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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,729 ✭✭✭ Thecageyone


    I think it's a nice idea, to watch something with friends/family who live far away - perfectly normal to watch shows with family at home so why is it any stranger to watch with them online? I've seen group watch sessions on twitch even, where the streamer plays a movie and all their followers can watch along with and discuss it after.



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,116 Mod ✭✭✭✭ robinph


    Thanks for those responses. So what actually happens during the watching then, or is it just a synchronised start time and a group chat room afterwards?



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,343 ✭✭✭ FunLover18


    We literally just watch it and it's synchronized so we know neither one of us is ahead or behind. It's the same as watching something with someone in person, if one of you needs to go to the loo or get snacks or has a question, you pause it. I usually call my Spanish friend on discord so we can actually talk because I find the group chat feature too distracting.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,040 ✭✭✭✭ flazio


    Watched Guardians of the Galaxy and Black Widow in their IMAX enhanced versions. Even if you don't have a massive 4K Home cinema, it's well worth watching this way on any size wide screen TV as the black bars get removed on any action scenes.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,429 ✭✭✭ Pentecost


    I signed up for D+ just a few weeks ago. Plenty to enjoy with all the Marvel and Star Wars stuff. I've actually started watching Alias for the first time, never got around to watching it when it was first on. Very enjoyable show and Jennifer Garner dressing up in sexy disguises most episodes certainly doesn't hurt I have to say.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,058 ✭✭✭ Dodge


    “Surely watching a TV show is a solo activity” is a pretty broad, and I’d say incorrect for the majority of people, statement there.

    My daughter and her cousins/friends often use group watch. The shared experience for them is way more important than the content



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,116 Mod ✭✭✭✭ robinph


    Well not solo so much as in a single location.


    Watching something with others in the same physical location where you can more directly interact with each other, laugh at the same things, be surprised at the same things etc as the show happens I totally get.

    Expressing those reactions 10 seconds later by sending a smiley face gif to someone on the other side of the world seems to be a bit slow and would just distract from where the show has then moved onto already.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,058 ✭✭✭ Dodge


    I mean that’s a world away from “solo activity” where you’re giving your full attention to the screen

    Either way, some use it to connect with people they don’t live it/can’t be in the same room as. So it’s good they have that option



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,566 ✭✭✭ Need a Username


    Pleasantly surprised by The Great North as most animated “comedies” drag the gutter for laughs.

    But this is very funny and also very sweet (which is not a word I use often).



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,566 ✭✭✭ Need a Username


    Also watched two episodes of The Salisbury Poisoning.

    I’m guessing they added a bit more to Ann Marie Duffy’s character part in it all for the sake of drama but how it showed events was interesting.

    After the second episode I’m guessing Nick Bailey and his wife are not being accurately portrayed. Neither one thought something was seriously wrong with him and worse the wife’s reaction to the police telling her they need to test the house is stereotypical of a lot of characters in outbreak movies and series were she behaves so stupidly.

    i knew nothing about Sturgess and Rowley. And I don’t remember a second wave.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,566 ✭✭✭ Need a Username


    Are An Affair to Remember and the Sound of Music the only “old movies” from the Fox catalogue on Disney+ here?



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,556 ✭✭✭✭ peteeeed


    Eternals added



  • Registered Users Posts: 47,514 ✭✭✭✭ km79


    I started Mr Inbetween last night and it’s very good

    Its like an Aussie version of Mike from Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,536 ✭✭✭ Nigzcurran


    we are absolutely addicted to Malcolm in the middle! Brilliant hilarious stuff



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,040 ✭✭✭✭ flazio


    I meant to say last week it raised my eyebrow when "Dollhouse" turned up. Fair enough about Firefly, Buffy and Angel being Star launch titles, big fan favourites, but Dollhouse was one of Whedons more controversial projects if I remember correctly (and didn't last long) and now considering the small tarnish on his reputation I'd have thought D+ might have wanted to bury that show in a vault.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,566 ✭✭✭ Need a Username


    It is one of their properties so they may as well use it.

    Josh Whedon isn’t in the news and I don’t think his problems made much of a splash at the time

    i don’t remember Dollhouse being controversial ? What is the story there?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,040 ✭✭✭✭ flazio


    Basically a bunch of fit young things kept in a sort of stoned out state in the Doll house,reprogrammed and rented out to rich folks for various reasons including escort services and getting their memories reset once returned.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,566 ✭✭✭ Need a Username


    No “by what is story” I meant what was the controversy.

    I know what the show was about ;)



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,040 ✭✭✭✭ flazio


    Yet. Shang Chi was vanilla when it first came out but the extras were added a few weeks later. (After the DVD release)



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,566 ✭✭✭ Need a Username


    That is another surprise

    you would think they’d have a few of the extras at least for subscribers to see first



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,113 ✭✭✭ S.M.B.


    Has anyone watched In and Of Itself? It got added over the Christmas period. Difficult to even describe what it is so I'll just copy and paste the IMDB description.

    In & Of Itself (2020)

    Storyteller and Conceptual Magician Derek DelGaudio attempts to understand the illusory nature of identity and answer the deceptively simple question 'Who am I?'

    Got a lot of praise when it aired on Hulu earlier this year.

    I definitely think it's worth watching if the above description piques your interest.



  • Registered Users Posts: 47,514 ✭✭✭✭ km79


    It is

    but it’s hard to rewatch after Breaking Bad 🙈

    Hal is now Walter White/Heisenberg



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,536 ✭✭✭ Nigzcurran




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,641 ✭✭✭ budgemook


    Malcolm in the middle is on Disney now? Nice one, must look up the Burning Man episode!



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,536 ✭✭✭ Nigzcurran




  • Registered Users Posts: 25,718 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    I didn't realise you can't watch in 4K on PC. Anything I watched before was just things like Bad Batch and couple other things I didn't notice, but put on Eternals on the PC tonight and was thinking something didn't look right.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,150 ✭✭✭✭ Mantis Toboggan


    Finally got around to finishing the Beatles Let It Be documentary, one of the best pieces of footage I've ever seen, fantastic thank God someone decided to stick a few cameras around the studio. Hard to believe it's 52 years ago already and alot of them are no longer with us.



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,520 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk




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  • Registered Users Posts: 36,507 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    It really looks amazing. Film kept correctly can be remastered to amazing quality. I know it’s not on Disney plus but the documentary about the Apollo 11 launch which had parts of it shot in film looked amazing.

    I love that they are uploading a lot more of the ESPN 30 for 30s. I wish they’d upload the other one about OJ Simpson though.



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