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My month with Netflix

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 3:58 PM by Mr Cat Dog

OK, so Netflix decided to finally get their act together and enter the UK for the first time. To help ingratiate themselves with UKers that don't have as much access to streaming video as USers, they've even gone about and started one of those 1-moth free-trial thingies, in the hopes that many people will sign up and forget to click the button that says 'Cancel subscription'. But they didn't count on me being a cheap sonohagun! It also doesn't help that their library is very piddly - to put it mildly - at the moment. Because of this, I've made a list of everything I'd like to watch on Netflix UK, and am going to try and watch it all in the next month. Yay? And yes, I'm so like that crazy woman from Julie and Julia (which you shouldn't see, incidentally, but whatevs). Here's the list:

The Interrupters - Seen today!
The Seventh Seal
Bicycle Thieves
Code 46
O Brother Where Art Thou?
Dazed and Confused
Page One: Inside the New York Times
The Thin Blue Line
Gates of Heaven
Last Train Home
The Wings of the Dove
Coffee and Cigarettes
The Girlfriend Experience
City of God
The Naked Civil Servant
Death Proof
Planet Terror
In the Bedroom
The Princess Bride
Starship Troopers
The Long Goodbye
Wallander (UK)
- TV Series
Twin Peaks - TV Series

So, Feb 10 is the end date. (A few days were taken away due to a few DRM issues which were solved by the RIDICULOUSLY perky call centre staff down the phone. Those people could probably cure depression if they were given access to medical equipment.) The free trial will expire and then I'll have to *GASP* BUY STUFF if I want to see them (cause I'm a good boy and don't stream films unless I have no other way of obtaining them). Wish me luck!
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    Rogue planet's Avatar
    Twin Peaks will be very... entertaining.
    Posted January 15th, 2012 at 4:14 AM by Rogue planet Rogue planet is offline
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    I've always wanted to see it, but have never gotten around to actually buying the DVDs. I've heard it starts off very strong then takes a complete nosedive around the second season, but I just want to check it out myself. Gonna watch the first ep today.
    Posted January 15th, 2012 at 6:54 AM by Mr Cat Dog Mr Cat Dog is offline
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    Kinda wish we had something like this in NZ . . . we've got no Netflix, no Hulu, no Crunchyroll . . . We've got iSky, but it only shows current NZ programming that's on TV anyway. It's good if you miss an episode, but there's no chance of getting simulcasting anime or other shows from overseas.

    Also I agree Julie and Julia was terrible.
    Posted January 15th, 2012 at 11:51 AM by Misheard Whisper Misheard Whisper is online now
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    I love Secretary! Maggie Gyllenhaal plays such a weird but sympathetic character.

    City of God is so violent it makes Quentin Tarantino blush. It's such a mind trip the fact that's it's entirely realistic only makes it more messed up and mind trippy.

    Don't bother with Starship Troopers. Even people who like scifi-war movies don't think it's very good.
    Posted January 15th, 2012 at 12:29 PM by Esper Esper is offline
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    Nah, Troopers was awesome. Screwy as frick, but awesome in its own way.
    Posted January 15th, 2012 at 6:56 PM by Misheard Whisper Misheard Whisper is online now
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    Gonna try this soon. Might relive Twin Peaks actually now that you mention it. Super late to this blog but whatevs. How has it gone?
    Posted January 30th, 2012 at 6:47 PM by seeker seeker is offline
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    Mr Cat Dog's Avatar
    Seen and really enjoyed: Bicycle Thieves, Dazed and Confused, Gates of Heaven, Secretary, The Interrupters

    Seen and liked but not loved: Closer, Seventh Seal, Page One: Inside the New York Times

    Seen and hated: Coffee and Cigarettes

    Twin Peaks award for being WTFLOLOMGTHISISCRAZY: Twin Peaks

    Probably going to watch Wings of the Dove or Long Goodbye soon, but I know I'm not going to complete this... oh well.
    Posted February 1st, 2012 at 3:50 AM by Mr Cat Dog Mr Cat Dog is offline

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