Few things are better than cozying up at night in bed with Netflix open. The downside after doing this often is you spend an hour searching for something new to watch. Sometimes you take a chance and regret it. Other times you go with your instinct and find a true gem.
The first original series for BBC America, Copper, is a show worth recommending to everyone. It creates an honest atmosphere of the time period it depicts and does little to hold back on the violence.
Copper takes place in the 1860s at the Five Points area of New York City. In many ways it is Gangs of New York on television. Instead of focusing on the gangs we follow a police officer or a Copper as they were often called. The show is gritty and like few other shows you will see. From the creator of Oz, expect much of the same.
Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony
Jumping from a manly show, like Copper, to the antithesis of masculinity, we arrive at Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony. This is a documentary film that may make you think twice about not letting your son play football.
Bronies are adult, typically male, fans of the television series My Little Pony. Surprisingly, there are many men who are Bronies and they live all over the world. The film brings us into their personal lives and the adventures they have at the conventions they have. You will have to watch and decide whether this is something strange or genuinely sweet.
A dark documentary almost impossible to believe, The Imposter is told mostly through interviews and reenactments. This is not Rescue 911. This story is far stranger.
When a Texas boy goes missing, a police investigation begins. There are no signs of where the boy went until three years later an international phone call says he’s been found in Europe. Not to give away the immediate twist too much, the boy they supposedly found is not the missing son. In fact, he’s not a boy at all; he’s an imposter who has done this many times before.
Sassy Pants is a small independent film with recognizable faces, including an adult Haley Joel Osmont. Many of the laughs come at the expense of the characters and the poor decisions they make.
The film follows a pretty home schooled girl looking to have her own life away from her controlling mother. Motivated to have a life different than the one her mother wants, the girl moves in with her homosexual father and his younger lover, played by Haley Joel Osmont. Classifying this as a quirky comedy would be very appropriate.