She’s offers you her Netflix recommendations

The weekend is upon us! And it’s time to kick back and relax, right? Maybe browse through the old instant play on Netflix?

But don’t you feel like you spend more time looking for things to watch on Netflix than you do actually watching things on Netflix? Especially if you’re like me and you don’t have regular TV. Netflix is all I have in life for entertainment.  I guess there are books, and nature, and serving other people…but I mean entertainment when I’m sick or unmotivated to do those other things.

Moving on. Because you all now know I have fabulous taste in movies and TV shows, I thought I’d share some Netflix gems with you so you don’t waste as much time as I do browsing.

Keep in mind, I’m like, a totally professional movie reviewer. 

MOVIES: (these are all movies that have come out in the last two years or so that I had never seen or even heard of before Netflix brought them into my life)

Wild Target– this movie didn’t get amazing critical reviews, but I LOVED IT. It’s dry and twisted British humor and has Emily Blunt and that guy who plays Ron in Harry Potter. I thought it was fun, and totally worth watching.

The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond– This movie is really slow. But I like really slow movies, so this wasn’t a problem for me. It’s based on a play written by Tennessee Williams that was found after his death, and never produced. It totally is filmed like a play, and gave me all sorts of flashbacks to my semester in London spent with the Theater and Media Arts Students. It has Bryce Dallas Howard, who I LOVE. And she is either pregnant or just had a baby in the movie, so she’s super sexy and curvy and it makes me feel better about myself. You might not like this movie unless you’re into plays, geeky TMA stuff, or 20’s fashion.

You Again- I don’t know how I missed this movie. It has like EVERYONE. I mean it. Everyone. Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Kristin Chenoweth, Betty White, like so random. It’s not a very good movie, in fact, it’s pretty dumb. But of course, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I squealed, I squirmed. I’d watch it again. If you like bad romantic comedies, well, you won’t be disappointed.

TV:

Circus- This is a 6 part PBS documentary about the people who work in a modern day circus. It is FASCINATING. I absolutely loved it. You learn about the performers, the people who set up the circus, the managers…their love lives! It’s filmed really beautifully and has some cool music too. The opening credits are maybe some of my favorite I’ve ever seen.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer– I didn’t watch this show growing up because I was a die hard fan of the movie and thought this was a bastardization of the film. Yeah, I felt that strongly. But last week when I was feeling sluggish I enjoyed the first season (while sewing and whatnot). The first season is tolerable, but just when you think you’re over it, Daivid Boreanaz shows up and HOOKS you back in. I’ve seen a couple episodes of the second season and they are much better. Plus it’s so fun to see Sarah Michelle Gellar wearing half of my middle school wardrobe.

Yo Gabba Gabba- If you have a kid, and don’t know this show, I don’t know where you’ve been. But! If for some reason you’ve missed it, or don’t have TV, lucky for you, it’s on Netflix! I don’t really like Gigi to watch TV, and she actually doesn’t care for it either. But we both love this show. It’s totally for Hipsters I know, but it’s earnest and fun, and promotes awesome dancing. You know I can get behind that! Anyway. Ginger LOVES it and Eric and I sing the songs to each other all the time.

Ok! Feel free to leave any more recommendations for me! There are lots more I’m sure! But obviously we don’t want to spend too much time with our Netflix…or do we?

Happy Friday!

xo
Alison

10 Comments

  1. Jenna

    I love Yo Gabba Gabba and I am pretty far from being a hipster. I think it's funny how it was created by a Mormon guy (Christian Jacobs of Aquabats fame — he also is the voice of Plex). There's one animated sequence on one of the episodes where a girl is practicing guitar and there is totally a picture of the temple in the background. Cracks me up.

  2. Mrsink

    I was literally just going through Netflix trying to find something to watch. haha! Thanks!

  3. Shannon

    We've liked the Kennedys miniseries, Friday Night Lights and Topgear.

    Love your taste in shows.

  4. Sharon

    Try Tangled. I think it's hilarious!

  5. Sarah

    So I've been resisting Yo Gabba Gabba for a few years now. We have way too many mind numbing shows that our kids already watch, so I haven't wanted to add one more to our repertoire. HOWEVER, based on your recommendation, I tried it out this afternoon with my two youngest, and we all loved it! So, thanks! I'll have to try out the others.
    Also, I would have thought you were the coolest person ever a decade ago with those awesome red shoes. You should be a professional model.

  6. Rachel

    don't stop watching Buffy! There is a musical and a silent episode later on. AND when you are sad it is over, you can watch Angel.

  7. Audrey

    yo gabba gabba performed at coachella a year ago. thank goodness casey and sienna taught me the dance moves. showed those 20 year old hipsters who's boss!

  8. Amanda

    Love YGG. I have some favorite clips: Seth v. Julia: http://youtu.be/-w7PgOySYz4 and Juliet: http://youtu.be/2XHf9t9d5C8

    Ethan is too old for it now (or so he feels) but Eleanor is just on the brink of the greatness that is Yo Gabba Gabba.

  9. Jordan P

    thank you for these! I totally watched Circus and now can't wait for you again. Maybe tonight…

    xo!

  10. Kam Belly Soup

    thanks for the help. I'm totally gonna check out circus. by the way …my brother writes the music for gabba. my kids have been obsessed since 3m months old. hahaha

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