Sunday TV : Golden Globe Awards

As is usually the case, the Golden Globe Awards (Hollywood Foreign Press) tonight is so much better a production that the staid and unimaginative Oscars. Here is their website with well designed page for the nominees and winners. (The one exception: Jeff Bridges, I had to mute him.)

The one film I will probably see: Roma, the film which captured Best Foreign Picture (Mexico) and Best Director.

I also liked the red carpet which I caught a bit of on E! this afternoon. Ryan Seacrest asked some questions other than "who are you wearing?" and at one point mentioned he got the list of who he would be interviewing last night. Clearly he prepared a bit.

Here's a place to discuss them, and this year's shows and movies.

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    I liked Bohemian Rhapsody (none / 0) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Jan 06, 2019 at 10:34:45 PM EST
    But a little surprised it won best picture.

    Glad the Americans finally won.

    Patricia Arquette totally deserved the win.

    Isle of Dogs (none / 0) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Jan 06, 2019 at 10:38:41 PM EST
    Got robbed

    Yeah it did.. (none / 0) (#3)
    by desertswine on Mon Jan 07, 2019 at 12:21:12 AM EST
    I loved Isle of Dogs.

    I was also surprised BR won (none / 0) (#6)
    by McBain on Mon Jan 07, 2019 at 12:11:48 PM EST
    but I did enjoy it more than A Star is Born and it is the kind of story Hollywood likes to reward.

    I didn't know the Americans was still on.  

    Didn't see Arquette's show but I'm glad Patricia Clarkson won an award.    


    ... is Lady Gaga, whose powerhouse vocals and deft performance almost single-handedly carried a rather shopworn storyline which labored under a dead weight of predictability, thanks in no small part to its four previous versions.

    (Most know about the three U.S. films from 1937, 1954 and 1976, but the fourth is a rather cheesy 2013 Bollywood cover, Aashiqui 2 -- but then, to me at least, cheesy is a requisite ingredient for Bollywood.)

    And while Bradley Cooper turns in a decent performance as Jack, the country singer whose life and career is caught in the designated throes of that storyline's obligatory downward spiral, where he does show some real promise is as a film director.

    But I've no doubt that had anyone other that Lady Gaga been cast in that role, the movie would've likely been circling the box office drain within a week. She deserves an Oscar nomination for best actress, in addition to the Golden Globe nomination she received. Given her well-known and high-glitz onstage and public persona, she was cast against type and pulled it off with aplomb.

    (But that said, Glenn Close deserved to win for "The Wife.")


    Haven't seen (none / 0) (#9)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Jan 07, 2019 at 06:56:47 PM EST
    The Wife

    It must be good.


    GoT teaser during the Globes (none / 0) (#7)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Jan 07, 2019 at 06:47:05 PM EST

    What it means

    One thing this does not mention is it discredited one of the very popular leaked scripts

    TRUE DETECTIVE (none / 0) (#10)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Jan 13, 2019 at 10:05:31 AM EST


    It looks good

    Also (none / 0) (#11)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Jan 13, 2019 at 10:20:30 AM EST
    Season finale of RAY DONAVON tonight.

    They are running the whole season today.

    If you have not seen it use your DVR.


    Just got rid of my DVR (none / 0) (#12)
    by McBain on Sun Jan 13, 2019 at 11:21:55 AM EST
    I find I'm able to watch just about everything I want using On Demand or free trials of streaming services like Amazon Prime or Hulu.  

    The big rip off in my area is internet service.  For streaming HD, Xfininty is the only game in town and they charge between $80 and $100/month for what I need.


    Yep. (none / 0) (#13)
    by Chuck0 on Mon Jan 14, 2019 at 03:24:18 PM EST
    That's about what I pay for Xfinity Blast. I recently added Xfinity's streaming app, which added another $20 to the bill. Can't get most of the local channels with an antenna where I live and we wanted local channels so we could watch the Ravens this past season.

    Just re juggled my services (none / 0) (#14)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Jan 14, 2019 at 04:01:51 PM EST
    To save some money.  Directv for tv and cable for internet.

    The cable, which is great, is 55 a month for the first year then 65.

    Tv is also cheaper for a year then will be close to the same.  But the service is better.

    Previously my bill was a bit over 200 a month for both.


    Local sports are the problem for me too (none / 0) (#16)
    by McBain on Mon Jan 14, 2019 at 05:11:53 PM EST
    I'd like to get the MLB app but local games are blacked out.  If I watch them on Xfinity I'll end up paying for a bunch of other channels I don't need.  

    I'm going to look into Direct TV's streaming service that doesn't require a dish.   We'll see.  

    I think the average person who watched TV, movies and sports ends up paying around $200/month.  I'm trying to do it for $125.


    This is great (none / 0) (#15)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Jan 14, 2019 at 04:05:02 PM EST
    They are doing the best job of aging the actor, Mahershala Ali, I have ever seen.

    The story takes place in three time periods.

    Also, it takes place in AR not far at all from my home.  And they are doing the best job on accents I've heard since Winters Bone.