Netflix recommendations

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

  1. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    Midnight Special - kind of indie sci-fi road movie, kid on the run. Really good and doesn't overdo it with sentiment like a Spielberg effort.
     
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  2. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  3. cheesethief

    cheesethief Well-Known Member

  4. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    Except it doesn't unlock any additional content, it just makes it easier to find stuff the crap Netflix interface tends to filter out.
     
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  5. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Cheers, that was my assumption too. Generally I search for stuff so makes no difference.
     
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  6. girasol

    girasol Sunflower

    So true :D

    "We all know trying to choose what to watch on Netflix is one of the most difficult challenges for human beings these days.

    You'll scroll, watch trailers, add stuff to 'My List' and keep browsing until it's actually too late to watch something, it happens EVERY damn time."

    It's very cool to be able to look into super specific categories, these aren't offered on the genre/drop down menu, so yeah, it's useful... i.e. I give you Latin American Films!

    Netflix
     
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  7. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    What's also needed is a browser plugin that would screen out anything that gets below, say, 70% on rottentomatoes.
     
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  8. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    There are websites with full listings which I find quite useful .
     
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  9. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Finished Safe - in which Dexter is British, his daughter goes missing, and a whole bunch of other shenanigans take place in a sleepy gated community with a dark past and a less than savoury present....

    ....it's pure Hokum on a similar level to Marcella....passes time nicely....cast help to make it work
     
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  10. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    And while I've got all the time in the world for Michael C Hall...that is a shocking accent.
     
  11. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Loads of posh wankers talk like that...
     
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  12. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    Saw ep1 of Deep State last night - seemed pretty good will be continuing. Looks like it might be a good replacement to Homeland.
     
  13. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam. Enforced Holiday Banned

    Doomsday Preppers! Ideal with a hangover, ridiculous and brainless, watched about 3 episodes last night
     
  14. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie BeRightOn

    S2 of 13 Reasons Why is available now :cool:
     
  15. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Just getting towards the end of this having watched it over the last couple of weeks. Some of the story is undeniably funny although I'm not sure that was the intention of the series makers. It's amazing how often professionally successful affluent people get taken in by this stuff. I get the feeling that 'Sheila', the power behind the throne, knew that it was nonsense all along and was partly doing it for a laugh. Also funny to see a couple of clips of orange-clad people of this Oregon-based cult talking to the camera... with English and Scottish accents. An English chap's Mum joined the cult and took him with her - he (Tim Guest) later wrote the book 'My Life In Orange' about the experience.

    Anyway, worth watching is my verdict but probably a bit too long at 6 hour+ episodes.
     
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  16. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I gotta say I am really enjoying 'Happy'.

    I'm a big fan of Christopher Meloni, and he doesn't let me down here at all...
     
  17. Sir Belchalot

    Sir Belchalot arenicola marina

    The Chalet is worth 5 hours of your time, a French series set in a remote Alpine village where peeps start meeting grisly ends. More light hearted than it's Nordic equivalent would be.
     
  18. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    The Obamas are getting into the Netflix biz.

     
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  19. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Finished Happy. Bonkers, violent, funny, messy, fun......
     
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  20. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    So binge watched S1 to S4 of Person of Interest which I really enjoyed (anyone any idea when/if S5'll be on Netflix?)

    Any suggestions for what I should watch next? Watched Ep 1 of Gotham which I didn't think was very good and S2 Ep1 of Jessica Jones which I'll probably stick with as I thought S1 was. What else, Netflix fans?
     
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  21. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    JJ S2 is not as good as S1, but worth sticking with.

    Gotham gets much better as in goes along, but I stalled after season 2 because 3 wasn't available on Netflix, and now I've forgotten what was going on and don't know if I can recap....

    Happy is great fun - only 8 eps of chaos, carnage and dark laughs...

    I forgot where I got to with person's of interest too.....maybe end of Season 3.....can't recall....I did enjoy that though.

    Animal Kingdom on Prime?
     
  22. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Thanks, will try Happy next (and keep on with JJ).

    I'd give S4 of PoI a go -- in some ways it's more interesting than the previous ones as they really are fighting against the odds...

    Prime? And AK as in the film?
     
  23. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    There a TV series of the film, the first ep follows the first two thirds of the film and then goes its own way...

    Ellen Barkin is great in it, and Finn Cole is very good as the Grandson who goes lives with her after his Mum dies....

    It's similar to the film with added massive doses of Point Break style heists, drugs, guns, sex, violence....

    ETA - It's good to watch while eating dinner....
     
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  24. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Watched this last night it was very enjoyable

    Theres a film called Northwest ( was on Neflix) about a wannabe young gangster in Copenhagen which I found very sad and poignant
    Northwest (Nordvest)
     
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  25. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    If Legion is on your Netflix, give it a go. Quite unlike any other superhero show I've seen. And it's got Aubrey Plaza and Jemaine Clement!
     
  26. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Watched Unforgotten on Netflix. Typical ITV drama, but an exceptional cast really...it's not mind blowing stuff, but makes for fine evening tv.

    Started River now.....that's interesting, written by Abi Walker....again, passes an hour after dinner....
     
  27. chandlerp

    chandlerp Well-Known Member

    River is excellent
     
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  28. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    It's unfuckingbelievably good. The most original tv out there. The cinematography, soundtrack and mind-bending portrayal of a story (from musical to text adventure) is of the highest order.

    It's not perfect....it's a teensy* bit complex (cough) but it's proper tv.

    *teensy weensy
     
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  29. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    I'm not really into superhero stuff but will give it a go. Thanks!
     
  30. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    It's almost Lynchian in parts, definitely no spandex clad billionaires and their gadgets...
     

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