As much as I like to read, watching something good on TV (or the Ipad) is really also very nice. I love a good crime story, but at other times, something that makes me think or even cry will also be just what I want to see. Also, I have to admit that I have a weak spot for American shows 🙂
I have always felt that cable TV is one of the biggest money wasters there is. You get all these channels and program that you can zip through for hours and still find nothing to watch. Because of that, we haven’t ever really had cable, except for a few months a few years back when the people we were renting our house from, had pre-paid their subscription.
In the early days of togetherness, Dear Husband and I would have a subscription to the local DVD store, where we would rent a weekly batch of movies and series and binge-watch them over the weekend (that was before the kids!). For another period of time, we were streaming movies and series off the internet, but felt that it was not the most secure thing to do, virus wise, plus there were tons of more or less disturbing pop-ups.
For the last year, we have been subscribed to Netflix and I have to say that I am really happy with that. I feel that in that way I get good content to watch, when I want to and how much that I want to. True, the content offered here in Israel is less than elsewhere, it continues to grow and I am always finding new things to watch.
I like that watching Netflix is rather cheap (less than 10 USD a month), legal and can be watched from everywhere. What I love the most about Netflix though, is their own productions and will therefore sign off with my top 8 of those:
Marco Polo – the story of Marco Polo in Mongolia with the Kublai Khan (2 seasons so far) is beautifully filmed, has a great story line, and while being a bit violent at times, it is one of the best series I have ever watched.
The Fundamentals of Caring – a fairly new movie with Selena Gomez and Paul Rudd, has a beautiful story line and yes, made me cry a bit at the end.
Lilyhammer – crime/ comedy show about a New York mob guy being sent to the small Norwegian town Lillehammer. It is hilarious and totally worth to watch!
Chef’s Table – a documentary featuring the world’s best chefs, their life stories and their signature dishes. Very inspirational and also makes you a bit hungry!
Marcella – an English Crime Series filmed in London, follows the detective Marcella in her quest for solving a case she herself is somewhat involved in. A bit crazy, but very good.
House of Cards – politics, intrigues and a great voice-over – this one has it all!
Tony Robbins – I am not your Guru – a documentary and look into the work of world famous life coach Tony Robbins. Definitely gave me lots to think about.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – a crazy comedy about a young woman who has been held captive in a underground bunker for a decade and now