It’s cold again! Yaay! It’s the perfect time of the year to sit your ass down and watch a TV show, since people actually expect you to go outside and mingle in the summertime. Let’s face it, what would you rather do: go to another baby shower, or sit next to the stove drinking whatever normal drink you’ve spiked with whiskey to keep warm and watch a good TV show from start to finish? Yeah, that’s what I thought.
There used to be a time when we had to be entirely dependent on what the local TV channels would bother to air in the wintertime (hint: The Sound of Music, ten times in a row). Thankfully, some brilliant genius invented Netflix. We can now watch whatever show we want, whenever the hell we want. Well, granted you have a Netflix subscription, a working Internet connection and the show you want to see has sold their license to Netflix, allowing them to stream it. If not, you’re still living in the 80s and you have to hope the show will be on regular TV. You have my condolences. Thankfully, we can eliminate one of those factors by watching Netflix exclusive shows, because those are on Netflix all the time. And one could also ask why you’d want to watch those shows in the first place if you don’t have an Internet connection or a Netflix sub. So there, problem solved. Thank me later.
Anyway, for us civilized, Internet-having folk, let’s take a look at some Netflix Original shows that’ll keep you warm through the harshest of winters.
A mother loses her child and is convinced her kid is still alive in another dimension. Rod Serling did this story line on the Twilight Zone back in the 60’s but this new variant is still totally frikk’en cool. The only people that believe her are other kids. Sounds like she’s crazy, doesn’t it? Well, she is, but she also isn’t. Watch kids rescue a telekinetic kid and then go on an epic journey to save another kid in an amazingly well-done sci-fi/horror series. Second season is coming soon-ish so now would be the perfect time to get season one down!
Daredevil / Jessica Jones / Luke Cage
Honestly, we’ll count these as one because they’re all interconnected and part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This essentially means you either watch them all, or watch none of them. If you do watch them, do so in chronological order. First comes Daredevil, the story of a blind lawyer that dresses in red leather to beat up bad guys. Then comes Jessica Jones, the story of a private detective that uses her amazing strength to beat up bad guys. Lastly we get Luke Cage, the story of a black man that uses his power of impenetrable skin to not get shot to death by black guys or random police officers. It’s America – don’t forget.
What if you were a horse that was at one point a very famous actor but you’ve now reached a dead spot in your career? Thanks to Bojack Horseman, we no longer have to ask these tough questions. This (dark) comedy show will give you all the answers you need and way, way more. Also, it has talking animals. But they still act like animals. But they talk. This a Mr. Ed 2.0 – yet another 60’s TV show that featured a talking horse. Bojack is all about new, updated 2016-ish yuks that will surely make you smile and yuk.