These days there are so many ways to catch a good show or movie flick, whether on TV with a cable or satellite provider or rentals from one of the corner rental kiosk or your local theater. My favorite way to see something new is with Netflix.
Netflix has such a wide variety of things to watch. From cartoons to documentaries, comedies to horror flicks and everything else under the sun.
I have browsed through the titles and also used the search feature and have found a lot of good shows. Some were not as good as I had hoped, but I have enjoyed many and from different genres. Here are four at the top of my viewing list.
1.) Farscape – An Australian science fiction TV series that ran from 1998-2002. It was created by Rockne S. O’Bannon and produced by Jim Henson Productions and Hallmark Entertainment. It’s about an astronaut, John Crichton, who gets sucked through a worm hole during a routine exploratory flight and sent into another galaxy where he encounters a living ship with escaped space prisoners. Together they travel the galaxy trying to escape capture while trying to find a way for John to get home. It’s action filled and comedic at times and I was definitely surprised at how much I enjoyed this show.
2.) Signing Time – A program that teaches American Sign Language with the targeted age range of one to eight. This program was created by Rachel Coleman and her sister Emilie Brown. Through music and fun scenes, Rachel’s daughter Leah and Emilie’s son Alex encourage those watching to interact through signing while singing, dancing and talk. It was a great find for my family. My granddaughter was born 3 months early and has speech delays. Signing has been helpful for her to get us to understand what she wants and needs. I am very grateful for this find.
3.) Gifted Hands – A movie based on the life story of Dr. Ben Carson, a world renowned neurosurgeon, played by Cuba Gooding Jr. Ben Carson grew up in a poor, one parent home and struggled through school, but he had a mother who would not let him fail. He gets a scholarship to college and advances to medical school. He becomes the first neurosurgeon to separate twins who are conjoined at the head. His struggles and successes are inspirational to see and helps us understand where Dr. Carson is coming from when he speaks out about the current state of health care.
4.) Farmageddon – This documentary was made by a mother whose son was healed from his asthma and allergies by consuming raw milk and real food from farms. She opens our eyes to food co-ops and private clubs for healthier eating that were then raided by state and local governments. What we thought we knew about food and the food industry and how everything is controlled is shown in a different light. It exposes the FDA and other government agencies and how they misuse their power. Good to watch for those who are interested in where your food comes from, how it’s regulated and how government agencies are involved in what we eat.
So, there they are. My viewing list isn’t complete, but I feel it is better with these four titles added to it. Now it’s back to Netflix to see what new treasures I can find.