Netflix Recommendations?

netflix-logo Well, I finally caved and signed-up for Netflix. I watched a little bit of Marvel's The Avengers last night and was happy with the audio and picture quality, and then proceeded to lose myself down the rabbit hole of adding items to my watch list and checking out the generated suggestions and then the suggestions from those suggestions, and then more suggestions upon suggestions. Cripes, there's a lot of content on this thing.

So, here's what I've come up with. First off, Snowpiercer, which was one of the reasons I decided to try out Netflix to begin with. It helps, too, that Marvel Studios will be releasing original content straight to the video streaming giant, beginning with a Daredevil series in 2015. House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black are givens from the word-of-mouth surrounding them, so I'll check them out eventually. Some BBC content made its way onto the list, as well, with The Fall, starring Gillian Anderson, and Peaky Blinders. There's some documentaries I've been wanting to check out too, including Dirty Wars, Mission Blue, Burn, The Unbelievers, Gasland, and Blackfish. I've got the first two seasons of Anthony Bourdain's CNN show, Parts Unknown, in the queue, as well.

I think I'm at a pretty healthy starting point (or at least as healthy as any plan that involves being glued to the TV can be...) and it definitely seems like a great service for nine bucks a month. And, like I said, there's all that great Marvel content on the horizon, which I'm really excited for. Plus, the Netflix Original series about Marco Polo looks like it'll be worth a watch when it debuts next month.

Now, I'm putting it out to you - what are your recommendations? What should I add to the watch list? Anything goes; sci-fi, horror, thrillers, TV, movies, foreign productions, whatever. Let's hear it!

Michael Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.


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