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.
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