The last Netflix post I wrote was in November, so I’ve watched a fair bit on Netflix since then. Maybe not as much as I’d like to have watched, but a fair bit.
I’m going to slap a spoiler tag here, just in case, but I don’t really think I spoiled anything. I tried my hardest not to.
Shot in the dark
An insight into the world of being a “stringer” in America – in this case, freelance photographers who go out of their way to be the first on the scene to record anything news worthy and then they sell it on to news broadcasters. Before watching this series I didn’t really think too much about who records these events so we can see what is going on too. These guys risk their lives sometimes, to provide footage, just so we can be in the know. It was a really eye opening series and I’m glad I took the time to watch it. I definitely recommend it if that sounds like something you’d enjoy watching.
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond
A recently released documentary that follows Jim Carrey, taking place around the time he was filming Man on the Moon (1999). In this documentary, it highlights how scarily in character Jim was at the time, playing the very eccentric Andy Kaufman. I won’t say too much about it, just that it really changed my views on Jim Carrey.
Black Mirror: Series 4
I didn’t really watch any of the previous series episode to episode. I caught a few episodes of the past series, mainly because my fiance watched them all and I often caught a glimpse of one. Series 4 I decided to actually sit down and watch with him. I am kind of mixed about whether I love it or not, there were definitely episodes in it that I really enjoyed. However, there were episodes that I really hated. The episodes, “Crocodile” and “Hang the DJ” were probably my least favourite. The other episodes I did really enjoy. Perhaps I will go back and watch the other series at some stage, not just see the odd bit of one.
I was in two minds as to whether to include this or not.. but I did watch it all the way through, so that must say something. I’m pretty sure this film is generally aimed at teenagers, but I can definitely be in that mood to watch something like that sometimes. It’s about dancing, more accurately, Greek stepping (which I had never even heard of before). I felt that while I appreciated what the film was trying to do, the racial divide was something that I just didn’t enjoy. I think there was too much stereotyping in general, but I’m still going to include it here because I did watch it through to the end.
The Open House
A Netflix original film that I really enjoyed. After I watched it, I googled it to look for more information on the ending and I was surprised that the majority of people seemed to rate it as terrible. I thought it was good. It was scary in an unnerving kind of way, which is something I don’t usually watch. It left me freaked out and every noise in the house afterwards for a while really scared me. In hindsight, it probably wasn’t a good idea to watch on my own and while my fiance is currently working away.
I remember being intrigued by this film when it first came out, but I waited for it to come to DVD and then I just forgot about it. When I saw it on Netflix, I knew I had to watch it for nostalgia purposes. I grew up reading Goosebumps books and watching the TV series. I’m fairly certain that the Goosebumps series (along with Casper) is what started my fascination with the supernatural. This film is most definitely meant for youngsters, but having said that, I really enjoyed it.
I tried desperately to enjoy this Netflix original film, but try as I might I just couldn’t enjoy it. In fact, we didn’t even finish watching it because we started to get confused with the plot and just gave up.
The Night Before
Around Christmas time I tried to watch this film. Another film that I just couldn’t make it through to the end of.
Have you got any recommendations for what I should watch next on Netflix? What have you all been watching? Let me know in the comments.