Thursday, July 1, 2010

Latest Instant Watch

I've been watching a bunch of the old John Pertwee Doctor Who series lately:
Carnival Of Monsters
Spearhead From Space
The Green Death

Pertwee really grows on you after a while. Carnival Of Monsters is a surprisingly complex story.

Netflix added one of my all time favorite series, Veronica Mars:
Season 1
Season 2

Veronica Mars is a perfect combination of the Rockford Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Beverly Hills 90210, if you can imagine such a thing.

There's also the wonderful Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, season 1, alas cut down in its prime. (With a BH90210 tie in as well)

The other day I was listening to Serge Gainsbourg in the van and remembered where I had first heard him, in the insane and wonderful satire, Irma Vep. If you love and/or hate French cinema, then this will certainly make you laugh hysterically.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Party Down

Yes, I’m still here. Been very busy and honestly I don’t care.

I’ve been too busy of late to watch as much video as I’d like. I did watch a few episodes of Yes Minister though. There are a ton of new channels on the Roku that I haven’t even had time to check out. They did roll out the new UI which seems to load more slowly but has a search function and allows browsing titles besides those in your instant queue.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Ren & Stimpy

All three seasons of Ren & Stimpy are available on Netflix!
Ren & Stimpy: Vol. 1
Ren & Stimpy: Vol. 2
Ren & Stimpy: Vol. 3

Otherwise I don't have much, been way too busy. I did set up a PC in the kitchen, the LCD TV has a PC input so I figured what the heck? I'm trying out Clicker for finding stuff to watch while doing the dishes, etc. It works well, although there are too many options.

Roku did add the Tech Podcast Network but I haven't spent much time checking it out.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Latest Instant Watching

Besides working my way through "24", I watched a few other things recently.

"Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention: In the 1960s". is a cut rate documentary on one of my favorite musicians. The footage and history was interesting but there wasn't enough music and no sources from within the Zappa corporation.

"Party Down, Season 2" is the work of Rob Thomas and follows the continuing story of the hilarious, raunchy and depressing lives of a team of caterers in Hollywood. Obviously watch the fist season if you haven't. They're rolling out a new episode of season 2 every week as it airs on Starz.

Max has been watching "The Hilarious House of Frightenstein" on the Wii Netflix interface. Demented early 70's Canadian children's show. Has Vincent Price!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Blubrry, BOL, 24

All I've been watching lately is episodes of 24 on Netflix. It's a ridiculous show but incredibly addictive. So that's why I haven't posted lately.

Roku has a new channel, Blubrry. It's a lot like, with a variety of medium to poor quality podcasts. Haven't found anything compelling on it so far. But hey, it's free...

I have been enjoying cnet's Buzz Out Loud on Mediafly, easiest to search for it or add it to your Mediafly account. There's an audio and a video version.

We also got the Wii Netflix disk. It's perfect for the kids.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Instant Watch I've Watched Already

Some new Instant Watch releases I've watched prior to their release but you may want to watch. Or not.

A huge dump of Joss Wheedon's ouvre:
Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Season 1
Vampires and valley girls...
Angel, Season 1
Buffy spinoff, watch Buffy first
Firefly, the Complete Series
Best sci-fi TV show ever.
Dollhouse, Season 1
Misunderstood. It builds slowly and by the second season takes us in a very dark direction.
My one quibble is the unaired episode "Epitaph One" isn't available except on DVD.

Arrested Development, Season 1
One of the funniest shows on TV this decade.
Better Off Ted, Season 1
Sort of like Dilbert and Arrested Development mashed together. It even has Portia Del Rossi.

The Riches, Season 1
Well done series about a family of Travellers (not actually Irish...) who try and make a new life.
Lost, Season 1
What? You haven't watched LOST? The only sci-fi Felice will watch with me. Trust me, nothing in season one makes any sense until you get to season 10, and even then I have no idea what's going on. But it's a heck of a ride.

Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends, Season 1
I'd never seen the earlier episodes. Boris and Natasha are far more sinister.

An interesting and somewhat brutal movie about Ghengis Khan. I can hardly wait for the sequels.

They've also released most of the seasons of 24 which I haven't watched yet as I was waiting for them to release it.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Netflix Instant Watch Activity

Latest Netflix Choices

Arj Barker: LYAO
It wasn't funny enough. Barely a chortle.

Green for Danger
A good mystery.

Doctor Who: The Armageddon Factor
Classic Who.

Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Even classic-er Who. Giant rat puppet and Deep Roy as a homunculus.