Hidden Gems of Netflix's Watch Instantly

beanman101283 wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Watched the christmas British Bakeoff special with the Derry Girls actors. Immediately started watching Derry Girls, and it's great.

Derry Girls is fantastic!

It sure is. My wife and I have watched both seasons twice. Too funny!

The other night I watched A Very Murray Christmas, which has become one of my favorite Christmas specials. The snowstorm that wrecks a wedding and the special within the special in New York has new meaning this year.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Watched Jingle Jangle and liked it. Liked the music and acting. Story wasn't very strong. The toys had very little screen time. From the trailer I thought one would the focus of the movie. Ending wasn't very good. I know I said I liked the movie. The movie looked good. I liked the little jokes. Thirsty lady amused me.

the kids really enjoyed it! Even the not quite 2 year old only found a couple of parts a little scary. The costume and set design was fantastic.

I've been watching Chef's Table: BBQ. Not the reality competition, but the documentary part, where they spend 40 minutes focusing on some truly amazing BBQers. None of them are from the competition.

I have seen 3 of the 4 episodes they have out, and the life stories of these chefs are amazingly fascinating.

mudbunny wrote:

I've been watching Chef's Table: BBQ. Not the reality competition, but the documentary part, where they spend 40 minutes focusing on some truly amazing BBQers. None of them are from the competition.

I have seen 3 of the 4 episodes they have out, and the life stories of these chefs are amazingly fascinating.

Yep! Great show!

I've been talking about it a bit in the anime thread even though it's Japanese live action, but Alice in Borderland is really something.

I enjoyed it. It definitely has an anime premise and some of the character stuff is anime but I think they did a good job of it.

Sat down and watched an episode of We are the champions because someone here recommended it. I then went ahead and watched all the episodes in one sitting. Fantastic little series that celebrates all that being human is. Weird little competitions and the people that put all their hearts and lives into winning them. Fantastic series.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

I've been talking about it a bit in the anime thread even though it's Japanese live action, but Alice in Borderland is really something.

Yes it is. I enjoyed the first episode. It looks like it’s going to be a cross between Cube and The Purge

Spoiler:

Edit: ...and Battle Royale

Finished Queens Gambit over the weekend. Who know that chess players were so bad-ass?

Higgledy wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

I've been talking about it a bit in the anime thread even though it's Japanese live action, but Alice in Borderland is really something.

Yes it is. I enjoyed the first episode. It looks like it’s going to be a cross between Cube and The Purge

Spoiler:

Edit: ...and Battle Royale

Well, now I am intrigued!

I started watching it with zero hope of it being any good. I’m now nearly halfway through the season and hoping they do more.

Fredrik_S wrote:
Higgledy wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

I've been talking about it a bit in the anime thread even though it's Japanese live action, but Alice in Borderland is really something.

Yes it is. I enjoyed the first episode. It looks like it’s going to be a cross between Cube and The Purge

Spoiler:

Edit: ...and Battle Royale

Well, now I am intrigued!

Me too. The spoiler tag has a very big place in my heart. I will give this a go next.

EverythingsTentative wrote:

Finished Queens Gambit over the weekend. Who know that chess players were so bad-ass?

Snap, it was a very good series. Well recommended even if you don’t care for chess.

kborom wrote:
EverythingsTentative wrote:

Finished Queens Gambit over the weekend. Who know that chess players were so bad-ass?

Snap, it was a very good series. Well recommended even if you don’t care for chess.

Finished it last night, and loved it from beginning to end. My wife did too, and she's never played chess in her life.

Higgledy wrote:

I started watching it with zero hope of it being any good. I’m now nearly halfway through the season and hoping they do more.

I also saw this on my Netflix home page and thought "no way that would be any good". So glad you guys checked it out though as based on your positive reviews I decided to give it a shot and stayed up way to late watching the first couple episodes last night.

RawkGWJ wrote:

My octopus teacher

I watched it. An interesting film, beautifully shot. The main guy certainly has a tendency to over romanticise his subject.

Higgledy wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:

My octopus teacher

I watched it. An interesting film, beautifully shot. The main guy certainly has a tendency to over romanticise his subject.

Oh yeah that is that one really scary horror movie

That's been shared already a few posts back. I think the look at his previous films and the general thesis about not projecting onto animals or romanticising them is spot on. The beginning and end where she's relating what happens in the film itself were, to me, misrepresentative of the documentary and how the guy went about his filming.

I'm currently re-watching Hannibal. It's funny, during my watching of when it originally aired, I felt the 2nd season was bogged down by Will Graham's constant hallucination and delusions. On re-watching, I don't find this is the case at all. Overall I consider it absolutely fantastic television.

I'm nearing the end of the second season of Cobra Kai, and I am liking it a lot less than the first season. I'm not sure to what degree it's because the second season is not as good as the first was, or if it's just my tolerance for the cheesy Disney Channel-style aspects of the first season has just worn out over time. I still want to know what happens, and so for the first time have made use of the rather ridiculous feature of watching it at 1.25x speed. It all looks a little silly, but if I can plow through it in the background while doing some work, I'll get to the end and see if I care to watch the third season in a few weeks.

bbk1980 wrote:
Fredrik_S wrote:
Higgledy wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

I've been talking about it a bit in the anime thread even though it's Japanese live action, but Alice in Borderland is really something.

Yes it is. I enjoyed the first episode. It looks like it’s going to be a cross between Cube and The Purge

Spoiler:

Edit: ...and Battle Royale

Well, now I am intrigued!

Me too. The spoiler tag has a very big place in my heart. I will give this a go next.

Two episodes in and it is indeed, as the kids call it, "dope af".

I'm enjoying The Uncanny Counter.

I also enjoyed Sweet Home.

The Prom is great I love all the people involved and they are all at their most charming!

Watched Canvas which is a 15 minute or so short animation. It was just released but I heard about it months ago. Very sweet little animation. I'm pretty sure most people will predict where it is going in the first 10 seconds but it is still very good. Family friendly I highly recommend especially for grandparents and grand kids.

Fredrik_S wrote:
bbk1980 wrote:
Fredrik_S wrote:
Higgledy wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

I've been talking about it a bit in the anime thread even though it's Japanese live action, but Alice in Borderland is really something.

Yes it is. I enjoyed the first episode. It looks like it’s going to be a cross between Cube and The Purge

Spoiler:

Edit: ...and Battle Royale

Well, now I am intrigued!

Me too. The spoiler tag has a very big place in my heart. I will give this a go next.

Two episodes in and it is indeed, as the kids call it, "dope af".

4 episodes in and I can say I love it! We are enjoying an episode of it every night. Might have to go look at the graphic novel once we’re done.

What an incredible surprise that show was. It looks like there are many, many graphic novels in the manga series.

I enjoyed Lost Bullet quite a bit. A solid french action b-movie.