mikebcarguy's comments

The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
mikebcarguy 1 points 22 hours ago.

Raylan gave this book to his co-worker, Tim Gutterson at the end of, “Justified.” He said, “If I tolld you I’d read it ten times, I’d be low.”
People on IMDB rate this movie well, even compared to the book, but it just seems to lack something at the end…guess I’ll have to read the book to “Grok” what the writers of Justified wanted to pass on…unless it was simply to say he reads at least one book outside college.

His Dark Materials (2019) S2 E3
mikebcarguy 0 points 3 days ago.

The new file size feature is brilliant!

Bob's Burgers (2011) S11 E7
mikebcarguy 0 points 4 days ago*.

“Turkey…What’s that in your hole?”
(Ass Bread, hehe)

Supernatural (2005) S15 Special
mikebcarguy 1 points 7 days ago.

Well, that’s three episodes to tie it all up…each from a different angle.

I definitely got caught in the cross-fire, and this has been very satisfying emotionally!

Lovecraft Country (2020) S1 E6
mikebcarguy 0 points 24 days ago.

I used to watch, “Naruto.” His character was fused with a nine tailed fox, so, same, but different. (I’m guessing Kumiho is a much older story.)
This was very satisfying emotionally!

Grimm (2011) S6 E13
mikebcarguy 1 points 25 days ago.

That last minute or so…and, I’m crying again! Very satisfying emotionally!

Star Trek: Discovery (2017) S3 E3
mikebcarguy 2 points 26 days ago.

I am feeling it, sorry to anyone who is not! When they convened beneath that tree I really expected to see a hologram of Boothby, the caretaker-slash-mentor of Picard!

That is the same place, isn’t it?

Justified (2010) S6 E7
mikebcarguy 0 points 26 days ago*.

This is the best episode for a long time, from an emotional standpoint…I mean, sure, there’s been poetic dialog, but…emotional engagement? Perhaps that’s JUST subjective, but I think not…I believe it’s crafted!

With ALL of the interaction between Raylan and Winona, and the latter interaction between Eva and Boyd, this is a much more engaging episode than many before it. I was thinking, up until this episode, what a disservice it was watching these last several or, rather, dozen-or-so episodes, without really, “feeling it.” Well, I’m finally able to, once again, invest myself emotionally, and really engage, at that level. Makes all the difference in how much one can truly enjoy a TV show, don’t you think?

As a side note: This brings back memories…of how clueless I was, as a new parent…and, regrets, like how much I want it to do over again…’cuz I know I could do better! (Just talkin’ about the child care scene).

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (2015) S2020 E173
mikebcarguy 2 points 1 month ago.

Part of Chris Rock interview’s avail on YT (got tired of looking for actual links for full show).

Trickster (2020) S1 E3
mikebcarguy 1 points 1 month ago.

now we’re getting more information…not that I was impatient, it’s been a nice slow-burn.

Star Trek: Discovery (2017) S3 E2
mikebcarguy 1 points 1 month ago.

Really like the inclusion of, “Dot,” in the opening credits (from the, “Short Trek, Ephraim and Dot)! And, I’m feelin’ it…this and the first episode (!)

Justified (2010) S6 E4
mikebcarguy 1 points 1 month ago.

Heaven forbid, but I do feel for her!

Supernatural (2005) S15 E13
mikebcarguy 1 points 1 month ago.

So glad I watched this again before moving on to the new episodes…. Really satisfying ending.

Ted Lasso (2020) S1 E10
mikebcarguy 1 points 1 month ago.

I’d rather watch Ted Lasso than any of the other shows which look better on paper to me (Science Fiction, Action, Thriller).

I haven’t watched the last episode yet…I keep putting it off…”because I don’t want the game to end.” I have browsed through, and watched the last ten minutes of the ninth episode four times now, to prepare for watching the tenth. That’s how badly I want to keep the experience from ending.

To whomever left the comment, “This just keeps getting better,” I thank you, for otherwise I never would’ve given it a shot!

Justified (2010) S5 E11
mikebcarguy 1 points 1 month ago. (Contains Spoilers)

Does Dwayne’s sister know the truth? Really sad about Art’s getting shot, and surprised at Raylan’s revealing he himself was the target. Dwayne’s character is such a POS, hitting a woman (let alone his sister), and asking his nephew to cover his ass. I’m sad for the boy’s character also.

Justified (2010) S5 E10
mikebcarguy 1 points 1 month ago.

ending’s so f’ed up…and sad

Grimm (2011) S5 E6
mikebcarguy 1 points 1 month ago.

quite a mix of emotions…seeing her again, all hotness and death

Grimm (2011) S5 E4
mikebcarguy 1 points 1 month ago.

Thank you, Linkers!
Been putting this off a long time…the fact that People keep it going shows much love for the series! ‘M grateful!

The Gifted (2018) S1 E1
mikebcarguy 1 points 1 month ago.

I found this to be emotionally satisfying. I’ve often said science fiction isn’t about space ships and gear, if it’s “good” it has to be about the relationships of the characters, and their emotional reactions. Somehow I find foreign shows are better at crystallizing experiences we recognize as human. It may’ve been long-ish, but those moments were worth it.

The Comey Rule (2020)
Franco 3 points 2 months ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

No corps but hides behind a non-profit. And the foundations are all corporate origin. “Democracy Now Productions, the independent media nonprofit organization which produces Democracy Now!,is funded entirely through contributions from listeners, viewers, and foundations such as the Park Foundation, Ford Foundation,Lannan Foundation, and the J.M. Kaplan Fund.”Philanthropic work, like Gates lie. After he left Microsoft leadership because of running a monopoly, he went onto greener pastures. Instead of decreasing his bank, he more than doubled his net worth to nearly $120 billion. So much for his philanthropic work. And Goodman’s parental quaker heritage, wreaks hypocrisy, in light of the murder of the unborn stance of liberal lefts..that is if you were trying to invoke some form of morality based on family history. Makes sense if you’re promoting the post-birth murdering of babies, like catholic -toting biden. Every presumed, and subsequent kindness that folks like this gloat about, is nothing but self-grandizement, or appeasement of an already seared conscience, and bound by a stench of cathartical evil.

mikebcarguy 3 points 2 months ago. (Contains Spoilers)

I used to be so Republican that when I first heard the Democrats were gonna nominate a black man my first response was, “They’re not even gonna try this time.” hahaha
Now I “self identify” as a Progressive (NOT a Liberal).
But, I knew about Comey’s trials and tribulations way back when it was happening, from the excellent investigative journalism they drew into their reporting on DemocracyNow (Not to say they were doing the work, but they were reporting on it).

The Comey Rule (2020)
Franco 3 points 2 months ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

No corps but hides behind a non-profit. And the foundations are all corporate origin. “Democracy Now Productions, the independent media nonprofit organization which produces Democracy Now!,is funded entirely through contributions from listeners, viewers, and foundations such as the Park Foundation, Ford Foundation,Lannan Foundation, and the J.M. Kaplan Fund.”Philanthropic work, like Gates lie. After he left Microsoft leadership because of running a monopoly, he went onto greener pastures. Instead of decreasing his bank, he more than doubled his net worth to nearly $120 billion. So much for his philanthropic work. And Goodman’s parental quaker heritage, wreaks hypocrisy, in light of the murder of the unborn stance of liberal lefts..that is if you were trying to invoke some form of morality based on family history. Makes sense if you’re promoting the post-birth murdering of babies, like catholic -toting biden. Every presumed, and subsequent kindness that folks like this gloat about, is nothing but self-grandizement, or appeasement of an already seared conscience, and bound by a stench of cathartical evil.

mikebcarguy 5 points 2 months ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

You don’t have to ever watch it, or actually research their stories…just sayin’ if you want a factual basis for reality it’s informative. I owe pretty much all of my critical thinking skills to that show as a starting point.

When I first saw it I was still a registered Republican, and I thought it was sheer crazy talk…no way could any of that stuff be true, and what the hell was with the constant telethon asking for donations? (Link TV was one of the few things left after cutting back on DirecTV after I was laid off in 2010)…. So, I continued to watch Fox and ABC news, while watching Democracy Now, and I researched three or four stories a day. Quickly I started wondering what the news looked like in other countries, so I started watching the daily news on BBC America, DW, France24, Al Jazeera America, some station from Palestine, and I think one other. Every day…for five and a half months everyday. And I started to learn what the “Talking Points” were coming from both Party’s AND the Administration.

My analysis? Every culture adds spin to the stories they tell while reporting the news. But, here in America, or the U.S.A., news groups all accept advertising dollars from the same pool of corporations, and I believe that while journalists believe and will tell you the first rule of journalism is, “Find the truth, report the truth,” however the real rule is, “Don’t, in any basic way, disrespect the product,” and, so, our understanding of the world suffers, both from incomplete reporting, and having no perspective (except that of the “money’d” interests.

Bill Gates doesn’t get a free pass from Amy Goodman, like the Koch brothers did from PBS. (And, he’s not evil, but he does have a record of bullying and emotionally abusing the People who worked for him at Microsoft, and making donations to non-profits he controls, but not exclusively)

But, disparage Juan Gonzales’s reporting chops, or his work with, “The Young Lords,” back in the sixties, or his work on, “Harvest of Empire.” I don’t read Amy Goodman’s columns, but if it weren’t for her show, and the alternate naratives it presents where would I get perspective? Every other TV and cable news source tells their stories the same tired way, re-using old narratives that refuse to include the latest facts and research (unless you’re under contract with the government like I used to be, and are prevented from looking at anything that reports about CIA involvement in regime change or South America, in which case I’m sorry. There is more to know than what’s on corp programming though, and, what we don’t know is a lot.

The Comey Rule (2020)
koredez -2 points 2 months ago. (Contains Spoilers)

More lefty fantasy that we already know is untrue. Current evidence points to the entire Obama admin doing to Trump what they accused him of doing. Future generations will learn of the untold damage the Obama administration did to this country and as we today we’re still reeling from his radical agenda.

mikebcarguy 5 points 2 months ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

https://www.primewire.ag/tv/190115-watch-democracy-now
“A Global Independent News Hour”
They don’t accept money from corporations, and Amy Goodman’s parents were Quakers. (And she just wants everyone to hear the truth about issues that actually effect their lives.)

Justified (2010) S4 E9
mikebcarguy 1 points 2 months ago.

Now…that’s a fitting episode description. Not like some ‘coupl’a seasons ago, which were a bit too on-the-nose.

Gotta say a heartfelt thank you to the linkers who continue to maintain availability to such an old show. Seven years old and still a link or two to dood-dot-watch — thanks for the love of the show!

Justified (2010) S3 E13
mikebcarguy 2 points 2 months ago.

Thought I cried when the Trooper was shot…. Damn if it wasn’t even more f#@ked-up and sadder when I heard Arlo’d said that he, “Just saw a man in a hat, pointing….” And, he’d been walkin’ around all that evening knowing that about his Dad. Fuck.

Justified (2010) S3 E12
mikebcarguy 1 points 2 months ago.

There hasn’t been a much emotion, for me, in the last half dozen eps., but that last scene was upsetting (character I care about).

I haven’t lost that loving feeling for all the characters…maybe I’ve just been tired. Dunno, but I hope there’s more emotional hooks in the future.

Nice, how Loretta’s story resolved though also!
:)

Justified (2010) S3 E5
mikebcarguy 1 points 2 months ago.

Oh, now that cain’t be good…make me sad, thinking he got a, “Dear John.”

Justified (2010) S2 E13
mikebcarguy 2 points 2 months ago.

I shed a few fur Mags…. Knew she’d bow out wen she di’n’t sho eny fear from Loretta.

Nice of her to be thinkin’ of the girl’s future, even wen she drew down on ‘er.

Futurama (1999) S6 E7
mikebcarguy 1 points 2 months ago.

This one has heart…shed a little tear.

Lovecraft Country (2020) S1 E3
mikebcarguy 3 points 2 months ago.

This is such a good show…my favorite episode so far.

Justified (2010) S1 E9
mikebcarguy 1 points 3 months ago.

“Hell, I’ze allays plannin’ on given you back the hat…why d’you think I wore it in here?” Too funny.

And, Rayland seems to’ve made some new friends out of that bar fight…kind of reminds me of how Naruto used to have that same power…. Hehehe!

(I’m enjoyin’ this)

Enter the Fat Dragon (2020)
mikebcarguy 0 points 3 months ago.

The trailer on YT’s Eng dub. I’m embarrassed to admit, I can’t keep up, so I have to wait for the English version.

Justified (2010) S1 E4
Dread Pirate Robert 3 points 1 year ago*.

What’s with the spoiler ridden summary?

mikebcarguy 1 points 3 months ago.

That IS one freakishly, “spoiler ridden summary.” Hahaha — I’m glad I don’t read them beforehand.

I was just thinking how simpleminded I am for letting the final thirty seconds influence my judgement of episodes…in this one the younger woman, thinking he’s asleep, tries on his cowboy hat…with his eyes still closed he quietly asks if it fit…it was just so touching I cried (not unto itself, but for what’d been discussed earlier, and for what he knew and how she lied — or not really lied, but….).
It was meaningfull, and I had to share that, and your comment was truly funny after reading the summary!

The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty (2020)
WeirdMonkey 1 points 4 months ago.

Him and and all men alike are papier mache, at best. You can gather as much money and material possessions as you like, as many men and women to protect you as you’d like. The more you have, the more pretentious and phony you become. Whether you like it or not, or how aware of it you are. It’s not too difficult to see through. Anywhose, this is a hard watch. Especially if you know anything about anything.

mikebcarguy 1 points 4 months ago.

I don’t think it was possible for us, here in the U.S., to see through Murdoch’s intentions when Jack Bauer’s character, in the TV show, “24,” was lying to us about how torture, “works,” to produce actionable intelligence, instead of how it’d worked historically, to gain false confession (or for us to see that that show’d been kept on the air years after the advertising sponsors had all backed out).
And, speaking as someone who used to watch Fox News because I used to watch All of the great adult cartoon content on Fox, I never noticed how their narratives were mis-informing me, and indoctrinating me to see things the way Murdoch wanted me to (Not the way he saw things either). And, until I gained some perspective through learning alternate narratives which contain more up-to-date data, and up-to-date research, I just thought the news is the news, as though it didn’t matter where I watched it, or who told the stories.
What most People don’t realize is that corporations are the bought and paid for alter egos of the very rich, which allow them to hide in plain sight, and we are encouraged to become complicit in their mis-deeds. My analysis: maybe a bit of a leap, but….that’s how I see it. And, I feel so used.
I don’t like being lied to.

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