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Old 02-04-2014, 11:36 AM   #1
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Default Recommendations for Netflix

Since I now have Netflix on my pc, would you have any recommendations: I have watched "arbitrage" with Richard Gere and "Scapegoat" and enjoyed them both. I like dramas, good mysteries, and some comedies (but, not things like "The Hangover" or "Bridesmaids".
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:57 AM   #2
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Definitely watch "House of Cards" with Kevin Spacey. First season is 13 episodes and the new season will be starting soon. Excellent series!
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:21 PM   #3
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My favorite show is on Netflix - Psych
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:52 PM   #4
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I heard "House of Cards" was really good. What about "Orange is the New Black"? Also love the old classics (although have seen most many times)
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Love Orange is…

Also, just keep searching, you find hidden, unheard of gems that way.

I have to also say, they have a wonderful assortment of Iranian films, that are just wonderful- bring a tear to the eye and a smile to the lips kind of wonderful. Try a couple…. and absolute favorite is Children of Heaven. Beautiful, warm, family friendly but not soppy. One of my top 10 films…ever.
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I went to IMDB and checked out some of the actors I like. You can see what they have starred in and look at a synopsis to get an idea if you would like it.

Ladies in Lavender with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith is good.
For comedies, I like the old Alec Guinness ones - Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Lady Killers, The Lavender Hill Mob, and others.
I like a lot of the mysteries on BBC. - Inspector Morse, Death in Paradise, New Tricks, others. Once you order a couple mysteries, Netflix gives you suggestions of others you might like.
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Orange is the New Black is good, but not kid friendly...And depending on the adult may not be adult friendly either...definitely R rated.
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OitMB is raw and I love it. But, I don't watch it on my phone at the Y! You might like "Vicar of Dibley", a very funny British comedy series that is on the TV part of Netflix. I really liked "The Finder", another series. I really enjoy watching the documentaries, too.
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Just watched the first episode of "House of Cards"; definitely will continue. Kevin Spacey is one of my favorites. I think I have seen some of "Vicar of Dibley". Oh, anything with Dame Judi Dench and Maggie Smith just has to be good!
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you've just unearthed a treasure chest full of viewing pleasures!!! best bet is to check out the Netflix movie or tv options by category (kids, drama, comedy, foreign, etc). this can take hours but is so much fun. after you watch a movie or show Netflix will ask you to rate it. please do this. that way Netflix can specialize your viewing choices by suggesting like kinds of movies, shows etc that you might be interested in.

the imdb site is also a good suggestion as sometimes you don't recall a movie you wanted to see and reading the title might remind you to look for that on Netfllix.

i too recommend House of Cards. however you might also want to watch the BRITISH version of this series as well. i watched that one several years ago and rewatched it before the american version came out. both series are tops in my book!!!

i just read where series 3 of the american version has already been given the "go ahead" so that's great news since series 2 doesn't even start til Feb 14! i'm sure Kevin Spacey (and HOC) fans will be happy to hear this!!

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I'm glad you ask, as we just got netflix.. I'm going to try house of cards.

We suck at picking movies as we never remember the good ones.
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Be sure to rate the films you watch, netflix will make suggestions for you based on what you enjoy.
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Doubt is the name of a great movie it stars the guy who just overdosed he was a great actor .
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If you like British comedies, you will love 'Doc Martin'.
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PS: you'll find it on TV of Netflix
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I watch quite a bit of PBS on regular TV and I've heard of Doc Martin, but not sure if I've watched it. I can see there's plenty to choose. Thanks for the suggestions.
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I saw a neat country movie the other day called Cowboys and Angels on netflix. It was so to my liking...
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We just finished watching Top of the Lake and it was really good. It is about a young girl that is pregnant and goes missing. So it is the investigation into her disappearance. It is a mini-series. Lots of twists in it.
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A lot of the old "Columbo" episodes are available.
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I watch quite a bit of PBS on regular TV and I've heard of Doc Martin, but not sure if I've watched it. I can see there's plenty to choose. Thanks for the suggestions.
Tons and tons of old and new BBC.
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