Hidden Gems of Netflix's Watch Instantly

Come on! Did you just watch the series for the first time, or did you just revisit it?

I'm in the midst of revisiting it my own self for, I believe, the 4th time. I'm still finding new stuff.

Veloxi wrote:

I'm in the midst of revisiting it my own self for, I believe, the 4th time. I'm still finding new stuff. :)

I actually watched a couple episodes this week, too. It had been awhile. It's infinitely re-watchable.

I watched it for the first time. Never even saw a clip of it before.

I'm on the cutting edge of pop culture.

Season three of Make It or Break It is up.

I'm sorry. I just endured my wife and daughter watching this.

Serengeti wrote:

FDR: American Badass is on WI now, and it's spectacular!

After contracting polio from a werewolf bite, FDR won't stop at single-handedly ending the Great Depression and prohibition. With the help of a team of historic figures, he must claim victory in World War II by defeating an army of Nazi werewolves.

Is Eleanor Roosevelt gonna have to strong arm a ho?

OG_slinger wrote:
Serengeti wrote:

FDR: American Badass is on WI now, and it's spectacular!

After contracting polio from a werewolf bite, FDR won't stop at single-handedly ending the Great Depression and prohibition. With the help of a team of historic figures, he must claim victory in World War II by defeating an army of Nazi werewolves.

Is Eleanor Roosevelt gonna have to strong arm a ho?

I watched most of the movie today while doing other things. It's really bad. This is definitely a booze and friends required movie.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I watched it for the first time. Never even saw a clip of it before.

I'm on the cutting edge of pop culture.

I'm jealous, truly.

I have tried to watch Arrested Development a few times. I think that style of comedy just doesn't work for me. It is just so... dumb. Not the first time I haven't liked a comedy everyone else loves, I didn't like The Office either.

LeapingGnome wrote:

I have tried to watch Arrested Development a few times. I think that style of comedy just doesn't work for me. It is just so... dumb. Not the first time I haven't liked a comedy everyone else loves, I didn't like The Office either.

Philistine.

LeapingGnome wrote:

I have tried to watch Arrested Development a few times. I think that style of comedy just doesn't work for me. It is just so... dumb. Not the first time I haven't liked a comedy everyone else loves, I didn't like The Office either.

This show is the opposite of dumb. It's one of the smartest American sitcoms ever made, if not the smartest.

But hey, if you need a laugh track to tell you when something's funny, then make sure you buy a lot of chapstick, mouthbreather.

LeapingGnome wrote:

I have tried to watch Arrested Development a few times. I think that style of comedy just doesn't work for me. It is just so... dumb. Not the first time I haven't liked a comedy everyone else loves, I didn't like The Office either.

I am the same way, everybody around the office here loves these shows but I just can't get into them for some reason. Maybe I need to try drinking while I watch them.

Not really hidden, but I watched Spielbergs Tintin over the holiday. As a fan of the Tintin books I was super satisfied with the movie version. I thought they did a really good job staying true to the books and the feeling of them. Spielberg injected some excellent Indiana Jones feeling to some scenes as well. Great story and I really liked the mix of realism and cartoonish style they developed for it.

Fredrik_S wrote:

Not really hidden, but I watched Spielbergs Tintin over the holiday. As a fan of the Tintin books I was super satisfied with the movie version. I thought they did a really good job staying true to the books and the feeling of them. Spielberg injected some excellent Indiana Jones feeling to some scenes as well. Great story and I really liked the mix of realism and cartoonish style they developed for it.

I went to see this in the cinema (my first 3-D movie, no less!) and thoroughly enjoyed it. So much so, in fact, that I went and bought the Bluray as soon as it came out. Well worth a watch.

Wait, Spielberg? I thought it was Peter Jackson? Am I getting people confused?

Either way, I'll likely be adding it to the queue. That was rated PG, right? So it should be safe to watch with my niece?

Veloxi wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:

I have tried to watch Arrested Development a few times. I think that style of comedy just doesn't work for me. It is just so... dumb. Not the first time I haven't liked a comedy everyone else loves, I didn't like The Office either.

This show is the opposite of dumb. It's one of the smartest American sitcoms ever made, if not the smartest.

But hey, if you need a laugh track to tell you when something's funny, then make sure you buy a lot of chapstick, mouthbreather. ;)

Burnnn!

But seriously, I like both Arrested Development and Big Bang Theory. Does that make me stupid, blind, or just happy?

Grenn wrote:

But seriously, I like both Arrested Development and Big Bang Theory. Does that make me stupid, blind, or just happy?

Happy, definitely happy.

ccesarano wrote:

Wait, Spielberg? I thought it was Peter Jackson? Am I getting people confused?

Either way, I'll likely be adding it to the queue. That was rated PG, right? So it should be safe to watch with my niece?

Spielberg was definitely the director. I do believe that Jackson was a producer, though. WETA Workshop did the effects, too, IIRC. It is extremely kid safe in my opinion. As long as grand adventures are okay for kids it should be just fine.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
ccesarano wrote:

Wait, Spielberg? I thought it was Peter Jackson? Am I getting people confused?

Either way, I'll likely be adding it to the queue. That was rated PG, right? So it should be safe to watch with my niece?

Spielberg was definitely the director. I do believe that Jackson was a producer, though. WETA Workshop did the effects, too, IIRC. It is extremely kid safe in my opinion. As long as grand adventures are okay for kids it should be just fine. :)

And if this one performs to expectations Spielberg and Jackson will reverse roles on the sequel, with Jackson directing and Spielberg producing. For the third installment they said they will both direct, according to the extras on the bluray disc. I still have my fingers crossed that this one did well, and they're cramping up. Gaming like this is hard.

Veloxi wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:

I have tried to watch Arrested Development a few times. I think that style of comedy just doesn't work for me. It is just so... dumb. Not the first time I haven't liked a comedy everyone else loves, I didn't like The Office either.

This show is the opposite of dumb. It's one of the smartest American sitcoms ever made, if not the smartest.

It's smart, yes, but it's also dumb. Like 30 Rock, which seems to have followed in its footsteps in some ways, Arrested Development mixes genuine wit and cleverness with broad, juvenile humor. There are some great visual gags (like Gob trying to throw a letter into the ocean), fun meta-humor, and solid dialogue. There are also a lot of what I call wacky voice humor: characters who are supposed to be funny because they speak in a funny way or otherwise have over-the-top affectations to their personalities. There aren't, at this point, characters whose appeal rests solely on wacky voice humor, but every character outside of Michael and George Michael has at least some degree of it, with probably Gob and Buster being the most reliant on strange behavior.

I've never seen a full episode of Arrested Development, just a handful of clips. What I have seen has suggested most of the characters are despicable, the source of all their own misery, and the protagonist is forced to deal with this because he just won't cut ties with everyone.

And Michael Cera has a crush on his blood relative.

So not really all too interested myself.

ccesarano wrote:

I've never seen a full episode of Arrested Development, just a handful of clips. What I have seen has suggested most of the characters are despicable, the source of all their own misery, and the protagonist is forced to deal with this because he just won't cut ties with everyone.

And Michael Cera has a crush on his blood relative.

So not really all too interested myself.

Sounds like you're chicken.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
ccesarano wrote:

I've never seen a full episode of Arrested Development, just a handful of clips. What I have seen has suggested most of the characters are despicable, the source of all their own misery, and the protagonist is forced to deal with this because he just won't cut ties with everyone.

And Michael Cera has a crush on his blood relative.

So not really all too interested myself.

Sounds like you're chicken.

Hey everybody! Ccesarano is a chicken! POKKA POKKA POKKA POKKA!

That isn't even how a chicken moves!

ccesarano wrote:

Wait, Spielberg? I thought it was Peter Jackson? Am I getting people confused?

Either way, I'll likely be adding it to the queue. That was rated PG, right? So it should be safe to watch with my niece?

Yeah, it's pretty much all safe and good. There's a couple of scary, close call, moments some imagery that might be a bit scary (villain walking through flames set to tense music), but all in all it's a very PG movie.

Fredrik_S wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
ccesarano wrote:

I've never seen a full episode of Arrested Development, just a handful of clips. What I have seen has suggested most of the characters are despicable, the source of all their own misery, and the protagonist is forced to deal with this because he just won't cut ties with everyone.

And Michael Cera has a crush on his blood relative.

So not really all too interested myself.

Sounds like you're chicken.

Hey everybody! Ccesarano is a chicken! POKKA POKKA POKKA POKKA!

CRAW-CRAW! CRAW-CRAW!

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ccesarano wrote:

I've never seen a full episode of Arrested Development, just a handful of clips. What I have seen has suggested most of the characters are despicable, the source of all their own misery, and the protagonist is forced to deal with this because he just won't cut ties with everyone.

And Michael Cera has a crush on his blood relative.

So not really all too interested myself.

I hated it at first. It took me about a half season before everything clicked. Fortunately, I had nothing to do one day and I just sat down and watched it. Seriously, give half a season a try. I thought all the things you put down there. I generally dislike shows about terrible people. I was the same way with Seinfeld. It took me watching a whole season before that show finally clicked.

...Have any of you even seen a chicken?

Veloxi wrote:

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Just don't do that in Mexico.