OK, what's good on TV across the pond these days? BTW, for Netflixers here "Black Mirror" has been added in the US WI.
Tonight was quiz night on BBC2. First up was "University Challenge", which leaves me feeling inadequate if I don't get a score that matches the average of the smart arse kids from Oxbridge. Second was "Only Connect", which is fiendishly difficult, full of abstract puzzles. I did crap on that tonight, but did well on University Challenge. I bet you don't have anything remotely like either of those in the US. Other than that, I've glanced at a few of the BBC's dramas that they are proud of, "Remember me" is a ghost story starring Michael Palin, give it a try if you can as it's very creepy. But I missed most of part two because of watching George's vision and forgot to tape it so I'll probably give up. We had this Australian drama on BBC4's called "The Code" which got off to a cracking start and had some great acting but they forgot to write a good ending and gave it a Scooby Doo, "I would have gotten away with it too if it wasn't for those meddling kids" equivalent. Which, after 4 weeks of watching felt like I'd been cheated. I think they are trawling the world hoping for another hit like "The Killing" but it didn't work out. "The Fall" season two is excellent. If you want a hot tip about something I really enjoyed, see if you can find a BBC comedy called "The Detectorists" it was my favourite programme of the season. It's a really sweet tale about the life and loves of a couple of guys with metal detectors. It's much better than it sounds, honest. And it couldn't be more English if it tried. Have a go at this: Only Connect - Series 8 - Episode 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNcBvU6YG2Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNcBvU6YG2Q Only Connect - Series 8 - Episode 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNcBvU6YG2Q The BBC quiz show "Only Connect," hosted by Victoria Coren Mitchell. It's a brand new series, and the Lasletts and the Pilots are competing for Win 1 ... View on www.youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNcBvU6YG2Q Preview by Yahoo ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <noozguru@...> wrote : On 12/01/2014 12:32 PM, salyavin808 wrote: ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <sharelong60@...> mailto:sharelong60@... wrote : Salyavin, one of my very favorite bits from Geo Hammond was when he said that the bottom line is teaching people how to turn within, that TM is a subset of turning within. I learned this one mindfulness technique that seems so innocuous that anyone who'd been steeped in TM lore would dismiss it as rubbish and say that it couldn't possibly lead to anything, unlike TM because that involves magic mantras and puja and evading the conscious mind blah, blah. But I did it when I was standing up on a train simply because there was a crap view out of the window and it blew my mind in no small way, like there was a waterfall of sweet light streaming through me. I know it all sounds hideously cheesy but the thing is, I realised how it was working while it was happening and it was so simple I hadn't even thought it might compare to TM in that way, makes the effortlessness of TM seem like playing chess. I started laughing at my discovery that I got from a library book. There was a point to this post that was relevant to your comment but I got carried away with the memory.... Turning within! Yes, he's right but there are so many ways of doing it that I wonder if anyone knows them all. Or even how effective they are for different people, or if some should be avoided by different people. So I'm not sure I'd recommend my approach to a newbie TMer because it's hard to explain. It's the sort of thing you have to find your own way through. So the bottom line for me is not being too dogmatic about it whichever type you do, but don't create confusion in the minds of the unenlightened. Damn, I'm rambling and there's something good on TV. OK, what's good on TV across the pond these days? BTW, for Netflixers here "Black Mirror" has been added in the US WI.