It’s Fall Break, and everyone knows that means binge-watching Netflix in your bed. To help you make it through this time without having to rewatch every episode of How I Met Your Mother or Orange is the New Black, I’ve compiled a list of Netflix options that are unconventionally awesome or shamelessly delightful. This list was compiled in a very unscientific way, so leave further recommendations in the comments section.
Disney Channel Original Movies
Netflix does have an impressive offering of classic Disney animated movies, including things like Pocahontas, Tarzan, and Mulan. But there are so, so many more gems from your childhood that are worth revisiting.
The Cheetah Girls, The Cheetah Girls 2, and The Cheetah Girls: One World. The Cheetah Girls tells the story of four friends as they try to make it in show business. They sing many songs, including “Cinderella” and “Cheetah Sisters” (both of which I can still sing by heart), and perform their last number in different-colored cheetah-patterned head warmers. It’s amazing. Once you’re done with that, the Cheetah Girls go to Spain and do it all over again. And then after that they go to India and do the same thing, except without Raven, so it’s not as good.
There’s something about finals that somehow make binging on Netflix even more enticing. So to aid you in your procrastination, I sat down with an Anonymous Film Major ’14 who gave a short review of some of the May and April releases, so that you could have a Reader’s digest digest of what’s what on the ‘flix.
Morning, students. It’s finals season. Due dates and exam times loom ominously on the horizon. And you’re jonesing for some quality procrastination like never before, amiright?
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Today’s tip (via Emily Kianka ’13) deals with the devilishly tempting allure of Netflix’s Instant Watch function when there’s work to be done. Specifically, Caitlyn McGinn of the Columbia Daily Spectator has crafted a brilliant, and brilliantly convoluted, Finals Guide to Netflix Streaming flowchart, illustrating the potent breakdown between “heart-warming” and “LOLZ,” epic and realistic, Beetlejuice and Spice World. Click through, or see the whole chart after the jump, and discover your heart’s true desire. Who the fuck needs Rotten Tomatoes now?