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  1. roseha

    Tennis Thread

    I havent even watched Iga but I will root for her because I cant stand Kenin’s behavior. She seems to be the ultimate bad winner. I dont know if her crazy dad is partly to blame but all I can say is go Iga.
  2. Great news! I really hope Brokenwood keeps going as long as possible. They have really kept the quality high and all the actors are great, including the semi regulars like “Frodo” and “Mrs. Marlowe”.
  3. roseha

    Tennis Thread

    I really hope Petra will win this. It would be such an amazing story after she suffered that terrible attack and slow clay isn’t even her best surface. To add the French to her two Wimbledon titles would be so great for her after all she went through.
  4. I meant to comment on the family get together question. My siblings and I talked about it over Google Duo on Sunday. We've decided not to attempt a live Thanksgiving. It wouldn't be just us, it would involve extended family and I agree that it would be very difficult to manage. I imagine we will do a lot of video chatting instead. It's odd though to realize how long it's been since I've seen any of them in person - since the end of January I think, when we had a dinner. It may end up being over a year if there's no vaccine before then.
  5. I just bought a bunch of huge clips as well! I have *so much* hair that it's the only way I can manage it at this point. I accidentally came across the date of my last haircut on my Google calendar, and it was 11 months ago. My hair is very thick and rather frizzy so I have to have the clips. I feel for my hairdresser, I hope his business is holding up, but I am going to wait a little longer. I recently had my physical, my doctor and the technicians did a good job - first time I had seen those medical face shields - and I was able to get my flu and senior pneumonia vaccine as well. The issue I've had the last 5 weeks, though, has been my left ear, it has been hurting a lot, early on I literally could not sleep for hours at times while lying down with it. It's better now, but I saw a nice ENT doctor today who took out a lot of wax but said I need to try to get more out with the drops. I will see him again soon. So hopefully that's all it is. No dentist for me either. Mine hasn't even contacted me yet. I did have an eye appointment that I canceled because I wasn't feeling well, I will try to get to that soon.
  6. There's a local Over-the-Air Channel, WJLP from New Jersey (though I believe they now broadcast from NYC as I get them in perfectly in Manhattan) who have been broadcasting Me-TV (on channel 33.1) for the last several years, and around a year ago I found out that they also simulcast a delightful oldies station which goes heavy on the 50s and 60s on channel 33.14. To my surprise, they have added the Retro Channel on 33.5. This channel is carrying all kinds of classic shows from Naked City and Route 66 to the Soupy Sales Show. Unfortunately the Soupy Shows are not the classic black and white 60s shows that Soupy ran from New York back in my childhood; those were said to have been mostly destroyed despite their great popularity at the time (in spite of their shoestring budget). Still it's fun to see these 70s shows with a similar spirit.
  7. roseha

    Tennis Thread

    He posted that he just got a negative result a few hours ago so I believe that means the last 24 hours? Clearly he should not have played although he said that his physio did inform the FFT doctors of his symptoms at some point prior to the match as I understand it. I do think that if the FFT had used protocols as strict as the USTA's situations like this could have been avoided. Also I read that Thiem was feeling unwell yesterday - stomach issue? -though I hope it's nothing serious.
  8. roseha

    Tennis Thread

    He has since tested negative. Why they are not testing players daily before each match (and on off days) I have no idea.
  9. roseha

    Tennis Thread

    There's also Roland Garros radio coverage @TVbitch, I believe you can hear it live in English: https://www.rolandgarros.com/en-us/ I watched yesterday on TC over Sling but haven't renewed their TC Plus, it's only yearly unfortunately and the other Slams are all on ESPN.
  10. roseha

    Tennis Thread

    You're welcome @khyber. I have to say that I wish there were more Peacock coverage, since I suspect that NBC might have first say over Tennis Channel in terms of coverage. I'm keeping Sling for the next month to get TC, and then will see.
  11. roseha

    Tennis Thread

    I was able to find a page just now with the complete channel breakdown: https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2020/09/22/french-open-tv-live-stream-schedule/ There does seem to be more NBC coverage than in recent years if I am remembering correctly, also I'm interested to see that there is some coverage on the NBC Peacock app as well. I have already signed up for Peacock for the special $29 a year deal so I will have to check out that coverage. Let's really hope there are no more COVID issues, apparently several players are already out of qualifying after either they or their coaches tested positive.
  12. roseha

    Acorn

    I've been a major subscriber to Acorn since....I think it started last fall after I watched an episode of Agatha Raisin while on vacation in Ireland. I've watched all of Agatha, but my favorite Acorn shows are Brokenwood Mysteries, a contemporary New Zealand detective show with great regulars and semi-regulars in the cast, and also Detectorists, which has its own thread here, but I just discovered it this year and loved it. I enjoyed Doc Martin too though I hope they will follow through on the promised final season - they certainly left off Season 9 with a cliff-hanger. I tried to find a new show this week so tried Bed of Roses, an Australian show about a rich woman whose husband suddenly drops dead leaving her nothing, so she and her family have to start over. Unfortunately it's not grabbing me. It may be partly the accents, which I can't always follow, but I think I expected it to be more serious than it is. Given the premise, the light treatment doesn't do much for me. However, others may like it, I guess, it has 3 seasons.
  13. roseha

    Tennis Thread

    Naomi just went to 5-2. She is looking good. I think Serena and Vika will be a great match.
  14. roseha

    Tennis Thread

    @Hudson0325, are you able to get ESPN plus to watch the matches? That may be a cheap way to see them.
  15. I was so sad today to see the news about Diana Rigg. What a brilliant actress. I had only just seen her this year in the wonderful comedy Detectorists, as the mother of the character played by Rachel Stirling, her real daughter. I recommend seeing her in it, preferably on Acorn which has all 3 seasons (she is in the second and third). There is also an interview with her in which she says she is happy to still be working. So classy. Rest in peace Dame Diana.
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