I don't know if you know but we don't have cable. I've personally been without cable for about 2 years - since graduating from college. And when Zach & I moved to Indiana we both agreed there was really no need for cable between Netflix & Hulu. If you're thinking of giving up cable or thinking of signing up for one (or for both, that's what I recommend) let me tell you how we use it: generally Netflix is for movies & Hulu is for TV shows. Now, Netflix does have a lot of old seasons of shows and I recommend sitting & binge watching a few shows because it's good for the soul. But if you want to catch a lot of the new seasons of things or you're really into network shows Hulu is your best bet. Honestly at around $20 bucks a month total for both, I'm down. (disclaimer - I'm not being paid to say this I'm just letting you into a little part of my sad, sad TV watching life)
So anyway, the point of this post is to share with you some fave movies/tv shows I've been watching over the past few weeks. All of these I'm obsessed with!
This show I discovered through my old roomie Katie. It plays into all my X Files & paranormal love. At first it was completely unbelievable. There wasn't enough suspension of reality for me. But if JJ Abrams is involved, I'll give it a few episodes. I think it gets better (and weirder) towards the end of the first season. I didn't even know the show was still on until I saw new episodes were added to Netflix the other day! My favorite characters are the Observers.
Speaking of JJ Abrams, this is an amazing movie written & directed by JJ Abrams. I love the crazy plot & if I hadn't have said 'yeah, I guess we can watch that' I would have never fallen in love. From the little description on Netflix it seems like nothing extraordinary - but if you're into JJ Abrams & LOST, I think you'll love it. I think it's neat that the main characters are a group of middle schoolers making a movie. Spoilers - it's sort of Signs meets LOST meets Coming of Age Movie (like the Goonies on serious steroids!) - have I intrigued you yet? Watch it!
We actually finished watching this one a while ago - only one season on Netflix. I don't even remember hearing about this show existing but it's really great. A small town sheriff solves crimes all while haunted by a terrible/weird past that we only get glimpses of. I think my favorite part of the show is that we don't really get to know the main character - we think we know him but then something else comes to light. If you like small town crime dramas with a twist, this is for you. You can blow through the season in no time.
Pompeii: The Last Day
This one is also one we finished a while ago as well but I still think about it every now & then. It's actually a really interesting documentary on the last day of the city of Pompeii. They talk about new things you may not know & share a new discovery - two groups of bodies in an underground cellar who's bones are preserved. There's even one skeleton dubbed the green lady. If you're into documentaries & getting your knowledge one this one is for you.
Zach & I love finding new, interesting shows, movies, & documentaries. Sometimes you can get lost in the amount of options available on Netflix!
What are some of your most recently watched shows? Gimme suggestions!