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Offline MH

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Re: Netflix Recommendations
« Reply #405 on: January 17, 2023, 06:58:04 pm »
Iím sorry this is happening to you.  I hope you get through this difficult time.  Thereís always the option of, checks notes, not watching it.

Once again, you are unable to separate my making a comment from my personal feelings about this.

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« Reply #406 on: January 26, 2023, 05:07:05 am »
I really enjoyed the Glass Onion ("A Knives Out Mystery") movie.

I also really liked "The Pale Blue Eye", starring Christian Bale. Bale is a retired detective named Augustus Landor who is called in to solve a murder-mystery at the West Point military academy in 1830. One of the cadets Landor encounters is a young Edgar Allen Poe (Harry Melling).  I had to look it up... Poe really did attend West Point and serve in the US army. And Melling in this show bears an uncanny resemblance to the portraits of Poe I saw. Anyway, it was pretty good. I especially enjoyed the cinematography. It's a beautiful film to look at.

I watched an episode of Kaleidoscope, and it didn't really grab me.  It's a heist series, with the gimmick that you can apparently watch the episodes in any order. I think the episode I saw is called "yellow". Anyway, it stars Giancarlo Esposito as a man putting together a team for a huge heist.  Based on Esposito's reputation I had high hopes for this, but so far it just isn't very good.

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« Reply #407 on: January 26, 2023, 08:37:24 am »
I watched an episode of Kaleidoscope, and it didn't really grab me.  It's a heist series, with the gimmick that you can apparently watch the episodes in any order. I think the episode I saw is called "yellow". Anyway, it stars Giancarlo Esposito as a man putting together a team for a huge heist.  Based on Esposito's reputation I had high hopes for this, but so far it just isn't very good.


I started watching that as well, and felt similar.  It felt like the gimmick was too much the focus, and that you were watching some weird hybrid of drama/documentary that just felt awkward.   

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Re: Netflix Recommendations
« Reply #408 on: February 04, 2023, 12:13:57 pm »
Cunk on Earth

Philomena Cunk, a character dreamed up by British comedian Diane Morgan. A bit like watching Ali G. Funny, excruciating and often insightful in a backhanded way.

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/tv-movie-reviews/cunk-on-earth-review-netflix-black-mirror-charlie-brooker-diane-morgan-mockumentary-1234671454/

I see that is behind a paywall. If you erase cookies you can see the whole article.

Otherwise

https://www.npr.org/2023/02/03/1153800012/cunk-on-earth-review-diane-morgan-black-mirror-charlie-brooker
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« Reply #409 on: March 24, 2023, 12:40:09 am »
We watched "We Have A Ghost" on Netflix recently.  Based on the previews, I expected it to be total dogshit, but we were looking for something light and dumb to watch after a stressful day.  To my surprise I quite liked it.

Down-on-his luck dad Frank (Anthony Mackie, aka "The Falcon" from the Avengers movies) moves his family into a "fixer-upper" mansion that they bought at a really great price. Why so cheap? Because it's haunted, obviously.  But when their angsty teenage son Kevin catches the ghost on video, Frank uploads the video and it becomes a social media phenomenon and Frank thinks he can make money off of it.  Kevin, on the other hand, befriends the ghost. The ghost (David Harbour, aka "Sherriff Hopper" from Stranger Things) is unable to talk and can't remember his past, but Kevin calls him Ernest because that's what is written on his bowling shirt. While Frank tries to cash in, Kevin and Ernest embark on an adventure to find Ernest's past and help him "cross over".  And (spoiler) they all learn important lessons about life along the way.

This all sounds fairly trite and predictable, and it is, but it still works because of David Harbour and the young actor who plays Kevin (Jahi DiAllo Winston, who I have never heard of before.) They're a genuinely likeable team. It's wholesome, kind-hearted family entertainment.  And Jennifer Coolidge is hilarious in a brief cameo as a scammy TV "psychic".


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Re: Netflix Recommendations
« Reply #410 on: May 08, 2023, 07:23:54 pm »
Season 3 of The Great on May 12. Should be on Prime.
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Re: Netflix Recommendations
« Reply #411 on: May 09, 2023, 06:16:08 am »
How?

Season 2 was the only ending.

I don't like when good shows do that.