Hidden Gems of Netflix's Watch Instantly

I can't wait for this work day to finish, so I can binge The Umbrella Academy season 3.

Too many series!

Mixolyde wrote:

Too many series!

I can recommend the mini series "Clark". It's the story of one of Sweden's most well known criminals, Clark Olofsson. He's the guy that the term Stockholm Syndrome was coined after. It's well acted, slick production and has a lot of humor to it. I am a bit too young to remember the robbery, but being Swedish I do have a bit of a bias towards Swedish content.

Mixolyde wrote:

Too many series!

Yeah, the people who still go "a billion services and there's nothing to watch" cannot make me roll my eyes fast enough. They are clearly living in a nostalgia bubble where they forget that the old days were usually along the lines of where you basically spent your Friday night deciding if you were going to watch Full House and Step by Step or two episodes of COPS.

What is so common these days are people who go "what do you mean you haven't watched it yet?!?!" with my response being "I literally have 50 series ahead of it", or me browsing through one of my services and going "Whoa, this has that actor I like and sounds interesting....and apparently has had 3 seasons already?"

kuddles wrote:

What is so common these days are people who go "what do you mean you haven't watched it yet?!?!" with my response being "I literally have 50 series ahead of it", or me browsing through one of my services and going "Whoa, this has that actor I like and sounds interesting....and apparently has had 3 seasons already?"

I'll get paralysis about starting a new established series sometimes because I don't think "this sounds interesting" or "so many people recommend it." I think "this is a 40+ hour commitment" and then scroll through the movies for 30 minutes before firing up YouTube.

OG_slinger wrote:
kuddles wrote:

What is so common these days are people who go "what do you mean you haven't watched it yet?!?!" with my response being "I literally have 50 series ahead of it", or me browsing through one of my services and going "Whoa, this has that actor I like and sounds interesting....and apparently has had 3 seasons already?"

I'll get paralysis about starting a new established series sometimes because I don't think "this sounds interesting" or "so many people recommend it." I think "this is a 40+ hour commitment" and then scroll through the movies for 30 minutes before firing up YouTube.

I've gotten to where I don't feel I've got the emotional stamina to commit to getting invested in something with a payoff so I either watch YouTube or something I've already seen before.

muraii wrote:
OG_slinger wrote:
kuddles wrote:

What is so common these days are people who go "what do you mean you haven't watched it yet?!?!" with my response being "I literally have 50 series ahead of it", or me browsing through one of my services and going "Whoa, this has that actor I like and sounds interesting....and apparently has had 3 seasons already?"

I'll get paralysis about starting a new established series sometimes because I don't think "this sounds interesting" or "so many people recommend it." I think "this is a 40+ hour commitment" and then scroll through the movies for 30 minutes before firing up YouTube.

I've gotten to where I don't feel I've got the emotional stamina to commit to getting invested in something with a payoff so I either watch YouTube or something I've already seen before.

I'm in this post and I don't like it

muraii wrote:
OG_slinger wrote:
kuddles wrote:

What is so common these days are people who go "what do you mean you haven't watched it yet?!?!" with my response being "I literally have 50 series ahead of it", or me browsing through one of my services and going "Whoa, this has that actor I like and sounds interesting....and apparently has had 3 seasons already?"

I'll get paralysis about starting a new established series sometimes because I don't think "this sounds interesting" or "so many people recommend it." I think "this is a 40+ hour commitment" and then scroll through the movies for 30 minutes before firing up YouTube.

I've gotten to where I don't feel I've got the emotional stamina to commit to getting invested in something with a payoff so I either watch YouTube or something I've already seen before.

I am here with everything these days, shows, movies, games, books, etc. It sucks.

I just got to mental state where I could start watching Ozark again. Season 3 came out right around lockdowns starting and I just couldn’t emotionally watch it.

Now I’m a few episodes from finishing season 4 and enjoying it- but very glad I didn’t force myself to watch during lockdown.

Tscott wrote:

I just got to mental state where I could start watching Ozark again. Season 3 came out right around lockdowns starting and I just couldn’t emotionally watch it.

Now I’m a few episodes from finishing season 4 and enjoying it- but very glad I didn’t force myself to watch during lockdown.

Good for you.

I loved the show and also bailed on it during COVID. I still don't feel I'm up to watching it so it just taunts me every time I open Netflix.

So I watched Interceptor instead and it was 99 minutes of absolute trash staring a woman I thought was the jacked doppleganger of June Diane Raphael who couldn't act her way out of a wet paper bag. I thought it was a vehicle for some MMA star I didn't know, but it turned out to be Elsa Pataky, Chris Hemsworth's wife.

OG_slinger wrote:
Tscott wrote:

I just got to mental state where I could start watching Ozark again. Season 3 came out right around lockdowns starting and I just couldn’t emotionally watch it.

Now I’m a few episodes from finishing season 4 and enjoying it- but very glad I didn’t force myself to watch during lockdown.

Good for you.

I loved the show and also bailed on it during COVID. I still don't feel I'm up to watching it so it just taunts me every time I open Netflix.

So I watched Interceptor instead and it was 99 minutes of absolute trash staring a woman I thought was the jacked doppleganger of June Diane Raphael

Go on.

who couldn't act her way out of a wet paper bag.

Damn.

I thought it was a vehicle for some MMA star I didn't know, but it turned out to be Elsa Pataky, Chris Hemsworth's wife.

Also was in at least one of the Fast & Furious movies as a Brazilian cop or something.

I thought all that was obvious from the trailer. I didn't waste my time with it.

muraii wrote:

Also was in at least one of the Fast & Furious movies as a Brazilian cop or something.

"Or something?" Elsa Pataky's Elena appeared first in Fast Five, and appeared in 6, 7, and Fate. She was indeed a Brazilian cop assigned to The Rock's team as a translator, but was swayed to join the Family by Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto, bonding over their similar losses. She and Dom have a child who, of course, is named Brian. Such uncultured swine here in this thread, no appreciation for the classics.