I was asked to be part of the Netflix #StreamTeam and share posts each month based on my experience. We are longtime Netflix users and cannot wait to share our experiences with you! All opinions are of course are own!
Over the past few months, I’ve shared the wide variety of what you can find on Netflix. From the downright silly to the serious to the television hits, you can find just about anything you’re in the mood for. I usually opt for something that I can stream continuously while I work. I’ve rewatched The Office about three times and started Parenthood (one of my favorites) there also. After finding a list of flicks of the 23 Best Movies that You Haven’t Seen on Netflix Yet, I settled on one of these to start and decided to investigate some new “unlike me” titles to check out.
Starring Michael B. Jordan, this dramatic rendering of a real-life tragedy recounts the final hours of Oscar Grant, shot by San Francisco transit police on New Year’s Day, 2009. I had no expectations going into it, but in light of all of the almost constant conversation about race relations in our country this seemed timely. Produced by Forest Whitaker, this dramatic take encompasses all of your emotions and in many respects, gives a bird’s eye view into circumstances that seem almost unfathomable. The storytelling is well put together and truly captures the feelings of the moment. By far, one of the best true story tellings that I have seen in a very long while. Tearjerker warning: have the tissues ready.
Speaking of Forest Whitaker, Lee Daniels’ The Butler follows the life of a White House butler who served under eight presidents unfolds against a backdrop of unparalleled change in American history. The story starts on a plantation and captures you within the first five minutes. With a long-standing history of servanthood, Forest Whitaker gives a fantastic performance as we get an inside view into the White House. Even more so, the line-up of stars is second to none in this one and the portrayal of presidents is uncanny. One quiet voice can ignite a revolution and as the Butler, Whitaker does just that.
I may or may not have finished season one in a few days. James Spader plays a former Navy officer turned high stakes criminal who turns himself into the FBI. In exchange for immunity from prosecution, he works with the FBI by sharing his Blacklist – a list of the most dangerous criminals in the world – and assists in taking down these other bastions of evil. You’ll be drawn in from the first episode and will soon find yourself wrapped up in the life and times of Raymond Reddington – a man you aren’t sure whether you love or hate.
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What recent Netflix finds cause you to stop what you’re doing and watch?