Thank God For Netflix
Turning on Netflix is like being a kid in a candy store. And boy has Netflix has upped their game, with a treat for everyone, having every craving and every mood. Grab the snacks (we know you’ve stocked up), park yourself on the couch (right into that imprint you’ve created over the last week) and settle in because here are our top Netflix recommendations for your lock-in needs.
New and Noteworthy
Self iso? No problem. Netflix docu-series, Tiger King, has taken over the human kingdom – social media – providing an escape from reality. We meet Joe Exotic, a likeable misfit and owner of a roadside zoo in Oklahoma. Gun enthusiast, a mullet to boot, and two husbands, Joe is surrounded by others who share a love of big cats; they happen to be drug kingpins, conmen, and cult members. The arrival of animal activist, Carole Baskin, rattles the cages as she threatens the future of Joe’s business, resulting in an arrest – and a murder-for-hire case. It’s as wild as it is bingeworthy. And boy is it wild!
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker was America’s first female self-made millionaire and this series won’t have you forgetting that anytime soon. Inspired by the book, On Her Own Ground written by Walker’s great-great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles, on how her ancestor built an African American haircare empire. Taking place from 1910, this series tackles topics of racial and gender biases, business rivalries, personal hardships and the fight for social justice. Need a pep in your step? Thinking of tapping into your entrepreneurial side? Be inspired by Life of Madam C.J. Walker.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Season 2)
Welcome to the fastest sport in the world. If cars aren’t for you, no worries. This incredibly shot series has the power to captivate and convert everyday John Smith and Jane Doe into F1 fans. Formula 1: Drive to Survive is back for season 2, so if you haven’t seen season 1, buckle up and catch up because you’re in for a ride! Netflix received insider access to all 10 teams, seeing the blood, sweat and tears it takes to risk it all for victory. Fast cars, big money, adrenaline fuelled action – live it all, from the couch.
Kath & Kim
Turning on Netflix and returning on to the fictional town of Fountain Lakes in Melbourne, Victoria feels like home. For Aussies, it’s one of those show you can start with any episode of any season and your transported back to the 2000’s.
Follows the misadventures of Kath and Kim; Kath loving life as an empty nester when her lazy, self-involved daughter Kim moves back home after having marital problems.
Home to classic phrases will recognise, such as “Look at moy” (look at me) and “It’s noice, different and unusual” as an expression approval or agreement, get a dose of Aussie comedy with this cult sitcom. All 4 seasons are online for your binging pleasure.
Oldie but a goodie
Crazy, Stupid, Love
The modern romance we never knew we needed has finally arrived on Netflix Australia. It goes a bit like this: Meet Cal. Good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart is no so perfect as it seems. Cal finds himself newly single and no sense of direction in the dating department. Introducing Jacob. The perfectly proper player. Taking pity on Cal, Jacob helps get his life back on track, the only way he knows how: flirting with women, ordering a proper drink and finding a suit that fits. As their lives become more alike, they’ve yet to discover they have one common interest, Cal’s daughter. A few hearts are broken and mended along the way, resulting in a must-watch for your upcoming Netflix party with the girls. And also the scene when Jacob (Ryan Gosling) takes his shirt off and does the lift from Dirty Dancing after getting caught in rain?
Love is Blind
Welcome back to television, 90’s heartthrob Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey who host this social experiment to give MAFS a run for its money. Single men meet single women, date and get married. No not in the traditional, face-to-face kind of way, we are talking reality tv peeps. Beautiful singletons who are looking for love, do date and they get engaged, just all before meeting in person. Clear your plans for the day when you decide press play on episode one because binge worthy is an understatement.
A Soundtrack inspired by Radio Ovolo
The Breakfast Club
An 80’s cult classic divulging in teenage angst, soul-searching and stereotypes, all in one Saturday detention. A disparate group of five high school students spend detention under a power-hungry principal with an iron fist. The Breakfast Club movie which celebrates it’s 35th anniversary this year is an engaging and raw portrayal of capturing teenage struggles so keep the tissues close. The rebel, the princess, an outcast, the brain and the jock each tell their story, with the group leaving school realising they’re not so different after all. Hold out for the closing scene which is iconic. A triumphant fist pump to what became one of the most recognizable soundtrack hits of the ’80s.
Available on Netflix Australia from today, you’ll be hooked on old school cool.
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