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What TV SHOWS are you watching?
Unfortunately this is literally just a re-telling of the original heist, but taking place in a future "joint economic zone" between North and South Korea. The characters even adopt the same cities for their code names. I don't think I'll be continuing.
I liked FAM but the second season dragged a bit, particularly with the wife running the bar. The closeted dual gay relationship is getting long in the tooth as well. I felt they had a lot more interest in the astronauts that got divorced and then got assigned to the moon together. I think the SPACE aspect is more than engrossing enough that they don't really need to do much with private lives. I particularly enjoyed the way they handled the US/Soviet space coupling and working the ethnic angle into that. More of that please.
S3 is out now? Guess apple TV is back on the menu!
Sagrilarus wrote: Episode 2 of Season 1 of January 6th Commission Hearings is due to drop today, last episode ended in a cliff-hanger.
20 million viewers on traditional TV channels, to date Donald Trump's highest rated TV episode by far.
Keeps getting better! Food fight, carjacking and a wrestling match in this latest one.
Hotseat is right. Nothing will come of this because the people controlling the institutions of power are interested in only one thing: preserving those institutions of power and their place within them. That means preserving the dignity of the office of President by not prosecuting a blatant criminal who once held that office and attempted to retain it by overthrowing those very same institutions. It's why the NY Times refused to call Trump a liar when that's what he clearly is. It's why the current AG, Merrick Garland, chosen for his status as a legal non-entity that the GOP might actually go along with on the Court until McConnell decided to refuse to do even that, isn't standing outside Mar-a-Lago right now with a battalion of FBI agents. It's why Biden and Congress aren't taking the blizzard of actions they can take against both Trump and the corrupted Court. All these people care about is preserving the façade that is the American version of "democracy" and that means not bringing those institutions into question. Again, anyone who's been paying attention should have begun to question them decades ago. But most people don't pay attention and, thus, here we are in the Weimarican Republic with our far more threatening version of the Beer Hall Putsch resulting in prison terms for precisely no one who actually matters. And it's because, in the grand scheme of things, those people matter and we don't. To quote one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time: "It's a big club and you ain't in it!" And all they care about is the club.
I think that Trump is a disgrace, a criminal, and an all-around terrible person. I think that he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law for any and all crimes that he has committed. And yet, it could set an unfortunate precedent where each President tries to lock up the previous president if from the opposite party. It might be better to just prosecute everybody else associated with the January 6th sedition and make it clear to the American people what happened. Leave a weakened Trump to fight a vicious primary season against Ron DeSantis, and to cry about election fraud each time he loses a state. Some Republicans might get disillusioned enough to skip voting, while others might finally demand reform within their own party.
Really? You prefer the precedent where a President can commit any crime, no matter how serious, no matter how dangerous to the fundamental structure of society, and not be charged, no matter how complete the evidence against him?
Shellhead wrote: ...it could set an unfortunate precedent where each President tries to lock up the previous president if from the opposite party.
So what else is on TV?