Welcome to The Streaming Report for February 27, 2014, a weekly feature that suggests newly uploaded Netflix Instant movies and shows that may tickle your fancy. After the long week on the grind you deserve a relaxing staycation with a bowl of popcorn, a bucket of ice cream, and only your Netflix queue to judge you. This past week, Netflix has been kind enough to supply us with Breaking Bad, Blue is the Warmest Color, The Twilight Zone, and more you’ll find after the break. We hope The Streaming Report will bring you hours of entertainment for your viewing pleasure.
Breaking Bad (Season 5 Part 2) (Vince Gilligan) To provide for his family’s future after he is diagnosed with lung cancer, a chemistry genius turned high school teacher teams up with an ex-student to cook and sell the world’s purest crystal meth. Starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Anna Gunn
I could go on and on about how not seeing Breaking Bad is a serious detriment to your emotional psyche that can only be helped by a successful weekend binge watching experience, but I won’t. I will however tell you that if you have not embraced the glory that is Breaking Bad now is your chance because the entire show is now streaming on Netflix. This is one of the greatest television series of our time and it is ripe for the picking. The acting, writing, direction, and production is just too incredible to miss.
Blue is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche) Adele’s life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. Starring Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos
Now if you’re feeling a bit risque and want a sensual and emotionally driven love story then Blue is the Warmest Color should be sent directly to the top of your streaming list. It is one of my favorite films of 2013 and it is a beautifully told story from beginning to end about first love, growing up, and learning about who you are. There are few films that can truly capture the real emotions of love, sex, and passion and Blue is the Warmest Color is definitely one of them. Forewarning, it is a whopping three hours long. Do not just be a turd and skip to the naughty bits that you have all heard about; give this movie a chance to win your heart.
The Twilight Zone (Seasons 3 and 5) (Rod Sterling) Rod Serling’s seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished. Starring: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, and Jay Overholts
If you’re itching for some more terrifically original sci-fi fun The Twilight Show adds season 3 and 5 to Netflix – seasons 1 and 2 are already on. Why season 4 is not on there beats me, but this is a classic that should not be missed.
The Guild (Seasons 1-6) (Felicia Day) The show revolves around the lives of online guild, The Knights of Good, who play countless hours of an unnamed MMORPG video game. The story focuses on Codex, the guild’s Priestess, who attempts to lead a normal life after one of her guild-mates, Warlock Zaboo, shows up on her doorstep. Starring Sandeep Parikh, Felicia Day, and Jeff Lewis
Anyone who is deeply rooted in geek culture know who Felicia Day is and her army of geek warriors. There have been many debates questioning her geekdom because she is an attractive young lady and to those people I say, “who cares?” Leave the poor girl alone and let her do her thing. Now I have never seen The Guild before, and for anyone like me who needs to see what her six seasons of nerdery entails it is all on Netflix to enjoy.
Tyler Perry’s Temptation (Tyler Perry) An ambitious married woman’s temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness, and forever alters the course of her life. Starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Vanessa Williams, and Brandy Norwood
The only reason this is on this list is so I can tell you not to watch it because it is so vile and idiotic that you are better off running through a glass window than endure this sorry excuse for a movie. It even landed Kim Kardashian a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actress, but I’m sure you already knew that was coming.
What will you be watching this weekend? Look forward to more new titles from The Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC.
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All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com