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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 0:54 
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Despite the fact I said I wouldn’t start any more Netflix Originals in protest for their shit policy of cancelling them after three seasons

House of Cards and Orange is the New Black have both had six seasons, and the latter is coming back for a seventh. The Crown has been renewed for season four. There have been four seasons of Narcos. Sabrina has been renewed for seasons three and four.

Kimmy Schmidt did four seasons. Grace and Frankie has done five and is renewed for a sixth. Fuller House has done four seasons with a fifth in production. The Ranch has six seasons to date with another on the way.

We've had five seasons of Bojack Horseman and a sixth is coming. We’ve had three of F is for Family and a fourth is being made. Big Mouth is getting a fourth season and Disenchantment is getting a second, third, and fourth season.

There’s more, if you’d like.


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Keep going

I think I’ve proven my central hypothesis, which is that you’re wrong again as usual.


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So you’ve got nothing else. A remarkable climbdown

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So you’ve got nothing else. A remarkable climbdown


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
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Good watch about the shit state of streaming services.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
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I’ll wait for it to be on Netflix. All three seasons.

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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
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It appears to be "people on Reddit are mad therefore Netflix is doomed."


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*queues up Grace & Frankie and Fuller House*

Ahhhhh that’s better

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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
It appears to be "people on Reddit are mad therefore Netflix is doomed."


I thought it was a fairly well argued case. The increase in piracy traffic as streaming services have diversified is interesting.

I know a few folks who of late who have gone back to the mindset of 'fuck it, I'll just pirate it'.

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Yet content is easier to access than ever before for the masses. I’m not surprised that people who used to pirate may consider pirating again, but for the majority who used to buy a few DVDs a month, a few subs of a tenner a month is pretty good considering how much physical media and Sky costs.

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I genuinely wish I knew how to pirate, there are a few old things I would have to pay a fortune for but would only watch like once with the kiddo

anyway, we only have Netflix and normal NL tv so there is a lot we don't get

Currently watching on Netflix: Hemlock Grove
Currently watching on Netflix with kid: RuPauls Drag Race
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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
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I download quite a lot of stuff. I also subscribe to Netflix and Amazon Prime. I don't know where that fits in the milieu of TV financing.

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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 16:31 
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I've finished the whole season now and it's definitely worth watching.


Yes, I thought THE RAIN's first season was pretty good. It's entirely derivative but nicely done, coherent, gives you characters you care about (giving each of the main characters a proper backstory was a lovely touch), who mainly do fairly logical things for believable reasons.

Definitely watch it in Danish with the subs.

Solid 750/1000 material I reckon, I watched the whole thing in about five evenings.

Also, Alba August is a very nice young lady.


SEASON TWO of THE RAIN is on Netflix now.

I will make a start on it this evening and also admire Ms August's loveliness.

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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
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Did the first two episodes last night, and it's remaining an excellent programme.

Nothing genre defining or revolutionary, but as per Season One, a solid assembly of all the required components. Also moves the story in a new and interesting direction, and still makes a good call in taking the time to get to know the characters.

Worth the investment of time IMO.

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I finished Season 2 of THE RAIN which is not as good as Season 1 but still a decently watchable post-apocalyptic yarn.

It actually moved the story and 'the world' on which keeps the post-apocalyptic bit of the apocalypse interesting, unlike say, TWD which just has the same magical winter-resistant zombies for five thousand years.

Blatant set up for Season 3 (and quite an intriguing one at that), so hopefully there'll be more.

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Just started S2 of the Rain. Has anyone noticed that a lot of Netflix stuff seems to be filmed in an aspect ratio wider than 16:9, but not as wide as your classic cinema?

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Has anyone noticed that a lot of Netflix stuff seems to be filmed in an aspect ratio wider than 16:9, but not as wide as your classic cinema?

https://vashivisuals.com/the-hot-new-fi ... ect-ratio/


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I don’t know if I’m just Unobservant, but I can’t think of any time I have ever noticed what aspect ratio a TV programme or film is in, unless it happens to be where the aspect ratio has changed during the film in which case I tend to spot it.

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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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Has anyone noticed that a lot of Netflix stuff seems to be filmed in an aspect ratio wider than 16:9, but not as wide as your classic cinema?

https://vashivisuals.com/the-hot-new-fi ... ect-ratio/


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There has been a resurgence of the 2:1 aspect ratio in the feature film world as well.

It turns out that this aspect ratio is a logical middle ground between the 2.35 and 1.78 ratios.


That doesn't really count as any kind of legit reason for its use though. That article has a lot of what but is very short on why.

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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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Has anyone noticed that a lot of Netflix stuff seems to be filmed in an aspect ratio wider than 16:9, but not as wide as your classic cinema?

https://vashivisuals.com/the-hot-new-fi ... ect-ratio/


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There has been a resurgence of the 2:1 aspect ratio in the feature film world as well.

It turns out that this aspect ratio is a logical middle ground between the 2.35 and 1.78 ratios.


That doesn't really count as any kind of legit reason for its use though. That article has a lot of what but is very short on why.


It looks a bit more cinematic than 1.78 but still gives a decent amount of screen area?


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
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I genuinely wish I knew how to pirate, there are a few old things I would have to pay a fortune for but would only watch like once with the kiddo


Such as?


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That doesn't really count as any kind of legit reason for its use though. That article has a lot of what but is very short on why.

It's a perfectly good reason. It looks good on big screens and TVs alike with minimal letterboxing. It's a compromise that leaves everyone worse off. The best type of compromise.


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It's a perfectly good reason. It looks good on big screens and TVs alike with minimal letterboxing.

How many people are watching House of Cards or Ozark or any of the other 2:1 TV shows in the cinema, do you think?


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Is it shot in 2:1, or just edited down to it? If it’s shot that way then it’d represent a monetary saving if shot on physical film, also a saving on storage if shot/stored digitally.

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I genuinely wish I knew how to pirate, there are a few old things I would have to pay a fortune for but would only watch like once with the kiddo


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16 seasons of Project runway, Columbo, Murder she wrote. the A-team, McGyver stuff like that (maybe a fortune is over stating it for the latter two)


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
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miki wrote:
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I genuinely wish I knew how to pirate, there are a few old things I would have to pay a fortune for but would only watch like once with the kiddo


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16 seasons of Project runway, Columbo, Murder she wrote. the A-team, McGyver stuff like that (maybe a fortune is over stating it for the latter two)


Aw, I hear you there. I got the Columbo Box Set for my maternity leave (Darwin will say in a gruff voice ‘just one more thing’). I’d love it if Netflix would show Murder She Wrote, though, and Diagnosis Murder. If you like Highway To Heaven, that’s on Netflix. If you like crying.

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I genuinely wish I knew how to pirate, there are a few old things I would have to pay a fortune for but would only watch like once with the kiddo


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16 seasons of Project runway, Columbo, Murder she wrote. the A-team, McGyver stuff like that (maybe a fortune is over stating it for the latter two)


Aw, I hear you there. I got the Columbo Box Set for my maternity leave (Darwin will say in a gruff voice ‘just one more thing’). I’d love it if Netflix would show Murder She Wrote, though, and Diagnosis Murder. If you like Highway To Heaven, that’s on Netflix. If you like crying.


wauw highway to heaven, thats a blast from the past. I was also thinking MASH but not with Katie as that makes me cry as well
I love that Darwin does Columbo :luv: I might just buy the boxset after all


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Jennifer Anniston & *hnnngh* Adam Sandler movie “Murder Mystery” has an all-time highest opener for Netflix with over 30m views.

Adam Sandler will not stop. We must stop him.


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The Terminator was added to Netflix yesterday. We just need to divert Arnie to go after Adam Sandler instead.

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Let’s ask Reddit if it’s any good:

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Is this another one of those "Adam Sandler gets his vacation paid for but for some reason still looks incredibly tired" movies? Cause I keep seeing it for 2 seconds on my Netflix homepage before picking something else and he's on a plane and he still looks incredibly tired.

But now he has a mustache?

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I'm forced to watch right now, and yes, that is 100% accurate. One hour in and he's mumbling, and I'm scrolling Reddit.


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Nice comedy.. had quite a few chuckles.. don't expect too much from it tho..


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I honestly didn’t even find it that funny. Thought it was quite the let down. Clue from 1985 was funnier imho.


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Watched it the other night. It's not horrible, but also completely forgettable. The conceit is entertaining, though not original. A great movie to put on in the background then instantly forget you watched it. It has the depth of a kiddie pool and the flavor complexity of white bread. Pretty much a slightly more advanced screen saver for your TV. Clue is definitely a masterpiece compared to this (and most other similarly genred films). The thing I liked most about it was the pace was pretty solid in keeping things moving. It feels though like a low effort production all around. Even the "major conflict" between Sandler and Aniston's characters felt stakeless. I'd give it a one and a half star (out of five), and only reccomend it as background noise or for half-watching. It's the "easy listening" / elevator music of Sandler movies. Adult family safe for the most part, with some violence (stabbing, shooting, and poison murders), a brief almost-sex scene, and some language.


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Well it auto played on me last night. I didn't chose it but it certainly got itself chosen.


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I put it on for background noise while doing other stuff around the house.


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Stumbled across it Saturday morning with my kids. We all enjoyed it, and it was fun watching them work through a murder mystery. Sure, it's not going to win any film awards, but it was comical, interesting and fun for the whole fam. My son's already watched it a second time.


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Perfect Netflix movie. You can watch it with your brain half off and follow it completely. Doesn't feel like an investment to turn it on and give it a shot.


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I laughed at one of the jokes. The movie doesn’t really try to be more than exhale through your nose funny.

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I noticed that too. It's not like they tried to be hilarious and failed, they just truly attempted to make a ridiculously-light comedy. It's almost more like an adventure film


So there you go, a sample of the top comments.

I’m definitely looking forward to watching it.


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