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Iceman mentioned it Tuesday, and G Money has resorted to lecturing his homeboy Johnny Football, so you know it is the dog days of sports bloggership. Don't get me wrong, I could easily wax poetically about the greatness of the Spurs DYNASTY, or even about how fucking awesome the world cup is, especially now that the US got 3 points in their first match. Or even the likelihood that Qatar is going to lose the 2022 World Cup because they're a horrible country. But I know you knuckledraggers don't want to hear about that.
But I do know one thing that we all have in common, a love for ELITE entertainment. And I promise not to lecture you like Ide being a total TV Nazi, this is more of an educational experience that we can all share in. I love me some Netflix. I have watched more awful movies than I care to share in the search of the next great hidden gem. Today I will share the knowledge I have gained by drudging through awful entertainment so you don't have to.
House of Cards: WATCH THIS SHIT! WATCH IT RIGHT FUCKING NOW. I have only watched the first season, but I really really like this show. I am a person who believes that Washington DC is the most corrupt place on the earth and our government is mostly a sham, at least in the sense that its purpose is to serve us common folk. House of Cards illustrates this perfectly, and in a way that isn't exaggerated or hard to believe. Highly recommend this show.
Freaks and Geeks: I never watched this show when it originally aired, and since it only lasted 18 episodes I am guessing most of you didn't either. But during spring break I still had to show up to school, so I spent my days catching up on random shit that I thought might be interesting on Netflix. Freaks and Geeks did not disappoint. It's a smart and funny "dramedy" that features the people who have been owning the comedy genre for the past decade; James Franco, Seth Rogan, Jason Segel, and several others. It's a great show that doesn't take a ton of dedication because it's only 18 episodes.
Wilfred: This show is still on FX, but I don't think it gets nearly the attention it deserves. I think it's a great watch and Elijah Wood is a sneaky good actor.
Shows I am thinking about getting into:
Sons of Anarchy (I love me some Charlie Hunman)
Derek: I find Ricky Gervais funny and enjoy his trolling of religious crazies on Twitter.
Shows I'm pretty sure I want to stay away from:
Orange is the New Black: From I've read I just don't think prison lesbian TV is my thing.
Devil's Pass: I'm assuming none of you are familiar with the Dyatlov Pass incident. I won't go into too much detail, but I group of hikers met a gruesome demise while traveling through this Russian mountain range, and the cause was determined to be "a compelling natural force". This movie is about a group of students who go to investigate the incident. It's a sort of Blair Witch Project/Cabin Fever mash up. It's an original idea that I enjoyed.
Joe Rogan Live: I find him smart and hilarious. Others probably find his crass and stupid. But if you're easily offended then you probably don't know good stand up anyways.
Tom Segura: Completely Normal
Eddie Murphy: Raw AND Delirious (OBVS)
Louis CK: Live at the Beacon Theatre (I think his Chewed Up special kind of sucked)
Bill Burr: Let It Go
Dramas(or whatever manlier term you can think of):
Mud: Matthew McConaughey being a typical bro. Okay, not really, but it's hard for me to take him seriously as any thing other than that. But I liked him in this movie.
The Talented Mr. Ripley: Somehow this movie slipped past me for the last 15 years. I'm a pretty big Matt Damon STAN, after Rounders how could you not be, so finding this on Netflix was a surprise. It's a slow burn, but I love sociopaths. What can I say.
Deadfall: Again, Charlie Hunman boner.
I could go on for quite a while with this list. This is the best genre when it comes to Netflix. So I'll just throw out 5 that I have recently enjoyed.
Dirty Wars: Exhibit 1234231232141234 why I think our government is bullshit.
Exit Through The Gift Shop: If you have any interest in art or enjoy graffiti with an eye towards social change like I do, then this is a can't miss.
Bully: A movie I think every kid should have to watch.
Blackfish: I wasn't able to watch all of this. I always knew that trapping enormous, intelligent creatures for our own entertainment was horrible, but this just drove that point home times a million. I'm glad Sea World has been getting killed since its release.
Detropia: A look into the decay that is Detroit from the perspective of locals directly effected by its collapse.
TEDTalks: I fucking love Ted Talks.