NETFLIX RECOMMENDS

#1
Inevitably, they tend to promote their own stuff and I have found their search function clumsier than a new recruit with two left feet, so what series, shows or movies do you personally recommend.

I’ll kick off with The Ranch, starring Ashton Kutcher. It’s an American sitcom with canned laughter, but despite that, it actually works, in a ‘merkin Alf Garnett sort of way.
 
#2
I am so sick of logging in to Netflix and seeing the same shows over and over again on the front page. 'Because you have seen this you may like this', yes, you showed me THIS a year ago - I HAVE SEEN IT - **** OFF !!

Mind you, it's not just Netflix, it's You Tube as well, it still brings up suggestions that I HAVE SEEN years ago.
 
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#3
Inevitably, they tend to promote their own stuff and I have found their search function clumsier than a new recruit with two left feet, so what series, shows or movies do you personally recommend.

I’ll kick off with The Ranch, starring Ashton Kutcher. It’s an American sitcom with canned laughter, but despite that, it actually works, in a ‘merkin Alf Garnett sort of way.
Ashton Kutcher I’d buy Viagra to make sure I’d totally got my money’s worth.
 
#4
I’ve enjoyed Star Trek Discovery, even if it does pander slightly to minorities.
Voyager just heads it, because of 7 of 9 drool.

The last two movies I enjoyed were Highwayman and Jungle Book.
 

MrBane

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#5
My recommendation for Netflix is to get Now TV. :D
 
#6
Netflix suggests that I should like every ******* show with either Ricky Gervais or Martin Clunes in it because I watched The IT Crowd and Still Game.

As for what I'm watching right now, I'm going through all nine seasons of Archer, because Youtube fired this at me.
 
#7
I'm sick of the multiple "Recomended for you" showing the exact same shows multiple times.
 
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maguire

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I am so sick of logging in to Netflix and seeing the same shows over and over again on the front page. 'Because you have seen this you may like this', yes, you showed me THIS a year ago - I HAVE SEEN IT - **** OFF !!

Mind you, it's not just Netflix, it's You Tube as well, it still brings up suggestions that I HAVE SEEN years ago.
You know you can reject recommendations it makes so they don't appear again, don't you?
 
#11
Don't know if it is available on Netflix,but watched 'Nebraska' over the weekend,thought it was the best film I had seen for a long while.
 
#12
You know you can reject recommendations it makes so they don't appear again, don't you?
Please explain how as a quick shufti around Giggle says this is impossible. You can hide them on the mobile app, but I use an Apple TV and there is no option for rejecting Recommended Shows or even hiding them.
 

maguire

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#13
Well, on my pc I get a thumb up / thumb down icon option when I hover the mouse cursor over the selection. Select thumb down and it doesn't come up again.
 
#14
Well, on my pc I get a thumb up / thumb down icon option when I hover the mouse cursor over the selection. Select thumb down and it doesn't come up again.
I foolishly assumed that was to confirm that I liked or disliked a show I had viewed?
 

Ravers

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#15
I find both Netflix and Amazon prime are 90% filler and and about 10% good stuff.

Usual routine when I want to watch a film is to flick through the new releases going “looks shite, looks shite, looks shite, hmmm might watch if I can’t find anything better, looks shite, looks shite etc.”

Then I flick over to Amazon Prime and do the same.

And then I find myself watching a 1970s documentary about the holocaust because there is **** all else that looks like it’s worth a watch.

I feel like they’re both geared up for making bingeable series and the films tend to be an afterthought.

Having said that I still pay my 10 quid a month like a mug. Amazon is basically a freebie that we get because we buy so much crap off there, it’s worth having Prime.
 
#16
Prime Video (the freebie bit) seems increasingly stuffed with utter dross. And amazingly all gathering masses of 5 star reviews from fake accounts with a few 1 star "WTF" comments.

Quite frustrating
 
#17
I have a kindle unlimited account through amazon UK. Decent value.
Don’t use amazon for anything else, so prime became too expensive for the lack of choice.
I pay the minimum subs for Netflix and still find the odd gem. A decent VPN is essential in most parts of Asia. Works for UK TV channels and keeps my Netflix alive here in Indonesia.
Any positive recommends for Netflix films or series welcomed. I’m sure the calibre of this site is better than the pathetic Netflix search function.
 
#19
I have found a few weird and wonderful series on Netflix over the years....

A documentary series on foreign prisons was a real eye opener. I will be on my best behaviour if I every visit Honduras or Papua New Guinea that is for sure!

I have also enjoyed the newest Ricky Gervais series. I don't like him at all, but found After Life genuinely amusing.

If you're really bored there is a small series on conscripts into the airborne commandos of the Singaporean army.

As others have said there is a lot of dross, but some gems.
 
#20
I'd posted this in the 'What TV . . . ' thread:

The Highwaymen (Netflix, 2019).

Based on true characters (Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker aka Bonnie and Clyde. Obvs. Plus the 2 ((sometime)) Texas Rangers who hunted them down) and set at the time of the beginning of their hunt and the end result.

The main protagonists are delightfully under-played by Kevin Costner (in my view, a much underrated actor) and the Go To Guy for hoary functioning (but righteous) alcoholic, Woody Harrelson. The whole appears to capture pre-War Texas excellently-'justice' being a relative term, good ol' down home political gerrymandering and the almost YouTube-like public adoration of what were essentially two brutal killers.

It's interesting that, for the bulk of the film, there are no full-facial shots of Bonnie and Clyde: almost every scene in which they feature, up to the final 10 minutes, are shot from middle distance and usually from behind. And when both are finally viewed in close up, you realise how . . . ordinary . . . they both appear.

In the acting stakes, for me, Harrelson shades it over Costner: he does unshaven, washed-up cop like no other, though with an underlying sense of right over wrong that's hard to deny him. Plus, he gets to deliver two of the most driest and deadpan comments in the piece.

Slow burning, little CGI and crap users of firearms shown to be . . . well . . . crap at shooting.
 

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