Netflix Choices #2

Friday, 9 October 2015
Hello everyone. A few months ago I wrote a post about what I've recommend watching on Netflix and I meant to make it a more regular thing I just never really got around to it. But now that it's getting into autumn again and everyone is spending more time indoors I thought it would be pretty apt to write another one. So I'm sharing 4 shows/movies that I've really enjoyed and think that most people would enjoy too. I find that with Netflix I seem to go through phases where I either can't find anything I want to watch at all or love everything that I do watch. Thankfully I'm going through a 'love everything' phase. Good for me, maybe not good for my productivity levels!

Homeland - This is an American TV drama about a CIA agent. She's told by a terrorist facing execution in Baghdad that an American prisoner of war has been turned and will plan an attack on the US. Months pass and nothing comes of it until Nicholas Brodie is found in Iraq eight years after he went missing. He is treated like a hero when he returns to the US but Carrie is not convinced and sets out to convince everyone about who he really is. This one is so addictive. There are three seasons and I've finished them all. Season four is starting in October and will be shown on Channel 4. I'm very excited for it!

For fans of: crime and spy shows/movies.

Chef - This is quite an apt movie for a blogger to talk about as it's about a chef who has a bit of a meltdown after a food blogger is really harsh about the meal he made. He's been working in this restaurant for a while and the boss never lets him cook his own food. The blogger incident pushes him a bit too far and he decided he's going to go it solo. So he buys a food truck and goes across America with his son and his best friend. I really like watching cooking shows on TV anyway(what will we do without GBBO?!) so to be able to watch a whole comedy movie about cooking was a treat. I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would and I would really recommend it. 

For fans of: funny, light hearted movies. I would also say that if you like cooking programmes you'd also enjoy this. 

Suits - I've not got much interest in law if I'm honest. It was never something that I was very interested in studying at uni or anything. Obviously laws are good and I appreciate that there are lots of great lawyers out there but it's not something I really think about. Until I started watching Suits. It's so addictive. There are two main characters, Harvey and Mike, who are working at a law firm. Harvey is 'the best closer in the New York' and is very arrogant. A sort of 'women want to date him and men want to be him' character. He works in a fancy law firm and hires Mike. Except Mike doesn't actually have a law degree. He has a photographic memory and was smashing law school before he got excluded for selling test answers online. It's all about the antics they get up to trying do their work and keep the secret. I really love the relationships between the characters on this show and I often find myself smiling/giggling alongside them as cheesy as it sounds. 

For fans of: Comedy dramas that still have lots of tense moments. A good level of character involvement. 

The Help - With my gran recovering from her operation we watched a lot of movies/shows together as for a while she was pretty much housebound. This is one that we all sat and watched together and everyone in my family loved it. My gran is a bit fan of the book this is based on but when I tried to read it I couldn't get into it so I was unsure about whether I'd like the movie or not. The story is about two black woman who work as 'the help' in white houses in the Southern USA. They are approached by a journalist who wants them to tell their own stories. They know that this is very dangerous but decide to do it anyway to take a stand against racist and segregation. It was really touching and really makes you think. It's weird that I consider this to be a historical movie but it all happened within my gran's life time. 

For fans of - historical, family movies or book to movie adaptations. 

Let me know if you've seen any of these or if there's anything that you'd really recommend that I've missed out!

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