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Just watched the sad but sweet memorial to Peanut, Jessica Smith's little bulldog who slept and wandered through her workout videos: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jybK
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"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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7/4/21 1:29 A

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While I was waiting for books to come in, I started rewatching Star Trek Discovery. I love this series! I also found and have watched several of the Short Treks--from 7 to 15 minutes long, sometimes tying in to episodes or characters. 2 of them have been animated. Very enjoyable.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Watched Soul on Disney Plus with Jammie Foxx and Tina Fey--absolutely delightful, from slapstick to deeply philosophical. Today I've been watching Raya and the Last Dragon. I didn't know who was in the voice cast, but once the dragon showed up, it only took a couple of minutes to go "OMG, that's Awkwafina!" Sure enough, I checked IMDB and knew a couple of other actors (almost all Asian) lending voice talent.

I've enjoyed some of the special features about the research team that travelled through Southeast Asia to immerse themselves in the cultures of the region and bring it alive in this film, much like was done with Polynesian culture for Moana. And learning about how it was created during the pandemic with all the artists, technical & production people and the cast working from home was truly amazing!

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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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5/29/21 9:07 P

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This will have you crying and wanting to dance at the same time: 'Sister Act' Reunion: Whoopi Goldberg And Co-Stars Perform (25 years later)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhOR
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Be sure to read the comments, especially #6 with almost 5000 likes!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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5/1/21 11:04 A

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so coooool...thanks for sharing!!

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Here's another uplifting short video: Widow who was invited to eat with strangers: “I think God sent me there.” I realize that for me it's extra poignant because of race--young black guys and an old white lady in the Deep South.
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"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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4/28/21 12:02 P

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I couldn't help crying over this sweet story Preschool "twins" take a stand against discrimination
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x90
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"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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4/6/21 11:30 A

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On Keoni Tamayo's Little Balls of Fur channel, there's a new long video of 4 2-week-old kittens a pregnant rescue cat delivered.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I8f
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I checked my library, but they only offer streaming of the film, and I haven't tried that before. I'm not sure if Netflix puts theirs out on DVD.

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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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3/13/21 11:45 A

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DH and I watched the Netflix movie, The Dig...very enjoyable! A British lady hires an excavator to check out some mounds on her land, and they end up with an extraordinary find!! Quiet, touching, with Ralph Feinnes in a great role as the elderly British excavator. Worth a watch, if you have the chance! emoticon

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3/6/21 1:30 P

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During Band of Brothers, we saw ads for The Pacific, another 10-part HBO show done by Hanks and Spielberg. So I've taped them all over several weekends, and we have only 2 left. Very violent (duh!) but I'm also learning lots. Much easier way for me to learn some history than through studies! emoticon

DH and I are halfway through a 6-episode mini-series on Lincoln, Divided We Stand. Saw an ad on CNN and decided to tape it. We're just arriving at the Civil War in his history. They use lots of standard photos, and don't usually get too close to the actors portraying him as he grows up. Pretty well done; we're enjoying it!

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DH and I watch a few shows on the History Channel, and saw an ad for a Band of Brothers marathon. So I recorded all 10 episodes and we watched a couple yesterday. Very well done - I'd expect nothing less with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg as exec producers. Very violent, but seems historically accurate. My knowledge of history is pretty feeble, so I enjoy getting some through entertainment. It was originally on HBO, which we don't get, so was nice to get a chance to watch "for free."

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Saw Loving the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who went to DC to be wed, and were arrested for living as man and wife against Virginia law.
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Very good film about an important piece of American history. Though it's interesting that the leads were played by an Ethiopian-Irish actress and Australian actor. Their accents are completely believable in the film, but in the features totally different.
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I remember a multiracial romance I read had a note from the author referring to herself as being part of the Loving Generation--a child born to couples who married as soon as it was legal to do so. Just Googled the case and learned it was decided in 1967 (though Alabama was the last state to remove such an illegal statute--in 2000!). June 12—the anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia decision—is now commemorated each year as “Loving Day,” a holiday celebrating multiracial families. www.history.com/topics/civil
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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1/3/21 9:22 P

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I got on the waiting list for an Awkwafina movie The Farewell, and after waiting months, it finally got to me. A very serious turn for her as an Americanized woman returning to China ostensibly to celebrate her cousin's rushed wedding--but really to see her grandmother who is dying, but the family is not telling her. In a conversation with the actress in the features, Awkwafina said it was a role she really wanted, speaking to her own experience as a Chinese American woman who was raised by her grandmother. She even hired a student tutor to help with her Mandarin (she was not raised speaking it) before auditioning. A sad movie in many ways, but a powerful exploration of conflicting Eastern and Western values and mindsets. The writer-director is also a Chinese woman, and another reason Awkwafina really wanted to do this film.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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12/20/20 11:27 P

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I clicked a YouTube link for Whoopi Goldberg's Entrance: 1999 Oscars
OMG--it was a hoot, and less than 3 min! emoticon
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x67
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"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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6/27/20 11:01 P

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When I turn on YouTube on my TV, there are always recommended shows, so after my workout, I clicked on this one, Dr Quinn cast then and now 2020, and thoroughly enjoyed it--just 7 minutes. To find the link, I searched for 'dr quinn cast then and now' and got a bunch that have been done over the years; I haven't checked out any others, but this was fun.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfRl
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I've been watching the Toy Story DVDs to relax, and as reported in the chat thread last night, I watched Toy Story 3, cried over the scary part and the bittersweet part at the end, and laughed over Buzz turning into a romantic and flamboyant flamenco dancer, declaring his feelings for Jesse in suave Spanish. The animation is so clever, as is the writing. They are funny, clean, and touching. I am so glad I bought them for myself!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I watched a YouTube clip from the managing artistic director of the Lakewood Playhouse with news on how the latest governor's decree is affecting the current season and their summer classes for kids. I hadn't planned to watch anything else, but a 25 year reunion of the Pretty Woman cast on Today caught my eye.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ub6
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It was delightful, as was the 20 years later reflection by Julia and Richard on Runaway Bride--another favorite rom com of mine.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtBc
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I don't watch TV really, so had never heard of James Corden on the Late Late Show, but saw 2 hilarious routines where he reenacts snippets from films, first with Julia Roberts,
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtBc
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then with Tom Hanks www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZWL
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If you have a few minutes, have fun with these! emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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DH is a big fan of historical fiction, so I recorded and we finished last night a 3-night "miniseries" on History Channel on "Washington." It was an interesting warts-and-all sort of tale, with lots of passages from his actual letters to folks - military and non - and a few to dear Martha as well. Interesting fact: he was a slaveholder (as we know), but the capital started out in Phillie - with a PA law that slaves held by visitors had to be freed after 6 months. So George and Martha kept up a 6-month rotation of their house slaves to circumvent the law.

I didn't get a lot of history in my schooling, so these dramatizations are a very palatable way to increase my missing knowledge! emoticon

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On a friend's recommendation, I got on the list for my library system's single copy of The Legend of Bagger Vance with Will Smith and Matt Damon. Nice, but not great. I enjoyed seeing Matt's golf rivals played by actors I know from TV sci fi shows--Bruce McGill as a Quantum Leap guest (first and last episodes, I think) and Joel Gretsch from The 4400. Charlize Theron was in it too, but I'm not a big fan, and her character had little substance to me. The young boy was pretty great.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I am watching Head Case on Tubi (free to watch). Great show. A little weird but funny at the same time



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I remember enjoying both of those movies back in the day, Mary!

Becca, thanks for your posts--I had missed them, so I'm glad Mary mentioned she posted here. I'll have to see which ones I can get at the library.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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The next night we watched *batteries not included....a delightful film from the late 90s, I think. Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn are an old couple whose apt bldg is scheduled for demolition and they're one of the last tenant holdouts. They're helped out by some cute little UFOs that feed on electricity. Very enjoyable!! emoticon

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DH and I watched Stand and Deliver with Edward James Olmos as Jaime Escalante, a west LA teacher who teaches his students calculus. Really good!! I don't remember if I saw it back when it was first out, but it was new to our Video on Demand. Warmed the cockles of this numbers nerd's heart, that's for sure!! emoticon

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Mr Rogers: Its You I like

A lovely man....amazon prime.. I met him in person when I was nine on a field trip.

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Wait for Your Laugh

Comedian Rose Marie

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Aspirin: a bitter pill

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The Day the 60s Died (kent state)

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Johnston Flood

1889 flood tragedy

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West by Orphan Train

(Children's Aid Society, 1800s

Amazon prime documentary re: saving NY orphans by sending them West to middle america to farm families).

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Damrell's Fire

Excellent documentary re damrell's efforts to fight fires better...fire chief in 1800s

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American Experience: Blackout

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NY 1977: blackout documentary



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No Asylum: the untold chapter of anne frank's story

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Forgotten Ellis Island

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Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913

Amazon Prime documentary

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The Toliet: An Unspoken History

Great documentary, amazon prime

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Aspirin: A Bitter Pill on Amazon Prime

Good documentary about the origins of aspirin.

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Binge watched Harlots on Hulu. Decent show but not my fav.

Watching London Hospital on Amazon. Drama based on diaries, news reports etc from around mid 1800s, East London. Great show!! Only lasted two seasons though.

Rewatching the 70s version of Upstairs, Downstairs which is as lovely as I remember it.

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Watched Marty with Ernest Borgnine

Classic Kitchen Films (included a young actor who later played the father on Bewitched!)

Crownsville Hospital

Harold and Maude, Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort

All on Amazon Prime

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Yay! I am watching reruns of that.

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Call the Midwife--I've begun season 6, and just received notice that season 8 has reached me! So I'll get it this weekend!

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What is CTM?

I watched the last season of Orange is the New Black.

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I gave up on the Halifax series after 3 episodes. Ick--too many characters were unlikable. Not at all uplifting stories like in Call the Midwife. I also gave up on A Star Is Born after about 30 minutes--if that, after waiting months for it to get to me. Excessive profanity and again unlikable characters--the leads in this case. I'm going back to CTM!

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I am rewatching the same series!

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I'm rewatching the glorious series Call the Midwife, waiting for Season 8 to get to me on the library reservation list. I'm near the end of Season 3, and this disc had previews for Last Tango in Halifax. I just reserved it at the library--turns out it's a BBC TV series, so I'm getting season 1; available now, so I should have it soon. Derek Jacobi is the male lead. He and a woman he knew in school reconnect in their 70s, and it seems their daughters have issues. I'll try it and see if I want to watch more of it; looked like the library had 3 seasons plus a special holiday movie. Has anyone seen it?

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Cool beans!

Watching The Right Stuff on Amazon. One of my favs!

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My first DVD on the Blu Ray player, and the big TV screen was Gravity, with Sandra Bullock. The Earth as a backdrop to their space activities was very cool. I'll soon want to check out the ultimate Harry Potter editions of movies 7 & 8--The Deathly Hallows, since the final special editions only came out in Blu Ray--which I bought, since I had the ultimate editions of the first 6 movies. Wonderful extra features, though it's too bad I'll be seeing them so long after they came out!

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The Resident, series on Hulu which is quit good (medical show).

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Chernobyl. Great show about a horrific occurrence. Mini series on HBO.

The Gospel According to Andre. Great documentary on Hulu.

No Place on Earth. Documentary of the Jews that lived in a cave in the Ukraine for over 500 days to escape the Nazis. Astonishing!



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Yes they were! Great actors! Luv them both!

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Becca, you mentioned St. Elsewhere (I missed the post before)--weren't Denzel Washington and Alfre Woodard on the cast at some point? I was in love with him even back then! emoticon

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Derry Girls, Netfix

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I want to watch that!

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Reruns of the series "VICTORIA" (Queen Victoria) on PBS. I'll watch almost any series offered by PBS! (Otherwise, CRIMINAL MINDS might be one of my favorites).

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St. Elsewhere on Hulu. Serious drama series from the 1980s.

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It is a great idea to have a series of mini documentaries. Luv it.

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Oooh I have Prime....Fast forward sounds interesting!

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I enjoy Marie Kondo. I like to watch it while decluttering


Amazon has "Fast Forward" which is a bunch of little documentaries. My fav is "Mr. Toilet." He's the man who pushes for 3rd world countries to have toilets in order to promote good water supplies. It is also a hoot! Yay for the Mr. Toilet man!

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I have been watching True crime....Lieutenant Joe Kenda Homicide Hunter. It's well done, not cheesy! If you're into true crime it's a winner.

I also watched Tidying up with Marie Kondo. Awesome show...very different idea of organizing than I am used to but she does have some wonderful ideas. It's on Netflix.

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I will continue to watch DS9 soon!

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I love The Trouble with Tribbles! And I adored the DS9 homage episode Trials and Tribble-ations, where Sisko, Dax, Bashir, Worf and Odo go back and interact with the original characters and scenes.

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Still Star Trek, the tribbles episode!

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I'm starting to watch for movies I may or may not have seen, since I started getting my TVGuide. So last night, DH and I watched "We Are Marshall." I'd seen it when it was first out, but really enjoyed it again. The Marshall University football team is almost wiped out in a plane crash, like the US figure skating team all dying in a 1961 plane crash. This movie is a story of rebuilding and healing (and true).

Last night I taped "Sully" with Tom Hanks as the pilot who landed his jet in the Hudson River. Report later....

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Sliders is cool

I am watching Star Trek on Netflix, the original series. Comfort food for the mind.

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I picked up the old series Sliders on DVD from the library on a whim. I'm not sure I ever watched it. I just finished the pilot, and it's pretty entertaining.

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I truly love that series.



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I mentioned in the chat thread that I spent the majority of Sunday binge watching Call the Midwife, season 7 on DVD. What I didn't realize until Disc 2 of 3 was that for the first time, each disc had bonus features. In past seasons there has been a single long feature on the last disc with cast and creator interviews, discussing various story lines and issues. But this time, each disc has a featurette on each episode. I'm watching those tonight, and really enjoying them! I still don't know if I'll end up buying them someday, just to be able to see and appreciate these marvelous morality tales and glimpses into the recent past whenever I want!

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I finished the last 2 episodes (of 4) of the Netflix series Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. I mentioned elsewhere the first 2 episodes (winter and spring) were kind of disappointing. Summer was kind of borderline, and Fall finally found some of the old magic, plus even more fabulous cameos by former guest stars and cast members. And boy did it end on a cliffhanger! I wasn't sure whether they planned another season beyond that one, but I'm thinking they had better, after a bombshell in the last scene!

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I just finished watching two seasons of Head Case on Tubi. Pretty good comedy!

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emoticon It was as exciting as Die Hard, not as much humor, but surprisingly strong emotional content. Johnson delivers a strong performance of a man driven to incredible feats in order to save his family. I hadn't seen Neve Campbell in a couple decades; liked her as the wife--not in his league combat-wise, but still pretty kick-ass. And the young kids were gorgeous--they will be beautiful when they hit their teens! And the special effects on the big screen were pretty awesome!


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Amanda and I saw Skyscraper with Dwayne Johnson...liked it a LOT!! Plenty of peril, action, gasps on my part, creative solutions, and great family caring. VERY nice indeed!! emoticon

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The Secrets of the Tower of London

Netflix

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The Toys that Made Us

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Delightful! So far watched star wars and barbie.

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Definitely a great movie for girlfriends to see together.

One of my favorite gal pal days at the movies was when several of us 6-Packers met around Christmas (several in the Bay Area visiting), and saw the newly released Calendar Girls. I love that DVD and watch it every so often. Also a great cast. At the time I knew Helen Mirren, of course (who's been in everything), and Julie Walters (Educating Rita, and Ron Weasley's mum), as the two best friends. But I've seen some of the others in various British projects, like the mousy Ruth as the feisty foil for Maggie Smith, and the shopkeeper with the biracial daughter as the oldest of the secular midwives in Call the Midwife.

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Hi! A friend of mine has been wanting to see that movie!! We might actually go see it Wednesday after lunch.

Right now my favorite show is Midsummer Murders. A British murder mystery show. It's set in the country villages. I have been watching it on Netflix. I love the banter between Chief inspector Barnaby and his sergeant.

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Absolutely! And I loved the theme of mature relationships. We were a little surprised that such a definite "chick flick" was so ably directed by a man. emoticon

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5/28/18 12:13 A

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Amanda and I went to the movies today and saw "Book Club" - very enjoyable with a killer cast...Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candace Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Don Johnson, Andy Garcia, Craig T Nelson. Funny dialogue, imperfect folks, and touching scenes. Well worth our senior matinee ticket price!! emoticon

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5/23/18 5:24 P

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Charite, on Netflix

Exciting drama based on medical history in late 1800s

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5/22/18 3:26 P

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emoticon ... Might as well take a nap or 2, eh? emoticon

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5/21/18 10:57 P

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Yep, I'm 2107 in line, with 169 copies!

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5/21/18 4:48 P

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Better get started...the list is probably only gonna get longer...ar ar ar !!!=)

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That does sound exciting. Wonder how long the wait will be at the library. I haven't gotten on the list for Black Panther yet, I'm guessing I'll be more than 1000th in line, like I was for hidden figures and Wonder.

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5/19/18 10:02 P

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I'd like to see that!

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Last night, I watched a free OnDemand movie - 'Martian' with Matt Damon (2015). I very much enjoyed it. He's an astronaut who gets left behind on Mars by his team that thinks he's dead. Funny blogging by him and clever, ingenious ways to find solutions to keep himself alive.

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5/18/18 12:32 A

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Hulu

Trust Me

A great British suspense show

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5/6/18 12:49 P

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Netflix: The Great Interior Design Challenge

My and my sister's new fav show! It is from the brits. They are so nice and charming.

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I am watching Are You Being Served on Britbox.

It is a British comedy show from the mid 70s. It always puts a smile on my face.

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5/6/18 12:13 A

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Ooh, thanks Becca!!

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Season 7 of midwife is on. I get it on my pbs app!

Embarrassing Bodies is a good show!

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Ooh, that makes me wonder if the next season of Call the Midwife is available yet. I've loved every season I've seen on DVD from the library!

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3/19/18 4:31 A

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I have Netflix streaming and I usually have a couple of tv series going at one time and watch a little bit each night after work. Right now, I'm watching a British series called Embarrassing Illnesses (it also is referred to as Embarrassing Bodies). It's very interesting. A group of doctors travel in a mobile clinic to different areas of England and invite people in to ask about concerns they have about their bodies (e.g. a lump on their breast, a growth between their buttocks cheeks, sores on their penis, eczema.) It leaves nothing to the imagination but it really is fascinating and it's all real and serious but also light-hearted and relatable.
I'm also watching The Blacklist with James Spader. What an interesting character! I'm loving this show.

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I'm watching a DVD I got from the library--Invictus, with Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as the captain of the South African rugby team which most blacks rooted against, because they were seen as a symbol of apartheid. Fascinating look at a leader trying to build bridges and bring a divided country together. Very moving.

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1/22/18 11:48 P

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I don't have Netflix, but when I make more money, I may go for it! Thanks for those recommendations, Cynthia. Where and when does The Crown take place?

I've mentioned before that I've been blown away by the compelling story lines in Call the Midwife, which begins in the late 1950s in a *very* poor section of London. It's now up to the early 1960s, and fascinating to look at a time not that long ago. It's a BBC series that I checked out the DVDs from the library. Based on a woman's memoirs.

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I have really enjoyed Netflix original series The crown. I enjoyed it so much so that I devoured most of the episodes in just a few days. I love the story lines that are based on History. And the costumes are exquisite!!

Since watching that I have been interested in watching period pieces. I am now watching a series on Netflix called Grand Hotel! I am enthralled by it, the story...twists and turns of a sort of murder mystery/romance. I have watched a great portion of it. It's set in Spain 1905. Everything is in Spanish so of course there are subtitles. I enjoy it nonetheless, especially since I took some Spanish so I see if I can recognize words and learn new ones.

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I like this idea!! I, too, looked up Jumanji on imdb on getting home and found Colin Hanks - altho I didn't go so far as to find what else he'd done. I remember Tim Matheson from West Wing and earlier roles, but wasn't positive he was the same Tim Matheson from My 3 Sons. Nice to get that confirmed....

Happy watching.... emoticon emoticon (closest thing to a TV I could find - and I know many watch on their computers)

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I've sometimes included movie recommendations in the what are you reading thread; one of my other teams has a What are you reading or watching one. But I realized others might also want to recommend movies or TV shows worth sharing, or have one of those who was that actor questions bugging them.

I was going to send my sister a Spark Mail message re 2 actors we talked about today, after doing some IMDb research, but thought I'd start a new thread in case anyone else would like to chip in. First, we saw the new Jumanji movie--very enjoyable! Funny, with characters who grow, and people playing against type--Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) the avatar of a nervous nerd, and Jack Black of a self-absorbed pretty girl. Really fun, and kinda sweet.

Second, the actors in the final scene we had pegged. IMDb says they were both uncredited, but I got Old Man Vreeke as the Vice President in West Wing--Tim Matheson, who I hadn't realized had played in Leave it to Beaver and My Three Sons! (I had to check and make sure he wasn't any of the leads, but just a friend.) And Mary pegged the adult Alex as Tom Hanks' son Colin Hanks, and the role I remembered him in (having no idea of his lineage) was NCIS years ago as a sort of doofy newbie who had a little thing for Goth girl Abby.

Anyway, I recommend the movie greatly!

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