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Entering the 20th, er 21st century

plantlust's picture

I have a TV! Since I'm unemployed, I found myself w/enough time on my hands to figure out how to set things up. It's my 1st TV since the house ate the last one around 1993(the new one is my ex boss's brother's old TV-no charge) & the DVD player was a Christmas present from 2006. My location is such that I must have an antenna (or cable) to get a signal & since I don't think I should pay for watching television AND there really isn't anything good on, I figured I can still use the TV to watch DVDs!

Sooo, with that in mind the first DVD that I watched was:
The Dresden Files (love the books, heard good things about the show-too bad it was cancelled after one season)

I also have:
Bend It Like Beckham (which I already saw in the movie theater)
Sideways (not seen yet but heard good things)
Bladerunner (saw it in the movie theater when it came out)

What else should I add to my collection and please add Rent Only or Must Own to your recommendation? Be advised that Doctor Who is on my To Acquire list as is any Star Trek episode w/the Tribbles<G>.

And no, I still don't have a cell phone, plaaaaassssmaaa screen, really cool stereo system or a newer than 1994 vehicle. I'm working on getting a job first<G>. I also put this question in the Tavern as the perspective can be VERY different over there<G>.

Once Mother comes home she will HAVE to choose paint & tiles. The hideous shiny silver wallpaper has been removed!

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

roz's picture

(post #50032, reply #1 of 51)

I hope you try netflix for DVDs. There was a thread recently about pros and cons of netflix and I think everyone had two thumbs up! There are far too many DVDs out there for me to recommend.

But try this site on your computer.

www.linktv.org

Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Do your best. Don Miguel Ruiz
Marcia's picture

(post #50032, reply #2 of 51)

I LOVED Sideways, and I don't like anything. LOL That's not quite true, but I've become very hard to please over the years, with movies, anyway.

Which Doctor Who are you interested in? I'm crazy about the new Doctor,David Tennant (hope I spelled that right), but the scripts are uneven. There are many references to the Fourth Doctor and I quite like that.

plantlust's picture

(post #50032, reply #3 of 51)

I like almost all the Doctors up to Tom Baker (he's my favorite). As far as after, only saw sporadic shows w/the Celery Doctor (not impressed) & nothing since.

Once Mother comes home she will HAVE to choose paint & tiles. The hideous shiny silver wallpaper has been removed!

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

Marcia's picture

(post #50032, reply #5 of 51)

I don't like any of the Doctors EXCEPT Tom Baker and the new guy, but I've not seen more than a smattering of early shows. I would really like to see the show I've seen mentioned, in which the alien monster was someone crawling under a carpet. Guess they had to be creative with special effects. LOL

You should probably have the Key to Time episodes - I think they come in a set.

Edited to tell you that your name for the Fifth Doctor is wonderful - the Celery Doctor, indeed.


Edited 4/28/2008 5:26 pm ET by Marcia

plantlust's picture

(post #50032, reply #6 of 51)

Firefly is wayyyyyy awesome!! I will keep this one.

Buffy is very lame (and I LOVE vampire stuff).

Once Mother comes home she will HAVE to choose paint & tiles. The hideous shiny silver wallpaper has been removed!

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

Glenys's picture

(post #50032, reply #11 of 51)

Have you seen Thirty Days of Night? Scariest vampires ever, ever. Freakiest language and sounds, almost unbearable.

plantlust's picture

(post #50032, reply #14 of 51)

Haven't seen it, read the book (good but not a keeper).

Lost Boys was a good movie (excellent sound track), Blade had great special effects, Near Dark was abit odd & The Hunger had David Bowie<G>.

Clove currant in full gloriously scented bloom & I do believe we are finally done w/frost/frozen/snow type weather! WooHoo!!

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

Jean's picture

(post #50032, reply #15 of 51)

Clove currant?  Is that a Ribes?  Yellow flower--DH just brought in a bouquet of them today. They scent the whole house. Incredible.







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plantlust's picture

(post #50032, reply #17 of 51)

Isn't it a gorgeous scent?! I picked up a book once that was dedicated to a Scented Garden and listed all the plants. It mentioned this one & I have to agree w/the guy.

Do you have Sweet Briar? It's a rose that blooms in the partial/shade & has leaves that smell like green apples. Wicked/killer thorns but at least the neighbor kids no longer cut thru my yard<G>.

Clove currant in full gloriously scented bloom & I do believe we are finally done w/frost/frozen/snow type weather! WooHoo!!

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

Jean's picture

(post #50032, reply #19 of 51)

We have huge thickets of a wild rose growing in the abandoned orchard. I have no idea what kind they are, but I'll have to check out the leaves. Know any way to exterminate them? They're really becoming a problem.


And Amy--the buds of the Ribes are quite harmless. LOL






Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. Mary Hirsch
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
nexus's picture

(post #50032, reply #21 of 51)

Dig them up. Sorry, that's your bet bet.


Cheryl

Jean's picture

(post #50032, reply #22 of 51)

Not in my lifetime. At least not without a backhoe. :(





Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. Mary Hirsch
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
nexus's picture

(post #50032, reply #23 of 51)

Having dug up an old established rose bush (it took about three days) I totally agree.


Cheryl

schnitzel's picture

(post #50032, reply #18 of 51)

Oh, my... I'm heading straight to the corner.


Glenys's picture

(post #50032, reply #16 of 51)

Near Dark is a classic. The Blade Trinity was filmed here in Vancouver. Our Ryan Reynolds stole that show.

AJ12754's picture

(post #50032, reply #28 of 51)

Which season of Buffy?  Season three villain is a hoot.

The trouble today is that almost everyone is famous and almost no-one is interesting. (paraphrased Tina Brown)

Cave obdurationem cordis

plantlust's picture

(post #50032, reply #30 of 51)

I watched all of Season 1. Does it improve?

Disturbing is realizing that the thread hanging out of your adorable foxy-faced adopted ex-deathrow doggie's lips is ACTUALLY a tail. A tail belonging to a saliva covered mousie corpse. A mousie corpse firmly held between clenched doggie teeth 'cause she doesn't want to share with you. Mousie corpse #2. (shudder)

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

AJ12754's picture

(post #50032, reply #31 of 51)

Most Buffy-ites say seasons 2 and 3 are the high point -- although many are partial to the Spike-driven 5th and 6th seasons. 


Although by season 6 SMG is pretty annoying.


The trouble today is that almost everyone is famous and almost no-one is interesting. (paraphrased Tina Brown)

Cave obdurationem cordis

plantlust's picture

(post #50032, reply #32 of 51)

Get Shorty is not a keeper.
I've seen 3 episodes of Monk and am not that thrilled. As a character he's wonderful but the mystery parts are not as good as they should be.

Went to DiscReplay & sold Hex, A Fish Called Wanda, The Seeker & a Bollywood flick.

I am waiting for Eureka to arrive.


Know what it's like being a spy? Like sitting in your dentist's reception area twenty-four hours a day. Read magazines, have coffee, and every so often, someone tries to kill you. Burn Notice

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

unbaked's picture

(post #50032, reply #33 of 51)

lol to your quote from Burn Notice. We're already in withdrawls. In Plain Sight is gone, too. Leverage is cute, but it ain't no BN :P

'The desire to make an effort to improve the lives of those around you does not yet live in everyone, but it does live in everyone who cooks.' -Bill Penzey, one magazine

'The desire to make an effort to improve the lives of those around you does not yet live in everyone, but it does live in everyone who cooks.' -Bill Penzey, one magazine

MadMom's picture

(post #50032, reply #34 of 51)

I love Burn Notice, love In Plain Sight, and hate when they go on hiatus.  Pretty soon, Top Chef Masters, Hell's Kitchen, etc., will be over.  Then what will I do for my TV fix?



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

unbaked's picture

(post #50032, reply #36 of 51)

I'm enjoying Leverage, but then I've always liked Timothy Hutton.

Have you seen the show that Melissa from NFNS is doing? 10 dollar dinners. She was nervous, but not too bad.

Donnie and I are going to run out of stuff to watch before mid-September, but at least So You Think You Can Dance is coming back in the fall this year, yippee!

We have recorded and watched probably every NCIS ever made and there's not much else out there.

Tried Dark Blue and it's OKAY...but nothing really special. I don't think it's going to make it.

We will definitely be missing IPS and Burn Notice, but let's hope the new seasons of House and Bones will be good :)

'The desire to make an effort to improve the lives of those around you does not yet live in everyone, but it does live in everyone who cooks.' -Bill Penzey, one magazine

'The desire to make an effort to improve the lives of those around you does not yet live in everyone, but it does live in everyone who cooks.' -Bill Penzey, one magazine

MadMom's picture

(post #50032, reply #37 of 51)

I like House.  He's my kind of person! 



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

Marcia's picture

(post #50032, reply #38 of 51)

I like House. He's my kind of person!

REALLY? And just what kind of person is that? LOL

unbaked's picture

(post #50032, reply #39 of 51)

A brilliant curmudgeon, what else? LOL

'The desire to make an effort to improve the lives of those around you does not yet live in everyone, but it does live in everyone who cooks.' -Bill Penzey, one magazine

'The desire to make an effort to improve the lives of those around you does not yet live in everyone, but it does live in everyone who cooks.' -Bill Penzey, one magazine

MadMom's picture

(post #50032, reply #40 of 51)

Well said, my dear!



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

Marcia's picture

(post #50032, reply #41 of 51)

Good answer!!

plantlust's picture

(post #50032, reply #42 of 51)

I've seen the first 3 episodes of Eureka and I like it. Thanks Biscuit. I think Biscuit recommended it...


Know what it's like being a spy? Like sitting in your dentist's reception area twenty-four hours a day. Read magazines, have coffee, and every so often, someone tries to kill you. Burn Notice

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

unbaked's picture

(post #50032, reply #43 of 51)

What cable channel is Eureka on? I haven't even seen ads for it.

'The desire to make an effort to improve the lives of those around you does not yet live in everyone, but it does live in everyone who cooks.' -Bill Penzey, one magazine

'The desire to make an effort to improve the lives of those around you does not yet live in everyone, but it does live in everyone who cooks.' -Bill Penzey, one magazine

hcookie's picture

(post #50032, reply #44 of 51)

Eureka is on Syfy (used to be SciFi).  It airs Friday at 9 in my area and is often after a rerun of the previous episode.