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Re: Maybe we should start a Netflix originals thread

Postby Long Run » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:40 pm

I've tried a couple of times to start watching Rake and have not gotten past the terrible previews and lousy first minutes. If it is worth it, maybe I will hunker down and watch enough to get to the good part. Seems a far cry from Leo McKern and Rumpole.

Russian Doll is just out and very good.

Speaking of Netflix streaming and binge watching, am I the only one for whom shows run together and a few months later can't tell you one reasonable thing about series I watched? I think there are two factors at work. First, there is so much content and in every category there are similar series, making it more likely that they blend together. Second, with the weekly series format, you anticipate the next week and look forward to it, so it has a bigger impact than just going onto the next streaming episode. Of course, another factor may be GOS Syndrome.

GOS = getting old sucks
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Re: Maybe we should start a Netflix originals thread

Postby Lord Jim » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:22 pm

Seems a far cry from Leo McKern and Rumpole.


From the series description, that's what I thought might have been the show's inspiration...

A kind of "hipper" (and raunchier) version of Rumpole Of The Bailey...
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Re: Maybe we should start a Netflix originals thread

Postby Lord Jim » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:39 pm

Finally watched the first episode of Rake last night...

I thought it was hilarious... :D

You can be a world renowned economist for 20 years, but you eat just one person...

Hugo Weaving (Lord Of The Rings, The Matrix) was particularly good as the economist/cannibal...
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Re: Maybe we should start a Netflix originals thread

Postby Crackpot » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:46 pm

Watched the documentary series “the innocent man” last night (well this morning) while unable to sleep due to a bout of influenza. It chronicles some disturbing connections between to grizzly murders on a small Oklahoma town.
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Re: Maybe we should start a Netflix originals thread

Postby Long Run » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:27 pm

I didn't realize they roamed so far south. Things you learn with documentaries. :)

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Re: Maybe we should start a Netflix originals thread

Postby BoSoxGal » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:27 pm

:funee: :ok :lol:
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Re: Maybe we should start a Netflix originals thread

Postby Crackpot » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:56 am

You’d like it BSG

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Re: Maybe we should start a Netflix originals thread

Postby Long Run » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:09 pm

Kim's Convenience is very funny. It comes in 21-22 minute episodes so you can catch a bunch at a sitting.

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Re: Maybe we should start a Netflix originals thread

Postby BoSoxGal » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:55 am

Netflix’s The Highwaymen, starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson, is a pretty darn good telling of the real life heroes who brought down Bonnie & Clyde.
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Re: Maybe we should start a Netflix originals thread

Postby Long Run » Mon May 27, 2019 2:04 pm

Dead to Me is another good series out this month from Netflix. Christina Applegate does a excellent job leading this dark comedy about a widow learning all sorts of things about her husband's death and his life. Well told, well acted. 10 episodes of about 30 minutes each. You can catch the whole thing in one sitting if you are so inclined.
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Re: Maybe we should start a Netflix originals thread

Postby Lord Jim » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:20 am

Two good series added on Netflix recently, and a third coming back soon...

Designated Survivor (cancelled by ABC, and picked up by Netflix) and the final season of Jessica Jones are now available...

And the long awaited 3rd season of Stranger Things arrives July 4th...

If you only buy Netflix occasionally, this might be a good time to shell out $8.99 for a month's worth...
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