Netflix Streaming Suggestions: Part Nine

Chances are I’ll end up just going 10 parts to the series. I might expand into just general movies and television suggestions or I might take a break for a while and regroup and maybe do some rankings by genre. If anyone has any ideas for that or would want me/us to do a certain thing feel free to comment and let us know! I don’t claim to be an expert but I do think I have a solid track record of having good taste and lots of free time, so I like suggesting things I’ve enjoyed watching.

Also, if anyone has any Netflix streaming suggestions you think I’ve missed feel free to add them to the comments and maybe next week I’ll have all the readers suggestions. I’ve tried to steer clear from obvious ones and refrain from being like, “OMG who has not seen LOST? It is just the best!” though.

1. Béla Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart- I’ve been a Béla Fleck fan for a while now and think he’s one of the most talented musicians in the world. I’m suggesting this for just a change of pace as it’s about his quest through the history of the banjo and tracing its roots back to Africa. I found it really interesting learning about that and also watching him play with all of the African musicians who are still playing instruments in their original state.

2. Heathers- If you’ve read many of my previous Netflix posts, then you have likely picked up on my love for dark humor. Heathers is no exception. It’s like a high school comedy set on fire. It confronts many social issues like The Breakfast Club did but in a far less conventional way. I think this is one of the most underrated comedies of the 80′s-90′s.

3. In the Loop- So I’m just going to role with Rotten Tomatoes summary because it’s pretty dead on, “In the Loop is an uncommonly funny political satire that blends Dr. Strangelove with Spinal Tap for the Iraq war era.”

4. Luther- Shout out to Taylor Wiedemann for getting me going on this series (Joseph believes he deserves some credit too but I’ll let them work that out). This is a BBC series that is mind-blowing good in my opinion. I’d say it’s along the lines of Dexter and the Sherlock series I suggested recently. There are only two seasons and 10 total episodes and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

5. Waiting for “Superman”- Though the American school system problems are more overwhelming than anything else and there aren’t many true clear cut solutions, Waiting for “Superman” does a good job of bringing some of the issues to light to help raise an awareness level. I think we’d all agree it’s time to move beyond talking about the problem and into an action stage but this is still an entertaining view on a vital topic to our future as a country.

Need to catch up on my past suggestions? Follow the links below!

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8


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3 Responses to Netflix Streaming Suggestions: Part Nine

  1. Well Said

    Good to see Bela Fleck…. I’m a big fan and had never heard of this documentary. I doubt it will hold my wife’s attention, but if the music is good and the movie shot well, I’ll stick it out since I like his sound.

    Heathers is a dark 80s classic. I would be surprised if any of your readers my age (mid-30s) and older have not already seen it. But can see how most stupid young kids would have missed it.

    Never heard of In the Loop – but like the cast.

    Never heard of Luther, but will add it to the list after I catch up on Sherlock. I’m a huge fan of the lead from my days watching The Wire. Usually British accents draw me in, but this might be a stretch. Time will tell. Secretly I’ll be wishing for Bubbles and Omar to make an appearance.

    Waiting for Superman is a must for anyone in Memphis and those who refuse to believe the future of the US economy does not hinge on education reform. Excellent movie.

    Is this blog too good to mention Game of Thrones?

  2. Andrew James

    If you want 1000 laughs per minute, do yourself a favor and watch IN THE LOOP. It seems to get funnier on subsequent rewatches as well.

  3. Clayton Martin

    Chris- If you don’t like Luther I will be shocked. It’s unreal and the type of show that is really hard to stop watching once you start.

    And we’re clearly way too cool for Game of Thrones. And by that I mean I’m behind and still catching up. You’ll have to take that up with Joseph.

    Andrew- Well said.

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