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2021-01-20 9:37:40 AM  
Weird. I rarely watch it at all anymore. Nor Amazon Prime. I start stuff like The Boys and it just gets too dystopian. Dropped out of Black Mirror early for the same reason.

Maybe my mood will change with Trump gone but Repuglicans and their violent scum remain.
 
2021-01-20 10:00:44 AM  
I, too liked Bridgerton
 
2021-01-20 10:11:10 AM  
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2021-01-20 10:13:29 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Weird. I rarely watch it at all anymore. Nor Amazon Prime. I start stuff like The Boys and it just gets too dystopian. Dropped out of Black Mirror early for the same reason.

Maybe my mood will change with Trump gone but Repuglicans and their violent scum remain.


I can't imagine a time when Black Mirror will ever be comfortable to watch. It's way too close to reality with or without Trump around.

The Boys I enjoyed far too much to stop, although it drew visceral reactions at times and is definitely hard to watch at times in our current state as a country.
 
2021-01-20 10:24:17 AM  
Netflix refuses to give series time to tell their story, and is more interested in cranking out shiatty horror movies.  Now that everyone has pulled their stuff into their own content umbrellas, if I cut out a streaming service theirs will likely be the first.
 
2021-01-20 10:38:29 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Netflix refuses to give series time to tell their story, and is more interested in cranking out shiatty horror movies.  Now that everyone has pulled their stuff into their own content umbrellas, if I cut out a streaming service theirs will likely be the first.


I have a different perspective. I feel that it forces too many shows to have too many episodes, leading to huge amounts of pointless filler which make people lose interest.

Some of those Marvel shows would have 6 episodes of story and 7 episodes of nonsense.
 
2021-01-20 10:39:32 AM  
Call me when they are streaming The Exterminating Angels or Anatomy of Hell.

/what? I enjoy foreign language films.
 
2021-01-20 10:43:06 AM  
Lupin I enjoyed quite a bit. Then again I'm a fan of Dumas AND Maurice Leblanc. There is a style to French adventure novels that is hard to replicate, and Netflix didn't reboot the celebrated series as much as drew inspiration to make something new, with an eye to Leblanc and the writers of his era.

Netflix movies can be hit or miss, but damned if the production quality for their series and films has certainly gone up. And they've invested in a lot of international films and series as well.

They certainly do have their misses, but they do bring a lot of fun content.
 
2021-01-20 10:47:44 AM  

Gubbo: UNC_Samurai: Netflix refuses to give series time to tell their story, and is more interested in cranking out shiatty horror movies.  Now that everyone has pulled their stuff into their own content umbrellas, if I cut out a streaming service theirs will likely be the first.

I have a different perspective. I feel that it forces too many shows to have too many episodes, leading to huge amounts of pointless filler which make people lose interest.

Some of those Marvel shows would have 6 episodes of story and 7 episodes of nonsense.


Marvel was disappointing. There was some great stuff there, including some amazing casting, but every season was 2-4 episodes too many and each episode was 15-20 minutes too long.
 
2021-01-20 10:56:26 AM  

Gubbo: UNC_Samurai: Netflix refuses to give series time to tell their story, and is more interested in cranking out shiatty horror movies.  Now that everyone has pulled their stuff into their own content umbrellas, if I cut out a streaming service theirs will likely be the first.

I have a different perspective. I feel that it forces too many shows to have too many episodes, leading to huge amounts of pointless filler which make people lose interest.

Some of those Marvel shows would have 6 episodes of story and 7 episodes of nonsense.


I agree there, Luke Cage in particular could have benefitted from the new 8-episode format.  But series not getting renewed just as they get interesting or good has been a problem.
 
2021-01-20 11:06:52 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Netflix refuses to give series time to tell their story, and is more interested in cranking out shiatty horror movies.  Now that everyone has pulled their stuff into their own content umbrellas, if I cut out a streaming service theirs will likely be the first.


Spoken like someone who doesn't watch any of their foreign language offerings.
 
2021-01-20 11:07:55 AM  
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2021-01-20 11:53:52 AM  
Only two? Whose were they? Or did Subby pick favorites from two different people?
 
2021-01-20 11:53:59 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Weird. I rarely watch it at all anymore.


One of the things that pissed me off about Netflix is that I'll go into a genre.   Let's say I'm in the mood for a sci-fi film.

So I go in, and setting aside that there is fantasy and even non-sci-fi, non-fantasy in there (Monty Python and the Holy Grail is sci-fi now?), what happens is that I'll get several lines of decent-ish films, most of the ones I might be interested in I've already seen numerous times.

Then a vast wasteland of Bollywood flicks.

Then a line or two of "good" movies at the end again.

Just call it Bollyflix and get it over with.
 
2021-01-20 11:57:55 AM  
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2021-01-20 12:11:36 PM  
Cutting this out really gave them a bad mark in my book. They will only get so many bad marks before I end them.

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2021-01-20 12:35:59 PM  
A few earnings calls ago they said they weren't cancelling enough shows. Make a bunch of stuff and keep the most popular. Niche or cult shows just aren't making it.
 
2021-01-20 12:46:30 PM  
More Love, Death, & Robots.
 
2021-01-20 12:55:20 PM  
Was it just me, or was the first thing on that list driving its success just, y'know, it's success?

When you define the success of a business as how much money it makes, "The number 1 reason this business is succesful is that it makes a lot of money" is a truism so banal as to be a pointless utterance.
 
2021-01-20 1:01:30 PM  
Weird.  I just remembered that I still have Netflix.

Anything good on?
 
2021-01-20 1:09:25 PM  

skyotter: Weird.  I just remembered that I still have Netflix.

Anything good on?


I quite enjoyed "Sweet Home" - a Korean "zombie apocalypse" series revolving around the residents of an apartment block, except instead of zombies, the infected turn into all manner of monster, reflecting their greatest desire.
 
2021-01-20 1:10:57 PM  
I dropped Netflix recently.  No self important grandstanding reason, just that there's not much new I want to watch.  I'll probably be back someday, but I figure I'll spend (half) the money on CBS All Access to burn through their new Star Trek stuff for a few months.

Also dropped Hulu, although I'll probably cancel D+ and get their Hulu/Disney/ESPN bundle.  I watch so little Hulu I think I can stomach a few ads.
 
2021-01-20 1:16:17 PM  

dittybopper: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Weird. I rarely watch it at all anymore.

One of the things that pissed me off about Netflix is that I'll go into a genre.   Let's say I'm in the mood for a sci-fi film.

So I go in, and setting aside that there is fantasy and even non-sci-fi, non-fantasy in there (Monty Python and the Holy Grail is sci-fi now?), what happens is that I'll get several lines of decent-ish films, most of the ones I might be interested in I've already seen numerous times.

Then a vast wasteland of Bollywood flicks.

Then a line or two of "good" movies at the end again.

Just call it Bollyflix and get it over with.


It would be nice if they could include filters so you could get results that might be of interest to you. When my MIL with Alzheimer's lived with us she loved musicals. If I look in Netflix it has a ton of Bollywood offerings. While they might be entertaining they would be of no interest to a 78 year old white woman from Chicago suffering from dementia. She wants Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Rogers & Hammerstein, etc. If I could choose "Language: English" it would help in making selections.
 
2021-01-20 1:23:48 PM  
I'm enjoying the documentaries lately. Night Stalker, The Ripper and Crack. I'll miss Sabrina.

I haven't watched Prime in a long time. Seems like every time I see something I want to watch, I click on it and it either have to buy the movie or subscribe to HBO/Stars/whatever. Pisses me off.
 
2021-01-20 1:29:49 PM  

Slypork: dittybopper: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Weird. I rarely watch it at all anymore.

One of the things that pissed me off about Netflix is that I'll go into a genre.   Let's say I'm in the mood for a sci-fi film.

So I go in, and setting aside that there is fantasy and even non-sci-fi, non-fantasy in there (Monty Python and the Holy Grail is sci-fi now?), what happens is that I'll get several lines of decent-ish films, most of the ones I might be interested in I've already seen numerous times.

Then a vast wasteland of Bollywood flicks.

Then a line or two of "good" movies at the end again.

Just call it Bollyflix and get it over with.

It would be nice if they could include filters so you could get results that might be of interest to you. When my MIL with Alzheimer's lived with us she loved musicals. If I look in Netflix it has a ton of Bollywood offerings. While they might be entertaining they would be of no interest to a 78 year old white woman from Chicago suffering from dementia. She wants Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Rogers & Hammerstein, etc. If I could choose "Language: English" it would help in making selections.


Many Bollywood musicals are in English, as are their content.  They are not my cup of tea but most are in english.

Netflix used to have a greater category selection in the past, especially for foreign stuff.  You can use category codes if you browse via a browser.

I use a plug in for Netflix for chrome that makes it fairly easy.

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2021-01-20 1:30:04 PM  
Netflix is 100% background noise for me. I did love Cobra Kai, but before that I think it had been random moves and documentaries that I just sorta start and leave on.

Debating on whether the $3 price increase in February will be worth keeping it around.
 
2021-01-20 1:33:07 PM  

dittybopper: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Weird. I rarely watch it at all anymore.

One of the things that pissed me off about Netflix is that I'll go into a genre.   Let's say I'm in the mood for a sci-fi film.

So I go in, and setting aside that there is fantasy and even non-sci-fi, non-fantasy in there (Monty Python and the Holy Grail is sci-fi now?), what happens is that I'll get several lines of decent-ish films, most of the ones I might be interested in I've already seen numerous times.

Then a vast wasteland of Bollywood flicks.

Then a line or two of "good" movies at the end again.

Just call it Bollyflix and get it over with.


See my post about the chrome plug in for the browser.  Even the categories have sub categories.

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2021-01-20 1:34:00 PM  

Slypork: dittybopper: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Weird. I rarely watch it at all anymore.

One of the things that pissed me off about Netflix is that I'll go into a genre.   Let's say I'm in the mood for a sci-fi film.

So I go in, and setting aside that there is fantasy and even non-sci-fi, non-fantasy in there (Monty Python and the Holy Grail is sci-fi now?), what happens is that I'll get several lines of decent-ish films, most of the ones I might be interested in I've already seen numerous times.

Then a vast wasteland of Bollywood flicks.

Then a line or two of "good" movies at the end again.

Just call it Bollyflix and get it over with.

It would be nice if they could include filters so you could get results that might be of interest to you. When my MIL with Alzheimer's lived with us she loved musicals. If I look in Netflix it has a ton of Bollywood offerings. While they might be entertaining they would be of no interest to a 78 year old white woman from Chicago suffering from dementia. She wants Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Rogers & Hammerstein, etc. If I could choose "Language: English" it would help in making selections.


That would be nice.

And I want to make clear, there's nothing wrong with Bollywood flicks if that's your thing.

But when presented like I outlined, it looks like a lot of cheap filler Netflix purchased in order to "bulk up" their offerings.

It's like going to the library section on cookbooks and seeing a couple shelves of books on varied cuisine, then shelf after shelf of vegan cookbooks, then a shelf of non-vegan cookbooks at the end of the section.  If you really like vegan food, hey, that's great.   But most of us don't*.  So once we've read the 20 or 30 non-vegan cookbooks, we're done.


*At least all the time.  I don't mind a vegan meal occasionally, if it's done well.
 
2021-01-20 1:35:57 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: I can't imagine a time when Black Mirror will ever be comfortable to watch. It's way too close to reality with or without Trump around.


Some of the best Black Mirror episodes aren't even about the future. Like Fifteen Million Merits. I think that's part of it.

The rest basically just feel inevitable. :-(
 
2021-01-20 1:37:08 PM  

theflatline: I use a plug in for Netflix for chrome that makes it fairly easy.


That doesn't help me with a Roku.

Generally, if I'm watching something on Netflix or any of the other streaming services, it's on the TV, which means it's on the Roku.  Unless the TV is being used by someone else.  Then I'll watch on an iPad.
 
2021-01-20 1:38:21 PM  

skyotter: Weird.  I just remembered that I still have Netflix.

Anything good on?


Not since they dropped Firefly.
 
2021-01-20 1:49:11 PM  
Other than "GLOW" (which was quite good), has Netflix ever really done T&A? That's more Amazon Prime territory, isn't it?
 
2021-01-20 2:04:15 PM  

skyotter: Weird.  I just remembered that I still have Netflix.

Anything good on?


... Not really.
 
2021-01-20 2:05:24 PM  

Gubbo: UNC_Samurai: Netflix refuses to give series time to tell their story, and is more interested in cranking out shiatty horror movies.  Now that everyone has pulled their stuff into their own content umbrellas, if I cut out a streaming service theirs will likely be the first.

I have a different perspective. I feel that it forces too many shows to have too many episodes, leading to huge amounts of pointless filler which make people lose interest.

Some of those Marvel shows would have 6 episodes of story and 7 episodes of nonsense.


Huh?  Almost every single show on Netflix only gets 8 episode seasons... and 90% of the time, they get a max of 2 seasons.

At least cancelling CAOS after 2 seasons, they decided to call them 'parts', so it was really 4 seasons, not 2... so frankly I guess I should be happy.

But after I get back to finishing the final part, I can, finally, cancel Netflix.  They give none of their shows the time of day and it pisses me off.
 
2021-01-20 2:07:26 PM  

TommyStiletto: Other than "GLOW" (which was quite good), has Netflix ever really done T&A? That's more Amazon Prime territory, isn't it?


Nobody's really doing T&A these days.
 
2021-01-20 2:15:32 PM  

Ed Grubermann: TommyStiletto: Other than "GLOW" (which was quite good), has Netflix ever really done T&A? That's more Amazon Prime territory, isn't it?

Nobody's really doing T&A these days.


This friend of a friend who knew this guy said his roommate once found pornography on the internet. Crazy, right?
 
2021-01-20 2:28:23 PM  

jake3988: Gubbo: UNC_Samurai: Netflix refuses to give series time to tell their story, and is more interested in cranking out shiatty horror movies.  Now that everyone has pulled their stuff into their own content umbrellas, if I cut out a streaming service theirs will likely be the first.

I have a different perspective. I feel that it forces too many shows to have too many episodes, leading to huge amounts of pointless filler which make people lose interest.

Some of those Marvel shows would have 6 episodes of story and 7 episodes of nonsense.

Huh?  Almost every single show on Netflix only gets 8 episode seasons... and 90% of the time, they get a max of 2 seasons.

At least cancelling CAOS after 2 seasons, they decided to call them 'parts', so it was really 4 seasons, not 2... so frankly I guess I should be happy.

But after I get back to finishing the final part, I can, finally, cancel Netflix.  They give none of their shows the time of day and it pisses me off.


Those marvel ones were normally 13
 
2021-01-20 2:28:46 PM  

Ed Grubermann: skyotter: Weird.  I just remembered that I still have Netflix.

Anything good on?

... Not really.


Yeah, there's a lot of that going around.  Trouble is, we're all stuck at home so the demand for new programming is at an all time high while at the same time production is at an all time low, both due to the pandemic.
 
2021-01-20 2:36:33 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Weird. I rarely watch it at all anymore. Nor Amazon Prime. I start stuff like The Boys and it just gets too dystopian. Dropped out of Black Mirror early for the same reason.

Maybe my mood will change with Trump gone but Repuglicans and their violent scum remain.


Maybe you should stop trying to watch things that are markedly, unabashedly, and obviously dystopian?
Like, there's other shows out there...
 
2021-01-20 3:11:04 PM  

Ed Grubermann: TommyStiletto: Other than "GLOW" (which was quite good), has Netflix ever really done T&A? That's more Amazon Prime territory, isn't it?

Nobody's really doing T&A these days.

The Witcher

has a fair amount. Yennefer is absolutely stunning.
 
kab
2021-01-20 3:16:27 PM  
5. they finally made that insanely stupid autoplay "option" a checkbox
6. a good chunk of their content doesn't have trailers
 
2021-01-20 3:32:17 PM  

NeoCortex42: Gubbo: UNC_Samurai: Netflix refuses to give series time to tell their story, and is more interested in cranking out shiatty horror movies.  Now that everyone has pulled their stuff into their own content umbrellas, if I cut out a streaming service theirs will likely be the first.

I have a different perspective. I feel that it forces too many shows to have too many episodes, leading to huge amounts of pointless filler which make people lose interest.

Some of those Marvel shows would have 6 episodes of story and 7 episodes of nonsense.

Marvel was disappointing. There was some great stuff there, including some amazing casting, but every season was 2-4 episodes too many and each episode was 15-20 minutes too long.


I disagree with both of these statements.  It isn't that there were too many episodes or that the episodes were too long.  It's that for some reason Netflix decided each season would have only one story arc going on and that there would be no stand alone episodes. So writers had to pad in order to keep from deviating from the plan.  If they had focused on good stories and developing multiple characters it would have seemed like the seasons were too short.
 
2021-01-20 4:33:16 PM  

skyotter: Weird.  I just remembered that I still have Netflix.

Anything good on?


Great British Baking Show and Glow Up are enjoyable enough competition shows.  They're not worldbreaking, but they make for good background noise.

The Crown has been a fun watch, although I absolutely hate how they had an episode about the fact that Edward was a Nazi collaborator, and then promptly forgot about it.

Disenchanted has been a decent enough show so far.  I haven't gotten to Season 3 yet, but I'm enjoying it.
 
2021-01-20 4:39:16 PM  

Noah_Tall: NeoCortex42: Gubbo: UNC_Samurai: Netflix refuses to give series time to tell their story, and is more interested in cranking out shiatty horror movies.  Now that everyone has pulled their stuff into their own content umbrellas, if I cut out a streaming service theirs will likely be the first.

I have a different perspective. I feel that it forces too many shows to have too many episodes, leading to huge amounts of pointless filler which make people lose interest.

Some of those Marvel shows would have 6 episodes of story and 7 episodes of nonsense.

Marvel was disappointing. There was some great stuff there, including some amazing casting, but every season was 2-4 episodes too many and each episode was 15-20 minutes too long.

I disagree with both of these statements.  It isn't that there were too many episodes or that the episodes were too long.  It's that for some reason Netflix decided each season would have only one story arc going on and that there would be no stand alone episodes. So writers had to pad in order to keep from deviating from the plan.  If they had focused on good stories and developing multiple characters it would have seemed like the seasons were too short.


Same difference.  In the end, they had too little story stretched between too much screen time to support it.
 
2021-01-20 5:15:05 PM  

TommyStiletto: Other than "GLOW" (which was quite good), has Netflix ever really done T&A? That's more Amazon Prime territory, isn't it?


There was a decent amount in Bridgerton. The "A" was mostly from the men, so there's something for everyone.
 
2021-01-20 5:46:25 PM  

jmr61: Cutting this out really gave them a bad mark in my book. They will only get so many bad marks before I end them.

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Wait, somebody actually liked that show?

/stopped after the 4th episode
//my time is worth SOMETHING
 
2021-01-20 5:48:13 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Weird. I rarely watch it at all anymore. Nor Amazon Prime. I start stuff like The Boys and it just gets too dystopian. Dropped out of Black Mirror early for the same reason.

Maybe my mood will change with Trump gone but Repuglicans and their violent scum remain.

I can't imagine a time when Black Mirror will ever be comfortable to watch. It's way too close to reality with or without Trump around.

The Boys I enjoyed far too much to stop, although it drew visceral reactions at times and is definitely hard to watch at times in our current state as a country.


"What if technology... but bad?"
 
2021-01-20 5:49:29 PM  

hubiestubert: Lupin I enjoyed quite a bit. Then again I'm a fan of Dumas AND Maurice Leblanc. There is a style to French adventure novels that is hard to replicate, and Netflix didn't reboot the celebrated series as much as drew inspiration to make something new, with an eye to Leblanc and the writers of his era.

Netflix movies can be hit or miss, but damned if the production quality for their series and films has certainly gone up. And they've invested in a lot of international films and series as well.

They certainly do have their misses, but they do bring a lot of fun content.


I appreciated using the original as an inspiration but not rebooting or updating like that pathetic grim dark Poirot shiat that's been served up like ABC Murders with Malkovich
 
2021-01-20 5:50:56 PM  

jmr61: Cutting this out really gave them a bad mark in my book. They will only get so many bad marks before I end them.

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That was the shaggiest shaggy dog story ever told
 
2021-01-20 5:56:37 PM  

theflatline: dittybopper: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Weird. I rarely watch it at all anymore.

One of the things that pissed me off about Netflix is that I'll go into a genre.   Let's say I'm in the mood for a sci-fi film.

So I go in, and setting aside that there is fantasy and even non-sci-fi, non-fantasy in there (Monty Python and the Holy Grail is sci-fi now?), what happens is that I'll get several lines of decent-ish films, most of the ones I might be interested in I've already seen numerous times.

Then a vast wasteland of Bollywood flicks.

Then a line or two of "good" movies at the end again.

Just call it Bollyflix and get it over with.

See my post about the chrome plug in for the browser.  Even the categories have sub categories.

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And all those categories have a 90% overlap on Netflix rendering them near useless
 
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