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7 Days Out on Netflix. Documentaries detailing what takes place the 7 days prior to major events. Already watched the Kentucky Derby and the reopening of Eleven Madison Park after the renovation. Pretty good stuff. Others include the Westminster Dog Show and Chanel Fashion Show in Paris.  I can't recall the others.

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We just finished Fleabag (Amazon Prime) and really enjoyed it. Very smart writing by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and a great cast, all of whom were unfamiliar to me but probably well known in Britain. We particularly liked the awfulness of the stepmother character played by Olivia Colman. (Colman is also spectacular as Queen Anne in The Favourite.)

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We just finished Fleabag (Amazon Prime) and really enjoyed it. Very smart writing by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and a great cast, all of whom were unfamiliar to me but probably well known in Britain. We particularly liked the awfulness of the stepmother character played by Olivia Colman. (Colman is also spectacular as Queen Anne in The Favourite.)

Olivia Colman played one of the detectives in Broadchurch and playing the next iteration of Elizabeth in The Queen. She's fabulous and it's great to see her in all these diverse roles.

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I liked the first episode of "Valley of the Boom", showing on the National Geographic Channel.  It's about the beginning of the Internet through the stories of Netscape, TheGlobe.com (a precursor to Facebook), and Pixelon (what could have been YouTube had it not been run by a con artist).  It's told partly documentary-style through talking-head interviews with the people who ran or worked at those companies, and partly via re-creations with actors (including Bradley Whitmore and Steve Zahn), in sometimes surreal forms.

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I like the acting of the three principals in True Detective, season 3.  And the slow Faulkneresque pace is growing on me.

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I tried “Russian Doll” based on the New Yorker review; I find it distracting that it’s set in the East Village but none of the characters look, sound, or behave like they could be hanging out in the East Village. Recently, at least: Natasha Lyonne is for some reason playing a young Penny Arcade.

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So I got through season 3 of True Detective, but....  What happened to Hays' wife?  I appreciated the irony of the ending.  But why do we then see Hays in Viet Nam?  Is it PTSD?  Does it just mean life is some sort of struggle?  I liked the acting.  I liked the music.  Still, something was amiss.

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"Justified" continues to be one of the best written TV shows I have seen and this week's episode was exceptional. Based on an Elmore Leonard short story, the language is very loyal to Leonard as are the colorful characters.

Six years later, we’re binge watching it. Excellent.

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I watched BlacKkKlansman again, this time online with my daughter. We cried at different points, which was interesting. Not that it wasn’t still very funny.

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I watched BlacKkKlansman again, this time online with my daughter. We cried at different points, which was interesting. Not that it wasn’t still very funny.

 

High on my list. Online Amazon? 

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I watched BlacKkKlansman again, this time online with my daughter. We cried at different points, which was interesting. Not that it wasn’t still very funny.

 

The KKK wife was terrific and was worthy of more attention than the actress received.

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The Dirt. Was never really a fan of Motley Crüe, but it’s a pretty entertaining biopic. Thought Machine Gun Kelly’s take on Tommy Lee was pretty spot on. Iwan Rheo (aka Ramsay Bolton from GoT) didn’t really get Mick Mars’s wildness, but was convincing nonetheless. Vince and Nikki roles were credible at least.

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