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Old 07-02-2018, 08:07 PM   #18951
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Churchill's Secret Agents produced with BBC. Pretty cool and good god seems like a hell of a lot of fun to be on.
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Old 07-03-2018, 04:31 PM   #18952
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The Vietnam War is now on Netflix. Didn't catch it on PBS so glad to get it here. 3 eps in, very good so far (and obviously it got excellent reviews)
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Old 07-04-2018, 01:53 AM   #18953
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The Vietnam War is now on Netflix. Didn't catch it on PBS so glad to get it here. 3 eps in, very good so far (and obviously it got excellent reviews)
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Old 07-04-2018, 02:31 AM   #18954
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Churchill's Secret Agents produced with BBC. Pretty cool and good god seems like a hell of a lot of fun to be on.
I saw this and it looked interesting, but I'm not typically a reality show person, but thought since it was British maybe their reality shows aren't ****ty 10 minute episodes stretched into 22 minutes with fake climaxes before every commercial break and a recap after incase the mouth breathers forgot what was going on.
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Old 07-04-2018, 02:41 AM   #18955
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I have a strange love of immersive theatre, even though I've only been to a couple shows when I was in London. One of them was a Sherlock Holmes adventure where you have to solve a crime, wandering around through these elaborate sets, interviewing suspects, rifling through office drawers and things looking for clues. I was a terrible detective but it was a genuinely intense experience.

Churchill's Secret Agents reminded me of that, particularly the later episodes when the training becomes more simulation-style. I would pay thousands of dollars to go on a week long camp where you learn some skills and then deploy them on a practice mission like that.

The other thing that interested me was the selection process of candidates. Having had to hire pilots and judge them on various skills it was interesting to see how they weeded out the unfit personalities and the strategies they used to find out how people do under pressure.
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:28 AM   #18956
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Got sucked into Heavy Rescue 401, I imagine people who liked the deadliest catch format might like this too. They follow several crews that move the large wrecks off a busy road on the us canada border, mostly small family owned businesses.
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:07 AM   #18957
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watched "set it up" and it was actually rather delightful.
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Old 07-07-2018, 01:48 AM   #18958
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there are new eps up of comedians in cars getting coffee up
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:25 PM   #18959
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It's been mentioned before, but Thin Blue Line is back on Netflix and it's the king of true crime docs.
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:14 AM   #18960
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Searched Hannah Gadsby to see if anyone had posted about her new comedy special and saw this:

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Apparently, a comedian named Hannah Gadsby exists based on her newly released Netflix special.

I watched the trailer and it appeared quite funny in the beginning but then sunk when even the trailer got preachy. Does this represent the special because it seemed like the death of comedy?
So, that's a thing.

If you think SJWs are a real thing that exist and they're the scourge of society, you probably won't like this special, but otherwise, I went into this having no idea who she was (I think earlier I read a story about the new season of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee that linked to another story about Gadsby's special and how good it was and was like "oh, ok, I'll check it out") and was pretty blown away. The best comparison I can make is to Bo Burnham's special Make Happy, in the way that he tries to make his comedy special about something much bigger than just jokes and comedy itself - but she (and this is not to put Burnham down at all) accomplishes that way, way better than he does.
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:27 AM   #18961
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there are new eps up of comedians in cars getting coffee up
Saw them. Most of them were good. You can see that Jerry has chemistry with certain people and when he doesn't, he can't fake it to make a good episode out of it. I thought his episode with Tracy Morgan was pretty boring but he and Brian Regan get on great with each other.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:07 PM   #18962
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Saw Gadsby's special. If you don't go in expecting a conventional comedy show where you're laughing every minute and have an open mind, it's a good show imo. The shows slowly transitions from straight stand-up, then mixing in some seriousness with the stand-up before going into full blown seriousness.

Kind of one of those things that you have to be in a mood for in advance since it gets really heavy towards the end.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:16 PM   #18963
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Saw Gadsby's special. If you don't go in expecting a conventional comedy show where you're laughing every minute and have an open mind, it's a good show imo. The shows slowly transitions from straight stand-up, then mixing in some seriousness with the stand-up before going into full blown seriousness.

Kind of one of those things that you have to be in a mood for in advance since it gets really heavy towards the end.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:18 PM   #18964
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Saw Gadsby's special. If you don't go in expecting a conventional comedy show where you're laughing every minute and have an open mind, it's a good show imo. The shows slowly transitions from straight stand-up, then mixing in some seriousness with the stand-up before going into full blown seriousness.

Kind of one of those things that you have to be in a mood for in advance since it gets really heavy towards the end.


Yeah, it gets pretty serious. Imo, she did it well and it took some guts. It is similar to a 1-person autobiographical performance on broadway, with humor in the first act, and drama in the second.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:42 PM   #18965
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i think everyone should watch Gadsby's special. a point of view that should be heard delivered in a uniquely powerful way.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:44 AM   #18966
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Top Boy is quality tv. Thanks to whoever suggested it itt
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:29 AM   #18967
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Has anyone watched the show Fauda? It is an Israeli show on Netflix. I have had a couple people recommend watching it.
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Been wanting to watch that for a while. Thanks, didn't know it was on Netflix! It's supposedly outstanding.
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Watched it, liked it, I do recommend. However it actually requires WATCHING, as its hard to remember who is on which side, plus I think it has subtitles, so not a great "watch it in the background while i play online backgammon" show
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I watched first ep, that was enough for me. Wasn't good enough to warrant dealing with subtitles imho.
Started watching this, it's kinda soapy and often stretches credibility but pretty good turn-your-brain-off TV and the 30 minute episodes are nicely digestible in small chunks.
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:56 AM   #18968
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Netflix "Watch Instantly"

The Invitation was pretty good. It’s a tense thriller about a dinner party happening under suspicious circumstances. You’ll recognize the two leads by face, if not by name, and they’re good. Todd Packer (from the Office) gives a solid serious performance too. There are some holes and the dialogue is meh, but the premise is sound and I was pretty into trying to figure it all out. Wouldn’t watch again, but had fun the first time. Gf really liked it.

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Old 07-12-2018, 01:11 PM   #18969
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Ha of course the one time I crosspost I mix up two actors. Packer is not in The invitation, John Carroll Lynch is.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:11 PM   #18970
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Better Call Saul season 3 is out on Netflix. If you haven't seen the first two seasons, they are fantastic ( about as good as say, Ray Donovan ).
Season 3 spends way too much pixel space on the mentally challenged older brother of the main character who should have been killed off at least a season ago. But other than this one cringe worthy character, the other characters are fantastic.
Jimmy McGill - fantastic character, fantastic story line
Kim - intriguing, dramatic
Trio of filmmakers - funny as hell and loveable
Cartel members - great story, dramatic
Mike something Trout - extraordinary character and very mysterious and interesting
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:04 AM   #18971
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Just watched Jim Jefferies new special.

Infinitely better than Freedumb.

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Old 07-13-2018, 11:02 AM   #18972
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I just recently rejoined Netflix and was pleased to see they have added a "Watch Instantly" feature where you can stream a movie over the internet. The selection of movies/shows is subpar, but it's free baby! Well, free as in no extra charge. You can watch 1 hour for every dollar/month your subscription is and it doesn't affect your queued/shipped movies at all. Minuses are that you have to be running Windows and Internet Explorer, but the quality is great! I have a garbage laptop, but it looks the same as a DVD to me and it hasn't skipped/paused/hiccuped once so far.
Wow. Just wow. Strange to think back to a time before streaming.

Anyway... in the current spirit of the thread, two recommendations:

- If you like horror/suspense, watch "Don't Breathe". Seriously top notch.

- If you like crime/heist movies, and don't mind subtitles (unless you speak Spanish!), watch "Money Heist". Amazing. It's as captivating as Breaking Bad at it's best.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:34 AM   #18973
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Agree on Don’t Breathe, will give Money Heist a watch...
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:07 PM   #18974
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"Don't Breathe" isn't showing up on my Netflix, are y'all in the US?
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:12 PM   #18975
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Oops, sry I am US but I forget where I watched Don’t Breathe
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