What Was the Last Television Episode You Watched?

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Watched two episodes of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia."
Watched season I, Ep. 1. Then, because reviews said that it improved with the Season 2 addition of Danny Devito, watched, II, 1.
Well Devito is actually funny with his manic character, however something that seems to revolve around narcissists enjoying hurting each other did not appeal. Doubt that we'll go back.

Five minutes was enough for me.
 

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THE WILD WILD WEST - The Night of the Amnesiac - After a fight inside a stagecoach, Jim is stunned into memory loss and wanders into a town where he meets a ditzy saloon girl who is obsessed with growing flowers (Sharon Farrell). Artie has the unpleasant business of releasing a criminal (Ed Asner) who has stolen the vaccine for a small pox outbreak. Sounds like the death toll in the episode was one of the highest in the series if we go by the reports of the casualties. Coincidentally or maybe not, Farrell had a permanent loss of memory for real so I wonder if that had any bearing on her role.

THE ROCKFORD FILES - Just by Accident -- Jim (everyone is named Jim in old shows) investigates the death of a demolition derby driver and uncovers an insurance scam involving stolen birth certificates. Always good for some laughs.
 

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Scrublands an Australian TV series on iPlayer. 3 episodes in and quite gripping.
An investigative journalist visiting an outback town to write a piece on a priest who shot 5 people before being killed by police. All is not what it seems.
 

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HEC RAMSEY - A Hard Road To Vengeance - A folk hero/vicious outlaw is being given a monument on the 13th anniversary of his shooting and the disgraced lawman Stuart Whitman who shot him rides into town to stir up trouble. Ruth Roman, Keenan Wynn, and Rita Moreno appear as possible suspects after a murder which was set up to blame Whitman. Premiered 50 years ago today.
 

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I wonder if that had any bearing on her role.
According to her Wikipedia page, she was in The Wild, Wild West in 1968 and suffered brain damage (due to an embolism causing her heart to stop for 4 minutes) in 1970, so no, it had no bearing on her role.
 

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According to her Wikipedia page, she was in The Wild, Wild West in 1968 and suffered brain damage (due to an embolism causing her heart to stop for 4 minutes) in 1970, so no, it had no bearing on her role.
Yeah someone already told me that after I mentioned it elsewhere but it doesn't hurt to get additional confirmation.
Of course, I could have looked it up myself but I watch so many of these pre-internet shows I fall into the habit of pretending it doesn't exist, or maybe that is just an excuse for laziness.
 

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I've been watching Bass Reeves on Paramount Plus. This might be one of the finest Westerns I've ever watched. Bass was one of the first African American US Marshals, and is thought to be the inspiration for The Lone Ranger.
 

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I've begun watching the Boat Story. It's a BBC/Amazon production. Firstly, there is very strong language and it is very violent, and unnecessarily so, to the point that my wife stopped watching it with me. However, it is also extremely funny in parts, but it is a dark humour. The very complex story is about two hard-up strangers who stumble across a haul of cocaine on a shipwrecked boat. Totally out of their depth, they agree to sell it and split the cash, which is when their problems begin. They become entangled with masked hitmen, and a French gangster known as Le Tailleur. There are many twists in the story, and everything is connected - it's a small town and so characters are joined together in very unlikely ways. At first, I didn't think I would like it, because I like my linear-told stories and this jumps into the past, sideways, and into the future. There is even a musical play version of the story that is written in the future (also hilariously bad.) It's quite bonkers but well written. I'm only about three quarters through, but I have to watch more, just to know the explanation of some things like the "waxwork head" hidden in the rough grass - one of the very first things that is shown. This is one of the best things I've seen in awhile.
 

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I've begun watching the Boat Story. It's a BBC/Amazon production. Firstly, there is very strong language and it is very violent, and unnecessarily so, to the point that my wife stopped watching it with me. However, it is also extremely funny in parts, but it is a dark humour. The very complex story is about two hard-up strangers who stumble across a haul of cocaine on a shipwrecked boat. Totally out of their depth, they agree to sell it and split the cash, which is when their problems begin. They become entangled with masked hitmen, and a French gangster known as Le Tailleur. There are many twists in the story, and everything is connected - it's a small town and so characters are joined together in very unlikely ways. At first, I didn't think I would like it, because I like my linear-told stories and this jumps into the past, sideways, and into the future. There is even a musical play version of the story that is written in the future (also hilariously bad.) It's quite bonkers but well written. I'm only about three quarters through, but I have to watch more, just to know the explanation of some things like the "waxwork head" hidden in the rough grass - one of the very first things that is shown. This is one of the best things I've seen in awhile.
The 5th episode was a little bit flat, and I wondered where it was all going to. It has elements of Pulp Fiction with stories told from different angles. The final episode was much better, though it becomes even more gory than it already was. I hope you like blood! This has more deaths that a Spaghetti Western. There were a few red herrings - things said in the play that weren't true - what I thought was a flashback that was actually a French art-house film (but I can't say more as that is a pivotal plot point.) In the very end, it was a story about a boat, but just not that boat.
 

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MANNIX - The World Between - Peggy gets shot and meets an African president in the hospital (only in tv) and falls in love with him. But he has a health issue and has to put his country before personal happiness so she is back on the job by the end of the episode but gets the focus of the episode while Mannix is hardly in it.

CANNON - Prisoners. A wine merchant is approached by a young man who says his son has been imprisoned for 10 years in Turkey and he can get him out if he gets $50 000. The man calls Frank instead. Soon we learn that the son is not in Turkey--and he is in fact seeking to get $50 000 out of his dad who he doesn't like. But then it gets too complex and he wants out--but the kidnapper accomplice has other ideas. More trouble emerges when it turns out the father is in fact, penniless! Although Cannon saves the day he is almost shot and has to be saved by the kidnap victim. The kidnapper uses a citizen's band radio to lead the father where to drop off the money--and Cannon gets the frequency and has a tv repair guy input the signal into a unit so he can listen in. I wonder if you could still do that--take a citizen's band radio to a tv repair guy and have him dial in the right signal.
 

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MCCLOUD- The Solid Gold Swingers Escorts are being strangled by a serial killer (Ross Martin) who is in fact a hit man and working for a cop (Neville Brand). He also has a family (which sparked some deja vu because the show did an episode about a hit man with a family stashed away a couple of seasons ago). McCloud keeps breaking doors which drives the department finance officer (Teri Garr) insane. Strangely, she is not playing the same character she portrayed in previous seasons.
Premiered 50 years ago today.
 

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Just started watching the anime Laid-Back Camp.

It's a weird show because it shouldn't be wonderful, but it is.

Here's the plot. Some cute teenage girls go camping. That's it. That's the only thing that's happened in the first 90 minutes of this series. But somehow, it's so gentle and relaxing and kind that you just want to keep watching.

Weird. But nice.
 

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THE WILD WILD WEST - The Night of the Simian Terror - Almost takes place completely at night. And there is a simian terror although I felt sorry for him in the end, and not just because it was a less than convincing gorilla costume.

COOL MILLION - Hunt For a Lonely Girl. Set in Canada, Ray Milland is accused of murder and his only hope is to be found in the photo of a tourist who may have taken his picture at Niagara Falls. Since the main character is an ex-CIA agent, he has access to fancy equipment like early cellular phones and video recording equipment. Kind of neat to see the pre-VHS recording system before they came up with the cassette.
 

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Paramount is getting ready to publish Season 3 of their adaptation of the Video Game HALO.

Season 1 is available for a short time on Amazon. I binged all 9 episodes this week. I have not played the game.
The production holds up as a sci-fi TV show. I have no idea if it follows the game at all.

Good fun. I wonder if they found particularly short extras to act adjacent to the stars to make the stars look so much bigger.
 

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