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Offline Jonathan Hill
23 Oct 2016, 09:17 AM | Post: #1

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Netflix UK gems

Couldn't see a thread dedicated to Netflix so please moderate the hell out of me if there is!

My first experience of Black Mirror last night with the first episode of Season 3. Very 'Auto' and an hour of TV gold. Powerful and intelligent.
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Great idea, Jonathan! 

I'm currently without Netflix, and proper internet, but soon, very soon, I will be returning. I love a recommendation!
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Offline Kath Middleton Reading Hell, yes!
23 Oct 2016, 10:38 AM | Post: #3

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Hmm. Don't watch much TV (except Big Bang reruns!) or I wouldn't get so much reading done.
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Offline Tim_A Reading strictly murder by Lynda Wilcox
24 Oct 2016, 07:40 AM | Post: #4

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Currently watching Scorpion (4 Sheldon Coopers fight crime . . .) and Luke Cage (companion Marvel show to Jessica Jones), as well as BBT reruns, the occasional Star Trek etc. Only really put the TV on around 11pm, then usually fall asleep in the middle of whatever it is!
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24 Oct 2016, 09:43 AM | Post: #5

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Jonathan, I highly recommend watching Black Mirror Season 1 first. They don't need t be watched in any order, but episode 1 of season 1 is an example of a perfect piece of writing, and will fill you with confidence going forward.

I don't have a TV or Amazon Prime, so watch a lot of Netflix. Is Dexter still on there? I'd also recommend Stranger Things, Community and, my personal favourite (and reason I subscribed in the first place), Arrested Development. Orange is the New Black is good too, but takes a while to get into because there are so many characters.

And if you're interested in Luke Cage (mentioned by Tim), you might also like Dare Devil, which is set in the same universe. Jessica Jones is my favourite of the three, because it's more naturalistic than most superhero shows. David Tenant is perfect as a truly creepy bad guy with some well-judged moments of humour.
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24 Oct 2016, 10:18 AM | Post: #6

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I love it when Black Mirror gets compared to Auto! And so does my solicitor...

I watch a fair bit of Netflix too, more than any other channel. Stranger Things is an absolute joy. I agree with Rosen that Jessica Jones is the best of the Marvel shows and can be watched without the others, although they do all dovetail together neatly. Narcos is great but brutal (and educational when you're watching it with a Colombian). Spotless is also a brutally good show with lots of black humour. And for those who like Black Mirror stuff, Person of Interest is a nice combo of American investigative drama, paranoid conspiracies and the dawn of artificial intelligence.

Jonathan, for you I would recommend the movies 4th Man Out and Boy Meets Girl. And if you haven't seen it, Episodes is a very funny show based around writers with Tamsin Greig being brilliant as always.
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24 Oct 2016, 12:02 PM | Post: #7

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Funnily enough I watched Black Mirror yesterday and was reminded of Auto :-)
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24 Oct 2016, 12:19 PM | Post: #8

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(24 Oct 2016 12:02 PM)TechnoHippy Wrote: Wrote:  Funnily enough I watched Black Mirror yesterday and was reminded of Auto :-)
I don't get the comparisons to Auto. Black Mirror is an unsettling satire set slightly in the future, that provides commentary on our society, often with reference to emerging technologies, interspersed with moments of sheer brilliance and wicked humour. Where's the similarity?
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24 Oct 2016, 12:26 PM | Post: #9

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Haha! Whoops. Not seen it, of course. Wink
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24 Oct 2016, 06:49 PM | Post: #10

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(24 Oct 2016 12:19 PM)Rosen Trevithick Wrote: Wrote:  
(24 Oct 2016 12:02 PM)TechnoHippy Wrote: Wrote:  Funnily enough I watched Black Mirror yesterday and was reminded of Auto :-)
I don't get the comparisons to Auto. Black Mirror is an unsettling satire set slightly in the future, that provides commentary on our society, often with reference to emerging technologies, interspersed with moments of sheer brilliance and wicked humour. Where's the similarity?
The episode with the married couple and the affair with the total recall memory had an Auto vibe to it.
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