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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    Chase A Crooked Shadow (1958). Starring Richard Todd, Anne Baxter, Herbert Lom and Faith Brook

    Never Let Go (1960). Starring Peter Sellers, Adam Faith and Richard Todd.

    The Agitator (1945). Starring William Hartnell, Mary Morris and John Laurie

    Heavens Above! (1963). Starring Peter Sellers, Ian Carmichael, Cecil Parker, Eric Sykes and William Hartnell.

    The Innocents. 1961. Starring Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Pamela Franklin and Peter Wyngarde.

    Joan Collins - A Life in Lipstick (radio 2018). - Joan Collins recalls her return to acting in the 1970s and playing Alexis in Dynasty

    Chance of A Lifetime. 1950. Starring Badil Radford, Bernard Miles, Kenneth More, Patricia Troughton and Hattie Jacques

    The Dark Man. 1951. Starring Maxwell Reed, Edward Underdown, Natasha Parry and William Hartnell

    Smart Alec. Starring Peter Reynolds and Charles Hawtrey

    Saturday Drama (radio). Starring Rob Brydon
     
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    Season 5 of The Americans turns out to be a very mixed bag. All the supporting characters are fantastic as usual, but the lead couple Philip & Elizabeth are getting a little soft and boring. Long and sloooow conversations about the same things over and over again. Not very entertaining.
    I miss Martha and Nina.
     
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    The last few episodes of The Americans were awesome. Despite the repetitive filler that plagued this season, I still think it's an edgy show for cool people.

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    I've just added Elite to my watch list on Netlfix. It looks like it could be right up my alley. It's out next month.

     
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    I started The House of Flowers on Netflix tonight and did the first four episodes. It has a Desperate Housewives vibe so I wasn't 100 percent sure I'd be into it, but I'm really liking it so far. It gets somewhat absurd at times, but it's made me laugh out loud a few times.

     
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    At first, I was intrigued, but after watching the netflix trailer I decided it was too lighthearted for my taste.
     
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    I was worried that the lighthearted tone would be a turn off but so far I'm having fun with it. The soapy, over-the-top telenovela drama is keeping me interested.
     
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    I've decided to cancel my netflix subscription because there's currently nothing on it that I want to see.
    And if I have to wait a year (or longer) for new episodes of The Affair, AHS and American Crime Story then it's cheaper to buy the DVDs.
    I'll go back to netflix as soon as all episodes of CW Dynasty season 2 are available.

    So now I'm doing Ziggo, and they have:

    The Deuce
    Blood & Oil

    Succession
    Vinyl
    Sharp Objects
    Westword
    Banshee
    Billions
    The Shield
    Treme
     
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    I've watched the first two episodes of BLOOD & OIL and I love it!

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    Have you already seen it @James from London, I believe you've bought the episodes from YouTube?
     
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