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I don't know about this...
2/9/06, 8:31am
Netflix shipped the first disc of Deadwood's first season. I should recieve it today...

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>Netflix shipped the first disc of Deadwood's first season. I
>should recieve it today...

You'll phucking love it!


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2/9/06, 9:54am
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>Netflix shipped the first disc of Deadwood's first season. I
>should recieve it today...

Wow!!!!! I thought you hated that show?

I'm glad to see you are getting into it. I agree the language is over the top, but its a great show.

The new season starts in March. Let me know if you want me to tape it

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2/9/06, 1:23pm
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>>Netflix shipped the first disc of Deadwood's first season. I
>>should recieve it today...
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>You'll phucking love it!
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Watched the 1977 miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth" over last weekend. Ian McShane was Judas, which was interesting (and appropriate).

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2/9/06, 4:21pm
>>Netflix shipped the first disc of Deadwood's first season. I
>>should recieve it today...
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>Wow!!!!! I thought you hated that show?
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>I'm glad to see you are getting into it. I agree the language
>is over the top, but its a great show.

I never really said I hated the show, and I wouldn't say I'm getting into it just yet. I just never gave it a chance. I've only seen about 5 or 10 minutes of one episode. I wasn't impressed by that, but I'm willing to give it another try, starting at the beginning like I should.

The disc didn't arrive today though. Doesn't surprise me. I'm getting so damn sick of Netflix. They NEVER arrive on the date promised any more! They used to, but about a month ago that changed and now they always get here two or three days late... I might be switching to Blockbuster soon!

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2/9/06, 4:44pm
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Well, let me know how you like it.

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2/9/06, 4:54pm
>Well, let me know how you like it.

Will do!

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2/10/06, 4:57pm
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Saw this on CNN and Lon..I thought of YOU...

from: http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/02/10/netflix.penalty.ap
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SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- Manuel Villanueva realizes he has been getting a pretty good deal since he signed up for Netflix Inc.'s online DVD rental service 2-1/2 years ago, but he still feels shortchanged.

That's because the $17.99 monthly fee that he pays to rent up to three DVDs at a time would amount to an even bigger bargain if the company didn't penalize him for returning his movies so quickly.

Netflix typically sends about 13 movies a month to Villanueva's home in Warren, Michigan -- down from the 18 to 22 DVDs he once received before the company's automated system identified him as a heavy renter and began delaying his shipments to protect its profits.

The same Netflix formula also shoves Villanueva to the back of the line for the most-wanted DVDs, so the service can send those popular flicks to new subscribers and infrequent renters.

The little-known practice, called "throttling" by critics, means Netflix customers who pay the same price for the same service are often treated differently, depending on their rental patterns.

"I wouldn't have a problem with it if they didn't advertise 'unlimited rentals,' " Villanueva said. "The fact is that they go out of their way to make sure you don't go over whatever secret limit they have set up for your account."

Sounds shady to me!!

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2/11/06, 2:21am
>Saw this on CNN and Lon..I thought of YOU...

I wonder if they're doing that to me, too. I always return the movies right away to get the next ones out as quick as possible. That's always worked as it should until fairly recently. Suddenly the discs are taking three days to arrive instead of one. I wonder if they just aren't shipping them when they say they are...

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2/11/06, 5:58am
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>>Saw this on CNN and Lon..I thought of YOU...
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>I wonder if they're doing that to me, too. I always return the
>movies right away to get the next ones out as quick as
>possible. That's always worked as it should until fairly
>recently. Suddenly the discs are taking three days to arrive
>instead of one. I wonder if they just aren't shipping them
>when they say they are...

I don't DO the movie rental thing but it seems to me that the fact that these guys even HAVE such a policy would be very bothersome to me!

Before you switch to Blockbuster, you should find out if they have the same policy.

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2/11/06, 9:54am
>I don't DO the movie rental thing but it seems to me that the
>fact that these guys even HAVE such a policy would be very
>bothersome to me!

Me too.

>Before you switch to Blockbuster, you should find out if they
>have the same policy.

I'll read through the agreement. I'm curious to know if NetFlix really admits to doing this though, or is this just something he suspects.

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2/12/06, 5:34am
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>>I don't DO the movie rental thing but it seems to me that
>the
>>fact that these guys even HAVE such a policy would be very
>>bothersome to me!
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>Me too.
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>>Before you switch to Blockbuster, you should find out if
>they
>>have the same policy.
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>I'll read through the agreement. I'm curious to know if
>NetFlix really admits to doing this though, or is this just
>something he suspects.

I saw the NetFlix story in many places yesterday and apparently, they DO admit to the policy and when someone complains, they point to that policy as their defense! (Apparently it is written down somewhere in the customer agreement.)

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2/16/06, 4:12pm
Well, phucking Netflix or the USPS delayed this disc so long I finally reported it lost in transition a week after the "promised" date (which I never get them by). Netflix shipped another copy and I got it yesterday. I watched part of it yesterday, but I haven't gotten very far into it yet. I loved the first 15 minutes or so. After that it started to bog down and I allowed myself to get sidetracked and turned it off and will get back to it later. The language is still a major hurdle for me, though. I just can't get past the fact that the script sounds like a four year old wrote it just to shock people with the new swear words he just learned. Now, I have a vocabulary that could embarass a sailor and a trucker sometimes, but the dialog is just too out of place here.

I'll pack up the disc with the laptop and watch the rest of it while I'm on the road.

(BTW, I received the "lost" copy in the mail today... I shoulda just kept it since I'd already reported it lost, but I'm too damn honest. )

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2/16/06, 4:20pm
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Give it a chance.

The Hickock murder is very realistically depicted, as is the "trial" afterwards.

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2/16/06, 4:24pm
>Give it a chance.
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>The Hickock murder is very realistically depicted, as is the
>"trial" afterwards.

I will. I've already vowed to force myself to get past the language issue. Now my problem is just finding enough time to watch it when I can really give it my full attention. How many episodes into it is the Hickock murder? I only have the first two episodes so far.

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2/16/06, 9:10pm
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>>Give it a chance.
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>>The Hickock murder is very realistically depicted, as is the
>>"trial" afterwards.
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>I will. I've already vowed to force myself to get past the
>language issue. Now my problem is just finding enough time to
>watch it when I can really give it my full attention. How many
>episodes into it is the Hickock murder? I only have the first
>two episodes so far.

I'm not sure, but its pretty early in the first season.

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2/17/06, 5:25pm
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Marie and I switched to one disc at a time mode when we noticed a MAJOR delay in our getting new discs. There was a time when Marie and I were "movie freaks," and we were getting 3 new movies almost every week.

Netflix made sure to put a stop to that.

Now, after this story, we are thinking of dropping altogether. Tivo has really helped this decision.

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2/20/06, 2:01pm
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Glad I have Tivo...

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