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Old Feb 22nd 2021, 12:46 pm
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Stumbled across 'Resident Alien' on the 'SyFy' channel the other night. OMG I can't remember laughing so hard! It's a totally silly comedy, about an alien who crash-lands on earth and integrates into a small mountain community in Colorado (stunning scenery, by the way). He integrates by magically transforming how he appears to others. But one young kid in the town somehow sees him for who he is, and that's one of the major comedy angles (of course no one believes the kid). He also gets recruited to be the town doctor, and ... being a hyper-intelligent being from outer-space, has no problem figuring out human anatomy and how to fix it - another major comedy angle.

Anyway - it just hit the spot for me and I binge-watched all four episodes, and can't wait for the next episode.
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Old Feb 23rd 2021, 2:14 am
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Originally Posted by Steerpike
Stumbled across 'Resident Alien' on the 'SyFy' channel the other night. .
That looks fun. I'll add that.

Did you ever see the movie Paul? I seem to recall that was a good giggle.
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Old Feb 23rd 2021, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
That looks fun. I'll add that.

Did you ever see the movie Paul? I seem to recall that was a good giggle.
Yes, really enjoyed it! Do report back on 'Resident Alien'!
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Originally Posted by Steerpike
Stumbled across 'Resident Alien' on the 'SyFy' channel the other night. OMG I can't remember laughing so hard! It's a totally silly comedy, about an alien who crash-lands on earth and integrates into a small mountain community in Colorado (stunning scenery, by the way). He integrates by magically transforming how he appears to others. But one young kid in the town somehow sees him for who he is, and that's one of the major comedy angles (of course no one believes the kid). He also gets recruited to be the town doctor, and ... being a hyper-intelligent being from outer-space, has no problem figuring out human anatomy and how to fix it - another major comedy angle.

Anyway - it just hit the spot for me and I binge-watched all four episodes, and can't wait for the next episode.
I've just started on this, episode one was a smiler, episode two a chuckler, episode three made me laugh out loud.

And indeed the scenery is superb.

Good pointer, thank you.
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Old Feb 24th 2021, 10:59 am
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I've just started on this, episode one was a smiler, episode two a chuckler, episode three made me laugh out loud.

And indeed the scenery is superb.

Good pointer, thank you.
Scenery is around Vancouver,

I've watched the first episode and it was ok. Husband not impressed. I'll give episode 2 a try
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That's exceptional TV.

The director is a genius.

He produced this in 2013:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2358891/ which is arguably the best film I've ever seen and won the some what racist "Best Foreign Movie" at the Oscars that year.
I'll take a look at that. I plan on rewatching the Popes too as there are so many layers.
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Yes, really enjoyed it! Do report back on 'Resident Alien'!
Two episodes in and very good. I like the unpredictability - like first time bowling. All the calculations and diagrams as he's lining up to bowl...and then

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I saw the scenery and town was in BC. I looked it up because it looked so much like Boulder did in Mork and Mindy.
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Two episodes in and very good. I like the unpredictability - like first time bowling. All the calculations and diagrams as he's lining up to bowl...and then

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I saw the scenery and town was in BC. I looked it up because it looked so much like Boulder did in Mork and Mindy.
This article gives a great description of filming locations: https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/reside...ocations-guide

the outside of Harry’s cozy lakeside cabin was a facade at Britannia Beach, which actually borders an inlet, not a lake. It’s part of the Howe Sound.

When it came to sequences set atop snowy glaciers, the crew used two locations within British Columbia’s famous
Sea-to-Sky Corridor: Rainbow Mountain and the Pemberton Ice Cap. “Both of those locations were helicopter access only”

For the Patience exteriors and Main Street, the production broke from tradition by leaving the comfort and familiarity of Vancouver’s city limits for
Ladysmith, a small town on Vancouver Island that can only be accessed by ferry.

I decided to start over from the beginning and really enjoying a second pass! my favorite line so far (or perhaps just 'most unexpected line!): "No, but I am into putting my pants back on before the breeze dries out the lettuce". (doctor is giving a woman a pelvic exam ...)

Here's another exchange that cracked me up in episode 4:

Spoiler:
Where are you from?

New York City.

...

I’ve always wanted to live there.

What is it like?

New York has…

It has law.

And it has order.

There are police who investigate the crimes, and there are district attorneys who… prosecute the offenders.

....

It has women who have sex in the city.
(our alien is getting everything he knows about human life from watching TV shows; this is a direct quote from the TV show 'law and order' and 'sex in the city').



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Old Feb 25th 2021, 3:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Steerpike
Stumbled across 'Resident Alien' on the 'SyFy' channel the other night. OMG I can't remember laughing so hard! It's a totally silly comedy, about an alien who crash-lands on earth and integrates into a small mountain community in Colorado (stunning scenery, by the way). He integrates by magically transforming how he appears to others. But one young kid in the town somehow sees him for who he is, and that's one of the major comedy angles (of course no one believes the kid). He also gets recruited to be the town doctor, and ... being a hyper-intelligent being from outer-space, has no problem figuring out human anatomy and how to fix it - another major comedy angle.

Anyway - it just hit the spot for me and I binge-watched all four episodes, and can't wait for the next episode.
Thanks for the tip, Wife and I binged watched 4 over the last 2 nights. I believe #5 is out now as well.
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Hulu but looks interesting especially if you were a teen in the 1990's in US.

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The movie I worked on is on Crave. Target Number One. I haven't seen it yet.
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The movie I worked on is on Crave. Target Number One. I haven't seen it yet.
This one? It looks good.


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This show is really good, on Netflix. It follows Louise, a single mom with a son and a part-time job in a psychiatrist's office. She begins an affair with her boss and strikes up an unlikely friendship with his wife.




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This show is really good, on Netflix. It follows Louise, a single mom with a son and a part-time job in a psychiatrist's office. She begins an affair with her boss and strikes up an unlikely friendship with his wife.
That is next on my list of things to watch.

Thought this movie was very good.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9893250/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
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We got up to date with Wandavision over a couple of nights. First two episodes were odd, then it started to seriously kick in from the end of the third episode onwards.

Taskmaster continues to thoroughly amuse us too.

Started on "For All Mankind" which is on AppleTV+. Basic premise is: What would have happened if Russian landed on the moon first? So far rather good.
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