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Re: Now Watching...

Postby crater » Tue May 16, 2017 8:37 am

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HBO’s Mommy Dead and Dearest is a perfect storm of true crime, pageantry, and Southern gothic tropes

HBO’s true crime doc explores the real-life horror of Munchausen by proxy.



Things are not always as they appear, especially in the case of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard. Child Abuse, mental illness, and forbidden love converge in this mystery involving a mother and daughter who were thought to be living a fairy tale life that turned out to be a living nightmare.

What starts out as a grisly tale of matricide morphs into a rabbit hole of deception and unrelenting abuse, journeying towards the truth about what happened that night. Featuring exclusive access to Gypsy from prison and a trove of police interrogation tapes, medical records, and secret conversations, this HBO Documentary Film is a disturbing, first-hand look at a life arrested and the consequences of trying to keep someone young forever.


One of the craziest documentaries I've ever watched. I'm no fan of murder (who is?) but if anyone ever deserved what they got, it was this poor girls mother. You should do yourself a favor and try to watch this.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby chaos » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:21 pm

^

I just watched this. Heartbreaking. So many people are culpable for the abuse suffered by that girl. Did this story make the national news? I didn't know anything about this story until I read the info posted above.
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Postby creep » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:55 pm

Just watched part 1 of The Defiant Ones on HBO. Really interesting stuff.

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Re: Now Watching...

Postby Juana » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:33 pm

You can watch the whole thing on HBO Go I believe.

I just watched Tour De Pharmacy and I know someone on this board was a big Lance hater but he is hilarious in that movie.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby perkana » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:49 am

S&M wrote:Haven't read this thread but my sweets has been seriously trying to get me into "Stranger Things" on Netflix...watched the first one....Felt super 80's...even the music with its cheeze synths....might end up digging this one :hehe:...edit and I read back one page and saw yer all on it :nod: ...Now I gotta catch up :thumb:

Stranger Things coming back on October 27 :wink:
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby Sight Laber » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:43 pm

Artemis wrote:creep, you really have to watch Quarry. It's only 8 episodes, season finale was last night. I think it's one of the best shows I have watched all year. The acting, directing, story and camera work are excellent. Last night's finale was close to perfection for tying up loose ends; it left the viewer satisfied. The entire series was directed by one director, Greg Yaitanes. Oh, and the music in the show is pretty great too.




Here's an example of the music. This is a cover of Sam &Dave tune. The show is set in early 70s Memphis.


Quarry was a good show. It sucks it didn't get renewed or picked up by another network. Thanks for the recommendation. I saw it during the free week its network had recently.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby Bandit72 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:24 am

I know it's old, but is The West Wing worth watching?
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby creep » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:24 am

Bandit72 wrote:I know it's old, but is The West Wing worth watching?


Yes! Great show.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby wally » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:28 am

anybody watching GLOW on netflix?
Marc Maron's character is hilarious.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby creep » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:16 pm

wally wrote:anybody watching GLOW on netflix?
Marc Maron's character is hilarious.


Yeah...it's pretty good. I'm not a Marc Maron fan at all but he is really good in this. Alison Brie topless is a nice bonus too.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby perkana » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:23 pm

I liked GLOW better than his show Maron. It helps that I have a crush on him :lol:
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby Artemis » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:03 pm

I really enjoyed GLOW too. :thumb:
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby Artemis » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:41 pm

The first episode of The Sinner was pretty good. Definitely worth a watch...

The show is based on a book by a German author, Petra Hammesfahr.

THE SINNER STARRING JESSICA BIEL AND BILL PULLMAN AIRS NEW EPISODES WEDNESDAYS AT 10/9c!
An eight episode close-ended series, The Sinner follows a young mother (Jessica Biel) who, when overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling act of violence and to her horror has no idea why. The event launches an inverted and utterly surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the “who” or the “what” -- but the “why” -- as an investigator (Bill Pullman) finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman's buried motive. Together they travel a harrowing journey into the depths of her psyche and the violent secrets hidden in her past. New episodes of The Sinner air Wednesdays at 10/9c on USA.


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Re: Now Watching...

Postby creep » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:17 pm

I broke down and watched one of the curb your enthusiasm leaked episodes. It was just average...not great. I am going to try and hold off on watching any more.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby Pandemonium » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:45 pm

I'm trying to slog through the final season of The Strain in 2-3 episode chunks and the only one I've remotely liked was the one from a couple weeks ago with Eichorst and Setrakian(sp?) in the medical research/baby harvesting facility.

Preacher is almost more frustrating - it's like they are trying to be a more action-oriented version of Twin Peaks with lotsa weird oddball shit but they've screwed up the characters and plot so badly, it's not even fun in a "True Blood" campy way anymore.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby Hype » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:53 am

creep wrote:I broke down and watched one of the curb your enthusiasm leaked episodes. It was just average...not great. I am going to try and hold off on watching any more.


Five years ago I was really excited that there might be a 9th season (i.e., one year after season 8 ended). Now, I don't see how it will make any sense, and Larry seemed to be running out of ideas in Season 8 anyway. I love the show, but I'm not holding my breath. He quit Seinfeld after 6 seasons, and probably should have stopped Curb then too.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby Artemis » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:29 am

Does anybody watch Power? It's in its fourth season on Starz.

I think it's a really good show, been watching since the beginning. 50 Cent produces and appears in the show.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby creep » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:04 pm

Anyone watch Episodes on Showtime? The first episode of the new season was pretty good.
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby chaos » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:03 pm

Artemis wrote:The first episode of The Sinner was pretty good. Definitely worth a watch...

The show is based on a book by a German author, Petra Hammesfahr.

THE SINNER STARRING JESSICA BIEL AND BILL PULLMAN AIRS NEW EPISODES WEDNESDAYS AT 10/9c!
An eight episode close-ended series, The Sinner follows a young mother (Jessica Biel) who, when overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling act of violence and to her horror has no idea why. The event launches an inverted and utterly surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the “who” or the “what” -- but the “why” -- as an investigator (Bill Pullman) finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman's buried motive. Together they travel a harrowing journey into the depths of her psyche and the violent secrets hidden in her past. New episodes of The Sinner air Wednesdays at 10/9c on USA.




I'm hooked. Jessica Biel is magnificent. (Bill Pullman not so much. :lol: Well, I haven't really decided; I go back and forth)
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Re: Now Watching...

Postby Bandit72 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:25 am

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Starting watching this yesterday, on episode two and I'm really enjoying it.
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