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Old 06-20-2007, 02:38 PM   #1
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Netflix-relief for the summer reruns/reality shows!
I hate summers, for some reason the tv execs think its ok to play nothing but reruns or load the stations up with reality shows. The only one I like is Amazing Race and its over for a while. And there is no way I will watch National Bingo Night!

So, I was talking to hubby while he was on the tarmack waiting for the plane to go to Hong Kong via Toyko and mentioned that I would like Netflix for the summer and he said sign up! We are getting unlimited 1 dvd's and 10 hours online viewing for $9.99 a month! Now I just have to pick the movies...that is where I need some help. Right now there are 28 movies there and I want more. What would you suggest?
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Old 06-20-2007, 02:48 PM   #2
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We have the unlimited 1 DVD thing, too. I never heard of the online viewing though...maybe it's for new sign-ups only? :scratchinghead:

Anyway...I have so many videos on there it'll take us till next year to see them all. We have just started the Friends series so we could watch them from the beginning, too. ;-)

ETA: Just checked the online viewing.. it's very cool, but I don't have Service Pack 2 on my computer (am afraid to put it on) so I can't view them.
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:04 PM   #3
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We have the 4 DVD plan. Right now we are watching the 1st (and only) season of Miracles. Then we will be starting on the Highlander series.
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:54 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by SabrinaJL View Post
We have the 4 DVD plan. Right now we are watching the 1st (and only) season of Miracles. Then we will be starting on the Highlander series.
If you are enjoying Miracles, I'd like to point out that an Executive Producer is David Greenwalt, who was one of the original EPs (alongside creator Joss Whedon) for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Those would be great additions to your queue, as well as Firefly.
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:23 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by brownishcoat View Post
If you are enjoying Miracles, I'd like to point out that an Executive Producer is David Greenwalt, who was one of the original EPs (alongside creator Joss Whedon) for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Those would be great additions to your queue, as well as Firefly.
I started watching Buffy around season 2 and watched Angel from the beginning. Loved them and have several seasons on DVD. But I couldn't get into Firefly. It just didn't interest me.
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I'm on the blockbuster plan sorta similar to netflix and recently I've enjoyed

Grand Hotel (30's film academy award winner and I thought it was lovely.)
Sword of Doom (japanese samurai movie.)
It Happened One Night (30's screwball comedy. Fun!)
Marty (50's film also won academy awards with good reason.)
and last but not least, last night I watched
The Secret Life of Words very moving. Shot in a way that reminds me of Breaking the Waves
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Originally Posted by SabrinaJL View Post
But I couldn't get into Firefly. It just didn't interest me.

The only time I've ever heard this said was when the person only saw the original airing on Fox. The original airing was shown out of order, mis-represented in the marketing, it was constantly being pre-empted (so viewers couldn't find it to watch) and some of the episodes were never shown at all. They didn't even show the pilot until the series had already been cancelled.

Everyone who has watched it from the beginning on DVD has said it's one of the best shows they've ever seen.
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Originally Posted by SabrinaJL View Post
We have the 4 DVD plan. Right now we are watching the 1st (and only) season of Miracles. Then we will be starting on the Highlander series.
Oh, how I love the Highlander show...Gavin is such a cutie!! And I just love the whole concept of the show.

We bought a Netflix subscription for a Christmas gift for our children. Because we travel so much for soccer tournaments, and each of the kids have their own laptops, it seemed like the perfect thing. We all just love it!!!!
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A good way to get recommendations is to use their feature. They recommend movies based on your queue, and movies you've already rented from them. You can also rate movies that you've seen (whether or not you've used Netflix to do so), and they will take into account what you liked/didn't like to suggest new movies.
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