Posts Tagged ‘TV’

I noticed something peculiar about Netflix…

March 14, 2011 Leave a comment

See if you can find the patterns that I find in the “Local Favorites” for my area. Click the images for a larger view:

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Review: "Gurren Lagann"

March 9, 2011 Leave a comment

When my mom got Netflix for the family about a month-and-a-half ago, my favorite feature instantly became the Instant Streaming component. I set it up on my Wii so the family could watch shows over the internet and we’ve barely watched regular television since. About this time I noticed that there were some shows on Netflix that I’ve always wanted to watch but never could due to cost-related factors (I’m not the type to torrent a show just to watch it). One of those was Gurren Lagann, an anime (Japanese animation) that my brother watched online a while ago. So one day, out of boredom, I decided to start watching the series. I’d heard a lot of good things from the rather cult-ish fanbase around this show on the interweb about it, some people saying it was the greatest show they’ve ever watched. So, the question here is: does Gurren Lagann live up to the hype? Is it really that awesome? For the most part, I’d say yes, but I did hit some noticeable snags along the way… Read more…

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On the first day of Netflix… (First Impressions)

February 7, 2011 Leave a comment

…my postman gave to me: a Princess Mononoke! On the second day of Netflix, my postman gave to me: two Cowboy Bebops and a Princess Mononoke! </song>

As this post suggests, my family just got Netflix, a popular DVD rental and streaming service, recently! I’ve tweeted and dented about it on Twitter/Identica respectively, but I waited until now to give my impressions of their service so far (with updates to follow). So far we’ve received two DVDs, the first of which is Princess Mononoke, an awesome Japanese anime film, and the second is Cowboy Bebop vol. 4 (I’ve seen the first three volumes-worth on TV before), an awesome Japanese anime series that happens to air on Adult Swim. I’ll post reviews of these eventually, but for now I’m just going to talk about the overall Netflix service so far. Read more…

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