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The first four seasons of Chuck were great! (I rated them 4 enthusiastic stars on the Netflix 5-star scale). The fifth season wasn't so great. (I rated Season 5 at 3 stars.) I'd consider it a gem!
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Why did you give a link to the IMDb entry instead of the title's page on Netflix's site?

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Why did you give a link to the IMDb entry instead of the title's page on Netflix's site?
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I agree Chuck was great. Watched and finished the series early this year which only took me a few months.

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Why did you give a link to the IMDb entry instead of the title's page on Netflix's site?
I had to go look up the title by the lead actor, so I copied that link. My bad.
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I agree Chuck was great. Watched and finished the series early this year which only took me a few months.
!!!! I started Chuck last year, and am nowhere near finished. I just can't binge watch stuff. I can't take more than a handful of episodes at a time no matter how much I like a show.
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I just can't binge watch stuff. I can't take more than a handful of episodes at a time no matter how much I like a show.
I usually don't binge watch but I went through Breaking Bad in less than two weeks. I couldn't stop watching it.
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The first four seasons of Chuck were great! (I rated them 4 enthusiastic stars on the Netflix 5-star scale). The fifth season wasn't so great. (I rated Season 5 at 3 stars.) I'd consider it a gem!
I also watch the series when it was on TV. One of the most annoying aspects about the final season or two were several blatant 'commercials' embedded into the show for a car company (I remember one where Chuck is talking about using some of it's features, by name). Alot of the Subway sandwich and other stuff was also very annoying and distracting. (Two episodes of NatGeo's "Brain Games" this season has also had blatant Acura ads as part of the show.)

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Why did you give a link to the IMDb entry instead of the title's page on Netflix's site?
I'm glad for the IMDB link, because I generally go there to look for reviews by critics I know before adding the item to my Netflix queue based on recommendations here from people I don't know.

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I'm glad for the IMDB link, because I generally go there to look for reviews by critics I know before adding the item to my Netflix queue based on recommendations here from people I don't know.
Along with Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes.
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i agree, i prefer the critics' review on IMDB. Only complaint with IMDB is that when i need to copy the movie's dvd jacket cover image, you can't unless you print the whole page in adobe pdf and then crop down to it. Time costly

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!!!! I started Chuck last year, and am nowhere near finished. I just can't binge watch stuff. I can't take more than a handful of episodes at a time no matter how much I like a show.
My Star Trek Deep Space Nine rewatch started 2 years ago. I've made it up to the early part of season 4 so far!

I binge watch a lot, sadly. I went through all seven seasons of Star Trek: Voyager in about a month, 129 hours in all. According to my Netflix account viewing activity log, I started watching it on 3 July and finished on the 11th of this month. I'm doing DS9 now, but the story doesn't begin that compellingly. There's no actual dilemma, just a situation. I recall that it gets more interesting as it goes along.

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I'm glad for the IMDB link, because I generally go there to look for reviews by critics I know before adding the item to my Netflix queue based on recommendations here from people I don't know.

I use a Chrome extension called Netflix Enhancer; it might be available for other browsers, I don't know (EDIT: the developer's website says Chrome and Opera with Firefox coming). It adds links to the IMDb rating and the Rotten Tomatoes critics and audience ratings (it displays the numbers and icons you left-click to go to the title's page on IMDb or RT) to the title's page on Netflix's site and to the mouse-over pop-ups in the site's browser. It also sometimes adds a little movie camera icon linking to a trailer.

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i agree, i prefer the critics' review on IMDB. Only complaint with IMDB is that when i need to copy the movie's dvd jacket cover image, you can't unless you print the whole page in adobe pdf and then crop down to it. Time costly
If you use Chrome, you can right click anywhere (except the image) and select "Inspect Element". From there you can either navigate through the HTML code (it helpfully highlights the part of the page the selection affects), or just go to the Resources tab and scroll through the images. Depends on the page, the HTML is easier if there are a lot of ads and small images, or the Resources tab is easier if there are only a few images. I usually open the image in a new tab to verify it before I save anything, either by copying the <_img_> reference or by right clicking on the image in Resources and selecting "Open Image in New Tab". You get accustomed to where the image code resides in the HTML if you save a lot of pictures from the same site like ShirtWoot or instagram.

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Appreciate, i'll give that a try

but the frustation is, you say that so frigging fluently like you were born with that info genetically encoded - at my age, i'm happy (and stuck) being a "fred flintstone" of computerese. Getting old ain't for pansies, that's for sure

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My Star Trek Deep Space Nine rewatch started 2 years ago. I've made it up to the early part of season 4 so far!
Keep watching, My old friend and former professor Avery Brooks (Captain Sisco) was in that series. I hope he's still getting residuals.

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Keep watching, My old friend and former professor Avery Brooks (Captain Sisco) was in that series. I hope he's still getting residuals.

I never realized that Avery Brooks was an actual teacher (at Rutgers, I see in his IMDb bio); I recall that he played a high school principal in the excellent American History X .

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Not a bad movie, but it drags in places...

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!!!! I started Chuck last year, and am nowhere near finished. I just can't binge watch stuff. I can't take more than a handful of episodes at a time no matter how much I like a show.
My Star Trek Deep Space Nine rewatch started 2 years ago. I've made it up to the early part of season 4 so far!
Me either. I am watching Alias and Lost now and I just can't watch more than one episode a night even though I like the shows. I did once watch 2 episodes of Alias but I was tired of it by then. For me it is one episode a night and that's it. I do usually finish the shows in about 2 to 3 months even though when I get towards the end I don't watch it as much. I stopped watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer because season 6 is so depressing and boring however the earlier seasons were great though. Instead I am on Charmed which I watch nearly every night now on Season 5 which isn't as depressing.

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Saw episode one of "Happy Valley" and Robert Rodriguez's TV series "From Dusk till Dawn" last night. "Happy Valley" is another British import from Channel 4. I'm guessing Hollywood thinks that US viewers don't like network shows shot on tight budgets but must lose money when they cancel shows before the season is finish so it makes no sense. I prefer shows long on story and acting skills and not filled with fluff and glitz.

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Sa "Happy Valley" is another British import from Channel 4

Nit picking, I know , but it is actually from the BBC, and has just been renewed for a second season.
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