There’s no surprise that the Netflix topic has already popped up once this week, as I totally have been piggybacking off of Paul’s Netflix and other such wonderful things.
This past Sunday I managed to get Paul to sign into his Netflix account and then take it over, resulting in what appears to be no dents or serious changes to his “recently watched” and “should watch” lists.
It was through my clever scheming that I was able to watch two of Paul’s (and the rest of the world’s) recommendations of two television series, as well as one movie that I have been dying to see since the summer.
So let’s cut straight to the chase, because…come on…need I say more?
MONDAY – Olympus Has Fallen
This year Hollywood finally decided to replicate the Finding Nemo/Will Smith as a Fish competition of the “White House Is Terrorized” movies.
Seriously. Never mind the fact that Jack Bauer already did this in the final season of 24.
Speaking of predictable…
This is one of those movies that doles out the stupidity but takes itself very, very seriously, which is a welcome change from the Transformers, Battleships, and–okay, anything Michael Bay directs of this world.
Despite the tropes that it pulls from every Hollywood cliche’d blockbuster, the film does have some fun to it. While it might be trying too hard to put the poor man’s John McClane into another Die Hard situation I’ve heard that the film was miles better than the last actual Die Hard sequel, so take from that what you will, turn your brain off and just watch.
“Why don’t you and I play a game of fuck off. You go first.”
Yes, this is an actual line from the movie. I can’t wait to use it someday!
TUESDAY – Parks and Recreation
This one was a Paul-recommendation, and while I’m only four episodes in, and the theme song is constantly stuck in my head I have to say I’ve been enjoying it so far.
I’ve never been an avid watcher of The Office, and have only seen a handful of episodes, so I felt like I knew what to expect with Parks and Rec. Fortunately, Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope is more fun to watch over Michael Scott, and the supporting cast is ridiculous. I look forward to seeing where this goes.
THURSDAY-FRIDAY – 30 Rock
I’m not sure what it is, but I haven’t laughed out loud once in the four episodes I’ve seen. I think I need to get Parks and Rec out the door before I can fully appreciate 30 Rock, because the characters started to meld together. No bueno.
Next time I’ll try stealing movies, or something that requires less of a commitment.