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We binged all of The Good Place in the last 3 days.

If you've heard great things about this show, but haven't got around to watching it yet, do it. It really is great.

Ted Danson is fantastic. Kristen Bell is fantastic. Everyone else is fantastic and so is the writing. The less you know going in the better in my opinion.

Just watch it.
Seconded.

Netflix only has the two seasons for me, and the third is running now, I'm waiting with bated breath for it to come.
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Old 01-01-2019, 01:49 AM
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Default Re: It's pretty obscure, you've probably never heard of it. Also it's on Netflix Inst

Third season starts a bit weird and sometimes slow but never fear, anything you dislike will quickly change as one of the few consistencies with the show is knowing when a premise has gone on a bit too long and change things up.
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:51 PM
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Default Re: It's pretty obscure, you've probably never heard of it. Also it's on Netflix Inst

Season three has been on Netflix here. I thought it was a bit weaker than the first two, but still okay.
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:11 PM
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Season three has been on Netflix here. I thought it was a bit weaker than the first two, but still okay.
Netflix in the US won't get it until the season is done - possibly not until summer.
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Old 01-02-2019, 02:01 AM
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Roma is so, so good that I almost wasn't mad at Netflix for, like, several hours.
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Default Re: It's pretty obscure, you've probably never heard of it. Also it's on Netflix Inst

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We binged all of The Good Place in the last 3 days.

If you've heard great things about this show, but haven't got around to watching it yet, do it. It really is great.

Ted Danson is fantastic. Kristen Bell is fantastic. Everyone else is fantastic and so is the writing. The less you know going in the better in my opinion.

Just watch it.
Really? I remember being underwhelmed when I saw the first few episodes for season 1. Perhaps I'll give it another try based on all the recommendations I'm seeing.

After all, I didn't like Deadwood when it first came out, either. I came around on it; perhaps I will on this, too.
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Default Re: It's pretty obscure, you've probably never heard of it. Also it's on Netflix Inst

It's on Amazon Prime: "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra." No explanation can do it justice (but you do have to appreciate self-aware, intentionally bad science fiction to like this movie).
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Default Re: It's pretty obscure, you've probably never heard of it. Also it's on Netflix Inst

We binged our way through Russian Doll the last 2 days. It stars Natasha Lyonne (of Orange is the New Black fame) as a hard partying video game programmer. She's got some issues to work through and is having a very, very strange night.

Probably the less you know going in the better. It's damn good and really gets going by the 3rd episode or so. Both Sou and I really liked it.

Watch it.
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Default Re: It's pretty obscure, you've probably never heard of it. Also it's on Netflix Inst

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It is really good! Read nothing. Watch no trailer. Just put it on.

We watched it twice :stunned:
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Default Re: It's pretty obscure, you've probably never heard of it. Also it's on Netflix Inst

I watched the trailer, it's probably ok to do that. It seems to mostly only contain scenes from the first two episodes which gives you the basic premise.

But perhaps you'd rather find out the premise during the first episode instead of before you see it at all.

But I mean, you'll know the basic premise for 7 out of 8 episodes regardless of whether you watched the trailer.
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But I mean, you'll know the basic premise for 7 out of 8 episodes regardless of whether you watched the trailer.
First-Episode Spoiler - TV Tropes

It's a thing. :shrug:
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Binged it now in one sitting. Excellent.
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Oh indeed, that was excellent!
For all the crap there is on normal TV, there's some gems out there.

Minor pet peeve. Could writers please get more creative in ways an elevator can kill someone! To sound a bit like Cyril here but Elisha Ottis invented the safety elevator around 1850s and no one has died inside a falling elevator in over 100 years, it just doesn't happen. In some cases the final everything else has failed safety mechanism is to explosively bolt and weld the car to the sides of the walls, requiring cutting tools to ever make the car move again.
Now being cut in half, walking into an empty shaft and falling, being crushed while above or below the car, these things and more have happened in only the last 20 years, but not a falling elevator car.

On a side note, if giving this speech about why people shouldn't be afraid of falling in an elevator car, you should think twice before adding, 'besides, way more people die on escalators than elevators anyway!' it may not really help.
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:34 AM
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Default Re: It's pretty obscure, you've probably never heard of it. Also it's on Netflix Inst

Would've put my post about Icarus here, since it's a Netflix documentary, but it won the Oscar for best doc, so I don't think it counts as obscure...
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Default Re: It's pretty obscure, you've probably never heard of it. Also it's on Netflix Inst

I just noticed that Synecdoche New York is on Netflix US right now. I don't know if they just added it recently, or if it's been there and I only noticed it now.

It's pretty surreal and recursive and it's also kind of depressing, maybe. Nihilistic or maybe just melancholy, but either way, if you're not into that or if that's not good for you, don't watch it, but if you are and/or it is, do. It's really good on the first watch, and it gets better every time.

It's also not often available on streaming anywhere, so I figured I'd let you guys know.
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