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Ok it's over half over now but on Fox right now is the new Cosmos series with Niel Degrasse Tyson.... And its been more entertaining and informative at the same time than another tv spectacle to come.

So far it's been about a Jewish chemist in Germany leading up to WW1 and how he conned the Nazis after they forced him to work for them. New to my knowledge for cosmos they are doing some story telling in recalling the life of this scientist in animated form. And I like it.

I wonder how many episodes they are making?

Ok now 75% over but still I would say check it out.
 

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We're in lockdown in Toronto again, and even though this time around there's some live sports to fill the time, we're binging on some good shows and movies!

The ones I recommend are "Your Honor" and "The Capture"...I also just saw "The White Tiger" on Netflix and thought it was pretty good!

"Shameless", a show I've been watching from day 1, is having a good season as well!
 
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We're in lockdown in Toronto again, and even though this time around there's some live sports to fill the time, we're binging on some good shows and movies!

The ones I recommend are "Your Honor" and "The Capture"...I also just saw "The White Tiger" on Netflix and thought it was pretty good!

"Shameless", a show I've been watching from day 1, is having a good season as well!
Currently watching "Your Honor" - really good series. Also, have watched "Shameless" from the beginning - one of my favorite series.

Some of the other series I've been watching that I recommend:

1. Killing Eve
2. Luther
3. Taken (TV series, which is entirely different than the movies)
4. Locke and Key
5. The 100 (got a little crazy at the end, but still good)
6. Mindhunter
 
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Currently watching "Your Honor" - really good series. Also, have watched "Shameless" from the beginning - one of my favorite series.

Some of the other series I've been watching that I recommend:

1. Killing Eve
2. Luther
3. Taken (TV series, which is entirely different than the movies)
4. Locke and Key
5. The 100 (got a little crazy at the end, but still good)
6. Mindhunter
Thanks, I'm running out of shows that I haven't seen!

Most of the time my tv is on a 24/7 Seinfeld channel while I'm on the computer reading or responding to your shyte!

This is me after reading most of them!
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Oh I'm stressed! :roflmao:

I've seen a couple on your list, I'll give the other ones a try.

Try checking out "The Capture"...I'm sure you'll like it!
 
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Thanks, I'm running out of shows that I haven't seen!

Most of the time my tv is on a 24/7 Seinfeld channel while I'm on the computer reading or responding to your shyte!

This is me after reading most of them!
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Oh I'm stressed! :roflmao:

I've seen a couple on your list, I'll give the other ones a try.

Try checking out "The Capture"...I'm sure you'll like it!
Hahahaha!! :roflmao:

We'll check out "The Capture". I usually hang out with my sister and brother-in-law on Friday or Saturday night and we binge watch shows. Obviously during quarantine, we watched a ton of stuff and are now running out because production shut down on a lot of those series - "Billions" and "Succession" to name a few. Can't wait for those to start up again.

What was up with the last "Shameless" episode? I think we're still two behind, but it was just an entire episode of Ian and Mickey memories with no real plot, and I think the next episode is going to be similar. Was a little bit disappointed.
 

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Big Sky is mom's favorite new show.

I haven't seen a single episode but she has told me one of the main plots is a human trafficking ring in Montana. The previews I saw before it premiered it looked like it was live sets like how LOST filmed 99% of the show in the Hawaiian Islands. I hate that show for how it spun itself into a dead end scenario for a satisfying ending and this started mid season 3 and 3 more seasons of WTFery. BUT I'd recommend lost just for the awesome sets.

Speaking of scifi/mystery/suspense/drama I just finished watching the final season of the 100 but it ended somewhat like lost, but still a better or more satisfying ending. If you like clones/cults/AI that took over the world/tribes of Savages and another group who lived in a bunker built by billionaires who had knowledge of when the world was going to launch all nukes. Oh and our peppy spitfucks of the descendants of the few space ships who were able to launch into space and float in the outer space in Earth's orbit. To save everyone from starvation they sent 100 18 yo kids who broke a space station law or two down to the surface 100 years after the nuclear dust had settled. I think it ran for 7 seasons (100 episodes) so there's TONS there I still haven't even mentioned.

I know what your thinking "another show about millennials who cares" but the adults get to eventually join the main cast and it's kind of comical at times when the been there done that kids get pushed aside as the adults will take it from here. And they just fuck shit up for everyone that was just getting used to another group of people on Earth.

And the character development and a few cases of deevolvment are too notch. I cheered on characters who deserves to die and did. And I almost cried a few times when some of my favorites where shockingly taken away from us.
 

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Also if you can find them Community and Better Off Ted.

Ted only got 2 seasons before being summarily cut from ABC lineup. But this show was such a good time. Ted works at a giant pharmaceutical lab where they create cutting edge new inventions and products. Exploding pumpkins to lab grown 'meat' and all other crazy antics.
 

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Looks like KMOS wins background noise for the night duty. Sadly the only other show I saw on for the next 2 hours worth watching is Quantum Leap, which I ended up not being able to watch as a kid with ZERO remote control power. :rolleyes:

I googled the ending before I actually saw it air. It's on loop on a sub cbs channel and it is somewhere near episode 20 or so now so I might be able to catch the end. I was actually balling tears on a couple of the episodes. The one about Jimmy and using (outdated now) CPR to save a drowning 10 year old. *who was Jimmy's nephew*

Such a awesome and inspiring show. Sad it was cut short because it's target audience was directed to look another way, channel wise. If I see that Jimmy episode again I don't know if I can hold back the tears. Turns out the show is about God guiding Scott to right wrongs. I saw the devil episode and a whole lot of ghosts, demons, and a real vampire? OOH! And a episode where he leaps into being DR Ruth! And she cameos as herself giving love therapy to the hologram guy in the Waiting Room *where the consciousness of the host body *chills* while he's doing his worst impression of whoever he takes over. And don't get me going on the kung fu moments. :roflmao:
 

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How could I forget "Yellowstone". Probably, IMO, one of the best current series running.
I watched some of season one and was enjoying it, but Kevin kostner and others flagrant use of the Lord's name in vane irked me so much I didn't watch it entirely. I probably should plug my virgin ears and watch as it's on to 3 seasons now right?
 

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I watched some of season one and was enjoying it, but Kevin kostner and others flagrant use of the Lord's name in vane irked me so much I didn't watch it entirely. I probably should plug my virgin ears and watch as it's on to 3 seasons now right?
If you can get past the bad language, I think it's a really good series. Just my two cents.
 
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Hahahaha!! :roflmao:

We'll check out "The Capture". I usually hang out with my sister and brother-in-law on Friday or Saturday night and we binge watch shows. Obviously during quarantine, we watched a ton of stuff and are now running out because production shut down on a lot of those series - "Billions" and "Succession" to name a few. Can't wait for those to start up again.

What was up with the last "Shameless" episode? I think we're still two behind, but it was just an entire episode of Ian and Mickey memories with no real plot, and I think the next episode is going to be similar. Was a little bit disappointed.
The Capture has 1 season and 6 episodes, and is a British-American collaboration with actors from both countries. It takes place in London where I have some history, so may be there's some nostalgia there for me; but I found the concept to be mind-blowing!

Billions and Succession are both great shows and we're all caught up here! I gotta say, I'm less enthused about Billions as I was in the early seasons...but I'll still watch it...what else is there to do?!

Shameless, like many other shows, is attempting to tackle some of the bigger issues of the day. Obviously every show portrays these issues within the confines of their own plot lines and settings, but Shameless' plot line and setting allows it to do so in a perversely overt manner that is both shocking and -if you think about it- insightful. Chicago was one of my stops for a while and I still have lots of family there...The Gallaghers and Milkoviches are not your typical American family, but they're NOT atypical in South-West Chicago! Remember when I said in the other thread that "white poverty is different from black poverty" in that white poverty comes with a sense of entitlement? That's Frank! Now Frank is not a racist -even though he did run a campaign for the guy from Wonder Years to Make the South Side White Again! - but the Milkoviches are...and even the Gallaghers want that kind of extremism out of their neighborhood! The show has dealt with Poverty, Housing Insecurity, Addiction, Gay Rights, Race, and number of other hot-button issues over the years, and I think they've done an outstanding job, with William H. Macy deserving an Emmy for every year the show's been on.
 
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So 6 years after I finally got on the smartphone wagon, I just signed up for a unlimited data plan.

Got 6 months of Disney+ and already watching Mandalorian and I see DINOSAURS is on here!

Just finished epi 6 the gunslinger. It might be watching on a phone and or in a shop but the first episondes I've seen have had those moments of no audible sound that got me hooked on season 1 of walking dead. Silence can carry as much dramatic weight for building suspense as a piano tune during a tear jerker moment.

And I was told alot of my early childhood cartoons like tale spin and duck tales are on Disney. Any other hidden gems on this network I might not find if anyone already has the service by all means let me know.
 
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How could I forget "Yellowstone". Probably, IMO, one of the best current series running.
Started watching "Yellowstone" on your recommendation. Just finished season 2.
The wife is more in to it than I am, but I like it. It's like "Succession" on a farm!!
Kevin Costner was made to play the John Dutton role...or is it the other way around?!
 
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Started watching "Yellowstone" on your recommendation. Just finished season 2.
The wife is more in to it than I am, but I like it. It's like "Succession" on a farm!!
Kevin Costner was made to play the John Dutton role...or is it the other way around?!
Yes! :roflmao:

Agree Kevin Costner is perfect for that role, and I've always been a big fan of Cole Hauser - love his role as well. I didn't even recognize him until three episodes in when my brother-in-law pointed out who he was.

Yes, my mom and my sister both LOVE Yellowstone - it's certainly one of those series that women can really get into, but with enough action that men like it as well.

Season 3 is cray-cray!! :eek:

We are going to start "The Capture" this weekend. ;)
 
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Started watching "Yellowstone" on your recommendation. Just finished season 2.
The wife is more in to it than I am, but I like it. It's like "Succession" on a farm!!
Kevin Costner was made to play the John Dutton role...or is it the other way around?!
On my list of stuff to watch it at some point. I am currently trying to only watch things that have concluded their run. I hate the season ending and then having to wait an entire year or more for the next set of episodes. By that time I have forgotten a lot of what was going on and lost the flow. I do watch some stuff just because I can't help myself, and I don't have the patience to wait. Better Call Saul and Cobra Kai are both great!
 

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On my list of stuff to watch it at some point. I am currently trying to only watch things that have concluded their run. I hate the season ending and then having to wait an entire year or more for the next set of episodes. By that time I have forgotten a lot of what was going on and lost the flow. I do watch some stuff just because I can't help myself, and I don't have the patience to wait. Better Call Saul and Cobra Kai are both great!
A friend suggested Cobra Kai recently but I've yet to check it out. I was that guy who walked right out of the movie theater after watching "Enter the Dragon" to enroll in martial arts classes, and spent the next 10-15 years there...so I'm sure I'd like it. I'm guessing it's based on the Karate Kid movies, which I also found amusing.

"Better Call Saul" is a GEM! Bob Odenkirk is amazing in every role he plays...I loved his cameo on "Curb.."...Porno Gil!! :roflmao:
 

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On my list of stuff to watch it at some point. I am currently trying to only watch things that have concluded their run. I hate the season ending and then having to wait an entire year or more for the next set of episodes. By that time I have forgotten a lot of what was going on and lost the flow. I do watch some stuff just because I can't help myself, and I don't have the patience to wait. Better Call Saul and Cobra Kai are both great!
Damn, I totally forgot about Better Call Saul. I started watching that several years ago, and then stopped during quarantine because I was hanging out with family and we were watching other shows.

Gotta remember where I left off!!
 

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A friend suggested Cobra Kai recently but I've yet to check it out. I was that guy who walked right out of the movie theater after watching "Enter the Dragon" to enroll in martial arts classes, and spent the next 10-15 years there...so I'm sure I'd like it. I'm guessing it's based on the Karate Kid movies, which I also found amusing.

"Better Call Saul" is a GEM! Bob Odenkirk is amazing in every role he plays...I loved his cameo on "Curb.."...Porno Gil!! :roflmao:
They have done a great job with Cobra Kai. Anyone who digs the original movies will love it. Daniel and Johnny later in life.
 

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A coworker recommended I should definitely check out Cobra Kai. So as a uninitiated (other than the first 2 minutes which flashback to KK1) I know nothing other than it's worth watching, I will strongly reimburse this show is very worth watching.

Speaking of martial arts movies, any Mortal Kombat fans as excited as I am?

 

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I cut the cord last week...if only for a short while! No TV, no cell phones, no internet, no computers, no nothing...Instead I got hooked on to a new cord!...

After months of inactivity and disconnect with the outside world, my son and his girl, one of my oldest friends, and my wife and I headed up north. My buddy has a chalet at the base of the Blue Mountains, backing on to Georgian Bay; so we spent the days snowmobiling and ice-fishing, and the nights skiing the hills under the lights. I tried kite-skiing on a frozen lake for the first time...it's a shame I didn't know about the sport -or if it was even a sport- when I was younger, because it's the best feeling in the world...but a little hard on old bones!

This is the sport: done by people who know what they're doing!

For you Cali boys who may not be familiar with ice-fishing, this is it:
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Bonus: My son asked his longtime girlfriend to marry him under the Northern Lights -Aroura Borealis- in the middle of a lake! ...She said "yes"; so looks like there's going to be a wedding to plan for!....I mean pay for!!
 

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I cut the cord last week...if only for a short while! No TV, no cell phones, no internet, no computers, no nothing...Instead I got hooked on to a new cord!...

After months of inactivity and disconnect with the outside world, my son and his girl, one of my oldest friends, and my wife and I headed up north. My buddy has a chalet at the base of the Blue Mountains, backing on to Georgian Bay; so we spent the days snowmobiling and ice-fishing, and the nights skiing the hills under the lights. I tried kite-skiing on a frozen lake for the first time...it's a shame I didn't know about the sport -or if it was even a sport- when I was younger, because it's the best feeling in the world...but a little hard on old bones!

This is the sport: done by people who know what they're doing!

For you Cali boys who may not be familiar with ice-fishing, this is it:
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Bonus: My son asked his longtime girlfriend to marry him under the Northern Lights -Aroura Borealis- in the middle of a lake! ...She said "yes"; so looks like there's going to be a wedding to plan for!....I mean pay for!!
That kite-skiing looks fun as shit! Might have to try that some time. Also have many fond memories of ice fishing growing up in Minnesota. The pictures you posted show some kind of a tent set up, whereas my experience involved some upgraded (if not simple) accommodations.............and yes, I have seen some of them go in the "drink". :roflmao:


Also, congrats on your son and his new fiance!
 
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Just finished "Your Honor", still not sure what I think about the ending, but overall was a wonderful series.

Just started watching a new series that I'm absolutely hooked on called "Ted Lasso" starringJason Sudeiskis, who I've always been a fan of. If you're interested in a comedy themed sports show, I would highly recommend it. It's about a small time American Football Coach who is hired by a British Socialite (after her husband divorces her and she gets the soccer team in the divorce) to coach a Professional Soccer team in London - for which he has no experience.
 
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We've been back on the binge since getting back in to town!
Started a new show...I had started reading the book by Philip K Dick a while back but lost interest...happens to me a lot! "The Man in the High Castle"!

The acting and storyline are ok...but the concept is outstanding!
 

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We've been back on the binge since getting back in to town!
Started a new show...I had started reading the book by Philip K Dick a while back but lost interest...happens to me a lot! "The Man in the High Castle"!

The acting and storyline are ok...but the concept is outstanding!
I was watching football with my dad in 1999 when CBS ran a promo for their upcoming Survivor TV series.
Boy was I jazzed! This looked tailor-made for an outdoorsman like me, who, well, sometimes needs to "survive"
some sketchy nature scenarios. :D I eagerly awaited the first episodes in 2000, and was initially delighted:
CBS dumped a bunch of excited contestants on Pulau Tiga and the contest for survival was on! :)
Except it soon became clear that it wasn't really about survival skills at all...it was more of a soap opera
with contestants voting against one another...being sneaky was more the game, than survival.
I gave up after a few episodes, and haven't watched any of Survivor in 20 years.

In early 2015 a guy I know--and respect for his knowledge of history--told me to check out
The Man in the High Castle on Netflix. He knew that the (alt history) concept would really appeal to me.
And it did. For much of the first episode. But pretty soon the concept took a back seat to that
soap opera style drama again. :tdown: I hung in there for maybe 3 episodes, on the treadmill, hoping that it
would re-focus on the fascinating "what if?" of the premise. Sadly it didn't. So, another show that I had high hopes for, devolved to the sort of soap opera drama that Americans evidently crave...

In 2017 or 2018 I was at a gal-pal's house, and noticed some gorgeous landscapes on her TV.
I asked what it was, and she said "It's a Kevin Costner show called Yellowstone...it's cool."
I said something like: "It's beautiful...it looks very much like where I was just camping!" Intrigued,
but no longer having cable, I looked it up on Rotten Tomatoes, to see that it only had a rating of
about 50% :oops: (which is an awful score, by RT standards) and the summary said:
"Yellowstone proves too melodramatic to be taken seriously, diminishing the effects
of the talented cast and beautiful backdrops."
:eek:
Which, in my terminology, sounds like "TV even turned my beloved Yellowstone into a cheesy soap opera." Some day I may still get around to it (I try to keep an open mind)...but for now I have maybe 50 hours
of 4K Yellowstone video...of bears, wolves, bison, waterfalls, mountains, etc., so I think I'm better off
watching those.

I acknowledge that the problem is me: Clearly most people want soap opera (God, I've read 100
headlines--in "news" sections of the 'net--about the current Bachelor, and some guy named 'Matt' ?!?)......and it just seems like much of pop entertainment can't avoid going there. I do love BBC Planet Earth (old & "new"), esp. the 4K stuff...

On a more positive note, I finally binged Fleabag (an astonishing 100% on RT!) :eek:...and it did feel original...
:) Phoebe Waller-Bridge is my new crush! (and the entire series can be viewed in under 5.5 hours!)
 
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I was watching football with my dad in 1999 when CBS ran a promo for their upcoming Survivor TV series.
Boy was I jazzed! This looked tailor-made for an outdoorsman like me, who, well, sometimes needs to "survive"
some sketchy nature scenarios. :D I eagerly awaited the first episodes in 2000, and was initially delighted:
CBS dumped a bunch of excited contestants on Pulau Tiga and the contest for survival was on! :)
Except it soon became clear that it wasn't really about survival skills at all...it was more of a soap opera
with contestants voting against one another...being sneaky was more the game, than survival.
I gave up after a few episodes, and haven't watched any of Survivor in 20 years.

In early 2015 a guy I know--and respect for his knowledge of history--told me to check out
The Man in the High Castle on Netflix. He knew that the (alt history) concept would really appeal to me.
And it did. For much of the first episode. But pretty soon the concept took a back seat to that
soap opera style drama again. :tdown: I hung in there for maybe 3 episodes, on the treadmill, hoping that it
would re-focus on the fascinating "what if?" of the premise. Sadly it didn't. So, another show that I had high hopes for, devolved to the sort of soap opera drama that Americans evidently crave...

In 2017 or 2018 I was at a gal-pal's house, and noticed some gorgeous landscapes on her TV.
I asked what it was, and she said "It's a Kevin Costner show called Yellowstone...it's cool."
I said something like: "It's beautiful...it looks very much like where I was just camping!" Intrigued,
but no longer having cable, I looked it up on Rotten Tomatoes, to see that it only had a rating of
about 50% :oops: (which is an awful score, by RT standards) and the summary said:
"Yellowstone proves too melodramatic to be taken seriously, diminishing the effects
of the talented cast and beautiful backdrops."
:eek:
Which, in my terminology, sounds like "TV even turned my beloved Yellowstone into a cheesy soap opera." Some day I may still get around to it (I try to keep an open mind)...but for now I have maybe 50 hours
of 4K Yellowstone video...of bears, wolves, bison, waterfalls, mountains, etc., so I think I'm better off
watching those.

I acknowledge that the problem is me: Clearly most people want soap opera (God, I've read 100
headlines--in "news" sections of the 'net--about the current Bachelor, and some guy named 'Matt' ?!?)......and it just seems like much of pop entertainment can't avoid going there. I do love BBC Planet Earth (old & "new"), esp. the 4K stuff...

On a more positive note, I finally binged Fleabag (an astonishing 100% on RT!) :eek:...and it did feel original...
:) Phoebe Waller-Bridge is my new crush! (and the entire series can be viewed in under 5.5 hours!)
I had the exact same reaction to survivor and was disappointed it wasn't remotely about survival.
 

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Well TH17, I think had it been strictly about survival, they'd have a hard time finding contestants!...
All but one contestant don't make it?...Shit, I'd watch that!!:roflmao:
Exactly! Like Lost, the preview/premace sold itself so hard you were hooked for several seasons/rehashes before you realize this show sucks or in Lost's case just out and out only cares if your tuning in, damn a story. And who said it was last man/woman alive? *Somewhat sadistic*, but that would be way more watchable than the last 20 years output of the TV and Hollywood blockbusters we got.
 
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Exactly! Like Lost, the preview/premace sold itself so hard you were hooked for several seasons/rehashes before you realize this show sucks or in Lost's case just out and out only cares if your tuning in, damn a story. And who said it was last man/woman alive? *Somewhat sadistic*, but that would be way more watchable than the last 20 years output of the TV and Hollywood blockbusters we got.
LOL...I was just pointing out that in a contest purely about SURVIVAL, where there's one winner, the losers -by definition- would not have "survived"! It was just a joke!!...And yes, a "somewhat sadistic" joke!!

I didn't watch "Lost" like most of the younger generation who were hooked in to it while the show was going on and watched it regularly, week to week, season to season...I binged it in a couple of weeks in Barbados; and to this day, it remains as one of my favorite shows! I don't know if the tropic setting I was in had something to do with it, or perhaps I was "lost" myself at the time and identified with the premise, but the show really resonated with me and I intend to watch it again at some point.
Interesting side-note...I remember the reason why we were cooped up indoors, binging on shows while paradise was literally outside our doorsteps, was fear of "Chikungunya" that was sweeping through the islands at the time! More than half of the people I knew in Barbados had gotten it, and if you watch someone struggle with Chikungunya or even Dengue, you'd think they're going to die!

This passage from the CDC points to the 2013 epidemic in the Caribbean that I was referring to:

Chikungunya virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. The most common symptoms of infection are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash. Outbreaks have occurred in countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In late 2013, chikungunya virus was found for the first time in the Americas on islands in the Caribbean. There is a risk that the virus will be imported to new areas by infected travelers. There is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat chikungunya virus infection. Travelers can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites. When traveling to countries with chikungunya virus, use insect repellent, wear long sleeves and pants, and stay in places with air conditioning or that use window and door screens.
 
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