Winter break was the biggest blessing I could have received for Christmas, it was absolutely priceless. I got a chance to fully recharge and rejuvenate. Instead of going out, drinking, or making myself even busier than I would if I were at school or work, I did absolutely nothing for close to three weeks and it was amazing. Sure, I saw close friends here and there, but truth be told Netflix became my best friend over the break. My biggest accomplishment was clearing out “My List” which has been jam-packed all 2017. Here is a list of the top shows I watched!
While this show is actually pretty dumb, and filled with so many corny jokes, it cracks me up. Main character Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), is an escaped member of a cult. As a former “mole woman” she spent all of her teenage years trapped in an underground bunker run by a man called “The Reverand.” The show follows Kimmy as she lives her life in New York with her roommate Titus (Tituss Burgess) and her landlady Lillian (Carol Kane). Kimmy is about 30 years old, but she dresses and acts like the young teen she was when she was abducted, adding to the humor.
Although this movie was fiction, there were many traces of our current day society. Will Smith plays LAPD officer, Daryl who has been partnered with an orc, Nick (Joel Edgerton). In this futuristic film, there are humans, elves, orcs, brights, and others. The movie took a deep dive into societal race relations. There were several instances that clearly mirrored the racism in our current day society.
This series follows a group of kids who have been forced into saving their world from an evil underworld. The children battle forces, monsters, and even undergo an exorcism performed on one of their friends. The series takes place in the rural town of Hawkins, Indiana. As you watch this series, you will grow attached to the characters and their story.
Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation
Chappelle makes a return with another set of comedy specials with Netflix, originally released on New Years Eve. He touches on everything from the recent Hollywood sexual assault scandal, Caitlyn Jenner, politics, and more. While there are a few dull moments, overall there were some good laughs.
This show is full of crude and grotesque humor. If you are prude or easily offended, this show is not for you. Though the characters may be children, the show is not at all for children. It features vocies of Jordan Peele, Maya Rudolph or more. The show follows a group a children who are experiencing puberty with their “puberty monsters.” Their puberty monsters are guiding them through the tough transition of leaving childhood and exploring themselves and their growing sexuality.
What are your latest Netflix finds? Let me know in the comments!