Netflix Instant Share review: Downton Abbey

Last month I started a new thing by asking you to suggest titles from the Netflix Instant library for me to watch. You choose it, I review it. I got a lot of good suggestions and put everything into a list then closed my eyes and pointed. The result? The BBC miniseries Downton Abbey (submitted by commenter Clementine). When I added Downton Abbey to my queue, Netflix suggested another BBC miniseries, the three-part Sherlock Holmes starring Benedict Cumberbatch (that NAME) and Martin Freeman (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the young Bilbo in The Hobbit). So I added Sherlock, too. It was really good—I didn’t know it was set in the present but that worked out well for the show. I’d recommend checking it out. Cumberbatch is oddly sexy as the socially retarded Sherlock. Continue reading “Netflix Instant Share review: Downton Abbey”

Programming notes and other miscellany

All right, first, if you haven’t been here recently, you may be noticing the new color scheme. You complained loud enough for long enough, so I finally figured out how to change the layout to a more retina-friendly look. You’re welcome.

Second, there’s a new item in the sidebar called “In Theaters Now”. My friend R suggested that I add a permanent feature that would make it easy to find the monthly movie previews since they break down what is coming out in theaters weekend by weekend and apparently not everyone memorizes the release slate a year in advance. So now you can find a quick link to the movie previews on the sidebar. As new previews post, they’ll be added. You get the idea. Continue reading “Programming notes and other miscellany”