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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby Tommy on Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:20 pm

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uglysound wrote:Has anyone checked out Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams on Amazon Prime? Just found out it existed.


Really wanted to like ED, but something was missing from just about every episode. It just didn't have the expected dystopian knockout punch of a show like Black Mirror.



It's a bit odd to a life-long PKD fan, because I know the stories each episode is based on, and I actually think they've done a pretty good job translating them. It's just that Charlier Brooker also grew up reading Dick and watching the Twilight Zone and reading Gibson, and all that came after. His digestion of all that material is apparent, and the pastiche of it he's created is great within it's own right.

Electric Dreams is a little too-little-too-late because we've taken all the ideas that made PKD great and moved forward with them.


I was fairly entertained by most of the episodes. No problem recommending it. It's for sure Black Mirror light. But that's okay.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby enframed on Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:41 am

What Happened, Miss Simone. Doc about Nina Simone.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby Riff Magnum on Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:32 pm

Fred Armissen "Standup for drummers"
not lol after lol, but given all the musical content I enjoyed it immensely. Definitely unique.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby aldofarian on Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:32 am

Riff Magnum wrote:Fred Armissen "Standup for drummers"
not lol after lol, but given all the musical content I enjoyed it immensely. Definitely unique.


Conceptionally it jumps around a lot, so it feels a bit unstructured but the hour or so it lasts flies by. Maybe he/they felt under pressure to pull in different aspects but he could have just sat behind one kit for an hour and chatted. Those simple bits were my favourites.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby 154 on Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:42 am

I feel like I've been around drummers who could do better "drummer observational humor".

The most impressive bit was probably the regional accents.. which had nothing to do with drums.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby garthplinko on Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:36 pm

Wild wild country.

wow.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby SkronkFronkerdale on Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:03 am

Human Flow by Ai Weiwei is a must see.
Hitler: A Career is fucking fascinating. I've watched plenty of WW2 docs but this one attempts to go into the psyche of the man. Wasn't bored for a second of its 2 and a half hour runtime.
Super Dark Times is a great film.
Forks Over Knives is probably the most convincing health doc I've seen, as its heavily results-based over a period of studies.
How the World Ends is a really interesting show. Though kind of depressing ha.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby Dave N. on Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:43 am

Have you watched Arthur Miller: Writer yet on HBO?

Do it. Now. It's important.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby enframed on Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:41 pm

garthplinko wrote:Wild wild country.

wow.


I was gonna start that today. Sounds good.
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Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:37 pm

enframed wrote:
garthplinko wrote:Wild wild country.

wow.


I was gonna start that today. Sounds good.


It’s pretty great!
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby enframed on Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:26 am

From the Land of the Moon and Mustang Island are both pretty good.
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Postby sunlore on Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:09 pm

The Joan Didion film is extraordinary

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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby ErikG on Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:45 pm

Maybe it's 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' for aging Gen-Xers, but this weekend I've very much enjoyed 'The World's Most Extraordinary Homes.'
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby Anonymous37 on Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:26 pm

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale is good dumb fun, albeit a bit hit-or-miss.

Collateral, the 4-part BBC detective series, is all right. There's always a weird bit of disorientation comparing British police procedure (or the simulation of it on the Beeb) to ours in the States, but that makes these shows more interesting, at least to me. Also, here's a fun game you can play: spot how many actors and actresses also appeared in Luther.

Finally caught Sleeping with Other People, with Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie. It was okay.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby duskyamp on Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:36 am

Not on Netflix, but on Hulu, Legion is fucking amazing. I'd never heard of the comic book before I saw the show.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby Tommy on Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:15 am

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We've been watching this recently on your recommendation - very hot and cold for me. Some of the stuff I've enjoyed quite a bit, but it gets too into "dick and balls territory" too regularly for me to give it a full-on thumb's up right now.


That's the point. They're teenagers so they go into the dick and balls territory often, but they go long and it basically gets poetic. The show's hilarious.


I loved this show. Laugh out loud ridiculous.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby Angus Jung on Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:40 pm

llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:
enframed wrote:
garthplinko wrote:Wild wild country.

wow.


I was gonna start that today. Sounds good.


It’s pretty great!

This review echoes what I thought of it - worth watching despite serious problems/flaws.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby 154 on Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:12 pm

Interesting. I thought Sheela's ego and pettiness (all qualities of Bagwan too, he just didn't go act like an ass on Donahue) came through just fine. Perhaps a more gullible viewer might further believe and sympathize with these people (up through terrorizing neighbor towns at least), but that mirrors the nature of 'cults' themselves.

Other than a few characters most of the townspeople were uptight, don't like the looks of 'ya trash or gossipy busybodies. It was often hard deciding which side was worse; not to mention the overbearing politicians and law enforcement. "Hearing him speak reminded me of the Ayatollah", jesus why because they were both brown..

But yes, a pretty fascinating story.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby Angus Jung on Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:16 pm

154 wrote:Interesting. I thought Sheela's ego and pettiness (all qualities of Bagwan too, he just didn't go act like an ass on Donahue) came through just fine.

Which the reviewer acknowledges. But Sheela and the other continuing true-believers get all the screen time, and all softball questions. We're clearly meant to sympathize with the Australian woman who tried to kill two people because she was in a shitty cult.

154 wrote:It was often hard deciding which side was worse.

This is arguably the most interesting aspect of the story. Horrible cult meets horrible right-wing assholes and shitty straight-up evil law-enforcement ghouls. Who should I root for?
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby 154 on Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:29 pm

Angus Jung wrote:We're clearly meant to sympathize with the Australian woman who tried to kill two people because she was in a shitty cult.


Yeah, that was the only part of the series I thought dragged on (that and Sheela singing to elderly people). I could have just dropped off after 'Osho' kicked it..
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