Some Netflix Reviews

StevenSteven Senior MemberPosts: 3,599 Senior Member

So major binge-watched over the 4-day, for me, weekend. Here are some reviews.

The Irishman - pretty good. However, it's very long and Robert De Niro is totally miscast trying to play a middle-aged man. He could have played anybody else in the film. Al Pacino is perfect as Hoffa and there's no rant like a Pacino rant.

The King - It's gotten better than average reviews, but I thought it was excellent (98 match with my algo). Loosely based on the Henriad plays of Shakespeare which were very loosely based on history.

The Crown - Almost done with Season III. Everbody's about 10 years older than in season one and two, so new cast but still great. Tobias Menzies as the older Prince Phillip is going to get some awards.

I finished season five of Dirilis Ertugrul (Resurrection Ertugrul) a soap opera loosely based on history about the father of the founder of the Ottoman Empire. So bad, it's good. Each season is about 100 shows. Season 6 become Dirilis Osman, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. My Turkish is really coming along.

By the way, watch The Spy if you haven't seen it. How Sacha Baron Cohen can go from playing Borat to Eli Cohen is mind bending when you think about it.

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  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 4,194 Senior Member

    Irishman-Not bad. Very long. The CGI is pretty amazing.
    The crown- I'm through episode 8. I like this show a lot (also, socialism sucks PM Wilson)
    The King-not bad. some historical license taken. But then so did Shakespeare.

  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 10,039 Senior Member

    Haven't watched The Irishman or The King yet, but finished The Queen last night. First rate all-in-all except, IMO, for its revisionist whitewashing of the Duke of Windsor. He is portrayed as an engaging and intelligent free spirit who gave up everything for love, rather than what he actually was; an irresponsible pro-**** playboy who, allegedly, hoped to return to the throne (with Wallis Simpson as Queen) once Adolph conquered Britain. Derek Jacoby does an excellent job portraying him.

    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 4,194 Senior Member

    In fairness to the show, they covered that extensively in Season II. Tommy, since retired, explained to Elizabeth why the Duke of Windsor had to go.

  • Buffco2Buffco2 Posts: 37 Member

    Watching The Irishman more. Trying to keep at it. Not really rocking my socks yet.


    Any Peaky Blinders fans here? Finished it last week. Highly recommend.

  • ShawnC2ShawnC2 Posts: 26 Junior Member

    Merhaba, abi. Thanks for the reviews!

    I'm stoked for The Irishman. Going to have to wait for a weekend though.

  • jbillyjbilly Senior Member Posts: 5,331 Senior Member

    Finished Jack Ryan 2. Was ok, didn't like it as much as first

  • ShawnC2ShawnC2 Posts: 26 Junior Member

    I've had two people I trust with recommendations say that HBO's "The Watchmen" is great. I can't do super hero garbage though. Anyone hear watching it?

    I watched "Better Call Saul" first 3 seasons on Netflix this past month. Good stuff.

  • jbillyjbilly Senior Member Posts: 5,331 Senior Member

    I also finished up Man In High Castle (I was sick from Thanksgiving day on), but don't want to say too much as I don't want to spoil.

  • ShawnC2ShawnC2 Posts: 26 Junior Member

    *here, not hear. I'm not a trump voter.

    TMITHC lost me after two seasons as the season 3 previews looked a bit cheesy.

  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 3,599 Senior Member

    Just started Peaky Blinders after I finished my Turkish show. Only 3 episodes in but hooked. Question: Does peaky blinders refer to their hats with razor blades?

  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 3,599 Senior Member

    @ShawnC2 said:
    Merhaba, abi. Thanks for the reviews!

    I'm stoked for The Irishman. Going to have to wait for a weekend though.

    ...Inshallah

  • MikeAMikeA Senior Member Posts: 4,140 Senior Member

    @Steven said:
    Just started Peaky Blinders after I finished my Turkish show. Only 3 episodes in but hooked. Question: Does peaky blinders refer to their hats with razor blades?

    Loved that show. Tom Hardy is such a bad ****.

  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 3,599 Senior Member

    @MikeA said:

    @Steven said:
    Just started Peaky Blinders after I finished my Turkish show. Only 3 episodes in but hooked. Question: Does peaky blinders refer to their hats with razor blades?

    Loved that show. Tom Hardy is such a bad ****.

    I didn't realize he was in it. Cool.

  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 4,194 Senior Member

    @George K said:
    Haven't watched The Irishman or The King yet, but finished The Queen last night. First rate all-in-all except, IMO, for its revisionist whitewashing of the Duke of Windsor. He is portrayed as an engaging and intelligent free spirit who gave up everything for love, rather than what he actually was; an irresponsible pro-**** playboy who, allegedly, hoped to return to the throne (with Wallis Simpson as Queen) once Adolph conquered Britain. Derek Jacoby does an excellent job portraying him.

    I just watched episode 9 last night and I have to agree: they softballed the Duke. He came across as a sympathetic figure with a vindictive family. I much preferred the treatment he got in season 2.

  • CO NativeCO Native Senior Member Posts: 1,576 Senior Member

    I liked the Irishman, but after watching it for that long, the ending was just kind of "meh" I thought.

  • Buffco2Buffco2 Posts: 37 Member

    Peaky referred to the caps they wore. Blinders because they cut the face and eyes of their enemies with the razors in the caps. Loosely based on a real group.

  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 10,039 Senior Member

    Another good series on Netflix is the documentary "WW II in Colour", restored and gracefully colorized original film with commentary by British, American and German historians. I've watched two episodes so far. The Blitzkrieg one is especially interesting, showcasing mistakes and miscalculations on both sides.

    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • ShawnC2ShawnC2 Posts: 26 Junior Member

    I was wondering about that one, George. Will check it our for sure.

  • ShawnC2ShawnC2 Posts: 26 Junior Member

    @jbilly said:
    Finished Jack Ryan 2. Was ok, didn't like it as much as first

    Upon further review, I liked season #2 a bit better. I got a bit of a Clear and Present Danger Vibe from the jungle scenes. I also like how they are setting up Jim Greer's future role.

    Steven really needs to see this. The Americans kill enough Venezuelans to keep him hard for a month.

  • jbillyjbilly Senior Member Posts: 5,331 Senior Member

    @ShawnC2 said:

    @jbilly said:
    Finished Jack Ryan 2. Was ok, didn't like it as much as first

    Upon further review, I liked season #2 a bit better. I got a bit of a Clear and Present Danger Vibe from the jungle scenes. I also like how they are setting up Jim Greer's future role.

    Steven really needs to see this. The Americans kill enough Venezuelans to keep him hard for a month.

    That's where I went the other way. To me it was like watching Clear and Present danger again, but 3x as long.

    I was hooked on the books, so at first I wasn't big on season 1, but then realized ok, its not the books, fine and enjoyed it for what it was. But S2 to me was just a copy of CPD

    If its going to stand on its own fine, but then do it. This was just laziness to me

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