Saturday, November 19, 2016

Netflix Favorites

Oh, Netflix.  I have such a love/hate relationship with you.  On one hand, you give me unlimited hours of happiness and joy, learning about new subjects or getting inspired.  On the other, you make staying in bed all day seem perfectly normal, and can make hours mysteriously disappear.  And don't even get me started on your "Are you still watching?" pop-up.  RUDE.

Today I'm sharing a few of my favorites from Netflix, from TV shows to movies and a few documentaries that I love.  Please share your favorites as well, because I'm always looking for something new to get into!



TV Shows

Chopped

(2009-present) American reality-based cooking television game show series which pits four chefs against each other as they compete for a chance to win $10,000.  The chefs must attempt to incorporate unusual combinations of ingredients into dishes that are evaluated by a panel of three judges.


Black Mirror

(2011-present) British television anthology series that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies.


Movies

Big Eyes

(2014) American biographical film about the life of artist Margaret Keane—famous for drawing portraits and paintings with big eyes, and follows the story of Margaret and her husband, Walter Keane, who took credit for Margaret's phenomenally successful and popular paintings in the 1950s and 1960s, and the lawsuit (and trial) between Margaret and Walter, after Margaret reveals she is the real artist behind the big eyes paintings.


Pleasantville

(1998) American fantasy comedy film which centers around two siblings who wind up trapped in a 1950s TV show, set in a small Iowa town, where residents are seemingly perfect. In their attempts to get comfortable, the two become more aware of social issues such as racism and freedom of speech.


The Imitation Game

(2014) American historical drama thriller film loosely based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma . It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as real-life British cryptanalyst Alan Turing, who decrypted German intelligence codes for the British government during World War II.

Documentaries

Fittest On Earth

(2016) The fittest athletes on earth take on the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games. Follow the journeys of the champs, Ben Smith and Katrin Davidsdottir, along with top contenders Mat Fraser, Sara Sigmundsdóttir, Dan Bailey and more.


Jiro Dreams of Sushi

(2011) American documentary film directed by David Gelb. The film follows Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old sushi master and owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a Michelin three-star restaurant, on his continuing quest to perfect the art of sushi.


Forks Over Knives

(2011) an advocacy film that advocates a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet as a way to avoid or reverse several chronic diseases. The film recommends a "whole foods plant-based" diet and stresses that processed foods and all oils should be avoided.



What should I watch next?
Who else is excited for Gilmore Girls?

11 comments:

  1. I had no idea Chopped was on American Netflix, I'm a wee bit jealous! My go to TV shows are How I Met Your Mother, Friends and The Office. I love all the BBC Natural world documentaries, David Attenbourgh is my favourite! The most recent new movie I watched was 'Once I Was A Beehive', I thought it was super cute!

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  2. I thought Fittest on Earth was really interesting as well. Have you seen Inspired to Ride? Also pretty good. The Fall has new episodes, so I tore through them. I also just finished The Bletchley Circle. I"m going to do a Netflix update soon as well!

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  3. I've watched NONE of these shows LOL

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  4. I just watched the first episode of Black Mirror last night and OMG so good!

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  5. I watched Forks Over Knives the other day and it was really interesting! I also really loved Chopped!

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  6. forks over knives was great. we also liked fat sick and nearly dead, not for the juicing but for learning more about plant based diets. it's what finally convinced KC to eat less meat ;) in fact he tried to be a vegetarian for a few weeks after that. but anyway. not sure if it is on netflix! off the top of my head, my favourite netflix movies are nanny mcphee and decoy bride because i've seen them a bunch. tv shows, miss fisher's murder mysteries of course and i just started the vicar of dibley because my MIL is always watching it and it is very funny.

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