- Netflix recommendations
I had a trial of Amazon Prime. I couldn’t find a single thing on there that I wanted to watch which didn’t want more money from me, even like 15-year old TV shows.
Yup it use to be terrible. Now it’s pretty good some great TV shows on there and some good movie. Netflix use to be utter crap too but now is pretty good.Posted 9 months agoroneSubscriber
Enjoyed Hold the Dark.
Going to watch The Apostle tonight – directed by Gareth Evans of The Raid. Looks Wickerman / Red State like.
Also Paul Greengrass’ 22 July (based on the 2011 Norway mass killings). This is a Netflix/cinema dual release. Greengrass’ has done some great work such as United93 / Captain Phillips.Posted 9 months agochakapingSubscriber
I’ve watched Quincy (the biopic of Quincy Jones not the TV sleuth) this week.
Recommended if you have an interest in good music, the length and breadth of his career is absolutely stunning and he’s a very wise and very funny guy.
Was hoping for more of the gossip he’s been spilling in recent years, but it’s a great watch anyway.Posted 9 months agowallopSubscriber
I’m favouring Prime more than Netflix at the moment.
I’ve only just discovered the American version of The Office. It’s on Prime and I’m very late to the party but my word, it’s one of the funniest and cringiest things I have ever watched. Superb.
Also on Amazon – Transparent. Might have mentioned it earlier in the thread but very good family drama about a patriarch who goes trans, but in reality it’s not really about him. Great characterisation.
Over on Netflix, just watched ‘Wonder’ – sweet and moving, probably more so if you have kids. I noticed there is a new series of Norsemen available – looking forward to that, cos it’s bloody funny.
The new series of Ozark is moving nicely as well.Posted 9 months agosquirrelkingMember
Just started Dirk Gently on Netflix, whole lot of Wtf and Dirk is annoying in the way only a Douglas Adams character could be. I reckon it’ll be a good one.
On Prime I battered through Mr Robot and enjoyed it, The Man in the High Castle is supposed to be worth watching too.
Both platforms are all about the TV, movies are mostly so-so.Posted 9 months agorichmarsSubscriber
I thought Man in the High Castle started out pretty good (series 1) but I think lost it in series 2. I watched the first part of series 3. I’ll not be watching anymore.
But it’s really well made, and very bleak, if you like that sort of think.
Big event on Netflix, for some, is going to be Springsteen on Broadway, on 15th Dec.Posted 9 months agomahaloMember
finished Haunting of Hill House. i though it was spectacular. there was one episode in particular, maybe 6 or 7 where they’re at the funeral parlour – that is just insanely good.
onto second series of GLOW now.
also, i watched half an hour of the 1st episode of Schitts Creek. seems pretty funny but it hasnt stuck on me yet…Posted 8 months agobutcherMember
I’m halfway through season 2 of Ozark too. Started watching based on the reviews here and it’s really good. Possibly getting a little far-fetched but I’ve enjoyed it.
Also halfway through Haunting of Hill House. Found it slow to begin with (which is partly down to me just being tired of the stock horror format) but it’s really picking up as it goes through.Posted 8 months agosadexpunkSubscriber
finished haunting of hill house, didnt like it for the first few episodes as i think itd been overhyped as the scariest thing ever. once i started watching it for what it is, i quite enjoyed it, nowt special tho.
tried norsemen last night expecting it to be funnier than what it was, so binned that.
enjoyed the first two series of line of duty which keeps us binge watching it, so probs try series 3 tonight.Posted 8 months agoStonerMember
also half way through Ozark 2. It’s good but the Sisyphean challenge/failure/someone screws up is getting a little draining. And the kids are a right pain in the wotsit.
Will watch Making a Murderer 2 after as MAM was astonishing.
Also liking Gotham, fantastical stories and characters despite which even a cynic as me can happily suspend my disbelief for.
Happy was v funny, I hope there’s a second series.Posted 8 months ago
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