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So...

We have a Wii.

Hooked up to the Wii are the following: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Youtube. 

I have lists on these things but the majority of the time I still can't figure out what the heck to watch?

 

 

I thought it might be fun/interesting/helpful/a time killer if we had a thread about current popular or notable stuff available to stream online/via services.

 

I'm thinking it would be most helpful to say what the thing is, what service we got it through and if possible around when we knew it was available.

Avoiding spoilers about plot would be good though.

 

Also helpful: Did it suck? Was it great? Why, whynot?

 

Obviously, it's the internet.

Do whatever.

 

So, one thing I have really enjoyed was Tin Man.

It's a miniseries from SyFy with elements based on the basic story line of the story of Oz, etc. with the main characters from the classic novel [not really the famous Judy Garland flick].

 

I found it really interesting and some of the stuff they did with the characters was unique, but Wizard of Oz it ain't.

 

I watched it on Netflix numerous times, and it's been available there for a while, but I guess it is also available via amazon [NOT prime, though]- both as of this posting- 07.20.2014.

 

 

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Uh. I feeel like I missed something I actually said might be helpful. haha.

I don't know, is this a good thread idea? i tried to find where someone already started one but couldn't... 

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I think it's helpful. I have Netflix through the PS3, but that's about it. I like it for the documentaries. But I can't think of any off the top of my head. Just what I mostly use it for.

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I've been watching Masters of Sex, about the Masters and Johnson sex study of the 1950s. Entertaining, mesmerizing, sexy. We have cable, but Mike used to download torrents so we could watch whatever we wanted. Don't know if you do that.

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I love Once Upon A Time. I think the first year is on Netflix. My girl and hubs watch Orange Is THe New Black. I can't.

 

Hubs went thru all of Next Generation and the original Star Trek. Also all of Mad Men. then Game of Thrones - but that is HBO Go. YOu can use someone elses login.

 

I know practically every decent horror movie on Netflix if you are interested. I think they also might have the first season of Survivor, which was probably the best. Also Lost, I loved Lost. hmm....that is all I can think of for now.

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I like the Miss Marple, especially the ones starring Joan Hickson. They also have 6 seasons of Hercule Poirot, with David Suchet; to call the show a period piece would not be doing the set designers justice. I really like the characters.

 

I really like documentaries, too. If you want to get pissed, watch Blackfish, about Tillum, the Orca that killed a trainer in front of bunch of tourists a few years ago. I will never go to a marine park again, and wish I could take back the times I did. Also interesting, because Tillum is clearly mentally ill.

 

I like the series "Borgia," which is not the one starring Jeremy Irons, but the other one. It's not perfect, but it's a ripping good yarn.

 

I've tried, and tried, and tried to get into "The Riches" with Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver, but I just can't. All of my friends adore it. It makes me sad, because I love Eddie Izzard.

 

All the old George Carlin specials.

 

Oh, and if you want to see a very good but disturbing documentary about a summer indoctrination camp for Fundamentalist Christian children (even the leader of the camp uses the term indoctrination when talking to the documentarians), check out "Bible Camp." At one point, they pray to a George W. Bush cardboard cutout. Seriously.

 

Another good documentary is "Maxed Out," which is about the credit card debt crisis.

 

 

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Oh, and I just remembered, if you like Russell Brand (and I know there is a wide divide), he has a youtube series called "The Trewes" where he does political commentary. He might analyze a Fox news report, or bitch about parliament, or do a routine about some political event. I really like to listen to him talk about politics. He's really intelligent, and a motivated auto-didact.

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