Hidden Gems of Netflix's Watch Instantly

Eleima wrote:

I really find it hilarious that everyone's watching Squid Game and I'm over here rewatching Jane the Virgin, all five seasons, for like... the fourth time. :D

Kaycee ate that show up. I caught episodes with her every once in a while and appreciated the humor, but there was no way I could keep up with her as she was mainlining it.

Yeah I planned to wait and binge the Marvel shows. But that meant ignoring the thread here for weeks at a time and muting some people on Twitter. Too much work, just started watching the shows week to week.

I’ve started watching Ganglands. It’s a French series about a group of armed robbers who look like they’re going to retire after a big score but get drawn into intergang fighting. Enjoyable so far. I’m a little way into episode 2.

The main actor is Sami Bouajila. I’ve seen him in a few movies (also about gangs of criminals) and he’s always compelling to watch.

Apparently this has been out for a few years. I watched episode one today. It’s not a series but a collection of short films. Each one could be a pilot episode for a new series or an extended trailer for an upcoming movie.

The Chestnut Man was solid, not spectacular. It has all the Scandi-noir staples - grisly murders, moody landscapes, political intrigue... Reminded me a little of Bordertown, but not quite as many moving parts.

RawkGWJ wrote:

Apparently this has been out for a few years. I watched episode one today. It’s not a series but a collection of short films. Each one could be a pilot episode for a new series or an extended trailer for an upcoming movie.

Yea i'm surprised it didn't get more traction. With his name recognition along with all the star power behind this. I suspect a victim of bad timing due to COVID.

I'd never even heard of it until it came to Netflix this month and it seems like something that would have been on my radar.

Those all originally released on Youtube. I think the first few got some buzz.

Wanted to get a movie in me before bedtime last night so I threw on Jim Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die.

It was serviceable. I think in this day and age we're going to need a more ambitious take on the zombie genre aside from going full self-referential and explicitly restating the zombie outbreak allegory that has been around since Romero's Dawn of the Dead. The movie was quite funny at times and made good use of the leading actors in their respective roles. I also didn't even realize Chloe Sevigny was in this until doing an IMDB check afterwards. Now there's an actor I haven't seen since... Kids? No, there's got to be a more recent feature I've seen with Sevigny. Anyway, it's been a long, long time.

Again, decent but not Jarmusch's best. Didn't do to zombies what Deadman did for the Western, that's for sure.

My Netflix front page has become almost all Korean, all the time, because I watched a few medical shows in a row and I was searching for the one I forgot was called Dr Romantic.

Also, I'm mad about the suspending of employees talking about the Chappelle thing.

Mermaidpirate wrote:

My Netflix front page has become almost all Korean, all the time, because I watched a few medical shows in a row and I was searching for the one I forgot was called Dr Romantic.

I had to explain the same thing to my family (they share my Netflix account). While there is a lot of overlap with Viki, some are Netflix exclusive and sometimes I want to watch on my big tv instead of my pc.

Grenn wrote:

While there is a lot of overlap with Viki

There's a Korean version of Small Wonder?

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iaintgotnopants wrote:
Grenn wrote:

While there is a lot of overlap with Viki

There's a Korean version of Small Wonder?

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She was made in her father’s garage workshop but all of her internal components were Korean made.

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Mermaidpirate wrote:

My Netflix front page has become almost all Korean, all the time, because I watched a few medical shows in a row and I was searching for the one I forgot was called Dr Romantic.

Also, I'm mad about the suspending of employees talking about the Chappelle thing.

I watched the newest Chappelle thing today. I can easily guess what the controversy is about. Persecuting employees is a pretty sh*tty form of censorship and repression. I hope the employees sue and win.

Whose employees are being suspended and what's the reason?

Netflix suspended a trans employee for speaking out on Twitter about continuously hosting Chappelle specials where he has sections of transphobic jokes.

Netflix, of course, is saying the suspension isn't because of the Twitter statement.

And they posted last night the employee is reinstated. Because a director sent out a link to that meeting, so joining it wasn't a fireable offense now.

Seemed like a bullsh*t excuse but Netflix backed off for now.

In the special Dave admits to being transphobic but seems kind of proud of it and laughs it off like it’s meaningless. Then Dave gives some hand waving explanation about why he’s transphobic and why he will continue to be. If it was meant to be a joke, it wasn’t funny.

Dave also tells a story about a friend of his who is trans. The story ends with that friend committing suicide.

I was hoping for a more compassionate response from Dave perhaps accompanied by an apology. Didn’t happen.

RawkGWJ wrote:

In the special Dave admits to being transphobic but seems kind of proud of it and laughs it off like it’s meaningless. Then Dave gives some hand waving explanation about why he’s transphobic and why he will continue to be. If it was meant to be a joke, it wasn’t funny.

Dave also tells a story about a friend of his who is trans. The story ends with that friend committing suicide.

I was hoping for a more compassionate response from Dave perhaps accompanied by an apology. Didn’t happen.

This has become his MO in the last few specials: Laughs in the name of intolerance and then proceeds to preach against the very mentality needed to create those jokes. He tries to eat the cake and have it, too.

I watched the first five minutes and didn't think it was funny so I bailed.

Dave Chappelle ran out of good jokes a long time ago, now he's just another old rich guy whining about trans people and cancel culture.

muttonchop wrote:

Dave Chappelle ran out of good jokes a long time ago, now he's just another old rich guy whining about trans people and cancel culture.

Your second sentence is absolutely correct.

As a person of color, I'm part of Dave's tribe and he has never failed to make ME laugh with the jokes that he tells 'for us'. The start of the special made me laugh really hard, then it made me cry.

He walked away from 50 million dollars because he could hear the difference with being laughed WITH and laughed AT and I really respected that. It breaks my heart that he can't refrain from using his talent to make sure people in other minority groups do not have to listen to laugher that they don't have the luxury of walking away from.

MotleyWizard wrote:
muttonchop wrote:

Dave Chappelle ran out of good jokes a long time ago, now he's just another old rich guy whining about trans people and cancel culture.

Your second sentence is absolutely correct.

As a person of color, I'm part of Dave's tribe and he has never failed to make ME laugh with the jokes that he tells 'for us'. The start of the special made me laugh really hard, then it made me cry.

He walked away from 50 million dollars because he could hear the difference with being laughed WITH and laughed AT and I really respected that. It breaks my heart that he can't refrain from using his talent to make sure people in other minority groups do not have to listen to laugher that they don't have the luxury of walking away from.

I also still laugh at most of Dave’s performance. I’m white. The transphobic material is sad not funny. I hate to say it but it seems like the cruelty is the point here. Very disappointing. I’m optimistic that Dave will have a true change of heart someday.

Loved Midnight Mass. Loved it. I think it's Mike Flanagans strongest work so far.

Fredrik_S wrote:

Loved Midnight Mass. Loved it. I think it's Mike Flanagans strongest work so far.

It was super good. I was fine with the monologues, but they did get to me a bit by the end. Also, the priest tended to mumble, which made it hard for me to follow. But overall I adored it as well. Its about as pitch perfect of a "Stephen King small town" as we have ever seen on screen. It was great.

ComfortZone wrote:

The Chestnut Man was solid, not spectacular. It has all the Scandi-noir staples - grisly murders, moody landscapes, political intrigue... Reminded me a little of Bordertown, but not quite as many moving parts.

I saw the auto-playing preview and it reminded me of:

"That's over seven people."

I thought it was OK - my least favorite of the three series he's done, but still entertaining. Kittylexy absolutely loved it, though, and I wonder if the difference is her Catholic upbringing

After liking the other two series, I hated Midnight Mass. I kept thinking "It's going to get better right?"

It did not. It was overbearing and annoying.

The end of the last episode was interminable. At some point I couldn't take it anymore and ended up muting it until credits rolled.

Regret watching any of it.

The second half of Revelation arrives next month!

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