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Old 01-19-2016, 10:53 PM   #991
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I'll definitely watch it. It's usually a little confusing with the very first show what with trying to get a handle on the characters and all. Thanks for the link, I read through it. There was also a bonus feature at the very end of the premiere, did you see it? I need to watch that again...I was falling asleep...I think it was a synopsis of how the actors prepared for their roles and all.

I stumbled upon a blog from someone on the LA Times that referred to it as kind of like a "Gone With The Wind meets "M.A.S.H." With no disrespect, I can kind of see that! I'm loving the hoop skirts, the ringlet hairdos, the wool suits and starched collars of the men, the manner of speaking back in the day, the controversy of helping the injured in the Civil War, and the discovery of new medicine. Should be a good series.
Not only impressed with all you mentioned, but the lighting and cinematography are so effective and very well done. The books I love come to life.
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:48 PM   #992
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What are some of the books you've read about historical medicine, Kayelle? Sounds like the kind of thing I like, too.
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Old 01-20-2016, 12:25 AM   #993
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What are some of the books you've read about historical medicine, Kayelle? Sounds like the kind of thing I like, too.
I'm terrible about remembering book titles of why I remember this hospital GG, but there have been several. I'll have to go back into my archives to remember. There were no specific historical medicine books, but only stories related to this hospital. For the most part the people I read about ended up there.
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Old 01-20-2016, 12:47 AM   #994
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Ah, seems like my post about "Mercy Street" got lost between me hitting "send" and DC. Doesn't seem to be here.

Anyway, I found "Mercy Street" to be very interesting. I was impressed with Josh Radnor's performance as Dr. Foster. It's so completely different of a role than his previous run as Ted Mosby in "How I Met Your Mother". It looks like he can really act. Can't wait for the next episode this coming Sunday. Hope the late football game doesn't go too late, because then I'll have to pick one.
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Old 01-20-2016, 12:57 AM   #995
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It's available by streaming from the website, CG. We have a Chromecast device, so we can cast videos on our phones and tablets to the TV.
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Old 01-20-2016, 01:06 AM   #996
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And beyond what GG suggested, can't you just DVR the entire series and still watch football CG?
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Old 01-20-2016, 03:32 AM   #997
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Well, I could, IF we had a DVR, Kayelle. We watch TV. We have an 8', old-fashioned antenna in the attic. Himself is still working on getting our old tower computer back up and running so that we can stream shows online through the TV. We're pretty much 1970s in our TV viewing in this house. Unless the game goes long and is neck-and-neck, I'll switch over at 10:00PM to watch Mercy Street. It's not like we have only one TV here, either. We have 3 sets for two people. It's just that when it comes to sports watching in our house, I'm the "guy". Unless it's his beloved Buckeyes, Himself is pretty indifferent to most sports shows.

Meanwhile, if push comes to shove, I can watch the show online on my 15 1/2" laptop screen. We aren't complete Luddites in this house!
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Watched (most of) FOX's "Grease, Live" and all I can say is WOW! Move over, Peacock, you have certainly been out-FOXed!

I wanted to watch this because I love live productions. From doing my few community theatre shows, I know what a rush it is to do a show "live". You make a mistake, you might have to live it down the rest of your life/career. But when you pull off a truly applause-worthy performance, there is nothing like it. Himself, on the other hand, went into this with a "meh" attitude. He's not a live-theatre person, God love him. Even he enjoyed it! I have to say after seeing 2 out of the 3 NBC live musicals, they can not hold a klieg light up to the quality of the Fox "Grease" show. It makes a real difference when you cast people with theatre experience rather than "name" personalities, to play the main roles. What A Show tonight!

Yeah, we did leave it for "Mercy Street". I'm kinda wishing I had stuck around for the entire "Grease" and caught up with the good Dr. Foster and the rest of them later this week....
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Watched (most of) FOX's "Grease, Live" and all I can say is WOW! Move over, Peacock, you have certainly been out-FOXed!

I wanted to watch this because I love live productions. From doing my few community theatre shows, I know what a rush it is to do a show "live". You make a mistake, you might have to live it down the rest of your life/career. But when you pull off a truly applause-worthy performance, there is nothing like it. Himself, on the other hand, went into this with a "meh" attitude. He's not a live-theatre person, God love him. Even he enjoyed it! I have to say after seeing 2 out of the 3 NBC live musicals, they can not hold a klieg light up to the quality of the Fox "Grease" show. It makes a real difference when you cast people with theatre experience rather than "name" personalities, to play the main roles. What A Show tonight!

Yeah, we did leave it for "Mercy Street". I'm kinda wishing I had stuck around for the entire "Grease" and caught up with the good Dr. Foster and the rest of them later this week....
We watched it too. It was great. I remember being a small kid in the late 70's, we had the vinyl record soundtrack to the movie version of Grease. My older sis wore it out. :)

Julianne Hough was awesome. Overall, the movie version was better, but this version was great, too.

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I really enjoyed Grease! DH was upstairs watching tennis or some other sport.

The staging was impressive, and the casting was great!
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