Netflix recommendations

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

  1. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Yup definitely hooked on Manhunter now, aside from the breakthrough research and the diversion into investigation it's the little nuances about the main characters lives outside of their employment that draws me in.
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  2. Leafster

    Leafster From the FRow

    I've watched the first season. It's OK but not something I felt I needed to watch the next episode straight away. The Captain's English accent has to be an homage to Dick van Dyke though.
  3. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    Yes, that’s it. It’s not particularly compelling and the acting is pretty poor but it’s a good romp and a genre I like so I’ll probably just dip in and out of it.

    The captain’s English accent is diabolical. I googled the actor to see if he had Australian/South African/Cockney/French/German ancestry but he’s American.
  4. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    I watched about 4 maybe 5 eps of frontier and may go back to it at some point. Its OK, I'd put it on the 'rattling yarn' take as well, many buckles swashed. Thats what carries it. A sharpe or a hornblower perhaps (although hornblowers naval battles were the tits iirc)
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  5. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    Long John Silver with shagging and swearing.
  6. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    Just finished The Punisher. Liked it lots though JJ and LC are my favourites of this Marvel batch. Had to look away and hold my hands in front of my face just to be on the safe side for much of episode 3 and some bits of two later episodes as the violence got too grim to see. But I can't help but like the character and all the raaaaaaaaaaar was quite cathartic.

    I also watched the Elon Musk vehicle, Mars. Anyone seen that? Weird, propagandist docudrama type stuff. Fascinating and entertaining and manipulative, with (deliberately?) sloppy editing.
  7. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I really enjoyed Punisher. I started watching Mars yesterday, but fell asleep. Science makes me sleepy.
  8. dervish

    dervish if you flibble when you wibble, don't wobble

    Just started Mars, it's about half a drama about colonists landing on Mars to start a colony in the year 2033 and half interviews with Elon Musk and associated people about where we are now, (well 2016) it's very interesting. Shame they only made 6 episodes and then canned it.
  9. ice-is-forming

    ice-is-forming Well-Known Member

    The Black List. 7 seasons , 20+ episodes a season :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
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  10. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    I've sat through all of both series of Frontier ... think s2 was a bit of a waste of time though as neither its plot nor its scope expand very interestingly. Pete Postlethwaite has a bit more fun in s2 being even more repugnant than before. There's a bit of anachronistic trans politics over a woman on a ship's crew and a great deal of ladies' clothing unsuitable to the period. The accents get worse and worse. Jason Momoa rucks a bit. It passes the time but I'm pretty sure you could catch something more worthwhile elsewhere.
  11. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    choice last night was 'continue frontier, or watch Nazi Supergirl get killed in Legends of Tomorrow'

    Nazi Supergirl it was
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  12. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    Does anyone know if there's a way to stop the annoying video preview pop-ups when browsing Netflix now? I can't find anything in settings. You can mute the volume but the videos still play. Annoying me.
  13. T & P

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

    I love that series, and just at the weekend we binge watched the entire S12. I am happy to report that great as all the seasons had been so far, S12 for me is even greater and then some. Absolute vintage stuff :D
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2017
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  14. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    I know we are quite saturated with series concerning narcotrafficos but the recent "El Chapo" is the best of the lot imo. It is less filtered through the yankee perspective anyway (it is still funded by US money I think, but it definitely feels more like a mexican production).
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  15. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    ... and this was well worth a watch too I thought. Quite melodramatic and soapy, but I guess that is appropriate to the story.
  16. Hellsbells

    Hellsbells World's best procrastinator

    We just finished watching It's the end of the Fxxxing world. Quite quirky with dark humour. Really liked it.
    It ended too soon
  17. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    I really liked American Vandal, funny take on Serial type shows and life in American high school.
  18. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    All subtitles though, right?
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  19. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    Yeah, the guy didn't need to bother learning english.
  20. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    I’ve just binged S1 of Detectorists.

    It’s a rather lovely thing isn’t it?
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  21. Oldboy

    Oldboy Well-Known Member

    Watched the finale last night, all 3 series have been perfect - it'll be much missed.
  22. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I am kind of liking Glitch in a 'it's something - can watch while cooking' kinda way
  23. Opera Buffa

    Opera Buffa griddling

    Just finished Manhunt: The Unabomber. Very cheesy cliched start (nearly gave up on it after 15 mins) but thankfully stuck with it as it improves and then some. It follows the (somewhat fictionalised) attempt to catch a man who fastidiously left no forensic evidence in his bombs by instead looking at patterns and similarities in the language of his letters and writings.

    It even pulls off a rare feat of humanising the Unabomber, not sure how I feel about that TBH.

    For those who have watched it I was surprised at how certain outlandish scenes in the series seem to be basically true, according to Ted Kaczynski's Wiki.

    I would give it 8/10.
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  24. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Been catching up with Season 2 of Travelers (sic). I'm a sucker for a time travel caper, and I enjoy this. But can I ask one thing, please? Can the writers just calm down about how pretty Marcy is? Yes, yes, she's very pretty, but how many men do we have to have that are unable to function in her presence? The nice social worker guy, OK. (Though I do think he needs to get a grip). But now the Doctor with the extremely well-groomed beard? It's a bit over done now, cheers.
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  25. keybored

    keybored ㋛̶̶̵̙̜̝̖̝̭̎̀̔̌̕

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  26. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    The Sinner. Good show. Bill Pullman was great. Plot tie up was ok, but left a couple of glaring questions that I can not ignore.

    I suspect a follow up show with Pullman's character will be commissioned soon.
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  27. Mordi

    Mordi Amoral adventurist

    I enjoyed GLOW, but not sure I'll bother with another season. Was expecting it to broaden out a little and maybe develop more of the character's frustration with the sexism and power imbalance in their work. Which doesn't really happen. The costumes are great though and it's entertaining.
  28. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    It's great, but there was no Series 1 synopsis! Had to trawl YouTube to remind me WTF went on before.
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  29. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    i'm a climbing movie junkie and just watched meru again :cool:

    iirc it's one of a series of equally wtf climbing docs - hopefully they'll get the others up too :)
  30. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    I'm still trying to remember!

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