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Re: Netflix Gems
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2015, 06:36:14 PM »
Wentworth. It's a modern version of Prisoner: Cell Block H, which ran in the late 70's and 80's. It's a hard core women's prison drama set in New Zealand. It's definitely not Orange is the New Black, the Wentworth women would make the girls in Orange their bitches in record time.  Pretty damn good show, almost a guilty pleasure.

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Re: Netflix Gems
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2015, 06:57:00 PM »
If Luther is still available, it's well worth watching.


Netflix does well offering a lot of really good British mysteries that were originally broadcast on PBS Masterpiece Mystery. "Foyle's War", "Midsomer Murders", "Sherlock", to name a few. 
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Re: Netflix Gems
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2015, 07:08:35 PM »
Is the Americanized version of 'Cracker' available online anywhere? I didn't get the chance to watch when it was on TV and I'm curious how it compares to the original? I don't expect it to be better, just 'different'.
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Re: Netflix Gems
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2015, 09:38:52 AM »
Some recommended lesser known & indies currently on Netflix:


Movies:

Europa Report  > Sci-Fi, mission to Europa
Night Watch (plus the sequel Day Watch)  > Supernatural alterna-world
Ravenous  >  Supernatural/Slasher Western  (Wendigo!)
John Dies At The End  >  Horror Comedy
Tucker & Dale Vs Evil  > Slasher Comedy
Black Death  > Medieval Thriller
Valhalla Rising  > Viking Weirdness


Those are all somewhat dark movies, in their respective genres, but well worth watching for anyone.


If you have Amazon Prime, I'd also recommend watching The Color Out Of Space (2012).  Despite being as indie as it gets, and some bad acting in places (mostly when indie German actors are trying to act American), this still has some wonderfully dark & foreboding stretches that rival any old Twilight Zones and the like.  And it's Lovecraft, of course.





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Re: Netflix Gems
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2015, 03:48:25 PM »
If Luther is still available, it's well worth watching.


Netflix does well offering a lot of really good British mysteries that were originally broadcast on PBS Masterpiece Mystery. "Foyle's War", "Midsomer Murders", "Sherlock", to name a few.

Love "Foyle's War".  I really need to borrow my dad's DVD's and catch up on the series (am somewhere in season 3 IIRC). 

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Re: Netflix Gems
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2015, 10:40:43 AM »
If Luther is still available, it's well worth watching.


Netflix does well offering a lot of really good British mysteries that were originally broadcast on PBS Masterpiece Mystery. "Foyle's War", "Midsomer Murders", "Sherlock", to name a few.

Love "Foyle's War".  I really need to borrow my dad's DVD's and catch up on the series (am somewhere in season 3 IIRC).

Yeah. We just watched series 8. Things get interesting after the war.
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Re: Netflix Gems
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2015, 06:20:15 PM »
I just stumbled across nine seasons of Danger Mouse on Netflix. Exactly what I DO NOT need, trying to catch up for Monday at the job. :(

Nor the games I bought on Steam tonight, but pfft, whatevs.

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Re: Netflix Gems
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2015, 11:41:34 AM »
My kids have been watching 'The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!' on Netflix. I've watched several episodes with them and it's damned good. Maintains decent fidelity to the comics while mixing in elements of the MCU.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Avengers:_Earth%27s_Mightiest_Heroes
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Re: Netflix Gems
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2015, 11:45:40 AM »
I'm watching Anchorman 2 right now.

I almost lost my breath laughing at the Winnebago crash scene.
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Re: Netflix Gems
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2015, 11:46:26 AM »
I'm watching Anchorman 2 right now.

I almost lost my breath laughing at the Winnebago crash scene.

That was hilarious.
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Re: Netflix Gems
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2015, 11:47:45 AM »
Saw a documentary about The Beatles fan club secretary called "Good Ol Freda".  I would call that a must watch for any Beatles fans out there.
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Re: Netflix Gems
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2015, 01:02:49 PM »
Mirth, agreed: Avengers:EMH is objectively better than the DCAU's Justice League/Unlimited series, and that is no faint praise.

The second season unfortunately stumbles somewhat for various reasons (probably having to do with the lead writers jumping ship once word came down the series was being canceled for a reboot slightly more in line with the Avengers movie at least visually). Still good, but not at the same watermark.

If y'all haven't gotten to the Justice League yet, I recommend watching the three seasons of Superman:TAS first, since major plot points in JL/U tie directly back to events in that series. (Batman, not so much; even Batman Beyond could be technically skipped, despite the JL finale episode, one season too soon due to the producers not being aware they'd get another season yet, being almost completely a finale to that series, too.)

Btw, is Land of the Lost on Netflix? I mean the original series? That is a surprisingly hardcore science fiction epic, if the eps are watched in order (leaving the last of the first season eps to be watched at the end of the second season, since they didn't know they'd get a second season. The third season can be safely skipped, and probably should be.) It will scare the absolute pee out of kids, too.  >:D
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Re: Netflix Gems
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2015, 01:30:55 PM »
There's an indy movie called "Chef" you guys might like - I really dug it. Great little film with lots of star cameos in it. Stars Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert Downey, Jr., as well as a few others I'm forgetting about.

Favreau is a talented cook in a high-end restaurant, but he gets fed up and ends up quitting his job to start a lunch truck. It's highly rated and very entertaining.

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Re: Netflix Gems
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2015, 01:35:27 PM »
There's an indy movie called "Chef" you guys might like - I really dug it. Great little film with lots of star cameos in it. Stars Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert Downey, Jr., as well as a few others I'm forgetting about.

Favreau is a talented cook in a high-end restaurant, but he gets fed up and ends up quitting his job to start a lunch truck. It's highly rated and very entertaining.

Yeah.  I liked it much more than I thought I would.
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Re: Netflix Gems
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2015, 12:13:14 PM »

If you're into history and witchcraft, check out Salem...surprisingly scary and well done, and the female lead is quite hawt.


I finished watching the one season of Salem on Netflix.  It's a very good series.  O0