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?

Amazon Prime
Apple TV+
NBC Peacock
YouTube TV
AT+T Watch
Facebook Live
CBS Interactive
DC Universe
AMC Premiere

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

Oh that’s depressing

papal hotwife (milo z), Friday, 5 August 2022 04:24 (five days ago) link

I wouldn't be surprised if "Prey" *was* the first thing I saw on the site tomorrow

Turned on Hulu (to get back into Only Murders), and the entire homescreen was promoting Prey

Disarm u with a SMiLE (morrisp), Friday, 5 August 2022 05:04 (five days ago) link

several xps Yeah, isn't HBOmax literally a portmanteau of HBO and Cinemax?

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 5 August 2022 06:03 (five days ago) link

Now, see, I don't look at Hulu every day, or necessarily even every week, but I *did* look at it yesterday. I wonder if I looked at it a week from today if "Prey" would have a presence. Hmm, I just looked back and now the big "Prey" banner is gone and the homescreen banner is "CMA Fest." Refreshed a couple of times again and now it's "The Orville." Maybe it's rotating? I'll have to see what pops up on our TV vs. browser.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 5 August 2022 13:24 (five days ago) link

On Disney+ in the UK, Prey has been one of their main banners at the top of the page for the last week with a "Coming to Disney+ on 5 August" prominently displayed. (Similar for the Lightyear movie too)

groovypanda, Friday, 5 August 2022 13:42 (five days ago) link

Can 100% recommend Prey. It's really well done. (I watched the version with all the dialogue in Comanche — except for some scenes which were in untranslated French.)

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 6 August 2022 00:38 (four days ago) link

I’m impressed they could find a way to do something original with the Predator concept… will check it out.

Disarm u with a SMiLE (morrisp), Saturday, 6 August 2022 00:46 (four days ago) link

Yes Prey rules hard. Midthunder is dope AF, and also there is DOGGY.

Judd Apatosaurus (Leee), Saturday, 6 August 2022 01:47 (four days ago) link

Reservation Dogs bitches. So good.

that's not my post, Saturday, 6 August 2022 04:59 (four days ago) link

Watching Arcane on Netflix. The character design is pretty great! Guess I just haven't seen a CGI based show in a few years, and it's clear that we're now firmly in a 'canny valley' phase of cgi: everyone is beautiful, but also looks like a real person. The stocky kid with googles in the group in the opening scenes is a good example, in that he is almost certainly based on someone real, and has the sort of subtle charisma that didn't used to appear on TV (because casting directors passed over people like that in the old days, i guess?) The clothes also are very nice in Arcane, except when they're toosteampunky. Two episodes in, i'm hoping for maybe a couple more unambigiously transfemme characters to appear.. as far as representation issues go.

Lumli, Saturday, 6 August 2022 07:16 (four days ago) link

I enjoyed watching Prey, but the Predator was just kind of an irritating guy.

Disarm u with a SMiLE (morrisp), Saturday, 6 August 2022 07:30 (four days ago) link

I'm going to re-recommend The Resort on Peacock here, turning out to be way more interesting than the trailers would lead you to believe. Ben Sinclair (the guy from High Maintenance) directed a lot of it and also plays a significant role.

akm, Sunday, 7 August 2022 15:54 (three days ago) link

I want to watch the Resort but I'm waiting until all the episodes are out. Week to week streaming is bullshit.

papal hotwife (milo z), Sunday, 7 August 2022 22:12 (three days ago) link

Week to week streaming is awesome. It's great to have something regular to look forward to. Appointment TV, but also on my own schedule!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 7 August 2022 22:44 (three days ago) link

yeah i like it too, i only binge like the reaaaaallly good stuff that hooks me in hard

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 7 August 2022 23:19 (three days ago) link

I watch one episode of two shows/night, rotating through four shows (the most recent lineup was Orville/Hanna & Evil/The Old Man) never really binging but I like series/seasons that are done so I can maintain the schedule. It's the only orderly part of my life somehow.

papal hotwife (milo z), Sunday, 7 August 2022 23:28 (three days ago) link

The Old Man tricked me because I thought it was done when I started.

papal hotwife (milo z), Sunday, 7 August 2022 23:29 (three days ago) link

The way The Orville run times were going I'm surprised you also had time to watch Hanna

groovypanda, Monday, 8 August 2022 07:46 (two days ago) link

I fast forwarded through the singer-songwriter interludes, that saved ten minutes from half this season.

papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 8 August 2022 07:47 (two days ago) link


groovypanda, Monday, 8 August 2022 07:48 (two days ago) link

The Old Man tricked me because I thought it was done when I started.


Spottie, Monday, 8 August 2022 15:04 (two days ago) link

I tried watching a new South Korean action movie, Carter, on Netflix, but I only lasted a half hour (there were two hours to go). I respected the effort — it was meant to look like it was all done in one shot — but I haaaaated the execution. The whole thing looks like a game, or like it was shot with drones and head-mounted GoPro cameras, and the transition points where they blurred the edits between shots were almost nauseating. In fact, the constantly moving camera in general wasn’t exciting; it was annoying as fuck. 100% Not My Thing.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 8 August 2022 15:36 (two days ago) link

lol yeah I couldn’t make it through the whole thing either, it gave me a headache. The plot was structured like an RPG and it felt a bit like watching a gaming stream at 15x speed. But it definitely did a couple of cool things I’d never seen anywhere else before, and can see how it might inspire future action filmmaking.

A snippet for those who might be curious:

You know the faux one-take action sequences in THE VILLAINESS? That director made a 139-minute film that is just one fake long take-action scene called CARTER that's on Netflix now: an absurd fever dream of violence and impossible camera work that you'll hate or be fascinated by. pic.twitter.com/qoB2KzqFPw

— Justin Decloux (@DeclouxJ) August 5, 2022

Roz, Monday, 8 August 2022 16:52 (two days ago) link

I stuck with Carter and think you were wiser bailing early. Two hours, 14 minutes, and the movie still ends with everyone reunited on a train going over a bridge to an island, with the last shot being the bridge blowing up just ahead of the train. Given earlier invulnerability, wasn't concerned for the people, but not a fan of the "it ain't over" ending. Carter was like the anti-Drive My Car, all action vs all dialogue.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Monday, 8 August 2022 18:05 (two days ago) link

Kind of eye-rolling save for the gonzo ending, but maybe stands as an interesting counterpoint to Prey, which has a oner that I didn't even notice as such aside from it being awesome. Even rewatching it again and even with that in mind, I kept forgetting that it was a oner given how smooth it was.

God of Snore (2018) (Leee), Monday, 8 August 2022 20:29 (two days ago) link

wanna see Prey in the cinema!!

Tracer Hand, Monday, 8 August 2022 23:07 (two days ago) link

"Prey" was OK, but we were super bummed to learn that the Comanche version is *dubbed*. Watching with mismatched lips *and* subtitles was just too distracting for us so we watched the English version, even though we really wished we could be watching it in Comanche. For some reason I though they just did two versions of it.

Agree that the dog is awesome and the predator is just kind of a dick. Also, so many people missing their legs just sort of ambling about when they really should be, you know, dead.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 01:52 (yesterday) link

It had an oddly low-stakes vibe around its (many) brutal killings... like, most characters didn't seem particularly hung up about whether they lived or died.

Disarm u with a SMiLE (morrisp), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 01:59 (yesterday) link

Original Predator had charisma, this one was indeed an arsehole. A proper Comanche version without even subs would gave been cool. The French guys didn’t need subtitles.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 04:12 (yesterday) link

I appreciated how the subs of the regular (English cc) version kept the trappers’ lines in actual French. We always watch TV with captions on, and it really bugs me when they just say: [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE].

I don’t expect dialogue in other languages to be translated, but I do want to see what they’re saying. Just like you might catch bits of the spoken dialogue if you know a little of the language, the same thing works when you’re reading it.

Disarm u with a SMiLE (morrisp), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 04:44 (yesterday) link

(I guess there’s a difference there between captioning done by a third-party service, where someone’s just listening and typing out the English dialogue they hear, and subtitles provided by the producers of a show or movie with access to the script.)

Disarm u with a SMiLE (morrisp), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 04:47 (yesterday) link

I hope you all stayed for the credits animation with potential sequel teaser at the end.

dear confusion the catastrophe waitress (ledge), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 09:50 (yesterday) link


Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 10:57 (yesterday) link

lol so done with post credits nonsense.

I did also appreciate that the French were not dubbed, I just wished the movie was released in Comanche, full-stop. I know that was the way the filmmakers supposedly intended it, but that also seems disingenuous, because if it was intended to be in Comanche it would have been filmed in Comanche, and the dub would be in English.

(some time passes)

Actually, just read/learned that there are apparently less than 100 Comanche speakers left, maybe as few as 25, and none under 60, so they couldn't have an all Comanche cast if they wanted to. Also learned that the movie was allegedly filmed 100% outdoors with natural light in Calgary on Native lands. Also also learned about the dog breed, apparently the multi-nicknamed Carolina dog/American dingo/yella, etc., the only native American dog, which has a genetic lineage back to the Asians that originally crossed over the Bering Straight.

Anyone else think the lead looked a little like Aubrey Plaza?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 12:30 (yesterday) link

nah, but after watching Legion on FX and seeing both of them in the same episodes I’ve been primed to recognize both

mh, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 13:11 (yesterday) link

I watched an episode of Roswell, NM (a terrible SF series) last night; Amber Midthunder (the Prey lead) is in that, but I couldn't pick her out; there are three or four basically identical brunette actresses on that show.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 14:03 (yesterday) link

huh, I hadn't connected the dots and realized her dad is also an actor. immediately recognized him from a half dozen things when I checked out imdb

mh, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 14:48 (yesterday) link

lol so done with post credits nonsense.

The animation was at the beginning of the credits.

Vance Vance Devolution (sic), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 17:08 (yesterday) link

I've made it through 4 episodes of Paper Girls and am probably giving it up, as they've made a time travel story so plodding and tedious. And what is it with BKV adaptations that strip out so much of the humor?

God of Snore (2018) (Leee), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 17:09 (yesterday) link

i kinda liked paper girls. the second half of the season was much better in my estimation, but don't exactly blame you for throwing in the towel

I watched the whole season, it was decently entertaining, but very aggravating that it diverged so much from the comic. I can see it being more enjoyable if you are coming to it fresh.

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 17:28 (yesterday) link

? pic.twitter.com/xbCKIQ4iT6

— bec hac (@doomkulthum) August 9, 2022

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 17:39 (yesterday) link


terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 18:39 (yesterday) link

If this is half as good as Ramy I'm 100% on board.


but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 19:29 (yesterday) link

yeah it looks really good!

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 22:51 (yesterday) link

Armando Iannucci is doing a HBO series about making a superhero movie... unfortunately Sam Mendes is also involved.

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 10 August 2022 00:22 (sixteen hours ago) link

i have not really rated Iannucci for some time.

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 10 August 2022 09:32 (seven hours ago) link

tbf it doesn't look as though Ianucci is especially involved

Vance Vance Devolution (sic), Wednesday, 10 August 2022 09:42 (seven hours ago) link


i have not really rated Iannucci for some time.

Copperfield does an incredible job of translating Dickens' humour to a fast-paced movie, and the airlock scene in Ave5 dropping approx 90 minutes before half the planet adopted the exact same approach to a global pandemic would earn him a lifetime pass no matter how hard he fell off

never going to read a page of his poem book though

Vance Vance Devolution (sic), Wednesday, 10 August 2022 09:45 (seven hours ago) link

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