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krynn
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I've used the streaming Netflix to watch old Macgyver episodes, Californication, The International, and I haven't checked yet, but I want to watch The Shadow (old comic movie with Alec Baldwin).
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*shiver* The Shadow...
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If you want to see Californication, get a move on. I read yesterday that Shotime is pulling all past seasons of their currently-airing series off Netflix streaming. I don't know when, but keep that in mind.
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quote:
Originally posted by AchillesHeel:
I feel bad for kids that dont know anamaniacs,

How about grownups who don't know anamaniacs -- feel sorry for us?
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Here's the info:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/showtime-pulling-its-original-series-from-netflix,53545/

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No worries, Speed. I just found all the seasons online. Moving on now to Boardwalk Empire. Looks good. Has anyone been watching it?
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quote:
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Originally posted by AchillesHeel:
I feel bad for kids that dont know anamaniacs,

How about grownups who don't know anamaniacs -- feel sorry for us?
No, just shame.
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"United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Haiti, Jamaica, Peru..."
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Downton Abbey!
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quote:
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Downton Abbey!


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quote:
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Originally posted by Puppy:
Downton Abbey!



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It's probably not on netflix but you can download a wonderful movie called "Ink". It was truly great and different.
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I enthusiasticly second Ink, and it is streaming.
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woohooo netflix just added TRIGUN now all they need is COWBOY BEEBOP
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quote:
Originally posted by AchillesHeel:
I enthusiasticly second Ink, and it is streaming.

Yeah I see Hulu has it. I downloaded it but liked it so much I think I will go ahead and send a donation to them. [Big Grin]
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quote:
Originally posted by Yebor1:
woohooo netflix just added TRIGUN now all they need is COWBOY BEEBOP

They don't have it? That is surprising.
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I am so addicted to Dollhouse on Netflix streaming. Just watched Season 2, episode 1. Good stuff.

Still watching Merlin from time to time but that is a pleasant pastime rather than an obsession.

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Ooh, almost all of the Star Trek series will be streaming later this year.
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great im gettimg tired of watching them on http://www.allstepisodes.com/


good quality but getting tired of pop ups


would like to see some "eastenders" and 'are you being served?' streamed also

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Currently watching the last episode of the miniseries "The Stand."
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quote:
Originally posted by CaySedai:
Currently watching the last episode of the miniseries "The Stand."

Good show. I actually still have it on VHS around here somewhere [Big Grin]
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Started watching Trigun, this being the first anime series I've started since I gave up on Dragonball GT in 200(3-5?). I find I'm enjoying this quite a bit. I may even have to watch other anime series after this.
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I am nearing the end of Gun x Sword, while involving giant robots with riders inside it has stayed far from being a Gundam knock-off. There is one fan-service episode later on but aside from that the series is graciously devoid of the brainless cheese cake humor so common in anime these days.

I took the time to rewatch all of Trigun a while back, and couldnt help but think that the animation has become antiquated. Perhaps animators have overcome the downsides of computer involved animation that were so obvious eight years ago.

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The Tudors, ya'll. The Tudors.
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Jericho is annoyingly addictive. I wish it didn't get canceled. In the post-apocalyptic J category, Jeremiah is also good.
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But atleast Jericho was brought back for a time and went out in style, so many other great shows cant say the same.
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I'm discovering the joy^H^H^H DOOOOOM that is Invader Zim via Netflix.

I'm unsure how I missed it over the years.

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I just watched Toy Story 3 now that its streaming, nice cap on a movie from my childhood. Little creeped out by the resignation to painful death scene, I may be paranoid and pessimistic but I dont need to be reminded by Buzz Lightyear that we are all going to die.
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quote:
Originally posted by T_Smith:
Started watching Trigun, this being the first anime series I've started since I gave up on Dragonball GT in 200(3-5?). I find I'm enjoying this quite a bit. I may even have to watch other anime series after this.

Trigun is one of Mrs. BB's favorite anime. If you enjoy that you should give Cowboy Bebop a shot, once it gets on Netflix of course. Though I've heard you can get the entire series for $20 these days, and the movie *is* available on Netflix instant queue.
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Sad that Heinlein's name lives on in lights while Bester, a greater writer in every way, remains unknown even to many serious fans.

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Jericho is annoyingly addictive. I wish it didn't get canceled. In the post-apocalyptic J category, Jeremiah is also good.

Really? I thought both those shows had some serious problems. Jericho I can see liking, but the acting and dialog-level writing in Jeremiah was so painfully clunky.
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They definitely both have their problems (more so Jeremiah), but I'm running very low on post-apocalyptic shows and take what I can get.

There's a reason that Jeremiah was tagged on to the end. Even so, what made Jeremiah worth it for me was an interesting plot, Theo, and BSG actors. I was able to forgive the bad acting on most people's part for the sake of a desire to finish the story. Given that I have abandoned TV shows before, that must mean the show had some redeeming features.

Jericho's issues for me mostly have to do with the plausibility of certain scenarios, character actions, etc., but I can forgive that. Occasionally they had bad acting on the part of non-main characters, but the main characters haven't been bad enough that it mattered (though they haven't been particularly good either). I am only just now going to start Season 2 and maybe it gets worse.

If you have any suggestions for good post-apocalyptic stuff that I haven't seen, please let me know.

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Sad that Heinlein's name lives on in lights while Bester, a greater writer in every way, remains unknown even to many serious fans.

Bah, not a single creepy sociopathic psychic ex-Russia star-ship navigator is named Heinlein in the entire Babylon 5 universe. The same can't be said for Bester.
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quote:
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Started watching Trigun, this being the first anime series I've started since I gave up on Dragonball GT in 200(3-5?). I find I'm enjoying this quite a bit. I may even have to watch other anime series after this.

Trigun is one of Mrs. BB's favorite anime. If you enjoy that you should give Cowboy Bebop a shot, once it gets on Netflix of course. Though I've heard you can get the entire series for $20 these days, and the movie *is* available on Netflix instant queue.
That's a series I've been wondering about for years now, having heard generally postive reviews from multiple circles of friends. Does the movie function as a stand alone, or is it best to watch the series first?
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I suggest watching the series first, or else it can be tough to understand the characters and settings. One cannot simply watch Cowboy Bebop without being introduced to Edward and Ein.
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quote:
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Originally posted by BlackBlade:
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Originally posted by T_Smith:
Started watching Trigun, this being the first anime series I've started since I gave up on Dragonball GT in 200(3-5?). I find I'm enjoying this quite a bit. I may even have to watch other anime series after this.

Trigun is one of Mrs. BB's favorite anime. If you enjoy that you should give Cowboy Bebop a shot, once it gets on Netflix of course. Though I've heard you can get the entire series for $20 these days, and the movie *is* available on Netflix instant queue.
That's a series I've been wondering about for years now, having heard generally postive reviews from multiple circles of friends. Does the movie function as a stand alone, or is it best to watch the series first?
The movie is a sort of aside from the series. The series starts off with just two characters and builds from there until you get to all five members of the crew, which are all featured in the movie. I saw the movie first before I watched the series and that worked just fine for me.
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The Rockford Files.
James Garner is so cool as Jim Rockford that I completely overlook the awful ugliness that was the mid to late 1970s. (Orange and gold shag carpet, anyone?) Smart, resourceful, compassionate, Jim Rockford is the best detective for your money, at only $200 a day. The secondary characters are rich and nuanced as well, with acting to match the superb writing. The memorable performances of Rocky, Dennis Becker, Angel and Beth Davenport practically transform this series into an ensemble show.
And it also has one of the best theme songs ever.

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Toy Story 3. And my 15-year-old is watching it for the first time, and having a ball. It's as much fun to watch her watch it as it was to watch it the first time.
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quote:
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If you have any suggestions for good post-apocalyptic stuff that I haven't seen, please let me know.

Survivors seemed pretty good from the first couple eps. As far as movies, let me think of stuff you might not have seen. Have you seen Threads? Excellent nuclear war film.
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Thanks for the suggestions.

I started watching Survivors but was kind of tired when I checked it out and fell asleep. It might have had to do with the fact that Martha Jones died. I'll give it another shot.

Threads looks really interesting. It's not available on Netflix, but it's available for download, as far as I know, legally.

I'm also trying to decide on a version of Day of the Triffids to watch.

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Awesome, seasons one and two of Sons of Anarchy are both streaming, not only that but they are listed as one thing rather seperated. It seems like Netflix is trying to replace and duplicate broadcast television as much as they can, making the integration of additional content as smooth as possible.
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The 1968 "Romeo & Juliet" directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Olivia Hussey as Juliet is most exquisite and beautiful.
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I finally watched The Crazies after netflix putting it in front of me for some time now, pretty good small town gone nanners horror movie starring Timothy Olyphant.
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@Sa'eed:

Ah, Olivia Hussey. I remember being dragged out to the local theater with my high school freshman English class to watch Romeo & Juliet -- with Ms. Hussey as Juliet. And I recently watched the Mother Theresa biopic, with Ms Hussey as Theresa. MAkes me feel old, sniff....

Also, currently watching The Tudors, season 1.

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I just finished watching The Other Guys. It's another one that may have benefited from low expectations, but for a movie that dopey it was surprisingly funny. No Citizen Kane, but a great way to mindlessly blow an evening.
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I agree, but add on that Wahlberg and Farrel were supposed to be in Cop Out and bailed when Kevin Smith was brought on to direct, only to make thier own dopey cop movie.
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Im watching Easy A right now, and it is exceeding my considerable expectations.
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Veronica Mars, season 1 is television at its best.

Season 2 is mediocre.

Season 3 is a husk of its former self, which is what I hear is standard for shows that move to the CB.

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Here's one I do not recommend:

Brooklyn's Finest.

I am a big fan of the director, Antoine Fuqua, Tears in the Sun and Training Day were amazing, King Arthur, Shooter and the Replacement Killers were all good. Unfortunately, the serious potential of Brooklyn's Finest was not achieved.

It tried to be "Crash", where different stories came together into one cohesive tale, and failed. It tried to be "Departed" with a story of divided loyalties and the stresses of an undercover officer (and other similarities I won't get into, for spoiler avoidance) and failed. It tried to be "We Own the Night" where the lines of family ties and devotion to a cause are pushed to their breaking point, and failed. It tried to be "Training Day" where the lines of good and bad are confused and the only reality is one of being stuck in the bad places you protect the community from, and failed. It tried to be a porno, and instead of being exciting or intimate, it was just dirty and superfluous.

This movie boasts a great cast, and good cinematography. What it really lacks is an emotional connection with its characters and the audience. That, and an odd overemphasis on unnecessary scenes, with an even odder glossing over of scenes that should have been paramount.

Could have been a great movie, but instead is worth missing.

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Cookie's Fortune is finally streaming after so long of not being available in anyway, and it still isnt available on DVD but atleast I get to watch one of the best movies ever made again.
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I was recently pleased to see the newest seasons of Doctor Who compiled so that we can watch them back to back. I was disappointed to see that the image shown was the eleventh doctor and Amy Pond, since the last show in that compilation was "The End of Time." Tonight, however, I discovered that they have added Season 5, and so started watching it again. :-) (Currently on "The Beast Below.")

So, theoretically, if I wanted to wait a few months to a year, I could watch Season 6 on Netflix. (Not gonna happen - I signed up to get the whole season on Amazon so I don't have to try to find the new episode each week, and also don't have to worry about legalities.)

Anyway, yay, Netflix!

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