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  1. Tiggeroo

    Tiggeroo Grammar Nazi

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    If you have netflix what things are you watching instantly? I'd love to find some new things to watch. I recently watched The Big Chill and Fools Gold, gotta love Matt M. I also watched Magnum PI and Miami Vice seasons.
     
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  3. Swimnoid

    Swimnoid DIS Veteran

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    DD, DH and I all re-watched Lost 5 this week. DH has been watching Torchwood and Dr Who and just started Weeds. DD watched some of The Office episodes recently. I have been watching Heroes 3 and random movies. We have really been putting it to use over the past couple of weeks but will probably taper off as things get back to normal this week.
     
  4. Tiggeroo

    Tiggeroo Grammar Nazi

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    I like the idea of Weeds and Heroes. I'll have to check those out.
     
  5. dallastxcpa

    dallastxcpa DIS Veteran

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    Over the holidays we watched the original Battlestar Galactica series. I also wanted to watch Love Boat or Fantasy Island but they were not available instantly.
     
  6. clh2

    clh2 <font color=green>I am the Pixie Stick NARC at my

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    I got DH a netflix gift subscription for Christmas!

    He streamed in a couple of movies this week while he was off.

    I will say - although this is off topic - the bonus on this Christmas gift is DH cancelled all movie channels on our cable!
     
  7. N.Bailey

    N.Bailey <font color=teal>Pear is probably my all time favo

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    Just the tip of the iceberg, IMO

    Dexter
    Weeds
    Lost (especially to get caught up for the grand finale)
    The Office (both American and British versions)
    Jericho
    Dead Like Me (but I can admit this wouldn't be for everyone)
    Harper's Island (1 season and a classic who done it)
    Heroes

    BTW, if you get into these series and find an episode missing or a season, check hulu to supplement what Netflix has available on instant.

    Lots and lots of documentaries. Ask if you're looking for recommendations.

    Some better movies that I can remember:
    P2 (scary movie - not for everyone)
    Frequency - I really love this movie
    Mad Money (great comedy)
    The Skeleton Key (psychological horror)
    Seven Pounds (fairly new actually)

    Jeff Dunham stand up shows

    The Orphanage (foreign but so good)
    Lilya 4-Ever - Foreign, but a real eye opener, it's DEEP content
    http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/Lilya_4-Ever/60027586?trkid=438403
     
  8. WDWBarb

    WDWBarb I need a vacation.

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    We've watched Dexter seasons 1 & 2 over the holiday. I wasn't sure I was going to like the show but I love it!
     
  9. Swimnoid

    Swimnoid DIS Veteran

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    I just could not get into Dexter! I've always heard how great it is but I just cant get into it. Maybe I should try again.
     
  10. WDWBarb

    WDWBarb I need a vacation.

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    The first few episodes were... hard to digest. It's hard to accept the serial killler as the "hero" (and I use the term loosely) but after a few shows I really started enjoying it. It's actually hard NOT to like Dexter (the character and the show).
     
  11. AshleyW

    AshleyW <font color=deeppink>Can't wait to go back!<br><fo

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    Here's a little snippet of what's on my instant queue. I've got like 170 things on there because I'm terrible at removing things once I've watched it. Anyway, here are some of mine:

    Friday Night Lights (s1, 2 and 3)
    LOST (s1-5)
    A League of Their Own
    Bye Bye Birdie
    Life and Debt
    Through Deaf Eyes
    Deadliest Catch (s1-3)
    South Park (s1-9)
    Dead Like Me: Life After Death
    Pearl Harbor
    The Business of Being Born
    Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
    Married Life
    Wall-E
    My Kid Could Paint That
    Dexter (s1 and 2)
    Indie Sex
    Nerdcore Rising
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
    Gonzo
    Paris, Je T'aime
    Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
    The Big Lebowski
    The Tudors (s1-3)

    Quite a few of those are documentaries. I've been getting into those a lot more in the past year or so that I've been watching Netflix instantly. :thumbsup2
     
  12. N.Bailey

    N.Bailey <font color=teal>Pear is probably my all time favo

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    Did you watch this yet? There were seasons 1 and 2, the show was canceled, then this movie came out like 5 years later. I really liked the show, but thought the movie was just horrible. Main characters weren't in the movie and instead of not bringing 1 of those characters back, they brought the character back with an actress that didn't even slightly live up to the original actress. Most fans of the series were VERY disappointed with this film.
     
  13. NEVERENOUGHWDW

    NEVERENOUGHWDW <font color=blue>Still Missing 20,000 Leagues Unde

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    Love Boat tomorrow!!!!
     
  14. LadyZolt

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    Tonight we watched several episodes from Season 2 of the **** Van **** show. I love that show -- it's still funny all these years later.

    We also watch "Heroes" and "Leverage" and other TV series, plus movies we like. Netflix streamed to the TV is wonderful! Enjoy! :goodvibes
     
  15. funnygarcia

    funnygarcia Hyena, Dis Diva, vegan-in-training

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    What's up with the hundred episodes of SNL stuck in my "new to TV" selection? UGH! Gimme something new!

    We ditched cable and regular TV thanks to Netflix :thumbsup2


    Lots of documentaries.......
    Food, Inc --must see!
    Jesus Camp
    The Business of Being Born
    Home -- low income family buying a home and her struggles
    A Family Undertaking -- about caring for your own dead
    Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
    STOMP live
    Bush Family Fortunes




    Dirty Jobs
    Fraggle Rock, that my teens thought was very boring. :lmao:
    Doubt (recent addition to instant)
    Worst Week similar to meet the parents .. funny sitcom
    From Dusk to Dawn
    Weeds (got hooked and now have to wait for discs in the mail!)
    Mythbusters
    Tudors
    Holiday
    Mr Smith Goes to Washington
    Twilight Zone the movie
    Nosferatu (very cool for the time period)
    Confessions of a Shopaholic
    Bridget Jones Dairy
    Godzilla vs Destroya
    Jon and Kate +8
    Pee-Wee's Big Adventure..my teens picked it and laughed entire show
    Blue Collar Comedy Tour
    Beastmaster
    Krull
    South park

    Outsourced --- indie film, surprisingly very good!
    The Visitor -- slow but good and made me sad
    Arranged-- good chick flick!
    4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days -- sad, disturbing, angry
    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas -- cried and cried

    Dexter
    Airline -- interesting show, good if you hate Southwest :laughing:
    Grey's Anatomy
    Bunny Shorts- not for kids!! But silly fun if you have a very short attention span. :laughing:
    Happy Tree Friends -- VERY not for kids, short and disturbing. Fits well with Dead like me and Dexter.
     
  16. -Hope-

    -Hope- Always dreaming of adventure...

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    I'm agreeing with lots that has been previously posted, especially Dexter, Weeds, and Dead Like Me (NOT Life after Death, ick).

    Mostly our instant watch is bringing us indie films and documentaries that we wouldn't normally watch. I never wanted things like this cluttering up my dvd queue but as an instant watch I'm hooked! We probably watch two or three documentaries a week on various topics. My absolute favorite so far was The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill... this is, IMHO, a MUST see!
     
  17. Poppinsme

    Poppinsme I LOVE SMILEYS

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    DH and I just love Netflix on TV.:) Watched some of the old Avengers tonight.:happytv::banana:
     
  18. lila

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    Def the tv series - I also like to watch old movies I have never seen - a la Shirley Temple flicks, Casablanca, etc.
     
  19. AshleyW

    AshleyW <font color=deeppink>Can't wait to go back!<br><fo

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    No, I haven't seen it yet. I'm slooowly working on watching the show, and I'll probably watch the movie after I get done. I've heard a few people say the same thing about the movie though, that's too bad because I like the show so far. I hate when movies/shows switch actors for the same character, it almost never works out!
     
  20. WDWBarb

    WDWBarb I need a vacation.

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    I really looked forward to this movie because the show suffered such a premature death (ironic, eh?). The series, while so short-lived, had some of the best character development of any show I'd ever watched. There were plot lines that I really wanted to see come to a conclusion and the film held promise for this.

    But, it really was awful. I don't even remember that much about it except being so terribly disappointed. :sick:
     
  21. Pig Pen

    Pig Pen To all who have come to this happy place...welcome

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    I had never seen this show but my dsil raves about it. OMG, it is so hilarious! Tina Fey is a genius.
     

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