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What I'm Watching on Netflix

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

This week's picks from my Netflix Instant Watch queue:

TV Show:
The Riche$ is a drama set in the south that aired on FX for two seasons. I remember watching the pilot episode when in premiered in 2007 and thinking that the show was whip-smart and punchy. I didn't keep up with the series on TV, but now I'm working my way through it on Netflix. Minnie Driver, as Dahlia, shines as the recently paroled matriarch of the family of con artists who is trying to keep her family and herself together (her Southern accent is spot on). The plot is too complicated to summarize here, but it involves the main characters taking over the identities of a deceased couple and moving into their mansion. It's nonstop drama and fast-pitch curve balls.

Delicatessen. Okay, right upfront I'm going to tell you that this a foreign language film, so there are subtitles. But if you can get past that you will be rewarded with a twisted tale of what lengths humans will go to survive. It's post-war France and the tenants of a rundown building are surviving on rations of meat from the butcher/landlord. Right away, the movie reveals the butchers unsavory methods for acquiring the meat. It will chill your bones and make you question who the real animals are in our society. Oh, and the French are weird.


Maureensk said...

LOVE the new look! I'll have to check out both of those, they sound really good. Not sure if I can sit through the butchery part, but maybe it will be what I need to push me over the edge into vegetarianism again...

Kimberly Grabinski said...

I used to watch The Riches, I thought it was great!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Oh my I'm loving the colors of the site!!!!!!!!!!!Beautiful! I haven' found any new shows on netflix yet. After the Armywives I was done.

Michelle @Flying Giggles said...

Don't you just love Netflix? I am going to check out the Riches, sounds interesting.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new look. The colors are great, so summery!

Mama Up! said...

Ooh, I like Delicatessen, but find it a bit scary, too!

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