The Netflix Stream: Week of October 9th, 2011

There’s not a ton of movement in the Netflix stream this week, but a few interesting things are on the way. Specifically, we get two incredibly popular TV shows for sci-fi and horror fans. You know… nerds!

Leaving the Stream
  1. ‘The Haunting in Connecticut’ (10/14): It wasn’t highly rated by critics and it didn’t score brilliantly with fans. It’s not a bad movie, but it’s not exactly genius either. One thing I will say about ‘The Haunting in Connecticut‘ is that it scared the crap out of me. Then again, so do all horror movies. (And when I was a kid, the Polkaroo did too. Hell, going back and watching that again, I get why.)
  2. ‘The War of the Roses’ (10/16): I’ve never seen ‘War of the Roses‘, though I’ve heard good things. I’m off on a road trip this weekend, so this may be one of those times for Netflix on the iPhone. It’s a dark comedy that stars Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. On top of that, DeVito directs. It’s up there until the 16th, so give it a go.
New to the Stream
  1. ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day’: As Dail Whitley pointed out last week – and as the Netflix RSS feed only bothered to point out yesterday – the latest ‘Torchwood‘ episodes are now up and ready for your viewing pleasure. I haven’t seen the entire thing yet, but what I did see was excellent. This is how the sci-fi drama thing is supposed to be done.
  2. ‘The Walking Dead’: Pretty much everyone who watches ‘The Walking Dead‘ loves ‘The Walking Dead’. Robert Kirman writes a damn fine comic, and AMC is all about making high quality television. It’s a formula that works. I’m not as high on the show as other folks, but it’s worth watching at least for a great performance by Michael Rooker.

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