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Starting to get into Tales From the Loop, an Amazon series based on images by Swedish artist  Simon StÃ¥lenhag. Odd doesn't even begin to cover it; think unexplained, retro sci-fi machinery, spires, giant robots, and abandoned metal spheres littering the landscape. Ostensibly centered someplace in Ohio, it is mostly filmed in a perpetual twilight and oozes Scandinavian winter dreariness. But each episode centers on one person in the town, and though slow moving, it draws you in by being utterly fascinating. 

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purplehaze posted:
spo posted:

Looking forward to season 3 of Fauda on Netflix.

 

I loved the first two seasons of this series.  Very happy to know that season 3 is coming soon. As someone who is a friend of several Israelis and Palestinians,  I can recommend the first 2 seasons without hesitation.  Reasonably balanced, and very well done.  Hope season 3 is equally balanced and entertaining.

PH

Did you watch this? I watched the whole season in 2 sittings. Best season yet! 

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spo posted:
purplehaze posted:
spo posted:

Looking forward to season 3 of Fauda on Netflix.

 

I loved the first two seasons of this series.  Very happy to know that season 3 is coming soon. As someone who is a friend of several Israelis and Palestinians,  I can recommend the first 2 seasons without hesitation.  Reasonably balanced, and very well done.  Hope season 3 is equally balanced and entertaining.

PH

Did you watch this? I watched the whole season in 2 sittings. Best season yet! 

Only the first episode.  I'm psyched at your review of S3.  I hope to get a few  episodes in tonight.  

Folks, if you haven't tried this show, please do.  It's really, really good.  I'll echo a recommendation I read here early on in Season 1 to watch this show in the original Hebrew and Arabic and use subtitles.  The English overdubs are not so good.  Plus I've learned some new words in both languages!

PH

irwin posted:
jcocktosten posted:
irwin posted:

I'm looking forward to the next offline with PH, when he and I can speak Hebrew with each other so as to confuse the other guys.  How do you say, "Nice tannins" in Hebrew anyway?

Most likely ×˜× ×™× ×™× טובים

Yes, we lawyers have not much to do these days.

Speak for yourself - I am swamped (although doing it all from home which is not all that unusual for me) - 

jcocktosten posted:
irwin posted:

I'm looking forward to the next offline with PH, when he and I can speak Hebrew with each other so as to confuse the other guys.  How do you say, "Nice tannins" in Hebrew anyway?

Most likely ×˜× ×™× ×™× טובים

Actually a word I learned that easy to say, and might be useful is (and I'm transliterating here) is:

Sababa.  

Apparently Arabic in origin, but used in both languages.  I am amazed at the similarities between Arab and Israeli culture, norms, diet and language and the continuous disconnect.  Similar to the Protestants and Catholics in Ireland.  Just find some common ground and work on that, people.

PH

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purplehaze posted:
jcocktosten posted:
irwin posted:

I'm looking forward to the next offline with PH, when he and I can speak Hebrew with each other so as to confuse the other guys.  How do you say, "Nice tannins" in Hebrew anyway?

Most likely ×˜× ×™× ×™× טובים

Actually a word I learned that easy to say, and might be useful is (and I'm transliterating here) is:

Sababa.  

PH

Used in both Hebrew and Arabic I believe - very useful term - can be used as cool, great or no problem

purplehaze posted:
jcocktosten posted:
irwin posted:

I'm looking forward to the next offline with PH, when he and I can speak Hebrew with each other so as to confuse the other guys.  How do you say, "Nice tannins" in Hebrew anyway?

Most likely ×˜× ×™× ×™× טובים

Actually a word I learned that easy to say, and might be useful is (and I'm transliterating here) is:

Sababa.  

PH

Last time I was in Israel, Stef and I turned to my sister and asked her what some signs were saying as we did not know the words and my sister turns to us laughing and says just sound it at -  they were just English words written in Hebrew letters so looked strange to us but simply said what they were in English.  Like television and espresso (I know not english but sane result) looked weird in Hebrew

"I am amazed at the similarities between Arab and Israeli culture, norms, diet and language and the continuous disconnect." 

The press reported that last week some Palestinians in Gaza were trying to "zoom" with some Israelis to discuss peace. But, Hamas learned about it and arrested the Palestinians, and, I suppose, confiscated their computers and probably beat them up.   Disconnect indeed.

 

"Last time I was in Israel, Stef and I turned to my sister and asked her what some signs were saying as we did not know the words and my sister turns to us laughing and says just sound it at -  they were just English words written in Hebrew letters so looked strange to us but simply said what they were in English."

I was in Israel for a visit years ago when Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge at a place I'd never heard of in Massachusetts called "Chappaquiddick"...  Try reading that in Hebrew, since there is no "CH" or "Q".  Hard enough to get through Massachusetts. 

 

 

@sunnylea57 posted:

Interesting how they take the basic plot of the books and completely rework the rest. Not just in this season. 

I read that season 7 will be the last. 

That has been one of its great strengths. Somehow they managed, of course with the help of Connolly himself, to mash up the books and change whole plots and still keep it very "Boschian." I'd say it's rare to have an author not only allow such major changes, but participate in it. Sounds like I'm going to be disappointed in season six, but I hope the essential LA-ness is still there.

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