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#258260 - 2017-01-24 18:10 Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...)
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I never thought I'd see the day that I'd be watching "Netflix" Original Series on a regular basis, but here I am.

I kind of got there by accident, I got a new 4K OLED TV with built in Netflix. My daughter visited one day and added her account to the TV because she wanted me to see some series, which ended up not interesting me (Good Wife I think). Anyway I was thumbing through one day and I saw some series that won all these awards. It was "Breaking Bad", I was hooked immediately. After that marathon, it was like drugs, what else is there. Lot's.

I'm surprised there isn't a thread like this, so I figured I'd start one. The Video Quality is quite good tons of 4K (doesn't quite looks like 4K but certainly competes with Bluray). Audio quality isn't bad.

Some of the series I've really liked.

Breaking Bad (Violent, Hilarious and quite believable).
Better Call Saul ( Prequel to Breaking Bad ), I even paid for Season 2 on Amazon.
Black Mirror (each episode is independent, Season 1 episode 1 is pretty gross though, skip it and watch it later). Favorite is "San Junipero". Helps to watch this episode twice.


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#258261 - 2017-01-24 18:18 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Fiddler]
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I would recommend:

Sense8 - group of people around the world linked psychically

Velvet - Spanish soap opera set in a post-war Madrid fashion house, her ladyship loves it and so do I

Marco Polo - should really be called Genghis Khan

Narcos - Pablo Escobar, this is your life

Stranger Things - homage to 1980s sci-fi

iZombie - stupidly funny Zombie/medical examiner show


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#258264 - 2017-01-24 18:28 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Gianni]
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#258266 - 2017-01-24 19:22 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: MalcolmW]
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The Crown,
Designated Survivor,
Shooter,
White Collar.


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#258269 - 2017-01-24 19:35 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: spinaltap]
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On Amazon:

Vikings - burly boys bromancing on boats

Black Sails - as per Vikings but with pirates and more pretty ladies

Outlander - pretty lady and burly bromancing Scots vs. the evil English

Bosch - tough LA cop solves crimes and listens to jazz on LP/valve audio system

Rogue - tough LA lady cop solves crimes

Lucifer - the devil helps tough LA lady cop solve crimes (yup really)

Preacher - the devil (I think) runs a church in Texas


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#258276 - 2017-01-24 21:45 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Gianni]
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All great suggestions, Breaking Bad is without doubt one of the best from the last few years. Just started watching Stranger Things and am impressed so far.

Suggestions from me in order of preference:

The Sopranos - the daddy

Six Feet Under - a few years old now but utterly mesmorising

House of Cards - do believe the hype

The Legacy - for me the best Scandi series so far

Lee


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#258278 - 2017-01-24 22:50 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: LeeRankin]
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+1 for Bosch and Stranger Things. Both are great.
Taboo on BBC1 is also very good.
Westworld is also worth a watch.


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#258280 - 2017-01-24 23:09 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Bee]
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Also from Amazon:

Turn, Washington's spies - rebellious colonials vs. evil English

The Man in the High Castle - pretty girl vs. Nazis, etc.

And from Netflix:

Jessica Jones - the best of the Marvel adaptations IMHO


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#258287 - 2017-01-25 10:18 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Fiddler]
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Originally Posted By Fiddler
Black Mirror ... Favorite is "San Junipero".

Yes! Very different to the rest of the episodes, took me by surprise (who's cutting onions?) and loved it


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#258291 - 2017-01-25 11:23 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: shiggins]
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Goliath - if you like law dramas this is pretty good, starring Billy Bob Thornton and William Hurt. On Amazon.


Thanks, Edd
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#258316 - 2017-01-25 18:04 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Fiddler]
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I enjoyed Mr Robot off Amazon. Haven't watched series 2 yet.


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#259054 - 2017-02-07 19:30 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Gianni]
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Gianni; I think you might be watching a bit too much telly. grin


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#259075 - 2017-02-07 23:15 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Gianni]
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Originally Posted By Gianni
The Man in the High Castle - pretty girl vs. Nazis, etc.
I saw a trailer for this and it looked great! Just need to find a time I can stop to watch it 👍🏻

Great thread! Interesting to find out what others are enjoying 😊

Amazon has been Grand Tour for me recently.. I know Clarkson is possibly not everyone's cup of tea but the series was great IMHO

Amazon music through the Amazon Fire stick has been good as well 👌🏻

Netflix I like the documentaries. Space, the moon, I watched a program on the pyramids recently, anything like that! I'd also recommend Sons of Anarchy (we watched it on SKY but I'm sure it's on there)


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#259079 - 2017-02-07 23:31 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Not'arf]
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Originally Posted By Not'arf
Gianni; I think you might be watching a bit too much telly. grin
Guilty certainly but except "The Revenant", "The Martian" and "A Most Violent Year", I have not watched a decent film in ages.

Mrs G. and I have a rule that after 10 minutes of watching a film we stop and unless we both think its good we stop.


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#259095 - 2017-02-08 08:06 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: D4ve84]
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Originally Posted By D4ve84


Great thread! Interesting to find out what others are enjoying 😊

Amazon has been Grand Tour for me recently.. I know Clarkson is possibly not everyone's cup of tea but the series was great IMHO



We watched the first 5 GT but havent bothered since. The first one was a good return, but it all got a bit the same after that and its lost its appeal - only so many times that killing off a celebrity is funny even when one of them is Carol Vordamen . Plus a couple of subject matters got a bit risky for family viewing - and it wasnt any more funny for it - more cringe making on occasion.

I started off watching Scooby Doo originals, the ones from my childhood before they spoiled it with Scrappy Doo.

I dont know how Amazon looks on the Fire box but its a pretty poor implementation on our Sony TV. Makes searching for things, and revisiting follow on episodes like GT a bit of a pain. The NowTV box is our goto device now - some of the deals you get almost make it worthwhile buying a new device to get a deal on a pass.

Not on Amazon, but we are enjoying our Now TV Entertainment passes that we got with our two boxes. We are currently revisiting every episode of Lost to see if we understand it a bit better this time round. Much easier to follow when you dont have best part of a year between seasons.


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#259102 - 2017-02-08 10:17 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Ian]
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I have a Fire box. Not impressed with the picture, it gets very obvious artifacts particularly on the starting black splash screen. Also occasional audio dropouts, even though it's running on wired internet rather than WiFi.


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#259112 - 2017-02-08 12:50 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: dpstjp]
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I sometimes see artifacts for the initial minute or less then the image is excellent (wired, 50 Mbps connection)


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#259114 - 2017-02-08 13:34 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Cliff.]
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My internet is 74Mbps according to the router. Do you get audio dropouts at all?


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#259115 - 2017-02-08 14:12 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: dpstjp]
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Not that I ever recall. (I have the Fire set to DD+ which feeds my Marantz 8802). I'm not sure how much content actually is DD+


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#259122 - 2017-02-08 15:33 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Gianni]
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Originally Posted By Gianni
Guilty certainly but except "The Revenant", "The Martian" and "A Most Violent Year", I have not watched a decent film in ages.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople - a wonderful film and not widely known.

Its available on Netflix


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#259312 - 2017-02-11 00:28 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Greg Wright]
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Thanks Greg, we watched it this evening. Very entertaining.


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#259651 - 2017-02-14 19:29 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Gianni]
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Stranger Things is the best TV series I have seen on TV in years, loved it.
Season 2 returns for Halloween, can't wait.

'The OA' is also right up there, really did enjoy that too.

'The Night Of' was also superb, and that is on US Netflix.


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#259652 - 2017-02-14 19:46 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: gIzzE]
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halfway through it, so no spoilers please.....


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#259690 - 2017-02-15 00:20 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: LeeRankin]
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Making a murderer
Stranger things
Luther
Dexter
The inbetweeners
ANY BBC ATTENBOROUGH. !!!!!


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#259691 - 2017-02-15 00:34 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Ianc2]
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A French Village on MHZ and Amazon. Starting season 6. We were hooked after the second episode.

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#260569 - 2017-02-27 17:00 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Kswanson]
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We don't watch many series as we tend to prefer the single-hit of a film but we've just enjoyed 2 very good series. War & Peace, the 2016 BBC version, followed by 11.22.63, the JFK thing.

Both excellent, I preferred the latter but my better half preferred War & Peace. Very high production qualities with both, picture quality on 11.22.63 was outstanding.

I've just looked into A French Village & it sounds like exactly my sort of thing. What I don't like is when a series goes for years & years; you watch one series then have to wait 12 months to pick it up again. I gave up doing that a while ago so I now wait for them to conclude. Sounds like Series 7 of A French Village is expected to be the last so that would work. I still haven't started on Game Of Thrones for the same reason!


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#264414 - 2017-05-19 04:29 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Gianni]
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Originally Posted By Gianni
I would recommend:

Sense8 - group of people around the world linked psychically



This is probably my new favorite for a streamed series.

It's by the same folks that did the Matrix and Babalon 5.

The way they use music is pretty cool too. It takes a few episodes to understand what's going on.

Also adding Dark Matter - Kind of a Modern Day Star Trek with a few twists.


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#264415 - 2017-05-19 05:02 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Fiddler]
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Westworld
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#267892 - 2017-09-18 23:55 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: shiggins]
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Originally Posted By shiggins
Originally Posted By Fiddler
Black Mirror ... Favorite is "San Junipero".
Yes! Very different to the rest of the episodes, took me by surprise (who's cutting onions?) and loved it
This episode won an Emmy last night.


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#269044 - 2017-10-19 23:20 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Fiddler]
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#269061 - 2017-10-20 09:14 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: DanTheSwede]
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Mindhunter .

Slowish FBI / Police procedural guided by David Fincher and a little reminiscent of 'Zodiac' movie based on the writings of the profiler who was involved with ' Silence of the Lambs' movie. Netflix gain is HBO's loss as they broke up with Fincher a few years ago over a budget dispute.

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#269064 - 2017-10-20 09:52 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Meridialien]
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Suburra. Set around a shady real estate acquisition attempt in Rome that would allow the Sicilian Mafia to build port facilities that would handle the expansion of their drug supply into the city, it involves all the usual suspects - the church, local politicians and technocrats, local crime families, old order establishment figures, petty criminals in over their heads - all trying to get a piece of the action or to thwart their rivals.

It's worth paying careful attention in the first episode to who's who and what's going on, but then each subsequent episode falls neatly into place providing the perespective of each of the different characters and a different spin on what it was you thought had been going on previously. Each chapter starts with some dramatic crisis and then rewinds 24 hours to show how thing came to these (usually) unfortunate turn of events.

It would be worth watching even if it were just to show how pretty modern Rome can be made to look. That, as well as the over the top representation of local settled gypsy culture.
As always, watch in the original with subs rather than dubbed in order to keep most the flavour of the dialogue.


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#269065 - 2017-10-20 09:59 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: dBrowne]
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+1 on Mindhunter and Suburra, both being binge-watched at the moment. The latter is much better in the original Italian and Sinte.

How do you find the bass when the cobble-stones rise during the opening credits of Suburra? It is seriously scary through DSP8000s

BTW, the original film of Suburra is also excellent.


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#269093 - 2017-10-20 14:48 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: Gianni]
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Paranoid android

Registered: 2005-01-23
Posts: 521
Loc: Southern England, EU
I’ve been watching it on my shiny new Oled rather than in the home theatre where the 8ks dwell. Old 18bit 6ks and 5kc that I’ve had for about 20 years. Still sound great, only with refreshed tweeters a couple of years ago. Bass still scary rumbly if a bit less articulate. Better sounding room though.

I held off on the film lest it gave too much away from the series. I’ll have a go at it eventually.


Main System: 861v8+ID41, HD621, 3 x 8KuSE, 4 x M6 Surrounds, Velodyne DD18, Oppo 203, Popcorn Hour A500, Roon.
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#270351 - 2017-11-30 23:58 Re: Recommended Streaming Series (e.g. NetFlix, Amazon, ...) [Re: dBrowne]
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Great Green Arkleseizure
Gianni Offline
Great Green Arkleseizure

Registered: 2001-05-23
Posts: 2,718
Loc: North London, United Kingdom
Just finished Godless on Netflix.

IMHO a remarkable update of the classic Leone western. Superb story with brilliant pacing building to a terrifying climax; no scene is wasted - there is a reason for everything. The excellent 2.35:1 cinematography brings visceral realism to the proceedings, especially the horses. The performances of the whole cast are great but a couple of actors are standouts - watch it and see.

Worth the month's subscription on its own.


Wonderful perfect quadraphonic sound with distortion levels so low as to make a brave man weep smile
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