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Check Your Netflix Streaming Speed with Example Short 23.976

If you’re a Netflix user, and you have problems with the quality of what you’re watching, you may want to find out exactly how fast your internet connection is. You can do speed tests on various websites, but they don’t show the actual speed you get from Netflix, which may be less if your ISP […]

CD Notes: Monty Python’s Total Rubbish

I remember back in 1974, when the first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus was broadcast on the local PBS station WNET in New York. I seem to recall that there had been a bit of publicity before the series aired, and I made sure to not miss it. I was immediately hooked. Shortly afterwards, […]

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TV Notes: The Booth at the End

I stumbled on this series by accident, browsing Amazon Prime Video. (Amazon.com, Amazon UK) I’d never heard of it, but I remembered Xander Berkley from 24, so I thought I’d give it a try. This is one of the oddest series I’ve seen in a long time. A man who sits (all day?) in a […]

For Sale: One Slightly Used Box Set of Twin Peaks on Blu-Ray

The other day, I pointed out that Twin Peaks had been released on Blu-Ray. Having never seen the series, but having heard so many good things about it, I bought it. Well, I watched the pilot and the first two episodes, I realize this is not for me. From the hokey acting to the cheesy […]

Twin Peaks Now Available on Blu-Ray

Somehow, I missed Twin Peaks. It was on TV at a time when I wasn’t watching much TV. I was living in France, and, as a rule, I didn’t watch TV series dubbed in French (which was the case for most of them in the 90s, before TV by satellite and ADSL). When I heard […]

DVD Notes: The Forsyte Saga

A few years ago, I watched the 2002 TV adaption of The Forsyte Saga with Damien Lewis. (Amazon.com, Amazon UK) I was impressed by this series, which looks at an upper middle-class English family and the events that unfold as people in the family stop conforming to tradition. From a trilogy of novels by the […]

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17 People (West Wing)

If you’re a West Wing fan, 17 People – episode 18 of season 2 – is arguably one of the best episodes. In fact, it starts a run of several great episodes at the end of the season, culminating with the Emmy-award winning Two Cathedrals, that ends the season (with a cliffhanger; but it’s obvious […]

The Problem with Content Channels on Set-Top Boxes and Smart TVs

Amazon yesterday released its Fire TV, a set-top box designed to stream Amazon Instant Video, along with other services. You can use it to watch Netflix, Hulu Plus, ESPN, and several other services. But you can’t use it to access the movies and TV shows you bought from the iTunes Store. On Apple’s side, their […]

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