Hidden Gems of Netflix's Watch Instantly

Grenn wrote:
slazev wrote:

Watched 3 episodes from Dragon's Dogma. Can't recommend it. It's just so vanilla anime.

I wish it were better. And the animation style? It didn't work for Berserk and that has a devoted fan base already.

The animation style (well, it's 3D masquerading as the usual 2D anime style) can work if it's not done properly. It's clearly not the case here.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance got cancelled after one season? Seriously? But five (!) seasons of Fuller House? Really Netflix? Really?

Brainsmith wrote:

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance got cancelled after one season? Seriously? But five (!) seasons of Fuller House? Really Netflix? Really?

It just won an emmy too.

And this is why I tend not to watch things on Netflix anymore until they already have a second or even a third season.

I mean, unlike the days of old, Netflix has a really good idea of exactly how many people watched Dark Crystal and Fuller House. I doubt they are cancelling Dark Crystal after 1 season if they saw that the amount of people who actually watched it for the whole season is worth the production cost of a 2nd.

I don't think it needed a seconded season. The movie is the second season.

pizzaddict wrote:

I mean, unlike the days of old, Netflix has a really good idea of exactly how many people watched Dark Crystal and Fuller House. I doubt they are cancelling Dark Crystal after 1 season if they saw that the amount of people who actually watched it for the whole season is worth the production cost of a 2nd.

And it was an expensive show. A shame, because I thought it was fantastic. My favorite show I've seen this year.

I have not seen the film in question, but knowing the topic came up here in this thread (I'd generously say "somewhat dubiously"), I thought it was important to share this response:

Brainsmith wrote:

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance got cancelled after one season? Seriously? But five (!) seasons of Fuller House? Really Netflix? Really?

Fuller House feels incredibly cheap to make (in general), even more so when contrasted against the Dark Crystal's evident production value.

Also, it seems Fuller House is a phenomenon in various age groups (the missus unapologetically devours it upon release). I've only seen a couple of episodes (the humor and audience cheers just hit all my wrong nerves), enough to confirm that both John Stamos and Lori Loughlin have some Dorian Gray painting hidden away in their respective attics.

If they like cheap to produce, that just compounds my sadness that The Good Cop was canceled after one season. It was unexpectedly wonderful.

Enola Holmes was delightful. Millie Bobby Brown is an impressive actor for her young age (plus she was a producer!). And my man crush on Henry Cavill continues.

Enola Holmes is definitely at the head of my queue. I got too sleepy last night to start watching it!

Check out the BBC Radio One interview with Millie Bobby Brown. She's so level headed for a 16 year old supastah. (I love that interviewer, too, watch his stuff all the time)

I'm still planning to start Dark next after all the praise around here about the final season.

After I finish Cobra Kai of course.

Enola Holmes was fun.

Came here to say Enola Holmes was a fun movie, beaten to it as always I didn't know Millie Bobby Brown was British (for some reason that name sounded American to me).

Everyone keeps saying Enola Holmes was a "fun" movie, so just to be different, I'll say "it was a joy to watch" instead.

No complaints except for the fact that it is a movie and not a series. I would love a new mystery show to watch.

Is Enola Holmes a family friendly movie? "Sherlock Holmes' little sister solves mysteries" seems like the sort of thing my 8 year old would be way into, but I can't get a sense from a quick google whether it would be age appropriate for her.

Same question. I think my 8 year old and 10 year old girls would love it. My wife probably wouldn't mind Henry Cavill either.

There are some moments of violence including gunfire, drowning, and an explosion or two or more, but no gore or anything.

I did a touch more googling. Commonsensemedia rates it as for ages 12+ and apparently the movie is rated as PG-13. CSM's details seems to suggest the only content I might actually find objectionable is some violence. My take on those ratings is that I would not object to my 8 year old watching it, but she will probably find it too scary. She is on a big mystery kick lately though, including having just read a couple of Sherlock mysteries, so we might try this anyway, even expecting it to be doomed to failure...

Honestly I think kids will get caught up in Brown's charm and that will carry them through the scary bits.

Yeah, I honestly thought she was American too.

I just finished enjoying the heck out of Enola Holmes.

My 8 year old watched Enola Holmes and generally enjoyed it. I did not find the content to be too objectionable except for one painful looking head wound toward the end of the movie. My one complaint about it in terms of viewing for my kid is that it was a little long and her attention started to lag by the end.

Just sat down to watch Enola Holmes for our family film night. What a wonderful movie with terrific performances across the board, a plot that doesn’t patronise it’s audience or it’s message. To 8 year old mini-Sorb (who is just beginning to understand the world works a little differently for girls than it does for boys) it was entrancing and engrossing and that message hit home all the right places.

Thoroughly enjoyable.

Concur. And I love that Brown was a producer.

Yep. We watched Enola Holmes tonight and it was great. My wife is now more interested in watching Stranger Things, now she knows how awesome Millie Bobbie Brown is.

Two things I loved about Enola Holmes that I haven’t seen mentioned yet:

The music is delightful. Light and bouncy and intentionally over-dramatic at times. It fits the action perfectly. In fact, it has a very Gilbert & Sullivan feel to it. The whole affair has a Gilbert & Sullivan-ish story. The tone of the music fits the period of the story as well.

I loved all the fourth wall breaking, particularly one that was just a glance at the camera as if to say “can you believe this?”

Once the brothers showed up it was driving me crazy because I recognized the actor playing Mycroft. I had to stop the movie and look him up. He played Finnick in The Hunger Games.

Enola Holmes is is based on a YA series of novels and is totally family friendly. It’s the best thing I’ve seen on Netflix in... I can’t remember. I want more, more, more!

I’m a Baker Street Irregular. I love Sherlock Holmes in print and I hate the RDJ movies. Enola Holmes was just terrific; a joy to experience. I won’t lie, I cried at the end, but I’ve been struggling with my depression this weekend, so take that as you will.

BadKen wrote:

I loved all the fourth wall breaking, particularly one that was just a glance at the camera as if to say “can you believe this?”

I also loved when Enola would talk directly to the audience. It's not something I usually care for, but it worked an absolute treat here. Kudos on the delivery from the stupendous talent that is Millie Bobby Brown.

Lestrade: "He doesn't have an assistant. Sherlock Holmes always works alone."

Watson (off screen): [cries]

She's made of Teflon?