25/10/2015

What To Watch On Netflix Now


If I'm not sleeping, working or at the gym, you can bet your ass I'm watching Netflix. There's nothing I love more than cuddling up in front of some quality TV, especially when it starts to get into the colder, darker months.
I love browsing through Netflix as my taste in films is so varied but there's times when I just can't make my mind up on what to watch. Anyone else feel like they have too much choice sometimes?
That's why I thought this post would be a good idea for if you're ever stuck in the same position and cant decide on something to watch.

If you're looking for a new series to watch, my first pick is sitcom The League. At first I was a bit hesitant considering it's about a fantasy football league and I know absolutely nothing about American football, but after my friend Matt raved about it I decided to give it a chance. He actually said it was better than The Office which is a bold claim in my opinion and although I don't agree with that, I still think it's pretty high up there. You don't actually need to know a thing about fantasy football to find this hilarious, it's really just a sitcom about a group of friends going about their everyday lives. They'll do anything to win their trophy, the Shiva Bowl, and it's so funny to see how far they'll go to get one up on their friends in the league.

Next up is a documentary that really opened my eyes and I cannot urge you enough to watch this if you haven't already. Blackfish, a film about SeaWorld and one of their orca's, Tilikum, was very controversial when it first came out but it's changed so many people's minds in the past two years and hopefully will continue to do so until SeaWorld is closed down. As someone who visited SeaWorld on family holidays when I was a child, this documentary really hit close to home and I'm so glad to see it is having an effect on SeaWorld who showed an 84% decline in profits in the past year. Even if you're not an animal lover, this is still a must see as it's truly enlightening.

Based on a true story, my next choice is the harrowing drama Fruitvale Station which tells the story of Oscar Grant III. With the more recent deaths of Sandra Bland and Michael Brown, it's clear that racism and police brutality are still relevant and serious issues in 2015 and this film addresses these problems perfectly. Be prepared to have all the feels whilst watching this and maybe shed a few tears too if you're a crier like myself.

There's nothing I love more than a good documentary, something which always seems to surprise people, but I think it's because I'm quite a curious person. Well I say curious, a more accurate word would be nosy. Being such a big fan of documentaries, I love that Netflix has such a wide range on offer but sometimes it's nice to stick with the King of Documentaries AKA Louis Theroux. His self titled series covers a variety of subjects so there's sure to be something that floats your boat but a few of my personal favourites were Extreme Love - Autism, Behind Bars & Under The Knife.

My final recommendation is Soul Surfer, again a film based on a true story but this one is about teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. If you're having a bad day and need to be inspired or you just want to bawl your eyes out, this is the perfect film for you. It follows Bethany's life as she tries to overcome a tragic accident and in doing so, becomes an inspiration to people all over the world. Definitely remember to have tissues to hand or a puppy to cuddle if you're watching this one.

Hopefully one of these has caught your eye as the perfect Sunday night entertainment or maybe just a film to get you through the week? If you have your own recommendations you've been loving recently let me know, I'm always on the hunt for a TV series to binge watch.

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