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Streaming Services | Patriot S2 on Amazon, Ballad of Buster Scruggs on Netflix

TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON_________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
edited November 17 in Debate and/or Discourse
Streaming! If downloading is like buying a sack of potatoes, streaming is like a person handing you a series of potatoes! So, that is why we stream much of our media these days. TV, movies, etc. But this thread is just for TV and movies. No anime either.

Visit Just Watch or Instant Watcher to check out what is available on streaming services.

Use this thread to talk about what to watch!

I will recommend watching Patriot on Amazon. I have not seen it but I have heard it is amazing.

Cool streaming sites include the big ones, like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO, and so on, but also some smaller ones you might be interested in:

TubiTV, which is free and ad-supported and which has lots of good stuff.
FilmStruck, which has many amazing Criterion collection films - classics!
byNWR, a streaming service run by Nicholas Winding Refn...? Not yet launched.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    After seeing it talked about here I've been watching Lucifer on Hulu this weekend.

    Which every third episode it so has been "presented by Museum of the Bible. "

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  • KetarKetar My autocomplete is a tad agressive today.Registered User regular
    I watched the first four episodes of Patriot the other night. It's good, but it is impressively dark.

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  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    After seeing it talked about here I've been watching Lucifer on Hulu this weekend.

    Which every third episode it so has been "presented by Museum of the Bible. "

    Well, they DO talk about God a lot in that show... all publicity is good publicity?

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  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    Started watch amazon's The Tick this week. Two episodes in and it's ... not bad. I'm a bit tired of the whole "reluctant hero" schtick but given it's only 6 episodes I'm hoping it will be resolved very soon so something else can bloody happen soon.

    The Tick himself and Arthur I think are both really solidly done and I'm liking the world they are building so far. Not as outright absurd as the cartoon but that makes the Tick himself only the more amusing.

    The show feels cheap as fuck though, holy crap. At least they fixed the Tick's costume between the pilot and the series though.

  • CoinageCoinage dance all crazy, whip my hair around all crazy Registered User regular
    So I guess I'm the only one who didn't like Mindhunter? They linger on every shot like it's high art, but the rest of the show does not deserve that confidence. Barely anything actually happens because God so much of the show is them traveling back and forth, and I don't care much about what does happen or the people it is happening to. I'm not even sure why I watched the whole thing. I guess part of it is my hostility to the premise, but like
    Even the show itself admits they're actually useless! The Pennsylvania case was solved entirely by the local police talking to the sister and they got super mad their pure speculation wasn't respected by the DA! The creepy principal plot was really bizarre as a modern viewer, it's hard for me to imagine them needing an FBI agent even in another time. With the 12 year old girl good work on noticing the tree cutting, but that has nothing to do with psychology. I guess they actually contributed to the old lady killer with psychology, so that's something.

  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    Coinage wrote: »
    So I guess I'm the only one who didn't like Mindhunter? They linger on every shot like it's high art, but the rest of the show does not deserve that confidence. Barely anything actually happens because God so much of the show is them traveling back and forth, and I don't care much about what does happen or the people it is happening to. I'm not even sure why I watched the whole thing. I guess part of it is my hostility to the premise, but like
    Even the show itself admits they're actually useless! The Pennsylvania case was solved entirely by the local police talking to the sister and they got super mad their pure speculation wasn't respected by the DA! The creepy principal plot was really bizarre as a modern viewer, it's hard for me to imagine them needing an FBI agent even in another time. With the 12 year old girl good work on noticing the tree cutting, but that has nothing to do with psychology. I guess they actually contributed to the old lady killer with psychology, so that's something.

    But I mean the show specifically takes the time to point out and talk about the limitations of their research and why it's still worthwhile despite that?
    They start out as basically the typical TV version of profilers, with very like, overly detailed theorizing about their suspects based only on partial evidence, and we see how little that actually helps, and how inaccurate they are. As the show goes on they get more grounded in their approach, looking to define psychopathy and find links between different types of murders and the personality traits of who does them. And more generally it's exploring men's violence against women, the show doesn't shy away from pointing out the big gender dynamics at play, and the way it's part of a larger dehumanization of women.

    So what they end up finding isn't really any kind of magical replacement for good old fashioned gumshoe police work, but theories that do help them in their interrogations of suspects. Even then, like in the tree cutting case, the older agent points out that it's hardly a new trick to put the murder weapon in front of the murderer, but because of their research they were able to have a good idea of what sorts of strategies he'd be vulnerable to, and which wouldn't. If they hadn't gotten the confession their likely never would've been a conviction, even though everyone involved is sure he did it they couldn't have ironclad proven it.

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  • XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    I bounced off Mindhunter quick, but that's mainly because I had no interest in the basic plot from the start. I should probably finish the first episode, though... maybe it swerves.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of AmericaRegistered User regular
    After three episodes Big Mouth is hit and miss but more above average. There's some jokes that feel straight up ripped off from South Park but it will get clever with some jokes, often from the Hormone Monster (and Monstress). I like ghost Duke Ellington as the random non-sequitur guidance character but the kids themselves are kinda meh and they feel a bit generic. Animation is also weird but sometimes works.

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  • KetarKetar My autocomplete is a tad agressive today.Registered User regular
    For those who aren't satisfied with the menus and genres available when browsing Netflix.

    Use www.netflix.com/browse/genre/XXXX and substitute the code for the genre/sub-genre/category from that page you would like to search through.

  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited October 2017
    American Vandal was very good but kinda ran out of steam towards the end. It could have been edited down to a tight 6 episodes with a more satisfying conclusion. The first ~6 episodes are mostly top notch though, frequently hilarious along with some fun detective work.

    Ending spoilers
    If your mystery show doesn't end with the mystery being resolved, I'm not going to be happy. Like, I "get it", but it's still unsatisfying.

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  • TaminTamin Registered User regular
    HBO now has John Wick, chapter 2. Which is great, except they don't have John Wick [Chapter 1].

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  • AegisAegis Not Quite TorontoRegistered User regular
    Tamin wrote: »
    HBO now has John Wick, chapter 2. Which is great, except they don't have John Wick [Chapter 1].

    I see the Netflix model of "Here's the Matrix 2 & 3, but not 1." is catching on elsewhere.

    We'll see how long this blog lasts
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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    edited October 2017
    Xeddicus wrote: »
    I bounced off Mindhunter quick, but that's mainly because I had no interest in the basic plot from the start. I should probably finish the first episode, though... maybe it swerves.

    Generally if you're not gonna be interested in them interviewing creepy as fuck serial killers, you're probably not gonna like it.

    There's some pretty decent murder cases mixed into the season too, but it's all pretty dark. It's good, and it's a smart show that avoids a lot of typical profiler story pratfalls, but it ain't exactly light watching.

    slightly nsfw language but just generally nsfw based on being creepy as fuck

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Aegis wrote: »
    Tamin wrote: »
    HBO now has John Wick, chapter 2. Which is great, except they don't have John Wick [Chapter 1].

    I see the Netflix model of "Here's the Matrix 2 & 3, but not 1." is catching on elsewhere.

    Matrix 1 is on Netflix.

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  • AegisAegis Not Quite TorontoRegistered User regular
    Aegis wrote: »
    Tamin wrote: »
    HBO now has John Wick, chapter 2. Which is great, except they don't have John Wick [Chapter 1].

    I see the Netflix model of "Here's the Matrix 2 & 3, but not 1." is catching on elsewhere.

    Matrix 1 is on Netflix.

    Not in Canada it isn't. Just Reloaded & Revolutions.

    We'll see how long this blog lasts
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  • CoinageCoinage dance all crazy, whip my hair around all crazy Registered User regular
    edited October 2017
    Yeah the actor for Ed was the highlight of the series. The resemblance is creepy on top of the performance, how did they even find that guy? I also thought the little sequences with BTK were weird. Surely a significant portion of the audience isn't going to recognize him and is going to be very confused,
    and I'm not sure how much they can get out of that setup for season 2 since, spoiler warning, he wasn't arrested until 2005. Although I never watched Zodiac so maybe I'm wrong about the amount of material you can get out of frustration.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    I think the BTK stuff was less about plot and more about, like, setting the stage for the ideas about typical serial killer behavior that the guys are researching and the audience is simultaneously learning about. Even though the show is fiction is does have a true crime sort of essay quality to it, and as we go through the show we recognize each of these little self-contained scenes as another step BTK is taking towards becoming the serial killer we all know and definitely don't love. That it's BTK and not some more other killer than gets caught closer to the era of the show is sort of signalling that no, it's not really part of the plot, but it is thematically tied in.

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  • danxdanx Registered User regular
    edited October 2017
    Coinage wrote: »
    Yeah the actor for Ed was the highlight of the series. The resemblance is creepy on top of the performance, how did they even find that guy? I also thought the little sequences with BTK were weird. Surely a significant portion of the audience isn't going to recognize him and is going to be very confused,
    and I'm not sure how much they can get out of that setup for season 2 since, spoiler warning, they're not going to catch him. Although I never watched Zodiac so maybe I'm wrong about the amount of material you can get out of frustration.

    It's going to be a series
    spanning decades. They'll probably have BTK murdering over the years as they interview and/or catch other serial killers while he serves as a foil(not sure that's the right word in this context?) and frustration for the main characters in their development and application of their theories.
    Kana wrote: »
    I think the BTK stuff was less about plot and more about, like, setting the stage for the ideas about typical serial killer behavior that the guys are researching and the audience is simultaneously learning about. Even though the show is fiction is does have a true crime sort of essay quality to it, and as we go through the show we recognize each of these little self-contained scenes as another step BTK is taking towards becoming the serial killer we all know and definitely don't love. That it's BTK and not some more other killer than gets caught closer to the era of the show is sort of signalling that no, it's not really part of the plot, but it is thematically tied in.

    This would be a more interesting way to handle it. As coinage said they might not be able to keep the tension if it focuses on BTK as a central point considering the span they are planning for the series. It could be tiring fast.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    Netflix just added The Hateful Eight, if you're in the US. I think people generally have mixed opinions about it but it's one of my favorite Tarantino movies.

  • PailryderPailryder Registered User regular
    edited October 2017
    nsfw language

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    That trailer had me so bored. I like that type of setting (magic in modern-day-ish world), but golly it was a pain just to finish the trailer...

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  • RamiRami Registered User regular
    Oh, Bright is the thing that is Definitely Not Shadowrun right?

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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    "Directed by David Ayer"

    NOPE

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  • ObiFettObiFett Use the Force As You WishRegistered User regular
    edited October 2017
    Not-Shadowrun movie should be amazing.

    But the plot looks stupid and the comedy is so completely "miss" in that trailer.

    How do you screw that kind of IP up?

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  • TexiKenTexiKen I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of AmericaRegistered User regular
    Would they really have Shrek still in this world? The whole fairy tale genre would be upended when you have loser elves and dweeb orcs running being losers compared to us super sweet humans.

    I'll watch it because it's gonna be on Netflix but it doesn't look like something I would pay to see. If they just did End of Watch or Street Kings, only with D&D stuff, that would get my attention more.

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  • DedwrekkaDedwrekka What Would Nyarlathotep Do? Registered User regular
    Rami wrote: »
    Oh, Bright is the thing that is Definitely Not Shadowrun right?

    More like a Definitely Not DnD Modern.
    A Shadowrun riff without advanced cybernetics isn't a Shadowrun riff.

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  • LostNinjaLostNinja Registered User regular
    Just got a message saying How I Met Your Mother is going away 11/13 when I started an episode. Hope that gets picked back up last minute. It isn't being advertised as leaving on its main page.

  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    Bail after season like... four. You'll be happier that way.

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  • LostNinjaLostNinja Registered User regular
    I've seen it all and love it except for the ending. It's my "chicken noodle soup" show that I watch whenever I'm sick, stressed, or depressed.

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  • ObiFettObiFett Use the Force As You WishRegistered User regular
    LostNinja wrote: »
    I've seen it all and love it except for the ending. It's my "chicken noodle soup" show that I watch whenever I'm sick, stressed, or depressed.

    Scrubs is that show for me.

    Speaking of old shows, Hulu autoplayed me into Happy Endings. That show is so funny with a great cast. So dumb they cancelled it after only 3 seasons. I was mad then and I'm mad all over again after being reminded how great it was.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 In Greece, misthios. Number one. Lethal hands. One day, malakas need attitude adjustment. I kill malakas. Registered User regular
    The Babysitter was pretty good! It was stupid in all the right ways. It wasn't the Tucker and Dale genre reversal sort of thing I was hoping for, but I still liked it. It was one of those movies where they showed too much in the trailer, though. Some of those things would've been funnier to see firsthand while watching the movie. Like when the blood wasn't flowing well from the stabbed head the black dude was trying to collect blood from.
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    LostNinja wrote: »
    I've seen it all and love it except for the ending. It's my "chicken noodle soup" show that I watch whenever I'm sick, stressed, or depressed.

    Scrubs is that show for me.

    I rotate between It's Always Sunny, Parks & Rec, and The Office. Though, I have to skip to season 3 of The Office because Jim and Pam not together stresses me out more instead of making me feel better.

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  • mattclemmattclem Registered User regular
    Netflix just added The Hateful Eight, if you're in the US. I think people generally have mixed opinions about it but it's one of my favorite Tarantino movies.

    I was rather surprised when my Dad started enthusing to me about it... and then my Mum kicked in and said she really enjoyed it as well. I'd never have pegged it as the sort of film she'd go for. I really must get around to seeing it.

  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Registered User regular
    Mindhunter is really fucking good. This is the shit I needed.

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  • Bliss 101Bliss 101 Registered User regular
    Frasier is my go-to comfort show. I've watched all of it so many times, the show now feels like an old friend and apparently I've memorized most of the dialogue. Yet I still run into jokes I didn't catch or get on previous viewings, which is pretty great.

    But I could see Parks & Rec doing the job too.

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  • lwt1973lwt1973 King of Thieves SyndicationRegistered User regular
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    The Babysitter was pretty good! It was stupid in all the right ways. It wasn't the Tucker and Dale genre reversal sort of thing I was hoping for, but I still liked it. It was one of those movies where they showed too much in the trailer, though. Some of those things would've been funnier to see firsthand while watching the movie. Like when the blood wasn't flowing well from the stabbed head the black dude was trying to collect blood from.

    It was pretty good here as well. You're right about the Tucker and Dale thing as I laughed a lot at that one. Did you watch the after credits scene?

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 In Greece, misthios. Number one. Lethal hands. One day, malakas need attitude adjustment. I kill malakas. Registered User regular
    Yep!

    Marvel movies have caused me to fast-forward through the credits of every movie now. I like what it's implying and hope they make another one!

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    I can watch Seinfeld and seasons 2-10 of The Simpsons on eternal repeat, it seems. Must have something to do with growing up with those two shows in a primetime syndication block.

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  • AridholAridhol Registered User regular
    Psych is that show for me. It's a shame they took it off Netflix but I am excited for the movie :)

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  • TexiKenTexiKen I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of AmericaRegistered User regular
    South Park
    Seinfeld
    Simpsons 2-10
    King of the Hill

    I'd be happy with any of those in perpetuity. Saved By the Bell 2-5 is practically perfect but has a limited run that, like Peep Show, would throw me off after a while, and while Cosby Show used to be a top show for me obvious revelations make that show hard to watch again.

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    I wish King of the Hill was back on Netflix.

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