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📽 Any FAVORITE Movies or TV Shows?

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WE would luv to hear from YOU! 😉

 

Thanks, Nicole ‌🛶‌ (Leisure & Lifestyle Forum)

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1 comment (4/10/24)  📺What are you watching or plan to watch?

 

At 10pm ET I am watching this on PBS TONIGHT:

 

The Trouble with Maggie Cole, 2020, Drama, 1 Season-6 episodes. Maggie Cole is the self-appointed oracle of her close-knit community. Maggie makes it her business to know a little bit about everyone's lives, and certainly pays no attention to the adage that `those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones'.

 

***  I saw it back in 2020 on television ***

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@SummerIsTooHOT   I think I would like this, will try to add to list.

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1 comment (4/4/24) 📺 What are you watching or plan to watch?

 

I just finished watching "Secrets of the Forbidden City" on PBS. Totally fascinating how huge this structure is, all manual labor and that it has survived the chronic earthquakes. Anyone else saw this?

 

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@SummerIsTooHOT   This sounds really good!   I will addto my list if it is available on streaming.

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(1 comment) DISCUSSION.

 

Anyone have a PRIME Subscription or sign up EACH YEAR for their Free Trial like I do?  🤔 

 

I head straight to the BRITISH STUFF to "binge" before my trial ends!!! You are allowed to sign up ONCE A YEAR.

 

Lol, I cannot wait until this June 2024 [my one year mark from last year 2023 sign up] 

 

Thanks,

Nicole  👵

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@SummerIsTooHOT   I did sign up once but they wanted lots of money for the movies I wanted to see and their own content was not so great.  I cancelled after the trial, butI did notrealize they made an annual offer.

 

@MaVolta The movie I want to see is Oppenheimer so I may try to get Peacock for a month 😉.  I plan on ditching Acorn for Britbox this summer when my yearly expires.  I  do contribute to PBS every month to keep up my streaming service.  Website is klunky though. 

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2 comments (4/2/24)  📺  Anyone watched NORTH & SOUTH? I just started.  📸  Info Attached  📸

 

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@SummerIsTooHOT  - I saw it years ago! It’s very well done like all of the British period dramas. If I remember, it’s based on a novel, like most of them are.

 

 

 

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@SummerIsTooHOT  Have not seen it.  Where are you watching it?

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Yesterday, we watched the movie, Oppenheimer. Excellent movie, and the actors were outstanding. It’s deserving of all the awards. It’s currently streaming on Peacock. It is a 3 hour movie, so plan to watch it when you have plenty of time to enjoy it. It moves pretty fast, so it won’t feel that long!

 

 

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@MaVolta   Do you like your Peacock subscription?  I have been looking for a site to stream newish movies.

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@LaDolceVita  - I only took a one month subscription to see this movie. You can check their website to see what’s streaming before you sign up.

 

Of the streaming services, I tend to watch mostly Netflix. I want to try out Paramount + one of these days. From time to time, I will sign up for  a month of Hulu if they have something I want to see. I also have a subscription to Max, but that’s because they have series shows I like to watch.

 

I like Prime Video, but you have to rent almost all of the newer titles. The rental fee isn’t too bad though in most cases, and I try to get the digital discounts with Amazon day deliveries. There are more recent titles in the ‘free with Prime” and sometimes older titles that I enjoy watching.The thing that gripes me about Prime Video is that if I want ad-free, I now have to pay an additional $7.99 or something, in addition to the annual Amazon Membership fee that keeps going up. I mean really, how many yachts, houses, and cars does one guy need! 🙄

 

 

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1 comment (4/1/24)  📺  @LaDolceVita , since you know more about PBS than I do - couple of questions please.

 

[1] NEW Masterpiece or RETURNING series happen 4 times each year = Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter?

 

[2] So NEXT batch should be THIS MONTH as part of Spring batch? With Nolly finishing in March, there will be a break. I seem to remember April 17th being a start date???

 

Lol, let me know IF I have totally confused you. I am confused in regards to PBS programming. 🙄

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@SummerIsTooHOT   Haha I do not pay that much attention to the schedule.  But I have been watching PBS for a LONG time and do remember my favorites. We had discussions dedicated to TV and especially PBS which I loved back in the here on AARP.  

 

 BTW I was a bit Acorn fan for several years, looks like I will be canceling this summer.  Kinda dud now.  

Are you familiar with Seniorlearn.org?  they have a long running PBS discussion.  

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1 comment (3/29/24) 📺 What are you watching or plan to watch?

 

I am watching Father Brown on PBS!  👵

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@SummerIsTooHOT  Still watching Seaside Hotel 😎.

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I too am a PBS fan from Searching Your Roots to Antiques Road Show plus any  other series offerings. . i too find the regular tv offerings not of my interests and have been watching the old reruns of Classic Concentration and the Match Game also Little House On The Prairie ...Old time values...

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1 comment (3/29/24) @jonibee , I have NOT watched "Little House" in a very long time. Lol, I had a crush on Michael Landon from his Bonanza days. But lost it when I hit age 16. 👵

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@SummerIsTooHOT   I still have a crush on Michael Landon, since Bonanza days😉.

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(3 comments) We would luv to hear YOUR TELEVISION STORY!!!  📸  See attached picture  📸

 

I am age 66 this year and grew up on "Black & White" television. One station that was ONLY working a FEW hours each day. And only adults watched, kids were outside playing. 👵

 

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(1 comment) Lol, any OLD PEOPLE out there???

 

We would luv to hear YOUR TELEVISION STORY!!!  📸  See attached picture  

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I am age 66 this year (2024) and grew up on "Black & White" television. One station that was ONLY working a FEW hours each day. And only adults watched, kids were outside playing.

 

Thanks,

Nicole  👵

 

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@SummerIsTooHOT   I loved TV since it first made its apperance in my world!   The first was a cartoon bedtime story watched by a Teddy Bear, and after the story he would brush his teeth and march off to bed.   Then Yogi Bear and the Flinstones, Bugs Bunny were favs.  I still Love Lucy and Ethel too.  I am a super Green Acres fan as an adult, did not watch it as a kid.  There is some humor there if you catch it that is definitly not for kids 😉.  

 

 With less shows to watch most folk watched the same shows and there was lots of discussion thefollowing day, even in grade school.  I miss that.  Now people watch vastly different content.  I had better stop now or I will begin complaining.

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Nice pictures!! I also grew up in the age of black-and-white TV. I’m 70 years old and remember watching television with my siblings and parents often. We loved watching westerns, Perry, Mason, cartoons and comedies. Sometimes my parents would put Red clingy protective film over the screen. I always assumed it was for protecting our eyesight, but I’m not really sure.

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📺📽  (10 comments) DISCUSSION!!!

 

How do you watch TV, your movies?

 

I watch everything on my Android. Since retiring, I am a PBS free app fan. Was NEVER a TV fan, boring. And forget cinemas, way too many rude folks!

 

Nicole  👵

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Last movie seen in a theater, total blank used to be a theater in Sunday River closed maybe 10 years back couldn’t afford the new format of films to upgrade would have cost Millions.I live in the woods.😎

 

There are ways to stream for free if not available in your country for free. It would be the same way to safely bank while on your home computer vs across the world in Holland.

 

Won’t have list of those programs for another month, my PC’s are busy for the next month. Best I can recall off my head is “tor”. There are easier to use programs but, can’t remember the names. They cost money , tor is free.

 

If memory is right it allows your pc to be seen as local based to that country (like bbcuk ) as if you were connecting from there vs here.Used to be a big DoctorWho fan and had to login from uk to get free access . Vs blocked on local channels or satellite or cable or straight internet.

 

Most good read easy to use cost $$ and offer safeguards, might explain why most international travelers use them. To cya.Bit, all involve learning curves. Or separate browsers only to be used when you need to be elsewhere for content.

 

Ask me in a month or if I recall sooner.Somethings are blocked to US viewers on paid streaming sites but, unblocked if you change your country.


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Replying to myself- one month without readers and now free ones are “tor “and “orbot”. May have to go to Knoppix tomorrow for reads.

 

@SummerIsTooHOT 

 

Nicole

can’t help you on androids, only recover the things.

 

Still prefer Windows and iPhones/Macs.

 

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1 comment (4/5/24) NO issues with my Android @Frozenoem and lol, yes - go get your readers!!!

 

Nicole  👵

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Safe VPN’s are nordvpn, surfsharkvpn, and NortonVPN and of course the usual stuff like antivirus, 2 factor authentication and antivirus, etc.

 

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I watch mostly on our smart tv.  When traveling I watch on my mobile phone or hotel smart tv. Love going to the movies during weekday matinee if movie has interesting cinematic visuals 

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4 comments (3/29/24) @Medaase , are the Matinee Tickets still discounted?

 

Nicole  👵

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