What to watch on Netflix (UK) #2: The League, End of the Road, Portlandia, Dead Set

These features aren't really meant for the mainstream flicks/TV shows you see on Netflix, but more of the things you look at and say, "Hmm.. I've heard about this, I wonder what it's like...?". It's meant for people who have absolutely no idea about what to watch.

Movieville does the work so you don't have to.

This time, I'll be covering a couple of TV shows and Films for your recommendations.

The League

Netflix Synopsis: Fantasy football tackles reality in this semi-scripted look at some friends whose hobby provides an outlet in the form of trash-talking and deceit.

The League is an improv-driven show that relies on it's well co ordinated actors and witty improvised dialogue to deliver a wholesome show based on a group of men obsessed with their Fantasy (American) Football Leagues. Full of immature adult humour, The League provides what is truly needed: A shitload of laughs. Check it out, even if you're not a fan of American Football.


End of the Road: How money became worthless

Netflix Synopsis: Chronicling the current state of the global economy, this sobering documentary also asks influential members of the finance and investment communities for their predictions on the world's financial future.

This interesting look at the 2008 Economic Crisis will have you questioning your financial decisions by the end of the film. Featuring interviews by a number of Financial experts, it covers the beginning of the Crisis to the present, how/why it happened, and what the future looks like. It's a little frightening, to say the least, but give this a watch if you want to live.



Netflix Synopsis: Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein send up the righteous, artistically inclined and 100% organic residents of Portland, Ore., in this sketch-based comedy series. Typical targets include artisanal light bulbs, feminist bookstores and indie rock.

This Comedy left me not wanting more. At all. Though I see it's appeal, it just wasn't doing it for me. Compared to Arrested Development for reasons I'll never guess, the characters were the worst part of the show, but that's not to say the performances weren't up to par. If you're a fan of quirkiness that refuses to be quirky, give this a watch. But give it a go nonetheless.


Dead Set

Netflix Synopsis: Britain is in the grip of an apocalyptic crisis. While the housemates in the Big Brother house remain oblivious, fast-moving hordes of the undead decimate the studio compound in this BAFTA-winning miniseries.

You may remember this brilliant short series on Channel 4, which centres around the Big Brother TV show, and how the United Kingdom has essentially collapsed under the weight of a Zombie outbreak. Its a brilliant and somewhat realistic look at what could happen when Big Brother contestants are trapped in a house from the outside world and have cameras pointed at them 24-7 with no one to watch them and basically everyone is dead. So... pretty accurate approximation of how it is now.

Check this out if you're a fan of the Zombie stuff.



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