Netflix (January)

Netflix has become my favorite source of content. It’s a brand that I’ve grown to trust more than almost any other. With a simple interface, and a consistent level of quality, Netflix is one of the most reliable services of our generation. If I could go back in time and show my 10 year-old self a few things from the future, Netflix would definitely be one of them.


Here’s what I’ve been watching


January

I watched Unthinkable many years ago, and after watching it again, it’s just as good as I remember it. Samuel L. Jackson is always a pro.

Take The 10 was dumb, but entertaining, and it somehow feels a hole that Netflix Originals was missing.

The Ghost Writer was slow and interesting. I’m always looking for movies like this. Reminds me of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Clinical was boring. I struggled to get through it.

Justice League: War was ok. It was basically just background noise as I did some writing.

A Series of Unfortunate Events was a blast to watch. I didn’t want it to end. Every character, every episode, every obstacle they were faced with kept me interested. This is an intelligent, fun, and dark series, made for all ages.

Barry, a Netflix Original movie, was one of the first things I watched on Netflix this month. It tells the story of Barack Obama through his early college years. I really enjoyed this.

I watched Alice Through the Looking Glass, but I wasn’t impressed.

The Shining was fun to watch again. I watched it on the iPad while writing in a coffee shop. I thought I could casually have this on in the background while writing. I was wrong. What a creepy way to write.

Ocean’s Twelve has so many big names in it, but it was a bad movie, especially compared to Ocean’s Eleven. The movie felt more like a celebrity photo shoot than it did an actual movie.

I watched Spotlight, after turning away from it for months. I kept holding off on watching this, mainly because of the synopsis, but I wish I would’ve watched it sooner. This movie shows the importance of journalism.

I’ve finally started watching The Office for the first time. It’s weird and funny and short enough to fly through episodes at any time during the day. A few days later, I’ve noticed that it’s made me a wittier person.

I watched Mission Impossible 3 again. This came out a decade ago, and it’s one of the Mission Impossibles I remember really enjoying. I didn’t know, until now, that J.J. Abrams was the one who directed this film. That explains it.

I put One Day at a Time on in the background as I tried to go to sleep, but I remember waking up annoyed by the sound of it and turned it off.

I tried watching the first episode of Salem, but there was many reasons why I turned it off. Across the board, it’s not for me.

I’m a few episodes into Lost. Never watched it before, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. I’m hoping to at least finish Season 1 soon.

I’ve rewatched Season 1 of Stranger Things, which is my favorite Netflix Original. I picked up a bunch of new details during this rewatch.

It was fun watching Captain America: Civil War again (the other time was in theaters).


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