Things I watched on Netflix: May 2017 #BeyondTheBooks

The Loft

The Loft

“Five married guys conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city–a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved. ”

I watched this one with my husband and we both agree it was….MEH. There is an unpredictable twist that we guessed before the reveal.

Chelsea Season 2

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea is a hilarious show with great guests, and surprisingly thought-provoking. She interviews guests, asking out-of-the-box questions about important topics. There are also funny skits. It’s a seriously intelligent show with a bunch of laughter thrown in. Definitely recommend this one!





Bill Nye Saves the World

Bill Nye Saves The World

“Acclaimed TV host, educator and bow tie fan Bill Nye is back with a new show that looks at topics from a scientific point of view, refuting myths and claims that rebuke science.”

“It’s not magic – it’s science!”

My kids, husband, and I enjoy watching Bill Nye Saves the World. There are some parts that weren’t kid-appropriate in our opinion, but we just paused and watched those parts when the kids weren’t around. It’s precipitated some fantastic conversations about how we can do our part to save our world.

Infinitely Polar Bear

infinitely polar bear

“In Boston, a bipolar individual (Mark Ruffalo) takes over sole responsibility for his two spirited daughters while his wife (Zoe Saldana) attends graduate school in New York.”

I enjoyed Infinitely Polar Bear one evening when my husband was working an overnight shift. Touching. Sad. Happy. Many emotions watching this story unfold. I recommend this one!




“Marcella Backland left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family, only to have her husband leave her. She returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her.  ”

If you liked The Fall, then you’ll probably like Marcella.



The 100

The 100

“Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity’s lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.  ”

My husband and I have been watching this one since it first released. We finished up Season 4 in May, and I’m happy to say it was MUCH better than Season 3. So if you were a fan, but stopped watching – pick it back up. It’s worth it.





“Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.”

I had no idea that there could ever be anyone who tried to say the Holocaust was a myth. Eye-opening emotional film.

Forks Over Knives

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“Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. ”

Interesting! I’ve been cutting back on meat for years now, but had no idea just how much you can alter your health by eliminating meat and animal products.

Call the Midwife

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“Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s.  ”

I started re-watching this one from the first episode after putting it aside a couple years ago. If you liked Downtown Abbey then give this one a try.


Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King

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“In his first stand-up special, Hasan Minhaj weaves humorous and heartbreaking anecdotes to tell his life story as an Indian-American Muslim. Topics include racism, bullying and meeting the demanding expectations of his immigrant parents.  ”

Hilarious! My husband and I absolutely LOVED this special! Knowledgeable, original, perceptive, and entertaining!


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