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Currently on Season 2 of Sons of Anarchy. I wouldn't necessarily say it's a great show, but it's been entertaining. Some episodes are better than others. Yeah, I know this show came out years ago, but it seems to be holding up pretty well.

Finished Your Honor on Showtime a couple days ago. Edge of your seat story (Cranston was great as usual) with a rather disappointing ending imo.

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Only on episode 7, but already Startup on Netflix is likely in my top ten. It gives off a little bit of an Ozark vibe. Well acted and a nice progressive plot.

Between Yellowstone, Kingdom, and this show, I’ve been watching some damn good television.

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Confusing, there's a show called StartUp and a show called Start-Up.

One is a UK show and the other is a Korean show.

The UK show is panned heavily, the Korean show doesn't have any reviews it seems.

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wco81 wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:49 pm
Confusing, there's a show called StartUp and a show called Start-Up.

One is a UK show and the other is a Korean show.

The UK show is panned heavily, the Korean show doesn't have any reviews it seems.
This particular show Startup is on Netflix. Stars Matt Brody and Martin Freeman.

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OK, so it's the UK one then.

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sportdan30 wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:35 pm
Only on episode 7, but already Startup on Netflix is likely in my top ten. It gives off a little bit of an Ozark vibe. Well acted and a nice progressive plot.

Between Yellowstone, Kingdom, and this show, I’ve been watching some damn good television.
Through a few episodes of Startup as well and it’s damn good. Agreed.

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wco81 wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:21 am
OK, so it's the UK one then.
Sorry for the confusion. The show is very Americanesque so I just assumed it was a US only show. Great shots of Miami by the way.

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So I recently got the Spectrum app with the sports package and the NFL Network sometimes has black bars on the sides during games and always has one below the ticker at the bottom of the screen so it's never full screen like ESPN or other sports channels.

Is that just the way the NFL Network is? I don't have this issue with any other channels and had the same issue on Dish.
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MizzouRah wrote:
Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:33 am
So I recently got the Spectrum app with the sports package and the NFL Network sometimes has black bars on the sides during games and always has one below the ticker at the bottom of the screen so it's never full screen like ESPN or other sports channels.

Is that just the way the NFL Network is? I don't have this issue with any other channels and had the same issue on Dish.
Your tv is probably just set to display the wrong resolution (or the tv box assuming you're using that). Meaning if your TV is only set to display 1080P and NFL Network broadcasts in only 720P there may be a conflict. Not saying that's what it is, but clearly there is a resolution/display issue with particular channels so that's where I'd start. Make sure either the TV or the cable box can support all HD resolutions. DirecTV used to have weird set top boxes that had glitches and weird crap like that.

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dbdynsty25 wrote:
Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:06 am

Your tv is probably just set to display the wrong resolution (or the tv box assuming you're using that). Meaning if your TV is only set to display 1080P and NFL Network broadcasts in only 720P there may be a conflict. Not saying that's what it is, but clearly there is a resolution/display issue with particular channels so that's where I'd start. Make sure either the TV or the cable box can support all HD resolutions. DirecTV used to have weird set top boxes that had glitches and weird crap like that.
I use the app through my XSX and the NFL Network is the only channel that does this. Today it's perfect except below the ticker there is a black bar.
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Anybody watch Better Call Saul?

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Sudz wrote:
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:45 pm
Anybody watch Better Call Saul?

S6EP3. 8O
Will be getting back to it right after I finish Ozark.

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sportdan30 wrote:
Sat Apr 30, 2022 12:16 pm
Sudz wrote:
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:45 pm
Anybody watch Better Call Saul?

S6EP3. 8O
Will be getting back to it right after I finish Ozark.
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A couple of TV critics on The Ringer Watch podcast says this is one of the most loaded times in history for the debut of quality shows right now.

Right in the spring, not the fall. Shows you how much streaming has taken over.

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Watching Ozark now but Saul very disappointed in. Probably could have been done in 4 seasons but 6 is too many. First 2 seasons could have been combined into one.

Want to see Saul from BB. I thought by season 6 we'd get there. Nope. The entire story with Hamlin is terrible. It's like tick tacky child stuff. I'll steal his car, I'll plant power, etc.... Who cares. At this point I'm rooting for Hamlin.

The most interesting character just got offed. Lalo's story is good along w/ Gus Fring and Mike. But Saul Goodman - take a hike.

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I personally was ready for Ozark to end. It just felt like it had gone on too long in my opinion. You can only avoid certain demise so many times until it gets a little too unbelievable. I thought the finale was entertaining and fair I suppose. I read an interview with one of the showrunners and they summed it nicely.

I enjoy Better Call Saul, but it's another show that seems to be hanging on by a thread. I agree the story line with Hamlin is pretty petty at this point. I'm not necessarily anticipating a very happy ending for Kim Wexler, but I hope I'm wrong.

I'm still very much enjoying Winning Time on HBO, even though maybe it's over dramatized according to Jerry West and others.

The Tony Hawk documentary on HBO is excellent. How he is not suffering from CTE at this point in his life, I have no idea.

After watching the first four seasons Drive to Survive, I'm now a F1 fan. Such a cool and dangerous sport. Seasons 5 and 6 were just signed on!

My wife and I are watching the Dropout on Hulu. What a crazy story of a woman who seemingly screwed up her life just to be thought of as the next Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, etc. We still have a few more episodes to go....train wreck. Good show though!

Going back to Peacemaker after not giving it a fair shake. Finally watched the first episode and now I'm excited to watch the rest of them. Reminds me a bit of The Boys, which I thoroughly enjoy.

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Peacemaker was terrific.

That opening credits!

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Reacher on Amazon Prime is tremendous. Loved it. Highly recommend it.
The Alanis Morisette doc on HBO Max is superb.
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Just finished the first season of Severance on Apple TV+. It's definitely a slow burn, but so worth it. The cliffhanger at the end has me excited for season 2.

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I still think Better Call Saul is great. Just incredible acting, especially Rhea Seehorn. I look at the Howard storyline as about how are they going to get the Sandpiper settlement money, so it still works for me. The boxing was stupid though.

Next show we are going to try is Bosch Legacy since we enjoyed Bosch.
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Just started watching Barry and am already well in to the second season. Episodes are around 30 minutes and border on the hilarious with at times taking a darker turn. Hader and Winkler are great in this series. Don't know why it took me this long to start watching.

Got to get back to Better Call Saul this week. Really enjoyed the first two episodes of this final season.

Bosch is back and seemingly as good as ever. Doesn't seem to have changed a whole lot, but that's a good thing.

Looking forward to the final season of Animal Kingdom coming up in June.

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