The Netflix Files: September 29, 2011

 The Netflix Files works to find the hidden gems of Netflix’s Watch Instantly feature, the films and TV shows that have gone largely unnoticed by the streaming community. We do not cover Qwikster, but we will point you in the direction of Acme Video if you buy us booze at Campus Fine Wines on your way there.

FX (or, as three people on campus like to call it, Channel 046 on IPTV) has recently emerged as the AMC of television comedy. It all started back in 2004, when Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, three struggling young actors, brought their pilot (shot for a meager $200) in to the network. FX saw potential in the three guys, revamped the pilot and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia was born. Since then, FX has placed faith in low-cost, high-quality comedies — namely Wilfred, Louie and Archer (the latter two are also available on Watch Instantly). The best of them all might just be The League.

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