Catching Up via NetFlix

image Suzy recently decided to try NetFlix and I seem to be the primary beneficiary of the service. Since we purchased a subscription I have probably seen 20 new movies (in three months). We purchase a ROKU box ($79) so that we can instantly view about 80% of their vast library. This came in as rather handy during the holiday break for the regular TV season. I’d like to highlight some of my finds for my readers but if you draw the line at PG-13 most of these will not fit the bill. I’ve tagged this as, “Too Spicy for Some” and you know who you are so move on to the next post.  :o)

image Dexter has become a passion of mine. Click on the link for the background music and then comeback to this blog, I’ll wait…

I’ve made my way through the first season (it’s OMG good) to the middle of the third season. All though there is some highly sexual content in this series, always a draw for me, it is mostly about a serial murder taught by his adopted father, a policeman, to use his killing addiction to get rid of other serial murders. And he was taught how to not get caught. As a forensic tech on the Miami police force, he has the resources to track and find these killers. This one didn’t seem like something I’d be interested in, so my intense fascination surprised me. And how does a serial killer attract someone as fine as Rita (above) and with no real lasting commitment so far?

The Man From Earth starts out slow and is rated as average by the average NetFlix viewer. However by Amazon raters it’s rated as one of the best out there (4.5 of 5 possible stars). Renowned sci-fi writer Jerome Bixby penned the script for this thought-provoking film starring David Lee Smith as John Oldman, a college professor who reveals to his colleagues that he’s actually a centuries-old caveman. And so begins a captivating philosophical meditation on immortality, the last work from screenwriter Bixby, who earned career accolades for his contributions to such genre-defining shows as “Star Trek” and “The Twilight Zone.”

image Finally there’s Californication, another Showtime series that I didn’t have interest in. It is rated very high on Amazon too at 4.5 stars. Lots, and by that I mean mostly, sexuality in all forms. But this spoke to me too:

My favorite Hank line:[People] seem to be getting dumber and dumber. I mean we have all this amazing technology and yet computers have turned into basically four figure wank machines. The Internet was supposed to set us free, democratize us, but all it’s really given us is Howard Dean’s aborted candidacy and 24-hour a day access to kiddie porn, you know. And people don’t write anymore, they blog; instead of talking, they text; no punctuation, no grammar. LOL this and LMFAO that. You know it just seems to me that it’s just a bunch of stupid people psuedo-communicating with a bunch of other stupid people in a proto-language that resembles more what cavemen used to speak than the king’s English.

Henry’s reaction: “Yet you’re part of the problem, blogging with the best of them”

Hank’s reply, “Hence, my self-loathing” then takes a swig of liquor.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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2 Responses to Catching Up via NetFlix

  1. Jim says:

    Nova and it’s like come on so late that I am in bed asleep by then, ergo, I watch little TV. Dad

  2. JaAG says:

    And I watch too much. Between the two of us, I suppose we even thangs out?

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