A Night or 2 (or 7) with Netflix (or ?)

I love Netflix; it is simply the place I go when I want to relax and just let go. I have been watching more series than anything else this year of 2022, so this will have a few of those. There are also some upcoming new seasons of things I feel just have to be great. Here, in no particular order, are my top 20:

  1. Riverdale – Weird one to start our with, I’m sure, however, this show that I began 2-3 years ago just had season 5 come out and I thought “Okay, watched Season 1…” I am about 1/5 way into season 5 and flipping out. This is, certainly, not my comicsville Archie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica! Strange more sensual, and a big punch or 3…not for kids, aimed at teenagers, but adults? Heck Yeah.
  2. The Originals – I skipped this one for quite awhile. I watched Legacies and loved it all the Seasons, then I watched The Vampire Diaries (8 Seasons), then found out they were a set and The Originals were the first. So backwards, but good. I think the Originals is 5 seasons and I am in the first, but knowing whats coming later makes it …um…interesting? Anway, this is really 2-4
  3. Legacies
  4. Vampire Diaries
  5. Follow This – a series of documentaries about a lot of very different things. It goes from a cult to the newest sex doll to well, you just watch it. Very intriguing and interesting.
  6. Making Fun – another series of documentaries, but this time about the same group. These are engineers who gather together to make entertainment toys and things asked/voted for by the kids. With kids directing you get such a thing as a dinosaur on a toilet who….let’s not spoil it.
  7. Yakamoz S-245 – An apocalyptic series (I know, from me?) anyway, the Yakamoz is a foreign sub that is underwater when the sun decides to, um, fry almost all the people. They are now trying to survive and the 4 people they rescue from another sub in the first episode makes it even better…story, well decent, but the intrigue and the places the plot(s) take us is really good. First season, there better be another.
  8. Stranger Things has another new season and I can’t wait for it to start. Nuff said!
  9. Bridgerton – I have to say that I only watched a couple of episodes last year, but a new season has started and I really want to start over and finish it this year.
  10. Daybreak, Z-Nation, and Blade (3 movies) have all remained on Netflix this year. If you haven’t, try one. First two are zombies and funny, mostly, Blade is vampires and not-so-funny…
  11. The Umbrella Academy is coming out with Season 3 and, again, I can’t wait. It is a series about 7? siblings with same adoptive father who are super (in their own ways) and are supposed to be a team that saves the world…funny, serious, weird…I can’t ask for more.
  12. Dark Matter has 3 seasons out and I long for a 4th. If you haven’t watched it, then it’s well-worth a try. 6-7 people wake up on a space ship and remember … nothing.
  13. Shadow and Bone 1 season, so far. It is memorable and takes place somewhere else. Witchcraft, magic, and intrigue – yes.?
  14. I started watching Grey’s Anatomy (lots of seasons) and finished Lucifer (7, I think). Anyway, I stopped watching GA for no good reason (lots of stuff on Netflix) and Lucifer was great. I think the names kinda say doctor/medical and well devil stuff (hilarious).
  15. Bullsh*t – Greatest gameshow I have ever watched. from 1k to 1M, contestants win by knowing or convincingly lying to 3 judges who are vying for their own chance to win by guessing right the most. Howie Mandel does a very good and funny job.
  16. The Adam Project is a very interesting and funny look at time travel. A man travels back in time and gets off track meeting himself as a child…
  17. Love, Death, and Robots is coming back for another season – short scifi stories – can’t wait.
  18. Jupiter’s Legacy – series about super heroes who are getting older and their kids who may or may not be ready to take over.
  19. 6 Underground – take 6 criminal specialists, kill them, then have them work for you as a team.
  20. There are a lot of shows in the lists on Netflix. I watched a lot of movies and would hate to have you miss one because I suggested one. Peruse and find that one special show just waiting for you.
  21. Namaste -Scott

A Visionary for Our Future

This is a serious one. It is also an hour-long TED talk. I had never been a big fan of Elon Musk. However, it was because I listened to people and not to him. This is an interview with a man I am coming to see as one of the greatest minds and best individuals in the world. He is trying his best to help us and has the funds to do it. His view of the future is fascinating…listen:

A future worth getting excited about

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A future worth getting excited about

What’s on Elon Musk’s mind? In conversation with head of TED Chris Anderson.

Today, Another One…so Similar, so Special

I am tired today and grouchy. It hasn’t taken much to set me off. Why do I tell you this? I have learned now that when I feel this way I need a short nap and to do some relaxing thing(s) to take my mind from whatever is making me grouchy. Even if that thing is just the sleep, relaxing is never a bad idea. Thing is, the LofA has set my life up so that I can take that nap and/or do that/those thing(s) to relax mostly whenever I wish. I mean, for me, the biggest thing I usually do during the week is to go get the groceries. But it set my life up this way by seeing that I go through much to be here at only 63. I keep trying to remember how I wanted to go out so much just to meet someone special, to keep busy and work to make more money, and working because I wasn’t 65 yet. Even then, I would have been making much less money at 65. The stroke set so much in motion, providing me with a bit more income and a sooner time to relax, and a feeling in which grouchiness is almost a foreign feeling to me. Things I wanted, just didn’t see them coming this way or being this way. Always know things work out for the best and keep using and believing in the LofA. Remember, it’s not the LofA “or” God; it’s the LofA “and” God. The LofA will never conflict with positive beliefs; if you are experiencing conflict, take a better look at things – maybe there’s something you need to think about differently. Better yet, use the LofA to find that answer. Namaste

That is the post I wrote for my FB page on the Law of Attraction. You can friend me at FB and then join the page, if you want to follow it. We post about twice a week, usually me, and it isn’t really any longer than that one above. Here’s the link, if you want> https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoAQPGod . You may have to copy/paste.

Anyway, I just wanted to throw it out here. I would love to see any of you join and really, maybe, contribute a bit. This audience is a great outlet, but I don’t use it as much anymore. It just kind of slipped when Covid-19 pushed its way through. The variants haven’t helped much. Plus, I do get more tired, more quickly since the last 2-3 years. So, I do there more and here less. Sorry, I really don’t mean to let this go. That’s why I do put some things on. I am planning another look at about 20 films I have watched in the past to give them a push and a review. Hope you are all here for that.

Love ya all the time,

Scott

Being Stuck (at Home) – Part 2

A few weeks ago (xxxxxxxxxx) I posted a list of 20 movies and short descriptions that I thought might be of interest to all of us stuck at home due to Covid-19 and its variants. That seems to still be the case now (or, probably, should be), so I decided that a part 2 would be in good taste. So here is another list of movies that I have found to be very interesting lately. Do note that subtitles were high on my list lately. If you don’t like them, well, I am sorry, however, they give the story more by my hearing the native languages.

  1. Rugal – Not certain about the rating – not for kids – subtitled from Japanese. This is a one-season series about a man who is found with the his murdered wife and he has been blinded and can’t identify the killers. He then joins a group of crime fighters who have artificial replacements for body parts which give them some special abilities. Story has been interesting so far. I have watched 2 full episodes. I like the premise and it shows more emotion than most Japanese shows I have watch.
  2. Vivo – A “G”-rated show (Disney?) about an intelligent animal how has to get from Cuba to Florida. Cute and well worth watching, I thought.
  3. Bad Guys: Vile City – Another subtitled Japanese crime series. This one is about a very corrupt government by Criminals (Gang). The Inspector decides to allow the head policeman to hire anyone to help him. The policemen hires people nearly as bad as the criminals, but who help not hurt. Again, not finished, but has been very good up to now. Probably not for children either.
  4. Control Z – This has been really good. I believe it is in Polish – subtitled. It is a 3-season series about a high school in which someone is letting the public know about the private matters (secrets) of students and staff. The heroine is a sherlock-type girl, not really liked (at first), and how she deduces and helps to solve the problems (or crimes at many times). Not for children.
  5. The Witcher – Not subtitled! Named after the video game, this, so far, one-series show, I couldn’t wait to have come to Netflix. I have watched it 3 times and enjoyed it each and every time. Slightly funny, provocative, and thrilling, this series has the current Superman star (James Cavell) playing the “White Wolf” Witcher, a mutated man (intentionally) who has a rough exterior, superior strength and endurance, some spell-casting, and no fear at all. He travels around the lands (basically living for many years in perfect health) for hire killing demons and monsters. The plot has been great (really needs a second season) and intertwines all over. The only problem I had the first time through was keeping track as the show changes from present to past and back somewhat frequently. Some nudity, a lot of blood and violence, and the f-word gets thrown around a lot.
  6. I am not checking the first installment of this blog type, but “LA’s Finest” has a second season. This police-detective show, a series resembling the “Bad Boys” movies, stars Jessica Alba, so you know I was gonna watch! Great show, not as much violence and almost none of the language, it is every bit as good as the movies it was drawn from. A lot of fun banter and action.
  7. How to Get Away with Murder – This one has 5 seasons. I have watched 3 and a half so far. I loved the premise and the 1st season. Around 15-20 episodes a season, the show is about a college class of law students who take a class by the best Defense Attorney in the business. The star students all get together to study and work hard to get a good grade. Of course, the unthinkable happens and they are now tied together by a secret which they and their professor go down the rabbit hole to conceal. Not for children, but good. I am slowed by this 4th season as it has dragged a bit more and gotten really dark. I will keep on to see what happens though.
  8. Gray’s Anatomy (17 seasons) – I never got into this when it was actually on TV, but because my daughter really liked it – I started it. And it is a really good medical show with great and bad people and I am learning a lot about Intern ER life and medicine.
  9. Altered Carbon – 2 seasons of a show that made my head hurt at times, it is one of the best SF series I have seen in a long time. The rough, bloody show is about a time when people have their brains copied to storage units and when the body dies, they get a replacement unit. It is another show with a hidden agenda. Just remember that just because a person looks like someone on the outside doesn’t mean that’s who’s brain is inside.
  10. The Darkest Hour – Another Sci-fi show about an invasion (yeah, one of those). But it takes place overseas and is about a few tourists who get involved from the onset of an invasion by unseen creatures who vaporize people. Interesting and intense and a bit scary. Good show.
  11. Blood Red Sky – Vampires, R-rated movie. This has an interesting twist. About a vampire mother and her normal son who are traveling to America to see a doctor who is said to have a cure. While on the plane, hijackers take over the ship and threaten the passengers…

There have been many more, but I will stop here for now. I hope there is a 3rd installment, though they can fix the virus and let us back out any time – I will still watch shows on Netflix.

Namaste,

Scott

Don’t Pass It On!

Oh, Wow! I didn’t really think of this. I was reading a Snopes article and it talked about how trolls get their kicks.

What it amounted to was that they don’t care whether it’s good publicity or bad; they simply want their statements repeated. I realized that I was doing a lot of contributing to the problem by “sharing” the statement or meme or whatever across the medias.

It made sense when I read it. “This is horrible!” and “This is great!” will both get looked at and passed on.

Keeping this short, I paraphrased above. The article is good and well worth reading:

Namaste,

Scott

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