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Post by boharr » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:54 pm

TPS wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:08 pm
If anyone who has not yet subscribed to Disney+ would like to “borrow” a login feel free to PM me. I am happy to share mine.
Very generous. The wife just subscribed the other day. Seems we will be watching Hamilton tonight.

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Post by Al Sisti » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:58 pm

boharr wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:54 pm
TPS wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:08 pm
If anyone who has not yet subscribed to Disney+ would like to “borrow” a login feel free to PM me. I am happy to share mine.
Very generous. The wife just subscribed the other day. Seems we will be watching Hamilton tonight.
I subscribed last night so I could watch Hamilton this morning. The grandkids will make is worth the cost anyway.

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#43

Post by oldjudge » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:44 am

Hamilton, with the original Broadway cast, was fantastic. When you consider what you would have paid for center orchestra seats, which would not have had as good a view, this was an incredible bargain.

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#44

Post by Cindy » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:00 am

oldjudge wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:44 am
Hamilton, with the original Broadway cast, was fantastic. When you consider what you would have paid for center orchestra seats, which would not have had as good a view, this was an incredible bargain.
And the first year is free if you have a Verizon unlimited plan! Just set it up last night.

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#45

Post by KayW » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:46 pm

I agree 1000% on Hamilton! I am not going to tell you how much I paid to see the show live in Chicago (tho IMHO it was money very well spent). But I popped for a one-month Disney subscription so I could see it again. I plan to watch it several times this month. And if (as expected) I don't find very much else on that channel to hold my interest, I'll drop the subscription by August 3rd.

BTW for those of you - like me - who can't get Disney+ thru their cable/TiVo box... you can install it on an Amazon Fire stick.

And there's another great musical online this weekend - ALW will be streaming Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. In US time zones, it will be up roughly from Friday noon to Sunday noon.
https://www.playbill.com/article/donny- ... in-july-10

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#46

Post by Meg » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:01 pm

I just started watching "Upload" on Amazon Prime. It’s quite entertaining!

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Post by oldjudge » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:52 am

We started watching "Grace and Frankie" on Netflix yesterday and it is hilarious. Have gotten through the first four episodes of Season 1. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are great together.

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Post by TPS » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:16 pm

I started watching Brockmire this week - it’s a lowest common denominator type humor for the most part but it’s kept me invested through 2 seasons.

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Post by MajordomoTom » Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:52 pm

just finished season 1 of Better Call Saul.

FAR better television than was Breaking Bad. Sorry if you're a fan of Cranston, but the stories and the character development in BCS is fantastic!
"Lots of planets have a North", the Ninth Doctor.

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Post by TPS » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:21 pm

I love BCS and don’t completely disagree with your comment. They are different shows and BCS benefitted from coming second and from not having to deal with a writer’s strike during its first season. I think as a character Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman was far more interesting a character and VG and Rhea Seahorn have turned Kim Wexler into one of the best and most interesting female characters on television - it is an absolute joke she has not received an Emmy nod for her role - here is hoping it comes for this last season.

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Post by MajordomoTom » Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:34 pm

just finished season 3, quite a tragic ending.

may take a day or two off before starting season 4, and working hard to avoid spoilers about S4 and S5.
"Lots of planets have a North", the Ninth Doctor.

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Post by TPS » Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:22 pm

So today - I have nothing to do so I decided to put my Disney Plus account to use while I did some cleaning/reorganizing - So I put on two high grossing films I've never seen. Avatar this morning and Frozen this afternoon.

One day someone will have to explain to me as to how/why Avatar was the highest grossing movie for 10+ years.

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Post by Cindy » Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:52 pm

TPS wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:22 pm
So today - I have nothing to do so I decided to put my Disney Plus account to use while I did some cleaning/reorganizing - So I put on two high grossing films I've never seen. Avatar this morning and Frozen this afternoon.

One day someone will have to explain to me as to how/why Avatar was the highest grossing movie for 10+ years.
Well I added Disney plus a few weeks ago because Verizon gave it to me free for a year. I tried to watch Hamilton. Call me crazy, but I do not get the draw. So I asked my history loving husband what he thought when we were about 40 minutes in. He looked at me and said ,”why did people pay so much to see this on Broadway?” We switched it off and haven’t returned. Maybe I will just watch Frozen.

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#54

Post by TPS » Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:54 pm

So I saw Hamilton in its first run on Broadway - long story short my GF at the time's uncle is on the board of the Met and he traded some seats for a producer's box at Hamilton. I enjoyed Hamilton and I rewatched it on Disney+. That said I would not have paid the ridiculous prices seats were getting. Even the prices without the original cast were insane. I like a couple of the songs - all 3 by King George, Washington on Your Side, The Room where it Happened, and Cabinet Battle 1.

But I did think it was a little long and some of it made no sense to me - Like LMM clearly was trying to paint Hamilton in a positive light but also has Hamilton compare himself to MacBeth and Icarus - So I get maybe he was trying to say Hamilton's fatal flaw was hubris but you can do that without comparing yourself to MacBeth who was a murderer and a traitor and who would certainly be serving his time in hell in the company of Judas, Cassius, and Brutus.

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#55

Post by TPS » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:20 pm

Also - Unpopular Opinion: Anna > Elsa.

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Post by MajordomoTom » Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:37 pm

LOL

Ginger or Maryanne?
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Post by Hector » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:24 pm

Heh, quite a coincidence: I watched the first Gilligan episode yesterday. Very interesting how much did and did not at all match my memories.

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Post by whimsy » Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:48 am

The clearest thing I remember about GI was how the theme song during the first year of the series ended with "...the movie star, and the rest....." but later on was changed to include ".....the professor and Mary Ann..."
Obviously some contract negotiations going on! ;)

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