Remember when we used to excitedly await Netflix DVDs in the mail? How about those thrilling trips to Blockbuster, where you picked a movie solely based on the VHS cover art? (And please don’t tell me you only know Blockbuster because of that recent Netflix series.)
Now, our viewing experience is much simpler. Subscribers can simply scroll through an app and there are thousands of choices right at their fingertips. However, this endless stream of content can be overwhelming, and often, I find myself missing the days of walking through those Blockbuster aisles. When most of us come home from work, we want to be able to kick back with a glass of wine and put on something we know we’ll enjoy. No one’s looking to spend an hour just scrolling for something to watch. That’s a job in itself!
So, as an entertainment editor, I’m here to provide a little guidance. I mean, I’m paid to watch TV (but to be fair—I was spending my free time bingeing shows long before I ever got this job). But as a fellow scroller, I’m looking to help filter through the filler. Here, I present nine Netflix shows and movies that you need to watch immediately.