mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
OT: Netflix Gems
Orange is the New Black
2 minutes in and tits galore. She was not impressed.
my wife likes boobs, at least that's what she said before we got married. I think she deceived me.
She thinks hers are better? If that's true I envy you.
I mean...really, really bad. Even if you're totally into tits.
The saving grace is that the show gets a LOT better about halfway through Episode 2, and it's a wild (and enjoyable) ride all the way to the season finale.
Yes good show.
Just started watching and I am really struggling not to go on an all-out binge.
I binged on that, told my parents and they did the same. Problem is I got distracted after episode 8 or so by Breaking Bad (never bothered to watch it). Now I'm hooked on that... except I am waiting for the wife to catch up.
I can't wait for season 2 of House of Cards.
Also if you have HBO or HBO Go, I just started watching True Detective and it is fantastic.
According to IMDB the new season will be available Feb 14.
Thanks! IIRC the first season was uploaded right after the superbowl.
That is a mesmerizing show!
I was up until 5 a.m. watching all of Orange is the New Black. Worth it!
Is the show that good, or is it Laura Prepon's tits that really keep you coming back week after week?
Case in point: watch Entourage years later, and it's pretty obvious the show was never that good. On the "Tits Plus" scale I just made up, Entourage qualifies for a rating because deep down (or maybe not that deep down) you really only ever watched for the tits; and though you may have tried to convince yourself or other people (your mom) that the show was actually more awesome than tits, in reality nothing else could ever carry the show for lack of tits.
In other words, while you're watching Baywatch with nipples, the "Tits Plus" factor gives you a scale for whether an argument can be adopted that you're not purely in it for puerile reasons.
So, Entourage had the whole bromance/machismo thing; but once they put it on TBS or whatever, who the F watched it? On a Tits Plus scale of 1-10, Entourage is like a TP2; with 2 being the show's quality outside of tits that reasonably keeps you going back.
How does Orange rate? To exemplify the utility of this rating system, in order to watch with my fiance, who appreciates a good set of tits (but not enough to watch a show week after week just because), assume I need a score of TP5 to make it a show we can watch together with regularity.
I'm honestly curious, and I'd like to hear your opinion on other HBO shows; Game of Thrones, Boarwalk Empire, Californication, Dexter, Hemlock Grove, True Blood, etc.
"Mitt" was just released on Netflix and is very interesting. Whether you were for or against Mitt doesn't matter, because it's a pretty interesting documentary to see him and his family while on the campaign trail, and how brutal the trail can be.
Also, Mitt was just on Jimmy Fallon's show the other night, "Slow Jamming The News"
Just watched this today, it's fantastic. Doesn't matter whether you like him or not, it's a really unique view inside his campaign experience and everyone should see it.
This is why I started this thread. I have noticed this on my menu and would have never watched it.
For those who don't know this is a documentary about 2 journalists who embedded themselves with a team of Army Rangers at one of the most dangerous outposts in Afghanistan's Korengal (sp?) Valley.
It was incredible.
In my queue. Good to hear you liked it.
I had surgery in December and was off work for about four weeks. Watched all 115 episodes of the Wonder Years. Winnie is a little whore. Always going steady with a different guy.
Haha all 115! Did you lose your mind after?
Didn't lose my mind, but a damn speck of dust in my eye caused me to get all teary. I'm telling you it was the dust guys.
The narrator is Daniel Stern. The tall burglar from home alone.
Is he Howards' brother?
Danica McKellar (aka Winnie) is now a well published author about mathematics...and probably the most attractive one, too.
Did they change the music for Netflix? It's a bummer the music rights weren't negotiated for home video release to start with...
All the music was there. If they didn't have the rights to the music, they shouldn't have released it in the first place. That's a bummer.
Well, the problem was no one saw entire-series home video releases for TV shows as a possibility when the show was made in the late 80s-early 90s. Back then, you'd only get a "Best of" or few-key-episode VHS release, but not much more than that. Music rights were usually negotiated for on-air and syndication broadcasts only.
So as far as music is concerned, while other shows are able to get around it because they have relatively few instances to renegotiate licensing, The Wonder Years literally has hundreds of songs to renegotiate. It was way more music-centered than just about any other show made before Glee. So as far as physical media is concerned, the only way The Wonder Years will ever be released is if they substituted much (or all) of the music, and there seems to be little interest in doing so. They're not going to do what MTV has done with Daria, and rerelease the show with entirely new, generic music.
And after looking into it based on your post, they replaced not only the Joe Cocker theme song, but also several high-profile songs (Hendrix, The Doors) for the Amazon and Netflix streaming. So, yes, it's not all there even now.
My older brother and I were way into that show, during original airings he and I were about the same ages as the Wayne and Kevin characters respectively. Our favorite HS teacher loved it too, he came of age in the same era as the Kevin character. The soundtrack CD introduced us to the Indigo Girls (they covered "Get Together") a few years before we would have heard of them from lesbian fans in Ann Arbor. Sad about the reality of Daria too, that was a great show.
Wonder Years is an all-time favorite. It's amazing to me how it was set in the 60's, yet so much of it rings true about growing up in the suburbs in the 90's just the same.
One thing that I found recently that makes me rather nostalgic and mad (only because I foolishly bought the DVD compilations of these shows years ago) is series like "Cheers", "MacGyver", "The A-Team" and few others ("Star Trek" and "Star Trek: TNG" as well) , as well as some of my favorite BBC stuff like "Black Adder" and "Fawlty Towers" and the UK version of "The Office".
Have you watched Luther? It's a bbc show that is on Netflix as well.
Does it really match the hype?
Cancelled my account after they got rid of king of the hill streaming.
South Park hurt more
If you check out firefly, make sure to watch serenity also, it really explains a lot.
Yep. One of the best shows ever and those idiots at Fox stopped it after one season. There are just soooo many good quotes from that show and the acting is superb. Having a hot prostiute on board don't hurt either!
The IT Crowd and Better Off Ted are both solid.
Better Off Ted...cancelled way before its time.
True, but you still get two good seasons out of it.
IT Crowd for sure. Peep Show as well.
Black Books and Spaced are way better than The IT Crowd if you're looking for Brittish comedies.
EDIT* Of course Netflix took both off around 2 weeks ago.... Just steal them like everyone else on a torrent site. You won't be disappointed.
they just put up an idiot abroad; makes me so happy. 1 weird ass suggestion, try "rubber". The description alone will have you hooked.