Now each morning and several times at night I'll log on and see what my fellow 'Dusters have to say. They have made it easy to search either by the reviewer or by a film or TV show title, where you can get all the reviews previously loaded. Initially, members would sometimes post a video in response, but recently Stardust has added a 'comment' feature that makes it easier and really does create a sense of community.
Each week members receive an e-mail and message in the app, recommending shows and films to which they would like members to pay attention. These are usually new releases or popular series. There is also a weekly video where portions of member posts are shown to a larger audience. A cool way to get more followers and find folks you might not have been aware of previously.
If this sort of thing interests you check it out. You can find me, if you want, at @Stevec50.
As I may have mentioned previously, the Ladies were kind enough to set me up with Netflix, and it wasn't long before I began watching a number of films and TV shows I'd never had a chance to catch initially. There are also programs, like Stranger Things, House of Cards and several series based on characters from Marvel Comics.
I've tried five of the six Marvel shows so far, only The Defenders, which unites the individual characters remains to be seen. The current shows I'm watching are Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Iron Fist and The Punisher. I find that I'm in agreement with my fellow 'Dusters and many other folks on social media regarding Daredevil. It's not bad, so much as lesser in quality when compared to the other shows, especially (IMHO) Luke Cage and The Punisher. All the series stay fairly close to the source, with only a few small references to the Marvel films or the bigger hitters in that universe.
The Ladies are having me watch House of Cards and I'm in the middle of Season Two. Most folks seem to agree the show gets weaker after the third season, but I've got a way to go before I find out for myself. Of course, with the Kevin Spacey controversy it doesn't look like there will be anything beyond the current season. Unless Netflix decides to make some major changes, writing out his character in some fashion.
I've go to admit that for me it's Stranger Things that make my subscription worth the money. I absolutely love the show (only in its second season) and really admire the acting of the mostly young cast. Winona Ryder, as Joyce, the mother of one of the kids is amazing. Easy to forget what a good actress she is. The other main adult character being David Harbour as Chief Hopper. Harbour can go from light comedic scenes to really being a bad ass, making both scenes believable. Considering the horror and SF elements of the series, the fact that the writers allow for so much humor in some episodes helps to flesh out the characters.
Sorry I went on for a bit, but it has been a while since I've done more than drop in a video or a review.
I also want to wish everyone a very, Happy Thanksgiving!