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 (two years ago) link

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

mh, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:30 (two years ago) link

subscription, yikes

mh, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:31 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

I have netflix. That is all.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:36 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

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

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

No, this is for 2 screens HD.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:39 (two years ago) link

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

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:41 (two years ago) link

torrent everything, $0

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

a given.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:44 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

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

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:54 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

wish the cinema was cheaper

imago, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 17:05 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

Season 2 of Beforeigners is just as good as the first so far. (Only two episodes have been loaded.)

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 31 December 2021 00:23 (three weeks ago) link

I had a similar experience except after setting up the TV and the Roku I just got an implicit acknowledgment from my MiL that it wasn’t the worst thing in the world.

DJI, Friday, 31 December 2021 01:07 (three weeks ago) link

We watched "CODA" on Apple. It's often sappy and has a pretty boilerplate plot, which initially kept me from getting into it. But it's really sweet and more or less won me over by the end. Some of the deaf family dynamics were compelling and new (to me), and the lead, Emilia Jones, is really solid. I guess it's a remake of a French movie, but if you told me it was adapted from a bestselling YA novel I'd believe it.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 31 December 2021 03:37 (three weeks ago) link

I got my Dad a Roku and he was oddly reluctant to watch any of the TV series now available to him, and after a while I finally realized he didn't understand that you can watch streaming shows from the beginning. He was thinking of it as basically another cable channel delivery system!

Jaime Pressly and America (f. hazel), Sunday, 2 January 2022 04:04 (two weeks ago) link

Yon Hawkeye fellow in Mayor of Kingstwon by Taylor Sheridan, it seemed like utter trash early on (especially when Spoiler got Spoilered) but actually developed into decency like about episode 8 or so. Why did I persevere long enough to establish that? Who knows, the mysteries of life ansuch

Aberdeen Thugs Kiss All Visiting Fans (Jonathan Hellion Mumble), Monday, 10 January 2022 17:00 (one week ago) link

Also new season of Euphoria, back to reiterate that I'M OLD and don't understand the youngers

Aberdeen Thugs Kiss All Visiting Fans (Jonathan Hellion Mumble), Monday, 10 January 2022 17:07 (one week ago) link

I was much more excited for the return of Righteous Gemstones, although I'm not yet sold on the continuing plot line that seems to be getting set up.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 10 January 2022 17:13 (one week ago) link

Also new season of Euphoria, back to reiterate that I'M OLD and don't understand the youngers

The general take I've seen on Twitter (based on soundtrack choices etc.) is that this show is very much an old person's look at These Kids Today With Their Depression And Their Hippety-Hop Music.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 10 January 2022 17:16 (one week ago) link

Well they played Orville Peck, is that a young people thing? I really have no clue these days...

Aberdeen Thugs Kiss All Visiting Fans (Jonathan Hellion Mumble), Monday, 10 January 2022 17:24 (one week ago) link

I missed the news that the BFI launched a streaming site. Does anyone here use it?

https://www.vulture.com/article/best-british-films-stream-bfi-player-classics.html

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 18:47 (one week ago) link

Station Eleven is pretty good two episodes in, always glad to see Mackenzie Davis in something.

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 07:06 (one week ago) link

Think we talked about Station Eleven on another thread. Anyway it’s excellent and gets better as at goes along filing in the details about key characters. Last episode is this week :(

that's not my post, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 20:28 (one week ago) link

How grim or idk realistic-feeling is that show? I want to watch it but my partner is objecting on the grounds of pandemic content, which I can't argue with. We started watching a Korean sci-fi show (on Netflix, sorry thread) where water is super scarce and before they switched settings to space, it was making me legit anxious due to the plausibility

rob, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 21:05 (one week ago) link

The initial societal collapse part is more zombie movie than pandemic content in the way its presented.

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 21:07 (one week ago) link

ha not sure if that will be perceived as better or not, but thanks

rob, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 21:09 (one week ago) link

based on the first half of the first episode, i will not be watching search party's final season. They got three good seasons out of it tho!

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 21:58 (one week ago) link

I read the book of Station Eleven, but I remember nothing.

a hallan shaker loon (dowd), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 21:58 (one week ago) link

The show seems much bleaker and high-stakes than the book. One thing I didn't get:

Why the hell does Kirsten join the Prophet's group to go to the airport? The dude just murdered a bunch of children. Why would you trust him or anything that he says?

DJI, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 22:03 (one week ago) link

xpost, In some ways it's reassuring watching a show about a pandemic that's so much worse than covid (only 1 in 1000 survive the Station Eleven virs). Our pandemic timeline is bad but the virus itself could have been much more catastrophic.

that's not my post, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 22:55 (one week ago) link

DJI: I had the same thought. I mean, she stabs him almost as soon as she meets him ffs. I watched a few eps while drinking which was a bad idea as I kind of lost the thread of the Prophet/Undersea plot slightly. I mean it then all comes together/makes sense once they remeet at the airport and she figures out who he and Elizabeth are, but yeah that felt plot-drivey.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 13 January 2022 00:01 (one week ago) link

Also, is it just me or is Clark a really painfully loathesome character? Are we meant to dislike his insane need for reassurance/being liked? Because I do.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 13 January 2022 00:02 (one week ago) link

Sorry to sidetrack – we just signed up for a bundle that includes Hulu. Besides "Reservation Dogs" (which I recall folks here raving about), anything else recent we should check out on that service?

i woke up alarmed (morrisp), Thursday, 13 January 2022 00:13 (one week ago) link

Only Murders in the Building
What We Do in the Shadows
McCartney 321 w Rick Rubin
Dave

AND remastered X Files

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 13 January 2022 00:18 (one week ago) link

justified, if you haven't seen it yet.
the great
mrs. america

roflrofl fight (voodoo chili), Thursday, 13 January 2022 00:22 (one week ago) link

oh and Atlanta will be coming back so get on that if you arent already

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 13 January 2022 00:23 (one week ago) link

we just signed up for a bundle that includes Hulu. Besides "Reservation Dogs" (which I recall folks here raving about), anything else recent we should check out on that service?

Terriers
Thief (FX show starring Andre Braugher, only 6 episodes)
Killing Eve (first 2 seasons only)
Letterkenny (people disagree on when to bail out — I'd say after the Wayne/Tanis relationship runs its course, but the first few seasons are some of the funniest shit I've ever seen in my life)

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 13 January 2022 00:33 (one week ago) link

PEN15 and Ramy, immediately!

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 13 January 2022 00:39 (one week ago) link

Thanks all!

i woke up alarmed (morrisp), Thursday, 13 January 2022 00:43 (one week ago) link

i agree with unperson more or less completely about letterkenny btw

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 13 January 2022 00:48 (one week ago) link

I don't know Thief at all, should I hunt for that?

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 13 January 2022 00:49 (one week ago) link

yeah “andre braugher” made me go WHA hell yes - more info plz!!

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 13 January 2022 00:54 (one week ago) link

Shit, I just looked and it doesn't seem like it's up there! It was at one point. The boxing show Lights Out with Holt McCallany (the dude from Mindhunters) is up there now, though, and I remember liking that one at the time, too.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 13 January 2022 01:00 (one week ago) link

The Great, and PEN15, and Reservation Dogs are my Hulu recs.

@Trayce aw, I like Clark. You could even say his speech pretty much saved civilization. He's a pathetic character who gets to step up to greatness. I liked it. Tbf my weed consumption may have gotten in the way of my cynicism.

DJI, Thursday, 13 January 2022 01:01 (one week ago) link

Huh, Thief isn't streaming anywhere in the US! I am adding to ILPLEX if anyone is interested.

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 13 January 2022 01:05 (one week ago) link

How grim or idk realistic-feeling is that show? I want to watch it but my partner is objecting on the grounds of pandemic content, which I can't argue with. We started watching a Korean sci-fi show (on Netflix, sorry thread) where water is super scarce and before they switched settings to space, it was making me legit anxious due to the plausibility

― rob, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 3:05 PM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

I made it halfway into the first episode of the Netflix show you mention and bailed. Too bleak for me right now.

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 13 January 2022 01:06 (one week ago) link

I only made it two episodes into Station Eleven before bailing. The grimness + the jumping back and forth in time just got annoying.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 13 January 2022 01:22 (one week ago) link

Also on Hulu - Brockmire with Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet. The baseball stuff is just a backdrop.

that's not my post, Thursday, 13 January 2022 01:40 (one week ago) link

Life of Crime, kind of a "7 up" style documentary that follows a group of drug addicts in Newark NJ for 40 years, is one of the most powerful films I've ever seen, cried a couple times

on HBO

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 January 2022 14:26 (one week ago) link

I made it halfway into the first episode of the Netflix show you mention and bailed. Too bleak for me right now.

― Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, January 12, 2022 8:06 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

You didn't miss out. Once they get to the moon, they swap out bleak for mind-bendingly dull

rob, Thursday, 13 January 2022 14:53 (one week ago) link

Good cast, but this looks like one of those hand-wavy Black Mirror "what if something that would never happen and no one would say yes to ... happened?" things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEQP4VVuyrY

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 19 January 2022 14:18 (two days ago) link

Only Murders in the Building was really enjoyable (episode 7, in particular, was kind of a remarkable episode of television).

Some things didn't quite make sense – and not even having to do with the murder mystery, but more "why would he say that? why would she do that?" – as if the script / basic storytelling could have used a little more attention. But it also had some nice, creative touches. And I liked the idea of a friendship btw. people of very different ages. The cast was good, and I'm not particularly a huge Steve Martin or Martin Short fan.

Apparently Shirley MacLaine is going to be in S2? That's so awesome.

Rockin’, and rollin’, and whatnot (morrisp), Wednesday, 19 January 2022 17:21 (two days ago) link

took me a while to recognizer her, but its Britt Lower from Man Seeking Woman, who I have a big crush on. Yeah that's some cast, though I'm really just watiting for Party Down.

Only Murders was great.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 19 January 2022 18:01 (two days ago) link

oh wow, mcclaine is a great choice
excited for that!

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 19 January 2022 18:42 (two days ago) link

My wife has been watching What We Do in the Shadows, and I've seen good chunks of it – it definitely has funny stuff and good characters, I especially like the "Energy Vampire" guy (the episode where he meets a female counterpart was great). On the minus side, some of the jokes are kind of obvious/played out, and the faux-documentary format feels old as dust at this point (though I guess other "formats" have kept chugging along for decades, so why not). I see Paul Simms of NewsRadio fame is involved, which is a personal plus.

Rockin’, and rollin’, and whatnot (morrisp), Wednesday, 19 January 2022 19:53 (two days ago) link

Anyone watched Archive81?

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 19 January 2022 19:56 (two days ago) link

was thinking of checking it out this weekend

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 19 January 2022 20:07 (two days ago) link

Legend of Vox Machina looks bad.

Wordle Stephen Curry II (Leee), Wednesday, 19 January 2022 21:05 (two days ago) link

Anyone watched Archive81?

I listened to the podcast. Curious to see how it has been translated to television.

jimbeaux, Wednesday, 19 January 2022 21:10 (two days ago) link

Archive81 won the coin toss between it and Station Eleven for what I watch next. Going to dig in over the next couple of days.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 20 January 2022 07:48 (yesterday) link

Station Eleven has some high points but I would not recommend it tbh.

papal hotwife (milo z), Thursday, 20 January 2022 08:16 (yesterday) link


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