Have you seen Easy? It was recommended to me by a coworker and I finally delved into it this past week. It is so good. This series follows Chicagoans dealing with real-life messy issues. Each episode is thirty minutes long and follows different characters as they navigate relationships and life changes. It features some famous people that I love, such as Orlando Bloom and Dave Franco. Honestly, I was hooked by the first episode (despite a few racy scenes – ahem), but got more and more into it as the episodes flew by. I watched four in one sitting, and would recommend just marathoning it to get the full effect.
In one of the episodes the director, Joe Swanberg, didn’t even know what some of the actors were saying as they improvised in Spanish. They had to trust each other that it would work out in the end, and the first time he grasped what they were saying was in the final cut of the episode. The amount of trust you have to have in what you’re creating and who you’re creating with to do that. Swanberg also directed an episode of Love, written by Judd Apatow. Been wanting to get into that, as well.
Each episode had a different title shot that was unique to the episode. So creative! I want to put a still of them up on my wall. I don’t bring out my inner film nerd all the time, but when I do it comes out loud & proud. Have to love inspiring shows and netflix is KILLING it!
Other things you must watch on Netflix (some are obvious but must be referenced):
- Narcos: Netfix Original that re-tells Pablo Escobar’s escapades & what happened with Columbia during that time period and is now going into Season 3! SO excited for this. Honestly one of my favorite things I’ve ever watched.
- Stranger Things: Another Netflix Original that is nostalgic of 80s classics like The Goonies, ET, and Stephen King. This follows a town that is dealing with a governmental cover-up and missing kids, along with a scary monster and some supernatural powers. This is not a kids show, but the kid actors are on FIRE.
- John Mulaney – The Comeback Kid: This is the funniest stand-up I’ve seen on Netflix. I could watch it over and over. One of my friends does watch it over and over.
- Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Watch it if you’re into dark, anti-heroes. JJ deals with PTSD and a telepathic, psychopathic ex-boyfriend. It was incredible, but sometimes hard to watch.
And of course, I am obsessed with documentaries. If you are too…
- Tabloid: Following a break-out tabloid star in the 80s. She kidnapped her ex-boyfriend from mormons and became a celebrity for basically being crazy.
- Making A Murderer: You know about this show. But if you haven’t bitten the bullet yet, DO IT. So interesting and they’re in talks of a Season two!
- The Wolfpack: Seven children never allowed to leave home try to experience reality through re-enacting their favorite films. I saw this one in theaters when it came out, but would definitely recommend to watch if you like docs! Such a crazy story!
(Also, Zootopia is now on Netflix!)