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  # 1818996 10-Jul-2017 17:36
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I'm watching ion fist at moment, about 2 to three episodes a week.

 

Watching also Designated survivour about 1 episode a week to every second week.

 

I did start watching 5 to 6 different programs a week, but find it easier just to focus on a couple at a time.

 

All the above Netflix, also can't wait for the new Star Trek, Discovery?, think it's due out 25 Sept UK time zone.

 

 

 

Lightbox, The Americans, seen current one got there but waiting for next one as no SoHo any more.

 

Homeland, hoping it doesn't disappear before watch as haven't watched it yet.

 

Bringe watched The Chosen, which I think isn't there anymore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1839289 4-Aug-2017 17:31
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We have the usual broadcast channels, Lightbox and have recently signed up for Netflix.

 

Others in the house watch a handful of dramas, quizzes and reality shows on the broadcast channels but, other than the news headlines, the odd international movie on Maori and the odd shows here and there.

 

Lightbox: Both seasons of 'Mr Robot' were compelling and excellent. Tried 'The Handmaid's Tale' but lost interest after 5 episodes - may pick it up again. Planning to watch 'Top of the Lake'.

 

Netflix: I have recently finished the 8 part Norwegian military/political drama 'Nobel'. Great cast and a meaty multi-thread story. Trying the Jason Bateman/Laura Linney dark humour drama 'Ozark' (the Breaking Bad of money laundering?). Enjoyed a few movies I'd missed elsewhere.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1839298 4-Aug-2017 17:56
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HillsideBuzz:I have recently finished the 8 part Norwegian military/political drama 'Nobel'. Great cast and a meaty multi-thread story.

 

Is this an English subtitled?

 

HillsideBuzz:Trying the Jason Bateman/Laura Linney dark humour drama 'Ozark' (the Breaking Bad of money laundering?).

 

Absolutely loved this new series. Watched the lot over two nights. Grittier than the Soprarnos and more violent. Very surprised with Jason Bateman who is the main star plus the main director plus executive producer. The two teen children are also a surprise with their full inclusion in the plot.

 

Can not wait for the next series. Can see them earning a lot of awards for this show.





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  # 1839328 4-Aug-2017 19:27
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HillsideBuzz:I have recently finished the 8 part Norwegian military/political drama 'Nobel'. Great cast and a meaty multi-thread story.

 

FineWine:Is this an English subtitled?

 

Yes, it has English subtitles. 

 

 


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  # 1839354 4-Aug-2017 20:09
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I watch about equally broadcast TV, Netlfix, and You Tube.

Love the knowledge value from You Tube with quite a list of channel subscriptions.

Nelfix is currently on hold as no shows we like probably due to US/Europe off season.

Ditched Sky more than 10 years ago. Wow, I've saved $10 000.

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  # 1839364 4-Aug-2017 20:25
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Mspec:

 

We ditched sky about 9 months ago now and never looked back and saved some $$ in the process. We have freeview terrestrial and Netflix as well as Lightbox which comes free. More than enough to cover the content we want to watch. We are on unlimited fibre so connection issues I have yet to see one.

 

Anyway what do you watch on these services and do you binge watch or just casually watch.

 

For us at the moment we are going through a show called forensic files which is really interesting they are only 20-25 a piece but we cant stop watching them.

 

What are you habits and what do you recommend on watching.

 

Best move we ever made was ditching sky laughing

 

 

Why did you have Sky if you never watched it?


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  # 1839367 4-Aug-2017 20:35
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lchiu7:

 

I am now using Youtube TV ( also have Netflix). Into 3rd month (1st was free and I got a free Chromecast) and I am liking it. It doesn't have a huge library of catalogue shows but pretty much allows you to watch and record all episodes of any broadcast TV shows (and no limit)

 

A couple of side benefits I found was 1) able to watch the America's Cup live streamed off NBC and then NBCsn and 2) the AB/Lion games streamed off ESPN2 (local Sky  commentary too).

 

I will be dtiching Vodafone cable TV (I only had basic service and would only miss FoodTV and Disovery Turbo) so the monthly cost difference is minimal. Plus I have ditched Vodafone cable internet (100/10) and moved to Bigpipe 200/200 UFB which is cheaper. 

 

 

Would you need to use a VPN for that? Seems like its only available in the US for now.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1839838 6-Aug-2017 13:23
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It the moment I'm finally catching up on:

 

  • Black Sails
  • House of Cards
  • Lexx (which I never originally saw)

I recommend all of them (with the caveat that Lexx isn't well made and will only appeal to those who like really cheesy SciFi of the Blake's 7 genre).

 

Spent two days in bed unwell, so I have actually been binge watching a fair few episodes in a row, which I don't normally do.




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  # 1839855 6-Aug-2017 14:06
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tdgeek:

 

 

 

Why did you have Sky if you never watched it?

 

 

We did and I used it for sports, but now with all the other streaming services for movies and tv shows we don't miss that side of it and the sport side although I enjoyed the motor racing I can live without it.





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  # 1839876 6-Aug-2017 14:36
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I have the potential to watch most of the world's TV but somehow I never do. I have briefly checked out this or that from time to time just to see if I could, but I rarely get further than that. If I watch anything, it mainly comes from iPlayer or Curiositystream but even those hardly get a look now. I don't know why. Somehow I just don't seem to have time. Most of it gets sucked up by the computer. I guess I'm just not a very good TV watcher. 

 

 





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  # 1841014 8-Aug-2017 12:20
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Last Night on Netflix:

 

Statis 2017- oh how bad in all areas, only watched 20mins then gave up = ½/5

 

Burn after Reading 2008 - do not know how I missed this one when it first came out. Very good typical Coen brothers dark comedy = 4/5

 

SERIES I am watching

 

Expanse = 4½/5 - can not wait for season 2

 

Peaky Blinders = 3½/5 - compelling in short bursts

 

House of Cards = 3-4/5 - mostly compelling

 

Musketeers = 3/5 - easy on the brain

 

Better Call Soul = 4/5 - if you enjoyed "Breaking Bad" you'll like this spin off

 

Stranger Things = 2½/5 - having trouble getting into this, a bit slow

 

Narcos = 4½/5 = absolutely fab, will follow it up with El Chapo and hope it is just as compelling

 

Grimm = 3-4/5 - mostly compelling

 

KillJoys = 3/5 - having trouble getting into this

 

Designated Survivor = 3/5 - having trouble getting into this

 

Vikings = 3/5 - having trouble getting into this (but people says it gets better)

 

The PBS "Secrets Of" series = 3½/5 - mostly enjoyable and informative





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  # 1841075 8-Aug-2017 13:05
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Don't know about others but I am tending to find that series now seem to have 2 or 3 episodes too many in a series.


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  # 1841116 8-Aug-2017 13:49
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FineWine:

 

Last Night on Netflix:

 

Statis 2017- oh how bad in all areas, only watched 20mins then gave up = ½/5

 

Burn after Reading 2008 - do not know how I missed this one when it first came out. Very good typical Coen brothers dark comedy = 4/5

 

SERIES I am watching

 

Expanse = 4½/5 - can not wait for season 2

 

Peaky Blinders = 3½/5 - compelling in short bursts

 

House of Cards = 3-4/5 - mostly compelling

 

Musketeers = 3/5 - easy on the brain

 

Better Call Soul = 4/5 - if you enjoyed "Breaking Bad" you'll like this spin off

 

Stranger Things = 2½/5 - having trouble getting into this, a bit slow

 

Narcos = 4½/5 = absolutely fab, will follow it up with El Chapo and hope it is just as compelling

 

Grimm = 3-4/5 - mostly compelling

 

KillJoys = 3/5 - having trouble getting into this

 

Designated Survivor = 3/5 - having trouble getting into this

 

Vikings = 3/5 - having trouble getting into this (but people says it gets better)

 

The PBS "Secrets Of" series = 3½/5 - mostly enjoyable and informative

 

 

 

 

New season of Narcos airs 1 september.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ory6b2EJ3Bk

 

 


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  # 1841178 8-Aug-2017 14:37
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I have Netflix (US). Amazon, HBO and Hulu. We work on a schedule just like regular TV. Wednesday is walking dead, Thursday is 13 reasons why, Saturday is movie night etc. I only have time for one show a night so it works well.





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  # 1847016 15-Aug-2017 13:12
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Have starting watching 'Luke Cage'. It is not fast paced. It is a super hero/gangster/political thriller with the occasional action scenes by Luke Cage the man steel. It is not till ep4 that you get to find out how Luke Cage became the man he now is. 3½/5.

 

Following along in the same genre is 'Iron Fist' but this is even slower and I may not continue watching this series. 3/5.

 

On a side note: what are forum Netflix members thoughts on the new 'thumbs up ' & 'thumbs down' method of rating. I STRONGLY DISLIKE IT and I have stopped rating shows. I had a great chat with their help desk in Florida and the bloke said they have had many complaints about the change from the previous 5 star rating system. He stated they are looking at introducing a user switch system between thumbs and stars to get a type of referendum on the two systems.





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