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Old 07-15-2010, 10:11 AM
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Yep! This is one of my new favorites- great cast. Timothy Oliphant plays the Marshall, and he became famous in his first major role as the Sheriff in the HBO series "Deadwood" about 5 years ago. Oliphant was also in the cast of "Damages". The actor who plays the Marshall's father is also very good- best "sleazeball" con-man character I have seen in years. Here in the U.S. this is on the FX (Div. of Fox) channel.

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Old 07-15-2010, 11:22 AM
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Yep he is great the part fits him real good both guys. We have been getting ads for the "new season" saying he's going to loose his hat and clean up his act that would be a shame.

Forgot about deadwood that's where he is familiar from. Deadwood was a great show in my opinion.
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:19 PM
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I have not visited a video store to rent a tape or DVD since I canceled my cable TV service and got Satellite TV about 12 years ago. So, I don't know whether or not you can rent DVD copies of various seasons of HBO or Showtime series.

If you can rent season by season DVD copies of premium channel series, I recommend that anyone who has not seen them try to rent the following historical fact/fiction epics. If you cannot rent them, and have to buy them instead, you won't regret the purchase and will enjoy enlightening your friends for years to come:

Dexter- a psychotic serial killer hunts the criminals while working for the Miami P.D. as the "blood spatter" specialist forensic investigator. Stars Micheal C. Hall from Six Feet Under. Four seasons in the can so far, and I can't wait for more. Exceptional TV in every regard.

Deadwood- (HBO) 3 seasons about the real North Dakota town made infamous in the late 1800's, where Wild Bill Hickock was killed. An absolutely killer cast. After about 8 years since this series ended, I sill miss the characters. Living here would be hell on earth

Rome- (HBO) a great story about the times of Julius Ceasar- very bloody, sexy and exciting with exceptionally great writing and acting, with a lot of historical accuracy.

Spartacus, Blood and Sand- similar description as the above, about the Roman slave trade and the Gladiators. There may not be a second season, because the actor who plays Spartacus has a very deadly form of cancer and may not survive to make a second season.

Carnivale (HBO) (made about 8-10 years ago) a haunted side show that travels the mid-West dust bowl area during the 1930's. Good vs. evil with Clancy Brown as a possessed tent revival preacher. A very atmospheric and spooky story with exceptional writing, acting, and cinematography. One of the best casts in TV history. The actor who plays the dwarf who runs the side show is riveting, and I haven't seen him in anything since this series ended (too early- it needed a final season to clarify everything else).

The Tudors- (HBO)- the reign of King Henry VIII. Absolutely riveting over five seasons. Writing, acting cast, directing, all perfect.

New series of note:

Memphis Beat- stars Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl) as an Elvis impersonator-Memphis cop. Good.

The Bridge- a really good, realistic, cop show. Stars the guy who played "the Chief" in Battlestar Galactica. So much detail in each episode, you really have to pay attention. One of the most exciting new shows of the summer season.

Rizzoli and Isles- Angie Harmon as a detective, and Sasha Alexander (Kate on the first season of NCIS) as a Medical Examiner in the Boston P.D. The first episode was absolutely fantastic. Pretty gritty stuff for a female buddy-cop show.

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We just started getting Spratacus Blood & sand. I was surfing and saw the name and thought what the heck is this another remake of the original or what. Tuned in and watched one episode so far.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:47 PM
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Keep watching- it gets better with each episode. Politics, skullduggery, and slaves fighting for their freedom. Lots of naked ladies, and everybody gets what he/she deserves in the end. The series may/may not come back, depending on the star's health. Lots of slow motion flying blood and flying heads in the arena.

The producers are making a "prequel" for next season with the same supporting cast. Very well done in the style of "The 300" movie.
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:26 PM
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For "True Blood" fans, in case you didn't know, the actor who plays Sookie's brother, "Jason Stackhouse", is actually either British or Australian, with a Brit accent you can't cut with a knife. The deep South shit-kicker accent comes from a good accent coach. You would be amazed how many American character roles are being played by actors who are British or Aussie. Apparently, "Brit-speak" is easy to adapt to deep South shit-kicker mush-mouth. No insult intended- these actors are good, and I like all deep South accents (and can even understand most of them).
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:21 AM
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Watching a series called "America The story of the USA". It's a series that is covering what happened in the states from inception. Pretty good spread of stories of important stuff like the war with indians, gold rush, and inventions like the light bulb, electricy to homes, telephones etc. It's pretty interesting but one warning..... the guy doing the voice over HAS A BRITISH ACCENT ain't that a bitch a story about America narrated by a BRIT.

But if you can ignore him it's pretty good. On the history channel.
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:25 PM
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Hey claymore,

I am seeing advertisements now on Dish Network satellite TV for the show that you mentioned a while ago- "The Colony". This is supposed to start next week on the Discovery Channel. Do you still think that it is good enough for me/us to catch the first episode?
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:27 PM
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Yea it's fairly engrossing. It takes a few episodes to know the people and get hooked. It's kind of like survivor without anybody getting voted out. If you like science and making good things out of whatever is on hand the science is pretty good too they make some pretty good inventions out of spare junk lying around.
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Old 07-24-2010, 02:59 PM
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Thanks- I've got it set to record. Sounds like my kind of show. There is a new series about to come up on the AMC Channel here in the States called "The Rubicon". It is a highly detailed, action-packed Gov't. conspiracy story that ties the events of 9/11 to current terrorist plots being uncovered by security analysts. It starts next week.
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