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  • Cord Cutting

    Well, it took me long enough :)

    A couple of months ago I called my cable company to let them know I didn't want to pay for their service anymore and they reduced my bill to half (they were charing me $200 for a 'movie' package which it's real value was HBO, but they let me keep all the same Chanels while paying now only $100).   Then while playing around trying to install the HBO Max app on my fireTV, I accidentally created a new account and HBO was charing me for their service so I ended up paying two bills for HBO.   When I realized what had happened I called the cable company to cancel their cable service (they are still my internet provider) since really I was only watching HBO shows.   The only thing I needed to do was return their cable box to them.   Now looking back, the only real value I got from having cable was being able to tell the time by looking at the cable box.

    Is anyone here still paying for cable?

  • Drunk History Cancelled by Comedy Cental

    Not sure how many people here liked that show, but apparently it was renewed for season 7 was in pre production before Covid, however last week it was announced that Comedy Central decided to cancel the show.   Looks like Comedy Central wants to focus on adult animated series going forward and this show didn't fit it's new direction.

    I hope this show finds a new home.   It isn't always great, but more often than not I end up on wikipedia learning about the characters/stories they feature and end up learning in the process.   Plus it was entertaining to see the different actors acting out the lines narrated by drunk folks.

    Did anyone watch the show?   Some of my favorites:

    The other queen of Egypt

    Claudette Colvin

    Kellogg's Corn flakes

  • Umbrella Academy

    @CretanBull :  That's awesome!   He's one of the main characters and really good in the show.

  • Umbrella Academy

    I enjoyed season 2 more than season 1.   It even made me go back and re-watch season 1 after I watched season 2.   I liked the interactions the umbrella academy folks had with each other quite a bit.   Klaus was so much fun to watch.  And Tom Hopper does a lot of subtle (and not so subtle) reactions that were a lot of fun to watch.   I also liked Alison's arch particularly when you contrast it to who she was in season 1.  And the music and cinematography was fun.  Lot's of 60's music.   Plus Kiss and Backstreet Boys for a fight scene?   Yes please.
  • HBO’s The plot against America

    Although it takes time for things to build up, once it all comes together on the last episode you have some really great character moments.    The phone calls with Seldon, and that scene with the sandwiches, and the dinner scene were probably my favorite parts.  Really glad I watched the show.

    This show is based on a book by the same name.   I cheated and just read the plot summary on Wikipedia and looks like the show followed the book more or less with the exception of how the show ends.