Got the shitty Canadian version of Netflix but not sure what to watch? Don't worry—you don't HAVE TO watch the IT Crowd, Undercover Boss, or Shakespeare in Love. Here are my five most recent Netflix watches—this awesome list will not only give you a peak into my social life (which, lately, has consisted of Netflix only) but it will open your eyes to the good stuff that you can watch for $8 a month.
Noone hasn't seen this show, right? It's easy to pick up an episode here and there, but have you watched it, episode for episode, from beginning to end? You should. It's better that way. And you're going to have to prep sometime for that new season that's eventually going to air.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents:
These half-hour shorts are full of the spookiness of Hitchcock's feature-length films, with some seriously dry humour coming from Hitchcock himself in between scenes. I love this show, but I can't watch too many at once (or when it's dark out, or when I'm alone) because of its ominously dark and dreary view on life in the '50s. Haven't seen it before? Think The Twilight Zone but with better cinematography.
This one shouldn't really be on the list because it is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. One lonely night when I was flipping through the titles, I read the summary of this and my interest was piqued. "In this follow-up to A Fish Called Wanda (this is where I pressed play, btw) failing zoo owner McCain brings in new manager Rollo, who implements a 'fierce creatures only' policy." This is misleading in so many ways. While it starred the same amazing team of John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin, it's a serious blasphemy to call this a follow-up. It was full of jokes about killing animals, orgies, and other things that would probably excite Luka Magnotta (too soon?). BUT if you want to see something hilariously bad, give it a try.
I love me some period dramas. This was a '90s BBC miniseries that never really took off—but I like it just the same. Four American sisters (including a young, hot Mina Sorvino) travel to London to look for husbands. And hilarity ensues! These "new-money" American girls make fools of themselves, are lucky and unlucky with love, and make for charming television.
This is England:
The best in the This is England series (which includes sequels in TV mini-series form) is set in 1983 in Britain's skinhead subculture. Despite a few shitty skinheads who make trouble for everyone else (ie: the National Front dudes) they are a bunch of sweet, fun-loving kids. The sequels take place in '86 and '88 (with '90 coming out this year) and follow the same group of friends through their 20s. Shit gets really rough with them—and you might not believe me after watching this one, but it's the most light-hearted of the series.