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2018-01-22 09:31:29 PM  
Just watched their new Godzilla animated thing last night. It was incredibly "Meh". You don't even get a good look at Godzilla until almost an hour in. And for something titled "Planet of the Monsters" I expected more than just TWO types of monsters.
 
2018-01-22 09:47:16 PM  
Netflix and gobble?
 
2018-01-22 10:06:38 PM  
Which explains why they just had to raise my rates. Wait, what?
 
2018-01-22 11:14:47 PM  
2 million more subscribers than estimated yet revenue just about in line. Netflix reports free trial subscriptions in this mix and doesn't do much to stop people from repeating. Gee... I wonder why. Netflix is right behind Tesla as a great short when the market turns.
 
2018-01-22 11:16:45 PM  
That's a hefty budget to spend on more projects.

After they build up enough of a private catalog, maybe they'll offer a cheaper teir that only covers their own works.
 
2018-01-22 11:19:00 PM  
One of their original movies, "The Babysitter", was better then I thought it would be.
 
2018-01-22 11:23:35 PM  
They got me.  I had to finally see Stranger Things.  And now i'm hooked on Black Mirror.
 
2018-01-22 11:24:28 PM  

wildcardjack: That's a hefty budget to spend on more projects.

After they build up enough of a private catalog, maybe they'll offer a cheaper teir that only covers their own works.


Wait, there's stuff on Netflix that's not their own projects?
 
2018-01-22 11:30:14 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: wildcardjack: That's a hefty budget to spend on more projects.

After they build up enough of a private catalog, maybe they'll offer a cheaper teir that only covers their own works.

Wait, there's stuff on Netflix that's not their own projects?


Not for long. It's expiring at the end of the month.
 
2018-01-22 11:32:19 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: wildcardjack: That's a hefty budget to spend on more projects.

After they build up enough of a private catalog, maybe they'll offer a cheaper teir that only covers their own works.

Wait, there's stuff on Netflix that's not their own projects?


I really dig their deal with the CW network, I've almost caught up with Arrow, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl.  I'm not sure what I'll do when I reach the end of this Supergirl season and have to wait for the conclusion of all the current seasons before they show up on Netflix, maybe move to House of Cards, Black Mirror, iZombie, or start catching up on some Amazon original series.
 
2018-01-22 11:41:36 PM  
I know that in the past people complained that they couldn't find any good streaming stuff on Netflix. Now, if you can't find anything worth watching on Netflix, then you must be very picky on what you want. In which case, do like me and choose the streaming/DVD plan. Then you get the best of both worlds, DVDs each month and streaming.
 
2018-01-22 11:54:19 PM  

Walker: Which explains why they just had to raise my rates. Wait, what?


Cause the people who own the distribution rights for stuff Netflix didn't make themselves would never increase how much they charge Netflix...
 
2018-01-23 12:04:43 AM  

skinink: I know that in the past people complained that they couldn't find any good streaming stuff on Netflix. Now, if you can't find anything worth watching on Netflix, then you must be very picky on what you want. In which case, do like me and choose the streaming/DVD plan. Then you get the best of both worlds, DVDs each month and streaming.


There's an awful lot of stuff I like on Netflix, by my personal problem is that I've been watching Netflix for a while now and I've already seen most of their original stuff that I was interested in. It's gotta be great for people who are just getting into it or have a little less time on their hands to watch stuff, but it can get frustrating for me waiting for stuff to come out.

Still, I love their content and am happy to support it and Lord knows I don't want to start paying Comcast over at Hulu.
 
2018-01-23 12:23:53 AM  

skinink: In which case, do like me and choose the streaming/DVD plan. Then you get the best of both worlds, DVDs each month and streaming.


I add DVDs back in for a few months every couple of years, basically to catch up on movies that I didn't see in the theater and haven't made it onto Netflix yet.

// It seems some studios aren't in too big of a hurry to let their stuff go to Netflix.
 
2018-01-23 12:34:40 AM  

lordargent: It seems some studios aren't in too big of a hurry to let their stuff go to Netflix.


Studios have a problem with other people making a profit using their movies.
 
2018-01-23 12:50:02 AM  
How many of those were the I get Netflix free with my tmobile family plan subscribers.
 
2018-01-23 12:53:50 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: AliceBToklasLives: wildcardjack: That's a hefty budget to spend on more projects.

After they build up enough of a private catalog, maybe they'll offer a cheaper teir that only covers their own works.

Wait, there's stuff on Netflix that's not their own projects?

I really dig their deal with the CW network, I've almost caught up with Arrow, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl.  I'm not sure what I'll do when I reach the end of this Supergirl season and have to wait for the conclusion of all the current seasons before they show up on Netflix, maybe move to House of Cards, Black Mirror, iZombie, or start catching up on some Amazon original series.


Dude the CW app is free. No sign up, no login. Just watch with commercials the day after it airs live like Hulu.

All shows are on there but the seasons are limited so catch up soon. All the shows started again this week.
 
2018-01-23 12:57:33 AM  

wildcardjack: That's a hefty budget to spend on more projects.

After they build up enough of a private catalog, maybe they'll offer a cheaper teir that only covers their own works.


Their kids stuff, particularly the DreamWorks properties are decent. Troll hunters is great; too bad the lead voice actor ran himself over with his jeep. Hopefully it will get another season. How to train your dragon and king Julian are also enjoyable. Plus they have the new magic school bus. Overall enough to make me keep it for the children.
 
2018-01-23 01:01:24 AM  
Mindhunters, travelers, The OA, Stranger Things, Disjointed, The Ranch, Glow, Santa Clarita Diet, Penny Dreadul.

Just a few shows off the top of my head. I've enjoyed some of their original movies. Bright was a cool start for a big world. Kevin James James Bond movie was good. The Do_over felt like an old Sandler movie.

It's worth it.  I may start back up the blu Ray in the Mail. I haven't done that in years, but since my kids are 2-5, not much time for movies. So when we try and watch them we cannot ever finish them by the time the 48 hour digital rental window closes. So o end up purchasing movies I'm meh about.

I do miss the birthday present feel of seeing what came in the mail this week.

Ok, I've talked myself back into it. Lol.

Amazon just needs to bring back Catastrophe as soon as possible.
 
2018-01-23 01:10:14 AM  

JolobinSmokin: TuteTibiImperes: AliceBToklasLives: wildcardjack: That's a hefty budget to spend on more projects.

After they build up enough of a private catalog, maybe they'll offer a cheaper teir that only covers their own works.

Wait, there's stuff on Netflix that's not their own projects?

I really dig their deal with the CW network, I've almost caught up with Arrow, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl.  I'm not sure what I'll do when I reach the end of this Supergirl season and have to wait for the conclusion of all the current seasons before they show up on Netflix, maybe move to House of Cards, Black Mirror, iZombie, or start catching up on some Amazon original series.

Dude the CW app is free. No sign up, no login. Just watch with commercials the day after it airs live like Hulu.

All shows are on there but the seasons are limited so catch up soon. All the shows started again this week.


Does the CW App do 1080p streaming with surround sound?  If so I may check that out.

I've really been meaning to dig into the other stuff though.  I may have time to watch an hour or two of TV per night, so I make slow progress.
 
2018-01-23 01:20:30 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: JolobinSmokin: TuteTibiImperes: AliceBToklasLives: wildcardjack: That's a hefty budget to spend on more projects.

After they build up enough of a private catalog, maybe they'll offer a cheaper teir that only covers their own works.

Wait, there's stuff on Netflix that's not their own projects?

I really dig their deal with the CW network, I've almost caught up with Arrow, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl.  I'm not sure what I'll do when I reach the end of this Supergirl season and have to wait for the conclusion of all the current seasons before they show up on Netflix, maybe move to House of Cards, Black Mirror, iZombie, or start catching up on some Amazon original series.

Dude the CW app is free. No sign up, no login. Just watch with commercials the day after it airs live like Hulu.

All shows are on there but the seasons are limited so catch up soon. All the shows started again this week.

Does the CW App do 1080p streaming with surround sound?  If so I may check that out.

I've really been meaning to dig into the other stuff though.  I may have time to watch an hour or two of TV per night, so I make slow progress.


I'm same as you. Not much TV time. 1-2 a night after kids in bed.

I'm pretty sure CW app is 1080p, I have it on my Firestick and Xbone.  I have a 75" Vizio 4K tv but those CW shows aren't in 4K yet that I know of.

But they look great and I'm pretty sure they are running 1080p.  And the sound is great, but the commercials will blow you out of the room.  I guess there is no law about App commercial being louder than the streaming video.

Sometimes I wish I could pay $5.99 a month just to not have the commercial for times sake.  41 minutes show 41 minutes instead of full hour.

I do all the super hero shows, Supernatural, IZombie.    That's all I can keep up with, but the app makes it great.

Download it on your phone and check it out.  Like I said, no login, no sign up. Just download and watch all their shows free, plus a bunch of old shows and some awesome DC animated movies.
 
2018-01-23 01:21:34 AM  
Constantine's episodes are on there and a bunch of other old stuff.
 
2018-01-23 01:28:49 AM  
Watch"The Open House" and you will change your mind about having Netflix. Netflix now thinks it can just throw any old turd out there with the Netflix name on it and people will just like it. I'll keep it because my daughter uses it, but for me I'll stick to Uverse 450 and Terrarium TV.
/You can sub out Netflix for Amazon Prime since I have that shiatfest also
 
2018-01-23 01:31:50 AM  
Did you see the trailer for their Bladerunner-esq dystopian future crime drama Altered Carbon? Looks cool.
Altered Carbon | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix
Youtube dhFM8akm9a4
 
2018-01-23 01:51:22 AM  

JolobinSmokin: Mindhunters, travelers, The OA, Stranger Things, Disjointed, The Ranch, Glow, Santa Clarita Diet, Penny Dreadul.

Just a few shows off the top of my head. I've enjoyed some of their original movies. Bright was a cool start for a big world. Kevin James James Bond movie was good. The Do_over felt like an old Sandler movie.

It's worth it.  I may start back up the blu Ray in the Mail. I haven't done that in years, but since my kids are 2-5, not much time for movies. So when we try and watch them we cannot ever finish them by the time the 48 hour digital rental window closes. So o end up purchasing movies I'm meh about.

I do miss the birthday present feel of seeing what came in the mail this week.

Ok, I've talked myself back into it. Lol.

Amazon just needs to bring back Catastrophe as soon as possible.


It's weird how being a big sci-fi nerd, I thought I would like "Stranger Things" but I really didn't. On the opposite side of the coin, I thought "Mindhunter" was the best forensic/crime-TV show I've seen in years (maybe ever!), and that's a genre I was completely burned out on....

/ I only watched the first episode because I was bored, then I got hooked and binge-watched the entire season over a Saturday...
 
2018-01-23 02:45:26 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: iZombie


That show is great. Though the last season felt a little on the weak side, compared to the first two.
 
2018-01-23 03:55:42 AM  

The_Homeless_Guy: Troll hunters is great; too bad the lead voice actor ran himself over with his jeep.


I was saddened when I heard that.  Made a good Chekov, and I really liked him in Odd Thomas.

/I blame bodachs
 
2018-01-23 04:57:52 AM  

Don't Lag Me Bro: Did you see the trailer for their Bladerunner-esq dystopian future crime drama Altered Carbon? Looks cool.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/dhFM8akm​9a4]


And Black Lightning appeared today.
 
2018-01-23 05:41:14 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: JolobinSmokin: TuteTibiImperes: AliceBToklasLives: wildcardjack: That's a hefty budget to spend on more projects.

After they build up enough of a private catalog, maybe they'll offer a cheaper teir that only covers their own works.

Wait, there's stuff on Netflix that's not their own projects?

I really dig their deal with the CW network, I've almost caught up with Arrow, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl.  I'm not sure what I'll do when I reach the end of this Supergirl season and have to wait for the conclusion of all the current seasons before they show up on Netflix, maybe move to House of Cards, Black Mirror, iZombie, or start catching up on some Amazon original series.

Dude the CW app is free. No sign up, no login. Just watch with commercials the day after it airs live like Hulu.

All shows are on there but the seasons are limited so catch up soon. All the shows started again this week.

Does the CW App do 1080p streaming with surround sound?  If so I may check that out.

I've really been meaning to dig into the other stuff though.  I may have time to watch an hour or two of TV per night, so I make slow progress.


The biggest problem with the cw app is how they deliver the ads.  They arent staggered evenly (they seem to backload them at the end of the show ) and there is no variety.  You may see the same 4 or 5 ads multiple times in one show.  It gets annoying pretty quick.
 
2018-01-23 06:16:15 AM  
I use Netflix for about 3 months per year, watch the shows I want and then cancel.  About every other time I cancel, they offer me a free month or after waiting 3 to 4 months they send me an offer of a free month.

That's generally enough time to watch the shows that interest me.
 
2018-01-23 08:28:32 AM  

OgreMagi: lordargent: It seems some studios aren't in too big of a hurry to let their stuff go to Netflix.

Studios have a problem with other people making a profit using their movies.


This is more about everybody and their brother planning to launch a streaming service. The bigger ones (Disney) have a deep enough library to pull it off. The other studios will hopefully come back realizing that it is better to let another company do all the work and make extra money on older titles than have to administer your own service and make slightly less.

Its better to split the money while the other guy (Netflix) is doing all the work.
 
hej
2018-01-23 09:33:37 AM  
I hate myself for selling off all my netflix stock.
 
hej
2018-01-23 09:34:30 AM  

fusillade762: Just watched their new Godzilla animated thing last night. It was incredibly "Meh". You don't even get a good look at Godzilla until almost an hour in. And for something titled "Planet of the Monsters" I expected more than just TWO types of monsters.


I watched it last weekend and thought it was good.   There's obviously going to be a second installment.
 
2018-01-23 09:56:44 AM  

hej: fusillade762: Just watched their new Godzilla animated thing last night. It was incredibly "Meh". You don't even get a good look at Godzilla until almost an hour in. And for something titled "Planet of the Monsters" I expected more than just TWO types of monsters.

I watched it last weekend and thought it was good.   There's obviously going to be a second installment.


Yeah, don't fire the big cannon right away, you have nowhere to go with the rest of the story.
 
2018-01-23 01:15:11 PM  
Since so many new products are including Netflix or Hulu subscriptions as a bonus for buying, it's not surprising.  New phone?  Subscription.  New laptop?  Subscription.  Tablet?  Yep, again.

They're integrating into everything now, and making the service ubiquitous.  Smart, given how competitive the landscape is getting.  Netflix and Hulu are well established and continuing to grow, and Disney is going to make a huge splash given how much content they've gobbled up in the last couple of years.  Smaller services like CBS are likely to get shoved out in short order.

The next five years is going to create a new standard for how content is delivered to consumers.  It's not going to be pretty for some of these companies.
 
2018-01-23 01:52:11 PM  

Khellendros: Since so many new products are including Netflix or Hulu subscriptions as a bonus for buying, it's not surprising.  New phone?  Subscription.  New laptop?  Subscription.  Tablet?  Yep, again.

They're integrating into everything now, and making the service ubiquitous.  Smart, given how competitive the landscape is getting.  Netflix and Hulu are well established and continuing to grow, and Disney is going to make a huge splash given how much content they've gobbled up in the last couple of years.  Smaller services like CBS are likely to get shoved out in short order.

The next five years is going to create a new standard for how content is delivered to consumers.  It's not going to be pretty for some of these companies.


Disney now owns a majority in hulu once the fox deal goes through. A lot of the crappy Disney movies are on hulu (think hunchback) and they have most of the Disney xd cartoons. Not sure if they will just buy out hulu or make a new service.
 
2018-01-23 02:39:17 PM  
Hulu is dead to me, but Netflix just keeps getting worse and more popular. Pretty depressing trend. I don't really blame them for making the DVD option worse, since I'm sure they'd like to drop it, but the streaming site's interface gets worse with every new iteration. Browsing is worse, the review system gets worse, the queue gets worse, the recommendations get worse. It's an embarrassment.

Meanwhile, they still insist on probably the worst media player software I've used in decades. It might be fine for teenagers who are too young to remember TiVo and DVD players and habitually watch on crappy phone screens, but it's an affront to humankind.

I haven't tried watching video through Amazon Prime yet, mostly because of how shiatty Amazon's software design generally is, but I may have to give up on Netflix entirely. Exclusive content is never going to be enough of a lure to overcome a user experience that leaves me feeling dirty.
 
2018-01-23 03:19:56 PM  

RandomAxe: Hulu is dead to me, but Netflix just keeps getting worse and more popular. Pretty depressing trend. I don't really blame them for making the DVD option worse, since I'm sure they'd like to drop it, but the streaming site's interface gets worse with every new iteration. Browsing is worse, the review system gets worse, the queue gets worse, the recommendations get worse. It's an embarrassment.

Meanwhile, they still insist on probably the worst media player software I've used in decades. It might be fine for teenagers who are too young to remember TiVo and DVD players and habitually watch on crappy phone screens, but it's an affront to humankind.

I haven't tried watching video through Amazon Prime yet, mostly because of how shiatty Amazon's software design generally is, but I may have to give up on Netflix entirely. Exclusive content is never going to be enough of a lure to overcome a user experience that leaves me feeling dirty.


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2018-01-23 03:33:57 PM  
dont forget the new Voltron, and I heard rumors about a new She-Ra.
 
2018-01-24 05:24:59 AM  
Thanking you, just deleted my netflix account...as it was costing me money and I don't use it.
 
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