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Postby willbreathes » Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:52 pm

^ This season of House of Cards was tough to get through, but the last 3 or 4 episodes make up for it.
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Postby willbreathes » Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:53 pm

I think something like Breaking Bad really destroyed television. Every season was excellent, and that is a tough bar to beat.
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Postby goldenroad » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:17 pm

I want to watch some good historic documentaries on Netflix (WWI, Russian Revolution, etc), any Netflix region (love my VPN), anyone have any good recommendations?

I think Bloodline was alright. It was nothing mindblowing, but it's pretty solid. I think I like the setting more than anything, and Sissy, she's a treasure.
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Postby willbreathes » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:12 pm

Master of None is a GREAT new series. Powered through it in about a week, only ten episodes, but still. I would describe it as the new show about nothing.

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Postby goldenroad » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:10 pm

Agreed. Great show. Harris wrote episode 3 or 4 I think (the concert episode) and contributed heavily to the writing before his passing earlier this year. I really didn't expect to like that as much as I did. I gotta say, I was a little depressed after the final episode. Maybe that was not the emotional response it was shooting for, but that's how it hit me, so there you go.

John Mulaney's new standup special "The Comeback kid" is really good too.

Also watched 3 or the 4 new With Bob and David episodes, and maybe it's no the Mr. Show of 20 years ago, but I'm enjoying it. It's just silly humor, and I can get behind that.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby themomadans » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:44 pm

willbreathes wrote:^ This season of House of Cards was tough to get through, but the last 3 or 4 episodes make up for it.


How I rank the HoC seasons:

1 > 3 > 2
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Postby fone » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:30 pm

goldenroad wrote:
John Mulaney's new standup special "The Comeback kid" is really good too.


My grandson has been urging me to watch this special too. Maybe when he comes over tonight.

Found the same thing about season 3 of HoC. Was a real struggle to get through the first several episodes, but we flew by the last few.
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Postby themomadans » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:02 pm

I saw John Mulaney perform at my college about a year and a half ago. He was fantastic. One of the co-stars from his sitcom opened for him, he was also fantastic. I haven't heard the most flattering this about his sitcom but his standup is very worthwhile. "New In Town" is the only special of his I've watched, I believe.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby goldenroad » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:11 am

So, Jessica Jones sure gets pretty stupid right? Like, why do her powers seem to disappear whenever it's convenient for the plot? I won't say much more than that, but I do have two episodes left and I hope it ends as strong as it started, because it certainly fizzles by about episode 8. To be fair, Daredevil had the same issue towards the end of it's first season, but I still look back on it pretty fondly. I'm all in on Netflix original programming though. They might be the best out there next to HBO.
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Postby willbreathes » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:07 pm

^ They are almost their output for next year, too. (16>31)
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Postby willbreathes » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:12 pm

Someone has recently compared all the Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB, and some other ratings for this awesome colored graph.


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Postby El Bastarde » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:57 pm

So, Jessica Jones sure gets pretty stupid right? Like, why do her powers seem to disappear whenever it's convenient for the plot?

Because, that's sadly the common issue with any "Superman" series. Superman/girl is so powerful and can easily smash any villain that they have to nerf him/her in a way. The second Superman movie was all about Supes losing his powers and I think I remember it being done in a later movie too...and, of course, there's always the kryptonite loophole. This Jones show looks like a cool concept but you figure they've got to fall into the same cliches to create drama.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby goldenroad » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:48 pm

Just finished Season 4 of House of Cards. Not going to spoil anything here, but you know, I'm starting to think this Frank Underwood guy might be kind of a jerk.
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Postby fone » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:31 pm

Well, considering what he did to Zoe Barnes in Season 2, I think that just may be an understatement.
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Postby willbreathes » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:31 pm

But what he did to that dog in the first 3 minutes of the series... he is a kind man!
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby ghost » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:58 pm

I put this in the "What are you watching on TV?" thread back in September. Clearly a Netflix show belongs in the Netflix thread. It's been one of the many things on the back burner in my head since then. Now I'm fixing it. Why? Just because. Does anyone notice? Does anyone care?

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It's a Netflix Original. Eight episode first season. Worth checking out.

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Postby ghost » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:03 pm

I've been watching The Ranch. Definitely low brow and heavy on country music and country living. Some good jokes. Nothing incredible, but something to see if you're looking for easy entertainment.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby ladyphish » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:42 am

Grace and Frankie is my jam. Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are hilarious. One of the funniest shows I've ever seen. Season 3 just came out last week.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby ghost » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:14 pm

Ozark. Jason Bateman is a financial planner from Chicago who got involved with laundering money for a drug cartel. Things go wrong, and he has to relocate to Missouri. Pretty good so far (5 of 10 episodes). Lots of interesting characters.

EDIT: I finished the first season or chapter or group of shows or whatever they call it on Netflix. The problem is, when is there going to be more? It just came out last month. It hasn't even officially been given the OK for more episodes. I do think it's worth watching though.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby ghost » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:43 pm

The Wrecking Crew. It's a movie about the session musicians who played all the music on the rock and roll albums in the 60s before the artists were good enough to play their own stuff. It's awesome.

EDIT: And they played on pop albums and everything else. Really worth watching if you like the music from that time.
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Re: Best of Netflix Instant-Queue

Postby El Bastarde » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:04 pm

^Sweet...didn't Leon Russell come from that group? I vaguely remember a few big names coming from them.

Not on Netflix, but I saw The Accountant over the weekend, mostly because I felt obligated due to the profession. Not a bad little movie and a bit better than I expected.
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Postby ghost » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:03 pm

^ yes, Leon Russell
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