Back from summer vacation, Ankler on the Air is joined by Editor at Large Jim Gibson to discuss the unfolding story of the summer: the potential unravelling of the Netflix plot to take over the world. What is happening and where might it take us? Also: we look at trouble for the indie film world with the bankruptcy talks around indie kingpin Annapurna Films. And how the Outrage Mobs fizzled in the face of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. 

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There are 7 comments.

  1. JoeDan Coolidge

    I canceled when they hired the screenwriting team of Obama & Obama.

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    • August 8, 2019, at 7:22 PM PST
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  2. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

    I chose Prime over NetFlix. No perfect options, but the Obamas were a bridge too far.

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    • August 8, 2019, at 7:47 PM PST
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  3. Weeping Member

    I find myself using Amazon’s Prime Channels a lot – especially their BritBox, Acorn TV, and PBS Masterpiece options. Right now, I’m binge watching Foyle’s War with a Prime subscription to the Acorn TV channel – just started it. Before that, I was binge watching A Touch of Frost with a Prime subscription to the BritBox channel. It’s been ages since I’ve watched anything on Netflix.

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    • August 9, 2019, at 10:44 AM PST
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  4. Taras Coolidge

    Weeping (View Comment):

    I find myself using Amazon’s Prime Channels a lot – especially their BritBox, Acorn TV, and PBS Masterpiece options. It’s been ages since I’ve watched anything on Netflix.

    I recommend Highwaymen, with Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson, telling the story of Bonnie and Clyde from the viewpoint of the lawmen tasked with bringing them down.

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    • August 9, 2019, at 10:53 AM PST
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  5. Weeping Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    Weeping (View Comment):

    I find myself using Amazon’s Prime Channels a lot – especially their BritBox, Acorn TV, and PBS Masterpiece options. It’s been ages since I’ve watched anything on Netflix.

    I recommend Highwaymen, with Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson, telling the story of Bonnie and Clyde from the viewpoint of the lawmen tasked with bringing them down.

    That sounds interesting. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

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    • August 10, 2019, at 11:00 AM PST
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  6. Joe D. Lincoln

    I haven’t cancelled Netflix, but I have thought about it. I think the main thing was getting DVDs on the mail and paying a flat fee regardless of how long I hold on to them. I don’t really have much time these days, but I still hold on to the digital subscription expecting at some point I will resume the DVD subscription. I don’ think there is a good alternative to the DVD subscription. There used to be a BlockBuster subscription when BlockBuster was on the decline, but that probably folded as well.

    But yeah, I am primarily holding on to the digital subscription for Stranger Things and Black Mirror.

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    • August 14, 2019, at 8:33 AM PST
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  7. Weeping Member

    Joe D. (View Comment):

    I haven’t cancelled Netflix, but I have thought about it. I think the main thing was getting DVDs on the mail and paying a flat fee regardless of how long I hold on to them. I don’t really have much time these days, but I still hold on to the digital subscription expecting at some point I will resume the DVD subscription. I don’ think there is a good alternative to the DVD subscription. There used to be a BlockBuster subscription when BlockBuster was on the decline, but that probably folded as well.

    But yeah, I am primarily holding on to the digital subscription for Stranger Things and Black Mirror.

    The nice thing about the various digital streaming services is – with the exception of Amazon – how easy they are to cancel and restart. Amazon’s is different because its streaming service is part of its Prime program – a fee that’s paid annually, so it’s not that easy to cancel. However, the channel options within it are just as easy to cancel and restart as any other streaming service is.

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    • August 14, 2019, at 10:49 AM PST
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