Sunday, September 26, 2010

Shows I've found on Netflix Canada

I'm quite shocked at all the negativity I've seen so far about the selection we Canadians get for Netflix. Why bother with a service like Netflix if you don't have a wide array of genres that you like. I do agree that they need more, but there is definitely a lot of good stuff to watch currently to hold me over. I'm going to list all the movies and shows that are available on Netflix that you may have not noticed were even there.

First off, I'm loving how I can simply click an icon to go straight to Netflix on my PS3. No disc required. The interface is pretty basic but gets the job done. I do wish it had a few more features though, I had to search for most of these movies and shows because they were tucked away, hidden. As I said in my previous Netflix post, if they don't do regular updates at least once every week or so, then maybe this service won't turn out so good. $7.99 a month is cheap, but most people would probably go back to free torrent downloads unless the Netflix database at least tries to toss new stuff our way.

Here are the television shows I've found on Netflix so far, some were thrown at me in suggestions based on shows I said I liked, while others I had to do a lot of searching for. There are also a lot of British comedies and such if you're into that kind of thing. Faulty Towers and the like. Also should mention that there are children shows galore, some of those are even available in HD to my surprise. Pingu ftw!

Hoarders: Season 1
Dead Like Me: Season 1 & 2
Heroes: Season 1, 2, 3, & 4 / All episodes in HD
Madmen: Season 1, 2, & 3 / All episodes in HD
Weaponology: 13 Episodes
Paranormal State: Season 1, 2, 3, & 4
Monk: Season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 / All episodes in HD
Hawthorne: Season 1 / Available in HD
LA Ink: Vol. 1 & 2 / Vol. 2 is in HD
Criss Angel Mindfreak: Season 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
The First 48: Season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9
The L Word: Season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 / Season 1, 5, & 6 are in HD
Dog The Bounty Hunter: Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & the Best Of
Jon & Kate Plus Eight: Season 1, 2, 3, & 4 / Season 3 and 4 are in HD
Intervention: Season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7
Gene Simmons: Family Jewels: Season 1, 2, 3, & 4
Highlander: Season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
Future Weapons: Season 1
Man vs. Wild: Collection 1 & 2
Deadliest Catch: Season 1, 2, & 3 / Season 3 is in HD
Lots and lots of episodes from Extreme Engineering on Discovery. Almost all of them available in HD

Now for the movies. That television list is a lot bigger than I originally thought actually. Netflix did launch with an insane amount of content to begin with in my opinion. I've read a handful of reviews and online discussions about how the Canadian launch failed miserably because of a lack of content. I understand the US Netflix archive is much more robust, but I also understand how hard it is for Netflix to move their program over to Canada. Anyways, here is the (probably huge) list of movies that I've either seen, heard of, or have in my imaginary queue (we don't have an official queue over here yet!) I'll also list whether they are available in HD or not. The HD actually looks really great for a streaming service. Really great.

Mad Max HD
Ultra Violet HD
Cool World HD
Superbad HD
American History X HD
Bulletproof Monk HD
Robin Hood: Men In Tights HD
All Dogs Go To Heaven
Cheech and Chong: Up In Smoke HD
Dark City HD
Kung Fu Hustle
Donnie Darko (Damn, no HD for this one!)
Snatch HD
Reservoir Dogs
American Psycho
Taxi Driver HD
Mercury Rising HD
12 Monkeys HD
Dune HD
The Wizard HD (Nice, gotta watch this one yet, haven't seen it since I was a kid)
Lucky Number Slevin HD
Waiting... HD
Shaun of the Dead HD (probably watching this tonight, never seen it before, heard good things)
Lord of War HD
Fletch HD
Dazed and Confused HD
Stir of Echoes
The Ninth Gate HD
Glory HD
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Mystery Men HD
U-571 HD
Last Action Hero HD
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story HD
Rumble in the Bronx
The Replacement Killers (Wish this one was in HD, love this movie)
Resident Evil: Extinction HD
In the Name of the King HD
Clerks II (I have yet to see the first one so it sucks only the sequal is available right now)
Teen Wolf HD
I Love You, Beth Cooper HD
Big Top Pee-Wee HD
Happy Endings HD
Weird Science HD
Good Luck Chuck HD
Guess Who HD
Housesitter HD
Bewitched HD
National Lampoon's Van Wilder
Crocodile Dundee 2 HD (Where's the first one??)
The Secret of My Success HD
Weekend at Bernie's 2 HD (Again, where's the first one?)
Jackie Chain: Kung Fu Master HD
Street Fighter: The Lenend of Chun-Li HD (Ugh, at least it's in HD?)
Bad Boys HD
Charlie's Angels
A Knight's Tale HD
Unleashed HD
Mr. Nice Guy
The Scorpion King HD (Hope they get the first two Mummy movies on here someday soon)
Backdraft HD
A Man Apart HD
Cellular HD
Virtuosity HD
Blade: Trinity HD (I love this movie, but the first two are better, gimme those ones!)
The Condemned HD
Animals HD (The first movie I watched on Netflix, stars Naveen Andrews as the baddy)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day HD (Give me the rest from that series of movies please)
Air Force One HD
Babe: Pig in the City HD
National Lampoon's Senior Trip
About Schmidt HD
Being John Malkovich HD
To Die For HD
Super Size Me HD
Bowling for Columbine HD
Traffic HD
Slumdog Millionaire HD
A Beautiful Mind HD
Cruel Intentions HD
Monster's Ball
Boogie Nights HD
The Thing Red Line HD
Capote HD
We Own the Night HD
The Last House on the Left HD
The Stepford Wives (1975)
The Birds HD
Red Dragon HD
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre HD (2003 Version)
House of 1,000 Corpses
Hostel: Part II HD (No Part 1 though, oh well)
Captivity HD
Cabin Fever
Freddy vs. Jason HD
Final Destination 2 HD
Warlock: The Armageddon
See No Evil HD
The People Under the Stairs HD
Child's Play HD
Halloween II HD
Lost in Space HD
Waterworld HD
Johnny Mnemonic
Dragonheart HD
Primer HD
The Final Cut
The Butterfly Effect HD
Basic Instinct HD
Fire in the Sky HD
Lost in Translation
High School High HD
Stigmata HD
Nirvana: Teen Spirit: Interviews
The Good Shepherd HD

Okay, I've skipped hundreds upon hundreds of movies but most I haven't heard of, and I'm also tired of searching for movies. Phew, there is a lot on there, but there is of course, a lot missing from Netflix as well. I'm excited for Netflix's first content update, as well as how much they throw on (or take away)

I hope this post helped some people out there find what they were looking for. There is much much more than what I've posted here, these are just the things I've seen or heard of from my personal experience. There are also seasons of Spongebob, and other kids shows. Documentaries. Foreign films. Even a light dose of Anime.

I'm also working on including links, within this post, to all the shows I've mentioned.

Here is a link to my second Netflix content post, enjoy!