Hidden Gems of Netflix's Watch Instantly

Chairman_Mao wrote:

Clearly Netflix doesn't know me as it has not recommended me a nice hot cup of Black Dynamite! You're on my sh*tlist now, Netflix!

Leaving February 1st! This news is the worst!

No!! I need to see Chairman_Mao's sh*tlist before it's gone!

Watched Polar this AM - it was ok. Not great, but some decent places here and there. The school scene was probably the highlight for me.

Chairman_Mao wrote:

Clearly Netflix doesn't know me as it has not recommended me a nice hot cup of Black Dynamite! You're on my sh*tlist now, Netflix.

Maybe Fiendish Doctor Wu works at Netflix! He done f*cked up now!

Kingdom

I didn't know I needed a K-drama set in the medieval Joseon dynasty that involves royal power struggles, treachery, and the undead in my life, but, oh boy, did I.

It packs a heck of a lot in just six episodes.

I've been looking forward to it. Time to watch!

Phades wrote:

Just watched the Netflix Fyre doc and wasn't a fan of how it seemed to basically pin all responsibility on Billy. Not saying he's a great guy or anything, but the fact is that if so many other people weren't complacent with what was going on, he wouldn't have gotten nearly as far as he did. It seemed to me that there were a LOT of lousy people involved that should be sitting in a jail cell.

The Netflix version was produced by one of the social media firms that promoted the festival

Yep, and the Hulu version paid six figures to Billy for an interview.

Meh...

My wife and I came away from both of these realizing that a ton of people enabled Billy to do what he did. But, that's what con men do.

And one thing to consider, prepping for mammoth events like this often feels like it is going off the rails. While it seems more obvious after, there is a natural tendency to believe that while things may go poorly, the event will probably be just fine.

bnpederson wrote:

Yep, and the Hulu version paid six figures to Billy for an interview.

Which apparently went to making Billy look like a guilty psychopath. I didn't know he had been paid for the interview when we watched the Hulu version first. It explained why he was doing an interview he very clearly did not want to do.

The second season of Star Trek: Discovery is off to a flyer. Really excellent.

Sorbicol wrote:

The second season of Star Trek: Discovery is off to a flyer. Really excellent.

We are loving it. It's a shame this is not on regular TV.

CBS can suck a f*ck.

And speaking of Gyllenhaals (this is supposed to start at 1:18, but the youtube t= parameter is STILL NOT WORKING ON GWJ DESPITE WORKING BEFORE):

Watched the Mummy and I think it held up from when I saw it in theaters. Bonus according to Netflix there are two other Mummy movies I have not seen.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is available on Netflix in the US, for anyone like me who skipped that in theaters.

Stealthpizza wrote:

Watched the Mummy and I think it held up from when I saw it in theaters. Bonus according to Netflix there are two other Mummy movies I have not seen.

That is not a bonus.

Whole lotta great 90s 00s flicks on right now: Fraser Mummies, Stardust, In Bruges, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, National Treasure... Wait, sorry, I got carried away there.

Um, Incredibles 2 is on Netflix now, too.

Stealthpizza wrote:

Watched the Mummy and I think it held up from when I saw it in theaters. Bonus according to Netflix there are two other Mummy movies I have not seen.

Oh dear. You are going to be so disappointed.

Sorbicol wrote:
Stealthpizza wrote:

Watched the Mummy and I think it held up from when I saw it in theaters. Bonus according to Netflix there are two other Mummy movies I have not seen.

Oh dear. You are going to be so disappointed.

I thought the second one was good fun. The third one, however, was dead to me the second they replaced Rachel Weisz.

Eleima wrote:
Sorbicol wrote:
Stealthpizza wrote:

Watched the Mummy and I think it held up from when I saw it in theaters. Bonus according to Netflix there are two other Mummy movies I have not seen.

Oh dear. You are going to be so disappointed.

I thought the second one was good fun. The third one, however, was dead to me the second they replaced Rachel Weisz.

Couldn't agree more.

Just finished A Series of Unfortunate Events

Neil Patrick Harris needs to do lot more TV worthy of his talents.

From the plot I kinda figured the third one was a skip. I am loving the mixed responses for mummy 2 the re-wrapping.

The Mummy 2 was fine. It was more of the same. It’s notable to me for having the worst CGI for The Rock, and for one of the best pieces of music:

bnpederson wrote:

Ant-Man and the Wasp is available on Netflix in the US, for anyone like me who skipped that in theaters.

Fingers crossed that it's the same in Europe or, at least, will be soon.

Sorbicol wrote:

Just finished A Series of Unfortunate Events

Neil Patrick Harris needs to do lot more TV worthy of his talents.

Nice seeing the new tag out in the wild Sorbicol!

Sorbicol wrote:

Just finished A Series of Unfortunate Events

Neil Patrick Harris needs to do lot more TV worthy of his talents.

I'm in the middle of season 2 and enjoying it quite a bit.

I finished Kingdom today and it's good. A korean horror drama with zombies, but it's the court intrigues that keep it from being just another zombie show. Good stuff.

Fredrik_S wrote:

I finished Kingdom today and it's good. A korean horror drama with zombies, but it's the court intrigues that keep it from being just another zombie show. Good stuff.

Only 6 episodes

Fredrik_S wrote:

I finished Kingdom today and it's good. A korean horror drama with zombies, but it's the court intrigues that keep it from being just another zombie show. Good stuff.

I've watched episode 1. It's a slow build but has an air of quality about it. Somehow I'd decided it was set in China good to know it's Korea. Love the, presumably accurate, historical costumes. The black hats with transparent brims are particularly nifty.

Only 6 episodes is actually pretty awesome. The plot cooks. Its also a strong rec from me and I suffer from zombie fatigue.

TheHarpoMarxist wrote:

Only 6 episodes is actually pretty awesome. The plot cooks. Its also a strong rec from me and I suffer from zombie fatigue.

Plot can still cook with 10-12 and be a complete story. I'm definitely a fan and i don't want to wait.

ranalin wrote:
TheHarpoMarxist wrote:

Only 6 episodes is actually pretty awesome. The plot cooks. Its also a strong rec from me and I suffer from zombie fatigue.

Plot can still cook with 10-12 and be a complete story. I'm definitely a fan and i don't want to wait.

I hear you, but they're filming season two now, so...

Either way I'm just glad that Netflix is producing these awesome shows and--more importantly--making them available in the US. Some of the best Netflix shows I watched last year weren't American or British as are the ones I'm most looking forward to in 2019 (I'm looking at you, Dark and Berlin Babylon).