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Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Post by Number 6 » 08 May 2019, 08:39

Pham Nuwen wrote:
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Number 6 wrote:
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Pham Nuwen wrote:
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Cobra Kai on YouTube is still way better than it has any right to be. The guy who plays Johnny Lawrence actually learned to act at some point.
I'm just glad that my working theory about Daniel-son being an aggressive asshole has born fruit.
I am entertained by the use the show has made of the "Daniel was a bully" narrative.
Because there was no suspension of disbelief. Daniel-son was an aggressive asshole. Lawrence literally went out of his way to avoid conflict but Daniel-son just used those times to keep needling him. They were teenagers and the only one who tried to be a grownup was Lawrence. How much is a teenager supposed to take before they do the stupid teenager routine?
No doubt Daniel kept the conflict going when he didn't need to. At the same time, Lawrence and his brethren were pretty serious pricks. I do find Lawrence's character arc in this show interesting. Come to think of it, his character is the only one I'm really invested in.
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 08 May 2019, 10:15

I have only watched an episode or two but Daniel-son being a car salesman was pretty awesome.
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Post by Ellie » 26 May 2019, 18:25

Dead to Me is soapy, but very good and entertaining for what it is. I recommend it!

Fair warning: it does deal with death of a spouse (and death of a parent when you are a kid), and with pregnancy loss, particularly in the first few episodes.
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Post by Ellie » 15 Jul 2019, 18:19

I'm very much enjoying Blown Away on Netflix. It's a glassblowing competition show and it's lovely.

Although I do laugh EVERY SINGLE TIME they say each artist has their own personal glory hole.
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Post by lunchstealer » 15 Jul 2019, 19:43

Ellie wrote:
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I'm very much enjoying Blown Away on Netflix. It's a glassblowing competition show and it's lovely.

Although I do laugh EVERY SINGLE TIME they say each artist has their own personal glory hole.
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Post by dhex » 29 Jul 2019, 16:12

Tuca and bertie is a good show and I hope someone else picks it up.
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Post by Number 6 » 29 Jul 2019, 18:49

Ellie wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 18:19
I'm very much enjoying Blown Away on Netflix. It's a glassblowing competition show and it's lovely.

Although I do laugh EVERY SINGLE TIME they say each artist has their own personal glory hole.
Agreed in full.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 04 Aug 2019, 02:15

So who do we think Jerry was talking about in the Bridget Everett episode of Comedians in Cars that got him so worked up?
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 04 Aug 2019, 23:40

Hugh Akston wrote:
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So who do we think Jerry was talking about in the Bridget Everett episode of Comedians in Cars that got him so worked up?
We don't know and we're very annoyed by that fact.

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Post by Mo » 13 Aug 2019, 04:57

Those rat soup, eating honky motherfuckers pulled it off.

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Post by Hugh Akston » 17 Sep 2019, 16:33



Two Paul Rudds seems like the right number of Paul Rudds.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 27 Sep 2019, 12:37

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Post by Painboy » 07 Oct 2019, 20:05

Recently watched the first two seasons of Dark. It's a German show that's kind of dark sci-fi, although that doesn't really describe it entirely. It's about time travel which usually isn't something I'm much into, but it does a lot of neat mind bendy things as it has a fairly unique version of time travel.

It is a mystery box kind of show but so far they've kept it together. I don't want to describe too much to avoid spoilers. There's a kind of an unseen oppressive* dread about everything that I dig. You'll want to pay careful attention to character names as different actors are used for older and younger versions. The show does a pretty good job of helping you sort through it but it helps to keep the names in mind.

The original is in German with subtitles but Netflix defaults to an English dub. So you'll have to manually set the language and subtitles in the show menu. I don't know if the English dub is any good as I haven't seen any of it.

*The cool intriguing kind of oppressive, not the I can't bare to watch this anymore kind.

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Post by Hugh Akston » 10 Oct 2019, 15:02



1) Throw a dart at David Attenborough's filmography and you'll probably hit a series with birds of paradise. In fact he already dedicated a whole feature to them.

2) I hope the presentation in the actual documentary isn't as goofy as it is in the trailer.

3) otoh, "Narrated by Stephen Fry" makes it kinda hard to pass up.
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Post by Warren » 11 Oct 2019, 15:36

Hugh Akston wrote:
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3) otoh, "Narrated by Stephen Fry" makes it kinda hard to pass up.
Actually, I'm getting a little tired of his goofy smugness. Given that I've seen at least two of Attenborough's B of P sequences, it's kind of easy to pass up.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 21 Oct 2019, 13:21

Things are going great over here, why do you ask?
For the second time this year, Netflix is offering $2 billion in debt to fund its investment in content, including original programming, content acquisitions, investments, and more. The news was announced on Monday morning, and was followed by a slight dip in Netflix’s stock price.

The decision to increase its investment in content production follows Netflix’s well-received earnings beat last week, when it reported revenues of $5.24 billion versus the $5.25 billion expected, and EPS of $1.47 versus the $1.07 expected. Despite missing on subscriber numbers in Q3, Netflix’s stock quickly surged on the news.
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Post by nicole » 31 Oct 2019, 13:38

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Post by Jasper » 01 Nov 2019, 10:03

Painboy wrote:
07 Oct 2019, 20:05
Recently watched the first two seasons of Dark. It's a German show that's kind of dark sci-fi, although that doesn't really describe it entirely. It's about time travel which usually isn't something I'm much into, but it does a lot of neat mind bendy things as it has a fairly unique version of time travel.

It is a mystery box kind of show but so far they've kept it together. I don't want to describe too much to avoid spoilers. There's a kind of an unseen oppressive* dread about everything that I dig. You'll want to pay careful attention to character names as different actors are used for older and younger versions. The show does a pretty good job of helping you sort through it but it helps to keep the names in mind.

The original is in German with subtitles but Netflix defaults to an English dub. So you'll have to manually set the language and subtitles in the show menu. I don't know if the English dub is any good as I haven't seen any of it.

*The cool intriguing kind of oppressive, not the I can't bare to watch this anymore kind.
Yeah, big fan of Dark.
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 01 Nov 2019, 12:28

Actually, I think it was on Amazon Prime, but last night I watched a documentary about someone hiking something called the Hayduke Trail in Utah and Arizona and never before in my life had I so thoroughly realized (sorry Andrew and others who enjoy trail hiking) how completely absurd I find the idea of doing something like that.

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Post by Andrew » 01 Nov 2019, 15:55

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 12:28
Actually, I think it was on Amazon Prime, but last night I watched a documentary about someone hiking something called the Hayduke Trail in Utah and Arizona and never before in my life had I so thoroughly realized (sorry Andrew and others who enjoy trail hiking) how completely absurd I find the idea of doing something like that.
How was the photography of the scenery? I've heard about that documentary, but really the only reason I'd watch it would be the pretty places. I assume it has lots of hikers talking about hiking, and that's boring/insufferable.
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 01 Nov 2019, 19:35

Andrew wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 15:55
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 12:28
Actually, I think it was on Amazon Prime, but last night I watched a documentary about someone hiking something called the Hayduke Trail in Utah and Arizona and never before in my life had I so thoroughly realized (sorry Andrew and others who enjoy trail hiking) how completely absurd I find the idea of doing something like that.
How was the photography of the scenery? I've heard about that documentary, but really the only reason I'd watch it would be the pretty places. I assume it has lots of hikers talking about hiking, and that's boring/insufferable.
The photography is good, although as someone who has sensibly driven through much of that area I'll say what you already know; namely, that it mostly fails to capture the real experience of seeing it. Really, it's pretty much just a single hiker with a few friends who join him at various legs of the hike and he's not insufferable but, yeah, hikers talking about hiking while they're hiking isn't exactly scintillating, either.

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