Netflix recommendations

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

  1. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Ooo brilliant, thank you!! :thumbs:
  2. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Tbh we'd have preferred it with subs Orang Utan but I've no idea how to do that
  3. Orang Utan


    On Netflix? There's a speech bubble icon you can press before/during play. Mind's switched on so it always defaults to subs, as I appear to be going deaf and/or actors seem to do a lot of mumbling these days.
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  4. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Anyone watched The Cloverfield Paradox yet? It's been absolutely ravaged by the critics everywhere....I've not found a positive review for it yet.
  5. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Re: dubbed, you can change that in the settings and get it in German with English subs. Far better.

    And it's really not like Stranger Things. It's far more grown up, has a different premise entirely. Stick with it, I think it's worth it. Excellent television.
  6. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Another vote for End of the F**ing World. I though the 2 leads were great and as well as Alan Partridge's Lynn, it was fun to see Super Hans pop up as a copper :D
    Great soundtrack as well.
  7. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    I just sort of accidentally watched “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable,” I say accidentally because I just wanted something a bit dull to tune out from and divers looked suitable.

    I'll put the rest in a spoiler.

    ... I managed to watch it all (I dozed off for between 10 minutes and about 15 minutes at the beginning I think but had half an ear on it) without really twigging that it wasn't real. I mean every now and then I thought 'oh come on now' but it was only with the very last shot that I realised I'd properly been had. And I feel ok about it, unlike a lot of netflix commenters. I don't know much about Hirst so I'm not sure if everyone else knew about his recent exhibition and therefore just knew immediately it was fake.

    I preferred this more than the shark in a tank or a crystal skull I think.
  8. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    dervish has been watching these, I thought the bits I saw were interesting.
  9. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Cheers Orang Utan and Vintage Paw - I had no idea. I will be putting the subtitles on tonight though! Bad dubbing always makes me laugh, and ruins serious stuff!
  10. cheesethief

    cheesethief Well-Known Member

    Saw the Cloverfield Paradox last night...

    Kinda wish I'd not bothered. Total pile of drivel.
  11. girasol

    girasol Ubuntu

    Started watching Eastsiders, randomly. First season is just 10-15 mins episodes (it started off on YouTube then it got crowdfunded on Kickstarter), second season moves on to longer 25/30 mins episodes. Third episode (Sex Therapy) is really funny and the writer/protagonist has a resemblance to a young Hugh Laurie, but better looking . ;)

    From wikipedia
    EastSiders is an American dark comedy web series created by Kit Williamson. It premiered on YouTube on December 14, 2012, and began streaming through Logo TV's website on April 23, 2013. Set in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, the series follows couple Cal (Williamson) and Thom (Van Hansis) as they struggle with infidelity and substance abuse. It also explores the relationship between Kathy (Constance Wu), Cal's best friend, and her boyfriend Ian (John Halbach) as they reach their six-month anniversary, making it Kathy's longest relationship.
    After the first two episodes were released on December 14 and December 21, 2012, the series received considerable attention for its portrayal of gay characters whose sexual orientation does not serve as a plot point. The remaining seven episodes were funded by a Kickstarter campaign. On April 2, 2013, it was announced that the series was picked up for distribution through Logo TV's website, and the remainder of the season premiered on April 23, 2013. The second season premiered on September 15, 2015, through Vimeo's on demand service.
  12. lazythursday

    lazythursday Well-Known Member

    I quite like Eastsiders - i'm on the third season - some very funny bits, esp the STD clinic in season 2. There are also some supremely irritating bits - awful LA hipster types - but on the whole its entertaining and it's the best gay content on Netflix at the moment.
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  13. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    There's a low budget sci-film called Origin Wars on Netflix and it's really quite good. Loads of nods to loads of other sci-fi and action adventure films.

    It does a lot with a little and I really enjoyed it.
  14. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

    I binged Altered Carbon. I very much enjoyed it.

    But was left wondering why filmmakers have a problem with cocks? Most of the ladies in the show at some point were naked: fighting in the nude, bonking, walking around - basically anything. One chap's chap is seen.

    It seems like I'm complaining I'm not seeing enough cock on TV, I'm not really. I'm just wondering in an age when full nudity in TV seems to be standard practice why willies make such few appearances.
  15. dervish

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

    Cos cocks are ugly.
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  16. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....


    Imagine if some of junior members of the team behind one of the weaker films at the tail end of the American Pie franchise got stoned one night and decided to make a film about democratic education...


    This is kinda it.

    It's a not particularly good American college comedy by numbers that seems to stumble upon the occasional genuinely radical notion and nascent political critique of the education system but doesn't really notice that it's doing so. Or does it?

  17. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

  18. snadge

    snadge metal alchemist

    It's not, it's cliched garbage, tried watching it and gave up, some of the worst acting and production I have ever had the misfortune of watching, if this is the sort of shite Netflix are flinging money at now, woe betide them.

    Altered Carbon on the other hand, although badly acted was bingeworthy.
  19. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    Season 3 of line of duty is now up on netflix - its fucking ace! Watching the last episode tonight.
  20. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby this means nothing to me

    There's been a few in GoT, friend of mine got to complaining about it, calling it Game of Dongs :rolleyes:

    Of course, he'd no problem with the acres of female nudity, of course...
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  21. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    You could just watch porn.
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  22. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Male actors are afraid to get their cocks out because they think the world of the penis is a GoCompare ad and get worried they won't match up. Lots of male leads won't do full frontal (and have it written in to contracts).
  23. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    I guess its cos a floppy cock is a bit crap and you cant show a hard-on on TV.
  24. BoxRoom

    BoxRoom Flip.

    They did in American Gods. Wondering if the rules have changed?
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  25. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    and Deuce
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  26. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    When was the last time you saw actual female genitalia on TV anyway? I seem to remember one in GoT and being a bit shocked. Pubic hair is not a vulva.
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  27. T & P

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

    Whatever you do, don’t watch horror film The Open House. The biggest pile of shit i’ve ever seen and no mistake. Netflix must be swimming in cash to even think considering financing such fucking diabolical shambles.

    With that in mind, full marks to the team who put together the trailer for the film (the reason why we decided to give it a go). Never before has anyone managed to create an intriguing and engaging trailer out of such load of utter bollocks.
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  28. girasol

    girasol Ubuntu

    Yeah, some of it was grating but I finished it and it didn't leave a bad taste in my mouth! So I recommend it.

    Watched first three episodes of Dark tonight, in German with subtitles, as recommended. Very good so far! Visually, musically... Very satisfying. Had to read about it after, just to firm up the characters in my mind, in preparation for the forthcoming episodes. Can't wait to watch more!
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  29. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    The Good Place is great! Who would ever have thought that there would be an American show starring Ted Danson that would be basically about moral philosophy. I feel very happy with the way the world is going right now :)

    I love Janet with a passion I have not had for many other characters in anything ever.
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  30. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    really works with the short time limit- no over run or slack n an episode.
    I thought of Chidi last night as I stuck on an audiobook of Beyond Good and Evil (the fun never stops here etc etc). He's become the funniest character for me, just his existential inability to choose because of consequences and moral traps. lols.

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