What to watch on Netflix March 2016
This new series is a request from my friends. Because I work at home and work best with the television on I “watch” an extraordinary amount of television. While there are very few shows I take the time to sit down and watch I probably have the television on 30 hours a week- some weeks more.
I am forever recommending series or movies to them and they forget them. So at the end of each month I will write down some shows I think you should check out- it’s totally my own taste but I will try to explain the shows the best I can and why I like them!
Fuller House: Why yes I watched all 13 episodes in one night! Why yes I am THRILLED it has already been renewed for a second season! Why yes I think it’s practically perfect.
Every child of the 80’s and 90’s had some kind of relationship with Full House. Most of my Friday nights were spent at home watching TGIF with my family. And the Tanners were a huge part of that. I feel like Netflix did an amazing job respecting the original series and updating it to be relevant for the 21st century. This is a WONDERFUL series (just give it two episodes I promise- some people thought the first was too sentimental) and I am glad to have watched it.
I Can’t Believe How Much Better It Got
Crossing Lines: Crossing Lines has always been a show on Netflix I was okay with. The show is based in Europe (and filmed there too) and is about a crime fighting unit with the unique ability to work crimes that cross over international borders. The idea was interesting but some of the actors had accents almost too thick for me to understand and some of the plot lines were a bit convoluted. So when Netflix notified me a while ago new episodes were available I filed it in the back of my memory and watched other stuff.
Yesterday when I started Season III and the first face I saw was Goran Visnjic I got SUPER excited. Then when I saw Elizabeth Mitchell I got double excited. They cleaned up the characters- kept some of the good ones and added a bunch of new ones. If you decide to give the show a watch just start at Season III. You won’t be lost at any point- it’s like an entirely new series. The special effects, action sequences and technology used show that they have a larger budget and are maximizing it.
If you like cop shows check out this one.
If You Are Feeling Musical
The Last Five Years: I realize I am probably the last musical theatre buff on earth to see The Last Five Years. It was worth the wait. The story is the story of a couple ending their marriage- her point of view tells the story from the end of the relationship to the beginning. His from the beginning to the end. And you watch them at the same time. It’s only about 90 minutes long. The music is INCREDIBLE. The acting amazing. And depending on your mood you may want to keep tissues nearby.
When You Just Want To Smile
The Decoy Bride: I have a little crush on David Tennant so almost anything he does I will watch once. I ended up watching this one more than once. It’s a sweet, clean little film with some great physical comedy and characters any single girl can relate to.
When the wedding of internationally famous film star Lara Tyler (Alice Eve) to tweedy English author James Arber (David Tennant) is sabotaged by a paparazzo, they decide to relocate the event to the one place where the world’s press won’t find them: the sleepy Island of Hegg, as featured in James’ bestselling novel The Ornithologists Wife. But to the shock of Lara’s P.A Steve Korbitz (Michael Urie), the reality of the island is different from the romanticised picture James has created (without ever visiting), and he has to transform this fantasy world before the superstar arrives.
However, dilapidated buildings and greedy islanders are the least of the problems that the wedding party and their Hollywood entourage have to deal with, as Marco (Federico Castelluccio) the ingenious paparazzo tracks them down in his mission to photograph the celebrity wedding of the year. Steve and his assistant Emma (Sally Phillips) must find a decoy bride and think that local girl Katie (Kelly MacDonald) will be an ideal replacement. But when Katie meets James, sparks fly, dresses get ruined and love gets complicated.
Want a Classic?
How To Steal A Million: Two words: Audrey Hepburn. Just that alone was enough for me to give it a try. Turns out it is a SUPER fun two-hour film with lots of laughs, physical comedy and many well known actors.
Nicole (played by Hepburn) is the daughter of a well-known art collector, who is actually a forger. He sells pieces all over the world (to her disapproval) and has given them a great life. He loans one of his great forgeries to a museum in Paris as a centerpiece of a new exhibit. The museum decides to insure the piece and plans to have an expert come and authenticate it. She knows it will be discovered to be a forgery and their lives will be ruined. So she partners with Simon (played by the wonderful Peter O’Toole) to steal it from the museum! It’s hilarious.
I am in rehearsals for a show right now so I haven’t had as much time to watch but these five are top notch! Be sure to check them out!
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