My top 5 Netflix features for August 2021 in no particular order are:
This is a lawyer story, but not the usual one you’re used to. This one has no glamour or high-intensity court dramas. In a sense, this one is more realistic! What is does have, is an alcoholic, drug-addicted, sex-crazed lawyer who no one likes, but who is the ultimate underdog. You start to feel empathy for Cleaver Greene and before you know it you’re rooting (not the ‘rooting’ the Aussies mean) for this guy to make a success of his life. Deep down he’s a good guy, but you would never know it when you look at his track record! This is a great feel-good series from the land down under.
2. Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth is a post-apocalyptic fairytale about a hybrid deer-boy and a wandering loner who embark on an extraordinary adventure brought to you by Susan Downey & Robert Downey Jr. I love a good post-apocalyptic story, and I’m (almost) tired of zombies, so this story is interesting, magical, and something fresh. If you’re ready for an adventure, click play!
3. Parks and Recreation
The series Parks and Recreation (or Parks and Rec for short) was created by the same guys who brought us The Office. This is one of the funniest series I have ever watched, and one that you can rewatch every now and again if you need something reliably funny. There are 7 delightful seasons to keep you laughing for a while, or at least until you have binged all 7 seasons in one long weekend (incidentally we have one coming up next week)!
4. Fantastic Fungi
If you think mushrooms are kind of boring and banal, you are one of many who share this thought. But did you know that fungi have their own internet-like network that stretches for hundreds of miles all over the world? They have so much more functions and uses than what we know. The information we still need to learn about fungi is as vast as the night sky. This is an extremely interesting documentary for any inquisitive mind that constantly yearns to learn.
5. Bohemian Rhapsody
You will boldly and unashamedly sing along to every single one of the songs in this entire movie. You will renew your love for Queen, and if you’ve never been a fan, you will most assuredly be a fan after enjoying this movie. I watched this movie in the cinema in South Korea in 2018 when it came out, and as soon as the movie finished I wanted to watch it again, it’s that good. Rami Malek more than deserves the oscar he won for his role in portraying Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury.
If you would like to see Queen’s full Live Aid set, you can watch it here:
You can find my Netflix suggestions for July 2021 here.