Netflix is my TV

Netflix is a great way to catch up on shows you might have missed. I think Continuum and Lost Girl are two pretty good scifi/fantasy shows made and aired on networks where no-one saw them. It also has Leverage, one of my all-time favorite TV series. BBC’s Sherlock is more of a movie series than a TV series. Arrow is also way better than most attempts at superheroes on TV.

When my Facebook and Twitter were full of references to Love Actually, I gave in and watched it on Netflix. Not a bad movie, plus the guy wrote a Doctor Who episode.

Some other fun rewatches:
Zoolander
Big Trouble in Little China
The Italian Job (I’m a fan of heist movies)
Escape from LA (those movies didn’t age well)

Watched on some sort of self dare
Mantera (ugh)

Plan to watch
Europa Report
Warehouse 13 (took me a bit to get into)
Merlin
Luther
Alphas (Tried it once. Might try again.)

Mini-reviews of my Netflix history

Netflix is my replacement for Cable TV and I am doing a great job of watching the things I never got around to 10-20 years ago.

Margin Call – Nice concept but so poorly written I’m not sure the characters even cared what happened to them.

The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch – Very good heist-type movie about a murdered billionaire and his secret heir.

Heathers – Shoulderpads

Neverland – Syfychannel prequel to Peter Pan. Nothing much more to add to that.

House of Cards – Netflix-exclusive series and possibly one of the best series of 2013.

Vanilla Sky – It’s a sci-fi movie, but only the last 10 minutes. The rest is just Tom Cruise being sad.

Raising Arizona – Nicolas Cage at the high point of his career. 1987.

Monsters – Another good find. Low-budget alien movie by the guy making the Godzilla remake. Very light on the sci-fi part.

My Top Five Comedies you probably haven’t seen.

Cannibal The Musical – A bit gory in one scene but this movie made by the creators of South Park while still in college is pretty great. And yes, it’s a musical.

Grosse Pointe Blank – John Cusack is a hit man facing a mid life crisis while going to his high school reunion. Probably his best movie. Also, Dan Akroyd.

Idiocracy – A future where consumerism has gone to it’s comedic apocalyptic end. Spoiler alert: Starbucks offers sex acts.

Lone Star State of Mind – The best of the road trip comedy/heist movies. Inept bandits even try disguising themselves with panty liners on their heads.

The Pentagon Wars – Cary Elwes and Kelsey Grammer show the funnier side of government waste, based on a true story.