Hidden Gems of Netflix's Watch Instantly

Fredrik_S wrote:

Finished up Magicians Season 5. It's such stupid crazy fun that it's always entertaining to see how they keep screwing things up over and over and how they get out of it. It did kinda end on a good note, so I am wondering if that was it for this show or if more are coming. Eliot is the best, btw.

I think they've been pretty explicit about that being the end.

Fredrik_S wrote:

Finished up Magicians Season 5. It's such stupid crazy fun that it's always entertaining to see how they keep screwing things up over and over and how they get out of it. It did kinda end on a good note, so I am wondering if that was it for this show or if more are coming. Eliot is the best, btw.

Wait is this on Netflix now? We've been waiting for that.

It was sort of cancelled last minute, so they had time to wrap it up in some fashion, but not as cleanly as they would have liked.

Nevin73 wrote:

Rome was another series that HBO did right.

Rome was good, but I'll never forgive it for being so expensive to produce that HBO cancelled the other expensive--but even more outstanding--show it was making at the same time: Deadwood.

How has there been all this discussion about HBO shows with satisfying endings and no one has mentioned Six Feet Under?

Tscott wrote:

How has there been all this discussion about HBO shows with satisfying endings and no one has mentioned Six Feet Under?

Hah the irony!

NathanialG wrote:
Fredrik_S wrote:

Finished up Magicians Season 5. It's such stupid crazy fun that it's always entertaining to see how they keep screwing things up over and over and how they get out of it. It did kinda end on a good note, so I am wondering if that was it for this show or if more are coming. Eliot is the best, btw.

I think they've been pretty explicit about that being the end.

I am ok with that.

The Alice in Borderland ending raised more questions than it answered.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

The Alice in Borderland ending raised more questions than it answered.

It did.

I just watched Alice in Borderland episode 3 and

Spoiler:

NOOOOOooooooooooooo! Chota? Karube?

Also, the whole leaving more questions than answers sounds like Tenet.

fangblackbone wrote:

I just watched Alice in Borderland episode 3 and

Spoiler:

NOOOOOooooooooooooo! Chota? Karube?

Spoiler:

I really didn’t think it would go that way. I was expecting a twist to the game where actually three lived and one died.

Me too!
I kept saying to myself:

Spoiler:

Try using an effing mirror! I was sure that Arisu (sp?) would figure it out. They hinted at reflection being an answer so many times but nope :(

Bridgerton was a strange experience for someone who likes Jane Austen but is not familiar with modern "romance" novels. About half way through, I thought, OK, this is where Austen would wrap up, now what happens? As it turns out, quite a bit!

Sword Art Online + Zero Escape: The Nonary Games = Alice in Borderland. Oh my, what a show. I didn't realize it was only 8 episodes for season 1. And that ending... mwah!

beanman101283 wrote:

Wait is this on Netflix now? We've been waiting for that.

It was sort of cancelled last minute, so they had time to wrap it up in some fashion, but not as cleanly as they would have liked.

It's on Amazon Prime over here in the UK

Fredrik_S wrote:
NathanialG wrote:
Fredrik_S wrote:

Finished up Magicians Season 5. It's such stupid crazy fun that it's always entertaining to see how they keep screwing things up over and over and how they get out of it. It did kinda end on a good note, so I am wondering if that was it for this show or if more are coming. Eliot is the best, btw.

I think they've been pretty explicit about that being the end.

I am ok with that.

I really like how they developed and resolved the characters after the end of Quinton. It felt like the Quinton character pretty much sucked up all the oxygen in the room.

And though I definitely love Eliot, I think I was most satisfied with how Margo went from the one dimensional support character to the hero in her own story.

Don't have time to rewatch The Magicians, but I am gonna have to anyway.

It was to my dog, but I still rolled my eyes and loudly said "Oh, wow, awesome..." in my most sarcastic tone just looking at the thumbnail.

SpacePProtean wrote:

It was to my dog, but I still rolled my eyes and loudly said "Oh, wow, awesome..." in my most sarcastic tone just looking at the thumbnail.

Hahaha. I have it on good authority that your dog understood and agreed.

Sounded like a bad John F. Kennedy impersonator.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Sounded like a bad John F. Kennedy impersonator.

Agreed. I am excited for the movie bit that trailer was garbage.

They should have left the part out of the trailer that says "Zach Snyder" because it makes me immediately make the worst assumptions before even starting it.

kuddles wrote:

They should have left the part out of the trailer that says "Zach Snyder" because it makes me immediately make the worst assumptions before even starting it.

I took it as a public service announcement.

finding Ohana is basically The Goonies, set in Hawaii and despite not being The Goonies is actually a lot of fun. It’s not winning any prizes for originality but it’s a good, fun family film with something to say about family. Could have done without the Antman monologues though. They weren’t nearly as funny as the film thinks they are. That said, it’s heart is firmly in the right place.

You could do a lot worse - again - for a family film night. It is nice to see Netflix tackle the genre considering it’s basically been abandoned by Hollywood.

Watched Becoming which was pretty good. A cameras follow Michelle Obama around and she talks about what is going on.

You couldn't tell by looking at me most of the time but I love clothes and fashion. I've only just started watching Next in Fashion and it's pretty good. I like both the hosts and also I give Angel and Minju five stars.

Also up to season 5 of Community and haven't been feeling it for a long time. Season 3 that was affected by the writers strike, was better, s much as it pains me to say it. Also I feel sad knowing what happened in the writers room with Megan Ganz being poorly treated by Harmon.

Mermaidpirate wrote:

Also up to season 5 of Community and haven't been feeling it for a long time. Season 3 that was affected by the writers strike, was better, s much as it pains me to say it. Also I feel sad knowing what happened in the writers room with Megan Ganz being poorly treated by Harmon.

Season 4 was a definite drop in quality, but things improve in seasons 5 and 6. A couple of my favorite episodes happen in season 5. I'd stick with it as you've made it through the lowest point already.

Sorbicol wrote:

finding Ohana is basically The Goonies, set in Hawaii and despite not being The Goonies is actually a lot of fun. It’s not winning any prizes for originality but it’s a good, fun family film with something to say about family. Could have done without the Antman monologues though. They weren’t nearly as funny as the film thinks they are. That said, it’s heart is firmly in the right place.

You could do a lot worse - again - for a family film night. It is nice to see Netflix tackle the genre considering it’s basically been abandoned by Hollywood.

You know how sometimes a movie is set in a location that you know really well, or the characters are part of a subculture that you're familiar with, and so you easily spot all the things that they get wrong? Yeah, that.

I was almost embarrassed when people speak in pidgin. And let's be clear, this is barely pidgin. This is the stuff that even a mainland haole transplant like me can understand and probably even uses on occasion.

That said, none of this stuff bothers kids, so it's still a decent family movie night choice.

billt721 wrote:

You know how sometimes a movie is set in a location that you know really well, or the characters are part of a subculture that you're familiar with, and so you easily spot all the things that they get wrong? Yeah, that.

I was almost embarrassed when people speak in pidgin. And let's be clear, this is barely pidgin. This is the stuff that even a mainland haole transplant like me can understand and probably even uses on occasion.

That said, none of this stuff bothers kids, so it's still a decent family movie night choice.

Being from the UK I feel this is not an area I would be qualified to pass comment on! Our biggest exposure to Hawaiian/Polynesian culture is probably Moana........

However as a family movie, it worked. mostly. I can't help feeling that along with most of Netflix's fair, if they just put about an extra 10% into their films - mostly script, occasional editing and directing - they'd have a lot more bona fida great movies to pick from. They can do it - Enola Holmes is the immediate one that springs to mind - but it just needs a little extra.

Based on a few posts giving Alice in Borderland a good review, I decided to jump in, feet first.
I watched the entire season, which I enjoyed, but the production quality of the show is really not that good.

On the other hand, I can't get Good times out of my head and have been listening to it on repeat for the last few days.