OT: Netflix Gems

Submitted by LongLiveBo on January 26th, 2014 at 10:26 PM
I have always found a few interesting things to watch when a Netflix thread pops up. I decided to start this one to let people know that the new series of Sherlock, which I discovered for myself on Netflix, is currently airing on PBS. It is listed under Masterpiece Mystery on Sunday nights at 10:00pm. You can also find it under Sherlock on demand. With that, has anyone watched something interesting on Netflix that they would care to share?



January 27th, 2014 at 3:12 PM ^

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.




January 26th, 2014 at 10:32 PM ^

"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"

Stephen Y

January 26th, 2014 at 10:37 PM ^

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.

Bando Calrissian

January 27th, 2014 at 12:34 AM ^

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.

Evil Empire

January 27th, 2014 at 9:05 AM ^

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.


January 26th, 2014 at 10:44 PM ^

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". 


January 27th, 2014 at 11:54 AM ^

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!