Netflix Recommendations

A few months ago, the family I was nannying for had some major life changes and no longer needed me. I decided to take a huge leap into being an entrepreneur and building my Poshmark business. I’m still trying to figure out the flow of things, because things have been really inconsistent lately (and with our wedding coming up I know it’ll continue to be this way). But here are the major parts of what I do:

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Sourcing is just the reseller community’s way of saying that we go shopping for things to sell. It’s also the most fun and the easiest. I’ve recently developed a new system where I’ll spend time taking photos of a bunch of items and then when I’ve gone through a pile, I’ll sit with my computer and research items and list them. This is the part where I’ve become really close, intimate friends with Netflix.

For some reason, when I’m at home, I work better when there’s a TV show on. Music doesn’t motivate me in the same way (unless I’m blogging. I’d rather blog with music playing). I know that I’m always looking for new things to watch on Netflix – what a DUMB phrase because Netflix is full of things to watch – so I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite watches. With the weather (hopefully? eventually?) cooling down and the evenings getting longer, it’s the perfect time to stay inside all cozy and watching

TV SHOWS

Friends
Y’all I’m a little late to the Friends train; I’ve always loved watching the reruns but I only recently finished watching the series straight through and omg. I think it may be one of my favorite shows. I cried during the last episode, and I cannot imagine the emotional stress it caused on people who had followed the show every week for years. It’s a really great, lighthearted watch.

Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23
James Van Der Beek playing James Van Der Beek is so funny, and since I never was into Dawson’s Creek, I had no reason to be endeared to him. It’s a short watch, but it is seriously one of the funniest shows I’ve seen.

The Walking Dead
Okay yes, it’s about zombies. but it’s about so much more than that. It’s a gory show about what humanity will do to survive, and it’s fascinating. It is kind of gory; over time you’ll become used to the gore and it won’t be as shocking. There’s a lot of action/violence/pretty messed up stuff. Once, someone even called the cops because they heard their neighbors watching it and were freaked out.

Criminal Minds
Here we go, getting all dark and twisty now. Criminal Minds is my most favorite show. It follows the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) as they solve crimes by analyzing the profiles of the unknown suspects. Also side note I love Matthew Gray Gubler and please don’t forget that I met him one time, just saying.

The Fall
The Fall is a really dark, creepy show that’s basically the whole cop chasing a serial killer thing, but it’s really sensitive in how it shows things from the killer’s perspective, including his relationship with his children. It kind of got a bit ridiculous, but it’s a short binge watch.

Glee
I LOVED GLEE when it first came on. I loved it so very much, y’all. Enter Darren Criss in Season 2 and I literally lost my mind because he is so flawless. But after Season 2, my interest slowly dwindled. A year or so ago, I realized I’d never finished watching the series, so I finished it up… and yeah, I ugly cried during the last episode. Glee was such a great show with a powerful message of inclusion and being true to yourself.

Riverdale
This one is fairly new, they’re just starting to film the 2nd season. It reminds me of Pretty Little Liars but less stupid (seriously I hate Pretty Little Liars so much). It’s a teen/high school drama based off the Archie comic world, which I think is kind of cool! I think the plot is interesting but it is lacking in that I always wonder how so much crime and drama can happen in one small town.

Also recommended that need no explanation: Gossip Girl, New Girl, The Office, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Grey’s Anatomy

 

Documentaries

Food, Inc
An eye-opening movie into the world of agribusiness and what mass production of cheap food has done. Every time I’m debating between the $8 organic, grass-fed beef and the $4 cheap stuff with hormones, I remind myself of this movie. I think it does a great job at presenting stories and facts and leaving space for the viewer to come to their own inclusions.

The Keepers
Emily told me about this one and when I finally watched it, I couldn’t stop. It also scared me pretty bad. I watch a lot of serial killer type movies and shows, but this one really chilled me. I literally couldn’t sleep the night I watched 5 of the episodes. It’s creepy and haunting and opens up so much more than just “Who Killed Sister Cathy?” It’s fascinating, disturbing, unsettling an heartbreaking.

American Experience: Ruby Ridge
Over the course of 11 days in 1992, the FBI was at a standoff with a man named Randy Weaver in the hills of Idaho. It’s tragic and I had never heard of this until watching this documentary. This event was one of a few motivators behind the Oklahoma City Bombings. It’s crazy to think of all that went over my head because I was just a little kid, and the way I’m having to learn what’s happened in my lifetime as an adult.

Ashley Madison
The Ashley Madison hack and scam is crazy to me. Ashley Madison is a site that was geared towards married people looking for… other… married people? IDK, it’s nuts. Anyway. The real target was the men, who would pay to interact with women who turned out to most likely be BOTS. A group of hackers threatened to release client names if the sites weren’t taken down. They weren’t, and out went the names. The documentary isn’t really well made, I just found the whole thing fascinating in a really messed up way.

Titanic’s Final Mystery
This tackles the mystery of why in the world the crew of the Titanic wasn’t able to avoid the “iceberg, straight ahead” if it was straight ahead. At the end I actually felt like my mind was blown because I was able to see how science and nature played a part in it. We’ve heard the story of Titanic probably a zillion times in our lives (half a zillion thanks to the beautiful retelling ft. Leonardo DiCaprio) but this was a really interesting watch.

Supersize Me
An oldie but an even more relevant goodie. One man’s month-long decision to eat nothing but McDonalds and seeing what it does to his health. Just make sure you watch this while eating kale chips or drinking a green smoothie bc I found that watching it made me crave McDonalds french fries like never before, haha.

The “documentaries” section on Netflix is full of fascinating topics. If you’re ever really in need of something to watch, I highly suggest starting there.

Movies

Mean Girls
…duh.

#realityhigh
This movie was so dumb. It was a notch above Lifetime Movie, but it was such a guilty pleasure watch. I loved that social media was such a big part of it. Social media fascinates me.

Consumed
The agenda on this one is not at all subtle, but given my documentary choices and what interests me, this is a fascinating watch. It’s part thriller, part GMO PSA. If you watch this and then watch Food, Inc you’ll be kind of shocked by the level of truth you see in it. But again. Agenda is not hidden at all.

Chicago
This was my favorite movie in like 11th grade, and I appreciate it more and more the older I get. THIS IS A MUSICAL, be forewarned. Some people aren’t into that kind of thing.

Lion
I watched this earlier this year since it was nominated for Best Picture, but it is so incredibly heartwarming… eventually. Based on a true story. This one will make you tear up. A little boy falls asleep on a train in India and eventually finds himself being adopted by an Australian couple. As an adult, he uses the tools of the internet to string together a few memories and find his way back home.

What Happened to Monday
Omg, y’all. This movie was amazing. It’s a little gory, but it is like 2 hours of nonstop intensity. In a time where there’s a one-child limit, it’s the story of what happens when one of 7 sisters goes missing. It’s crazy and so good. A little bit sci-fi, a little bit action… so good.

 

Okay. Now it’s your turn! What are some of your Netflix Recommendations?

 

 

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