I will admit, I LOVE Netflix and I LOVE binge watching good shows! Years ago when I taught economics I would teach about stocks. I remember when Netflix tried to rebrand themselves (it was a weird period of time) and the stock fell drastically. I showed my students the stock market graph and mentioned that Netflix was a great stock to buy at the time (why I didn’t practice what I was preaching, I have no idea)…In 2002 you could buy a share of Netflix stock for 87 cents. At the start of 2011, Netflix shares were selling at 38.00 a share. They tried to change the format and the stock dropped to 10.00 by mid 2011. Today Netflix is trading for 114.97 a share!!!! I digress. How many of you are binge watching a show on Netflix? What are you watching? I would love to know because Dave and I are always looking for new shows. Are any of you binge watching a comedy? That is something we are looking for.
Here are the shows I am currently obsessed with and a few oldies that are worth re-watching or watching for the first time!#1. Making a Murderer: This Netflix documentary series has been all over the news. If you haven’t watched it, what are you waiting for? It is so good, but so disturbing at the same time. If you want to watch a real life train wreck, check this show out. The premise is that a man was wrongfully convicted of raping a woman and served 16 years in jail. He was finally exonerated (because of DNA) and was about to collect millions of dollars when he was arrested for raping/murdering a 25 year old photographer. The story is so disturbing, but so interesting. I will admit that the documentary makers skewed the content so that not all of the evidence was presented. The film makers want everyone to question whether this guy has been railroaded twice for horrific crimes. #2. Broadchurch: This is a show that my mom watched and raved about. I have started watching it and it is REALLY good. This British drama follows two mismatched detectives trying to solve the murder of a little boy. I am currently on episode 4 and all I can say is that it is REALLY GOOD. Start watching and you won’t be able to stop. What I like about this is that I can watch it in front of my kids and you are guessing whether everyone is the killer. #3. The Staircase: I haven’t watched this, but was told that if you liked Making a Murderer, you would like this one as well. It documents the inside look of a high-profile murder. In 2001, author Michael Peterson was arraigned for the murder of his wife Kathleen, who was found in a pool of blood on their staircase. #4. Bloodline: Also another series that I have not watched, but was recommended. The premise of the show focuses on the lives of the Rayburn family who runs a beachside hotel in the Florida Keys.
Are you looking for an oldie, but goodie?#1. House: I love this show because every episode is different and the writing is awesome. I would catch a show here and there, but it wasn’t until I binge watched the series that I truly appreciated the writing. #2. Royal Pains: Dave and I loved this series because it was one that we could watch with our kids. It is a comedy set in the Hampton’s revolving around brothers who are in the concierge medical field. #3. Baby Daddy: This is a funny comedy removing around 3 guys who are raising a baby. One of the young bachelors has a baby that he does not know about until the mother drops her off on her doorstep The writing is funny and this is another show that we can watch with our kids.
My questions for you: what should I be watching besides these shows and do you think Steven Avery is guilty or innocent of the second crime?