Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-20-2007, 02:38 PM   #1
figaro
Working the Gusset
 
figaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Brantford, Ontario
Posts: 1,050
Thanks: 357
Thanked 170 Times in 143 Posts
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?
__________________
Figaro, AKA Debbie



figaro
and also on Plurk

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

figaro is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 06-20-2007, 02:48 PM   #2
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,135
Thanks: 1,655
Thanked 8,729 Times in 7,102 Posts
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.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~


Last edited by Jan in CA : 06-20-2007 at 03:27 PM.
Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2007, 03:04 PM   #3
SabrinaJL
Turning the Heel
 
SabrinaJL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 816
Thanks: 82
Thanked 74 Times in 57 Posts
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.
__________________
OTN:
Ene's Scarf from Scarf Style

My blog.

SabrinaJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2007, 03:09 PM   #4
Stiney
2nd Sock, I Rock
 
Stiney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: In the office with the lavapit
Posts: 9,895
Thanks: 17
Thanked 100 Times in 97 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Stiney
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.
__________________

Am famoos!


Stiney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2007, 03:16 PM   #5
beckyrhae
Turning the Heel
 
beckyrhae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Texas
Posts: 629
Thanks: 16
Thanked 72 Times in 63 Posts
We had the unlimited 2 DVD plan and I upped it to the 3 DVD plan for the summer. (My husband teaches and will be driving me CRAZY this summer.) I love NetFlix... just got new movies today too! Its a great way to catch up on all the movies we have missed and yes... rate movies! The Movies You'll Love thingie is TOTALLY COOL!
__________________
Becky
If YARN were METH... I wouldn't have any TEETH!

The Knitting Barista

The Sheeps Tale

KnittingBarista on Ravelry
beckyrhae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2007, 03:54 PM   #6
brownishcoat
Grafting the Toe
 
brownishcoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: SE Texas (Houston metro area - Southeast)
Posts: 6,269
Thanks: 18
Thanked 39 Times in 37 Posts
Send a message via MSN to brownishcoat Send a message via Yahoo to brownishcoat Send a message via Skype™ to brownishcoat
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.
__________________
Lisa Visit my LiveJournal blog and my flickr.

->"You say tomato, I say pimp." --Michael Westen, Burn Notice<-
brownishcoat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2007, 03:56 PM   #7
letah75
Working the Gusset
 
letah75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,162
Thanks: 56
Thanked 91 Times in 76 Posts
What type of movies do you like? Here are a few off the top of my head.

Drama (with violence)
The Boondock Saints

Comedy
How to lose a guy in 10 days
Wild Hogs
Tootsie
SuperTroopers
Office Space

Forgein Films
Once Were Warriors
The Wedding Banquet
All About my Mother
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Just good films
The Dark Crystal
Catch and Release
Any Kevin Smith film
Any Pedro Almodóvar film
Citizen Kane
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
__________________
Second Oddball Charity blog
Third Oddball Charity Blanket Blog


"Shared pain is lessened; shared joy, increased — thus do we refute entropy." - Spider Robinson
letah75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2007, 03:57 PM   #8
orcoastknitter
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In a van down by the river....
Posts: 664
Thanks: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
I love Netflix.

I watch a ton of TV series using them. I have recently finished watching The Closer series, it was pretty darn good. I am watching all the seasons of CSI. I never watched them before (I know, shocker). I don't have cable or satellite in my part of the house and the only time I get to watch TV is right before bed. Plus there are no late fees (which I am the queen of).

edited to add: I love Office Space (gotta love Milton and his red stapler).
orcoastknitter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2007, 04:50 PM   #9
auburnchick
Grafting the Toe
 
auburnchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 6,382
Thanks: 3,280
Thanked 2,085 Times in 1,688 Posts
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!!!!
__________________
Nathalie - AuburnChick's Adventures

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. -- Isaac Asimov
auburnchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2007, 06:07 PM   #10
rebecca
Grafting the Toe
 
rebecca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Follow the Yellow Brick Road...
Posts: 7,620
Thanks: 189
Thanked 92 Times in 66 Posts
We LOVE Netflix!!
__________________
Addicted to the Knit is Becka

"I can do everything through Him who gives me strength."

Whimsical Knitting
Whimsical Knitting Designs

I'm Becka on Ravelry!

rebecca is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help 'translating' a pattern into reality.... jlepin How-to Questions 10 01-03-2011 08:26 AM
? about netflix Lady Violet The Lounge 5 09-09-2008 09:18 PM
Tired of reruns...anyone chatting tonight? boo1 General Knitting 0 02-07-2008 10:05 PM
OT - Anyone use Netflix? JLC General Knitting 38 09-22-2006 10:43 PM
What a relief! Sara General Knitting 5 06-17-2005 12:20 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:23 AM.