I would much rather unwind with a movie than a series. With a series, you are sucked in for hours, days or even weeks to a storyline that sometimes feels like it will never end. With a movie, you (usually) get your whole story in roughly 2 hours and you’re done. Signed, sealed, delivered – I’m yours.
While I was in my review-writing-slump these past few weeks, I stayed away from films. They made me feel anxious and uninspired. I knew I needed to try something new. Netflix has been absolutely killing it with its original content, one of which that made history by being nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award. I decided to give some of its new series a shot.
Here is what I’ve been loving on Netflix and I am sure you will love them too.
Otis (Asa Butterfield) is a 16-year-old, who finds himself dealing with normal teenage things like figuring out girls, dealing with awkwardness and… giving out sex advice to classmates for money? The concept is just as unique and quirky as its execution. You’ll laugh, you’ll cringe and you’ll relate. Sex Education covers a wide range of sexual topics in a way that makes the uncomfortable somewhat comfortable and surprisingly fun. Check it out now!
Score: ★★★★ /5
Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) finds herself reliving – and re-dying – her 36th birthday over and over and over again. The less you know about this series before you start it, the better. Just know these 3 things. 1.) Natasha Lyonne is a complete genius. Her humor is dark and her performance is effortless. 2.) Pay attention to the details. Everything means something. Nothing is an accident. 3.) Enjoy the ride. It’s wild but a good time if you let it take the reigns. Now streaming, only on Netflix.
Score: ★★★★ /5
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
The Ted Bundy phenomenon is here to stay and Conversations with a Killer was just the beginning. Set to actual photos and videos from his trial and crime scenes, you hear first-hand from the infamous, psychotic, serial killer in a series of tapes recorded while he was on death row. Ted Bundy was convicted for brutally slaying numerous women in several states from 1974 to 1978. These tapes are his bone-chilling stories.
Score: ★★★1/2 /5
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