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I thought to open a new post. In these times, I believe that many of us are all watching a bit more of TV. So I ask, is there any special TV show that you've become more interested in lately? Like a secret vice? You can 'fess up here!!!

Anything on any local channel or cable. Prime time or late nite. Youtube? And why do you watch? What makes it so watch-able? And if there's something really annoying, you can report that too. 

With my spotty insomnia around midnite, I enjoy watching 'The Nanny' reruns with Fran Drescher. Yeah, that over-the-top nasal twang can be annoying, but it's her character's gimmick. I like the show best-est just to watch Fran. I think she's attractive - so slender and with that pouffy hair! But it's her WARDROBE!!!! Reminds me of when we used to watch the old Sonny & Cher show just to talk about Cher's costumes the next day. She made Bob Mackie the fashion guru he is today!

The show also resolves some gentle family issues. But I will admit, I've learned more Jewish words than I ever knew before!

Just FYI - Grandma Yetta is the same actress who played neighbor Millie on the old Dick Van Dyke show.

I enjoy the show and make it a point IF I'm up at the time!

Anybody else?

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Now that the Braves have lost and won't be going to the World Series, I am looking forward to Friday and Saturday when the Skate America 2020 will be on. It will be without an audience, but I don't care. There are a couple of skater's who consistently turn in great performances; so strong and graceful, and creative! 

Late last night I watched HAZEL, I DREAM OF JEANNIE, and BEWITCHED ... none of my favorites, mostly as background as I worked my puzzles. We watch a lot of the detectives-solving-crimes (mostly murders) shows.

Gone are the days when I HAD to watch a particular show every week. We don't have ANY of those streaming shows, and I know there are a couple I would enjoy, but there seem to be so many, and all on different sites. I don't want to pay anymore than we already pay, just to get them. I see their ads and snort...It would be better for me if they condensed them and made them into a movie. Just my humble opinion. I used to watch BREAKING BAD, but I broke with that after a few seasons, and didn't watch at all after that.

They could bring back OUR MISS BROOKS, MR. PEEPERS, DOBIE GILLIS and things like that from their eras, and I would watch them.

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I enjoy many of the Masterpiece Theatre series like Call the Midwife, Poldark, Downton Abbey and Victoria. I used to watch Doc Martin, too. I do have Netflix and will binge on a whole season on a weekend. 60 minutes and Jeopardy are my usual network go-tos.

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There are so many programs I have FEDS for (First Episode Desertion Syndrome) Treadstone, Mr Robot, Scorpion, the list goes on and on. Definitely will go back and watch them, someday, maybe, soon.

What I am watching over lock-down was Justified, The Wire, CSI (Cyber and New York), Eureka, Cheers. I have all these on DVD but I can also get them on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sky. I think The Sopranos is due to be watched again.

I do watch Trevor Noah, Bill Maher, John Oliver and Seth Meyer regularly (I wonder if I could say I watch them religiously?🤪😂),

I always watch British programmes like QI, Have I got News For You, and Would I lie to you, and I see the 5th season of Billions has started.

So that you know what kind of a person I am I can honestly say I have NEVER watched an episode of Game of Thrones. I watched half of the first episode and lost interest.

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Grumpy - TY for responding. I'm impressed with shows that folk watch. A lot more class than mine.. But I don't get any 'special' channels - just my basic cable. Altho I caught 'Victoria' on PBS recently. j22 watches those classier ones too.

stars likes to watch the old TV series. My all time fave is I Love Lucy - that's where my screen name comes from. Early in the morning, I can sometimes catch The Honeymooners. Classic! It's the foundation for which the cartoon  The Flintstones was based. Fred = Ralph and Barney = Norton. And the skits!!! 

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I've got a bunch of videos, but they are hidden somewhere in the shed with everything else we moved here with 2 &1/2 years ago.

I also have NO VCR player.  🤨

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They don't make VCR players anymore. Unless you can grab one at a garage sale.

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Am hooked on Youtube's series by Lindsay Holiday about all kinds of royalties - and history things. She selects various topics and I just started her newest one on US 'Founding Mothers'.  Like Martha Washington & others. But it's her royalty ones that I find ABSOLUTELY mesmerizing.

Also have found early morning reruns of 'Family Matters'. With that nasal whiney, 'Did I Do That?' Steve Urkel character. Like 'The Nanny's' Fran Drescher, that whine is annoying, but it's part of the show. I like the way it handled family issues even better than Bill Cosby (IMO).

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I just reduced our TV package (Spectrum) to Silver, from the Gold package. Reduces the bill by $21.something. Wanted to cancel the HBO and SHO channels because we seldom watch them, but the Silver package includes them. If I go back to Basic, we lose some of the channels we DO watch. Oh well, whatever!

PS: Grumpy, I don't watch and have never watched Game of Thrones either.

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I think I've posted this in the Breakroom, but I'm hooked on 'Forever Knight'. A 3 season rerun about an 800 yo vampire who tries to become human again as he tries to make up for all his past bad doings. It shows him as a current Toronto cop, but flashes back to his bad vampire days.

It's on YouTube in consecutive episodes. I try to limit my nitely viewings so not to overdose. Altho I do have my own DVD copy, but I don't know how to work my VCR/DVD any more! And each show is about 45 mins long, so I need to plan for it. 

Now I just need to figure out my VCR/DVD thing in the living room so I can watch 'Shogun' with Richard Chamberlain. And 'Count of Monte Cristo' with Gerard Depardu. That one is all French with subtitles. I can translate a lot of French, but I need the subtitles in the beginning of the film. By the end, I'm doing good. 'Shogun' cuts to a lot of Japanese, Portuguese & Latin. So I need the captioning and the TV in the LR I can see (in the bedroom, I need my bipap mask = no glasses).

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14 hours ago, amoLucia said:

I can watch 'Shogun' with Richard Chamberlain.

Now that's a blast from the past. I read the book then watched the programme. I'd forgotten all about that.

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On 10/22/2020 at 9:45 AM, amoLucia said:

Grumpy - TY for responding. I'm impressed with shows that folk watch. A lot more class than mine.. But I don't get any 'special' channels - just my basic cable. Altho I caught 'Victoria' on PBS recently. j22 watches those classier ones too.

I don't know about "classier", lol. Many are really just melodramas dressed up in period costume. I really enjoy the sets and costumes, though. And I think the level of acting is superior in the UK. And perhaps I am an Anglophile at heart. I believe some of my predecessors were from England. 

Ah, yes. Shogun. I enjoyed both book and movie. I tried to read Taipan, but just couldn't get into it. Maybe because there was no movie? 

I just subscribed to Hulu so I could watch Mrs. America, a short series about the Equal Rights Amendment. Now I'm onto Fargo, which is a little gory, but good acting. 

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