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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby goldenroad » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:56 pm

The League is probably my new favorite show on Netflix. I've watched all 4 seasons at least 3 times now, plus I've downloaded and watched all of season 5, and it just doesn't get old and it doesn't ever slip. Not that there isn't the occasional episode where the premise is completely asinine, but the improv is so good that the quality of the "writing" rarely matters at all. It's heavily improvised, Curb-style, and the characters are all just amazing. I think it's got enough of a following that it doesn't matter if more people start watching it, but I still can't recommend it enough if you're into shows like Curb and It's Always Sunny.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby AsianGirl » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:32 pm

^ I was planning on checking this out until I read "Curb-style."

Not a fan of Larry David. Nor Seinfeld.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby goldenroad » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:10 pm

Yeah, you probably won't like it then, but it's worth a shot...it's not that New York Seinfeld-y humor, but it is a lot of arguing and rivalry and what have you. I'd say check out Season 2 episode 2 if you want a sampler. It's one of the first episodes that the character Rafi appears in, and that guy is pure id.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby piper » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:43 pm

Cool flick. Worth watching.


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Thirty years, three generations, and a lifetime later, award-winning filmmaker Ralph Arlyck returns to San Francisco in search of Sean, the boy who was the subject of his controversy-sparking 1969 documentary.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby willbreathes » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:21 am

Rare Exports is an excellent take on Santa Claus.

Slow burn type of movie, like Alien.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby El Bastarde » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:24 pm

^ I was planning on checking this out until I read "Curb-style."

Not a fan of Larry David. Nor Seinfeld.


I certainly seem to like Larry David since I loved Seinfeld but I do not like Curb. I think it’s because I just don’t get into the improv since a lot of it leads to awkward scenes that don’t seem that funny.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby goldenroad » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:22 pm

Great rock-doc here:

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If you didn't already love Big Star, get ready to. Chris Bell's story is really one of the most tragic in the history of rock and roll.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby fone » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:06 pm

Hot dog, just five more days until season 2 of House of Cards! They're releasing the whole season at one time on Netflix which is awfully nice of them.

Also read where they've approved the third season already. Just hope Spacey doesn't become too full of himself and his character.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby goldenroad » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:41 pm

^ I like House of Cards, but I can't make it through that last episode of Season 1. I've tried twice and fallen asleep both times....(maybe "Try smoking less weed, Klein" would be a fair judgment), but it sounds like there was no real resolution either way, so I'm fired up for Season 2.

Best thing on Netflix recently imho is this standup special from John Mulaney. I had actually seen it before it was on Netflix, but I watched it again anyway because it is that good. Guy is not breaking any new ground, but all his bits are funny and he's just a really likable comedian.

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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby El Bastarde » Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:10 pm

(maybe "Try smoking less weed, Klein" would be a fair judgment)

Nonsense. A good show should have the potheads in mind.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby goldenroad » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:39 pm

Just got an email that Comedy Bang Bang season 2 is up on Netflix. Get on it. Easily the best comedy "variety show" in years. Plus Scott Aukerman kind of likes Phish...I think.

Also watched this doc the other night:

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I had no idea how influential and important that record label was and how many of my favorite bands came from there. My Bloody Valentine, Sugar, Jesus and Mary Chain, Television Personalities, Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream and of course Oasis. Pretty cool story of some guys making music history out of basically just an ability to know talent when they saw it.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby willbreathes » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:17 am

Mud!!!!!

Watch it.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby GratefulPhish » Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:49 am

^Far as I can tell it's not on there..
rather be on tour..
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby piper » Thu May 08, 2014 1:18 am

Just got sucked into this doc. Very cool Oscar winner. :thumbup:

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Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby willbreathes » Thu May 08, 2014 12:19 pm

Let The Fire Burn.

About the 70-80s West Philadelphia MOVE group.

I somehow had never heard of this.

Documentary with no interviews, just found footage.

Fantastic movie.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby El Bastarde » Thu May 08, 2014 2:28 pm

Documentary with no interviews, just found footage.

Sometimes I love these the most…in the end, we really want old footage and if you can just use that to tell the story, it’s a cool method. That 30 for 30 on the OJ White Bronco chase did the same thing and it’s one of my favorites.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby willbreathes » Fri May 09, 2014 1:06 am

I am not into car racing at all, but I am way into Anton Senna from his documentary with found footage. It was on Netflix, not sure if still is.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby jawbone » Fri May 09, 2014 4:21 am

Finally got to watch the Big Chill last night. Great addition to the stock.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby fone » Fri May 09, 2014 1:23 pm

Bray dee, Bray dee, Bray dee! :wave:

We watched a movie last night with probably one of my favorite Keanu Reeves performances as Donnie Barksdale, a wife beating, redneck sonofabitch. It's called The Gift with Cate Blanchette. Giovanni Ribisi, also one of my favorite actors, had a pivotal role in this thriller.

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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby Katiemay » Sat May 10, 2014 2:38 pm

I have been a fan of Giovanni Ribisi since "My Two Dads!" It's wonderful that he has been working steadily as an actor that long.

My before bed NF show the past few months has been Fringe. It's enjoyable enough. Walter Bishop makes it though.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby willbreathes » Sat May 10, 2014 3:04 pm

^ I just started Fringe the other day. Heard really good things, there were moments during the pilot where I almost gave up though. Joshua Jackson is a terrible actor I think.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby Katiemay » Sun May 11, 2014 2:02 pm

Joshua Jackson IS a terrible actor! It only gets worse in that dept as you go, because there are episodes that require him to 'bring it' and he is incapable. I find him very handsome, so I forgive it more than I typically would, but yeah, he should thank his lucky stars that he has managed to land 2 successful television shows with that (lack of) talent. I think John Noble (Walter) is the only worthwhile actor on the show. Fringe is like a non-thinking man's X-Files.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby El Bastarde » Mon May 12, 2014 3:49 pm

I’ve read a lot of things on the massive plotholes that were created as Fringe goes on and on. Seems to be a JJ Abrams tradition to create them in every show he works on. From what I’ve heard, it’s one of those shows that got worse plotwise as it went on.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby ladyphish » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:46 am

Sooooo, this is happening in a few days...


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