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2013-05-29 12:59:35 AM  
It was pretty good, but seems like just a reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallly long episode leading to a movie.
 
2013-05-29 03:46:59 AM  
I'll admit that I was really looking forward to this, but my expectations were much higher than what I've watched so far. The interweaving of the character histories is brilliantly-plotted, but watching the same episode from a dozen points of view is getting tiresome.
 
2013-05-29 08:27:16 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I'll admit that I was really looking forward to this, but my expectations were much higher than what I've watched so far. The interweaving of the character histories is brilliantly-plotted, but watching the same episode from a dozen points of view is getting tiresome.


Pretty much this.  Near the end even though it was different perspectives it just seemed tired and rehashed.  I wish they would of done that for the first 3 episodes or so then moved on to something new.  I don't want to post spoilers but there were at least a few things that were funny the first time but when you have a joke that spans 6 episodes it really loses its steam.
 
2013-05-29 08:29:28 AM  
Also its about 7.5 hours of entertainment.  I can get behind the piracy argument of 'well they make it so damn difficult to buy some stuff they are killing their selves' sometimes but if you aren't willing to pay $10 or so to stream them to any number of devices you are part of the problem and I have no sympathy for you.  Even with its faults it is a great value and worth watching.
 
2013-05-29 08:31:29 AM  
I also wonder if they will continue with the 'release an entire season at the same time' model.  I am glad they do it like that but I'd think a lot of viewers buy watch and cancel.  I wonder how the subscription numbers would change if they stuck the first 6 or so out and then released one per week.
 
2013-05-29 08:53:18 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I'll admit that I was really looking forward to this, but my expectations were much higher than what I've watched so far. The interweaving of the character histories is brilliantly-plotted, but watching the same episode from a dozen points of view is getting tiresome.


I dunno.  I'm only on episode 8, but now I've started watching the background more closely to figure out how everything comes together.  I think it's going to take at least a second viewing to fully appreciate the interwoven plots.
 
2013-05-29 09:08:57 AM  
We've just gotten to the first George Michael episode and it really feels like the old show to me, S4 is definitely going into the rotation. I was cracking up at "George Maharis".
 
2013-05-29 09:12:00 AM  

NickelP: I also wonder if they will continue with the 'release an entire season at the same time' model.  I am glad they do it like that but I'd think a lot of viewers buy watch and cancel.  I wonder how the subscription numbers would change if they stuck the first 6 or so out and then released one per week.


I think AD was made for the "all st once" model, but I'm not convinced its the best method in general. Seems to remove a lot of the "heat", especially for episodic drama. House of Lies could have been a bigger success if we had more time to ingest, discuss etc.
 
2013-05-29 09:15:35 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: but my expectations were much higher than what I've watched so far.


You don't say. I'm sure that's never happened before in TV/movie/video game/book history...
 
2013-05-29 09:20:06 AM  
Yes, because a ridiculously small percentage of people pirated something they probably were never going to pay for anyway, Netflix is DOOMED.

Or, you know, Netflix may have just gone up about 150% over a very short period, and stocks may naturally not only go in one direction.
 
2013-05-29 09:22:38 AM  
I have it in the queue, so I'll give it a go. So far it seems like the usual, "Well it's okay but not as good as the old ones," response, which is pretty typical for revived TV shows.

/Count Futurama and Family Guy in that category also.
 
kab
2013-05-29 09:34:52 AM  

NickelP: Also its about 7.5 hours of entertainment.  I can get behind the piracy argument of 'well they make it so damn difficult to buy some stuff they are killing their selves' sometimes but if you aren't willing to pay $10 or so to stream them to any number of devices you are part of the problem and I have no sympathy for you.  Even with its faults it is a great value and worth watching.


Despite all you've been told, folks don't want reasonably priced entertainment, they want absolutely free entertainment.
 
2013-05-29 09:40:29 AM  

FitzShivering: Yes, because a ridiculously small percentage of people pirated something they probably were never going to pay for anyway, Netflix is DOOMED.


Go read TFA. Headline is referencing a joke in series 4.
 
2013-05-29 09:41:28 AM  
Did anyone actually expect it to be some breakout hit? News like this is why Wall Street is ridiculous. Stock prices fall because a cult comedy that few people really liked in the first place isn't magically more appealing!
 
2013-05-29 09:50:01 AM  

NickelP: I also wonder if they will continue with the 'release an entire season at the same time' model.  I am glad they do it like that but I'd think a lot of viewers buy watch and cancel.  I wonder how the subscription numbers would change if they stuck the first 6 or so out and then released one per week.


it seems their goal is to get 10 good original shows and release them every 4-6 weeks. If people know there is another show they want to watch coming out in a few weeks they aren't likely to cancel.
 
2013-05-29 09:53:18 AM  
I don't think Netflix is so naive that they expect Arrested Development itself to draw in nearly a million new subscribers...

Part of the reason they backed the series was because they knew it would get people talking about what they're doing in creating original content. The hype value was worth much more than the show itself. Look how many articles have run on fark alone about this series... way more than for House of Cards or Lilyhammer, or anything on hulu or Amazon instant video for that matter.

Besides - a 6% drop isn't a big deal for one day of trading anyway.
 
2013-05-29 09:54:29 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I'll admit that I was really looking forward to this, but my expectations were much higher than what I've watched so far. The interweaving of the character histories is brilliantly-plotted, but watching the same episode from a dozen points of view is getting tiresome.


The UK show Zleague of Gentlemen did that forints last season and it not only didn't get old, every episode was awesome!

Of course they had some amazing comedy writers on that show.
 
2013-05-29 09:57:40 AM  
House of Cards.  That is all.  People pay more for an annual subscription to HBO just for shows like True Blood, and House of Cards is easily in that league.
 
2013-05-29 10:00:26 AM  
maybe its an attack by the home builders organization.  yeah.  maybe hbo is putting up this attack.
 
2013-05-29 10:05:05 AM  
Out of all the stupid expenses I manage to run up every month, Netflix is the best value for me.
I like the foreign films, and various BBC shows, that would otherwise be difficult to find.
I kept my expectations a bit low for the new season of AD, and so far 10 episodes in, I'm enjoying the new twist.
Although I'm sure most of us would have liked the show to pick up right where it left off, the characters have aged a few years, so the writing had to reflect that fact.
 
2013-05-29 10:16:25 AM  
I'm only up to episode 6, but I'm loving it. The jokes tying in with previous episodes and giving a new perspective is brilliant. I also have a new found love for Gob.
 
2013-05-29 10:17:35 AM  

secularsage: I don't think Netflix is so naive that they expect Arrested Development itself to draw in nearly a million new subscribers...

Part of the reason they backed the series was because they knew it would get people talking about what they're doing in creating original content. The hype value was worth much more than the show itself. Look how many articles have run on fark alone about this series... way more than for House of Cards or Lilyhammer, or anything on hulu or Amazon instant video for that matter.

Besides - a 6% drop isn't a big deal for one day of trading anyway.


Seriously... Stock indexes were not intended to be watched each day, hour by hour, like seems to be de riguer now. They're really only meaningful if you look at them over longer periods of time - month to month. That way you filter out all the day-to-day noise which is essentially meaningless.

I actually signed up for Netflix last night so I could watch Arrested Development.
 
2013-05-29 10:25:18 AM  

mongbiohazard: I actually signed up for Netflix last night so I could watch Arrested Development.


the SO finally broke down and bought his own account.  Which I kind of assumed he had all along, but apparently it was his dad's.

So that's 2 new subscribers for Netflix thanks to AD.

/THANKSGIVING MIRACLE!
 
2013-05-29 10:27:10 AM  

Electromax: We've just gotten to the first George Michael episode and it really feels like the old show to me, S4 is definitely going into the rotation. I was cracking up at "George Maharis".


That is a great episode.

I was surprised to see Michael Cera listed as "Consulting Producer" in the credits.  Must have been a deal breaker
 
2013-05-29 10:44:47 AM  
I need to go back and watch through Top Gear again on Netflix. I'm so pleased they have it. I'm not even a car person, and I find it endlessly entertaining.

/Some say that he only knows two facts about ducks and both of them are wrong.
 
2013-05-29 10:45:29 AM  

NickelP: I also wonder if they will continue with the 'release an entire season at the same time' model.  I am glad they do it like that but I'd think a lot of viewers buy watch and cancel.  I wonder how the subscription numbers would change if they stuck the first 6 or so out and then released one per week.


Pay 10$, watch only the Netflix content Netflix owns, so they don't have to pay royalties to anyone else and don't stream gigs of content they DO pay for, as well as pay for the data, etc?

I think Netflix would consider that a win. Plus they probably retain some of the subscribers, and it's not like they are losing people over it.
 
2013-05-29 10:46:14 AM  

jj325: Electromax: We've just gotten to the first George Michael episode and it really feels like the old show to me, S4 is definitely going into the rotation. I was cracking up at "George Maharis".

That is a great episode.

I was surprised to see Michael Cera listed as "Consulting Producer" in the credits.  Must have been a deal breaker


Yup, sucks when the least talented member of the cast is holding the whole series hostage.
 
2013-05-29 10:50:32 AM  

mongbiohazard: secularsage: I don't think Netflix is so naive that they expect Arrested Development itself to draw in nearly a million new subscribers...


I actually signed up for Netflix last night so I could watch Arrested Development.


Be sure to check out their other production House of Cards.  I can't wait until season 2!
 
2013-05-29 10:53:29 AM  
Netflix stock dropped further than that for me, because today they removed South Park from their streaming service.  That was one of the shows I kept in my queue for when there was nothing else I felt like watching.

If they pull the same thing with The Kids in the Hall, I'm gonna cut a biatch . . .
 
2013-05-29 11:01:12 AM  
Not quite finished with the season, but I'm really liking it so far, and was surprised by the headlines of "lukewarm" reactions.  If I can partake in a little sacrilege here, I think Arrested Development Season 4 succeeds where Serenity (while still an enjoyable movie) failed: it survived a format change while simultaneously keeping the tone of the original.  Maybe on a second viewing the story won't hold up as well, but right now, I'm just as blindsided by the audaciousness of the jokes as I was watching the first three seasons on Fox.
 
2013-05-29 11:04:30 AM  
Easiest way to thwart piracy: seed 20 different variations of old episodes with titles such as "Arrested Development S4E1" and "Arrested Development S4E1 - REAL".
 
2013-05-29 11:06:46 AM  

wheresourfish: Netflix stock dropped further than that for me, because today they removed South Park from their streaming service.  That was one of the shows I kept in my queue for when there was nothing else I felt like watching.



Matt and Trey have retained the digital rights to the show since its inception (before anyone really conceived of charging people money to watch shiat on the internet). They put them online free of charge and completely legal.

clickity
 
2013-05-29 11:25:09 AM  
This is another reason why we should get rid of Wall Street. They freak out about everything and then affect the economy. It's just a worthless piece of shiat scam that only serves to make the rich richer.
 
2013-05-29 11:29:16 AM  
I am not the savviest computer guy, but I just went  to one of the many tv and movie web sites and watched all the new episodes there, same place I go to watch It's Always Sunny... Frasier, and all the shows I like, why would I need Netflixs?  seriously asking.
 
2013-05-29 11:30:01 AM  

mongbiohazard: Seriously... Stock indexes were not intended to be watched each day, hour by hour, like seems to be de riguer now. They're really only meaningful if you look at them over longer periods of time


OH MY GOSH, THIS!!!!

/produces a radio show for an Investment Adviser
//we say this every time
 
2013-05-29 11:31:14 AM  

weirdneighbour: I am not the savviest computer guy, but I just went  to one of the many tv and movie web sites and watched all the new episodes there, same place I go to watch It's Always Sunny... Frasier, and all the shows I like, why would I need Netflixs?  seriously asking.


Because if you really like the shows, you'd really want the creators involved to make money for their work.
 
2013-05-29 11:33:57 AM  
Just found put last night that they took down sports night. I was only halfway through that show. I wish they had an available til blank date warning.
 
2013-05-29 11:34:46 AM  

weirdneighbour: I am not the savviest computer guy, but I just went  to one of the many tv and movie web sites and watched all the new episodes there, same place I go to watch It's Always Sunny... Frasier, and all the shows I like, why would I need Netflixs?  seriously asking.


Obviously if you're comfortable pirating things you don't need Netflix. You could also ask why you need movie theaters, DVDs or iTunes when TPB just has torrents available? Seriously asking, the answer is "it's technically illegal".
 
2013-05-29 11:37:03 AM  

thecpt: Just found put last night that they took down sports night. I was only halfway through that show. I wish they had an available til blank date warning.


Netflix API Developer Blog2 weeks agoStarting today, we will no longer provide expiration dates for any of our titles in the public API.  We will continue to publish the field to the REST API and the catalog index file to minimize the likelihood of breaking applications that use it, although all titles will now have "1/1/2100" as the date value.
We are making this change because the expiration date can be inaccurate as a result of frequent, often last minute, changes in content flow.
Netflix members will still be able to see the listed title expirations on Netflix.com on each individual title page.
- Daniel Jacobson
 
2013-05-29 11:39:47 AM  

weirdneighbour: I am not the savviest computer guy, but I just went  to one of the many tv and movie web sites and watched all the new episodes there, same place I go to watch It's Always Sunny... Frasier, and all the shows I like, why would I need Netflixs?  seriously asking.


No reason. Other people can pay your share of the costs. You're special. You deserve free stuff.
 
2013-05-29 11:40:22 AM  

Kyosuke: jj325: Electromax: We've just gotten to the first George Michael episode and it really feels like the old show to me, S4 is definitely going into the rotation. I was cracking up at "George Maharis".

That is a great episode.

I was surprised to see Michael Cera listed as "Consulting Producer" in the credits.  Must have been a deal breaker

Yup, sucks when the least talented member of the cast is holding the whole series hostage.


Why is he the least talented? His episode was absolutely hilarious and inb4 "he does the same person every time" so does Bateman, arnett, and well pretty much all of them.
 
2013-05-29 11:41:54 AM  

ModernPrimitive01: thecpt: Just found put last night that they took down sports night. I was only halfway through that show. I wish they had an available til blank date warning.

Netflix API Developer Blog2 weeks agoStarting today, we will no longer provide expiration dates for any of our titles in the public API.  We will continue to publish the field to the REST API and the catalog index file to minimize the likelihood of breaking applications that use it, although all titles will now have "1/1/2100" as the date value.
We are making this change because the expiration date can be inaccurate as a result of frequent, often last minute, changes in content flow.
Netflix members will still be able to see the listed title expirations on Netflix.com on each individual title page.
- Daniel Jacobson


Well... Crap. I only Netflix via my ps3
 
2013-05-29 11:43:49 AM  

wheresourfish: Netflix stock dropped further than that for me, because today they removed South Park from their streaming service.  That was one of the shows I kept in my queue for when there was nothing else I felt like watching.

If they pull the same thing with The Kids in the Hall, I'm gonna cut a biatch . . .


Viacom is pulling out of Netlix.

http://allthingsd.com/20130528/dora-diego-and-spongebob-say-goodbye- to -netflix/
 
2013-05-29 11:50:47 AM  

Lando Lincoln: weirdneighbour: I am not the savviest computer guy, but I just went  to one of the many tv and movie web sites and watched all the new episodes there, same place I go to watch It's Always Sunny... Frasier, and all the shows I like, why would I need Netflixs?  seriously asking.

No reason. Other people can pay your share of the costs. You're special. You deserve free stuff.


Why thank-you, with the money I saved I am off to the liquor store. I like this site, nice people.
 
2013-05-29 11:54:17 AM  
I don't get it.
 
2013-05-29 11:55:26 AM  

weirdneighbour: Lando Lincoln: weirdneighbour: I am not the savviest computer guy, but I just went  to one of the many tv and movie web sites and watched all the new episodes there, same place I go to watch It's Always Sunny... Frasier, and all the shows I like, why would I need Netflixs?  seriously asking.

No reason. Other people can pay your share of the costs. You're special. You deserve free stuff.

Why thank-you, with the money I saved I am off to the liquor store. I like this site, nice people.


When I watched arrested development I turned my tv on, hit the home button, clicked netflix and it was right there.  Well worth $10 a month not to have to deal with downloading shiat, torrents, or craptastic virus infested low quality websites.  But hey I guess if you time is worth nothing to you you have $10 this month!
 
2013-05-29 12:16:28 PM  

NickelP: weirdneighbour: Lando Lincoln: weirdneighbour: I am not the savviest computer guy, but I just went  to one of the many tv and movie web sites and watched all the new episodes there, same place I go to watch It's Always Sunny... Frasier, and all the shows I like, why would I need Netflixs?  seriously asking.

No reason. Other people can pay your share of the costs. You're special. You deserve free stuff.

Why thank-you, with the money I saved I am off to the liquor store. I like this site, nice people.

When I watched arrested development I turned my tv on, hit the home button, clicked netflix and it was right there.  Well worth $10 a month not to have to deal with downloading shiat, torrents, or craptastic virus infested low quality websites.  But hey I guess if you time is worth nothing to you you have $10 this month!


I don't download or torrent and I don't need blue-ray to watch tv re-runs and never had virus problems from crappy web sites, and the few bucks I save from each show goes right in my 'Booze' jar.
And my time is worth tons to me, that's why I am on Fark.
 
2013-05-29 12:20:29 PM  

Fireproof: wheresourfish: Netflix stock dropped further than that for me, because today they removed South Park from their streaming service.  That was one of the shows I kept in my queue for when there was nothing else I felt like watching.

If they pull the same thing with The Kids in the Hall, I'm gonna cut a biatch . . .

Viacom is pulling out of Netlix.

http://allthingsd.com/20130528/dora-diego-and-spongebob-say-goodbye- to -netflix


That's the Catholic thing to do.
 
2013-05-29 12:23:37 PM  
I'm a huge Netflix fan, but their stock is way overpriced.     It needs to deflate a little bit, preferably gradually.
 
2013-05-29 01:08:55 PM  
I've watched 4 of them.

They're great.  First two got off to a slow, and painful start (No talking after the vote! That's the key that I was missing!), but it's picking up steam.


/fark that Ron Howard, guy.
 
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