EvenBob
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February 19th, 2019 at 3:46:05 PM permalink
Anybody here a Downton Abby fan? Best
show ever on TV, I've seen all 6 seasons
a dozen times. The star of the show is
Highclere Castle in England.

The best period piece ever made. The
attention to detail is astounding. The
production values are so high, each
episode looks like it was made for a movie
theater.

I've never been hooked on a TV show. I've
watched an episode every day for a year and
a half.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
EvenBob
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November 27th, 2019 at 10:40:49 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Anybody here a Downton Abby fan? Best
show ever on TV, I've seen all 6 seasons
a dozen times. The star of the show is
Highclere Castle in England.



I've found the runner up to Downton,
perhaps an equal. The Crown on Nflix.
It's wonderful, splendid, it blows my
socks off.

The high production values, the attention
to detail, the locations, the cinematography,
the quality of the acting and writing. It's
an almost perfect production. And it's
a Nflix original, which is astounding because
Netflix produces mostly garbage as far
as I'm concerned.

Each episode of The Crown is a trip back in
time 60 years. I look at the expense of some
of the scenes and how much trouble they
went to, and am awed. I will watch this again
and again, just like I did with Downton. There
is so much to see and so much going on, it's
not possible to take it in with just one viewing.

It's been renewed for a 4th season. I hope there
are 10 of them.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
ChumpChange
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November 27th, 2019 at 11:03:01 PM permalink
I live nowhere near TV stations so Spectrum had better step up with the upgrading, which it won't.

ATSC 3.0 is free 4K over the air
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November 28th, 2019 at 7:52:04 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I've found the runner up to Downton,
perhaps an equal. The Crown on Nflix.
It's wonderful, splendid, it blows my
socks off.

The high production values, the attention
to detail, the locations, the cinematography,
the quality of the acting and writing. It's
an almost perfect production. And it's
a Nflix original, which is astounding because
Netflix produces mostly garbage as far
as I'm concerned.



I agree that the Crown is superb and compelling TV.

But Netflix also produces other amazing series. Check out The Last Kingdom and The Umbrella Academy. I also enjoyed Gallivant -a satirical musical series.
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November 28th, 2019 at 11:05:40 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I've found the runner up to Downton,
perhaps an equal. The Crown on Nflix.
It's wonderful, splendid, it blows my
socks off.

The high production values, the attention
to detail, the locations, the cinematography,
the quality of the acting and writing. It's
an almost perfect production. And it's
a Nflix original, which is astounding because
Netflix produces mostly garbage as far
as I'm concerned.

Each episode of The Crown is a trip back in
time 60 years. I look at the expense of some
of the scenes and how much trouble they
went to, and am awed. I will watch this again
and again, just like I did with Downton. There
is so much to see and so much going on, it's
not possible to take it in with just one viewing.

It's been renewed for a 4th season. I hope there
are 10 of them.



I saw a production schedule when it started. They have 3 actresses lined up to represent Elizabeth during different times of her life, for I think a total of 9 seasons planned. I'm glad the viewership is supporting it. It's excellent, as you say, and winning some awards. Still seems a bit awkward for them to show some of the things they have about real and living people, but that's part of what makes it interesting.
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EvenBob
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November 28th, 2019 at 11:57:11 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I saw a production schedule when it started.



Small things, like the switchboard room
in the ministry in 1953. With the place
having all male operators, most of
them old, 10 of them. It had to cost
a fortune just to set that up. And
them listening in to all the calls
the queen makes. I love it.

The difference between this and
Downton, the servants in Crown
have no names or speaking lines
so far. They are totally ignored
by the royal family. In Downton
they are half the show.
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November 28th, 2019 at 3:06:32 PM permalink
I mentioned it in Miscellaneous Discussion. However,

I mostly just watch light TV shows for a few hours a week. I was fishing for suggestions and a friend brought up The IT Crowd, which I'd watched years ago and 90% forgotten.

Better than I remembered. It's about 2 IT Nerds and the normie woman who gets stuck managing them. Very funny and I think a lot of people here would enjoy it, since it is about culture clash between nerds and normies.

A lot has to do with the characters finding themselves in preposterous social predicaments, a bit like Seinfeld. One character gets caught using the handicapped bathroom and has to pretend to be disabled. Then there are layers of things that happen on top of that and it winds up being one of the funniest things I've seen in a TV show.

In brief, I'd say it's sort of the premise of big bang. But the comedy and sensibility is more like Curb/Seinfeld. So it is hilarious instead of agonizingly painful.
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November 28th, 2019 at 4:27:53 PM permalink
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November 28th, 2019 at 5:10:20 PM permalink
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EvenBob
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November 28th, 2019 at 10:56:14 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I saw a production schedule when it started. They have 3 actresses lined up to represent Elizabeth during different times of her life, for I think a total of 9 seasons planned



Nflix has renewed thru the 5th
season. It will be set in the 80's,
so Diana will play a prominent
role. Its a huge hit here, but
a monster hit in Britain. I don't
see how it can go 9 seasons
if season 5 is up to the 90's
already. Unless they stretch
the 80's over 2 seasons, a
lot happened for the royal
family in the 80's.

I'm fascinated by them like
everybody else. Go back 400
years to Henry the 8th and
even then the pomp and
circumstance was amazing.

Elizabeth was quite attractive
when she was young. She might
live to 100, her mother made
it to 102.

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