Saturday, February 5, 2011

Adventures in NetFlix

Does anyone else think that Netflix online streaming is the greatest effing invention ever?

I love it for a couple of reasons...

I've discovered some really excellent TV series that I either never got a chance to see while they were on at all (Dollhouse) or never would have been able to catch up through re-runs (Eureka). Well... when I say "excellent", I don't really mean excellent like The Wire was excellent, or Six Feet Under. I mostly mean excellent in that sort of campy, cheesy way.

Dollhouse especially is both terrible, and wildly entertaining. Filled with this insane mix of great acting by completely unknown people (Fran Kranz and Enver Gjokaj are especially awesome. Those are real names. Oh... and there's bad acting too. Eliza Dushku is hot, but just horribly, horribly bad. It's sort of the de-evolutionary Alias in a way.

On the other hand, Eureka is just this awesome little sci-fi show with horrible, wretched disasters befalling this town full of geniuses. I am currently waiting for Season 4 to come available online, so I don't have to use the DVDs for it. I assume Season 5 is going to be starting soon on TV, and I'm looking forward to starting with it.

You know what else is awesome?


Some day I'll have more to say again. I promise.


Dre said...

I'm back on my blog, and really excited to see that you are still going strong! Yay for something to read!

Laurie said...

Yes, I agree about Netflix streaming. I could not love it more.

djphob said...

1) I'm way worse at regular blogging.
2) I've been enjoying the awesomely low-budget and frankly batshit series Conspiracy: Behind Closed Doors.