Hidden Gems of Netflix's Watch Instantly

Hobbes2099 wrote:

As long as they know how to binge feed you what you (specifically) want, they can turn mediocre content that costs 50mil into a quick subscription booster.

$50mil / $13.99 / 42 months average suscription = 83,115.85 viewers.

Averaging each viewer to a subscription of 43 months, the movie becomes "profitable" to Netflix after 83K users.

Playing with those numbers, lets asume watching a bad movie such as Paradox only reinforces your interest in Netflix for 6 more months.

$13.99 * 6mo * X = $50,000,000 USD
X = 595,663.57 viewers, aka, 0.5% of the total 118m Netflix subscribers.

Anything above 0.5% of the viewer base, Netflix "makes a profit".

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This makes me so happy. I miss The Soup!

Well, I guess I'm not watching Altered Carbon any time soon. Apparently you can't download it for offline viewing. Which is weird, because I thought their thing was that all Netflix Originals would be able to do that. Oh well.

Chaz wrote:

Well, I guess I'm not watching Altered Carbon any time soon. Apparently you can't download it for offline viewing. Which is weird, because I thought their thing was that all Netflix Originals would be able to do that. Oh well.

Em I just downloaded it to my phone.

I was able to download it without an issue. At least the first 5 episodes were all i did that for.

Well, what the hell. On my device, I've got some stuff showing able to be downloaded, and a lot more than should be unavailable. I guess I'll try the sign out sign in trick.

God, I'm a freaking moron. I forgot that shows have the download button on the individual episodes, which are below the fold on the ipad app, not at the top like it is for movies.

Folks, the depression brain fog is real.

PaladinTom wrote:

This makes me so happy. I miss The Soup!

OMG yay! Totally watching that!

You know what'd be awesome?

The Joel McHale and Aisha Tyler show.

BadKen wrote:

You know what'd be awesome?

The Joel McHale and Aisha Tyler show.

I'm not sure my eyes nor my TV could handle that combined hotness.

Sexy 'splosion!

Chaz wrote:

Well, what the hell. On my device, I've got some stuff showing able to be downloaded, and a lot more than should be unavailable. I guess I'll try the sign out sign in trick.

God, I'm a freaking moron. I forgot that shows have the download button on the individual episodes, which are below the fold on the ipad app, not at the top like it is for movies.

Folks, the depression brain fog is real.

If it's any consolation, I'm pretty sure you've just saved future me at least an hour of frustration (and possibly a road trip full of disappointment).

Hobear wrote:

So Cloverfield paradox

Spoiler:

is basically half life portal storm the movie.

I enjoyed it.

Same! I really enjoyed it but I loved the other Cloverfield films too despite their flaws. I’ve blogged about why but the short version is I like it’s oddball and haphazard attempt to create an origin story in the third instalment of a franchise.

I'm surprised how much grief people give the second one... it's an exceptional film. Surprisingly so considering all the problems the first one had.

Four episode into Altered Carbon and it is fantastic. Interesting world, good acting, looks expensive as hell and reminds me of Blade Runner.

Despite my reservations, I gave Altered Carbon a second chance based on stuff I've read here and elsewhere. I am finding it progressively better every episode (through 5 so far). There is still a little cringey dialogue and some weird acting choices, but the story and the production design are making up for it.

The actress who plays Ortega is by far my favorite. She has created an awesome and more importantly believable character. Many of the others just don't feel real to me, even for a future sci-fi setting that spends much of its time in VR.

One thing I will say is that Will Yun Lee is amazing at portraying the different personalities of his sleeve. Early Tak, later Tak and the other guy that uses his body are really well done.

CPWilson wrote:

Same! I really enjoyed it but I loved the other Cloverfield films too despite their flaws. I’ve blogged about why but the short version is I like it’s oddball and haphazard attempt to create an origin story in the third instalment of a franchise.

It worked for "Ginger Snaps".

Wait, did it?

BadKen wrote:

Despite my reservations, I gave Altered Carbon a second chance based on stuff I've read here and elsewhere. I am finding it progressively better every episode (through 5 so far). There is still a little cringey dialogue and some weird acting choices, but the story and the production design are making up for it.

The actress who plays Ortega is by far my favorite. She has created an awesome and more importantly believable character. Many of the others just don't feel real to me, even for a future sci-fi setting that spends much of its time in VR.

One thing I will say is that Will Yun Lee is amazing at portraying the different personalities of his sleeve. Early Tak, later Tak and the other guy that uses his body are really well done.

That's interesting because seems like the majority of folks don't like her. Although without getting into spoilers her over the top attitude is justified.

Having got to the end, my wife and I thought AC was fantastic. It's a different beast from the book in many ways (much less dystopian for one thing, although I prefer that to grimdark now), and I thought the cast were great. The production design was incredible as others have stated.

I don't agree with the criticism of Ortega's actress - the character is under the most emotional pressure of anyone in the story, and really felt the character's struggle keeping it together under that. Possibly the way that Kovacs only learns about those other things later on makes Ortega initially come across as a stereotypical "spicy latina" trope instead of a real person.

The actress who played Falconer was amazing though - I can't even describe what she was doing, but she really embodied that sort of supercharismatic Pollitical Philosopher Leader type just with her body language and facial expression. I really believed she could capture hearts and minds that way.

DudleySmith wrote:

The actress who played Falconer was amazing though - I can't even describe what she was doing, but she really embodied that sort of supercharismatic Pollitical Philosopher Leader type just with her body language and facial expression. I really believed she could capture hearts and minds that way.

She was great! I just wish she wasn't in the show... I feel what they did with her made the overall show weaker because of her inclusion.

I felt all the cast was pretty good. I wished we saw more of the two Asian Kovacs, especially

Spoiler:

on the
assault on Head In The Clouds, in the books wasn't it the ninja sleeve he wore?

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Agree about Quell, she was so charismatic and a force of nature, just wish she was in the show as old bootleg propaganda videos / voice overs and not some sort of mega merged female character

Spoiler:

quell (redemption angel) / sarah (love interest) / vidura (mentor) into one character

Cloverfield Paradox was a great example in how anyone can write a script:)

Loved the first 2 and I know the third was a late arrival to the franchise but I don't think they got it right this time, unless it was meant to be humourous in places?

Spoiler:

the link from the arm to the gyro and needed a bit more monster as well

Unimpressed.

Also struggling with Altered Carbon, haven't read the books. The main prot/sleeve is extremely one dimensional, smoking, really? It is trying to replicate (see what I did there:)) Blade Runner but after 2 episodes is falling very short.
Definitely persevering and hope as it expands to shows its promise to a much greater extent.

kborom wrote:

Also struggling with Altered Carbon, haven't read the books. The main prot/sleeve is extremely one dimensional, smoking, really? It is trying to replicate (see what I did there:)) Blade Runner but after 2 episodes is falling very short.
Definitely persevering and hope as it expands to shows its promise to a much greater extent.

Yeah, that one-dimensionality is what really turned me off in the first episode. What I'm finding is that the other characters are more important to the story and more interesting than him. With the possible exception of Bancroft, who comes off to me as a caricature of a mustache-twirling villain (without a mustache). Past Kovacs is way more interesting to me than present Kovacs, who comes off as some kind of bad noir detective/supersoldier hybrid.

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Watched the second ep of Letterman's "My Next Guest..." Netflix series. I didn't really expect to enjoy an hour of Clooney, but he surprised me. Letterman himself is of course awesome.

kborom wrote:

Also struggling with Altered Carbon, haven't read the books. The main prot/sleeve is extremely one dimensional, smoking, really? It is trying to replicate (see what I did there:)) Blade Runner but after 2 episodes is falling very short.
Definitely persevering and hope as it expands to shows its promise to a much greater extent.

In the book Elias Ryker is a very one dimensional character. All the Nuance comes from Kovacs. It's a shame that Kinnaman never got that across (and I will say I think it's a very tall order) but then, neither did the script. The guy playing the "original" Takeshi was much much better.

It was a good effort but it all fell apart in the final 3 episodes for me - too much plot convergence from the other 2 novels, some outright changes that just weren't justified, and a little too much titillation rather than concentrating on the moral redundancy of Meth culture and the righteous indignation of Kovacs.

A missed opportunity for me.

Me and the mrs have started watching the new Queer Eye and surprisingly it's really good. I didn't expect much, but they people are so charming it's hard not to start liking them. We both really enjoyed the first series and I think the second is a great.. uh.. sequel to it (me good at words!). In the beginning they state "the first season they fought for equality and now we are fighting for inclusivity" and I think they are doing a great job showing that everybody is the same. It's a bit too heavy on the melodramatic occasionally, but man... some of these episodes has switching between laughter and tears within minutes. Really like it.

I just finished Kuromukuro and liked it.

https://www.netflix.com/title/80103318

Fredrik_S wrote:

Me and the mrs have started watching the new Queer Eye and surprisingly it's really good. I didn't expect much, but they people are so charming it's hard not to start liking them. We both really enjoyed the first series and I think the second is a great.. uh.. sequel to it (me good at words!). In the beginning they state "the first season they fought for equality and now we are fighting for inclusivity" and I think they are doing a great job showing that everybody is the same. It's a bit too heavy on the melodramatic occasionally, but man... some of these episodes has switching between laughter and tears within minutes. Really like it.

My roommates and I started watching this, and I agree that it has me laughing and in tears. Also, that first episode was perfect.

Altered Carbon:

That was definitely an entertaining show from start to finish. Just wish half the important lines weren't muttered by the actors.

Funny the last episode of Altered Carbon used the song Ain't No Grave for the closing credits. The first episode of Westworld used it too.

Rat Boy wrote:

Altered Carbon:

That was definitely an entertaining show from start to finish. Just wish half the important lines weren't muttered by the actors.

This is one of the reasons I watch evrrything with subtitles on.