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Posted by: Andrew - 04-01-2011, 09:48 AM - Forum: Movies & Television - No Replies

Luther is a BBC TV series about a brilliant but emotionally unstable police detective. Here's a synopsis at IMDB which explains it better than I can.

The primary actors are strong, and the ingredients are all set for what I hoped would be a show I could watch again and again. But by the time I got to disc 2, I could no longer suspend my disbelief. Luther's IQ and emotions went up and down in what often felt like an artificial way. It often seemed so contrived I no longer felt like I was watching a drama.

Sorry to say, but I'm returning disc 2 with two episodes unwatched. And it's too bad, because they have a lot of great ideas in there.

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  Japanese Comedians
Posted by: Andrew - 04-01-2011, 08:34 AM - Forum: Other Topics - Replies (3)

I save a lot of links to vid clips I find on the Internet, but this one is funnier than most. Only watch if you enjoy silly humor. Click here.

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  Unusual time zone offsets
Posted by: Andrew - 03-29-2011, 10:16 AM - Forum: Other Topics - Replies (1)

I'm used to time zones that are an hour apart, and represented as offsets from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). I happened to be looking at Australia's and realized some of them are only 30 minutes apart. Further investigation and I found some that are 15 minute offsets (such as Nepal). Australia also has horizontal time zones. This means time changes as you go north or south, depending on where you are. And then there is Russia, which skips a time zone even though it is within its borders.

If you want to read more time zone trivia, check here: http://www.worldtimezone.com/faq.html

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  In Treatment
Posted by: Andrew - 03-24-2011, 04:57 AM - Forum: Movies & Television - Replies (4)

Back in the Seventies there was a daytime TV series that portrayed nothing more than a psychiatrist talking to a patient in session. I saw it a few times and remember very little about it. This idea has been resurrected (or reinvented) in a TV show called In Treatment. Except done with more creativity.

I started checking these out from Netflix and I've viewed two seasons. There is something very powerful about drama that's mostly dialog, if it's well written. And this one is. Sort of like watching a well written play. At times, though, it got boring. But not so much so that I gave up. And overall, I'm very glad I started watching this one.

BTW, I just read that new writers on Season 3 have ruined the show. That's unfortunate.

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Rainbow Movies!
Posted by: Bunny - 03-23-2011, 02:32 PM - Forum: Movies & Television - Replies (127)

Hey I think I made it!! Ok, I just got Due Date with Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galfinackis, love him!! I'll let you know if I like it.


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