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What to Watch on Netflix

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A world of TV shows and movies and nothing to watch. Am I right? You've probably seen all the obvious choices - the Netflix originals, the new release, the big TV series that finally made it online. Now what?

Let me help. Here are some decent picks I found on Netflix.

 

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When you’re looking for a thriller, try Devil’s Knot.  Not sure how how this one passed me by, considering it’s directed by Atom Egoyen and stars some of the biggest names in Hollywood. The cast includes Reese Witherspoon as a grieving mother and Colin Firth as private investigator, not to mention a myriad of other familiar faces that pop up in smaller roles. It’s based on the true crime story about “the West Memphis three”, a trio of teenagers accused of murdering three little boys in a small Arkansas town.   Can you say Salem witch hunt?

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When you’re looking for a romance, try 5 to 7.  In France, 5 to 7 refers to the time of day that’s best suited for an affair – the two hours between work and home, when one’s time is not always accounted for.  Anton Yelchin plays a young writer who falls in love with a beautiful French woman (Berenice Marlohe) he meets by chance on the street. The catch is she’s married, and can only meet him between 5 and 7 at a New York City hotel.  Star crossed lovers get me every time!

 

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When you’re looking for your next buddy cop show, try Scott and Bailey.  This British show follows two female detectives as they work to solve crimes and try to disentangle their messy personal lives in Manchester, England. What I love about Scott and Bailey – and many other British shows – is that it is so much grittier than most North American programs.  The cops here aren’t all glossy, with shiny hair and perfect white teeth. And gadzucks, they actually wear the same outfit twice!  Oh, and the accents. Love the accents.

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When you’re looking for a comedy, try The To Do List. Parks and Recreation’s Aubrey Plaza stars as a sexually inexperienced high school grad who’s got a sex-filled bucket list she wants to work through before she heads off to college.  Some well-known comedians fill out the cast list, including SNL’s Bill Hader.  It’s all a bit silly, yes (not only because Plaza looks about 28) but at times, it’s also spew your wine out funny.

Got any movie or TV shows to recommend? Please do pass them along! And Netflix, if you’re reading this, when is Bloodline season two coming?

 

 

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  • Cathy Leahy Snowdy

    gracie and frankie, lie to me, jessica jones, luther,

    • http://www.annaandkristina.com/ Kristina

      Thanks Cathy. I’ve seen all of those except lie of me. LOVED Grace and Frankie and Luther, especially the first season.

  • Cathy Leahy Snowdy

    Lie to me is great, really see how peoples faces and body language changes when they are lying LOL. have a nice night!

  • Christine Chapman

    Have you watched The Fall, Sherlock, The Bletchley Circle, Boychoir or Ripper Street? As you can see, I am partial to British mysteries. Another is George Gently.

    • http://www.annaandkristina.com/ Kristina

      I have seen The Fall, Sherlock and the first season of Bletchley. Loved all of those, especially the first two. Boychoir keeps popping up, I’ll check it out. And haven’t heard of Ripper street. Thanks!

  • https://www.facebook.com/susanjartist samONT2011

    Look for Silk, a British legal show, it grabs you every episode, and Martha is a wonderful star in it!
    Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax are both great. Both starring Sarah Lancashire from Coronation Street.

    • http://www.annaandkristina.com/ Kristina

      LOVED Silk! So sad to hear that they weren’t making any more. I keep seeing Happy Valley, I’ll check it out.

      • https://www.facebook.com/susanjartist samONT2011

        Oh I hadn’t read that, I was sure they’d do another season since they had Billy Lamb collapse like that at the end…
        Ok, what about Peaky Blinders?

  • Cathy Leahy Snowdy

    also bloodline was very good.

    • http://www.annaandkristina.com/ Kristina

      Bloodline is my favourite Netflix original series!

  • https://www.facebook.com/susanjartist samONT2011

    Hey Kristina, what about Transparent? The Big C? Dexter?
    Six Feet Under? Btw, don’t watch those last two back to back because the actor that plays a Dexter and David, well let’s just say the difference in the characters is mind blowing 😉

    • http://www.annaandkristina.com/ Kristina

      Yes Transparent is on my list. I gave Dexter a try and couldn’t stick with it. (I know, I’m in the minority on that one!)