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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2017 4:46 p.m. PST

And most of the cool blockbuster films are gone too. And most of the great classics have disappeared.

Nowadays, it's mostly:

- Independent films (loads and loads of environmentalist and social activism documentaries);
- Bad knock-offs of blockbusters (the same kind Scify Channel puts out);
- Lots of "made-for-tv" drama crap; and
- Stuff made by Netflix itself

So, what the hell happened?

Dan

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member05 May 2017 4:56 p.m. PST

A pity.

My guess is they're trying to cut costs, or keep up with stuff that is in greater demand.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2017 4:58 p.m. PST

Any Sharpe?

Grizzly7105 May 2017 5:16 p.m. PST

They cycle thru a lot of the shows. I'd guess they only have the rights to them for set amount of time. I've always thought the Sci-Fi pickings were rather slim anyway.

The only decent sci-fi movie looks like Spectral. Fairly good story and good action sequences. I enjoyed it.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2017 5:30 p.m. PST

Spectral? Maybe I'll check it out. Thanks!

Dan

Personal logo Dentatus Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 May 2017 5:31 p.m. PST

I put the varying availability of shows down to limited licensing agreements as well.

Thought Spectral was nothing earth shattering but certainly solid SF action with good visuals.

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member05 May 2017 5:35 p.m. PST

Perhaps you should call them to express your disapproval.

Not sure that will do anything, but if lots of people did, it just might…….

Dynaman878905 May 2017 6:05 p.m. PST

But they do have all of the Star Trek TV shows and the MST3K remake. Some of their shows are darn good too, Stranger Things. I think The Outer Limits is available now as well.

I believe Farscape went to Amazon prime.

45thdiv05 May 2017 6:44 p.m. PST

That's why I buy the shows that I like. While streaming videos is nice, if the internet is down, I can still watch a show if I want.

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2017 7:15 p.m. PST

13 Reasons Why.

28mm Fanatik Inactive Member05 May 2017 7:34 p.m. PST

Firefly and Farscape are great, but not exactly in great mainstream demand. I bought the entire series of both cult sci-fi series on the cheap in DVD format long ago.

McWong7305 May 2017 8:21 p.m. PST

They put up Killjoys and Expanse here in Australia, nice to watch stuff I've yet to enjoy.

Zephyr105 May 2017 8:53 p.m. PST

I've got like 80 CD's on their "Saved" list (some on there for years), not expecting any of them anytime soon. I believe most of those discs are available in other Netflix regional distribution centers, but they'll never be rotated to my area. Pretty sure it's part of a long-term strategy to get people to stream shows (cheaper than mailing them out.) Not gonna happen with me, what with only dial-up… evil grin

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse05 May 2017 9:07 p.m. PST

I enjoyed "The 100"…

Amicalement
Armand

Dynaman878906 May 2017 6:04 a.m. PST

Expense is first rate right off the bat. Killjoys is far better than I expected it to be.

axabrax Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2017 6:17 a.m. PST

Netflix doesn't have a permanent library. They revolve their content with liscencing packages. If you want to always be watch something that's not Netflix original programming, you're better off purchasing it separately,

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2017 9:33 a.m. PST

Of course you would never want to violate copyright law by using the Opera browser's built-in VPN to set your ip address to make it look as thought you were in Canada, Australia or the UK. That would be illegal.

Double W Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2017 4:50 p.m. PST

Netflix has been cutting back on films to focus on TV series and original programming. I personally think it has become better, mainly because I watch those documentaries you don't like. But just stop subscribing if you don't think you're getting your money's worth. Plenty of other streaming services out there.

altfritz06 May 2017 7:47 p.m. PST

I thought Netflix tailored what they made available based on what people watched. So if you watch a lot of foreign movies then they offer you even more.

seldonH06 May 2017 8:00 p.m. PST

Dark matter is on netflix. I don't think it compares to firefly but it is actually interesting !

Have my firefly on dvd as well as my B5 :)

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2017 11:45 a.m. PST

It comes and goes.

We mostly watch stand-up comedy on there.

Hazza31B Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2017 11:44 a.m. PST

Agree Netflix Australias catalog is now rediculously tiny. Stan has more content.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2017 6:22 a.m. PST

And if you think it was already slim pickings at Netflix now, then just you wait until 2019, when Disney breaks all ties with Netflix:

TMP link

Dan

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 6:44 a.m. PST

We've used to have 3-4 shows we watched. As we've watched many of them and others are gone. We don't have much left. In fact right now we only have voyager. When that is done only enterprise left.
Some times a new season of a show comes out (like Elementary or Grimm)

But those 24 episodes are gone fast.
Because of netflix's clamp down of VPNs I can't even get American netflix.

And when I'm up on the puter painting. I have very little to watch while I paint. right now I'm watching how I met your mother for the 3rd time.
There really isn't much left.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

Gunfreak: "I'm watching how I met your mother for the 3rd time."

Seriously? Three times? They really dragged that show for much longer than it was worth. And yet, when the last episodes came out, it felt like they were rushing through simply to get it over with.

Also, I had no sympathy whatsoever for Ted Mosby, so I cannot imagine ever watching him or his antics a second time on purpose.

Dan

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 11:24 a.m. PST

Most of the episodes are funny.(the none romantic antics are often hilarious)
And since I'm painting it's not a that important what I'm watching.
That's why I can watch that silly "the musketeers" show when painting. Would never sit down and watch watch it

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