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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Recommended Streaming Shows for the Summer Heat?

 A question for the community:

What are streaming shows that you can recommend this summer? 

I have been enjoying Morden i Sandhamn (The Sandhamn Murders) on MHz Choice (https://mhzchoice.com/) and am looking forward to Series Two of Blue Lights on BritBox (https://www.britbox.com/).  

 

30 comments:

  1. It might be a little silly but my guilty pleasure is Weekends with Yankee. It can be streamed directly on PBS or on Amazon.

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    1. Not silly at all! I love that show too. Also Cooks Country on PBS.

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    2. I am loving Weekends with Yankee. Thanks for that reminder.

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  2. Not really streaming but...Gilmore Girls on Netflix. Enjoyed all 7 seasons...

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  3. Suits is a family, fun show.

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  4. 2005's "ROME" is streaming on MAX. Excellent series

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  5. So I watched Bridgerton... and blushed!!

    But mostly I have been reading. I reread for the umteenth time The Big House. Now i am juggling several including The Wide Wide Sea by Hampton Sides, The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson, Frederick Douglass by David Blight.

    I do my outside chores early in the day before it gets too warm and then come in and clean up, prepare something not to heavy for my midday meal (I admit I miss cooking a big meal but the heat dissuades me.) and adjourn to the library couch for books and a nap before evening temps get me up and about once again.

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    1. Just finished my first read of The Big House and believe I will read it again in the future. For streaming items, I am a big fan of "The Resident" on Netflix - some good and realistic story lines and truths about today's healthcare system.

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  6. I bet this crowd would appreciate Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation. It’s like a Cosmos of the arts and humanities, with less corduroy.

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    1. Ah, Civilisation - one of the greatest series ever made! I've watched this too many times to count. Kenneth Clark was so brilliant and the opportunity to spend so much time in his virtual company, enjoying his very unique perspective on Western Culture over so many hours is one of the great treats of the 20th Century. If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and start watching as soon as possible!

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  7. You could live stream the start of the Newport to Bermuda Race tomorrow. It should be cooling just to watch the exciting on the water competition. The format is new this year to benefit on shore viewing. https://bermudarace.com

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    1. Yes! We plan to be viewing the start from the watch party at Fort Adams. So great to be able to see it from land.

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  8. The Story of Medival England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest (lectures) — on Amazon. The instructor, Jennifer Paxton, presents an organized, understandable account of how England became England.
    Also, "Newhart" on Amazon. Not as funny as "Cheers", but still funny, with a great cast.

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  9. Like some of you, I am currently enduring New England's 95-100+ degree heat wave this week without A/C. I spend every afternoon-evening in my office (used to be the buttery) on the north side of our old house, with two fans blowing directly on me, immersed in all the versions of all the Jane Austen movies on YouTube.

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  10. Just finished Series 1-7 of Shetland and past episodes of Gardener's World (Monty Don) on Britbox. For a trip down memory lane, I watched the 1976 PBS series "The Duchess of Duke Street", as well as getting caught up with Series 1-4 of Unforgotten on PBS Masterpiece.

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  11. The Story of Europe by Christopher Clark. Six unique episodes depicting how Europe came to be and possible future outcomes documented/narrated by a University of Cambridge, Regius Professor of History. Likely will watch after closing out my academic year for the fourth time:)

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  12. Read a book by the shore or a pool, dunk in the water as needed.

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  13. Cruising the Cut
    Suits
    Bosch

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    1. OMG, Bosch is absolutely wonderful. GREAT show.

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    2. If you like Bosch you would probably also like the Lincoln Lawyer TV series, also based on the books by Michael Connelly. I much prefer the TV series to the movie.

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    3. Having been an avid Michael Connelly reader for years, I can't watch Bosch as the characters are too set in my mind!

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    4. @tjmataa I feel the same way about the characters in the new Ripley series.

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    5. That's interesting, because one of the things I particularly like about the Bosch TV series is that they have filled it with established character actors who are immediately recognizeable and familiar. Very quickly you feel right at home in the series with an "I know these people" kind of vibe. Keeping the characters straight is easy because you recognize them. I assume that was intentional in the casting decisions.

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    6. @Sartresky, yes I feel the same way about the new Ripley series too

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  14. Slow Horses. You can't beat Gary Oldman.

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  15. I really enjoyed & highly recommend RIPLEY on Netflix! The scenery, the clothes, the sea.. also, perfect setting for a Boat & Tote :)

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  16. The vintage classics will out!

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  17. Check out Severance on AppleTV.

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