Autumn: Netflix Roundup
On chilly, damp evenings sometimes the best thing to do is curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea, a big blanket and watch something good on Netflix. When we were first dating Robert and I watched a lot of documentaries. A lot. We quickly sped through all of the decent ones and watched every Louis Theroux we could find. Luckily Netflix has updated its offer a number of times since then so we've never got bored. Here's my top 5 documentaries that we have watched and which are great for when a movie or Gossip Girl just won't do. (Because, yes, I am on a re-watch Gossip Girl binge currently. It's great to watch while knitting!)
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot
I found out about the cult film Wet Hot American Summer when I was searching for a movie for our Friday night film time. When the series came out on Netflix I think I ended up watching the whole thing in one sitting one miserable weekend. The documentary provides some nice insights into the filming of the original movie and it can be quite funny seeing all those familiar faces at such an early point in their career.
We watched Fed Up the other month and really enjoyed it. It's a great insight into the food industry in America and childhood obesity. A number of young American teens who are trying to lose weight are interviewed, which makes for some heartbreaking moments as their efforts seem to make little impact.
So by now I'm pretty sure everyone has seen Blackfish, right? Just in case you haven't, I don't think I can recommend it strongly enough. We ended up watching it twice, and its impact and message was just as strong on a second viewing as it was on the first. I have a slight fear of Orca Whales so I was unsure whether I would be able to watch this without a pillow in front of my face, instead I ended up bawling my eyes out. It is such a great documentary, and definitely worth a watch and hopefully change won't be too long in coming for those whales.
Indie Game The Movie
This was one of the first documentaries Robert and I watched together. After seeing this it was a relief to me that Robert hasn't gone in for making video games as judging from this film I would never see him, and he would be ridiculously stressed all the time. It was an interesting insight into the work that goes into making indie games and gaming in general, definitely one for a rainy day.
Dior and I
Paris, beautiful dresses and a behind the scenes look at running a business? Yup, yup and yup. This was one that I watched without Robert as I don't think it's really his thing, but it made for great solo watching!
Have you got any good documentary suggestions for our next movie weekend?