24 Jul Snuggle up with NETFLIX & Velocity
Snuggle up in this cold weather and watch endless hours of movies and series with NETFLIX. Read more on a few series below.
- It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Take the misanthropy of Seinfeld and triple it, then triple it again, and you’ve basically set the tone for It’s Always Sunny, the wildly brilliant FX sitcom. When the series is on — and it often is — nothing on television is funnier, raunchier, and more awesomely offensive.
- Better Call Saul
In its first season, Better Call Saul quickly put to rest any fears anyone might have had about a spin-off from arguably the greatest drama of all time, Breaking Bad (which sits atop this list). Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould return as showrunners, and they continue to bring the same level of complexity, intensity, and character development to Saul as they did for Breaking Bad. What’s most remarkable about the series, however, is that they managed to transform the Saul character into someone humane and sympathetic while staying true to the same character in the original series. Indeed, Saul is the most detail oriented and perhaps the smartest show on television, and one hell of an intense, suspenseful drama, which is all the more impressive because we know roughly where it will end up.
- Mad Men
Mad Men is one of the best-written, best acted, and engrossing dramas on television. Period. The first season is a little slow, but keep with it: Matthew Weiner eventually layers in a lot of fun elements, and takes it home for a great ending.
There’s nothing to say Friends that you don’t already know, and unless you’re under the age of 15, you’ve probably already seen every episode, but — Friends remains the most durable, re-watchable sitcom ever.
- Arrested Development
The series lost some of the mystique it had gained after its cancellation because Netflix’s season four wasn’t to everyone’s satisfaction — though it flowers with repeat viewings. It’s not just the funniest sitcom of the generation, it’s probably the most influential.
Placing this above Arrested Development among the best comedies wasn’t a mistake: Arrested Development may be the most offbeat, but Louie is the most human. It can be wildly funny, it can be irreverent (like Arrested Development), heartfelt (like Parks), and uncomfortable (like The Office), but unlike any other “comedy” on television, it can also be tragic and devastating.
- Orange is the New Black
The best original show on Netflix, this prison dramedy is a deeply human, funny, moving, realistic, progressive show about life and the bad decisions we’re all destined to make. OITNB humanizes the dehumanized, transforms labels — felons, thieves, murderers, embezzlers — into real human beings and reminds us that, even in prison, life isn’t put on hold. Life is being led. It’s a remarkably excellent series, and addictive as hell.
- Friday Night Lights
One of the all-time greatest dramas, Friday Night Lights is a poignant, touching drama about families, both football families and organic ones. It’s one of the bravest series on television for not being afraid to mix high-quality drama with an intense amount of heart, and Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler give quite the clinic on parenting throughout. It’s one of the few Netflix tv shows you will ever watch that will make you want to be a better person.
- Freaks and Geeks
It’s been 17 years now since NBC cancelled what is inarguably the best cancelled-too-soon series ever (sorry Firefly), and it’s inclusion on this list is mostly a reminder to watch it again. If you haven’t watched it already, it’s a mere 18 episodes and not only is it 18 of the best hours you’ll ever spend watching television, it also acts as a primer for the contemporary generation of comedy. Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jason Segal, and Paul Feig — among others — were born out of this series, which means that it’s responsible for more comedy in America at the box office these days than anything else, outside of Saturday Night Live. Mostly, however, it’s just the greatest coming-of-age series ever, and every second watching it feels almost heartbreaking because it means you’re one second closer to the end.
- Breaking Bad
Not just the best series on Netflix, Breaking Bad is the best series of all time. There’s no debate about that.
AND OF COURSE…. GAME OF THRONES
Reasons why you should watch Game of Thrones
- Amazing acting – Peter Dinklage alone is a reason enough to be watching this show. His performance as Tyrion Lannister earned him two Emmys and a Golden Globe with many more nominations.
- Beautiful costumes
- Strong female characters
- The recurring theme of family
- Excellent theme song
According to Tvdaily.com
Game of Thrones seems to have hit the world by storm (of swords), leaving many devastated in its wake. It’s left those not swept up in the international fascination with the fantasy series wondering: what the hell is all the fuss about?
An introduction to the story
The series is set in the Seven Kingdoms which (despite its name) is a single monarchy on the continent of Westeros. It is separated into nine regions that are each run by a noble family. Twenty years before the series begins, Robert Baratheon of the Stormlands overthrew the centuries-old dynasty of the Targaryen family and became king.
Game of Thrones begins when Robert and his queen, the rich and cruel Cersei of the Lannisters (who are from the Westerlands), visit Ned Stark, the ruler of the North and Robert’s war-time best friend. Robert asks Ned to be the King’s Hand, which is basically the job of ruling the kingdom while the king drinks himself to death. Though he has no love of power himself, Ned feels he must accept and he and his daughters Arya and Sansa move to capital city King’s Landing.
While still at Winterfell (the Stark stronghold in the North), Ned’s second son Bran witnesses a sexual liaison between Queen Cersei and her brother Jaime Lannister, causing the latter to attempt to murder him by pushing him from a tall window. Bran survives, but is crippled and must remain at home. The loss of his ability to walk begins to trigger confusing visions that seem to link to an uncertain future.
Meanwhile, Ned’s eldest son Robb stays at Winterfell to play the role of his father. Ned’s bastard son Jon Snow feels there is no place for him without his father at Winterfell, and decides to seek glory in the Night’s Watch – a group of elite soldiers dedicated to protecting the North’s northern border. However, once he reaches it he realises they are protecting the Seven Kingdoms from a sinister new threat that the people of the country know nothing about.
Across the sea in the distant lands of Essos the discredited heir to the Targaryen dynasty Viserys (Harry Lloyd) is living in exile but dreams of reclaiming his kingdom. He sells his sister Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) to a warlord, with the belief it will acquire him access to the warlord’s army, but Daenerys becomes more powerful than he could have ever imagined through the union.
Ned’s move to King’s Landing leads him to learn a treacherous secret that has already led to the murder of one other and will throw the line of succession into disrepute. The lives of his family and all those around him will be changed forever in the ensuing power struggle.