TiPb Asks: What are the best things to watch on Netflix?

Now that Netflix is streaming to iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Apple TV, what are some of the best things to watch? There's family programing to keep the little ones entertained, car shows and animal documentaries to keep the men enthralled, recent movies for when friends and families arrive, and sitcoms old and new for when you need a laugh. There are so many movies, TV shows, and specials, it can be hard to figure out what's best to watch next. And because some of them vary by time or by region, it can be a little complicated. (Hello Mad Men in Canada, good bye James Bond in the US!) That's where the TiPb nation comes in, of course!

What do you consider the best things to watch on Netflix? What are the classics no one should miss and what are your current favorites? If we got to peak at your Recently Watched list, what would we see?

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TiPb Asks: What are the best things to watch on Netflix?

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Married...with Children
South Park
X-Files
Arrested Development
Jekyll (British mini-series)
The Vicar of Dibley
Last of the Summer Wine
BlackAdder

Oh, and a sh*t-ton of documentaries. Documentaries about religion, non-religion, WWII, WWI, The Civil War, British Monarchy, etc.

Lost
Family Guy
Twin Peaks
X-Files
Arrested Development
South Park
Sarah Silverman Program
Basically TV shows seem to be netflix main draw. Their streaming movie selection isn't as great (probably due to studios being dumb).

Good for watching movies or shows you might have missed. Poor in terms of recent movies. I guess that to have access to iOS devices probably they have non-competition terms with iTunes for new material...

Top Gear, UK - My wife has never been one to watch shows geared towards auto enthusiasts but she loves this show and watches with me all the time. This extremely funny and knowledgable team of presenters has sparked like shows in other countries including the U.S.

SPOILER ALERT!!
Shockingly, the boat sinks. Why they headed into iceberg territory AGAIN to tempt fate, we'll never know!
But if you like no story line, bad editing, PS2 style graphics and a cast of maybe a dozen, this is the movie for you!

Been watching Cheers and BSG, I also love documentaries and crappy B-movies. Though stay away from Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell, the 45 minutes I watched had three lines of "dialogue" and only one of them had a word in it.

I just got through The IT Crowd, now working on:

  1. Flashforward
  2. Dr. Who
  3. Weeds
  4. The Gates

I just started letting an iOS app search for me, it is called Cinetap.

Currently working through season 5 of lost and 40 episodes of rugrats with my 5 yr old. Netflix is such a great value...

I'm with those who said Documentaries. Many of those doc's are pretty hard hitting. I like the controversial and conspiracy stuff too.

Lost, Dexter, Man v. Food, Weeds, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Scary Movie, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Family Guy the list goes on!

re-living the first season of Eureka with all the weird time stuff going on now. nice to see the continuity is not lost.

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The office and weeds are insane, I think I did all 36 episodes of weeds in 48 hrs and the office is just consistently hilarious, the mechanic is a good action film too

Rescue Me, Sesons 1-7 If your into the sad tragic of 9/11/01 then this is the right show for you, if you love ghosts,firefighters, this show will be good for you and, Kids like 1-9 should NOT be watching this Television show ask your parents first kids, because it has alot of inapropiate things happining but i do sugjest this show to all people who love ghosts, the sad tragitey of 9/11 and firefighters of new york city, hope you enjoy the show if you do plan on watching it, Rescue me is a drama i think my self but it is also funny, enjoy it

Reply if your plaining on watching it please and tell me if you like it or not i hope you all love it as much as i do thx 4 your time peoples