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Old 09-30-2019, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default Hollywood throws Laconia under the bus

How the heck did the writers for Netflix's The Politian come up with the main character's birth mom working as a cocktail waitress at a Gentlemen's club in Laconia, NH.
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:12 PM   #2
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How the heck did the writers for Netflix's The Politian come up with the main character's birth mom working as a cocktail waitress at a Gentlemen's club in Laconia, NH.
Perhaps they confused “tapas bar” for “topless bar”. It’s happened before.
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:24 PM   #3
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Assumed a “biker town” as many know it has must have a Gentleman Club


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For all those struggling restaurants in the Lakes Region: Could a strip bar be successful? No competition, as far as I know. Is this a conflict with the court case of the ladies who want to go topless at Weirs Beach?
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For all those struggling restaurants in the Lakes Region: Could a strip bar be successful? No competition, as far as I know. Is this a conflict with the court case of the ladies who want to go topless at Weirs Beach?
There was a strip club over by Patrick's Pub wasn't there? I think I can remember it being very sub par
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^ King's Grant in Gilford - not that I have any first hand knowledge
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How the heck did the writers for Netflix's The Politian come up with the main character's birth mom working as a cocktail waitress at a Gentlemen's club in Laconia, NH.
Just from the previews, the show looks stupid.
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Hollywood blows now. Those idiot actors and writers are not only not worth watching, they are fools that believe the grass roots people of this great country are deplorable, despicable and disposable.
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Hollywood blows now. Those idiot actors and writers are not only not worth watching, they are fools that believe the grass roots people of this great country are deplorable, despicable and disposable.
Same ones that rant about global warming and have private jets, 20,000 sq ft mansions and luxury cars?
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Same ones that rant about global warming and have private jets, 20,000 sq ft mansions and luxury cars?
You mean the ones who earn $50 plus million a year but think the CEO of a company that employs thousands and earns $5 Million is overpaid.

This thread intrigued me to watch the first episode of the show. The show is an example of how far we have fallen in search of an entertaining creation.
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Anything that comes out of Hollywood these days is all garbage. Place is completely void of talent.

You can tell they suck when all they are doing these days is trying reboots of old shows or movie remakes that were successful and butcher them to death. Every time I happen to see a bumper for a sit-com these days it's not even funny, just stupid and crude and obviously an attempt to push a social agenda.

Yes then we must listen to them lecture us on their ideas based in some self subscribed prolific sense of "morality".
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Old 10-03-2019, 11:41 AM   #12
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I think there is a lot of good content, you just need to look for it. Netflix, HBO, Showtime, etc. have excellent series.
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There may be a few things here and there that are OK but if you look these days the majority of movies and tv shows are any combination of rude, disgusting, filled with sexual innuendo if not all out borderline porn, dark, violent, and seem more geared to pushing the shock factor than just entertaining. Seems that producing something simply fun or interesting to watch is taboo these days. Got to include the above check boxes or it will never see the light of day.

Guess it all comes down to what your idea of entertainment is.
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Distaste for entertainment content is nothing new.

FCC Chair Newton Minow dubbed TV a vast wasteland in 1961.

The Scathing Speech That Made Television History
https://time.com/4315217/newton-mino...d-1961-speech/

When television is good, nothing — not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers — nothing is better.

But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite each of you to sit down in front of your television set when your station goes on the air and stay there, for a day, without a book, without a magazine, without a newspaper, without a profit and loss sheet or a rating book to distract you. Keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that what you will observe is a vast wasteland.

You will see a procession of game shows, formula comedies about totally unbelievable families, blood and thunder, mayhem, violence, sadism, murder, western bad men, western good men, private eyes, gangsters, more violence, and cartoons. And endlessly, commercials — many screaming, cajoling, and offending. And most of all, boredom. True, you’ll see a few things you will enjoy. But they will be very, very few. And if you think I exaggerate, I only ask you to try it.

The speech is acknowledged to have helped steer the development of what was still a young medium, though some might argue that television is even more violent and bloody than it was 55 years ago–Minow had never seen Game of Thrones, after all. While the mayhem would endure, educational and informative programming, like the network news, advanced in scope during Minow’s tenure. And, of course, the medium acquired a new moniker.

In 2011, Minow told AdvertisingAge that greater consumer choice was the most important improvement in television in the decades that had elapsed since his speech—that by getting “vaster,” television was necessarily less of a wasteland.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:54 PM   #15
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How the heck did the writers for Netflix's The Politian come up with the main character's birth mom working as a cocktail waitress at a Gentlemen's club in Laconia, NH.
I already know its false... there's no gentlemen in Laconia!
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Guess it all comes down to what your idea of entertainment is.
Indeed.

I seem to spend as much timewatching youtube on my PC as I do watching cable programs on my TV.

Odd though that I sometimes conclude after channel surfing the 100's of cable offerings that "there's nothing good on TV," which is the same thing I said when there were only three channels +UHF back in the day.

The more things change ...
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I find the Science channel has fascinating series on like How the Universe Works. Nova is great also if not starting to push its climate change angle a little much for me. Lots of educational programs. I also enjoy reality shows like Gold Rush on the entertainment side. There is a lot of great stuff on you just need to find it.
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There is plenty of good content on television, both cable and streaming. Madame Secretary is still excellent but sadly nearly over. This Is Us is lovely. Modern Family and Single Parents are hilarious. The Marvelous Mrs Maisel is, well, marvelous. The Crown is extraordinary. Anne with an E (a new version of Anne of Green Gables) is quite good.

All you need to do is look more closely for good content.


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There is plenty of good content on television, both cable and streaming. Madame Secretary is still excellent but sadly nearly over. This Is Us is lovely. Modern Family and Single Parents are hilarious. The Marvelous Mrs Maisel is, well, marvelous. The Crown is extraordinary. Anne with an E (a new version of Anne of Green Gables) is quite good.

All you need to do is look more closely for good content.


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A fine list. I would add: The Wire, Fleabag (but not with your kids!), Killing Eve, and, if you really want to see a lake thrown under the bus--Ozark.
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