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Watched the 3rd and final season of "Lost In Space" on the Netflix.

The first season was a great re-imagining of the campy classic. Or perhaps better described as an entirely new show based on the old one. It's got Will, Penny, Dr. Smith and a robot on a journey to Alpha Centauri, but that's where the similarities end. A bit slow at first, but well done. It bucks the trend of making everything a grim/dark/gritty reboot. The second season took it even further from the source material, introducing the evil robots and the fact that humans would never have got to Alpha Centauri without alien technology.

The last season's 8 episodes did a good job of wrapping everything up, and the ending was, for lack of a better term....wholesome. It was happy, of course, but also filled with wholesome messages about family, friendship, and the idea that even bad people/robots can change. It's nowhere near as good as The Expanse (I'm working on that one, too), but it's good for what it is...a fun, sometimes thrilling, sometimes corny sci-fi family adventure. Danger, Will Robinson!
 

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2/3's into the 'final-ish' season of The Expanse, and it is really disappointing. And I know that isn't because of the source material. This season is just so insulated on itself. They have a budget, but it clearly isn't enough to actually do the season justice. The whole premise of the ring gate and its legitimate impact on the Belters is almost entirely unspoken. Kind of like how Earth is starving wasn't really mentioned either.

It is the good guys verses the 0.5-D bad guy who clearly has no plan. I also get it, Drummer has a contract with the producers, but Pa was one of my favorite characters and it sucks to see her relegated to cliché.

ARGH!!!!
 

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As far as final seasons go, it could be a lot worse...and I'd still rate it better than the final book.

I agree with you about what the TV show has done to Michio, but I also did like how the show made Ashford into something more fleshed out than the Space Major Frank Burns he was in the books. And for Pa to be properly done, Bull would have had to have been a main character sooner and they would have needed a Samara instead of mashing the characters together. All in all I'd say The Expanse is a fucking great show that didn't overstay its welcome. It's pretty rare for a show to consistently have a good start, middle and end throughout its production.
 

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The Expanse had everything written down before hand, which made it easier to turn into a good show. There was always a destination. Something shows like BSG and Lost lacked.
 

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The Repair Shop

A British TV series now showing on the Discovery channel here in the US. It's a reality show about an antique repair shop in the picturesque British countryside. People bring in their family heirlooms for repair. They describe their family history about the item and how they acquired it. Then the show follows the repair details which is fascinating in itself. The repaired item always brings an emotional response from the owners.

I wholeheartedly recommend this program.
 

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The Repair Shop

A British TV series now showing on the Discovery channel here in the US. It's a reality show about an antique repair shop in the picturesque British countryside. People bring in their family heirlooms for repair. They describe their family history about the item and how they acquired it. Then the show follows the repair details which is fascinating in itself. The repaired item always brings an emotional response from the owners.

I wholeheartedly recommend this program.
If they actually focus on repair to some extent, that sounds good. So many of these shows shy away from the technical aspects the shows should be about.
This put in mind, Wheeler Dealers. A show I enjoyed but haven't seen for some time. Perusing the Wikipedia page, Edd China left the show for just this reason.
 

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The Repair Shop

A British TV series now showing on the Discovery channel here in the US. It's a reality show about an antique repair shop in the picturesque British countryside. People bring in their family heirlooms for repair. They describe their family history about the item and how they acquired it. Then the show follows the repair details which is fascinating in itself. The repaired item always brings an emotional response from the owners.

I wholeheartedly recommend this program.
If they actually focus on repair to some extent, that sounds good. So many of these shows shy away from the technical aspects the shows should be about.
This put in mind, Wheeler Dealers. A show I enjoyed but haven't seen for some time. Perusing the Wikipedia page, Edd China left the show for just this reason.
I loved Wheeler Dealers, not so much now that Edd is gone. If you haven't seen it, go to Youtube and look for Edd China's Workshop Diaries. He does a new show every week, posting every Friday. He even got Paul Brackley onto the show with him.

BTW, I have a signed copy of Edd's book Edd China Grease Junkie.

ETA: Yes, the show (TRS) gets deep into how the repairs are completed. Everything from oil painting repair, leather work, clock repair, just about anything. They have an expert for it.
 

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The Repair Shop

A British TV series now showing on the Discovery channel here in the US. It's a reality show about an antique repair shop in the picturesque British countryside. People bring in their family heirlooms for repair. They describe their family history about the item and how they acquired it. Then the show follows the repair details which is fascinating in itself. The repaired item always brings an emotional response from the owners.

I wholeheartedly recommend this program.
If they actually focus on repair to some extent, that sounds good. So many of these shows shy away from the technical aspects the shows should be about.
This put in mind, Wheeler Dealers. A show I enjoyed but haven't seen for some time. Perusing the Wikipedia page, Edd China left the show for just this reason.
I loved Wheeler Dealers, not so much now that Edd is gone. If you haven't seen it, go to Youtube and look for Edd China's Workshop Diaries. He does a new show every week, posting every Friday. He even got Paul Brackley onto the show with him.

BTW, I have a signed copy of Edd's book Edd China Grease Junkie.
Since Edd China left the show I haven't been able to watch it...
 

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The Repair Shop

A British TV series now showing on the Discovery channel here in the US. It's a reality show about an antique repair shop in the picturesque British countryside. People bring in their family heirlooms for repair. They describe their family history about the item and how they acquired it. Then the show follows the repair details which is fascinating in itself. The repaired item always brings an emotional response from the owners.

I wholeheartedly recommend this program.
If they actually focus on repair to some extent, that sounds good. So many of these shows shy away from the technical aspects the shows should be about.
This put in mind, Wheeler Dealers. A show I enjoyed but haven't seen for some time. Perusing the Wikipedia page, Edd China left the show for just this reason.
I loved Wheeler Dealers, not so much now that Edd is gone. If you haven't seen it, go to Youtube and look for Edd China's Workshop Diaries. He does a new show every week, posting every Friday. He even got Paul Brackley onto the show with him.

BTW, I have a signed copy of Edd's book Edd China Grease Junkie.
Since Edd China left the show I haven't been able to watch it...
If you have Motortrend TV they have a show called Full Custom Garage. The guy on it is a crazy good metal fabricator and he has a regular client who is, shall we say, eccentric. Worth a look see if you are into that sort of thing.
 

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The Repair Shop

A British TV series now showing on the Discovery channel here in the US. It's a reality show about an antique repair shop in the picturesque British countryside. People bring in their family heirlooms for repair. They describe their family history about the item and how they acquired it. Then the show follows the repair details which is fascinating in itself. The repaired item always brings an emotional response from the owners.

I wholeheartedly recommend this program.
If they actually focus on repair to some extent, that sounds good. So many of these shows shy away from the technical aspects the shows should be about.
This put in mind, Wheeler Dealers. A show I enjoyed but haven't seen for some time. Perusing the Wikipedia page, Edd China left the show for just this reason.
I loved Wheeler Dealers, not so much now that Edd is gone. If you haven't seen it, go to Youtube and look for Edd China's Workshop Diaries. He does a new show every week, posting every Friday. He even got Paul Brackley onto the show with him.

BTW, I have a signed copy of Edd's book Edd China Grease Junkie.
Since Edd China left the show I haven't been able to watch it...
If you have Motortrend TV they have a show called Full Custom Garage. The guy on it is a crazy good metal fabricator and he has a regular client who is, shall we say, eccentric. Worth a look see if you are into that sort of thing.
I'll check it out! Thanks!
 

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The Repair Shop

A British TV series now showing on the Discovery channel here in the US. It's a reality show about an antique repair shop in the picturesque British countryside. People bring in their family heirlooms for repair. They describe their family history about the item and how they acquired it. Then the show follows the repair details which is fascinating in itself. The repaired item always brings an emotional response from the owners.

I wholeheartedly recommend this program.-

watched some of it on Netflix, (they took a couple sea out and put new ones on, so have no idea where I was in it). Very relaxing and enjoyable show. One I did see was statues that were wedding gift damaged in the bombing of London. Interesting when they are working on heirlooms and find text that was unreadable before.
 

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Spartacus (season 1)
it depends / 10

This is basically my unpublished Xena fanfics on film, if I rewind over the 10+ hours of gladiator nonsense in between.
 

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The Repair Shop

A British TV series now showing on the Discovery channel here in the US. It's a reality show about an antique repair shop in the picturesque British countryside. People bring in their family heirlooms for repair. They describe their family history about the item and how they acquired it. Then the show follows the repair details which is fascinating in itself. The repaired item always brings an emotional response from the owners.

I wholeheartedly recommend this program.
Sounds interesting. I recently got a new OTA TV station that has been showing reruns of "American Restoration". Its a good show. They refurbish old, vintage machines of all types (gas pumps, coke machines, carnival games, toys, etc) to a like-new condition. Its pretty amazing how they can figure out how some of these old devices work (with no info paperwork of any kind on most of them), build new parts and get them working again. They do a pretty good, but superficial job of describing the repair challenges, but of course, they throw in some people drama to make things interesting. Usually it has to do with the owner's son who is helping out in the shop, but is a bit lazy and unmotivated.
 

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The Repair Shop

A British TV series now showing on the Discovery channel here in the US. It's a reality show about an antique repair shop in the picturesque British countryside. People bring in their family heirlooms for repair. They describe their family history about the item and how they acquired it. Then the show follows the repair details which is fascinating in itself. The repaired item always brings an emotional response from the owners.

I wholeheartedly recommend this program.
Sounds interesting. I recently got a new OTA TV station that has been showing reruns of "American Restoration". Its a good show. They refurbish old, vintage machines of all types (gas pumps, coke machines, carnival games, toys, etc) to a like-new condition. Its pretty amazing how they can figure out how some of these old devices work (with no info paperwork of any kind on most of them), build new parts and get them working again. They do a pretty good, but superficial job of describing the repair challenges, but of course, they throw in some people drama to make things interesting. Usually it has to do with the owner's son who is helping out in the shop, but is a bit lazy and unmotivated.
That was a good show too. I liked it. Maybe i'm into repair porn?
 

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The Repair Shop

A British TV series now showing on the Discovery channel here in the US. It's a reality show about an antique repair shop in the picturesque British countryside. People bring in their family heirlooms for repair. They describe their family history about the item and how they acquired it. Then the show follows the repair details which is fascinating in itself. The repaired item always brings an emotional response from the owners.

I wholeheartedly recommend this program.-

watched some of it on Netflix, (they took a couple sea out and put new ones on, so have no idea where I was in it). Very relaxing and enjoyable show. One I did see was statues that were wedding gift damaged in the bombing of London. Interesting when they are working on heirlooms and find text that was unreadable before.
They do get some WWII relics. They repaired a radio brought back from the evacuation of Dunkirk and a porcelain cat teapot that was broken when a Nazi squad threw the suitcase it was in off a train.
 

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The Repair Shop

A British TV series now showing on the Discovery channel here in the US. It's a reality show about an antique repair shop in the picturesque British countryside. People bring in their family heirlooms for repair. They describe their family history about the item and how they acquired it. Then the show follows the repair details which is fascinating in itself. The repaired item always brings an emotional response from the owners.

I wholeheartedly recommend this program.
Sounds interesting. I recently got a new OTA TV station that has been showing reruns of "American Restoration". Its a good show. They refurbish old, vintage machines of all types (gas pumps, coke machines, carnival games, toys, etc) to a like-new condition. Its pretty amazing how they can figure out how some of these old devices work (with no info paperwork of any kind on most of them), build new parts and get them working again. They do a pretty good, but superficial job of describing the repair challenges, but of course, they throw in some people drama to make things interesting. Usually it has to do with the owner's son who is helping out in the shop, but is a bit lazy and unmotivated.
That was a good show too. I liked it. Maybe i'm into repair porn?
Well, typically the wife frowns upon the husband for watching real porn, so I guess you take what you can get, eh? :confused2:
 

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Stay Close, 6/10; British crime drama series streaming on Netflix starring James Nesbitt. An over convoluted series that starts off with a missing male. On closer inspection by the police a pattern appears where men are going missing on a regular basis over the past 18 years, roughly at the same time of year, a man goes missing with a connection to the same club. Too many episodes and too far fetched.
 

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After Life, season 3, 8/10; Streaming on Netflix, written and starring Ricky Gervais as a recently widowed newspaper reporter struggling with the loss of his wife. At times it is hilariously funny, clever and other times poignant. Some of the characters are a bit too dysfunctional to be believable but they are still very funny. As much as I enjoy the show the scenes set up to tug at the heartstrings are just too obvious for me and are becoming too frequent.
 

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The Expanse Season Six was good, but it could have been much better. They made twists on the twists from the book, which, fine., but really the Filip and Marcos relationship just felt one-dimensional.

The major short comings:

- I've been whining about it, and it is still true, Marcos Inaros wasn't this paper thin character. Part of his plan (rebuilding) required a lot of thought and it was important as he was trying to create a self-sustaining ecosystem for the Belters to live in. He had a board of experts on it. And what he was trying to do was a goal worth attaining, as the Belt was literally being left behind to go extinct.

- This leads to the second big thing lost. Holden and the Belters. They shifted his role to the reporter, who tries to create a vision of the Belters for Earthers, very briefly. Why? This matters, because it is a main reason for Holden doing what he does at the very end of the book.

- What the heck is happening on Earth? Prax makes a very abbreviated appearance regarding a fungal recipe that'll help produce a lot more food quickly. I can understand why Prax doesn't get more time than this. However, regarding the food, who cares. Right? I mean it isn't like Earth is starving because they've barely mentioned it at all! At all? Drives me nuts as importing that info is 10 to 15 seconds on screen.



Hawkeye - Felt like a Spiderman romp with the younger lead. Enjoyed it. Felt like they were planting some stuff for up ahead. I got lucky and watched Black Widow at the exactly right time while watching the Hawkeye series.
 

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Hawkeye - Felt like a Spiderman romp with the younger lead. Enjoyed it. Felt like they were planting some stuff for up ahead. I got lucky and watched Black Widow at the exactly right time while watching the Hawkeye series.
I liked it very much. I could definitely see a new franchise coming from that. Not to mention Hailee Steinfeld is cute as a bug's ear.
 

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The Expanse Season Six was good, but it could have been much better. They made twists on the twists from the book, which, fine., but really the Filip and Marcos relationship just felt one-dimensional.

The major short comings:

- I've been whining about it, and it is still true, Marcos Inaros wasn't this paper thin character. Part of his plan (rebuilding) required a lot of thought and it was important as he was trying to create a self-sustaining ecosystem for the Belters to live in. He had a board of experts on it. And what he was trying to do was a goal worth attaining, as the Belt was literally being left behind to go extinct.

- This leads to the second big thing lost. Holden and the Belters. They shifted his role to the reporter, who tries to create a vision of the Belters for Earthers, very briefly. Why? This matters, because it is a main reason for Holden doing what he does at the very end of the book.

- What the heck is happening on Earth? Prax makes a very abbreviated appearance regarding a fungal recipe that'll help produce a lot more food quickly. I can understand why Prax doesn't get more time than this. However, regarding the food, who cares. Right? I mean it isn't like Earth is starving because they've barely mentioned it at all! At all? Drives me nuts as importing that info is 10 to 15 seconds on screen.



Hawkeye - Felt like a Spiderman romp with the younger lead. Enjoyed it. Felt like they were planting some stuff for up ahead. I got lucky and watched Black Widow at the exactly right time while watching the Hawkeye series.
Agree about the Expanse. Just loved the first 4 seasons. I thought that the end of season 5 wasn't great. Season 6 was good, not great. If you liked Expanse; you should check out For All Mankind. Love that show. First two seasons are insanely great. The end of the pilot had the best ending of any episode that I've ever seen.
 
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