"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-29-2014, 04:17 AM   #611
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kayelle View Post
Addie, I just finished watching the first episode in season one of "Last Tango in Halifax".
This is a keeper! Thanks for the tip, I love it.
Definitely! They have so many twists and plots going on all at once.
__________________

__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 04:22 AM   #612
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,047
Last week I wanted to watch a movie that Spike got for me from the public library. But for the life of me I couldn't remember how to get my DVD player to work. In trying, I really messed everything up. To the point I couldn't get my TV or DVD play to turn on. When I mess something up, I do a ban up job!

So tonight The Pirate and I are noticing that my picture is really dark. Is my TV on its' way out? Well, I got brave again and got the remote and figured out how to change the contrast and a few other settings. I did it on an old Perry Mason show in B&W. It gave me the best results. I am so proud of myself. I got it right this time and didn't have to call Spike to come and rescue me once again.
__________________

__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 11:24 AM   #613
Executive Chef
 
Mad Cook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: North West England
Posts: 4,165
Quote:
Originally Posted by Addie View Post
Something in the back of my mind tells me that I have heard of Coronation Street. I will have to Google it on PBS and see. They usually have British series for sale after they have aired for the umpteenth time. Already we can purchase Doc Martin along with several other series. I think my all time favorite Brit series was As Time Goes By. I love Judith Dench. She could read the phone book and I would listen to every word.
"Coronation Street" is a very long-running northern working class melodrama set in Manchester. Originally airing twice a week at 7.30pm. Now repeated on digital about 97 times a week (OK so that's an exaggeration). Over the years there have been some very good actors and actresses in it but if you don't get it over there you are not missing anything much.

I've never been able to take it or any other soap opera seriously since the hilarious "Soap" in (I think) the 1970s, with Billy Crystal and Katherine Helmond among others.
__________________
Don’t look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Stomp along and switch the bl**dy thing on yourself.
Mad Cook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 11:30 AM   #614
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Cook View Post
"Coronation Street" is a very long-running northern working class melodrama set in Manchester. Originally airing twice a week at 7.30pm. Now repeated on digital about 97 times a week (OK so that's an exaggeration). Over the years there have been some very good actors and actresses in it but if you don't get it over there you are not missing anything much.

I've never been able to take it or any other soap opera seriously since the hilarious "Soap" in (I think) the 1970s, with Billy Crystal and Katherine Helmond among others.
I did Google it. Found it to be a long running soap opera. And yes, the Soap show was hilarious. I loved that show. I have never been one for soap operas. I have known so many women who had to be home every day to see their favorite soaps. I think the only one I ever followed was Dallas. And of course that was on at night. But it still was a soap opera. And now I am getting hooked on Brit evening soaps. Thanks to our PBS.
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2014, 10:28 PM   #615
Master Chef
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 9,887
WOW... I just finished watching all but the last episode of seasons one and two by way of Netflix, and BBC streaming for

Last Tango in Halifax

Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Addie.

I've enjoyed it so very much and I can hardly wait for season three!
Check this out..I'm thrilled it will be back. Now, that's good TV !!

BBC - BBC One commissions third series of Last Tango In Halifax - Media centre
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 01:48 AM   #616
Assistant Cook
 
DeandraAyu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Jakarta
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakechef View Post
It's REALLY GOOD! Not for the prudish type, but the acting and writing are excellent, i'm trying not to" binge watch " season 2!

Sent from my IdeaTabA2109A using Discuss Cooking mobile app

Ah! Well, i'm still obsessing over game of thrones and sherlock (bbc) but since season 4 is over and waiting for sherlock's, i dont really know what to watch next. Gonna try to watch orange is the new black soon! Thanks!


Let's talk food!
__________________
DeandraAyu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 09:52 AM   #617
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 8,398
Am I getting old, am I missing something? Last night I cut a snippet of “Murder in the first”, I think it is the name of the show, and they were showing these two people arguing and then the girl takes his shirt of and throws at him and they showed her from the back completely butt naked. Albeit a nice butt, but I thought they were not used to show such things. Am I wrong? Really? What is next? Are they going to slowly move to show people completely naked and the x-rated movies will just become something normal?
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2014, 06:11 PM   #618
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: va by way of upstate ny
Posts: 4,442
oh wow. i just finished binge-watching season 1 of rectify. wow! this has got to be one of the best series of all time, one of the most original and thought-provoking, for sure. rectify has it all--fabulous acting, writing and and directing. have any of you found a place to stream season 2 of rectify online for free? netflix is only offering season 1 at this time. i'm hungry for more. right now.
__________________
vitauta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2014, 07:00 PM   #619
Master Chef
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 9,887
Quote:
Originally Posted by vitauta View Post
oh wow. i just finished binge-watching season 1 of rectify. wow! this has got to be one of the best series of all time, one of the most original and thought-provoking, for sure. rectify has it all--fabulous acting, writing and and directing. have any of you found a place to stream season 2 of rectify online for free? netflix is only offering season 1 at this time. i'm hungry for more. right now.
Thanks for the recommendation Vit I can't wait to start watching it on Netflix. It really annoys me how they often leave their customers hanging like that. Amazon has streaming season 2 available at $1.99 an episode (non HD) if you're interested. I never pay the premium price for HD as I don't see any difference to speak of. Anyway the series sounds really interesting with great reviews.
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2014, 01:08 AM   #620
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: va by way of upstate ny
Posts: 4,442
i wasn't going to tell anybody, but oh, WTH...okay, i'll open up to you guys. yesterday, i blew six bucks streaming three episodes of 'rectify' at amazon! you would have to know me in order to appreciate the absolute improbability of such an expenditure by me up until then. the worst part is, no sense of control--i returned for another three episodes today and will, no doubt, finish off season 2 of this phenomenal series tomorrow. i am feeling both guilt and shame for my actions, but no regrets. god, am i different really than a compulsive gambler or drug addict?! i have been attempting, half heartedly, to justify my 'rectify' streaming indulgences by comparing them to that of splurging on movie tickets every now and again. i just hope i don't have a gateway situation here, with an addictive habit of binge movie streaming in my future. but, 'rectify'? worth every penny. and so good, you may feel compelled to watch through the episodes more than once.
__________________

__________________
vitauta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.