Another week with even greater restrictions on movement, and Netflix is still saving lives. Last week, we looked at the heavyweight stuff from the thriller, horror, and action genres. This week promises to be lighter with hints of comedy, drama, and knowledge on things you might’ve mindlessly wondered about.
Fyre Festival: This festival was marketed by cocky entrepreneur Billy McFarland as a luxury music experience on a posh private island. It failed spectacularly, and nobody got what they paid for after spending thousands of dollars.
Tiger King: Murder, mayhem, and madness are jam-packed into this speculatory documentary. Remember 20 years ago when ‘rednecks’ were obsessed with big cats? This is about a zoo owner who spiralled out of control amid a cast of questionable characters in this true murder-for-hire story from the underworld of big-cat breeding.
Homecoming: Ever wondered what goes into Beyoncé’s amazing shows? Hard work meets dedication in this intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé’s celebrated 2018 Coachella performance. It reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement.
Tiffany Haddish, She Ready: Do you love dirty jokes from life tales? Comedic breakout Tiffany Haddish delivers a riotous stand-up of unpretentious and filthy tales of her metaphoric rise to stardom.
Big Mouth: It’s animated, it makes you uncomfortable, and you can’t help but laugh. Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty. There’s something in there that everyone can relate to. However, make sure the children are asleep when you indulge.
Bad Moms: Moms are life savers, but what happens when they finally break? When newly single mother Amy snaps under the weight of responsibility, two other burnt-out moms join her on a raunchy spree of bad behaviour.
Self Made: This series is inspired by the life of Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire. In a time when black people were free and integrated with white people, a washerwoman rises from poverty to build a beauty empire that caters to black hair.
The Shack: Calling all Christians and God-fearing folk! After suffering a tragic loss, Mack Phillips seeks answers from a mysterious letter urging him to visit a deserted shack in the Oregon wilderness. It is quite an encouraging film in which God shows up as exactly what humankind needs, especially in a time of feeling lost.
Dynasty: Where there is money, there happens to be non-stop strife. Honestly, it’s just the rebooted version of the classic prime-time soap opera that you can probably relate to, based on where we are in technology. Of course, it’s about a wealthy family that just can’t seem to hold it together, which makes it an equally gripping and annoying watch, but folks seem to love it. In this series, the Carringtons and the Colbys feud over their fortune.
Story by Jessica Harrison