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Netflix 'Instant' heads up: 'Angel' now streamimg!
Netflix galleries ^ | 6/8/11 | DGHoodini

Posted on 06/08/2011 11:14:50 AM PDT by DGHoodini

I've read here on FR, that there are fans of this show, so I thought I'd give a heads up that Netflix now has seasons 1 through 5 up for streaming.

Any opinions of the show would be of interest to me..should I bother or does 5the show ctash and burn at some point?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: angel; netflix; streaming

1 posted on 06/08/2011 11:14:55 AM PDT by DGHoodini
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To: DGHoodini

NetFlix had better beef up it’s inventory soon or I am dumping them

There sre too many times I’ve searched for something I know I can easily find on other sites and cannot find on Netflix

If they have it on DVD (available) why is it not on streaming?


2 posted on 06/08/2011 11:30:20 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: Mr. K

Streaming rights are very expensive.


3 posted on 06/08/2011 11:40:18 AM PDT by Warlord
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To: DGHoodini

Great show. Season 5 wasn’t too bad as far as show endings go. Season 5 had some really good stand alone episodes. I have all of the DVD’s and I never watch Season 1 anymore. In my opinion it starts getting really good during season 2. It jumps the shark for a little bit—can’t tell you why or I will spoil it. Then it redeems itself. Enjoy!


4 posted on 06/08/2011 12:40:44 PM PDT by Mrs.O'Strategery
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To: DGHoodini

I have not heard of this show. (I spend far too much time on FR) Can you give me an idea of what the show is about?


5 posted on 06/08/2011 1:35:10 PM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: DGHoodini

They’ve had Buffy and Angel on stream for a long time. Season 1 of Angel is a little rough as they were figuring out what the plot should be, but with season 2 they got it up to Buffy form.


6 posted on 06/08/2011 1:38:53 PM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: HOYA97

It’s a spinoff from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, mostly follows the same pattern of slaying monsters with a mild plot tying it all together, but a bit darker than Buffy. If you’re interested start with Buffy (ignore the movie, it stinks and completely missed the point of the script), if you like it and stick with it long enough for the character of Angel to leave you can start watching Angel in parallel. If you don’t like it no biggie, Joss is an acquired taste.


7 posted on 06/08/2011 2:12:31 PM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: Mr. K

I’m ready to dumop them also but not for that. They take a week to credit me when I send in a movie. I got 4 last Tuesday and sent one back Monday this week and still no credit.

I sent another back Tuesday. They have a warehouse in Memphis so it only takes a day. I have had to go report all of them lost for the last month just to get another m ovie and this crap has been going on now for the past 4 months.

If it doesn’t get fixed by July, I am done with them. I used to brag on them but they flat out suck now. I am not sending mine back the next day so I don’t know why they are throttling me.


8 posted on 06/08/2011 2:40:56 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: DGHoodini

The TNT network still runs Angel early in the AM and has been for years.


9 posted on 06/08/2011 2:43:18 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: packrat35

Might be something going wrong with your post office. Most places I drop my Netflix they’re credited the next day, there’s a couple spots I use where it’ll be two or three minimum.


10 posted on 06/08/2011 3:27:01 PM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: HOYA97
Can you give me an idea of what the show is about?

A vampire. He fights crime.

Oh and Hot chicks with superpowers

(But you have to wait a bit)

Also, it's a Joe Sweden show, the dialogue is the best. Recall Barry's final speech in Bladerunner. This show does one that will remind you of that (but it's better)

11 posted on 06/08/2011 3:28:25 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: discostu

Its not the post office, its Netflix. They are deliberately not crediting my account for days.


12 posted on 06/08/2011 3:50:21 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: packrat35

Why would they pick on you? I’ve been with netflix since close to the beginning, I’ve been throttled, I’ve been not. In my experience if there’s repeated long delays when I haven’t “earned” throttling the problem is with the delivery part, usually a bad postal worker, usually a temp person covering vacation. Irregular delays usually track to using a particular box. In theory there could be something going wrong at the Memphis netflix office, but that seems kind of unlikely, netflix is notoriously ready to fire people for under performing.


13 posted on 06/08/2011 4:03:34 PM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: discostu

I cut back from 6 at a time to 4 at a time is when this started. It literally started the next week.

I am sick of it. I have mailed them at the post office and I have mailed them from home. The result is the same. No credit for a week after mailing.

It seems strange that I get a notice the day AFTER I report them missing that they received them EVERY SINGLE TIME.

I have been with Netflix for over 3 years and this is most definitely them doing this. It is not the post office. Like I said, when July comes, if it is still going on then, I will cancel.


14 posted on 06/08/2011 4:42:11 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: packrat35

I’ve been 3 at a time for almost 10 years and never went through what you’re dealing with. I’m just not buying that they’ve decided to ultra throttle you, what do they gain? The best they could hope for is eventually they lose all your money. Try a box at a different PO, especially if the PO you tried is the one that services your home. I’m betting it’s the PO just because there’s no logical reason for netflix to do it.


15 posted on 06/08/2011 5:37:12 PM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: HOYA97

Angel is a famously bad vampire, reveling in pain an horror that he causes his victims, and then while wiping out a Gypsy camp for fun and giggles, he is cursed by a Gypsy, which returns his soul to him. With his soul back in him, he suddenly sees what he is, and the pain that he has caused, this breaks him and he spends a century living in the gutters and shadows, broken, feeding on rat blood and animal blood, and then he finds out that there is a larger struggle between good and evil, and that some non human creatures and demons serve good, so he becomes a vampire that fights the dark forces.

There is much nobility in the series. Mixed with the humor, and supernatural, is a strong warrior element, true self sacrifice, and the undeniable reality of an eternal, vicious, merciless, struggle between good and bad forces.

Angel is a pretty inspiring figure, not from costume (none) and stunts, but from his honesty and inner torment as he knows exactly every single evil deed and person that he fed on during his history of being not just vampire, but an especially wicked vampire. Angel does a great job of being the quiet, heroic, humble, tormented, leader.


16 posted on 06/08/2011 6:25:41 PM PDT by ansel12 (Bachmann/Rollins/Romney=destruction for Bachmann, but it sure helps Romney. WHY?)
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To: discostu

Buy what you want. I have mailed from my house for 3 years and now this happens. It is Netflix.

I have mailed from 3 differnt post offices in adition to my house and results are all the same. Did you not see where I said past 4 months?

I don’t know why, but whenever they say they are mailing one to me, it gets here in 1 day. Whenever I mail one back takes 5 or more days. Do the math, it ain’t me and it ain’t the post office.


17 posted on 06/08/2011 6:40:28 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: packrat35

It’s actually the 4 months thing that makes me convinced it’s the PO not netflix. I believe in Okham’s Razor with religious fervor and the simplest explanation is the PO. For it to be Netflix they’d have had to decide to punish you for still spending more than the average 3 a day customer, they’d have had to do that by making a note in your account so that everybody handling your disks would know to slow you down, said note would be subpoena-able if you decided to take action alone or in class, such data would be a huge PR hit not to mention the cost of the suit that they’d clearly lose.

Or your PO sucks.

One of these answers is simpler than the other.


18 posted on 06/09/2011 8:19:21 AM PDT by discostu (Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn)
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To: discostu

Since I have mailed them at THREE different post offices which you have yet to acknowledge, it is NOT that.

Also, just checked my account and still none are credited. I will report them all lost AGAIN tonight.


19 posted on 06/09/2011 10:11:36 AM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: packrat35

Could be something hitting all your local POs. Maybe they’ve made a change in how they handle the stuff to Netflix. Again it just doesn’t make sense for Netflix to do what they’d have to do to “punish” you like you’re thinking, they gain nothing and open themselves up to costly lawsuits. It doesn’t add up.


20 posted on 06/09/2011 10:20:30 AM PDT by discostu (Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn)
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To: discostu

Well Oscam’s Razor would seem to narrow it down to Netflix and not every post office in Memphis. If they can deliver it to my house in one day, then I am sure it works the other way around.

I will cancel June 23, when my renewal come up. You have convinced me not to wait to July. I hate it since they used to be a great resource, but now they suck for me.


21 posted on 06/09/2011 10:41:24 AM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: packrat35

Except for Netflix to do it they’d have to do things that leave a paper trail that will get them in trouble if somebody decides to sue. Where as the PO would just have to have the person in charge of your region decide on a new procedure (like storing up netflix envelops until they make a full tray just as an idea) that probably makes their life easier but sucks for you. This wouldn’t effect outbound from netflix because like all bulk mailers netflix brings their stuff in area code sorted trays already. Because they are a bulk mailer and you aren’t the paths the mail takes are actually vastly different so one day out and four back could easily happen if the PO decides to do something annoying to none bulk mail headed to a specific location.


22 posted on 06/09/2011 10:49:56 AM PDT by discostu (Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn)
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To: discostu

That makes no sense. It is Netflix. Why keep making excuses for the company. I am sure it doesn’t take a week to get a full tray (LOL).


23 posted on 06/09/2011 11:03:02 AM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: packrat35

It makes plenty of sense. Remember the PO is going broke, they’re looking for all kinds of ways to reduce costs, and they’re incompetent. You said 4 days, who knows how many people in the area are chucking in the netflix in 1 PO. And remember that was just a stab, admittedly a stab that involved something I’ve seen the PO do before to companies getting large quantities of inbound mail. It’s not excuses, it’s showing that there’s simply no reason for them to be persecuting you. You’re assuming it’s some sort of personal vendetta, I always remember what ass-u-me means, and reality has shown me that most of us are far too insignificant for anybody to be actually out to get us and most vendettas only exist in the head of the “persecuted”. I think you’re having a spot of postal bad luck and if you checked around you’d find you’re not alone and netflix might even be aware of it and trying to fix it. But if you want to be persecuted go ahead, needlessly add to your life stress, whatever.


24 posted on 06/09/2011 11:27:05 AM PDT by discostu (Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn)
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To: discostu
It’s a spinoff from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, mostly follows the same pattern of slaying monsters with a mild plot tying it all together, but a bit darker than Buffy. If you’re interested start with Buffy (ignore the movie, it stinks and completely missed the point of the script), if you like it and stick with it long enough for the character of Angel to leave you can start watching Angel in parallel. If you don’t like it no biggie, Joss is an acquired taste.

I've generally really enjoyed Buffy and Angel. I was sorry to see Willow hook up with the witch (for the obvious reason and because that witch was just SO frigging bland).
25 posted on 06/09/2011 11:30:28 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan
This post is serendipitous. I just finished watching Angel on Netflix and am now half way through Buffy. I prefer Angel to Buffy. It is darker but I think the vampire with the tortured soul is a cool idea. Also, the series finale was great. I recommend both series.

Of course, I think Firefly was the best Whedon show ever.

26 posted on 06/09/2011 11:46:31 AM PDT by lawdave
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To: discostu

You must work for Netflix with all the excuses you make for them. No one else I mail to has this problem. I do not have this problem with mail coming to me from netflix or anyone else.

Been a customer for years and it did not start till I cut back from 6 at a time to 4 at a time, then started then immediately. How many coincidences do you believe in?

It is plainly obvious, who is the problem but feel free to defend them if you wish. I will be an ex-customer come Jun 23. And you are right about the stress, I won’t have any more from netflix starting Jun 24.


27 posted on 06/09/2011 12:01:18 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: aruanan

Yeah I hate the other witch, just a terrible actress, always looks like somebody just kicked her dog. But by and large good shows.


28 posted on 06/09/2011 1:05:49 PM PDT by discostu (Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn)
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To: packrat35

Nope, I’m in fax software. I just think that in this day and age, just 2 weeks after a big report came out saying that the PO’s cost cutting measures not only don’t cut costs but do reduce the quality of service assuming that it MUST be netflix risking getting their ass kicked in court again is a dumb assumption.

It isn’t plainly obvious at all. Again why would they risk getting sued to punish you for reducing how much less than their average customer you’re paying? What do they stand to gain by persecuting you? See if it was plainly obvious you’d have answered that question already. Instead you’re attacking me, if it was plainly obvious you wouldn’t have to turn to the logical fallacy of poisoning the well. What is plainly obvious is that things are more complicated than you’re willing to admit and sometimes feces really does just occur.


29 posted on 06/09/2011 1:09:59 PM PDT by discostu (Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn)
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To: discostu
Yeah I hate the other witch, just a terrible actress, always looks like somebody just kicked her dog. But by and large good shows.

If she was trying for a "I'm under the influence of thorazine" look, she succeeded; otherwise, I really enjoyed the humor of the series.
30 posted on 06/09/2011 1:55:33 PM PDT by aruanan
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Good humor, good characters (even as a dyke Willow is cool, needed better taste in girls), good stories. One of the hallmarks I think was Joss always wanted them to try harder. I’m thinking specifically of the episode Hush, after hearing so much praise for the great dialog and how that’s why the show is great Joss decides they should do an episode with basically no dialog, and they wind up with probably the best episode of the season one of the best of the show. Taking praise as a challenge is a good trait, and it allowed the shows to constantly grow.


31 posted on 06/09/2011 2:04:49 PM PDT by discostu (Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn)
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To: discostu

Was Hush the one with those creepy looking guys that glided everywhere?


32 posted on 06/09/2011 5:20:18 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan

Yep. Great episode.


33 posted on 06/10/2011 8:51:35 AM PDT by discostu (Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn)
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