Netflix watchlist: April to May 2017

After watching Amazing Prime Video from March to April 2017 for a free month, I tried out Netflix from the end of April to the end of May… and stayed.

The reason why I stayed with Netflix wasn’t only that due to a happy circumstance I’ll get it for free from now on, but it was because of the sheer quality of both picture and content that I’d prefer this digital streaming service. As I’ve said before, my internet connection isn’t the best and I was already surprised that I could actually watch stuff on Amazon, but there were quite a few cases when Amazon broke down. It might have to do with having used the Xbox 360 (I’m using the PS3 now), but it happened a bit too often that some scenes were skipped and Amazon Video didn’t continue from where I left off.

Anyway, enough about Amazon, here’s the list of movies and TV shows I’ve checked out for over a month, with their respective scores:

Movies:
Accepted [9/10]
American Pie Presents: Band Camp [7/10]
American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile [5/10]
American Pie Presents: Beta House [4/10]
American Pie Presents: The Book of Love [3/10]
Ballermann 6 – Auf der Suche nach dem Sinn des Lebens [8/10]
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story [8/10]
Final Girl [3/10]
Halo: The Fall of Reach [6/10]
How High [6/10]
Hush (2016) [7/10]
Kung Fury [9/10]
Lake Placid 3 [6/10]
LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape [6/10]
Mac & Devin Go to High School [4/10]
Sphere [8/10]
Starry Eyes [6/10]
Stepbrothers [8/10]
Supernova [6/10]
That’s My Boy (2012) [7/10]
The Waterboy [6/10]

TV shows:
Dexter (Complete Seasons 7+8) [7/10, 8/10]
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Season 1) [9/10]
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (Complete Seasons 1-3) [7/10, 6/10, 8/10]
Rick and Morty (Complete Seasons 1+2) [9/10, 10/10]
Scream: The Series (Complete Seasons 1+2) [6/10, 6/10]
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 1, Episodes 1-4) [8/10]
Stranger Things (Season 1) [5/10]
Trailer Park Boys (Season 1, Episode 1) [8/10]

As you can see, there wasn’t always high-quality content, as the American Pie direct-to-video sequels became worse and worse. It’s also worth mentioning that Netflix (and Amazon) face one problem for those interested in unrated or director’s cut versions of movies. They’re mostly absent. But at least one can try out if the whole thing is to one’s tastes before buying the retail version… On the other hand, Kung Fury deserves a disc, as it’s a brilliantly inventive as well as gory representation of the 80ies.

Netflix is very renowned for its original series or TV shows it has exclusive rights to in certain regions. While I found Stranger Things to be overhyped, boring (nothing new here and too self-indulgent) and pretty annoying (kids and even Winona Ryder’s overacting in particular), Scream: The Series to be potentially good but lacking in execution (and violence, at least in the first season), From Dusk Till Dawn was a lot of fun if one persevered, while Rick and Morty and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency were pure genius. Even if I don’t have the time to discuss everything I watched, this short overview should give you an impression of how interesting Netflix is for both cinemaniacs and TV junkies… without going to the movies or turning on the tube.

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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4 Responses to Netflix watchlist: April to May 2017

  1. bino32 says:

    Thumbs up for Kung Fury 😀

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