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Re: Netflix Suggestions?

Post by DaveInSeattle » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:17 pm

Probably late on this, but we watched 'My Octopus Teacher' last night, and it was really good. Even my daughters put their phones away and watched it.

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Post by Pruitt » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:29 am

Wathched 2 of the 8 episodes of "Giri/Haji" - an English/Japanese crime thriller last night.

Just loved it.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:41 pm

We watched the remake of 'Rebecca' on Saturday night. And it looked great...with a good cast (Armie Hammer, Kristen Scott Thomas, and Lily James). But wow...was it bad. Stick to original with Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine (and directed by Hitchcock).

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Re: Netflix Suggestions?

Post by The Sybian » Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:49 pm

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Anybody watch Money Heist? It's a show from Spain dubbed into English. I'm 6 or 7 episodes in, and it is so damned good. A guy builds a team to rob the Royal Mint of Spain. It follows the action as they take the mint and hostages, flashes back to their training, and follows the police negotiator working the case. It's shot more like a movie than a TV show. There are 4 seasons out, one more coming soon.

I thought I heard about the show here, but didn't find anything. Maybe it was Roger Bennett on Men in Blazers talking about it. My father texted saying it's better than Ozark, which is an all-time favorite of his. I wouldn't go that far yet, but he says it kept getting better. Also odd, he asked which female lead I like the most. 4 female main characters, all are sexy, but none traditionally beautiful.
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Post by Johnnie » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:08 am

Whizzed through The Queen's Gambit. Pretty good stuff. I really liked it.

But I can't be the only one who thinks Anya Taylor-Joy looks like a praying mantis, right?
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Post by BSF21 » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:30 am

Johnnie wrote:
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Whizzed through The Queen's Gambit. Pretty good stuff. I really liked it.

But I can't be the only one who thinks Anya Taylor-Joy looks like a praying mantis, right?
She could bite my head off.
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Re: Netflix Suggestions?

Post by bfj » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:38 am

Johnnie wrote:
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Whizzed through The Queen's Gambit. Pretty good stuff. I really liked it.

But I can't be the only one who thinks Anya Taylor-Joy looks like a praying mantis, right?
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Post by A_B » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:46 am

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Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:08 am
Whizzed through The Queen's Gambit. Pretty good stuff. I really liked it.

But I can't be the only one who thinks Anya Taylor-Joy looks like a praying mantis, right?
I’ve been high before, I’ve never been “hallucination chess on the ceiling high”.
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Post by EnochRoot » Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:51 pm

I just watched Netflix’s Shimmer Lake.

Eh.

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DaveInSeattle wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:41 pm
We watched the remake of 'Rebecca' on Saturday night. And it looked great...with a good cast (Armie Hammer, Kristen Scott Thomas, and Lily James). But wow...was it bad. Stick to original with Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine (and directed by Hitchcock).
Good to know. The original old one is excellent.

Also, We greatly enjoyed The Queen’s Gambit
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Post by Pruitt » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:06 am

Death to 2020 actually manages to get some good laughs out of this horseshit year.

Very well done.
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Post by A_B » Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:50 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:27 pm
DaveInSeattle wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:41 pm
We watched the remake of 'Rebecca' on Saturday night. And it looked great...with a good cast (Armie Hammer, Kristen Scott Thomas, and Lily James). But wow...was it bad. Stick to original with Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine (and directed by Hitchcock).
Good to know. The original old one is excellent.

Also, We greatly enjoyed The Queen’s Gambit
I watched the first episode of gambit about a month ago with the woman and we were not hooked. Started second today and that was probably the best episode of drama tv I’ve seen this year. So we ended up finishing two more episodes. Not sure where it’s going but digging it now that I got past the dourness of first episode.
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Post by rass » Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:13 pm

Prospect is a refreshingly small sci-fi story (no saving the universe, no huge action set-pieces) with a very gritty, lived in feel. One somewhat gruesome scene which is carried by some fantastic sound design.

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Post by Shirley » Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:33 pm

I just finished Season 2 of After Life. Holy hell what a bleak show. It mixes in just enough comedy to keep you going, but then continually breaks your heart. It's well written and has a lot of great character actors, but man, I wonder what drove Ricky Gervais to make that.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Shirley wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:33 pm
I just finished Season 2 of After Life. Holy hell what a bleak show. It mixes in just enough comedy to keep you going, but then continually breaks your heart. It's well written and has a lot of great character actors, but man, I wonder what drove Ricky Gervais to make that.
Yup. If you're feeling a little too happy and want to be reminded of how sad life can get, this is the show for you.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Steve of phpBB wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:43 pm
Shirley wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:33 pm
I just finished Season 2 of After Life. Holy hell what a bleak show. It mixes in just enough comedy to keep you going, but then continually breaks your heart. It's well written and has a lot of great character actors, but man, I wonder what drove Ricky Gervais to make that.
Yup. If you're feeling a little too happy and want to be reminded of how sad life can get, this is the show for you.
Reading both of your posts, and completely agreeing, makes me wonder if there is something wrong with me for loving the show so much.
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Post by EnochRoot » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:09 pm

I watched the first season of After Life. Need to fire the second one up.

Anybody have any recommendations for mystery drama/comedies, ala Republic of Doyle? Not a forced comedy, but light, like the show doesn’t take itself too seriously.

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Post by brian » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:25 pm

Have you seen Search Party (HBOMax)?

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Post by EnochRoot » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:54 pm

I have not. But after watching the trailer, I do recall seeing commercials for it. I’m looking for something to watch with my dad. He really liked Doyle - reminded him of Rockford.

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Post by brian » Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:05 pm

What about something like Bosch?

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Post by EdRomero » Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:30 pm

EnochRoot wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:09 pm
I watched the first season of After Life. Need to fire the second one up.

Anybody have any recommendations for mystery drama/comedies, ala Republic of Doyle? Not a forced comedy, but light, like the show doesn’t take itself too seriously.
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Post by EnochRoot » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:22 pm

brian wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:05 pm
What about something like Bosch?
My dad’s a book nerd. He says he’s not a fan of Michael Connelly’s writing.

EdRomero wrote:
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Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:09 pm
I watched the first season of After Life. Need to fire the second one up.

Anybody have any recommendations for mystery drama/comedies, ala Republic of Doyle? Not a forced comedy, but light, like the show doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Dead to Me is a lot of fun
Apparently he’s seen it. I haven’t though. I’ll check that out when I’m back in MD next week, thanks!

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Post by EnochRoot » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:46 pm

EnochRoot wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:22 pm
brian wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:05 pm
What about something like Bosch?
My dad’s a book nerd. He says he’s not a fan of Michael Connelly’s writing.
Update: aaand I’ve talked him into giving the show a shot.

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Post by brian » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:47 pm

EnochRoot wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:46 pm
EnochRoot wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:22 pm
brian wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:05 pm
What about something like Bosch?
My dad’s a book nerd. He says he’s not a fan of Michael Connelly’s writing.
Update: aaand I’ve talked him into giving the show a shot.
Season One’s OK but it definitely gets better after that.

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Post by EnochRoot » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:54 pm

brian wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:47 pm
EnochRoot wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:46 pm
EnochRoot wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:22 pm
brian wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:05 pm
What about something like Bosch?
My dad’s a book nerd. He says he’s not a fan of Michael Connelly’s writing.
Update: aaand I’ve talked him into giving the show a shot.
Season One’s OK but it definitely gets better after that.
Good to know. I much prefer when shows eventually find their footing than go the Guns-n-Roses route.

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Post by rass » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:19 pm

Patience?
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Post by EnochRoot » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:53 pm

rass wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:19 pm
Patience?
Ha!

No. I meant that they were the hottest band in the free world since Led Zeppelin and then in 6 years they were in the Where are they now? file.

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Post by EnochRoot » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:57 pm

So I’ll revisit Bosch when I get back to MD. First couple episodes were meh, and then it got worse.

But we switched up gears to Tin Star (Tim Roth).

Three episodes in. So far...Wow.

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Post by P.D.X. » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:27 pm

I don't think I've ever seen another show that oscillates so frequently between engaging and shark-jumpy as Outlander. (Just got a notification that another season is coming out.)

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P.D.X. wrote:
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I don't think I've ever seen another show that oscillates so frequently between engaging and shark-jumpy as Outlander. (Just got a notification that another season is coming out.)
The TV series has followed the books pretty closely, so if there's shark-jumpiness, it's from the books.

And the books are just as smutty as the TV show, if not more.
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Post by P.D.X. » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:43 pm

That's fair. It does have the feeling of "let's keep adding twists to keep the series going after the initial plot gets resolved"... but I'll still probably watch it.

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P.D.X. wrote:
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That's fair. It does have the feeling of "let's keep adding twists to keep the series going after the initial plot gets resolved"... but I'll still probably watch it.
Yeah. There's a pretty crazy storyline that the show skipped altogether, too. But there will be plenty of crazy stuff once the Revolutionary War begins (spoilers).

My wife and I are really into it. But I found the stuff that happens while the main couple are living in North Carolina before the War starts to be pretty dull. I think they got through most of it this past season, though.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by Pruitt » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:13 pm

Watched the first 2 (of 5) episodes of Lupin.

Really good stuff. Loosely based on the Arsene Lupin books, but really updated nicely.
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