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Old 03-13-2013, 05:56 PM   #81
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I have started watching the original House of Cards (1990) on BBC iPlayer. It's devilishly good. Very sexist though.


Absolutely. It was set in the days before the "Blair Babes" arrived in Parliament


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Old 03-13-2013, 06:10 PM   #82
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Alan.. you'll get used to that. One of the greatest benefits of getting older.
For years I have been a TV scheduler's ideal customer in that I can't remember what I've seen before.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:13 PM   #83
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That's why the Inspector Morse series is so good. There are so many DVD's in the series (something like 30) that by the time you have watched them all, you could just start over -- assuming you remember you were watching that series.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:20 PM   #84
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That's why the Inspector Morse series is so good. There are so many DVD's in the series (something like 30) that by the time you have watched them all, you could just start over -- assuming you remember you were watching that series.
Yup, I've seen all those episodes several times and never remember whodunnit.

Some classic comedy series that are on Netflix streaming that I'm watching yet include

Fawlty Towers
Black Adder
Red Dwarf

and some more recent comedies I watch again and again....
Vicar of Dibley
Keeping up Appearances
The Office (British version - only ever made 2 series plus a couple of specials)
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Girl Walks Into a Bar
Unusual and entertaining without explosions or special effects.
This trailer includes a link to the complete video on youtube.

GIRL WALKS INTO A BAR Official Trailer - YouTube
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Hey, thanks for the Big Man River suggestion! We really liked it, though it wasn't exactly the most flattering portrayal of the swimmer. Very interesting indeed!
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watching State of Play (BBC from 2003) again. Great thriller--very intelligent. Doesn't hurt that Bill Nighy is in it--I can watch him all day long.

Only on DVD from Netflix, not on streaming.
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I didn't read everyone's posts, so if this is a repeat, please forgive. Sherlock, especially the first series is superb stuff.
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Just discovered "Zen": another BBC production, but about an Italian detective in Rome. Actor is Rufus Sewell--what a cutie! Very understated and well-acted.

It's a little disconcerting in the same way the British version of Wallander is--to have British actors playing Swedish and Italian cops.

It's on DVD's only through Netflix, but I'm actually streaming it for free on Amazon Prime. It's interesting how the two services have different content available for streaming.
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Done in the late 90's, Circles of Deceit (Netflix DVD), about a former British soldier doing domestic work for MI5 (I think that's the agency). The actor had appeared with John Thaw in Sweeney Todd way back in the 70's.
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Good to see this thread continues... Am using the suggestions.

A little off-topic, but there are literally thousands of free movies on UTube also. My problem, up until now has been knowing which ones. If you're not sure which movie you want to watch, there's no easy way to find a listing. Until now.

You might want to try Pegleg.it I'm not sure just how it works, but if you go to the website, a huge list of movies are downloaded to the page. (In my case, the download took forever, but after doing it once, it comes up whenever you go to the page, without a wait. (cached?) When you click on the movie you've selected, it Pegleg takes you direct to UTube. I've found that some of the movies have been removed... am guessing copyright issues, but most links are live, and work.

In the meantime, on Netflix... I enjoyed an old 1951 B&W film...
"The House on Telegraph Hill"
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Sorry if this has been recommended before, but I am loving Whitechapel from the BBC. Great detective stories and love the acting. The crimes can be a little gruesome, but thankfully not in your face the entire time.
Not available on streaming from Netflix, only on DVD's. Once again I'm watching instead on Amazon.
I'm beginning to pay closer attention to what's available on Amazon Prime streaming versus Netflix. I may get to the point where I quit my Netflix subscription if I can get what I want from Amazon for the Prime subscription fee. Maybe it's just my weird taste, but so much of what I like is only available on DVD's from Netflix. For people like me it seems Amazon has more streaming content available. Not all of it free by any means, but having to wait for DVD's from Netflix seems like kind of a pain. Funny--it used to be the greatest thing!!
I dropped cable two years ago. My 20 something sons think I'm cool like them.
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higly recommend it - it's a mockumentary about a porta-john plumber,
If you liked that you may enjoy Being John Malkovich. I don't really know how to categorize it other than strange.
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OK, for those with a Frankophile sensibility, try The Fairy. Watch The Fairy Online | Netflix

Netflix does it a disservice in it's synopsis. Husband and wife team directed and acted as the lead characters and they are charming. They are/were mimes, so much of the comedy is physical. Fionna, the wife, is as homely and utterly captivating and beautiful as can be, the husband reminds me of Roberto Benigni - a lot. Very reminiscent of the great Jacque Tati in feel.
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Bottle Shock (If you like wine -true story, exactly captures Napa Valley in the min-1970's - I was there!)

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Just watched "touchback", heartwarmng drama,
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If you've been frustrated, looking for movies to watch, because of the huge selection, may I recommend this website?

instantwatcher.com - Streaming Movies and TV to watch instantly on Netflix

Not only does it list movies by year, but it also has several other included rating systems... a point system, NYT recommendations, Rotten Tomatoes, as well as a well defined listing of movies by genre. Most movie listings have commenatries and generalized plots or synopses.

The site is huge, and has opened my eyes to movies I've never heard of, as well as those that have been forgotten.

If you have netflix access, you need to have this website.
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Endeavour on pbs

Don't have TV so I couldn't watch it "live", but just finished all 4 Endeavour episodes on pbs.org (Masterpiece Mystery).

Highly recommend it to all you Inspector Morse fans out there. I liked it even more than Lewis!

Shaun Evans playing a young Morse is fantastic. And cute too!
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I found Sherlock, the BBC series, very good. This one:




p.s. Oh, I just noticed that the thread title refers to movies. Well, each of the episodes is an hour and a half long -- so just consider them movies.
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I've watched several French movies (subtitled) in the last few weeks. I've enjoyed The Concert, The Intouchables, and Shall We Kiss. It's nice to be able to sit down to a movie and not have to worry about anything crashing or exploding. I think crashes and explosions must be prohibited in the French film industry.
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