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  • Originally posted by Arthur Brain View Post
    "Humans".
    I'll have to look about for it. I started watching Arrow on Netflix recently, just for the heck of it. Hit and miss tv, really. Mostly miss for me. I keep watching to laugh at the writing of Arrow's ex fiance. Seriously the worst written character I've seen in a while. I almost admire the actress stumbling through the mercurial changes put out on a weekly basis.

    The guy playing Arrow is passable in action sequences and so long as he remains in angry mode and greasepaint. Outside of that it's soap opera caliber acting with rare exception. Very funny.

    I suppose this isn't really a recommendation then. Unless you hate trains.
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    • Two shows that I really enjoy, mainly because of the funny and manipulative mothers:

      The McCarthys
      Mother played by Laurie Metcalf (played the sister in Rosanne, and the mother of Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory).

      The Millers
      Mother played by Margo Martindale (played a family clan mom in Justified).

      Both of these shows crack me up!

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      They already know monsters exist.
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      • I hate it when I watch a series and it ends abruptly and unsatisfactorily with some sort of lame wrap up, if that. The worst offender in memory was Deadwood, that ill fated western that launched its lead, Timothy Olyphant, into the role of Justified's complicated and dark hero, Raylan Givens.

        Other examples of horrible truncation and/or ending?

        Little House on the Prairie blows up its own town to thwart a RR tycoon who owns title to the land.

        Quantum Leap, where inexplicably the writers extend a middle digit to everyone who followed the series by concluding, “Dr. Sam Becket never returned home.” Why? Because up you, that's why.
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        • Originally posted by Town Heretic View Post
          I hate it when I watch a series and it ends abruptly and unsatisfactorily with some sort of lame wrap up, if that. The worst offender in memory was Deadwood, that ill fated western that launched its lead, Timothy Olyphant, into the role of Justified's complicated and dark hero, Raylan Givens.

          Other examples of horrible truncation and/or ending?

          Little House on the Prairie blows up its own town to thwart a RR tycoon who owns title to the land.

          Quantum Leap, where inexplicably the writers extend a middle digit to everyone who followed the series by concluding, “Dr. Sam Becket never returned home.” Why? Because up you, that's why.
          To be fair Deadwood only ended that way because HBO cancelled it after the third season was done.
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          • I have no cable or satellite dish. I watch TV through a Roku box and the internet. Mostly I watch the Netflix and Amazon Prime channels.

            I get all the same stuff the cable people get, but usually a little later. But then I get it without the advertisements and for only 8 bucks a month (each channel). So it's well worth the delay.

            Started watching Narcos last night. That looks like it could be a good series.

            Have been enjoying the whole series of Rockford Files. It's been so long since I've seen them that I don't remember any of them. So it's like watching a new show.

            Been watching Royal Pains. It's mildly entertaining. Nothing special.

            I tried Savage Empire and Bloodline, but they're too dark and goofy. Soap operas for brooding twenty-somethings, I think.

            Stumbled on a series called Filthy Riches that was quite interesting.

            Otherwise, some movies, some documentaries, and when it comes back on, I'll watch the Voice on broadcast TV.

            That's about it.

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            • Having read some of this thread, let me say most of my television viewing is local news. and a few other programs, no serials, and have not watched any serials, directly, since 2000. I do, however, watch TV programs; the main difference is I watch purchased DVDs of the whole series. thus usually I am viewing serials years after the program began the newest seasons.

              I never buy any of these; members of my family purchase them and usually offer the season to me, yet I seldom request it until it has been out several seasons. or the series has finished.

              There is one thing I would consider, if possible, which is, having Netflix, if possible I could record the movies to a digital hard drive?
              So, what?

              believe it!

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              • Originally posted by Ktoyou View Post
                Having read some of this thread, let me say most of my television viewing is local news. and a few other programs, no serials, and have not watched any serials, directly, since 2000. I do, however, watch TV programs; the main difference is I watch purchased DVDs of the whole series. thus usually I am viewing serials years after the program began the newest seasons.

                I never buy any of these; members of my family purchase them and usually offer the season to me, yet I seldom request it until it has been out several seasons. or the series has finished.

                There is one thing I would consider, if possible, which is, having Netflix, if possible I could record the movies to a digital hard drive?
                The great thing about Netflix is that you don't need to store or even have a dvr, since the functions of pausing and continuing and rewinding are built in. I don't miss the old DVR and I have a BR player for movies that are more current or that I want to own. Netflix has a few original series worth watching. House of Cards is a spellbinding portrait of a Richard III like ascent by a character who is on his best days amoral and then there's the surprising Daredevil, entertaining and direct, Marco Polo and, as of this coming month, Longmire.

                My only qualm with online involved use and caps on GBs. AT&T, in my area, has a 150 GB cap with ten dollars for each additional 50GB you use in a month. Highest quality Netflix was burning 3 GB per hour or nearly and so that was untenable. My solution was to push the Netlix setting down to the 750 range and let my television make up a little of the difference. The result is crisp (but not 1080p) pictures and no cap problems. Hulu has a better signal at that setting and is similarly cap friendly, but it still has commercials for paying customers, which is why it's a sixth the size of Netflix and they need to address that if they want to challenge. Raise their rate a dollar and match Netflix, kill the ads.
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                • Originally posted by Tambora View Post
                  Two shows that I really enjoy, mainly because of the funny and manipulative mothers:

                  The McCarthys
                  Mother played by Laurie Metcalf (played the sister in Rosanne, and the mother of Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory).

                  The Millers
                  Mother played by Margo Martindale (played a family clan mom in Justified).

                  Both of these shows crack me up!
                  The McCarthys is hilarious! It's one of the only two comedies I view. The other is Fresh Off The Boat.
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                  • Originally posted by Town Heretic View Post
                    The great thing about Netflix is that you don't need to store or even have a dvr, since the functions of pausing and continuing and rewinding are built in. I don't miss the old DVR and I have a BR player for movies that are more current or that I want to own. Netflix has a few original series worth watching. House of Cards is a spellbinding portrait of a Richard III like ascent by a character who is on his best days amoral and then there's the surprising Daredevil, entertaining and direct, Marco Polo and, as of this coming month, Longmire.

                    My only qualm with online involved use and caps on GBs. AT&T, in my area, has a 150 GB cap with ten dollars for each additional 50GB you use in a month. Highest quality Netflix was burning 3 GB per hour or nearly and so that was untenable. My solution was to push the Netlix setting down to the 750 range and let my television make up a little of the difference. The result is crisp (but not 1080p) pictures and no cap problems. Hulu has a better signal at that setting and is similarly cap friendly, but it still has commercials for paying customers, which is why it's a sixth the size of Netflix and they need to address that if they want to challenge. Raise their rate a dollar and match Netflix, kill the ads.
                    My reason for wishing to record movies off Netflix is I know there are only some movies I would care to see, however, unlike most persons, the movies I like, I enjoy watching them again.

                    My greatest concern with having Netflix is, any monthly bills I have are assigned in another account where I have no direct contact with the billing. I am able, however, requesting more than essential electronic payments is too time consuming, for those who manage it. I would pay the account myself, yet I know I would not remember, unless I had it only a few months and then copied the movies I liked onto a hard drive.

                    I would not expect more than three good movies in a month after the original month, such being, there is a diminishing return in value having the service longer.

                    I am not sure what you are saying in the rest of you post.

                    "My only qualm with online involved use and caps on GBs. AT&T, in my area, has a 150 GB cap with ten dollars for each additional 50GB you use in a month. Highest quality Netflix was burning 3 GB per hour or nearly and so that was untenable. My solution was to push the Netlix setting down to the 750 range and let my television make up a little of the difference. "
                    I am not up on what this means?
                    So, what?

                    believe it!

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                    • I have two Oppo players and would use a inexpensive Samsung to stream. I did this once with a free trial with Hulu Plus
                      So, what?

                      believe it!

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                      • No DVR, nothing i wouldnt be ok with missing, just watch whatever is on, when i feel like watching TV, or pick something on netflix if feel like watching a movie.
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                        • Originally posted by Ktoyou View Post

                          My greatest concern with having Netflix is, any monthly bills I have are assigned in another account where I have no direct contact with the billing.
                          We just get a gift card (Netflix) at Kroger and pay with that for 3 months at a time, (card is for 3 months) when it runs out, we get another one and apply it.
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                          • Originally posted by Town Heretic View Post
                            I hate it when I watch a series and it ends abruptly and unsatisfactorily with some sort of lame wrap up, if that. The worst offender in memory was Deadwood,
                            This was one of those series i received from family. I could not stand its slow pace and had them take it back after I watched it a few hours
                            So, what?

                            believe it!

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                            • I bought a dvd and dammit it was on regular tv a cuppla nights later


                              3 bucks down the drain.
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                              • Originally posted by Angel4Truth View Post
                                No DVR, nothing i wouldnt be ok with missing, just watch whatever is on, when i feel like watching TV, or pick something on netflix if feel like watching a movie.
                                Yeah that's how I am cept I buy dvds [I like rummaging] I bought the first series of Hill St Blues which I had never seen before for 4 bucks it was hilarious....Renko lol

                                What is good is to hook up to Youtube, some serious documentaries on Youtube
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