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

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

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 (eight months ago) link

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

mh, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:30 (eight months ago) link

subscription, yikes

mh, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:31 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

I have netflix. That is all.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:36 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

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

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

No, this is for 2 screens HD.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:39 (eight months ago) link

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

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:41 (eight months ago) link

torrent everything, $0

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

a given.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:44 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

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

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:54 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

wish the cinema was cheaper

imago, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 17:05 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

Max has Looney Tunes organized very oddly. For example, Season 1 lists three episodes:

Ep 1: Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! (1931)
Ep 4: Hollywood Capers (1935)
Ep 5: I Haven't Got a Hat (1935)

A lot or all of the seasons also appear to have episodes missing like that.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 29 May 2020 20:43 (one week ago) link

I think it’s based on seasons from a syndicated Looney Tunes show?

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Friday, 29 May 2020 20:58 (one week ago) link

xp WmC, you are thinking of the Censored Eleven:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censored_Eleven

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 29 May 2020 22:46 (one week ago) link

I figured they would put up the historical notice about these being "products of their time" like they do on the DVDs, but I guess they didn't want to bother

Nhex, Friday, 29 May 2020 22:53 (one week ago) link

lol I have an uncanny gift for zeroing right in on what HBO Max is missing. "Edge of Tomorrow!" No. "Unforgiven!" No.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 29 May 2020 22:56 (one week ago) link

xxp -- yeah. I read about them when I bought a copy of the LT Golden Collection but had forgotten the name for the group.

Irritable Baal (WmC), Friday, 29 May 2020 23:06 (one week ago) link

Missing in what way?

massage angry pixels (sic), Friday, 29 May 2020 23:34 (one week ago) link

"Missing" in that they are high-profile WB properties that I would expect to be on HBO Max.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 29 May 2020 23:59 (one week ago) link

I don't think there's any reason to assume that any given feature film theatrically distributed by Warner Bros Pictures is a) currently not licensed to any other home video or broadcast entities and b) would be on HBO Max if it weren't, tbh

massage angry pixels (sic), Saturday, 30 May 2020 22:50 (six days ago) link

As pointed out upthread, there are several titles that were featured in the lead up fanfare that aren't available as part of the launch, which at the very least we can agree is shitty on the part of WB.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 30 May 2020 23:16 (six days ago) link

I understand that not everything can be available, but Unforgiven, for example, stars one of the most high-profile frequent Warner Brothers actors ever, in a movie that cleaned up at the Academy Awards. I'm not even sure it's on any streaming service right now.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 30 May 2020 23:52 (six days ago) link

quality of the movie aside, is anyone clamoring for Clint Eastwood material in 2020

mh, Saturday, 30 May 2020 23:59 (six days ago) link

who's got two thumbs and is called josh in chicago

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 31 May 2020 00:07 (five days ago) link

Not his recent stuff, no. But stuff from his past several decades? Hell yes. I've never seen Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, been meaning to see that. Been meaning to rewatch Unforgiven. Just watched Good, Bad, Ugly for the umpteenth time. May watch A Perfect World with my kids.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 31 May 2020 00:24 (five days ago) link

Skimming this list of 'the best 100 films on HBO Max,' the only last-thirty-years film that leaps out as being a Warner Brothers joint is Magic Mike. Has there been any promotion that it was ever going to be a source for recent feature films with a Warner logo at the start?

massage angry pixels (sic), Sunday, 31 May 2020 07:47 (five days ago) link

we've watched the first few episodes of Space Force and while it has some weird aspects, it's funny enough that the weirdness doesn't make it worth watching. it's got a heavy-handed "ripped from the headlines" quality, with an unseen president who is clearly modeled on trump and a fake alexandria ocasio-cortez in one episode. carrell is doing a fake deep gravelly voice (sometimes) and his character is a militaristic moron who we're still supposed to root for. the cast is so overloaded that sometimes they have really talented actors pop up and say one line and then disappear. but as long as it makes me laugh, that's what matters to me. fred willard plays carrell's senile, alarmingly scrawny dad, which doesn't seem like it would play well after his recent death, but he still cracked me up in two very short scenes so far.

na (NA), Monday, 1 June 2020 14:50 (four days ago) link

should be "doesn't make it NOT worth watching" in the first line

na (NA), Monday, 1 June 2020 14:50 (four days ago) link

it's got a heavy-handed "ripped from the headlines" quality

and I'm out

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 1 June 2020 14:54 (four days ago) link

Only watched the first episode so far, didn't really grab me just yet. Was scrolling through the IMDB cast list and saw the other unnamed female member of congress present for the episode launch had a character name of "Rep. Pitosi", so they def seem to be leaning heavily into that.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 1 June 2020 15:05 (four days ago) link

i couldn't make it past the first fifteen minutes of Space Force
or the first ten minutes of Central Park

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 1 June 2020 15:39 (four days ago) link

ended up watching Ślepnąc od świateł (or as it's listed in English, "Blinded by the Lights") a HBO Europe show about a cocaine dealer in Poland

overall, I really liked it, even if it leans into exploitation. don't watch if you don't like hearing a lot of aggressive homophobia, rape threats, etc. from the criminals in the show

the entire series takes place over a seven day window and has some surreal dream sequences

mh, Monday, 1 June 2020 15:40 (four days ago) link

we've watched the first few episodes of Space Force and while it has some weird aspects, it's funny enough that the weirdness doesn't make it worth watching. it's got a heavy-handed "ripped from the headlines" quality, with an unseen president who is clearly modeled on trump and a fake alexandria ocasio-cortez in one episode. carrell is doing a fake deep gravelly voice (sometimes) and his character is a militaristic moron who we're still supposed to root for. the cast is so overloaded that sometimes they have really talented actors pop up and say one line and then disappear. but as long as it makes me laugh, that's what matters to me. fred willard plays carrell's senile, alarmingly scrawny dad, which doesn't seem like it would play well after his recent death, but he still cracked me up in two very short scenes so far.

― na (NA), Monday, June 1, 2020 10:50 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

imo the chimpstronaut episode was the only really good one of the four I watched so far. i don't mind Trump being an off-camera presence but it's really bizarre to have such obvious stand-ins for Pelosi and AOC, especially the latter bc I'm not really sure what tone the show is taking towards her in the appropriations hearings. they allow her stand-in to make a number of objectively good points and yet Carell's character is still sort of putting her in her place with his idiotic defense of $10,000 oranges. that is, we're clearly supposed to be on his side afterwards.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 1 June 2020 16:43 (four days ago) link

What a bummer that it and Upload are both apparently stiffs.

I don't know if I expected or expect HBO Max to be a repository for all things WB, recent or no, but that's kinda the gist, isn't it? Certainly the top-billed stuff on the home page is DC, Looney Tunes, TCM, Friends, etc. Especially for the relatively high price they are charging, you'd think the only way they could get attention is to grab back all the in-house WB properties for themselves, the same way Disney/Hulu is doing, NBC is doing, CBS is doing, and so on. Hence my surprise at seemingly high profile MIA WB titles. Why wouldn't they be here, you know? I assume they will be soon enough. Like I said, I was sad that "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" was not up, but apparently it will be in a couple of weeks. Must be lingering rights issues and contracts that have to run out/be worked out before all the WB stuff reverts back.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 1 June 2020 16:58 (four days ago) link

Too busy negotiating with Roku and Amazon to finish uploading the catalog.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 1 June 2020 17:04 (four days ago) link

"Wait, did you remember to upload the catalog?"

"No, wait, I thought you were going to do it!"

"No, I'm busy with Netxlix, you were supposed to do it."

"But I'm slammed with Hulu and Amazon, this was your deal."

"Eh, no one will notice, they're watching 'Friends,' which people apparently really like."

"I know, right? My daughter loves that show, and she doesn't even *have* friends."

"Yeah, so weird. Anyway, get on the catalog when you have the change."

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 1 June 2020 17:08 (four days ago) link

I expect them to have the content available wherever it makes them the most profit

If that means a delay before streaming rights revert from another company, they’ll wait it out

mh, Monday, 1 June 2020 17:19 (four days ago) link

Of course, but it seems like not a great idea to heavily promote big name content in the months leading up to your launch that isn't actually available at launch.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 1 June 2020 17:21 (four days ago) link

Space Force was bang average, the Carrell/Malkovich was by far the best thing about it and the ep where Carrell goes to the trial run of the moon base with Michael Hitchcock was my favourite. Don Lake was great in all his scenes but very much a one joke character.

Last couple of episodes were dire though, especially the finale.

Mud... jam... failure (aldo), Monday, 1 June 2020 17:40 (four days ago) link

Didn't make it all the way through the first episode

groovypanda, Monday, 1 June 2020 17:43 (four days ago) link

First ep sucks. How can such a great cast be so ... off? Wasn't Carrell funny at some point? Then he decided he wanted to be dramatic, but wasn't good at that. So now he wants to be funny again, but ... he's not? He's trying too hard and not hard enough. Was that Avenue whatever space comedy funnier than this?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 1 June 2020 18:57 (four days ago) link

Avenue 5 was better than Space Force but it also sucked.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 1 June 2020 19:00 (four days ago) link

Avenue 5 had one of the darkest and funniest segments I have ever seen. I was screaming/laughing/scream-laughing for 5 minutes straight. Episode 8.

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Monday, 1 June 2020 19:02 (four days ago) link

tbh i didn't get past episode three. i'm bailing earlier these days if it seems unmanageable or pointless.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 1 June 2020 19:03 (four days ago) link

Too bad these shows are longer than 5-minutes, that would seemingly be a step in the right direction. Where is Quibi when we need them the most?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 1 June 2020 19:04 (four days ago) link

I only got a few episodes in too but I was sort of liking it. It was a weird fit with Curb.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 1 June 2020 19:06 (four days ago) link

Mythic Quest should have been about Cristina Miliotti and Jake Johnson’s characters.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Monday, 1 June 2020 19:21 (four days ago) link

That episode was great, but it was like an episode from a different show.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 1 June 2020 19:24 (four days ago) link

will try ave5s01e08

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 1 June 2020 19:59 (four days ago) link

i was so excited for Central Park but i barely made it through the 1st episode. I can’t handle so much EXTRA

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 1 June 2020 20:31 (four days ago) link

Avenue 5 got better as it went along, but should either have an audience track, or be paced like TTOI.

What a bummer that it and Upload are both apparently stiffs.

Everything good about King Of The Hill corresponds to things that are good about Mike Judge's work, and Daniels was originally brought on as a writer, not co-creator. The US Office doesn't become its own, good thing until Mike Schur takes over from Daniels as head writer. What's good about Parks & Rec, when it gets away from the pilot that Daniels co-wrote, is recognisable in co-creator and head writer Schur's other work.

He apparently used to be a good comedy writer, and is clearly a good boss / producer, not least for letting his staff take the work in their own directions, but Daniels has never actively created anything that you like. And in the case of Upload, seems to be trying to beatjack his former protege six years after the fact (and with Space Force, though the timing is less blatantly suspicious, to jack one of the most consistently excellent and varied comedy creator / producers of the last 29 years).

massage angry pixels (sic), Monday, 1 June 2020 21:26 (four days ago) link

Daisy May Cooper was great in A5, much of the rest was a bit forced. A handful of great scenes though (ShitPope for one).

Mud... jam... failure (aldo), Monday, 1 June 2020 21:41 (four days ago) link

Daisy May Cooper was one of the best things about the entire show. Shame she had such a small role

groovypanda, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 08:11 (three days ago) link

anyone watching 'the great' on hulu? it's excellent.

voodoo chili, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 22:45 (two days ago) link

i dug what i saw in the first ep but my girl tapped out after like fifteen minutes so i'll have to sneak back

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 22:51 (two days ago) link

Ioving it.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 22:52 (two days ago) link

yes, it's an astounding series. love it.

akm, Thursday, 4 June 2020 15:15 (yesterday) link

holding out for "the greatest"

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 4 June 2020 18:15 (yesterday) link

in which Nicholas Hoult plays Cat Power

massage angry pixels (sic), Thursday, 4 June 2020 18:21 (yesterday) link

huzzah!

voodoo chili, Thursday, 4 June 2020 18:48 (yesterday) link

Rich, rich.

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 4 June 2020 22:46 (yesterday) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.