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4 hours ago, Ste Pickford said:

 

I couldn't last more than a single episode. I found it incredibly annoying, in the same way as Skins - another show that everyone raved about that I couldn't bear to watch.

 

Get your sex education off my lawn :P

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Started The Stranger last night. Only first two episodes. Interesting enough I suppose, but not impressed with how it's done personally. I understand it's based on a novel by an American author and is set in the USA, but they've transposed it to the UK here. The unfortunate result is a general feel that's a bit like Midsomer Murders crossed with Jonathan Creek. There's something faintly naff and unbelievable about the setting and the people which is ruining my investment in it. Everywhere is picturesque and clean, everyone is very upper middle class and they all live in bleeding mansions! We'll probably stick with it but can't see us rushing through it.

 

The Dave Chappelle stuff on Netflix is brilliant. I definitely feel he has gotten better with age though, and prefer his newer stuff on there. Even some of the stuff that is only like 3 years old sees him banging on for long stretches about "pussy", and while I'm not easily offended in this way it feels dated and crass, even though I love the guy. His newer stuff is much more charged and interesting imho. Sticks and Stones is one of the best I've ever seen from him.

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9 minutes ago, Stanley said:

Watching The Stranger too, up-to episode 4 or something, totally stupid and ridiculous but lots of fun and very moreish.

 

Pretty much this. We're watching it, knowing its a bit crap but there is something quite intriguing about it all that is keeping us watching.

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I watched The Stranger from start to finish and enjoyed it but didn’t feel it delivered on its initial intrigue.

 

Uncut Gems was amazing, Sandler amazing and Julia Fox was AMAZING, for all the reasons.

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6 hours ago, Ste Pickford said:

 

I couldn't last more than a single episode. I found it incredibly annoying, in the same way as Skins - another show that everyone raved about that I couldn't bear to watch.

I stuck with its weird mix of UK/USA Skins/John Hughes isms, but it won my over with its Spartacus riff at the end of S01E05

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8 hours ago, Ste Pickford said:

 

I couldn't last more than a single episode. I found it incredibly annoying, in the same way as Skins - another show that everyone raved about that I couldn't bear to watch.

 

Me either. Too eager to be 'cool'.

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Imo there’s nowt wrong with posting about stuff that’s on Netflix in the Netflix thread, so long as spoilers aren’t revealed (same per all threads involving entertainment then).

 

I just finished Uncut Gems. It was amazing and better than Good Time which was also amazing.

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Just now, Shoes said:

Dunno if they're new, but some Ghibli films are up now, the best of which is Isao Takahata's masterpiece 'Only Yesterday', the greatest animated film ever made.

 

They went up on the 1st, with more due on the first of March and April.

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I've never seen ghibli stuff properly (always 15 minute chunks on film4 at 1am years ago), and started just now with totoro....mainly as its the name i recognise from those currently on netflix. Loved it. Did find totoro himself was much less present and much weirder than expected considering the love that character has, not that it diminished my enjoyment any.

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Fair enough if you want to move a big topic out to its own thread, I guess. But hiding posts made that don't break any rules other than tidiness seems off. I'd also suggest perhaps adding that they're on Netflix to the thread titles for the topics you break out.

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2 minutes ago, Uncle Mike said:

Fair enough if you want to move a big topic out to its own thread, I guess. But hiding posts made that don't break any rules other than tidiness seems off. I'd also suggest perhaps adding that they're on Netflix to the thread titles for the topics you break out.

 

Threads were already created I just added the posts from here to the exsisting threads. The hidden posts were all related to the process of moving those posts & had nothing to do with Netflix.

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