Netflix - What gems have you found? (NO SPOILERS) (Vol. 2)

Netflix - What gems have you found? (NO SPOILERS) (Vol. 2)

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MYOB

3,692 posts

102 months

Tuesday 18th February 2020
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Lazermilk said:
New series of Better call Saul is out on 24th February
Looking forward to this, along with Ozark next month.

SistersofPercy

2,236 posts

130 months

Tuesday 18th February 2020
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Hadn't realised Narcos Mexico Season 2 was out so thanks to whoever mentioned that on the last thread. I shall start that tonight. Fantastic series.

Finished The Stranger. I enjoyed it probably mostly because it didn't need too much thinking about. Now it's over and I have thought about it the end was a bit WTF (no spoilers)

langtounlad

588 posts

135 months

Tuesday 18th February 2020
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Narcos (Mexico) Season 2 - excellent, enough said.

ewolg

1,599 posts

243 months

Tuesday 18th February 2020
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Uppity - about Willy T Ribbs. Makes Lewis Hamilton's rise through the ranks look easy. A great documentary with a constant fight against racism in the sport over there.
Had he continued to get sponsorship over here, who knows where he may have ended up.

Nezquick

1,415 posts

90 months

Tuesday 18th February 2020
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Just started watching Sex Education as we were running out of things.

We've binged Season 1 and are now just into Season 2 - very entertaining in an American Pie sort of way. Well worth a watch.

Steamer

12,367 posts

177 months

Tuesday 18th February 2020
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Lazermilk said:
New series of Better call Saul is out on 24th February
Thanks for the reminder (also just dipping my toe in the new thread).

Recently gave BCS a rewatch after about a year and gave it some distance from Breaking Bad - enjoyed it even more the second time, so I have high hope for the new series.

chilistrucker

4,541 posts

115 months

Tuesday 18th February 2020
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langtounlad said:
Narcos (Mexico) Season 2 - excellent, enough said.
5 episodes in, just gets better smile

bmwmike

3,141 posts

72 months

Wednesday 19th February 2020
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i4got said:
Wait till you get to the wheelchair episode.
Had forgotten about this episode and just watched it again. Absolute gold!!

ben5575

3,948 posts

185 months

Wednesday 19th February 2020
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Just had the email through that the second season of Altered Carbon drops a week tomorrow rotateclap

If sci fi is your thing (or even if it's not), please give the first season a go if you haven't already. A Noir Bladerunner vibe. It's really, really good.

Keyser Soze

21,505 posts

155 months

Wednesday 19th February 2020
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Finished The Stranger, good, not excellent but kept me entertained solid 7.5 imo

S2 of Sex Education was good, I just like the whole vibe

Started Locke and Key last night, dunno, but only 1 ep in

rider73

1,330 posts

41 months

Wednesday 19th February 2020
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I'm not sure about The Stranger - half way through and there are a lot of convenient things out of nowhere that help the plot along (phone tracking, car tracking etc)

gregd

1,335 posts

183 months

Wednesday 19th February 2020
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MYOB said:
Lazermilk said:
New series of Better call Saul is out on 24th February
Looking forward to this, along with Ozark next month.
I lost interest a little half way through Season 2 of Ozark.. is it worth going back to?

skinnyman

1,190 posts

57 months

Wednesday 19th February 2020
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langtounlad said:
Narcos (Mexico) Season 2 - excellent, enough said.
After watching the original Narcos I tried watching this, but just couldn't get into it. After watching Pablo the new guy just seemed a bit "meh".

smn159

8,025 posts

181 months

Wednesday 19th February 2020
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skinnyman said:
langtounlad said:
Narcos (Mexico) Season 2 - excellent, enough said.
After watching the original Narcos I tried watching this, but just couldn't get into it. After watching Pablo the new guy just seemed a bit "meh".
You should try again - it's superb

MYOB

3,692 posts

102 months

Wednesday 19th February 2020
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gregd said:
MYOB said:
Lazermilk said:
New series of Better call Saul is out on 24th February
Looking forward to this, along with Ozark next month.
I lost interest a little half way through Season 2 of Ozark.. is it worth going back to?
Definitely worth persevering. Like you, I struggled with the earlier episodes but I'm glad I stuck with it.

RiseUp

112 posts

16 months

Wednesday 19th February 2020
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I’d not heard of this movie before but what a fantastic, tense movie! It just popped up on my Netflix.

Kajaki: Kilo Two Bravo.

A true story based on the 2006 Paras disaster and the royal balls up with sorting out an extract.

RichFN2

2,570 posts

143 months

Wednesday 19th February 2020
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smn159 said:
skinnyman said:
langtounlad said:
Narcos (Mexico) Season 2 - excellent, enough said.
After watching the original Narcos I tried watching this, but just couldn't get into it. After watching Pablo the new guy just seemed a bit "meh".
You should try again - it's superb
I agree it is a fantastic series but i also think you have a valid point calling Felix "meh". Wagner Moura is a far better actor and you have to accept the fact that at the moment this is set in Mexico in the late 70's and through the 80's. Escobar is still alive shipping his cocaine via planes and boats. Mexico is nothing like Columbia at this moment with its war on drugs not declared until 2006, i feel it will be a while yet before the Mexico series reaches the original Narcos in terms of sheer volume of Cocaine shipped, people killed and corruption levels.

If you want something similar to the original Narcos then try Netflix's El Chapo. That quite quickly reaches modern Mexican cartel times



MOBB

2,612 posts

91 months

Wednesday 19th February 2020
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RichFN2 said:
smn159 said:
skinnyman said:
langtounlad said:
Narcos (Mexico) Season 2 - excellent, enough said.
After watching the original Narcos I tried watching this, but just couldn't get into it. After watching Pablo the new guy just seemed a bit "meh".
You should try again - it's superb
I agree it is a fantastic series but i also think you have a valid point calling Felix "meh". Wagner Moura is a far better actor and you have to accept the fact that at the moment this is set in Mexico in the late 70's and through the 80's. Escobar is still alive shipping his cocaine via planes and boats. Mexico is nothing like Columbia at this moment with its war on drugs not declared until 2006, i feel it will be a while yet before the Mexico series reaches the original Narcos in terms of sheer volume of Cocaine shipped, people killed and corruption levels.

If you want something similar to the original Narcos then try Netflix's El Chapo. That quite quickly reaches modern Mexican cartel times
I've enjoyed Narcos Mexico but I also think Felix seems a bit too wet most of the time, not sure if its the actor or if thats how he was in reality

nealeh1875

470 posts

56 months

Wednesday 19th February 2020
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Another one for that i kind of liked The Stranger but just did not like the ending.

Also, has 'You' been mentioned much? I managed to get through season 1 and maybe 2 episodes of season 2 but i just couldn't put myself through any more.

A very weird series, I just didn't get it.

Thesprucegoose

27,704 posts

159 months

Wednesday 19th February 2020
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i gave up on 'you'. I liked Dexter which is similar but I found you season 2 hard to watch.