What titles are in your Netflix/Amazon etc list?

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  1. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson drilling for soap

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    It's amazing how many shows are being overlooked these days and sometimes I wonder, how do these productions make a profit?
    You're right, it was her!
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    I liked this character, her many years of dealing with Middle Eastern politics has made her a cynical and opportunistic person. I guess it's just a way of survival.
    I feel the same about Tess Harper, a very familiar face and yet I always have to look up her name.
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    Yes and when I saw her pop up in SUITS,. I had to check her IMDb page because I recognised her, she was a big part of the first '24' season

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  3. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson drilling for soap

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    Greenleaf season 2 was excellent soap - it often reminded me of Knots Landing season 4, even the cliffhangers are a bit similar.
     
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    Willie Oleson drilling for soap

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    A kidnap dynasty!
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    It has a peculiar, sensual undertone that doesn't really befit the theme of this story, but if that's the worst part then I'm not complaining.

    Speaking of which :D I feel compelled to page @Jason73 again.

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    I'm about half way through the first episode right now. It's giving me an American Crime Story vibe so far. Granted I'm only 30 minutes in, but there's something creepy and unsettling about it.
     
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    I've done three episodes and I'm still not sure what exactly it is I'm watching.
    It's a story based on true events, yes, but why is told in this particular way? And why the blatant eroticism, and the exploitation of actor Chino Darin in particular?
    All the young actors are very beautiful, heck it could be CW Dynasty's "Flores" prequel spin-off.

    I think it has a very dual atmosphere: sometimes it feels very intimate but the bizarre imagery and dialogue (long-winded or shlock, or both) creates a distance between me and the characters. And I wonder why they chose to do it this way.
     
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    I've just finished the second episode. What a bizarre program. It's part American Crime story and part . . . I don't know, some weird Quinton Tarantino family drama or something. The casual attitude towards holding this guy prisoner is shocking. Are they a family of sociopaths?

    I see that there is also a movie on Netflix about the family. What I'd like is a good documentary on the family.
     
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    At this point I still don't know exactly how much the mother and daughters know, but they must at least sense that there's something strange going on. And it doesn't seem to affect them at all.
    Yes, but Chino Darin wouldn't be in it, I think :hide:
     
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    The mom stood right outside the bathroom where the kidnapped guy is, with the door open and casually asked what the guys wanted for food, without so much as commenting on or even looking at the victim. My take on the mom is that she is 10o percent aware and completely unconcerned and emotionally disconnected from it. I'm not sure about the daughters.

    That is true and I'd miss seeing him get fondled repeatedly.


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    Netflix suggested I might like El Barco, either "because you watched Gran Hotel" or "because you like hot shirtless Latino guys." Either way, I'm curious and it's now in my Netflix watch list.

    Apparently while they are on a boat trip something happens that wipes out most of the land on earth--but it's supposed to be soapy. "Soapy on a boat with hot shirtless Latino guys and the end of the world"--it might be good.

     
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    Well, it almost took me two weeks to finish this series (11 episodes).
    No more male hotness after episode 4 or 5, and everything else was just so pointlessly vile and disgusting, as if the crimes weren't bad enough.
    11 episodes was way too long for this story, and much of the script (dialogue) was too arty-farty. No real person actually talks like that.
    The daughters were complete imbeciles, like people from another planet.
    Mother Puccio and son Alejandro were the most watchable characters, imho. And the victims too, those were probably the best performances.

    Actress Justina Bustos (Monica) looked gorgeous in every scene.
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    All in all, an interesting story but there were too many things that bothered me. Rating: 6,5/10
     

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