Netflix recommendations

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

  1. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    I totally blinked and missed that then SpookyFrank :( Which episode was it in? PM me if you fancy, save spoiling it for anyone.

    Yep, Sarah Gaudon and Elisabeth Moss have been two utterly fantastic choices for two brilliant roles.
     
  2. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Anthropoid

    It's about Operation Anthropoid - the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich - by two Czech soldiers. I didn't know the story, so it was all a big surprise to me, but I totally recommend it. Powerful as fuck, obviously all the more so it being a true story.

    It's got my newfound crush in it too - Cillian Murphy.
     
  3. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    Watched a Spanish paranormal horror film called Veronica last night and quite enjoyed it. I'm not a particular fan of the genre.
     
  4. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Watched a couple of eps of The Good Place yesterday (cos everyone hear was talking so much about it). It was entertaining enough, and it'll make good dinner time tv. Reminded me a bit of the film downsizing.
     
  5. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    Anthony Bourdain The Layover, it's not that great but I do like Bourdain so it's good mindless watching. I'll watch No Reservations next but I have a feeling I've seen most of them.
     
  6. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Thanks for the recommendation!
     
  7. sheothebudworths

    sheothebudworths Up the bum - no babies!!!

    Flint Town.
    Looks like a standard docu-series 'cop show' - and I gave it a swerve to begin with, on that basis - but it's not, especially as it heads towards the last couple of episodes.

     
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  8. I watched all of Girls Incarcerated. It's an American programme following the stories of young women in juvenile detention. It seemed to almost romanticise juvenile prison. It was interesting to hear the girls stories. There's a bit of goddy homophobic stuff in it that was quite uncomfortable though.
     
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  9. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

    I’ve watched that this week, really enjoyed it. KJ was really familar so I googled her and she’s British. She was in Doctor Foster.
     
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  10. Ohhh. I watched Ladies First today. It's about Indian athlete Deepika Kumari. I'm not really into sports documentaries but this was really excellent and quite moving. Def recommend.
     
  11. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    Requiem for the American Dream. If you've read Chomsky nothing really new, if you haven't then you can watch this and get a gist.

    Dirk Gently
    Another TV adaption of an excellent series of books that completely ignores the source material. It's bollocks.
     
  12. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    The source material was pretty terrible though
     
  13. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    That's fighting talk!
     
  14. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Douglas Adams did some great work but that was shite. The Book Of Liff is his best work.
     
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  15. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    I've not read it!
     
  16. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    This is very much a pro-watch.
     
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  17. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    The Stephen Mangan one was quite faithful to the plot and characters of the book.

    But I feel the BBC America one (first series at least, I hear the second one goes off the rails) is more faithful to the tone and spirit of it.
     
  18. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    While I'm waiting for the next series of The Good Place, 'People of Earth' seems a reasonable comedy replacement, 20min episodes about a support group for people who claim to have been abducted by aliens and a journalist who gets close to the story. I've seen 4 eps so far and it's ok.
     
  19. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie BeRightOn

    Just into ep2 now, it’s got potential!
     
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  20. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Up to ep 9 of Jessica Jones 2. Really good.
     
  21. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge beneath the paving stones, a layer of hardcore

    I fancied the sound of that but it doesn't appear to be on Netflix. Where is it available?
     
  22. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie BeRightOn

    Bailed out after ep2! Boring, & no way a touch on S1
     
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  23. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Sorry...nope. Better than first series.
     
  24. veldin

    veldin New Member

    Any Black Mirror fans here? It's a really great Sci-Fi anthology!!
     
  25. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins Well-Known Member

    I
    I watched that last year on Kiwi TV and really liked it.
     
  26. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins Well-Known Member

    That sounds right up my street but is not on Netflix here :(
     
  27. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins Well-Known Member

    I think most people here are fans of that :)
     
  28. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins Well-Known Member

    Tried to watch Altered Carbon. Found it to be one of the worst things I have ever had to endure.
     
  29. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 Well-Known Member

  30. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge beneath the paving stones, a layer of hardcore

    It doesn't do anything for me. I've tried it a couple of times, but it just comes across as not very interesting. It seems like a wealthy metropolitan liberal trying too hard to be edgy and failing. A lovey's take on dystopia. It also signposts the Moral of the Story, which I never like. Unless it's actually Scooby Doo.
     
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