Hidden Gems of Netflix's Watch Instantly

Fourth'd. Aloha 'Oe.

I watched it last week for the first time as well. It was a very good movie but also kind of a downer. I appreciate the merit of it, but I don't think I am happier for having watched it.

Doom doom, doom doom doom ...

Season 2 of Mindhunter is up and it's danged good.

Watched the new Invader Zim and I am mighty pleased with it. They kept all the insanity, gross, funny, weird and hilarious things about it and toned down the manic pace and wrote a story that had a beginning middle and end.

I also really liked that they fleshed out Dib's family a bit, softened the dad and made his sister be a hard ass that actually cares about her brother.

Zim and Gir are still awesome.

Best lines:
Zim: You are ugly when you lie, Dib!
Dib: I am not lying!
Zim: Then why are you still ugly?

Also watched the new Invader Zim. It was pretty all right, although even at a relatively breezy 70-something minutes, it felt like it sometimes struggled to justify the longer runtime. It seems like Zim's the kind of thing that's better suited to a more contained television format.

Still, it's more Zim, and that's all I really wanted. More chances for Richard Horvitz, Rosearik Simons, and Andy Berman to scream at each other is never a bad thing.

Mindhunter Season 2:

Still one of the most disturbing shows I've ever watched.

Although it's not available in the UK I did pick up Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse on DVD the other day for min-sorb to watch (honest) as one of her friends is really into Spiderman and she wanted to see a Spiderman movie.

I am so glad I chose this over any of the other Spiderman films there have been. It's absolutely the best of them I've seen, what a brilliant film.

Higgledy wrote:

Columbo is incredible. I still hope I might find an episode I haven’t seen but it’s unlikely. I’ll watch any episode again that I feel like I’ve seen fewer than half a dozen times.

Even if people don't want to watch the whole series, I recommend the episode with William Shatner.

Rat Boy wrote:

Mindhunter Season 2:

Still one of the most disturbing shows I've ever watched.

We finished Season 2 today. This season seemed to have more slow spots than the first one, and the conclusion was unsatisfying. Still worth watching!

As with the first season spotless, mint condition period cars still abound, and there are numerous anachronisms of speech ("transparency", "big girl voice", "reboot" come to mind but there were several others).

Running Man wrote:

We finished Season 2 today. This season seemed to have more slow spots than the first one, and the conclusion was unsatisfying. Still worth watching!

That's how the real case ended up too. I recall when that was all happening, I would've been 9 or 10 at the time and even hundreds of miles away in northern Illinois it was what everyone what talking about. I found the whole season very interesting, I liked the detail to the everyday drudgery. It reminded me a bit of watching the early seasons of Homicide in that regard.

Running Man wrote:

As with the first season spotless, mint condition period cars still abound, and there are numerous anachronisms of speech ("transparency", "big girl voice", "reboot" come to mind but there were several others).

Spoiler:

I'm not sure if it's an anachronism, but it really threw me out of the moment to see Holden use a blue cordless drill to assemble the crosses. I literally paused the show and tried to Google if those kinds of drills were even widely available in 1980/81 (still don't know). At a minimum, it didn't seem like a task force mired in red tape would have a fancy new fangled cordless drill at the ready instead making everyone use plain old screwdrivers.

That's a good one!

Spoiler:

I also noticed they were using Caladryl on their bug bites in 1981. A quick search revealed that it wasn't patented until 1983. Boy, I hope somebody gets fired for that blunder.

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Rat Boy wrote:

Mindhunter Season 2:

Still one of the most disturbing shows I've ever watched.

Damon Herriman portrayal was scarily well done...

Need a new syfy/fantasy series to fill some time. WU Assassins or Knightfall seems to be my most suggested right now. Any opinions?

Have you already watched Travelers and Into the Badlands?

Anyone recommend a good anime for a couple who just finished Black Clover and wishes there was more of it? The relentless positivity of that show is addictive.

Dubbed is preferred, because we don’t speak Japanese and don’t want to have to dedicate our full attention to it.

I’m thinking One Piece, as it’s got over 9000 episodes so if it’s good we’ll be able to watch it for a long time.

LeapingGnome wrote:

Have you already watched Travelers and Into the Badlands?

I have watched Into the Badlands and liked it. Watched the first couple episodes of Travelers but couldn't get interested. Not sure why I bounced off of it so maybe I'll give it another try.

doubtingthomas396 wrote:

I’m thinking One Piece, as it’s got over 9000 episodes so if it’s good we’ll be able to watch it for a long time.

Also, it's a wonderful story with some great characters and world building. I'm pretty sure there's a machete guide out there that eliminates filler so 900 is more like 790.

edit* quick google-fu results

Sydhart wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:

Have you already watched Travelers and Into the Badlands?

I have watched Into the Badlands and liked it. Watched the first couple episodes of Travelers but couldn't get interested. Not sure why I bounced off of it so maybe I'll give it another try.

It's great, and it lands it pretty well, even though it's cancelled.

Did you watch Person of Interest? It's current day Sci Fi, and great.

Also Fringe, but I think that's on IMDB TV (for free).

Grenn wrote:
doubtingthomas396 wrote:

I’m thinking One Piece, as it’s got over 9000 episodes so if it’s good we’ll be able to watch it for a long time.

Also, it's a wonderful story with some great characters and world building. I'm pretty sure there's a machete guide out there that eliminates filler so 900 is more like 790.

edit* quick google-fu results

Yeah, but you still have to suffer through some of the mixed filler/cannon episodes, which really destroy at least one arc (Foxy) and the pacing of the show starting at about 450 episodes in. Still, it's an enjoyable show.

I'm also thinking My Hero Academia and Fairy Tail may also be worth checking out. My Hero is inspired by Western super hero comics, so it isn't quite as constantly positive, but it is a very well told series. Fairy Tail is another series that has many of the same traits as Black Clover, but it does tend more towards the fan-service side of things and eventually the author starts throwing in twists with no set up or foreshadowing, making it apparently he probably doesn't plan ahead much after a certain point.

Mantid wrote:

Yeah, but you still have to suffer through some of the mixed filler/cannon episodes, which really destroy at least one arc (Foxy) and the pacing of the show starting at about 450 episodes in. Still, it's an enjoyable show.

Well damn, if he can only get 450 episodes out of it, it just isn't worth the time.

Sydhart wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:

Have you already watched Travelers and Into the Badlands?

I have watched Into the Badlands and liked it. Watched the first couple episodes of Travelers but couldn't get interested. Not sure why I bounced off of it so maybe I'll give it another try.

You could also try the new Lost In Space if you haven't yet.

MannishBoy wrote:
Sydhart wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:

Have you already watched Travelers and Into the Badlands?

I have watched Into the Badlands and liked it. Watched the first couple episodes of Travelers but couldn't get interested. Not sure why I bounced off of it so maybe I'll give it another try.

It's great, and it lands it pretty well, even though it's cancelled.

Did you watch Person of Interest? It's current day Sci Fi, and great.

Also Fringe, but I think that's on IMDB TV (for free).

What the hell is IMDb TV? Fringe used to be on Amazon prime or Hulu because I rewatched it. Such a great show.

I've been considering a PoI rewatch. Maybe when I finish my DS9 rewatch.

Stele wrote:

What the hell is IMDb TV? Fringe used to be on Amazon prime or Hulu because I rewatched it. Such a great show.

Don't know. It popped up on Justwatch.tv as where it was streaming. I logged in, and yep. That's a thing.

Amazon owns IMDB, so not sure why they're building another service.

MannishBoy wrote:

Amazon owns IMDB, so not sure why they're building another service.

IMDB TV runs commercials while Prime doesn't.

I watched the last season of Playing House on it. There weren't too many commercials and they weren't repetitive af like on Hulu.

Watched a few eps of Nightflyers (Netflix) - I’m into it, wife isn’t a fan.