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ChemGal

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I'm going to start with one not to watch - Aftershock. An earthquake in Chile.
It takes about 30 min before anything happens, and during this time I didn't develop a single feeling towards any of the characters. I was just indifferent. When the earthquake hits it turns into pointless gore, and I still didn't care about the characters. I stopped watching at the firetruck scene, checked out wikipedia and I think I'm good to just not watch it.
Everyone dies in the end anyway

This popped up due to World War Z. That was ok, although I didn't love it. My time would have been better spent just watching that a 2nd time.
 

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Mendalla

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If you like cars and British humour, Netflix has Top Gear fairly up to date. My son has been watching his way through it and their approach to automobile journalism is so unique and idiosyncratic (let's drive three sportscars from Iraq to Bethlehem in honour of the journey of the three wisemen:rolleyes:) that it is no surprise that the American attempt to create their own version (which I think Netflix also has, though I have not checked) stiffed. No one but Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond could really pull this thing off. The jokes are sometimes colourful (and even crude) and occasionally controversial (Jeremy, who is a bit of a jerk even at the best of times, is particularly bad for this) but somehow the whole thing manages to hang together.
 

Mendalla

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(glad for municipalities like port coquitlam who own their cable, internet, phone architecture to help keep costs for their citizens down...)

Nice until you're in corporate IT and trying to put all your networks across the province under a single provider for better cost and technical management. As long as they allow the big providers to co-locate infrastructure, though, I agree with you.
 

chansen

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If you like cars and British humour, Netflix has Top Gear fairly up to date. My son has been watching his way through it and their approach to automobile journalism is so unique and idiosyncratic (let's drive three sportscars from Iraq to Bethlehem in honour of the journey of the three wisemen:rolleyes:) that it is no surprise that the American attempt to create their own version (which I think Netflix also has, though I have not checked) stiffed. No one but Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond could really pull this thing off. The jokes are sometimes colourful (and even crude) and occasionally controversial (Jeremy, who is a bit of a jerk even at the best of times, is particularly bad for this) but somehow the whole thing manages to hang together.
Top Gear is the best show on Earth. The Middle East Special is from Series 16, episode 01. Watch that, and the Botswana Special from Series 10, episode 4, and also the space shuttle challenge from Series 9, episode 4. Those are my personal favourites.

I know it's scripted. I don't care. It is great fun. Clarkson plays up his own personality, as do the other presenters. He is not "bad for this", so much as people take the performance personally, and write in to the BBC to get him sacked because their feelings were hurt. It's not serious. It's not documentary film making we're talking about. They're having fun, they're insulting each other far more than anyone else, and millions around the world love the show. It is, after all, "the most widely watched factual television programme in the world." Seriously. Well, except the "factual" part. It is incredibly popular.

If you watch and and were offended, please write to the BBC at complaints.bbc@wondercafe2.ca
 

Mendalla

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Um, chansen, I was recommending it. I am not offended by Jeremy in any way. It's a great show or I would not have posted in this thread. That said, he can be off-putting to some people and I put that in as a warning.
 

ChemGal

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Also, Orange is the New Black recently dropped their second season on Netflix. It's terrific.
I'm through it already!
I would also recommend it, I think I'm going to go back and watch season 1 again.
 

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I love Orphan Black - Canadian series (shot in Toronto area which is interesting to see) that recently finished its second season with lots of award nominations - I think it may be available on netflix or elsewhere online. I'm not a netflix user tho - so no other recommendations for you.
 

Mendalla

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Orphan Black is not on Netflix yet but we'll cross our fingers. I keep hearing great things about it.
 

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Just finished watching "Jimi Hendrix, Hear my train a-coming". Excellent, with lots of rare footage and interviews. It's on American Netflix, however.
 

Mendalla

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US Netflix is much better than ours because they are having better luck in dealing with rights holders there than they are here. However, implementing an anonymous proxy for my TV is a bit of a pain and I have enough to watch on Netflix Canada to keep my TV time occupied for a while.
 

BetteTheRed

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Having given up cable a year or so ago (because it seemed the height of fiscal irresponsibility to give Rogers $40 a months to watch two episodes (average) of Jeopardy a week), I was persuaded to try Netflix a few months ago. Am currently hooked on both House of Cards and Call the Midwife.
 

BetteTheRed

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If you like Kevin Spacey and you're even remotely interested in political machinations, you'll love it.
 

Mendalla

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And note that Netflix Canada has the original British House of Cards, too (haven't watched either yet, but I've heard good things about both).
 
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