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!
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.
(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.
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.
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?