I know a lot of you guys are gonna be traveling out of the country for Spring Break so do yourself a favor and check Netflix. For some reason, the US blocks a lot of good Netflix shows that are available internationally. A great example of this can be with the Rick and Morty series. If you don’t want to fall victim to a Netflix binge while on vacation, just download it. They’ll be saved on your account if you want to access the shows back at home.
Ok guys I know there are a lot of good shows on Netflix, but I legitimately think I’ve found the hidden gem here.
Prison Break is basically the story of an unbreakable bond between two brothers. When the older brother Lincoln gets framed for murdering the Vice President’s brother, he is put on Death Row. His brother Michael is devastated by the news and decides the only way to break him out is from the inside. Michael makes an intricate plan before getting arrested that includes tattooing a blueprint of the prison on himself and memorizing the response times of the police.
If you’re currently in the search for a new show on Netflix, I would highly recommend Prison Break. The first few episodes are a little boring since he has to set everything up, but once you finally see his plan play out it is so satisfying. I give this show a stale rating. The first couple seasons of the show are really good, but with every show it feels dragged out after that.
Bird Box has taken the internet by storm these past couple of weeks. I’ve seen mentions of it from my Instagram feed to Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show so naturally I felt inclined to check it out over Winter Break.
Bird Box is a story about Malery, an extremely introverted artist that forces herself to become a leader when a mysterious force arrives in the US that compels people to kill themselves when they look at it. After being fortunate enough to survive the initial impact of the monster, she learns of a safe haven just down the river of where she living. In the interest of survival, she wants to go to this rumored place. The only problem is she has two children and they all have to be blindfolded to protect themselves from the monster.
Overall, I’d give this movie a mashed rating. Before you hate on me, I genuinely liked the concept of the movie. I really enjoy watching movies that try to theorize the inevitable end of our world, and I did not see a suicide monster being one. The biggest complaint I have about this movie is the way they structured it. The directors chose a Megamind storytelling approach and showed bits and pieces of the end of the movie as exposition. Little did they know they were spoiling the rest of the movie because we know exactly what happens to all the side characters introduced during the movie; they die. Once I realized this, it greatly took away from my viewing experience.
In honor of Dia de los Muertos and the snow day, I decided to watch Pixar’s Coco on Netflix. Going into this movie, I had low expectations. I thought it was going to be too childish for my taste. Just like the rest of Pixar classics, this movie defies age. It can appeal and even force a tear out of everyone.
Coco is a story about Miguel and his struggle to become a musician during the Day of the Dead holiday. Things quickly go south when Miguel decides to steal the guitar from the beloved musician Ernesto de la Cruz. As soon as he plucks the strings, he phases to the Undead World. Miguel’s mission suddenly changes. He needs to find an ancestor’s blessing before sun rises and he gets trapped among the dead.
Overall, I’m giving this movie a fresh rating. Part of why I love this movie so much is how Spanish culture assimilated into the movie. It’s not done in an offensive or stereotypical way, but as a means to educate people on the holiday. Since we live in such a diverse country, I think it’s important that we learn about and accept our differences.