On this week’s Gen Xish episode, Teri and Fingers talk about the disgusting things they find in parking lots, why sports talk radio is better than political talk radio and, most importantly, the epic miniseries they remember from their youths.

Also, what is the plural of “miniseries”?? No, seriously, does anyone know?

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  1. kylez Member
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    Probably miniserieses, which looks stupid.

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  2. terichristoph Podcaster
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    kylez (View Comment):

    Probably miniserieses, which looks stupid.

    Right?

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  3. colleenb Member
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    Miniserix obviously. Bonus point is its transgender friendly maybe??

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  4. colleenb Member
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    Hi Teri: I had missed somehow that you are in the DMV. Have you always lived in the V or did you live in the D or M before?  Regarding miniseries: I remember “Rich Man, Poor Man” as being another one that sort of started the genre in the US. I had watched Masterpiece Theater so was used to the British miniseries. The American ones were good tries but generally not as good as the ones from Britain. Also they would often start as miniseries but then were such a hit that the TV powers-that-be could not help themselves and had to make it into a regular series. Were any of these successful? I don’t think so. Oh and David Soul? I just didn’t get into the blondes. Always liked the brunette guys more. Thanks for the trip down memory lane especially during the crisis.

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  5. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    The 2 biggest miniseries for me, where “Winds of War” and “Shogun”.

    Wouldnt the plural of mini series be mini series? because a series is always plural.

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  6. terichristoph Podcaster
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    colleenb (View Comment):

    Hi Teri: I had missed somehow that you are in the DMV. Have you always lived in the V or did you live in the D or M before? Regarding miniseries: I remember “Rich Man, Poor Man” as being another one that sort of started the genre in the US. I had watched Masterpiece Theater so was used to the British miniseries. The American ones were good tries but generally not as good as the ones from Britain. Also they would often start as miniseries but then were such a hit that the TV powers-that-be could not help themselves and had to make it into a regular series. Were any of these successful? I don’t think so. Oh and David Soul? I just didn’t get into the blondes. Always liked the brunette guys more. Thanks for the trip down memory lane especially during the crisis.

    Was born in FL, but have lived in VA since I was five. Are you here, too?

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  7. terichristoph Podcaster
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    The 2 biggest miniseries for me, where “Winds of War” and “Shogun”.

    Wouldnt the plural of mini series be mini series? because a series is always plural.

    It is, apparently, miniseries. But that doesn’t sound right.

    Did you watch “War and Remembrance”?

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  8. colleenb Member
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    terichristoph (View Comment):

    colleenb (View Comment):

    Hi Teri: I had missed somehow that you are in the DMV. Have you always lived in the V or did you live in the D or M before? Regarding miniseries: I remember “Rich Man, Poor Man” as being another one that sort of started the genre in the US. I had watched Masterpiece Theater so was used to the British miniseries. The American ones were good tries but generally not as good as the ones from Britain. Also they would often start as miniseries but then were such a hit that the TV powers-that-be could not help themselves and had to make it into a regular series. Were any of these successful? I don’t think so. Oh and David Soul? I just didn’t get into the blondes. Always liked the brunette guys more. Thanks for the trip down memory lane especially during the crisis.

    Was born in FL, but have lived in VA since I was five. Are you here, too?

    Yes. Been here since 2nd grade which was a ‘few’ years ago if you know what I mean.😉 Witness to the grim slide of (over)rule of the Commonwealth by northern VA.

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  9. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    terichristoph (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    The 2 biggest miniseries for me, where “Winds of War” and “Shogun”.

    Wouldnt the plural of mini series be mini series? because a series is always plural.

    It is, apparently, miniseries. But that doesn’t sound right.

    Did you watch “War and Remembrance”?

    Nope. It came out in 1989, and I didnt have cable. I moved to Calgary that winter, and didnt have cable for the first few years living on my own.

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  10. Miffed White Male Member
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    terichristoph (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    The 2 biggest miniseries for me, where “Winds of War” and “Shogun”.

    Wouldnt the plural of mini series be mini series? because a series is always plural.

    It is, apparently, miniseries. But that doesn’t sound right.

    Did you watch “War and Remembrance”?

    War and Remembrance was much better than Winds of War – As long as you fast-forwarded through any scene involving Polly Bergan.   The casting was better (Polly Bergan aside), and the story more sweeping.   And it still remains the finest portrayal of the Holocaust on film.

    Ironically, it’s also (I believe) considered the last of the mega-miniseries, because it was hugely expensive and underperformed in the ratings.

    BTW, ‘Mini series’ is not always plural – it would not be grammatically correct to say “did you watch those miniseries War and Remembrance”.

     

     

     

     

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  11. terichristoph Podcaster
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    terichristoph (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    The 2 biggest miniseries for me, where “Winds of War” and “Shogun”.

    Wouldnt the plural of mini series be mini series? because a series is always plural.

    It is, apparently, miniseries. But that doesn’t sound right.

    Did you watch “War and Remembrance”?

    War and Remembrance was much better than Winds of War – As long as you fast-forwarded through any scene involving Polly Bergan. The casting was better (Polly Bergan aside), and the story more sweeping. And it still remains the finest portrayal of the Holocaust on film.

    Ironically, it’s also (I believe) considered the last of the mega-miniseries, because it was hugely expensive and underperformed in the ratings.

    BTW, ‘Mini series’ is not always plural – it would not be grammatically correct to say “did you watch those miniseries War and Remembrance”.

    The gas chamber scene with John Gielgud at Auschwitz … 

     

     

     

     

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  12. Miffed White Male Member
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    terichristoph (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    terichristoph (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    The 2 biggest miniseries for me, where “Winds of War” and “Shogun”.

    Wouldnt the plural of mini series be mini series? because a series is always plural.

    It is, apparently, miniseries. But that doesn’t sound right.

    Did you watch “War and Remembrance”?

    War and Remembrance was much better than Winds of War – As long as you fast-forwarded through any scene involving Polly Bergan. The casting was better (Polly Bergan aside), and the story more sweeping. And it still remains the finest portrayal of the Holocaust on film.

    Ironically, it’s also (I believe) considered the last of the mega-miniseries, because it was hugely expensive and underperformed in the ratings.

    BTW, ‘Mini series’ is not always plural – it would not be grammatically correct to say “did you watch those miniseries War and Remembrance”.

    The gas chamber scene with John Gielgud at Auschwitz …

    The one I remember most is when they’re doing the full run-through/demonstration for Himmler(?), from the arrival of the train through to the crematoria.   I think its about a 20 minute scene IIRC (although it’s been a long time).

     

    Great books too, I might add.  They’re on my “must re-read soon” list.  It’s probably been 15-20 years.

     

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  13. terichristoph Podcaster
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):
    The one I remember most is when they’re doing the full run-through/demonstration for Himmler(?), from the arrival of the train through to the crematoria. I think its about a 20 minute scene IIRC (although it’s been a long time).

    Yep! Very hard to watch.

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