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Old 11-22-2018, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Southeast Michigan
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This series is great!

And, yes, it's about two older male friends, so prostate issues are important to the scrip. Danny Devito as the urologist was hilarious!!!!

Danny Devito was great!
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Old 11-22-2018, 09:40 PM
 
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Danny Devito was great!
I'm just glad he isn't my doc.
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Old 11-23-2018, 09:34 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Arkin is a master! I'm so happy to see him in this very important role. Seeing Michael Douglas as an old man kind of hurts
Seeing either one of them! Alan Arkin was 33 when he did "Wait Until Dark" with Audrey Hepburn, and some of us tend to think of Douglas as not much older than he was in his roles in "Wall Street" or "Romancing the Stone." It IS kind of a shock.
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Old 11-23-2018, 10:04 AM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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Seeing either one of them! Alan Arkin was 33 when he did "Wait Until Dark" with Audrey Hepburn, and some of us tend to think of Douglas as not much older than he was in his roles in "Wall Street" or "Romancing the Stone." It IS kind of a shock.
With some hair dye and a good shave, Michael Douglas could still pull off a late middle age role. He has some good genes; Kirk is still around at 101. Kirk is in kind of rough shape - wheel chair bound and has trouble speaking. But what he says does sound like his thinking is still reasonably clear.
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Old 11-24-2018, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I enjoyed the first few episodes more than the last ones. It kinda dragged for me toward the end. Maybe because I watched the whole thing together. And Michael Douglas, my goodness. He is getting a little old isn't he. Maybe it was makeup. LOL
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Old 11-25-2018, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Watched the first 3 episodes. Hysterical but also a somber look at aging. I love it.
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Old 11-25-2018, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Texas of course
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Possible TMI about the bathroom issues...
Spoiler
I went through pretty much the whole series of steps. It does make you think a lot about aging and mortality. Waiting for a biopsy report didn't just make me a little anxious; i was terrified. The TMI is that while they did spend a fair amount of time on it, that was actually the condensed version. There were accidents at times in situations where it is incredibly embarrassing. There were times when having to say "no, I mean right now" was almost as embarrassing as the accidents, especially in a professional setting. The bleeding is not particularly humorous. Carrying spare pants and underwear is a pain and also embarrassing. One of the worst parts is wondering if the rest of your life is going to be like this. The drugs are not 100% effective.
My husband had prostrate cancer. His forever lasting side effect is when he has to go, HE HAS TO GO. He can't hold it, so much so that he got out jury duty because of it. He's had very few accidents but it did happen in the beginning. We do keep a spare of jeans and underwear in the back of the SUV.

* I hope I don't get in trouble for getting off topic.
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Old 12-02-2018, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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I am about a half generation behind Michael Douglas, but it is still spooky to see him and others playing parts that are based on their advanced age.
I was barely out of high school when I was watching Michael Douglas on The Streets of San Francisco (which, by the way, was based on a really good book). If you can ever catch a few of those shows, kid you not, he looks like he's about 16. What does that say about me? Wait - don't answer that.
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Old 12-02-2018, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Well, I wish Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin many more active years so they can continue doing this show. There's so much potential material to work with.

I'd watch either one reading the Manhattan phone book aloud. And maybe Harrison Ford, if he'll do that lopsided grin.

Who's on your "Manhattan phone book" list?
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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It's funny you should mention that. There are a few actors who have actually done full length audio books. The only one I can think of offhand is Keith Szarabajka (starred in the old Equalizer series). He's done an audio book of Rising Sun by Michael Crichton. I know there's others. Maybe your favorite actor has actually done something like this and you can buy the book and let yourself get lulled to sleep.

I'd have to think about who I'd want to read me to sleep at night, though.
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