What should I watch on Netflix or OnDemand?
September 22, 2012 2:54 PM Subscribe
What is the best recent thing that isn't gratuitously violent or a documentary, that you've watched on Netflix or Comcast OnDemand this month?
posted by cashman to media & arts (45 answers total) 62 users marked this as a favorite
I recently saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) on Comcast's OnDemand service and loved it, and I recently watched all of Game of Thrones (2011). Both do have violence, but there at least seems to be a storyline and they are both well done in that they are very well shot and visually appealing.
I have Netflix and have watched things on there that I enjoy like Memento and Sherlock (2010) that are also visually appealing and well done. I have watched Arrested Development (2003), All Good Things (2010), Battlestar Galactica, Portlandia, and things like Firefly, Buffy, Angel and Supernatural.
I think the thing that links most of these is that they draw you in and are really well done. I'm not really looking for extended dialogue scenes where there is no purpose or humor, or shows that will make you sad, but the basic criteria is "I watched this just the other day and it was great!"
I know about instantwatcher. If there are threads you have seen elsewhere that you used to find good movies to watch, those links are appreciated as well. I seem to see lots of movie previews for films I'd like to see, but I don't go see them in the theaters and yet they never seem to materialize on these services. But the search features on both Netflix and OnDemand are poor, so I'm looking for your help to find some good things to watch tonight. Thank you for any help.