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I watched the first episode of Boba Fett. BOR-ING.

And the fight scenes were terrible.

And Boba gets surrounded by shield guys and doesn’t just fly away? Fuck was that about.


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Nicole Richie on Great News (Netflix) is superbly funny. As is the rest of the cast in the episodes I have seen so far. Tina Fey exec produces it, if you don't trust my judgement and need a nudge.

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Been enjoying the Dexter reboot. It's more like how it was before it went and turned into absolute shite.


Does it matter if one never bothered watching the final season of Dexter?


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It does not. I did watch the final season but don’t remember any of the seasons of Dexter AT ALL, but am still enjoying the new stuff. There’s enough explanation of his past that you can watch it if you’ve not seen any of his previous ‘work’.

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It does not. I did watch the final season but don’t remember any of the seasons of Dexter AT ALL, but am still enjoying the new stuff. There’s enough explanation of his past that you can watch it if you’ve not seen any of his previous ‘work’.


smashing, thank you. I did enjoy the show when it was good. Will be a good alternative to the Stay Close nonsense we're currently sitting through on Netflix (which is not to say it's unenjoyable, but it is very much nonsense).


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It does not. I did watch the final season but don’t remember any of the seasons of Dexter AT ALL, but am still enjoying the new stuff. There’s enough explanation of his past that you can watch it if you’ve not seen any of his previous ‘work’.


Where can I watch this new Dextor (the streaming service, not my lounge :) )

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Mimi wrote:
It does not. I did watch the final season but don’t remember any of the seasons of Dexter AT ALL, but am still enjoying the new stuff. There’s enough explanation of his past that you can watch it if you’ve not seen any of his previous ‘work’.


Where can I watch this new Dextor (the streaming service, not my lounge :) )

Netflix


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Mimi wrote:
It does not. I did watch the final season but don’t remember any of the seasons of Dexter AT ALL, but am still enjoying the new stuff. There’s enough explanation of his past that you can watch it if you’ve not seen any of his previous ‘work’.


Where can I watch this new Dextor (the streaming service, not my lounge :) )

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KovacsC wrote:
Mimi wrote:
It does not. I did watch the final season but don’t remember any of the seasons of Dexter AT ALL, but am still enjoying the new stuff. There’s enough explanation of his past that you can watch it if you’ve not seen any of his previous ‘work’.


Where can I watch this new Dextor (the streaming service, not my lounge :) )


Sky / NowTV


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The Christmas episode was good.

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I tried Parks and Recreation but it really didn't grab me at all. After a few episodes we gave up on it.

The Good Place (which we have only just started) is more entertaining.

markg wrote:
Been enjoying the Dexter reboot. It's more like how it was before it went and turned into absolute shite.


This is positive sounding.

Mimi wrote:
It does not. I did watch the final season but don’t remember any of the seasons of Dexter AT ALL, but am still enjoying the new stuff. There’s enough explanation of his past that you can watch it if you’ve not seen any of his previous ‘work’.


That last season was SO SHIT though, it felt like it tarnished a lot of what came before (and frankly it had been on a bit of a decline for some time). Lady T suggested watching all of the Dexter series again before we do the new one, the response was a simple 'nope'

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Supernatural seasons 1-15 are now included with Prime... which is good.


Lady T has also suggested rewatching this, I don't have the energy for it.

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I did it last year. It's pretty exhausting

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Sir Taxalot wrote:
I tried Parks and Recreation but it really didn't grab me at all. After a few episodes we gave up on it.

The Good Place (which we have only just started) is more entertaining.

markg wrote:
Been enjoying the Dexter reboot. It's more like how it was before it went and turned into absolute shite.


This is positive sounding.

Mimi wrote:
It does not. I did watch the final season but don’t remember any of the seasons of Dexter AT ALL, but am still enjoying the new stuff. There’s enough explanation of his past that you can watch it if you’ve not seen any of his previous ‘work’.


Parks & Rec is one of those shows that benefits from the first season being skipped entirely. 2-4 are solid gold. 5 is still good, but beginning to wane in my opinion.


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Nicole Richie on Great News (Netflix) is superbly funny. As is the rest of the cast in the episodes I have seen so far. Tina Fey exec produces it, if you don't trust my judgement and need a nudge.


<Polite cough>

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I tried Parks and Recreation but it really didn't grab me at all. After a few episodes we gave up on it.

I’ve not watched it for the same reason, but have heard from so many people that it’s best to skip the first series entirely?

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krazywookie wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
Mimi wrote:
It does not. I did watch the final season but don’t remember any of the seasons of Dexter AT ALL, but am still enjoying the new stuff. There’s enough explanation of his past that you can watch it if you’ve not seen any of his previous ‘work’.


Where can I watch this new Dextor (the streaming service, not my lounge :) )

Netflix


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I'll try s2e1 of parks and rec as you guys suggest. I'll give it one more chance

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All of it, the whole lot, in one year? Cripes. I don't know how you did it.

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MaliA wrote:
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Nicole Richie on Great News (Netflix) is superbly funny. As is the rest of the cast in the episodes I have seen so far. Tina Fey exec produces it, if you don't trust my judgement and need a nudge.


<Polite cough>


We watched the first episode last night and switched off halfway through. Definitely didn't give it a fair crack of the whip, but I felt like I was watching a 21st century version of Shoot Me with Brooke Shields and David Spade, which was shit. May try again, as definitely unfair to damn a show by its pilot.


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8 series of Castle:

Police procedural with an author "helping". Inoffensive, sometimes charming, sometimes funny. Well produced and competently acted. Good to see people from Firefly turning up in it. The daughter can be annoying.

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MaliA wrote:
8 series of Castle:

Police procedural with an author "helping". Inoffensive, sometimes charming, sometimes funny. Well produced and competently acted. Good to see people from Firefly turning up in it. The daughter can be annoying.

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
ends with a whimper, rather than a bang

I think I'm kind of encouraged by that. I stopped, for no reason other than that there's so much of it, in series 3, but I'll start picking off some episodes again. It's such a good love story, at least for the first few series (I accidentally started with the first two episodes of the last one, which was confusing, and spoilery).


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MaliA wrote:
8 series of Castle:

Police procedural with an author "helping". Inoffensive, sometimes charming, sometimes funny. Well produced and competently acted. Good to see people from Firefly turning up in it. The daughter can be annoying.

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
ends with a whimper, rather than a bang


When we watched it, we were always guessing who the murderer was as soon as they appeared, as they were the guest actor you recognised.


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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
MaliA wrote:
8 series of Castle:

Police procedural with an author "helping". Inoffensive, sometimes charming, sometimes funny. Well produced and competently acted. Good to see people from Firefly turning up in it. The daughter can be annoying.

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
ends with a whimper, rather than a bang


When we watched it, we were always guessing who the murderer was as soon as they appeared, as they were the guest actor you recognised.


I failed to recognise Summer Glau as she didn't fall naked from a packing crate.

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The second d series of Cheer is now on Netflix. The first series was incredible and you should all watch it.

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MaliA wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
MaliA wrote:
8 series of Castle:

Police procedural with an author "helping". Inoffensive, sometimes charming, sometimes funny. Well produced and competently acted. Good to see people from Firefly turning up in it. The daughter can be annoying.

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
ends with a whimper, rather than a bang


When we watched it, we were always guessing who the murderer was as soon as they appeared, as they were the guest actor you recognised.


I failed to recognise Summer Glau as she didn't fall naked from a packing crate.


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I hope everyone is watching series 2 of Ted Lasso

:this:
Still warm and lovely. The laughs have got bigger, I think.

We downloaded the Apple TV app and it wanted to give us a free episode before (presumably) getting us to subscribe.

I take it Ted Lasso is only available through nefarious means currently?


I'd say it's money well spent to subscribe to Apple TV for a month or two and rinse all their content before cancelling.

Ted Lasso is the best feel-good TV ever.
For All Mankind is a great alternate history version of the Space Race and there's a good selection of other stuff to try.
We're doing Schmigadoon (Weird musical) and Physical (80s aerobics drama) at the moment.

We have a five month trial of Apple TV (yay!) and are watching Ted Lasso. It’s great. The dip down in tone at the end of each episode ending on that poignant note hits just right. I can’t stand some of the characters, but that’s why they’re there.

Also watching all of Fraggle Rock, including the best episode (19). They really DON’T make kids TV like that. They deal with some BIG subjects. It’s sincerely beautiful.

The new episodes are released in a few days. I have no idea if they could match the original episodes for poignancy, but I hope it’s still good. Will check out the alternative space race program also.

Have you seen Space Force (Netflix)? Everyone should watch that. We’ve watched it twice. Love it, love it, love it.

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Mimi wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
I hope everyone is watching series 2 of Ted Lasso

:this:
Still warm and lovely. The laughs have got bigger, I think.

We downloaded the Apple TV app and it wanted to give us a free episode before (presumably) getting us to subscribe.

I take it Ted Lasso is only available through nefarious means currently?


I'd say it's money well spent to subscribe to Apple TV for a month or two and rinse all their content before cancelling.

Ted Lasso is the best feel-good TV ever.
For All Mankind is a great alternate history version of the Space Race and there's a good selection of other stuff to try.
We're doing Schmigadoon (Weird musical) and Physical (80s aerobics drama) at the moment.

We have a five month trial of Apple TV (yay!) and are watching Ted Lasso. It’s great. The dip down in tone at the end of each episode ending on that poignant note hits just right. I can’t stand some of the characters, but that’s why they’re there.

Also watching all of Fraggle Rock, including the best episode (19). They really DON’T make kids TV like that. They deal with some BIG subjects. It’s sincerely beautiful.

The new episodes are released in a few days. I have no idea if they could match the original episodes for poignancy, but I hope it’s still good. Will check out the alternative space race program also.

Have you seen Space Force (Netflix)? Everyone should watch that. We’ve watched it twice. Love it, love it, love it.


Excellent, I thought Ted Lasso would be to your liking.

Space Force is back for a second series in a month.


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In a month? Yay!

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True Story: superb thriller with Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes. Really enjoyed every episode of this.

Ozark: it's back! Great start to the fourth series, will probably do an episode a night. I have missed this!

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MaliA wrote:
True Story: superb thriller with Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes. Really enjoyed every episode of this.

Ozark: it's back! Great start to the fourth series, will probably do an episode a night. I have missed this!

Ozark has got better with every series. I hope it goes out on a high.


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Just finished Season of the Expanse. Still one of my fav sci-fi shows. The finally seemed to wrap up a bit neatly, and quickly.

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Just finished Season of the Expanse. Still one of my fav sci-fi shows. The finally seemed to wrap up a bit neatly, and quickly.


But few loose threads no?

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I thought that was supposed to be the final season, but they left FiLIP floating around in space, and the pet cemetery kid on that planet that Marcos was asking for help are the two that spring to mind

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Yeah, I just had a look at the reddit threads, and there are essentially three books after the serieses. Speculation that that's it, that maybe they'll do a Firefly-style film or two, but really you probably have to head for books 7-9 at this point.


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markg wrote:
MaliA wrote:
True Story: superb thriller with Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes. Really enjoyed every episode of this.

Ozark: it's back! Great start to the fourth series, will probably do an episode a night. I have missed this!

Ozark has got better with every series. I hope it goes out on a high.


The filming is excellent, but I find the powerlessness of most of the main characters pretty hard to take. Anything that gives me a sense of relief at the end ( :hat: ) would be welcome.


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Malc wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
Just finished Season of the Expanse. Still one of my fav sci-fi shows. The finally seemed to wrap up a bit neatly, and quickly.


But few loose threads no?

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I thought that was supposed to be the final season, but they left FiLIP floating around in space, and the pet cemetery kid on that planet that Marcos was asking for help are the two that spring to mind



Yes I agree. I think a 6 parter was a bit short as a season

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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
Mimi wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
Mr Russell wrote:
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
I hope everyone is watching series 2 of Ted Lasso

:this:
Still warm and lovely. The laughs have got bigger, I think.

We downloaded the Apple TV app and it wanted to give us a free episode before (presumably) getting us to subscribe.

I take it Ted Lasso is only available through nefarious means currently?


I'd say it's money well spent to subscribe to Apple TV for a month or two and rinse all their content before cancelling.

Ted Lasso is the best feel-good TV ever.
For All Mankind is a great alternate history version of the Space Race and there's a good selection of other stuff to try.
We're doing Schmigadoon (Weird musical) and Physical (80s aerobics drama) at the moment.

We have a five month trial of Apple TV (yay!) and are watching Ted Lasso. It’s great. The dip down in tone at the end of each episode ending on that poignant note hits just right. I can’t stand some of the characters, but that’s why they’re there.

Also watching all of Fraggle Rock, including the best episode (19). They really DON’T make kids TV like that. They deal with some BIG subjects. It’s sincerely beautiful.

The new episodes are released in a few days. I have no idea if they could match the original episodes for poignancy, but I hope it’s still good. Will check out the alternative space race program also.

Have you seen Space Force (Netflix)? Everyone should watch that. We’ve watched it twice. Love it, love it, love it.


Excellent, I thought Ted Lasso would be to your liking.

Space Force is back for a second series in a month.

I love the Roy Keane character, but the absolute joy of each episode is Sam.

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Grim... wrote:
WTF was that most recent episode of Ted Lasso?

I wondered a long while what this related to, and I think we maybe just watched this episode
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Beard’s Blue Moon fever dream/walk home
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Mimi wrote:
Grim... wrote:
WTF was that most recent episode of Ted Lasso?

I wondered a long while what this related to, and I think we maybe just watched this episode
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Beard’s Blue Moon fever dream/walk home
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Could equally have been the xmas episode.

I adored the first series but haven't got on so well with the second. I think the longer episodes are the culprit - I much prefer the show in 28 minute doses.

Also, as unlikely as the plot of the first series was, this series has lacked a dramatic device of any significance to propel things.

Also, not enough Ted, in spite of 30% longer episodes.

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The latest Boba Fett was great.


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I love the new / old ship.

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The latest Boba Fett was great.


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I love the new / old ship.


I really enjoyed it, but...

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There wasn't much Fett going on.

That should have been episode one of series 3 of The Mandalorian!

Sure, have a Mando centric episode but at least tie it into the main story somehow.

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WTF was that most recent episode of Ted Lasso?

I wondered a long while what this related to, and I think we maybe just watched this episode
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Beard’s Blue Moon fever dream/walk home
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Could equally have been the xmas episode.

I adored the first series but haven't got on so well with the second. I think the longer episodes are the culprit - I much prefer the show in 28 minute doses.

Also, as unlikely as the plot of the first series was, this series has lacked a dramatic device of any significance to propel things.

Also, not enough Ted, in spite of 30% longer episodes.

Still need to finish S2 though, perhaps it redeems itself.


I liked the Christmas episode. I hadn’t even noticed that the episodes were longer :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:07 
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The latest Boba Fett was great.


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I love the new / old ship.


I really enjoyed it, but...

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There wasn't much Fett going on.

That should have been episode one of series 3 of The Mandalorian!

Sure, have a Mando centric episode but at least tie it into the main story somehow.



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Until the last bit when is hired (for free)

The X-wing bit was funny

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:22 
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Malc wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
The latest Boba Fett was great.


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I love the new / old ship.


I really enjoyed it, but...

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There wasn't much Fett going on.

That should have been episode one of series 3 of The Mandalorian!

Sure, have a Mando centric episode but at least tie it into the main story somehow.

I think that's what's coming in the next episode. Looking forward to next Wednesday morning. :)

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:59 
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Mimi wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:
Mimi wrote:
Grim... wrote:
WTF was that most recent episode of Ted Lasso?

I wondered a long while what this related to, and I think we maybe just watched this episode
ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
Beard’s Blue Moon fever dream/walk home
?


Could equally have been the xmas episode.

I adored the first series but haven't got on so well with the second. I think the longer episodes are the culprit - I much prefer the show in 28 minute doses.

Also, as unlikely as the plot of the first series was, this series has lacked a dramatic device of any significance to propel things.

Also, not enough Ted, in spite of 30% longer episodes.

Still need to finish S2 though, perhaps it redeems itself.


I liked the Christmas episode. I hadn’t even noticed that the episodes were longer :D


TV is like dinner at our house (and I suspect at many others' too)

Main course: something substantial, typically a one-hour drama
Pudding: a 30-minute bit of light-relief.
Bed: bouncy thing cunningly stored in our bedroom.

Ted Lasso used to do that, but as he slipped into longer run-times, it meant it would be too late by the time it finished, if we had Ted for pud.

Which is also why we never made it into S2 of the Good Place, that fricking feature-length opener.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:36 
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I feel like I need to come out and ask: is Ted’s name pronounced differently from the cowboy rope, or have I been pronouncing the cowboy rope wrongly all my life (I’d pronounce it ‘lass-oo’, with the long ‘oo’ sound and stress on the second syllable).

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2022 13:34 
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Mimi wrote:
I feel like I need to come out and ask: is Ted’s name pronounced differently from the cowboy rope, or have I been pronouncing the cowboy rope wrongly all my life (I’d pronounce it ‘lass-oo’, with the long ‘oo’ sound and stress on the second syllable).


I believe the rope can be pronounced either way.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2022 14:56 
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Curiosity wrote:
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I feel like I need to come out and ask: is Ted’s name pronounced differently from the cowboy rope, or have I been pronouncing the cowboy rope wrongly all my life (I’d pronounce it ‘lass-oo’, with the long ‘oo’ sound and stress on the second syllable).


I believe the rope can be pronounced either way.


only if you want to be wrong.

Lassoo is a lassoo and forever will be, Ted is pronounced differently.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2022 1:02 
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The cottage where Kate Winslet lives in The Holiday is also in Burn Notice, with Jude Law's car parked outside. It's the same shot.

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