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TanithandBenFan

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I binged the final season of UnReal on Hulu, and I lost count of how many times I wanted to slap Rachel across the face. Talk about ruining a character.
 

starrynight

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I binged the final season of UnReal on Hulu, and I lost count of how many times I wanted to slap Rachel across the face. Talk about ruining a character.
Season 4 got depressing. It was just like a race to the bottom in terms of how despicable the characters could be. In the end, it made the characters rather one-note and repetitive.

UnReal started out amazing and then kind of lost the spark.

I've been watching Tidelands which is great and very aesthetic.

Looking for some suggestions for other shows to watch - I don't do gratuitous violence or horror though.
 

MacMadame

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I made Mr. Mac watch Dumplin' last night. :lol: We both really enjoyed it. It's a sweet story. Starts out a little slow and there is a section where you want to slap the some sense into the main character but that's because she's written like a real person. :D
 

Miezekatze

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"Dumplin" is still not on German Netflix :blah::soapbox:

I watched 2 old Barbra Streisand TV specials lately and want to see Taylor Swifts concert :saint::encore:, hoping this will start in Germany directly too.

Series - wise I watched the first 2 episodes of "Sabrina" and quite enjoy it. But I'm a really slow watcher, so it will probably take me months to watch all episodes.
 

VGThuy

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I watched all of series 1 of this Northern Irish comedy series called Derry Girls about four high school-aged girls and one of their English cousins going to Catholic school and it's so freakin' zany and nuts and set in Derry, Northern Ireland in like 1992 so the whole IRA and stuff is in the background. I can't recommend it enough.
 

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Started binge watching The Bodyguard. I like it so far, but I wonder if it will bore out by the second season.
It's just "Bodyguard". I just finished that a bit ago and I thought it sustained the drama and intrigue really well. Pleased to see Richard Madden got a Golden Globe nom for it - he was excellent.

There isn't a second season yet that I know of?
 

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Tried watching The Little Mermaid but couldn’t make it past the first few minutes. Not to my liking at all. IMHO It is too cheap and cheesy looking. And that grocery store scene! The movie is based in what 1950s Mississippi?! But that grocery store scene looks like from this morning. NOPE! Not to my liking at all.
 

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Watched the final episode of the Romanoffs. It was my favorite of the season. Although I caught on to the twist when Simon finished his story to the support group, the ending still kept me hooked. And the actress who played Candace was amazing.
 

Yehudi

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Ok I watched Bandersnatch and it took a while because I kept choosing the “finite” endings. The sudden ending where the game is panned, then destroying the computer, then killing himself, him taking his meds. Finally I got the “meta” ending

Too bad I can’t download this as I would have spent a lot of time with this during my subway commute
 

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I've been watching A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix because of Neil Patrick Harris. His disguises for Count Olaf are hysterical and really showcase his range IMO. The little girl that plays Carmelita is an amazing actress already. She does a great job of being spoiled and obnoxious and I love the emphasis she puts on phrases in her dialogue. It really adds to her character. So she has some really great coaching, good instincts or both to pull off the role.
 

Simone411

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I believe this is the place where I've posted before about free movies sites that I've found. Anyway, I was renovating and updating my TV Schedule & More page on my site the other day, and I came across two more places to watch free movies.

Thought I'd share them here. I love anything that's free! :lol:

Free Classic Movies

The FilmDetective.TV - These free movies do contain ads/commercials, but then again, there are commercials on most of the channels like TNT, TBS, Paramount, etc.
 

TanithandBenFan

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I got a coupon from Roku to use in the FandangoNow store, and I discovered that they have the latest season of Better Call Saul available to stream if anyone doesn't want to wait until it comes out on Netflix. I was very excited that I could buy the whole season for $8 once I used the coupon!
 

allezfred

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I watched all of series 1 of this Northern Irish comedy series called Derry Girls about four high school-aged girls and one of their English cousins going to Catholic school and it's so freakin' zany and nuts and set in Derry, Northern Ireland in like 1992 so the whole IRA and stuff is in the background. I can't recommend it enough.
Glad to see you enjoyed it! Was interested to hear if non-Irish people would find it funny after I recommended it in this thread previously. :)
 

TheGirlCanSkate

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I liked the first 3 episodes of tidying up. The family from Michigan who downsized from a 4 bedroom home to a 2 bedroom apt in LA was my favorite. After them, the series sort of slipped, I think because they didn't introduce new concepts or ideas.
 

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I just finished The Looming Tower on Hulu and found it very effective. One thing that surprised me - the character of Condi Rice wasn't involved in many scenes, but boy did she come off poorly!
 

MacMadame

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I've heard she was fairly ineffectual at her job before. But I wasn't sure how much of this was truth and how much was sexism.
 

el henry

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I loved the Looming Tower. I didn’t think Condi came off as ineffectual but as a four star conniver and backstabber.

Also liked the Bodyguard.

We are now liking Pine Gap, a Netflix original about a joint American Australian intelligence gathering base in Australia. I had read reviews saying it was slow, well, I guess we are slow, but it’s holding my interest. Only two episodes left and I haven’t figured it out ETA: (meaning the ending) yet. Recommended:cool:
 

starrynight

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I watched all of series 1 of this Northern Irish comedy series called Derry Girls about four high school-aged girls and one of their English cousins going to Catholic school and it's so freakin' zany and nuts and set in Derry, Northern Ireland in like 1992 so the whole IRA and stuff is in the background. I can't recommend it enough.
I saw the trailer for this and it looked really funny. Glad to hear that the series lives up to the trailer. I will add to my watch list!

I watched the Netflix original film 'Little Evil' which is a comedy about a new step dad who realises his step-son is the Antichrist. Great fun - just light entertainment, but great if you want something quick and easy to watch - in between many of the long, involved series that we watch on Netflix!
 

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Glad to see you enjoyed it! Was interested to hear if non-Irish people would find it funny after I recommended it in this thread previously.
I really enjoyed it. I did have to rewind a lot because I had a hard time with the accent. I hope there will be another season.
 

oleada

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Binge watched “You” this weekend. It was creepy and addictive. Joe is an awful, horrid person yet at the same time I weirdly like him?! Which is how I felt while reading the book it’s based on last year.

Also, props to featuring a trans actor and not having the fact that she’s trans be a part of her story; just as a female writer who has one of the few rare happy endings on the show.
 

VGThuy

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Glad to see you enjoyed it! Was interested to hear if non-Irish people would find it funny after I recommended it in this thread previously. :)
I absolutely loved it. I have to ask though...what's a "cowboy" when they were ordering fish n' chips?
 

4rkidz

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I was reading this old thread looking for Netflix ideas and saw your posts @mysticchic as I read the book “brain on fire” as my dad had meningitis and then encephalitis and went from having the flu to being in hospital where he had to fight for his life and we taught home how to eat talk walk read etc and was left with some damage but he came back to us. He changed a little he couldn’t handle crowds or noise but he was able to get his drivers license back which was an major deal for him in his 80’s. He passed away a few years ago but that book and now movie always resonated with me. I hope you are continuing your recovery too @mysticchic
 

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I absolutely loved it. I have to ask though...what's a "cowboy" when they were ordering fish n' chips?
Google told me sausages, beans, and chips.

We LOVED Derry Girls. My middle child is the girls' age and has attended Catholic school her whole life, and...relatable. The music was perfect, too. Can't wait for season 2.
 

TheGirlCanSkate

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I liked the first 3 episodes of tidying up. The family from Michigan who downsized from a 4 bedroom home to a 2 bedroom apt in LA was my favorite. After them, the series sort of slipped, I think because they didn't introduce new concepts or ideas.
Adding - over the weekend I redid my closet and drawers - then tonight, I was feeling stressed and did my daughter's dresser. Very therapeutic!
 

allezfred

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I absolutely loved it. I have to ask though...what's a "cowboy" when they were ordering fish n' chips?
Had to look it up because my knowledge of Norn Iron slang didn’t cover that. “Cowboy supper” apparently is sausages beans and chips 🍟. :shuffle:
 

oleada

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Been watching "Escape at Dannemora". It's slow but compelling. Patricia Arquette is fantastic in it. It's a really complex, ethically compromised character that's also weirdly sympathetic.
 

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