- Netflix recommendations
Is the Stranger just another grim Brit thing? Or is there more going off?
Only watched one episode, but no, certainly not grim. It’s Harlan Coben created, and based on one of his novels, so possibly think along the lines of Safe, which I think was on Netflix a while back – I wasn’t keen to be honest. So plenty of wealthy middle class people living in nice leafy streets with kids in grammar school uncovering dark secrets of those close to them. And, would you believe it, a pair of mis-matched detectives that bounce hilariously off one another. Cast looks a bit better than Safe, but crikey, episode 1 had more cliches than a cliche shop on Cliche St. I’ll give it a bit more leeway based on what people here are saying.Posted 2 weeks agorichardkennerleySubscriber
Has anyone else recommended “how to sell drugs online….. Fast? ”
It’s German, a bit teenage angsty, a bit quirky, quite funny, I’m probably way too old to be enjoying it but it’s pretty cool. Six 30 minute episodes. I’ve done 5 in so far, don’t know if it’s going to tie up or do a second series.Posted 2 weeks ago
That’s going to be a difficult onePosted 2 weeks ago
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Have just seen a lengthy twitter debate about people could still crank one out to Gillian Anderson whilst she plays Margaret Thatcher. Roughly even split between the No group (quitters) and the people who reckon they can power on through, will let you know more as it develops.
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Just finished The Stranger, it’s 5/10 from me. Maybe I missed something important somewhere as I got to the end thinking that the other plot strands were somehow completely irrelevant, filler material. Enjoyed Paul Kaye’s performance, not so much everyone else.
When I finally get back online (thanks Vodafone ya shower a shyte), we’re going to give Sex Ed a whirlPosted 1 week agozilog6128Subscriber
If you have Prime (there isn’t a prime thread)
I’m assuming “Netflix” is just idiomatic now for “streaming service”. 😃 So I suggest “The Righteous Gemstones” on Now TV/Sky. One of the best series I’ve seen for a long time, I didn’t think Danny McBride could top Eastbound & Down but maybe now he has! John Goodman really good in it too.Posted 1 week agoreggiegasketMember
Just finished The Stranger.
Some good acting (Siobhan Finneran as the detective, Brandon Fellows as the Alpaca-killing chubby lad) but some quite terrible bits too:
– the action scenes were just awful, terrible, laughable. Grange Hill at best.
– the plot was silly and I still don’t understand why scruffy cop shot Jennifer Saunders
– there was basically only a plot because either people didn’t tell each other what was going on, for some inexplicable reason, or just plain lied to each other, for no obvious reason. Apart from these two things there wasn’t really a plot.
– the happy family scenes were cringe-worthy and implausible.
– the end was also silly and daft.
Overall, I’m glad it’s over and the missus can move on.Posted 1 week agoSuiMember
the plot was silly and I still don’t understand why scruffy cop shot Jennifer Saunders
because she was about to expose the blackmailers (to her friend the cop), which in turn would have exposed the dodgy investor and then in return he wouldn’t have got the money for the treatment his kid didn’t need..
<Spoiler>Posted 1 week agohols2Member
I started watching The Righteous Gemstones. It was a bit too over the top, so I didn’t stick with it, great cast working really well together though.
Currently watching 68 Whiskey, which is vaguely M.A.S.H. blended with Catch 22, and Avenue 5 – Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, and a bunch of other excellent actors playing clueless fools adrift on a space cruise ship. I got a bit sick of Hugh Laurie recently, but I’m enjoying this.Posted 1 week ago
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