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mattyblue : 5/7/2018 8:25 am
Stuck sitting around the next few days, any recommendations on shows/movies to watch? Iíd love a good binge show but I think I may have watched most of the bigger names already.

On a side not has anyone noticed the amount of shows they have dubbed into English? A few look really good but I donít know if itís worth trying to watch? Watching the trailer on some and I didnít even realize they were dubbed right away.

Thanks in advance!
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RE: Shows  
Kev in Cali : 5/7/2018 10:25 am : link
In comment 13956650 V.I.G. said:
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Manhunt
Babylon Berlin
Money Heist
Mind Hunters
Stranger Things
Peaky Blinders
Narcos
Black Mirror
Jessica Jones


I'll second Mindhunters! Somebody else here recommended a few weeks ago. Awesome show!!!!!
RE: Ozark, Mind hunters, Sense 8,  
Boy Cord : 5/7/2018 10:28 am : link
In comment 13956555 Ceez2.0 said:
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Master of None.


Please tell me what you liked about Ozark. I stuck with the entire season, but it was solely because I like Bateman and wanted the show to be good. The story is weak and the characters are odd and unbelievable.
Anon...  
KingBlue : 5/7/2018 10:29 am : link
Sci Fi Movie with Amanda Seyfried and Clive Owen. She is a smoke show.
Anything dubbed is terrible  
UConn4523 : 5/7/2018 10:32 am : link
watch with subtitles and thank me later. And on that note go watch Dark.
RE: RE: Shows  
V.I.G. : 5/7/2018 10:35 am : link
In comment 13956663 robbieballs2003 said:
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I was a little disappointed in Mind Hunters. It started off very interesting but they got away from the serial killers and just created their own issues to create more drama. I thought those angles were not realistic and annoying. The serial killer aspect is what is really interesting.

i think it's just a reality of TV&movies today that they have to market to both men and women so you get some of those storylines. i didn't think it was over the top a la Gangs of NY where that stupid Cameron Diaz storyline just ruined the whole movie. MindHunters co marketing was manageable.
Lost in Space is pretty good  
Tom from LI : 5/7/2018 10:36 am : link
The CG is very good. Nice spin on the original story. Does some flash backs which I am not a fan of but it is necessary for the way the started the show.

A lot of forced humor. My wife comments that the family does stupid things to constantly put themselves in harms way.

I like the way they introduced Dr. Smith's character and Don West. I also liked the story how its not just them that was on their way to Alpha Centuri.

Slow in spots, but it is worth a watch if you like Sci Fi and the original Lost in Space.
RE: RE: RE: Shows  
robbieballs2003 : 5/7/2018 10:38 am : link
In comment 13956686 V.I.G. said:
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In comment 13956663 robbieballs2003 said:


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I was a little disappointed in Mind Hunters. It started off very interesting but they got away from the serial killers and just created their own issues to create more drama. I thought those angles were not realistic and annoying. The serial killer aspect is what is really interesting.


i think it's just a reality of TV&movies today that they have to market to both men and women so you get some of those storylines. i didn't think it was over the top a la Gangs of NY where that stupid Cameron Diaz storyline just ruined the whole movie. MindHunters co marketing was manageable.


Don't get me wrong. I liked the show. I just thought it fell off toward the end. I don't want to have spoilers in here so I won't get into specifics. I am fine with their personal lives being intertwined because it shows how the stress of the job affects that aspect but there was other stuff in there that was just too unbelievable.
Another vote for Babylon Berlin  
jjgmrg901 : 5/7/2018 10:40 am : link
Give it a few shows and you will really like it.
Their film  
Jay in Toronto : 5/7/2018 10:40 am : link
Mudbound

Also if you haven't seen Shameless what are you waiting for?
RE: Not Netflix but has anybody seen Cobra Kai?  
Pete in MD : 5/7/2018 10:41 am : link
In comment 13956606 robbieballs2003 said:
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It was surprisingly awesome. It isn't going to win any awards but just the nostalgia is well worth it. I thought it was very well done with the jokes that make fun of themselves.


I really enjoyed Cobra Kai. It's very well done. Almost better than the original Karate Kid.
Just saw the bit about kids  
Jay in Toronto : 5/7/2018 10:45 am : link
So have your finger on pause for the sex on Shameless.

Also there is violence in both my recommendations.
By far my favorite was  
V.I.G. : 5/7/2018 10:48 am : link
Money Heist

Spain's Ocean's 11
try  
Jerz44 : 5/7/2018 11:00 am : link
this site for recs
reddit - ( New Window )
Broadchurch is the best show  
UConn4523 : 5/7/2018 11:05 am : link
that most have never seen. In my top 5 of all time.
Hate subtitles......  
Doomster : 5/7/2018 11:31 am : link
Yet I got hooked on Bordertown and Borderliner.......
Peaky Blinders  
wigs in nyc : 5/7/2018 11:34 am : link
as others have said, if you haven't already done it.

Premise in season 1 is: you are in post WWI Brimingham. There are three main factions, 1) the local crime-gang familys, 2)The IRA, 3) local organizing communists. In the middle of all this, a huge shipment of machine guns bound for the front lines goes missing. It's great!
Broadchurch season 1 was terrific  
JerseyCityJoe : 5/7/2018 11:38 am : link
Two was meh, 3 was a bit better IMO. Who ever said Killing Eve was great is not kidding, my favorite new show this year.
RE: Hate subtitles......  
UConn4523 : 5/7/2018 11:45 am : link
In comment 13956777 Doomster said:
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Yet I got hooked on Bordertown and Borderliner.......


It really makes every show better. I put them on for shows en English as well and you get so much more information, background convos, etc.
Another vote for Lost in Space  
SHO'NUFF : 5/7/2018 11:55 am : link
not quite at the Littlefinger level, but Parker Posey's Dr. Smith causes just enough mayhem to keep you interested.
RE: Not Netflix but has anybody seen Cobra Kai?  
Matt G : 5/7/2018 12:15 pm : link
In comment 13956606 robbieballs2003 said:
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It was surprisingly awesome. It isn't going to win any awards but just the nostalgia is well worth it. I thought it was very well done with the jokes that make fun of themselves.


Cobrai Kai was fantastic and hysterical... Rebooting the story through Johnny's perspective was perfect...
RE: Not Netflix but has anybody seen Cobra Kai?  
djm : 5/7/2018 12:23 pm : link
In comment 13956606 robbieballs2003 said:
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It was surprisingly awesome. It isn't going to win any awards but just the nostalgia is well worth it. I thought it was very well done with the jokes that make fun of themselves.


I watched first two eps on you tube for free. Exactly as you described.
Godless -- great western, beautifully shot, well acted, also  
clatterbuck : 5/7/2018 12:30 pm : link
Grace and Frankie,
Wild, Wild Country (docu on cult followers of Indian guru who took over a small Oregon town)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction (Letterman interview show)
Agree on Babylon Berlin, Lost in Space.
I loved End of Fu**ing World  
mrbiswas : 5/7/2018 12:41 pm : link
an English series about two high school kids who run away. Also, just finished Fallett, a Swedish crime investigation conducted by two stupid detectives. It's enhanced by the fact that many of the other employees of the department are stupider than they are.
Thanks to all  
John In CO : 5/7/2018 12:52 pm : link
who have added suggestions here. I think my watch list is now set for the next year. Had a thought while reading through this thread....

Who watches Network Television nowadays? I never really thought about it, but I realize I cant remember the last network TV show that ive watched. Seriously....it may have been pre-Soprano's!
I still watch network TV  
Gary from The East End : Admin : 5/7/2018 1:13 pm : link
On the big four I watch Gotham, Timeless, Agents Of Shield and Lucifer.

I also watch most of the CW superhero shows.
Black mirror  
charlito : 5/7/2018 1:39 pm : link
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RE: I loved End of Fu**ing World  
V.I.G. : 5/7/2018 1:50 pm : link
In comment 13956913 mrbiswas said:
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an English series about two high school kids who run away. Also, just finished Fallett, a Swedish crime investigation conducted by two stupid detectives. It's enhanced by the fact that many of the other employees of the department are stupider than they are.

2nd
Network TV  
V.I.G. : 5/7/2018 1:51 pm : link
Alienist was great
RE: Thanks to all  
pjcas18 : 5/7/2018 1:52 pm : link
In comment 13956932 John In CO said:
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who have added suggestions here. I think my watch list is now set for the next year. Had a thought while reading through this thread....

Who watches Network Television nowadays? I never really thought about it, but I realize I cant remember the last network TV show that ive watched. Seriously....it may have been pre-Soprano's!


I watch mostly sports and HBO or Showtime, but my 10 year old daughter loves the Goldbergs so we watch that on Wednesday nights together. the family in the show are philly sports fans which sucks and it's not comedy most on here would appreciate, but I like the old-school sitcom style and the father daughter bonding time. The Middle too on Tuesdays we watch together.

I look forward to 8pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, since she finds both shows entertaining.
Thanks  
mattyblue : 5/7/2018 1:56 pm : link
all, really really appreciate the input.


Just watched Kodachrome, and it was really good, very much sursprised me.
Altered Carbon  
Beer Man : 5/7/2018 2:06 pm : link
is pretty good
RE: Netflix  
barens : 5/7/2018 4:10 pm : link
In comment 13956596 Eric from BBI said:
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has disappointed recently in that they don't seem to be adding a lot of new content. I thought the opposite would be true when they raised their rates.

Also, weird that Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu all seem to offer the same movies...wish there was more diversity and more of the older classics.


Mixed emotions about that. They do have some excellent original series, but it's become so cluttered lately with obscure projects, lots of foreign movies and series, it just become too much. Just too much to sort out when I'm trying to find something.
RE: Netflix  
Ron from Ninerland : 5/7/2018 4:20 pm : link
In comment 13956596 Eric from BBI said:
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has disappointed recently in that they don't seem to be adding a lot of new content. I thought the opposite would be true when they raised their rates.

Also, weird that Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu all seem to offer the same movies...wish there was more diversity and more of the older classics.
Are you certain of that Eric ? It seems like they're adding a couple of new shows every week. Its not necessarily their own content but it is stuff that would otherwise not be available to American viewers.
There's new stuff all the time on Netflix  
Gary from The East End : Admin : 5/7/2018 4:52 pm : link
If you look at the "what's new on Netflix" section on a regular basis, you'll see all kinds of new and weird stuff.
Another vote for Lost in Space and Cobra Kai  
Ron from Ninerland : 5/7/2018 5:06 pm : link
I'm probably one of the few people here old enough to have watched the Original Lost in Space. Even though I was only 10 years old at the time I thought it was a stupid show, but with an interesting concept. That, and it was the only Sci Fi on TV until Star Trek came along. Among the problems with that show is that after the first few episodes it became silly. It was also annoying that no matter how badly Dr. Smith screwed up and endangered the family he was always forgiven. The Robinson family dynamic was the same as that of Ward and June Cleaver. Another thing lacking in the original was a back story. Why did the Robinsons leave Earth ? Who was Dr. Smith ? There was a hint that he was a Soviet controlled spy but they never went into it.

I've watched the first four episodes of the new Lost in Space. Everything that was wrong with the original has been corrected. The tension level as I watch this show is as high as anything I've ever seen on TV. Through flashbacks the back story behind the characters is being revealed. Dr. Smith who was a bumbling villain in the first is a terrifying sociopath here. The Robinson family dynamic displayed here is something that is believable in 2018. The role of the Robot is also completely different, but I can't discuss that without revealing a spoiler.

As for Cobra Kai, I agree with everybody here that this is a winner. There are a couple of significant things about this show. 1) Google has quietly been releasing original content on YouTube Red for a couple of years but its been all amateurish crap up until now. If Google is now going to become a player as an original content producer its good for everybody. 2) They've discovered a formula of success previously known only to Disney: Even if the story takes place in the present or the future ( Guardians of the Galaxy ) find an excuse to put in an 80's soundtrack.
Altered Carbon  
ATL_Giants : 5/7/2018 5:08 pm : link
Sci Fi, Murder Mystery, Violence and Sex.
Ron from Ninerland  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 5/7/2018 6:03 pm : link
I check out their newly-added every other week or so... it doesn't seem to change much.

I get frustrated because there are certain movies that I want to see again or want my kids to watch, and I figure they would be on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime but they aren't. For example, why are none of the Alfred Hitchcock movies on there ever? Weird. And somethings come and go... the Bond movies will be on there then disappear then come back. And what's weird is every now and then I'll find an older movie from the 80s or 90s I want to see again, and it's on all three at the same time. I just wish their was more variety. I get paying for the newer movies but the old ones?
It comes down to licensing  
UConn4523 : 5/7/2018 6:22 pm : link
regardless of how old a movie is. Netflix would need to buy them outright in order to always have them in their library and Iím guessing he demand just isnít there to justify it.
Wind River - Excellent movie  
AcesUp : 5/7/2018 6:34 pm : link
Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen and Jon Bernthal. Same writer/director as Hell or High Water, same feel/vibe as that movie as well. A local tracker helps an out-of-her element FBI agent solve the murder of a native american teenage woman on the Wind River reservation.

Great show recs on here as well. Loved Dark. Mindhunters and Altered Carbon excellent as well.
RE: It comes down to licensing  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 5/7/2018 6:35 pm : link
In comment 13957307 UConn4523 said:
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regardless of how old a movie is. Netflix would need to buy them outright in order to always have them in their library and Iím guessing he demand just isnít there to justify it.


Yeah, I figured as much. But it's frustrating. Because I'll get in the mood for some movie (can be 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, etc.), search for it, and find that it isn't on any of the platforms. Every now and then, I find a gem.

It's better for the series that you can binge watch. I actually thank BBI for turning me on to some series I would have otherwise missed. I just wish they had a wider selection of movies.
Before they had shows  
UConn4523 : 5/7/2018 7:05 pm : link
their library was excellent but millennials only want mass amounts of shows to ďbingeĒ so thats where their dollars go towards.

In 5-10 years I wouldnít be surprised if there were several companies going to a Disney route, completely breaking off and having their full libraries on their own service.
If you want movies, you might think about Starz  
Gary from The East End : Admin : 5/7/2018 7:25 pm : link
It's only nine bucks a month, if you don't have cable, and there's a ton of old and new movies on there.

If you're looking for a specific movie, justwatch.com is great. It will tell you which, if any, streaming services are showing that film and where you can buy or rent it if it's available.
RE: Wind River - Excellent movie  
UESBLUE : 5/9/2018 9:56 pm : link
In comment 13957314 AcesUp said:
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Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen and Jon Bernthal. Same writer/director as Hell or High Water, same feel/vibe as that movie as well. A local tracker helps an out-of-her element FBI agent solve the murder of a native american teenage woman on the Wind River reservation.

Great show recs on here as well. Loved Dark. Mindhunters and Altered Carbon excellent as well.

I second Wind River. Surprised it was overlooked by Oscars.
Looking for documentary suggestions  
LatHarv83 : 5/10/2018 12:49 pm : link
Youtube included

I watched 3 yesterday i have too much free time the next couple weeks

- ďGringoĒ the atory of the mcafeee anti virus guy. Crazy story, incredible

- the rachel dolezal doc on netflix. I came in not liking his woman and thinking she was a sinple fraudster. I left actually feeling bad for her and thinking she has some deep seeded mental issues from a weird childhood. Shes off but doesnt mean malice

- the definitive guide to the mob on youtube with ex mobster kichael franzese
RE: Looking for documentary suggestions  
Ron from Ninerland : 5/10/2018 1:05 pm : link
In comment 13960314 LatHarv83 said:
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Youtube included

I watched 3 yesterday i have too much free time the next couple weeks

- ďGringoĒ the atory of the mcafeee anti virus guy. Crazy story, incredible

- the rachel dolezal doc on netflix. I came in not liking his woman and thinking she was a sinple fraudster. I left actually feeling bad for her and thinking she has some deep seeded mental issues from a weird childhood. Shes off but doesnt mean malice

- the definitive guide to the mob on youtube with ex mobster kichael franzese
Flint town on Netflix. It follows the lives of several police officers in Flint Michigan. Very interesting stuff about what might be the most screwed up city in America. If you're looking for something uplifting however, look elsewhere
RE: RE: Looking for documentary suggestions  
LatHarv83 : 5/10/2018 1:09 pm : link
In comment 13960328 Ron from Ninerland said:
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In comment 13960314 LatHarv83 said:


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Youtube included

I watched 3 yesterday i have too much free time the next couple weeks

- ďGringoĒ the atory of the mcafeee anti virus guy. Crazy story, incredible

- the rachel dolezal doc on netflix. I came in not liking his woman and thinking she was a sinple fraudster. I left actually feeling bad for her and thinking she has some deep seeded mental issues from a weird childhood. Shes off but doesnt mean malice

- the definitive guide to the mob on youtube with ex mobster kichael franzese

Flint town on Netflix. It follows the lives of several police officers in Flint Michigan. Very interesting stuff about what might be the most screwed up city in America. If you're looking for something uplifting however, look elsewhere


Sounds interesting... may give it a look. I saw it listed yesterday but passed because i thought it would be heavy on the contaminated water stuff, and for whatever reason i didnt want to watch that. I take it by your description that my impression may have been wrong though
Recent stuff I have enjoyed:  
JerryNYG : 5/10/2018 5:55 pm : link
Bosch Season on Amazon
Sneaky Pete on Amazon
Lost in Space on Netflix
Dark on Netflix
Babylon Berlin on Netflix
The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu
Just read through and im surprised no one else mentioned  
LatHarv83 : 5/10/2018 6:11 pm : link
ďGringo: the dangerous life of john mcafeeeĒ

Watch this shit. Its the anti virus guy. Its gonna blow your mind. Some of you who follow the news ultra closely may already know some of the backstory. I came in with no idea other than he was a familiar name because lf the anti virus stuff. His story is nuts, from his life to his possible crimes to his kinky sexual expolits (omg what a damn weirdo) its a crazy crazy story. And to this day he seems just as crazy/dangerous
For older movies, your best bet is Turner Classic Movies  
JohnF : 5/10/2018 6:12 pm : link
TCM.com. They do stream, and you can see a rotating variety here on demand Watch TCM.

Great stuff, but they are still stuck on Flash, and their streams can have issues, and their support isn't very good. There's a phone app as well.
Ron from ninerland  
LatHarv83 : 5/11/2018 12:42 pm : link
Thanks for the flint town recommendation. Buzzed through 4 epidsodes, recommended it to a couple people myself. Very good
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