But Is It on Netflix? - Streaming Video Service Thread: Hulu, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Disney+, Peacock, YouTube TV, AT+T Watch, Philo, Playstation Vue, HBO Max, HBO Now, Facebook Live and many more

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A thread to discuss the ongoing balkanization of streaming, cord-cutting, new options, lament and laud the coming and going of new competitors and so on.

Sound off with your obsessive subscriptions!

I'm using Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Mubi, Criterion, HBO Max, Showtime; might very well find myself doing Apple+ if I upgrade my phone/ipad at some point but can't imagine getting Disney.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:29 (one year ago) link

thanking u for having a long enough subcription list to make my own look reasonable

mh, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:30 (one year ago) link

subscription, yikes

mh, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:31 (one year ago) link

Here's the projected pile of noteworthy streaming channels purported to have unique programming to choose from in 2020... surely this will need to contract at some point in the near future?

Netflix
Hulu
Amazon Prime
Apple TV+
Disney+
NBC Peacock
YouTube TV
AT+T Watch
HBO Max
HBO Now
Showtime
Starz
Facebook Live
CBS Interactive
Discovery/BBC
Criterion
Mubi
Shudder
Acorn
Crunchyroll
DC Universe
Kanopy
AMC Premiere
Pluto

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:35 (one year ago) link

I have netflix. That is all.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:36 (one year ago) link

Plus a space to talk about delivery services! Roku, Playstation Vue and the like.

Give thanks and praise to PLEX, which is free, has virtually no ads and mostly just magically works.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:38 (one year ago) link

We use a Roku and currently pay for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and we have HBO Go since we currently have it in our cable package. We've been considering ditching cable completely, but when we talk to our provider (Xfinity) they want so much $$ for our internet service alone without a bundle that it still doesn't make sense. Since my wife works from home as a consultant and does a lot of video editing, we need a dependable connection. They really still push the bundles so dropping the cable alone doesn't seem to be the cost savings we hope for.

I know for sure we'll add Disney+ and I'm pushing for the Criterion one too, unsuccessfully thus far.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:46 (one year ago) link

I am curious, how much of a difference is it just for internet, vs internet+cable where you are?

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:49 (one year ago) link

i cord cut earlier this year with the Hulu/No Ads cable package and i have not missed cable at all. I think it's $60 for that package and another $65 for high speed internet.
Supplementing occasionally with tt0rre3ntz helps keep FOMO at bay.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:50 (one year ago) link

I have Hulu and Amazon Prime. I had a Showtime add-on through Hulu while Billions was airing, but dropped it after that; I had HBO for a while through Amazon to watch Insecure and Big Little Lies, but dropped that too.

If a show is on a particular streaming platform, it'll often be available for rent/purchase through Amazon, so if it looks really good I'll do that sometimes. I barely ever watch movies anymore - maybe one a month, so none of the movie-oriented services are at all appealing. And since there are no kids in my house, I don't have to worry about Disney, Marvel, etc.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:51 (one year ago) link

xp I'd be curious to hear more about Plex's video features, I have a server installed but only use it for music.

Currently we've got Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Shudder ... at some point I want to shut down my Uverse TV service and switch to Hulu or YouTube or some other way to stream live sports and Turner Classic Movies.

Brad C., Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:51 (one year ago) link

I'm not sure offhand, my wife is the biggest push for cutting the cord in our house and she's been the one talking to them directly. Iirc, we pay around $140 for both right now, but I think she said they'd still want nearly $100 for just internet.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:52 (one year ago) link

i pay for netflix (though i should really stop, i watch almost nothing on it), hulu (through spotify which is practically like not paying for it), shudder (the greatest), and criterion. i've never had cable as an adult

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:52 (one year ago) link

Hulu's live TV option is ridiculously expensive, to me.

I should add that I also have a digital antenna that pulls in network TV and some other channels like ION (lots of cop-show reruns) and Grit (old Western shows).

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:53 (one year ago) link

yeah, I haven't had cable for a very, very long time (15 years?) and I was wondering how much of a difference it is these days to not have them bundled.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:53 (one year ago) link

I recently saw a meme about how all these subscription services with unique programming is basically reinventing into a more tedious cable tv.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:55 (one year ago) link

Yep. Thanks capitalism for taking an legitimately game-changing technology and just turning it back into the old overpriced thing we all hated 20 years ago.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:04 (one year ago) link

Remember back in the 1990s when they kept promising truly ala carte cable packages? "Only pay for the channels you actually watch!". Well it's here now, finally, except you have to pay $9.99 to $12.99 for each of the channels.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:05 (one year ago) link

2019 US pricing chart for now and future reference:

Netflix (standard plan, 2 HD screens) - $13 monthly
Hulu - $6 a month
Hulu/No Ads - $12 a month
Hulu/No Ads/Cable/enhanced cloud DVR - $61 a month <- recommend this for cord cutters as it is pretty solid for sports
Amazon Prime - $13 a month, $120 a year; comes with amazon's other stuff
Apple TV+ - $5 a month; free with purchase of new apple hardware
Disney+ - $7 a month or $70 a year; pre-order starts today
NBC Peacock - As yet unannounced
YouTube TV - $50 a month cable package
YouTube Premium - $12 a month
AT+T Watch - $15 a month cable package, free if you're on their network
HBO Max -Currently reported at $15 a month, presumably will offer a package deal with HBO Now
HBO Now - $15 a month
Showtime - $11 a month
Starz - $9 a month
Facebook Watch - Free at the moment
CBS Interactive - $6 a month
Discovery/BBC - As yet unanounced
Criterion - $11 per month, $99 per year
Mubi - $11 pre month
Fandor - $10 per month, $99 per year
Shudder - $5 per month, $48 per year
Acorn - $6 per month, $60 per year
Crunchyroll - Free option or $7 per moth with hi-def and better programming
DC Universe - $8 a month or $75 per year
AMC Premiere - $5 a month
Pluto - Currently Free
Crackle - Currently Free
Kanopy - Currently Free

On the sports tip:
NFL Sunday Ticket is $74 a month or $294 a year
NBA League Pass is $120 a year for one team or $200 to $250 a year for all teams
NHL Season Pass is $140 a year
MLB Season pass is $25 a month via Amazon, $90 a year for one team or $120 for all teams

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:13 (one year ago) link

We currently pay for Netflix (incl. dvds!), get Hulu through a friend's account, and HBO Go through a family account that was supposedly canceled but still magically works! All through PS4. Have never rented/bought a digital show or movie a la carte.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:14 (one year ago) link

if you were to buy all the above with hulu as a basic cable delivery option, that plus hi-speed internet would run you around $275 a month for television.

I highly recommend just downloading PLEX as it's free. Basically, if you have any kind of smart tv option, you can stream whatever you download directly to your television.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:28 (one year ago) link

That netflix standard plan for me is $8usd a month but it's another country's pay structure I guess.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:37 (one year ago) link

yeah there's a "standard definition" single screen plan for $8

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:37 (one year ago) link

No, this is for 2 screens HD.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:39 (one year ago) link

I just looked up the basic one screen it's about 6.50 USD.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:41 (one year ago) link

torrent everything, $0

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:41 (one year ago) link

a given.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:44 (one year ago) link

well ya gotta pay for internet and hard drives! plus not everybody is ethically down with / has the technical expertise / willingness to take the time to learn how to join better groups / etc

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:44 (one year ago) link

although do people really torrent tv shows and movies that much anymore when you can find a free stream of almost anything?

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:46 (one year ago) link

for me it's most helpful when the tv show in question just isn't commercially available in my region

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:46 (one year ago) link

Worth noting that YouTube Premium also includes YouTube Music (and formerly Google Play Music).

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:54 (one year ago) link

a recent streaming experience with hulu, trying to start an episode in the middle:

click episode, cannot seek to middle, 90 seconds of commercials
seek to middle, 90 seconds of commercials
accidentally clicked on another episode while trying to close the app on my fone, 90 seconds of commercials starts
click original episode again, 90 seconds of commercials
close hulu, torrent entire season of show, cancel hulu

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:58 (one year ago) link

i won't front: all video streaming services are flawed in a dozen ways that piracy frankly is not.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 17:01 (one year ago) link

My friends who are subletting my place have like 6 subscriptions and when I stay there I have to leave the room when they are trying to find something to watch (which always ends up taking a minimum of 20 minutes). A lot of the user interfaces are completely horrid.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 17:04 (one year ago) link

wish the cinema was cheaper

imago, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 17:05 (one year ago) link

xp -- ha - i have netflix, amazon, hbo (through amazon), britbox, acorn (which i should cancel because it's pretty much the same as britbox -- i had acorn first), and MhZ --

omg the user interfaces -- yeah some are really bad -- some are not awful, but are crap when it comes to subtitle options

i watch stuff via roku -- my roku is about 6 yrs old at this point and seems to be "dying" -- is this just standard planned obsolescence?

sarahell, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 17:11 (one year ago) link

among the most frustrating things is that depending on your device, the interface and remote controls are totally different! You can't even play Criterion on an Amazon Fire and you can't play Mubi on a Playstation. Prime is easy to explore on a Fire but nearly impossible on a Roku. Everything's fucked!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 17:15 (one year ago) link

I do Netflix and will do Disney+. More often than not, if I want to see a movie badly enough I buy a physical copy or, if that isn't an option, just watch that shit on YouTube or whatever. I watched a shitty, washed-out '30s movie on Internet Archive this weekend because it appears to have never been released via any legit home video format. Does that count as a streaming service?

Furter-Bursting Tater Squirter (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 17:28 (one year ago) link

youtube and archive.org certainly remain the people's netflix if netflix isn't already the people's netflix

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 17:32 (one year ago) link

I still pay for cable (and the Criterion Channel) but need to talk to people who get TCM through other services.

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 19:54 (one year ago) link

i'm dumping cable as soon as we get fiber internet installed at the end of the month, and signed up for Hulu Live. This looks like it'll save me about $80 a month for basically the same channels and faster internet than the shitty Comcast service I have. Still have netflix, amazon prime, and hbo through hulu. I'll pick up disney as well.

akm, Thursday, 3 October 2019 01:45 (one year ago) link

oh yeah, and we use the latest generation Apple TVs. I had a Roku that was a few years old and yes, it crapped out. The apps developed by the providers become too resource intensive for the devices.

akm, Thursday, 3 October 2019 01:46 (one year ago) link

"That netflix standard plan for me is $8usd a month but it's another country's pay structure I guess." how is this possible?

akm, Thursday, 3 October 2019 02:01 (one year ago) link

i use vrv sometimes for anime and amazon until my last ill-advised prime resub runs out next year, and that's it.

ciderpress, Thursday, 3 October 2019 02:12 (one year ago) link

Moving to the Los Angeles area with its video stores and cinemas means not having to really care about any of this shit and it rocks.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 3 October 2019 02:16 (one year ago) link

We cut the cable 2-3 years ago and had Vue for about a year until a price hike, then Sling. The current fight between Fox and Dish/Sling has cramped my baseball watching, so I'm going to drop all channel-package delivery in the next few weeks and not worry about it until the next season of Better Call Saul starts. Dropping Sling and not renewing MLB.tv next season will free up more than enough $$ for Disney, which my wife wants to get. Otherwise, we have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, CBS (for my wife) and Criterion (for me). Our donation to our PBS affiliate is just big enough to give us access to everything on the PBS channel.

When Filmstruck shut down, Fandor offered subscribers a special deal -- I think it was $25 for a year? Anyway, I got that but probably won't renew it.

WmC, Thursday, 3 October 2019 02:20 (one year ago) link

Netflix & Prime, but in Australia we can also access iView and SBS On Demand, which are half-decent public broadcaster options.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Thursday, 3 October 2019 06:21 (one year ago) link

I signed up for Youtube TV so I could talk my mom into ditching her cable bill (you can share accounts with 2-3 people) and it's been the best cable replacement I've experienced. No buffering, standard TV Guide style menu, good enough channel selection. I'm so used to going straight to Netflix or Prime I rarely think of opening the app unless I want to watch sports, though.

Netflix and mlb.tv are free w/ my cell phone, I keep forgetting to cancel HBO Now, keep Prime out of habit, pay for the Criterion Channel so I can feel guilty when I'm too numb at the end of the day to watch something with subtitles and just turn on a CW sci-fi show on Netflix instead.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 3 October 2019 07:04 (one year ago) link

I have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime. I watch all of these via roku as well as a fair amount of free YouTube and Twitch. I also use roku to play music via Spotify, as the TV plugs straight into my stereo.

The quality of film selections on Netflix seems to have really plummeted lately. Amazon has the best selections of those three.

I'm strongly considering Disney+ because I'm a sucker and want to watch the Star Wars shows.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 3 October 2019 11:36 (one year ago) link

akm xpost. I set up my netflix in Chile so the fees are 4,990; 5,990; and 8,990clp for the 3 tiers. There is currency fluctuation of course but it's been in the $8 range at least for the last year (I just checked) regardless if I am using it in the US or Europe.

Yerac, Thursday, 3 October 2019 12:25 (one year ago) link

I know the disney brand doesnt mean anything anymore in terms of what type of "content" (love that word, feels good to use) one can expect from them, but that image really cemented it

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Thursday, 28 January 2021 12:27 (four weeks ago) link

xpost Yeah, I think sic drummed that site into my head. Very useful!

The "Star" thing, is that just for non-US? A lot of those movies and shows on there are scattered over several streaming services here, sometimes *on* multiple streaming services, so I'm confused.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 28 January 2021 13:34 (four weeks ago) link

Yeah, I think it's basically just a rebranded Hulu for other countries. And I would assume, since every streaming service is playing musical chairs with their names atm, that American Hulu will be likewise rebranded at some point.

Vladislav Bibidonurtmi (Old Lunch), Thursday, 28 January 2021 13:37 (four weeks ago) link

Disney- ?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 28 January 2021 14:34 (four weeks ago) link

Buffy is currently on Prime over here (UK) at the moment - don't know if that means it's going to disappear from there next month?

(I know some older shows are available on Netflix and Prime at the same time so not always provider exclusives)

groovypanda, Thursday, 28 January 2021 14:58 (four weeks ago) link

Got through the first two episodes of Flack. I'll finish--only six episodes--but it's so bad. Alexander Mackendrick is rolling over in his grave.

clemenza, Thursday, 28 January 2021 15:01 (four weeks ago) link

the whining replies to that Disney+UK tweet are nuts.

akm, Thursday, 28 January 2021 15:26 (four weeks ago) link

wow everyone in the uk can finally watch how i boy's don't cry big sky met your mother

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 28 January 2021 15:41 (four weeks ago) link

lol at BACHELOR PARTY being in there

Nhex, Thursday, 28 January 2021 15:47 (four weeks ago) link

Queen's Prison Break
and
Adam Grand Independence Day
are sure to be faves.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 28 January 2021 15:52 (four weeks ago) link

I'm all about

The Cleveland Die Hard

That's the one where the terrorists take over the Rock and Roll hall of fame where Ringo Starr, Stevie Nicks, and Quincy Jones are being inducted right?

my opinionation (Hamildan), Thursday, 28 January 2021 16:23 (four weeks ago) link

that's what they're renaming the indians

na (NA), Thursday, 28 January 2021 16:26 (four weeks ago) link

big sky looks so bad i assumed it was canadian

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Thursday, 28 January 2021 16:34 (four weeks ago) link

> Buffy is currently on Prime over here (UK) at the moment

and on all4 for free. and broadcast on 4 music 10pm mon-thu.

koogs, Thursday, 28 January 2021 17:39 (four weeks ago) link

f u Nerflix, what kind of pointless cruelty is dropping Home Fireplace Birchwood Edition, your only non-garbage original content

John Wesley Glasscock (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 29 January 2021 03:08 (four weeks ago) link

evidently replacing it with this goofy ass fire, what am I in a doo-wop group

https://tse1.explicit.bing.net/th?id=OIP.1l3hnBcKh_EJIg9waYN7YgAAAA&pid=Api

John Wesley Glasscock (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 29 January 2021 03:11 (four weeks ago) link

It truly is so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.

Vladislav Bibidonurtmi (Old Lunch), Friday, 29 January 2021 03:30 (four weeks ago) link

truly it is end of the road

John Wesley Glasscock (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 29 January 2021 03:34 (four weeks ago) link

also that's right from now on I'm calling you NERFLIX

John Wesley Glasscock (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 29 January 2021 03:36 (four weeks ago) link

ner way

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 29 January 2021 03:59 (four weeks ago) link

Finishing up S3 of Call My Agent. Fantastic, endearing cast. As a French film buff seeing the likes of old school stars like Françoise Fabian and Guy Marchand pop up and play themselves is a real thrill.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 8 February 2021 20:22 (two weeks ago) link

yeah fantastic show

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 8 February 2021 21:58 (two weeks ago) link

I found S4 of Call My Agent is a little disappointing though, despite Charlotte Gainsbourg and Sigourney Weaver doing great turns.

danzig, Monday, 8 February 2021 22:03 (two weeks ago) link

I ain’t there yet!

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 8 February 2021 22:29 (two weeks ago) link

LOL that tweet had me going "OK Im getting a disney+ account now, fuckit". Went to their website, clicked on sign up for the current reduced price made sure it was the AU site... and it wont let me sign up, just gives me a login page.

Nice work Diznee

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 02:37 (two weeks ago) link

I'm currently on Amazon Prime, Mubi, and Criterion, and I have access to D1sn33k but I rarely use it. I'll probably alternate between Prime and Netflix this year.

Is there a way to see the total library of a Prime paid channel without subscribing?

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 14:11 (two weeks ago) link

Greenland is surprisingly good.

I mean, it's a popcorn disaster movie that has Gerard Butler in it but also carries real emotional heft and is more character driven than special effects focused.

groovypanda, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 14:35 (two weeks ago) link

Does he play an iceberg?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 14:48 (two weeks ago) link

Well, they figured out how to get me (and probably 1 million other Gen-X'ers) to subscribe to Paramount+ (if only for a month):

The initial installment of the rebooted franchise will see the cast of the first season reunite for “The Real World Homecoming: New York.” The multi-episode reunion will be shot in the same loft where the series’ first season was filmed. Original housemates housemates Becky Blasband, Andre Comeau, Heather B. Gardner, Julie Gentry, Norman Korpi, Eric Nies and Kevin Powell will reunite for the project, which is being produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and Bunim/Murray.

babe for the weekend (morrisp), Friday, 12 February 2021 21:36 (two weeks ago) link

big man ting

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 12 February 2021 21:45 (two weeks ago) link

ouch, i will have to watch that

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 12 February 2021 21:47 (two weeks ago) link

Will Beavis & Butthead on Paramount+ have the videos? I assume not.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 12 February 2021 21:47 (two weeks ago) link

I wonder if Norman is still pissed that someone taped over his Star Trek: TNG episode!

xp You know, that’s a good question. Streaming obviously wouldn’t have been contemplated at the time, but maybe it fits under the original definition of “television” (in the music deal).

babe for the weekend (morrisp), Friday, 12 February 2021 21:50 (two weeks ago) link

(I guess there was “VOD” at the time, so maybe that was included)

babe for the weekend (morrisp), Friday, 12 February 2021 21:55 (two weeks ago) link

lmao that they used Back To New York for the promo picture

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Friday, 12 February 2021 21:56 (two weeks ago) link

i was gonna say, that's not the cast!

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 12 February 2021 21:57 (two weeks ago) link

Oh my. I pretty much loathe the existence of reality programming and yet I have a very soft spot in my heart for those early Real World seasons. Contradictions abound.

Vladislav Bibidonurtmi (Old Lunch), Friday, 12 February 2021 22:01 (two weeks ago) link

tbh I would absolutely love it if they threw Coral and Miz in with the original cast

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Friday, 12 February 2021 22:04 (two weeks ago) link

Kevin Powell turned out to be kind of an amazing asshole. This story is pretty incredible (tl;dr: he and his wife torched the wrong person on social media and she sued the fuck out of them).

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 12 February 2021 22:20 (two weeks ago) link

Disney+ price is being raised in Canada, but they're adding some Hulu content under the brand name Star. No option to just have one or the other.

https://thedisinsider.com/2021/02/06/every-title-coming-to-star-on-disney-canada/

wasdnuos (abanana), Saturday, 13 February 2021 16:25 (one week ago) link

The "preview" or "trailer" option on a lot of these streaming services is completely useless. It's amazing how often the "trailer" ends up being a seemingly random 30-second clip from the movie that seems to have been picked with no thought towards conveying the tone or plot.

The most egregious recent example we came across was Young Guns II on Amazon Prime (my wife was trying to recall whether she'd seen it or not) and it was just a bizarre clip, randomly edited and cut off mid-sentence.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 22 February 2021 18:46 (four days ago) link

We finally finished the first season of Patriot. Seriously just about the funniest show I've seen in a while, long sustained belly laughs. Also, the subjective presentation of Lakeman's increasing depression/disassociation is incredibly well done, allowing the viewer the 'privilege' of getting sucked into his black hole right alongside him. Reminds me a bit of Hannibal's final season, slowly and inexorably oozing its way into this place of inescapable darkness.

Did, uh...did I happen to mention that this show is really, really funny? Despite the fact that any description of it is likely to make it sound anything but?

The Mandolinrainian (Old Lunch), Monday, 22 February 2021 19:07 (four days ago) link

it is outrageously good.

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 22 February 2021 19:11 (four days ago) link

If I didn't think the first episode of Patriot was funny am I not gonna think the rest of it is funny? I didn't even get that it was supposed to be funny.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 22 February 2021 19:51 (four days ago) link

it's darkly funny

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 22 February 2021 19:52 (four days ago) link

Yes, this is not a show that I would tell a random neighbor or coworker to watch because it's hilarious, but I trust that the average ILXor has a sense of humor that's a bit blacker. Notably, it's dark humor that doesn't (for the most part, poor Steven) get its mileage from cruelty, which is my preference wrt dark humor and is quite refreshing. It's a very human and strangely...kind? show in a lot of ways, particularly for a show about a CIA dude who randomly executes people at his dad's say-so. It contains multitudes, is what I'm saying.

The Mandolinrainian (Old Lunch), Monday, 22 February 2021 20:09 (four days ago) link

'that I WOULDN'T tell a random neighbor' etc.

The Mandolinrainian (Old Lunch), Monday, 22 February 2021 20:09 (four days ago) link

Oh nm, said it right the first time, goddamn it

The Mandolinrainian (Old Lunch), Monday, 22 February 2021 20:09 (four days ago) link

guy in a backpack never stopped cracking me up tbh

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 22 February 2021 20:10 (four days ago) link

"Kevin Powell turned out to be kind of an amazing asshole. This story is pretty incredible (tl;dr: he and his wife torched the wrong person on social media and she sued the fuck out of them)."

jesus his defense is infuriating. The woman posted it to FB. They didn't bother to actually check her profile and see if they were suing the right person? What fucking idiots.

akm, Monday, 22 February 2021 20:11 (four days ago) link


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