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Forum: The Television & Music Forum 1 day ago
Replies: 12
Franklin (Michael Douglas plays Benjamin Franklin)
Posted By Austruck
Re: Franklin (Michael Douglas plays Benjamin Franklin)

Oh, and yes, I read the John Adams biography due to the series, too. My first David McCullough history book (he's a Pittsburgh native), and I've bought and read many of his books since then. He makes...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 1 day ago
Replies: 12
Franklin (Michael Douglas plays Benjamin Franklin)
Posted By Austruck
I can definitely agree with this assessment since...

I can definitely agree with this assessment since I kept thinking, "Franklin wasn't that thin and he had less hair."

But somehow I have a gut feeling that Douglas will make it shine anyway. He's...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 2 days ago
Replies: 12
Franklin (Michael Douglas plays Benjamin Franklin)
Posted By Austruck
Re: Franklin (Michael Douglas plays Benjamin Franklin)

I also adored the HBO miniseries John Adams, for similar reasons (excellent acting and casting and great attention to detail in the writing and ambiance), so this is right up my alley! I rewatch John...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 2 days ago
Replies: 12
Franklin (Michael Douglas plays Benjamin Franklin)
Posted By Austruck
Re: Franklin (Michael Douglas plays Benjamin Franklin)

It does look good! I love Douglas in just about everything he's done (Wonder Boys is one of my top favorite movies of all time), so I'll be zeroing in on this, for sure.
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 2 days ago
Replies: 47
3 Body Problem (Netflix)
Posted By Austruck
Re: 3 Body Problem (Netflix)

(sigh) I realize my reaction today to reading the first book might be a continued lack of sleep (there are contractors in my house making noise all day starting just before 7 a.m.), but I am rapidly...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 3 days ago
Replies: 47
3 Body Problem (Netflix)
Posted By Austruck
Thanks for this. I'm now at about 45% done with...

Thanks for this. I'm now at about 45% done with the first book. The writing seems a tad stilted to me in many sections--too much telling and not showing. The bits that are inside the Three Body world...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 3 days ago
Replies: 47
3 Body Problem (Netflix)
Posted By Austruck
For those of you who read the book(s) first: How...

For those of you who read the book(s) first: How did you discover them? I realized yesterday that I'm reading them because the Netflix series is getting a lot of buzz. I'd have never found them...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 3 days ago
Replies: 47
3 Body Problem (Netflix)
Posted By Austruck
I'm about one third of the way through the first...

I'm about one third of the way through the first book. I'm itching to watch some of the series but I keep holding off.


Question for those who have read AND watched: Is this first season...
Replies: 34
When caffeine has unintended consequences
Posted By Austruck
Re: When caffeine has unintended consequences

I'm antother vote for the "certain age" thinking. I used to be able to drink coffee with wild abandon, with no ill effects. When I hit about 45 or 50, though, I started getting heart palpitations....
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 week ago
Replies: 32
RIP Joe Flaherty, 82
Posted By Austruck
I use JustWatch to find out where things are...

I use JustWatch to find out where things are streaming (free or paid). SCTV doesn't even come up in their search (as SCTV or Second City TV). But I have been watching a lot of their old stuff on...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 week ago
Replies: 32
RIP Joe Flaherty, 82
Posted By Austruck
They're mostly multi-disc sets (5 or 6 discs),...

They're mostly multi-disc sets (5 or 6 discs), some of which are in chronological order, others gathered by topic or "best of..." status. Probably as close as we're gonna get to full seasons on DVD,...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 week ago
Replies: 32
RIP Joe Flaherty, 82
Posted By Austruck
Also, full seasons are available on DVD through...

Also, full seasons are available on DVD through Amazon. I might have to do something about that... ;)

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=SCTV&crid=30P05GQDDLRXM&sprefix=sctv%2Caps%2C113&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 week ago
Replies: 32
RIP Joe Flaherty, 82
Posted By Austruck
Not that I could see (I use JustWatch.com to find...

Not that I could see (I use JustWatch.com to find things), which is why I turned to YouTube. They do have a bunch of full episodes up. A lot of people (not just SCTV officially) have uploaded various...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 week ago
Replies: 32
RIP Joe Flaherty, 82
Posted By Austruck
For anyone looking for SCTV, try YouTube. I...

For anyone looking for SCTV, try YouTube. I watched a bunch of old sketches last night. They stand the test of time! :)
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 week ago
Replies: 32
RIP Joe Flaherty, 82
Posted By Austruck
Re: RIP Joe Flaherty, 82

Ahhh, living here in Pittsburgh, I loved that Flaherty was a Pittsburgher. (I used to watch SCTV back when it was originally on the air.) One of the Count Floyd scary movie titles that always made me...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 2 weeks ago
Replies: 419
True Detective (HBO) Official Thread
Posted By Austruck
Re: True Detective (HBO) Official Thread

I rewatched the whole first season not long after the current Night Country season ended.

It reminded me of just how compelling that whole first season was, how well it was crafted and pieced...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 2 weeks ago
Replies: 16
House of the Dragon
Posted By Austruck
Re: House of the Dragon

In addition to the Black Trailer, there is also a Green Trailer, from a decidedly different perspective:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnxB9xZByyQ
Replies: 30
Baltimore Bridge Total Collapse, Francis Scott Key bridge
Posted By Austruck
Yeah, I heard that as well! Same barge! Ummm......

Yeah, I heard that as well! Same barge! Ummm... if it was already a little wonky, why was it still in operation? And if it had been inspected after that first run-in, whoever inspected it needs a...
Replies: 146
Broke my wrist!!!
Posted By Austruck
Oh dear, that sounds particularly nasty. If...

Oh dear, that sounds particularly nasty. If you're like me, you also hated having to let a parent rip off a Band-Aid. I still don't like doing that to this day. Sounds like a MAJOR version of that....
Replies: 25
What book tracking app are you using?
Posted By Austruck
You started it! You handed it to me! I had to...

You started it! You handed it to me! I had to grab it. Had to. :D
Replies: 25
What book tracking app are you using?
Posted By Austruck
I dunno... probably 100 years ago you'd only have...

I dunno... probably 100 years ago you'd only have needed a very very very small app. ;) And the internet.
Replies: 25
What book tracking app are you using?
Posted By Austruck
Re: What book tracking app are you using?

Oh, one thing I'd like to start adding to each book's entry (now that we're in a different house from when I first started using the app) is which room/bookcase the book currently resides. I'm pretty...
Replies: 25
What book tracking app are you using?
Posted By Austruck
For books, I've used a piece of software on my...

For books, I've used a piece of software on my computer (and they have a phone app too) called Book Collectorz. They also have an app for cataloguing games, movies, music, and comics. I use only the...
Replies: 146
Broke my wrist!!!
Posted By Austruck
This completely judging Pennsylvanian will remind...

This completely judging Pennsylvanian will remind you not to use an apostrophe to make a word plural.
Replies: 146
Broke my wrist!!!
Posted By Austruck
Yeah, at a few of the McD's here, the counter...

Yeah, at a few of the McD's here, the counter people tend to hide in the back and only pop out if you cough loudly. :D