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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby SirChompsAlot » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:25 pm

Lately I've been watching Halt and Catch Fire. It's ok. I almost quit about 1/3 of the way through season 1, but a friend pressured me into continuing because "it gets better". I think I'm about 4 or 5 eps into season 2 (of 4), and it's better, but it's still not great. There seems to be some overly dramatic disaster in just about every episode, and the timeline in season 1 was kind of wonky. It didn't jump around or flashback, but some eps would immediately follow the previous one, but some would be weeks if not months ahead.

I'm hoping to wrap it up in the next couple weeks then move on to that HBO series (obvs not on Netflix, sorry) Show Me a Hero starring Oscar Issac.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby Harpua » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:34 pm

^ I have never heard of Halt and Catch Fire, but based on your review I will continue not watching it.

I have a weird recommendation- Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. I watched it after Mike Freeman (NFL Columnist / Bleacher Report writer) gave it a bit of praise. It is a anime Godzilla movie set way in the future, after Godzilla renders Earth uninhabitable. It is weird, nonsensical (at times), chaotic, and it has subtitles, but I was well and truly entertained for the last two-thirds of the movie. Before watching this, I had never watched any anime, and I can't say for certain that I will ever watch anime again, but this is worth watching if you have an hour and a half to kill and you want to watch something weird.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby SirChompsAlot » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:46 pm

Harpua wrote:^ I have never heard of Halt and Catch Fire, but based on your review I will continue not watching it


Heh, it was quite the glowing review. It gets less dramatic over the course of season 2 and starts to get pretty good throughout season 3. I'm still not sure I'd recommend it, but I'm enjoying it and now curious to see how things shake out for almost every character.

I am stupid and really don't care for anything with subtitles. Referencing the movie thread though, I did notice that Godzilla show on Netflix after finding out that the King Kong and Godzilla universes are tied together in some new thing called a MonsterVerse... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MonsterVerse Although that Netflix cartoon is not part of the universe.

I think after I wrap up Halt and Catch Fire I am gonna watch Band of Brothers (instead of that Oscar Issac series), which I hope is still on HBO Go/Now. I've never seen it and everyone talks about how great it is.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby Katiemay » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:34 pm

Never heard of Show Me a Hero. It's on the list now. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby SirChompsAlot » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:31 pm

Katiemay wrote:Never heard of Show Me a Hero. It's on the list now. Thanks for the recommendation.

I can't vouch for whether or not it's any good since I haven't watched it yet, but it looks like it got really good reviews. I'm interested in seeing Oscar Issac in more things since I keep hearing about how great of an actor he is, but from the stuff I've seen him in (Sucker Punch, Ex Machina, and the Star Wars movies), I'm skeptical.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby SirChompsAlot » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:19 pm

I finished Halt and Catch Fire a couple nights ago. Seasons 3 and 4 were excellent and worth getting through the first season. It's kind of hard to recommend that someone slog through S1 to get there, but IMO it was worth it. At least it's only four 10 episode seasons, but that's still a shit ton of time to devote to something.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby willbreathes » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:52 pm

A Stupid & Futile Gesture is a pretty solid film, about National Lampoon.

Also, all of the Jaws are streaming. That first one is a masterpiece, not that anybody needs to be told that.
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