Hidden Gems of Netflix's Watch Instantly

Everyone's seen "Indie Game" on there.

Watching that gave me some spin off, related, shows that were hit or miss. The pinball one wasn't flattering to pinball at all. It was worse than King of Kong for making everyone look like a looney toon.

Some NBC documentaries about games which are fun to watch to see what their forecasts were for "the future".

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
Grenn wrote:

So, House of Cards is excellent.

Oh yeah! I need to watch that episode this weekend.

Excellent doesn't quite even cover it.

Jayhawker wrote:

I'm surprised Netflix through all 13 episodes up at once.

I think throwing all of them up there at once highlights a huge attraction to Netflix, that being able to have a marathon viewing session.

Running Man wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

I'm surprised Netflix through all 13 episodes up at once.

I think throwing all of them up there at once highlights a huge attraction to Netflix, that being able to have a marathon viewing session.

They'll be doing the same thing with Arrested Development in May!

soonerjudd wrote:
Running Man wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

I'm surprised Netflix through all 13 episodes up at once.

I think throwing all of them up there at once highlights a huge attraction to Netflix, that being able to have a marathon viewing session.

They'll be doing the same thing with Arrested Development in May!

Words can't describe the anticipation. I didn't realize they were doing this whole season at once thing. That's so cool.

Just watched the first two episodes, and its better than I hoped. I'm surprised Netflix threw all 13 episodes up at once.

Hopefully this becomes a destination of more great content. I wonder if it will drive a substantial increase in subscribers.

They throw up entire seasons of every other show at once. Why should they treat their own shows any differently? They've got the data on how people like to use Netflix to watch TV, so it makes sense that they'd let people watch their original shows the same way.

At least until they build up a reputation for quality content… if they establish themselves then they might be able to string people along for several subscription cycles, but while whole "Netflix Original Programming" thing is still proving itself then they might as well let people watch their stuff the same way they do everything else.

Symbiotic wrote:

I started watching Babylon 5 (first few episodes) and found it fantastically boring. Perhaps I didn't give it enough of a chance...but I wonder how it would hold up against the magnificence of BSG...?

B5 is awesome. Not the first season...but as it gathers steam, there is a bunch of great storylines that emerge: The whole Londo G'kar dynamic, the search for the first ones, the battle for Earth...there's some great writing in there.

In amongst some true ridiculousness.

Vargen wrote:

They throw up entire seasons of every other show at once. Why should they treat their own shows any differently? They've got the data on how people like to use Netflix to watch TV, so it makes sense that they'd let people watch their original shows the same way.

At least until they build up a reputation for quality content… if they establish themselves then they might be able to string people along for several subscription cycles, but while whole "Netflix Original Programming" thing is still proving itself then they might as well let people watch their stuff the same way they do everything else.

Well, for most stuff, it's already aired, so there is less need to create a weekly conversation around the show. They did put up SGU shows a week at a time, though. They putting them up a set number of weeks after they aired on SyFy.

With all 13 episodes going up, House of Cards is going to be a nightmare for spoilers. I'm curious how entertainment media will treat it.

Also, they just put up the entire run of the BBC series, Prime Suspect. I've been looking forward to it since really enjoying the US version that only made one season. The BBC version stars Helen Mirren. I've heard nothing but good stuff about it, but have not watched any yet.

After looking into it, I realized that The Closer, which I was a big fan of, was also loosely based on Prime Suspect.

Jayhawker wrote:

Also, they just put up the entire run of the BBC series, Prime Suspect. I've been looking forward to it since really enjoying the US version that only made one season. The BBC version stars Helen Mirren. I've heard nothing but good stuff about it, but have not watched any yet.

After looking into it, I realized that The Closer, which I was a big fan of, was also loosely based on Prime Suspect.

Well it definitely has to be better than The Closer.

I thought The Closer was very good show that became great over the last two or three seasons.

Thin_J wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:
Grenn wrote:

So, House of Cards is excellent.

Oh yeah! I need to watch that episode this weekend.

Excellent doesn't quite even cover it.

This is really good. I love the old british show and this really captures the same essence. I watched 2 back to back and only stopped because it's 1:30 am.

drdoak wrote:
Thin_J wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:
Grenn wrote:

So, House of Cards is excellent.

Oh yeah! I need to watch that episode this weekend.

Excellent doesn't quite even cover it.

This is really good. I love the old british show and this really captures the same essence. I watched 2 back to back and only stopped because it's 1:30 am.

David Fincher is one hell of a director. He's done so many movies I love. It's cool to se him hit this out of the park.

Yup, one episode down for me. It's awesome. I do think that the only reason they can pull off that direct camera dialogue is because Kevin Spacey is a bad ass, though.

For those who missed the previous discussion about it, Margin Call is full of Kevin Spacey brilliance in a similar vein as House of Cards.

Edit: I just realized that Claire in House of Cards is Buttercup.

TREMORS now available!!!!!

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles, Tremors, The Thing - three of my all time favorite movies, available now on Netflix. It's a good time to be a Netflix Subscriber!

Jayhawker wrote:

David Fincher is one hell of a director. He's done so many movies I love. It's cool to se him hit this out of the park.

*Spit take*

That's who is directing the show?

Sold.

ccesarano wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

David Fincher is one hell of a director. He's done so many movies I love. It's cool to se him hit this out of the park.

*Spit take*

That's who is directing the show?

Sold.

He only does the first two episodes but all the ones after so far (I'm up to 7) have maintained the same style and tone.

Also, according to an article on Ars Technica, they had already bought 26 episodes of the show, so the next 13 were a sure thing even before the first 13 were put up on the streaming service for viewing.

Grenn wrote:

So, House of Cards is excellent.

Just finished watching the first two episodes. I'll stop until I can get the wife on board.

EDIT:

Me: We have a new show to love.
Wife: ?
Me: House of Cards on Netflix
Wife: ?
Me: It's West Wing but really dark and evil.
Wife: Sold.

I just finished the first three episodes of House of Cards. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are amazing in this. Their characters have more of a partnership than a marriage but you can still tell they love each other.

I started "The Black Adder" and I love it

<3 Netflix

interstate78 wrote:

I started "The Black Adder" and I love it

<3 Netflix

Oh man. First series is hilarious, but it gets SO MUCH BETTER.

Ranger Rick wrote:
interstate78 wrote:

I started "The Black Adder" and I love it

<3 Netflix

Oh man. First series is hilarious, but it gets SO MUCH BETTER.

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Ranger Rick wrote:
interstate78 wrote:

I started "The Black Adder" and I love it

<3 Netflix

Oh man. First series is hilarious, but it gets SO MUCH BETTER.

I found first season bearable. But sniveling idiotic Rowan Atkinson doesn't even compare to smart and witty Rowan Atkinson. Guy seems so smart and sharp in real life that it boggles me he plays stupid characters so often.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

I found first season bearable. But sniveling idiotic Rowan Atkinson doesn't even compare to smart and witty Rowan Atkinson. Guy seems so smart and sharp in real life that it boggles me he plays stupid characters so often.

I'm somewhere stuck in the first season. It can be almost slapstick, so it's hard for me to watch more than one episode at a time. This is good to know.

We're currently in "Black Adder: The Third" and yeah, it gets SO much better after season one. I do miss Brian Blessed though.

Veloxi wrote:

We're currently in "Black Adder: The Third" and yeah, it gets SO much better after season one. I do miss [size=24]BRIAN BLESSED[/size] though.

FTFY.

Nice

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