Ye Olde Netflix Thread

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Postby Slowhand » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:51 pm

Bucky wrote:
Slowhand wrote:It still boggles my mind that the guy was suspected of multiple murders and was “locked up” in a jail that made the Mayberry Jail look like Alcatraz to escape not once, but twice. The second time leading to gruesome results for at least a half dozen women and girls that we know about for sure.


maybe it was the impending anniversary that led to audible suggesting it, but while on vacay I started "The Stranger Next to Me". Talk about weird coincidences. The author (Ann Rule) was a "True Detective" rag writer in the late 60s/early 70s. Volunteered at a suicide prevention hotline place in '71 next to...Ted Bundy. The killing started in WA state and she was signed to do a book on it, all the while being friends with Bundy. It wasn't until like 5 years later that he became suspected.

The reason the book got my interest is because of Bundy's local connections. His mom was from Roxborough, and he lived the first 4 years of his life there. His mom never named the father, so hey, I could be related! And then he came back to live with his grandparents a little later (1969) in Lafayette Hill while doing a semester at Temple.

And the weirdest unsubstantiated thing: a 16 year old girl was abducted in Roxborough in 1959 and found dead in the woods in Lafayette Hill. Written in lipstick on her torso was "TB 101". It's been speculated that bundy may have been visiting his grandparent's at the time and did this, but he was only 13 at the time, and the evidence against the convicted killer Elmo Smith was pretty convincing. But there's a book written by woman I know who's dad was a philly cop and she is of the mind that the cops got this wrong.

https://www.amazon.com/Murdered-Innocen ... 1300346523


Yeah, I never read Rule’s book, but she often told her story on various documentaries, although she wasn't on this one.* She always told how he used to walk her to her car late at night after their volunteer work because of the dangerous killer on the loose. Crazy.

Another weird coincidence in this documentary was one of the investigators who interviewed Bundy. They were both born in the same town in Vermont and both moved to the same town in Washington and had friends in common.

I read a book a while back about a girl who went missing in the neighborhood where Ted lived in Washington, just a couple of blocks away. She was never found. Bundy would’ve been about 13 at the time. I don’t remember all the details, but there was some strong circumstantial evidence that point to him possibly being the killer, and it possibly being his first kill.

His mom never named the father, so hey, I could be related!


Bucky Bundy!

*Edit: Ann Rule died in 2015, so I guess that would be why she wasn't in this one.
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Re: Ye Olde Netflix Thread

Postby Uncle Milty » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:13 pm

The John Grisham Making a Murderer ripoff was meh.
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Re: Ye Olde Netflix Thread

Postby Slowhand » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:36 pm

Speaking of which, I got really bored after three episodes of the second season of Making a Murderer and haven't watched any more. Of course, some of my motivation for avoiding it may have to do with having to look at Kathleen Zellner's ghoulish face on screen.
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Postby The B1G Piece » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:07 pm

swishnicholson wrote:
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Houshphandzadeh wrote:so jokes on me, I did end up watching both, didn't think they were comparable at all though. the Netflix one is really entertaining and focused on the event. the Hulu one is a really boring 'millennials are ruining...' article stretched out past an hour with dimestore psychology


The one thing I'm still curious about is the food (eg, the famous cheese sandwich). Did the caterer never even make it to the island?


Yeah, Star Catering (not [Stephen] Starr restaurants as one of the attendees says, though I thought that was funny) was contracted but pulled out like a week beforehand over unpaid bills. They just grabbed whatever they could get to feed people.

What swish said.

What I couldn't gather from people who went to the island, they had to receive some sort of information about their flights, right? It seems entirely odd that a bunch of people thought they'd be flying in style while connecting through a domestic airport.

Also, the NYC VIP access co-fraudster pissed me off with how he was wearing Airpods. And if people know anything about the Masters, they don't just magically show up.

Finally, apparently Billy asked to be paid by the Netflix film team and they declined. Hulu paid him to be interviewed.
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Re: Ye Olde Netflix Thread

Postby Slowhand » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:23 pm

The story about the guy who was prepared to quite literally give a blow job to get the bottled water delivered was something else.
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Postby Wheels Tupay » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:25 pm

Slowhand wrote:Speaking of which, I got really bored after three episodes of the second season of Making a Murderer and haven't watched any more. Of course, some of my motivation for avoiding it may have to do with having to look at Kathleen Zellner's ghoulish face on screen.


I'm on the 5th episode right now and I am starting to lose motivation too. I am going to watch more but I am thinking of pulling the plug soon.
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Re: Ye Olde Netflix Thread

Postby Slowhand » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:12 pm

I read something a few days ago (can't find it now) that season 2 of The OA won't be released until the end of this year. FFS that will be 3 years since season 1 came out. I remember reading that they knew exactly where the story was going before they even started filming anything, so not sure why they'd need this long. And they want 5 seasons.
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Postby Napalm » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:50 am

Slowhand wrote:I read something a few days ago (can't find it now) that season 2 of The OA won't be released until the end of this year. FFS that will be 3 years since season 1 came out. I remember reading that they knew exactly where the story was going before they even started filming anything, so not sure why they'd need this long. And they want 5 seasons.

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Postby PTOITWCFTPP » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:28 am

Russian Doll looks cool. 100% on RT. Thinking I will watch that soon
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Postby Monkeyboy » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:33 am

Napalm wrote:
Slowhand wrote:I read something a few days ago (can't find it now) that season 2 of The OA won't be released until the end of this year. FFS that will be 3 years since season 1 came out. I remember reading that they knew exactly where the story was going before they even started filming anything, so not sure why they'd need this long. And they want 5 seasons.

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what's OA?
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Postby Monkeyboy » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:35 am

PTOITWCFTPP wrote:Russian Doll looks cool. 100% on RT. Thinking I will watch that soon



watched the first two episodes. I think I like it, but too early to be sure. They are only 27 minutes or so and there are only 8 episodes. My wife is on the fence. I wasn't sure how I felt about the main character, but she's growing on me.
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Postby Napalm » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:43 am

Monkeyboy wrote:
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Slowhand wrote:I read something a few days ago (can't find it now) that season 2 of The OA won't be released until the end of this year. FFS that will be 3 years since season 1 came out. I remember reading that they knew exactly where the story was going before they even started filming anything, so not sure why they'd need this long. And they want 5 seasons.

All good things comes to those who wait. It's gonna be real good when it does drop



what's OA?

Netflix original series. It's about a portal

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Postby Monkeyboy » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:47 am

Napalm wrote:
Monkeyboy wrote:
Napalm wrote:
Slowhand wrote:I read something a few days ago (can't find it now) that season 2 of The OA won't be released until the end of this year. FFS that will be 3 years since season 1 came out. I remember reading that they knew exactly where the story was going before they even started filming anything, so not sure why they'd need this long. And they want 5 seasons.

All good things comes to those who wait. It's gonna be real good when it does drop



what's OA?

Netflix original series. It's about a portal



Thanks, I've added it to my cue. I thought OA was an abbreviation
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Postby Monkeyboy » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:53 am

I plowed through Lillyhammer over the past two weeks. Didn't like it much, but felt compelled to keep going. Sometimes it takes comedies a bit of time to gel and someone recommended it. It never gelled. It was all over the place and was completely unbelievable, but not good enough to be farce.
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Postby Slowhand » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:31 pm

Haven't seen this show mentioned here before, but I ran across a British show called “Flowers”. It’s categorized as a dark comedy, which was pretty accurate for the first season, I guess. Funny and quirky, but with some dark, depressing moments. The second season, though…Man, they just ditched the comedy pretty much completely and said “Screw it, let’s make this the saddest, darkest, most depressing and disturbing thing ever”. Well made, though.
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Postby cartersDad26 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:50 pm

Monkeyboy wrote:I plowed through Lillyhammer over the past two weeks. Didn't like it much, but felt compelled to keep going. Sometimes it takes comedies a bit of time to gel and someone recommended it. It never gelled. It was all over the place and was completely unbelievable, but not good enough to be farce.


Yeah i wasted way too much time on this one. Little Steven is just not a good actor even doing what was essentially a Sopranos spin off.
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Postby PTOITWCFTPP » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:27 pm

Mowgli movie not good
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Postby Monkeyboy » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:47 am

cartersDad26 wrote:
Monkeyboy wrote:I plowed through Lillyhammer over the past two weeks. Didn't like it much, but felt compelled to keep going. Sometimes it takes comedies a bit of time to gel and someone recommended it. It never gelled. It was all over the place and was completely unbelievable, but not good enough to be farce.


Yeah i wasted way too much time on this one. Little Steven is just not a good actor even doing what was essentially a Sopranos spin off.



Yeh, he was terrible. He's the single biggest problem with the series. I found him a distraction and he's too weird looking and obnoxious to have so many beautiful women interested in him. Also thought a lot of the subplots seemed to start and end with no explanation. It was like they would decide to try something or introduce a character and then change their minds. For example, the elementary school special needs teacher. What happened to her?
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Postby Ace Rothstein » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:33 am

Big Mouth valentine day episode is pretty good
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Re: Ye Olde Netflix Thread

Postby TenuredVulture » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:23 am

The B1G Piece wrote:
swishnicholson wrote:
Grotewold wrote:
Houshphandzadeh wrote:so jokes on me, I did end up watching both, didn't think they were comparable at all though. the Netflix one is really entertaining and focused on the event. the Hulu one is a really boring 'millennials are ruining...' article stretched out past an hour with dimestore psychology


The one thing I'm still curious about is the food (eg, the famous cheese sandwich). Did the caterer never even make it to the island?


Yeah, Star Catering (not [Stephen] Starr restaurants as one of the attendees says, though I thought that was funny) was contracted but pulled out like a week beforehand over unpaid bills. They just grabbed whatever they could get to feed people.

What swish said.

What I couldn't gather from people who went to the island, they had to receive some sort of information about their flights, right? It seems entirely odd that a bunch of people thought they'd be flying in style while connecting through a domestic airport.

Also, the NYC VIP access co-fraudster pissed me off with how he was wearing Airpods. And if people know anything about the Masters, they don't just magically show up.

Finally, apparently Billy asked to be paid by the Netflix film team and they declined. Hulu paid him to be interviewed.


I liked the documentary a lot, though I'm afraid a big part of the reason is that it made me feel rather smug. The two attendees they intereviewed came across as rather dumb and superficial. Ignoring the whole "I wanna buy VIP status" and social media influencer culture, along with the kind of people who willingly spend lots of money to be in the proximity of Kardashian type celebrities is something that is pretty easy to feel smug about.
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