Arduino Forum

Community => Bar Sport => Topic started by: severus66 on Sep 09, 2018, 06:17 pm

Title: tv show
Post by: severus66 on Sep 09, 2018, 06:17 pm
do you have favourite tv show?
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: Paul_KD7HB on Sep 09, 2018, 08:38 pm
do you have favourite tv show?
No, but I have a LONG list of not-favorites.

Paul
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: el_supremo on Sep 09, 2018, 09:35 pm
I highly recommend The Lawrence Welk Show. If that isn't available in your area, there's always Don Messer's Jubilee.

Pete
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: CrossRoads on Sep 09, 2018, 10:11 pm
I like shows based on their theme music.
"Lost on Space" with the french horns, one of my favorites.
And "Six Million Dollar Man" with the tympani solo to start is another.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrVt8Ix7Eoo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrVt8Ix7Eoo)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGO57y4td-c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGO57y4td-c)
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: larryd on Sep 10, 2018, 01:53 am
Lost in space from Netflex.

(http://www.gstatic.com/tv/thumb/tvbanners/15197695/p15197695_b_v8_ab.jpg) (https://i.redd.it/b0s0z34l75s01.jpg)


Title: Re: tv show
Post by: ChrisTenone on Sep 10, 2018, 07:50 am
This is the real robot from Lost in Space:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/h57ho9b5si93erf/lostinspacerobot.gif)
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: ChrisTenone on Sep 10, 2018, 08:14 am
^^ powered by Arduino. No, actually by Bill May.

Currently my favorite thing to watch is Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. I'm also enjoying the latest season of Arrested Development. Also watching (but not enjoying so much) Ozark. Bateman headlines both, and the difference is jarring. I recently finished Goliath with Thornton in the lead - same kind of thing. It ruined a kid's show from my younger days.

But, for over a year now, and still taking up some brain time thinking about it is the latest season of Twin Peaks. I had seen the first two seasons and the movie. In combination, it is Lynch's magnum opus. In case anyone is interested, I've got a favorite theory. Kyle McLaughlin rocked his 3, er .. 4, 5? parts. J/k, just the one, but he does some crazy make up, hair style and ... body suit?
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: Robin2 on Sep 10, 2018, 08:59 am
The Antiques Roadshow

...R
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: westfw on Sep 10, 2018, 09:43 am
Elementary.
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: Paul_KD7HB on Sep 10, 2018, 06:32 pm
^^ powered by Arduino. No, actually by Bill May.

Currently my favorite thing to watch is Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. I'm also enjoying the latest season of Arrested Development. Also watching (but not enjoying so much) Ozark. Bateman headlines both, and the difference is jarring. I recently finished Goliath with Thornton in the lead - same kind of thing. It ruined a kid's show from my younger days.

But, for over a year now, and still taking up some brain time thinking about it is the latest season of Twin Peaks. I had seen the first two seasons and the movie. In combination, it is Lynch's magnum opus. In case anyone is interested, I've got a favorite theory. Kyle McLaughlin rocked his 3, er .. 4, 5? parts. J/k, just the one, but he does some crazy make up, hair style and ... body suit?
We used to live a few miles from North Bend, WA. Where the original Twin Peaks was filmed. My nephew was living with us and we took him to the restaurant for coffee and cherry pie. He loved it!

We still stop there for a meal when in the area. Still looks the same!

Paul
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: skywatch on Sep 10, 2018, 07:40 pm
The Big Bang Theory  :)
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: JMeller on Sep 11, 2018, 11:18 pm
Hmm - in a forum such as this, how did Knight Rider not make the top 10?? 

The first self-driving car, with AI, voice calling, buttons (a ton of them), the first dash cam,  and a YUGE display of blinky lights....
(http://theautotransportcompany.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/kitt-interior.jpg)

Don't forget the cool steering wheel which makes smooth u-turn nearly impossible.
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: larryd on Sep 11, 2018, 11:41 pm
Hmm - in a forum such as this, how did Knight Rider not make the top 10?? 

The first self-driving car, with AI, voice calling, buttons (a ton of them), the first dash cam,  and a YUGE display of blinky lights....
(http://theautotransportcompany.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/kitt-interior.jpg)

Don't forget the cool steering wheel which makes smooth u-turn nearly impossible.
And it had good theme music.


Title: Re: tv show
Post by: AWOL on Sep 11, 2018, 11:58 pm
Is any kind of U-turn smooth in a TransAm?
I didn't think they were designed to do bends.
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: ardly on Sep 13, 2018, 03:45 pm
I liked "Breaking Bad" it broke new ground.  The personalities of all the main characters changed throughout the series changing my sympathies towards them. Quite violent at times but with strong vein of dark humour and once even becoming almost slapstick (the fly in the lab).
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: TomGeorge on Sep 14, 2018, 11:41 am
Hi,
The old "Lost in Space" great. Fantastic production for ther era.

The NETFLUX "Lost in Space" absolute trash, they had the opportunity to show some great science and physics and they used all the latest CGI to defy science and physics.
They don't even know about acceleration and gravity fields. Let alone the forest having convenient track for the chariots to speed along like NASCAR. 

Currently watching "Detectorists".
About to start "Marcella"

Loved "Altered Carbon", "Killing Eve", "Counterpart", "City in the City", "Deep State"

Tom... :o
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: ardly on Sep 17, 2018, 12:00 pm
I quite enjoyed the new "Lost in Space", it was a bit of escapism. Much worse was "Gravity" which was advertised as being realistic but whose ending degenerated into total fantasy.
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: ChrisTenone on Sep 18, 2018, 06:42 am
... Much worse was "Gravity" which was advertised as being realistic but whose ending degenerated into total fantasy.

Or you can look at it as a hallucination as she ran out of oxygen, and she's really floating dead in space.
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: ardly on Sep 18, 2018, 12:10 pm
Or you can look at it as a hallucination as she ran out of oxygen, and she's really floating dead in space.
Even if you look on it as an hallucination I think they missed out on a proper ending.

I am with @TomGeorge's sentiment for most films. There are Sci-Fi fils where the whole plot really annoys me because it is just stupid e.g. drilling to the centre of the Earth to restart the rotation of the core with nuclear weapons. There are other films that are basically quite good and factual and then they throw in one really stupid error that just destroys the illusion. I suppose it is the uncanny valley thing but for films instead of robots. If the film is clearly escapist like "Lost in Space" all is well, but if it attempts realism small imperfections grate.

Recently I saw "Hardcore Henry". If you can stomach the opening titles then you are probably the kind of sick individual that will watch the whole violent gorefest to the end. Not one of my favorite films but it was interesting because the entire film was seen through the eyes of Henry. I don't think I have ever seen a film shot like that before and the shoot-em-up action did carry me along.

The unusual filming made me remember "Run Lola Run". Now that was a good film and it was filmed in an unusual way which they managed to pull off. I will not spoil things by saying what they did, I was expecting to be dissapointed but it really worked.

For dog lovers "Benji" is a good family film (watch the end credits as well). The family pooch is going to have to pull its socks up and learn a few tricks after that one though.

Title: Re: tv show
Post by: larryd on Sep 18, 2018, 05:04 pm
Wife likes 'Cable Girls' and 'Murdoc Mysteries'.
(https://otakukart.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/1-31.jpg)

(https://www.cbc.ca/murdochmysteries/content/images/murdoch_facebook.jpg)


Title: Re: tv show
Post by: TomGeorge on Sep 19, 2018, 12:10 am
For me "Murdoch Mysteries" is a must see bit of escapism, when it screens.
I loved his paint by numbers FAX machine.
They have electric cars, and the odd famous person from history appears, Edison, Tesla, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle...

Anyone outside Australia seen  "Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries"?
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1988386/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1988386/)

A simple plotted mystery series, unfortunately now not in production.
Essie Davis who starred as Miss Fisher, she has been in Game of Thrones and now is involved in UK productions.

Tom.. :)
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: ChrisTenone on Sep 19, 2018, 04:33 am
Miss Fisher Mysteries was on in the US. I loved it! The plot line takes 3 (?) seasons to develop, then leaves you hanging at the end ...

The Detectorists was such a magically neat series - I loved the ending! I would definitely watch for whatever Mackenzie Crook does next!
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: TomGeorge on Sep 19, 2018, 05:12 am
Miss Fisher Mysteries was on in the US. I loved it! The plot line takes 3 (?) seasons to develop, then leaves you hanging at the end ...

The Detectorists was such a magically neat series - I loved the ending! I would definitely watch for whatever Mackenzie Crook does next!
Some of the Miss Fisher episodes were filmed just out of town, I have heard they have a one off longer episode in the works for later this year or next.
Did you also get "Dr Blake Mysteries", most of it was filmed just down the street from me.
Tom.. :)
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: ChrisTenone on Sep 19, 2018, 03:37 pm
Some of the Miss Fisher episodes were filmed just out of town, I have heard they have a one off longer episode in the works for later this year or next.
Did you also get "Dr Blake Mysteries", most of it was filmed just down the street from me.
Tom.. :)

No, I never saw that one.
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: ardly on Sep 19, 2018, 03:52 pm
...
The Detectorists was such a magically neat series - I loved the ending! I would definitely watch for whatever Mackenzie Crook does next!
All four seasons were great, MacKenzie Crook is a detectorist in real life. There is a great follow on story to the last episode of season 4. Following shooting they had not got round to completely clearing up the location and Mackenzie Crook was intending to go back another day to finish of. In the meantime a detectorist found some of the props and though that they were real only later discovering that they were fake. He was quoted as saying "I nearly cry every time I look at them".
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: AWOL on Sep 19, 2018, 06:33 pm
All four seasons were great, MacKenzie Crook is a detectorist in real life. There is a great follow on story to the last episode of season 4. Following shooting they had not got round to completely clearing up the location and Mackenzie Crook was intending to go back another day to finish of. In the meantime a detectorist found some of the props and though that they were real only later discovering that they were fake. He was quoted as saying "I nearly cry every time I look at them".
It was, quite literally, comedy gold.
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: TomGeorge on Sep 20, 2018, 12:04 am
Hi,
"4 Seasons" ????

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4082744/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4082744/)

I read that MacKenzie Crook doesn't want to do a season 4.

Tom... :)

Title: Re: tv show
Post by: ChrisTenone on Sep 20, 2018, 12:58 am
It seemed to nicely conclude at the end of the last season.

But of course, I'll bet they could talk him into it.
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: ardly on Sep 20, 2018, 11:29 am
It seemed to nicely conclude at the end of the last season.
...
The series could take a dark turn. The characters could descend into melancholy, depression and self destruction, their heads turned by the fame but knowing that they could never repeat their find. They could be like lottery winners going mad/bad  :smiley-twist: 
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: ChrisTenone on Sep 21, 2018, 07:43 am
That would suck. :(

I've just started watching Forever with Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph. She is hilarious. Armisen may well be the best straight man ever.
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: ardly on Sep 21, 2018, 11:47 am
That would suck. :(
LOL. You know as I was reading your post #21 the theme tune for the series started being played on the radio. What are the odds of that? I suppose in the multiverse everything will happen. Must buy a lottery ticket.
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: ChrisTenone on Sep 22, 2018, 05:40 am
It's a 'luminati thing. You saw The X Files, right?
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: TomGeorge on Sep 22, 2018, 04:20 pm
It's a 'luminati thing. You saw The X Files, right?
I have the full set, the wife and I used to have an X-Files binge ever so often.
Just play a DVD form start to finish, about 4 episodes I think.
Tom... :)
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: ChrisTenone on Sep 23, 2018, 09:33 am
A couple years ago (before the reboot came out) I watched all the "story arc" shows - about 1/3 of the total. It was fun.
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: AWOL on Sep 23, 2018, 09:40 am
"Killing Eve" is quite brilliant.
Actually, quite a lot of good drama on TV at the moment - "Bodyguard", Press" and "Black Earth Rising" all very good.
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: TomGeorge on Sep 23, 2018, 11:00 am
Hi,
I just IMDb  Black Earth Rising, its on my to watch list.

Tom... :)
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: ardly on Oct 08, 2018, 02:14 pm
Hidden Figures is about African American women working in NASA during the space race and was interesting. It is not out yet but  First Man, which looks at the life of Niel Armstrong, should be worth a watch.
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: TomGeorge on Oct 08, 2018, 11:09 pm
Hi,
I went and bought the DVD of Hidden Figures, a good re-watch along with The Martian, Apollo 13, The Right Stuff.

Tom... :)
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: ardly on Oct 09, 2018, 12:09 pm
Hi,
I went and bought the DVD of Hidden Figures, a good re-watch along with The Martian, Apollo 13, The Right Stuff.

Tom... :)
Apollo 13 is a film that has stood the test of time. I have just checked and it is actually 23 years old. They certainly worked some movie magic getting the weightless shots,  I found the whole film very convincing.
Title: Re: tv show
Post by: ardly on Oct 12, 2018, 03:08 pm
Just found out that the Director of "First Man" is Damien Chazell who also worked on "Whiplash". A film about a young drummer and a psychopathic music instructer is not something I though I would enjoy but he succeeded in making a  gripping film on that weird topic. That is making me really interesed in seeing what he managed to do with First Man.