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What I am Watching on #Netflix

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I have a backlog of recommendations for you! But only so much space. Here are my picks for this week from Netflix Instant Watch

TV Show:
Hit & MissHit & Miss. Mia is a pre-op transsexual contract killer with a weakness for saving people. Her life is interrupted when her former lover dies and she is named guardian of the four children, including her son. Each jarring episode reveals the Mia's inner torment as she tries to manage her role as professional assassin, caretaker, and love interest of a handsome local. Another superb British import. It's a crying shame that they did not make a second seson.


Movie:
Hot CoffeeHot Coffee. This eye-opening documentary explores the "hot coffee lawsuit" of the 90s and how it became the butt of late-night comic jokes and deemed frivolous in the court of public opinion. The film deconstructs why McDonald's invested heaps of money into the PR spin machine to sway public opinion and how we are now living with the results of the aggressive tort reform campaign led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, namely damage caps and and indemnification of doctors from malpractice suits in some states.


4 comments:

Maureen Sklaroff said...

These both sound interesting! In Hit & Miss, is the idea that the Mia fathered a child when he was a she? If so, does the child know that Mia is the child's father? I'll definitely have to check out Hot Coffee, I remember that lawsuit and have to confess that I bought into the idea that it was a frivolous lawsuit. I'd really like to hear the other side of the story, if for no other reason than to know one more way that big business continues to screw people over.

Ellen said...

Hot Coffee sounds interesting. I'm adding that one to my list.

Lena B said...

Interesting choices - I will def check em out

Jenna Wood said...

I've actually always wondered about the whole hot coffee movement, that sounds like a great read!

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