Netflix recommendations

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

  1. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    First 3 episodes of Godless, very good, slow but nicely drawn and stunning cinematography.

    Only issue is Jack O'Connell doing what sounds like a Christian Slater impersonation for his accent, interesting choice.

    Jeff Daniels does evil well.
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  2. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    Totally agree, although I have to admit to liking bad Janet a bit too much...:oops:
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  3. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

    Someone used the train thing in a lecture the other day. I think they thought they were being really clever but half the class commented that they’ve been watching The Good Place.
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  4. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    The pace of ideas on the Good Place is just indulgent. Material that could be stretched out for an entire season devoured in 20 minutes. Sometimes I wish they'd slow down just a teeny bit :D
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  5. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    I've watched it too (the good place) but really don't think it was as great as people are making out, it trundled along between silly-funny and dully pretentious and often dragged out a not that good joke for far too long imo. Soz.
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  6. girasol

    girasol Ubuntu

    Yeah, I've been watching it for a while when I have 20 mins to spare and it's far from great. It's more 'mediocre/okish' ;)
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  7. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    I wouldn't describe it as great overall, what it is is "very good" for half-hour long fluff. When I just can't bear another hour of Spiral, or some more Stranger Things, there was The Good Place to let me not give a shit for half an hour and watch something not completely inane for 20 minutes.

    I realise that some people can just turn off completely and Mrs. Brown's Boys will do the trick. But I do have to pay attention to what I'm watching, so it can't be complete shite.
  8. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    This is basically where I am with the good place. It passes the time. I like to always have a good half hour show that I can stream when I'm eating or if I'm on the train. Master of none, it's always sunny, arrested development etc have filled that hole really well and the good place does the job too but just isn't a patch on the others I've mentioned. It's not shit. It's watchable, like fresh Prince or my name is earl.
  9. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    it's good for light moral philosophy but not for laughs, so it's really stretching the definition of comedy. yet still i feel compelled to watch it...
  10. girasol

    girasol Ubuntu

    One of my favourite, short, recent-ish ones is Lady Dynamite (Maria Bamford) - which is funny but also deals with mental health issues in a more satisfactory way (dare I say adult? or maybe in a less romanticised manner) than Crazy Ex-girlfriend.

    I think I may have mentioned it before in here.

    There are only two seasons, which is probably the right amount.
  11. cheesethief

    cheesethief Well-Known Member

    I quite liked the Good Place, nice, mildly entertaining fun, the kind of thing that wouldn't upset your granny. But I was yearning for it to be just a little bit cleverer, a tiny bit deeper, slightly less am-dram...
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  12. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    I loved the first season but hated the first episode of the second season and didn't continue with it. I don't know if the show changed or if I did.
  13. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    I've just started rewatching Fargo s1, in preparation for finally getting around to watching s3. Malvo is a dream. Truly, the whole show is wonderfully acted, written, directed, and edited.
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  14. girasol

    girasol Ubuntu

    it does seem to go in a different direction but still based on her life experiences... Even though it's not written by her, which I was surprised to read! According to Wikipedia

    Maria Bamford was involved in the writing process, but she did not write any episode herself. In spite of the show being based on Bamford's real life, the writers had freedom to modify her experiences for creative purposes. For example, in the pilot episode, Maria puts a bench in front of her house in an effort to promote a sense of community in her neighborhood. This idea came from Bamford's real life.

    Even though she did not take a hands-on approach in the writing of the series, she was in the writers' room often, to discuss ideas and "hang out" with the writers.[5] Writing credits include Kyle McCulloch, former South Park writer, and Jen Statsky, former Parks and Recreation and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writer.
  15. cheesethief

    cheesethief Well-Known Member

    Series 1 is *great*, series 2 is good. Series 3......... I gave up, it was awful, imho. It felt like a cash cow exercise, lacking in vision & creativity, riding on the coat tails of the earlier - vastly better - series & failing to hang on. I was thoroughly disappointed. :(
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  16. T & P

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

    If like me there are any souls out there who enjoyed Breaking Bad but didn't get round to finish all five series, I urge you to do so. I binge-watched the first four seasons years ago but went slightly off the boil with the fifth, and then had to stop the episode with the jail killings as I found them particularly unpleasant, and never felt like continuing.

    Two years later I've found myself at home this week sick with the flu, and decided to carry on where I left it to see how it felt. I'm so glad I did. Absolutely breathtaking television. Just fucking ace. The flashback at the beginning of Ozymandias (itself surely one of the greatest episodes of any series in television history) was as poignant as it was moving. And the series finale somehow managed to cap it all off perfectly :thumbs:
  17. sheothebudworths

    sheothebudworths Up the bum - no babies!!!

    Series two of Marseille just added.
  18. Sea Star

    Sea Star peace and love; peace and love

    I absolutely hated it. Shame because I was looking forward to it. It just made no sense at all and threatened to turn into a comedy at times. In fact there was a point where I decided the humour must have been intentional but after that it turned really tedious. I hope the next film is better. Loved the previous two.
  19. Sea Star

    Sea Star peace and love; peace and love

    Yeah, I liked it. Watched it all in one go as if it was a film - the whole thing joined together is feature film length. I'd have been very happy if I'd paid £15 to see it at the cinema tbh.
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  20. Hellsbells

    Hellsbells World's best procrastinator

    I miss breaking bad so much. Not found anything that lives up to it since
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  21. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Just finished S2. Fucking GOLD!!!!!
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  22. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    I'm near the end of S3 and I don't understand the previous negative reaction, though it is more of the same sort of thing. Worth watching for David Thewlis alone.
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  23. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople is great by the way.

    I'm just watching the first episode of Altered Carbon now. Also favourited some chef thing to watch later, hopefully should be good. I love chef shows.
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  24. blairsh

    blairsh Hail Satan

    Whats the chef show?
  25. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    Chef's table. I've just started it now, Altered Carbon didn't grab me.
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  26. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Oh you don't need to watch chef's table. Just jump to about 14 minutes from the end of each one for the good stuff.
  27. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    Yeah it's not great.
  28. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Meals are great though.
  29. sheothebudworths

    sheothebudworths Up the bum - no babies!!!

    Chef's table is fantastic :cool:
  30. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    I'm watching a good episode about a farm now.

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