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« Reply #1550: June 15, 2020, 01:06:35 PM »
Anyone watch Space Force? Not the funniest thing I ever saw but how can you not enjoy Steve Carrel and John Malkovich.

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« Reply #1551: June 15, 2020, 01:11:59 PM »
Anyone watch Space Force? Not the funniest thing I ever saw but how can you not enjoy Steve Carrel and John Malkovich.

for a first season i think it has a lot of potential. i thought it was funny enough but mostly i just really enjoyed the characters

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« Reply #1552: June 15, 2020, 01:44:34 PM »
for a first season i think it has a lot of potential. i thought it was funny enough but mostly i just really enjoyed the characters
Yes. The characters were interesting. The story was just silly of course. 
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« Reply #1553: June 16, 2020, 10:10:19 PM »
Great show tonight on PBS Frontlie about the COVID-19 virus pandemic

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« Reply #1554: June 19, 2020, 09:36:37 PM »
FX is having a marathon of Atlanta which even though I’ve adored this show from the beginning rewatching it now makes me appreciate how freaking smart it is, I feel like I’m watching it with new eyes and it’s honestly the best show on tv, cannot recommend it enough.

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« Reply #1555: June 21, 2020, 02:19:31 PM »
Watched Trotsky on Netflix.  Good acting. It’s been panned here by critics who view it as a Putin propaganda piece. Maybe so.  But Trotsky and Lenin and Stalin all come across as terrible.  I don’t think that’s far from the truth.  I didn’t think the anti Semitism in the series was glorified in any way.

https://jacobinmag.com/2019/03/trotsky-miniseries-soviet-union-antisemitism

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« Reply #1556: June 21, 2020, 02:19:55 PM »
FX is having a marathon of Atlanta which even though I’ve adored this show from the beginning rewatching it now makes me appreciate how freaking smart it is, I feel like I’m watching it with new eyes and it’s honestly the best show on tv, cannot recommend it enough.
I hope that’s not about the Barves.

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« Reply #1557: June 21, 2020, 11:00:48 PM »
Finally got around to watching “when they see us”  about the Central Park 5 on Netflix. It’s fantastic, but very difficult to watch. I highly recommend.

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« Reply #1558: June 22, 2020, 07:49:40 PM »
I am sick & tired of "Safe Drivers Save 40%".  It's enough to keep me from ever looking into AllState for insurance.

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« Reply #1559: June 22, 2020, 09:51:53 PM »
I am sick & tired of "Safe Drivers Save 40%".  It's enough to keep me from ever looking into AllState for insurance.
Insurance commercials are the worst.  And there are just so many of them. 

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« Reply #1560: June 23, 2020, 07:01:37 AM »
Insurance commercials are the worst.  And there are just so many of them.
It is a form of captive market*. State governments require you to have the product, so there is a large market of consumers to tap, but the typical driver doesn't look further than the state minimum coverage with maybe a bell or whistle or two, so there is little to differentiate the products. The products are also subject to state regulation, further narrowing the range of choices. So outside of a few ads touting various bells and whistles like phone apps, insurance ads generally focus on branding, wanting you to view the company favorably rather than the product. The "drivers who switched saved X" ads are particularly annoying, since drivers rarely switch to pay more, so that is pretty much true for all companies.

* I am not an economist, but my understanding is that in a true captive market there is a limited choice of suppliers. Here, there are lots of suppliers, but not much difference in the product and heavy state regulation.

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« Reply #1561: June 23, 2020, 07:53:19 AM »
Also, they advertise heavily because they know that once they get someone to sign up with them, it’s unlikely they will ever change.

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Re: Must See TV Thread
« Reply #1562: June 27, 2020, 10:40:49 PM »
CNN show on 1968 is very interesting