Netflix/Prime/Hulu/BritBox Binge Watching: Coronavirus Edition

Allskate

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Definitely get a free offer, it is a highly enjoyable movie. I had several generations of family over last weekend and everyone liked it, rare for a musical.
For people who don't have Roku or aren't buying Apple products, you can get a one week free trial of Apple TV. Plenty of time to watch Spirited. I've never subscribed to Apple TV before, but I'm going to do it for the free week and then probably another month. That way, over the holidays, I can watch a few of the shows I've never seen.
 

MacMadame

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It was fun and also touching. I laughed so hard but also teared up at the end. Usually these kinds of specials are pretty bad but this seems like it's a very short movie.
 

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I started watching Drink Masters on Netflix thinking it would be nice to have cocktail ideas to try. Yeah. Those drinks will never be made in my house. I didn't even know there was such a thing as avocado liqueur :lol:

Also Enola Holmes season 2 is out. :cheer2:

I watched an episode of Drink Masters. I think I'm about as likely to make one of those drinks as I am to make one of the showstoppers from the Great British Baking Show. :lol:

I'm looking forward to Enola Holmes.
I three watched Drink Masters and am looking forward to Enola Holmes

I think Drink Masters was a good idea but it just missed...something. Like when I watch Blown Away, Project Runway and especially Top Chef I feel like I learned something, either about the business end, cost, aesthetic/flavor profile, something. While I will never make glass, clothes, or fancy-schmancy scallops, I do come out with an appreciation for or an understanding of an aspect of art, fashion, and cuisine I did not have before. I like the judges deliberating and the :argue: I watched the whole season because I do love a cocktail but I feel like I'm just as clueless about mixology. I didn't really understand their judging decisions. And as hokey as it is, I missed the mixtestants having a budget and shopping for ingredients and having to please different groups of people. There was only one episode where they actually prepared drinks for a group of outside people and I really missed that. There were no allergy/vegan/limited ingredient challenges; it was all very one note. While I've no doubt the judges are experts in their field, I have no idea why/how/who they are. They never really explained their reasoning to the audience. You only need to watch one ep of the other talent-driven reality shows I mentioned to know the judges mean bizness. Tom Collichio and Ninagarcia are NOT HAVING NONSENSE. I know nothing more about the judges on the last episode than the first. I don't really understand fat washing a drink or what they mean by balance or how pairings work with cocktails. I never got a good sense of what any of their drinks tasted like, while I have on Top Chef. I have looked at collections from PR and Blown Away and thought, if I were rich, I'd buy from them in the future. Trust me when I say I do NOT want to EVER drink a cocktail that tastes like peanut butter and bananas with a bacon lollipop or that has hay or has been washed in duck fat (all real things on the show).

Nothing about Drink Masters was really bad but nothing was really good which is a shame. I have no culinary or artistic talent but I make a damn good drink and was deeply disappointed by watching an entire season and felt inspired to make...nothing.
 

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How is Enola Homes 2? I want to watch it but I am always leery of sequels when I enjoyed the original very much. There is a tendency to be disappointed.
 

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How is Enola Homes 2? I want to watch it but I am always leery of sequels when I enjoyed the original very much. There is a tendency to be disappointed.

Just as much fun as the first. I loved it. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

I hope they continue with this series; it's really well done.
 

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Wednesday on Netflix has the obvious Tim Burton touch. Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) is no longer at home with the rest of the Addams family after getting expelled from her most recent high school. Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Zones) and Gomez (Luis Guzman) send her to their alma mater Nevermore. She finds herself involved in a mystery to be solved.

I am only 1 episode in so we will see how it progresses but looks promising so far. Tim Burton directed the first episode and he is one of 3 directors for the whole series. It seems to be getting decent reviews overall.

Christina Ricci, former Wednesday Addams, appears as one of Wednesday's teachers.
 
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Not on the the streaming services, but definitely new to me, Money Court on CNBC at 11 PM on Wednesday evening. It stars Kenneth O'Leary and Bethenny Frankel, and examines investment strategies undertaken by business owners. I didn't know it existed but will watch Season 1 to see if I like it.
 

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How is Enola Homes 2? I want to watch it but I am always leery of sequels when I enjoyed the original very much. There is a tendency to be disappointed.
I thought it was as good as the original and potentially better because it didn't need to do so much setting up of the premise. Also there was more Sherlock Holmes, and they got rid of the annoying Mycroft.
 

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I'm also watching "The Peripheral" on Prime. I'm curious about the storyline here because of how it moves around in time. I also believe we need to thank Ireland for Jack Reynor. :swoon:
 

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