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I've tried a couple of times to start watching Rake and have not gotten past the terrible previews and lousy first minutes. If it is worth it, maybe I will hunker down and watch enough to get to the good part. Seems a far cry from Leo McKern and Rumpole.

Russian Doll is just out and very good.

Speaking of Netflix streaming and binge watching, am I the only one for whom shows run together and a few months later can't tell you one reasonable thing about series I watched? I think there are two factors at work. First, there is so much content and in every category there are similar series, making it more likely that they blend together. Second, with the weekly series format, you anticipate the next week and look forward to it, so it has a bigger impact than just going onto the next streaming episode. Of course, another factor may be GOS Syndrome.

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Seems a far cry from Leo McKern and Rumpole.
From the series description, that's what I thought might have been the show's inspiration...

A kind of "hipper" (and raunchier) version of Rumpole Of The Bailey...
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Finally watched the first episode of Rake last night...

I thought it was hilarious... :D

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Hugo Weaving (Lord Of The Rings, The Matrix) was particularly good as the economist/cannibal...
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Watched the documentary series “the innocent man” last night (well this morning) while unable to sleep due to a bout of influenza. It chronicles some disturbing connections between to grizzly murders on a small Oklahoma town.
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I didn't realize they roamed so far south. Things you learn with documentaries. :)

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:funee: :ok :lol:
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You’d like it BSG

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Kim's Convenience is very funny. It comes in 21-22 minute episodes so you can catch a bunch at a sitting.

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Netflix’s The Highwaymen, starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson, is a pretty darn good telling of the real life heroes who brought down Bonnie & Clyde.
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Dead to Me is another good series out this month from Netflix. Christina Applegate does a excellent job leading this dark comedy about a widow learning all sorts of things about her husband's death and his life. Well told, well acted. 10 episodes of about 30 minutes each. You can catch the whole thing in one sitting if you are so inclined.

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Two good series added on Netflix recently, and a third coming back soon...

Designated Survivor (cancelled by ABC, and picked up by Netflix) and the final season of Jessica Jones are now available...

And the long awaited 3rd season of Stranger Things arrives July 4th...

If you only buy Netflix occasionally, this might be a good time to shell out $8.99 for a month's worth...
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Sue U wrote:
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Why has no one here told me about Rake? "I care about the law. It's justice I don't give a toss about."

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Not on Netflix, but on hulu. Does that count?

Mrs Mc loves old westerns. She's seen every Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Rifleman, Rawhide (and many others) ever made. The other night we were looking for a show and stumbled across what we thought was a standard western called Quick Draw. Um, it's far from any western we ever saw.

It is the very antithesis of Gunsmoke.

It's a very funny, but very raunchy "western" set in Great Bend Kansas. It was filmed in 2013, billed as a hulu original. For instance the proprietor of the saloon may or may not be a pillar of the community like Miss Kitty (Yeah right.) as she is definitely the "madam" to the "ladies" who work upstairs. Matt Dillon would not have approved.

The 24 minute episode we streamed last night had a section about the Bender family who were real live serial killers in Labette County in the early 1870s. Yes, that's a LONG way from Great Bend, but a lot of things, well most things shown, were not truly around Great Bend. Many were Kansas related. The writers definitely did some KS related research. Of course there are tall Kansas mountains, so in that respect it is like Gunsmoke. It's quite flat around Great Bend.

Mrs Mc had never heard of the Benders, but I remembered them from a Kansas folklore book that was in my house as a kid. I googled them and found the article linked below so she could read it at her leisure. If you click on that link, there is a lengthy piece about the family.

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/ks-benders/
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