NETFLIX: MY TOP PICKS

 

Now that our days are officially under 60 degrees and the sun sets before we leave work, it’s safe to say we’ll all be spending A LOT more time inside. For all of you looking to Netflix & Chill over the next 6 months, here are my top binge-worthy picks on Netflix.

 

Peaky Blinders

Recently watched this and was an instant fan. Britain is a mixture of despair and hedonism in 1919 in the aftermath of the Great War. Returning soldiers, newly minted revolutions and criminal gangs are fighting for survival in a nation rocked by economic upheaval. One of the most powerful gangs of the time is the Peaky Blinders, run by returning war hero Thomas Shelby and his family. But Thomas has bigger ambitions than just running the strees. 

 

The Haunting of Hill House

SHOOK. Even though Halloween has come and passed, everyone could use a good thriller. This modern reimagining of the Shirley Jackson novel follows siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country.. Now adults, they are forced back together in the face of tragedy and must finally confront the ghosts of their past. Some of those ghosts still lurk in their minds, while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House. 

 

Sense 8

Michael Straczynski, drops us into a world where eight strangers in different parts of the planet are somehow psychically and emotionally linked. The show follows this assortment of confused and beautiful people as they try to understand this connection and use their newfound abilities to help one another. As over-the-top as Sense8 can often get, the series remains important as it deals with issues of sexuality and gender identity.

 

Parks and Recreation

While I love the office. I’m a Parks girl at heart. Amy Pholor may just be my spirit animal, and I may just be dating Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt). In this Emmy-nominated comedy, an employee with a rural Parks and Recreation department is full of energy and ideas but bogged down by bureaucracy. After Friends, I’ve probably watched this show the most for a good laugh.

Mindhunter

 Set in 1977 – in the early days of criminal psychology and criminal profiling at the Federal Bureau of Investigation Mindhunter revolves around FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench, along with psychologist Wendy Carr , who originate the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit within the Training Division at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. They interview imprisoned serial killers in order to understand how they think, with the hope of applying this knowledge to solving ongoing cases.

 

The Punisher

Not the first show I would reach for if I was sitting at home alone, but Ben promised me I would love it, and I absolutely did. It’s set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that alone should make you want to watch it. Frank Castle, known throughout New York City as “the Punisher” after exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his family, uncovers a larger conspiracy beyond what was done to him and his family. A pretty bad ass show if you’re looking for some action and a decent storyline. 

 

Parenthood

The Bravermans are us. Each week, the show provides insight into what it’s like to be part of an extended, loving and meddling family while giving viewers the opportunity for a nice cathartic cry. Ever watch a show and wish you were a part of that messed up, glorious, some how functional family? The Bravermans are just that. Get your tissues ready, and leave your boyfriend at the bar. Parenthood will tug at all your heartstrings.

 

John Mulaney, The Comeback Kid

I had to throw some comedies in here. John Mulaney, one of my favorite comedians, does it again with his new stand up “The Comeback Kid.” You don’t want to miss this one.

 

Bert Kreischer: Secret Time

Shirtless comic Bert Kreischer relays personal secrets and stories about being a cool — if not always responsible — dad in this stand-up special. BY THE WAY – He will be performing at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC on Thursday February 7th, 2019. Click here for tickets – see you there!

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