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swickles
Aug 21, 2006

I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just some QB that I used to know


bull3964 posted:

Netflix just DESTROYED analyst estimates on subscriber growth.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...criptions-surge

I wonder if any of that is due to the holidays. I got my aunt and uncle a couple months subscription for Christmas, and know lots of people who gave Netflix gift cards as gifts.

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Timby
Dec 23, 2006

Tell him about the Twinkie.

swickles posted:

I wonder if any of that is due to the holidays.

A large part of it is that they're finally gaining a foothold in international territories (where they spent a fuckton of money over the last ~6 quarters building out).

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


Iím sure itís a perfect storm of the gift card thing, the amount of original content growing and the prestige of that content and the fact that more old people understand smart TVs and fire sticks, etc. now.

InsensitiveSeaBass
Apr 1, 2008

You're entering a realm which is unusual. Maybe it's magic, or contains some kind of monster... The second one. Prepare to enter The Scary Door.

EL BROMANCE posted:

My wife asked me to DVR this just because she was hoping for some accuracy in a medical show. She probably feels the same watching any movie/tv show with anyone in the hospital that I do the moment anyone opens a laptop. She needs a medical Mr. Robot.


The high watermark is still Scrubs. Dick weeds like the eponymous Resident usually get drummed out if they are that big of an rear end to a department chief, even if the resident is in the right. Accuracy in BLS be dammed, the show's a bit of a fantasy.

Wheat Loaf
Feb 13, 2012

Fancy.


Shageletic posted:

lol the main actor (Simon Templar?) is the tenth billed name on imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2569088/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1

I was trying to think "Who would be the best actor to play the Saint?" and I kept looping back around to late 90s Pierce Brosnan. Maybe he should've been in the Saint movie from 1997 and Val Kilmer should've been Thomas Crowne.

Current actors: I used to have this fanfiction idea where Simon Templar played by Henry Cavill gets home to his penthouse when he's confronted by Tom Hiddleston in a bowler hat with an umbrella who wants to talk to him to "the Avengers initiative".

Looten Plunder
Jul 11, 2006


Grimey Drawer

So I just found out that Season 2 of Nirvanna The Band The Show started airing like 4 months ago. Can't believe I missed this. Anyone watch it?

Escobarbarian posted:

Fleabag is awesome, is that even ever coming back, I guess whatsherface was busy with Solo

2019

Open Source Idiom
Jan 4, 2013


Escobarbarian posted:

Fleabag is awesome, is that even ever coming back, I guess whatsherface was busy with Solo

It's coming back, Waller-Bridge is working on another new show as well though (Killing Eve with Sandra Oh), so that's why it's delayed as well.

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005

Gosh, I love arrows.


Man, The Alienist is one expensive looking show.

Mu Zeta
Oct 17, 2002

panties


Someone should make The Wire of medical dramas.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Coach Bloodshot
Default Status: SHOUTING


Mu Zeta posted:

Someone should make The Wire of medical dramas.


Patient: Doctor, what's wrong with me?
Doctor: You have AIDS
Patient: Sheeeeeeeeeeeeet

precision
May 7, 2006

Double great.


Mu Zeta posted:

Someone should make The Wire of medical dramas.

OBAMACARE COMIN'

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006


muscles like this! posted:

Man, The Alienist is one expensive looking show.

Yeah, it was gorgeous. Really brought the era to life. I read the novel (and its sequel, The Angel of Darkness) over 20 years ago, loved them, and I've been waiting for a movie adaptation ever since. This started off slow, but I have sky-high hopes for it to be great.

Drunk Driver Dad
Feb 18, 2005



I was craving some more period drama so I gave Turn: Washington's Spies a chance. I think I only made it through the first 2, but it seems decent enough. There are 4 seasons on Netflix, does this show get really bad or anything? I hate the empty feeling of not having a good show to watch at night, so I'm low key excited to have found something several seasons long I haven't watched yet. Speaking of shows like that(several seasons currently out), I really need to try Rectify again at some point. The first episode bored me to tears.

Gonz
Dec 22, 2009

Jesus, did I say that? Or just think it? Was I talking? Did they hear me?


Turn gets better with each passing season. Stick with it. You won't be sorry.

precision
May 7, 2006

Double great.


yep, Turn is often overlooked but it's remarkably solid and well made television with a few standout performances

Wandle Cax
Dec 15, 2006


bull3964 posted:

Netflix just DESTROYED analyst estimates on subscriber growth.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...criptions-surge

I guess a lot of people wanted to watch Bright

swickles
Aug 21, 2006

I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just some QB that I used to know


Wandle Cax posted:

I guess a lot of people wanted to watch Bright

If you just jump in head first and accept that Bright is a Lord of the Rings sequel set 2000 years later, its actually a fun movie.

Rocksicles
Oct 19, 2012

DAAAAAMN!
Put your glasses back on.


precision posted:

OBAMACARE COMIN'

Nice.

HorseRenoir
Dec 25, 2011



So apparently Sam Esmail and Mark Frost interviewed each other for a podcast, which is cool: http://www.talkhouse.com/sam-esmail...ouse-podcast-2/

McSpanky
Jan 16, 2005




Lurdiak posted:

I think if more shows were one and done self contained episodes with ongoing plots shoved way way way in the background like God intended, no one would be complaining about pacing issues.

A-loving-men brother.

Wheat Loaf
Feb 13, 2012

Fancy.


I have to admit, it can be nice sometimes going back to older shows that just have one story per week and don't worry too much about some sort of overarching narrative.

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012


swickles posted:

If you just jump in head first and accept that Bright is a Lord of the Rings sequel set 2000 years later, its actually a fun movie.

As hard as the media went negative against the movie, it was pretty much a straight up popcorn movie that probably would've done really well at the cinema. Netflix has been poo poo talking the critics pretty heavily in the last 24 hours as being detached from what makes something commercially popular.

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Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Good thing the job of a critic is to evaluate a work and not its mass appeal.

I think a good movie exists inside of Bright, but the one we got is not that.

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