Before I begin this post I just want to give a shout out to my Irish reader! I get analytics on the readership of my blog each day, and there is someone who faithfully reads every day from Ireland! Whoever you are, thanks for stopping by!! I’ve always wanted to travel to Ireland.
Alright folks, today I bring you another Netflix Weekend Watchlist! If you tuned in to my Instagram stories the other day, you may have heard me talking about how I will be changing up the Weekend Watchlist just a bit. So today I bring you two flops and two favorites for your viewing pleasure.
First let me help you out by letting you in on a couple things you should NOT waste your time on.
Here’s a nice little dose of haterade for you. My husband and I, independent of one another, watched this show when it was big. I absolutely LOVED it. In fact seeing it on Netflix I almost want to re-watch it. But then I remember that it has the worst ending of any show I’ve ever watched or even heard of!! The ending is SO BAD it ruined the entire show for me. And my husband feels the same way. Like honestly, it is so good, until it ends and you wonder why you wasted so much time on it. If you’re really super curious and don’t mind spoilers, here is a recap of the worst ending ever. Perhaps I need to open my mind to the art of it, but I stand with at least 50% of viewers and critics in saying that it was awful.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
So, for this one I know full well that I am in the minority. This movie is incredibly moving and deeply impactful. But if you are looking for a beautiful masterpiece to leave you inspired and uplifted, this is not the movie for you. The ending to this movie has haunted me since the time I watched it. I read this book in school, and even reading the book did not shake me as much as watching the movie and experiencing the ending on screen. I left the comment from critics on this poster stating it is “One of the best films of the year.” But I suppose I just view “best” in different terms. I want to leave a movie, even one with a sad ending, feeling empowered and compelled to change. I do not want to leave a movie feeling so disgusted with humanity and disturbed by death that I want to cry myself to sleep. But I’ll let you decide! Here is the trailer.
On to the recommendations!!
I really enjoy getting recommendations from my mom because we share similar tastes in movies and TV. She has been suggesting I watch NCIS for years, but I have always been in the middle of watching something else. Well, I decided it was time to start! Having seen the pilot several times, I actually googled recommended episodes for character development and back ground story. With that list in mind (and a dozen seasons to choose from) I started with the pivotal episodes of season one to get me sucked in, and will now continue watching the episodes consecutively for the remaining seasons. I finally see what all the hype is about! For someone who really enjoys crime shows, this is right up my alley and I am thoroughly enjoying it.
I love baseball, and I thoroughly enjoy a good sports movie, so when 42 came to Netflix, I got pretty excited. This movie is a feel-good movie about beating the odds and being different. Given our current political climate and the constant discussion about race, I find this movie to be thought provoking. It is rated PG-13, so I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it as a family movie, but if you do watch it with your older kids, it can be a great way to open up a discussion about perseverance, tolerance, and dedication. You can watch the trailer here.
Tell me what you’re watching!
Thanks for stopping by, and happy viewing!