Sunday, March 8, 2015

Archer - Season 5, "Archer Vice" Now Streaming

Reviews are great, episodes are in order, and it's finally ready to watch on Netflix: Archer, Season 5 - "Archer Vice"

Thanks /r/Netflix Redditor helrazr for posting, and everyone in that thread for saying it's so good.
It's also available on Amazon Instant with Prime, if you prefer that. On Hulu, they have Season 5 with Hulu+, and parts of Season 6 "through participating TV Providers" - so not for cordcutters.

Monday, February 23, 2015

MI-5 Seasons 1-10 Removed from Netflix Feb, 2015

According to NY Daily News, all 10 seasons of MI-5 were removed from Netflix at the beginning of February, 2015. Previously, they were streaming Seasons 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10, and then all 10, and are now back to none.

Seasons 1-8 are available on Amazon Instant, but aren't free with Prime:



All 10 seasons are available on Hulu Plus, but aren't free without Plus.

'Louie' - Season 3 still M.I.A. on Netflix

Update 2/23/15:
Louie Season 3 was added to Netflix Sep 29, 2013, after airing on TV June 28th, 2012. Season 4 aired on TV May 5th, 2014, so we expect it to come to Netflix some time in Fall, 2015.

Update 5/21/13:
We've gotten to the end of Season 2 of Louie on Netflix, and unfortunately Season 3 is still Missing in Action on the service. Season 2 ran from June to September 2011 and was posted to Netflix in June 2012. Season 3 ran June to September 2012, so it stands to reason that it might be June 2013 when Season 3 comes to Netflix.

In the meantime we're ordering Season 3 on Amazon Instant for 20 bucks instead of waiting: Louie Season 3 on Amazon Instant (This link includes a code to tell them we sent you and helps us keep the site running). HD is also available, but they aren't free with Prime. We'll post an update as soon as any new info gets posted. We don't recommend clicking any links from a search for "Louie Season 3" as most are scam sites supposedly selling the episodes, viruses claiming to be a download link, or spoilers about the season finale.

Fortunately Seasons 1 and 2 were In Order.

Lost Girl - Season 3 and 4


We've been doing some house cleaning to the left side-bar making sure we're up to date with which shows are out of order.

Lost Girl used to have Season 2 uploaded in backwards order, but now everything is in order and safe to watch on Netflix.

Season 1 - In Order.
Season 2 - In Order.
Season 3 - In Order.
Season 4 - In Order.

As for when Season 5 might be available:
Season 4 premiered on TV in Fall, 2013 and was released on Netflix July 24th 2014.
Season 5 premiered on TV in Fall, 2014, so we expect it to come to Netflix Summer, 2015.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

American Netflix DNS Codes Roundup Pt.2

Our other thread was pretty hard to read through the hundreds of comments to find the latest working DNS codes. Here's a new roundup of what's working. You can comment anonymously, so let everyone know what's working and not working for you.

If you don't like constantly finding DNS servers that go out because they're free and thousands of people are connecting through them, we now support Unblock-Us which always works to connect to American Netflix for $4.99/month. We'd appreciate if you use our affiliate link to show them we sent you: [link]

Latest reported working [last updated Feb 14]:

Primary: 185.51.194.194 Secondary: 185.51.195.195 - Europe, Canada - 2/14
Primary: 146.185.187.189 Secondary: 000.000.000.000- Europe - 11/3
Primary: 180.174.147.177 Secondary: 88.80.186.67 - 10/7
Primary: 023.021.043.050 Secondary: 054.229.171.243 - Europe - 9/27
Primary: 88.80.186.67 Secondary: 162.243.65.31 - Mexico, UK, Canada - 8/20 (sometimes unreliable connection)
Primary: 108.174.147.177 Secondary: 088.080.186.067- 8/16
Primary: 109.74.12.20 Secondary: 213.005.182.117 - 8/13
Primary: 192.096.016.109 Secondary: 109.123.111.024- UK, South America - 7/25
Primary: 109.123.111.24 Secondary: 88.80.186.67- UK, Canada - 7/17
Primary: 88.89.186.67 Secondary: 88.80.186.66 - Canada, UK - 7/4

Full list:
Primary: 109.74.12.20 Secondary 213.5.182.117- Canada, Europe - 6/29
Primary: 109.123.111.24 Secondary: 192.95.16.109 - UK - 5/21
Primary 214.5.182.127 Secondary: 213.5.182.117 - Canada, UK - 4/15
Primary: 88.80.186.67 Secondary: 88.80.186.66 - UK, Canada - 3/5
Primary: 190.14.36.90 Secondary: 67.23.7.56 - Norway, UK, Sweden - 2/19
Primary: 192.95.16.36 Secondary: 109.123.111.24 - Canada, UK (non-peak hours) - 2/19
Primary: 149.154.158.186 Secondary: 199.167.30.144
Primary: 184.106.242.193 Secondary: 67.23.7.56
Primary: 176.58.107.53 Secondary: 54.247.108.9
Primary: 192.95.16.109 Secondary: 67.23.7.56
Primary: 69.197.169.9 Secondary: 192.95.16.109
Older numbers:
{"dns1":"109.123.111.24","dns2":"192.95.16.109"}
{"dns1":"109.123.111.24","dns2":"190.14.36.90"}
{"dns1":"69.197.169.9","dns2":"192.95.16.109"}
If you want to search around some more, check the other thread here, or comments below (click "newest"). Lots of people are updating the comments, which allow you to post anonymously; so if there are any working DNS addresses, they're probably in there. We also just started a newsletter for important updates, sign up below:


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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Netflix Outage - Feb 3 2015

Update, 4:29pm PST, US: Netflix is starting to come back up for us, though it's really laggy.

Netflix currently seems to be down. Is It Down Right Now, always found to the right under "Is Netflix Down?" currently says the service is "up" but shows the last outage 0 seconds ago. We still can't get to Netflix, though we expect it to bounce back quickly.


We'll update this post when it's back up, and you can also follow the conversation on Reddit: [link]

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Notable additions to Netflix - January 2015

We don't often do write-ups for what's new on Netflix, but if you wait long enough, there's plenty of new stuff to talk about! Here are some notable titles recently added to Netflix:
© 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
US: 

Cast Away | 2000 | Director: Robert Zemeckis | PG-13 | 143 min | Adventure | Drama
A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island.

Big Fish | 2003 | Director: Tim Burton | PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
A son learns the truth about his father.

Bruce Almighty | 2003 | Director: Tom Shadyac | PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

Snatch | 2000 | Director: Guy Ritchie | R | 102 min | Comedy | Crime
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.

Friends - 10 Seasons | 1994 | Creators: David Crane, Marta Kauffman | TV-14 | Comedy | Romance
When Monica's high school friend (Rachel) re-enters her life, she sets off on a series of humorous and entertaining events involving Monica's brother (Ross), her ex-roommate (Phoebe), and her next19 door neighbors (Chandler & Joey)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas | 1998 | Director: Terry Gilliam | R | 118 min | Comedy
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades. Based on the book by Hunter S. Thompson.

The Machinist | 2004 | Director: Brad Anderson | R | 101 min | Drama | Thriller
An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.

See the low point in Christian Bale's crazy weight changes!

Chinatown | 1974 | Director: Roman Polanski | R | 130 min | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder.

RoboCop | 1987 | Director: Paul Verhoeven | R | 102 min  -  Action | Sci-Fi
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Batman & Robin | 1997 | Director: Joel Schumacher | PG-13 | 125 min | Action
Batman & Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Four Weddings and a Funeral | 1994 | Director: Mike Newell | R | 117 min | Comedy | Drama | Romance
Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

Wayne's World 2 | 1993 | Director: Stephen Surjik | PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy | Music
The inseparable duo try to organize a rock concert while Wayne must fend off a record producer who has an eye for his girlfriend.

101 Dalmatians | 1996 | Director: Stephen Herek | G | 103 min | Adventure | Comedy
A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion.

Dragons: Dawn of the Dragon Racers | 2014 | G | 26 min | Animation | Short | Adventure
The "How to Train Your Dragon" adventure continues when a hunt for lost sheep turns into a fierce, fun-filled competition.


Documentary:

Frontline: Ebola Outbreak | 2014 | Director: Wael Dabbous | TV-14 | 53 min
Go inside an emergency field hospital in Sierra Leone, where medical professionals are combating the vast Ebola outbreak that has killed thousands.

Frontline: Secret State of North Korea | 2014 | Director: James Jones | TV-PG | 53 min
Using smuggled footage and never-before-told stories from defectors, "Frontline" investigates North Korea and its enigmatic young leader, Kim Jong-Un.

Frontline: Syria's Second Front | 2014 | Directors: Marcel Mettelsiefen, Anthony Wonke | TV-14 | 53 min
Journalist Muhammad Ali crosses into Syria to travel with moderate rebel fighters as they launch attacks against the al-Qaida-linked group ISIS.

Special mention:

I, Frankenstein | 2014 | Director: Stuart Beattie | PG-13 | 92 min | Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.

We always get a laugh when people substitute Doctor Frankenstein for "the Monster of Dr. Frankenstein" that he created. Though they do call him "Adam," we don't think you're allowed to rename main characters in fan fiction.

UK:
Something we've recently been getting into - if you're an Unblock-Us subscriber which most people use to access the US version of Netflix, you can actually view the UK and other version as well. Here's some notable additions to the UK service. (If you're not an Unblock-Us subscriber and want to check them out, we'd appriciate if you take our affiliate link in to let them know we sent you. Thanks!)

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) | 2013 | Directors: Tetsuro Araki, Hiroyuki Tanaka | TV-MA | Animation | Action | Adventure
After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Jaegar vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) | 2008 | Director: Toshiya Shinohara | TV-14 | Animation | Comedy | Crime
A young boy sells his soul to the devil in order to avenge his family's death and successfully lead their influential toy manufacturing company. The demon takes the form of a loyal butler who's always dressed in black.

Ghost in the Shell (Kokaku Kidotai) | 1995 | Director: Mamoru Oshii | R | 83 min | Animation | Action | Mystery
Returns to Netflix. A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Cube | 1997 | Director: Vincenzo Natali | R | 90 min | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
7 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps.

Day Watch (Dnevnoy dozor) | Director: Timur Bekmambetov | R | 132 min | Action | Fantasy | Thriller
A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event.

Death Note (Desu NĂ´to) | 2006 | Director: Tetsuro Araki | TV-14 | Animation | Crime | Drama
An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.

Misfits - Season 5 | 2009~ | Creator: Howard Overman | TV Series | 60 min  -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers.

Sons of Anarchy - Season 6 | 2008~ | Creator: Kurt Sutter | TV MA | 45 min | Crime | Drama | Thriller
A man in his early 30s struggles to find a balance in his life between being a new dad and his involvement in a motorcycle club.

Van Helsing | 2004 | Director: Stephen Sommers | PG-13 | 131 min  -  Action | Adventure | Fantasy
The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

3 Second Access Time on Netflix.com

We're currently experiencing 3000+ ms pings to Netflix.com, meaning that when we send their server data, it takes 3 seconds for them to respond:


Obviously such bad speeds are going to inhibit watching anything this New Years Day, and the service might go down soon. If you're having trouble, check Is It Down Right Now? which is also linked to the right to make sure everyone is experiencing the same issue and it isn't your connection. Hopefully they'll get it up and running soon for holiday binge watchers!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Brief Netflix Outage - Oct 28, 2014

Netflix went down today from about 5:45 to 6:00 PM PST today. Everything seems to be working fine now, though often streaming devices (Roku, FireTV, Chromecast) go down at different times around an outage. You can always check the "Is Netflix Down?" button to the right to see if it's down for everyone or just you: http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/netflix.com.html



You can also check http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ for a second opinion.

Interestingly, Facebook went down today at about 4:45 PM PST, about an hour before Netflix. We caught a picture of it:

Sunday, October 5, 2014

All Discovery Shows Removed from Netflix October 5th

Originally scheduled for September 26th, Netflix has removed all Discovery content from their streaming queue today, October 5th. This includes many shows that we've repeatedly posted about being badly out of order like Mythbusters, Whale Wars, and Dirty Jobs. They're losing TLC’s "Say Yes to the Dress" today as well.

While it is part of a business deal with  Discovery moving over to Amazon, we wonder if Netflix' consistently bad uploads of Discovery's shows had anything to do with their decision. We often linked to Amazon's versions of these shows because episodes were missing from Netflix completely, so that was the only place to find them. While we aren't happy to see Netflix lose the shows, we hope they will get their uploading methods in better order.


As a last hurrah, here are the stats for all 3 shows from when they were on Netflix:

Mythbusters:
77 Episodes out of order
85 Episodes missing (plus 3 pilot episodes)
17 Episodes in order (12 of which are the in-order Season 9)

Dirty jobs:
88 episodes out of order
79 episodes missing (plus 3 pilot episodes)
0 episodes in order

Whale Wars:
Season 3: No episodes in order
Seasons 1-2: In order

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Black Butler - Season 1

Update 10/4/2014: Season 1 has been removed from Netflix. No justification has been given.
LissBirds in the comments said, "I contacted Netflix about this. They said the license had expired, but that they had received input from fans and are trying to bring it back. I told them to add my vote, too."

Update 9/19/2014: Relisting the episode order here, as they are still messed up, they just got rid of the confusing numbers on Netflix.

The original messed up numbers on Netflix
Season 1: In Order MISSING
Episode 1, "His Butler, Able" is listed elsewhere as "His Butler, Talented"
Episode 21, "His Butler, Engaging Servants" is listed elsewhere as "His Butler, Recruiting"

Season 2: In Order
Episode 15, "The Making of Black Butler II" is listed elsewhere as "The Making of Kuroshitsuji II"
Episode 17, "The Threads of the Spider¿s Story"[SIC] is listed elsewhere as "Spiders Intention"
Episode 18, "The Story of Will the Reaper" is listed elsewhere as "The Tale of Will the Shinigami"


Old Order: 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26.

Food Network and Travel Channel Shows Added to Netflix

In addition to the recent addition of HGTV's lineup on October 1st, Netflix has added a sizable portion (get it?) of Food Network and Travel Channel's lineups on October 3rd. Like HGTV, many of them are listed as "Collections" - which simply have a collection of top episodes, not all of the episodes ever aired. I'm personally excited about Chopped finally being added, because as a Hulu Plus subscriber, the show is set to "online only" - so we couldn't watch it on our TV via Amazon Fire TV; now we can via Netflix. Also a quick mention to The Boxcar Children, a personal childhood favorite in book form added today, October 4th, 2014.


Food Network


Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Collection | 2006 | 25 Episodes
Grumpy, sharp-tongued host Anthony Bourdain uncovers the best -- and strangest -- in culinary cuisine around the world.

Cutthroat Kitchen | 2013 | 1 Season, 13 Episodes
Four competing chefs are handed $25,000 and can use the money to either help themselves or sabotage their rivals. Just how far will they go to win?

Chopped Collection | 2012 | 25 Episodes
It's all about skill, speed, and ingenuity in this cooking-competition show where up-and-coming chefs turn everyday items into an extraordinary meal.

Cupcake Wars Collection | 2012 | 25 Episodes
The best cupcake bakers in the country battle to see who makes the best cupcakes. In this war of frosting and sugar, there is only one winner.

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives Collection | 2011 | 25 Episodes
Guy Fieri takes a cross-country road trip to visit some of America's classic "greasy spoon" restaurants that have been doing it right for decades.

Good Eats Collection | 2008 | 25 Episodes
Pop culture, comedy, and plain good eating: Host Alton Brown explores the origins of ingredients and presents food in fine and funny ways.

The Pioneer Woman Collection | 2012 | 20 Episodes
Best-selling cookbook author Ree Drummond shares her special brand of home cooking, from throw-together suppers to elegant celebrations.

Restaurant: Impossible Collection | 2012 | 25 Episodes
Armed with $10,000 and lots of tough love, chef Robert Irvine gives down-and-out restaurants drastic makeovers, fixing everything from food to decor.

Cooking Channel


Rachael Ray's Week in a Day Collection | 2010 | 20 Episodes
Rachael Ray applies her trademark efficiency to weekly meal planning with single-day cooking sessions that yield five days' worth of dinners.

Travel Channel


Andrew Zimmern steps out of his own comfort zone by giving us a taste of the world's different cultures as well as exotic foods in his own backyard.

Man v. Food Collection | 2009 | 25 Episodes
Host Adam Richman goes on a mouthwatering journey to find America's greatest pig-out spots and take on the country's most legendary eating challenges.

The Dead Files | 2011-2012 | 2 Seasons, 44 Episodes
A psychic communicator teams with a retired homicide detective to solve unexplained paranormal phenomena in haunted locations across America.

Special Mention


The Boxcar Children | 2014 | 1hr 21m
Fearful of being sent to live with relatives they've never met, four homeless, orphaned siblings turn an abandoned boxcar into their new secret home.

Thanks to Decider for the full October list.
Updated with Dead Files, which we originally missed. Thanks pacdude.

Friday, October 3, 2014

HGTV Now Streaming on Netflix

UPDATE 10/3: Now with links and descriptions.
Thanks to Apartment Therapy for bringing us the news. Netflix has added the following Home & Garden Television shows as of today. We checked them out and most of the seasons seem to be there. Enjoy some house binge watching!


Buying & Selling with The Property Brothers | 2012 | 1 Season, 13 Episodes
The Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott, team up to help homeowners get ready to sell their homes and purchase new ones.

Cousins on Call | 2013 | 1 Season, 12 Episodes
Real-life cousins and best friends Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri surprise homeowners with huge renovations that will make their dreams come true.

Flea Market Flip | 2012-2013 | 2 Seasons, 22 Episodes
Two teams go head to head to see who can make the most money transforming unexpected diamonds in the rough into valuable gems.

House Hunters Collection | 2008 | 25 Episodes
Prospective buyers and their realtors deal with both the practical and the emotional repercussions of finding and purchasing their dream home.

House Hunters International Collection | 2008 | 25 Episodes
House hunters and their realtors check out a range of architectural styles and work through the quirks of buying real estate in various countries.

Income Property Collection | 2011 | 25 Episodes
Real estate investor and contractor Scott McGillivray leads buyers through the house hunt and renovation of their first income property.

Love It or List It Collection | 2012 | 25 Episodes
When their houses no longer fit their lifestyles, homeowners look to a realtor and a designer to help them decide whether to sell or stay put.

Property Brothers | 2011-2013 | 3 Seasons, 39 Episodes
Contractor Jonathan Scott and real estate expert Drew Scott are identical twins who combine their skills to help families get their dream home.

Rehab Addict Collection | 2010 | 25 Episodes
Pushing her crew and taking on the usual litany of old-house headaches, Nicole Curtis brings historic homes in Detroit and Minneapolis back to life.

Selling New York Collection | 2010 | 25 Episodes
In a city where the average home costs more than $2 million, competition to seal the deal is stiff -- and these top realtors love the fight.

The Brian Boitano Project | 2014 | 1 Season, 4 Episodes
Olympic figure skating champ Brian Boitano inherits a century-old villa in northern Italy and renovates it while learning about his Italian ancestry.