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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Some programming schedules



  1. Longmire  :  Season 3 premiers on A&E  June 2, 2014 at 10 p.m. eastern
  2. The Bridge: Season 2 premiers on FX  July 9, 2014 at 10 p.m. eastern
  3. Defiance: Season 2 premiers on Sci Fi Channel June 19, 2014 at 8 p.m. eastern
  4. Hell on Wheels season 3 premiers on AMC in late summer 2014. production problems.
  5. Vikings: renewed for a third season, projected air date winter 2015.
  6. America Unplugged: premiers June 5th, 8 p.m. eastern on Sportsman Channel
  7. Falling Skies: season 4 premiers June 22, 9 p.m. eastern on TNT.

22 comments:

  1. We just streamed the first episode of season 2 of Longmire last night- we don't have cable or satellite. I really like that show so glad to hear there will be a season 3. We were hoping Vikings was renewed!

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    1. Kathy, I liked Longmire too. I'm glad it is coming back. I am still not used to this thing where they show a few episodes then the show vanishes for a year. I'm used to programs going into reruns. Vikings has been a big hit for History Channel, I'm sure the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrook will continue for some time to come.

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  2. I need to check out The Bridge and Defiance I guess. You know my opinion of Longmire.

    I hafta admit I wasn't impressed with Vikings to begin with and although it still has some Feminist Fantasy Feelings leeching into it the writers seem to be trying to hold it in check lately. So it has been one I have been watching.

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    1. The Shield Maiden thing. I knew you wouldn't like that from the get go, but it's a historical fact, what can one do? :-(

      I like all these shows, but you have to be willing to let some things go to just get some entertainment value out of them. I suppose it's a matter of degree though, even I am pretty sure, for instance, that women warriors were fairly rare and didn't ride about the countryside in great gaggles.

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    2. Well, I wouldn't go so far as to call it a fact. As far as I know there has never been an actual proof of it. It may have been little more than the equivalent of modern day Lara Croft type fantasies. However we could go on to speak about ownership and claiming titles and such which is a real step away from fact.

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    3. They figure in some of the Norse sagas, and those have been pretty good indicators of how their society functioned. Archeological evidence tends to support the world of the sagas. I'm comfortable with the idea that they were a historical fact.

      "According to the Anglo-Saxon historian Saxo Grammaticus, shieldmaidens fought on the Danish side at the Battle of Bråvalla, in the year 750.

      "Now out of the town of Sle, under the captains Hetha (Heid) and Wisna, with Hakon Cut-cheek came Tummi the Sailmaker. On these captains, who had the bodies of women, nature bestowed the souls of men. Webiorg was also inspired with the same spirit, and was attended by Bo (Bui) Bramason and Brat the Jute, thirsting for war...The same man witnesses that the maiden Weghbiorg (Webiorg) fought against the enemy and felled Soth the champion. While she was threatening to slay more champions, she was pierced through by an arrow from the bowstring of Thorkill, a native of Tellemark."[

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    4. Ahmmm what archaeological evidence. There isn't any that I am aware of not even one identified female bone as far as I know. As I said pure entertainment. The Dark Ages equivalent of the Hunger Games.

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    5. Damn. Between you and Commander Zero I should be getting a doctorate for all the research I have to do. I'll see what I can dig up. I suppose if I post a premise on this blog, I have the burden of proof if someone challenges it.

      I don't think people would just make up all the historical accounts. That constitutes empirical evidence. When I say that archaeological evidence vindicates the sagas, I am not speaking specifically of women warriors, but of statements in the stories that have been verified by archaeology and there are certainly many, many of those. If the sagas say X,Y and Z, and we find that X and Y are certainly true because we excavate a grave and find evidence of X, or excavate a ship burial and find evidence of Y, then that gives credence to Z, even if nothing that is directly verifiable as related to Z is found at either site.

      But now I'm interested so I will see what I can find of physical evidence that supports the existence of Shield Maidens.





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    6. Good luck. Last time I looked into it which was admittedly years ago, there has never been so much as a female bone found in any mass battle graves nor have they found any female remains in a weapons grave. There were basically two types of graves weapons and jewelry.

      It wasn't all a cake walk by the Vikings either. Many of their ships got separated and were captured, sunk etc. and the men taken prisoner and there has never been account of shield maidens being among them.

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    7. Maybe there is good opportunity for another Piltdown Man episode here. Dr. Flashman makes historic discovery, excavates grave of Shield Maiden in North Georgia Mountains! I can see the headlines now. And the grant money pouring in.......

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  3. I am a big vikings fan, being a history fanatic and all. I haven't seen Longmire but I'll try to check it out. The rest I've never heard of, hard to put a good book down and I have a lot of good books to read.

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    1. Max, Defiance is a science fiction show that depicts the earth after an alien invasion. Light entertainment.

      The Bridge is a crime show about the US - Mexican border. Pretty intense which is why it is on late.

      Hell on Wheels is about the construction of the transcontinental railroad just after the War Between the States.

      Longmire is a show about a county sheriff out West. I really like it, for the scenery if nothing else. But it has a good cast and the plots aren't bad.

      I read too much, and I get headaches or my eyes hurt. Sometimes I'd just as soon watch something fun that I didn't have to think about.

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  4. I miss Vikings..season needs to be longer.Def. miss those vikings fighting with no shirts on. I am almost positive in my former life I was a shield maiden..ha ha.

    have not checked out the other shows, but with every thing I watch being on summer hiatus..i am in need so I probably will...

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    1. Vikings is a good show. It must take them a long time to film an episode though, since they sure don't make many per season.

      Those are all shows I enjoy. I'm glad to see them coming back as they've been off the air for some time. It'll be good to have something to watch when I'm in the mood. Right now the pickings are slim.

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  5. I absolutely love Vikings, can't wait for the next season of Falling Skies, and have almost finished the first season of Defiance which is also great. Seems I will have to check out the others now that I know we share a love of great TV shows Harry

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    1. Tanya, they are all good shows. The Bridge is pretty violent, even by my standards, but it has a good cast and the plots are good. I bet you like them all, Longmire is a crime show set in a very rural area, try that if you can get it down under.

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  6. Glad to see Longmire will be back on soon. I was wondering when and am surprised I haven't seen any commercials for it. I agree that the "new" way of scheduling TV leaves alot to be desired. I also wish they might get around to expanding the Longmire seasons, 12- 13 episodes makes for some expedited storytelling.

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    1. Good to see you again. I hope you aren't working yourself to death over there in South Carolina.

      The Longmire information comes from the initial power up screen on my Kindle. You turn the thing on and there's a full page add before you go to the menu. This week there was a Longmire add. I hadn't seen anything on tv but then I don't watch A&E very often.

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    2. Doing OK here. Summer at work is always rough because it can get up into the 130's out in the area where I work. But truthfully I like going to work, there is stability there.
      Also, I've been thinking of going back to school to get an electrical eng degree, so I must feel like I have some spare time somewhere, I figure if I give up sleeping I can make it work. That, or I'm crazy.

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    3. I couldn't go back to school. The last time I did that was in the early nineties to get a teaching credential, and it was a pointed reminder of just how messed up the ivory tower crowd is, by and large. There are some good professors but there are a lot of idiots.

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  7. Hey Harry,


    (captaincrunch)

    I'm liking this new series on AMC called "Turn" more and more.

    I have been recommending it to friends (you guys too)

    on a sidenote.

    I never did really like the queen or any of those limey bastards since Margaret Thatcher left office. She was the last great Prime Minister and the last great statesperson of the fallen british empire (next Germany runs amok over Europe. The Krouts can have that muslim invested rock)

    On a side note; maybe we can come in defense of Scotland. The Scot's I think still have a pair hidden under their kilts somewhere.

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    1. Er, ah, CC there's a lot of nice people like Dreamer, Sol and some others who are British who come here. :-0

      European right wing parties that are anti immigration are doing very well this summer, with a lot of popular support. I feel for them, considering that places like Atlanta are getting more Cambodians, Vietnamese, Ethiopians, Somalis, Iraqis, et al every day. There's one part of the city that used to be called Chamblee that's now called Chambodia. I kid you not.

      Germany has it's own "guest worker" problem, it was an issue even back in the 70's and 80's when I was over there intermittently.

      There are a lot of people in those countries who like what's going on as well as we like the situation on the Southern border.

      I was going to suggest a job with the State Department now that you are free of the old one ,but I guess maybe diplomacy isn't really your thing, eh? ;-)

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