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What I'm Watching on #Netflix

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

This week's picks from Netflix Instant Watch:

TV Show:
Drop Dead Diva. I fell for this show after watching Season 1 on Netflix, but I could never catch it on TV. Now Seasons 2 and 3 are available to watch instantly. I gobbled them up in a few days. The show continues where it left off with the spirit of deceased model Deb Dobkins now living in the body of voluptuous super attorney-at-law Jane Bingham. Jane is the magnetic glitter glue that pulls the show together and she is both funny and charming. Each episode centers around eccentric court cases that serve as metaphors for the real-life struggles of the lawyers of the Harrison|Parker firm. It is comedy and drama, this is my kind of show!

Movies:
Take Me Home Tonight. This comedy throwback to the rockin' 80s stars two of my favorite comedic actors Topher Grace (Matt Franklin) and Anna Faris (Wendy Franklin) as fraternal twins who are trying to figure out their next steps post-college. Matt decides to spend the last weekend of summer pursuing his high school crush and pulls some crazy stunts in an effort to woo her. The movie is kind of cliche, but has some winning moments. The music, lingo, and wardrobe are spot-on (Aquanet, gangster rap, and popped collars on pastel Polo shirts are prominently featured), but these nostalgic prop devices only made me wish the filmmakers paid more attention to the story and jokes than to getting the soundtrack right because this movie could have been epic funny (see: The Wedding Singer as a good example).

12 comments:

Tiffany said...

I heard great things about Take Me Home Tonight. Must watch it now.

Lena & Alex said...

Thank You for heads up - I am so ready for another season of Frop Dead Diva

Help! Mama Remote... said...

I think I've caught 1 episode of drop dead diva. I'm gonna go check it out again.

Libby's Library said...

I think that I'll have to try to catch some Drop Dead Diva episodes. Sounds like fun!

Kerrific Kerr said...

I keep telling my hubby if I get put on bed rest again we're getting Netflix. Maybe someday...

Teresa @ ♥ Too Many Heartbeats ♥ said...

Hey girlie~

I'm gonna have to go back through your Netflix picks. We joined so my hubby and I could get caught up on Glee. However, we have been sort of disappointed in their selection of movies. I've found that even some of the really old, but truly great movies are just not there. :0( Oh, BTW, did you know that Drop Dead Diva is filmed here in Georgia. It's actually filmed almost exclusively here in my hometown! Their main set is in Senoia and they film a lot on the square here in Newnan, too.

Well, I hope you and your sweet family are doing well. I will talk to you soon!

{{HUGS}}

Teresa <><

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

I never saw this! Now, I want to - thanks!

Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

I saw Drop Dead Diva a few times and liked it. Like you, I have not been able to catch it on TV, never knew I could get it through NEtFlix!

Felissa Hadas said...

I have never seen either of those two shows. I have been considering a subscription to netflix though so I can watch movies.

Natalie Wahl said...

I love Netflix!

Maureen Sklaroff said...

Drop Dead Diva looks hysterical!

Kim said...

I'll keep these on my list. I know we have Netflix but getting a turn with the TV is almost impossible these days. Naveen is almost impossible to negotiate with - demands Diego if the TV goes on.

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