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Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Post by stemikger » Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:40 pm

Great Post and so far you got all the good ones. I second Black Mirror and Breaking Bad

Movie I just watched:

CBGBs

I also love documentaries, here are a few I really liked:

Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Bill Cunningham New York and
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Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Post by dbCooperAir » Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:41 pm

unclescrooge wrote:
dbCooperAir wrote:I see many Bogleheads have and use Netflix.

I have had Netflix for many years, at times I feel I'm not getting my money out it as its not being used, sometime months on end. Netflix has a ton of content, but for me finding the content sometimes is challenge. As an example I'm sure I'm missing old classic movies/shows just because I have no idea what they are.

To help all us fellow Bogleheads get the most bang for our dollars out of Netflix how about we start a Netflix show list.

I just ask that you give the title and genre + any other comments
Do you have a smart TV, with a netflix button on it?
I find my netflix consumption went up 10 fold after I got a Vizio smart TV.
I went from using Windows Media Center to a OTA TiVo a few months ago. The TiVo experience is much better with Netflix.
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Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Post by dbCooperAir » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:02 pm

These are great, thanks
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Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Post by MrNewEngland » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:24 pm

I absolutely loved Bloodline but I have a weird obsession with the Florida Keys. And Linda Cardellini.

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Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Post by rterickson » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:57 pm

GerryL wrote: Season 7 of Doc Martin us just now becoming available on PBS. It started airing here in Oregon this past week. May take up to a year before 7 shows up on Netflix, if past performance is anything to go by.
Season 7 has been available on Acorn TV since October.

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Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Post by abuss368 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:08 pm

We love Netflix and use it almost every day. Specifically "House of Cards!"

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Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Post by Detroittl » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:25 pm

Making a murderer. Best documentary I have seen in years.

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Post by just frank » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:05 pm

Transparent

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Post by MrNewEngland » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:43 pm

just frank wrote:Transparent
That's Amazon Prime.

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Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Post by pennstater2005 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:53 pm

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I need to laugh. Season 10 just came out.
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Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Post by TNL » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:39 pm

Our favorites on Netflix so far:

TV Series:
Breaking Bad
Friday Night Lights
House of Cards
I liked Sons of Anarchy; my spouse did not.
Don't laugh, but we both liked Hart Of Dixie

Documentaries:
Broke (ESPN 30 for 30)
The Boston Bombing investigation they have on there now.
Last Men Out about the Vietnam War was fascinating
Money For Nothing about the 2008 recession

Movies:
All of the 80s and 90s spy and action movies I loved as a kid and now my kids love:
Top Gun
Days of Thunder
A bunch I can't recall.

For us it is $10 a month well spent.

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Post by GerryL » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:46 pm

Just saw this: Upcoming on Netflix (no date yet) a 10-part original series "The Crown" about the early years of Queen Elizabeth II. Trailer seems like it will appeal to people who like Masterpiece Theater-style period dramas.

Interestingly, Elizabeth II is played by the same actress who played the mother of Elizabeth I (Anne Boleyn) in the recent BBC drama Wolf Hall.

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Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Post by SR II » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:48 pm

DreamWorks animated series "Dawn of the Croods"...because I'm working on it!

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Post by Meg77 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:40 pm

GerryL wrote:
Bungo wrote:
jrtexas wrote: Can't stream Downton Abbey. Yet
It used to be streamable, around 2 years ago if I recall. I watched the first few seasons on Netflix. I assume they'll get (pay for) the rights again eventually.

That's one annoyance with Netflix - they seem to remove content almost as often as they add it. They yanked "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" when I was midway through savoring the second season. :oops:
When Downton Abby disappeared from Netflix they announced that it had gone to Amazon Prime as an exclusive offering. Maybe that exclusivity contract will end someday. I did notice while I was in France and was checking Netflix on my tablet that Downton Abby is available there.
Good to know! I watched the first few seasons on Netflix years ago and was thinking of picking it back up again soon. Luckily I also have Amazon Prime. :)
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Post by Equitius » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:42 pm

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Post by knpstr » Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:19 pm

SR II wrote:DreamWorks animated series "Dawn of the Croods"...because I'm working on it!
Thanks for the "conflict of interest" disclaimer on that recommendation.
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Post by Puakinekine » Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:24 pm

Jane the Virgin
With three a night, just got to the cliff hanger at the end of Season 1. No Season 2 on Netflix. ¡Qué lástima!

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Post by pennywise » Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:42 pm

N1CKV wrote:We binge watched Breaking Bad and now we are watching Lost. It's a great way to catch up on a series that you never had a chance to watch previously, especially when your other favorite current show is on a hiatus.
I sometimes think my retirement plan could easily consist of watching Netflix for the rest of my life :D. Having never seen almost any of the shows that seem to be universally adored I am sure I'd be able to amuse myself endlessly. I was astounded at how much I enjoyed binge watching Breaking Bad, which I did at my daughter's insistence. She also introduced me to Orange is the New Black, which is also extremely enjoyable.

I presume there are many more nuggets of quality tv waiting. Someday, someday.

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Post by scouter » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:20 pm

+1 for Foyle's War

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Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Post by rupalb9 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:27 pm

--- Currently watching ---
Secrets & Lies (AU)

---Watched ---
Broadchurch (UK), Seasons 1,2
Wallander (UK), Seasons 1-3
Borgen (DK), Seasons 1-3
The Bridge (DK, SE), Seasons 1,2
Salamander (BE)
Spiral (FR), Seasons 1-4
Top of the Lake (NZ)

---Waiting anxiously for---
Spiral, Season 5
The Bridge, Season 3

---Plan to Watch---
Wallander (SE)

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Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Post by SpringMan » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:59 pm

We have been watching NYPD Blue on Amazon, free with Prime. Although the series get 5 stars, it is quite dated starting in 1993. We never saw it when it ran on TV. We are in the 2nd season, seasons have 22 episodes. Great cop show despite its 4:3 aspect ratio. Interesting to observe the technology of the time, CRT monitors, huge cell phones and 20 year old cars that look new.
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Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Post by sesq » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:06 pm

Thanks for the Black Mirror recommendation. I watched two episodes last night. Love it! I (so far) agree with the updated Twilight Zone characterization (minus the iconic narration).

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Post by campy2010 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:40 am

knpstr wrote:FYI: Don't watch Making a Murderer unless you feel like getting disgusted with the criminal justice system.
And you have 10 hours free because it is impossible not to binge watch.

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Post by chickadee » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:21 am

Most of you have mentioned favorites of mine.

Lately, I've been binge watching Arrow.

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Post by cjking » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:12 pm

I want to put in a vote for "The Honorable Woman". I recorded it a long time ago and have only just got around to watching it. It is very good. Google tells me Netflix has the US rights.

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Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Post by Ice-9 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:07 pm

One that's not been mentioned yet... Wentworth

A more serious Orange Is The New Black set in Australia. My wife and I actually like it better than O.I.T.N.B.

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Post by slbnoob » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:36 pm

Does anyone know of a good resource which can let me find good/highly rated shows on Netflix from all over the world? I am missing many good shows in the US which are probably available elsewhere. I could then watch those with a proxy.

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Post by Moneypenny » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:10 pm

Two very good series that probably attract more of a "chick flick" audience -- that would be me:

* Gilmore Girls - Beyond the comedy and drama, money and personal finance issues are a major underlying theme to many of the plots.
* Heart of Dixie - Rom-com with a Southern twist and a fish-out-of-water central plot: brash, gorgeous NYC doctor lands in small-town Alabama.

And yes definitely a big thumbs up to "Longmire" - detective show with a modern Western setting.

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Post by Jeff Albertson » Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:42 pm

There is a way to get a sorted list of Netflix or Amazon Prime movies, sorted either by quality (critic rating) or release date. Look at the film review aggregator, rottentomatoes.com:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/browse/dv ... tBy=tomato

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Post by Rob5TCP » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:19 am

A list of overlooked Netflix gems - I did catch one of them The Hunt about a man wrongfully accused of child abuse (it was well worth the viewing).
http://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/bes ... gn=highppv

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Post by Rob5TCP » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:29 am

Jeff Albertson wrote:There is a way to get a sorted list of Netflix or Amazon Prime movies, sorted either by quality (critic rating) or release date. Look at the film review aggregator, rottentomatoes.com:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/browse/dv ... tBy=tomato
Thank you -- Very good resource
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Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Post by rixer » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:17 am

We watch a lot on Netflix. Here's some we like/liked.

Person of Interest
White Collar
Burn Notice
Real Rob
Property Brothers
Flip or Flop
Fixer Upper
Transporter
Royal Pains

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Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Post by telemark » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:45 pm

simmias wrote:Great TV shows is really where Netflix shines. Some of my favorite dramas and comedies available on Netflix now that haven't been mentioned (I think):

Doctor Who
Lost
Friday Night Lights
Battlestar Galactica (the reboot, not the original)
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock
Arrested Development
Archer
X-Files
Sherlock
Star Trek TNG
Firefly
Torchwood
White Collar
Luther
Buffy
Angel
The Guild
Being Human (UK, not US)
Vampire Diaries (yes, really)
It's Always Sunny

Catching up on great TV dramas and comedies is really the greatest value of Netflix, IMO.
As a heads up, Doctor Who is currently listed as available until 2/1/2016. Although I seem to recall Netflix changing its mind on this one before.

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Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Post by hnzw rui » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:25 pm

currently watching/recently watched
Arrow
The Flash
Gotham
Justice League
Supernatural

plus a bunch or K-Dramas (Korean)

I binge watch. Upside, without all the commercials, you can finish an entire season in 16 hours instead of 24. That way, you can watch an entire season in a day and still have 8 hours sleep. :P

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Post by Rob54keep » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:31 pm

I found the story of The Eagles very interesting. I grew up playing in a rock band during the same time period. It provided better income ( and lots more fulfillment) for me that other part time jobs. It was interesting how some people mature and others...not so much.

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Post by abuss368 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:22 pm

Training Day was added to Netflix! I always enjoy any Denzel film.
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Post by abuss368 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:28 pm

Bogleheads,

I just saw that Nurse Jackie is available on Netflix.

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Post by Toons » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:33 pm

Lately
Making a Murderer :happy
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Post by Hedgie » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:30 pm

Making a murderer is the best show I have seen in years...Unfortunately, it is a true story.

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Post by Bungo » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:01 pm

Recently discovered "Rake", an Australian series about a defense lawyer who's also an ageing playboy/gambler/all-around scoundrel. Very witty and enjoyable. The first two seasons are on Netflix. Apparently it was remade as an American series (not on Netflix) which is poorly reviewed.

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Post by uncaD » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:24 pm

Continuum, if you're into SciFi and time travel and all that.

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Post by JaneyLH » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:45 pm

Bungo wrote: * Lilyhammer: darkish comedy about a gangster (Steve Van Zandt, who played Sil in The Sopranos, and used to be in Bruce Springsteen's band)
Miami Steve a.k.a. Sugar Miami Steve a.k.a. Little Stevie is STILL in the E Street Band! 8-)

OK, back on topic. I just watched the first episode of "River" and found it fascinating!

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Post by angelescrest » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:14 pm

TSR wrote:Surprised not to have seen Master of None on this list. That's one of my favorite shows of the past year. Well worth a look, and worth sticking with after the first few episodes. I also enjoyed Jessica Jones and Making of a Murderer. If you need to get your money's worth, check out Bob's Burgers -- consistently funny and warm show.
Master of None is awesome.

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Post by dumbbunny » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:30 pm

The Killing - great whodunnit but the best part of the series is the relationship between Sarah and Stephen who are detectives working together.
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Post by dbCooperAir » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:44 pm

Rob54keep wrote:I found the story of The Eagles very interesting. I grew up playing in a rock band during the same time period. It provided better income ( and lots more fulfillment) for me that other part time jobs. It was interesting how some people mature and others...not so much.

I'm all in on this one, thanks.

I will update the list tomorrow, its couch time!
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Post by dbCooperAir » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:44 am

List updated.
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Post by pennstater2005 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:51 pm

Finished Nurse Jackie and Rectify. Anything else I'm missing? I'm not a fan of crime shows anymore. NCIS, Law and Order, and CSI really wore me out for years to come.
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Post by quantAndHold » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:25 am

I know it's been mentioned several times but Bloodline. I'm completely hooked.

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Post by willie838 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:41 am

Ice-9 wrote:One that's not been mentioned yet... Wentworth

A more serious Orange Is The New Black set in Australia. My wife and I actually like it better than O.I.T.N.B.

that's my industry.

have faith that wentworth is waaaaay closer to reality than the quarky funny oitnb.

thanks for the reminder, almost forgot they dropped season 3.

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F is for family is a new bill burr cartoon. It'd be rated R language wise but anybody that's circa 35-55 should find it funny, i believe it's set in the early 70s.

only 6 episodes in season 1. I believe season 2 option. is about to be picked up by netflix.

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Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Post by sumi » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:44 am

Rosemary and Thyme
Bones.... surprised nobody mentioned this.

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