Netflix recommendations

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Jon-of-arc, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    I got as far as 3 and then made a bit of a decision not to carry on. It was just grim. I don't feel any sympathy with him. And the violence was horrible. Does any of that change?
     
  2. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    I started Punisher at work last night with a colleague but I didn’t like the violence or sounds from the violence so just closed my eyes. That’s prob due to being tired & needing something gentler to watch.

    I watched & thouroughly enjoyed Godless.
     
  3. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    If you find the violence unsettling I wouldn't bother. You get used to it but it doesn't change.
     
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  4. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Loving this.
     
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  5. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Oh, if you don't like violence then deffo don't watch it. The change I was referring to was more to do with the formulaic feel of the first episode (wronged anti-hero now living a humble anonymous life stepping up to save the day) transforming into a better written and less cliche-ridden story. But yes, it's grim and violent.
     
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  6. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Just finished this; it's excellent. Subtle is just the right word.
    Couldn't help giggling at the "Sean Connery in Indiana Jones" impersonator casting for Mr Kinnaire :D
     
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  7. crossthebreeze

    crossthebreeze Well-Known Member

    I know - i thought that was a bit funny too :D
     
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  8. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Did you know anything about The Punisher beforehand?
     
  9. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    All episodes of DARK available today. You'll need to put the smartphone down thou, as it's subtitled!
     
  10. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Been watching Godless. Slow developing Western but seems good so far.
     
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  11. Mogden

    Mogden I like tea

    Have just done season 1 of The Good Place. I quite enjoyed that. Will do season 2 but of course I'm annoyed that it's not complete at the moment.
     
  12. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Started War Machine thinking it was the first episode of a series, turns out it's a 2 hour film :oops: :facepalm: :D
     
  13. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    They're sweet but short so you''ll probably do the available S2 episodes in an afternoon.

    And then you'll have to suck it up and wait like the rest of us. And no sympathy here... we've been waiting for longer than you :mad:;)
     
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  14. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!


    No , just came up on my Netflix. I think I needed something more gentle. Recently we have been watching Louis Theroux documentaries whilst on nights. He had quite a soothing voice & I feel like I’m learning something. This was dark & noisy. I may try & watch again but just not as a background thing. Think we did about 3 episodes.
     
  15. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.

    Started Mindhunter tonight and would recommend wholeheartedly so far.
     
  16. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    The Punisher is a weird superhero for them to make a TV series about. He doesn't have any superpowers for a start. He's just a fucked up ex special forces right wing dickhead. He has literally no redeeming features. He's a vigilante who kills people he's "pretty sure" have committed a crime but we're never really told what, outside of them being in a motorbike gang or possibly selling drugs or something. In the first or second episode he kills about ten people for playing cards. Meanwhile the armed robber is let off because he gave him a sandwich once.

    I'm not sure this is laudable.
     
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  17. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Have you started it? It's on my list. It looks great.
     
  18. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    I see what you mean, but i’m starting to suffer from superhero fatigue myself with so many damn films and series coming up in the last 10-15 years, most of which covering your average whiter-than-white knight in a shiny armour.

    So I for one am grateful for a more complex and darker protagonist and story. A bit like what Rogue One is to the Star Wars universe I guess.
     
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  19. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    I don't think he is that complex though. And theres to many flashbacks. I actually didn't mind him on DD that much, but this is self pitying murder shite. And I don't like his adams apple either.
     
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  20. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    I thought the Punisher story in Daredevil was pretty good. The Punisher series was very weak in comparison,
     
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  21. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    this is a good thing! if you claim to have watched something while looking at your phone, you're a liar :D
     
  22. abe11825

    abe11825 Like to take a cement fix

    Back in 2009, I was at a co-worker's house one day and her daughter had Netflix on. I told the kid she needed to watch Harold & Maude and we all ended up watching it. It's a cult movie that never gets old.

    Agreed! You can tell how little Burt cared about being famous!

    It was okay... wasn't complete shit, but still droning. Sandler having a straight role was interesting but not something I've got to say he truly excelled at.

    But the shittiest series to not watch is The Ranch with Ashton Kutcher, Sam Eliot and Danny Masterson. It's all canned laugh tracks and seems too forced. I don't know why it went past one season.

    Regarding Grace & Frankie: Sam Waterston and a stroke - yeah, he definitely seems like he's working through some mental and physical challenges.

    Someone mentioned Disjointed (which was spastic in some places, but good on Kathy Bates for giving it a go), and recently One Of Us. The latter was recommended to me and my mum last weekend and made me realise how much I still don't like Hasidic Jews... although no religion is exempt from having their issues,

    My recs on US Netflix:
    1 documentary - Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010) about an Aussie going on a juice fast for 60 days across the United States and gaining a cult following (in the end) and calling his diet the Reboot diet.

    1 standup - Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60 (2016) because it's Dana Carvey and he's got a bit towards the end about smartphones that's truly hysterical.
     
  23. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

  24. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Just need to finish off dr foster first. :):oops::D:facepalm::thumbs:
     
  25. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

    It's the bloke from Due South! :D

    I liked Alias Grace a lot, really though provoking.

    Annoyingly when I started watching it through my PS4 I got the dubbed version, which really grated. Much better now I figured out how to switch it back to German and subtitles
     
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  26. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    This is getting seriously good feedback*. Will give it a shot later today after errands.

    *86%/91% on RT just one example.
     
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  27. Saffy

    Saffy Under the duvet..

    Just finished episode 5 of DARK and I'm hooked!
    Thought it would be subtitled but it's dubbed and I'm finally used to it. It's really, very good. :thumbs:
     
  28. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Finished Strangers Things S2 - fucking brilliant. Loved it so much!
     
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  29. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    Rome is on netflix. Pre GoT era HBO, and its great. I watched it all at air date so have forgotten most of the dialouge and subplots but the characters and major plot beats keep coming back to me
    special props for Mark Anthony, a barely socialised monster and the equally wrong Attia of the julli as a properly evil roman matriarch
     
  30. marshall

    marshall Well-Known Member

    It IS slow, like 15 mins on breaking a horse, but really enjoyed it. The baddie and his gang truly are godless.
     

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