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It's not a bad film .. not great, but not bad .. the HBO series "Silicon Valley", however, is an excellent nerd comedy ..
I've seen "Silicon Valley" and some folks thought it was over the top but I thought Judge did a good job of satirizing the culture (yup, they really do act that way). But I just got back from Walmart and "The Internship" was in their bargain BD bin so now I have the BD and the code to watch it on VUDU if needed.
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Saw several stories that "The Interview" will be available on Netflix January 24. (The only Netflix links right now are for the disc version.)
And, as of this morning, it's available for streaming. For what it's worth
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For reference, here is the link for The Interview.

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Apology if this has been mentioned before, but I'm finishing up "The 100" Season One and it's not bad ..


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Apology if this has been mentioned before, but I'm finishing up "The 100" Season One and it's not bad ..


http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70303988?trkid=13641790
Same here. I'm up to Episode 11. Last night, the wife & I watched 3 episodes in a row. When I first started watching this series, I had told my wife I was a bit iffy on it, and needed to see more episodes before passing judgement. As the story and characters have developed, I've turned my opinions toward the positive side for The 100. As you said, not bad...not bad at all. I'd have to give it a thumbs-up, but of course there's definitely room for improvement.
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I enjoyed 100 on CW. Season 2 stumbled some out of the gate but is getting better.

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Same here. I'm up to Episode 11. Last night, the wife & I watched 3 episodes in a row. When I first started watching this series, I had told my wife I was a bit iffy on it, and needed to see more episodes before passing judgement. As the story and characters have developed, I've turned my opinions toward the positive side for The 100. As you said, not bad...not bad at all. I'd have to give it a thumbs-up, but of course there's definitely room for improvement.
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I enjoyed 100 on CW. Season 2 stumbled some out of the gate but is getting better.
The fact that it was on CW explains why I never had heard of it until it hit NF .. my mind equates CW with "Vampire Diaries" and since I can't stand that show, I guess I'm just not paying attention to CW material .. I thought maybe it was a SyFy show I'd missed .. at any rate, good to know and now I'm going to see if any marathon on Season 2 may be forthcoming for a DVR workout ..

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CW has moved past stuff like Vamp Diaries and Gossip Girl.

After Smallville left they made hits with Arrow and Flash, as well as 100 being good. Supernatural is still a good show.

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CW has moved past stuff like Vamp Diaries and Gossip Girl.

After Smallville left they made hits with Arrow and Flash, as well as 100 being good. Supernatural is still a good show.
You've convinced me I'm going to have to dig into it now .. as if I don't have enough material already that I watch ..

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Thank goodness for streaming and DVR's with big HDD's!

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I enjoyed 100 on CW. Season 2 stumbled some out of the gate but is getting better.
I have 100 in my 'to watch list.' Haven't gotten around to it yet. Looks like something I'd enjoy.

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CW has moved past stuff like Vamp Diaries and Gossip Girl.

The Vampire Diaries is in its sixth season and spun off The Originals, so they're not quite past it yet. I watched the pilot and had no interest.

The CW continues to be very youth oriented, though that's OK. They are a merger of the former UPN, which belonged to CBS, and The WB, hence the name, The CBS Warner network; the market wasn't big enough for the two of them. As such they bear the legacy of a number of shows that I enjoyed (Buffy, Angel, ST:Enterprise, Smallville), though I don't watch anything else on the CW at this time. My aunt loves Arrow; I watched part of the pilot on Netflix and didn't finish it, though I plan to give it a more extensive trial.

I didn't expect to like The 100 as much as I do; I haven't watched this past week's episode but I found the end of the previous one to be a relief.
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I have 100 in my 'to watch list.' Haven't gotten around to it yet. Looks like something I'd enjoy.
The 100 is pretty good imo.
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The Vampire Diaries They are a merger of the former UPN, which belonged to CBS, and The WB, hence the name, The CBS Warner network; the market wasn't big enough for the two of them.
Actually the market for both was just fine, until the geniuses at the FCC decided to allow multiple station ownership of broadcast properties in the same city/market. Enter the emperor, Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corp purchased the Chris Craft broadcast group, which owned the 7 tv stations located in the top markets that were the foundation for Paramount owned (later merged with CBS/Viacom) UPN. With News Corp owning the stations that were their guaranteed presence in the biggest cities, they found themselves at the mercy of increasing preemptions- something that didn't happen as CC, didn't load up on syndicated college football and basketball and protected the primetime lineup, something the new owners didn't. And the affiliation agreement with the stations now in News Corp's control, the handwriting was on the wall for them.

The merger with The WB was purely, a survival move for CBS, and a way to reduce operating costs for Warner Bros. Its sad seeing the stations that didn't go over to The CW, wasted on MyNetworkTV. Essentially, a 2 hour a night rerun cable channel.

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Actually the market for both was just fine...

If you say so. As I recall they both had horribly tiny market shares. The CW has to fare better without competition from a similar network.

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The Vampire Diaries is in its sixth season and spun off The Originals, so they're not quite past it yet. I watched the pilot and had no interest.

The CW continues to be very youth oriented, though that's OK. They are a merger of the former UPN, which belonged to CBS, and The WB, hence the name, The CBS Warner network; the market wasn't big enough for the two of them. As such they bear the legacy of a number of shows that I enjoyed (Buffy, Angel, ST:Enterprise, Smallville), though I don't watch anything else on the CW at this time. My aunt loves Arrow; I watched part of the pilot on Netflix and didn't finish it, though I plan to give it a more extensive trial.

I didn't expect to like The 100 as much as I do; I haven't watched this past week's episode but I found the end of the previous one to be a relief.
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I know exactly what the Vamp Diaries is doing, we watched the first 4 seasons. The point is, Arrow (season 3), 100 (season 2) and Flash (season 1) is CW moving past the female orientated teen shows. Vamp Diaries is old news with their current push into a new area, and it is a good move on their part. Even Smallville was a little too "simple", even though it was a good show. They raised the bar with Arrow and Flash, and they are more along the lines of Supernatural.


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The point is, Arrow (season 3), 100 (season 2) and Flash (season 1) is CW moving past the female orientated teen shows.

You draw a distinction without a difference. For a long time, the icon poster frame in Netflix's browser for Arrow was some version of this (they've recently changed it to another, far less pointedly female-titillating image):

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That's marketing to either young women or gay males (or both ), and it wouldn't surprise me if young women were majority of the viewership for it and the other shows that you cite. When they stop using young pretty boys to depict heroes I'll believe that they're "moving past female oriented teen shows".

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Flash, Supernatural and Arrow are their top 3 shows, with stuff like Reign and Jane the Virgin sucking wind.

Though I haven't watched Flash I definitely don't see where either of the others is any more sophisticated or complex than Smallville. (Of course, I only watched some of the pilot of Arrow but I watched probably 8 or 9 episodes of Supernatural before I became bored with its formula).

In any case we're diving down an off-topic rathole.

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That's marketing to either young women or gay males (or both ), and it wouldn't surprise me if young women were majority of the viewership for it and the other shows that you cite. When they stop using young pretty boys to depict heroes I'll believe that they're "moving past female oriented teen shows".
You have got to be kidding me - you haven't watched Flash and didn't finish the Arrow Pilot and you post quite (actually very) 'chauvinistic' views.

Both shows are on our weekly watch list while many others pile up episodes on the DVR or go unwatched on Netflix/Amazon.

They are not high-art - but are well done and very watchable (and have attractive actors/actresses for viewers of all persuasions )
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You have got to be kidding me - you haven't watched Flash and didn't finish the Arrow Pilot and you post quite (actually very) 'chauvinistic' views.

Both shows are on our weekly watch list while many others pile up episodes on the DVR or go unwatched on Netflix/Amazon.

They are not high-art - but are well done and very watchable (and have attractive actors/actresses for viewers of all persuasions )

I'm not questioning or commenting on the quality of the shows, just the assertion that Arrow, Flash and The 100 represent some sort of departure from the CW's courtship of the 18-34 y/o female demo. Perhaps they're trying to add to their viewership with sci-fi/comic book/fantasy series that are less pointedly romantic than some of their "legacy" programming, but they're doing so while trying not to lose their appeal to any of their current audience base.

My aunt likes Arrow a lot so I intend to eventually give it more of a trial; I just got distracted while watching the pilot and never got back to it. Right now I have a ridiculous backlog of stuff on my DVR.

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