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

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A friend of mine wanted to watch "Fall" on Netflix. I can deal with horror, blood, guts, gore, etc., but this may be the most terrifying movie I've ever watched. (Context: two women climb to the top of a 2000 foot / 600 m tower and get trapped there.) There were many points where I literally had to cover my eyes and look away. I became dizzy and disoriented, weak in the knees, my whole body was sweating, and I was drenched in cold sweat by the end of the movie. I think I had curled into a fetal position at one point.

I'm not afraid of heights per se (planes, skyscraper windows, lighthouses, high enclosed spaces are all fine), but I don't deal well with unenclosed high spaces. I've never had such a physical reaction like this before.

If you're sensitive to heights, I would recommend either AVOIDING this film, or watching it if you like to be terrified. I'm tempted to watch it again and see if I can use breathing exercises or similar to try to get over this phobia.
I likely wouldn’t do well either with that movie. my worst fear is the thought of parachuting. The thought of jumping out into nothing. Never happening.
 

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I tried my best to watch this movie but my intense fear of heights made it impossible. Literally made me nauseous.
 

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Daisy Jones and The Six: Amazon Prime. The first 3 episodes have dropped and this is fantastic. I see Emmys in the future. Episode 4 drops 3/10.
I'm really enjoying this. I loved the book, and while there are changes (why did they axe one band member? In the book they really are 6), the spirit is true, and the songs are fantastic.
 

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I'm really looking forward to watching Daisy Jones. But I want to wait until all the episodes are out. I was hoping that there were only 6 - 8 episodes. But there will be 10. Argh. I don't know if I can wait that long.
 

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I'm really enjoying this. I loved the book, and while there are changes (why did they axe one band member? In the book they really are 6), the spirit is true, and the songs are fantastic.
I'm a big Timothy Olyphant fan and I totally did not recognize him. :lol:
 

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A friend of mine wanted to watch "Fall" on Netflix. I can deal with horror, blood, guts, gore, etc., but this may be the most terrifying movie I've ever watched. (Context: two women climb to the top of a 2000 foot / 600 m tower and get trapped there.) There were many points where I literally had to cover my eyes and look away. I became dizzy and disoriented, weak in the knees, my whole body was sweating, and I was drenched in cold sweat by the end of the movie. I think I had curled into a fetal position at one point.

I'm not afraid of heights per se (planes, skyscraper windows, lighthouses, high enclosed spaces are all fine), but I don't deal well with unenclosed high spaces. I've never had such a physical reaction like this before.

If you're sensitive to heights, I would recommend either AVOIDING this film, or watching it if you like to be terrified. I'm tempted to watch it again and see if I can use breathing exercises or similar to try to get over this phobia.
I did start watching will finish later. I didn’t’t have the same physical reaction as you but I used some fast forwarding (coping techniques) on Netflix. I do understand how you feel though.

It also doesn’t help reminding yourself it’s a MOVIE too lol.
 

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I'm really looking forward to watching Daisy Jones. But I want to wait until all the episodes are out. I was hoping that there were only 6 - 8 episodes. But there will be 10. Argh. I don't know if I can wait that long.

I watched a few episodes of Triptych on Netflix, but couldn't get into it. I was looking for something else to watch, so I watched the first episode of Daisy Jones. I really liked it, but I do want to be able to binge watch it. I don't know if I'll be able to hold out. They're going to dribble out the new season of Ted Lasso, too. I was going to try to wait until all the episodes are out for that one, too, but may not make it.
 

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Idk if anyone watched Lenox Hill on Netflix which is a docuseries that follows 4 doctors at that hospital but Netflix is releasing a spinoff docuseries on March 29th called Emergency NYC. Lenox Hill IMO is a great docuseries and even has an episode that was added at the end that follows the doctors through the worst part of COVID at that hospital. I'm very excited about Emergency NYC coming out.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/7zwISb8q1_s
 
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I watched the first episode of Daisy Jones and thought it was just ok. I haven’t had a lot of luck with Prime shows except for Mrs. Maisel and the Summer I Turned Pretty. I might give it one more episode, but it just wasn’t exciting me.

I’ve been watching S1 of The Sinner on Netflix and am enjoying the mystery. Are seasons 2-4 just as intriguing?
 

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I watched the first episode of Daisy Jones and thought it was just ok. I haven’t had a lot of luck with Prime shows except for Mrs. Maisel and the Summer I Turned Pretty. I might give it one more episode, but it just wasn’t exciting me.

I’ve been watching S1 of The Sinner on Netflix and am enjoying the mystery. Are seasons 2-4 just as intriguing?
2-4 are excellent IMO. I won't expand lest I say something to spoil them.
 

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I’ve been watching S1 of The Sinner on Netflix and am enjoying the mystery. Are seasons 2-4 just as intriguing?

I watched seasons 1 and 4 because I wanted to watch season 4 specifically because of the setting.

I would say it is worthwhile on plot merits. And sad. Because I skipped ahead, I've been partly spoiled for season 3. I don't feel a strong need to watch those middle seasons.
 

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Just watched Netflix’s new documentary on the disappearance of flight MH370. Let me save everyone a couple hours and say there is nothing new here. Nobody agrees on anything to do with this tragedy, not the journalists, family members, experts, armchair experts, or the authorities. There are plenty of questions and very few answers. There are two quotes from this series that tells you everything you need to know: (1) “This search is not a needle in a haystack. We are still looking for the haystack.” (2) “Opinions are like as*****s everyone’s got one.” Plus it is super hard watching the families still grieving their lost loved ones.
 
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Has anyone watched "The Undeclared War" on Peacock? I watched it on a recommendation from a friend on Facebook and enjoyed it. I think it's only six episodes and I planned to binge watch them all once I decided I liked the series, but we lost internet here for a day (storms) and so only watched three episodes and had to wait to get internet back before finishing the series. :drama: It's kind of uncanny that this series, clearly filmed before Russia attacked Ukraine, seems prescient. I know nothing of cyber warfare or coding so it's probably totally ridiculous, but I was engaged. :lol:
 

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I was reading an obituary yesterday on songwriter Hank Beebe who did some work for industrial musicals and it reminded me of the documentary Bathrubs Over Broadway that I watched on Netflix a couple of months ago. It focused on one man’s obsession with the industrial musicals that flourished in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, and profiled this genre that I never knew existed. I found it light and entertaining.
 

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Has anyone else been watching Amazon Prime’s The Consultant? It’s a new comedy thriller series that stars Christoph Waltz. I decided to give it a try because I have generally really liked Waltz in the movies he’s been in - he’s a two time Oscar winner from Inglorious Bastards and Django Unchained.

So far, it’s pretty interesting - although it goes kinda slow, though I think that’s typically of TV comedy thrillers. I think this is his first American TV series.
 

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Just watched Netflix’s new documentary on the disappearance of flight MH370. Let me save everyone a couple hours and say there is nothing new here. Nobody agrees on anything to do with this tragedy, not the journalists, family members, experts, armchair experts, or the authorities. There are plenty of questions and very few answers. There are two quotes from this series that tells you everything you need to know: (1) “This search is not a needle in a haystack. We are still looking for the haystack.” (2) “Opinions are like as*****s everyone’s got one.” Plus it is super hard watching the families still grieving their lost loved ones.
I looked it and couldn’t do it 😔.
 

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I watched the first episode of Daisy Jones and thought it was just ok. I haven’t had a lot of luck with Prime shows except for Mrs. Maisel and the Summer I Turned Pretty. I might give it one more episode, but it just wasn’t exciting me.

I’ve been watching S1 of The Sinner on Netflix and am enjoying the mystery. Are seasons 2-4 just as intriguing?
Omg I ❤️ Dailey Jones. I didn’t realize she was the daughter of Priscilla though. Trying not to binge.
 

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Omg I ❤️ Dailey Jones. I didn’t realize she was the daughter of Priscilla though. Trying not to binge.
She was the bright spot in the one episode I watched. Sam Clafin looks way too old to be playing the young rocker. I just wasn’t feeling most of the characters. I’m also not big on musical shows unless I absolutely love the music.
 

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She was the bright spot in the one episode I watched. Sam Clafin looks way too old to be playing the young rocker. I just wasn’t feeling most of the characters. I’m also not big on musical shows unless I absolutely love the music.
Did you watch the whole thing? We all like different things too though.
 

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Just watched Netflix’s new documentary on the disappearance of flight MH370. Let me save everyone a couple hours and say there is nothing new here. Nobody agrees on anything to do with this tragedy, not the journalists, family members, experts, armchair experts, or the authorities. There are plenty of questions and very few answers. There are two quotes from this series that tells you everything you need to know: (1) “This search is not a needle in a haystack. We are still looking for the haystack.” (2) “Opinions are like as*****s everyone’s got one.” Plus it is super hard watching the families still grieving their lost loved ones.
It is pretty much agreed on by experts to be murder suicide. When I saw that it was going to be conspiracy theories I decided not to watch. I sm a big Mayday (air crash investigations)fan and in all of our groups no one wants to see this one
 

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Which experts are those? All I've ever read is that this is a new theory but it's still a theory.
I will look for their names but the eposide of mayday covering this accidents strongly suggests that is what happen. I'll google and add more when I find it









 
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