too & enjoyed. I remember Matthew in an early edition of MI5, in real life he married the gal who was involved with her partner in "reel" life, Keeley Hawes. The series with Radcliffe is unfamiliar to me but I'll watch out for it.
September 22 at 20:36 EST .

  14 people like this.

   MeiDei  Just saw the most recent episode of The Knick & then went to read the reviews for the show in general. Very favorable especially the one titled "The Rope" - what is interesting is that it was picked up for a second season before the pilot for it was shown.
September 29 at 18:21 EST .

  6 people like this.

   MeiDei  I'm not suggesting viewing DWTS - but for Duck Dynasty fans - Sadie Robertson
The 17-year-old "Duck Dynasty" star has been paired with pro dancer Mark Ballas. And for race car fans, Waltrip is also on the roster as is Tommy Chong
September 4 at 10:51 EST .

   11 people like this.

   BirdsNest  Hagar found a DVD collection at the flea market of 4 seasons of "Rumpole of the Bailey". A great series and we are enjoying it all over again.
August 31 at 08:32 EST .

   13 people like this.

   MeiDei  Love that series! Came this close to getting a sweat shirt that was imprinted "She Who Must Be Obeyed". : )
September 1 at 21:14 EST .

  17 people like this.

   Safetydude  Good old Horace. He should have been Head of Chambers.
...of course I've been else do you think I come out with these blinding flashes of deduction...sober?
September 2 at 22:22 EST .

  17 people like this.

   MeiDei  No real spoilers here, just an update of what to expect on Season 5.
August 22 at 13:13 EST .

   14 people like this.

   Richdet  Re the Revolutionary War series "Turn," which was discussed on this wall earlier this summer. AMC will re-run the series beginning tonight, Saturday 8/2, at 10pm eastern. I assume that means it will be available online as well. This is a good opportunity to catch up for those who missed it the first time around. Season 2 of the program should turn up next spring.
August 2 at 14:35 EST .

   21 people like this.

   MeiDei  Thanks for the tip. Had to search through all the channels to find AMC, our cable provider no longer issues a card with a listing of channels. Do you know if this will be a Sat. night series vs. a marathon?
August 4 at 09:03 EST .

  21 people like this.

   Richdet  MeiDei -- I checked the AMC website. Looks like AMC is running this as a Saturday night series, as an "encore" presentation of season 1 at weekly intervals.
August 4 at 14:14 EST .

  24 people like this.

   MeiDei  Enjoyed last night's program - filled in some voids.
August 10 at 12:32 EST .

  14 people like this.

Radio station call in from a lady regarding Deer Crossing Signs. Funny, you won't believe your ears!
July 3 at 14:49 EST .

   21 people like this.

   Alice  Yes, funny, goofy!
July 18 at 14:44 EST .

  18 people like this.

   Gram77  Does she think deers CAN READ!!!!!
July 24 at 09:30 EST .

  23 people like this.

   Deborah Grannet  Did anyone watch the first season of TURN on AMC? I've been dying to hear what fellow conservatives think about it, but no one seems to have watched... apparently AMC needs to promote it more. Although it has been renewed for a second season--
July 1 at 14:37 EST .

   23 people like this.

   Richdet  My wife and I have enjoyed "Turn" very much. It's about the creation of the spy ring known as the Culper Ring during the American Revolution. It depicts a young farmer, son of a Loyalist, who gradually gets drawn into spying for George Washington behind enemy lines in 1776 after the British have taken over New York City. The story is mainly set in Setauket, NY.

The acting is uniformly wonderful, with the villainous Captain Simcoe a standout. I don't like the romantic subplot (people who know the show will know what I mean ) but I suppose that's necessary to try to hang on to a broader audience. I was delighted to hear of the show's being renewed last week. As the narrative moves further into the expansion of the spy ring, the program should become even more compelling.

The source material for the show is the book "Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring," by Alexander Rose, which was published just a few years ago. My wife, who loves the tv show, just read the book and found the account there even more engrossing. So that is highly recommended as well.
July 2 at 08:07 EST .

  18 people like this.

   MeiDei  I saw the first two episodes and missed all but the last which was available OnDemand; unfortunately, the middle programs were not.

I know the story but not as well as I would like. I agree with the above poster regarding the romantic subplot. Besides Rose's book there are several including Brian Kilmeade's book. Simcoe is a show stealer, did the major actually strangle him?
July 2 at 11:07 EST .

  20 people like this.

   Alice  Thanks, all. We haven't see it, but will take a look soon or during re-runs, and maybe get the DVD next year, or whenever it comes out.
July 18 at 14:54 EST .

  21 people like this.

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