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1 Dan's Netflix Adventure on Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:09 am

If you've listened to the show for any length of time, you're probably familiar with the fact that I haven't seen most movies. One day, about a month ago, completely out of the blue, I decided to get Netflix. My free trial month is wrapping up, and I'm gonna keep going with it. There're just so many things that're a huge part of geek culture that I've either never seen at all, or have only seen bits of, and I want to experience them for myself. This month, I've knocked out season one of Sherlock, season one of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the complete series of Avatar: The Last Air Bender, the live action Last Air Bender movie, all of Firefly and the Serenity movie that followed it...I think that's it so far. Currently, the rest of my never-seen-it-before instant queue is:

Buried (ya know, that movie where Hal Jordan's in a box, but his ring ran out)
Nosferatu (1929 movie)
Farscape (4 seasons)
Arrested Developement (3 seasons)
Bob's Burgers (saw one random episode, and it may be the best dialog I've ever herd)
Transformers Prime (season 1)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (7 seasons)
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (2 seasons)


In addition, I'm gonna revisit some gems that I loved at the time, but haven't seen since they were first on. Such as:

X-Men: Evolution (4 seasons)
Beast Wars (3 seasons)
Danny Phantom (3 seasons)
King of the Hill (13 seasons)


Anyway, I'm looking for suggestions as to what I should add to my list. The one condition is that it has to be available on instant. I've made a conscious decision that I don't want to deal with mailing discs back and forth, and I obviously don't care about watching stuff enough to do that minimal amount of work for it.

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2 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:10 am

buried is good just hard to watch.
never dug arrested development.
Bobs Burgers is great.
Love Transformers prime.
DS9 is my fav of the treks
my little pony....speaks volumes my friend..volumes

for suggestions i loved IT Crowd, Downton Abby, Breaking Bad, The next three days, Memento, Tucker and Dale Vs Evil

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3 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:36 pm

gland wrote:My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (2 seasons)

You might need to explain the My Little Pony on the next podcast Dan.

One of my favourite shows of all time (5 seasons) is Six Feet Under. Amazing.

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4 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:41 pm

gland wrote:
Buried (ya know, that movie where Hal Jordan's in a box, but his ring ran out)
This movie is really good but is hard to watch...

gland wrote:
Farscape (4 seasons)
Make sure to watch the follow up movie! This is one of the series I own on DVD! If you need an episode to get you into the series I recommend: "season 3 episode 16 revenging ange" You won't get a lot of whats going on but this is a really fun episode and one my my favorite from the series!

gland wrote:
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (7 seasons)
WATCH ALL OF STAR TREK!!!!! ALL OF IT!!!! Every series is up on youtube. Or you can just wait for my podcast when I eventually do it and follow along for the 5 years or so, lol.

gland wrote:
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (2 seasons)
Rachel and I love this series!! And like we talked about it has some YJ crossover stuff, lol

gland wrote:
X-Men: Evolution (4 seasons)
I don't think it hold up to the test of time.

gland wrote:
Beast Wars (3 seasons)
I love this series! While the Sequel "Beast Machines" was not very good you should still watch it to get the closure for the story.

gland wrote:
Anyway, I'm looking for suggestions as to what I should add to my list. The one condition is that it has to be available on instant. I've made a conscious decision that I don't want to deal with mailing discs back and forth, and I obviously don't care about watching stuff enough to do that minimal amount of work for it.

These are some of the ones Rachel and I suggest!

Dr. Horrible's sing along blog - Amazing, but for some people takes a few watches to really get.

Reboot - another classic animated series.

Hollywood Treasure - Awesome nerd finds up for auction!

Invader Zim - One of the oddest and funniest American Cartoons!

Better Off Ted - A great and very overlooked comedy.

Being Human (U.S. Version) - A ghost, a werewolf and a vampire move in togther... No joke!

Any Dr. Who - Because Bow-ties are cool.

Torchwood - Because Captain Jack Harkness is awesome!

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5 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:57 pm

Big fan of Dr. Horrible's sing along blog - Amazing, but for some people takes a few watches to really get.

I'd throw in:
Luther (BBC show starring Idris Elba)
Battle Star Galactica
Archer
The Fifth Element
Snatch
A Knight's Tale

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6 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:04 pm

Lauren and I have been watching The IT Crowd. It's HILARIOUS. I've been working my way through the Stargate SG1 series, filling in gaps I missed and I love that. I'll move on to Stargate Atlantis after that. I've got Star Trek TNG, Voyager, DS9 and Enterprise all ready for when I am. I've seen a lot of that stuff, but not DS9 or the final season of Enterprise, which from what I hear is when it got really good.

Invader Zim is a classic. Watch the movie Limitless. I'm hoping to get to Warehouse 13 and Spaced someday.

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7 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:33 pm

choanata wrote:Lauren and I have been watching The IT Crowd. It's HILARIOUS. I've been working my way through the Stargate SG1 series, filling in gaps I missed and I love that. I'll move on to Stargate Atlantis after that. I've got Star Trek TNG, Voyager, DS9 and Enterprise all ready for when I am. I've seen a lot of that stuff, but not DS9 or the final season of Enterprise, which from what I hear is when it got really good.

Invader Zim is a classic. Watch the movie Limitless. I'm hoping to get to Warehouse 13 and Spaced someday.
It crowd is amazing. Loved every minute.

Sg1 Atlantis and universe loved it all.

Jim check out black books. It's real funny similar humor as it crowd just takes place in a book store.

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8 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:55 pm

GLKitteh wrote:
Any Dr. Who - Because Bow-ties are cool.
Which means he needs to skip to Matt Smith.

I don't have much to recommend since I haven't looked around Netflix in a while. I've been watching Doctor Who, Torchwood and Supernatural (Three VERY good shows). I can, however, second recommendations for Transformers Prime and Buried.

GLKitteh wrote:
Reboot - another classic animated series.

Reboot's on there!!!!!!!????

I wonder if it holds up.

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9 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:57 pm

A lot of great (?) suggestions, many of which now populate my list. I'm actually amazed by how many I've already seen. Yes, Dr Horrible is AMAZING.


Arduousandy wrote:buried is good just hard to watch.
my little pony....speaks volumes my friend..volumes

Blume wrote:You might need to explain the My Little Pony on the next podcast Dan.

I've never seen this show, but from what I've been able to gather from general cultural awareness, there are two kinds of adults when it comes to this show: the ones that try it and like it, and the ones who refuse to try it and think those that do are odd/creepy. Seriously, I've never herd of anyone in the middle. All I know is, a lot of people I know seem to be into it, and the brief clips of animation I've seen look great, and like it or not it's a big piece of the geek landscape right now. So what the hell, I'll give it a go.

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10 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:47 pm

Spaceflash wrote:
Reboot's on there!!!!!!!????

I wonder if it holds up.

Kinda. The storyline is still pretty good and the graphics in the later seasons hold up decently.

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11 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:50 pm

gland wrote:A lot of great (?) suggestions, many of which now populate my list. I'm actually amazed by how many I've already seen. Yes, Dr Horrible is AMAZING.


Arduousandy wrote:buried is good just hard to watch.
my little pony....speaks volumes my friend..volumes

Blume wrote:You might need to explain the My Little Pony on the next podcast Dan.

I've never seen this show, but from what I've been able to gather from general cultural awareness, there are two kinds of adults when it comes to this show: the ones that try it and like it, and the ones who refuse to try it and think those that do are odd/creepy. Seriously, I've never herd of anyone in the middle. All I know is, a lot of people I know seem to be into it, and the brief clips of animation I've seen look great, and like it or not it's a big piece of the geek landscape right now. So what the hell, I'll give it a go.

This is probably true. I would say there is a third group that see it and are indifferent, but I have yet to meet someone who has seen it and hates it.

Rachel also suggests:

"Malice in Wonderland" if you like odd alice in wonderland retellings.
and
"Doghouse" - if you like odd (and british) zombie movies.

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12 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:38 pm

Unfortunately Farscape: the Peacekeeper Wars isn't on Instant Sad
This is actually the only part of Farscape I haven't seen and it can't be found anywhere anymore.

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13 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:25 pm

gland wrote:Seriously, I've never herd of anyone in the middle...

Props for making a "herd" joke about a group of Horses...

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14 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:15 pm

GLKitteh wrote:
gland wrote:A lot of great (?) suggestions, many of which now populate my list. I'm actually amazed by how many I've already seen. Yes, Dr Horrible is AMAZING.


Arduousandy wrote:buried is good just hard to watch.
my little pony....speaks volumes my friend..volumes

Blume wrote:You might need to explain the My Little Pony on the next podcast Dan.

I've never seen this show, but from what I've been able to gather from general cultural awareness, there are two kinds of adults when it comes to this show: the ones that try it and like it, and the ones who refuse to try it and think those that do are odd/creepy. Seriously, I've never herd of anyone in the middle. All I know is, a lot of people I know seem to be into it, and the brief clips of animation I've seen look great, and like it or not it's a big piece of the geek landscape right now. So what the hell, I'll give it a go.



This is probably true. I would say there is a third group that see it and are indifferent, but I have yet to meet someone who has seen it and hates it.

Rachel also suggests:

"Malice in Wonderland" if you like odd alice in wonderland retellings.
and
"Doghouse" - if you like odd (and british) zombie movies.


Check out dead set it's not on Netflix. It is an amazing zombie show from Britain.

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15 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:54 pm

TV Shows:
Archer
Doctor Who (you can start with Christopher Eccleston)
Torchwood
Star Trek Voyager
Dead Like Me
Skins (UK Version, just the first 2 series)
Better Off Ted
Terminators: Sara Conner Chronicles
Being Human (UK Version, much better in my opinion)

Movies:
Fido
Goodfellas
Casino

Um.... I'm sure there is more, but I'm forgetting them...



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16 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:56 pm

And damn all of you who posted half my list already!
Very Happy

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17 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:21 pm

I've seen everything Doctor Who from the first Ecclston through to where Matt Smith is now. I'm not going to watch Torchwood, because my one friend couldn't shut up about that, to the point that I've herd about the big reveals and twists so many times that I feel like I've seen it already, thus I have zero interest in ever watching it.

cage_narleigh wrote:
gland wrote:Seriously, I've never herd of anyone in the middle...

Props for making a "herd" joke about a group of Horses...

Yes...joke...

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18 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:08 am

Jacob wrote:And damn all of you who posted half my list already!
Very Happy
That's exactly how I felt.

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19 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:13 am

Jacob wrote:TV Shows:
Archer
Dead Like Me
Terminators: Sara Conner Chronicles

Seconded!
I completely forgot about Dead Like Me and I've got the box set of both seasons!
I also liked Sara Conner Chronicles it just sucks that the show ended with such a cliff hanger...

Anyone else remember Surface or Invasion? Wonder if those are on instant queue.

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20 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:15 am

Corwin wrote:
Jacob wrote:TV Shows:
Archer
Dead Like Me
Terminators: Sara Conner Chronicles

Seconded!
I completely forgot about Dead Like Me and I've got the box set of both seasons!
I also liked Sara Conner Chronicles it just sucks that the show ended with such a cliff hanger...

Anyone else remember Surface or Invasion? Wonder if those are on instant queue.

I loved surface and invasion

Surface is on hulu and netflix
Invasion is not streaming :/

And i saw doghouse the other day. Awesome recommendation. Fun movie all around.

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21 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:33 am

Is "Dead Like Me" the one about the girl who got killed by a space toilet and became a grim reaper? If so, I saw that in college.

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22 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:52 pm

gland wrote:Is "Dead Like Me" the one about the girl who got killed by a space toilet and became a grim reaper? If so, I saw that in college.
Laughing
Yes it is! Great show!!!

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23 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:12 pm

I don't know if it's on netflix, but Pushing Daisies was an interesting show.

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24 Re: Dan's Netflix Adventure on Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:54 pm

choanata wrote:I don't know if it's on netflix, but Pushing Daisies was an interesting show.

Its not but it is on amazon prime.

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