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Netflix: Flicks? On the Internet? That's just crazy talk!

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
Might as well get the general Netflix thread going, eh? This is where to talk about overall Netflix news, as well as Netflix series that never seem to get their own thread.

Like Aggretsuko!


Season 3 dropped today. The show is still cute and likeable, though it takes to Episode 3 to finally get to some heavy metal karaoke (though that song is an anti-capitalist rager that feels just a bit too real right now), and the season at large seems to be about Idol Culture. The way Retsuko gets wrapped up in that is, well, very Aggretsuko.
 

Pajaro Pete

(He/Himbo)
i was hyped for Goedam until i saw the episodes were like 5-10 minutes long, i was hoping for a slightly more meaty horror anthology
 

Octopus Prime

Jingle Device
(He/Him)
I’m glad that Netflix picked up Lucifer after Fox decided they were done with it.

mane the newest season of that also dropped within the last week.
 

Paul le Fou

AAAAAAAA
(He)
Aggretsuko, eh! I just might go ahead and watch that.

Has anyone watched Ragnarok? I'm looking forward to finally getting around to that one.
 

Albatoss

Princess
(He/him, they/them)
Meanwhile I'm sitting over here impatiently waiting for season 4 of The Good Place to arrive so I can finish the show. I haven't technically finished season 3 yet, but if the first two seasons are anything to go by it's going to end on a massive cliffhanger and I don't want to be left, well, hanging!
 

Pajaro Pete

(He/Himbo)
Has anyone watched Ragnarok? I'm looking forward to finally getting around to that one.

The tone is pretty strange. As an American I thought it was pretty interesting to see a show set in Scandinavia that focused so heavily on economic inequality and capitalist exploitation, and I give them points for the poor characters actually dressing like poor people compared to say, American shows where the poor characters dress like models, but at the same time I remember feeling like some of the sets felt a little too antiquated? Like I remember thinking the main character's house read more as "poor in the 90s" than "poor in 2018"?

Also like at 6 episodes it mercifully doesn't wear out its welcome the way a lot of Netflix Content does.
 

Rascally Badger

El Capitan de la outro espacio
(He/Him)
Are we sure that this show was not created by Tina Belcher? A teenage girl meets three ghosts, one of which becomes her boyfriend.

 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Well, there would be more butt touching and polyamory (centered around her) if so. Really, this is what I imagine an American remake of a J or K drama would look like.
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
So the finale of Season 3 of Aggretsuko was A Thing. I don't want to spoil it, but it doesn't pull its punches and just when you're wondering if the show was actually going to address the issue of toxic fandom it totally goes there.

The season finale honestly kinda felt like a series finale. Sure a fourth season hasn't been confirmed or denied yet, and I doubt it was made with the intent of being the end, but if it turned out we aren't getting any more Aggretsuko then at least it feels like it has an ending.

Not super thrilled with every decision, of course. Haida totally should have chosen Inui. And his 'dragging Retsuko back to reality' moment was, I dunno, kinda pushy? He's not even wrong with what her issues are, but after she was assaulted he doesn't let her process it in her own time and instead pushes her to deal with it because he's worried she might move away. It's totally presenting a selfish act as a selfless one. Haida's mostly a goof who means well but I do wish the show stuck with those two just being friends instead of getting them to hook up, especially after those circumstances in the finale and after introducing a character who's actually perfect for Haida.

But regardless, dang good season. I hope we get more.
 

Adrenaline

Post Reader
(He/Him)
 
I personally feel like I've gotten to the point where there are so many streaming service options that Netflix has gotten lost in all of it. The last time I really used Netflix for me was probably whenever The Witcher came out, and even then I don't think I finished the last episode or two.
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
I watched the new Netflix Transformers show (War for Cybertron? Cybertron Under Siege? Taking of Cybertron 123? I can't keep track) and it was okay, but Just Okay. It took itself so seriously! Also, the fact that the robots' midsections and faces would bend and distort like flesh really weirded me out.
 

YangusKhan

does the Underpants Dance
(He/Him/His)
I just watched a Netflix Original movie The Lovebirds starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani. It was quite charming and funny. I think I enjoy anything Kumail is in.
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
Has anyone watched Away yet?


I'm over half way through the season and I'm really digging it. It's sci-fi enough to present a believable effort at landing people on Mars, but grounded enough that the drama is really damn good and relatable. I was actually on the edge of my seat in the second episode with the whole de-tethering thing, and I can't remember the last time a Netflix show did that.
 

Pajaro Pete

(He/Himbo)
honestly i'm still kind of thinking about the Ratched promo material that referred to Nurse Ratched as being one of the most iconic villains in literary history, and it's like... is she though? i haven't watched the show yet but by all accounts it's just a mediocre AHS season (which, when you think about the general quality of AHS, that's saying A Lot)
 

Octopus Prime

Jingle Device
(He/Him)
Well, I guess the reference is immediately understood when invoked, so... I guess *technically* she is.

But probably wouldn't be in anyones top 10 list of literary villains.
 

Tegan

dirtbag lesbian
(She/Her)
I'm halfway deep into The Haunting (retroactively retitled from The Haunting of Hill House) and loving it, especially as a huge fan of the 1963 movie.

The episode 5 reveal that Nell is the Bent-Neck Lady is so fucking good, especially since Nell is now experiencing the world non-linearly, just as we the audience have been up 'til this point without really thinking about it. Also I've only seen a few of the random meaningless ghosts hidden all over this show, but what a great gimmick.
 

Tegan

dirtbag lesbian
(She/Her)
Finished it tonight. So good. I don't even know what to say, it just stays good throughout and concludes in a satisfying way.

I'm glad they didn't kill of their queer couple.
 

Adrenaline

Post Reader
(He/Him)
*Coughs* Nurse Ratched was voted the 6th best literary villain in a popularity contest on THIS FORUM.
 

R.R. Bigman

Coolest Guy
Age of Resistance was one of my favorite things that came out last year. This really sucks. On the other hand, knowing the state of the world at the beginning of the film, maybe it's a good thing that we don't get to see what happens next...
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
It honestly feels like a miracle that we even had Age of Resistance at all. But yeah, boo indeed.
 

Tegan

dirtbag lesbian
(She/Her)
Is anyone here watching The Haunting of Bly Manor? I loved the Hill House season, but I watched one episode of this season and found the children so irritating that I'm not sure I want to continue with it.
 

YangusKhan

does the Underpants Dance
(He/Him/His)
Is anyone here watching The Haunting of Bly Manor? I loved the Hill House season, but I watched one episode of this season and found the children so irritating that I'm not sure I want to continue with it.
I'm waiting to watch it until my girlfriend watches it with her friend first and then we're going to watch it together.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
I'm watching Hill House right now. I tried it when it first came out and wasn't super into the first episode but I'm glad I gave it a retry. I finished episode five, which is very good.
 

Tegan

dirtbag lesbian
(She/Her)
I've given a few more episodes a watch and while I still don't think it's as strong as Hill House, it's still really good.

Episode 5 spoilers:

At first I sort of liked the Hannah died in the first five minutes of the show and has been a ghost ever since twist more than season 1's Nell is the Bent-Neck Lady twist, because the character in question remains an actual character of import and not just sort of a convenient spooky plot device. But on the other hand, Nell after becoming the Bent-Neck Lady experienced time as a series of important moments out of order and with no ability to influence events, because that's how we the audience experience the show and it's meant to unsettle us and make us question our role in the show itself. It's one of the most interesting takeaways of the show. Meanwhile, season 2 is told more-or-less linearly and Hannah's post-death nightmare loop is just kind of "this is how ghosts experience the afterlife because this is how it worked in season 1." It's disorienting but we adjust quickly and then it just keeps going for another hour.

Also the foreshadowing that something is wrong with Hannah is laid on a little thick from their behaviour, particularly the fact that she never eats. Ever. In any episode. Despite every other major character eating onscreen at least once. Because she is a ghost and can't eat. This reaches its logical conclusion in the previous episode where everyone is having dinner together and Hannah is just turning a bread roll over and over in her hands the entire time.
 
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