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2013-05-30 10:39:07 AM  
I'm down. They should make this into the sitcom version of the 7 Up series.
 
2013-05-30 10:46:14 AM  
♪  Hello darkness my old friend....♪
 
2013-05-30 10:47:01 AM  
www.tubetape.net
 
2013-05-30 10:47:31 AM  
There is no way that Arrested Development can live up to all this relentless hype.
 
2013-05-30 10:48:01 AM  
The whole new season felt like a movie set up. Netflix's entrance into original film making?
 
2013-05-30 10:49:29 AM  

physt: [www.tubetape.net image 300x200]


Win!

There was only one scene *I* could tell was green screen.  I know there were more.
 
2013-05-30 10:51:00 AM  
I know I signed up for Netflix to watch it.  I figure I'll do the free month and then pay for 1 month to support them for this and then cancel.  So hard to justify paying them for past seasons of shows and old movies when I've seen most of what I want and can get current seasons via other means faster and easier.  I'll watch House of Cards too while I have it.
 
2013-05-30 10:52:00 AM  

Farnn: So hard to justify paying them for past seasons of shows and old movies when I've seen most of what I want and can get current seasons via other means faster and easier.


It's hard to justify paying 8 bucks a month for a huge catalogue of movies and TV shows?

I think you missed the word "not" in there.
 
2013-05-30 10:53:23 AM  

DamnYankees: Farnn: So hard to justify paying them for past seasons of shows and old movies when I've seen most of what I want and can get current seasons via other means faster and easier.

It's hard to justify paying 8 bucks a month for a huge catalogue of movies and TV shows?

I think you missed the word "not" in there.


I've had it for a week now and haven't seen anything I really want to watch.  I spent too much time with free options and saw most of what I wanted to see.
 
2013-05-30 10:53:54 AM  

Farnn: I know I signed up for Netflix to watch it.  I figure I'll do the free month and then pay for 1 month to support them for this and then cancel.  So hard to justify paying them for past seasons of shows and old movies when I've seen most of what I want and can get current seasons via other means faster and easier.  I'll watch House of Cards too while I have it.


I think you'll be satisfied with that choice. There were a few slow episodes where not much seemed to happen, but House of Cards kept me glued to my seat even through those weaker spots. I'm looking forward to the second season.
 
2013-05-30 10:53:59 AM  

Infobahn: physt: [www.tubetape.net image 300x200]

Win!

There was only one scene *I* could tell was green screen.  I know there were more.


*SPOILERS*


The only time I saw it was when the Lucille's were 'talking' to each other during the trial.
 
2013-05-30 10:56:13 AM  

Farnn: I've had it for a week now and haven't seen anything I really want to watch.


Then you just don't like TV and movies. That's fine. But to say its not worth it is rather absurd. It's an insanely good price given the market. For example, on Amazon the complete series of AD on DVD is almost 50 dollars. That's 6 months of Netflix, which not only has all of AD, but tons and tons and tons of other things.
 
2013-05-30 11:01:06 AM  

DamnYankees: Farnn: I've had it for a week now and haven't seen anything I really want to watch.

Then you just don't like TV and movies. That's fine. But to say its not worth it is rather absurd. It's an insanely good price given the market. For example, on Amazon the complete series of AD on DVD is almost 50 dollars. That's 6 months of Netflix, which not only has all of AD, but tons and tons and tons of other things.


BUt, for $6.67 you can watch all of AD for free with Amazon Prime, and almost all of the same old movies and TV shows on Netflix, AND get free two day shipping on most items AND a free kindle book each month from the Lending Library.

So, Netflix just isn't his thing. It isn't mine either. I have Amazon Prime and am happy with it. I signed up for the free Netflix month to watch this season of AD, and really can't see myself spending the $8 a month on their service.
 
2013-05-30 11:01:58 AM  
Their catalog has its ups and downs, and I wish things would be more stable and stay in there.  I gave my parents a year subscription for Christmas and my mom was really excited when I told her they had the entirety of Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis.  First thing she looked for and it wasn't there anymore.  Kind of a buzzkill.
 
2013-05-30 11:02:29 AM  
I was reading somewhere that the creator was saying originally he wanted to just bring it back for a movie type deal, which is what season 4 was supposed to be like. But after they finished it up, everybody involved wanted to do another season. So we just might get another season. But I like the way season 4 ended. No matter what, because they are so dysfunctional, there will never be any happy endings for anybody in the Bluth family.
 
2013-05-30 11:03:55 AM  

LaurenAguilera: BUt, for $6.67 you can watch all of AD for free with Amazon Prime, and almost all of the same old movies and TV shows on Netflix, AND get free two day shipping on most items AND a free kindle book each month from the Lending Library.


Amazon Prime is awesome as well. Can't they just both be awesome?
 
2013-05-30 11:05:35 AM  

DamnYankees: LaurenAguilera: BUt, for $6.67 you can watch all of AD for free with Amazon Prime, and almost all of the same old movies and TV shows on Netflix, AND get free two day shipping on most items AND a free kindle book each month from the Lending Library.

Amazon Prime is awesome as well. Can't they just both be awesome?


*checks rule book*

The wording is very vague... but I guess so.

I don't know why you would pay for both at the same time, though. I also don't understand why the Real Housewives shows are still on air, so, obviously I am out of a lot of loops.
 
2013-05-30 11:06:37 AM  

MrCheeks: Infobahn: physt: [www.tubetape.net image 300x200]

Win!

There was only one scene *I* could tell was green screen.  I know there were more.

*SPOILERS*


The only time I saw it was when the Lucille's were 'talking' to each other during the trial.


There were plenty of scenes where the interactions between characters was just off in some odd way.  If you look close, those are green screened.  There were also some scenes where the characters were clearly standing in front of static backdrops put in after. It did sort of stand out unpleasantly to me.

I think I'm just being overly sensitive  about it because I've done some amateur green screen work in Adobe After Effects.  I totally understand the need to film the fourth season like this but hope, in the future, there can be more live character interaction.
 
2013-05-30 11:07:43 AM  

MrCheeks: Infobahn: physt: [www.tubetape.net image 300x200]

Win!

There was only one scene *I* could tell was green screen.  I know there were more.

*SPOILERS*


The only time I saw it was when the Lucille's were 'talking' to each other during the trial.


Lucille singing during Tobias' play looked a little "greeny" to me.
 
2013-05-30 11:08:15 AM  

karmaceutical: There is no way that Arrested Development can live up to all this relentless hype.


Probably not, but it's certainly keeping Netflix in the news.
 
2013-05-30 11:08:42 AM  
I signed up for Netflix mostly because of AD, so I am really getting a kick out of some of these replies...

And by "signed up," I mean I "discovered that I could use my parents' Netflix account at my own house at no additional charge."
 
2013-05-30 11:09:42 AM  

DamnYankees: LaurenAguilera: BUt, for $6.67 you can watch all of AD for free with Amazon Prime, and almost all of the same old movies and TV shows on Netflix, AND get free two day shipping on most items AND a free kindle book each month from the Lending Library.

Amazon Prime is awesome as well. Can't they just both be awesome?


Redundantly awesome.
 
2013-05-30 11:13:29 AM  

MrCheeks: Infobahn: physt: [www.tubetape.net image 300x200]

Win!

There was only one scene *I* could tell was green screen.  I know there were more.

*SPOILERS*


The only time I saw it was when the Lucille's were 'talking' to each other during the trial.


The most obvious one to me was Barry Zuckerkorn talking to Lucille and George (or Oscar). I imagine it's hard to get right when they probably filmed the shots weeks or months apart.
 
2013-05-30 11:17:25 AM  

LaurenAguilera: I don't know why you would pay for both at the same time, though. I also don't understand why the Real Housewives shows are still on air, so, obviously I am out of a lot of loops.


I pay for both. But I didn't get Prime for streaming, got it for the cheapo 2-day and next-day shipping. Streaming is a bonus. And FYI, you only can use the lending library on a kindle device. So no using the Kindle App on Android.
 
2013-05-30 11:19:29 AM  

browntimmy: MrCheeks: Infobahn: physt: [www.tubetape.net image 300x200]

Win!

There was only one scene *I* could tell was green screen.  I know there were more.

*SPOILERS*


The only time I saw it was when the Lucille's were 'talking' to each other during the trial.

The most obvious one to me was Barry Zuckerkorn talking to Lucille and George (or Oscar). I imagine it's hard to get right when they probably filmed the shots weeks or months apart.


Mine was when George and Oscar are crawling into the steam hut in the second episode.
 
2013-05-30 11:22:09 AM  
I think I'd prefer another season over a movie, but I'd watch either.
 
2013-05-30 11:24:22 AM  

LaurenAguilera: I don't know why you would pay for both at the same time, though. I also don't understand why the Real Housewives shows are still on air, so, obviously I am out of a lot of loops.


I pay for both since I pretty much never use Amazong Instant Video, but I think Prime is still worth it for the shipping and other stuff.

MagSeven: Lucille singing during Tobias' play looked a little "greeny" to me.


Ya that was odd.
 
2013-05-30 11:25:41 AM  

Farnn: I know I signed up for Netflix to watch it.  I figure I'll do the free month and then pay for 1 month to support them for this and then cancel.  So hard to justify paying them for past seasons of shows and old movies when I've seen most of what I want and can get current seasons via other means faster and easier.  I'll watch House of Cards too while I have it.


Hemlock Grove isn't bad either
 
2013-05-30 11:26:25 AM  
Concentrate on new shows. Failed shows failed for a reason.

But it has been fun watching Netflix use dopey fans of a dopey show for a billion dollars of free publicity. All the guy has to do is say they might be interested in more episodes, and it kicks off a whole new round.
 
2013-05-30 11:30:28 AM  
Netflix and Amazon Prime are both awesome.

It's a dogs-cats thing. Some insist you can't like both, so you have to choose one. Why?

Awesome is awesome. And, I like AD, but it is dopey.
 
2013-05-30 11:31:16 AM  

barneyfifesbullet: Concentrate on new shows. Failed shows failed for a reason.

But it has been fun watching Netflix use dopey fans of a dopey show for a billion dollars of free publicity. All the guy has to do is say they might be interested in more episodes, and it kicks off a whole new round.


What if the reason amounted to network meddling, insufficient advertising, and inconsistent time slots? Cult followings also exist for a reason. And I would have no problem with Netflix using Kickstarter or an equivalent to ensure people will actually watch a revived (or original) series.

/not an Arrested Development fan, but very interested in what Netflix is doing
//hoping this path eventually leads to a Netflix-original big-budget sci-fi series
///no, not that one. I've moved on
 
2013-05-30 11:33:34 AM  
NO TOUCHING!
 
2013-05-30 11:44:45 AM  

barneyfifesbullet: It's a dogs-cats thing. Some insist you can't like both, so you have to choose one. Why?


I won't insist that you should like one or the other, but there's a lot of redundancy between the two.

We have Prime because it gives us videos AND free shipping. I only signed up for Netflix to check out the new season of AD.
 
2013-05-30 11:49:27 AM  

barneyfifesbullet: Concentrate on new shows. Failed shows failed for a reason.


Tell that to Seth McFarlane. Show failed, show later developed a big following, then he went on to practically control Sunday nights on the network that first cancelled him. Arrested Development developed a huge following after it failed as well.
 
2013-05-30 12:08:30 PM  

browntimmy: barneyfifesbullet: Concentrate on new shows. Failed shows failed for a reason.

Tell that to Seth McFarlane. Show failed, show later developed a big following, then he went on to practically control Sunday nights on the network that first cancelled him. Arrested Development developed a huge following after it failed as well.


Which show of his initially failed?
 
2013-05-30 12:11:07 PM  

valar_morghulis: browntimmy: barneyfifesbullet: Concentrate on new shows. Failed shows failed for a reason.

Tell that to Seth McFarlane. Show failed, show later developed a big following, then he went on to practically control Sunday nights on the network that first cancelled him. Arrested Development developed a huge following after it failed as well.

Which show of his initially failed?


Family Guy. Didn't you see the return episode after it was cancelled and brought back?
 
2013-05-30 12:13:12 PM  

Carth: valar_morghulis: browntimmy: barneyfifesbullet: Concentrate on new shows. Failed shows failed for a reason.

Tell that to Seth McFarlane. Show failed, show later developed a big following, then he went on to practically control Sunday nights on the network that first cancelled him. Arrested Development developed a huge following after it failed as well.

Which show of his initially failed?

Family Guy. Didn't you see the return episode after it was cancelled and brought back?


Huh, don't think I did. I'll have to watch it on Netflix.
 
2013-05-30 12:14:44 PM  

valar_morghulis: Carth: valar_morghulis: browntimmy: barneyfifesbullet: Concentrate on new shows. Failed shows failed for a reason.

Tell that to Seth McFarlane. Show failed, show later developed a big following, then he went on to practically control Sunday nights on the network that first cancelled him. Arrested Development developed a huge following after it failed as well.

Which show of his initially failed?

Family Guy. Didn't you see the return episode after it was cancelled and brought back?

Huh, don't think I did. I'll have to watch it on Netflix.


They make a good joke about it in the first 60 seconds. North by North Quahog is the episode title.
 
2013-05-30 12:14:47 PM  
I'm enjoying it so far.  Still, if they want to do another season, do it like the originals.  One season of this mishmash is enough.

Shostie: barneyfifesbullet: It's a dogs-cats thing. Some insist you can't like both, so you have to choose one. Why?

I won't insist that you should like one or the other, but there's a lot of redundancy between the two.

We have Prime because it gives us videos AND free shipping. I only signed up for Netflix to check out the new season of AD.


I have Prime because it gives me free shipping.  I have never even looked at the videos.  Do they even have an app for Smart TV"s?  Netflix and HBO Go do.
 
2013-05-30 12:26:15 PM  

Kornchex: I'm enjoying it so far.  Still, if they want to do another season, do it like the originals.  One season of this mishmash is enough.

Shostie: barneyfifesbullet: It's a dogs-cats thing. Some insist you can't like both, so you have to choose one. Why?

I won't insist that you should like one or the other, but there's a lot of redundancy between the two.

We have Prime because it gives us videos AND free shipping. I only signed up for Netflix to check out the new season of AD.

I have Prime because it gives me free shipping.  I have never even looked at the videos.  Do they even have an app for Smart TV"s?  Netflix and HBO Go do.


It depends on the TV.  They have a list of supported devices.  I stream through the PS3 which gives me 5.1 surround, though many of the other devices won't.  I also have a cheap-o sony streamer that will play the instant videos, but not the full surround, so YMMV there.
 
2013-05-30 12:49:26 PM  
Good to know <b>PanInTheASP</b>.  Thanks!  I'll check it out.
 
2013-05-30 12:52:59 PM  

Carth: valar_morghulis: Carth: valar_morghulis: browntimmy: barneyfifesbullet: Concentrate on new shows. Failed shows failed for a reason.

Tell that to Seth McFarlane. Show failed, show later developed a big following, then he went on to practically control Sunday nights on the network that first cancelled him. Arrested Development developed a huge following after it failed as well.

Which show of his initially failed?

Family Guy. Didn't you see the return episode after it was cancelled and brought back?

Huh, don't think I did. I'll have to watch it on Netflix.

They make a good joke about it in the first 60 seconds. North by North Quahog is the episode title.


Peter Griffin: Everybody, I got bad news. We've been canceled.
 Lois Griffin: Oh, no, Peter, how could they do that?
Peter Griffin: Well, unfortunately, Lois, there's just no more room on the schedule. We've just got to accept the fact that Fox has to make room for terrific shows like "Dark Angel," "Titus," "Undeclared," "Action," "That 80's Show," "Wonderfalls," "Fastlane," "Andy Richter Controls the Universe," "Skin," "Girls Club," "Cracking Up," "The Pits," "Firefly," "Get Real," "Freaky Links," "Wanda at Large," "Costello," "The Lone Gunmen," "A Minute With Stan Hooper," "Normal, Ohio," "Pasadena," "Harsh Realm," "Keen Eddie," "The Street," "American Embassy," "Cedric the Entertainer," "The Tick," "Louie," and "Greg the Bunny."
Lois Griffin: Is there no hope?
Peter Griffin: Well, I suppose if all those shows go down the tubes, we might have a shot.
 
2013-05-30 12:54:22 PM  

YodaBlues: LaurenAguilera: I don't know why you would pay for both at the same time, though. I also don't understand why the Real Housewives shows are still on air, so, obviously I am out of a lot of loops.

I pay for both. But I didn't get Prime for streaming, got it for the cheapo 2-day and next-day shipping. Streaming is a bonus. And FYI, you only can use the lending library on a kindle device. So no using the Kindle App on Android.


Also, reading a book on a Kindle sucks ass.

/Luddite when it comes to books
//Between Netflix, Crackle, and the BBC News and PBS apps, I spend eight bucks a month for 90% of the TV that I watch. 95% when there is no NFL season going on.
 
2013-05-30 12:56:09 PM  
The MST3K cameo made it all worth it.
 
2013-05-30 01:02:39 PM  

PainInTheASP: I stream through the PS3 which gives me 5.1 surround, though many of the other devices won't.


Still bothers me how 6 channel audio (for either Netflix or AP) isn't available at all on anything other than PS3 or Xbox. And even then it's title dependent. I know, I know, bandwidth constraints, but I'm rocking 50mbps FiOS. She can handle it.
 
2013-05-30 01:04:22 PM  
Totally loved Hemlock Grove. A guilty pleasure for sure.
 
2013-05-30 01:10:14 PM  

Carth: The whole new season felt like a movie set up. Netflix's entrance into original film making?


Either/or I'm fine with this and having an alternative production model that is viable for many shows that could only be produced outside of the traditional Hollywood one.
 
2013-05-30 01:13:16 PM  
Is garden grove a thing? I only knew of one from a sublime song and I felt like I was missing out on jokes with how often it was mentioned, as if it was some sort of double entendre
 
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2013-05-30 01:36:23 PM  

browntimmy: barneyfifesbullet: Concentrate on new shows. Failed shows failed for a reason.

Tell that to Seth McFarlane. Show failed, show later developed a big following, then he went on to practically control Sunday nights on the network that first cancelled him. Arrested Development developed a huge following after it failed as well.


Barney has never said anything on Fark that couldn't be mistaken for a juicy fart.
 
2013-05-30 01:36:47 PM  

rugman11: browntimmy: MrCheeks: Infobahn: physt: [www.tubetape.net image 300x200]

Win!

There was only one scene *I* could tell was green screen.  I know there were more.

*SPOILERS*


The only time I saw it was when the Lucille's were 'talking' to each other during the trial.

The most obvious one to me was Barry Zuckerkorn talking to Lucille and George (or Oscar). I imagine it's hard to get right when they probably filmed the shots weeks or months apart.

Mine was when George and Oscar are crawling into the steam hut in the second episode.


Some of the green screen was so bad, I was almost thinking that either it was a budgetary issue or they didn't care if people could see the green screening.  Either way, I still appreciate what they pulled off.
 
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